Delaware Railroad Jobs
Unfortunately, if you are pursuing Delaware railroad jobs
there are is not a lot the state has to offer. In all, Delaware is
currently home to less than 300 miles of track, nearly 90% of which is
owned by Class I railroads Norfolk Southern, CSX Transportation, and
Amtrak's Northeast Corridor where the carrier has major facilities at
Wilmington. The rest of the trackage is made up of shortlines
(including the Delaware Coast Line, East Penn, Maryland & Delaware,
and Wilmington & Western) and the last remnant of the Conrail
system, Conrail Shared Assets Operations. Lastly, to search for Delaware railroad jobs directly please use the below search box from Indeed.com.
|A pair of East Penn Railway B30-7s, #7874 and #7811, run light through the yard in Wilsmere, Delaware on September 2, 2005.|
While Delaware railroad jobs may be harder to land than in other states
the work can be no less difficult. If you have little knowledge on the
industry but are interested in more traditional positions like
conductors and engineers please
understand that the work can be fairly tough and the hour very long.
Class I railroads offer the best pay in these fields but require workers
to be out on the job 12 hours a day for many days at a time without a
break. So, if you either have an interest in starting a family or
already have one please take this into consideration as you will be away
from home quite often. However, in the event that you are lucky
to hire on with a smaller railroad the pay will not be as great but the
schedule will be more predictable. Finally, please know that
contacting me regarding possible job openings is of little use as I
cannot provide much help, you will need to contact the railroad
Conrail Shared Assets Operations: Conrail Shared Assets Operations
is strictly a paper company owned by both CSX and Norfolk Southern. I
do not believe they have any employees on the payroll.
|An elderly Conrail SD38 pulls a local NS freight through Dagsboro, Delaware on October 10, 2010. The unit began its career as Penn Central #6930 in 1970.|
Delaware Coast Line Railroad: The Delaware Coast Line Railroad
is a private company which connects with Norfolk Southern. For contact
information: P.O. Box 176, Lincoln, Delaware 19960.
|A trio of Norfolk Southern SD40Es led by #6332 have a Herzog Ballast train at Clayton, Delaware on January 13, 2012.|
East Penn Railway: The East Penn Railway operates several broken
stretches of railroad mostly west or north of Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania but also serves extreme northern Delaware.
Maryland & Delaware Railroad: The Maryland & Delaware
Railroad is a private shortline, which most serves southern Maryland but
also stretches into western Delaware.
Wilmington & Western Railroad: The Wilmington &
Western's dates back to just over the Civil War and today operates both
freight and excursion train operations.