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Does anyone have any information on train dispatcher jobs?

I 'm currently an air traffic controller in the military and i'm thinking about getting out the military and possibly getting a job as a train dispatcher. I have about six months left until i get out of the military and need to make a decision whether or not to consider the train dispatcher job.

Asked By: chalo - 2/20/2010
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I can provide you with much information, so here it goes... More
Answered By: Brandon - 2/20/2010
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I don't have direct info on train dispatching. I do work for a RR and they love military guys. There is some info on the web sites of the big RR's about hiring former and current military personnel. www.up.com, www.bnsf.com, www.csx.com
Answered By: Jason - 2/20/2010
 
I thank you for your service to our country. I'll just add, stay away from the UP. My brother is a retired dispatcher who worked for the yellow beast. Omaha is no place to be, especially in the Harriman Dispatching Center. Trust me on this...
Answered By: Samurai Hoghead - 2/20/2010
 
When I was working for the CVR they used to say that when you got to be too stupid as a telegraph operator you were promoted to Train Dispatcher. Back in the early 1970s I happened to visit the Dispatchers in the CNR Central Station, each Dispatcher was in a crummy little room by himself that was probably 8 feet by 12... More
Answered By: Waalee - 2/20/2010
 
Stay with air traffic controller in the civilian world if you can!! Its a lot more money ( train dispatcher;s might make about 80K) and you wont have to work for a lousy corporation. You will have to start with any RR on an extraboard where they call you when they need you....so you have no life. The RRs are doing... More
Answered By: bearcat - 2/20/2010
 
Smart move, you will be able to draw a military retirement and a railroad retirement... More
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Answered By: Rango - 2/21/2010
 
right i'm not sure whether your in the UK or not... More
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Answered By: badwolf_got_suspended - 2/21/2010
 
Hey did you ever find anything out I want to enroll in the TCC program but I have a bunch of questions, contact me at crnaok@hotmail.com Mike
Answered By: Liz - 2/26/2014
 
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