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What are some of your best workplace memories??

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Asked at 2009.12.19 08:53:18
Everyone has some fond memories of work, the little gems that keep us going on those days when we would rather be doing something else. This a legitimate managerial question, not chatting in anyway.
answer Rango  Answered at 2009.12.19 08:53:18
It has been a good career, lots of things, but one of my early ones may seem strange.

At about 25 MPH on jointed rail, 6 axle locomotives set up the most interesting cadence.
clicktyclack clicktyclack clicktyclack
going through Jefferson Canyon, I would always open the window so the sound would echo back to me off the rock cliffs, even in winter.
It seemed to be saying letsgohome letsgohome letsgohome

When I started railroading, I got to work with my Dad a bit before he retired, he noticed I cracked the window through the canyon and he said he used to do the same thing on steam engines, the exhaust off the cylinders would be saying letsgofishing letsgofishing letsgofishing

(when the darn thing starts talking to you, maybe you've been out there too long)

Another one: waaay back, I was new and nervous as heck, trying to do my best. I brought in a train with a notoriously grumpy old rear brakeman on the caboose, he never said much good to anyone, the outbound got on, pulled the crummy up and changed out the rear crew, the old rear brakey walked in the deopt and said "good ride kid". That was all, that was enough.
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