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    CN Employment, how do overnight shifts work?

    No, you are not paid for the time you are at the away from home terminal UNLESS you are there more than 11 hrs. After 11 hrs "Held Away" pay starts and you are on pay until your on duty time starts for your return trip. That isn't what drives families apart, it's the constantly being on call...
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    A day with the E&N (SVI) - Dec 27, 2012

    SRY=Southern Railway of BC units. They're owned by the same company.
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    Last Run

    VIA RDC's 6135 and 6148 stop at Nanaimo for the last time ever in March of 2011. Passenger service had been discontinued a few days before and the RDC's were being moved to Nanaimo for storage and eventual shipment back east. The Island Corridor Foundation is working to have passenger service...
  8. L570 at Lillooet

    L570 at Lillooet

    Ready to head south to Squamish on the former BC Rail.
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    Washout signal

    Any frantic waving motion is considered a stop signal. You don't need to give the crew a washout.
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    CN tests natural gas/diesel fuel powered locomotives between Edmonton and Fort McMurr

    As the article says, 2 SD70M-2's will also be converted.
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    Kamloops, BC: Another potential new Hire for CN conductor

    Like cnrailengineer said, listen to the old heads, the worst thing you can do is have a know-it-all attitude. And if you have a question be sure to ask.
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    Kamloops, BC: Another potential new Hire for CN conductor

    Who did the interview? Was it Stephanie? If you don't hear within a few days I would try contacting her.
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    Very bad tracks, Minnesota Valley Railway

    Some more bad track,
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    What decides how many locomotives for a train?

    On CN we use Hp per ton to calculate the number of locomotives to use on a train. Other factors come into play too such as restrictions on the number of driving axles. Some subdivisions only allow 12 or 18 driving axles per locomotive consist.
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    Railroad Jobs (question)

    The railroad is the wrong career to get into if you want family time. You'll work on call 24/7/365 and if you don't have enough seniority to stay in your home terminal you can be forced out of town to a different terminal for months at a time.
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    Burned out

    I burned out shortly after I started working on the railroad...
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    Railroads with out locomotives.

    Trans Canada switching, which handles the switching of intermodal trains at Roberts Bank, they have no locomotives, they use CN or CP power.
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    Comment by 'ENR3809' in media 'CN Train 470'

    470? Wouldn't it be 570?
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    CN conductor aptitude test

    No such rest law in Canada Greg. If you work 12 hrs you're on mandatory 8 hrs rest(6 with a 2 hr call). That said, you can book up to 24 hrs rest after a road trip, 14 hrs rest after a yard shift, or 72 hrs rest on the BCR. And on the mainline you can take 48 hrs off once you hit 1075 miles. On... 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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