View Full Version : big thrill today

01-12-2011, 07:28 PM
today after spotting our last car on the siding ,I climb back up up into the cab of our GE 70 tonner, my boss who was the engineer today told me to sit my ass of in his seat ,he was going to teach me how to run to loco.So I sat down, listened to his instructions and when it was time, I let the brakes off an eased on the throttle bring the old girl to life.I only got to run for a mile or 2 but what a rush,to finally get to drive a train ,it what I've been wanting to do all my life:grin:

01-13-2011, 01:09 AM
sweet! congrats to you!

01-13-2011, 08:06 PM
Thanks eh got to run the whole line today with 6 pipe cars talk about nerviness as my switch bitch(as we call them lol) was my boss

01-13-2011, 08:22 PM
Great experience. There sure aren't many 70 Tonners out there any more. Are you able to say what railroad this is? Understand if you wish that to remain de-identified for any reason. Regardless, thank you for sharing your experience.

01-13-2011, 11:34 PM
I work for Martech rail service in Welland ON Canada.We are railfan friendly ,as i had stopped along the hwy to talk some pics as they were switching got a ride and a job lol here's a link to my pics of our line http://forums.railpictures.net/showthread.php?t=13072

01-14-2011, 01:24 AM
Too cool! I know a lot of people that have wound up with shortline jobs that way. Just a matter of being at the right place at the right time, or hang around for a while, and you just might find yourself with a job... :-)