The Boothbay Railway Village occasionally conducts a two-day course, generally on the third weekend in October, on the operation and theory of the coal-fired steam locomotive. Included in this unique experience is the opportunity to participate in “hands-on” training with the Museum’s vintage locomotives under the supervision of qualified Museum staff.
The course is open to both novices and those who already have some experience or knowledge of steam locomotives.
The class format is a one-day classroom session of theory and understanding, followed by a day of actual locomotive operation. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for those interested in steam engines and steam railroading.
Steam School will not be offered during 2015. We expect to offer the program again in October 2016. Our new Engineer’s Society experience is available throughout the 2015 operating season and is an excellent opportunity for rail enthusiasts to put themselves at the throttle of a steam locomotive.