12 Hour Duty Day for TRAIN CONDUCTORS?!

flyf15

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Its important. Unlike airline pilots, train conductors need to be fully awake when they loose an engine at V1 with windshear in the area.
 

Andy Neill

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You think it's easy to text message for 12 hours? You try it some time.
 

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Be careful what you wish for....A 12 hour duty day would most likely result in more days at work and more nights away from home.....
 

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Nothing is going to change until pilots falls asleep and fly it into the ground. The government, especially the FAA, has always been reactive instead of proactive.
 

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Be careful what you wish for....A 12 hour duty day would most likely result in more days at work and more nights away from home.....
Or, it might mean that the company has to hire more pilots.
 

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this was brought up after the pinnacle accident in TVC. they had been on duty nearly 14 hours if I remember correctly. I think the NTSB said trains have to stop and change crews at 12 hours-it's a hard limit.
 

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Its important. Unlike airline pilots, train conductors need to be fully awake when they loose an engine at V1 with windshear in the area.
When has that ever happened?!!! fu****ng drama queen!
 

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Be careful what you wish for....A 12 hour duty day would most likely result in more days at work and more nights away from home.....
Why do you keep repeating this nonsense, Joey? I've already proven to you several times that this is false. Our 12-hour max duty day gives us more efficient schedules and more days off than you get at ASA. I wouldn't give it up for anything. It really should be a regulation rather than a contractual work rule.
 

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Are you saying engine failures don't happen at/after V1? Has happened before, and can happen again.
Just happened to one of our 737s last month, in fact.
 

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Are you saying engine failures don't happen at/after V1? Has happened before, and can happen again.
V1 cuts happen, but that's not what he said

Its important. Unlike airline pilots, train conductors need to be fully awake when they loose an engine at V1 with windshear in the area.
Why you always gotta be a numbnuts bro?
 

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FLybet,

Who's side are you on?
 

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Keep in mind that is no 30 in 7 rule for railroad conductors and engineers. I remember talking with crews that had only one 24 hour break one month. Probably not the norm but I can/did happen.
 
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