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Vulcan Locomotive Operators Course – WDM Moose Jaw

Engineer Tim leaning out of the Vulcan locomotive window

Do you want to learn to run the Vulcan locomotive on the K+S Short Line 101?  The WDM offers a Vulcan Locomotive Operators Course that 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 for Vulcan Locomotive Training Course

Before taking the WDM Vulcan Locomotive Operation course you must:

  1. Hold a current, valid Limited Power Engineer (Steam Traction Operator) licence from the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan
  2. Be physically fit and agile with good response and reaction time.
  3. Have a valid driver’s license.
  4. Be 18 years of age or older.
  5. Agree to work as a member of a team.

We recommend that you also complete the WDM Steam Traction Engine Operation course.


2019 Dates & Location

Dates: May 25-26, 2019
Location: WDM Moose Jaw

For more information, please contact the WDM Moose Jaw at 1-306-693-5989 or email us.

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