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Rule #1 -- Don't get hurt.

    Safety is the first priority. Er, or is it the second, after money.... Or the third after getting the trains out....



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Name: Robert Pines is a Fraud
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 January 2015

Robert Pines is full of shit! Only people killed by trains are usually
idiots who fool around the tracks. It usually takes an real dumbass to
get hit by a train by as much warning as they have of a train
approaching.
http://csra-explorer.blogspot.com/2011/07/debunking-csx-suckscom.html
written by Joseph Johns debunks a majority of the photos on this site.

Here's what he don't want you to know, "11/21/13 Robert T. Pines aka
horsesswaggled 60, Sullivan, was arrested on the charge of Tampering
With a Witness. A warrant was issued and he remains in custody."

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 January 2015

Pretty much proof positive L&N dispr is a railroad whore when there are
crossing collisions/pedestrians murdered by trains/derailments/toxic
spills to comment about and he goes off into left field with a 3 month
old no injury truck wreck story. Why is that Looney and Nuts
dispatcher?

http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourmonvalley/yourmonvalleymore/7668960-74/smith-police-railroad#axzz3QHt4pf9T

Former Monessen Mayor Smith injured in train crossing crash

...when a ballast regulator driven by cSX employee Joseph Whitley,
61,..Will a ballast regulator key the gates or rip the wiring to
smitherines?

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 January 2015

One of the Employment Conditions FOR NEW hire CONDUCTORS

Strict disciplinary policy regarding inability to report to work within
proper time frame, or failure to accept a call for work.


IF CSX STATES THE OLD ATTENDANCE POLICY STRICT. HOW THE HELL DOES CSX
STATE THE NEW CAPS IS REASONABLE.

               CSX DOESN'T EVEN BELIEVE THE SHIT THEY'RE SHOVELING
US.
                   
      WHY DID THE BLET THROW US THAT SHIT CONTRACT WHEN THEY WERE AWARE
OF CSX PLACING US UNDER A NEW ATTENDANCE POLICY.
                CONTRACT PASSED AND SIGNED CSX RELEASES NEW POLICY. WHY
WASN'T THIS ADDRESSED BEFORE?

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Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2015

— Southbound lanes of I-55 were shut down for several hours Tuesday
evening near west suburban Burr Ridge when a semi truck spilled a
hazardous material on the expressway.

All southbound lanes of the Stevenson Expressway were closed about 3:40
p.m. at County Line Road near Burr Ridge when the semi truck began
leaking the hazardous material from the trailer onto the shoulder of
the roadway, Illinois State Police said.

The 2000 Kenworth T2000 tractor with a 1999 trim trailer was driven by
a 58-year-old man from Oak Park, state police said.

The Tri-State Fire Protection District was responding to the HazMat
situation, authorities said.

No injuries have been reported, said Illinois State Police Sgt. Bruce
Orns.

The left lane and the left shoulder were both reopened to traffic about
7:40 p.m. and the remaining lanes were reopened about 10:30 p.m., state
police said. Northbound traffic was not affected.

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Name: bull
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2015

Engineer students


Seems the instructors at engineer school are still up to same old crap.
TELLING EVERYONE THAT GOES THEY HAVE TO GET AN 80% ON THE SIMULATORS. 

TOTAL BULLSHIZZZ!  They know that you are not supposed to run a train
without a current certified engineers license. They know it is against
the law. They know that if you follow federal law and don't break it
by practicing behind the scenes there is no way you are going to walk
in and sit down and pass a simulator run. You have no experience with
handling slack and buff forces, dynamic braking and other needed 
experience to run a train properly

So if they tell you this, simply tell them you didn't break the law
and their job is to teach you the basics of running a train on the
simulator. THAT IS THEIR JOB! You also point out that the guy in the
room next to you that gets 90-100% on his run has probably been
practicing for years and you have an unfair advantage because you
didn't break the law and run.  They only want the numbers to make the
averages at the school look good(training ability). Unfortunatley if
you are one of the ones who really didn't run and break the law the
guys who have will make you look like a problem child and they don't
want that. So expect to be treated like you are an inconvenience! 
Don't let the show off's bring you down. You are always going to have
one or two guys that get great scores and do nothing but brag about it
in front of the instructors! If you get one that's real bad confront
him and make him admit he has been running AND BREAKING THE LAW!

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Name: TV News
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 January 2015

CSX Train Derailment and Chemical Spill in Allendale, SC Latest in a
Long String of Incidents Highlighting Lax Industry Regulations.

See:
http://waterkeeper.org/2015/01/28/csx-train-derailment-chemical-spill-allendale-sc-latest-long-string-incidents-highlighting-lax-industry-regulations/

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 January 2015

Infractions related to absenteeism are guided by the company's
Absenteeism Policy,
which also provides for progressive discipline. The first two
violations result in counseling
letters. This is followed by three "Steps" of formal discipline.
Possible discipline for a Step 3
violation includes termination. Anita Tingley, based in Florida, is the
Manager of Manpower
and Crew Availability Specialist for CSX. She is tasked with handling
disciplinary issues
related to employee absenteeism. When an employee has violated the
Absenteeism Policy,
she verifies what step in the disciplinary process that employee is at
and creates an incident
form. Similar to the IDPAP scheme, violations of the Absenteeism Policy
are removed from
an employee's record after three years.

The three years doesn't change with caps.

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 January 2015

CSX lays off 52 management workers in Jacksonville
January 28, 2015
CSX Corp. laid off 52 management workers, all of them in Jacksonville,
according to a company spokeswoman.
The company finished the round of layoffs Monday, spokeswoman Melanie
Cost said.
“This is all related to the fact that we’re in a competitive industry,”
she said. “The separation of the employees was difficult – it’s a
difficult decision.”


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Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 January 2015

NOTICE NOTICE!!!!! ALL CREWS AND CSX LAWYERS

For those of you who did not catch the post in the past addressing the
unethical behavior of the company in regards to using the IVR system to
entrap crew, here is a quick review

When the crew callers are running the rosters trying to find someone to
work, it would automatically state you were working when you were not
and you could not get any info on train line ups WITHOUT BEING
TRANSFERED TO A CREW CALLER. THIS WAS PURE DEVIOUS ENTRAPMENT. THEY
KNEW YOU WOULD HAVE TO CALL THEM TO GET THE INFO AND ONCE THEY HAD YOU
ON THE PHONE THEY WOULD TELL YOU THAT THEY MADE CONTACT WITH YOU AND
THEY WOULD FORCE A JOB ON THE CALLER. IF YOU DID NOT TELL THEM AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE CALL THAT YOU WERE NOT RETURNING THEIR CALL FOR A
ROSTER RUN, THAT YOU WERE ONLY CALLING TO ASK THAT YOUR IVR INFO BE
FIXED THEY WOULD THREATEN YOU WITH A MISS CALL OR PUT YOU DOWN AS
REFUSAL TO WORK.
YOU HAVE TO TELL THEM YOU ARE CALLING ONLY TO HAVE YOUR IVR INFO
RESTORED AND IF THEY CANT OR WONT THEN HAVE THEM TRANSFER YOU TO A CREW
MANAGER SO YOU CAN FILE A COMPLAINT.
ETHICS CHARGES WERE FILED AND AN INVESTIGATION WAS DONE ON THE SYSTEM
BY THE CSX TECH TEAM. NO PROBLEMS WERE FOUND(HA HA) AND THE CHARGES
WERE THROWN OUT. ONE OF THE CREW MANAGERS WAS NOTIFIED THAT THE INFO
THAT WAS BEING GIVEN ON THE IVR HAD BEEN RECORDED NUMEROUS TIMES AS
PROOF AND A CREW CALLER WAS RECORDED ADMITTING THEY NEW WHY THE IVR WAS
SET UP THE WAY IT WAS. OTHER UNION OFFICALS WERE NOTIFED OF THE TAPES
AND THE PROOF OF THE INTENTIONAL BLOCKING OF INFO ON THE IVR.

IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT THE IVR HAS BEEN ALTERED ONCE
AGAIN. WHEN CALLING FOR YOUR STATUS AFTER THEY HAVE RUN THE ROSTERS THE
IVR WILL NO LONGER STATE THAT YOU ARE WORKING. THAT WAS BOGUS
INACCURATE INFO AND IT HAS DISAPPEARED AS OF A FEW DAYS AGO. 
HERE IS THE KICKER. THE IVR HAS NOT BEEN GIVING CREWS THEIR STANDING ON
THE POOLS OR EXTRA BOARDS. IT WILL NOT TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES OUT YOU
ARE. IT STILL DOES NOT GIVE YOU ANY INFO ON THE TRAIN LINE UP SELECTION
FOR YOUR POOLS. 

THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. YOU CAN NOT BE MISS CALLED FOR PROPER INFO NOT
BEING AVAILABLE ON THE IVR SYSTEM. THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN BE EXPECTED
TO PROTECT TRAINS AND HAVE ANY QUALITY OF LIFE AWAY FROM WORK IF YOU
ARE NOT PROVIDED WITH HOW MANY TIMES OUT YOU ARE ON YOUR POOL OR THE
EXTRA BOARD. ALL THEY DID WAS GET RID OF THE BOGUS MESSAGE THAT YOU
WERE WORKING AND REPLACE IT WITH YOUR STANDING NOT BEING AVAILABLE.
ANOTHER SET UP FOR ENTRAPMENT.

CALL THE CREW CALLERS WHEN THIS HAPPENS. MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM YOU
ARE CALLING TO FILE A COMPLAINT AND NOT RETURNING ANY CALL MADE BY THE
CREW CALLERS. MAKE THEM FIX YOUR ABILITY TO GET PROPER INFO FROM THE
IVR. THEY HAVE TO. IF THEY DONT FILE AN ETHICS COMPLAINT AND NOTIFY
YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN IMMEDIATELY. THIS IS UNETHICAL USE OF THE IVR BY
CREW MANAGEMENT. THE PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN RECORDED AND PROOF IS THERE
THAT THE PROBLEMS STILL EXIST!

WE CAN NOT ALLOW THE COMPANY TO CONTINUE PLAYING THESE KIND OF GAMES
WITH THE CREWS. WE ALL UNDERSTAND THAT NO ONE WANTS TO TAKE THE CHANCE
OF CALLING THE CREW CALLERS AND GETTING STUCK ON A HORRIBLE JOB OR
HAVING YOUR CURRENT PLANS DISRUPTED BUT IF WE DO NOT ALL STICK TOGETHER
AND PUT A STOP TO IT THE GAMES WILL CONTINUE. CALL THE CREW CALLERS.
FLOOD THEM WITH COMPLAINTS. MAYBE IF THEY GET SICK OF THE CONSTANT
CALLS THEY WILL HELP PUT A STOP TO IT. LETS ALL GET ON BOARD ON THIS
ONE!

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Name: TV News - SC CSX derail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 January 2015

Graniteville, SC, January 6, 2005, horrible CSX crash was caused by a
misaligned track switch.  9 people KILLED.  Fast forward to January
27,2015, Allendale County, SC.--CSX train runs into 2 parked rail cars
on a siding---misaligned track switch again.  Two injured crew members
taken to a hospital.  News account says they breathed chlorine. 
Chlorine spilled into a river. 

"ALLENDALE COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW) -- In a statement from Archroma,
workers at the plant say a CSX train took a wrong turn."

So, what happened?  Who was responsible for the track switch alignment?
 Let's hope the Engineer and Conductor recover.

SEE:
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/derailment-spills-hazardous-chemicals-in-s-c/

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 January 2015

http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Hazardous-material-289891161.html?ref=161

33.068852,-81.476007 (Google map location) Street view shows a old rail
car at the junction in 2012. The plant is over a mile away by rail it
looks like. So the greed ran railroad uses old rail equipment as
derails?

Anybody know how the 22 to 1 cheaper to kill 'em formula is figured?

Matt Rose

March 16, 2010

In fact, there is a clear trend in recent years toward making our
business more difficult and costly.
The best example that I can give you is the positive train control
mandate--a $10 billion expenditure by 2015. The cost benefit ratio is
22:1. The railroads will have to cut other expenditures to pay for it.
We spent $9 billion last year on maintenance and expansion, and we’ll
spend $9 billion this year, except $700 million of that will be on the
first steps of PTC implementation. What will fall out of the budget?
What will fall out when the PTC spend is $1.2 billion a year in 2011?
Expansion? Certainly! But what about tie replacement and other things
that make the railroad safer? It’s not a threat, it’s just the way it
is. Something has to give. There needs to be a more reasonable
deployment of PTC, and Congress has to help us pay for it. Congress
should enact a railroad tax credit this year!

Oh poor RR babies. Cry us a river and build a bridge.

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 January 2015

11/21/13 Robert T. Pines, 60, Sullivan, was arrested on the charge of
Tampering With a Witness. A warrant was issued and he remains in
custody.

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 January 2015

http://www.wthr.com/story/27946970/csx-proposes-heavier-faster-trains-but-no-crossing-safety-upgrades

Federal inventory shows CSX doesn't even have any tracks in
Greenwood.
Are the greedy bottom dwellers lost?

http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Crossing.aspx

Indiana crossing safety $4,908,057

Legally the $4.9 million has to be in a 5 year transportation plan so
NO public funding is available. Why don't somebody go down to Florida
and tell the CSX CEO that at his new $2.9 million second house.

CSX Transportation [CSX ] kills 100 people in 100 million miles NOT 1
like normal drivers.

The simple railroad safety or complete lack of formula

100 million divided by total train miles. That number times number the
railroad murdered during the same period. Pretty much shows the
railroad idiots outrunning their sight stopping distance are at fault.

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 January 2015

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 January 2015

http://www.wbir.com/story/news/2015/01/26/family-survivors-sue-railroad-over-fatal-2014-car-train-crash/22374411/
...The Harriman plaintiffs allege among other things that the train
crew failed to properly sound a horn, make the car aware of its
presence, that there was poor visibility at the crossing and that the
railroad uses a flawed "Operation Lifesaver" training program that
gives inadequate training and instruction...

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Name: Chuga Chuga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 January 2015

Check out at 0:22 in the video BWAHAHAHAHAH

Listen to the dingbat reporter. Knowing this company it's probably a
true statement LOL!


http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Hazardous-material-289891161.html

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Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 January 2015

update: Amtrak filed a lawsuit in federal court against John Davis
Trucking Company claiming it was negligent in hiring a the driver who
slammed into a passenger train last week,killing six and injuring
dozens.

The suit, filed late Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Reno, said
Amtrak has suffered more than $10 million in property damages, as well
as business losses and accident-related costs.

The suit said John Davis Trucking, based in Battle Mountain, owned and
operated the Peterbilt tractor-trailer combination and failed to
properly train driver Lawrence Valli to drive the truck.

The company "negligently entrusted the vehicle to Valli,who it knew or
should have known was incompetent and/or unqualified to operate the
Peterbilt tractor-trailer combination," the suit said.

Messages left at the trucking company office seeking comment were not
immediately returned.

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Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 January 2015

year later, in 2013, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) said 908
pedestrians were injured or killed while walking on or near railroad
tracks, an increase of 7.7 percent from 2012. An additional 1,193
people were injured or killed at railroad grade crossings, a 1.5
percent increase.

“The industry is as safe as it’s ever been,” said FRA administrator
Joseph Szabo, except for the issue of injury and deaths of people on
the tracks or at grade crossings, perhaps because they don’t realize
that “it’s going to take more than a mile [for a train] to stop.”

Russ Fletcher, a locomotive engineer for the Kansas City Southern
Railroad, said, “I am constantly amazed that people don’t understand
the mass and sheer physics. People make poor decisions in a split
second that cost them for the rest of their lives.”

Semi trucks cause over 170,000 injures every year with over 5000
deaths.  Trucks are involved in over 500,000 acciidents every year. 
Trucks kill ratio is 6 to 1 to that of the railroads.   Cars and trucks
kill six times greater than the railroad.  The normal driver kills 600
to one.

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 January 2015

http://www.wbir.com/story/news/2015/01/26/family-survivors-sue-railroad-over-fatal-2014-car-train-crash/22374411/
...The Harriman plaintiffs allege among other things that the train
crew failed to properly sound a horn, make the car aware of its
presence, that there was poor visibility at the crossing and that the
railroad uses a flawed "Operation Lifesaver" training program that
gives inadequate training and instruction...

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 January 2015

http://www.wthr.com/story/27946970/csx-proposes-heavier-faster-trains-but-no-crossing-safety-upgrades

Federal inventory shows CSX doesn't even have any tracks in Greenwood.
Are the greedy bottom dwellers lost?

http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Crossing.aspx

Indiana crossing safety $4,908,057

Legally the $4.9 million has to be in a 5 year transportation plan so
NO public funding is available. Why don't somebody go down to Florida
and tell the CSX CEO that at his new $2.9 million second house.

CSX Transportation [CSX ] kills 100 people in 100 million miles NOT 1
like normal drivers.

The simple railroad safety or complete lack of formula

100 million divided by total train miles. That number times number the
railroad murdered during the same period. Pretty much shows the
railroad idiots outrunning their sight stopping distance are at fault.

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 January 2015

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/9817633/Snow-chaos-your-rights-if-you-cant-get-to-work.html


If school closes csx has to let you off to make arrangements for your
children.

If it's unsafe to drive to work csx CANNOT make you come in.

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