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Title : Starting a Locomotive, (Full Sequence), EMD GP10 at the Florida Railroad Museum in Parrish, FL
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Spent time in railroad yards 60 years ago, back then when they started a diesel electric locomotive, would let it run for seven years before shutting it down, needed an overhaul I was told. Didn't keep track of all the steps in this video, why not a key for off, ignition, and start?
As a kid, was really excited by trains and wanted to be an engineer, but in my first ride in a diesel locomotive, learned they did have steering wheels, so lost interest. Airplane are a lot more fun, not only left or right, but up and down as well.
Didn't call engineers, engineers, but hogheads instead, were not permitted to make any decisions, just follow some very strict orders.
When I was back in highschool, I used to practise work? ....if thats what you call it. I worked at a locomotive workshop in Sweden, named Green Cargo. The best place I've ever worked at! Working/Doing Service with the huge engines was my favourite part.
Smelled like gold, literally.