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Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-09-2008, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,522
Posted By medic_pilot
So, for the engineer who completes the daily...

So, for the engineer who completes the daily inspection, does he/she have a written record or log to show the checks were completed?
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 02-29-2008, 03:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,561
Posted By medic_pilot
Yes, thank you for the pics. Looks like an area...

Yes, thank you for the pics. Looks like an area that was recently clear cut.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 01-28-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,207
Posted By medic_pilot
But I love these idiots. As long as they are...

But I love these idiots. As long as they are around, I'll always have a job. 8-)
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 01-22-2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,561
Posted By medic_pilot
More Oregon Landslides

Even though it is currently not raining outside, we've been having a lot of landslides in recent weeks here. Just read a story in the Statemsna Journal about the UP line between Eugene and Klamath...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 01-18-2008, 03:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,505
Posted By medic_pilot
Oooh, that's a good one. I've been hesitant to...

Oooh, that's a good one. I've been hesitant to use Code Yellow/Brown around my patients and their family for fear they could put 1 and 2 together (no pun intended) :D

But Signal 200. Ha, I...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 01-17-2008, 07:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,505
Posted By medic_pilot
So the hand wheel next to the toilet... just in...

So the hand wheel next to the toilet... just in case you happen to be sitting down when you need to stop that train?
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 07-05-2007, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,469
Posted By medic_pilot
Salem Railcar Fire

We had an interesting fire in a box car being pulled by a UP train through Salem (OR) the other night. It was discovered by the crew of an Amtrak train heading the opposite direction, toward...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-25-2007, 06:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,403
Posted By medic_pilot
So, this jumping off of a moving locomotive...

So, this jumping off of a moving locomotive thing. Is that accepted practice?

I mean, I read about it periodically where some unfortunate railroader leaps from his train just before impact.
...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 01-11-2007, 12:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,505
Posted By medic_pilot
errr... thanks Tag. I'm pretty sure that...

errr... thanks Tag.

I'm pretty sure that my grandmother would NOT approve using this bathroom.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 01-02-2007, 07:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,217
Posted By medic_pilot
So after this train is unloaded on the East...

So after this train is unloaded on the East coast, does it return empty or are there products coming back on the westbound trip?
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-08-2006, 05:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,505
Posted By medic_pilot
Am I mistaken, or didn't the early toilets on...

Am I mistaken, or didn't the early toilets on trains empty directly onto the tracks?
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 10-26-2006, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,377
Posted By medic_pilot
New Commuter Rail for Oregon

Ground breaking today for a new commuter rail line that will connect Wilsonville and Beaverton, Oregon.

This is really pretty cool, and hopefully this can eventually be extended further down the...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 02-22-2006, 05:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,248
Posted By medic_pilot
From an ergonomics standpoint, is there an...

From an ergonomics standpoint, is there an advantage to having the cab centered like this? Does the switching crew benefit from this?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-24-2005, 03:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,151
Posted By medic_pilot
Yep, I'm on duty too. I'm hoping to fly the...

Yep, I'm on duty too. I'm hoping to fly the recliner and watch some football for most of the shift. If we don't turn a wheel, it will be perfect.

Greg
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-24-2005, 01:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,151
Posted By medic_pilot
Happy Thanksgiving

Hope everybody has a happy Thanksgiving. And for pete's sake, let's be careful out there!

Clear skies.

Greg
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-16-2005, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,990
Posted By medic_pilot
Odd Speed Limits

OK, for my next question in the series:

What is with the odd speed limits? Such as 79 mph? Why not just round that baby up to 80? Or keep it down at 75?

Thanks for your input on my previous...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 10-25-2005, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,368
Posted By medic_pilot
Please Explain this Car

Can somebody please explain what all the lights and weird contraption on top of this car is?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=122978

Thanks.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 10-20-2005, 08:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,490
Posted By medic_pilot
No, you are probably right. I wouldn't expect a...

No, you are probably right. I wouldn't expect a major shift in Washington...

But hey, my nausea is improving. :D
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 10-17-2005, 04:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,490
Posted By medic_pilot
A UP paint scheme honoring Bush? I think I'm...

A UP paint scheme honoring Bush? I think I'm going to vomit now...

I hope this thing visits the Portland area. I'll be waiting with my rattle can of spray paint.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-23-2005, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,394
Posted By medic_pilot
Sorry no pics, but I tool around in a 2005 Nissan...

Sorry no pics, but I tool around in a 2005 Nissan Titan. Great truck!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-23-2005, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,713
Posted By medic_pilot
As a commercial pilot on the side, perhaps I can...

As a commercial pilot on the side, perhaps I can shed a little light for you.

I would recommend either a Cessna 172 or Cessna 152. Both are "high wing" aircraft, which means that the wing is...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 09-09-2005, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,028
Posted By medic_pilot
Google? They own some real estate at the top of...

Google? They own some real estate at the top of my web browser. I also like www.dogpile.com You should try it sometime, too.

I'm pretty savvy with search engines. I use them almost every day. ...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 09-09-2005, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,028
Posted By medic_pilot
Torpedos

OK, I've got another railroading question. I checked for any previous posts on this subject, but the search came up empty.

What are torpedos and what is their function in railroading? How are...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 09-03-2005, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,195
Posted By medic_pilot
Thanks for the information. I have learned more...

Thanks for the information. I have learned more about grade crossings than I had hoped.

To take the technology question one step further, how are the railroads set up to pinpoint a particular...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 09-01-2005, 06:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,195
Posted By medic_pilot
Wow... the crossing system has a lot more...

Wow... the crossing system has a lot more involved than I ever had imagined. I had no idea that there were sensors that could actually evaluate the speed of the train and activate the crossing...
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