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May 13, 1982: The ops who keep track of 1,220 trains a day…

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When you were at school what did you want to be when you grew up? Not a computer operator, I’ll bet. If you are male, chances are you wanted to drive a massive, clanking, steaming machine. No, not an IBM water-cooled mainframe, a steam engine.

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