The annual spring meeting of the Museum Railway Association was hold in Kiipu Village Hall at Minkiö Station on Saturday 25th of March. There were 26 members of association present at the meeting. In addition to regular points on agenda Tuomas Juhantila was unanimously elected as a new board member.
Steam locomotive fireman training will start this spring at Jokioinen Museum Railway. After gaining enough experience and working hours fireman can be trained to be a steam locomotive engineer.
The theory lectures of the course will be held at Minkiö on two weekends 28.-29.4. ja 9.-10.6. There will be a written exam after the second weekend. Practical training will be agreed on individual bases.
Accommodation during the camp is arranged in old sleeping coaches, which are located at Minkiö station. There are several cabins in both of the coaches, and 2-3 beds in each cabin. Blankets and pillows will be arranged, but you should bring bedsheets or a sleeping bag with you.
Toilets, showers and the saunas are located in the same area as the sleeping coaches (50-100 meters from them), so they are conventionally close to you.
The kitchen is in the same building as the showers, in the workshop building. All the meals will probably be served in the same building, or maybe in the garden if the weather happens to be good enough. Breakfast ingredients will be served for you to prepare your own breakfast. Meals are mostly served readily made, but on some days it is possible that you will make your own meals of the served ingredients.
You will have a possibility to experience a sauna bath on almost every evening during the camp if you want. Please bring your own towel and swimsuit with you.
If you happen to get your clothes dirty on the camp, there is washing machine in the workshop building. Despite it, please be prepared not to use the machine quite often due to conventional reasons.
The most visible part of Jokioinen Museum Railway are traffic duties related to museum trains. The majority of railway staff is trained by an own education system. In addition, several current and former state railway professionals also work in museum railway in voluntary basis. Read how to join our staff and work in traffic duties in a real narrow gauge railway!