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Old 08-17-2010, 02:19 PM   #3
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It's a "man down" test. They are required to do it once a shift or more by either company policy or FRA Policy, I am not sure what.

Those Remote Control beltpacks have sensors that detect rapid movement of the beltpack or impact and issue the "CSX xxxx Operator A (or B) is Down" over the radio to alert the people on the yard channel that the RC Operator is down. It's a safety thing.

You will hear these sorts of things in any yard that has RCO operations.
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