I do agree with Erin's mom about fpc being used for the other train riders, I do this as well, and ESP if it is points system ,then that's all you have to give. I still do not agree with asking for fpc Asa boarding pass, I have ridden enough trains to know that that is not fair, greedy in a way. So as someone stated above, I will keep looking for good train conductors that do not ask for fpc for boarding.
I must say that I like this thread, great perspectives, loving the different opinions!