Train Standing Order

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Tue May 31 22:04:53 EDT 2011

…. Vardo, of course, was a PRR facility. Switching and clerical work was performed

by PRR (later PC) people. One crusty old Shenandoah Division conductor started matching

waybills with the consist and concluded that the clerk had dumped the waybills into a trash

can and homogenized them…..

This “co-operation” continued until just a few years ago and well into the NS era. On run-through trains the standing running order of the motive power was usually reported by inbound Conrail crews exactly in reverse of what it usually was.

Mason Cooper

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