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 Posted: Fri Aug 5th, 2016 01:42 am
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Steven B
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This is getting funny. But you are right Lee, everyone doesn't want to look like a fool at these big op meets that I go to, so they don't ask. Because heaven forbid that you not know what a term is in front of all the operating muckety mucks.

Rule G was once a must break at the "Sippin' and Switchin' Society" that I played with. Single malts and trains... ahh the good ol' days. Not much switchin' going on then.
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OS'ing is short for On Sheet. When you report your train at a specific station (a job actually done by the station operator in the days of yore by telegraph to the dispatcher) you were put "on sheet" at what ever time you passed through. It was a way of keeping track of trains on the main.



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 Posted: Fri Aug 5th, 2016 05:30 am
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I'll never forget finding out that a ballast regulator wasn't part of a fluorescent light fixture. And that a consist is the make-up of the train and pronounced CONsist. I was lucky enough to work with the UP maintenance group as a consultant for a few years. A real hoot getting to see the shops and all.

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