A train driver, engine driver, engineman, or locomotive driver, commonly known as an engineer in South Africa and also as a locomotive handler, locomotive operator, train operator, or motorman, is a person who drives a train or a locomotive.
Train Driver’s Salary In South Africa
The salary range for the majority of workers in Locomotive engine drivers – from R4 242 to R14 847 per month
A Locomotive engine driver typically earns between R4 242 and R7 929 net per month at the start of the job.
What qualifications do I need to be a train driver?
to be thorough and pay attention to detail.
patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
the ability to operate and control equipment.
knowledge of public safety and security.
observation and recording skills.
the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure.
At what age do train drivers retire?
The current Train Driver retirement age is between 60 and 65, subject to a medical test to assess if you still meet the minimum requirements.
How do I become a train driver?
Candidates who want to become railway engine drivers should qualify for the concerned exam conducted by the RRB.
Once the training is completed the person is appointed as an Assistant Loco Pilot (Goods).
They work on freight trains for as long as 10–12 years.
Is it hard to become a train driver?
Train Driving is one of the most popular careers available, and every single TOC receives thousands upon thousands of applicants for each and every job opening.
With this in mind, the train driver application process is extremely competitive.