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Blog Entry# 1782950  
Posted: Mar 29 2016 (09:25)

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Last Response: Mar 29 2016 (13:44)
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Mar 29 2016 (09:25)  

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A query to members.
We all see loco pilots and guards carrying walkie talkies with them. What do they actually communicate before start, during the course of journey etc?
What is the language of communication since trains might be moving between different states and loco pilots and guards need to not necessarily speak the same language
Is there any standard protocol, language etc that
needs to be spoken?

Mar 29 2016 (09:39)
Guest: 744c7562   show all posts
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To my knowledge they just interact with each other for safety problems and their measures ..
Hindi is the official language but they can also chat on native language if they know ..
At station premises they chat regarding ..
Brake pass certificate, proper vaccum level..various tsr or psr enroute ..
medic issues and more ..
They also interact and give real time status when their duty shift changes to new staff or to each other..
So that new comers can get the knowledge and run train safely.
And normal gossips also happen.
Heard many times.

Mar 29 2016 (09:41)
Guest: 744c7562   show all posts
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They can also contact the upcoming station's station master or engineer if some prblm occurred btw the two stations ..with train.
Like engine failure ..

Mar 29 2016 (13:44)
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Normal gossips happen !!!?.....That is a good one. It is quite surprising to see how these walkie talkies are used especially in stretches where lots of tunnels are there [Konkan railways]. Considering some of them are quite long i am not too sure whether communication can happen when trains cross tunnels.

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