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, short lines 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. 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).
(To search for New Hampshire railroad jobs directly please use the below search box from Indeed.com.)
Class I Railroads
Short Lines And Regional 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).
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 Genesee & Wyoming 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.
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.
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.
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.