New guy with some questions

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Simengineer

New Member
Greetings all,
I am new to your forum here. I am actually in the aviation field but trains is one of my hobbies (not just toy trains). I love learning about them. Everything from regulatory to operation.

Believe it or not the aviation industry (airlines) and the rail industry have a significant amount in common. I would love to learn more about how the two are the same.

Thanx much

Brian
 

Railgirl

New Member
They are probably very similar in hours, calls and hours of service. I have stayed in some hotels that also catered to airline pilots, that night desk guy could never sleep.

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Simengineer

New Member
Yes the hours can be similar, but I have found there to be many more similarities. Railroads have: Schedulers, dispatchers, Maintenance, Crews, and a whole lot of regs to comply with.

Airlines have: Schedulers, dispatchers, Maintenance, Crews, and a whole lot of regs to comply with.

Even airlines have done mergers, just like the railroads.
 




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