Grab Bag

Professional RR Terms Disambiguated by a "Seasoned Pro"

definitions

Operating personnel job descriptions
from the ancient days of "brakemen" -
long before "train operations enablers",
or whatever they call themselves now,
came along

some pictorial explainations:

Crew "On Spot", a.k.a. "Gone to Coffee"




"Tying the Air" - example of improper foot placement




Results of slack: a "Run In"




Results of a "BIG Run In"




"Helper Engine"




"Hump Engine"



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