Safety First

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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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 April 2015

RE: Goober and NoMo

You forgot Mr. Pines!!!  He's the only one who posts anything contrary
to the railroad propaganda machine.  OH!!! none of you guys realize that
you are being duped??  Neither did the German people and Jews.  Upper
management calls you guys a "bunch of monkeys, or clowns".  Never
made sense to me.  I knew you guys were very intelligent or CSX
wouldn't have hired you.  NOW I understand why they call you a bunch
of clowns.
The video Mr. Pines posted shows the train giving 11.5 seconds warning
before killing two kids.  Bunch of monkeys!!!  Monkey see, monkey do.

GOOOOO Mr. Pines!!

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Name: Virlon
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 April 2015

What do you guys think about the new FRA call 1-800- snitch on your co
workers number and policy coming to all Class 1 lines soon?

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Name: Mike Gatica
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 April 2015

Would love to see BNSF buy and merge with CSX before the UPid would buy
it. Get rid of all those TM's and other stupidvisors.

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Name: L&N dispr
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 April 2015

Chuga Chuga:  He should have waited until today to sell....

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Name: Chuga Chuga
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 April 2015

It's good to be the king

CSX (NYSE:CSX) Director Gilbert H. Lamphere sold 165,556 shares of the
company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, April 17th.
The shares were sold at an average price of $32.38, for a total value
of $5,360,703.28. The transaction was

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Name: Chuga Chuga
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 April 2015

Back in @ $32.50

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Name: NoMo
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 April 2015

Hey Billy...don't let those Keys fool ya...it all fishnets and
Victoria's Secret underneath :)

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Name: Rail rider 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 April 2015

My prediction for this company...... As I see it, The T &E employees
hate this company with a passion.  Managers are fallen over each other,
and they lack people skills.. CSX thinks that they're employees are
disposable. Most company's protect good employees and get rid of the
bad ones.. Not this company .. If little Johnny screws up then we all
get screwed ... This company is going down hill at a high rate of
speed.. By 2020 this company will barely be floating.. Don't go in
debt because you will lose as well.....

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Name: Goober
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 April 2015

I see NOMO just dropped in for a visit, and it was nice to see that you
are still out there living life and checking on those that tend to
I drop in every few days, just to see who the biggest lair happens to
be at the time. 
Old RR Jim gave it up a long time ago on a regular basis, but will drop
in on occasion to tell every one to go to their union meeting, and
The interesting part to me is why are so many T/E upset with the union
They run it, pay for it, and bitch about it, all in the same breath.

One day they may wake up, but that does not look very likely to happen.

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Name: Billy Williams
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 April 2015

Susannah sounds like a pretty hot CSX hogger out there on the rails!!

we need more good looking females and the Engine crews!!

Highballs BOYS!!

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Name: L&N dispr
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 April 2015


I never did work the old AG desk ( NO&M )  although I did work the
Mobile Assistant Chief job that had to put out fires on that sub
division.  I did work the old AB desk, Jacksonville to Flomaton.  
(Tallahassee, Chattahoochee, PD & PA sub divisions)  

Yeah, I have seen some of Pines post other message boards.  Hell, even
people who do not work for the rr,  see right through his BS and don't
mind telling him.  I really do not understand some of the crap he comes
up with, it just does not make any sense.   His rambling about steering
wheels is just plain STUPID.  I truly think he is a very disturbed
person.  I am surprised he has not gotten arrested long before his last
little run in with the law.  I wonder what kind of sentence he was given
on his tampering charge.  You know the cops have got him on their radar.
  He is one looney toon.

Look forward to Brown Banana Awards, maybe you could find something for

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Name: NoMo
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2015


Yeah you right, it's good to be free and clear. It's flooding here
now. steady rain all day 4" in the last couple of hours and it's
still raining back to Houston. A real toad strangler.

Another year you can give this place up and join use at the Dead Pecker
Bar and Grill or the Cock and Bull Lounge. After a few, we can solve
most of the world's problems...not all but most.

Old Pines or Bob Todd or Horse Waggles or Missouri has the nerve to
comment on AL.com every time another low IQ driver thinks he can beat
Big Bertha and eats dust.

Did you dispatch on the NO&M?

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Name: L&N dispr
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 April 2015


Great to hear from you.  Yeah, the nut case Pines is still at it.  He
is as Looney as ever and is one habitual LIAR.     Pull up his mug
shot, you will see it in his eyes that he is one CRAZY LUNITIC.   And
his hero,  " aka, THE EXPERT EXCUSE MAKER" will come on here about
every other month and bore us with his over inflated resume, just how
many times do we have to hear it.  I think he has a touch of

I also miss the infamous BROWN BANANA AWARDS.  I am glad I don't have
to deal with the CSX BS anymore.   I think about the rr once a month,
if you know what I mean.  My office now is the golf course, other than
my side business.  

Take care, and don't be such a stranger.  And laissez les bons temps

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Name: NoMo
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 April 2015


You're breakin' my heart. Are you telling me you're getting old?
Nobody on The CSX could fill a pair Keys like you did. Well I guess
you won't be wearing that string bikini on the beach while you in
Florida. Don't feel bad, I had to give up my speedo...my six pack
morphed into a keg.

Anyway, there's hope for you yet...I'll let Fran sing to you...


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Name: suzannah
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 April 2015


Glad to see you still have that great sense of humor!  How is avon
treating me.... NO COMMENT... you said it all.  Off to florida next
week. Sanity break and rest for the sore bottom from hard engine seats.
We wont even touch the rest of that subject!
Good advice my young man(HA)! Following the rules and keeping the
pockets open. Makes for a great bonus!  Hope you had a great Easter!

SSSOOOOOO miss your brown banana awards!

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Name: Retired FRA Inspector
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 April 2015


Glad to hear from you, and I agree that CSX has gotten worse. When I
retired three years ago, I didn't think CSX could get any worse. But
it sure seems that it has. The negative posts on CSX SUCKS! have been
increasing, and it appears that CSX is now worse than NS ever was.
Thankfully I don't have to deal with CSX anymore, nor the Federal
agency that squirms around in their pockets.

Pines was arrested for tampering with a witness, or something like
that. But he won't be at peace until he is in the grave. He still
thinks locomotives have steering wheels and vacuum brakes.

FRA sure is servicing railroad managers with plenty of customer
service. Just look at all of the derailments that are now occurring. I
think a lot of these derailments are being caused by tired rail. Most
of the CWR out there now was laid back in the 1970s. The weight of
locomotives and freight cars has also increased, which has exacerbated
the problem. Of course FRA won't mention this, because they don't
want the cost of new rail to eat into their customers' profits. U.S.
Senator Richard Blumenthal and another senator over east have been
nipping at FRA's heels over its ineptness, but things likely won't
change with the current makeup of congress. So the circle jerk will

FRA didn't even fill my job when I retired. Instead of four MP&E
inspectors in Ohio, there are now only three, with one of those jobs
vacant at the present. And there are several large terminals in Ohio
that need attention. When the work at Bellevue is completed, it will be
the second largest terminal in the country. Also, the freight car fleet
is aging rapidly, with many cars near 50 years old. I know I was
finding numerous defects when I retired three years ago. And we all
know that railroads won't properly inspect and repair unless forced to
do so.

Take care NoMo. Hope to hear from you more often.

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Name: NoMo
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 April 2015

Evening Ladies and Gents:

I see nothing has changed since I last visited...if anything, it looks
like it's actually gotten worse, if that's possible.

I thought when you got dumb enough, you could always be a civil servant
or banker. However, I have had a change of mind, the real idiots hire on
as front line managers at CSX and the other big boys.

I see the Unions are still butt fucking there members and sucking
Labor Relation's dicks, if they can find them, all why giving hand
jobs to the FRA...what a cluster fuck. 

How many rule books are you carrying around now. The Class Action suit
for back injuries should have already started.

I see Pines is still crazy as a Shit house rat...how you doing
Robert...the haven't locked you up yet? You need to get your eyes and
hearing check, those lights were flashing and the bells were ringing.
By the way, where's that other retard, your protege?

I see the L&N Disp. and the Inspector are staying busy trying to impart
knowledge to the next generation. Gentlemen, I hope all is well with you
and yours. You should however type less and drink more...you're wasting
valuable time.

I see Goober still chimes in, same advice to you. Jim...come in, if
you're still tuned in. You still in Richmond or did you make a move
out west. Didn't you have a son (?) out in California somewhere? How
are they doing and is your sister still in Egypt? 
Have you heard from HTL...he's got to be in an old folks home by now!

Suzannah...how's Avon treating you? Did you ever get that rental sold?
Hear your are getting some severe weather this evening. Glad I'm on the
Gulf, rain tomorrow but in the 80s. Been to Florida
lately? You should be pretty buff after shoveling all that snow.

This site is called CSX-sucks for a reason...the newbies know why, what
they don't know that CSX was a great company to work for back in the
Snow days, It all changed when Ward took over and hired Tony Mofo. Hell
I can't even remember the cock suckers last name,
Ingram I think. Mofo is better though.

Anyway, always work by their rules, even if, no, especially if it hurts
them. Always keep those pockets open because those idiots at all levels
will keep them full.

Oh, don't forget to give 'em hell!

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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 April 2015

** It all has to do with safety. **
Yeah, OK. Understand.  Also understand already that most of that's
really all for the co.
Have already experienced the BS, the rhetoric, the double standards,
etc., etc.  Knew going into train service it wouldn't be easy. Thought
this would be a good career job choice though.   Nope, it wasn't.  Will
leave asap.

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Name: Retired FRA Inspector
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 April 2015


OSHA may be able to help if an employee has been disciplined. But I can
tell you that FRA Region 2 will not do anything. I retired out of
disgust with the managers there. I'm not sure about the other FRA
regions.  I do believe that FRA Headquarters is in the pockets of
railroad management. Their mission statement, "FRA is committed to
fostering a diverse, highly skilled workforce capable of meeting or
exceeding our strategic goals with efficiency, innovation, and a
constant focus on better serving our customers," confirms this. When
they started treating railroads as customers, FRA sold its soul to
corporate America. As I have mentioned before, the best thing to do is
file a formal complaint with your senator or congressperson, and
hopefully they are Democrats. I would also contact U.S. Senator Richard
Blumenthal's office. He and another senator have been critical of FRA
and its malfeasance.

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Name: legal
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2015


Yesterday it was brought to my attention that an employee reported to
work with a fever and laringitis. This employee could not properly
communicate with other crew members and put others in seriously unsafe
working conditions. Because the employee was in fear of being
disciplined (points applied) even though he would have had a written
doctors statement to be off he chose to report to work and put others
in harms way.

If this happens again you need to call the fra immediately and report
the incident. Second, a supervisor on duty should be put on notice of
the workers condition. If they allow them to work and someone is
injured the company will be liable. If they send the employee home they
SHOULD NOT have any points added to their progressive discipline file.
If they do they need to contact Osha and the Fra to start an appeal.

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