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- Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:36 pm
- Forum: Employment
- Topic: Norfolk Southern Hiring Process
- Replies: 180
- Views: 92956
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...
- Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:37 am
- Forum: Employment
- Topic: Getting hired after being dismissed by Class 1
- Replies: 9
- Views: 5290
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.
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.
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 ...
- 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
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!
- Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:59 am
- Forum: Amtrak
- Topic: Photos of 1987 Amtrak Chase, MD accident
- Replies: 98
- Views: 28018
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?
- Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:56 am
- Forum: Photography & Video
- Topic: Upgrading Video and digital camera
- Replies: 0
- Views: 4392
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?
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?