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: Tiredofthemadness
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 October 2018

Just wondering why all you fools are arguing with one another, when the
real problem is the union and the carrier. It's the conductors job
it's the engineers job both are lazy . No shit we are all lazy to a
point. blah blah blah... This is what the company wants, us to fight
over dumb shit and the unions do to we should get rid of one union and
keep the other I dont care which one it is. I have been a member of
both and they are both worthless.The problem with this of course is all
the kick backs that the higher holding positions for both unions would
lose... we need to stand together that's what unions are supposed to
do not give to one craft and not to the other.I do not know to many
other jobs that have 2 different unions in one company......why is this
o yeah to keep us at odds

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Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 October 2018

Union Pacific CSX to merge in next 3 years.

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Name: other
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 October 2018


Watched a little about it on channel 13 news. Happened in Hart county
KY.  No big deal. Just a stupid trespasser.

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Name: ?
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 October 2018


Do you know if they sent out a TM to find the guys head?  Make sure one
was there to cover the media? Not hearing anything about it except

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Name: Management fall guys
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 October 2018

Management under the ceo are the fall guys, for the ceo to be able to
avoid the responsibility of being fined or jailed. The management that
encourages taking short cuts to speed up the operations of the railroad
know they are taking a chance. And if something happens injury death,
damage to equipment and infrastructure falls   on that manager. Which
leaves him in a position to be fined or jailed and fired . The ceo gets
to play stupid as to say he had no knowledge of the way that manager
took short cuts and did not do his due diligence set out by company
policy. The ceo is the Teflon Don. And these managers are more than
willing,to put themselves in this position, as scape goats. And doing
this just for the title of manager and gratification  from his

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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 October 2018

I guess theyíll be called Tardmasters ,,,, LOL

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Name: news!
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 October 2018


Just heard about the man who got his head cut off by a wire on a pole
while riding the top of one of your intermodal cars. Report said there
were 3 hitchhikers riding the train when the train took a pole out with
a wire and it cut one of the guys head off!  Crazy crap!  Who rides the
top of a tote train. Said they traveled 30 miles before they were
stopped. Didn't know they were on the train!
I just hope the crew had all their proper paper work and wasn't
ordered out with out clearance bureau messages and other stuff that
happens a lot! Going to be officials all over that stuff!

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Name: !!!
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 October 2018


Cant believe they are actually going back to running puller jobs in
Indy conventional. Why would they all of the sudden decide to put the
remotes on hold? Did their contract with the parts supplier and
maintenance finally run out?  Got to be some shady reason other than
they are getting smart and going back to the old school way of
railroading. HHMMM. Got to wonder. Maybe there are more reports coming
out about the back injuries and wear and tear on the upper body lugging
that box around!

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Name: Finally 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 October 2018

The company is finally doing something smart. Yardmaster are now being
trained to do trainmaster duties. Eliminating the Trainmasterís. Lower
level management is getting kicked in the balls now. Hehehe . Howís it
feel now ladies?

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Name: eng
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 October 2018


Looks good on paper, but whats going to happen when they decide to
screw you out of your pay because they decided that it was not written
and agreed upon as they thought fit the moment they realize they have
to pay you some actual money? Just like they have done to the engineers
for years. screwing the hell out of us on time tickets that are legit
and are explained in black and white. Just had a TM tell me he was
ordered to rotate the tickets issued for recrewing dead trains  on line
of road by long pool hours of service train crews. Said they were told
to issue the tickets as J-job tickets one week then issue them by the
agreed terms of the union agreement, which is calling the crew out as a
Q12301R(example)!  Every time they issue the tickets as a J Job they try
and combine the tickets and refuse to pay the trip rate and if they pay
anything it is just a basic day.
You going to sue the union when they let them screw you over. You going
to set an example to the company that your not going to take a hosing
from them? Lets see how long you get your pay before they hose you and
start stealing!

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Name: Lost
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 October 2018

CSX is not the only rr victim of hedge fund hacks. They strip the
company down to bare,bones and donít leave till nothing left to profit
from. Until  they cash in there share and move on expect more of the
same. The next ceo will have to try and build CSX from employee moral
infrastructure everything. Went threw it with Hh he was an animal. Best
of luck to you all. Shitty way to earn a living now at rr.

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Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 08 October 2018

Where you at union? We can't get personal business anymore!
All you PRO UNION guys that always praise the union must be idiots. The
union looked good when they didn't have to do anything but as soon as
mantle ridge came in and it was time for the union to do something they
folded. Look at all we have lost! Does anyone remember the good ole days
that ended 2 years ago?

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Name: You Tee You
E-mail: Jamie_Modesitt@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 October 2018

(Former B&O Railroad Company) 
And its employees represented by 
SMART Transportation Division 
(NMAD/B&O General Committee) 

This Agreement is in reference to our discussions concerning the
Carrier's operational 
request to establish Meet and Turn service exclusively on the B&O/NMAD

Therefore, the following are the terms and conditions under which Meet
and Turn
assignments shall be advertised and worked without prejudice to each
party's position on 
how such assignments are to be paid and operated under the terms of the
B&O Schedule 

It is hereby agreed: 
1) Meet and Turn road assignments shall be advertised in accordance 
with Rule 59. The meet and turn location will be designated but will be

subject to daily operating conditions. 
Note: Should there be any issues with the location of the train swap 
area, such issues will be addressed between the SMART-TD Local 
Chairperson with jurisdiction and the Local Management. Should 
the issue(s) be unable to be resolved locally, the matter shall be 
forwarded to the SMART-TD General Chairperson and the 
Carrier's HOO for handling. 

2) Employees working Meet and Turn service will be paid the 
established trip rate between the parties or the applicable rate based
on the 
class of service. If an employee is run through to the opposite
terminal for 
operational necessity, the employee will be returned to the home
by a combination deadhead upon arrival. An employee will not be
to tum out of the opposing terminal on a train without an additional
3) Employees in Meet and Turn service will be provided an allowance 
of three (3) hours at the class of service working in addition to the 
established trip rate. The additional three (3) hours will not be
factored into 
when a crew would start overtime. Furthermore, the three (3) hours in 
addition to all other earnings will not be included when making
for Guaranteed Extra Board payments.

4) Employee's working Meet and Tum service shall not be held at 
other than the home terminal. Should unforeseen circumstances, or an 
emergency require employees to be held at the opposite terminal, 
employees will be paid in accordance with the controlling agreement(s)
held away, meals, ID meals, etc. 

5) Employees working Meet and Turn service will not be used in short 
turn around service or tied-up at intermediate points, except in case
emergency as defined in Rule 100, Section 11 of the B&O Schedule 

6) Employees not used through no fault of their own, including 
observing RSIA rest, or annulments for any reason shall be paid no less

than the earnings of their assignment. 

7) The provisions of Rule 101 (Paid Holidays) and Rule 100, Section 
19, E (Personal Leave Days) will apply to all employees working in Meet

and Tum service established by this Agreement, regardless of the

8) Meet and Turn assignment vacancies will be protected by the 
Conductor's extra board at the supply point. Assignments that cannot
filled by the respective extra board will be filled in accordance with
Schedule Rule 67 (c), 11. 
This agreement may be cancelled by either party giving a twenty (20)
day written Notice to 
the other. In the interim, this Understanding will remain in effect. 

Signed in Jacksonville, Florida, on October 1, 2018.

Jamie C Modesitt - UTU B&O NMAD GCA

JASON Floyd - CSX Director Labor Relations

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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 October 2018

Well why can't a licensed engineer get off his butt & do a walking
inspection?  Secure the locomotive(s) --  hit the ballast. 
What the hell, engineers sound off like they can do \ know everything.
Surely then, they can do that also. Many of their big mouths & attitudes
cause as much, perhaps a lot more, hassles than a Conductor who may
hesitate to inspect a train.

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Name: Loco
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 October 2018

Cond. 30 
Really man?  If your not a licensed engineer your ass will get off and
do your job for sure. If repairs have to be made and train has to be
moved at all your not allowed by law to be sitting in that seat running
the controls. Other guy is right. Read conductors job description. Take
care of your cars. Hoggers will take care of the motors. Team work is
the most important. Just do your frickin job.
If it's 2 3/4 miles long take a crew pack, sandwhich and walk nice and
slow and safely. No job is so urgent or so important you can't take the
time to do it safely.

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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 October 2018

Talledega , roll tide = FMLA .........send a drone over that .

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Name: Conductor training
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 October 2018

If your a conductor and your not a 100% sure of what your job
responsibilities are then you better take a refresher course, or maybe
find another job. If there was an accident there because of your
willingness to neglect your due diligence. And the company allows you
to work. The company is liable, could be sued and criminally charged as
well as the conductor.  Iíve been an rr for 35 years and it is
unbelievable that you inept conductors where not weeded out during your
probation period. You have your rule books and you can and have the time
to refer to them if your not sure of yourself. You conductors  that are
lazy are making a good case for the company to go to one person crews.
Try and find a job outside of the rr that pays as good as conductor
get. I donít feel sorry for lazy people that lose there jobs. Your paid
good money to know and do your job. Smarten up!

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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 October 2018

It doesn't have to say who makes the walking inspection. It's in the
conductors job description. That's our job.

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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 October 2018

There are rules written in black & white on paper in books, etc., that
state when a walking inspection must be made on a train.   Which rule,
if there's any such thing, clarifies "who" exactly must do the
walking inspection?

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Name: Conductor due diligence 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 October 2018

I will keep this short, conductors that do not want to do there due
diligence of inspecting his train after emergency application. Should
not worry what the company will do to you. If there is death injury
,environment , hazard because you refused to properly do your job. You
are most likely to be charged with criminal negligence,and if found
guilty you will suffer the consequences of the law.

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