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Railroad Employee Fatigue…It’s A Real Thing

Have you ever gone to work tired? I’m sure all of us have at one time or another. I used to work split shifts on the weekend before my husband started with the railroad. They were awful! I would work from 7:00 am to 11:30 am have a break and then go back to work… Continue reading Railroad Employee Fatigue…It’s A Real Thing

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Railroad Wife – Part Five

Okay, so this is the last post in this series. I’m sure I could go on and on about all the things I wish I knew but I’ll spare you for now. So I’ll leave this on a positive note because in reality not all things about the railroad are bad. As much as my… Continue reading What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Railroad Wife – Part Five

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Railroad Wife – Part Four

Okay so bear with me, there is only a couple more things I wish I knew before I became a railroad wife. This next one has probably been the hardest for our family. I wish I knew before I became a railroad wife that my railroader’s sleep patterns would be all messed up. This kind of falls under… Continue reading What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Railroad Wife – Part Four

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Railroad Wife – Part Three

  So by now you are thinking, “This lady knew nothing about the railroad.” And I would say, “That is correct.” When my husband started working for the railroad it was a huge learning curve…for all of us. While this is true with any new job the railroad is like no other job. Here is… Continue reading What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Railroad Wife – Part Three

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Railroad Wife – Part Two

Okay, so looking back I was totally clueless when it came to becoming a railroad wife. There was so much I had no clue about and maybe that was a good thing. Had I known what we were getting into I might have discouraged my railroader from even applying. This next one is a tough… Continue reading What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Railroad Wife – Part Two

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Railroad Wife – Part One

I honestly didn’t know what it was going to be like to be a railroad wife. I’m not sure any of us knew, right ladies? I’m not sure we would have been okay with becoming railroad wives had we known. My railroader and I were married for almost 6 year before he was hired on… Continue reading What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Railroad Wife – Part One