PROTOTYPE Weekend Proto Fun! 10/26/3019

YoHo Oct 27, 2019

  1. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

    And this morning, this loco is still sitting here, with a blue light glowing. That blue light has been there since yesterday, so someone forgot it there. It is sitting on the sand track, which is why the hopper of sand is there. The yellow tower is for filling the sand gantry. PIC_0128.JPG PIC_0129.JPG PIC_0128.JPG PIC_0129.JPG
  2. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

    That blue light is basically the same as a blue flag that they put on locos so they don't get moved accidentally. Screenshot_20191102-071701~2.png
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  3. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

    The blue flag rules are tightly enforced. Each employee in shops has a blue light and it has a name tag on it, blue of course. Under no circumstances is anyone allowed to get near that piece of equipment or train with another loco or car until the individual whose blue tag it is clears the unit. It is a rule for the safety of personnel working on equipment. Violation of the blue tag rules can result in immediate dismissal, seniority be damned.
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  4. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

    Have wanted to get back and comment on these shots for a while. Excellent "time warp" photos. If one can ignore the auxiliary canteen, the second photo could have been shot at any point in the Big Boy's service life. It's easy to imagine a long freight stretched out behind her. Union Pacific has done a really wonderful thing bringing her back.
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