What are the Duties of the Machinist?

During the expedition, the mechanic manages the train and all responsibility belongs to the mechanic. Among the main duties of the following machinist;

  • Lubricates the mechanical parts of the locomotive and takes necessary safety measures,
  • Operates the locomotive and follows the movement orders, timetables, signals from the pointer and other railway personnel along the way and controls the movement of the train,
  • Supervises other employees working in the locomotive,
  • Carries out small repairs and adjustments during travel,
  • After the end of the journey, it keeps a report and fills the related books (incident book, etc.).

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