Railway guards are found in all types of trains. Their main job is to ensure the safety of the passengers. They also carry out shunting of trucks and use operate certain devices in the railway carriages such as lighting and heating. Working in different shifts, rail guards also take up the job of inspecting passengers and monitoring the carriages. Most of today’s train operators have guards on trains in the form of conductor, train Captain or train manager. They also do duty as freight guards and conduct brake tests. A railway guard’s annual average income is $57,000.