Volunteer – Northern Central Railway of York

Ride along the same route that carried President Lincoln from Washington, DC to Gettysburg, PA, where he delivered one of the greatest speeches in American History!

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Northern Central Railway is always welcoming volunteers! Benefits include complimentary train tickets (as seating is available), gift shop discounts, admission to certain special events, complimentary t-shirt, volunteer appreciation events, and flexible scheduling. Join our excellent team today!

Download the Volunteer Application here. Volunteer positions include:



Flaggers are an integral part of the NCR team. Flaggers stop traffic at public railroad crossings to ensure safe passage of Northern Central Railroad trains. In addition to controlling traffic, flaggers help the train crew assist passengers at the New Freedom Station and other stops. Flaggers must have a valid drivers’ license and access to a reliable vehicle.


Greeter & Event Support

Greeters and Event Support volunteers welcome and direct guests into our New Freedom Station, in addition to answering questions and providing assistance as needed. Greeters and Event Support Staff also assist with events including preparation, set-up, execution, and clean-up tasks.


Administrative Support

Administrative Support volunteers will assist Northern Central staff with administrative tasks including filing, data entry, and preparing mailings.


Building & Rolling Stock Maintenance

Volunteers will assist with maintenance and minor repairs to buildings, grounds, and rolling stock, and install decorations for holidays and special events.


Model Railroad Builder

Model Railroad Builders will plan, construct, and repair model train room equipment and displays.


Model Railroad Operator

Model Railroad Operators will operate model train room displays for visitors, in addition to explaining displays and equipment and answering questions.


Adult volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Minor volunteers will require a parent or guardian’s consent and will be monitored by an adult volunteer or staff member who has obtained required clearances. You will be contacted as positions become available in your area(s) of interest. Thank you.

Do you possess other skills or talents that may be helpful to the organization? Please let us know!

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