Crew members draw numbered chips from a bag before each session. The individuals select their jobs in the order of the numbers drawn, starting with #1.
In this manner, all crew members have equal opportunity to select various jobs over the course of their career.
The Call Board
The call board is divided into two sections.
Down the left side are static positions, such as yardmasters and tower operators.
Down the right side are road positions, both mainline and secondary. When enough people are available, trains may run with both an engineer and a conductor. Running with two-person crews is a good way to train newcomers in rules and procedures so they can gain the experience to operate on their own.
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