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Where does the brakeman sit?

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Anyone know where a brakeman sits when the train is in motion? With and without a cabose.
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@ the BNSF in Lenexa, Kansas they use 2 cabooses, 1 in front of the loco & 1 behind it, the cars go between the caboose & loco..  They do this because the FRA does not approve of brakeman riding on a car..  They also have to have some 1 on the front or rear to act as a lookout..  This is so they can tell the engineer when he is going to run over a car @ a crossing..  When they switch the industrial airport they all ride in the locos,  if there is more than 3, then some ride in front loco & some ride in the back loco..

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