The Volk’s Electric Railway Association

Patrons: Bernard Volk & Brenda Harle

 The Volk’s Electric Railway Association – or VERA as it has become known – was launched upon an unsuspecting public on September 16th 1995. Since then it has become an active participant in the restoration, promotion and operation of the line. Pictured right, the Association’s first Chairman, Tim Steven (left), holds the inaugural day headboard with current Volk’s Manager Stuart Strong.

Members of the Association provide assistance, both practical and financial to ensure the railway has a secure future for many years to come. The contribution of our members was recognised by John Wood, Chairman of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Engineering Heritage Committee who said:

“The Fantastic condition of this narrow gauge railway is testament not just to the engineering know-how of its inventor Magnus Volk, but to the dedicated work of volunteers who help maintain the railway today”.

For more details about the work of the Association and how to join us please click  HERE

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Pictured left & centre: Magnus Volk.

Right: Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Engineering Heritage Award. Photo by
Tony Mould