Dear Prospective Member,
Member (2) (in case of join membership)
Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Severn Valley Railway Company Limited, the supporting body of the Severn Valley Railway. As a member you will receive our quarterly full-colour house magazine, the Severn Valley Railway News, and you will be entitled to reduced price train travel on almost all of our operating days. For certain special events it will also be possible to pre-book tickets before they become generally available. We have over 12,000 members, and this level of support has enabled us to offer a high level of assistance to the Railway, both volunteer and financial. Over the years we have been able to fund many projects which would not otherwise have been possible. Improved volunteer facilities, support for volunteer projects and significant funding to help the Holdings Company maintain the Railway’s ageing infrastructure, have all been achieved because of our healthy membership. If you join you will be helping us to ensure that “steam in the valley” will continue for many years to come.
Should you wish you will also be able to volunteer and help us operate this wonderful Railway, at the same time meeting new friends with similar interests. As you may appreciate there are many tasks involved in running our Railway, from the obvious, such as train operation, through to the less obvious but equally important areas, examples being track and station maintenance, on-train refreshments, passenger survey work etc. The list is almost endless, and whatever your skill we can probably find a use for it! Full training is given where necessary. Our Volunteer Liaison Officer, based at Bewdley, is always willing to talk to potential new volunteers.
We look forward to seeing you as a member and being part of our wonderful Railway. If you join you will be helping to preserve an important part of our national heritage for future generations to see and enjoy.
Chairman, Severn Valley Railway Company Limited
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