Train Clerk

Record time each train arrives and departs from station or terminal.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Train Clerks do?

Records time each train arrives and departs from station or terminal: Records number of train, engine, and exact time train departs or arrives. Compares time of arrival or departure with train schedules to ascertain number of minutes train was off schedule. Ascertains from train crew or YARD MANAGER reasons or causes for delays. Transmits train-movement data to electronic data processing system, using on-line console or telegraphic typewriter. May type operating information, such as switching lists and personnel assignments, according to instructions from YARD MANAGER.

Should I be a Train Clerk?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • Also known as: Trace Clerk, Trade Clerk

    How to become a Train Clerk

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