Maryborough City Whistle Stop

Maryborough City Whistle Stop Inc.

An organisation of dedicated volunteers to keep the rail history of Maryborough alive!


The Maryborough City Whistle Stop (MCWS) is looking for volunteers in the following opportunities.

  • Assist with the operation of the Mary Ann steam train
  • Assist with the operation of the Railway Museum
  • Provide support to the Management Committee
  • Preservation and restoration of B15 Locomotive #299

No prior railway experience is necessary and both males and females are welcome to be part of our team.

Volunteers are required to be a current financial member. Download membership form!

There is a legislative requirement that all volunteers in MCWS involved in the operation of the Mary Ann steam train or Maryborough Railway Museum must comply with the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 and be 'Blue Card' holders before being permitted to volunteer. If you do not currently hold this card, MCWS can assist you in the application process.

Volunteer postions available:

  • Museum Assistants
  • Station Attendants
  • Passenger Attendants (on passenger carriages)
  • Driver Assistants (on Mary Ann)
  • Drivers (for Mary Ann)

There is a progressive path for volunteers who would like to be involved in the Mary Ann steam train operations.

Contact us for details of costs and arrangements.

A new volunteer starts as a 'Helper' (whilst undertaking the induction process), then becomes a Station Attendant. There is a progression to Passenger Attendant, Drivers Assistant and Driver as the volunteer progresses through training requirements.

All training required is undertaken by, or managed by, qualified MCWS staff.

Maryborough City Whistle Stop has recently been made the custodian of steam locomotive #299 (a B15 class). Further volunteer positions will be created as we work on the restoration of the locomotive.

View the information sheet and print and complete the 'Expressions of Interest' form, here!