What other jobs besides the actual construction of the transcontinental railroad, did it provide?
I am wanting to be an engineer when I graduate highschool, I know I can't just jump into it I'll have to work my way up but what kinda money will I be lookin at? And I've read tons of ppl who hate the job, I want the engineers and railroad workers who love the job or atleast like it pretty well. Also any details on the job would help alot of yard workers all the way to engineer. What r the requirements and what do you do at the job if u can provide info.
The tracks would kind of play a hypnosis on the mind.
What happens if you get terribly sleepy?
I am hoping to one day become a Conductor and work myself up to Engineer for the train. In the meantime I don't mind doing Yard work or snow removing crew etc. How can I find companies thats hiring right now or railway employment agencies in TORONTO, Ont.
How many hours a day does a train conductor work? and how does the company determine your days off? this is for a rail road company like union pacific or BNSF any feed back would be appreciated thanks!
I was wondering how to become one im 15 and really want to become one thanks.
Ever since i was a kid,i've always wanted to drive AMT's commuter trains and i wanted to know what exactly does it take? In terms of education but also,do i have to have experience on freight trains first? What is it exactly? I would like as much detail as possible! Thank you!
Starting salaries and minimum exp for engineer positions would really help
In USA !!!
I"m in Phoenix, az Usa
I need name for some major rail carries or web???
I am considering buying a CZ 97b and I want to know what peoples experiences have been with this or other CZ pistols. are they easy to maintain do they have feed problems are they picky about ammo that sort of thing. please no mention of the g-word as I am not interested in that brand.
I heard there are no longer train conductors cause there are not cabouses? Is this true?
If someone wanted to be a train conductor what course of study? What are the major rail companies that would be hiring?
I want to work with the railroad so bad! I really want to be around trains (I pull over and watch trains go by, or listen on radio when they are coming by). What kind of jobs are there, I can get to be around moving trains, (non fixing them, or building ect). Can I be a conductor with no schhooling? If I do go to college, what kind of course should i take. If there are train crews needed in a town like 80 miles away (very small town in AZ desert) could I maybe get that job somhow.. in my area.. if they have same stuff just not listed as they need a person there.
What level of difficulty is riding a chooper bike? What are some of the pro's and con's vs. a "regular" bike?
How many trainmen do you know, or know of, who failed to pass promotion to locomotive engineer and then were dismissed?
How many engineers are on your seniority roster who, in a qualified opinion, just shouldn't be behind the throttle?
I am going to be graduating from high school and I am exploring different job options. I am really considering becoming a locomotive engineer. I would like to get a tour of a rail yard here in Georgia, meet a engineer and see how things are on the job site. I want to get a personal insight of the job basically. Preferably around Atlanta, Metro Atlanta and if it comes down to it, anywhere else in Georgia. I really do not want to visit any Marta facility. Because, I am going towards freight/cargo, not passenger, unless it is Amtrak. If anyone could help me out, give me some local websites, phone numbers or email addresses for me to contact it would be appreciated. I want to get a personal insight of the job basically. Thanks for any help
In my town in Southeast Kansas, and for Kansas City Southern Railroad, out of my town (which has a small train yard, where about 30 cars are parked, 15 locomotives, and a waiting set of rail cars) this place listed a job opening called Conductor Trainee, asks for no experience, but to be 18.
Are they wanting to hire someone to control a train, and train them to do so?
If a person with a college degree but zero rail experience decides today he wants to drive trains, about how long would it take a motivated individual to get there? Does anyone know what a typical pay scale for years-in-service might look like? Demand for engineers? Job security? Freight vs. Amtrack? Blah blah blah blah?
O.K. so let's take a freight carrier like BNF. I get motivated...er... promoted to engineer. What does my income look like? (Assuming low seniority, then mid-level, then high)? What's the union, IBT ot is there a specific one for railroad engineers?