An ongoing, year-round opportunity exists for Trainmen, and women at the Heart of Dixie Railroad museum, as staff aboard the Calera & Shelby operating railroad.
Trainmen, also known as Car Hosts or Car Attendants, greet the passengers, punch their tickets, assist them in boarding, and ensure the safety of the passengers during the scheduled train rides.
Museum membership is required, and there are some basic uniform requirements, but the work, if it can be called that is easy and fun.
Both formal and on the job training is provided, and Trainmen are needed year round. Whether you are available throughout the season, or simply for one or more of our events, we're always in need of additional volunteers! Training is provided, and while most events occur on weekends, there are opportunities generally on Thursdays, when we host school groups, senior, and church groups. A general listing of our events throughout the year is available on our website: www.hodrrm.org
The Trainman position is the entry level railroading position and depending on one's interest and abilities can lead to advancement as a Brakeman, then to Conductor, and possibly even Engineer!
- People Skills
- Public Speaking
- Outdoor Recreation
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 19
- Orientation or Training
- As available for special events or on a crew
- Ability to stand for long periods, to walk on moving train, to climb on and off train cars.