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    Anyone familiar with any of these? Are they a realistic account of what the job is really like?

    "Right Away!" https://www.amazon.com/Right-Away-Dr...al-text&sr=1-5

    "What Do Train Drivers Do?" https://www.amazon.com/What-Do-Train...8752611&sr=8-2

    "The Progress of a Train Driver" https://www.amazon.com/Life-Leiceste...l-text&sr=1-13

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    The Railroad: What It Is, What It Does : The Introduction to Railroading 5th Edition
    by John Armstrong


    https://www.amazon.com/Railroad-What...dp/0911382585/


    On the other hand, given today's corporate bureaucracy, lack of training & emphasis on cost cutting, & Wall Street driven mentalities, the RRs don't really do much of anything except worry about how to cook the books for next quarter.
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    • #3
      I'd like to buy it, but I am afraid I would not recognize anything written in there!
      si hoc non legere potes tu asinus es!

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      • #4
        Right away Driver is a brilliant book tells it how it is,ive written a review about the book on amazon you need to bear in mind that this book and life on the leicester line are both about British railways. both worth a read for American railwaymen if only for the strikes and taking no bull from management that we had in those days.Highly recommend both books.

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        • #5
          Thank you for the replies. Much appreciated.

          If anyone has read "What Do Train Drivers Do?" https://www.amazon.com/What-Do-Train...8752611&sr=8-2

          or "The Progress Of a Train Driver" https://www.amazon.com/Life-Leiceste...l-text&sr=1-13

          please let me know if they are relevant to today's railroad.

          p.s. I know some of these are British, just wondered if they portray the "life" on the railroad correctly.

          Thanks again.

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          • #6
            The life is....the railroad is your life......10 hours at home and three days away.......for the next 30 to 40 years. Pardon me as I head off to work....again.
            si hoc non legere potes tu asinus es!

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