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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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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 November 2014

Slow down for animals on the tracks ....notch 8 for anything else....

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 November 2014

Pines.....I don't care.....

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 November 2014

L & N dispatch....with that being said ....I know the current
dispatchers whom will give an opportunity to make it to a said point
for a train meet and bet your bottom dollar I will do the best I can
with the junk engines I have to work with to be there on time...on the
other hand certain dispatchers won't let you on the main line cause
Amtrak is three hours away....do dispatchers talk among themselves on
whom will run and whom will count the ties?.....the advent of the EC1
form for mainline movement is a royal pain in the ass for everyone
involved....to much confusion and to much time on the radio...some
dispatchers know what you want to do to clear by a location and a few
want it word for word and are anal as all get out to clear by a
location....I hope someday EC 1 will be gone for good.....if a
subdivision operates on EC1authority exclusively then it should have a
dedicated dispatcher to do it on that sub only and no other......but
that might not be in the budget....lol....

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Name: Robert Pines
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 November 2014

Ain't there a stupid f--k dispatcher yap place on one of these boards?

SELECTION: Railroad - CSX Transportation [CSX ]
All Regions
State - All States  County - All
August To August, 2014
Total fatalities:        6 
Total train miles:       8,649,635
69 killed per 100 million train miles traveled.

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 November 2014

Re engr :  Yes, you are right there are some sorry dispatches, try
relieving one of them.  It will make for a miserable start of the day. 
The chief knows who the good ones are but he can't do much if he/she
are working by the rules.  It is just like the RFE will not do anything
to an engr who refuses to run at timetable speed.  

The problem about getting good dispatchers because there is not a pool
of operators to choose from anymore.  It is just pot luck.  They will
get a good T&E person that just can't cut it as a dirpr.  It usually
takes a good three years for a dispr to be good one, but some never
will.  The problem with the new ones are they let T&E talk them into
train meets, which can screw up the whole railroad because one bad
train meet will effect 5 other meets.  TM's are great at doing that. 
Believe it or not a bad dispatcher does a pretty good job.  I probably
trained over 25 dispatchers over my years and about 6 did not make it. 
It is a job that is not for everyone.  But I do have respect for every
craft out there that has to put up with CSX.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 November 2014

There are some great dispatchers out there....there are some lousy ones
as well...one can tell what kind of day he is going to have by what
dispatcher is working that day....seems like the chief could pick up on
who is good and not so good and take action to correct the
situation.....I just get tired of sitting on an engine for 12 plus
hours for no apparent reason.....supposedly have a ride ordered up that
never shows up....

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 November 2014

Right back atcha L & N dispatcher.....

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Name: Chuga Chuga
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 November 2014

The stock Looked strong today. May hold of on shorting a few days to see
where it goes.

I would bet on a Trifecta to make a good killing shorting this stock.

1. Ferguson Riots

2. Snow fall to interrupt Crude shipments.

3. Failure of meeting their goal to put 300 employees on the street.

I will hold quarterly financial results. I will expect losses or will
not meet expectations.

IMHO ALWAYS!

CC

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Name: Barney Google
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 November 2014

Anyway the moderator can put a "Like" Button on the posts? So as I can
click it if I Like the post.

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Name: kyle
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 November 2014

Well it was sort of dumbfounding for me when i hired on conrail a few
yrs back,lol,, but in all those lil 9 track yards were i worked, they
always had a tm & a rfe, for what i dont know as those type of yards
ran themselves, maby they had those assholes there just to make sure
that if you fucked up that you would get discipline as there is no
other reason to have them, and you talk about a waste of company
money,,LOL.

and man i seen some really stupid tm,s & rfe,s had 1 rfe a old head at
a derailment 1 night, 3 locos were buried excel deep and this rfe a old
head said we can pull them back on with re-rail frogs even though the
wreck master said you need the big hook, and yes the asshole tryed it
for 3 hrs and got no were for 2 hrs, he finally said to us go and get
the wreck derrick,. see what i mean about how fuckin stupid and bull
headed these management peeps are, all the dumb ass had to do was just
listen to what the wreck master said in the first place, and me and all
the guys knew who was right in the first place, and it sure was not that
rfe, all he did was cost the company more money with the delay in his
idiot thinking with is re-rail 3 big sd-40,s with frogs, ha ha when the
wreck derrick got there those 3 units were buried to the frame.but it
was funny to watch a old head rfe go down the tubes like that.

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Name: kyle
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 November 2014

To ip disp, the reason your job got hard is that the rr in thier way of
thinking got rid of all the block station towers were the operators
took care of lining switches & signals to save a few bucks, ie to cut a
fat hog in the ass, and now its all back firing on them, well good for
them as they are the ones who did this, then add on to the company
ripping out tracks, taking double track to single track and expecting
trains to move as if nothing at all happened, plus ripping out signal
systems and making a lot of it dark territory, which i consider a
dangerous practise as that has failed many times, hell i even seen a
news cast were some vandles broke off a switch lock in dark territory
which resulted in a wreck, This is not csx or ns doing this, its all
the class 1 roads, well i can put it very simple for these assholes who
manage the rr in that big glass office in downtown who knows were, you
cant move 60 trains a day in each direction on a single main, Its just
a shame that these class 1 roads did not have the forsite to expect the
amount of traffic that has happened over the past few yrs, see if they
were smart they would have known this.LOL.

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Name: IP Dispatcher
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 November 2014

T&E, Engineering, Signals....

Come sit with me and you will find out why people end up in the insane
asylum.

Trains coming from Chicago/Garrett, North Balt, Toledo, Lima, Columbus,
Marion, New Castle, Cleveland/Buffalo.... Throw in some track
work/signals/locals/ xing protections,  you have yourself a fun time.

AND THAT IS A GOOD DAY.

If that job paid $500.00 a day, I still would't want it.

/ciao/

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 November 2014

FORGOT.:  some other this things discussed, false activations and
activation failures,  m of w engs that need to be set off and picked
up, emergencies, trains that have had UDE,  rough track, bridge
problems, yard master and TM instructions, chief instructions, DTO
instructions. ,.....a little more than you thought, isn't it.....

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 November 2014

Also, you said you toned up the dispr and he asked you " who is this"
did you not answer with your train ID..

A train dispr  turnover is a hell of a lot different than a train crew
tranfer...

I mean, what the hell do you have to transfer, here are my waybills or
should I say work orders.

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 November 2014

Engr:  you say a dispr turnover is a big joke.  Do you know what a
turnover consist of.. my guess is no.  Now let me help you out on what
is discussed on a turnover.

Trains that are short on time, 707, 704, hot train, shut down cars on
trains, trains that have to s/o and p/u, hi wide orders, slow orders,
division orders, heat orders, broken rails, locals and where they have
to work, which Amtrak is hot, pigs not to be touched, other subdivns
that are having trouble, weather, ( wash outs ext)

Now here are the big part of the turnover.  WHAT CREWS ARE OUT TO SCREW
YOUR EYE BALLS OUT, WHO IS SLOW WALKING, CREWS THAT ARE OUT TO MAKE OT,
which engr is counting cross ties instead of running his train ...

You better hope a dispr gets a good turnover or YOUR LIFE might depend
on it...

SIT IN WITH A DISPR ONE TIME...Your attitude might change...

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 November 2014

The dispatcher turnover is a big joke as well.....talking with first
shift dispatcher about what is going to happen in a few hours.....next
thing you hear is when you finally get second shift dispatcher to
answer up is ....who is this?......hum .....first time I have heard of
your train....I could swear they just had a TURNOVER......if T&E did
their jobs like dispatchers we all would be fired in a heartbeat......

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Name: Retired FRA Inspector
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 November 2014

Locomojo:

If FRA investigates an accident that is caused by a locomotive defect,
the FRA inspector will certainly look at the railroad inspection
records for that locomotive. But it is extremely rare for a locomotive
defect to cause an accident that is serious enough for FRA to
investigate. And FRA only investigates accidents that involve death,
serious injury or a very substantial amount of damage. So it sounds as
if your coworker is just being paranoid. However, with the current CSX
management culture, I can understand your coworker's concern. He or
she should be far more worried about actions by CSX than by FRA.

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Name: Locomojo
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Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 November 2014

Question,

If a coworker waits a day to log in his repairs, say till the power
reaches it's terminal. Is that legal?

The coworker got a call from the dispatcher that a Loco consist
derailed badly on a crossing and the FRA/NTSB were called to do an
investigation.

The coworker didn't log his repairs in the computer to avid the Feds
from seeing the records of repairs so they didn't come to the location
to investigate. Is that legal? 

Even tho the repairs or inspection had nothing to do with the
derailment.

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 November 2014

Re Laugh:  You say not always true, but it is more true than you think. 
If you have an emergency, use the emergency channel, that is what it is
there for, so you will not die. First off, do you know how many subdivn
does the dispr have. Do dispatchers dose off when it is not busy,
probably. I was just not lucky enough to have one of those jobs,
besides I took too much pride in my job to do that anyway. It is no
different than a dispatcher calling a train crew after a head light
meet for 30 minutes only to hear it in their voice they just woke up. 
I mean you were in the siding for just 3 minutes.  

Yes,   it is rude to talk with your mouth full but remember,
dispatchers do not get 20 minutes.  Sometimes I had to take my lunch
back home because I did not have time to eat it.  There are good
dispatchers and bad ones just like good T&E and there are pitiful ones.
 

Nothing would make me madder than to be busting my ass answering the
radio's, block lines, intercom, phones as fast as I could,  only to
have some sob ask me what took me so long to answer.  A hang up took
care of that question.  

Some dispatchers work the job a a faster pace than others.  Just like
it takes some crews 15 minutes to pick up 5 cars, when it takes others
50 minutes. 

You have to take the good with the bad.

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Name: HA
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 November 2014

GO AWAY SO CALLED TRAINMASTER..... OR FRIEND OR WHO EVER YOU ARE NOW
TRYING TO DISTRACT OTHERS WITH YOU STUPID LBT CRAP....



IGNORE HIM PEOPLE.... YOU ARE MAKING MANAGEMENT SQUIRM. THEY KNOW THE
POST ABOUT THE NEW AGREEMENT IS RIGHT ON HEAD AND THERE ARE RADIO
ISSUES.  IGNORE HIM AND HE WILL GO BACK UNDER HIS ROCK....


THIS AGREEMENT IS A JOKE AND HAS LOOP HOLES THAT WILL ALLOW THE CARRIER
TO STICK IT UP FARTHER THAN THEY ALREADY DO. IF THE BLET PUSHES THIS
THROUGH WITHOUT BLACK AND WHITE PROTECTION CLAUSES WRITTEN UP THEN ITS
TIME TO FIND ANOTHER UNION



AS FOR THE POST ON GETTING PERSONAL DAYS.... LC WAS RIGHT... THERE ARE
THOSE WHO GET THEM ANYTIME THEY WANT AND THOSE WHO DONT.  THE SUCKS WHO
BUY PIZZAS AND SEND THEM TO DISPATCH AND THOSE WHO TAKE EVERY SINGLE
CALL FROM THE CREW CALLERS WILL ALWAYS BE TREATED BETTER. AGAIN
FAVORTISM IS ALIVE AND WELL AND ALWAYS WILL BE!

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