California State Parks


California State Parks - Great Basin District

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Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

Volunteer Opportunities

Train Crew

Train crew operate the excursion trains. Positions include Conductor, Engineer, Fireman, Brakeman and Fire patrol.

Train Engineer

Train Crew

Train Crew

Speeder Car Crew


The interpretive team engages with the public to tell the Railtown story.  Positions include Greeter, Tour Guide, Roundhouse Host, Car Host, Narrator, Station Agent, Ticket Agent, and more.

Leading a tour group

Deck Interpretation

Station Agent

Maintenance and Restoration

The maintenance & restoration team work on various projects throughout the park.

Living History

The Living History program at Railtown participates in special events such as History Train and Tales of the Roundhouse. Volunteers also demonstrate important skills such as blacksmithing.

History Train Cast

Tales of the Roundhouse Cast

Blacksmith Demonstration



Depot Dogs

The Depot Dogs team sells food and drinks.

Depot Dog Crew

Polar Express

The Polar Express is a seasonal event at Railtown. A wide variety of volunteer positions are available to support this fundraising event.

Polar Express Cast

Photo Club

Railtown photo club take photographs and video of activities throughout the park for use in volunteer recognition, social media marketing, etc.

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