Getting six locomotives into spotless museum condition is no mean feat, but our volunteers are more than equal to the challenge.
Matt was previously volunteer manager for the National Railway Museum and now co-ordinates volunteer activity across the Science Museum Group.
Find out more about how volunteering can help us improve access to our archive.
Find out which objects from the museum our volunteers love.
Preparing a 109-year-old locomotive for Britain’s biggest rail celebration, Railfest 2012, is no mean feat.