Volunteer workers having lunch on the Minkiö station platform.
Lunch break after volunteer work session at Minkiö in srping 1982. Photo: Jorma Attila.

With spring fast approaching, it's good for everyone to know about upcoming events and voluntary work sessions. So here is a list, which will be kept updated:

Coming events

Sa 25.3.
Trafic rules (OLM) training and exam at Kiipu village house at Minkiö station at 10.00.
Su 25.3.
Sprimg meeting of the Museum Railway Association at Kiipu Village House at Minkiö Station starting at 12.00.
April
The youth weekend 2023 (more information coming)
Su 11.6.
The summer operating season starts with Minkiö Antic car Day and Humppila Day on the same day!

Voluntary work in Spring

During the winter and spring, Minkiö has small-scale voluntary work sessions almost every weekend. The work includes, for example, the overhaul of the LWR160 mail car and the overhaul of the Schöma diesel locomotive. Ask more about voluntary work from the email address talkoot [at] museorautatieyhdistys.fi.

The Traffic Safety (OLM) training of the Jokioinen Museum Railway for new participants and the ones needing to do revision of the traffic safety rules will be held on Sunday 27.3. at 10.00 at Kiipu Village Hall at Minkiö station. (large masonry building next to the Minkiö station). Training and a traffic safety test are requirements for practical training and working with train operations at the Jokioinen Museum Railway.

Training going on. A teacher in front of a class.
OLM training going on. Photo: Jussi Tepponen 25.3.2018.

Before training at 9.30 there will be a short traffic security briefing held by our safety manager Juhana Siren.

After the training participants can take the traffic safety exam. Lunch and coffee is served for the participants. It will be also possible to stay at Minkiö for whole weekend. The sauna will be hot in the evening and are volunteer work sessions and the locomotive fireman training on Sunday.

If you can not attend on this date, you can agree on private lessons and an exam. You can sign on the training by contacting Mr  Jussi Tepponen.

We kindly ask you to sign on latest by 19.3.2018.

This years traffic rooster is open and you can now book crew shifts in the Extranet. The June, July and August are now open for booking. September and rest of the yaer will open later on.

The switchman is smiling with a steam train on background.
It is nice to be part of the crew. Photo: Teemu Virtanen.

You can book you shift if you have the training and valid certificate. In othe cases you can book as a trainee and work under instructors supervison.

In addition to scheduled train also charter trains are added on the list.

The Traffic Safety (OLM) training of the Jokioinen Museum Railway for new participants and the ones needing to do revision of the traffic safety rules will be held on Sunday 25.3. at 9.30 at Kiipu Village Hall at Minkiö station. (large masonry building next to the Minkiö station). Training and a traffic safety test are requirements for practical training and working with train operations at the Jokioinen Museum Railway.

Training going on. A teacher in front of a class.
OLM training going on. Photo: Jussi Tepponen

Before training at 9.30 there will be a short traffic security briefing held by our safety manager Juhana Siren.

After the training participants can take the traffic safety exam. Lunch and coffee is served for the participants. It will be also possible to stay at Minkiö for whole weekend. The sauna will be hot in the evening and are volunteer work sessions and the locomotive fireman training on Sunday.

If you can not attend on this date, you can agree on private lessons and an exam. You can sign on the training by contacting Mr  Jussi Tepponen.

We kindly ask you to sign on latest by 19.3.2018.

Staff in uniforms in front of a steam locomotive.
Traffic staff at Minkiö station. On the background is the H.K. Porter Locomotive.

Traffic duties can be reserved for everyone willing. The traffic season starts already in May with the first charter trains, and will continue this year until Saturday 2.12, when we will celebrate 100-year-old steam locomotive Sohvi and Santa's train with theme: "Steam locomotive Sohvi and Finland - together 100 years"!

Early in the summer there are also plenty of charter trains and just before Minkiö Farmers' market there will be one week long period, when charter trains are running.