Fireman during excursion era

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Thu Aug 17 16:05:22 EDT 2006

The assigned fireman on the operating district ( If one was called for the
train ) was payed at Firemans rate for the assigned run.

Yes there is still a union rate for fireman, used mostly for engineer
trainees that have been in training over a certain period of time.

Back to the excursion era,even when the railroad called a fireman he usually
just went along for the ride,while the locomotive was actually fired by a
fireman from the Steam Dept.

John Barnett


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Subject: Fireman during excursion era


During the excursion era, how was the fireman paid. IE what pay rate,
engineer, conductor, etc. is therestill a union rate for fireman?

Thanks for your help

John Rhodes

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