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Train Operator Exam # 8098

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@runningonrails, i here you! you wait for the letter all this time and get all excited to now back to having to wait for next step :/ !!!

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That's it we're on our own now they said we're officially Train Operators we got our assignments today we start YX tomorrow

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Congratulations mrcka and nice meeting you..now your released for 2 months to the RTO supervisor? Any idea if you get one yard close to your house or numerous yards?

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I was hoping to be close to home but there starting me @ CCYD tomorrow I'm on am's for now it's all good I'll see where else I'll be the next few days

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I've gotten there @ 6 & parked inside, it's just getting out might be tricky gotta hope no one blocks you in

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It was cool meeting you too tprashad are things getting any easier for you

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Until I pass my first practical lol

 

I'm trying to get these signals down packed especially miscellaneous. .tomorrow we taking the r68 for a road day

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congrats Mrcka! we hope to join you soon enough !!! tprashad hang in there bro, you will be just fine !!

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Hey mrcka,so after 3 weeks of YX posting your out for 2 more months of YX out on your own and they still have you jumping to every yard?

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That's it we're on our own now they said we're officially Train Operators we got our assignments today we start YX tomorrow

 

No offense, but you won't be officially a Train Operator until you complete schoolcar.

 

Take nothing for granted, you still have to get through a second signal exam, a final exam, and a road practical at minimum. Use the YX time to continue studying, ask questions, and learn things at every location you go to. Take notes too since you will probably not remember all these places and their ins and outs. It's a lot, but you have to take ownership over you're learning. You are going to see a lot of things that aren't in the rulebook (talking about places that have quirks which your rulebook doesn't explain to you). Try to write these down and remember them. There is an instinct of many newer people to fight these quirks ("that's not how it's supposed to be, that signal is messed up then!"), but people have been fighting these battles to no effect for decades before you - it's better to note the quirk somewhere you can have it for reference, and make sure you remember it when you come back on your own so that it doesn't trip you up.

 

Good luck and make the most of YX. And remember when you come back that every answer you put on a test is "by the book" not by what you see in the field.

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Yes we're going back to the yards to meet & go around with the TSS of the yard

 

SubwayGuy no offense taken I know I have a long way to go bout 4 months keeping my eye on the goal

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Hey everyone I pass my medical today, I sworn in and I will start Dec 28. So excited right now. Getting ready for school car now.

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Hey everyone I pass my medical today, I sworn in and I will start Dec 28. So excited right now. Getting ready for school car now.

CONGRATS!! I know the feeling!????????????????

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Hey mrcka,so after 3 weeks of YX posting your out for 2 more months of YX out on your own and they still have you jumping to every yard?

Yup, during YX you will bounce around to different yards and terminals. Which is great, because you will operate a whole lot, and learn a lot about the different places you work. I can be in Queens for two days then back to the Bronx for a few days, and then back to Queens etc. 

 

You will be at mercy off the crew office... My class officially lost their weekends off, as of last week. :)

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No offense, but you won't be officially a Train Operator until you complete schoolcar.

 

Take nothing for granted, you still have to get through a second signal exam, a final exam, and a road practical at minimum. Use the YX time to continue studying, ask questions, and learn things at every location you go to. Take notes too since you will probably not remember all these places and their ins and outs. It's a lot, but you have to take ownership over you're learning. You are going to see a lot of things that aren't in the rulebook (talking about places that have quirks which your rulebook doesn't explain to you). Try to write these down and remember them. There is an instinct of many newer people to fight these quirks ("that's not how it's supposed to be, that signal is messed up then!"), but people have been fighting these battles to no effect for decades before you - it's better to note the quirk somewhere you can have it for reference, and make sure you remember it when you come back on your own so that it doesn't trip you up.

 

Good luck and make the most of YX. And remember when you come back that every answer you put on a test is "by the book" not by what you see in the field.

 

 

I can understand his enthusiasm though....

 

Hey at least hes not not like  some of these cats who i see call themselves "Motorman" and they dont even got time down here to Pick a Job yet....

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