'They Genuinely Love Their Job'

Amtrak Employees

Meet three of Amtrak’s more than 20,000 employees across the country: Zenon, Dave and John, who all work out of Chicago’s Union Station. “Amtrak employees genuinely love helping people,” Dave says, “and they genuinely love their job. I just happen to be one of them.” Dave, or “Smiley” as he’s known to his colleagues, has worked his way up the ranks at Amtrak over his 23 years with the company. Today he is a conductor on the Pere Marquette route, which travels between Chicago and Grand Rapids, Mich.

 

Amtrak challenged Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind Humans of New York, to leave New York and capture #AmtrakStories from across the country. For 31 days, we’ll share one new portrait and story each day on our blog in celebration of the customers who ride America’s Railroad.

3 comments
GerrySysco
GerrySysco

I've applied for the passenger locomotive engineer trainee job several weeks ago and have not received a respond. I would like to know how long is the process and what are they looking for in a potential employee. 

kennyiacone4
kennyiacone4

I'm looking for a job at Amtrak. I live in New Brunswick,New Jersey. I want to work as a rail worker laborer, conductor,or cleaning and maintenance. Can you please help me with direct contacts to apply for these jobs.I had sent my resume to Newark,N.J. Amtrak for the opening positions they had available. Can you please help me find out if they received my resume.

Jmcknight005
Jmcknight005

I've applied for Amtrak's conductor position back in may and just recently and i also have a class 9 passenger conductor license as well and took the assessment test and never got a call or email about it is it anything that I'm doing wrong