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lumpy72

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2016 WVRR Training Classes - Open To The Public
« on: January 31, 2016, 10:35:55 PM »
Did you ever wonder how a railroad operates? Every year we give the general public a chance to experiance it first hand. These six free open to the public classes offer you a chance to see how the all volunteer not-for-profit Whitewater Valley Railroad operates. Who knows you may enjoy it and decide to volunteer with us yourself. This your chance to take a hands-on class leading to actual excursion passenger train operation on a short line heritage railway. Free training includes classroom instruction, hands-on practice in train operations, signaling and switching, and an introduction to locomotive operations. Adult trainees will have direct practice in coupling cars, and the opportunity to operate a full size historic diesel locomotive.

Free classes are conducted for six successive Saturdays starting February 13, 2016, at the Whitewater Valley Railroad Shop Complex located at 300 South Eastern Ave. in Connersville, and will begin at 9:01 a.m. EST each Saturday, running no later than 4:01 PM EST. The final class will be held on March 19, 2016. The free training class is open to everyone. A $25 donation to cover printing of class materials is requested. Clothing suitable for working out of doors in a winter railroad environment is recommended.

Our primary purpose is to train new volunteer members to help us operate the Whitewater Valley Railroad. The class is not intended to train railroaders for professional jobs, but a number of our volunteers have, in fact, gone on to railroad train service careers after working a year or two on our railroad.

Upon successful graduation from the class you will be able to start your training as a student brakeman given you meet the minimum age requirement of 18. More details are available during the classes.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2016, 01:25:40 PM by lumpy72 »
William W. Gray, Publicity Officer Whitewater Valley Railroad  http://www.whitewatervalleyrr.org/

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Re: 2016 WVRR Training Classes - Open To The Public
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2016, 02:10:21 PM »
William W. Gray, Publicity Officer Whitewater Valley Railroad  http://www.whitewatervalleyrr.org/