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53-4021.00 - Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators

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Ride atop cars that have been shunted, and turn handwheels to control speeds or stop cars at specified positions.

53-4013.00 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers
  • Drive engines within railroad yards or other establishments to couple, uncouple, or switch railroad cars.
  • Apply and release hand brakes.
  • Drive locomotives to and from various stations in roundhouses to have locomotives cleaned, serviced, repaired, or supplied.
  • Operate and control dinkey engines to transport and shunt cars at industrial or mine sites.
  • Operate flatcars equipped with derricks or railcars to transport personnel or equipment.
  • Operate switching diesel engines to switch railroad cars, using remote controls.
53-4011.00 Locomotive Engineers   Green Occupation Green
  • Receive starting signals from conductors and use controls such as throttles or air brakes to drive electric, diesel-electric, steam, or gas turbine-electric locomotives.
  • Operate locomotives to transport freight or passengers between stations or to assemble or disassemble trains within rail yards.
  • Drive diesel-electric rail-detector cars to transport rail-flaw-detecting machines over tracks.
53-4012.00 Locomotive Firers
  • Operate locomotives in emergency situations.
  • Start diesel engines to warm engines before runs.
53-7111.00 Mine Shuttle Car Operators
  • Guide and stop cars by switching, applying brakes, or placing scotches, or wooden wedges, between wheels and rails.