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by MR77100
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Norfolk & Western, VGN, WAB, NKP, P&WV, ACY, IT
Topic: Illinois Terminal
Replies: 10
Views: 12313

Re: Illinois Terminal

April, 1952 I believe.
by MR77100
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Employment
Topic: Questions To Ask
Replies: 2
Views: 2979

Questions To Ask

Here is a topic I have been trying to find the answers to: What are some good questions to ask AT THE END of the interview?
by MR77100
Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:41 am
Forum: Employment
Topic: Best Class 1 to work for
Replies: 8
Views: 4060

Re: Best Class 1 to work for

I have heard a lot of good things about BNSF and CN. Not so with UP and NS.
by MR77100
Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Employment
Topic: NAZI SOUTHERN?
Replies: 15
Views: 4584

NAZI SOUTHERN?

Why does Norfolk Southern have the nickname Nazi Southern? Is it because they treat their employees bad? Is it because they hire the wrong people?
by MR77100
Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Employment
Topic: Norfolk Southern Hiring Process
Replies: 180
Views: 92956

Re: Norfolk Southern Hiring Process

I am headed to an NS hiring session for Elkhart, Indiana. They told all I need is a black/blue pen and a photo ID. I have previous railroad experience so that should help. However, I applied for about a dozen other Conductor positions and it seems that they were first posted three months ago, yet ar...
by MR77100
Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:37 am
Forum: Employment
Topic: Getting hired after being dismissed by Class 1
Replies: 9
Views: 5290

Re: Getting hired after being dismissed by Class 1

I was working for UP as a Coonductor and was on the final day of my probation period and was fired for riding the front of a tank car! I was instructed to by the mentor I was working with and he said it was alright. Now I am afraid that my childhood dream is shattered.
by MR77100
Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Employment
Topic: Fired from a RR Job
Replies: 19
Views: 6838

Re: Fired from a RR Job

I rode the front platform but I was behind the bar and OUTSIDE the gauge of the rail. The foreman I was working with told me to do so and said it was alright. I was following orders.
by MR77100
Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Employment
Topic: Fired from a RR Job
Replies: 19
Views: 6838

Fired from a RR Job

This is a real heartbreak. I obtained a job with UP at a Conductor in Iowa. I went through all of the classroom training and OJT. The probation period was 60 days, and on the 59th day, I was dismissed for riding the front of a tank car! I was instructed to do so by my mentor who was training me for ...
by MR77100
Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Granger Railroads - C&NW, Rock Island, and MILW
Topic: C&NW Possible Merger with MILW in 1970s
Replies: 2
Views: 6702

Re: C&NW Possible Merger with MILW in 1970s

A C&NW merger with the Milwaukee Road would have resulted in a large number of bike paths! The judge awarded the Milwaukee Road to the Soo Line for a reason!
by MR77100
Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Photos of 1987 Amtrak Chase, MD accident
Replies: 98
Views: 28018

Re: Photos of 1987 Amtrak Chase, MD accident

What track were the Conrail units on and what track was the Amtrak train on? Were they both traveling in the same direction? Does anyone know of any diagram of that wreck?
by MR77100
Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:56 am
Forum: Photography & Video
Topic: Upgrading Video and digital camera
Replies: 0
Views: 4392

Upgrading Video and digital camera

I am seeking to upgrade to a solid Sony video camera, and a better digital still shot. Any suggestions? I have a refurbished DSLR that does not have a video option. I have seen a Canon SX40 on clearance at Wal-mart. Any opinions on Sony's new HD video cameras?
by MR77100
Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:27 am
Forum: Granger Railroads - C&NW, Rock Island, and MILW
Topic: CNW and abandonments
Replies: 24
Views: 17639

Re: CNW and abandonments

It was the tragedy of the CGW that C&NW was denied the Milwaukee Road, since they would have ripped up all of it anyway.
by MR77100
Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Employment
Topic: Motels in Des Moines, IA
Replies: 6
Views: 1523

Re: Motels in Des Moines, IA

Anyone have any information on the Motel 6?
by MR77100
Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Employment
Topic: Motels in Des Moines, IA
Replies: 6
Views: 1523

Re: Motels in Des Moines, IA

Wow! Thanks for the info! Do you have the link for that Craisglist ad?
by MR77100
Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Employment
Topic: Motels in Des Moines, IA
Replies: 6
Views: 1523

Motels in Des Moines, IA

I have accepted a Conductor position in Clinton, Iowa, but the training will be Des Moines for a month. I was informed that the railroad will pay for a motel for 3 out of 4 weeks during my stay in Des Moines. Does the railroad pick the motel for you or do I pick it out myself?

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