If you are interested in Maine railroad jobs unfortunately the Pine Tree State is home to only a few companies and no Class Is (which traditionally offer the highest paying jobs), although Amtrak does operate in there. Along with regionals Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway and Pan Am Railways the state is home to short lines Eastern Maine Railway, Maine Eastern Railroad, New Hampshire Northcoast Corporation, St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad, and Turners Island, LLC. Overall, the state is home to just a little more than 1,000 miles of railroad (200+ of which was threatened to be abandoned in recent years but Maine stepped in and purchased the line to keep it operational), although there has been talk of restoring to service to some abandoned routes.
you do not like snow and bitterly cold winters, working outdoors along
Maine's railroads is probably not the job for you. By itself
railroading is a tough job but tie this in with the state's legendary
winters and the work is that much more difficult. So, please be
prepared for both if you are interested in becoming a railroader in
Maine. Since the state is not home to any Class I railroads you most
likely would not be working the grueling, 12-hour endless days that is
common within those companies. However, it doesn't mean the job can't
be any less stressful or physically demanding on smaller railroads (many
of which don't have the expensive track and maintenance machines,
meaning more physical labor is involved). Also, please refrain from contacting me about potential job openings
or what a particular position involves. To learn more, by contacting
the railroad(s) directly they should be able to answer any questions you
(Finally, to search for Maine railroad jobs directly please use the below search box from Indeed.com.)
Short Line And Regional Railroads
Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway: The MM&A is a private
regional which operates across central Maine (connecting Bangor),
through southern Quebec and reaching Montreal via trackage rights (the
railroad also serves Newport, Vermont). The railroad began operations
in 2003 when it took over the lines of the bankrupt and historic Bangor
Am Railways: Pan Am Railways operates trackage formerly owned by
historic lines like the Maine Central and Boston & Maine. It
operates a regional railroad that stretches across southern Maine and
into Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and even Vermont (not all
of its lines are connected, however).
Eastern Maine Railway: The Eastern Maine Railway is owned by the New Brunswick Southern Railway and together serve a nearly 200-mile railroad between Saint John, New Brunswick and Brownville Junction, Maine. Please visit their website to learn about potential job openings.
Maine Eastern Railroad: This railroad operates both freight service and excursion trains along their coastal system that serves Brunswick and Rockland. For contact information about possible positions available please click here.
New Hampshire Northcoast Corporation: This small short line has been in operation since the 1980s operating a former branch of the Boston & Maine between Ossipee and Rollinsford, New Hampshire right on the Maine border. For contact information; P. O. Box 429, Ossipee, New Hampshire 03864.
St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad: This railroad is owned by Genesee & Wyoming's large family of short lines. It connects Portland with northern New Hampshire and Vermont along a 157-mile system. For contact information please visit their web page.
Turners Island, LLC: This small terminal railroad serves the Portland area. For contact information please click here to visit their website.
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.