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sandpvrr

Volunteering

Post by sandpvrr » Fri May 21, 2004 6:28 pm

Hello All,
Just stumbled on this thread.
(I'm not a teenager anymore, but I was not all that long ago, still have about a half dozen issues of the HotBox around)
Up here in Maine I have been a volunteer at the WW&F, and at the Boothbay Railway Village just down the road so to speak from the WW&F, and I am currently a volunteer at the Maine Narrow Gauge.
Trevor H, I am usually there on Sundays, hoping to be down this weekend.
I find volunteering to be very rewarding and fun! So fun, I did my Eagle Scout project for the Boothbay Railway Village!
Regarding insurance and such, I think that it is very important for people of all ages to give their time to charitable organizations, because without volunteers to maintain the collections of these organizations, our history won't be preserved for our future.
Have fun all!
cya, Joey

Christian S.

Post by Christian S. » Sat May 22, 2004 9:00 pm

I would love to volunteer my time at a tourist railroad or museum, but unfortunately, I live too far from the nearest one, and can't drive on my own yet. Most likely when I enter college, and get my driver's license (in about a half a year or so), I will volunteer at the nearest tourist railroad during the summer months. I can't wait!
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jesse corbett

Post by jesse corbett » Sat Jan 01, 2005 12:20 pm

Just a tip for you guys and gals.... If you are serious about getting into railroading from the "roundhouse" side and want to be a locomotive machinist or electrician, the Mid Plains Community College in North Platte, NE has a great 2 or 3 year degree'd program done in conjunction with UP. Keep you grades up and out of trouble and you are assured a job with Uncle Pete. Other railroads are finding about this as a source for mechanical op's people as well. It is worth checking into and they have decent on site housing for out of towners.

LandDownUnder
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Post by LandDownUnder » Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:57 am

I turned 19years only last Friday. However I've been volunteering in railroad preservation since I was 13 years of age. At present, I work primarily as a Conductor and have since been promoted to Trainee Diesel Railmotor driver. I've been with my tourist railroad for the past 4 years and enjoy every moment of it.
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stevo

Post by stevo » Mon Jun 05, 2006 2:44 pm

i've been operating at the seashore trolley museum since i was 13.

now i'm 14.

StevieC48
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Post by StevieC48 » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:56 pm

Ive been involevd at Seashore Trolley Museum fo 23 years now. I think its great to have the younger generation comming to voluenteer on the property. My kids are too young to voluenteer now but not too young to plant the seed of railroading into their minds. I look to the younger voluenteers as the FUTURE of the Nations Rail,Steam and Electric Museums. I enjoy myself when I can give a youngster the chance of a life time and run a street car. They might not rember the trolley they rode on ar much about, but the wil rember'"The nice guy who let me drive the train."
Quick story I was down in Lowell on 966 and a grandfather and grandson was riding on the car the kid was very bright telling me all aout car 966 we were riding on. Before they detrained I made a promise to the kid and his grandfather,"If you come visit me up at the Trolley Museum I will let you run a car". Overjoyed and delighted his family did come up a mounth later. His grandfather passed prior to him going to the museum. I asked the kid if he rembered what I had told him,he replied yes. Skeptical I loaded his family and my self aboard opencar 838 and he had the trip of the life time. I was happy he had made it and sad that his grandfather wasnt. Enourage our younger voluneteers THEY ARE OUR FUTURE
Farewell old friend thanks for the memories.
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stevo

Post by stevo » Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:01 pm

wait, you're at seashore too? who are you?

StevieC48
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Post by StevieC48 » Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:41 pm

Instructor/Inspector of the on Saturday's last yet. You and your borther are very good opeartors. But I know who you are and have done some check rides last year. You also assted me and John Middleton re-rail 1700 by Tower C last year. I keep my hair real short and were safery glasses because my kids broke them. Hope that helps you ,
Farewell old friend thanks for the memories.
#4 EBT cars Hawker Siddley 1978-2009

Instructor/Inspector SERY
Member 25 years proud

stevo

Post by stevo » Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:41 pm

nope, sorry. PM me and tell me who you are, k?

mikeydc03
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Post by mikeydc03 » Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:57 pm

Hi Im Michael
I am a director on the Board of Directors for the Truckee Railroad Foundation. We are just getting started, we had our one year aniversary celebrating our initial formation. Our goal is to have a museum built in downtown Truckee, which is undergoing a major expansion. Our little town has grown up alot in the past four years, new homes, more tourists, and more interest in the railroad. I am 17 so I am almost always dealing with people twice my age and still love every minute of it. For those of you who do not know where Truckee is, its a town just 12 miles north of Lake Tahoe, along I-80. The California Zehpyr rolls through here every day, and eventually so will the Capitol Corridor. I have loved every minute of volunteering for everything in my town, railroad related or not, but as a director I am playing a leading role on how the foundation will add to the community, and entering college next year majoring in Architectural Engineering and Political Science, this will help me, and it will help me get the musuem built and designed by me!!! Well thats pretty much me and what I volunteer for, um yea.

Rail Liner

Post by Rail Liner » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:19 pm

I am a helper on morristown and Erie Railway Based out of Morristown, NJ. I usauly hep with holiday specials

Rail Liner

Post by Rail Liner » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:19 pm

I am a helper on morristown and Erie Railway Based out of Morristown, NJ. I usauly hep with holiday specials

Rail Liner

Post by Rail Liner » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:20 pm

I am a helper on morristown and Erie Railway Based out of Morristown, NJ. I usauly hep with holiday specials

Rail Liner

Post by Rail Liner » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:20 pm

I am a helper on morristown and Erie Railway Based out of Morristown, NJ. I usauly hep with holiday specials

Rail Liner

M&E Helper

Post by Rail Liner » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:20 pm

I am a helper on morristown and Erie Railway Based out of Morristown, NJ. I usauly hep with holiday specials

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