Posted 28 December 2017 - 12:25 PM
I've been on several LD Trains that ran out of fuel during trips.
The classic example was on the #22 Texas Eagle in August when it was 100+, and we came to a halt outside of Taylor in the Freight yards.
After a 45 minute delay, a UP Rescue engine pushed us into the Taylor Station ( UP District Hdqs/ex MoPac) where we awaited a Tanker that showed up about an hour later ( we were fouling the Main).
Once we were underway, about 2 Hours late, the Asst. Conductor told me that the Engineer had been taken out of service, and the Engineer that had brought #22 into Austin from SAS that morning ( Engineer OnlyChange Point is in Austin for #21/#22)was vaned out to Taylor and was taking us to FTW. (T&E Crew change).
I thought the Conductor was responsible for the Condition/Operation of the Train, so not sure why he wasn't relieved also??
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"..My heart is warm with the friends I make,and better friends I'll not be knowing,
Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,No matter where its going!.." -Edna St. Vincent Millay