*extra effort is not needed
A very long section of that ride was relatively straight. That dead man switch must be an essential tool to keep drivers awake. Anyway, enough with the railway stories.
Driver and one other fellow railway worker present in the cab were members of the union for railway workers. They told a lot about their efforts for unionisation efforts. They had a kettle so we had plenty of fresh tea to accompany out ride.
There's a failsafe mechanism that stops the train if the driver's not conscious. In theory driver has to push the pedal to warn the mechanism that they are perfectly sane/awake/alive, otherwise it starts buzzing. If it's not pushed for certain amount of time, it automatically slows down and eventually stops the train. It's called "Dead man's switch" Of course drivers had a method to bypass that: "I'm not pushing that pedal every five minutes, no way" the driver said.
I've had one cab ride in real life. It was an amazing 3 hour long ride. Driver didn't let me film it but I can remember it in vivid detail.
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