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Locomotive Engineers

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Drive electric, diesel-electric, steam, or gas-turbine-electric locomotives to transport passengers or freight. Interpret train orders, electronic or manual signals, and railroad rules and regulations.


  • Opportunities are expected to be good for qualified applicants since a large number of workers are expected to retire or leave these occupations from 2008 to 2018.
  • 76 percent of these workers are members of unions, and earnings are relatively high.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $49,380/yr ($24.69/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma