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Old 05-03-2014, 07:20 PM
 
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Hey everyone,

we are currently separating from the military and my husband took a job with Union Pacific. I have 4 young boys, I am wondering if anyone could recommend certain areas preferably with good schools, good neighborhood, low crime... Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:30 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Pretty much any town outside of the reservation matches these descriptions. What size town are you looking for? Welcome to the forum!
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:01 PM
 
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With UP in Wyoming, you're limited to towns along the bottom of the state, where UP runs trains. BNSF runs trains in the north and has terminals in Sheridan, Casper, Gillette to name a few. I've heard that BNSF is hiring a conductor class soon for Sheridan and they've been having trouble getting people hired.

Where are you moving from? Crime isn't really something to be too concerned with in WY - the whole state is like a small town atmosphere. Schools are average in WY. Best public schools are currently in Sheridan, but UP doesn't run through Sheridan. Might want to look into Laramie.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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With UP in Wyoming, you're limited to towns along the bottom of the state, where UP runs trains. BNSF runs trains in the north and has terminals in Sheridan, Casper, Gillette to name a few. I've heard that BNSF is hiring a conductor class soon for Sheridan and they've been having trouble getting people hired.

Where are you moving from? Crime isn't really something to be too concerned with in WY - the whole state is like a small town atmosphere. Schools are average in WY. Best public schools are currently in Sheridan, but UP doesn't run through Sheridan. Might want to look into Laramie.
Sheridan keeps advertising that they are running conductor classes. What they don't tell you is that the last day of class you find out that there are no slots for conductors in Sheridan and that if you want to mark up, you have a choice of Havre Montana, or Sterling Colorado. My son graduated the class in Sheridan and tried marking up. He was bumped every trip for over 6 months. So in 6 months, he never made a single run. Pretty hard to make a living that way. So beware. From his class of 10, none of them have been able to make a trip out of Sheridan.
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Cabin Creek
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http://www.up.com/cs/groups/public/d...ng_usguide.pdf
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Aiea, Hawaii
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Sheridan keeps advertising that they are running conductor classes. What they don't tell you is that the last day of class you find out that there are no slots for conductors in Sheridan and that if you want to mark up, you have a choice of Havre Montana, or Sterling Colorado. My son graduated the class in Sheridan and tried marking up. He was bumped every trip for over 6 months. So in 6 months, he never made a single run. Pretty hard to make a living that way. So beware. From his class of 10, none of them have been able to make a trip out of Sheridan.
I've seen the job post in the paper from Sheridan for conductors jobs, for BNSF also. Seems misleading to me. Notifying you at graduation, that you have no opening in Sheridan, BUT you can work out of here? Almost like the Navy. You can be stationed here, BUT, your schools will place you in Great Lakes so Norfolk VA for you now. I understood that at the time, and i was no big deal.
But with BNSF and your family their in Shreidan?? That is a big deal!
Sorry EH for your son's hard time making runs out of Sheridan. Is your son making runs out of Havre Montana?
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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I've seen the job post in the paper from Sheridan for conductors jobs, for BNSF also. Seems misleading to me. Notifying you at graduation, that you have no opening in Sheridan, BUT you can work out of here? Almost like the Navy. You can be stationed here, BUT, your schools will place you in Great Lakes so Norfolk VA for you now. I understood that at the time, and i was no big deal.
But with BNSF and your family their in Shreidan?? That is a big deal!
Sorry EH for your son's hard time making runs out of Sheridan. Is your son making runs out of Havre Montana?
No, he went back to work at the Coal Mine. He owns a home in Sheridan, so there was just no way he was going to move out of Sheridan. There are other jobs to be had.
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Rock Springs WY
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Wyoming has good schools, that shouldn't be a concern. I agree with the above poster, the entire state has low crime. Our largest cities are around 60,000 people. Are you at all familiar with Wyoming? The weather etc?
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:26 AM
 
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I wouldn't say that Sheridan has the "best" schools in Wyoming. I don't know where that information came from. Although Sheridan schools are great, so are most of the districts in the state. I have worked in several and they are all a little bit different, depending on size, etc., but I couldn't say that one is a lot better than another. Wyoming kids are fortunate to have such good educational opportunities and Wyoming teachers are blessed to be working here!
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:55 PM
 
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Jackson is going to have the best schools, but kids in Laramie can take College classes in High School.
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