Vulcan Locomotive Operation Course

Do you want to learn to run the Vulcan locomotive?  The WDM offers a Vulcan Locomotive Operators Course that includes basic training in running steam powered railway equipment.

Vulcan Locomotive

Vulcan Locomotive at WDM – Moose Jaw

The course includes, but is not limited to:

– Basic railway safety practice
– Hand signals
– Whistle signals
– Coupling and uncoupling
– Basic track inspection
– Basic locomotive and rolling stock inspection
– Hand firing with coal
– Basic locomotive and rolling stock maintenance
– Practical experience as both engineer and fireman

Dates: TBA

Location: WDM Moose Jaw

Prerequisite for Vulcan Locomotive Training Course

Before taking the Vulcan locomotive course, you must have successfully completed the WDM Steam Traction Engine Operation course and hold a Limited Power Engineer (Traction) licence from the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan.

Registration Information:

For more information or to be notified when we set the next course dates, please contact us at 1-306-934-1400 or email us.

Limited Power Engineer (Traction) Licence Exam:
For Saskatchewan students, the course and the WDM exam prepare you to challenge the Limited Power Engineer (Traction) exam (75 multiple choice questions).

Students must make their own arrangements with the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK) to write the TSASK exam.

Contact TSASK

If you successfully pass the exam (passing minimum grade is 65%), you will be issued a Limited Power Engineer (Traction) licence that will enable you to legally operated any high pressure traction boiler below 500 kilowatts in the province of Saskatchewan upon payment of the TSASK fee.

The TSASK examination requires a $20 exam fee payment to TSASK. Successful completion of the exam allows you to request your Licence to Operate for an additional fee of $88 payable to TSASK. These TSASK fees are NOT a part of the WDM course fee.

TSASK Limited Power Engineer (Traction) Course Syllabus (PDF)