Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 September 2012
RRJ 17/9/12 nice post
In the past we all
could have differences but not when it came down to protecting our
then we fought as one.
I was there when the crew was 5 then 4. I always heard the stories
about the Conductor setting out the Engineer, or the Engineer setting
out the Fireman ETC, ETC. I never saw any of that, it was simply get
over the road.
Now--- I did see weary crew members, brakeman running, flagmen trading
ends with the brakeman, conductors riding the head end, and so forth.
That was just simple stuff, but it was not routine. It was important to
address the situation when it happened. Calling anyone? are you
The Engineer was and has always been the only train crew member that
had to be mentally prepared, and if for some reason they were not, the
crew took care of that. The radio was silent from the right side.