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Date: 01/30/21 18:14
Teamwork!
Author: roustabout

The characters you work with: Mark & Scotty. I won't go into all of the details, but this photos shows Scotty - our yard helper - at his absolute peak. (He is not the one throwing the switch.) WPRR Albany Yard, June 25, 2007.

I will say that I first met Scotty when he was a teenager. He would hang out at one of our outlying depots and his mom would bring cake and ice cream for us to enjoy. Scott wanted to work for the railroad. And he did, starting where you see him, advanced to dispatch, got married and had kids, made the move to dispatch out to St. Albans when the company did that and then decided he needed to come home where he briefly was a trainmaster. Good man, smart railroader, a sense of humor and enjoyable to work with.





Date: 01/30/21 19:25
Re: Teamwork!
Author: PHall

I see he's a firm believer in work smarter not harder!



Date: 01/30/21 20:50
Re: Teamwork!
Author: 3rdswitch

Must be nice to be assigned to one switch.
JB



Date: 01/30/21 21:12
Re: Teamwork!
Author: jtwlunch

A different version don't walk when you can ride while switching.



Date: 02/02/21 23:18
Re: Teamwork!
Author: GooseLake

Well that's some good information there. I never knew Scott's back-story!

-Toby
 



Date: 02/05/21 22:15
Re: Teamwork!
Author: roustabout

GooseLake Wrote:
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> Well that's some good information there. I never
> knew Scott's back-story!
>
> -Toby
>  

Toby!



Date: 02/07/21 05:51
Re: Teamwork!
Author: engineerinvirginia

On CSX you'd likely be fired for switching from a seated position....not that there's a specific rule....but trainmasters have a quota and it certainly looks suspicious!



Date: 02/20/21 22:09
Re: Teamwork!
Author: roustabout

engineerinvirginia Wrote:
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> On CSX you'd likely be fired for switching from a
> seated position....not that there's a specific
> rule....but trainmasters have a quota and it
> certainly looks suspicious!

We did suspicious things back then. 




Date: 02/20/21 22:39
Re: Teamwork!
Author: Drknow

roustabout Wrote:
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> engineerinvirginia Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > On CSX you'd likely be fired for switching from
> a
> > seated position....not that there's a specific
> > rule....but trainmasters have a quota and it
> > certainly looks suspicious!
>
> We did suspicious things back then. 


That’s some heads up railroadn’ right there, tell you what!😀

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