Learn to Work on the North Shore Scenic Railroad

Created: January 23, 2020 09:53 AM

A class with the North Shore Scenic Railroad is teaching people to be train conductors and work on the railroad.  They're volunteer train crew classes that start on February 6.  


"If you've ever been wanting to work on the railroad and enjoy all that comes with it," Ken Buehler, the Director of the North Shore Scenic Railroad said.  "On the North Shore Scenic Railroad all of our crews are volunteers, so they get to volunteer, meet people, and to introduce them to one of Duluth's most desirable, fun and entertaining, not to mention educational attractions."

Buehler said they get to learn to use the lantern, use proper radio etiquette, and then when you learn it all, you get the conductor's hat.  

Buehler said the conductor is in charge of the train and the safety of everyone that's on.

"What we like is people that have an interest in wanting to work on the railroad, like to be with people, because you are, as the conductor, you're in charge of the safety of everybody on the train," Buehler said.  

The classes start on February 6 and will meet weekly at 6 p.m. at the Depot.  The program is $20.  When you finish the 6-7 week program, you are certified to work on the railroads.  For more information, go to

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