Transport: Burlington Engineers

By an agreement with employes made in 1927, Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad must place two men in the cab of every ordinary locomotive. For modern streamline engines there is no such contract. Hence, when the railroad acquired its fleet of four Diesel Zephyrs and three Diesel switch engines, it hired only one engineer for each. To substitute for the other man, it installed the "dead man's control"—a device which automatically halts the train if the engineer is forced by some emergency to take his hand from the throttle.

Immediately, the Brotherhood of Locomotive...

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