Qmoney1986 wrote:This is the Million Dollar Question!!!??? Is it challenging. Are you working the whole entire time , Is there down time etc.Short answer: sometimes, sometimes, and sometimes.
The answers to those questions all depend on the Conductor and his or her assignment. There are days that can be really challenging for any number of reasons. There are some days where you get to work, and get out there and pound the ground non stop for twelve hours. There are some days where you get to work, spend two hours playing cards, go out and move a few cars, then hold down a chair in the yard office for several more hours, then go home. Of course, most days fall somewhere between the two extremes, but the range of possibilities is big. It depends on how busy the railroad is, and how busy that particular location is.
Now, can I have the million dollars?