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Name: 
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Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 26 September 2016

To the person that said CSX is run by clowns..you are right. My industry
was not serviced for 2 days last week and was not serviced over the
weekend. Now when I talk to the terminal manager he told me there was a
problem with a locomotive and they had no backup locomotives. Now when
the crew shows up this morning they tell me it was not true that the
real reason was crew shortages. So because CSX is refusing to recall
people my business should suffer? Productivity fell sharply last week
because of CSX not by my people and we bear the responsibility. No
longer..I will be on the phone today with NORFOLK SOUTHERN..Lets see if
they can get the job done.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2016

Now the ones that moved their families , qualified for free for months ,
are FURLOUGHED.  Never been a fan of working for free.
#Donaldwillchangethings ,,,,,,,,,,,,
#moreofthesamewithHillary--Crooked#governmentworkersshouldntgetrichofftaxpayers

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 September 2016

I no longer complain about FMLA. The truth is that after CSX forced
people to relocate many had to get FMLA so they could just have the
opportunity to go home. In my view its wrong that everyone is governed
under the same attendance policy..some boards have 2 off days, some
have 1, others have no off days. So the boards with 1 or no off days
are the ones that CAPS hurt the most. Thats unfair that the only way a
persob can get off is to mark off sick. You can forget marking off
personal business with the boards cut way too low. CSX knows its a
problem but they dont care. So now people get FMLA so they can mark off
as needed..CSX has created this monster..I bet if Sanborn needs a day
off she doesn't have any points taken..Sanborn has killed
CSX..employee morale was already low before she set on the throne.
Anyway every employee should have FMLA..this place is the reason my
stress is high as well as my blood pressure..time to apply

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Name: Fmla
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2016

Ape

Man u r plain fucking stupid. I don't get fmla because your tired or
drive to far.   Do u even know what the hell it's for.  READ THE DAMN
FEDERAL GUIDELINES FOR IT.  HOW DID U EVEN GET A JOB AT CSX.  And no I
wouldn't be faking an illness to get it or lie about having a sick
family member. That's for losers and liars!

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2016

I guess Mr. FMLA is fortunate enough that his terminal was not closed
and is not working 200+ miles from his home. CSX has forced people to
get FMLA because they are an abusive employer...this company is
horrible to work for..they don't have to be but they choose to be. I
will say Mr. FMLA if you did not have FMLA abd you got forced to
relocate to work you would be acquiring it for sure. Not everyone has
the ability to sell their house or relocate their famlies. So quit
bitching Mr. FMLA..you have no right to bitch

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2016

I joined the railroad to make money and here I am sitting at home
wanting to work and cannot because there are no conductors available. I
am on the KD Subdivision and right now there are 3 trains ordered
including Q042, and nobody to put on it until 10 tonight. Pusher job
open unable to fill it, yard job that was unable to be filled, and
people furloughed,..what a joke..happens every week but they do not
care..local management does not care nor does Cindy and her crew at
Jacksonville..CSX should no longer include transportation in its
name..we are nothing more than a joke as a company..pitiful leadership
and management..keep the good work up CSX inverstors..keep these clowns
running us into the ground..

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Name: Fmla
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2016

Ape 
Your an idiot. Csx didn't force anyone to obtain bullshit fmla and
break federal regulations doing it.  Those of us who have legitimate
fmla and REAL medical issues with our families now have to deal the
heat because of the poser shit.  Don't blame csx for the illegal
bullshitters and abusers.  you bitch about ilegal immigrants but they
cheat the system too

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Name: robert  pines
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2016

Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 September 2016

Mininum age dispatcher 21= 21 years
30 years (or more) 30 =====30 years
Railroad folded 1982=======34 years =would have to be at least 85 year
old train on the brain Geritol foamer goof ball.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=71swxdSzY1w

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 September 2016

Hoo-Boy, --  That'll be a good one. 
Already can't wait to find out how that will go.

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Name: Defiant
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 September 2016

This is it. 
This weekend Chicago Division - Barr Yard strikes. 
Will continue through the weekend. 
The following week will have heavy amounts of mark offs; ie sick,
missed calls
Enjoy the shit show.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2016

To those of you complaining about those employees that have FLMA might
as well get over it. CSX has forced people to go out and get it..and I
no longer blame employees for doing so. With all these terminal and
yard closures there are many employees now forced to work hundreds of
miles away from their homes..what do you expect those people to do? CSX
has disrupted many peoples lives this past year without regard or
concern for their employees and their families..so do you really expect
employees to care if they disrupt service on the railroad? The employee
morale is horrible and many employees are bitter toward this outfit and
rightfully so. CSX is not interested in moving freight. We have trains
sitting on our subdivision every week because they are stubborn and
refuse to call people back. No wonder they are tanking..how can they
attempt to recruit new business when they cannot even service the
business they have. One would think that this company would want better
numbers but with this regime its not going to happen. When the company
works against its employees the employees work against the
company..maybe one day they will be smart enough to figure that out

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 September 2016

Been reading Wells Fargo headlines , sounds like csx intiimdation and
harassment of employees to get bonuses and firing employees  for minor
offenses for personal gain or reporting issues protection is not there
for us

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 September 2016

Agree with old head engineer.
But think that the point ape is\was trying to make is that
the use of an HTD on the lead, controlling locomotive,
is NOT referred to in the federal regulation.

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Name: oldhead
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 September 2016

New Guy

Let me make this real simple for you. You are reading too much into the
wording of the procedure for making a class 3 airbrake test when you set
out a car instead of just cutting it in two maybe to cut a crossing.

Get out your equipment handling book and read the rule 5105-
Determining APPLICATION AND RELEASE of a rear cars airbrakes. Other
than the engineer charging the rear to 75 and doing his 20 pd reduction
it is no different in determining that the rear is restoring than it is
from a continuity test. 
 
5105-when making airbrake test, determine that the air brakes at the
rear of the train have APPLIED AND RELEASED BY:
Telemetry that has been qualified as accurate with rule 5751.
A 5 pound brake pipe reduction indicates application. A 5 pound brake
pipe increase after an application has been made indicates release.
Its real simple. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to read it and see
that it allows you to use your working telemetry to do a set and
release on the rear. 
DO NOT LISTEN TO these jokers making post that the htd has nothing to
do with it. They must not be railroaders because if they were they
would know that to have a qualifying telemetry to perform airbrake test
the train MUST BE EQUIPED with an operative htd on the leader. The rear
car must have an operative EOT and the readout between the 2 devices
must not differ more than 3 PSI.

To answer your question, if your train is equipped with a working htd
and eot that have been tested to be working together per the rules YOU
DO NOT have to walk all the way to the back of the train and visually
see the piston set and release. As long as your engineer is following
his rules and charging the rear to 75 and doing a 20 pound reduction
and MAKES SURE he see the 5 pound reduction and 5 pound increase you
have nothing to worry about.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2016

APE, for 10-20 yrs., 
Yeah, 20 lb. reduction.
Title 49, CFR Part 232 -- Class III brake test, 232.211:
"...rear car gauge OR end-of-train telemetry device.
 No mention of a HTD on a controlling locomotive".

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 September 2016

Your engineer was not making a five pound reduction.  What he said, and
I suspect you misunderstood, was that he was making a proper reduction
but that a five pound reduction on the eot (not the brake pipe) showed
that the pistons responded on the bottom car. Likewise, a five pound
increase shows the Pistons are retracting. The eot replaces a conductor
that would have been back there years ago to let him know.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2016

128 cars, consist was changed, & the engineer thinks a 5 lb.
set/release?  Where'd he/she learn that?  From watching Thomas The
Train on PBS?
 
Look up the Federal: 
Title 49 CFR Part 232.  
Class III - 232.211 is somewhat vague. Refers to rear car gauge OR
end-of-train telemetry device. No mention of a HTD on a controlling
locomotive.
Co. operating rules regarding train power brake laws are usually pretty
similar, word-for-word, as csx didn't write all that.

From what all I've read & understand, including passing the pod test
100% - you did it correctly.

Divisions have a safety & operating practices manager - call, ask
there.  (Good luck though with co. sucks like those.)

Or, next time you are in that situation, converse with dispatcher
and\or management. Let them make the decision - tell you how it should
be handled.   Be sure to record it.  Usually they'll just pass the buck
back to you but at least then you tried & will be protected when you do
what you think is right.

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Name: NEW GUY
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 September 2016

Cond/Eng.

Hey guys. Got a question. We were out on road and had to set out a bad
order car. when we got the train put back together I told the engineer
I was headed to the rear to watch the set and release on the rear car
for the class 3 test. He insisted that I didn't have to do that
because he could use his head end device and do a five pound set and
release. I told him we weren't doing a train line continuity test. We
made a change to our consist so  I had to make certain just like the
rules say that the last car sets and releases. He still insisted I
didn't need to. So I got the book and read the rule again for class
three and I know the way it is written says if you are doing a
continuity test you can use the tele and head end reading but it says
if you are doing a test for reasons other than just cutting the train
and putting it back together you go to make sure the piston sets and
releases. He said the trainmasters and roadforeman both told everyone
that the rule was vague in the book and you didn't need to see the
rear piston. What the hell is supposed to be the rule. I don't want to
start calling the FRA and asking a bunch of questions and get a target
on my back. I didn't mind walking the 128 cars to do the test right.
But I got a feeling someone did something in the past that pissed off
the dispatch and made trains wait after someone set out a bad car and
rumors got started that you don't have to do it the way Im reading in
the book.   
Want some advice from the old heads before I go calling the FRA!

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 September 2016

11/21/13 Robert T. Pines, 60, Sullivan, was arrested on the charge of
Tampering With a Witness. A warrant was issued and he remains in
custody.

Pines wins the dumbass award.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 September 2016

sick/tired,

Read & review your union agreement\contract. 
Unless something has changed -- they are supposed to offer extra work
to the senior employees 1st.  One of the few things in the contract
agreements they actually honor.  Some employees will take the calls.  
IF you're fortunate and can hold/work any type of regular assignment
that has a normal/regular start time, don't answer the phone OR turn
it off when you know you're not subject to calls for work.

Safety First.

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