Railroad Conductor Training Day Preparation

Clothing Requirements

Appropriate dress at the National Academy of Railroad Sciences: slacks, jeans, collared shirt, blouses, skirts or dresses of a professional length and shoes.

Prohibited: shorts, tank or halter tops, sleeveless shirts; exposed midriffs and excessively loose, torn or tattered clothing; flip-flops; sandals; shirts and hats with inappropriate or offensive pictures, language or alcohol advertisements.

Field Training

Approximately one-and-a-half weeks will be spent outside in the training yard. Please bring appropriate outdoor wear for the season.

Training Yard Requirements

All students must meet safety requirements and physical demands of field training including the ability to lift 75 pounds, getting on and off moving equipment, and working in all weather conditions.

Rounded, steel toe, lace-up boots with defined heel and ankle support, and leather work gloves are required.

Each person shall have a visual acuity that meets or exceeds the following thresholds:

  • For distant viewing, visual acuity of at least 20/40 in each eye with or without corrective lenses.
  • A field of vision of at least 70 degrees in the horizontal meridian in each eye.
  • The ability to recognize and distinguish between the colors of railroad signs and signals.
  • Each person shall have hearing acuity that meets or exceeds the following thresholds when tested by use of an audiometric device. The person does not have an average hearing loss in the better ear greater than 40 decibels at 500 Hz, 1000 Hz and 2000 Hz with or without the use of a hearing aid.

Emergency Messages

In the case of a personal emergency during the training day, please refer to campus emergency message guidelines.

Training Site

NARS is located in the ITC building on the southwest corner of the JCCC campus.