Unfortunately, if you are pursuing Delaware railroad jobs there are not many located within the state thanks to its small size and few companies operating within its borders. 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 short lines (including the Delaware Coast Line, East Penn, Maryland & Delaware, and Wilmington & Western) and the last remnant of the Conrail system, Conrail Shared Assets Operations.
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 enough 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 directly.
(To search for Delaware railroad jobs directly please use the below search box from Indeed.com.)
Class I Railroads
Norfolk Southern Railway
Short Line And Regional Railroads
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.
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.
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. To visit their website for contact information please click here.
Maryland & Delaware Railroad: The Maryland & Delaware Railroad is a private shortline, which most serves southern Maryland but also stretches into western Delaware. To visit their website please click here.
Wilmington & Western Railroad: The Wilmington & Western's dates back to just over the Civil War and today operates both freight and excursion train operations. To visit their website please click here.
For more information about shortline railroads that serve Delaware please click here to visit the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association's website.