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....

Showing 74-93 of 28933 articles posted under "Safety First?"

All 28933 articles on one big page.

Name: Allies 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 August 2019

That’s no big deal, American missiles, in Canadian north not many no
that. Or the first cruise missile where texted in Canadian Northern
Territory. The avro arrow jet invented in Canada was 50 years ahead of
its time. Fastest jet in the world. Program cancelled at request of the
president of USA. Canada played major part in American space program
after that. Secrets!

  View This Article

Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 August 2019

Do you think the STBA or Government is going to allow a merger with a
Canada based company in which we ship our military equipment?  You guys
should quit trying to figure out each move.  But keep them coming it is
very entertaining reading.

  View This Article

Name: engineer
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2019


That post is 100% accurate and if I was called to appear in front of
the supreme court and testify to the accuracy of its contents I would
hold my hand high with the other on the bible and testify that is was
the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!  If anyone in
management were to stand there and say it wasn't I would call them
liars at the top of my lungs. Let them remove me from the court. It is
all the truth.

Now, to the rumor that is circulating....has anyone heard that the
company is back to not paying crews during their 3 days off when they
hit a vehicle but do not kill the passengers?

  View This Article

Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 August 2019

Told y’all big announcement was coming , CN and csx intermodal  in less
than 5 years it will be CNSX

  View This Article

Name: cond
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2019

HR safe freight 
Thank you for reposting that post from brothers of both unions.  I was
scrolling back looking for that to print. You made it easier now!

Everyone need to copy that post! All crafts should copy it and make
sure that all their neighbors and family members see it. Send it to
your congressman. Mail it if you have too.  It doesn't cover every
scenario out here but a hell of a lot of them. 

COPY IT BROTHERS!  Send it out!

  View This Article

Name: Amen
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 August 2019

Wow what great posts the csx big wigs are gonna lose there minds if
it's one thing those scum bags can't stand it's the truth being
exposed showing just how no good slimy scumbags they really are just a
matter of time until some poser gets on here saying stupid shit to try
to deflect and change the subject dont bight brothers keep posting the
truth and expose these crooked bastards

  View This Article

Name: HR Safe Freight Act 1748
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2019

Hey thanks for the great comments (Conductor). Yeh been trying to get
the word out anyway i can and have had a lot of great responses. I
think if we all stick together on this issue and keep on getting the
word out with a strong fight WE CAN WIN THIS!!!!
Here are a few topics our industry is facing right now. First and most
imports to me because it effects so many as you know is HR 1748 Safe
Freight Act (Congress) and S.1979 with the Senate. I have been trying
to get the word out whether post on the comment section of YouTube
(train videos) a few other websites. If anyone knows any other ways to
get the word out tell your neighbors tell everyone. Post on social
media. Get involved. It effects so many. Railroads,Retirees,Railroad
retirement, our families, business we buy products from, and the
American Public. 
This is what I got back from chairmen DeFazio. 

Dear Friend,

Thank you for contacting me and taking the time to share your thoughts
on this important matter. It is a great honor to serve as a
Representative in Washington, DC. I am humbled to take on this
responsibility and look forward to serving our great state and Nation
to the best of my abilities. 

I hope you will continue to stay in touch by visiting my
congressional website, signing up for my newsletter, liking me
on Facebook, and following me on Twitter to learn more about my work
for the U.S. Representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district,
serving since 1987.

I agree with you, but the real problem is that the RR's don't care!
Corporate America cares about their shareholders, and always will. The
CP, CN, CSX, UP, NS, and the KCS will always preach about safety when
it's convenient for them. Crews have been asked to turn a blind eye to
safety issues to get the job done. Regardless of RR dept. you may work
in, you're expected to get the job done. Many people don't know how
evil Mr. Hunter Harrison when it came to PSR initiatives. Then then FRA
backtracks on the "crew of two" rule. There's speculation right now
about the FRA backtracking, and I wouldn't be surprised if an
investigation were to take place. Like I said, the RR's don't care as
long as they're making money. What needs to happen is the lower and
middle class start standing up to corporate aggression. It would be
very hard for a company to operate with no one working for the
Peter DeFazio 
Member of Congress

Second is (H.R 3055 LNG by Rail)
They now not only want to go to one man the want to ship LIQUID NATURAL
GAS BY RAIL!!!! The bad part is with little or no testing they just want
to rush this stuff through they don’t really even have proper tank cars
to haul it in with little to no data as explained by the railroad. 

From chairmen Peter DeFazio 

Dear Friend,

Thank you for contacting me and taking the time to share your thoughts
on this important matter. It is a great honor to serve as a
Representative in Washington, DC. I am humbled to take on this
responsibility and look forward to serving our great state and Nation
to the best of my abilities. 

I hope you will continue to stay in touch by visiting my
congressional website, signing up for my newsletter, liking me
on Facebook, and following me on Twitter to learn more about my work
for the U.S. Representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district,
serving since 1987.

U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment to H.R. 3055
offered by myself along with a few other co-sponsors Chairman of the
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, that would
prohibit the Secretary of Transportation from finalizing a rulemaking
and issuing a special permit to allow the transportation of Liquefied
Natural Gas (LNG) by rail tank car. Frankly the railroad doesn’t give a
dam about safety or anything else for that matter except share holders
and profits.  Railroads have fallen to the jackals on Wall Street. I
have been working diligently to keep this from happening. A comment
period on the special permit was set to close July 8, 2019. However we
managed to get it pushed back by asking for more time. 
President Trump issued an Executive Order on April 10, 2019, calling
for LNG to be moved throughout the U.S. in rail tank cars within 13
months, and on June 6, 2019, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials
Safety Administration (PHMSA) moved ahead with a plan to authorize six
trains, of 100 or more rail tank cars, to move LNG for export through
densely populated areas.
“In its never-ending quest to put profit ahead of people, the Trump
administration is now trying to bypass long-standing requirements for
transportation of LNG by putting it into 100-car trains that roll
through densely-populated areas at upwards of 50 miles per hour,”.
“This plan is beyond absurd. Should even one tank car get punctured,
the results could be devastating. My amendment blocks this brazen
attempt by the administration. I urge the Senate to follow suit and
stop a massive catastrophe before it’s too late.”
Typically, when PHMSA authorizes transportation of a hazardous
material, it does so after a careful evaluation of the risks,
alternatives, and safety conditions. It publishes these findings so
that the public can adequately challenge or comment on its
conclusions.  PHMSA has not done its due diligence, and this rulemaking
and special permit are being rushed without an opportunity to fully
consider the potentially catastrophic consequences of moving LNG by
rail. Nowhere in the world do higher speed trains share the rails with
LNG or any hazardous material of this nature,” From Susan Mehiel,
spokesperson for the Alliance. “The US DOT has not increased the
regulations for LNG over and above those for oil trains and we know
what has happened with the so-called ‘bomb trains. Another recent
railroad regulation change has major implications for the Treasure and
Space Coasts. In 2016, when questioned about delays at grade crossings
caused by stalled trains, the Federal Railroad Administration wrote
they have proposed a rule requiring 2-person minimum crews on trains.
“At least two crew members are needed to efficiently separate a train
and allow highway users to pass through a crossing in emergency
situations. As of May 23rd 2019 the FRA withdrew the proposed rule. 
“With 150 grade crossings through the Space and Treasure Coasts, trains
blocking major roadways like the FP&L Nuclear Power Plant evacuation
routes and hospital access puts our communities in grave danger,”
Mehiel explained.
“Without the 2-person minimum, critical roads could be blocked for
Eighty people have died on Florida’s railroads in the last 18 months.
The Alliance wants the Governor and Florida Transportation Secretary
Thibault to address this epidemic proportion and call on the FRA to
consider the impact of the federal regulations on the lives of
As Mehiel said, “With 80 deaths on Florida’s rail systems, what we need
is an investigation into these accidents and not the additions of speed
trains going over 100 mph and LNG!” Thank you Mr ........... for all
your support and questions I hope this covered it feel free to contact
my office for any other questions regarding this H.R 3055 bill. We are
going to need all the help and support on this issue. 

Peter DeFazio 
Member of Congress


The last issue I want to bring up that really needs some attention is
Crew Fatigue. 

The single most important action Congress and the Federal Railroad
Administration can take to improve rail safety especially in the
movement of hazardous materials and now the new LNG issue is to
eliminate train-crew fatigue and provide predictable start times for
train crews.
The unpredictable work schedules of safety critical operating employees
in the railroad industry has and continues to be the root cause of the
fatigue problems that have placed many releases of hazardous materials
on the front pages of our newspapers and in the media.  Although the
Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA) provides for 10 hours of
undisturbed rest between work assignments, “the application is
misplaced because it does nothing to improve the predictability of
reporting times nor does it allow employees the opportunity to plan
their rest before reporting for duty. 
(One small improvement that will make a tremendous difference in the
safety for all train operations is simply to move the required 10 hours
of undisturbed rest from immediately following service to immediately
preceding service.) The minimum of 10 hours of notification before
reporting for 12 hours or more of safety critical service will allow
operating employees to get their proper rest prior to reporting for
duty so they can safety and alertly operate their train while on duty.
“An even greater safety enhancement would be to assign regular start
times for each crew, or at a minimum require that crews be notified
before going off duty of the time they must report back for service.
From what I know this has been pushed to Congress and the FRA to make a
mandate on crew fatigue issues that still have not been approved. Only
to deregulate most issues that have been put in place since the Obama
administration. Also if the operating train crews could have better
train schedules to know when they are going to work in a 12 hours
notice. I have many of times set for 2 and 3 days first out waiting on
a call only to feel like i have insomnia waiting on a call. (You can
only rest so long thinking and waiting on the phone to ring) Even if we
could mark off under crew fatigue without any points or occurrences like
operation red-block would be a big step in the right direction however
then it would pose someone marking off to watch football or some other
type of reason the company would disagree with. 

If anyone is interested in getting more involved with what’s going on
check out (RAILROADWORKERSUNITED). Ron Kaminkow great great guy has
been around the railroad industry for 30 plus years. It’s worth a look.
If anyone has any ideas on how to get the word out regarding these very
important issues. Post it let’s stick together keep on pushing rising
up we can do this let’s keep America Safe let’s keep our families safe
let’s do the right thing. Thanks again for the wonderful post regarding
hazmats and issues about one man crews keep on getting the word out. We
are headed in the right direction. 

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) It’s about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button. 
2.  Enter contact info 
3. Click Send. 

Brothers of both unions

You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew when all you do is worry about losing jobs.  Its common sense
thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the
are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue you need to take up
with TRUMP!  He claims he is creating jobs then let him do something
about people keeping the ones they have!
This is about safety. This is about saving lives. Not just crew lives
but the American people as well. CSX preaches safety every single day.
Its in their rule books and in their advertising. Its 24 hour a day
safety...safety....safety. Well let them put their money where their
mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2 men in the cab.
The public has no idea what we deal with. Tell your neighbors about
many cars we hit and people are killed every year when they are hit by
trains. Explain to them how the engineer is in the cab calling the
dispatcher and getting 911 called. He is taking care of anything that
may be wrong with the locomotive. He stays with the train. Tell them
how the conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle to see if he can
possibly save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and needs to be
or maybe the parents can be removed and need CPR. Maybe he can comfort
someone who is dying or in shock or screaming because they are
injured . Tell them about how we hit live stock and large deer. Tell
them how people love to put junk on the tracks. Shopping carts,
bicycles, steel barrows, wheelchairs and even abandoned cars. Tell
about how many trees we hit a year and do extensive damage to the
locomotive. The engineer stays with the locomotives and assess the
damage and does what is necessary to radio dispatchers for help while
the conductors gets down and removes debris and check the rest of the
train for any damage or signs of derailment. Tell them about the
territory that is in the middle of TIM BUCK TWO!  The places where no
one can get to you fast unless you have a helicopter. How will they go
bathroom now without two people to keep the train going down the tracks
unless they have to stop not blocking crossings or take lunch. Tell them
how radios don't always work in remote locations. Telemetry drops out
and communication is lost. How many times does a conductor have to go
and trouble shoot another unit after alarms are going off. The
keeps the train rolling the best he can while the conductor checks the
computers and checks to see if it is loading. Tell them about the
curves that only one crew member can see around when your approaching
public crossings or trees that block signals so that only one crew
member can see them until you get the train right on top of them. Tell
them about wash outs from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so
you cant see a foot in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC
not tell you if a car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it
or a person is walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water
the rail! Tell them how crew members have been attacked and some have
even been killed by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no
chance in hell in  these situations. It is better to have someone else
with you to keep watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail
The list goes on and on. Tell them how the company took away the right
of the crew members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed
call stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road.
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is
reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a 20
minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and some
are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all hours of
the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company wont even
let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there is only
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the
Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop them because they
are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man who is all by
himself going to be able to make a full run safely and without risking
his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other crew member to
help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and duties as well as
the conductor. There are times when something happens that it is a
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while
conductor handles the rest of the responsibilities.  There are so many
things that go into railroading and running trains that the public
doesn't know a thing about. 
has ever been brought forward in the history of the railroad industry.

And for what? To save a damn dollar. To line someone's pockets. To
someone rich. Who care who gets killed. Who care about the destruction
to family lives. I don't know about you but I sure the hell do and so
should every person in America!

  View This Article

Name: Disaster
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 August 2019

The last derailment was in North Dakota years ago , train came out of
Canada. People died from fried lungs. The lawyers where on the case
right away signing families up for class action lawsuit. This story
made sixty  minutes, the lawyers settled for I think 44 million dollar
settlement on behalf of the families lies. The families got pennies on
the dollar. The lawyers figured out how to fleece the families out of
it all for legal fees. So again these families where victims twice.
That is what they did in the Quebec disaster American canvassers signed
up families for American legal firms to represent them they will get
fucked over to, there is no justice. Greed is the name of the game.

  View This Article

Name: Cond
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 August 2019

Conductor   HR!!!!

Maybe we should all keep a copy of our work orders that show what kind
of serious hazardous material we haul. I don't give a rats butt if
they think it is company information that is supposed to be kept
private. The fact is IT ISNT!  The customer knows what's running on
our trains and the emergency responders have a right to see the info. 
Every single car with a hazmat placard give the information of the
product as well as descriptions on the side of the cars. Anyone who see
a train running can look up the info and find out. The public just
doesn't take the time because they just ASSUME it is being transported
safely! We just had a train with a type of tear gas and a bunch of
loaded cars with out the description on the contents but they were
tagged as high security. Who knows what the hell was in them. 
Does the public know we carry serious Toxic and Poisonous inhalation
cars as well as other chemical that could kill you in inhaled before
someone could get to you in time? Does the public know we have NO GAS
MASK OR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING on our trains if we derail with a bunch of
these cars and they spill? Do they know the company expects us to get
off our trains and go back and inspect our trains if we go into
emergency and the air wont come back up?  One man by himself is put
into a serious dangerous situation if this happens and he is in the
middle of no where and no one can get to him immediately. 
Does the public know they can put these cars as close as 6 cars from
the engine!!!  What do you think can happen if the wind is in the wrong
direction and cars are that close.  You can bet your arss if it happens
I will be off that train and heading as far away as possible. If
something happens out there and your all by yourself if you get
overpowered or slip and fall or even die the blood will be on CSX. 

There was a post on here a few weeks ago that covered  much of the crap
we have to deal with. It was all true. The poster suggested we copy it
and show it to all our neighbors and send it to our congressman. 
Have you copied it and sent it out?  I gave it to my neighbors and it
blew their minds. The fact is the public has no idea what we really are
exposed to the every day working conditions of the Railroad. It is up to
all of us to get it out!

  View This Article

Buy the webmaster a beer! Or a coffee!
Or a book! Or send cash!
Help keep this site alive!

www.CSX-Sucks.com - Sticking it to the man since 2001

Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2019


  View This Article

Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 August 2019

Announced Today!!      

CN and CSX Announce New Intermodal Service Offering

  View This Article

Name: H.R 1748 Safe Freight Act 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2019

1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders there’s even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Don’t go down without a fight. Let’s stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Let’s get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
protect our railroad retirement too. Let’s get the job done and make
happen also let’s protect public safety. Also if you haven’t seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going strong.

  View This Article

Name: cond
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 August 2019


You are  100% accurate in your reporting of the tactics used to keep
and lure in investors. I have a ton of RR. stock but not in CSX!
Moving the freight is not what keeps this company afloat. I would like
to go just one week without getting the wrong car in our train or one
missing. Its funny to see a loaded car that has been set out line of
road because of problems, sit there for a week!  How does the customer
deal with this? I hope they are sending a bill to csx for every day it
doesn't show up. They should! Its funny watching a car go back and
forth between two yards because it was sent out on the wrong train and
has to be returned. It happens more than you would think.

  View This Article

Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2019

Just found out today they are closing Southover yard in Savannah,

  View This Article

Name: Willard
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2019

They aren't going to tell local management when they're closing the
yard and if they knew, local management wouldn't tell you. They know
people would quit, people would call off, people would drag their feet
so work wouldn't get done. They know some railroad property might walk
away. They know attitudes would change and morale would be extremely low
if they told you when. You aren't going to find out when until that day
when they come in and tell you it's closing in  15 minutes. You think
they would go this far if they didn't already have the full plan? They
already know what's going to happen. They're bullshitting you so you
don't walk away before their plan is finished. The only reason it
didn't close last time was because of the Wellington derailment. Ask
your car department. They already know how many jobs are staying and
when. Mow has been doing a lot of work on CL&W to take some westbound
freight to Cleveland and bring eastbound to N.C. some will be set off
in blocks in Willard. Power switches can be controlled from anywhere.
Willard yms, you made your bed when you refused to do your jobs because
you still think it's not your work.

  View This Article

Name: Invest
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2019

Contract employees

Its the media blah blah and the pats on the back along with the blown
up recognition from everything but railroading that  keeps the company
afloat. Go to your employee gateway every week and see what they are
getting recognition for and who is investing in them. This is how a
company like CSX survives. This is how they keep investors interested.
A company that looks like it is favored by the public. Smoke and mirror
tactics that fool investors into staying on board. Thought is if a
company is trying so hard to be environmentally friendly and supports
so many other irrelevant causes they must be up and coming and will be
a favored asset in the publics eye. You all need to keep an eye on your
employee gateway articles. Maybe those investors are blind or have been
wined and dined . This is a way to keep them on board. Either way, like

  View This Article

Name: Willard
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 August 2019

The word outta willard is there is no certain date they are trying to do
it slow with no disruptions this came from local management my personal
opinion is this would have come a long time ago but they can't figure
out how to get it done those of u left in willard hang in there still
hope maybe they never figure it out once upon a time I was a willard
guy maybe one day will be again who knows one last thing fuck you csx

  View This Article

Name: Signing bonuses
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2019

After Hh left cn and cp the rr got such a bad reputation to not work
there from indeed and glassdoor and media. That they offered big
bonuses for retired rr to come back to work for rr. It was mostly
retired supervisors that came back. They where so desperate to find
employees it was awesome. No one would hire on and the ones that did ,
left shortly after. To this day they are having trouble finding people.
At cprail creel ceo was Hh Minnie me, he still is a militant cock
sucker. The best thing you all can do for yourself s is put in those
claims and grievances, and keep a copy for yourself. There will be a
pay day for them. It will just take time. And CSX has to deal with them
it is grieve for csx, and a paper trail that they don’t honour there
contracts. And if your job is cut and when mantle is gone they will beg
you to come back. Try and stick together brothers and sisters.

  View This Article

Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2019

Let’s just start our own Hedge Fund,   And take out Mantle Ridge and the
other Railroads

  View This Article

Name: HA!HA!
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2019


Inbound Logistics recognizes CSX for environmental performance!

Maybe someone should take a few pictures of the CSX engines blowing out
black smoke and leaking oil. You have got to be kidding me. Just who are
these people. Do they not pay any attention to the Locomotive out on the
road and in the yards?  They must blind as hell or they were bought off
for this publicity stunt!

  View This Article

Previous Next
don't click here