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August 2013 Blog Posts (2)

Advice on getting a railroad job?

I am applying (again) for a conductor position... this time with BNSF. Do any of the railroaders out there have any advice? Especially on what to say in the interview to sound enthusiastic, but NOT sound like a foamer with delusions of grandeur.

Added by Jeff Thomas on August 19, 2013 at 7:55am — 68 Comments

Why the Eel River Route can't, and shouldn't, be rebuilt


I wrote this in response to a status a few days back, but it's gotten buried and I think this is an important topic considering the possible bankruptcy filing by NCRA.

"I worked with a couple of parties in Colorado, who were interested in operating the Eureka Southern after it went bankrupt in 86 or 87. One party took one hyrail trip and walked away from it. He showed me the track book that Michael Ongerth (Former Vice President and General Manager of the NWP, SP…


Added by Jordan on August 2, 2013 at 3:48pm — 35 Comments

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