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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: Not fooled
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

Other bob  
Your the damn mole. Go crawl back under your rock. Didn't distract
anyone from the real topics at hand. Go tell your Csx daddy we're not
biting!  
Hourly wage with no work rules is the worst thing that could ever
happpen. Any idiot that agrees with this should be flogged and a union
that would agree with it is an outright fraud. Do people not know the
history of union's in the United States? The whole purpose of their
existence is to protect workers in this country from employer abuse and
unfair and unsafe working conditions.if we do away with work rules our
jobs won't be anymore protected than a China sweat shop. Is this even
happening!!!  If our union's even consider giving up our work rules
then we have no chouce but to abandon our union's for other
representation. This is old world mafia shit! Time to pool out money
and go see a top dollar labor law lawyer!

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Name: Rtw
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

We're made to do whatever now.  We don't make no where near 50 an
hour. 
It may not be the nice thing to say but no one gives two shits about
the bottom half.  For a few bucks they can do away with the conductor
now.   The senior half can make a little more they don't care who gets
cut.

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Name: Other Bob
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 February 2018

These weasel dick foamers aka JBL--JENS BANG mommas boy--L@E---and all
the other made up handles here are busier than a long tail cat in a
room full of rockers burying the real posts.

One thing about L@N he loves fat women, black panthers, immigrants,
dirty railroads being exposed,sleeping with his momma, and dragging his
weasel dick along the tinker toy rails.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2018

All the years and time fighting for special rules. Why is anyone think
it is good to give it all away.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

IT SEEMS THE COMPANY HAS APPROACHED THE BLET ONCE AGAIN WANTING THE
HOURLY RATE!

From my understanding, the General Chairman representing the south want
this?  ARE THEY NUTS
The word is that it will be under $50 per hour with no work rules, and
overtime after 10 hours.  For starters, you will become a slave to the
company, and they don't even have to work you past 10 hours.  This
will also eliminate thousands of jobs because the slaves will be in
place.    Why do you think the carrier wants this so bad?  It isn't
going to benefit the employees!  WAKE UP GENERAL CHAIRMAN, unless you
are just selling everyone up the river again?  Remember if this passes
through, there will no longer be the need for a union.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2018

My mate was operating the belt pack. A manager was walking towards
him,and had texted the tm to phone employee. His phone started ringing
and he was fired on the spot. The employee thought it was on vibrate,
they also had him on camera,using his phone in the yard days before.

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Name: Genius!!!
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

PROBLEM SOLVED ENGINEERS!

Man I just thought of how we can settle all of this and its easy as
pie!!!!

Since no one is supposed to mess with the PTC unless they have been
trained and qualified on it and the conductor can use his personal
phone as long as he is 25 feet away........Kick the conductor out of
the cab! After he is 25 feet away have him call the help desk and you
can scream back and forth at each other out the window! Surely you can
hear each other from 25 feet away. The conductor can relay the
instructions!  PROBLEM SOLVED!
Well wait, unless its pouring down rain, sleeting ice or a wind storm
from hell. Oh well..... sucks to be the conductor!

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Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2018

Your cell phone can be traced threw gps if the company really wanted to
in an investigation. What I do is leave my cell phone at home when I go
to work. But I have a burner phone on me when I go to work. The only one
that has the number to it is my wife and kids. They are cheap I pay cash
for it not a credit or bank card and I donít care if it gets lost or
broken and employer canít trace it.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

Everyone needs to be 100% rules compliant 100% of the time. If you break
a rule and get fired it is your fault, if you follow the rules and get
fired you will get your job back with back pay. Its black and white.
Follow the rules 100% to the best of your ability. Yes things will slow
down, but it will be because of the rules not your fault. When trains
are late they will either accept it or modify the rules. You are not
required to have a personal phone on duty so if they change the rule to
allow it's use then we can all say we don't have a phone on us, then
what?

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Name: ?
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

DISPATCHERS!!!!!

OK its time for you to chime in on this problem. Everyone knows there
are a few of you who read this site everyday, Especially the foamers
and you know who you are..LOL!
 
I am guilty of being one of those people who have used my cell phone to
expedite getting my train out of the yard as quick as I can by calling
the TO desk and the PTC desk to get help. I have done this because I
know Im using my phone to handle an issue related to my job and trying
to just get the train rolling and on the move. After talking with
numerous other conductors and engineers and reading the electronic
device policy I have determined that they are 100% right on the way it
is written and we ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO use it to call for this
assistance. 
So, please tell all of us how you feel about us toning you up and
asking you to patch the PTC or TO desk through to us. No one is sure
how many calls we make across the system to these departments on our
own phones and how many of us violate the policy every day, but our
guess is there are tons of calls made on a daily basis. Just how
distracting and time consuming will this be to you if we all follow the
policy and contact you to have them contact us? I know sometimes it
takes me up to 10 minutes to get a dispatcher to answer and Im sure you
have your reasons but if we are holding a train from departing or have
problems trying to reengage the system after switching on line of road
and we have to call you to do our communication is this going to cause
you more undue stress? Will the TMs take the blame for us departing
late in their yards or will they blame you if you don't answer fast
enough for their liking?  How do you feel about being the sole
communicator between crews and the PTC and TO desk? Just asking for
your opinions on this matter.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2018

SMH


Gonna get CSX in a lawsuit.  That's some funny shit right there.  CSX
doesn't give a damn if they get sued.  They're in the middle of all
kinds of suits and there is a lot more coming.   Google CSX news.   The
Fmla cases are coming.  46 former employees are suing them now.  They
continue to wrongfully terminate men and they know it's going to cost
them and their managers.  When you can pay a man on his deathbed 300
million what's the big deal with some ass hole TM causing suits.

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Name: TECH
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

LOCO

Loss of radio communication is not a failure of the mobile phone units
to connect properly. You are misinterpreting the rule. That rule was
meant to cover the loss of verbal communication between the crew
members. If the radio malfunctions or the distance becomes to great or
distorted for the engineer and the other crew members to communicate
and do their job safely then personal or company provided cell phones
may be use to continue the communication until the radio can be
replaced or the problem is solved. You can try to use the mobile phone
feature to make contact with the mechanical desk, PTC or the trip
optimizer help desks. There is obviously a problem with this system. It
has been mentioned on this site several times that it is not working
properly or the proper base stations are not up to date in the company
provided timetables. If they don't work then you need to notify the
proper dispatcher and explain the problem. Request that they contact
the proper department and have them contact you on the radio. You are
all correct in the not using your personal phones for making contact
with any of these departments. The
electronic/electrical device policy is very clear on the use of a
personal cell phone and when and WHERE you can use them.
For engineers this may cause a problem. The company has not been
issuing company cell phones to the crews for use. If there is a problem
with an engine that requires the engineer to have to access the rear
compartment of the engine and troubleshoot a problem, the handsets on
the engine radio's are not long enough to reach that distance.
Therefore an engineer may have to run back and forth from the cab to
the repair point. This most likely will be a problem if it is something
that must be handled from the ground. This will be very distracting as
well as inconvenient and time consuming. It would be much better for
everyone concerned if the electronic device policy would be revisited
and rewritten in a manner that would cover these circumstances. The
need for immediate and serious action because of past accidents where
proof that cell phones led to the break down of job duties and safety
and was a contributing factor is the reason the policy was so strict.
The rush to put a policy in place almost always leads to procedural
failures in the language. This apparently has happened. The job duties
of the engineer, the failures of radio/mobile telephone units and the
need to have strict control over the misuse of personal phones while on
duty has frankly created a serious conflict between the crew members
ability to do their jobs efficiently and with trust and still follow
the written policy. Until the policy can be reviewed again at the table
with the company and the FRA do not use your cell phones for
communication with the PTC or TO help desk. Speak with your dispatchers
and follow their instructions. Give it time. CSX and the FRA will see
the conflict and errors in the language of the system bulletin and will
correct it. You have all seen this happen numerous times. Have some
patience.

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Name: SMH
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

Trainmaster David Benson is one of the dumbest cocksuckers that I've
ever met. I can't believe that CSX still has him on the team. That fat
fuck is going to get CSX into a lawsuit.

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Name: Dave
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 February 2018

L&N disp.
Placing a shunt in front of a crossing is done all the time by road way
working on an approach. To keep from activating the gates while they
work, a shunt is placed down and the control circuit activates, then
thinking the shunt is a train deactivates. The circuit can't see down
the approach and the crew works on with no flagman. Occasionally the
crew forgets to remove the shunt and go home. Later, the circuit can't
see an approaching train and kills a driver. See example CSX track in
Fl. Mother and two children killed because of this. I'm surprised you
don't know this!
Now for my instruction. Shunting an approach with a train on the
approach causes no problem, just make sure you remove the shunt after
the test.
Why do you think the company rules forbid shunting unless the circuits
in use are restricted and are not fail-safe?
Don't take my word for, do the test!!!!'  Why would you send a
message out telling people not to make a test that could save lives?
The RRs are using you to cover the illegal use of this control circuit.
The narratives are from Jim Mabes little box of tricks.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2018

Im also a railroader pal I was a trainman that transfered to the
mechanical department. Because I could not be in a safety sensitive
position due to medical condition. Iím in the know about everything
that is going on, I sympathize with your frustration. Lived them all
and I have been to many wrecks,  The reason I posted about rr crossings
so the public might realize the danger they put themselves in and 
traincrews in. Yes technical changes are suppose to help us in our
jobs,but in a lot of times adds extra stress. I have lived threw many
changes over the years on the rr.  But an employee has no choice but to
accept changes or move on.

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Name: conductor
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

Ape1

I AM a railroader and pissed off is fucking right. You stupid morons
who keep posting your tinker toy crap need your pie holes slapped shut.
I see ignorant morons run the gates every single trip Im on. Wouldn't
matter how effective the gates were or if they came on 1 minute before
you got there. The retards would still run the gates. Screw the gates!
The company crammed the TO down our throats to shave their precious
fuel then they installed the LIFE SAVING PTC down our throats because
some idiots couldn't or wouldn't pay attention to what they were
doing and the FEDS claimed it was going to be the life saver of all
time. Then the feds and CSX put out this policy that states in black
and white we cant use our personal phones to trouble shoot and handle
work related issues and problems with the damn systems. I cant believe
how stupid and ignorant some of the managers are and cant read!  Had 2
run their mouths that no where in the policy did it state we couldn't
use our personal electronic devices for work related issues. we had to
pull out the damn bulletin and show the retards what it said.  We can
use RAILROAD SUPPLIED ELECTRONIC DEVICES TO HANDLE WORK RELATED ISSUES!
No gray areas on the use of personal devices. ONLY IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
OR LOSS OF RADIO COMMUNICATION! You got to get off the damn motor
position yourself away from the nearest rail by 25 feet to use your
personal device. When your don't it has to be turned off stored away
and not on your person. The mobile/phone units are a damn joke. You
cant get half of them to work and almost all the new timetables are
missing bases for subdivisions. We tried for several hours throughout
our trips this week to get them to work. No tone back. NO responses.
Total bullshit. Where the hell is the safety in this!  WE have all
agreed, if the PTC isn't working right we will tell the dispatcher and
he can have the PTC call us on our radios. If they don't get through or
cant handle the flood of calls we can just turn the thing off!   GOOD
RIDANCE!

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2018

Cost  ten billion dollars to install PTC for American railways. A huge
undertaking and sounds like the system when complete. Could cause a lot
of real big headache to have continuity in the system. The maintance
costs to maintain it is going to be huge cost for the railways. That is
why they keep getting extensions.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2018

Hey ďpissed off ďgo back in the basement and play with your train set.

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Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 February 2018

Concerned citizen

It's obvious you're not a railroader. Railroad takes a person a lot
of places during their career. They get to see & do a lot. I didn't
correct anyone only stated the facts.

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Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 February 2018

L&N Dispr

You're correct on the real Dave Nelson. There's someone posing as
Dave. He made a mistake a few days ago by stating he screwed up a
switch this year in January. Dave Nelson left CSX around 22 years ago.

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