The Roundhouse Podcast

009: Your Career with Norfolk Southern (Part 1)

NS 9946 races through Cassandra, PA.  Photo by Nick Ozorak.

NS 9946 races through Cassandra, PA. Photo by Nick Ozorak.

The Roundhouse is Our House, and having topics requested by you on the show is highly important to meet that goal.  Many of you have been curious about what it is like to work for a Class I Railroad, so I interviewed THREE employees from Norfolk Southern, each from a different location or field of work.

News

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The City of Colorado Springs will lease D&RGW 168 to the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.  This locomotive is on the National Register of Historic Places and once pulled a train carrying President William Taft.

Mike Huhn Interview (4:25)
Mike has been a conductor with Norfolk Southern for four years.  He initially pursued a career in filmmaking before applying for NS.  Mike talks about how the Eagle Scouts prepared him for the job, how the career has contributed to his love of trains, and what you can do to improve your chances of being hired.

Question of the Day (46:05)

I read some responses to the question I asked in Episode 008 and provide you with a new one:  Name a person, organization, or topic you want to have on the show.  Of course, this is always something I want you to share with me, but for this particular week I will be selecting responses to share on the show.  Let me know and I will respond to your comments in our next episode.

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3 thoughts on “009: Your Career with Norfolk Southern (Part 1)

  1. dili optim

    Everyone loves what you guys are usually up too. This sort of clever work and exposure! Keep up the amazing works guys I’ve you guys to our blogroll.

  2. Jonathan

    I cannot stop replaying this podcast episode. This episode an inspiration to me (Im 18). I will never stop trying to be a conductor. Thank You

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