Shane, a bit over the top, my apologies.No issue.
For the record most of the jobs I've had previously no longer exist and I've received 3 redundancies.
My first job developing medical X-ray film in Top Ryde, was automated a 1-2 years after I left. They didn't do it at the time because the Dr's I worked for didn't want to loose me because of the other work I did. The whole X-ray film industry is now gone as X-ray is now mostly digital, ie contributed to the global failure of Kodak and Fuji Films.
My last job in Aus, I was one of 7 in the country, my job was merged on same site 1-2 years after I left with two other sites closed, so only 4 left in the country. Yes myself and my counterpart in other team contributed to it being merged, although I didn't know it would happen and it was the whole upper production leadership team that was merged so about 10 jobs gone. No I don't do that job anymore, going expat was a deliberate decision to get out of that function which I saw as very narrow scope (although enjoyable) in aluminium to a more broader role that crosses over into other industries.
No I don't like or enjoy seeing people loose their jobs, regardless of the reason. I have fought hard to keep my Indo-Paki-Phillipines team in UAE by making their roles more effective and transparent to HR and those external consultants who do productivity reviews and I can tell you my team have 1000000 x more to loose if they loose their job than an Aussie in Australia. However I do recognise when a job/task has come to the end through technology and the trick is not let it tap you on the shoulder but be one step ahead. Doing my job properly will ultimately lead to its demise for which I predict in 5-8years as my team skills increase and use of technology. That's my job, not theirs.
Automation in for up board rail crew will be progressive and take decades, if it was to happen at all in our career lifetime due to the upfront CAPEX and in most cases the lost jobs will be redeployed to new roles, which has happened elsewhere. We all know the days of jobs and even careers for life are over, if not you need to.