Month: May 2014

  Dying to Read  Bumped off road service, I now work in a rail yard whose grind of switching two-hundred cars a night wears on my writer-ly faculties like chasing receding horizons on foot for hundreds of miles over undulating hills. Painstaking hours of back and forth movements order a few tracks, but there will […]

“So. What do you see there, what will affect our trip?” probed Clint as we scanned track condition documents before one of my first duty tours on a train. “When the shit hits the fan out there, it does so in a hurry, got to know where each maintenance crew is working, where we tip-toe […]