Two 18-year-old volunteers at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway have been short-listed for a prestigious national award.

Conner Thornton and Matt Riley, who both recently qualified as firemen at the LWR, are amongst the five finalists in line for the Heritage Railway Association’s 2019 Young Volunteer’s Award.

The winners will be announced at the HRA’s Annual Awards Dinner at the Burlington Hotel in Birmingham on 9th February.

“Conner and Matt are really dedicated to their work and set a fine example to other youngsters”, said Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Engineering Director, James Wilson. “They thoroughly deserve to have got this far against stiff competition and we are all keeping our fingers crossed that they will go on to win the award”.

Our picture shows Conner (left) and Matt on ‘Fulstow’ – one of the steam locos they now fire at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway.

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