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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:59 AM

2. I mean, the switch to a two-person crew is bad enough.

I understand that they don't necessarily need a five-person crew anymore. But three is a good number. Having a brakeman ensured months if not years of OJT for brakemen before they became conductors. Now they run guys through in a matter of months, then turn them loose. Some of them are still teenagers.

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