Moderator: Robert Paniagua
Those were the good days before that thug from Texas came along and ruled this country by fear.That's totally irrelevant to the discussion and has nothing to do with cab rides. For as long back as one can look, it has been against company regulations to give kids rides. And as far back as you can look, it has happened anyway. Always has, always will.
Caseyjim wrote:Those were the good days before that thug from Texas came along and ruled this country by fear.
Caseyjim wrote:If these remote control switchers ."yada yada yada".. In this age of terrorism and that sort of thing, now is NOT the time to allow robots to get into the act of railroading..
NORAC Operating Rules 9th Edition wrote: 123. Failure of Dead Man or Alerter Feature En Route
If the “Dead Man” or “Alerter” feature fails en route, an
employee must immediately take position in the operating
control compartment with the Engineer. This employee
must be instructed on how to stop the train should the
Engineer become incapacitated.
NOTE: On passenger trains in non-cab signal territory,
the employee positioned with the Engineer must also be
familiar with signal aspects.
slchub wrote:It just keeps getting better and better.HeeHee! Nothing finer than having foamers telling employee how to do our jobs, eh? Actually, while such people mean well, it is actually best to stay OUT of company operations. Fans, while well-intentioned, may be violating Union Contract Rules by inserting themselves into things they neither understand nor need to be in! I would think most buffs would not have any understanding of time tickets and how they may cause a monetary claim against the company.
Now we have "expert railfans" who can assist the TE&Y crews in car counts, determine who can and cannot operate an RCL and feel that they are experts in the arena of the RR by having taken a fair share of cab rides. I guess the guys who are employed by the RR's have no clue as to what the scope of our jobs are.
Better have a railfan on the head end of every trip.