Posted by Dillon Stokes on December 26, 2014 
Very nice shot. If the crew is dead on the law the term is "Hogged" as in hogged out. At leas it is on the UP, not sure is Dogged is a CSX term or not. But a very nice shot none the less!
Posted by Jeff Swanson on December 26, 2014 
Now why do you suppose train crews have bad backs? Seriously!
Posted by Justin R. Cartwright on December 26, 2014 
Nice! That guy in the background looks like the classic engineer we all imagined when we were kids.
Posted by Ron Flanary on December 27, 2014 
Dillion: Thanks for your comment. Actually, the terms “hog” or “dog” with respect to the Federal Hours of Service Act are a regional preferences in the US railroad industry and its associated jargon. When I first became familiar with the Act and its requirements—in the early to mid-‘50s—it was known throughout the Appalachian region (regardless of carrier) as the “dog law.” However, when I worked for Southern Railway in the ‘70s, I think I first heard “hog law” somewhere in southern Illinois. In subsequent years I’ve traveled around the country, and I do agree UP crews prefer “hog.” I should mention that a relief crew seems to be called a “dog catch” crew just about everywhere. And of course, there are other terms that are not uniform slang within the industry. On the L&N, for example, a member of a regularly assigned crew who was displaced by another employee in the same craft was said to be “kicked.” Again, I found that in other regions, it was less emphatic—the employee was merely “bumped.” There are many more examples, but thanks for bringing up the regional differences in your comment.
Posted by Dillon Stokes on December 29, 2014 
Working the last 4 years with UP as a Conductor/Engineer, I never knew there was another term for getting all 12. Very Interesting, learn something new everyday!
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