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Old 05-13-2010, 07:31 PM   #1
trevelline
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Default Job as a engineer?

Hello, everyone
I was out rail fanning the other day and a BNSF engineer stopped and started talking to me. I asked him on his thoughts about being an engineer in the future. I also told him that my son who is currently 16 years old would love to be an engineer when he becomes 18. He told me he would not recommend it because soon all trains will be remote controlled from the other side of the country, and will no longer require crews. He also said train crews used to have 3 person crews now they are made up of 2 person crews which will soon be 1 then the job as an engineer will be unheard of. What do you guys think of that. Will the job always be around or will railroads make all trains remote control to save money?

Regards,

Joe
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