Railroad Jobs in the Western Mass

A wide range of railroad related jobs are available in Western Mass at locations as Deerfield, Palmer, Pittsfield, Springfield, Westfield, and West Springfield.

The list below includes all of the jobs that have been posted over the past twelve months. Note that many of these jobs are still currently available.

For the most recently listing of jobs check out the company’s website (listed below) or search for “railroad jobs” on the Indeed job search engine.



Location | Springfield MA

Advertised jobs
Coach cleaner (12/2022)
Carmen Journeyman (1/2023)
Electrician (1/2023)
Machinist Journeyman (3/2023) – Current
Passenger Conductor Trainee (9/2022)
Passenger Engineer Trainee (8/2022)
Ticket Clerk (2/2023)
Trainmaster I/II (8/2022)

Current job listings
Amtrak | Jobs in Springfield, MA

Berkshire and Eastern (BERX)

Location | Deerfield MA

Advertised jobs
Director, Engineering (3/2023) – Current
Manager, Maintenance of Way (3/2023) – Current
Manager, Safety Training – (3/2023) – Current
Roadmaster (3/2023) – Current
Trainmaster (3/2023) – Current

Current job listings
Genesee & Wyoming | Careers

Note | Berkshire & Eastern is a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc.


Location | Deerfield MA, Pittsfield, and/or West Springfield MA

Advertised jobs
Freight Conductor (4/2023) – Current
General Foreman (6/2022)
Road Electrician (8/2022)
Signals Maintainer (12/2022)
Track Supervisor (5/2023) – Current
Track worker (3/2023)
Welder/Welder Helper (2/2023)

Current local job listings
CSX | Jobs in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Central Railroad

Location | Palmer MA

Advertised jobs
Railroad Maintenance of Way (8/2022)
Transportation Clerk (5/2023) – Current
Transportation Specialist (4/2023)

Current job listings
Indeed | Massachusetts Central Railroad

New England Central Railroad (NECR)

Location | Palmer MA

Advertised jobs
Conductor (11/2022) – Current
General Manager (5/2023) – Current
Roadmaster (5/2023) – Current
Signal Maintainer (1/2023) – Current
Track Laborer (3/2023) – Current

Current job listings
Genesee & Wyoming | Careers

Note | NECR is a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

Pioneer Valley Railroad (PVRR)

Location | Westfield MA

Advertised jobs
Backhoe Operator (7/2022)
Conductor (2/2023)
Track Foreman (6/2022)

Current job listings
Indeed | Pioneer Valley Railroad

Note | PVRR is a subsidiary of the Pinsly Railroad Company

TASI/ACI (see note)

Location | New Haven CT

Advertised jobs
Conductor (3/2023)

Current listings

Note | Transit America Services, Inc. / Alternate Concepts Inc. a Joint Venture (TASI/ACI) operates the CTrail Hartford Line service between New Haven, Ct. and Springfield, Ma. TASI is a subsidiary of Herzog Railroad Services.

Other Companies

Middlesex Corporation

Location | Springfield MA

Advertised jobs
Site Safety manager – Rail (12/2022) – Current

Current job listing

National Railroad Safety Services

Location | Springfield MA

Advertised jobs
Roadway Worker In Charge (5/2022)

Current jobs listed

Pacific Rail Services

Location | West Springfield MA

Advertised jobs
Railroad Diesel Mechanic (11/2022)

Current jobs listing

Rail Management Services

Location | West Springfield MA

Advertised jobs
Hostler Driver / Groundperson (2/2022)
Railroad Diesel Mechanic (10/2022)
Railroad Driver/Laborer (7/2022)
Railroad Laborer (7/2022)

Current jobs listing

RailWorks (a railroad construction contractor)

Location | Springfield MA and/or Westfield MA

Advertised jobs
Equipment Operator (8/2022)
Track Laborer (8/2022)

Current job listings


Railroad Engineering Technology
Gateway Community College | New Haven, Ct.

Gateway Community College offers an Associate in Science Degree in Railroad Engineering Technology with two options: Electromechanical and Signaling/Communications.

The program prepares students for employment on the railroad in such careers as Signal Maintainer, Lineman, Radio Maintainer, Communications Technician, Conductor, Electrician, Carman, and Train Dispatcher.

Further information

Video | “AT WORK: Train conductor for the new Hartford Line”
By Ashley Kus | FOX61 News | June 16, 2018

Video | “A day in the life of an Amtrak conductor” (9:10)
Amtrak  | April 26, 2019

Video | “A Day in the Life: CSX Freight Conductor” (9:45)
CSX | May 18, 2021

Federal Railroad Administration videos

Railroad 101: Basic Operations (25:20)

Railroad 101: Track Configuration (29:04)

Railroad 101: Train Types and Configuration (25:15)

Railroad 101: Signalling Systems (38:10)

Page last updated: May 19, 2023
Page last reviewed: May 1, 2018