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The Economy

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, May 14, 2020.

  1. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Four was the norm for steam, more could be present depending on the job. There could also be a utility brakeman present, for instance, if a lot of switches needed to be manually thrown and hand signals passed, say, on a yard ladder. EDIT: Cabooses were 99% eliminated by federal decree 40+ years ago.

    In diesel cab
    1. Engineer
    2. Fireman
    3. Head-end Brakeman (sometimes)

    In caboose
    4. Conductor (train boss)
    5. Brakeman
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2024
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  2. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    I have less than zero experience driving a train, but it sure seems to me that if you have a hundred cars and 10s of thousands of tons barreling along, that's an operation that requires multiple people.
  3. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Tell that to the hedge funds that control the RRs.
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  4. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

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  5. garrow

    garrow Well-Known Member

  6. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

  7. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

  8. garrow

    garrow Well-Known Member

  9. Hermes

    Hermes Well-Known Member

    Red Lobster already famously did this in the 1990s with AYCE crab.

    Makes me think this is either self-sabotage or a weird PR stunt.
  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

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  11. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    I haven't eaten at a Red Lobster in more than 20 years. I'm sure the look on my face when some tourist asks if there is a Red Lobster on the island is priceless.
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  12. Hermes

    Hermes Well-Known Member

    Once cheddar bay biscuit mix became available in the supermarket, its raison d’être disappeared.
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