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11 minutes ago, Jonnyl911 said:

Exact same : I memorized the terms now onto signals , I’m in Suffolk . U?

How many signals & definitions do they give you? It has to be less than the conductor & engineer I imagine?

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Like 54  definitions ., and 30 signals . But test will be 35 def and 15 signals . I’m good with definitions but signals are somewhat difficult. 

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oh wow,..a lot less. i thought there had to be a reason they only gave 3 weeks as opposed to the 5 weeks everyone else gets.

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wow 2016 it takes a while for them to call you. i just applied back in December, so i guess there is plenty of time until they call me  

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On ‎5‎/‎29‎/‎2017 at 1:20 PM, LIRR 154 said:
On ‎5‎/‎29‎/‎2017 at 12:01 PM, woj88 said:

thank you for the info, it sounds like it could be stressful, do you know how much of it deals with looking at signals? Which stations do they place the block operators? I'm assuming jamaica, penn.

You have to know all signals and definitions like Engineers and Conductors. They have BO's in Jay , Valley ,Penn (PSCC),Atlantic Terminal, I think Harold also and probably a few others if I'm missing some. There use to be more towers all over the RR at one time.It can be stressful , from what I've been told by a few BO's I know. But some people live for that stuff and also some people like to work in a office type setting staring computers. Depends on you , but it's a good job and also a great way to have your foot in the door. Like I said before , this craft usually leads to higher crafts in the Transportation dept.

There are also towers at Divide (DV) at Hicksville, Nassau at Mineola, Queens, Babylon, and Lead at Long Beach. Harold is controlled by PSCC.

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17 minutes ago, nostalgia said:

There are also towers at Divide (DV) at Hicksville, Nassau at Mineola, Queens, Babylon, and Lead at Long Beach. Harold is controlled by PSCC.

You need to know all the signals & definitions like the engineers & conductors? Then why is it that they test you on half of the amount they test for the others? And give you 3 weeks to study as opposed to 5 weeks for the Engineers & Conductors? Why wouldn’t it be the same tests & study material. Just curious. 

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22 hours ago, Cappi10 said:

You need to know all the signals & definitions like the engineers & conductors? Then why is it that they test you on half of the amount they test for the others? And give you 3 weeks to study as opposed to 5 weeks for the Engineers & Conductors? Why wouldn’t it be the same tests & study material. Just curious. 

Could it be they are taught more than S&D? Engineers have to learn cab signals. I don't know why block operators would have to know anything about cab signals.

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Good luck to those taking the exam. I'd be curious to hear about what the training is like and how the job compares to tower operators at NYCT, so keep us updated.

Also, PSCC, is that sort of an equivalent to the NYCT RCC or the RTC for Metro-North?

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22 hours ago, BroadwayBuffer said:

Good luck to those taking the exam. I'd be curious to hear about what the training is like and how the job compares to tower operators at NYCT, so keep us updated.

Also, PSCC, is that sort of an equivalent to the NYCT RCC or the RTC for Metro-North?

PSCC is like NYCT and Metro North RCC.

PSCC controls the railroad between A Interlocking on the west side of the station all the way east to Harold.

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On 2/10/2018 at 12:01 PM, Jonnyl911 said:

Anyone wanna study together?

Where is the study group

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1 minute ago, Jonnyl911 said:

I’m in Suffolk set up time n place . Next week is test. 

Ok, I am in oceanside, in Nassau. Send me an Email oflo317@gmail.com. We can meet halfway 

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Listen people anyone taking the b/o trainee test on 2/21 wanna get together this weekend to study email me jonnyl2414@gmail.com 

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@Jonnyl911 im sorry i couldnt reply back to you sooner. I completely forgot about logging in this forum. How did you do on your exam today?

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