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Date: 08/03/20 15:53
UP engineering specials
Author: Copy19

The reason for the engineering specials is to give face time between the headquarters people and the field folk.  Former VP of Engineering Bill Wimmer fine tuned the idea where the guys in jeans could talk the boss.  Judging from the fact the consists are still the same (except for the 6936) it looks like the current staff is continuing the tradition.

JB - Omaha



Date: 08/03/20 17:50
Re: UP engineering specials
Author: highgreengraphics

An excellent practice! To continue it is to be commended. === === = === JLH



Date: 08/03/20 18:01
Re: UP engineering specials
Author: dan

BNSF does them too,  kinda similar



Date: 08/03/20 21:17
Re: UP engineering specials
Author: WoodrowStool

What all is in the consist?  Sleepers, lounges, diners, what?  Look like a great way to travel!



Date: 08/04/20 03:54
Re: UP engineering specials
Author: dan

WoodrowStool Wrote:
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> What all is in the consist?  Sleepers, lounges,
> diners, what?  Look like a great way to travel!

and UP's train has an excercise car (the rwb bAggage  car)  bnsf train does not have that i know of



Date: 08/04/20 11:09
Re: UP engineering specials
Author: TCnR

'Management by walking around', Business Management textbook since the 70's. Not so much in the RR business though. Similar events in the distant past have been described as based in the Spanish Inquisition.

Good to know that's all that's going on though.



Date: 08/04/20 15:06
Re: UP engineering specials
Author: starsandbars

I liked it on the UP when BM Brown had his inspection specials , he would set out the local roadmaster if his track rode rough. BM Brown Special westbound at Lawrence Ks 1973 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/04/20 15:12 by starsandbars.




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