I have pretty much always thought it would be cool to work on a train.  Not as much in the way our rail crews haul goods and products across the country, but more in a passenger train way.

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For those that want an opportunity to get a taste of what that would be like, the North Shore Scenic Railroad has a class you might want to check out.

They will be holding conductor classes starting in February and running through March that have no cost to attend, to teach you how to be a part of the railroad's volunteer train crews.  The best part is, they do not require any previous experience with working on or with trains.

There are only six classes you need to attend to get started on the path of becoming a fully certified conductor and they are held on Saturdays and Sundays at the Radisson Hotel in Duluth.  Parking is free for students and lunch is included each day too.

There are some requirements however, such as students need to be at least 18 years old, pass a drug screening, pass medical, vision, and hearing tests, pass written and practical tests, and also submit your driver records for review.

If you're willing to put in a bit of time, the payoff could be helping out on the trains that travel up the North Shore and adding the title of "Train Conductor" to your resume, how many people can say they have done that?

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