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Bill Reidy

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Re: Steam Weekends
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2009, 08:20:20 PM »
Speaking as an Oracle database administrator, it's not the database administrator's fault the application is not used correctly -- that's up to the application managers and users.  The DBA only supplies the tools.

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Re: Steam Weekends
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2009, 07:07:53 AM »
I'm not a DBA for the State, although I might be considered the DBA for the RR.  Anyway, I agree with Bill that it's up to the users to get it right.  Blame it on budget cutbacks.

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« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2009, 12:08:32 PM »
So how does one go about actually getting a permit now? I know the steam road firemen took home-based programs from International Correspondence School (or one like it) before taking their tests. Incidentally, when working at The Great Train Store in Atlanta, I met a retired CSX engineer who hired out as a fireman on the ACL in 1947. Part of his training near Wildwood, FL was spent learning how to fire a wood burner. Uh, you don't have that requirement do you?
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Re: Steam Weekends
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2009, 07:38:53 PM »
One gets a permit by filling out a form and sending it plus a sizable "donation" to the State.  Eventually should you decide to take the test, you send in more money for a test date.  Once you take (and hopefully pass) the test, you send in more money for your license.

No requirement for firing a wood burner at the WW&F.