New Jersey's history with railroads dates back to the earliest days of the industry when the Camden & Amboy was chartered in 1830 (just three years after the Baltimore & Ohio). If you are interested in New Jersey railroad jobs, today the state is still home to several companies including three Class Is (CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern, and Canadian Pacific), one Class II (the New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway), and a handful of smaller Class III, shortlines. Today, New Jersey mostly originates mixed, scrap, or waste freight hauled by rail as combined they make up 61% of the state's total. To search for New Jersey railroad jobs directly please use the below search box from Indeed.com.
Working in the railroad industry is not a career suited for everyone. So, if you are unfamiliar with trains and their operations you may want to take the time to learn more about them before deciding if it is truly something you want to do. Being a railroader is a very tough requiring one to be away from home and family on a regular basis. While hiring on with a smaller railroad offers better hours, Class Is offer the best pay in the industry along with excellent retirement and benefits (some Class I railroaders are able to earn a six-digit salary in a single year). Also, if you are either in or plan to attend college and are interested in the fields of business (such as accounting, management, or economics) you may want to check out the career pages of the Class Is. Many offer summertime internships and graduate programs to help potential candidates get their "foot in the door" so to speak before they finish college (while the programs are aimed at grooming potential new hirees they offer excellent experience for whatever field you ultimately choose). Finally, the contact information listed below is accurate to my knowledge and I do apologize for any errors you may come across.
New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway: This historic
regional, also affectionately known as the "Susie-Q", the NYS&W
dates back to the early 1880s and today connects New Jersey, New York,
and extreme northeastern Pennsylvania (the railroad reaches as far north
as Utica and Syracuse).
Belvidere & Delaware River Railway: This shortline is owned and operated by the Black River Railroad, which also runs excursion trains for the general public during the summer months.
Black River & Western Railroad: This shortline was started
in the mid-1960s initially as a tourist railroad. Today, it is owned by
the Black River Railroad (headquartered in Ringoes, New Jersey) and
also operates freight service.
Cape May Seashore Lines: This freight line and tourist railroad operates former Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines trackage.
East Jersey Railroad & Terminal Company: To contact this
terminal railroad; P. O. Box 67, Bayonne, New Jersey 07002-0067.
Hainesport Industrial Railroad: To contact the railroad: 5900
Delaware Avenue, Hainesport, New Jersey 08036-3667.
Morristown & Erie Railway: This historic shortline dates
back to 1902 when it originally connected Morristown with Essex Falls.
Today, the M&E operates three unconnected lines west of New York
City. Additionally, the railroad operates the Maine Eastern Railroad
and the Stourbridge Railway in Pennsylvania.
New Jersey Rail Carriers, LLC: This terminal railroad provides
switching services for industries located in or near Kearny.
New York & Greenwood Lake Railway: The NY&GL provides switching services for a few industries near Passaic. To contact the company; 1 Wildwood Terrace, Glen Ridge, New Jersey 07028-2310.
New York New Jersey Rail, LLC: This terminal railroad provides
switching services between Jersey City, New Jersey and Brooklyn, New
York. It is the last surviving carfloat railroad remaining on the
harbor (years ago there were dozens). The railroad has been in
operation since the mid-2000s.
Port Jersey Railroad: To contact the railroad; 203 Port Jersey Boulevard, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305.
Raritan Central Railroad: This railroad offers terminal and
industrial switching services in Raritan serving two locations. The
company also operates similar services for the city of Chambersburg,
SMS Rail Service, Inc.: Also known as SMS Lines, this shortline
provides rail service for the Bridgeport, New Jersey region as well as
Guilderland, New York.
Southern Railroad of New Jersey: This short line operates about
70 miles of former Central Railroad of New Jersey trackage.
Winchester & Western Railroad: The W&W's primary lines are located in northern Virginia and western Maryland. However, they also operate a few branch lines in New Jersey. To contact the railroad about jobs; 126 East Piccadilly Street, Winchester, Virginia 22601.
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.