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Where is the nearest railroad training school?

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RailServe.com and Railroad.net provide lists of railroad training schools and colleges. Schools generally offer certificates of completion or diplomas to students who pass the required coursework.

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RailServe.com provides a link to each training program's website and a brief program description. It also provides job listings for a variety of occupations in the railroad industry. Railroad.net lists training programs, descriptions and locations. Some programs also offer online training. Very few training schools offer degree programs.

Most railroad occupations do not require a degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Organizations in the industry require extensive on-the-job training for locomotive engineers, conductors and yardmasters.

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