what does a conductor do on a freight train?

Asked By: rail road question - 7/9/2006
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The 'Conductor' is the railway employee in charge of the management of a train. All other crew members on board the train work under his or her direction. The Conductor and the Engineer (who is in charge of the locomotive(s) and operation of a train) share responsibility for the safe operation of the train and for the... More
Answered By: abramelin_the_wise_mage - 7/9/2006
Additional Answers (9)
freight train is different to a passenger train. freight train is a train that move not people but baggages and freights. therefore there is no passenger whom the conductor has to ask for ticket. therefore there is no conductor in a passenger train.
Answered By: danny boy - 7/9/2006
Stand there and watch... and brake if kids or a car gets in the way, like those awesome movies.
Answered By: Patrick M - 7/9/2006
they are usually drunk when they get to work so a good 8 hour nap works then there ready to go do some more drinkin
Answered By: jmhslh110 - 7/9/2006
Rely on the engineer.
Answered By: HOGHEAD - 7/9/2006
Answered By: upn9 - 7/10/2006
Abramelin is right. For more info, you can look at freight railroad sites, like that describes what the railroad wants to see... More
Answered By: Electro-Fogey - 7/10/2006
he oversee;s safe operation of the train also stand by for the engineer he takes care of the trains safety
Answered By: accomacgeo - 7/10/2006
they actule keep track of cars,whats in them and time tables. They are slowly being replaced with computers
Answered By: Christopher - 7/10/2006
I would think that you would always want 2 people on the train in case of emergencies. Sure, there is a dead man switch to stop the train if the Engineer has a heart attack. But, until you get someone on-site, you won't know what the problem is. If they are in the middle of Wyoming or Nebraska, that could take a while.
Answered By: markomyt1 - 11/23/2013
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