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Is collage actually worth any conductors out there making good money is it worth it help me out on knoedge what are your experiences
2 answers - Asked By: - 1/8/2013
I have heard stories from other guys that work with me on the railroad saying that as a conductor, you can get sent to another city for months at a time. Is this true? I will be transfering from M.O...
3 answers - Asked By: David S - Raildog - 3/12/2008
I am a 29 year old male and looking to become a train conductor. I would like to operate freight trains. I have looked into some of the schools around the country. I am curious if these jobs are in ...
2 answers - Asked By: - 5/21/2013
I have been working in the automotive industry for the past 5 years of my life. I make great money and enjoy what I do. But as we all know the automotive industry isn't one of the most secure jobs. An...
2 answers - Asked By: Matt H - 7/21/2008
My career goal is to become a Conductor and progress to a Locomotive Engineer. I would prefer to work in passenger service (commuter rail, Amtrak), though there are very few jobs in passenger for some...
2 answers - Asked By: - 8/26/2013
Generally speaking, do railroad employees (mostly conductors/engineers) have good job security? I know since the economy is in the toilet lots of employers are laying off workers. How do railroads r...
6 answers - Asked By: - 4/27/2011
I am thinking long and hard about changing my career. I am a certified master level Harley Davidson Technician at a dealership that has gone threw some very hard times, our company was bought out and...
3 answers - Asked By: richard t - 9/13/2010
I have a question in regards to becoming a conductor. I want to know what the down side of being a conductor is. I work for BNSF in the M.O.W. I have been offered a job as a conductor trainee. I l...
4 answers - Asked By: David S - Raildog - 3/8/2008
I am getting ready to leave the US Army and am looking at the railroads for a job. I am wondering (pay excluded) which job is overall better? I am eligible for the management position, but that requ...
8 answers - Asked By: joseph d - 10/8/2007
Hello friends. I am preparing for my husband's resume for a conductor position at Union Pacific...I have 2 questions to ask: 1. At Union Pacific website, they emphasize the job as train crew.. which ...
1 answers - Asked By: - 4/16/2012
I am thinking about a career move from being a dealership mechanic wich has poor benifits to becoming a railroad conductot but hear it is very hard on the family. I would like responses from railroad...
4 answers - Asked By: richard t - 9/13/2010
I HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED THIS, I KNOW I HAVE ASKED MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT CONDUCTOR'S AND ENGINEERS, BUT WAS WONDERING, IS BEING A CONDUCTOR A HARD JOB, SINCE A CONDUCTOR HAS SO MUCH RESPONSIBILITY, OR IS...
2 answers - Asked By: bnsfrailfan18 - 1/30/2010
What extra deductions is a railroad conductor allowed on a 1040?
3 answers - Asked By: lightn13 - 1/4/2009
Yes im a guy on my wifes account just so we can clear that up lol... well im wondering what will increase my chances to get in with a railroad company i have a ged.was wondering what can i do to up my...
4 answers - Asked By: - 12/30/2009
I will be attending the NARS signalman training on September 21 of this year(2009). From what I was told this is a new program. Has anyone out there gone through this an obtained a job with the rail...
1 answers - Asked By: chris v - 7/26/2009
Hi was recently hired on by a class 2 railroad and I am supposed to start classroom training this week. It is alot different from class 1's in the sense that it is only 8 days of classroom training a...
1 answers - Asked By: Smsnipes - 10/26/2008
2 answers - Asked By: Live - 11/21/2009
A little frustrated to see that all conductor jobs in my state are taken up for the railroad, i was thinking about just putting in a resume for a fireman/oiler just to get my foot in the door. Im not ...
4 answers - Asked By: rky81 - 10/21/2008
Starting salaries and minimum exp for engineer positions would really help
7 answers - Asked By: tiredofnicknames - 11/6/2006
Hello, Earlier I Contacted NARS Asking About The Program, And They Said Railroads Are Currently Looking Into Conductor Degree Graduates Who Enrolled In The Conductor 2 Year Program Instead Of The 6 We...
1 answers - Asked By: - 4/12/2010
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