Volunteer Work Days & Opportunities

Volunteers are needed to help work on the Stewartstown Railroad. 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.

2019 Work Weekends (All work days meet at 9AM unless noted otherwise):
October  Work Days: Friday, October 18th – Sunday ,October 20th 2019
November  Work Days: Friday,  November 15th – Sunday, November 17th 2019


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