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1. Would C/E's comment on the differences between modern locomotive cabs of different models (GE vs EMD) and between the same locomotive and different railroads. Amenities, comfort, ergonomics of reaching controls, toilets, etc? I know there are options railroads can add onto their orders, and...
This is interesting news!
Can anyone direct me to photographs of Maine narrow gauge railroad yard offices in the 1900-1920 period? We're reassembling a display at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and I'm looking for photo documentation that can help guide our interpretation. Thanks! Feel free to respond to me off-list...
I'd like anyone's insight into the difference between general orders, circulars, instructions, and notices. The GCOR says:
1.3.2 General Orders
Are numbered consecutively.
Are issued and canceled by the designated manager.
Contain only information and instructions...
Why do people wave at trains? That’s not a Google topic that brings up anything, yet folks have waved for over a hundred and fifty years, I’m sure since trains were invented, just as they do here on the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad today in Portland. I bet someone could do a great Master’s...
I started this spring in Portland ME going through a 12-week historic docent training program which is sponsored by five historic organizations collaboratively. I chose the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum as the group I would like to volunteer with. I went through 21 student trips to become...
Sometimes things get a little creative between dispatchers and train crews. Heard this one today:
DS: "Well, we can play this two ways. You can go in the west end of the yard, or we can share permissions with the welding crew."
TC: "We can go in the west end. Any idea how long they're going...
I've been listening to the Wenatchee radio feed today (3/1/11 - AM), and heard references that due to the hard Havre weather there were backups all across the Northern Tier. Seattle East just told a coal empties east he could go from Wenatchee to Adrian and then had to tie down and wait for a...
Not sure where to post this, but my brother's fourth locomotive model is finally finished:
He's done three previously: Milwaukee Bi-Polar, NYC J Class...
Read yesterday that 7 and 27 were way late, and today, #7 is just coming onto Wenatchee around 10:55am, and calling looking for "an old style MU hose" because BNSF has "those new fangled handy dandy stuff" that doesn't fit Amtrak equipment. So there are a series of calls around Wenatchee yard...
Listening in on various RailroadRadio.net channels has raised for me interesting questions on different dispatching techniques and styles. For instance, "Dennis," who dispatches days on the Gateway Sub of the BNSF has a laid back kind of style, almost lilting vocal style, melodic in a way, and...
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