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Engineer James
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Post by Engineer James » Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:44 am

Trevor> Sorry to burst your bubble son, I am 17, and wanna work for CSX. However, most if not all of the ex-D&H equipment, except the Baldwin Sharks (Privately Owned), and a few PA's are either gone, or in a Booster capacity.... sorry.

TAMR213
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Location: Somewhere between Automatic 301 and 308

Post by TAMR213 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:00 pm

Engineer James wrote:Trevor> Sorry to burst your bubble son, I am 17, and wanna work for CSX. However, most if not all of the ex-D&H equipment, except the Baldwin Sharks (Privately Owned), and a few PA's are either gone, or in a Booster capacity.... sorry.
Read his post again and think about what he said before you make assinine posts.
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stevo

Post by stevo » Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:54 pm

AmtrakPhill629 wrote:future LIRR engineer
good choice. the lirr is awesome!

trevor macpherson

Post by trevor macpherson » Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:17 pm

Actually they're are 7312 and 7307 I think for GP-38's or GP-38-2's. Ive got many pictures of 7312.

The RailMan

Post by The RailMan » Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:48 pm

Yesterday I got an email from Metro-North offering me the chance to take the test for Assistant Conductor. :P :wink:
I've been submitting applications and resumes since I turned 18 over 3 years ago

toberborgan

Post by toberborgan » Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:52 pm

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ENR3870
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Location: At the switch

Post by ENR3870 » Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:28 pm

toberborgan wrote:I'd like to apply for brake operator in a couple years ago, and then hopefully work my way up to conducter or engineer. Depends whether or not I take the turn to add to my art portfolio or establish a career in locomotives
Most railroads hire you as a conductor. The days of starting as a brakeman and working your way up is gone, except for some railroads.
Tyler W.

stevo

Post by stevo » Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:01 pm

what does a brakeman even do now?

Chris_S68

Post by Chris_S68 » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:56 pm

stevo wrote:what does a brakeman even do now?
The brakeman assists the conductor on the ground. Particularly helpful in switching.
As evidenced by increasing dwell times, remotes are no replacement for a three man crew.

Chris

The RailMan

Post by The RailMan » Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:23 am

I took the assistant conductors test and passed! They told us it'd take 3 weeks to hear back, I heard back in 2 days! Now I'm just waiting to hear back from them again

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

Post by ridintherails » Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:21 pm

since i was 4 years old ive wanted to be an engineer for the mbta in boston!!!!

stevo

Post by stevo » Mon Dec 04, 2006 6:27 pm

that's EXACTLY what i want to do! only i'd want to drive the subways, not the commuter rail.

alex45

Post by alex45 » Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:36 pm

Im gonna be an enginner for Amtrak. Plan to drive the Acela Express since I already have a family member involved with the same job

alex45

Post by alex45 » Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:31 am

I have a long way to go but here is my order of jobs, Conductor for Amtrak Regionals, then switch to conductor for Acela, then go onto engineer.

stevo

Post by stevo » Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:45 pm

not sure what railroad, but definitely engineer.

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