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ridintherails
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Joined: Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:41 pm
Location: up front

Post by ridintherails » Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:49 am

Engineer for MBCR

trevor macpherson

Post by trevor macpherson » Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:43 pm

Are there like any colleges that have classes for railroad engineering???? I would think that would help big time for me to join NS or CP here on the D&H.

Railcar_Man

Post by Railcar_Man » Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:18 pm

After I graduate highschool, I am planning to go to law school. In which I am planning to become a police officer.

chrsjrcj
Posts: 289
Joined: Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:14 pm
Location: West Palm Beach, FL

Post by chrsjrcj » Mon May 14, 2007 7:35 pm

Im planning 3 completely different plans

1) Acela Express engineer

2) Amtrak Cascades engineer or conductor

3) im good at the weather so meteorology is my backup plan

stevo

Post by stevo » Tue May 15, 2007 2:02 pm

i'm looking at three careers right now too:

software design
electrical engineer
railroading

not sure which one i'll go into yet, so i'm exploring all three. next year in school i'm taking classes for the first two, but obviously there are no classes for railroading :( .

but whatever i go into, i will still be a railfan!

acela 2036
Posts: 701
Joined: Thu May 31, 2007 11:07 am
Location: Providence RI

Post by acela 2036 » Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:14 pm

Going to be an acela engineer soon!

NJTKid01

Post by NJTKid01 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:36 pm

Since I've scouting R.R. throughout the Northeast, I would like to work for really any R.R. in the NE. But my top choices are:
1). NJ Transit
2). SEPTA (Because I just love to railfan the system)
3). LIRR
4). Metro North
5). Amtrak, possibly

In terms of capacity with these R.R.'s, it most likely would be operations, like conductor or the top job of being an engineer.

Murjax
Posts: 402
Joined: Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:15 pm
Location: St. Augustine, FL

Post by Murjax » Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:04 pm

I am thinking I will someday start a completly new rail service somewhere in the northeast but I am not exactly sure what service is needed just yet but I have some ideas. :)

stevo

Post by stevo » Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:44 am

wanna start a scenic road?

Murjax
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Location: St. Augustine, FL

Post by Murjax » Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:12 pm

stevo wrote:wanna start a scenic road?
Well I was thinking more along the lines of a commuter type railroad (maybe with highspeed maglev) but I don't have all the details yet. :)

stevo

Post by stevo » Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:30 pm

ya...that would be a wee bit pricy...

Guilford Guy

Post by Guilford Guy » Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:14 pm

err...
If I were you I'd build a commuter line from Portland to Fryeburg Maine... Maybe rebuild some of the mountain div. There was as study not to long ago and 9 industries said they would use rail... It would also work as a commute for people going into Portland. First you need to win the lottery...

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Otto Vondrak
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Location: New York

Post by Otto Vondrak » Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:12 pm

Stevo- being a volunteer at a train museum is a lot different than working for a real railroad.

If you guys have specific questions about working for the railroad, you should check out our employment forum....
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stevo

Post by stevo » Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:26 am

guilford guy is right. there is no way any of us will be able to pull this off anyway, we just don't have money. we're teenagers, remember?

Guilford Guy

Post by Guilford Guy » Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:46 pm

Murjax wrote:I am thinking I will someday start a completly new rail service somewhere in the northeast but I am not exactly sure what service is needed just yet but I have some ideas. :)
Key word someday...

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