Alocsin's Railroad Jobs and Salaries Index
© 2012 by Aurelio Locsin.
Professionals in the railroad industry are responsible for moving carloads of passengers and freight efficiently and safely. They may handle duties in small industrial yards or manage thousands of miles of transportation across the entire country. Railroad companies supply most of the training for the positions, though some skills are available from technical institutes devoted to the industry.
The following is an index to Alocsin's hubs on railroad jobs and salaries, including information locomotive engineers, train conductors and brakemen. The hubs are arranged in alphabetical order by title, and focus on salaries.
- Brake, Signal and Switch Operators. The usual starting point for any railroad career with responsibility for miscellaneous operations in a rail yard.
- Conductors and Yardmasters. Coordinate activities, schedules and staff on either moving trains or within rail yards.
- Locomotive Engineers. Drive diesel, electric and sometimes, steam engines to transport cars full of freight and passengers.
- Rail Yard Engineers and Hostlers. Handle locomotives within the confines of an industrial or port yard.