“NARS definitely gave me a leg up in the training phase of my employment. GCOR rules testing and initial yard experience were greatly enhanced due to attending NARS. NARS was just a beginning, just a drop in the bucket, to the mountain of information and procedures to learn, but definitely worth the time and effort I put into it.”

former student

“Just got the confirmation email!!! I am now hired! Thank you and all your staff for your help.”

former student hired by KC Southern

“Well, I made it! I became a licensed Conductor today. Thanks again!!”

former student

“I started 2 weeks after I graduated.”

former student

“I’m so thankful to have my career figured out!

Thanks again, guys, for everything.

I appreciate it.”

Jesse Stark, former student hired by BNSF

“The class was great and I enjoyed the atmosphere and professionalism.”

former student

“Got invited to a UP hiring session for a Conductor Trainee position in KCMO, in June!

So Stoked!

former student

“I’m just writing to tell you and everyone there that helped me, Thank You! I have gotten my dream job!

I fully appreciate everyone’s help from NARS. Again, Thank You!”

former student hired by BNSF

“Thanks for all the knowledge you poured out on us.”

former student hired by BNSF

“Without NARS I wouldn’t be in the railroad industry.”

former student hired by BNSF


NARS Graduates are employed by:

Arizona & California Railroad
Canadian National Railroad
Chicago South Shore
In-Term Services
Iowa Interstate RR
Kansas Oklahoma RR
KC Southern
Nebraska Central Railroad
Norfolk Southern
Omnitracks in Southwest Region
Progress Rail
Tacoma Rail
Union Pacific

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Want to speak with students who have been through the program?

While NARS isn’t affiliated with the website, our students have told us they found the the online forum at Get A Railroad Job to be useful in making their decision. (the most current postings about the NARS program will be at the end of the thread.)