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Safety First

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: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 November 2017

Major talks about removing Saturday and Sunday off days from as many 
yard and local jobs as they can. Customer doesn't work the weekend? to
bad not our problem. make it as miserable as possible to get what he
wants. Also no more 1-6 hours to notify yourself after being to placed.
1 hour at a time. And after so many times pushing it off Crew caller (
human ) will be calling to notify you.

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Name: Cond
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 November 2017

Cond


Havent heard that but have heard the have already combined the road
pools on some divisions. Lost all their seniority. Only thing it is
good for now is bidding on vacations. Years of the Union making sure
your years of hard work and dedication to wait and earn seniority to
hold a good job have gone down the drain.  The unions are selling us
all out.  As for combining road extra boards  they better start getting
a plan together to assign training crews because I myself am not
qualified to run both direction on our division. Never have been and
never planned on it.  I got enough  years I would never have to  and I
will be god damned if I have to go out and learn a whole new territory
if they force everyone to be one big extra board. Don't need this
crap.  HH will win.  I will resign!

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 November 2017

Heard company gave notice to combine all road extra boards at
originating terminals.  Any Truth to this?

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Name: Qs 235
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 November 2017

Anybody hear the A&S  is buying Roselake Yard

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 November 2017

Guess the hamlet guys going to move to other yards...lots of guys going
to be home for Xmas

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Name: Lloyd
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 November 2017

You all know whats funny?  People asking about job advice on here.  I
love it.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 November 2017

Hamlet Yard closing. Lots of layoffs coming.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 November 2017

Any Avon carmen here?  Applied for the carman position in Avon the other
day and got an email saying I moved to the next step just wondering
what's goin on over there.

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Name: Pobert rines
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 November 2017

If you get hit by a train, you were on tracks, in which case you should
have looked before going across. It's your fucking fault stupid. It's
your fault. Trains don't turn to hit people. You were in the way. You
are dumb.

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Name: Robert Pines
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 November 2017

So Name: Retard ---So CSX must have like Devin Kelley times three plus 1
working the bullets hiding behind the train masks huh?

So the """retard""" handle like L@N acting like RRer all purpose
clown.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 November 2017

Is doubtful if other RR heads have a whole lot of faith in or respect
Harrison much, if at all.  Been making shareholders happier - at least
somewhat, so far.  Someone will inherit\take over the business, rail
shipment traffic that the csx now doesn't seem to want.  Maybe the
other rail companies are just fine with what's happening at csx. Been
posted on this particular website many times: the big shots plan things
(or are supposed to) for years - the employees & their unions usually
have to play catch-up. Only time will tell.....

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Name: just a question from a redneck
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Employed as: CSX Contractor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 November 2017

will the rest of the railroads follow harrison's lead or sit back and
laugh as he destroys csx? 

when hunter harrison moves on in a couple years from old age, how long
will it take the employees of csx to recover from the mayhem he caused?
 or will csx ever recover?   

and will the harrison family name be forever associated with other
names such as bernard madoff and enron?

i personally think he's a great guy, and i wish i could buy him a
beer.

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Name: Retard
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Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 November 2017

So what you are saying, pines, is that 79 people were too fucking stupid
to know that trains might happen to show up where there are tracks???
Jesus man. You see tracks, you stop and look whether there is a gate or
not. Whoever is too stupid to know that deserves the consequences. It's
the paint chip theory. If you're dumb enough to eat paint chips,
that's nature's way of saying you're not necessary in human
population. I believe you are one of those. Grab a bowl of (paint)
chips and go for a walk on some tracks with some headphones on and do
us all fucking favor!! See ya stupid.

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Name: Robert Pines
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 November 2017

Looks like the first eight months this year it's taking CSX like
256,000 less train miles between kills for the PERCISION killings. Or
SCRAPES as the railroad brass laughingly calls the victims.

SELECTION: Railroad - CSX Transportation [CSX ]
January To August, 2016
Total train miles: 55,626,008
Total fatalities: 63
(882,953 miles traveled)
Total nonfatal conditions: 350
GX: Total fatalities: 17     
GX: Total nonfatal conditions: 81    
Trespasser: Total fatalities: 45
Trespasser: Total nonfatal conditions: 60
EMPLOYEES ON DUTY CASES: 174   
Total fatalities:  0
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
SELECTION: Railroad - CSX Transportation [CSX ]
January To August, 2017
Total train miles: 49,511,757
Total fatalities: 79
(626,731 miles traveled)
Total nonfatal conditions:      375  
GX: Total fatalities: 23     
GX:Total nonfatal conditions:119    
Trespasser: Total fatalities: 53 
Trespasser: Total nonfatal conditions: 62
EMPLOYEES ON DUTY CASES: 177   
Total fatalities: 2

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 November 2017

Csx continues to disappoint and refuses to admit there's a problem.

Here's the right link.


https://www.freightwaves.com/

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 November 2017

Csx continues to disappoint and refuses to admit there's a problem.

https://youtu.be/-5O8hUVIf2s

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 November 2017

How many miles and how many directions can a Engineer / Conductor be
qualifies to work ?

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 November 2017

EXVL must not have read/seen the previous post regarding the FRA. Most
of the time(s) that federal agency, a part of the USDOT, which wasn't
created until 1966, seems to have any real gonads to clamp down on RRs
is not until after an accident.  Good idea though, document & report
all & any violations. Bombard 'em. May take effort & time but well
worthwhile to do so. [Yeah, have personally been there - done that.]

Title 49, CFRs 200-299, railroads & RR safety regulations.

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Name: EXVL
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 November 2017

ENGINEERS 

Go on line and read up on your FRA laws. Better yet just order the book
on line for the codes 200-299. It's time you all started getting your
act together. You have heard the rumors that HH doesn't give a rats
butt about the laws or our agreements. If we stick together and expose
what is happening as it happens we have a better chance than in the
past. There are many people watching CSX right now. The media can be on
our side.
There are chief dispatchers and DTO'S along with supervisors
threatening engineers with insubordination charges if they insist on
pilots to go drag in outlawed trains on main line territory. The
biggest problem is in Avon yard. Avon has never had yard limits. Only
switching limits. Indianapolis has always had terminal limits. Over the
last few years CSX has extended the so called terminal limits farther
out both directions (East and West)a little bit at a time. The limits
are now up to 10 miles further out than they were 3 years ago. The
limits also include some single main intersecting lines. What the Chief
and DTO's do not understand is this change has absolutely nothing to do
with an engineer knowing the physical character limits of this newly
established territory. They do not understand or just refuse to
understand the terms of our union agreements. Two good examples would
be is if an engineer has worked a job for 10 years that is advertised
from QS9 To QS235(west) Or from QS9 to QI120(east)they are only
expected to be current in their qualifications of this territory. If
they are able to hold these jobs on a regular basis and have done this
for years at a time they have absolutely no reason to be expected to be
qualified on any territory that runs in the opposite direction even if
it is in the so called newly established "TERMINAL LIMITS"! For some
reason someone has decided to either brain wash or misinform the Chiefs
and DTO's with the idea that all engineers out of avon must be
qualified in the new terminal limits. This is absolutely not true. All
engineers are and have been qualified in the origianl Avon yard
"Switching" limits but they are not all qualified in the new
extension of these limits. These limits are still in question and we
are waiting for an answer as to how far these switching limits are
allowed by federal law under special circumstances such as handling 
hazmat cars without CT168 or proper documentation on a main line and in
HUTA areas. 
The fra law is very clear on your rights to request a pilot. Under no
circumstances is a conductor to be a pilot for an engineer who has
never been qualified on the characteristics of an area they are wanting
an engineer to run. They can not be a member of the crew either. The
rules are different if an engineer has been previously qualified but
his qualification period had run out. His pilot may be any person who
is qualified and IS NOT A MEMBER OF THE CREW! It is very important that
you read these rules. What they basically boil down to is if you have
been previously qualified(qualifications expired)and they refuse to
give you a pilot and are moving any train  on a main line, your
traveling more than ONE MILE or the maximum authorized speed on that
track exceeds 20 MPH you are to run restricted speed that MUST BE
ISSUED BY MANDATORY DIRECTIVE OF THE DISPATCHER. You must get an EC1
with instructions to run at restricted speed anywhere on the main line
that allows authorized speed above 20mph. REMEMBER that CSX does not
have a controlled speed rule anymore. Any instructions that require you
to travel at a speed that requires you to be able to stop in half the
range of vision is RESTRICTED SPEED!
The FRA is being notified of the constant problem engineers are having
with TMs and other supervisors instructing the conductor on the job to
be a pilot for the engineer. THIS IS ILLEGAL! Do not allow it to
happen. If you are threatened with insubordination charges you need to
file ethic charges for intimidation and threats against you for not
agreeing to break Federal laws.  This has gone on long enough. The
DTO's and Chiefs have been told over and over again that all engineers
are not qualified in the newly established "Terminal Limits" and do
not have to be until CSX comes out with a training program that makes
every single engineer coming in and out of avon yard qualified in these
new limits. This is going to be a long battle people. They know what
they are doing is wrong and is harassment of unqualified engineers but
they just don't care. They will continue with their threats and
unprofessional behavior until your say enough is enough. Don't get
yourself pulled out of service if they corner you and threaten you but
make it very clear they need to issue you an EC1 to travel restricted
speed on the territory and if they wont then make it clear that you
will not be held accountable for anything that goes wrong. Notify the
FRA and your LC.

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Name: Retired now
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 November 2017

Submit, report to the FRA = big deal. That lame-duck company friendly
outfit will kiss RR's butt & even if it is decided to fine the carrier
for a violation it'd probably be a recommendation for a civil penalty &
the amount would probably be reduced.  A 5-10,000 buck fine is a heck of
a lot of dough to an employee but just chump change to the co.  Maybe
it's better now days since the hrs. of service revisions. Have to see
it to believe it.

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