Further in connection with my letter
dated January 25, 1961 in regard to the calling of passenger train crews when
they are assigned to Pullman or coach sections and such trains are
consolidated, which cited the Organizations' position, reading in part as
"* * * it is their position when crews are assigned by
bulletin to a coach or Pullman section and no other conditions involved, crews
should be used on the section of the train to which they are assigned
regardless of which train departs first.
"If you are not now handling in
accordance with the above you should arrange to do
The Pullman and chair cars on
streamline trains have been operated as one train; however, because of the
recent cold weather it has been necessary to run the trains in two sections,
the chair cars on one train and the Pullman cars on another.
The question has been raised as to the
section the regularly assigned crew should operate.
In reviewing this issue with the
General Chairmen, it was agreed the regularly assigned crew should be called
for the Pullman section, regardless of whether it departed first or followed
the chair car section.