Oh, and one other item at the beginning,
I will do all I can to remain anonymous. I have to, no further discussion. Any points to be made here can be salient regardless of who happens to be the writer. Maybe you have heard about the Delta flight attendent who was terminated as a result of her blog. I really don't want to take that risk!
Many of the interviews we read in the Railroad Trade Journals are severely filtered and corrected. Hopefully, those filters will remain off on this page. Maintaining anonymity should encourage that outcome.