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UP Rated #1 Worst Company, now they want 1 Person Crews

Started by Jeff, January 19, 2020, 02:17:22 pm

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Jeff

Rated #1 on MoneyInc's 2019 worst companies to work for. 

https://www.columbian.com/news/2020/jan/18/railroads-pursue-1-person-crews/

This is sad if they think Technology will be the cure all for trains moving along the rails!

Christi

Quote"Technology, in the form of positive train control, does a lot of the work — virtually all of the work — that a conductor does sitting in the cab," said Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz.

magicpoohbear

Quote from: Christi on January 19, 2020, 02:46:46 pm
Quote"Technology, in the form of positive train control, does a lot of the work — virtually all of the work — that a conductor does sitting in the cab," said Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz.
How can PTC fix a broken knuckle on a 10,000 foot train? That what some people don't think about.

Christi

Quote from: magicpoohbear on September 04, 2021, 08:50:55 pmHow can PTC fix a broken knuckle on a 10,000 foot train? That what some people don't think about.

Agreed.

DDA40Xfan_Bruce

Right now a Bad Order set out is being done at Belen off FP8.  1 person? Impossible.

Christi

Quote from: DDA40Xfan_Bruce on September 05, 2021, 02:28:17 pmRight now a Bad Order set out is being done at Belen off FP8.  1 person? Impossible.


Definitely impossible.  Train Crews have a lot of hard work to deal with, it is not just riding in a locomotive.

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