Train Crews & Dispatchers


Our crews and dispatchers literally move America’s economy. Looking for a great benefits and compensation package and opportunities to lead? Join us to keep our operations — and the economy — rolling.


Moving the Weight of the World

The weight of the world moves on rail, but it doesn’t move itself. Thousands of skilled workers keep it going. And they do it with grit, heart, and dedication.

We need people like you to join our craft railroader community in moving tons upon tons of freight safely for our nation every day.


On the Front Lines

Keeping Our Trains Rolling

A career that moves you, and America, forward

As a member of our train crew and dispatcher team, you will have a valuable role in ensuring the safe and efficient operation of our trains, moving goods across the nation, and helping keep America’s supply chain running smoothly. In these roles you have the ability to problem solve, be independent in your work, and be well-compensated with great long-term earning potential, and long-term financial security. 

Moving America Forward

Interested in a job that gives you autonomy and allows you to see the country that you’re serving day in and day out, with no experience required? When you become a conductor, we’ll teach you the railroad with our paid training program and provide a highly competitive level of compensation. Conductors work in a mostly outdoor setting supporting our 24/7 operations that can require working nights and weekends. Opportunities are available across our 22-state network.

NS dispatchers are responsible for moving and monitoring our trains for eight-hour shifts from our 24/7 Network Operations Center (NOC). We’ll train you on the railroad and the latest technologies to communicate with our trains, to help us move America’s economy, safely. The NOC is located in our Atlanta HQ, where you’ll have access to a full-service gym, on-site daycare, and multiple dining options, as you play a critical role in our railroad.

 Start Your Career

Join Norfolk Southern and be part of moving America.

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We care about each other, our customers, the communities we serve, and the planet we call home. That’s who we are, in everything we do, and our decisions reflect our values.

  • Our Culture

    Our Culture

    We are building a company where every employee can thrive. We know that diverse perspectives make us stronger and we’re building a culture , where everyone’s ideas matter and trust, collaboration and communication are how we all achieve our goals. 

  • Vision & Values

    Vision & Values

    Running a railroad takes vision. Ours centers on being a customer-centric, operations-driven organization. To do that means we prioritize the well-being of each other, our customers, our partners, the communities we serve, and the planet we call home.

  • Sustainability


    From carbon-reducing initiatives to land conservation to the energy efficiency of our new HQ, we are in the business of building a better planet.


We provide the complete package with competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, and career development.

Financial Security

Our Train Crew and Dispactcher positions offer extremely competitive compensation from your very first role with us. As a Norfolk Southern railroader, you qualify for the railroad retirement pension, as well as 401k plans, helping to ensure you and your family’s long-term financial security.

Financial Security

Career Development

We actively support the development and growth of all our employees. Through tailored training programs and extensive opportunities for career progression, Norfolk Southern seeks out to foster your advancement and cares about your success.

Career Developement


With wellness programs for physical, mental, financial, and social well-being, including comprehensive health coverage, we support our employees with programs that work best for them, their lives, and their work environment.



We offer perks to all our employees to make their work-life balance a little easier as they support their families and the communities where they live. These include discount programs for purchases big and small, and matching gifts for local organizations in employees’ communities.


Ready to Start Moving America’s Economy?

Power your career and join Norfolk Southern as a Conductor or Dispatcher.

Start Moving Forward

Find Your Future

From field ops to train crews and dispatchers to specialty trades, careers at Norfolk Southern move the world.

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