I got to put on all the safety gear. I got to wear a vest and engineering glasses. I loved putting on the safety gear. My mom put it on too. I liked it because it was what a real CP engineer would wear. I loved it so much only because it was CP. I loved putting on all the safety gear.
We went up to the train control tower. It is really high up.
Each train always has an Engineer and a Conductor on board. The Engineer drives the train and the Conductor is responsible for everything else.
A locomotive has 4400 horse power per engine.
There can be as many as 5 locomotives on a train.
The first one has the Engineer and Conductor in it, and the rest are controlled by remote control. That is so cool!
train driver. He has 6 brothers and sisters and they've all worked in
the train business. So did his dad. Tony said trains are in his blood. I
think they are in mine too.
I also met Tina who worked for CN Rail for 20 years and CP for 2 years. She told me It can take a train more than 2 kilometres to stop when it is going really fast. But it depends on how heavy the train is.
And Salem flew in all the way from Calgary to meet me.
We talked a lot about rail safety and not walking on the tracks or putting coins on the tracks.
Here she is showing me a map of CP and other railways too.
Here is one of the brand new trucks CP Rail has. Kurt was very excited to show me it. It has really awesome lasers in it to make sure the tracks are safe:
Click on the link below to see it driving on the tracks. (That's me in the front seat!) My blog is called On the Rails and here I am REALLY on the rails!
I met so many nice people at the CP Yard. Everyone I met was very friendly. I had one of the best days of my whole life. Thank you CP Rail!