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Old 09-11-2019, 11:41 PM
steepone is offline
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Western Australia
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Originally Posted by campp View Post
The railroads have dropped employment in all sectors. 70 years ago, the move from steam to diesel took a lot of labor out. Modern brakes have reduced the need for other men to ride along as brakemen. Today they are even using remote controlled switchers in yard situations.

Will the future bring crew-less trains? Probably. Eventually. Right now it's an order of magnitude more difficult than the current driver-less big rigs on the highway. We'll see.
That's already happening, in Australia Rio Tinto have crew-less iron ore trains operating in the Pilbara