shlustig wrote:IIRC, LI-2 / LI-1 ran Selkirk / Beacon Branch / Maybrook Line / Devon / Shell / Hell Gate to the LIRR at Fremont with Hudson Div train and engine crews all the way. NH crews had the equity for CH-3 / CH-4 Cedar Hill to Selkirk.
Not quite, the Hudson average the job about 9 months or so out of the year. The New Haven Shore Line had the job for
maybe 3 months or so. I would end up on the job when the Shore Line had it every Saturday as it was a three sided job and
on Saturdays it went to the extra list. I was the only engineer on the list qualified all the way to Beacon so I got it most
Saturdays. The others on that list did not like freight work anyway and some of them never ran a tonnage freight train
anyway. I wanted the union to try to get one side of the job on a much longer basis but "Danbury Dan" ran the show with
these jobs and he insisted all or nothing. I used to get a lot of pilot work on these jobs when the Hudson had them because
some of the engineers did not qualify on the New Haven stretch for a long time. It was a nice ride in the country for me and
I always enjoyed through freight work anyway as long as things went reasonably OK, they didn't always go OK though.