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Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

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Using one of our speeders, perform the important job of following our steam trains, watching for fires and extinguishing them if discovered. It is also the entry-level position for volunteers interested in working into train crew positions.

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About Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

Location:

10501 Reservoir Rd., Jamestown, CA 95327, US

Mission Statement

The purpose of Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, in Tuolumne County, is to preserve and protect intact, an integrated complex of authentic structures and examples of the type of historic rolling stock and other railroad equipment once used by a typical short-line railroad of the late nineteenth century. The park provides the public with direct experiences of this aspect of the history of California transportation by observing historic railroading skills and operations, and by undertaking extensive steam train excursions through the Sierra Nevada foothill landscape.

Description

Our park represent a unique opportunity for volunteers---where else can you be trained to operate a functioning historic steam excursion railway? We have many entry-level positions that, with the training we provide, you can work your way into becoming an engineer, conductor, or even restoration and maintenance specialist.

To run a railroad, however, there are many people needed in many different positions, some of which focus on good customer service. These positions include: Greeters, Car Hosts, Tour Guides, Deck Interpreters, Ticket Agents, Stationmasters, and hospitality service.

Train crews generally start off working on fire patrol, but with further training, can work as an engineer, brakeman, fireman, or even restoration specialists. If you like beautiful old trains, we will have a spot where you can help and that you will enjoy. Please help us keep this magical history of steam alive for future generations.

Community
Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

10501 Reservoir Rd.JamestownJamestown, CA 95327

(37.95004,-120.41496)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16

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