JohnFromJersey wrote: ↑Sat May 15, 2021 12:53 am Trains and school busses share one thing in common, both of them are ran until the wheels fall off, with little maintenanceSchool buses are inspected twice a year by the State and the rules are pretty strict. A headlight out can cause a bus to be pulled out of service. And at the ripe old age of 14, school buses are taken out of service. They can be used for other purposes, such as church buses or conversion to RVs, they just can't haul school kids anymore. The bus company I drove for was very strict about written daily reports and morning walk-around inspections.
JohnFromJersey wrote: ↑Sat May 15, 2021 12:53 am Trains and school busses share one thing in common, both of them are ran until the wheels fall off, with little maintenanceThat seems rather incongruous, given the over 80 page long detailed regulations in New Jersey, mandating extensive inspection and maintenance requirements for school buses. https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/pdf/inspect ... s_regs.pdf
#1571462 by RailsEastChris; Was that 1 load for Bel Ray?
Sat May 15, 2021 9:48 pm
Maybe one of those two engines finally broke down. Mechanically, they are in bad shape.
Half the engines they have now are so horribly broken they can barely move!Please refer to: https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/49/229.23 from the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) Title 49 - Transportation Subtitle B - Other Regulations Relating to Transportation CHAPTER II - FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PART 229 - RAILROAD LOCOMOTIVE SAFETY STANDARDS Subpart B - Inspections and Tests § 229.23 Periodic inspection: general. Which covers locomotive inspections.