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Is it anything at all like being an OTR truck driver? Running routes here and there? Do you work in pairs? Drive a while, sleep a while?
It's usually a conductor and engineer. You can only be on duty for 12 hrs, so if you don't make it to your destination they have to send a relief crew to come meet you and relive your crew. A van will come pick you up and take you the rest of the way to the office or hotel. Then do it all over again when you get called back out. Its mostly the same route each time.
 

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Can I ask a question. Why do some blow their horns so long and often more than a dozen times between the hours of 1-5am? Some blow them "softly" at these times but not all.

Some nights i want to get out of bed,run down the track and jump on the train and beat the living poo out of someone.
Are there that many drunks parked on the tracks or something? I live on the outskirts of a small town. Probably 4-5 crossings in 5 miles and I "hear" all of them.
rant over
 
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