Article 51 of 25439 articles posted under "Safety First?"


Name: RRJim
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2018

PYOA! If a locomotive defect is reported before departure but nothing is
done about it then the only protection is writing it up. Utility Worker
thinks that is turning in a co-worker who brought the train in or who
last used the consist. If anyone fails to inspect the consist then it
does fall on them as negligence. It's not new CSX has been doing it
for decades. One of the first acts of CSX was closing down the
roundhouses. Just about every terminal had one. I'm sure nothing has
changed since I retired in 2010. CSX has defective locomotives in
consists using them in trail.

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