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Hi guys I have no railroad exp at all! I been working in the oilfield last couple years! I'm thinkin about gettin into the railroad business as a track laborer! Was wondering roughly what those guys make an hour and if the job is pretty tough or what? I'll be applying at union pacific in fort worth texas


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Well I hope you don't mind heat, cold, winter, summer, bugs, wind, rain, snow, dirt, sweat, traveling, grease, everything is heavy, quotas, long hours, idiots, break downs, down time, unemployment, you know, stuff like that.

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