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.
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
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 19
- Orientation or Training
- 1 Saturday a month or more
- Ability to stand for long periods, to walk on moving train, to climb on and off train cars.