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Eastern Railroad Discussion > Live cam watcher gets NS dispatcher shout-out
Date: 05/24/23 04:36
Live cam watcher gets NS dispatcher shout-out
NS Elkhart dispatcher said a couch-based live cam watcher (Chesterton, perhaps) called in to say a van/container on hot eastbound 22X had an open door so dispatcher asked crew of an opposing train to slow down prepared to assist the 22X crew in locating and closing the door. First time I've hear this on the NS radio.
Date: 05/24/23 08:22
Re: Live cam watcher gets NS dispatcher shout-out
Interesting. Years ago I heard a dispatcher tell a crew that they had several doors "swinging" and boxes falling out. They brought their train to a stop at a location that was easily accessed for a "Utility" man from a nearby yard to meet them and secure the doors. Who saw the open doors however was not disclosed and at the time there were no streaming cameras just time-lapse cams.