Fall Brakeman Class Sept 8 and 14

It’s that time of year again; the next Brakeman Class at the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum is less than two months away and there are still seats available! This two-day hands-on class is offered twice a year and is the first step for those interested in becoming a volunteer for our weekend excursion train operations. The class will be held on September 8th (date changed from September 7th) and 14th. See the brakeman class webpage on our website for more information and to sign up. Museum membership is the only prerequisite. More info at https://www.psrm.org/brakeman-class/ and also at https://www.psrm.org/volunteer/operations/

Finalized Railroad Rules and Review Dates

For those of you interested in joining or continuing to be a part of our volunteer train operations crews, here are the finalized dates for GCOR, Air Brake, and Air Brake and Train Handling classes for 2019.  All classes are held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3902 Kenwood Dr., Spring Valley, CA  91977.  For current train crew members, reminders for which classes you need this year will be sent out shortly by mail.

Safety and Security Class – 4 hours of instruction

  • Friday, June 7 starting at 18:00
  • Friday, July 12 starting at 18:00
  • Friday, August 2 starting at 18:00

General Code of Operating Rules Class – 8 hours of instruction, 1 hour lunch break

  • Saturday, June 8 starting at 09:00
  • Saturday, July 13 starting at 09:00
  • Saturday, August 3 starting at 09:00

Air Brake Class (for Brakemen and Conductors) – 4 hours of instruction

  • Friday, June 21 starting at 13:00
  • Friday, July 19 starting at 13:00
  • Friday, August 16 starting at 13:00

Air Brake and Train Handling Class (for Engineers) – 8 hours of instruction, 1 hour lunch break

  • Saturday, June 22 starting at 09:00
  • Saturday, July 20 starting at 09:00
  • Saturday, August 17 starting at 09:00

For more information, please contact us at training@psrm.org.

Brakeman Class Scheduled for March 30 and April 6, 2019

Come join us for a two-day hands-on training class designed to teach you the skills you need to start volunteering in our train operations department!  The next class is scheduled for March 30 and April 6, 2019.  Attendance at both days of the class is required for those wanting to continue their training to become qualified brakemen on the San Diego and Arizona Railway.  More information is available at psrm.org/brakeman-class.