Locomotive Operator Helper

Watch for and relay traffic signals from yard workers to Yard Engineers.

What does a Locomotive Operator Helper do?

Watches for and relays traffic signals from yard workers to YARD ENGINEER in railroad yard, industrial plant, quarry, or other location: Reads switching orders received from CONDUCTOR, YARD or YARD ENGINEER and confirms them with YARD ENGINEER. Observes signals and traffic in yard from left side of cab in switch engine and relays information to engineer. Signals YARD COUPLER to set handbrakes on cars or to throw track switches, using arm or lantern signals.