Become A Volunteer at The Whippany Railway Museum

The Whippany Railway Museum is a museum of volunteers. Volunteers weld, saw, mix concrete, paint, sell souvenirs, punch tickets, handle crowds, run excursions, preserve and restore our historic rolling stock, and do the myriad of things our living museum needs. It’s work, but it’s fun!

A few volunteers have worked for railroads, but most just wish they had. Some have professional skills such as electrical, mechanical, welding, painting, carpentry, sheet metal or other crafts, and some are just generally handy. All bring enthusiasm!

If you have a strong work ethic and would like to volunteer or find out more about volunteering at the Museum, ask any volunteer, or call ex-Air Force mechanic Alan Wishengrad at 973-632-7350, or send Mark an e-mail at He can tell you about the many volunteer opportunities at the Museum. All volunteers need to be at least 21 years of age or older. All volunteers must be able to perform the physical tasks involved safely, particularly around the potentially hazardous environment of a live, working railroad. Come live with the trains!