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Whitewater Valley Railroad Training Classes
« on: February 04, 2005, 01:04:32 PM »
From the CIRIN listserv:

Learn: Railroad Safety, Operating Rules, Train Operations, Dispatching!
Train to be a Brakeman, Conductor, 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 12, 2005,  at the Whitewater Valley Railroad headquarters in
Connersville, and will begin at 9:01 a.m. EST each Saturday, running
no later than 1:01 PM EST. The final class will be held on April 2,
2005. The free training class is open to everyone. There is a small
charge ($15, 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 duing the classes.

For more info check out our website at

Celebrating Over 30 Years of Operations, The Whitewater Valley
Railroad is an operating railroad museum dedicated to the
preservation of a historic branch line railroad, to the restoration
of railroad equipment, and to the conduct of educational railroad
Nathan Bilger
Board Admin, Webmaster