Moderator: Robert Paniagua
UPRR engineer wrote:Id steer clear of the metal grip. What did LCJ call them, hammy bag, bad news trying to clime aboard with one of those.You ever consider just putting your grip on the front porch and then climbing on?
UPRR engineer wrote:You guys use those airport suit cases? labtops? TWO GRIPS??? What a bunch of dorks.Hogs can carry a purse if they like, since they don't need to bring anything but a couple of books. I'm pretty sure most of 'em don't even bother with a change of clothes.
razor wrote:Herpes medication? Got the drip do ya, you need a new hotel my friend!!UPRR engineer wrote:You guys use those airport suit cases? labtops? TWO GRIPS??? What a bunch of dorks.Hogs can carry a purse if they like, since they don't need to bring anything but a couple of books. I'm pretty sure most of 'em don't even bother with a change of clothes.
Conductors need to carry their stuff; lantern, extra battery, rain gear, air gauge, radio, time table/NORAC books, hazmat crap, thermos, food, change of clothes for the trip home, sweatshirt, handset, clipboard, personal items (like a toothbrush, toothpast shampoo, herpes medication), temple stick/pens, extra flashlight, form D book, air slips and other assorted forms and paperwork, something to read etc. Some of us also carry a laptop so we can improve ourselves via free on-line college education (thanks NS!).....
Like I said..think rolling duffle.
In the land of the witless, the half-wit is king.
jg greenwood wrote:Purchased one of the road warrior metal grips a few months ago. Bullet-proof, extremely roomy. Spend a few extra $ & get the available carrying-strap. No problem boarding the engine with it, wide-cabs that is. They're quite heavy fully loaded; if my old-a$$ can pack one up the steps, you young-uns can.Yep, those look like the original "hammy" bags. I see the sled runners are standard equipment now. I didn't opt for them when I bought mine so the grip sits on the hinge, which is showing some wear.
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SteelWheels21 wrote:A few guys here favor those road cases that bands use to transport their equipmentDamb thats funny, and its the truth.
UPRR engineer wrote:If ya cant fit it into a grip this size you dont need to bring it.... with a small poncho from Wally World.Yeah, that 's a good size bag. I carry a briefcase-sized bag as well that has - my saftey glasses (I have a pair for day and a pair for night) paperwork (such as my Form D book) handset, gloves, flashlight, clipboard. This is what I carry when I'm in the yard or doing locals.