Old 01-30-2005, 04:28 AM   #1
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Default Strangest thing you've seen train crews do?

What's the strangest/funniest thing you've seen a train crew do?

Here's mine from today. (Poor lighting)
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=88285
I couldn't believe it when he pulled out a camera!

Edit: Here's a permanent version: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/sho....aspx?id=87311
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Old 01-30-2005, 04:53 AM   #2
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That's pretty good! Maybe he's a lucky railfan and not a crewmember? What's the reason for the rejection???
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Old 01-30-2005, 05:06 AM   #3
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My guess is his photo-taking is a direct result of the California derailment of a couple days ago. I saw the media was latching on to the story with tales of: "If a suicidal loser can cause this much damage, imagine what terrorists can do!!!! OUR RAIL LINES ARE UNSAFE!!!!"

Don't be surprised if it's a knee jerk reaction with passenger trains fearing a terrorist attack...

Shoot freight...it's better anyway...
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Old 01-30-2005, 05:07 AM   #4
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Trust me, that's not the case. I know that guy
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Old 01-30-2005, 05:14 AM   #5
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lets see..I got mooned one time, but I knew that guy, and have been sprayed with water from those little plastic bottles a few times, but i knew that guy to (you can punch a pinhole in the tops of those and squeeze...very effective)

About the best is a older engineer on the second district..almost everytime he sees us out shooting he will fly the bird out the window and frown, and of course we all just smile and wave...

Strangest thing I ever did when I was working, well..I wont go into that.
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Old 01-30-2005, 05:28 AM   #6
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About the funniest/strangest thing I've seen was an engineer out on the front platform of a locomotive lighting his cigarette up with a fusee. A six inch cigarette and about a 2 foot sulphur flame (no joke). He must've been trying to imitate that GE he was on.
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Old 01-30-2005, 05:32 AM   #7
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i had forgot about that CH..little cig, 5 foot flame..that was classic. He ask us for a light and neither of us smoke, and he didnt care for my offer of a pinch of coppenhagen either. I have a pic of him lighting up somewhere
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Old 01-30-2005, 05:35 AM   #8
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Passing up magic worm dirt for a smokie treat? What is this world coming to?
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Old 01-30-2005, 05:37 AM   #9
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Dip it and they will come....we have some good stories about that to, but that would be off topic for this thread....haha...Darth remembers his first time I bet..
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Old 01-30-2005, 05:47 AM   #10
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I am Cornholio! Whoa... That was cool. Come out with your pants down!!!!

Senor Beavis, donde esta tu hallpass?

Are you threatening me?????



To keep on topic, I've been mooned, given the bird, and had a water bottle thrown at me. Unfortunately for the crew member that threw the water bottle, the district superintendent was sitting in the truck and saw the whole episode. Ooops. Being fired courtesy of a thrown water bottle is not something that looks good on a resume I would imagine.
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Old 02-15-2005, 01:28 AM   #11
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The strangest thing I've seen was a crew getting off of the train and going over to a gravel road to pick up nuts. I don't know why, but I found it a bit strange nonetheless.
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Old 02-16-2005, 01:37 AM   #12
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I SAW A TRAIN STOP AND A GUY GOT OFF AND JUST STARTED PEEING
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Old 02-16-2005, 12:13 PM   #13
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people in cars do that all time so seeing a train crew do it would be normal, not strange
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I got mooned one time by a conductor I know. A friend (and coworker) of mine got the "double bird" last year from the crew on a brand new (and clean) AC4400 in the new CSX paint scheme. I told him he should submit it to Public Relations.
Years ago, a trainman was getting off a D&H train, running on trackage rights over the Conrail Port Road, at Perryville, MD. These were the days when you could get on and off moving equipment. I took his picture just before he dismounted, and when he got off, he fell flat on his face! Didn't get a picture of that. He brushed himself off and rushed past me as I was asking "Are you OK?" while biting my lip to keep from busting out laughing. "Yeah, I'm alright" as he walked past. These days, he would call an ambulance and subpoena me as a witness.
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Old 03-17-2005, 09:00 PM   #15
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Wierdest thing:

Having one of those yellow buttons (kinda like the sort found on heavy machinery) -- completely packaged -- dropped out the cab for us (no danger of hitting us). See, there were about 15 of us having a "foam fest" of sorts, and the RR knew we were there.

We also lit the grill with a Fusee...

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Old 03-18-2005, 06:39 AM   #16
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Must of been some cute snow bunny waiting for her train.....
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Hey UP13 that must have been on the YOU PEE????
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Last week I was watching the local New York & Atlantic Railway freight switch by my house. I was standing by the grade crossing and saw the brakeman get out of the cab without any clothes on except his jacket. He was paid $20 by the conductor and engineer to switch one of the sidings naked. Keep in mind it was about 20 that evening! He rode the boxcar over the grade crossing with traffic stopped and his cheeks exposed. It's not the first time I have seen this!
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Another strange event was when the marker lights were not operational on the rear engine of a New York & Atlantic freight. The crew took some sort of red tarp and wrapped it over the headlight lenses on the rear end of the train (happened to be an MP15AC on the rear). When they turned the headlights on, they appeared as marker lights. Anything to get the train over the road safely!

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Old 03-29-2005, 09:14 PM   #21
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At least he has a necktie on!
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