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On the Job

She’s been working on the railroad

With two generations of railroad workers in her family, there’s no doubt trains are in Chelsea Carr’s blood. But Carr, 23, is the first in her family to take the controls of a 285,000-ton diesel engine as an on-call locomotive engineer for the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (MBCR).

Hired as an assistant conductor four years ago, Carr worked herself up to conductor, then attended engine school, from which she graduated last year.

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