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    Lake state railway operating systems??

    I tried conductor training a few years back with Cp. it didn't wrk out! Now I have a chance with Lake state railway(LSRC). So am trying to find out as much as I can. About how they operate, Signals mainly! Any info would be great. I have Cp rail Gcor and CN rail version which any of these match...
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    cp conductor training program St paul minessota.

    class starts at 0800. I just finished my gcor
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    How is working with Canadian Pacific (NOW!)

    3 yrs. ago I tried working with CP as a student conductor. They can me saying I failed the Gcor with a 85%. Now they called me back stating a 10,000$ bonus if I would be willing to try again. Before I didn't get no bonus or relocation asst.. Now they are throwing money at me. After discussions...
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    conductors over night bag?

    so soon I may be a conductor, hired on as a student conductor first. but my question is, what type of bag or pack would you recommend as a conductor to use military surplus or other? :confused:
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    abilitys test for conductor?

    What is the name of test one must take to become a conductor. Plus is their a youtube video, to watch and see? so that I can ready myself. Thank you.
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    Elkhart, IN & why a passport to cross into Canada

    Just like the title said. Why does CP railroad require one to have a passport to cross into Canada, from Elkhart, IN? It looks like Elkhart is far enough from Border, not to need one?:confused:
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    Round 2 with Cp-rail: your thoughts

    So 3 yrs. ago CP came to Detroit for a job fair and I was picked to go. Gcor test came around I was told I failed with a 83% and that I could no longer be Employed. because I didn't make a 90%. That was in 3/2012, now 5/2014 CP comes back to Detroit. I didn't know friend tells me that CN was in...
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    How much is the trainmen guarantee for CP rail?

    I just interviewed in Minnesota @ Twin cities rail. while their I seen my old instructor from CP rail. He too was looking to bail on CP rail said its gotten worse since 2 yrs. ago. I am not sure if he instructed 2 yrs. or 4? But he said when he tried to enlist as a instructor again. they told...
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    twin cities & western

    any info on this railroad would be great. they call my to go for interview as a TRANSPORTATION SPECALIST?
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    How much is the trainmen guarantee for CP rail?

    first 3 weeks is basic hand signals learning how to kick cars. my favorite was getting kicked while hanging on to car and trying to stop it close to traffic cone. My class made game of it. First one closest with out passing it wins(nothing but a pat on back), But fun! Must pass test after first...
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    How much is the trainmen guarantee for CP rail?

    your first 90 days you will be doing both switching in yard and over the road. Actually you will be rotated all around. once marked up pending on your area you may be able to bid for switcher or conductor? Not sure about pay rate that depends on your area cost of living. It may seem high but...
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    would like info. on Iowa Northern rail and conductor training?

    would like as much info. as possible on rail line? I have been looking to get back in the rail industry as conductor. An Iowa Northern may be giving me that chances. But what I am not to happy about is Pay? student conductor is 121 dollars a day. then when marked up it jumps to 270 a day. so...
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    Conrail test and interview: please advise

    Hey guys: got my chance to get hired on to railroad after leaving CP (DM&E). Conrail in Detroit has a posting for Railroad Carperson. which I would think is a Carmen? but any ways what is involved in the testing for this position?? any info at all about Conrail would be great thanks.
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    Laredo, Tx. and UP railroad?

    I recently appllied to UP for the Laredo, Tx. conductor position. But when i mentioned to my sister and pops. who are in law enforcment down thier didn't sound pleased? Cuz of drug/smuggling from the mexican side bleeding into our side. they said a-lot of railroad conductors are getting harrased...
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    gcor score requirements?

    no, I do not object. I was just asking compaired to others? i just thought it weird that to get a Emergancy Medical Tech license(E.M.T.). in my state and most others they want 80% or higher.But for a train its 90% and we to as EMT's go thew Haz-Mat, communcations on radio, paper work. still 88%...
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    gcor score requirements?

    I recently failed my Gcor test with a 88%@ best. An CP requires 90% or higher so i was dismissed from the conductor program. Loved the fact i had the chance and want to work the rails. Do all the class 1 require a 90% to pass? An is it possable to hire with another rail service? after bing i was...
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    hello! (traine conductor soon?)

    hello guys/gals new to the forum. I just got my call this past Tuesday morning. to report for conductor training in St. Paul, Mn.. To work with CP-Rails :) and I live in Detroit for right now. Once i complete training? Huron, S.Dakota for my home station. What should I expect in class, is it...




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