Operate a Train
Master the Skills to Operate a Train in the Running Trades Program
Have you ever wanted to learn to blow the whistle when a train crosses the tracks; Wanted to be a railway engineer; or shout ALL-ABOARD? People come from across the region to the Northwest Railway Museum to learn how to operate our train. Our Train Crew are likely the most visible and memorable faces at our museum. Train Crew volunteers are responsible for the safe operation of our train and providing information on the museum programs, events, and collection. Each position on Train Crew is unique. Car Attendants assist and interact with passengers; Conductors are responsible for the movement of the train and passenger safety; Brakemen and Firemen maintain a clear track and call out switches and signals. Engineers can learn how to operate and maintain our diesel and steam engines.