Re: Trains hitting police cars..... Your repressed troll Nancy at work.....
Author: Don't go away mad
Date: 06-23-2022 - 21:25
Bill Root Wrote:
> No not me - that's as dumb as the earlier posts on
> this thread. Operating a train is not the same as
> operating a motor vehicle within the perimeters of
> the the California Vehicle code (Or probably any
> other state). I really don't believe any police
> officer would ever propose or attempt such a
> practice. I think with all the total ignorance
> displayed on this thread, I'm done with it.
Believe anything you want.
One of the most famous incidents of ICS (Idiot Cop Syndrome) involved an SP freight train at Gilroy, California. Cops demanded the engineer produce his CDL He refused. So they arrested him and took him to the local jail. Without the engineer the train didn't move, blocking multiple crossings and effectively cutting the town in two. After standing around for an hour with their heads up their collective asses, they told the head brakeman to move the train, which he (correctly) told them he wasn't qualified to do. Then they ordered him to. Still no movement. After awhile, a railroad operating officer showed up, the cops ordered him to move it, but he was unable to find the reverse lever. By and by, a CHP supervisor showed up and explained to the local cops the error of their ways in no uncertain terms, and after another lengthy delay the railroad operating officer was allowed to go to 'spring' the engineer from jail, and the train finally departed after a several hour delay. When asked later how he felt about being arrested and taken to jail, the engineer's reply was, "It was fine with me. I was still on the clock."
During my career, I had a number of bizarre encounters with cops while at work, but none as bizarre as the famous 'Gilroy Incident'.
There sure seem to be a lot of "Barney Fife's" in law enforcement.