Stories from a Retired Locomotive Engineer / Motorcycle Touring/ Grandfather
Friday, February 3, 2012
87 to go - Mickey Mantle
Mickey Mantle said he would have played for free.
Like Mickey, I would run the train for free.
The RR however will have to pay me for my inconvience.
Lineup was 2330 then 0200 then 0400. I was called for 0500 which means the phone rang at 0300.
Power on the grain train but we kicked out 2 bad orders.
Good trip once under way. The lead unit did not load under 13 mph. that makes it hard to start the train with just the DP on the rear and 1 unit working up front. Some issue with the governor also made the unit smoke badly.