Fire is our friend

Thanks to Rocky for the title. This morning, true to my word, I got on a train that smelled like it was on fire. (I hear the brakes are the trouble.) I didn’t see the conductor or check for rooftop nukes. It was cold outside and the T was warm and crowded - not quite as crowded as the hajj, but well-packed nonetheless.

I still haven’t bought any duct tape or plastic sheeting, or begun hoarding foodstuffs. Maybe next week…

2 Responses to “Fire is our friend”

  1. Liz Says:

    Do American trains actually have human conducters? Just curious, since Australia did away with them about ten years back.

  2. Jemima Says:

    The subway cars have drivers who in some cases also collect the fares and announce the stops. Amtrak and commuter rail trains have conductors who occasionally collect fares but more often (in my experience) let you ride for free.