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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-04-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,281
Posted By Burner50
I am a little late to this topic, But I wanted to...

I am a little late to this topic, But I wanted to add something.


There is a handy little tool that is called a "Digital Millennium Copyright Act Takedown Notice".

I don't know anything about...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 05-04-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,714
Posted By Burner50
My question is, Why didn't the MOP in charge of...

My question is, Why didn't the MOP in charge of the operation initiate an emergency application of the brakes... Once this happened, the diesel should have stopped loading.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 05-03-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,714
Posted By Burner50
I don't have access to Amtrak special...

I don't have access to Amtrak special instructions. My previous response applies to UP only.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 04-28-2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,335
Posted By Burner50
From the things I've read on yardlimits, and some...

From the things I've read on yardlimits, and some of the things in industry news, I have no idea why anyone would want to hire out on the NS.

...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 04-28-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,714
Posted By Burner50
That is incorrect. Light power moves are...

That is incorrect.


Light power moves are usually authorized to operate at passenger speeds provided that the dynamic brakes are sufficient to control speed. (if the dynamics aren't enough, or...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 04-26-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,426
Posted By Burner50
That sounds like it came from the UTU Alert last...

That sounds like it came from the UTU Alert last week. It appears that the people who drafted this simply don't understand how RRT works.


The fact remains that the language is still in the house...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 04-23-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,426
Posted By Burner50
But how many of those industries are labeled as...

But how many of those industries are labeled as vital to our economic prosperity and national defense? (Those are the things that get thrown around every time somebody wants to strike... the reasons...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 04-21-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,426
Posted By Burner50
Sure there is. It was started before SS, and it...

Sure there is. It was started before SS, and it works. If it aint broke, don't fix it. You're not losing out on anything. Since I don't pay into SS, I am not eligible to draw any benefits from social...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 04-20-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,426
Posted By Burner50
Why not? Its not costing anybody else...

Why not?

Its not costing anybody else anything. All of the administration expenses are paid for by the railroad employees. There is no legitimate reason to get rid of it.


Railroad retirement...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 04-20-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,426
Posted By Burner50
Jealousy... And politicians eyeing the 24.1...

Jealousy... And politicians eyeing the 24.1 billion that we have in reserves.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 04-18-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,426
Posted By Burner50
No... It passed the House of Representatives. The...

No... It passed the House of Representatives. The language is still there. Even if the Senate kicks it out, it still has to go back to the house for another vote.

It is still dangerous.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 04-18-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,426
Posted By Burner50
Your railroad crews need your help.

This is a political type message, but I'm going to do my best to keep the political views aside from the topic at hand.

I'm asking anyone here who reads this to send an E-Mail to your...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 05-02-2008, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By Burner50
nothing in UMLER

nothing in UMLER
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 04-19-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
Posted By Burner50
Spoken like a true railfan... I HATE SD40's

Spoken like a true railfan... I HATE SD40's
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-27-2008, 12:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By Burner50
This one would have been seconds... not...

This one would have been seconds... not minutes...
Totally idiotic. If that sounds insensitive, I dont really care.
27 cars would be approx 1350' plus what 2 engines? 190' tops?
Total length...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-25-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By Burner50
Sad to see, but its just another day at the...

Sad to see, but its just another day at the office. And the train was only 27 cars long doing 50 mph... He couldnt wait another 30 seconds??? What an idiot.

Most people that run the gates dont get...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-16-2008, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,472
Posted By Burner50
My reaction to you would depend on my cargo... ...

My reaction to you would depend on my cargo...


I know a military train is interesting to shoot, but you're not getting close to it.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-11-2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By Burner50
Thats because there isnt any with a view of the...

Thats because there isnt any with a view of the bridge...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-11-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By Burner50
I retract my previous statement... The...

I retract my previous statement...

The entire AREA to the north West and East is closed... You could get there from the south on the river if you tried hard enough.

They are also going to...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-11-2008, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By Burner50
I do have some pics from the bridge tho if you...

I do have some pics from the bridge tho if you are interested taken with a cell phone camera...


IDK what the future holds for the Kate Shelley Highbridge

...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-11-2008, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By Burner50
lol... no they didnt... EDIT: a railfan...

lol... no they didnt...


EDIT: a railfan trip to see the bridge would be useless at the moment... all roads around the area are colsed on account of building the new bridge... the only view of...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-08-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,022
Posted By Burner50
Toot your own horn all you like but I do work for...

Toot your own horn all you like but I do work for the same railroad you do...


I was simply pointing out that there is more to it than walking thru and signing the cards.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-03-2008, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,022
Posted By Burner50
It is supposed to be alot more in depth than...

It is supposed to be alot more in depth than that, Check the horn, bell, lights, fuel, measure piston travel, etc...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-03-2008, 05:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,614
Posted By Burner50
I wonder if the reason UP units are more $$ is...

I wonder if the reason UP units are more $$ is because of the extra shit like TIR's and the extra cab signal systems.


ATC is a PITA and takes extra hardware, software, and computer programming.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 02-25-2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,022
Posted By Burner50
not sure what kind of an "insptection" that is...

not sure what kind of an "insptection" that is but afaik the rule is annual inspections by mechanical forces and daily "inspections" by an engineer
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