Jump to content
Attention: In order to reply to messages, create topics, have access to other features of the community you must sign up for an account.


Veteran Member
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About jgerma01

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  1. Just wondering if anyone knows how to go about applying for a job with the SIR. Has anyone ever seen any postings for conductors or train operators with the SIR? Just curious?
  2. I was called 3 years ago for the Train Operator position, but declined. I took the exam back in Oct 03, and was 545 on the list. I was wondering how I would go about putting myself back on the list if possible, cause i believe that list is still valid until this october. Does anyone know if they are hiring any train operators this year and from this list. thanks for the help
  3. Ohh and when LIRR engineers run 50 cars of freight or even passenger trains for that matter, i guess they dont prepare the train for service out of the yard, and set out cars and couple and uncouple engines, and perform brake tests, maybe ticket clerks take care of that since engineers only know how to move the train and thats it lol
  4. WOW, that last statement couldnt be further from the truth, a Locomotive Engineer has ALOT less responsibilty than a T/O??? I guess thats why an engineers training program is only 15 months long, cause all they have to do is have to learn how move a train.... So when a train is out in Montauk and has stuck brakes or a broken brake pipe after hitting debris the engineer just sits there and waits for help lol cause they are not trained on how to troubleshoot a problem. If you were out in montauk, an engineer would be waiting a LONG LONG time for help. The engineer in reality is the most qualified crew member, especially when it comes to air brake systems and troubleshooting problems, they do work in a team with the conductor, but they are usually looking to the engineer to fix the problem and get the train moving And i guess when they have a speed control failure, they just stop their train (the only thing they know how to do) and wait for someone to come and rescue them or if a there is a problem with a diesel engine,or dual mode maybe they ask passengers for help with troubleshooting the engine Believe me i understand being a T/O in the subway has a lot of resposibilty but dont assume that a locomotive engineer for a commuter railroad is less responsibilty, like i said earlier that couldnt be any further from the truth I think maybe you should talk to a Locomotive Engineer for the LIRR or Metro-North and find out how intense their training was before making stupid assumptions
  5. Hey guys I was just curious how one would go about applying for a job with SIRT such as an engineer or conductor, I have never seen any job postings for them and I am not even sure where it would be posted. Would it be a civil service exam or more like sending in a resume for a particular position like the LIRR or Metro-North. Like I said I was just curious and any info would be much appreciated. Ohh and does anyone know how much SIRT engineers make, I am assuming it is more than a NYC transit motorman since they are "engineers" and work on a Class I Railroad. thanks again
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.