Re: Military train all screwed up or UP ??????
Date: 08-12-2017 - 11:04
> Well, there is another answer but the UP doesn't
> have people who know about switching. That train
> never been allowed down the Coast unless it
> blocked the right way. I put the blame on the
> dispatchers AND the UP officers that ordered the
> train. Its not the Army's fault. And they should
> of had a military caboose on the rear to watch for
> open doors, etc. Oh, the UP will bill Uncle Sam,
> but its their fault it would up this way.
> They need to take a cut of cars, off the main (not
> to many, L over V) and shove them towards the
> balloon. Go back and get another cut, repeat. Keep
> doing this until the first part gets close to
> fouling the track they were shoving on. Then cut
> the engines off, go to that track and pull the
> train back out to the main. Before they foul No. 2
> siding, set one of the engines out on No. 2. Go
> back and pull the rest of the train all the way
> out to the main. When they clear No. 2, stop and
> shove the train into a joint with that engine. Now
> you have turned the train and have an engine on
> either end. All they need is a crew on the west
> (north) unit and they can take a cut over to east
> garrison (to be able to clear the main over
> there). The rest of the train can clear in No. 2
> at McKay or double over if need be, to clear the
> main. They could even put that engine on the east
> (south) end of the cut so they would have power to
> pull the mty cut back.
> It would be a lot cheaper than taking the whole
> damn train back to SJ just to turn it.
> Its easy to do but crews that UP have now and a
> lot of officers only know how to go from point A
> to point B. Sad day. They need to find an old head
> switchmen. If anybody knew how to move cars around
> with the least amount of switching and time it was
> a switchmen.
They should have called Virlon Smoot.
He van show them how to dutch drop flatcars with those tanks.
He was on of the Coast better Cons.