Railway brake, signal and switch operators

Role Responsibilities

  • Taking charge of and safeguarding freight train during runs
  • Controlling the flow of railway traffic over sections of line by operating signals and switches from control panels or signal boxes
  • Switching and coupling rolling stock in railway yards and sidings in accordance with orders about loading, unloading and make-up of trains
  • Making up trains for hauling by locomotive or cable and directing their movement along haulage ways in a mine or quarry
  • Checking train systems and equipment such as air-conditioning and heating systems, brakes and brake hoses prior to train run

    Skill level