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Anacostia Rail Holdings Company is a respected and dynamic transportation company whose foundation is built on great people. We take pride in being a Company where employees enjoy working and believe the Company’s reputation and integrity are critical to sustainable success in the railroad industry.

The Company lists numerous career opportunities in train operations, administration, track and equipment maintenance, and management.

  • Medical, Prescription & Dental insurance
  • Vision Care
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Paid Personal days
  • 401k retirement plan with company match
  • Disability Insurance
  • Group term life insurance
  • Paid training
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Railroad workers are also covered by the federal Railroad Retirement Act, under which compensation is subject to railroad retirement taxes in lieu of a Social Security deduction. Even though railroad employees and employers pay somewhat more in railroad retirement payroll taxes than they would under Social Security, they earn higher retirement benefits compared to social security and, under certain circumstances, can retire at an earlier age with full benefits. Eligibility for railroad retirement benefits is based on an employee’s age and months of service in the railroad industry. Additional information is available at

Anacostia is proud to be an EEO/Veteran/Disability employer. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The Company is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO). It is Anacostia’s policy to not discriminate against any job applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, sex, disability, age, genetic information or characteristics (GINA), military or veteran status (past, present or prospective military service; USERRA- 38 U.S.C. 4311), citizenship status, or other statutorily protected categories covered by applicable law including federal, state or local law. The Company encourages and actively promotes hiring U.S. military veterans. Military experience provides a solid base for a career in the short-line railroad industry.

We are looking for qualified candidates who share our values. We are also proud to be an EEO/Veteran/Disability employer. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. Our current career opportunities are posted below. If you think you would be a good fit, click on the applicable link below and follow the directions in the “How to Apply” section to submit your resume.

Experienced Rail Car Mechanic [Carman]

U.S. Military veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Pay: Pay rate is based on prior experience as a railcar carman and wage schedule in the union contract, starting at $25.10; maximum is $33.47 for journeymen.
Position Summary:  The Mechanical Carman inspects, repairs and provides preventative maintenance on rail cars in accordance with Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Association of American Railroads (AAR) regulations/standards. A carman utilizes hand tools, power tools and electrical test equipment when performing these duties. Must be able to read and understand blueprints and written instructions and make repairs in compliance with FRA & AAR rules. Works inside shop, in rail yards, on sidings/track, and also drives vehicles and equipment along the track. Performs routine building maintenance and repairs. Also performs maintenance on locomotives, select company vehicles and equipment. Works in extreme heat and cold. Complies with all company safety rules and safe job procedures. May be asked to perform other duties as requested or required.