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Old 05-10-2007, 05:51 AM   #1
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Default Bad order cars

Hello everyone,

I am wondering about bad order cars... I've seen the florescent stickers on cars, knowing they will be receiving repairs soon. So how or when is a bad order car determined? When a crew member (or engineer) does a roll-by inspection on a passing train, would he/she spot a potential problem (i.e. bad wheel/flange, brake, handrails, etc.)? And what about the train detector? Who writes up the tag? Is there immediate action via radio communication if a potential problem is observed? Is a car pulled out of a train and set in a siding for a repair train, or road switcher to interact? Sorry about the 20 questions!

I am curious, and would like to relate prototypical bad order scenarios for model railroad operation.

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