Train Conductor in California

If you are interested in in a career as train conductor in California, you will be happy to know that California ranks #5 in states with the highest employment level in this occupation, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics.
There are 25 freight railroads and 8,672 railroad employees in California, operating 5,307 miles of track, says Rail Serve.
Working for a railroad is both challenging and rewarding.
There are 25 freight railroads and 8,672 railroad employees in California, operating 5,307 miles of track, says Rail Serve.
Working for a railroad is both challenging and rewarding.
Qualifications:
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Have a minimum high school diploma or equivalent
  • Pass medical and drug screens
Candidates are required to:
  • be physically fit
  • have good hearing and vision
  • be able to read and interpret instructions and regulations
  • have mechanical aptitude, and can work both as a team or individually.

  • *requirements and training vary from a company to another