Rail Yard Engineer Job Questions & Answers

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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 b...
8 answers - Asked By: Bre!! ;] - 5/27/2007
12 answers - Asked By: pebblesnbambam7 - 2/12/2008
Starting salaries and minimum exp for engineer positions would really help
7 answers - Asked By: tiredofnicknames - 11/6/2006
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...
3 answers - Asked By: Matthew - 11/15/2010
I was wondering how to become one im 15 and really want to become one thanks.
3 answers - Asked By: Bob - 1/22/2012
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 pa...
2 answers - Asked By: - 10/26/2008
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...
4 answers - Asked By: Wade White - 7/9/2011
People always assume operating a train is the easiest job in the world. Can any real world engineers tell me what exactly you guys do and how hard the job is? Especially in terms of handling slack.
2 answers - Asked By: - 2/24/2014
What other jobs besides the actual construction of the transcontinental railroad, did it provide?
1 answers - Asked By: Laney - 9/6/2011
The tracks would kind of play a hypnosis on the mind. What happens if you get terribly sleepy?
7 answers - Asked By: Richard H - 4/27/2007
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3 answers - Asked By: Deion - 7/4/2009
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 wou...
7 answers - Asked By: Nic. - 6/14/2007
What kind of jobs did you get when you got laid off? Also I've applied for a train crew position with UPRR in North Platte, Nebraska. Why would it be a mistake to leave school for this position if ...
2 answers - Asked By: - 12/2/2010
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 ...
2 answers - Asked By: Deven - 12/31/2009
I am a rail fan and I live in a town where a small short line operates. Is there any chance that the engineer might let me ride in the loco one afternoon, or is that always a no no? Andy, as an engin...
9 answers - Asked By: B c - 2/3/2009
I'm curious... 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 q...
3 answers - Asked By: Samurai Hoghead - 9/22/2008
4 answers - Asked By: BB - 2/7/2011
Please define these railroad terms in easy to understand details 1 crossing at "grade" 2dumper job 3interlocking 4shunt 5frog 6maintainer 7locals 8switcher/switcher job 9remote control zone
2 answers - Asked By: chris u - 9/10/2008
1 answers - Asked By: Ellena - 6/26/2012
In USA !!! I"m in Phoenix, az Usa I need name for some major rail carries or web???
6 answers - Asked By: milanslavnic - 5/31/2007
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