Engineer & Fireman School

An Engineer Preparing

Have you ever dreamed of shoveling coal or pulling on a throttle?  Check out the Fireman & Engineer school for a chance to live out your dream!

During our 4-day Fireman Class, you’ll learn to fire an antique K-36 Baldwin locomotive with actual running time on the rails.

The 4-day Engineering School and Advanced Class will take you even further with more running throttle time, and a hands-on education into the daily service and maintenance aspects of the railroad.

2022 Dates

  • August 11-14, 2022 – Sold Out
  • August 25-28, 2022 – Sold Out
  • September 1-4, 2022- Sold Out
  • September 8-11, 2022- Sold Out
  • September 29- October 2, 2022- Sold Out

Reservations are available by phone only.  
1-575-200-1768

Questions? Please email –[email protected]

**All of our 2022 dates are sold out. Once 2023 dates become available, they will be available to view on our website. If you would like to be added to the 2023 waitlist please send an email or call the number listed above.**

 

 

Stoking the fires

  Fireman and Engineer School Itinerary
Please note that there may be changes, but you will be made aware of any changes ahead of time.

Day 1 
8:15 a.m., Meet at Chama Depot
8:30a.m., Start classwork at Chama Fire Station
12:00 p.m., Break for lunch (provided by Railroad) at Fire Station
1:00 p.m., Meet back at Chama Shop for familiarization section of training
4:00 p.m., Class concludes

Day 2
7:30 a.m., Meet at Chama Depot
8:00 a.m., Board train for departure to Antonito
10:45 a.m., Pick up Lunch at Osier (provided by Railroad)
11:00 a.m., Depart Osier Station for Antonito (meet #215 at Toltec)
3:30 p.m., Train arrives Antonito
4:00 p.m., Board CTSRR vehicles, return to Chama

Day 3
5:30 a.m., Meet at Chama Depot; Small continental style breakfast (provided by Railroad)
6:00 a.m., Depart for Antonito (transportation provided by Railroad)
7:30 a.m., Board train for departure to Osier
11:45 a.m., Pick up Lunch at Osier (provided by Railroad)
1:15 p.m., Depart for Antonito (on arrival of #215)
3:45 p.m., Arrive in Antonito
4:15 p.m., Board CTSRR vehicles, return to Chama

Day 4
6:00 a.m., Meet at Chama Depot; Small continental style breakfast (provided by Railroad)
6:30 a.m., Depart for Antonito (transportation provided by Railroad)
8:00 a.m. Board train for departure to Chama
11:45 a.m., Lunch at Osier
12:25 p.m., Depart for Chama (on arrival of #216)
3:30 p.m., Arrive in Chama for Graduation 

What to bring – Required:

  1. Ankle supporting steel or composite toed boots
  2. Eye protection
  3. Cap or Hat
  4. Work gloves
  5. Overalls- no polyester
  6. Long sleeve shirts- no polyester

What to bring – Recommended:

  1. Sunscreen
  2. Bug Repellant
  3. Bandanas
  4. Snacks 
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