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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: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 November 2014

Chuga Chuga.  I was off by a day.  Closed today st 37.29.

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

LOCO


READ IT AGAIN. NOT TRUE.... LOSING YOUR SENIORITY BECAUSE YOU FAIL TO
GIVE INFO TO THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE FIRED. THIS
IS A THREAT THAT THE UNION LAWYERS ARE WELL AWARE OF AND THE LAWS THAT
PROTECT US FROM INVASION OF OUR PRIVATE MEDICAL RECORDS DOES NOT ALLOW
ANY COMPANY TO RETALIATE, DISCRIMINATE OR PUNISH AN EMPLOYEE BY AN
EMPLOYER FOR FAILURE TO PRODUCE DETRIMENTAL AND PRIVATE INFORMATION
THAT IS HANDLED BY HIS OR HER TREATING PHYSICIAN. THE COMPANY IS
GETTING A LITTLE TO BIG FOR IT'S BRITCHES AND IT ALL STEMS FROM
MANPOWER SHORTAGE AND THE COST OF PAYING FOR MEDICAL INSURANCE.

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Name: Attention 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 November 2014

OF THE BLET PROPOSAL ..........

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Name: Attention 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 November 2014

You all need to read ARTICLE 62, page 13  part  (A).  If you are off
longer than 30 days for any reason then the company can terminate your
employment ...

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Name: Robert Pines
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2014

www.carstickers.com/Spider_Car_Stickers_and_Decals.php

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Name: Robert Pines
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2014

So CSX uses the employees' dropping like flys as the air quality
detectors?

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Name: RETIRED
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Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2014

A FEW YEARS AGO WE WERE HEADING WEST OUT OF WILLARD OHIO, WE WERE FIVE
MILES OUT OF THIS PARTICULAR TOWN AND ALL WE SEE IS FLASHING LIGHTS
GOING BACK AND FORTH OVER THE CROSSING  ,NOTHING IN OUR ORDERS ABOUT A
PARADE !   MY ENGINEER AND I WENT AT IT ARGUING  ! AS I ORDERED HIM TO
BRING TRAIN DOWN TO RESTRICTED SPEED  HE DID AS INSTRUCTED  WHILE STILL
ARGUING  , HIS ATTITUDE WAS VERY  POOR NEEDLESS TO SAY!  OH SCREW EM
LETS ? WELL SOME OF YOU MAY GET THE IDEA   THAT HE DIDN'T CARE IF HE
HIT SOMEONE !

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 November 2014

Notify the train dispr.  He/she can tell the chief.  It then should be
noted in the log and also documented on tape.  Hell, mark off sick.

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Name: Retired FRA Inspector
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 November 2014

I suggest that you folks contact your U.S. House representatives and
senators regarding the unsanitary locomotive conditions you are
finding. Congressional complaints will get FRA managers off their asses
in a hurry.

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Name: stench sick
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 November 2014

LOCO 10-20

Wont do a bit of good. They will tell the crews if they trip over
anything then it will be their fault. They will tell them they could
put their extra bags on another unit. If there is only 3 seats the 4th
person is not supposed to be on the lead unit. The rule that no one is
to ride in the second unit because dangerous fumes can come back thru
the windows has been broken so many times that no one thinks it is a
rule anymore. It wont be enforced until someone gets sick again.
What they need is a sensor installed that picks up the nasty smell of
feces and urine that comes from the toilets they don't dump. But then
it not always their fault. I have been handed motors off to me on the
mainline that were full to the top and splashed out on the floors and
when the inbound was asked why did you take it or did you report it,
the usual comment was made..... Why should I? They wont do a thing
about it or they will give me a bunch of crap for delaying it on the
main.
Then there is the silent answer that most wont give...If I said
anything they might make me take it to the shop when I roll in and I
don't want to do any more work. So Im handing it off to the outbound
to decide what to do with it! Sometimes we shoot ourselves in the foot
and make matters worse because some people are just worthless and lazy
and don't care about any one but themselves.
So it works both ways. If people would grow a set and quit worrying
about making the supervisors mad because you are standing up for your
right to work in a safe and healthy environment maybe they would get
the point and realize they cant bully us anymore! A cab that smells
like a shit hole and urine so strong it would make ammonia blush is
unacceptable! Any crew member who takes a cab like that and stays on it
for the whole trip either has their smell destroyed from snorting or is
just plain nasty and doesn't care that they smell like crap when they
got off of it!

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 November 2014

Can't wait for the inward facing cameras to arrive....that way it will
clearly show engineer,engineer trainee,conductor,and conductor trainee
in the cab along with a minimum of 8 pieces of luggage all on the floor
with nowhere to walk....safety first and always.....LOL......

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Name: Retired FRA Inspector
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 November 2014

LC:

FRA doesn't want its inspectors to enforce the law, and many don't
want to anyway because they were trainmasters on the railroads and
sympathize with management. I have told my story before on CSX Sucks
about how CSX Terminal Superintendent Rob Burkett and Trainmaster
Lennon Givens started harassing and stalking me on CSX property, and
how I had to call the local police to get them off my back. FRA
Regional Administrator Bryan Hontz and his Deputy Larry Kish refused to
back me and actually instructed me not to inspect on the property that
Burkett managed. A conductor told me later that Burkett was mad because
all of the train delays that were caused by the defects I found
prevented him from receiving a pay bonus for 2011. So I told Kish and
my immediate supervisor Dan Lewis that I was going to retire as soon as
possible, and I did. From the time I hired out in 1978, until I retired
in 2012, FRA was on a downhill slide. FRA managers became mouthpieces
for the railroads. We were even told at a conference that one of FRA's
missions was to insure railroad profitability. And you are absolutely
right about OSHA being the ones to call. But the best thing to do is
file a Congressional complaint. That will get FRA's attention quicker
than anything else.

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Name: LC
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2014

Yard ape

Yard masters are NOT MANAGEMENT! They are first line to management and
are wrongfully being told that they are supervisors. Union contract
employees can not be direct supervisors. It is the sole responsibility
for the tm's on duty to make sure they are doing their jobs
professionally and within the rules of the agreements, csx policies and
local law. 
If a yardmaster steps out of bounds and ask an employee or orders an
employee to break any rule then you have the right and should always
demand to speak to a real supervisor. If a yardmaster gets to big for
his/her britches then you have every right to file ethics charges
against them because they are creating a hostile work environment.
You will see how quick things change around when both employees are
sitting at the table with both of their union reps across from each
other. Now you have a serious conflict of interest. One union employee
filing charges against another. Watch how fast the real supervisors
hide them under their wings to cover their own butts because they know
the yardmaster is his glorified secretary. It is never good to have two
unions going after each others members. 
Call osha about your concerns on the storage of chemicals where you
work. DO NO CALL your hazmat fra inspector for your area. You will only
get wishy washy info that is designed to keep the heat off of them for
not doing a better inspection of the yard and its facilities if there
is a true violation going on!

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Name: Robert Pines
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 November 2014

The last two bury with BS posts kinda have the horse pushing the cart.
The answer before the question.

Name: L&N dispr So your into penny stocks. I'm sure there is a penny
stock messasge board you can use somewhere instead of a railroad
safety
message board.

How about the Amtrak full of passdengers in Michigan running like a
idiot in white out conditions this week across a CSX crossing clipping
a tracter trailer stuck in the traffic? Why does the crossing
inventory
show simultaneous premption lights to prevent traffic back up when
Google map clearly shows no traffic lights at all?

Or Florida where FEC and CSX are listed as seperate crossings when
it's the same crossing (no fraud signal maintenance charges there I
bet). 52,000 a day ---rush hour---gates have to be down 30 seconds
before train arrives. So the vehicle would have to levitate over like
6
vehicles to be first to crossing??

Come on talk safety not some penny stock BS.

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Name: Yard Ape
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 November 2014

In our area the Yard Master is considered management and we are not
given the phone numbers to Transportation. It all filters through the
YM.

I did a thorough report and nothing else was said to me. This was last
year. It must have been covered up to keep the safety numbers down for
some reason.

The YM simply didn't follow the area plan. 

Also, I was wondering if it's ok to store an tank car with Chlorine
residue in a small shop with the doors closed all weekend. The
facilities, locker rooms, offices, crew room and break room are all in
the same building.

Not sure If I should worry about that. It takes a long time exposure
that can make you cough. I know I cleaned my tub with bleach. 

Seems that we're on our own out here. When something happens we do
what we can and if it's not good enough they fire one of us.

Thanks for your information it's very helpful.

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Name: violation
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 November 2014

Yard Employee

This incident should have been reported by you to Michael Ward. You
should still do so. A complete detailed statement should be written
out. Make sure you do not miss any details. State times as well as you
know them. Give a copy to your local chairman. Send the report
certified mail to  Michael Ward notifying him that you are reporting a
SERIOUS SAFETY VIOLATION and a serious violation of the Hazmat program
in the yard. The spill was also a potential threat to the surrounding
public and they have a right to know that it occurred. Make a copy of
the rules in the safeway book that cover the potential dangers of the
contaminant and include it in your report. THERE IS AN ORDER FOR THERE
TO BE AN EVACUATION PLAN AS WELL AS A CONTAINMENT PLAN AT ALL CSX
YARDS.
THE YARDMASTER IS A UNION CONTRACT EMPLOYEE. THEY ARE NOT SUPERVISORS.
IT WAS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE TRAINMASTER ON DUTY ON THE PROPERTY TO
MAKE SURE THE PROPER EMERGENCY RESPONDERS WERE CONTACTED. They will not
be happy when you report this, but it should be done. Imagine what
could have happened if this spill was something more dangerous such as
a toxic inhalation product. THIS SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. OTHER
EMPLOYESS LIVES COULD HAVE BEEN JEOPARDIZED!

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Name: Robert Pines
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 November 2014

Name: L&N dispr So your into penny stocks. I'm sure there is a penny
stock messasge board you can use somewhere instead of a railroad safety
message board.

How about the Amtrak full of passdengers in Michigan running like a
idiot in white out conditions this week across a CSX crossing clipping
a tracter trailer stuck in the traffic? Why does the crossing inventory
show simultaneous premption lights to prevent traffic back up when
Google map clearly shows no traffic lights at all?

Or Florida where FEC and CSX are listed as seperate crossings when
it's the same crossing (no fraud signal maintenance charges there I
bet). 52,000 a day ---rush hour---gates have to be down 30 seconds
before train arrives. So the vehicle would have to levitate over like 6
vehicles to be first to crossing??

Come on talk safety not some penny stock BS.

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Name: Yard Ape
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 November 2014

You are told by management to report any emergency to the closest
manager. One day on a Sunday. It's just me and the yard master. Fuel
starts to leak out of the 10,000 gallon storage tank on the south end
of the yard. I discover, report it to the yard master and tell her
I'll do my best to contain it. I contain most of it but can't stop
the leak from the storage tank. I updated the situation 6 times. I wait
at the entrance to lead responders to the scene. I radio to the yard
master that I will be there waiting for them. The YM acknowledges all
of my updates. The end of my shift comes an no one shows. The
environmental guy comes in and I give him the report about what
happened. He's freaking out. I go home. The next day I get a call from
the local fire chief. He's talking to me like I broke some kind of
laws. Said to me I better think real hard and prepare a good statement
about what happened I sent him the report I gave my environmental guy.
Didn't hear from the FC again. As it turns out the Yard Master said it
was my responsibility to call emergency responders and she never called
anyone while I was giving her updates on the situation. I'm just a
Yard Ape that is told what to do. I kept the closest manager informed
of the situation to call emergency responders.

What is wrong with that person? Could it be her mother works in
corporate that she didn't have to lift a finger and sill has her job?

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 November 2014

Open 36.57...low 36.51...   Close 36.79

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 November 2014

If being an idiot pays, then Pines should be a Multi millionaire.   But
nope, he works for minimum wage at the cable company.  Soon Pines will
have free rent and meals, provided by the Missouri State Prison System.

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