The Roundhouse Podcast

010: Your Career with Norfolk Southern (Part 2)

Casey Thomason (center,kneeling) Norfolk Southern employees, and other crew members pose with the NS Heritage Units in Spencer, NC.  Photo by Nick Ozorak.

Casey Thomason (center,kneeling) Norfolk Southern employees, and other crew members pose with the NS Heritage Units in Spencer, NC. 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.

Chris Tokarcik Interview

Having qualified as a conductor less than half a year ago, Chris provides us with insight as to how the railroad can affect your lifestyle, especially as a railfan.  Also, since he enjoyes train simulators, he provides comparison between simulated and real life railroading.

Chris works out of Waynesburg PA, and the territory he works has been recreated for Railworks/Train Simulator 2015.  Click here to view my review of this route.

Kenny Darr Interview
Kenny worked at the Harley Davidson plant in York PA for 14 years before being laid off.  Having grown up with an interest in trains, he decided to apply for the position of Fireman and Oiler with Norfolk Southern.  He describes what his position requires, what it is like to work in the Enola shops, and why he is so proud to work for Norfolk Southern.

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4 thoughts on “010: Your Career with Norfolk Southern (Part 2)

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  2. Adam

    Great episode Nick! I was wondering if it would be possible to contact Kenny Darr with some follow up questions that I have about the Fireman and Oiler position? Thank you.

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