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  • 1) Throws track switches within yard of railroad, industrial plant, quarry, construction project, or similar location to switch cars for loading, unloading, making up, and breaking up of trains: Receives oral or written instructions from CONDUCTOR, YARD, YARD COUPLER or YARD MANAGER.

  • 2) Observes arm or lantern signal from YARD COUPLER and relays information to HOSTLER or throws track switch to facilitate shunting of cars to different locations in yard.

  • 3) May couple and uncouple cars for makeup and breakup of trains.

  • 4) May ride atop cars that have been shunted and turn handwheel to control speed of car or stop it at specified position.

  • 5) May wave arm or lantern to signal YARD ENGINEER to start or stop engine.




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DOT:   910.667-026

Job Number: 10908