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Why volunteer?

We have developed an online process for volunteers to add annotations and bookmarks to the timetables. It is important to help users navigate large books and make interesting discoveries, but it slows down the publication process if we try to do all the indexing first.

By signing up to a job, you should gain a deeper familiarity with a timetable as you work, which should help your enjoyment of the website – and help others in the process.

This page does not include all the volunteer jobs, just the indexing ones.

The work involved

The Editor tool is like the timetable viewer – except that you can click on it anywhere to add annotations.

We ask you to page through a timetable, adding a note at the start of each section or timetable. The note comprises a Title and a Caption. The Title is short: “Station Index”, “Table 50”, “Service X5”. The Caption is longer: “London, Crewe, Warrington, Preston, Windermere, and Carlisle”.

Add one note to each section by clicking at its start. A marker will appear on the page when you save it. Errors can be corrected for as long as the annotation window remains open. When you are happy, move to the next location and click again; the previous window will close and a new one will open.

You can hover over the previous markers to view the titles and captions you entered.

There is a job control page containing guidelines for completion. The page also includes a button to press when the job is finished, and another one if you need to abandon the job.

After completion, we perform a quality control check, then the bookmarks can be made public.

Deadlines

Please complete the job at a pace you are comfortable with.

The system is available day and night (we hope) and you can pause whenever you need to. Work is saved continuously.

We will be in touch by email if there is a lengthy period of inactivity, and the job may be re-assigned if we do not hear back from you.

Choose a job

Signing up: Please provide an email address to receive your personal link. The email will be sent by our service provider opentiles.org.

  1. Please respond to the mail within 15 minutes, otherwise the job may be re-let
  2. Only one job at a time please. To cancel a job after accepting, please email us
  3. Detailed guidelines for completion are provided on the job control page after acceptance
  4. The link is personal to you.
Job IDItemJob descriptionPagesStatus
1Bradshaw's Journal 1841 to 1842 [Great Britain]3 hours (estimate)425Available View itemSign up
2OBB Austria 19827 hours (estimate). Contains German characters1061Completed
3SNCB May 1968 [Belgium]4 hours (estimate). Contains French characters593Completed
4Switzerland May 19829 hours (estimate)1377Available View itemSign up
5CSD May 1982 [Czechoslovakia]6 hours (estimate). Contains Czech characters859Allocated
6Kursbuch - 1962 [West Germany]5 hours (estimate). Contains German characters778Available View itemSign up
7DB_DR Intra-German Travel Leaflet 19901 hour (estimate). Contains German characters42Available View itemSign up
8Bus Timetable West Germany [Southern] Sep 198611 hours (estimate). Contains German characters1692Available View itemSign up
9DB & DR Germany Jun 199115 hours (estimate). Contains German characters2197Available View itemSign up
10Deutsche Reichbahn Summer 1939 [Germany]15 hours (estimate). Contains German characters1753Available View itemSign up
11Storm 1926 [Germany]8 hours (estimate). Contains German characters532Available View itemSign up
12Hendschels Telegraph 1914 [Germany]5 hours (estimate). Contains German characters819Available View itemSign up
13DSB Denmark 19837 hours (estimate). Contains Danish characters1012Allocated
14RENFE Spain 19853 hours (estimate)421Available View itemSign up
15VR Finland 19741 hour (estimate). Contains Finnish characters186Available View itemSign up
16VR Sep 1983 [Finland]2 hours (estimate). Contains Finnish characters192Available View itemSign up
17France May 19725 hours (estimate). Contains French characters738Allocated
18East Yorkshire Motor Services 21st Sep 1969 [Great Britain]1 hour (estimate)156Available View itemSign up
19Eastern Counties 4th Feb 1968 [Great Britain]2 hours (estimate)274Available View itemSign up
20Cumberland 18th June 1978 [Great Britain]1 hour (estimate)121Completed
21Crosville 16th Jun 1968 [Great Britain]1 hour (estimate)202Completed
22City of Oxford 2nd Mar 1969 [Great Britain]1 hour (estimate)185Completed
23Bristol 17th Mar 1968 [Great Britain]2 hours (estimate)296Allocated
24Devon General 12th May 1968 [Great Britain]2 hours (estimate)227Completed
25Southern Vectis 19th May 1969 [Great Britain]1 hour (estimate)83Completed
26Thames Valley Traction Co 25th May 1968 [Great Britain]2 hours (estimate)235Completed
27Maidstone & District Motor Services 6th Jul 1969 [Great Britain]2 hours (estimate)289Completed
28East Kent Road Car Co 3rd Sep 1967 [Great Britain]2 hours (estimate)253Available View itemSign up
29Eastern National 26th May 1968 [Great Britain]2 hours (estimate)367Completed
30United Counties Omnibus Co 28th Apr 1968 [Great Britain]3 hours (estimate)408Completed
31East Midland Motor Services 28th Sep 1969 [Great Britain]2 hours (estimate)298Available View itemSign up
32Red & White + Others 1st Jul 1969 [Great Britain]2 hours (estimate)256Completed
33Brighton 17th Sep 1967 [Great Britain]1 hour (estimate)119Allocated
34North Western Road Car Co 25th Sep 1967 [Great Britain]2 hours (estimate)352Available View itemSign up
35Trent Motor Traction 1st Jun 1969 [Great Britain]2 hours (estimate)340Completed
36Yorkshire Traction/Mexborough & Swinton Traction May 1969 [Great Britain]1 hour (estimate)211Available View itemSign up
37West Yorkshire Road Car Co 19th Jun 1966 [Great Britain]2 hours (estimate)289Completed
38Wilts & Dorset 11th Jun 1967 [Great Britain]1 hour (estimate)167Completed
39Hants & Dorset 11th Jun 1967 [Great Britain]2 hours (estimate)231Completed
40Mansfield District, Midland General, Notts & Derby 12th Oct 1969 [Great Britain]2 hours (estimate)304Available View itemSign up
41Ribble (E Lancs) 25th Jun 1966 [Great Britain]1 hour (estimate)182Allocated
42Potteries Motor Traction Apr 1970 [Great Britain]2 hours (estimate)485Completed
43United Automobile Services 15th Jun 1969 [Great Britain]2 hours (estimate)501Allocated
44Yorkshire Woollen District Transport Aug 1971 [Great Britain]1 hour (estimate)80Completed
45Bradshaw's 1961 [Great Britain and Ireland]7 hours (estimate)1123Available View itemSign up
46London Midland & Scottish May 1932 Supplement [Great Britain and Ireland]3 hours (estimate)418Available View itemSign up
47Bradshaw 1906 [Great Britain and Ireland]8 hours (estimate)1081Available View itemSign up
48London & North Western Railway 1860 [Great Britain]1 hour (estimate)63Completed
49Bradshaw 1946 [Great Britain and Ireland]7 hours (estimate)978Available View itemSign up
50London & North Eastern Railway 1934 NE Section [Great Britain]1 hour (estimate)38Available View itemSign up
51London Midland & Scottish Railway 1939 [Great Britain and Ireland]6 hours (estimate)834Available View itemSign up
52Bradshaw 1944 [Great Britain and Ireland]6 hours (estimate)858Available View itemSign up
53North Eastern Railway 1902 [Great Britain]1 hour (estimate)99Available View itemSign up
54North Eastern Railway 1906 [Great Britain]1 hour (estimate)116Available View itemSign up
55London & North Eastern Railway 1939 [Great Britain]3 hours (estimate)406Available View itemSign up
56Bradshaw 1877 [Great Britain and Ireland]3 hours (estimate)493Available View itemSign up
57Lincolnshire Road Car Co 6th Jan 1969 [Great Britain]2 hours (estimate)306Available View itemSign up
58Northern General Transport Co Apr 1970 [Great Britain]2 hours (estimate)430Available View itemSign up
59Southdown 7th Sep 1969 [Great Britain]2 hours (estimate)242Completed
60Midland Red (Worcester Area) 13th Sep 1969 [Great Britain]2 hours (estimate)369Available View itemSign up
61Western National/Southern National 8th Jun 1969 [Great Britain]2 hours (estimate)261Completed
62OSE Greece 19972 hours (estimate)245Available View itemSign up
63CIE Jun 1983 [Ireland]1 hour (estimate)101Completed
64North Eastern Railway Oct 1984 [India]2 hours (estimate)123Available View itemSign up
65Newman's Indian Bradshaw Oct 1996 [India]4 hours (estimate)442Available View itemSign up
66Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane - May 1972 [Italy]1 hour (estimate)125Available View itemSign up
67Italy May 19835 hours (estimate)805Available View itemSign up
68CFL Jun 1984 [Luxembourg]1 hour (estimate). Contains French characters182Completed
69Netherlands Jun 19804 hours (estimate). Contains Dutch characters536Available View itemSign up
70Norway Jan 19813 hours (estimate). Contains Norwegian characters424Completed
71Pakistan Oct 19881 hour (estimate)204Available View itemSign up
72PKP Poland 19797 hours (estimate). Contains Polish characters1012Completed
73Sweden May 19825 hours (estimate). Contains Swedish characters774Available View itemSign up
74Yugoslavia Sep 19812 hours (estimate)294Available View itemSign up
75Official Guide to the Railways Oct 1923 [N America]10 hours (estimate)1594Available View itemSign up
76Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits / International Sleeping Car Company 1911 [Europe]1 hour (estimate)26Available View itemSign up