I applied for work on a train crew with a railroad without NARS. What are my odds of getting an interview?

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It shouldn't be a problem. You'll still go through the training provided by whatever railroad hires you. Other than short line/regionals, and maybe BNSF who seems to be in partnership with them, most don't give much credence to the various railroad schools or programs. The class ones want to train you their way.

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