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West Virginia college seeks conductor-training program instructors

Marshall Community and Technical College in Huntington, W.Va., is seeking retired or soon-to-be-retired conductors with Class I experience to serve as Railroad Conductor Training Program instructors, according to United Transportation Union's Web site.

The five-week program usually involves two instructors teaching 10 to 15 students in a classroom and at a railroad site. Lessons include basic railroading, safety, operating rules, signals and equipment characteristics.
Instructors are required to attend a training course, which is scheduled for early October at the college.

Candidates must have at least three years' experience in a railroad's transportation department; worked as a conductor, engineer, trainmaster or road foreman of engines for at least 12 months; an excellent safety and attendance record; a thorough working knowledge of rail operations; and extensive knowledge of operating, safety, hazardous-materials and equipment-handling rules.

For more information, call 304-525-1468 or send an email to

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