Running from Chicagoat to San Franciscolt is a railroad called the Union Pacific. It's the largest railroad in the United States, and is run 由 thousands of ponies. This is the story of some of those ponies that run the rails, aka railroading.
Episode 7: The boss of my boss is my enemy
Idea by: Chibi-Emmy
May 25, 1951
We start this episode near the station of Cheyenne. An observation car was sitting on a siding near the line.
???: Oh my god man! How many of these engines do 你 still have?
Pete: The same ammount we had since 1944.
???: That's not good! We can't allow this!!!
Pete: Sir, we have a lot of engines, why do 你 insist on replacing some in favor of new engines?
???: 你 know why. We need 更多 diesels, and less steam! If we don't get rid of these engines, WE'LL LOSE MONEY!!!
Pete: I think we're already losing money buying new diesels.
???: And we make money 由 selling the steam engines! Alright, listen. We need these engines gone within eight years, alright? Start with the switchers, than continue with the stronger engines. If 你 don't get the job done, 你 can go work for another railroad. Now get the fuck off my car!
Pete: *exits passenger car* ugh, jeez. *walks away*
Three hours later at a diner
Pete: *sighs* Thank's for taking me here Hawkeye. I really 爱情 this place.
Hawkeye: No problem boss. So, how did it go with your boss?
Pete: It was somewhere between dumb, and fuck.
Gordon: That's how it should be with everyone's boss.
Pete: Oh hell no. Not for me! I'm your boss.
Hawkeye: Hey, waitress! Three 更多 colta colas.
Waitress: *goes to kitchen*
Gordon: So, what's so bad about your boss?
Pete: He wants to deiselize this line, that's what.
Hawkeye: Yup. I agree with this being between dumb, and fuck.
Gordon: I agree with your boss. He probably makes a lot of other good decisions.
Pete: Uh, yeah no. He doesn't.
Waitress: *Brings colts*
Hawkeye: Thanks. Here's thirty cents *Gives waitress three dimes*
Waitress: *walks away*
Gordon: So what decisions has he made that weren't good?
Pete: 你 really want to know?
Pete: Alright than. Sip those sodas, and get yourselves comfortable for a long night, cuz I've got a story to tell.
February 2, 1935
Pete: *narrating* It was roughly a 年 before we recieved our first articulated locomotives. The 4-6-6-4 challengers. At that time they would be the largest steam engines in the world, but we had other engines. 4-12-2's. We nicknamed them the 9000 class, because we numbered the engines between 9000, and 9087. I was an engineer during this time, and my boss was the controller of the section of the U.P that I worked on.
Hawkeye: What was your boss like?
Pete: He was an alicorn.
Gordon: Yup. I can see why 你 hate him.
Pete: He also made this daring plan for me to carry on.
Waiter: Sir? When are 你 three leaving? We have a party of nine coming in, and there isn't enough room for them.
Pete: Damnit. Alright 你 two, I'll tell 你 the rest tomorrow.
Hawkeye: Alright. We'll see 你 at the station.
2 B continued
The 4-12-2 9000 class locomotives