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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.

Freight Railroad Track Maintenance Worker [Trackman] [PHL]

Only LOCAL candidates will be considered. Qualified U.S. military veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position Summary: Works as a member of the MOW crew to install new track, maintain existing track and track components and control vegetation on the right of way. Consistently follows department policies, standards, guidelines and procedures. Keeps management well informed of area activities. Perform all other duties as assigned.

Pay: Per Union Contract, the set pay rate is $23.42/hour. All trackmen are paid this rate per the contract [there is no range].

Benefits: Home every night. The Company provides excellent benefits including Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO medical/dental care, FREE telemedicine, paid vacation and personal days, 401k retirement plan with company match, and company paid life insurance. Voluntary benefits include vision coverage, supplemental life insurance and long-term disability. In addition, railroad workers are covered by a federal railroad retirement program. For more information about railroad retirement please go to

GCS- Switchman

Local Candidates [affordable commute to Angleton, TX] only. U.S. Military Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Brakeman assists the Conductor in their duties, performing tasks such as lining switches, locking and unlocking derail devices, protecting train movements, applying/releasing/testing brakes (securing cars/trains), coupling/uncoupling rail cars, opening and aligning draw bars, opening/installing/carrying 80 pound coupler knuckles, connecting/disconnecting air hoses, etc.

Location: Angleton, TX

LIRC Locomotive Engineer/Non-Certified Engineer

U.S. Military Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply; military experience may provide effective experience as a substitute for previous railroad experience.

The Locomotive Engineer | Non-Certified Engineer (“Engineer”) operates locomotives and railcars safely, effectively and efficiently and in compliance with all applicable regulations, rules, policies & procedures.