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johnny jr.

New Member
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 to help smuggle contra ban over. Any trueth to that??
An how long does i wait to hear if UP is even intrested in hiring me? with lil experince on trains.


Texas Railfan
Most of the trains come pre-loaded with drugs. A buddy of mine was working Brownsville to Harlingen and had at least one big bust on his train.


MP 314.1
Your chances might be good, UP in most cases call you if you applied within a week after the position was posted online, but then again it like that with most jobs. They will invite you to a hiring session for 2 hours of what to expect from the railroad then the reading test and if you pass the reading exam, Interview time. I agree with SDJeff there no way of knowing, what the heck is on your train as a conductor once it comes across. Good Luck sir if you get hired on, don't forget to wave at us:cool: track side taking pictures of your train going by... 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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