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.

2020 Work Weekend Schedule (All workdays meet at 9AM unless noted otherwise):
February Work Days: Friday, February 21 through Sunday, February 23 @ 9AM
March Work Days: Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29 @ 9AM
April Work Days: Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19 @ 9AM
May Work Days: Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17 @ 9AM
June Work Days: Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28 @ 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

2020 Volunteer Training Dates
Annual Rules Class for Train Crews: Saturday, April 25 at 9AM

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