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New Hampshire -- The "Live Free or Die" State => NH Jobs => Topic started by: txanarchist on December 16, 2013, 12:32:32 am

Title: Any railroad workers out there?
Post by: txanarchist on December 16, 2013, 12:32:32 am
Are there any railroad jobs in New Hampshire? I work for Union Pacific now as a conductor and if I moved to New Hampshire I'd like to get another job with a railroad. Does anyone know what kind of opportunities there are for that kind of work?
Title: Re: Any railroad workers out there?
Post by: KBCraig on December 17, 2013, 06:51:31 am
I spent two summers on a KCSRR section gang, which convinced me to finish my degree.  ;)

My dad and grandfather were both career operators/agents on the KCS.

I don't know anything about the job market, but there are definitely railroads throughout New England. There are no major through-routes, but there are many local, regional, "Occasional" lines for freight, and multiple scenic tour passenger lines that are seasonal.

I doubt you'll find a conductor job in NH that pays what you can get in Texas on the UP, but I certainly could be wrong.
Title: Re: Any railroad workers out there?
Post by: Rich T. on December 20, 2013, 09:22:41 am
There is Amtrak service with the hub in Boston, runs up and down the coast, possibly into Vermont as well.
There are several freight lines, I know in Mass and VT, plus the lines that runs coal to the power plant in Bow.
I have a friend who works as a railroad engineer if you'd like some more leads.
Title: Re: Any railroad workers out there?
Post by: freedomroad on December 20, 2013, 04:48:59 pm
There are passenger lines in NH and every bordering state (Amtrak, Mt. Washington, the massive T system in Boston and more) and into CT/NY and so on. There are also freight lines all over all of those states, also going up to Canada. I don't know much about job openings, though. I only know 1 person in the railroad industry. The person works on a seasonal passenger line, but in the entertainment industry. Sorry I cannot be of much help but I'd think with Google or Bing you could find lots of useful stuff.

Boston's subway, train and bus system http://www.mbta.com
Passenger service all over VT/NH/MA/ME and into NY and so on http://www.amtrak.com
And the other 5 passenger rails in NH http://www.trainsnh.com/