Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 May 2012
So True, You mentioned the Inter signal, guess that was the one between
the side track, and or the stop signal.
Your example of a train stopping within 40 cars links, from track speed
is totally true. However light engines is a whole nother story.
Now here is where the experience, and skill comes to play. Same train,
same day, same siding,same place, and everything works. Now go the
other way, North or South. Now none of the above works.
Engineers and train crew's always get in trouble, going up hill. I
just blew the whistle when we got to the top. The sleepy engineers were
always alert when something was going on. Grinding up hill for an hour
or two was my time to keep us safe. It was not written down, just
Side track signals were all on the Brakeman. The Conductor and Flagman
were tag along's, honestly they never did a thing.
However I do remember the Conductor calling the side track signal, he
could see it from the caboose and we were both asleep. OOPS