BNSF Madill,OK Engineer Seniority District

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Hello friends. I am a first time poster and I was wondering if any of you knew what seniority district the engineers fall under for Madill Oklahoma. I am a newly promoted conductor on the Springfield DIV in Enid ok. I literally marked up on Sep 04 2013. I am about to be furloughed because they cut jobs right before we got out of class. I was looking at the bid board and noticed that there was an engineer program up for bid in Arkansas City, OKC, and Madill among others. I am from close to madill so I would like to move back down to that area. I was told that engineer seniority is different from conductors. I believe I was told that if I went to Ark City or OKC that my seniority would transfer between Enid, OKC, and Ark City. That being said I would like to know where seniority transfers to from madill engineers. The bid closes on 09092013

Thank you all for your time.


Been Nothin' Since Frisco

If you go in a Madill class you probably won't be able to hold Madill as an engineer for a long time, but you could potentially work the TULMAO pool as an engineer out of Tulsa. There is a 3 year primary recall for engineers, but you'll never see that invoked as a Madill engineer. As part of the EN26 and EN32 rosters, you'll be subject to being forced to vacancies in Tulsa, Fort Worth, Wichita Falls and Amarillo (pretty much in that order).
Thank you very much for the information. I went ahead and bid on it anyway. If I do get it ill at least have a job for the next 6 months in class. I would like to live back down in that area again someday but I am certainly not in any hurry. Once again thank you for the info.


Been Nothin' Since Frisco
If you get in, you'll be working out of Madill for the training period, but realistically you'll be working out of Tulsa thereafter. You could work out of Fort Worth, but you'll be in line behind several others who are trying to hold.

The run from Madill to Tulsa isn't bad. The turns seem to be managed well on the Tulsa side and even though the run isn't as good from Irving to Madill or vice versa, you may get a rock train, which pays pretty good. It's all CTC from Denison to Tulsa, so your trips on the Creek Sub. are a cakewalk. If you get in the class, send me a PM and I'll give you some more info that could help with your training.
Believe it or not I was awarded a bid for the engine program in Teague Texas. I don't know if its a bad place to work and that's why somebody with my low seniority got it or just luck of the draw. Either way I like working on the railroad and I think I'll enjoy it no matter where I go ... Probably. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.