How do you get a job as a locomotive engineer?

I have a US CDL (land transport, GVW +26,000lb), a recent, 2007, 50 ton marine Captain's license, and a Private Aircraft certificate. I fly a Cessna 150. I am unemployed and looking for some sort of transportation pilot/driver vocation. Will any of these qualifications help me secure a job as a Engineer (pilot/driver) of a locomotive? What other studies should I pursue? How whould I apply? Thank You.

Asked By: Mere Mortal - 3/21/2008
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With a private pilots license you'd definitely have a leg up. Not that the license will do you any good on the job, but the same types of skills, like eye-hand coordination and thinking in three dimensions, the study habits and cognitive skills that got you your license and allows you to fly an aircraft, are precisely... More
Answered By: skidderback - 3/21/2008
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Answered By: agcgartner - 3/21/2008
Well really, to my knowledge, I know that the Minnesota commercial railway (MNNR) requires education school. After working there for about a year, they will have you qualify for an engineer. And then, they will decide what you do from there.That or you can bid on the job. After awhile they have you train for yard... More
Answered By: cnwadam - 3/22/2008
Most of the U.S. class 1 railroads make applying on line available. Or, where ever a major terminal is located, that city's employment center should take applications as well. If you fill out an application, your qualifications should get you noticed. Apply for "Train Service". And mention your ambitions to become an... More
Answered By: Derail - 3/22/2008
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