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Is the job of Switchman or Brakeman difficult in the railroad industry?

How is the job, what does it entail, and is it difficult? Does anyone know the salary? Thank you

Asked By: Frosty - 4/19/2012
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Most railroads hire you as a conductor. Being a conductor, you are qualified as a switchman or brakeman. A switchman helps the foreman switch cars in the yard while a brakeman helps the conductor switch cars on the road. Both jobs are very similar...one works the yard, the other the road. After being a conductor... More
Answered By: railroad c - 4/21/2012
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Brakemen are responsible for safe operations of trains and moving cars in a safe and timely manner, that responds to the customers' needs. They are basically responsible for tasks, like building trains, according to rules and client, switching and inspection of cars, working within company operating rules and safety... More
Answered By: IlliniRail - 4/19/2012
 
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