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    Ferromex on the BNSF

    I see them once in a while parked waiting at the Thornton shops, waiting for a BN southbound train to run.
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    is freight "Going Green"?

    Yup.. can't speak for the rest, but I hear CN is going full-tilt with an eco program, just in its' infancy at the moment.. I'm sure there will be a big announcement soon. Stay tuned.
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    CN employment question

    I applied, got the call two months later for interviews, started three months after that. It was painful, waiting not knowing what was going on.. then finally got the call (after almost three months) that I was expected to start next week.. like 4 days notice.
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    Loco Windshield Wipers Question...

    The mechanics at our shop call it "job security"...
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    Locomotive Fault Question

    Without hearing the noise, it could have been anything. There are many different places for air to leak on these units.. It could have been the air dryer or main res with a sticky blowdown valve. Happens all the time on our units.
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    CN conductor aptitude test

    Here's a tip for you, and anyone else reading. Not specific to a job at CN, by any means. I have interviewed hundreds of potential employees in my previous jobs... Unless you're specifically told to dress casual - always dress up for an interview. Shirt and tie, jacket if you have a nice...
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    looking at vs. looking out

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