The three-day event begins with a museum tour, safety and rule reviews, handcar training and orientation on April 20. The museum’s motorcar will be the classroom for events Saturday and a Western barbecue rounds out the evening. By Sunday, students will join in the operation of the 1926 Tucson, Cornelia and Gila Bend Motorcar #401.
In addition to the hands-on train experience and the barbecue, participants receive a year’s membership in the Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum, a railroader’s hat, handbook, rule book and a certificate of attendance for 24 volunteer hours. The class costs $130 and proceeds go to the work of the Friends, who help the state keep the trains running. Space is available but limited and registration is due by Friday. For more information, call Russ Tanner at 884-3207.