Re: Lets not lie to each other.
Author: Nudge
Date: 04-17-2018 - 18:45

Never saw a "Bar". I was the hoghead on a crew that died on the 14 hour law so they turned us back by dead heading back to our home terminal.

We went to eat and I had a beer before we flagged down the train. Well, the the crew smoked so we had the fireman ride the hack "so he could see what train handling was like."

The 3 trainmen that were left got stoned and I didn't partake. About an hour later we were approaching a 30 mph curve, from 60mph and they started to get worried. We were on the trailing unit with a speedo and had a bunch of pig flats behind the power. I had turned on the headlight so they could see where we were. They got themselves so worked up, they wanted to pull the air. I showed them the air and the speed. We went right down to 35, went around the curve and got back to 60 mph. They finally went to sleep and I had to wake them in 2 hours to get off at our home terminal.

And, that is what happened. That's why I only smoked with a child hood friend where I would spend a vacation at Tahoe. I knew damn well I couldn't run a locomotive smoking dope.

Same goes for booze, but different. You lose your "seat of your pants" feeling of operating a train. Without that, you are screwed.


Nudge



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Lets not lie to each other. HUTCH 7.62 04-13-2018 - 20:06
  Re: Lets not lie to each other. Disgraceful 04-13-2018 - 20:59
  Re: Lets not lie to each other. Carol L Voss 04-13-2018 - 21:06
  Re: Lets not lie to each other. Beer & Pizza 04-13-2018 - 21:40
  Re: Lets not lie to each other. Berg 04-14-2018 - 06:26
  Re: Lets not lie to each other. HUTCH 7.62 04-14-2018 - 06:55
  Re: Lets not lie to each other. HUTCH 7.62 04-14-2018 - 06:47
  Re: Lets not lie to each other. Beer & Pizza 04-14-2018 - 06:56
  Let's not lie to each other,this thread is troll bait. Just Sayin' 04-14-2018 - 08:17
  Re: Let's not lie to each other. John Sweetser 04-14-2018 - 11:30
  Re: Let's not lie to each other. Carol L Voss 04-14-2018 - 12:27
  Re: Let's not lie to each other. HUTCH 7.62 04-14-2018 - 16:33
  Re: Let's not lie to each other. Dr Zarkoff 04-14-2018 - 21:54
  Re: Let's not lie to each other. HUTCH 7.62 04-15-2018 - 09:55
  Re: Let's not lie to each other. Dr Zarkoff 04-15-2018 - 19:52
  Re: Let's not lie to each other,this thread is troll bait. My thoughts 04-15-2018 - 07:57
  Re: Let's not lie to each other,this thread is troll bait. <> 04-16-2018 - 12:40
  Re: Lets not lie to each other. ? 04-16-2018 - 07:39
  Re: Lets not lie to each other. HUTCH 7.62 04-16-2018 - 15:01
  Re: Lets not lie to each other. ? 04-17-2018 - 08:18
  Re: Lets not lie to each other. Nudge 04-17-2018 - 18:45
  Re: Lets not lie to each other. Confused 04-17-2018 - 20:33
  Re: Lets not lie to each other. HUTCH 7.62 04-18-2018 - 10:06


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