Railway locomotive engineers transport passengers/freight on railways. They operate communication systems to communicate with train crews/railway traffic controllers to ensure that trains operate safely and meet their schedules.
Yard locomotive engineers switch, couple, and uncouple cars for loading/unloading goods within the yards of railway, industrial, and other organizations.
Railway locomotive engineers perform some or all of the following duties:
Operate locomotives to transport passengers and freight on railways;
Operate communication systems to communicate with train crews and traffic controllers to ensure safe operation and scheduling of trains;
Inspect assigned locomotives and test operating controls and equipment.
Yard locomotive engineers perform some or all of the following duties:
Operate locomotives to switch, couple and uncouple cars for loading and unloading;
Perform switching operations according to written switching orders or dispatched instructions;
Inspect locomotives, replenish fuel or perform routine maintenance on locomotives.
Railway Locomotive Engineer
Yard Locomotive Engineer
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