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Conductor left behind

Post by rpjs » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:05 pm

Just saw the conductor dispatching the train I got off of get left behind on the platform. Won't post any details in case it gets anyone in trouble, but what will happen? Will the train carry on to its destination or wait for the conductor to catch up?

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Re: Conductor left behind

Post by Clean Cab » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:24 pm

Are you sure it was the conductor? It may have been an assistant conductor changing trains.
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Re: Conductor left behind

Post by rpjs » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:30 pm

Clean Cab wrote:Are you sure it was the conductor? It may have been an assistant conductor changing trains.
She was dispatching the train and was waving her torch to get the attention of the crew member at the back of the train when she realised her door had closed but to no avail. How many conductors does a peak-hour train usually carry? I know from observation that its at least two, can it be more?

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Re: Conductor left behind

Post by RearOfSignal » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:32 pm

Faulty crew switch? It happens. Hope it wasn't his go home train. Certain situations a crew might leave a trainman at a station. If that wasn't the case here he'll just take the next train to catch up to his run.
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Re: Conductor left behind

Post by RearOfSignal » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:43 pm

Clean Cab wrote:Are you sure it was the conductor? It may have been an assistant conductor changing trains.
Not usually in the PM Peak, just the AM.
rpjs wrote:She was dispatching the train and was waving her torch to get the attention of the crew member at the back of the train when she realised her door had closed but to no avail. How many conductors does a peak-hour train usually carry? I know from observation that its at least two, can it be more?
Every train has 1 conductor and may have several trainmen. It was probably a trainman that got left behind. It's happened to me twice before. First time the conductor saw me and opened doors again to let me in. Second time conductor saw me and left be behind because he's an idiot.
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Re: Conductor left behind

Post by ACeInTheHole » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:41 pm

RearOfSignal wrote:
Clean Cab wrote:Are you sure it was the conductor? It may have been an assistant conductor changing trains.
Not usually in the PM Peak, just the AM.
rpjs wrote:She was dispatching the train and was waving her torch to get the attention of the crew member at the back of the train when she realised her door had closed but to no avail. How many conductors does a peak-hour train usually carry? I know from observation that its at least two, can it be more?
Every train has 1 conductor and may have several trainmen. It was probably a trainman that got left behind. It's happened to me twice before. First time the conductor saw me and opened doors again to let me in. Second time conductor saw me and left be behind because he's an idiot.
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Re: Conductor left behind

Post by Terminal Proceed » Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:24 pm

It happens all the time - and no - the train continues on its merry way and the trainman can take the train following. Usually they will call the dispatcher to at least alert the train that someone was left behind and then that employees personal and company effects are dropped off in the office at the destination for them to claim when they catch up to it at the other end.

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Re: Conductor left behind

Post by Otto Vondrak » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:27 pm

rpjs wrote:Just saw the conductor dispatching the train I got off of get left behind on the platform.
Damn, I didn't know they make conductors dispatch the trains now, too! Did all the RTCs get fired?

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Re: Conductor left behind

Post by truck6018 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:24 pm

Otto Vondrak wrote:
rpjs wrote:Just saw the conductor dispatching the train I got off of get left behind on the platform.
Damn, I didn't know they make conductors dispatch the trains now, too! Did all the RTCs get fired?

-otto-
I was kinda wondering about that one myself.

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Re: Conductor left behind

Post by ACeInTheHole » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:13 pm

truck6018 wrote:
Otto Vondrak wrote:
rpjs wrote:Just saw the conductor dispatching the train I got off of get left behind on the platform.
Damn, I didn't know they make conductors dispatch the trains now, too! Did all the RTCs get fired?

-otto-
I was kinda wondering about that one myself.
Hes probably not familiar with the proper term. Cut him some slack guys.

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Re: Conductor left behind

Post by Terminal Proceed » Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:08 pm

sounds British to me - two people separated by a common language lol

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Re: Conductor left behind

Post by theseaandalifesaver » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:44 pm

[quote="Otto Vondrak"][quote="rpjs"]Just saw the conductor dispatching the train I got off of get left behind on the platform. [/quote]

Damn, I didn't know they make conductors dispatch the trains now, too! Did all the RTCs get fired?

-otto-[/quote]
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Re: Conductor left behind

Post by rpjs » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:30 pm

Terminal Proceed wrote:sounds British to me - two people separated by a common language lol
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