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#4689511 - 03/09/18 10:54 AM Railroad job
CourierDriver Offline


Registered: 12/27/09
Posts: 4943
Loc: Tn.
https://csx.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=044765&tz=GMT-06:00&src=JB-10141

Something to think about, no I never worked for a railroad, but I did drive railroad folks back and forth to their departure points when needed...they do make goooood money,,u can check it out,,

There are many jobs there,,


Edited by CourierDriver (03/09/18 10:56 AM)
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#4689529 - 03/09/18 11:12 AM Re: Railroad job [Re: CourierDriver]
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Registered: 12/15/17
Posts: 666
Loc: US
I have known some guys that worked RR jobs...away from home a lot but good paying and good benefits...
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#4689534 - 03/09/18 11:18 AM Re: Railroad job [Re: CourierDriver]
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Registered: 12/21/11
Posts: 1262
Loc: Ca
Gandy dancing is good pay for hard work.

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#4689551 - 03/09/18 11:36 AM Re: Railroad job [Re: CourierDriver]
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Registered: 05/26/14
Posts: 3408
Loc: Columbus,Nebraska
To my knowledge, Union Pacific hiring is static. The railroad has many train crews furloughed and hundreds of engines parked on sidings in the desert and other locations. UPRR is still making a profit but share prices are down. The decline in the use of coal for power generation has reduced rail traffic through our city on the main line quite a bit. Agriculture is also in a swoon so shipments o corn and soybeans in also down. Those considering employment with the railroad should also keep in mind that union contracts will affect almost every aspect of their employment. But the $$ and benefits are good as pointed out.


Edited by Yah-Tah-Hey (03/09/18 11:37 AM)
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#4689553 - 03/09/18 11:46 AM Re: Railroad job [Re: CourierDriver]
CourierDriver Offline


Registered: 12/27/09
Posts: 4943
Loc: Tn.
yep,, some are retiring on 6k a month, not unusual. From management to track laying, car repair,wish I had done it in 1970, just got home from the Navy, was tired, ticked and a buddy said he would get me on at the
RR so I said no thanks,,,bad mistake.....always go check something out first, never rely on your own thoughts,,imho
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#4689606 - 03/09/18 01:02 PM Re: Railroad job [Re: CourierDriver]
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Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21196
Loc: Orlando, FL
It's good that BITOG members post jobs that other folks on here might be interested in applying for.

I've also posted jobs on here when there's been openings in the area that I work.

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#4689711 - 03/09/18 03:15 PM Re: Railroad job [Re: CourierDriver]
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Registered: 12/27/09
Posts: 4943
Loc: Tn.
Southern Railroad always post track maintenance jobs each summer,,usually track replacement is a big job..
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#4689880 - 03/09/18 06:19 PM Re: Railroad job [Re: Yah-Tah-Hey]
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Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1739
Loc: Alberta
Originally Posted By: Yah-Tah-Hey
To my knowledge, Union Pacific hiring is static. The railroad has many train crews furloughed and hundreds of engines parked on sidings in the desert and other locations. UPRR is still making a profit but share prices are down. The decline in the use of coal for power generation has reduced rail traffic through our city on the main line quite a bit. Agriculture is also in a swoon so shipments o corn and soybeans in also down. Those considering employment with the railroad should also keep in mind that union contracts will affect almost every aspect of their employment. But the $$ and benefits are good as pointed out.


Send some locomotives and some of those oil cars up here. We need them for shipping oil to the States.

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#4689900 - 03/09/18 06:41 PM Re: Railroad job [Re: CourierDriver]
Marco620 Offline


Registered: 02/25/14
Posts: 2186
Loc: Deplorable Kansan,HK fan!
Yeah my neighbor was a lineman and made 80K. Was working on getting me hired and he died so i kinda got cold feet. He was like my dad so it was too hard to imagine without him.Made 25.00hr now,he would be proud.
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#4689902 - 03/09/18 06:43 PM Re: Railroad job [Re: CourierDriver]
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Registered: 02/25/14
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My dad applied after Navy Service as a Hospital Corpsman 2nd class but was a nogo. Colorblind.
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#4689916 - 03/09/18 06:51 PM Re: Railroad job [Re: CourierDriver]
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Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21196
Loc: Orlando, FL
My brother was a corpsman and been with the VA a long time.

At $23-26 an hour lots of people will apply for those rail jobs.

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#4690077 - 03/09/18 10:24 PM Re: Railroad job [Re: CourierDriver]
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Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 6219
Loc: MI
I've been working the rails since '92. Piece of cake. Layed rails. Ballast operations. Wheel repairs and replacement. Name it...I've done it. Operated steam engines up to today's modern diesels.

Take a peek at the division I maintain and operate:

https://www.facebook.com/impression5/pho...e=3&theater

Ya, the kids love us.

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#4690825 - 03/10/18 07:31 PM Re: Railroad job [Re: CourierDriver]
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Registered: 10/08/06
Posts: 7762
Loc: OH
I almost decided to be a conductor for a major railroad after I retired from the Air Force, but I opted to go civil service instead because of the travel involved with the RR. I think I made the right choice...

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#4690890 - 03/10/18 08:33 PM Re: Railroad job [Re: CourierDriver]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21196
Loc: Orlando, FL
Grampi,

Just wondering what Air Force career field were you in ?

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#4691229 - 03/11/18 09:19 AM Re: Railroad job [Re: grampi]
CourierDriver Offline


Registered: 12/27/09
Posts: 4943
Loc: Tn.
That conductor job is not easy, lots of walking from one end of the train and back to the engine, you have to check each coupling twice, so if the train is a mile long, u have to walk 2 miles in all kinds of weather,,,been there as an assistant driving them to the trains,,,but you can promote out of it and become an engineer,,,but it is good money,,

Freight train conductors do not punch tickets,lol... it's a whole different definition than the old days of a ticket puncher,,watched too many old cowboy train movies...lol
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