Category Archives: Conditions

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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