How do I become a train driver?

In USA !!! I"m in Phoenix, az Usa I need name for some major rail carries or web???

Asked By: milanslavnic - 5/30/2007
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you don't need any schooling to become a switchman or conductor or most any other rr job. There are schools such as the Modoc Rail Acedemy in California where you can go to learn how to become an engineer or conductor, ect... Most railroads do on-the-job training for those jobs, but if you want to work for a Class 1... More
Answered By: mrl_fan - 6/1/2007
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There are two ways to do it. 1) get into a locomotive when nobody is looking and drive. If you are behind controls, you are a driver! 2) rail road companies have programs for this. Contact Amtrack and ask!
Answered By: doug0102 - 5/30/2007
Apply in a train station.... Right?
Answered By: -caps-lock- - 5/30/2007
I am on my way to do that too. But you must start in the begining. Or at least thats the easiest way and more chances of it too... More
Answered By: Railer - 5/31/2007
Welll, with most RR's you start in the Operating department, usually as a brakeman or switchman (person) in train service and as seniority builds you will be offered the opportunity to advance to engine service. Depends on the needs of the company, can be as long a process os 10 yrs or as short as a year and a half. I... More
Answered By: Rango - 5/31/2007
As a locomotive engineer ( train driver ), I began my railroad career as a brakeman. Then I follow through a progression of conductor then to engineer. This process is a common practice for the major railroads in the USA. The training of engineers is governed by the Federal Railraod Adminastration. This normally... More
Answered By: jamesidis - 5/31/2007
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