New Hampshire is one of the few states where landing a job with a railroad may be a bit difficult given that no Class Is operate there and only a handful of smaller railroads do. If you are interested in New Hampshire railroad jobs the largest company located there is Class II, regional Pan Am Railways. Along with Pan Am there are currently eight Class III, shortlines found in the state. Additionally, Amtrak operates its Downeaster service through extreme southern New Hampshire. Overall, the state is rather devoid of trains (and freight traffic in general), with less than 500 miles currently in operation. To learn more about New Hampshire's current rail system please click here to view the Association of American Railroads' report of the state.
If you are seriously interested in becoming a railroader it would do you well to research it all a bit beforehand (if you are not familiar with the industry). Railroading is one of those careers you truly have to enjoy, at least a little, to stick with it for twenty, thirty, or forty years. It requires one to be away from home for long periods of time with completely unpredictable hours. If you are interested in a more predictable work schedule and being with family often then life as a railroader probably isn't for you.
While Class Is, which offer the best pay in the industry, do not operate in New Hampshire CSX Transportation is located nearby and you may want to check into the railroad's available openings. Remember, though, that by hiring on with a Class I like CSX you will be located wherever they need you (which could be as far south as Florida or as far west as Chicago). Lastly, for more information regarding New Hampshire railroad jobs, please visit the links below or the railroad's individual contact information concerning possible openings.
Finally, to search for New Hampshire railroad jobs directly please use the below search box from Indeed.com.
Class I Railroads
CSX Transportation (Again, this railroad does not operate in New Hampshire but is listed here due to its nearby proximity.)
Regional, Class II Railroads
Pan 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). For possible employment opportunities please click here to visit their website.
Shortline, Class III Railroads
Claremont Concord Railroad: This historic railroad dates back to the mid-19th century as the Claremont & Concord Railroad and today still operates between Claremont and Lebanon. To contact the railroad about possible job openings please click here to visit their website.
New England Central Railroad: This large shortline, owned by G&W, operates nearly 400 miles of track between Connecticut,
Massachusetts, western New Hampshire, and central/northern Vermont.
New England Southern Railroad: This railroad, based in Concord, operates a number of unconnected lines in the central part of the state. To contact the company; 8 Water Street, Concord, New Hampshire 03301-4844. Phone 603-228-8580.
New Hampshire Central Railroad: This privately owned shortline operates two unconnected sections of track in western New Hampshire from Littleton to Groveton and also from North Stratford to Colebrook. To contact the railroad about potential job opportunities please click here.
New Hampshire Northcoast: The NHN operates between Rollinsford and Ossipee, New Hampshire on a nearly 50-mile system formerly owned by the Boston & Maine. To contact the railroad; P. O. Box 429, Ossipee, New Hampshire 03864. Phone 603-539-2789.
St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad: The StL&A is a Genesee & Wyoming shortline operating nearly 160 miles of trackage between Portland, Maine to Norton, Vermont crossing through northern New Hampshire. To contact the railroad about employment please click here.
For more information about shortline railroads that serve New Hampshire please click here to visit the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association's website.
Finally, if a career in railroading seems 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.