Excerpt from Rights of Trains on Single Track: A Complete Examination for Employes on the Standard Code and Other Recommended Train Rules
From the viewpoint of the person unacquainted with railroad transportation the conductor, engineman or train dispatcher must necessarily be endowed with superhuman strength, nerve and sagacity. Certainly conductors and enginemen are required to be familiar with the handling of property entrusted to them, and must not only fully understand the rules governing them, but must also be conversant with the theory of the rights of trains under such rules. They must also use care and forethought, and in an emergency do the right and safe thing without loss of time in debating the best thing to do. A train dispatcher keeps his mind on his work, using the same good judgment that is displayed by a business man in managing an enterprise of like magnitude, but, aside from this, extraordinary talent is not necessary. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.