Station stop Spokane,the conductor with his two way radio protects the rear end of the train from the rear door window of the last coach car on the Amtrak # 8 Empire Builder. Outside the Yardmaster hoops orders to the arriving # 28 that has come up from Portland its engine will be uncoupled then the conductor on #8 will talk to the engineer on the head end and as they switch and back up to the #28 both units will be connected passengers will be loaded and #8/28 will head east to Chicago.