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Midway Southern Railway

Bedford Park (BPA) is an intermodal terminal located in Chicago, IL. BPA is located south of Midway Airport.

7000 W. 71st Street
Bedford Park, IL 60638 USA

Terminal Name: Chicago (Bedford Park), IL
Metropolitan Area (City): Chicago, IL (Bedford Park)
State: IL

The MWS is a privately held corporation and subsidiary of P&L Transportation, Inc., a Delaware Corporation.

Transparency in Coverage – Anthem

This link leads to machine-readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers.  The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze date.  


Current Career Opportunities

Train Crew (Conductors)


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Job Summary

Train Crew (Conductors and Engineers)
The primary job of a train crew is to efficiently deliver and pick up loaded and unloaded freight cars from our customers.  Train crews also perform a “switching” function of arranging freight cars in a train for delivery to other railroads and breaking down the assembled trains we receive from other railroads prior to delivery to our customers.

Conductors are in charge of the train.  They determine what will be done and how it will be done.  They also handle all the paperwork and computer work.  Engineers operate or “drive” the train.  Conductors promote to Engineer based on seniority.

Prior to the start of employment for train service, P&L selects candidates for our local training program.  A series of operating rules and safety tests must be passed before promotion to the position of conductor which is approximately 12 weeks.   Union pay scale and benefits start immediately upon promotion to conductor.

Since all railroads operate 24/7, new conductors work off an “extra board” and work on an on call basis.  The call for work will be a 2 hour notice at any time day or night and are not optional.  Conductors can work up to a 12 hour shift.  Upon leaving work, conductors will have a mandatory minimum time off of 10 hours after each shift before being subject to call again.

All employees (and trainees) are subject to Federal drug/alcohol testing programs and Federal Safety Rules.

UPDATED 1.13.23


 The MWS accepts online applications and resumes.  All applications and resumes are retained on file for one year.
Please state your area of interest (or department) in your cover letter.


Online Resumes and cover letters may be submitted by email to hr@msrailway.com.

Click to complete an online application.

Customer & Rail Partner Assistance

Available 24 hours

Phone:  800-444-2580 (extension 4355)
Email: customerservicereps@msrailway.com



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