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lumpy72

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WVRR Annual Training Class Begins - Feb. 6, 2010 @ 9:01 AM
« on: December 28, 2009, 05:00:26 PM »
Learn: Railroad Safety, Operating Rules, Train Operations, Dispatching!
Train to be a Brakeman, Fireman, Engineer, Agent!

Ever wondered how a railroad REALLY operates? This is 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, signalling and switching, and an introduction to diesel and steam locomotive operation.  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 eight successive Saturdays starting February 6, 2010,  at the Whitewater Valley Railroad headquarters in Connersville, and will begin at 9:01 a.m. each Saturday, running no later than 1:01 PM. The final class will be held on March 27, 2010. The free training class is open to everyone. There is a small charge ($20, subject to change without notice) for printed materials used in the course. 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.

Please visit www.whitewatervalleyrr.org for more information. Click the "EDUCATION" link to the left of the screen.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2010, 09:36:04 PM by lumpy72 »
William W. Gray, Publicity Officer Whitewater Valley Railroad  http://www.whitewatervalleyrr.org/

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Feb 6th Session
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010, 09:28:44 PM »
The session for Feb. 6th has been cancelled due to Weather. Sorry for any inconvenience.
William W. Gray, Publicity Officer Whitewater Valley Railroad  http://www.whitewatervalleyrr.org/

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Re: WVRR Annual Training Class Begins - Feb. 6, 2010 @ 9:01 AM
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 12:55:40 AM »
This is for last years, but I can't wait to start next week!

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Re: WVRR Annual Training Class Begins - Feb. 6, 2010 @ 9:01 AM
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 01:09:42 AM »
I'd love to do this if it happens again. Unfortunately, school has me tied down.
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Re: WVRR Annual Training Class Begins - Feb. 6, 2010 @ 9:01 AM
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 01:12:33 AM »
That is awesome! ... are you still are volunteer here though?

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Re: WVRR Annual Training Class Begins - Feb. 6, 2010 @ 9:01 AM
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 01:33:53 AM »
That is awesome! ... are you still are volunteer here though?
I'm not.
Shane Smiley (shane_man15)

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Train horns are also my thing.

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Re: WVRR Annual Training Class Begins - Feb. 6, 2010 @ 9:01 AM
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2012, 01:44:57 AM »
As far as I know, the classes happen every year at the beginning of Feb.! It is an 8 week class on Saturdays in Feb. and March. Starts the first weekend of Feb. usually. If you'd like info at anytime after next week, I'd be glad to hand it to you! Where do you go to school?

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Re: WVRR Annual Training Class Begins - Feb. 6, 2010 @ 9:01 AM
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2012, 01:47:21 AM »
As far as I know, the classes happen every year at the beginning of Feb.! It is an 8 week class on Saturdays in Feb. and March. Starts the first weekend of Feb. usually. If you'd like info at anytime after next week, I'd be glad to hand it to you! Where do you go to school?
I go to school at Vincennes University. If I had no Monday classes or later Monday classes, I'd be there in a heartbeat. :P
Shane Smiley (shane_man15)

Modeler of the Muncie, Richmond, and Fernald Railway.
Train horns are also my thing.

GIMME A CORVETTE ALREADY!

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Re: WVRR Annual Training Class Begins - Feb. 6, 2010 @ 9:01 AM
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2012, 06:05:23 PM »
That's awesome! ... Well, I hope it works out sometime for you!