20 people are interested
Volunteer on the Scenic Snoqualmie Valley Railroad!
ORGANIZATION: Northwest Railway Museum
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20 people are interested
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to actually work on a railroad? Are you passionate about history and the visitor experience? Are you interested in getting involved in your community? Are you a retired rail employee who would enjoy continued involvement in the industry? If you answered YES to any of these questions, The Northwest Railway Museum is interested in meeting you!
The Northwest Railway Museum is a non-profit organization in Snoqualmie, WA. Our mission is "to develop and operate an outstanding railroad museum that provides the public a place to experience the excitement of a working railroad and to see and understand the significance of railroads in the development of the State of Washington and adjacent areas."
Key to the mission is the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad. The railroad offers the public round-trip rides from Snoqualmie to North Bend, including the crest of Snoqualmie Falls, and is staffed entirely by volunteers.
The Museum offers all of the training needed to participate on train crew as part of our Running Trades Program. Positions include switchman, car attendant, fireman, rear brakeman, conductor, and diesel engineer.
Time commitment: 1 or 2 days/month, at least one shift during special events, and as needed for chartered educational programs throughout the year.
Our skilled Train Crew receive extensive training. No previous train experience is required to begin!
Minimum age is 16 years or older with some positions reserved for those 18 and 21 years or older. (Volunteers under 16 years of age might consider Conductor’s Assistant or Special Events Volunteering) Train Crew qualifications vary by position but all volunteers must pass our Museum issued Rules and Regulations test and hold current certifications issued by the Museum. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information.
Are you ready to volunteer? Please visit www.trainmuseum.org for more information and to submit a volunteer application!
08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Saturdays/Sundays: includes built-in breaks with 30-min. stops at the Railway History Campus
- NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
About Northwest Railway Museum
PO Box 459, Snoqualmie, WA 98065, US
To develop and operate an outstanding railroad museum that provides the public a place to experience the excitement of a working railroad and to see and understand the significance of railroads in the development of the State of Washington and adjacent areas.
Founded in 1957 as the Puget Sound Railway Historical Association, the Northwest Railway Museum became a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in 1961. It is the largest railway museum in Washington State and is visited by over 120,000 people a year. The Northwest Railway Museum operates a five-mile interpretive railway, the historic Snoqualmie Depot, and the Railway History Campus - a modern campus which houses administrative offices, a state of the art archive, and hosts additional public programs including exhibits, docent led tours, and other educational programming.
Volunteers play a vital role in Northwest Railway Museum's public programs, including the interpretive railway program, collections preservation and restoration, and special events support. Each year, volunteers contribute more than 14,000 hours of volunteer time.
The Northwest Railway Museum's collection of railway equipment is one of the largest in the United States and is representative of Northwest railroading and includes diesel and steam locomotives, passenger and freight cars, specialized railway equipment as well as smaller railway artifacts such as dining car china, and tools, signage and lanterns.
The Museum owns and operates 5.5 miles of main line track and the fully restored Snoqualmie Depot, originally constructed in 1890. The Snoqualmie Depot is on the National Register of Historic Places and the King County/Snoqualmie Landmarks Register.
38625 SE King StreetPO Box 459Snoqualmie, WA 98065
September 15, 2023
- Critical Thinking
- People Skills
- Problem Solving
- Relationship Building
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Train Crew serve weekends during our Running Trades Program, or passenger rail program, (April through October), during special events (through December), and as needed for chartered and educational programs throughout the year. Shifts are typically
- Our skilled Train Crew receive extensive training. No previous train experience is required to begin! Minimum age is 16 years or older with some positions reserved for those 18 and 21 years or older. (Volunteers under 16 years of age