CN or CP?

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#1
The reason why I'm only selecting those 2 Railroad companies is because I eventually want to be a Engineer on AMT commuter trains and they are the only ones that operate them. What I'd like to know is which one should I apply at? I'm willing to apply at both but I just don't know which one is the best in your opinion. I'd like anybody that has worked with either or both as a Conductor/Engineer or another position to tell me about their experiences!
 

CPHOG

New Member
#2
Not true, you can hire out for Amtrak or metra as a conductor and they will put you trough the training after spending some time as a conductor, I pull throttle for the CP, and will hunter Harrison at the helm we won't be hiring for a long time, maybe they will start back up in 2016 or so, CN would be the way to go, hire out as a conductor after a year you can put in for engine service, you go to 100% right after you mark up, you get paid the most outta any railroad 36.50 as a conductor and 39.50 as a engineer, I have my apps in right now.... Good luck
 

Chris de Vries

"They fixed these cars?"
#3
I am assuming you're in Montreal and CPHOG is mistaking Amtrak for AMT.

CN and CP pay by the mile in Canada.

To work for AMT I imagine you need to hire out of Montreal which means you should go with CN. You'll be in the yard for a while until you can hold the road.

You get trained as an engineer when your seniority # is in the next class to go. Depending on the terminal it could be 1 year or 5 or who knows. In Montreal I couldn't imagine it being more than 2 or 3.
 
#4
I am assuming you're in Montreal and CPHOG is mistaking Amtrak for AMT.

CN and CP pay by the mile in Canada.

To work for AMT I imagine you need to hire out of Montreal which means you should go with CN. You'll be in the yard for a while until you can hold the road.

You get trained as an engineer when your seniority # is in the next class to go. Depending on the terminal it could be 1 year or 5 or who knows. In Montreal I couldn't imagine it being more than 2 or 3.
Yes I am from Montreal and actually it's more than that~ There's lots of railroad workers in Montreal and Canada in general~ Thanks for the info!
 



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