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Railroad project workday for Saturday, April 24, 2021 (New Date)

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NORTH GEORGIA LIVE STEAMERS INC

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During our regularly scheduled workdays the group performance maintenance on the railroad and railroad equipment (steam engine and rolling stock), build and lay track, as well as other tasks. We typically start arriving around 8:30 a.m. with people coming and going throughout the day based on availability. While we have some tools we encourage volunteers to bring cordless drills, flathead screw drivers, and knee pads. Volunteers are also encouraged to bring a lunch, water, and good sense of humor for the day.

For a complete list of our workdays please visit our website for the latest schedule and information about the day.

Railroad Workday Information - North Georgia Live Steamers

Please note that all workdays and other events at the railroad are subject to change because of weather.

More opportunities with NORTH GEORGIA LIVE STEAMERS INC

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About NORTH GEORGIA LIVE STEAMERS INC

Location:

PO BOX 1809, 1632 Centennial Olympic Parkway, CONYERS, GA 30012, US

Mission Statement

The purposes of North Georgia Live Steamers (NGLS) is to provide a forum to display and operate model trains, associate with other model rail enthusiasts and promote the history and virtues of railroads to the general public. To facilitate this purpose, NGLS will build a model railroad complete with stations, switches, signals, and other equipment necessary to maintain realistic railroad operations. This also includes working scale models of live steam and diesel locomotives with the associated rail cars.

Description

Working in a recreational setting, railroad models will be used to provide a historical perspective of the major locomotive and rolling stock types used in the United States from 1835 to present day. Scale models from 1-1/2"=1' to 3"=1' operating on a 7-1/2" gauge track will provide the public with a realistic look at railroad operations both past and present. The club will keep in contact with the Historical Society in concert with the Smithsonian Institute for information dating to the early 1800's.

NGLS will promote railway safety. The club has a published handbook to be used as a guide by the member for operating engines and rolling stock. Further, public safety awareness will be addressed before all operations. Rider regulations will be posted, waiver forms will be signed, and general safety rules will be discussed with riders before any transport on the railroad.

Club equipment will be maintained to the highest levels of quality with frequent inspections. All steam equipment will be subject to annual inspection by the State of Georgia and be certified before operation. All private equipment operated on NGLS trackage must meet all required safety standards before operation.

NGLS will promote youth interest and education through the Junior Live Steam program, the Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts, and similar civic organizations. Organized youth days will be scheduled annually.

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WHEN

Sat Apr 24, 2021
08:30 AM - 03:30 PM  

WHERE

1632 Centennial Olympic Pkwy, Conyers, GA 30013Conyers, GA 30013

(33.67147,-83.94159)
 

SKILLS

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Carpentry
  • Electronics
  • Welding
  • Woodworking

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • How ever long you are available is great. Most volunteers stay about 3 to 4 hours.

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