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    Retention Boards

    Lot of retention boards on BNSF. Any others out there have them? I am starting to get worried. Don't want to look for another job at 50 years old. :(
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    Crossing arm/light activation

    Thanks for straightening me out guys. Sorry I gave inaccurate info ;) Some of the engineers I work with "THINK" they know everything...lol
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    Union Pacific Ditchlights?

    Yes ditch lights are the lower outside lights above the plow.
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    Crossing arm/light activation

    I was told that the "shunt" in the rail is what causes the gates/lights to activate and speed is determined by how fast the axles are passing over the shunt in the rail. Not sure how true that is. I'll have to ask our signal maintainer if I ever see him....lol
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    Getting hired by NS

    Money is good with BNSF. Different areas make different amounts of money. I made almost 90K last year, but I never laid off and worked my arse off :D I doubt there is a big difference in pay between railroads since union contracts kinda dictate the pay.
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    Guess I need to get the camera out...

    No pics yet, what with the no electronics allowed on duty rules :( Where is Colstrip exactly? Out of Greybull we run North to Laurel, and South to Casper, plus we have our Cody local the runs from Cody over to Frannie.
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    Guess I need to get the camera out...

    and post some pics here, since this is my home territory. :o:p




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