Sorry about the weird .subject but I didn't quite know how to put it. Anyway:
I knew that Amtrak was late and I had time to get my mocha and I noticed a West bound freight (grain train ) was waiting on the siding while I headed into town. When I got back to the West end of Libby Siding, the WB was still there and had stopped before the first road crossing ( Parmeter road ). While waiting, all of a sudden the freight turned the headlight on, then proceeded closer to my location blocking both road crossings and continueing towards me slowly ( Parmeter and whatever the next one is ). Note that this is normal operation, but here is my question:
So how did the Engineer of the freight know that it was ok to move up and block the road crossings? Amtrak was still a couple of blocks west of me and I did NOT hear a dispatcher give permission. I listen to PBX, Road# and the dispatcher channel for this area on the BearCat.
Do I get to go out and buy new/more communication stuff?