Heritage Operations Processing System

L&MMR Background

The Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway is a new standard gauge railway based at Cynheidre, six miles north of Llanelli on the former site of Cynheidre colliery with a running line of 0.25miles. We opened to the public during 2017 and are seeking volunteers for all tasks at the railway for our 2018 events..

Role Description

This role is new to the L&MMR and we envisage that anybody trained in the role will have an opportunity to progress to Diesel Train Driver later dependant on suitability. You will be trained gradually on non-passenger running days on the practical elements and will be required to successfully complete a written rules based assessment and practical assessment at the end of the training period. Once qualified you will work alongside the Diesel Driver and assist with railway operations as required.

Role Responsibilities

Be able to safely follow all rules regarding signing on for duty correctly. Correctly carry out pre-start up checks and safe shunting procedures. Ensure safe operation of the train by applying the railway rulebook. Coupling on and off as required. Assisting the driver with brake continuity tests.



Number of Positions Available


Term Length

Trainees can start immediately.


Decided by the volunteer, but a reasonable commitment will need to be made to undergo the training period.


The Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway, Cynheidre
SA15 5YF

Volunteer / Employed

This is a volunteer position.

This is a non-commital volunteer position. Membership of the railway company is required to become a volunteer. Please note that you must be 21 years of age (or 21 years of age at date of qualification) or above to apply for this position


This is not a managerial position.


This is a safety critical position or a position that carries safety responsibilities.


Ability to lift heavy objects such as couplings etc unaided. In general good health and a good aptitude towards following rules and procedures safely. Basic English and Maths skills also essential.
PREFERRED:  Knowledge and interest in railway operations preferred but not essential.


None required


None required

Closing Date

Open-ended / No specific closing date.


llanellirailway@gmail.com or visit www.llanellirailway.co.uk/volunteering

Vacancy Ref: 121.