RR Terms, Part 2........Grab Bag

Professional RR Terms Disambiguated by a "Seasoned Pro", Part 1


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"
(see Part 2 for further elucidation re humpimg)