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Dear John

1 Is there a Motorman Train driving licence?.
2 Is it to be renewed after a certain period?.
3 Separate class mentioned for mail Express and local trains driving in the licence?.


A railroad career in any area of the world is probably based on the same idea or principal.
For a person to become an engineer, they must go through the ranks of working from the
bottom up. Starting as a trainman, brakeman and moving up to conductor is part of their
journey to eventually qualify to test and become an engineer (motorman). The process can
take years. Along with schooling and practical knowledge of the railroad system. They need
to apprentice with a mentor or teacher that will lead them to qualify for the job. Usually an
engineer (motorman) is on probation for an extended period of time. They may bid on jobs
in either passenger service along with qualifying for freight service or as you mentioned mail
express. If an engineer is caught making a violation in the operation of a train; they can be
supsended or transferred to another position. As long as their safety record is good, they may
run on a job for a lifetime.

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