Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 March 2018
You sound the horn when the Locomotive is advancing over the crossing.
It is not necessary when shoving cars over. Just protected by employee.
A lot of engineers do it anyway with short cuts because stupid retards
who don't pay attention or deliberately run around gates are a problem
for us. It has to be blown no more than 20 seconds before or no less
than 15 seconds before entering the crossing. Its FEDERAL LAW. If you
don't like it sleep with ear plugs or MOVE!!!!! MORON!
This is a good example of why we don't get paid enough. No hazard pay
is included in our pay. All the idiots who put our lives in jeopardy
every single day with their stupid crap. Wait until we go to one big
board working 12 hours on every stinking job and we are all worn out
and tired as hell. Lets see the safety record of CSX then.
DId anyone see the derailment at Avon? Someone said the cars where
laying up against the highway support beams. How come the road wasn't
shut down. Wonder who inspected it for possible damage and shifting.