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2022-05-28 12:53:55 AM  
I like how something simple like this is considered breaking news in Japan. This sort of thing probably happens three times a week in the US.
 
2022-05-28 1:02:03 AM  
it's great to take such pride in schedule.
 
2022-05-28 1:04:53 AM  
I hope he finds his way to his forever home
 
2022-05-28 1:20:42 AM  
You know, the cool thing is that if you are a train and lose your conductor, you can just check at lost and found. Somebody has probably found him and turned him in.

Especially in rural areas like this, nobody is just going to say, "Oh look! A conductor! He is mine now!" No. They will do the right thing, not open him up to look for money or anything. They might look for identification or something, but he will be turned in, and the train can go claim him.

And it happens. Go to any supermarket, and you will see rows of cars that have lost their drivers temporarily. The cars are not panicking. Eventually, the cars find their drivers again and the cars get back home with only a little delay. There are special places where buses go to find their drivers. Garbage trucks have a special place to find theirs. Planes find pilots at airports. Bicycles usually find their riders near college campuses and such places. Taxis rarely lose their drivers, but they do sometimes misplace passengers, so they have to go to special places where they have to get in line to be reunited with passengers.

It is a pretty ordered society where vehicles lose and find drivers every day.
 
2022-05-28 2:43:14 AM  
I had a desire to become a conductor, but I resisted.
 
2022-05-28 2:53:41 AM  

Russ1642: I like how something simple like this is considered breaking news in Japan. This sort of thing probably happens three times a week in the US.


At least on Amtrak it probably doesn't...They make a (Usually slightly comedic) announcement
before each stop about this very possible thing happening to passengers..

Memorable examples include....

" Don't wander too off the platform, you might not hear the ALL ABOARD call, and the train will leave without
you.. The next train will be in two days..But you'll get to spend two days exploring Alpine!"  ( at Alpine Texas)

" When the train leaves the station and you aren't the train, you'll but stuck in in Taylor..I know, I've seen it happen.."  (At Taylor Texas)
 
2022-05-28 9:58:29 AM  
If you're not the one that controls when the train moves, are you really a conductor?
 
2022-05-28 10:12:29 AM  
I had a job driving the Metro train once..... got fired..... couldn't remember the route
 
2022-05-28 11:41:27 AM  
Yukari is fooling around again.
 
2022-05-28 6:32:54 PM  
If the conductor spends half of his time as a platform agent and half his time as conductor, does that make him a SEMI-CONDUCTOR?

/dad joke
//I run a steam train and use this joke a lot
///slashies
 
2022-05-28 6:37:35 PM  

DRTFA: If you're not the one that controls when the train moves, are you really a conductor?


engineers or motormen drive.  conductors are "in charge" of motion--to signal to the driver to go.  But with two conductors, the driver either left on time or the other conductor signaled thinking his partner was on.

As a steam train engineer, I'm annoyed how many kids are taught (wrongly) that all train people are called conductors.

/yes, I'm a pedant
//train people care about these things
///not a foamer
 
2022-05-28 7:27:33 PM  

2fardownthread: You know, the cool thing is that if you are a train and lose your conductor, you can just check at lost and found. Somebody has probably found him and turned him in.

Especially in rural areas like this, nobody is just going to say, "Oh look! A conductor! He is mine now!" No. They will do the right thing, not open him up to look for money or anything. They might look for identification or something, but he will be turned in, and the train can go claim him.

And it happens. Go to any supermarket, and you will see rows of cars that have lost their drivers temporarily. The cars are not panicking. Eventually, the cars find their drivers again and the cars get back home with only a little delay. There are special places where buses go to find their drivers. Garbage trucks have a special place to find theirs. Planes find pilots at airports. Bicycles usually find their riders near college campuses and such places. Taxis rarely lose their drivers, but they do sometimes misplace passengers, so they have to go to special places where they have to get in line to be reunited with passengers.

It is a pretty ordered society where vehicles lose and find drivers every day.


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Well done.  Well done indeed.
 
2022-05-28 10:13:30 PM  
This is way too deep. Like having a glass on the 5th width in front of Chief Seattle. Yes, you can have it...
 
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