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Old 06-13-2012, 08:06 PM   #15
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My dad worked for New York Central/ Penn Central for over 35 years.
Wanted me to do the same....So one time when I took the initiative to apply for a job (around 1969) that was wayyyyy over my head and ability...or what he had in mind...He found out and pulled me out of the interview room..(at the last minute)..I knew I was in the wrong place when I walked in wearing a suit and tie and here were 30-40 very muscular, rough looking guys wearing dirty jeans and cutoff shirts and work boots.....The job I THOUGHT I wanted was as a Gandy Dancer. Looking back I'm glad it didn't happen.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:56 PM   #16
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you mean there isn't a giant hand that picks up the rolling stock and shoves it down a big plastic ramp?!? man, i thought i had it all figured out.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:05 PM   #17
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36 years with the Signal Dept of the Maine Central, Guilford, Springfield Term. and now Pan Am Railways, all the same road what a change. Two more years and I'm out the door
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:05 PM   #18
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40 years with the Union Pacific. One more to go then calling it quits.
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:46 AM   #19
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FWIW: If your ever in the Houston area there is a 1/8 scale railroad open to the public for free rides every 3rd Sat March thru November. Look at
Houston Area Live Steamers - Home Page for details.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:06 AM   #20
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My Dad worked for the Florida East Coast Railroad and retired in 66. My Grandfather was a Engineer.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:38 AM   #21
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My previous job was ethanol scheduler - handled all the tank cars in the US. Now I'm a foamer and model in N-scale. Most of our trips in the RV have routing near railroad lines.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:43 AM   #22
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My dad worked for the Great Northern RR (now BNSF) for over 40 years in the signal department. My brother and I worked several summers for the GN. But I decided that working inside was much better. Worked with computers in various capacities until I retired about 10 years ago.

Now I model the GN in HO model railroading. Will be working on this for many more years.
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Engineer for D&H, CP Rail. After 30+ years, looking forward to retiring in 2. I live in my fifth wheel all summer, and vacation at my site in FL during the winter.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:17 PM   #24
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I have never worked on the Railroad but my Grandfather did as did several of his brothers. There has been a book written that feathered my grand father, for when he was caught in a alalanche in Donner Pass.
It sure was/is an honorable profession.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:30 PM   #25
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Retire rail. My handle says it all.
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:45 PM   #26
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If I was a ground pounder, I'd have a comment... Can't honk on one of your own though. Grand daddy was a gandydancer and dad was a hoghead too.
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