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 kwa 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 wewe 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 wewe insist on replacing some in favor of new engines?
???: wewe know why. We need zaidi 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 kwa 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 wewe don't get the job done, wewe 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 upendo 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 zaidi 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: wewe 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 mwaka 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 wewe hate him.
Pete: He also made this daring plan for me to carry on.
Waiter: Sir? When are wewe three leaving? We have a party of nine coming in, and there isn't enough room for them.
Pete: Damnit. Alright wewe two, I'll tell wewe the rest tomorrow.
Hawkeye: Alright. We'll see wewe at the station.
2 B continued
The 4-12-2 9000 class locomotives