Railroad Jobs

They’re aren’t many people in the world who haven’t seen a train. They’re as much a part of the transportation environment as any other type of vehicle, though they’re much easier to spot traveling through the countryside or along urban railway tracks.

Many trains have a combination of uses including cargo (freight) delivery and passenger transport. Sometimes because of the changing economy, many trains have to perform both of these jobs at the same time, delivering freight and passengers to destinations all across the country.

In this section of JobMonkey you’ll find out about working in the rail industry, including what types of jobs are available and how the industry operations – worldwide, in the U.S., Canada, and locally. Discover many types of jobs, including:

A Wide Variety of Railway Jobs

railroad yard photoMany of the people who work on the railways have a love of trains and probably always have. Engineers are trained in the safe and responsible operation of the trains and have to make sure that the train gets safely to its many destinations. Conductors are given the task of ensuring that all passengers have paid for their travel tickets and that they travel safely between destinations. As many passenger trains have diner cars to provide meals and drinks to passengers, each train has a few diner car employees who take passenger orders for food and drinks and either deliver them to their seat (luxury class passengers) or provide them in the diner car.

The freight trains that travel all across the country have their own types of specialized jobs and many people have found satisfying employment working on freight trains.
Cargo handlers are responsible for getting freight safely on and off the train cars, either by hand, cart or crane operation (from flatbed cars). Some train cars are specially designed to tilt over on their side and dump loads of bulk items into ramps or bins set up along the rail side. This is especially common with the transportation of metal ores, stone or even animal feed. Cargo trains still require engineers to operate them but oftentimes a conductor and diner car staff isn’t required as there aren’t generally any passengers on a freight train to take care of.

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Industry Analysis

Railroads are a hallmark of industry. Learn about this proven industry with the links below.

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Railroad Jobs

Railroad jobs can potentially let you travel to scenic locations, as part of your job. Click below to learn more.

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Railroad Company Jobs

There are many railroad companies to choose from. Here are some links to industry leaders.

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Railroad Training

Training is required for many positions in the railroad industry. These links will help with what to expect.

There are a Variety of Jobs in the Railroad Industry Which Work in Other Ways than Just Trains Photo Button

Similar Jobs

There are various jobs in the railroad industry which don’t have you working directly with trains. Here are some.


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Important Links

Here are some links for individuals looking to get into the railroad industry. Make sure to read them carefully.

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