Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 June 2017
Remote control boxes aside; am pushing 40 yrs. now & can write honestly
that 10%, maybe less, of locomotive engineers worked with in all this
time did or would do anything that required physical activity. Vast
majority of 'em seem to think that breaking a sweat, getting a
fingernail dirty, etc., is beneath them.
Sit on their butts & move levers, push buttons, stare at gauges,
screens. Yes, of course those responsibilities are stressful. But,
most have always been worthless when manual labor was needed.