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by slchub
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak and TRE Dispatching Fort Worth to Dallas
Replies: 26
Views: 1376

Re: Amtrak and TRE Dispatching Fort Worth to Dallas

I feel you. I work for Amtrak and we are held out of terminal awaiting commuters all the time. The only time we get a reprieve are the days when the commuter rail is not running (weekends, holidays, etc.). Believe it or not, the Auto Train is held from leaving or entering the Sanford terminal becaus...
by slchub
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Auto Train Discussion
Replies: 1453
Views: 187234

Re: Amtrak Auto Train Discussion

We are down another locomotive account we hit a pick-up truck last night at the Purrysburg Rd crossing, north of Savannah, GA. The 835 had to have the plow removed by CSX using a blow torch as the plow was below the gauge of the rail. Eqpt. issues rule. The motors we do have are tired and barely han...
by slchub
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Auto Train Discussion
Replies: 1453
Views: 187234

Re: Amtrak Auto Train Discussion

I guess Philly wouldn't be all that bad. P.S. Baltimore is cleared for autoracks. Anywhere north of Lorton or south of Sanford and we are talking about time constraints in turning the eqpt. There would also be the issue of additional train crews to cover both ends as it gets very tight with freight ...
by slchub
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Electric
Topic: Were GE's Throw Away's ?
Replies: 65
Views: 22312

Re: Were GE's Throw Away's ?

Having worked for the UP and Amtrak as an engineer I can truly say I prefer EMD over GE. That said, I am very surprised that the GE eqpt. that Amtrak still uses is running as well as it is. Millions of miles on this 20+-year-old eqpt. and most are still pulling and working like a champ.
by slchub
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad NYNH&HRR
Topic: Noel Weaver's Collection and Memorial
Replies: 61
Views: 32722

Re: Passing of Noel Weaver

OH what sad news! He has been a great contributor for the last 15 years or so.
by slchub
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Employment
Topic: EFLS
Replies: 2
Views: 1746

Re: EFLS

Experienced First Line Supervisor (EFLS)
by slchub
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Employment
Topic: Amtrak Bidding and bumping
Replies: 6
Views: 1401

Re: Amtrak Bidding and bumping

Amtrak works with Zones for its T&E crafts. When you are hired say in Miami you are hired into Zone 6. This establishes your seniority both within Zone 6 and nationwide for whichever craft you are hired in. You may bid on any jobs posted nationwide with the understanding that you will only be paid t...
by slchub
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Employment
Topic: Disappointed!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 6629

Re: Disappointed!!!

At Amtrak the 3 person panel is usually made up of the HR rep, the local manager and the local union rep for hiring off the street. Internal app usually forgo the HR rep and usually have a phone interview or in person interview with the direct reporting manager and another manager on the same level ...
by slchub
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Employment
Topic: Would a railroad in the UK ever consider hiring an American?
Replies: 4
Views: 2556

Re: Would a railroad in the UK ever consider hiring an Ameri

Just curious about this. I know Europe has very strict immigration and visa requirements. I've heard railways in Europe treat their employees better than in the US. Before working for the RR I worked for 2 European companies and a Japanese company in the US. By far the BEST treatment was NYK Line (...
by slchub
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Employment
Topic: Would a railroad in the UK ever consider hiring an American?
Replies: 4
Views: 2556

Re: Would a railroad in the UK ever consider hiring an Ameri

You'll be up against UK citizens, then citizens on the EU/EEA (look it up, it si very hard to explain) and then those holding immigrant/refugee status before you'll gain sponsorship from a UK railroad. It is far harder to gain employments as a US citizen without first gaining sponsorship from a UK/E...
by slchub
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Train from ATL to New Orleans normally on time?
Replies: 15
Views: 4732

Re: Train from ATL to New Orleans normally on time?

Thanks. I might just pass on this. Flying Spirit is cheaper anyway... Surely you can do better than Spirit. I'm sure if you look at Southwest and Delta you'll find comparable fares with much better results in passenger comfort and pocket book savings. Don't just look at the fare. You have to look a...
by slchub
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Loneliest depots
Replies: 38
Views: 8753

Re: Amtrak Loneliest depots

Not too much in the way of civilization around Green River, UT I have to agree with you there Mr. Norman. Having run 5/6 through Green River many a time in comparison to the stations between Winnemucca and Grand Junction, it is indeed pretty lonely. There is not a whole lot to do in Green River, UT...
by slchub
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Auto Train Discussion
Replies: 1453
Views: 187234

Re: Amtrak Auto Train Discussion

Indeed. It was broken rail.
by slchub
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: BNSF Railway (Burlington Northern Santa Fe)
Topic: Head-on collision in Amarillo, TX
Replies: 93
Views: 21519

Re: Head-on collision in Amarillo, TX

Mr. Norman I was inquiring about same. Nothing as yet on the NTSB website. Most interesting.
by slchub
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Employment
Topic: Being allowed to carry a gun
Replies: 14
Views: 5955

Re: Being allowed to carry a gun

Not to mention the fact that if you are in a serious enough incident you and your grip will be sequestered by the Feds/NTBS/FRA. Watch what you carry. You are not working at Burger King where you can have it your way.

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