Despite the fact that the state fields only one Class I company (CSX Transportation) and is one of the smallest in terms of size, there are actually quite a few Connecticut railroad jobs to choose from due to the fact that it is served by two Class II, regionals, and a handful of Class III, short lines (interestingly, these smaller railroads make up more of the state's total rail mileage than does CSX). Also, Amtrak's Northeast Corridor (NEC) to Boston skirts the coast through New Haven on its way to New York City. Lastly, to search for Connecticut railroad jobs directly please use the below search box from Indeed.com.
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.
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.
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 company.
Central New England Railroad: The Central New England Railroad
is a small shortline serving the Griffins and Bloomfield areas.
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 Connecticut.