Please note that if you hold a serious interest in working in the
railroad industry but do not know a lot about it is not exactly a career
which is for everyone, particularly if you hire on with a giant Class I
company in the fields of either transportation or maintenance. The
hours can be extremely long (12 hours for many days without a break) and
require one to be away from home for quite some time. Also, of note,
is that Class Is will base you wherever there is a need. For instance,
while CSX operates through Connecticut because it serves virtually every
state east of the Mississippi you could be placed anywhere. As such, if you are lucky enough to be offered a position with a
short line or regional, which offer somewhat more predictable hours don't
pass it up! And, on this note, I often
receive e-mails concerning employment opportunities
or where they may be found. This is why I have set up these pages to
assist in helping answer those questions for you as there is not a lot I
can do, directly, to help.
Short Lines And Regionals
Pan Am Railways: Pan Am Railways is a private, regional railroad which
just recently began operations taking over for the defunct Guilford. The
company operates through Maine, Connecticut, and New Hampshire with
trackage in Vermont and eastern New York.
Providence & Worcester Railroad: Providence &
Worcester has been in operation since the 19th century and until 1973
was a subsidiary of other railroads, notably the Pennsylvania and Penn
Central. Now, an independent operation, it serves Massachusetts, Rhode
Island, and Connecticut.
|New England Central GP38s #3857, #3845, and #3846 lead freight 610 across the Connecticut state line on March 4, 2000.|
Branford Steam Railroad: The Branford Steam Railroad is a
private operation serving a stone quarry, which has been in operation
for more than 100 years. I do not have contact information for the
Central New England Railroad: The Central New England Railroad
is a small shortline serving the Griffins and Bloomfield areas.
|A pair of Providence & Worcester U23Bs led by #2206 eases through East Wallingford, Connecticut as it readies to switch the nearby Tilcon Quarry on June 29, 2000.|
Connecticut Southern Railroad: The Connecticut Southern is part
of G&W's family of shortlines serving the area around Hartford.
Housatonic Railroad: The Housatonic Railroad is one of the
oldest railroads in the country still in operation serving
Massachusetts, Connecticut, and southeastern New York.
New England Central Railroad: The New England Central is another
G&W property serving Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and