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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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    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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    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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    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?

    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... is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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