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The mission of the Truckee Donner Railroad Society is to perpetuate the study, advancement, and knowledge of the working railroad in the Truckee Donner area with the goal of building a railroad museum to preserve and share what we have learned.

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Volunteer Board - Help Wanted

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Docent Wanted -- Docents for the Truckee Railroad Museum. It's simple, it's fun! No experience necessary. If you have as little as 3 hours a month, please volunteer to be a docent.

Ed Larson

Two docents at museumDo you want to meet people from around the world and share Truckee’s history with them? The Caboose Railroad Museum is looking for volunteers. Our volunteers are museum hosts who welcome our visitors and answer questions about the museum, the railroads, and our community.
The caboose museum has four weekend shifts - Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10 am to 1pm and afternoons from 1 pm to 4 pm. The morning Docents open the Caboose at 10 am and the afternoon docents close it at 4 pm. The stuff in between is fun and simple.
You don’t have to be a railroad expert but it helps to learn a little about the Depot and its history.  Learn how many railroads came to Truckee.  Find out about the Central Pacific/ Southern Pacific, the Hobart Southern, the Lake Tahoe Railway & Transportation Company and other logging railroads.  You can easily do this by wandering around the museum and attending our next Volunteer Training Class where you’ll receive some basic task training and enjoy a detailed tour of the facility. Once you’ve completed the training, you’ll have the opportunity to work as a docent once a month, or more if you’d like.


Contributions are always accepted. TDRS is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Please send contributions to:

Truckee Donner Railroad Society
P.O. Box 3838
Truckee, CA 96160


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