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Date: 10/11/17 08:26
"Wick" who? wants to ride in the cab!
Author: PRRFan

Amtrak CEO, "Wick" Moorman board the cab of #851 The Hoosier State, at Dyer Indiana this morning.
PRRFan








Date: 10/11/17 09:35
Re: "Wick" who? wants to ride in the cab!
Author: mopacrr

Besides Wick and the Conductor;any idea who the other people are?



Date: 10/11/17 10:26
Re: "Wick" who? wants to ride in the cab!
Author: railstiesballast

We are seeing a true railroader. He may have been promoted to high office but he still understands the basics: the people, the track, the equipment, and of course the customers.
Note to younger readers: For decades, when David P. Morgan was editor of TRAINS he would get cab rides; the public joke in the industry and the railfan press was "David who wants a cab ride?"



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/11/17 10:28 by railstiesballast.



Date: 10/11/17 10:48
Re: "Wick" who? wants to ride in the cab!
Author: cabsignaldrop

Last of a dying generation of railroad management that understands the business and started from the bottom.

Posted from Android



Date: 10/11/17 11:33
Re: "Wick" who? wants to ride in the cab!
Author: railcity

Wick should have done more things at Amtrak before Dec 2017??



Date: 10/11/17 12:21
Re: "Wick" who? wants to ride in the cab!
Author: 462pacific

Yes, but where's the yellow safety vest required for the cab ?



Date: 10/11/17 12:27
Re: "Wick" who? wants to ride in the cab!
Author: 1976

462pacific Wrote:
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> Yes, but where's the yellow safety vest required
> for the cab ?


Can't tell if serious or sarcasm due to Internet. No such rule, however I feel like you might be mocking the steam crews who feel it's necessary on yhe main line?



Date: 10/11/17 12:37
Re: "Wick" who? wants to ride in the cab!
Author: HotWater

462pacific Wrote:
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> Yes, but where's the yellow safety vest required
> for the cab ?

Those "safety" vests/jackets are NOT required INSIDE the cab! Plus, the men are standing a station platform, so the "safety" crap isn't necessary there either. When the passenger service Conductor or Collector steps off the train at each station stop (either Amtrak or commute service) to assist/organize passengers, they are not wearing that "safety" crap either.



Date: 10/11/17 12:45
Re: "Wick" who? wants to ride in the cab!
Author: spnudge

The last pic looks like Ob Job lost his hat. :)


Nudge



Date: 10/11/17 13:44
Re: "Wick" who? wants to ride in the cab!
Author: hazegray

cabsignaldrop Wrote:
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> Last of a dying generation of railroad management that understands the business and started from the
> bottom.
>
A student who learned from Graham Claytor, who was also known to ride in cabs and mingle with crews!



Date: 10/11/17 15:52
Re: "Wick" who? wants to ride in the cab!
Author: norm1153

Locomotive cabs are not ADA compliant! Who knew!
:)



Date: 10/11/17 16:41
Re: "Wick" who? wants to ride in the cab!
Author: Limited-Clear

No gloves while climbing up the ladder. Hmmm. Might have to save this pic!



Date: 10/11/17 18:19
Re: "Wick" who? wants to ride in the cab!
Author: Lurch_in_ABQ

mopacrr Wrote:
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> Besides Wick and the Conductor;any idea who the
> other people are?

HQ staff might be there to explain to Richard Anderson why locomotives lack a yoke and flaps.



Date: 10/11/17 18:27
Re: "Wick" who? wants to ride in the cab!
Author: CA_Sou_MA_Agent

mopacrr Wrote:
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> any idea who the other people are?


Yes Man #1 and Yes Man #2.



Date: 10/11/17 20:05
Re: "Wick" who? wants to ride in the cab!
Author: burlingtonjohn

railstiesballast Wrote:
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> We are seeing a true railroader. He may have been
> promoted to high office but he still understands
> the basics: the people, the track, the equipment,
> and of course the customers.
> Note to younger readers: For decades, when David
> P. Morgan was editor of TRAINS he would get cab
> rides; the public joke in the industry and the
> railfan press was "David who wants a cab ride?"

That used to be a funny spot in Trains magazine way back in the day. There would always be a picture of the Man on the platform with somebody sticking their head out of the cab with the balloon caption "David P. WHO wants a cab ride?"!!!! He even answered a letter I wrote to him back in 1983 when I was in the Navy overseas. Treasured item in my collection to this day.

When Mr. Morgan passed away, he was the last of a kind ....

Regards,
Burlington John



Date: 10/11/17 20:23
Re: "Wick" who? wants to ride in the cab!
Author: ProAmtrak

railcity Wrote:
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> Wick should have done more things at Amtrak before
> Dec 2017??


Like what should he have done Railcity!



Date: 10/11/17 21:47
Re: "Wick" who? wants to ride in the cab!
Author: railcity

ProAmtrak Wrote:
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> railcity Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Wick should have done more things at Amtrak
> before
> > Dec 2017??
>
>
> Like what should he have done Railcity!



New LD Engines, New Order of Superliners Cars, bring back Amtrak Timetable Book, and other stuff. He should done a lot more then he did for Amtrak??



Date: 10/11/17 22:55
Re: "Wick" who? wants to ride in the cab!
Author: railwaybaron

I wonder what really caused his leaving, the new administration?



Date: 10/12/17 00:38
Re: "Wick" who? wants to ride in the cab!
Author: ts1457

railwaybaron Wrote:
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> I wonder what really caused his leaving, the new
> administration?

More time with his wife.



Date: 10/12/17 03:00
Re: "Wick" who? wants to ride in the cab!
Author: MaryMcPherson

> railcity Wrote:
> New LD Engines, New Order of Superliners Cars,
> bring back Amtrak Timetable Book, and other stuff.
> He should done a lot more then he did for Amtrak??


Cuz you know, money grows on trees and they have a money tree next to the money printing press Wick brought with him to Amtrak HQ. Money is no object these days.

(In case it wasn't obvious, that's sarcasm)

Mary McPherson
Dongola, IL
Diverging Clear Productions



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