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Opportunity Details

Railbus Brake/Switchperson - Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

The Brake/Switchperson is responsible for assisting with the safe and efficient operation of the railbus.

The railbus runs Saturdays during the summer season and other times as needed.

 Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assists the Railbus Docent with loading/unloading and seating of passengers, and ensures all doors are closed with the handles in the “closed” position.
  • Rides along on the railbus, getting off at various locations to set switches to the intended direction of travel and then reboarding to be ready for the next switch.
  • Must become familiar with and be alert to various switch and derailer configurations and communicate these to the railbus driver (motorperson). 
  • Assists in turning the railbus around on the turntable at the end of each trip.
  • May be requested to perform other duties such as assisting with Museum event set-up and/or clean-up.


  • No previous experience is necessary.  Training will be provided for all job-related duties.
  • Must be able to board and disembark the railbus frequently and walk a few feet to switch locations.  Must have sufficient strength to set switches.
  • A team-player mentality with a positive attitude and a willingness to get involved are highly desirable.

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Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

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Volunteers needed through 6/30/2025
Nevada City, CA, 95959
Tricia Shelton

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