Career Outlook for Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers

Also known as:  Coal Tram Driver, Dinkey Driver, Dinkey Operator, Engine Hostler, Haulage Engine Operator, Railcar Switcher, Yard Hostler
The overall job outlook for Rail Yard Engineer, Dinkey Operator, or Hostler careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly decreased by 9.89 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 1.65 percent per year.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers in the following states
Texas 480
Illinois 470
Michigan 470
Pennsylvania 330
Georgia 280
Alabama 260
North Carolina 200
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers
Oregon 40
South Carolina 60
Nebraska 80
Minnesota 110
Kentucky 120
Ohio 130
West Virginia 150
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