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Old 03-10-2011, 09:43 PM   #67
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Originally Posted by Soo 6060 View Post
Ok, well first of all YOU DO NOT DRIVE A TRAIN. YOU RUN OR OPERATE IT. THERE IS NO STEERING WHEEL.



So, you'd be able to tell me how to isolate a trailing locomotive? And you'd be able to tell me where the cut-out cocks are for the MU hoses? How about how to cut-out the train brake handle? What and where the battery knife switch is? How long to prime the diesel engine? How to even start it? What the max BC pressure is and what that number is used for? How to perform a daily inspection and when you have to do it? How to setup a locomotive for trailing?

Yes, I know nothing.
All the above is prep work and any mechanic can perform it, DRIVING A TRAIN requires a sound knowledge of the track ,speed boards, crossings, signals/ safeworking/ grades etc. and driving means moving forward or backwards and does not necessarily involve the need to STEER the vehicle.
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