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We talked to a railway engineer about about endless miles of track, plowing through wildlife, and how most people don't even think that job exists anymore.

Adam Landry has worked the rails for over a decade, and logged enough miles to circle the earth 10 times. Currently a locomotive engineer with a national rail carrier, the 33-year-old has been a brakeman, conductor and locomotive engineer on both freight and passenger trains across Canada. VICE found out what it was like to be in charge of 20,000 tonnes of freight in a speeding locomotive, and work a job that's almost as old as the country itself.

 

VICE: Why did you want to work on trains?

https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/gqknxj/the-weird-and-isolating-life-of-a-young-railway-engineer

 



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Ive heard all kinda stories of trainmen gettin left. Thats the first time I heard of a hawg gettin left.

Here I sit in odoeous vapor,

All fresh out of toilet paper,

The train is late ..... I can't linger,

Look Out Asshole.....here comes the finger!!



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Geesh, does every terminal have a story like this? I think they do.

Though one time, one of the guys went in to work, they cancelled his job (you're usually guaranteed to be away for 24 hours or more for a shift). So he said, OK, I'm goin' home. He goes home and he sees a truck in his driveway. He walks into his own bedroom and his wife is there with like, half the fire department.

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Sounds like she may have been getting hosed.

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When we would fly back from a mission, guys would try to point out where they lived while we were on approach. Always used to get the new guys screwed up when we would say, "how come there are all those Harley's parked in your driveway...???"

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Guy figures his wife is cheetin. Just after dark he has bud call him and say he is called to work. Gets his shit together, tells her he'll call from the AFHT and gets in car and drives a block away and parks.

Walks back to house and climbs tree in front yard. bout half hour later here comes strange car, garage door goes up car goes in and door goes down.

Guy is so mad, trying to get down fast and falls and breaks leg. Neighbor calls cops when he sees strange guy falling out of tree.

Garage door comes open guy trying to run, BOSS yellin and screaming in front yard  trying to get to guys car...big scene.

Good neighbor keeps guy from leaving, big melee when cops show up. Makes ya really feel for the cops, they haffta break that shit up.

 



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Hey Joe, where you going with that gun in your hand??????

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Is the term "Jody" still in use like The Wolf?

"Hey, don't worry, Jody will take care of your old lady."
"I think the wolf has been hanging around your back door."

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