Re: On "running" boards and safety


Jon Miller <atsf@...>
 

Most probably a different engineer operating the locomotive<
Remember in the 40s and 50s most firemen were really engineers also.
Sometimes on the larger roads it just depended on the job they got from the
board. Seniority counted and sometimes a job as fireman on one run would
net more pay than engineer on another run!
Also remember those devices (forgot the name) that had hanging ropes on
to warn trainmen of tunnels, bridges, and any low item the train went under.
They were everywhere in the above dates and before.

Jon Miller
AT&SF
For me time has stopped in 1941
Digitrax DCC owner, Chief/Zephyr systems
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