Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 May 2018
Talked to the trip optimizer help desk and asked them why they cant
Call us on the radio when we have problems but the PTC help desk can.
They said PTC is a federal mandated program and the TO is not. They
wouldn't say anything else. Doesn't Take a rocket scientist to figure
out what they were getting at. YOU DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT IT. why even
have it up and running then. The rep also said they know we can't use
our phone's on the engines to call them so it is imperative we report
not using it because of this reason.
Another interesting fact....all of the sudden all Work orders for
trains running on the st.Louis line from Avon yd to Roselake are not
being submitted. Every train has to be built by the TO department. Why
is that? Because you know we can't call them on the engine and there
is no contact with them on the radio so we just got to run without it.
Admit it. The program sucks and you know it. It runs under track speed
all the time when it doesn't need to. Your full conservancy numbers
arent worth the loss of track speed. Someone is deliberately screwing
with the input of workorders. Get rid of it! I'm tired of reporting
issues with the damn thing. You know it sucks. Just get rid of it!