Volunteer tourism organization sponsoring week for Colebrookedale Railroad

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Volunteers work on a project at the Colebrookdale Railroad in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Restoration Works International
ALBANY, Calif. — Restoration Works International and Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust are pleased to announce the launch of one of the only U.S.-based railroad restoration programs open to the public. The Colebrookdale Railroad Project will take place Aug. 3 to 8, in Boyertown, Pa., about a 90-minute drive from Philadelphia. This unique opportunity enables volunteers to roll up their sleeves and help to restore a historic 1860s-era railroad.

Volunteers will be a vital part of the project, working at hands-on restoration tasks with the local community, while having the opportunity to make new friends and get to know the place and its special history. Among the jobs are painting and staining train cars, lamp posts, and fences; cleaning train interiors and exteriors; landscaping work at the station; and more.

The six-day trip is suitable for children and adults aged 10 and older. The trip fee of $1,100 includes accommodation, all breakfasts and lunches, bespoke tours, and a farewell dinner aboard the train. The trip fee is considered a charitable donation, and the majority of it is deployed locally. Discounts are available for those sharing a room, as well as children younger than 17 sharing a room with a parent or guardian.

More information is available online.

— A Restoration Works International news release. May 14, 2018.

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