Steam Locomotive Operation
WDM Training Course
The Vulcan locomotive operators course includes basic training in running
steam powered railway equipment. The course includes but is not limited to:
- Basic railway safety practice
- Hand signals
- Whistle signals
- Coupling and uncoupling
- Basic track inspection
- Basic locomotive and rolling stock inspection
- Hand firing with coal
- Basic locomotive and rolling stock maintenance
- Practical experience as both engineer and fireman.
Prerequisite Steam Traction Engine Training
Before taking the Vulcan locomotive course, you must have successfully completed the WDM Steam Traction Engine Operation course and hold a Limited Power Engineer (Traction) licence from the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan.
For more information or to be notified when we set the next course dates, please contact us at 1-306-934-1400 or email us.
Short Line Railroad Information
Learn about the Short Line Railroad and see photos of the WDM restoration of the Vulcan 0-4-0 locomotive.
For Saskatchewan students, the course and the WDM exam prepare you to challenge the Limited Power Engineer (Traction) exam (75 multiple choice questions).
Students must make their own arrangements with the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK) to write the TSASK exam.
If you successfully pass the exam (passing minimum grade is 65%), you
will be issued a Limited Power Engineer (Traction) licence that
will enable you to legally operated any high pressure traction boiler below
500 kilowatts in the province of Saskatchewan upon payment of the TSASK fee.
The TSASK examination requires a $20 exam fee payment to TSASK. Successful completion of the exam allows you to request your Licence to Operate for an additional fee of $88 payable to TSASK. These TSASK fees are NOT a part of the WDM course fee.