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Railway Structure

The Spa Valley Railway is owned and operated by the Wealden Railway Co.Ltd with support from the Tunbridge Wells & Eridge Railway Preservation Society.
The day to day running of the railway is managed by the General Manager with support from the Leadership Team & its Chairman. The Wealden Railway Co.Ltd is managed by its Directors with support from the General Manager. The Tunbridge Wells & Eridge Railway Preservation Society is managed by its Trustees headed by the Chairman, all volunteers are members of this society.
To contact any member of our team you can so by email. Email address' are simply So to contact our General Manager it would be For all general enquiries please direct them to or telephone 01892 537715 on operating days only between 10:30 & 16:30.
The Leadership Team
Chairman – Chris MacRae (Safety & Operations Manager)
General Manager - Jonnie Wesson
Admin & Finance Manager – Stephen Woolven
Assistant Operations Manager - Chris Hobden 
Carriage & Wagon Manager – Jon Nye
Catering Managers – Carol Barnett & Glynis Vincent
C.I.C Homefleet Diesel Locomotives & Plant - Brian Humber
Marketing & Promotions Manager - Jacqui Sparks
Permanent Way Manager – Vacant, contact our GM here if interested (Acting P-Way Manager covered by C.MacRae)
Signalling ManagerVacant, contact our GM here if interested.
Steam Engineering Manager – Sam Gorsuch
Steam Engineering Assistant - Matt Dives
Telecoms Manager – Mark Patrick
Meeting Secretary - Tony Crofts
Dave Henderson
Paul Bowen
Chris Bower
Malcolm Henderson
Stuart Pay
Vicky Skinner
For commercial matters please contact our General Manager.
Marketing & PR Agency - Pennington PR

Tunbridge Wells and Eridge Railway Preservation Society Ltd.
Charity registered no. 1039493, Company registered no. 2129019
Chris MacRae
Tony Crofts
Trustees & Directors of the Society
Paul Bowen
Chris Bower
Tony Crofts
Matt Dives
Dave Henderson
Malcolm Henderson
Chris MacRae
Jon Nye
Stuart Pay
Jonnie Wesson

Wealden Railway Company Ltd
Company registered no. 1936470

Chris MacRae
Jon Nye
Vicky Skinner
Stephen Woolven 

Other Responsible Persons
Document Control - Peter Reed
Electrical - Mike Thorne
S&T Project Manger - Jim Dodd
Shop Manager - Chris Nye
Fire Safety Officer - Chris Lepper
Volunteer Liaison - Paul Compton (
Membership Secretary - Steve Goodsell (
HOPS Spa Valley Railway Admins - Jonnie Wesson & Charlie Ralph
Roster Clerks
Locomotive/Operations Dept.
Charlie Ralph
Guards & TTI Dept.
Mark Allan/Jonathan Leonard 
Catering Dept. (Kate, Emily & Dining) 
Carol Barnett
Forge Farm Crossing Dept.
Dave Henderson
Signalman Dept.
Mark Hemsley
Tunbridge Wells West Station Staff.
Carol Barnett
Groombridge Station Staff.
Peter Gilbert
Eridge Station Staff.
Tony Crofts/Paul Guntrip
Infrastructure Works Team
Lesley Lee

Administrative Team
Jonnie Wesson (General, Commercial, Marketing & day to day)
Carol Barnett (Catering/Special Bookings)
Peter Barnett (Catering/Special Bookings)
Stephen Woolven (Finance)
Mark Dodd (IT)