Name: The TM
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017
Don't blame 3-step on "CSX". It was a former Conrail rule that FRA
loved. Google the SOFA Analysis Working Group and you will find that
this FRA sponsored group of labor, company and FRA reps named this as a
recommended practice and the industry was highly "suggested" to
follow. It will be interesting to see how the Trump FRA will react to
the "new" CSX outlook on safety, including charging employees for
I don't disagree with you that all but a braindead idiot needs this
rule, but sadly we have a few of those around.
Like everything in that rulebook, it is written in blood, by attorneys.