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Crawdaddy
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Does one really "drive" a train. Go and stop seens to be the only thing it does. A few whislte blows in there and that is that.

Sounds like a cool job






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Cincinnati Bowtie
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Switching ain't easy, can be very dangerous and in all types of weather. Especially in some of these Chemical Plants and Refineries.
Operating the Locomotive is alot better than being on the ground walking on that freakin limestone.



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Casty McBoozer
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Switching ain't easy, can be very dangerous and in all types of weather. Especially in some of these Chemical Plants and Refineries.

What is switching? What does the conductor actually physically do? Inquiring minds want to know.






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legba
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I work for CSX as an engineer





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Rickety Cricket
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What is switching? What does the conductor actually physically do? Inquiring minds want to know.







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Skillet
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a conductor punches tickets and yells out all aboard. plus they get to wear sweet looking uni's...65k a year? hell yes, count me in too.







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Eighteen
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I bet its got a strong-ass Union too since its such an old profession

I imagine lots of "I'm not doing that because it's not my job" types working for railroad companies






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Cool Hand Luke
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In switching operations the conductor lines switches for the track that is being used, keeps track of the cars being switched so that they go to the right destination. There is more to it but I can't type it out now.





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Sir Drinksalot
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Switching ain't easy








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Athanatos
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Posted by noonan I imagine it's like a tugboat operator, and you need to know someone.


This is just false.






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HerbEaverstinks
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Once upon a time, deep deep in the jungle,there was a little engine that could. He was chuggin his way across the enemy line. Chugga chugga chugga CHOO CHOO. His mission was to take some AK47s and a nuclear payload across the mountains to the 22nd battallion. needless to say, there was PLENTY OF OPPOSITION! chugga chugga CHOO CHOO. Not even when they climbed aboard the train and Gouged out the eyes of the conductor, blood and snot drippin out his eye sockets. That didn't stop the little engine that could. CHOO CHOO chugga chugga chugga.
Wasn't until Charley rigged the bridge with plastic explosives. just as the little engine was makin his way 'cross the .. BOOM! An explosion happened. Blood and guts and ash was everywhere! Bubba come crawlin out the back door, legs missing, looked at me and said "payne, I can't feel my legs." I said "they ain't there." I looked down, and the little bloody nubbs where kickin'. It was 30 miles to the next town. unless he could flip and walk on his hands, he wasn't going to make it!
All of a sudden... CHARLIE WAS ALL OVER THE PLACE! I had just my sidearm. I had no alternative... I'd have to blast my way out. AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

DIE PIG DIE! YOU'LL BNEVER TAKE MAJOR VINCENT WINIFRED PAYNE ALIVE!!!! *BAM* I SAW WHAT YOU DID TO MY FRIEND!!! *BAM**BAM**BAM*






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Cool Hand Luke
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An engineer is responsible for operating the train and controlling the speed and braking. Also being aware of any conditions that might affect the train.





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recruitnik
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quote:

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I love this account.






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Cool Hand Luke
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Engineers are typically paid a little more than conductors. On the CN railroad engineers are paid 39 an hour, conductors 35 an hour.





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CENLALSUFAN
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like cool hand luke said about switching...usually a yard master gives you a "switch list" of a train needing to be put together. you may have 10 tracks 8 have cars and 2 are empty. you have to put a "brake" car at the end of the track for "kicking" (this is fun). you start with one track with cars and look over your list of cars that need to be put on the train you are making..line the switch tell the engineer to "kick" it..engineer puts it in notch 8 gets up to about 10 mph you say that'll do and reach your hand in between the cars to pull the lever to uncouple the cars train stops and the car keeps rolling into the switch you have lined...then you relign back to the track you pulled out and kick the cars you dont need back into it and keep going through that process until you finish that one track, then you go to the next one with cars in it to continue building your train...

engineer "runs" the train not "drives"..you can only go forwards (known as "pull on them") and backwards (know as "shove on 'em") the train just follows the tracks..

sorry for taking so long was sleeping last night and was getting everyone ready for church this morning..

feel free to ask any other questions or see my thread here My 17 page story so far






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RedMustang
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Is that true train conductors hitting deer and other animals is the norm? Just curious, I had a girl who dated one tell me that they plow through animals all.the time, deer just stand there and dont move out the way.


My uncle used to work on the train. He said the worst was when people in their cars would get hit by a train. He said there was no was to stop and they would lay on their horns, but people wouldn't move. He suspected a few were committing suicide. He told some pretty gruesome tales.






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