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. For more information about Georgia's current railroad system please click here.
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.
Lastly, for more information regarding Georgia railroad jobs, please visit the links below or the railroad's individual contact information concerning possible openings. 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.
Lastly, to search for Georgia railroad jobs directly please use the below search box from Indeed.com.
Class I Railroads
Class III, Shortlines
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. To visit their web page regarding employment please click here.
Chattahoochee Industrial Railroad: The Chattahoochee Industrial is another Genesee & Wyoming property which is also mostly situated in Alabama. To visit their web page for contact information please click here.
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 Florida. For contact information please click here.
Fulton County Railway: The Fulton County Railway is an OmniTRAX property serving the Fulton County Industrial Park. For contact information regarding possible employment opportunities please click here.
Georgia Central Railway: The Georgia Central Railway is another Genesee & Wyoming shortline operating a 171-mile system between Savannah and Macon. To visit their web page please click here.
Georgia & Florida Railway: The G&F is another OmniTRAX shortline which is quite large operating a 260+ mile system in its namesake states. For contact information please click here.
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. For contact information please click here.
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. For contact information please click here.
Georgia Woodlands Railroad: This railroad is a small 17-mile shortline owned by OmniTRAX. For contact information please click here.
Golden Isles Terminal Railroad: Yet another G&W property, the Golden Isles Terminal serves port operations Brunswick and Savannah. For contact information please click here.
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. For contact information please click here.
St. Marys Railroad: The St. Marys Railroad is one of the state's oldest still-operating railroads. For contact information please click here.
St. Marys Railway West: 4310b Albany Avenue, Waresboro, Georgia 31564. Phone 912-285-3855.
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. For contact information please click here.
Savannah Port Terminal Railroad: Another terminal railroad which is owned by Genesee & Wyoming, this line serves the Port of Savannah. For contact information please click here.
Valdosta Railway: The Valdosta Railway is another G&W shortline connecting its namesake city with Clyattville. For contact information please click here.
For more information about shortline railroads that serve Georgia please click here to visit the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association's website.
Finally, 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.