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Upcoming Opportunities
Starts:  September 4, 2019    Finishes: December 31, 2019

2019 Docent for Chinese Exhibit
Open exhibit. Turn on lights. Open sliding doors and ramp door. Ensure two donation boxes are in place by each entranceway. Be present to answer questions about the PLA/NCRy. Direct folks to gift shop/ticket window/porta-potties.
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Starts:  November 19, 2019    Finishes: December 31, 2019

2019 TOL Caboose Host Niles 4:30 Train
Chaperone guests riding in the caboose. Give safety rules, talk about NCRy, answer any questions.
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Starts:  November 19, 2019    Finishes: December 31, 2019

2019 TOL Caboose Host Sunol 7:30 pm Train
Chaperone guests riding in the caboose. Give safety rules, talk about NCRy, answer any questions.
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Starts:  November 19, 2019    Finishes: December 31, 2019

2019 TOL Commissary Duties
Work Commissary Car or ADL preparing food and serving customers
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Starts:  November 19, 2019    Finishes: December 31, 2019

2019 TOL Docent
As a Docent you will give talks about the History of the PLA (Niles Canyon Railway), Transcontinental Railroad and how it relates to the building of the west. Also talk about who we are and what we are doing.
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Starts:  November 19, 2019    Finishes: December 31, 2019

2019 TOL Dome Car Staff 4:30 Train
Serve Dome Car Guests, prep food in galley. Start time is 2:00pm at Brightside, You will be dropped off on the dead head run after 4:30pm Train if you are only doing the first train. Dress Code: White shirt, Black pants, and Black Vest if have vest
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Starts:  November 19, 2019    Finishes: December 31, 2019

2019 TOL Dome Car Staff 7:30 Train
Serve Dome Car Guests, prep food in galley. Start time is 6:30pm at Sunol Depot. If you are working both trains call time is 2:00pm at Brightside Yard. Dress Code: White shirt, Black pants, and Black Vest if you have a vest. Manager is Bob
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Starts:  November 19, 2019    Finishes: December 31, 2019

2019 TOL Electrician duties
Pre check generators for start up. Check fuel status and inform Conductor if re-fueling is necessary. Start and turn on AC and DC train line circuits. Handle any minor issues that might arise during ride. Shut down both AC and DC train line circu
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Starts:  November 19, 2019    Finishes: December 30, 2019

2019 TOL Food prep for crew
Prepare and deliver food for crew on operation nights. Three crock pots of stew, soup, spaghetti, etc.. Two for train and one for depot. Pots are available at Sunol. Use liners at the depot for easy clean up. Clean pots for next day.
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Starts:  November 19, 2019    Finishes: December 31, 2019

2019 TOL Niles Station Parking Lot Staff
Assist parking cars and directing passengers where to go.
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