Article 1131 of 28481 articles posted under "Safety First?"


Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2019

Opinion Wanted

It is cool riding on a train for about the first 20 minutes.   If you
have a good job with benefits and a home life.  Why would you consider
giving that up for this?   
This life sucks ass.  You ask; why don't you quit?  Well, because I'm
stuck out here.  Instead of going to college I joined the Army.  This is
about as good as I can do.  I'd trade places with you in a heartbeat.  
As bad as I hate it I have it better out here than some.  A new hire
anyone with less than say 15 years may or may not have a job at any
given time.   If you're a young man don't be foolish there will be
just one man on a train sooner than later.   There will be trains fully
automated in the next 20years.  RRers will be a thing of the past.

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