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Locomotive crew numbers 1997

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Locomotive crew numbers 1997
Posted by west willow and laurel on Sunday, July 30, 2017 8:52 PM

My model year is late 1997. Anybody know how many crew members there were to a locomotive on class 1 railroads during this period?

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Posted by dehusman on Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:09 PM

Two, engineer and a conductor, unless they were a local in which case they might have a brakeman or had a person in training (engineer or conductor).

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Posted by BRAKIE on Monday, July 31, 2017 4:13 AM

Two engineer and conductor on road freights..The longer locals with lots of work required three the engineer,conductor and brakeman while shorter locals used two.

As a side note I've been told by retired CSX and NS conductors that some road freights used three men crews if there was lots of enroute switching like picking up and sitting off cars at small yards for the local crew working out of small cities.

Larry

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“Shut one’s eyes tight or open one’s arms wide, either way, one’s a fool.” Flemeth-the witch of the Wilds.

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