Moderator: Robert Paniagua
slchub wrote:Hmmm.so, UP-Las Vegas, when the big bad terrorist jumps off the head end after placing the throttle into run 8, who is going to stay behind and push the alerter button when it goes off in 12 seconds, and then recover the air when the pcs opens? Not saying it won't happen, but I doubt it. Rather, I think the concern needs to be placed on securement of viaducts, bridges, etc. As trainmen, we have the ability to lock the rear door, however, the neat little lock at the front of the cab is not in use, and the trainmen do not have a key for it anyhow. I do agree with you on one point, the windows being left open. Causes a mess, allows dirt to settle on the eqpt. and allows bugs into the cab.Windows left open? Really lovely when it's the d.p. unit on a coal train. It's your lead unit on the return trip, extremely difficult to clean coal dust!
I always thought that unattended equipment was always supposed to be locked up (windows and doors).Yep, and most of the guys on the NS lock 'em up. Every now and then you get that old Conrail POS loco that does not even have a lock though.