The most reliable day of the week has been Wednesday. Working in the same area of Hancock county at least, it's pretty easy to be in hearing range most of the time. The past few trains I've seen, only one person has been working the Branch. I don't know if he's the permanent replacement for Jim Young, but the "new" guy had been a common fill-in even before his current streak down here.
On a separate note....A funny thing happened a few weeks back when a 2-man crew canned down in Stockton Springs on their way back north. A cab had been sent to pick them up, and we saw him go by us as we waited on the north end of Muskrat Farm Road near the UPPER crossing in Prospect. About 15-20 minutes went by and they never came back north. So, we headed down Muskrat to find the cab waiting at the MIDDLE crossing in Stockton. Now the train had canned at the LOWER crossing about 3/4 of a mile south. So, there they had been waiting on each other all that time without a clue of the other being that close. Needless to say both parties eventually came together, but some of us now have a good story to tell about it!