Volunteer Work Days & Opportunities

Volunteers are needed to help work on the Stewartstown Railroad. Learn more about volunteering on the Stewartstown Railroad by watching this video produced by ABC 27 News. Thank you to Amiee and Nate for the excellent coverage of a recent 2020 New Year’s Track Workday.


All workdays scheduled below are still proceeding as scheduled.

2020 Work Weekend Schedule (All workdays meet at 9AM unless noted otherwise):
June Work Days: Saturday, June 13 through Sunday, June 14 @ 9AM
July Work Days: Saturday, July 11 Through Sunday, July 12 @ 9AM
August Work Days: Friday, August 14 through Sunday, August, 16 @ 9AM
September Work days: Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27 @ 9AM
October Work days: Friday, October 23 through Sunday, October 25 @ 9AM
November Work days: Friday, November 13 through Sunday, November 15 @ 9AM

Wednesday Night Work Nights
Every Wednesday starting March 11, 2020 thru December 2020 @ 4PM

2020 Volunteer Training Dates
Annual FRA Rules Class for Train Crews for Saturday, April 25 at 9AM has been postponed.
A new date will be announced when operations return to normal.

We’ll be updating this schedule frequently, so be sure to check it often as more days are added. Please contact the crew leader with questions, or to let them know you may be coming to help with planning.


Steel-toed boots, hearing protection, eye protection, and work gloves are required. We’ll provide the water and vests, as well as a safety briefing. Scheduled work will be weather dependent. Assuming the line open we can be out cutting brush, tightening bolts, working on bridges, replacing ties etc. If there is inclement weather and the line is not passable, we will be working on in-door activities such as coach restoration, locomotive / small equipment repair, or cleaning and organizing the station.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Volunteer Opportunities:
Train Crew
Locomotive Engineer: Operates passenger and freight locomotives
Conductor: Responsible for overseeing train crews and directing train movements
Flagman: Protects the train at crossings or as needed
Brakeman: Sets and releases train brakes
Coach Attendant: Interacts with passengers to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip
Station Master: Interacts with visitors, dispatches trains, sells tickets and souvenirs

Maintenance
MOW (Maintenance-of-Way): Changes ties, clears brush, and spreads  ballast
Mechanical Department: Troubleshoot and perform maintenance on equipment
Buildings & Grounds: Paint, repair, and general building maintenance
Rolling Stock Preservation & Maintenance: Work on vintage Railroad Equipment
Plumbing / Electrical / HVAC: Fix or install plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems