Operator fires up the boiler in the morning, runs the train during scheduled operating hours, and puts the locomotive into the engine house in a safe manner at the conclusion of operation. The operator maintains the Locomotive and Track as needed.
Safely operating a Narrow Gauge Steam Train to transport guests between the two main base lodges. Being able to work with limited supervision and keep the train operating safely and consistently.
Keeping the boiler pressure and water level in operating range requiring varied techniques to suit the conditions.
The position requires a reliable individual as the morning startup occurs before the majority of staffing arrives.
This an outside job. Operator may have to spend long periods of time working outdoors.
Job requires snow shoveling to clear stations and track prior to operation and carrying and restocking the tender with cordwood during operation. May require walking on slippery surfaces with the help of traction assisting footwear.
Attention to detail and being able to learn the complicated art of running a steam boiler and keeping it operating within safe operational parameters. Business levels, weather, wood properties all affect the firing of the boiler. Being able to operate the train under varying loads and frequency of trips. Guest interaction is a major part of the job. Steam trains generate a lot of questions.