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Name: Wontbendover
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 June 2018


Jesus man..you really stepped on your little tool this time. Maybe you
meant to say the TO not PTC. It still doesn't matter. If a double
stacker takes out a bridge it's because the idiots who put the tubs
together didn't measure the height properly. The clearance bureau 
stipulates what's allowed on each line and if it exceeds its not
anyone's fault but the idiots who loaded the totes and sent them out.
PTC was developed to help prevent crews from running stop signals and
missing slow orders, 707's etc.  It doesn't run a train! It sure the
hell doesn't prevent someone from taking out a bridge because a car
exceeds the maximum height allowed.  I think your post and the other
idiots is just an attempt to change the subjects. The derailment in
Princeton IN, the busted rusty knuckles, YM who won't answer the
radios, TM who don't know their jobs, rude ass unethical dispatchers
(who gives a shit if they're union) illegal class 1 brake test, Carman
being harrassed to cut corners,covering up recrews and the list just
goes on and on. The only thing they give a shit about is stock prices.
Now let's get ready for the Nazi Dekra group to make moral even worse
if that's possible. Hire a group who centers it whole theory around
brainwashing the employee (intimidation) instead of fixing the root
cause of the problem (shitty management) and you got a recipe for
disaster. We aren't stupid! We're not robots. You treat us like a
replaceable number, low class blue collar idiot who shouldnt take a
frickin day off or go see a doctor without getting points and you get
what you ask for! Management screws up and points the finger at
everyone else to save their asses. We are the scapegoats every single
day! Jesus man...get on board with what's really important!

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Name: Gaylord
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 June 2018

Trainmaster David Benson is one dumb son of a bitch.

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Name: Bohica
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 June 2018

Wonder who made this fuck up, sometimes its embarrassing to work

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Name: HR
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2018


What the crew should have done was ask the dispatcher to get the DTO on
the radio.  The chief and dispatcher are union contract employees. They
should have demanded that a CSX manager talk to them.  If the
dispatcher refused then ethics charges should be filed. The crew should
have demanded the tapes  be downloaded to show the amount of time the YM
or TM  did not respond.  It sounds like the dispatcher made an
intimidating verbal threat and that should not be tolerated. If this is
an on going problem for crews coming into Willard then it needs to be
investigated promptly. All crews need to document the exact time they
try to make contact with the YM and when he/she responds.  Keep a
record. Once a pattern is established everyone needs to fax the
information to the operations department.

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Name: Steve 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 June 2018

Our video board out front of Osborn yard says J18 coming soon..., what
the hell does that mean anybody know

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Name: Conductor
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2018

Fella, this new outfit at Csx ainít gonna spend one freaking dime to
make something look pretty for a buyer. They just selling shit. Itís a
fire sale!!!!! I hope a class1 buys us before a class 2 or 3. But
anything is better than this.

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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 June 2018

Sun Kink rail is the reason of the derailment in Princeton. sounds like
they going to let it burn out. Crew Okay! That was the 2nd sun kink
that crew reported. glad they okay.

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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 June 2018

FRA this, FRA that.  
Big business U.S. RRs don't fear that agency.
Lame duck and company friendly.  
Threat of fine(s) and/or worse to a lowly employee is a big deal

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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2018


Qualified mechanical inspector: 49 CFR 232.5

A qualified person who has received, as a part of training,
qualification, and designation program required under 232.203
instructions and training that includes "hands on" experience under
appropriate supervision or apprenticeship in one or more of the
following: Troubleshooting, inspection, testing, maintenance or repair
of the specific train brake components and systems for which the person
is assigned responsibility.

A trainmaster is not qualified to perform the Class 1 airbrake test and
inspections required on the cars on any train that is being built in the
original terminal. If this happens again you must call the FRA
immediately. Complaining on this website is only helpful to the extent
that people in the public read it and can make inquiries to the USDOT
or the FRA office.  You must report it. Just because an FRA inspector
reads this site doesn't mean he is officially notified that there is a
problem. You must make the call.

As for walking only one side of the train during the pre inspection
process that is illegal as hell. Tell your yard master to purchase a
code of federal regulations and read  232.205.
We have been hearing a lot of rumors about this for the last year about
TM's out in the field rushing crews during the pick up of cars in line
of road and have been watching but have yet to catch one in the act.
Time is on your side. Follow the rules as written in your operating
rules They are very clear how you will do a pre inspection of the cars.
You must do an inspection of both sides of the cars to the best of your

An inspector shall take a position on each side of the car sometime
during the inspection process so as to be able to examine and observe
the functioning of all moving parts of the brake system on each car in
order to make the determination and inspection required by this
section. 232.205


I don't know how to make it any more clear. You must inspect both
sides of each car during your pre inspection before you can do a roll
by release of the cars. If you have any supervisor harassing you or
intimidating you to break these laws then you must report them. Its
that simple. Do not sit there and allow this to continue. You can not
complain and cry all the time because you see this happening and expect
anything to get changed if you just walk away because you are scared of
retaliation. If enough of you stick together and file complaints
together they have no choice to address your claims. If you know of any
FRA inspector who is turning his head or showing favoritism towards the
carrier you can file a complaint with the USDOT. Any inspector who
willingly allows the law to be broken should be removed from his

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Name: Cool mo
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2018

Yep. If your bitching about brake sticks and your to big to climb on the
cars to tie handbrakes the a snack machine that takes credit cards is
the last thing your fat ass needs lol why would you post that WOW

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Name: There goes another one 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 June 2018

Why are so many people quitting the railroad?I know a tm that quit csx
don't understand why with the salary and benefits they have.im
thinking about trying to get on but this makes me nervous to leave my
day shift job

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Name: Carman
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 June 2018

Bend over/deez 

Stupid shit.. grow the f...do up

For real safety can someone explain how a TM can take over the car
inspectors job when he's trying to finish his class 1 test on the
rollby on a train that is leaving the original terminal?  One avon tm
did the set and release and armed the Tele using the tower yard master
to relay informstion with the engineer. How the hell did he arm the
Tele. He isn't union or part of the crew. The Car inspector told him
over radio a qualified mechanical inspector had to do the job and the
dude had the balls to tell him he was doing it because the Carman was
busy. This stupid shit is a violation for many reasons. Gonna file
claims on the TM for this shit. We are short as hell cause of the cheap
SOB in Jacksonville and now TM are doing our job. On top of that they
are pulling long as hell trains out of yard to knock down signals to
make it look like trains have departed before Carman ever gets to head
and to watch rollby. We miss half the damb train. For now on we are
going to document that we don't see half these trains and not going to
be responsible for the first half.  This outfit is turning into a safety
hazard from hell and where is the FRA in all of this! These TM are
crossing the lines big time and it's time to time slip them. Too
scared to tell their super boss to get Carmen back or kiss their butts.
Wonder what this dekra group has to say about this shit.

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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 June 2018

Thanks very much for the morning chuckle.

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Name: Yep
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 June 2018

I miss the brakestick...bullshit us big guys have to climb on these cars
to tie a hand brake. Also what really pisses me off....all snack
machines at work should have the credit card swiper...who carries
around the much change these days..wtf!? We are going backwards!

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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 June 2018

Any other fat conductors like myself who miss the brakestick?

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E-mail: eatshit@up.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 13 June 2018

Attention ALL UP/Rail Employees:

If you have a Smart Phone and downloaded your employer's App, you
obviously surrendered your right to privacy. Each and every time, 
your phone is turned on, UP can track your exact locations and send
their private investigators and monitor your activities, including 
tracking their Vice-President of Safety & Security, at a local 
Gay bar (Max) incognito?

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Name: Fact
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 June 2018

How does CSX know that this happened during the last trip? It could have
accured during the calendar day inspection. This equipment isn't
serviced regularly. Screw CSX. 

Name: Utility worker
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2018

If your piston travel is excessive we usually just tell the
transportation officer and they will charge the prior engineer that
used that engine and failed to write it up.  It's funny how you gents
turn your co workers in.

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Name: hogger
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 June 2018


When they voted in some changes in the SSA they didn't make any
changes in writing to the forgiveness article on discipline charges.

Side letter #13
A clear record for the first or second 6 months of a calendar year will
cancel (1) disciplinary entry on the employee's service record for each
six month period or a maximum of two per year,

There have been some supervisors telling engineers that this part of
the union agreement is no longer in effect because the company has done
away with specific minor/serious charge violations. This is NOT TRUE.
This article applies to all engineers who have 5 or more years of
seniority until it is removed by vote of the membership. 

The new idpap policy only has two levels of discipline now. It is
either a non-major or a major.  There is no more minor groups or
serious groups.  There used to be a distinct procedure to follow
applying the forgiveness for each group. If you had a minor charge you
had to go 180 days without another charge for one charge to be removed.
That was a "straight" 180 days. No one half of the year or the other. 
It was different on serious charges. It was agreed that you must go 180
days of an entire half before you could have one charge removed. In
other words if you got a serious charge in January you would have to go
from July 1st to December 31st to have it removed. With no separate
categories as stated in the old IDPAP policy all engineers must follow
the "wording" in the SSA agreement under side letter #13.  I have
spoke with several LC on this issue and it is understood that the Union
has no control over how the carriers discipline policies are written
unless they are extreme and excessive and do not allow any employee the
ability to receive forgiveness when correcting their behavior and
showing and attempt to correct their actions.  Side letter #13 allows
this forgiveness protection to all engineers with 5 years or more

Something that is very important for both engineers and conductors to
remember is the statement that was written on the first page of the new
issue of the IDPAP policy in regards to accessing discipline.

CSXT intends to continue to provide a safe work environment in which
all employees can experience meaningful work and contribute to the
team's success. 


Formal counseling in writing IS FORMAL DISCIPLINE! Do not be fooled
into thinking it is not!  Any notation made in your employee
history/record can lead to an adverse effect on your employment with
the company and can lead up to cause for termination. A written
notation in your employee records that you were verbally counseled IS
Missing a side shield because it fell off before you get another one or
not having your vest closed in front are just a few examples of failures
that DO NOT WARRANT a formal counseling in writing! If you feel you have
received excessive counseling for "petty" infractions you should
immediately contact your LC and provide a written statement. The IDPAP
policy is a "play" on words. Supervisors do not have to make an entry
in your employee history if they feel it is a "petty" incident that
doesn't warrant a formal reprimand. If they tell you they have no
choice then they are not telling you the truth. The policy is black and
white. They have the right to use alternative choices!

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Name: beenthere
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 June 2018


DONT BE AN IDIOT!!!!!  If you are ready to lose your job then go ahead
a blow the whistle. What you obviously don't get is that the
information you are complaining about will only get the company a slap
on the hand. Did you not learn anything since the time you were hired.
How many times have you seen the FRA turn their heads the other way.
I've seen it too many times to count. How many times have you been
ordered to violate a rule just to accommodate the supervisors and make
them look good just to turn around a be written up for a petty little
rules violation because they need their quota. I was blackmailed into
taking an observation failure by guilt. My other crew member broke a
rule that was not a major but the tag team TM's kept threatening to
write him up on it as a major. He was freaking out. So guess what they
did..... Played on my guilt and told me they were in hot water for not
having enough failures and asked if I would be willing to take a minor
hit and help them out. They would give my buddy a minor and forget the
major. So of course I did it to help him out.  This is the kind of shit
that goes down out here all the time. Was I stupid enough to report it?
Hell no because now I have another witness to the blackmail and
blackmail is bliss when its on the other foot. Saved it in my back
pocket for a rainy day. Two can play this game!
This is a multi million dollar company that WILL NOT BE SHUT DOWN over
petty little complaints about falsifying records and lying to the USDOT
and FRA and covering up recrews. They don't give a shit about our union
agreements and labor relations is as dirty as they come and the unions
are in their back pockets. The only thing that they will get is a
threat and a fine that is only pocket change to them.  You need
something along the lines or insider trading, severe tax evasion or
embezzlement to get your voice heard. You have none of this. All you
have is some information on operating practices that are misleading and
false and maybe a violation of FRA and USDOT law in regards of proper
reporting of the trains makeup and locations. THAT ISNT SHIT!   You
will become a target and you will lose your job. Don't be stupid. If
and when you plan on quitting maybe then you could go out with a bang
and reveal everything you know and CAN PROVE! Keep all the paperwork
you can. Accumulate as much as you can and then when its time to go and
you still want to do something about the lies and coverup do it then!

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Name: legal
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 June 2018


I will assume you have worked in the industry long enough to understand
the consequences of the actions you are considering. It is not unusual
for someone who takes an aggressive stand to end up being on a "watch
list" and end up fighting discipline charges.
If you do decide you want to follow through with your charges against
the company I suggest you sit down with your Union representation and
make sure they understand exactly what you are going to do. If you and
others have already filed claims/grievances against the company for
violations related to these same kind of documents and you were denied
compensation, your union representatives are well aware of what is
happening and the companies labor relations department is not in the
clear either. 
You say you were not hired with the agreement that they could use your
name on illegal or misleading documents. That is 100% correct. You
would never see that in writing. What you have done however is accept
compensation for the actions and therefore have "somewhat" agreed to
the terms and conditions of your pay. If you are serious about this and
are considering blowing the whistle the first thing you must do is
contact your payroll department and request that your pay be garnished
from your wages for the particular job that you are using as evidence
to open your case. Its my understanding that you can create a case in
your payroll department through the employee gateway. I suggest you
talk to them one on one first and then create the case. When requesting
that your wages be garnished for that particular job you need to make it
very clear that the documentation that was submitted for the creation of
the job as well as your pay ticket contained inaccurate, false and
misleading information about the job performed and could possibly be a
violation of federal law as well as a violation of your union
agreement. You must state that you do not want your name connected with
that particular job and will not accept pay from the company on the
grounds that it may incriminate you if the future. You will not accept
pay for a job performed under false pretenses. I do not have to tell
you what will be in store for you and that you will be opening a major
can of worms in many departments. Do not start this process unless you
intend to stick with it and see it through to the end.  You will need
protection on the job and it wont be pretty. You will need an attorney.
Before you do anything, again I will say sit down with your Union
representation and discuss this in depth. If they are involved and
looking the other way you are most likely not going to get the support
from them that you expect or pay for but it is best for you to put them
on notice that you will be playing hard ball and it would be in their
best interest to get on board. I wish you luck with this endeavor if
you go forward with it. It will be a hard rocky road but if things are
being done illegally it is your duty as well as others to bring it
forward. A federal offense is a federal offense. Whistle blower
protection was created for a reason.

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