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 Post subject: Job Posting: Steam Loco Ops Manager, Northern Central Ry Pa.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:41 am 

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Location: Somewhere east of Prescott, AZ along the old Santa Fe "Prescott & Eastern"
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Northern Central Railway of York is an excursion railroad that makes time travel possible! We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, educational, charitable organization, located in New Freedom, PA. Our historic attraction, with a replica 1860s steam locomotive and a 1959 GP9 diesel locomotive, hosts excursions that educate, entertain, and enlighten.

We are seeking an experienced steam locomotive operations manager to oversee the railroad’s general operations. The ideal candidate must have detailed working knowledge of FRA and AAR rules and standards and railway operating procedures. Mechanical experience and knowledge of locomotives, especially steam locomotives, and railway equipment is a must. The Steam Locomotive Operations Manager is an active and hands-on member of the team and is responsible for ensuring that trains safely operate as planned.

Essential Functions:

Ensure the safety of all individuals on or near the train and compliance with all safety rules and procedures
Investigate and document all safety related incidents
Recommend and implement safety and work practice improvements
Ensure compliance with FRA and AAR standards and regulations and railroad operating procedures
Maintain current and correct rules book, operation guidelines, and safety procedures
Complete and file timely and accurate documents, reports, and records as required
Plan and implement train excursion calendar and schedule train crew
Operate locomotives and rail equipment safely and in compliance with FRA and AAR standards and company operating procedures
Communicate effectively with all crew members to ensure safe and efficient train movement
Manage all shop activities and projects including the planning and implementation of equipment and roadway maintenance programs
Complete inspections, maintenance, and repair of locomotives, railcars, other equipment, roadways, facilities, and other property
Maintain shop facilities, equipment, and roadway in adherence to FRA, AAR, company, and safety standards
Implement and supervise safety, crew, and shop training programs, certifying crew and staff members
Recruit, train, and supervise staff and volunteers in accordance with company policy
Create, manage, and monitor budget performance for train operations
Accurately forecast capital expenditures and repair and maintenance projects
Identify and evaluate future equipment acquisition
Develop and maintain a positive and effective working relationship with the Board of Directors
Support the organization’s vision, mission, and strategic plan


Valid driver’s license
Detailed working knowledge of FRA and AAR rules and standards and railway operating procedures
Minimum 3 years’ experience as a certified steam and diesel locomotive engineer
Minimum 3 years of railroad mechanical/technical experience
Training and experience in diesel and heavy equipment repair
Specialized training related to management and operation of steam tourist railroad preferred
At least 3 years management experience
Able to operate railroad equipment including steam and diesel locomotives
Mechanical knowledge and thorough understanding of steam mechanics, diesel mechanics, boiler mechanics, air brake systems, railcars, railroad equipment, and railways
Proficient in the use of welding equipment and fabrication, machine, power, and hand tools
Possess fabrication, welding, and basic carpentry skills
Able to read and work with mechanical and engineered drawings
Proficient in computer technology including Microsoft Office applications

Working Conditions:

Work indoors and outdoors in all weather
Able to perform heavy physical labor
Work at heights on ladders, scaffolds, man lifts, or on top of rail mounted equipment
Frequent exposure in a shop setting to soot, dust, oil, paint, and other potentially hazardous substances
Push, pull, lift, and carry up to 25 pounds frequently, up to 50 pounds occasionally, and 100 pounds infrequently
Must have strong vision and hearing
Able to frequently walk, sit, stand, bend, crouch, stoop, crawl, and get into areas with restricted headroom comfortably
Full-time position with hours of work and days necessary to complete required duties; requires weekends and evening hours
Majority of time spend on site, occasional travel in local area

More info, including how to apply: ... 0294770249

 Post subject: Re: Job Posting: Steam Loco Ops Manager, Northern Central Ry
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:44 am 

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Posts: 172
Sure want a lot from ONE person! Reads a lot like Strasburg's recent ad both of which make no mention of what they offer in return. Salary, benefits if any etc.

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