Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 March 2018
We knew things would change when prior rights LE's & Conductors
retired. They tried getting one extra board etc... at my terminal about
a decade ago but couldn't because there were still those protected
under prior rights on a subdivision. It'll change in the next couple
years when the last retire there are only 5 left on 2 subdivisions.
That still doesn't stop CSX from moving jobs or abolishing jobs. The
road switchers are now run on ID's out of another terminal and it's
taking 3 crews to get it 236 miles. CSX did away with the freight pools
on one sub then created 2 jobs that work up to 12 hour shifts to re-crew
hogged trains and whatever CSX wants. We heard the rumors years ago of
one board. That you won't know what you're working till getting
called. I guess that's become a reality.