The traditional junior weekend is coming and this year we will have it on the last weekend of April on 21.–22.4.2018. The aim of the weekend is to introduce our young members to volunteer activities of Jokioinen Museum Railway. In addition to new junior members also the ones who have already attended the weekend are welcome. The program includes volunteer work suitable for juniors and train and hand car runs. There will be also program for older (15–18 v.) juniors.

People sitting next to the Santavaihde camp fire place.
The work on this years junior weekend will be performed at Santavaihde spur. There is a lot of work to be done before the track can be rebuilt on the location. And of course we will have our lunch by the camp fire place!

Program of the Junior Weekend

Saturday 21.4.2018

  • Arrival and introduction to the program at Minkiö station at 10.30
  • Introduction to Jokioinen museum railway, handing over the accommodation (if needed a lift from Humppila VR railway station at 11.00 is also possible).
  • Lunch
  • Work train to santavaihde in Humppila direction and work on the site over there.
  • Evening snack out doors ath the Santavaihde camp fire place.
  • Evening sauna and barbeque at Minkiö

Sunday 22.4.2018

  • Breakfast at 8.30-9.30
  • Repairing rolling stock, hand car runs, etc program.
  • Lunch
  • The program ends at 14.00, but you can stay also longer time

Instructions

The Museum Railway Association offers breakfast, lunch and evening supper. On Saturday evening there is a barbecue and evening sauna. Take your own bed linen and / or sleeping bag with you together with a towel and lots of positive energy!

The weekend is free for everyone. Membership of the Museum railway Association is not required, so please join us for a wonderful weekend to start a new hobby!

To sign on, please contact Supavit Nummelinille, phone 045 8507797. Please let us know also your special diet and other information we should know.

During the traditional junior weekend, from 22 to 24 April 22 young people meet at Minkie to get to know the railway and to have some fun. The weekend began on Saturday at 11.00 with a small introduction to the Jokioinen Museum Railway Museum. After lunch, there was a train ride to Humppila.

During the train ride everyone willing could travel in the locomotive and also try out operating the locomotive. At Humppila station the job was to empty one box car and some switching work to make up the goods train with few empty box cars to be talen to Minkiö. After that, a traditional group photo was taken, a snack was eaten at the Humppila station and the started the train trip back towards Minkiö.

A group picture of all the attendees of the junior weekend at Humppila station in front of JR3 passenger coach.
The traditional group photo of the junior weekend was taken this year at Humppila station before heading back to Minkiö. Photo: Markku Nummelin 22.4.2017.

As Minkiö approaches, air fills with the snowfall, so the planned barbecue on the Santavaihde fire place and lean to shelter was cancelled. The evening at Minkiö was spent by driving handcars, heating up steam locomotives and finally bathing in Sauna and eating pancakes. The bravest dared to ride handcars in the snow and sleet rain for hours and even take sauna in the outdoor sauna!

On Sunday after a delicious breakfast, some of the group participated in the maintenance and heating of steam locomotives and also made a ride on the JR 5 "Orion" steam locomotive. The second group of people emptied "GB" a box car and the Cooperative's storage shed of all items stored there into two freight cars taken from Humppila day before. All traffic signs and signals were also moved to a new signal warehouse and placed there on shelves. The best part of the cleaning job was to transport the goods to their new locations with roller wagons and handcars.

At the end of the day there were handcar rides and a delicious lunch prepared by the young participants them shelves. After a small final cleaning, the weekend ended slightly after 14:00 and everyone seemed to have fun until the end.

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Twenty juniors participated this year's Junior Weekend at Jokioinen Museum Railway on 23.-24.4. A lot of track side work was done by running two work trains. Also the new barbeque place and shelter at Soravaihde (the Sandpit spur) was used for the first time. At Minkiö station almost 100 pancakes were fried. The weather was fine and the atmosphere great. The head of the Junior Team Supavit thanks everyone who attended.

You can get to the feeling of the weekend by watching the following video with a music specially picked for our older instructors...

The traditional junior weekend is coming and this year we will have it on the last weekend of April on 23.–24.4.2016. The aim of the weekend is to introduce our young members to volunteer activities of Jokioinen Museum Railway. In addition to new junior members also the ones who have already attended the weekend are welcome. The program includes volunteer work suitable for juniors and train and hand car runs. There will be also program for older (15–18 v.) juniors.

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Program of the Junior Weekend

Saturday 23.4.2016

  • Arrival and introduction to the program at Minkiö station at 10.30
  • Introduction to Jokioinen museum railway, handing over the accommodation (if needed a lift from Humppila VR railway station at 11.00 is also possible).
  • Lunch
  • Work train to Humppila and Jokioinen to clean the right of away and level crossings.
  • Evening coffee and snack out doors during the train ride.
  • Evening sauna and barbeque

Sunday 24.4.2016

  • Breakfast at 8.30-9.30
  • Repairing rolling stock, hand car runs, etc program.
  • Lunch
  • The program ends at 14.00, but you can stay also longer time

Instructions

The Museum Railway Association offers breakfast, lunch and evening supper. On Saturday evening there is a barbecue and evening sauna. Take your own bed linen and / or sleeping bag with you together with a towel and lots of positive energy!

The weekend is free for everyone. Membership of the Museum railway Association is not required, so please join us for a wonderful weekend to start a new hobby!

To sign on, please contact Supavit Nummelinille, phone 045 8507797. Please let us know also your special diet and other information we should know.

The junior weekend is already over! Unbelivable amount of work was done durin the weekend!

All started on sunny and warm Saturday by cleaning all the track form Humppila to Jokioinen. All the used sleepers were loaded to a flat car and taken tu Humppila and also all the lever crossings cleaned of sand harder than cement! Nobody will forget the rock hard sand on level crossings and the weights of wet rotten sleepers!

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On saturday evening there was a sauna at Minkiö. After sauna sausages were grilled and a bucket full of pancakes made! After that it was not difficult to sleep!

Sunday was a rainy day but alot was done indoors. The larger locomotive shed was fully cleaned and even some of the locomotives washed. Also some switching practice was made while moving the equipement!

You can still get back to the junior weekend by watching this video...