Valentines Day

Job Title: Conductor & Engineer

Duties (including but not limited to):
  • Read train orders, timetable, schedules, and other written instructions received from train dispatcher and discuss contents with locomotive Engineer and train crew
  • Assists passengers on board the train
  • Signals Locomotive Engineer to begin train run, using radiotelephone, giving hand signals, or waving lantern
  • Collect tickets , or passes from passengers
  • Supervises workers who inspect air breaks, air hoses, couplings and journal boxes and who regulates air-conditioning, lighting and heating to ensure safety and comfort to passenger
  • Prepare reports at the end of run to explain accidents, unscheduled stops or delays
Duties: Engineers (including but not limited to):
  • Inspects locomotive before the run to verify specified fuel, sand water and other supplies
  • Synchronize watch with that of Railroad Passenger Car Conductor or Railroad Freight Conductor to ensure departure time stations or terminal is in accordance with time schedule
  • Receives starting signals from Railroad Passenger Conductor or Railroad Freight conductor and move controls, such as throttle and air brakes, to drive locomotive
  • Ability interprets train orders, train signals, and railroads rules and regulations to drive locomotive, following safety regulations and time schedule
  • Calls our train signals to Locomotive firer for verification of meaning to avoid error in interpretation
  • Confers with Railroad Freight Conductor or traffic control center personnel via radiophone to issue or receive information or instructions concerning stops, delays or oncoming trains
  • Observes track to detect obstructions
  • Inspects locomotive to detect obstructions
  • Inspects locomotive after run to detect damaged or defective equipment
  • Prepare report to explain accidents, unscheduled stops, or delays
  • Lubricates moving parts of locomotive
  • Must be able to hear well enough to distinguish warning sounds or verbal instructions above loud noises 100% of time
  • Must be able to reach with hands and arms and/or use fingers to feel handle 100% of the time
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, kneel and lift at all times
  • Hearing Ability- To show that they can hear warming signals and communicate with other employees, Locomotive engineers have to pass a Standard FRA hearing test
  • Visual Ability- To drive a train, locomotive engineers has to pass a Standard FRA vision test
  • Communication Skills- All rail employees have to be able to communicate effectively with each other to avoid accidents and keep the train on schedule
  • Decision making skills- When operating a locomotive, engineer must be able to make fast decisions to avoid accidents
  • Hand- eye Coordination- Locomotives engineers have to operate various controls while staying aware of their surroundings


Excellent Employee Benefits Include:
  • Year Round Work
  • Paid Vacations
  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Pay
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • 401K


Napa Valley Wine Train
1275 McKinstry Street,
Napa, CA 94559

(707) 253-2111

RESERVATIONS: 800.427.4124