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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: Jinkem
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 June 2017

Funny when xtra boards are exhausted and guys on regular jobs see that
and start marking off one after another, lol kicking em while they down
putting csx in a bind

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Name: CO
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 June 2017

Team player

As good as your idea sounds, it will only bite you in the ass. I know
of at least 3 dispatchers who come on to the radio and want to know if
your moving or something is wrong if you haven't knocked down the
signal within 5 minutes of you getting it! You tell him that you got to
walk back to the head end of your 2 mile train because you have been out
walking your train per that stupid idiotic rule (4250.2)and see how fast
he rips your ass.

You better tone up the dispatcher and ask him if you got time to get
down and follow that rule.  I bet you they don't even know it exist.
Everyone starts doing that then there is going to be some delays and
the dispatchers are going to get pissed.

Another thing that they didn't think about when they wrote that rule
was the fact they are making people get down on the ground again and do
roll by inspections of passing trains. How the hell are you supposed to
do an inspection of a train passing you when you are on the ground
walking your train.  Your not supposed to be in between the tracks on
the hot side! You cant be walking your train and watch a roll by from
the cold side when the train goes by. You cant see shit.  Got to chose
what is more important. Stay at the head end and wait for the passing
train to do a roll by or start walking your train to inspect it. Paper
pushers never think about this crap in detail! Lets not forget about
how long it will take in 2 foot of snow or freezing rain or bad storms
with pouring down rain!

One good thing about that stupid rule though that we bet no one thought
about.... If you can get a handful of conductors to get down and follow
it and delay getting the train on the move, especially the ones that
are 2 miles long, your going to have a few guys the dispatcher wont
like and will no way in hell put them in a siding. They are going to
run the hell out of them. You want a fast trip across the road do some
sharp shooting and line yourself up with them.  That will get you
across the road first in line!  HA ! HA! HA!

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Name: retiring!!!!
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 June 2017

Thunder Drizzle

This crap is only happening because the UNIONS ARE LETTING THEM!  You
all still have signed agreement with rights that you supposed to be
covered by.  Its your unions that are letting them change your working
rules. A lot of guys get what they deserve though.  They don't read
their agreements and they do nothing but bitch and cry when they don't
get a claim paid. The union agreement aren't there for an extra income.
 The agreements are there to fine the company. Yeah you get your claims
denied. OF course you do. What do you expect!  Are you all retarded.
They aren't going to pay any FINES to anyone without a fight first if
they can do it.  The UTU International sent out a letter years ago
telling everyone that claims are not there to supplement your pay
check.  They are there to go after the carrier where it hurts the most.
 THE POCKET BOOK. IF YOU DONT START THE PAPER TRAILS AND KEEP FLOODING
THEM WITH CLAIMS AND COMPLAINTS THEY DONT HAVE ANY ATTENTION DRAWN TO
THEM!  So quit bitching and start filing those claims and thinking you
can depend on them for some extra money.  They steal your pay then hell
yeah you got a right to be pissed.  They violate your working agreement
just do the bitch work they force you to do and file claims for 8 hour
penalty days.

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Name: kyle
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 June 2017

I do not know if most t&e notice this, But just take a close look at the
derailments that are occurring and have been occurring since the
invention of the 100 ton covered hoppers, seems like every time there
is a derailment these are the types of cars that are involved, and you
can bet your ass that they overload them too, even in the yards they
derail very often as they seem to pick switches a lot, i have seen them
derail right in front of my eyes and when 1 goes its like a domino
effect, the 1 car will twist the cars in front of it and be-hide it,
also seen a lot of sharp flanges on these cars, but of course its the
fault of the train crew when these types of derailments happen, Go
figure.

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Name: Thunder Drizzle
E-mail: Making it Hail
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 June 2017

Quits are never coming back
Attendance policy is about to get stricter 
All extra boards are about to be combined
Everyone will be required to go on whatever job whenever 
HH has only been at it for a few months and look how bad it has become
already, what will the next few months bring?

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Name: Team Player
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 June 2017

Reality Check

Hey, you want some help getting track time for that 707?  Just check
out what trains are running and how long they are. Those %&#@8^7 who
took away the napping rule also put in a rule that every time a train
is stopped the conductor is supposed to get off the train and do a
walking inspection of as much of it as he can. So you got a train 2
miles long coming and they put it in a siding, after the one he's been
waiting on goes by you just ask the dispatcher if he can schedule you
about an hour because it's going to take the conductor that long to 
get back to his head end! If you only got one train to wait on that's
been sitting in a siding good bet you got some time to work because the
conductors supposed to be walking his arss off inspecting it!  
Couldn't hurt to give it a try! Of course it wont work on short trains
but now that they are building them all so damn long you got a pretty
good shot and getting some work done!

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Name: Guardian dog
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2017

Eugene has been lying again. Typical pattern Set by the classless
bastard.
Like Ackerman and paulie. Men without morals nor scruples.  Biden
slammed Billy today. Good for him. Apparently we can cut engineers back
and simultaneously Proclaiming they are laying off excessively causing a
shortage and delaying trains  and take away their vacation and personal
days. Leopards don't change their spots. Neither do men without
constitutions. 
Same mantra Eugene played in Canada yet the big bad teamsters are
spellstruck. Again. Stock holders Eugene is literally stealing from
workers to make himself look Good. You ok with that?

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 June 2017

Reality check,  no problem.  I know it must be really frustrating right
now with HH in charge. I'm just thankful I'm retired and don't have
to put up that crap anymore . I remember one time MOW wanted Track time
and I was eat up with trains and the DTO would not let me give him any
time . Well, after putting a 10 mph out and the railroad coming to
almost a crawling stop.  I told the DTO the next thing he is going to
do is take the track out of service, then what are YOU going to do.
Well, I got his attention then and MOW got time. I just kind of
laughed.

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Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 June 2017

L&N dispr.

I apologize. Caught me at the wrong moment. Believe me, I respect
dispatchers and when they tell me to get off track, I do. If y'all
trust us, then you will let us out.  HH and crew has got all
dispatchers scared too death so no track time is being given until no
train is even remotely in the picture. Time we could be working is now
spent waiting.....and on top of that, changing all floating gangs to 8
hours which reduces available work windows even more. Some changes HH
did were necessary, but his claim to fame is running trains....not
track and bridges. Changes in Roadway work times are dumb as hell. 
Dispatchers and mow know how to make it work if the arrogant asses in
Jax would let us. You and me are fine. I'm just pissed at all this
mess.

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 June 2017

Re reality check:  Hey man, don't get so defensive. No, when I was
working I gave MOW  all the time I could.  But you also have to
understand that the DTO , chief dispatcher, and superintendents are all
watching a dispatchers railroad.  Try stopping an  Amtrak to let MoW do
work and see what happens. What I was getting at, as far as 707, the
engineering department will then have to go to the Transportation
Department , which makes it easier on the dispatcher to allow track
time because then they can can space the trains.  We all have jobs to
do.  Dispatchers now are being fired for delaying trains because of
giving too much time on the track.  Believe me, after working over 30
years as a dispatcher, I absolutely understand that you need to get out
there and do your work... I have the utmost respect for you guys out in
the field, I just wish that the feeling was mutual. I don't know how
much things will change now that HH is in charge . But I guarantee
it's going to be interesting .

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Name: Reality Check
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Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 June 2017

RE: L&N dispr.

You still control the track regardless of me having 707 or EC-1. I
don't foul the track with my crew or eqipment without your permission.
PLAN?? Precision RRing doesn't include curfews and you dont use curfews
for routine maintenance. It's windows now for track time and those are
given by you.

Your comment of "hours on end" tells me all I need to know.  You must
be one of those "fuckin roadway holding up my trains" dispatchers.
Good move would be to have y'all spend time with crafts to see what
they do and how long it takes so when you ask what we will be doing,
you have an idea of the time it will take.  Never got on track
yesterday waiting on my window.

Hours on end? Think what you want old head, but its mow trash like me
that keeps your scheduled trains running at timetable speed.  I get
paid to maintain your track, sit and watch em go by, or OT to clean up
the mess. My check is deposited whether we work together or not. My
truck AC can go alot lower than 72 degrees while I wait on you!!

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Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 June 2017

Re : reality check...  if MOW wants Track Time, all they have to do is
get a 707 .  Do you really think that a dispatcher can plan a railroad
around MOW wanting hours on end without planning a work schedule
through the engineering department and
 the Transportation Department.

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 June 2017

HUNTER HARRISON......DROP DEAD YOU OLD BASTARD....YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A
COST CUTTING, BEAN COUNTER!!!!! ANYBODY WITH HALF A BRAIN COULD CLOSE
YARDS AND CUT COSTS TO BOOST STOCK PRICES!!!!!! HIRE ME CSX I'LL RUN
THE DUMP FOR 21 MILLION...1/4 of WHAT YOU PAID THAT CRUSTY OLD BASTARD.

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Name: Really?????
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 June 2017

Really people???

Jermaine is not from the corporate office. These company moles who come
in to distract everyone from talking about idiotic decisions the company
makes just crack me up.  Let's get something straight here.  NO ONE IN
CORPORATE WOULD EVEN DARE POST ON THIS SITE WITH REAL INFORMATION OR
THEIR REAL NAME. It would be the death of their career. They would be
clearing out their desk before lunch and walked off the property. They
don't have a union representing them. 
Isn't it funny how all of the sudden pines name and his gate crossing
topic is back after someone post a topic that discussed notifying the
proper departments in the FRA AND WASHINGTON D.C. with information on
an unsafe and unjustified rule change.someone in upper management is
nervous.  So don't get sucked into their pathetic attempt to distract
you from posting and discussing your concerns.  Now is the time to
stick together. No joke people! Someone is squirming!

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 June 2017

people discussing OLI aren't totally wrong. Although many OLI
VOLUNTEERS tried to help, CSX pulled much support from OLI because the
goal, from the company view, was to make sure that ALL grade crossing
collisions were 100% the fault of the driver and ZERO % the fault of
the RR. Making sure every judge, attorney, police officer, etc.
swallowed that line was a big help. Air bags? they used to call them
cowcatchers. Fault? look at Palsgraf vs LIRR or Yazoo&Mississippi vs.
(plaintiff), both notable tort cases way back when. . Once people
viewed railroads as rich, arrogant and needing punishment the carriers
took a pounding. It took years for that image to die, to be replaced
with the penniless, bankrupt RR image. NOW we seem to be going back to
the original view.People DO ask why our air brakes are 1870 style. Many
questions ARE legitimate.

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Name: Reality Check
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Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 June 2017

Dont worry.  If dispatchers continue to deny Roadway and Bridge teams
track time to do necessary maintenance, this precision railroading plan
will come to a halt in a big pile of iron, fire, and smoke......all for
the low, low, CEO price of 300 million dollars!!

Norfolk Southern and their stock price are doing just fine with a CEO
making a whole lot less...and their dispatchers give MOW track time to
keep up maintenance with 4 and 5 day crews. Hmmm!

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Name: SP Engineer
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2017

Jermaine.....Your “Precision Scheduled Railroading” (PSR) will have
major problems if the Train & Engine employees ever comply 100% with
your lawyer written operating rules.
You’ll need to change many of them or have the Trainmasters turn their
heads.

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Name: Jermaine
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2017

Received: Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017
Subject: FROM JERMAINE SWAFFORD: Structural Changes

Dear Railroaders,

Today I am announcing changes to support CSX's transformation to
Precision Scheduled Railroading. Effectively delivering on Precision
Scheduled Railroading requires us to have a disciplined and consistent
approach to our railroad design and our operational guidelines and
policies. To that end, we are implementing changes to our team
structure that establish greater clarity and accountability for
executing on these responsibilities. These changes are effective
immediately.

Assistant Vice President Jamie Boychuk and the Service Design team will
lead all of our railroad design initiatives. Their guidance is critical
to help us achieve greater precision in our train schedules, which will
drive improved service, reliability and asset utilization. All functions
are required to adhere to their direction on how we develop our service
design plans and operate our trains to best serve our customers.

In addition, all dispatching offices will now report to Bob Frulla,
senior vice president of Network Operations. This change will deliver
improved communication across our regions, better alignment with our
guidelines and policies, and more efficient execution of our service
plans. With the addition of these new responsibilities, Bob will be
leading the consolidation of the dispatching offices.

I'm confident that these changes will help expedite our progress
toward achieving Precision Scheduled Railroading and look forward to
continued improvements that establish CSX as a highly efficient
railroad.

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 June 2017

Pines ,I see you still have a screw loose...

Are you still on probation for the felony charge for witness tampering?
 

Waiting on the Missouri State prison system to reply

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2017

Jens  bang momma

Wow!  Some real stupid ideas there but I think number 9 has to be my
favorite.  Imagine the video game-like results when the 20 thousand ton
train hits someone with a softer, kinder, more gentle front end. 
BOING!!!!!!!!

On your home planet, if you get a divorce, would you still be brother
and sister?

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