Author Archives: tdrev

About tdrev

Follower of Jesus. Locomotive Driver.

Respect your clergy!

Ok, so it seems that my last post on how the clergy life is easier than life for the rest of us has generated lots of comment and reaction. I wanted this. But the last thing I wanted was to undermine respect … Continue reading

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Life is easier for the clergy.

I guess I’m writing today for the clergy to read this. My basic argument today is: Clergy life is easier than lay life. Fair dinkum. Now, let’s be clear today: By using the term “clergy” I’m generically referring to paid ministry, whether … Continue reading

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The Kit Bag

It’s been a while since I blogged for “Fred”, but I’ve finally made time. “Fred” asked me to talk about The Kit Bag. The Kit Bag is an essential item for a train crew to carry. And they are heavy! … Continue reading

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The ‘office’ for a train driver

I’m going to overlook “Fred’s” questions for a moment and talk about the “office” that a train crew works in – the locomotive. I’ve worked in all sorts of offices: in the late 80s and early 90s in a couple … Continue reading

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Shift work on the railway

One of “Fred’s” suggestions was to speak about: Shift rules, overtime levelling, how much in advance do you know where you’ll be working for a given shift, fatigue rules, etc. I’m a bit nervous writing this entry and I confess … Continue reading

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G’Day from the Footplate

G’Day everyone! After 4 years of Moore Theological College, 2.5 years as an assistant minister and 4 years as the incumbent of two different parishes, God in his providence saw me out of work and looking for a new career, … Continue reading

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