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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: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 October 2014

Yep, a lot of people tried to beat a train, trespassed or were just
plain stupid.

Yep, the convict Pines has Internet privileges.  Our tax dollars are
hard at work.

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 October 2014

Yep---CSX safely kills somebody every million miles and safely injures
someone everyy 200,000 miles.


CSX Transportation [CSX ]
Jan.-July ---2014
Total fatalities:       58
Total train miles:      58,808,729
Total nonfatal conditions:      249 
207,804 miles

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Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 October 2014

Joe Szabo, FRA Administrator, under fire.



http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/frank-n-wilner/is-fras-szabo-headed-to-the-stb.html

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Name: Down with the sickness 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 September 2014

Csx management is one big joke. The employees in the transportation dept
are tired of getting beat to death by the Trainmasters /RFE that don't
have a clue about the rules and regulations. The "officials" are so
dumb, they don't realize that the very people that earn they're big
bonuses can also take them away. You think just because this company
gave you a title that your better than us.. Well here's a news flash
... You are still crap, (and always will be ) just like us in the
corparate eyes of CSX. So the laugh is on you..

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Name: WHERE?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 September 2014

NEW RULES

Please let everyone know where you found this new rule on safety boots.
We have read every word in the CSX system bulletins and no where does
this rule exist. It also states that we are to carry the safeway book
dated July 1, 2012 and it has never stated the boot/shoe rule to that
effect. 

Its important that we all know where things may be hidden and missed by
the employees. Most missed rule changes are inserted in the reissues of
the notices because they know most employees don't read them because
they are not required to carry them.

ALERT: There is a major discrepancy in the GLDV notices on the
procedure for setting out cars at the Little John industry. It is
advised that you set out the least amount of cars noted. This may be a
test to see if you do so. The notice gives you 2 conflicting procedures
and they my bet setting up a test to see if you call a supervisor before
doing the work to get proper instructions

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Name: railroadjimmy
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 September 2014

rumor going around my terminal is that if you run through a banner and
you ruin the banner not only will you be taken out of service you will
be charged for the amount it cost to replace the banner .it will be
taken out of your  check weekly. rumor price of the new banner is $250

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Name: new rules
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2014

new safe way rule. October 1st under "work attire" 1.while wearing csx
approved work boot , shoe laces must be long enough to go threw all
eyelets that are on the boots 2. must have enough lace left over to tie
a double knot to secure the boot to the foot. upon request form a non
agreement manager you must show the manager that all eyelets have laces
through them and have a double know to give the wearer ankle support for
walking on ballast. any violations will result in a investigation of the
employee.

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 September 2014

Pines, new rule...if you get caught tampering with a witness:  YOU WILL
GO TO JAIL

I did not know prisons have wifi, they are robbing us blind.

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Name: NOT
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2014

Supervisor


GO AWAY... EVERYONE KNOWS THAT PINES STOPPED USING THAT QUOTE ABOUT THE
STEERING WHEEL YEARS AGO. AN IMPOSTER WAS USING IT TO START ANOTHER
JERRY SPRINGER BICKERING MATCH. ARE YOU THAT OLD IMPOSTER?


COME ON REAL POSTERS.   WE ARE STARTING TO MAKE THEM NERVOUS. THEY DONT
LIKE IT WHEN WE QUOTE EXACTLY WHAT THEY WROTE. ESPECIALLY IF IT CAN SLOW
THINGS DOWN. WE ALL KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF WE FOLLOW EVERY SINGLE RULE
AND WORK AT 100% RULES COMPLIANCE!

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 September 2014

NEW RULES

You forgot the most important step of all. Im really surprised!

If your brakes suck and you have no steering go at speed to control the
train. Like rule ONE says.

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Name: RULES
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 September 2014

NEW RULES

You forgot the most important step of all. Im really surprised!

6: Do not under any circumstances try to operate the switch if it
requires excess effort because it is rusty, dirty and as usual just not
maintained! Your moves must be effortless and should not put any stress
on your back or arms. If you do so and you get injured you will be
fired for being able to file a law suit.
DONT TRY to be a big shot and throw it just because you feel like they
will think you are a wimp! Forget your pride and remember they wrote
the rules!

SAFEWAY RULE GS-18:
IF YOU DISCOVER A SWITCH OR DERAIL THAT REQUIRES AN UNUSAULLY HIGH
LEVEL(WHICH IS MOST OF THE TIME!)OF EFFORT TO OPERATE
* DO NOT OPERATE THE SWITCH
* IMMEDIATELY APPLY A SWITCH OR DERAIL BAD ORDER TAG(EVEN IF SUPERVISOR
IS STANDING IN BUSHES WATCHING YOU!)
* REPORT THAT SWITCH OR DERAIL TO THE PROPER AUTHORITIES IMMEDIATELY

AGAIN, THEY WROTE THIS RULE AND YOU ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW IT!
100% RULE COMPLIANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 September 2014

Good story about Taco Bell. It is too bad that they represent the people
wanting to become unionized. I guess stupid needs protection in all
jobs.

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Name: Attorney Donald Wheeler Jonz
E-mail: donjonzlaw@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 September 2014

I am an attorney with whom you can consult without legal fees.
Nation-wide coverage. If no recovery for you, no fees will be
charged.Especially interested in cases where employee was fired because
of reporting dangerous work conditions or because the employee insisted
on reporting a work-related injury.

E-mail donjonzlaw@gmail.com
Tel. 904 704-0100.

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Name: new rules oct 1st
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 September 2014

new hand thrown switch rule starting October 1st . which states 1. check
switch point to make sure there is no obstruction 2. grab bow handle
firmly and release handle by stepping on latch 3. walk switch bow
handle over using both hands and locking handle in catch and test to
make sure handle is locked in catch. 4. check switch point to make sure
switch point is tight against stock rail . 5. walk 15 feet from switch
and lift up both arms and give double thumbs up in 2 directions, so a
manager watching from car, camera or hiding place knows the switch is
securely  and properly lined for movement.

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Name: SP Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 September 2014

$2.00 BILL...........

Great story..God help this country, the CSX is too far gone though.

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Name: Chuga Chuga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 September 2014

When I read this story it reminded me of the wet behind the ears, fresh
from college middle management this company hires lol

Oh and by the way:

CSX (NYSE:CSX) COO Oscar Munoz sold 37,500 shares of the stock in a
transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 17th. The stock was
sold at an average price of $32.00, for a total value of $1,200,000.00.




The following is a true story. It amused the hell out of me while it
was happening. I hope it isn't one of those "had to be there"
things.

On my way home from the second job I've taken for the extra holiday
cash I need, I stopped at Taco Bell for a quick bite to eat. In my
billfold is a $50 bill and a $2 bill. That is all of the cash I have on
my person. I figure that with a $2 bill, I can get something to eat and
not have to worry about people getting mad at me.

Me: "Hi, I'd like one seven layer burrito please, to go."

Server: "Is that it?"

Me: "Yep."

Server: "That'll be $1.04, eat here?"

Me: "No, it's "TO-GO" [I hate effort duplication]

At this point I open my billfold and hand him the $2 bill. He looks at
it kind of funny and . . .

Server: "Uh, hang on a sec, I'll be right back."

He goes to talk to his manager, who is still within earshot. The
following conversation occurs between the two of them:

Server: "Hey, you ever see a $2 bill?"

Manager: "No. A what?"

Server: "A $2 bill. This guy just gave it to me."

Manager: "Ask for something else, THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A $2
BILL."

Server: "Yeah, thought so."

He comes back to me and says:

Server: "We don't take these. Do you have anything else?"

Me: "Just this fifty. You don't take $2 bills? Why?"

Server: "I don't know."

Me: "See here where it says legal tender?"

Server: "Yeah."

Me: "So, shouldn't you take it?"

Server: "Well, hang on a sec."

He goes back to his manager who is watching me like I'm going to
shoplift.

Server: "He says I have to take it."

Manager: "Doesn't he have anything else?"

Server: "Yeah, a fifty. I'll get it and you can open the safe and get
change."

Manager: "I'M NOT OPENING THE SAFE WITH HIM IN HERE." [My emphasis]

Server: "What should I do?"

Manager: "Tell him to come back later when he has REAL money."

Server: "I can't tell him that, you tell him."

Manager: "Just tell him."

Server: "No way, this is weird, I'm going in back."

The manager approaches me and says:

Manager: "Sorry, we don't take big bills this time of night." [It
was 8pm and this particular Taco Bell is in a well lighted indoor mall
with 100 other stores.]

Me: "Well, here's a two."

Manager: "We don't take those either."

Me: "Why the hell not?"

Manager: "I think you know why."

Me: "No really, tell me, why?"

Manager: "Please leave before I call mall security."

Me: "Excuse me?"

Manager: "Please leave before I call mall security."

Me: "What the hell for?"

Manager: "Please, sir."

Me: "Uh, go ahead, call them."

Manager: "Would you please just leave?"

Me: "No."

Manager: "Fine, have it your way then."

Me: "No, that's Burger King's catchphrase, isn't it?"

At this point he BACKS away from me and calls mall security on the
phone around the corner. I have two people STARING at me from the
dining area, and I begin laughing out loud, just for effect. A few
minutes later this 45 year old-ish guy comes in and says [at the other
end of counter, in a whisper]:

Security: "Yeah, Mike, what's up?"

Manager: "This guy is trying to give me some [pause] funny money."

Security: "Really? What?"

Manager: "Get this, a two dollar bill."

Security: "Why would a guy fake a $2 bill?" [Incredulous]

Manager: "I don't know? He's kinda weird. Says the only other thing
he has is a fifty."

Security: "So, the fifty's fake?"

Manager: "NO, the $2 is."

Security: "Why would he fake a $2 bill?"

Manager: "I don't know. Can you talk to him, and get him out of
here?"

Security: "Yeah..."

Security guard walks over to me and says:

Security: "Mike here tells me you have some fake bills you're trying
to use."

Me: "Uh, no."

Security: "Lemme see 'em."

Me: "Why?"

Security: "Do you want me to get the cops in here?"

At this point I was ready to say, "SURE, PLEASE," but I wanted to
eat, so I said:

Me: "I'm just trying to buy a burrito and pay for it with this $2
bill."

I put the bill up near his face, and he flinches like I was taking a
swing at him. He takes the bill, turns it over a few times in his
hands, and says

Security: "Mike, what's wrong with this bill?"

Manager: "It's fake."

Security: "It doesn't look fake to me."

Manager: "But it's a $2 bill."

Security: "Yeah?"

Manager: "Well, there's no such thing, is there?"

The security guard and I both looked at him like he was an idiot, and
it dawned on the guy that he had no clue. My burrito was free and he
threw in a small drink and those cinnamon things, too. Makes me want to
get a whole stack of $2 bills just to see what happens when I try to buy
stuff. If I got the right group of people, I could probably end up in
jail. At least you get free food.

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Name: fatigue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2014

FRA...

WE KNOW YOU READ THIS SITE... 

RIGHT NOW IT IS  21:24(9:24 pm)ON THE 25TH AND AVON YARD IS TRYING TO
ORDER A POOL TRAIN THAT WAS ON THE LINE UP MAIN FRAME FOR 08:30
TOMORROW MORNING ON THE 26TH. WE CALLED THE IVR SYSTEM AT 17:40(5:40
pm) FOR A 4 HOUR AND AN 8 HOUR LINE UP ON THE  POOL. THE IVR SYSTEM
STATED THERE WAS NOTHING SCHEDULED FOR THIS POOL FOR THE NEXT 8 HOURS.

THEY ARE CALLING THIS TRAIN 11 HOURS EARLY AND ARE GOING TO CATCH SOME
POOR SAP OFF GUARD WHO PROBABLY DIDNT GO TO BED OR EVEN SUSPECT THIS
WAS GOING TO HAPPEN!POOL CREWS ARE NOT EXTRA BOARD PEOPLE AND WE EXPECT
OUR TRAIN LINE UP TO BE AT LEAST HALFWAY ACCURATE.  

THIS CRAP HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR SO LONG WE CANT EVEN KEEP TRACT OF IT
ANYMORE. WE HAVE DOCUMENTED TIMES AND TAKEN SNAP SHOTS OF THIS CRAP AND
TURNED IT INTO THE UNION AND NOTHING IS GETTING DONE. THIS IS CAUSING A
SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE AND FATIGUE IN THE CREWS. SOMETHING HAS TO BE
DONE.

SO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. WE KNOW YOU READ THIS SITE AND SO DOES
JACKSONVILLE. IF THIS CRAP DOESNT STOP SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET KILLED!

HEY YOU!! MR CSX LAWYER WHO IS READING THIS! YOU BETTER DO SOMETHING
ABOUT THIS OR YOUR GOING TO BE MEETING SOMEONES LAWYER AT THE FUNERAL
HOME!

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Name: Ret. Eng and Manager
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2014

Even though technology has made major advancements, unless management
practices evolve with the times, the corporation will be plagued with
problems. †In the case of the railroad management, especially at higher
levels, they are still in the 1800ís, when it comes to their treatment
of their employees. †In just a few short years, equipment has evolved
in leaps and bound. But, their managers are still running steam
engines. The style of railroad management starts at the top. Their Law
Departments have much more control and influence they ever before,
right down to writing the operating rules. When CEO's decide to
release their grip and mindset on the past, things will change. Maybe
when younger management types, with new ideas, move into higher
positions with more authority, things will change for the better. †The
entire management military structure style of thinking needs to be
scrapped and replaced with a more competent style. Now, no one is
saying ALL managers are bad, no, not at all. But, When it comes to
business practices, the railroads need to do much better. Upper
management seems to have never figured out, with the new short
operating crews, new equipment, constant rule changes, their train
crews need to be much more productive then in the past. With ANY
company, a happy employee is a productive employee. Good morale is a
must or at least a plus. Just take a close look at other industries
around the world and glean what works best.

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Name: alert!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2014

HEADS UP!!!!


Some supervisors have already started discussing our topic about
stopping several car length away when we do our safety stops so they
cant get any bogus write ups on us. 

Word is they are saying if they catch anyone stopping farther away than
250 feet( one was heard saying 250 feet and 1 inch!)they will bust them.
SO BE CAREFUL AND MAKE SURE YOU ALWAYS DO A SAFETY STOP 2 CAR LENGTHS
AWAY. IF YOU STOP AND YOU THINK YOU ARE 250 FEET AWAY THEN MAKE YOUR
MOVE TO DO THE COUPLING YOU BETTER KNOW FOR A FACT THAT YOU ARE AT 250
FEET. DONT KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT NON OF US HERE KNOW EXACTLY WERE 250
FEET IS SO WE ARENT GOING TO TAKE THE CHANCE OF ASSUMING WE ARE EXACTLY
5 CAR LENGTHS AWAY.

FOR THE PUBLIC READERS WHO DONT KNOW OUR RULES SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER
UNDERSTAND OUR SITUATION POSTED ON HERE, A LITTLE EXPLANATION FOR YOU!


A SAFETY STOP CAN NOT BE MADE ANY FARTHER THAN 250 FEET AWAY FROM OR
CLOSER THAN 50 FEET FROM THE CAR YOU ARE COUPLING INTO. 
CAR LENGHTS ARE CONSIDERED 50 FEET. ITS A BIG GUESTIMATION GAME BUT
AFTER AN EMPLOYEE HAS BEEN WORKING LONG ENOUGH HE CAN GET A FEEL OF
WHAT MIGHT BE FIFTY FEET BUT NO ONE..ABSOLUTLEY NO ONE CAN GET IT
EXACT. WE HAVE SEEN OLD HEADS WITH 30 YEARS TRY TO HIT IN RIGHT ON AND
COULDNT DO IT! THE FARTHER A CAR IS AWAY FROM YOU THE MORE DISTORTED
THE GUESTIMATED VISUAL LENGTH BECOMES. 

DO YOU THINK YOU COULD STEP OFF 250 FEET EXACTLY?

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Name: not
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2014

LOCO/SUPERVISOR 30

HANG IT UP... YOU COULDNT GET A HIT ON LBT AND NOW YOUR TRYING TO START
A PINES DISCUSSION... GO BACK UNDER YOUR ROCK.  THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN
POSTING ON HERE FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS KNOW WHAT YOUR UP TO. ITS THE NEW
COMERS WHO GET FOOLED BY YOUR CRAP. THE TOPICS GETTING A LITTLE HOT FOR
YOU? MAYBE YOU ARE A SUPERVIOR WHOS NAME HAS BEEN POSTED ON HERE IN THE
LAST WEEK. MAYBE YOU ARE ONE OF THEIR LAWYERS? MAYBE YOU ARE A CONDUCTOR
OR ENGINEER MOLE THAT HAS BEEN RECRUITED BY CSX TO COME ON HERE AND TRY
TO START A JERRY SPRINGER WAR SO WE WILL QUIT TALKING ABOUT THE COMPANY
CRAP THATS GOING ON RIGHT NOW. WHO EVER YOU ARE GO BACK UNDER YOUR
ROCK.... UNLESS YOU WANT TO WHISTLEBLOW OR MAYBE POST SOMETHING THE
CREWS AND THE UNION CAN USE FOR THEIR PROTECTION....

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