|Scott Griffith posted|
All the routes that a B&OCT engineer must know this current day
David Daruszka When I worked for the WC I had folders for all the different railroads and yards we operated to and from. The CORA book doesn't cover the minutiae of operating in the Chicago Terminal. I probably worked to 90% of those places on the map, and a few that aren't on it.
Peter Zimmermann B&OCT crews will dog catch for crews for road crews out Danville, Garrett, Grand Rapids and Lafayette.
Dennis DeBruler This is a fascinating thread. How the railroad works interests me more than pictures of trains. What is "dog catch?
Peter Zimmermann A dog catch is when a road crew's hours of service expires before they can reach the terminal and a terminal crew goes out and "catches" the the train and brings it into/through the terminal.
Dennis DeBruler Peter Zimmermann Thanks. I wondered what happened when a crew "dies."
Peter Zimmermann Yep.
Adam Hill Willard and New Baltimore also.
Dennis DeBruler Wow. A Chicago crew would be almost half-dead by the time they reached Willard.