Train Dispatchers

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Noel Weaver
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Train Dispatchers

Post by Noel Weaver » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:45 pm

The Train Dispatchers who control movements on Florida East Coast tracks are now employed by the Florida Dispatch Company which is owned and controlled by both the Florida East Coast Railway and by FEC Industries ie Brightline. The logic here is that they are not employees of either railway and will show no bias of favoritism toward either operation. I think this makes sense. If you are in these parts you might hear on your scanner the letter FDC when the dispatcher is talking to a train.
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Re: Train Dispatchers

Post by mmi16 » Wed May 23, 2018 8:39 pm

Much ado about nothing.

When push gets to shove, who cries loudest and longest will win out as has always happened.
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Re: Train Dispatchers

Post by lakeshoredave » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:43 pm

thanks for the information

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Re: Train Dispatchers

Post by Engineer Spike » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:20 pm

Vermont Railway used a company for a while which dispatched several shortlines. Part of the catch was that since they worked for a non railroad company, they could get away from paying railroad retirement.

Noel Weaver
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Re: Train Dispatchers

Post by Noel Weaver » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:15 pm

As I understand it the way this is set up is something like Conrail Shared Assets, owned by both the Florida East Coast and All Aboard Florida. I assume it is working out all right as I have not heard much of anything negative from their folks from other sources.
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