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Four generations in the TRA —dad-daughter on same train
四代都台鐵人 父女同車值勤

Luo Yi-ting, right, poses with her father, Luo Chien-cheng, for a photo session during a media campaign in front of a Taroko Express train in Cidu, Keelung City on Aug. 8.
羅亦婷(右)與父親羅建成八月八日於基隆市七堵站,於一列太魯閣號前讓媒體拍照。

Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times
照片:自由時報記者廖振輝

Growing up as a child Luo Yi-ting seldom had a chance to celebrate Father’s Day with her dad because he was always away at work. Her father, Luo Chien-cheng, has worked for the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) for 36 years and is now a train conductor. This year was different from previous years, though. Yi-ting recently started working as the head of a train crew, so she was fortunate enough to be on duty with her dad for the first time ever and spend Father’s Day with him on the same train.

At Cidu Station as her father reached the end of his shift, he stood on the platform kindly asking her if she had to stay on duty or no. This Father’s Day is definitely his most special because his daughter was on duty with him and they were on the same Taroko Express train together. A father-daughter duo working together on the same train is a rare event at the TRA.

Yi-ting’s great-grandfather, grandmother and father have all worked for the TRA. Chien-cheng said that being on duty with his daughter made this Father’s Day a most unforgettable one.

Since she was a child, Yi-ting has rarely seen her dad. Thus, she set the goal for herself of passing the TRA exam so that she could experience firsthand the hard work her father has done for so many years. Whenever she boards the train she bears in mind her dad’s reminder about always being nice, considerate, and sincere to passengers

(Liberty Times, Translated by Taijing Wu)

從小到大,羅亦婷難得有機會向總在台鐵執勤的父親賀節。父親羅建成在台灣鐵路管理局三十六年,目前是列車駕駛。今年的父親節與往年不同。羅亦婷剛上線擔任台鐵列車長,有幸首次與父親同班車值勤,共度父親節。

剛交班的父親羅建成站在七堵車站月台上,慈祥地問著女兒,稍後還要不要執勤。今年父親節肯定是他最特別的一個,因為女兒剛好在同一班太魯閣號上值勤,是台鐵裡少見的事情。

羅亦婷的外曾祖父、外婆、與父親,已有四代是台鐵人;羅建成說,父女倆在父親節同車值勤,是他最難忘的父親節。

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. seldom adv.

難得 (nan2 de2)

例: After having the baby, they seldom had time to go out with friends.

(他們生小孩後,難得有機會有時間出門跟朋友見面。)

2. unforgettable adj.

難忘的 (nan2 wang4 de5)

例: That is probably one of the most unforgettable experiences I ever had.

(這可能是我最難忘的經驗之一。)

3. firsthand adj.

直接的 (zhi2 jie1 de5)

例: It’s increasingly hard to find people who can give firsthand accounts of WWII.

(找到能直接描述第二次世界大戰的人越來越難。)


羅亦婷從小很少見到父親,因此許願考進台鐵,要直接體驗父親工作的辛勞。她值勤要帶著父親的叮嚀上車,「對旅客要愛心、貼心、真誠服務」。

(自由時報記者曾鴻儒)

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