MHWA Engineer?

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MHWA Engineer?

Postby rockmonl » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:21 pm

I heard from someone on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad that the MHWA's regular engineer is only 19 years old? Does anyone else know anything about it? Its pretty fascinating that such a young person would be running freight down a CSX mainline.
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Re: MHWA Engineer?

Postby nessman » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:07 pm

... and there are 18 yr old dying for our freedom overseas. Age has nothing to do with it so long as they possess the maturity to do the job.
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Re: MHWA Engineer?

Postby SemperFidelis » Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:17 pm

In fact, there are 17 year old service members fighting for "our freedom" overseas. Too young to drink, old enough to die...

It's good to see young people with positions of responsibility in any industry.
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Re: MHWA Engineer?

Postby Alek9997 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:58 am

There is indeed a 19 year old engineer on the MHWA, and I know him.
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Re: MHWA Engineer?

Postby SemperFidelis » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:43 pm

Too young to drink, old enough to be responsible for a multi-thousand ton train.

Something is wrong with this picture. Extend to that man, a member of a generation who (like my own) can't live without texting everything on their mind to a group of people who don't care, our congratulations at being capable of that level of maturity.
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Re: MHWA Engineer?

Postby kylewalsh24 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:08 am

He is 20 not 19. almost old enough to drink...
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Re: MHWA Engineer?

Postby Roscoe P. Coaltrain » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:16 pm

Hell, I remember when the drinking age was 18 in New York, then raised to 19. It was still 19 in NY when I went to college in PA, where it was 21.

But alas, all it takes is a few irresponsible 18 yo drinkers, and the party was over for the rest of them.

Not unlike a few irresponsible passenger hoggers texting on the job, resulting in ATS/Cab Signals getting installed everywhere..... But hey, wait, that's happening too.
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Re: MHWA Engineer?

Postby chrisnewhaven » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:18 am

I would love to be an engineer (especially on an Alco), and I'm not even old enough to drive! Also, I don't text every second, its more like every other second, lol
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Re: MHWA Engineer?

Postby Gunsnclapton » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:55 am

chrisnewhaven wrote:I would love to be an engineer (especially on an Alco), and I'm not even old enough to drive! Also, I don't text every second, its more like every other second, lol
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Re: MHWA Engineer?

Postby GE45tonner » Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:29 pm

I doubt this engineer is concerned whether his engine is an Alco or EMD, but more concerned with getting his train over the road safe.
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