ISCO 08 Code 8311     Locomotive engine drivers

Lead Statement
Locomotive-engine drivers drive, or assist in driving, locomotive engines to transport passengers and freight.

Task statement
Tasks include:

  • driving or assisting in driving a steam, electric or diesel-electric locomotive engine;
  • driving an underground or elevated passenger train;
  • driving a locomotive to haul carriages underground or on the surface of a mine or quarry;
  • watching for track hazards, observing signals and indicator gauges;
  • operating communications systems to communicate with train crews and traffic controllers to ensure safe operation and scheduling of trains;
  • supervising other workers.

Included occupations
Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Driver, locomotive
  • Driver, train

Excluded occupations

  • Street tramcar driver – 8331

(NCvB; Mei 2010)