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. To get a better idea of Delaware's railroad network and how it appears today please click here.
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.
Also, for more information regarding Connecticut railroad jobs, please visit the links below or the railroad's individual contact information concerning possible openings. 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.
Lastly, to search for Delaware railroad jobs directly please use the below search box from Indeed.com.
Class I Railroads
Shortlines and Regionals
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. Phone 302-422-9200.
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.
Lastly, if a career in railroading is right for you but you would like to learn more about what it takes to work in the industry you might want to consider the book Working on the Railroad from noted author Brian Solomon. Solomon's book details the history of working in the railroad industry and the difficulties and hardship employees faced back then as well as today. After reading this book you should have no doubts about whether working in the industry is something you are truly interested in. In any event, if you're interested in perhaps purchasing this book please visit the link below which will take you to ordering information through Amazon.com, the trusted online shopping network.