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Posted: 03 May 2012
I can't address other roads, but on the NO&M there was always a lot of
chatter between the EIC and TD. maybe not anything to do with
permission for a specific train but job coordination. I think those use
to be called job briefings.
Even though radio chatter becomes just noise after a while, it pays to
listen...reminds me of my days in the oil patch. We had a short drive
of 175 miles to work every night, Texas is a big state. We listened to
the radio, in those days FM was as rare as hen's teeth.
We listened to CBS radio's Mystery Theater to pass the time. You had
to pat attention in order to solve the mystery.
The drive home was more relaxed...Fat Boys and Buds. That was back in
'73 and '74, I was making a fortune at $2.50 an hour. We use to see a
lot of RR men in the patch, SP, MOPs and ATSF. Most would come to serve
time on the street or during furloughs.
Life was simpler back then and beer only cost 50 cents.