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Brandon V

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About Brandon V

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    vlasakbrandon@hotmail.com
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    bimmerkid2

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    Male
  • Location
    Minot, North Dakota
  • Interests
    Skiing, Swimming, Traveling, Railfanning, Airplanes, Learning about other cultures.
  1. Brandon V

    What happened

    Maybe it was bad ordered??? Wheel issue?
  2. Brandon V

    What happened

    AT minot,nd theres been a p42 engine number 15 sitting here in front of the bnsf crew office for about two or three days....anyone know why
  3. Brandon V

    Bnsf conductor job part 2

    Any tips on clothing to buy once I get into starting the work/training?
  4. Brandon V

    Bnsf conductor job part 2

    Not my call.. blame dispatch If dispatch tells me to.. I will.. otherwise i'll just wave to the Builder as I roll by
  5. Brandon V

    Bnsf conductor job part 2

    UPDATE! I AM NOW HIRED! I went up to Minot for the interview/orientation session, amongst many other things. I then had to wait for up to a week after which I found out that I was selected and extended a Conditional Offer of Employment, based on if my Background Checks and Medical Checks turn out ok. I went and did all the Medical checks and passed them with flying colors. On the 23rd of January, I was contacted with the wonderful news to report to Minot for first day of work/training on 13-Feb-2012. I am officially a Railway Employee! Were you already employed in the railroad industry? I didn't think a conductor was an entry-level job, i.e., you started out as brakeman or the like and worked your way up. I was going to say that "Conductor" is being used as an inclusive or generic term for working in that position/type of work. But, thinking further, more and more crews are just 2 person crews, so maybe they are required to train as Conductors (ie qualifying on characteristics, etc.) right away when they train for the position...
  6. Brandon V

    Bnsf conductor job part 2

    UDPATE~ I went to Minot between 9-Dec. and 12- December for the Interview/Orientation/Entrance examination.. I aced the written exam, the interview was so so and was told I would be contacted with their decision within a week or two. On Thursday, the 15th, I was contacted saying that I successfully passed the Interview and Testing Process. They they said that they felt I would be an excellent fit for the BNSF Railways team... They said pending a successful completion of my background check and the required Phyiscal, that I am hired. They offered me a Conditional Offer of Employment
  7. Brandon V

    Bnsf conductor job part 2

    I am also printing a copy of my Resume on the finest Cotton Printer Paper I can find.
  8. Brandon V

    Bnsf conductor job part 2

    I was thinking along the lines of you... Jacket, tie, dress pants and a nice button down shirt under the jacket.
  9. Brandon V

    Bnsf conductor job part 2

    Can anyone offer interview tips or resume tips? I was thinking of dressing up very sharp, or would dressing to sharp, be overdoing it?
  10. I dont know where my last post disappeared to, but about a month ago i posted about applying with bnsf for a conductor job... Well i think i'm in.. Im driving up to minot, nd next friday for an "interview" that they specifically said orientation and not interview. They are also paying for my hotel, gas and food
  11. Brandon V

    Empire Builder having troubles 10/22-10/23?

    http://72.148.42.113:8080/scripts/archivefinder.pl?seltrain=7&selyear=2011&selmonth=10&selday=23
  12. Brandon V

    Empire Builder having troubles 10/22-10/23?

    Eastbound didnt do too great either http://72.148.42.113:8080/scripts/archivefinder.pl?seltrain=8&selyear=2011&selmonth=10&selday=22 must have been something in ND/MT
  13. Here is the info for the past few days trains: http://72.148.42.113...th=10&selday=23 * Train 7 of 10/23/2011. * Empire Builder * +---------------- Station code * | +----------- Schedule Arrival Day * | | +-------- Schedule Arrival time * | | | +----- Schedule Departure Day * | | | | +-- Schedule Departure Time * | | | | | +------------- Actual Arrival Time * | | | | | | +------- Actual Departure Time * | | | | | | | +- Comments * V V V V V V V V * CHI * * 1 215P * 215P Departed: on time. * GLN * * 1 239P * 239P Departed: on time. * MKE 1 345P 1 355P 358P 411P Departed: 16 minutes late. * CBS * * 1 505P * 534P Departed: 29 minutes late. * POG * * 1 534P * 619P Departed: 45 minutes late. * WDL * * 1 552P * 637P Departed: 45 minutes late. * TOH * * 1 630P * 738P Departed: 1 hour and 8 minutes late. * LSE * * 1 714P * 842P Departed: 1 hour and 28 minutes late. * WIN 1 746P 1 750P 914P 919P Departed: 1 hour and 29 minutes late. * RDW * * 1 852P * 1037P Departed: 1 hour and 45 minutes late. * MSP 1 1031P 1 1115P 1143P 150A Departed: 2 hours and 35 minutes late. * SCD 2 1234A 2 1240A 308A 308A Departed: 2 hours and 28 minutes late. * SPL * * 2 142A * 434A Departed: 2 hours and 52 minutes late. * DLK * * 2 238A * 528A Departed: 2 hours and 50 minutes late. * FAR * * 2 335A * 633A Departed: 2 hours and 58 minutes late. * GFK * * 2 452A * 809A Departed: 3 hours and 17 minutes late. * DVL * * 2 613A * 935A Departed: 3 hours and 22 minutes late. * RUG * * 2 707A * 1036A Departed: 3 hours and 29 minutes late. * MOT 2 834A 2 906A 1132A 1157A Departed: 2 hours and 51 minutes late. * STN * * 2 957A * 1259P Departed: 3 hours and 2 minutes late. * WTN * * 2 1107A * 208P Departed: 3 hours and 1 minute late. * WPT * * 2 1141A * 238P Departed: 2 hours and 57 minutes late. * GGW * * 2 1226P * 325P Departed: 2 hours and 59 minutes late. * MAL * * 2 125P * 431P Departed: 3 hours and 6 minutes late. HAV 2 239P 2 304P MT SBY 2 517P 2 522P MT CUT * * 2 551P MT BRO * * 2 623P MT ESM * * 2 741P MT WGL * * 2 823P MT WFH 2 856P 2 916P MT LIB * * 2 1059P MT SPT * * 2 1149P PT SPK 3 140A 3 215A PT EPH * * 3 422A PT WEN 3 525A 3 535A PT LWA * * 3 608A PT EVR * * 3 838A PT EDM * * 3 910A PT SEA 3 1025A * * PT
  14. Now why would anybody want to do that? I think thats a bit absurd...... I rarely (slim and none) gamble.. Maybe only once a or twice a year do I put some $$ into the pot for the Powerball.... other than that.. the only reason I show up at any casino is for the buffet(s). Personally, I think spending any kind of real money in the pursuit of hoping to win even more money is foolish.. save what you have... I highly consider gambling in casinos as a form of a "tax" for foolish or stupid people.... One thing I enjoy is sitting in the buffets eating peacefully while I watch retiree's blow their life savings at the hands of a one-armed bandit. Watching this act repeat itself in numerous gambling halls in various casino's makes me want to laugh at their expense whenever I see those people wasting their life savings on something so foolishly. ~Brandon
  15. Brandon V

    A month in North America

    When exactly is the "gathering" ?
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