If you are interested in Georgia railroad jobs the state is home to several companies outside of Class Is CSX and Norfolk Southern. Furthermore, if you land a position within the state you can at least expect mild/warm temperatures year-round due to Georgia's near sub-tropical climate. While the big players make up most of the state's rail network (around 70%) there also nearly two-dozen shortlines operating there as well including historic lines like the St. Marys Railroad and Sandersville Railroad. Amtrak, the nation's passenger rail carrier, also operates through the state on its way to Florida. If you have a particular interest in working within the railroad industry but are not very familiar with how it operates then you may want to take the time to first learn more.
I must admit that even I am only providing second-hand information from what I have both read and heard here. That is because I thought I wanted to work in transportation until realizing how much time one spends away from home. While the pay is excellent on Class I railroads in the end I decided it just was not for me. If you are still deciding yourself be sure to learn as much as you can about a career in the industry before making a decision. Also, if you are a college student or plan to attend college both CSX and Norfolk Southern offer either scholarships or summertime internships for eventual management careers with their companies.
If you visit their links below you can find out more information about those programs. Please do not attempt to contact me regarding available positions. I do not mean to sound brash but there is simply not a lot which I can do to help. You will need to contact the individual railroad regarding possible employment opportunities.
(To search for Georgia railroad jobs directly please use the below search box from Indeed.com.)
Class I Railroads
Norfolk Southern Railway
Short Line Railroads
Many of the short line railroads listed below are subsidiaries of one of the following companies. To learn more about employment opportunities with them please visit their website:
Genesee & Wyoming
Athens Line, LLC: This small shortline is privately owned operating near the city of Athens. To visit their website for contact information please click here.
Chattahoochee Bay Railroad: The Chattahoochee Bay is a Genesee
& Wyoming shortline which is almost entirely located in Alabama.
Chattahoochee Industrial Railroad: The Chattahoochee Industrial
is another Genesee & Wyoming property which is partially situated
Chattanooga & Chickamauga Railway: The C&C operates a 68 mile system near Chattanooga, Tennessee and in northwestern Georgia. The railroad is owned by the state of Georgia which contracts out the line's operations.
First Coast Railroad: The First Coast is a Genesee & Wyoming
property operating in extreme southeastern Georgia and northern
Fulton County Railway: The Fulton County Railway is an OmniTRAX
property serving the Fulton County Industrial Park.
Georgia Central Railway: The Georgia Central Railway is another
Genesee & Wyoming shortline operating a 171-mile system between
Savannah and Macon.
Georgia & Florida Railway: The G&F is another OmniTRAX
shortline which is quite large operating a 260+ mile system in its
Georgia Midland Railroad: The Georgia Midland operates
several broken railroad lines in the state. The railroad is now owned
by Georgia Southern Railway, a Pioneer Rail Corporation property.
Georgia Northeastern Railroad: The Georgia Northeastern is an independent shortline which operates trackage north of Marietta. For contact information please click here.
Georgia Southwestern Railroad: The Georgia Southwestern is
another Genesee & Wyoming railroad operating over 200 miles of
trackage in the southwest region of the state.
Georgia Woodlands Railroad: This railroad is a small 17-mile shortline owned by OmniTRAX.
Golden Isles Terminal Railroad: Yet another G&W property, the Golden Isles Terminal serves port operations Brunswick and Savannah.
Great Walton Railroad: The Great Walton is a privately owned shortline based in Social Circle. To contact the railroad please click here.
Hartwell Railroad: This privately owned shortline, which also owned by the same individual which operates the Great Walton, is based in Bowersville. For contact information please click here.
Heart of Georgia Railroad: This railroad is owned and operated by the Atlantic Western Transportation Company. To visit their website please click here.
Riceboro Southern Railway: Another railroad owned by Genesee & Wyoming, the Riceboro Southern serves its namesake town along a 18-mile system.
St. Marys Railroad: The St. Marys Railroad is one of the state's
oldest still-operating railroads.
St. Marys Railway West: 4310b Albany Avenue, Waresboro, Georgia 31564.
Sandersville Railroad: In operation since the late 19th century the, Koalin Road as it is also known continues to operate its original nine-mile line.
Savannah Port Terminal Railroad: Another terminal railroad which is owned by Genesee & Wyoming, this line serves the Port of Savannah.
Valdosta Railway: The Valdosta Railway is another G&W
shortline connecting its namesake city with Clyattville.
Check out the website's digital book (E-book), An Atlas To Classic Short Lines, which features system maps and a brief background of 46 different historic railroads. To learn more please click on the image below.