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No, you are not paid for the time you are at the away from home terminal UNLESS you are there more than 11 hrs. After 11 hrs "Held Away" pay starts and you are on pay until your on duty time starts for your return trip.
That isn't what drives families apart, it's the constantly being on call...
VIA RDC's 6135 and 6148 stop at Nanaimo for the last time ever in March of 2011. Passenger service had been discontinued a few days before and the RDC's were being moved to Nanaimo for storage and eventual shipment back east. The Island Corridor Foundation is working to have passenger service...
On CN we use Hp per ton to calculate the number of locomotives to use on a train. Other factors come into play too such as restrictions on the number of driving axles. Some subdivisions only allow 12 or 18 driving axles per locomotive consist.
The railroad is the wrong career to get into if you want family time. You'll work on call 24/7/365 and if you don't have enough seniority to stay in your home terminal you can be forced out of town to a different terminal for months at a time.
No such rest law in Canada Greg. If you work 12 hrs you're on mandatory 8 hrs rest(6 with a 2 hr call). That said, you can book up to 24 hrs rest after a road trip, 14 hrs rest after a yard shift, or 72 hrs rest on the BCR. And on the mainline you can take 48 hrs off once you hit 1075 miles. On...
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