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LIRRMedford

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  1. So long as you passed, do what you gotta do, when I operate any smee I'm rolling up while releasing then release to a slow roll, then full service to the marker. But congrats!
  2. Wanted to say congrats to those getting sworn in for July 22. If you guys are in the gym when I'm taking my final then perhaps I'll drop in and see who your TSS's are and let you know if you're in trouble or not lol
  3. That only if you promote and decide the promotion is not for you. You can return to T/O for up to 1 year after the promotion then its permenant
  4. I'm rooting for you man, I was put on medical hold myself and it bumped me back 3 months...it sucks
  5. I chose the B division. They tell you B mostly has report locations in queens/brooklyn while A is mostly Bronx/Manhattan. If you luck out enough times you can get a job out of the queens division. Jamaica Center on the E,J. 71st Continental on the R,M. 179th on the F. Jamaica Yard or ENY yard.
  6. Congrats! You start a few days before I end!
  7. 33 years old here. Was semi pro 6 years ago. Lifting it up to the coupler is no joke. And you have to hold it up for a few seconds yourself while your partner bolts it on. Its def a task in itself
  8. You should of left em scared and wondering lol
  9. Yes and no. They take you to Stillwell yard and have you climb onto a train. If you can't and your in B division they could put you into the A division and have you try in an A division yard. If your in A division and can't climb hey , you wait as well. They say its easier to climb on A division trains. And the coupler we didn't do until about 4 weeks into class. They also show you how to step over rails and walk the tracks.
  10. You get small 20 question quiz's through out school car those are 80% or better if you get below that you get marked and have to talk to a superintendent. Most likely just a talk and review and your back to learning. A second one below 80% they are liable to let you go. Midterm and final is 80% or better or get the boot. You have 2 signal tests one about 1/3 through at the simulator, and one about 2/3 through at the school. First one is 15 multiple choice and 10 write outs. Second one is all write outs. Easier then you think but you do have to know your signals.(A bit of advice, stick you the definitions you are taught, and no matter what anyone tells you stick to that. Don't write more then what your taught cause you could be opening more avenues for them to exploit you). If you get any wrong you are called in to the Managers office where you will have a chance to redeem yourself. So long as you can explain your good. If you can't and they feel you have no clue, you gets the boot. You have 2 yard practicals. 1 for Prep for yard movement, another Prep for service/Brake Pipe Rupture. Those are pass/fail. If you mess up during it and realize the mistake and go back and fix it they will cut you some slack cause you recognized the problem and troubleshooted it. They like it when you can troubleshoot.If you don't and they have time the TSS giving your yard practicals will give you a small tutoring session at the end of the day to help point out what went wrong and prep you for your make up. Yes make up. You will be scheduled to do the practical again if you fail. You will be scheduled at the Superintendents discretion since you will be doing the Yard practical retest with them. You have 1 road practical at the very end. It can be you making anywhere form 7 to as many as 15 station stops depending on how the person giving the practical feels about your station stops. It could be the Manager a superintendent or a TSS giving the road practical. By this time you would have made thousands of stops with different equipment across your entire division A or B. You should be able to hit them all. This one is pass/fail with no second chance if you fail. You stop way to short or you blow out a station your toast. I'm currently 6 months in today was in the 12/16/19 class and started road posting(training in passenger service) this past Monday. I have come up short some and overshot a foot or so but so long as your in the area you can smooth it out. Hey its only my first week lol. Most of they yard stuff and signals looks and sounds hard to begin with but once you start doing it repetitively it really does stick. Hope I helped!
  11. Kevin is the guy at the front desk when you get your ticket when you first go into PE. He's the guy on the left. He is def very informative and tries to help out with every single question.
  12. Its not an exaggeration lol. I'm still in schoolcar from the december class but the most recent picks just happened. And jobs that don't have weekends go quick. So 10 years yeah. And as far as a pick for 2 and a half years, that's true too. And even 2 1/2 years in you might not get a great pick. Mostly late PM, mid nights and a lot of weekends. What you can do though is for those first 2 1/2 3 years is keep your eye on the open job list. You can bid on those jobs and if no one with higher seniority bids on the jobs you do then its yours. Granted most likely it will be once again late PM, Mid Nights, and weekends and mostly temps jobs that won't last for to long , but It can provide a consistent regular schedule for you for a little while instead of random jobs at random times as XX or X. I know that's my plan as soon as I'm out of schoolcar. Gunning for a bid job. I am actually fine being up for mid nights, so hopefully can pull a job on my favorite line since a kid
  13. They had to adjust scores and lost numbers cause 1 session was not graded properly, one of the answers was incorrect
  14. Day 1 of 15 Posting,boldly going where no one has gone before, well except one over the pass three weeks but i'm not gonna let Nipaaaa take my spotlight :P. Had PM relays at 179 today. Did a relay on the upper overhanging, then a relay on the lower, another relay on the lower, then a relay on the upper overhanging again. then a double end on the lower where I did the put in. Then another double end but on the upper. I did the put in again. Then lunch. After lunch we took a train to the lower relay and then back to Jamaica yard. We didn't go into the yard, Just into the lead up to the first homeball of the yard, then changed ends and bought it back to LU1 on D4 parsons. Then a double end relay to the lower, I did the put in side. Very busy day for me. I was with T/O Douglas. Very cool guy and had some great advice for braking. I learned a lot today!

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