Brakemen don't exist anymore.
Thanks for the info. How about rear brakeman, is that a separate title distinct from assistant conductor?
Dcell wrote:Just curious if Ticket Collector title still exists at NJT? If so, do they hire for those slots or is it a grandfathered title?
No. That would be under the title of Assistant Conductor.
Wrong! The term "Brakeman" is still used at NJT (as well as Amtrak).
Newbies at NJT are hired as TC's (Ticket Collectors)! Eventually they move up to AC.
On a Transit train you will hear the Conductor & Rear Brake on the radio often. The "Rear Brake" is the brakeman working the rear of the train. He/She controls the exterior doors and gives the engineer the 2 on the buzzer when all station work has been completed. The Conductor gives the engineer verbal instruction to move the train once the engineer has the 2 from the brake.