Pros: you can make lot's of money if you are willing to drive 12 hours on each rotation.
Cons: scattered and sometimes long hours
Working with Hallcon Crew Transport consisted of transporting crews between stations, hotels and trains in various locations. Trips were sometimes from Medicine Hat to Calgary, Lethbridge, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Brooks or local areas such as Dunmore, Bowell, Bow Island or even just within the city of Medicine Hat.
When transporting the crews, the – more... crew may ask you to stay and assist them while piecing a train together, which means I would transport the conducter around various area's.
The hardest part of the job is receiving calls at any possible hour and being required to accept trip whether tired or not.
Also by making yourself available on the driver board, you are not guarenteed many trips or a trip for several hours, as drivers go on a rotation and you start your shift on the bottom of the rotation.
The most enjoyable part of the job is conversing with the CP Rail Crew members, and the Hallcon dispatch team. – less