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Old 06-30-2016, 07:02 PM   #4
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I would say that there are a lot more "idiots" behind the wheel of a car. Running a locomotive is a profession.

You brought up a good point about falling asleep. If the Conductor can't be a reliable extra set of eyes then have the "having two man crews improves safety" argument becomes moot.
Pilots receive years of training but planes still crash, mariners receive years of training but ships still sink. Perhaps being a professional mitigates risk to a degree, but in the end the law of averages will win. Accidents are an unavoidable part of any profession.
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