Old 12-12-2006, 01:48 PM   #1
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If there is an BNSF employees in this forum I made this yahoo group for us. Its a place we can talk about the ups and downs of working for the railroad, discuss different jobs and whats its like to work in the many BNSF locations.

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Old 12-12-2006, 05:27 PM   #2
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What's the best way to try and get a job with the RR? Where would one start?
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:30 PM   #3
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i just looked on the BNSF employment web page. this job isnt for everyone though.
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Even if you like trains and really have a desire to be a part of the railroad operations? I graduate in May.
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:38 PM   #5
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do you value your family life? cause if you do the RR isnt a job for you. i have seen guys come and go that cant handle the hours or the job. you have to take the good with the bad though. the job pays very well and has great medical benefits and retirement.
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Old 12-12-2006, 09:38 PM   #6
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BNSF stands for Better Not Start a Family. Working for the railroad is like no other job anywere, and it really isnt for everybody. If you want a job with the RR just go to the company website, and fill out the application. You don't need any degrees or any kind of schooling to be hired.

I work for UP, but all the railroads are the same just different pay stubs.
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the man speaks the truth.
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Old 12-13-2006, 02:55 AM   #8
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BTW myspace has groups for all the major railroads, and at least one just for BLET and UTU members. Its fun to swap stories with guys and gals working for different railroads and different parts of the country. You hear the same kinds of stuff from a CSX conductor in NY, a NS brakeman in Georgia, or a BNSF engineer in California. For better or worse railroading is railroading!
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BNSF stands for Better Not Start a Family. Working for the railroad is like no other job anywere, and it really isnt for everybody.
I don't care who you are, THAT's funny..and true. As one engineer I worked with put it 'Yeah, the pay is good. That's because they PAY TO OWN YOU.' The Rail America experience definetely wasn't for me. Not even interested in any of the class ones. Went back to an industrial operation where the hours are slightly more steady. Extra-board = unpredictability and don't make plans for anything.

I'm not trying to talk for everyone, but one way to kill a once interesting hobby is turn it into a career. I really haven't had alot of interest in pointing a camera at a train in a while now.

Don't get me wrong-as most have said here, the pay is VERY good. It all boils down to how much are you willing to give up for it. And despite the fact it didn't set well with me, I'd still say go for it if thats what you want. You'll never know until you try! Life's too short to wonder might have been. It was definetely worth the experience.

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After 9 years on NS (conrail at first) I can finally smell the end of the Engineer Extra list, and I gotta say the Extra List is NOT for everyone. I really don't think I would do it again if I had to.
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