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Old 05-14-2014, 06:37 PM   #11
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Never seen a human engineer/fireman just sit spinning the wheels without using the sanders. That would be grounds for immediate discharge.
Sanders only work if they are filled!! And, if they are maintained. (ie not wet from a leak, not plugged up, proper operating valves, air not cut out....)
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:42 PM   #12
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The worst wheel spin I saw lately was a pusher engine set up reversed to the leader. One pulling, one pushing. I had to put a couple of knuckles in that one before it left the yard. The guys that set it up in remote had some explaining to do that day! But the one in the pic is the worst ever. Must have been close to hunting season.
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:44 PM   #13
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Sanders only work if they are filled!! And, if they are maintained. (ie not wet from a leak, not plugged up, proper operating valves, air not cut out....)
All the engineers/firemen I worked with checked all that when we got on the engine at the start of the run or when we picked up the engine(s). That's why we had to show up 1 hr prior to leaving.
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:10 PM   #14
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Not a RR guy,but that damage has to obliviously place that section of track on the Out Of Service list until further notice I would assume.
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:48 PM   #15
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All the engineers/firemen I worked with checked all that when we got on the engine at the start of the run or when we picked up the engine(s). That's why we had to show up 1 hr prior to leaving.
I work for a company that, well, doesn't care all the time. We can report stuff, it doesn't mean it will be fixed. Gets frustrating.

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Old 05-14-2014, 07:48 PM   #16
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Not a RR guy,but that damage has to obliviously place that section of track on the Out Of Service list until further notice I would assume.
Oh yah, I wouldn't drive a shopping cart over that.

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I work for a company that, well, doesn't care all the time. We can report stuff, it doesn't mean it will be fixed. Gets frustrating.

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Southern RR learned the hard way. 20 years ago I had a customer that came by the shop I worked in a few times a week, would drop a couple of grand, didn't care what overnight cost just get it the next day, etc. His arm was simply mangled and barely worked, his left as I recall.

He worked for the RR, reported a safety hazard several times, was told in front of witnesses to get back to work or he would be fired. Well, his arm got mostly ripped off by this violation whatever it was. His settlement was reportedly $5mil, all medical bills for his arm paid for life and a recurring payment for lost wages.

Haven't thought about him in years. I'll have to see if I can look him up.
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