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Name: Re: m of w 10-20 yrs
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 July 2018

How long till Radnor is up and running and anyone hear of any other
yards getting some work done?

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Name: Robert Pines
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 July 2018

https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/local/railroad-crossing-safety-dos-and-donts-before-driving-across-the-tracks

So take the state transportation improvement plan for the next four
years and search RRX (railroad crossing) and get 60 hits. This year I
see $4.8 million missing altogether and the 21 crossings for signals
the next four years (only 5.25 crossings a year) look like the plan was
made by cross eyed baboons and winos. 5.25 crossings is $1.4 million so
more millions just walks into the robber barons or the state holding
hands pocket.

http://www.dot.ga.gov/InvestSmart/Documents/STIP/FY18-21/FinalSTIP-FY18-21.pdf
1. 2018 $4,000,000 
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/legsregs/directives/notices/n4510819/n4510819_t1.cfm
Revised Apportionment of Federal-Aid Highway Program Funds for Fiscal
Year (FY) 2018
GEORGIA gets $8,441,467 for railroad safety in 2018. So $4,441,467 is
missing from the plan PLUS the $400,000 state match required by law.
2019 $5,250,000 
2020 $5,250,000 
2021 $5,250,000 
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GSFR #620181T IN STATESBORO $ 265,000
654 0.022889 620181T GS GA BULLOCH STATESBORO ZETTEROWER AVENUE 0 0 0 0
0 XB 4 1 10 YES 3 11,670
=================
 NS #723164N $ 225,000
328 0.038317 723164N NS GA COOK SPARKS 0 0 1 0 0 SS 25 1 60 NO 1 30
=================
 NS #723175B IN LENOX $ 375,997
4209 0.001865 723175B NS GA COOK LENOX SHERMAN AVE 0 0 0 0 0 05/18 GT
12 2 60 NO 2 150
==================
 NS #723009J IN CORDELE $ 225,000
334 0.038008 723009J NS GA CRISP CORDELE 14TH AVENUE 0 0 0 0 0 SS 16 2
60 YES 2 1,383
===================
GSFR #723004A IN CORDELE $ 250,000
391 0.033111 723004A NS GA CRISP CORDELE 19TH AVE 0 0 0 0 0 SS 25 1 60
YES 2 335
===================
HRC #717472F  IN ROYSTON $ 200,000
2705 0.007980 717472F HRT GA FRANKLIN ROYSTON BOWERS ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 2
2 25 YES 2 620
====================
HRC #717473M IN ROYSTON $ 200,000
2333 0.009507 717473M HRT GA FRANKLIN ROYSTON HARTWELL ST 0 0 0 0 0 FL
2 1 25 YES 2 6,180
====================
HRC #717474U IN ROYSTON $ 200,000
2729 0.007980 717474U HRT GA FRANKLIN ROYSTON COLLEGE STREET 0 0 0 0 0
SS 2 2 25 YES 2 620
=====================
NS #726701W $ 250,000
933 0.017655 726701W NS GA HARALSON TALLAPOOSA DANIEL RD 0 0 0 0 0 XB
25 1 79 NO 2 140
=====================
NS #726718A $ 200,000
1569 0.013076 726718A NS GA HARALSON TALLAPOOSA DOE VALLEY DRIVE 0 0 0
0 0 SS 25 1 60 NO 2 80
=====================
NS #726715E $ 250,000 
4111 0.002521 726715E NS GA HARALSON TALLAPOOSA LINER RD 0 1 0 0 0
05/18 GT 6 1 79 YES 2 158
======================
NS #726712J $ 250,000
462 0.029144 726712J NS GA HARALSON TALLAPOOSA S KELLY ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB
25 1 60 YES 2 239
======================
CSX #848518D $ 218,000
4482 0.000341 848518D CSX GA JACKSON ARCADE ROCK FORGE ROAD 0 0 0 0 0
SS 0 1 25 YES 2 814
======================
NS #718224K IN MILNER $ 250,000
2051 0.010736 718224K NS GA LAMAR MILNER CEDAR ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 2 1 40
YES 2 463
======================
 NS #718225S IN MILNER $ 250,000
3486 0.005017 718225S NS GA LAMAR MILNER BIRCH ST 0 0 0 0 0 GT 2 1 40
YES 2 592
ALREADY HA GATES
======================
 NS #718226Y IN MILNER $ 250,000
1767 0.011941 718226Y NS GA LAMAR MILNER ZEBULON ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 2 1 40
YES 2 640
======================
NS #718329Y $ 255,000
18 0.133129 718329Y NS GA MONROE FORSYTH SOUTH CROSSOVER 0 0 0 1 2 SS 6
1 40 YES 2 1,010
======================
 NS #718345H $ 250,000
80 0.072467 718345H NS GA MONROE SMARR RUMBLE RD 0 0 0 0 0 05/17 SS 6 2
40 YES 2 930
=======================
 CSX #279552N IN CRAWFORDVILLE $ 250,000
421 0.031361 279552N CSX GA TALIAFERRO CRAWFORDVILLE  LEXINGTON ST 0 0
0 0 1 SS 1 1 50 YES 2 341
========================
CSX #279522W $ 140,000
3071 0.006595 279522W CSX GA WARREN CAMAK BAKER ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 1 3 35
YES 2 578
========================
NS #729100X $ 250,000
306 0.039991 729100X NS GA WAYNE JESUP MORNING GLORY 1 0 0 0 0 SS 9 1
49 YES 2 67
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Name: NoMo
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 July 2018

Hey Con...

The Brown Banana was deposited on New Years eve every year for seven or
eight years. That makes it a shit hole, doesn't it? :)

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Name: Benefits
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 July 2018

In my thirty four years as a rr, when it was contract time most people
just wanted to know how much of an increase they would receive. At the
same time that the company gave something every time they took
something out of the collective agreement that benefited the company.
And the members where not aware of the changes to rules. In the long
run the company saved money from rules changes. And members would say
when did that change happen.  But all as most people see is the prize
two three percent increase a year. And the company removes rules that
really benefited members. Look at the changes that are there now. 
Benefit the company not employees but members vote for these changes
and donít even know it.

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Name: Cond
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2018

NOMO


I hope your not calling this site a shit hole. I remember a day when
you were on here constantly. Even took the time to read it all year
long and post your brown banana awards. Find it interesting now that
your gone and things are 10 times worse you would call this a shit
hole.

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Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 July 2018

When guaranteed extra boards were established the unions had to give up
control of setting caps to CSX. People voted for it. When there wasn't
any guarantee the railroads didn't care how many were on it. It was
feast or famine. It's like rest days once people voted for
establishing them life changed. No longer could they mark off for
anything. The railroad response "you have rest days". I heard that
quite a bit on doctor appointments etc... Us Oldheads tried to warn
people on what would happen. WE were out numbered.

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Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 July 2018

NoMo

Glad to see you're still around. I'm like you I read more than post
these days. I did see Goober made a comment on here recently. It's
been 8 years since I retired from CSX. Time flies! I volunteered at the
VA the first 3 years. Then got a part-time job through Manpower working
with another railroad as a flagger on a short line. I use to run that
line when it was the C&O then CSX. It was only working with outside
contractors like VDOT etc... they replaced a lot of the old overpasses
over the tracks a lot of them were wooden. After 4 1/2 years I gave
that up last November. Time to start doing some serious traveling. Hope
life is treating you good?

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Name: Elmer
E-mail: no@nope.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2018

chicago yard crews have earned every CUT that they have received!! 
protect a shove? SURE,  drop a groundline and release the handbrakes,
SURE, anything to help the carrier, what a bunch of pussies. chicago
used to be a place where management feared to tread. NOT ANYMORE.
plenty of do-gooders willing to help the master.  very sad to see.

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Name: Sucker words
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 July 2018

I have always asked why national reps. Leave sucker works in the
collective agreement, gives company an out thatís why.  Should say will
provide, not say will provide when available. And the morons that climb
up on defective equipment and donít write it up or say they are taking
under protest. They just want to be that good old company boy. But when
something happens because you took bad order equipment and they hang you
for it. Your so surprised!! Rules and regulations are written for a
reason. I would not give this company an inch, I would on the radio or
in writing always inform them about there own rules.

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Name: sick!!!
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 July 2018

SICK OFF


CSX is up to their stupid tricks again with ghost trains popping out of
no where that aren't on the line up. Everyone knows why they do this
crap. Try to trick people into thinking they might actually get a whole
days rest and not have to mark off sick because they are getting out on
their rest every damn day. We all know there is no way in hell this
company doesn't know where these trains are and if they are planned.
Maybe we should be calling home land security and reporting that CSX
cant keep tract of where their trains are therefore they cant put them
on a schedule until they show up. Why else would trains just pop up out
of the wood work and not listed anywhere or cant be found on the TMCI
profile. This is a serious issue losing trains. Sounds like we need a
red alert.  Better just mark off sick and not get caught up in this
mess! Its safer to stay at home.

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

Each & every forum on this website has some interesting reading.
RR cos. are not & will never be..... employee friendly.
Here & there will be a decent supervisor, crew caller, etc., etc.
Those people are the minority, not the majority.  
The way it is & has been for a long time. 
Unions lame?  Maybe. Be worse out here without 'em.

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

RRJ,

Good to see you're still hangin' in there. I visit this shit hole
about every 3 months, nothing ever changes. It's the same bitches
there were 20 years ago only now I can enjoy a four finger and fatboy
whenever I want. Glad I'm gone but I do feel sorry for the new guys. I
use to look forward to going to work...this crew dreads going to work. I
wonder what ever happened to Goober?

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Name: Well said
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2018

Well said ....



Name: Ha!
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 July 2018

RRJIM.

deadhead by caboose.  You are older than dirt. This compnay has gotten
so bad no one gives a shit anymore. Mark off any way you can. These
bastards have kept boards so short and people on the street to the
point it's a damn nightmare. They reduced caps to a ridiculous level
for over a year now and the union's are just sitting on their
worthless asses doing nothing. Getting on the computer and fighting
for
a personal day before vacation time is a frickin joke. On the computer
at midnight fighting with everyone else for it. They violate the
agreement like it's no big deal. Always have. Supposed to keep enough
people hired and xbd full to cover agreed caps and days off. Just
another frickin stab in our backs.just like the availabity policy. So
Mark off sick at hotel, redblock or what ever you can do to take care
of yourself and your plans. Screw this company and their back stabbing
lying chiefs and their favortism to their pet crews. karma is a bitch.
Their trains can sit and rot!

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Name: Ha!
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 July 2018

RRJIM.

deadhead by caboose.  You are older than dirt. This compnay has gotten
so bad no one gives a shit anymore. Mark off any way you can. These
bastards have kept boards so short and people on the street to the
point it's a damn nightmare. They reduced caps to a ridiculous level
for over a year now and the union's are just sitting on their
worthless asses doing nothing. Getting on the computer and fighting for
a personal day before vacation time is a frickin joke. On the computer
at midnight fighting with everyone else for it. They violate the
agreement like it's no big deal. Always have. Supposed to keep enough
people hired and xbd full to cover agreed caps and days off. Just
another frickin stab in our backs.just like the availabity policy. So
Mark off sick at hotel, redblock or what ever you can do to take care
of yourself and your plans. Screw this company and their back stabbing
lying chiefs and their favortism to their pet crews. karma is a bitch.
Their trains can sit and rot!

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Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 July 2018

I never saw anyone mark off at the AFHT unless it was an real emergency
such as death in the family, illness etc... in those cases even CSX
would DH the entire crew home. If CSX didn't then someone came to pick
the person up. CSX didn't usually go that route seeing now they had to
DH someone down as a replacement. Someone marks off over rest days &
vacation at the AFHT? If they did and had airline reservations etc...
why not have the wife or a friend drive down and pick them up. Back
when we deadheaded by caboose every now & then someone's
wife/girlfriend/friend would drive to pick us up or one of the crew had
a car at the AFHT instead of having to ride the train. Every railroader
knows when you get that call no telling when you'll return. It's
always been that way. If your rest days fell into that time frame you
just called to start it when you got back. If you're going on vacation
mark off or set up a PL day. It's always been a game even before CSX. I
don't know any railroad that liked people marking off at a AFHT.

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Name: Retired conductor 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 July 2018

Hogger:
     I worked at a terminal that had CSX and Conrail yards. Before the
merger the Conrail guys bitched just as much as we did about stupid
management. Face it, it's built in to our job. I did chuckle a little
reading nostalgia on here for Ward and Sanborn. Unfortunately now it's
10 times worse. All you can do is watch your back and your buddies'.
Wall street and the media are catching on. I have seen two articles
this week about the phoney measurements CSX publicly puts out.

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Name: Lloyd
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2018

First things first.  There's a lot of illiterate RR workers who post on
here and many who know very little about rr life or give 2 damns about
how much you sacrifice for your family and yourself for doing a
non-thankful job on a daily. We forgive you. To my fellow union
members, make this labor day a day that you send a message to the
people who think they own you.  Make this a turning point in history if
you have to.  Make it a day that unites the RR worker that tells these
companies you/we stand together as a whole.  Put your co-worker before
your selfish need and stand together and lay off.  Make them know you
truly stand as one.  I cannot stress enough that if you aren't with
your brothers union strong you will fall.  They cannot replace our
knowledge as hard as they might try.  Lets make this year and next year
as a time when we finally bind together.  There is no other message they
understand. Please lay off Monday September 3rd no matter what the
reason and stand in unity just one time.  Losing your stock award
shouldn't be an excuse.  Getting 3 or 4 points shouldn't be an
excuse.  If this company already has you that afraid then you no longer
have a right to complain.  If our union leadership had any backbone they
would have already sent you this message but they don't! I know you
don't know me.  But I know you.  I know many of you who read this
website.  I care about you.  Put it on a bathroom wall.  Put it on the
door you open up you hit your head on.  Put it on that label that tells
you not to undo the latches thats always scratched out.  Brothers you
know what I'm talking about.  Enough is enough.

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Name: To hogger
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 July 2018

My last four years at cprail was working with Hh as ceo. Before Hh the
management where pretty desent people that you could work for. Once Hh
came and made management drink the Kool  aid it was like they got a
brain virus they where robots for Hh. You could not trust one word that
came out of managements mouth h. They turned on us all it was
unbelievable. They all sold there soul to the devil Hh. They where so
scared of being fired that management turned on management. Some ended
up in the mental hospital on stress leave. Some resigned before they
got fired. The nonsense goes on and on. But the guys never forgot the
treatment we recieved. Hh is gone but creel the ceo that Hh appointed
is the same deal as Hh and Foote.  They work out of Hh rule book. What
I have learned is the good old days of trust and work ethic is gone. If
your a long service employee just try and get to the finish line. If
your a new guy run like heíll and get out before the rr destroys your
life. The money is ok but that is all. There are good jobs out there
with less money but you can have a normal life. You only walk threw
life once, the call is yours.

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Name: Hogger
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 July 2018

Wake up!!!

this kind of mismanagement has been going on since day one of the
conrail take over. Over 20 years for us and there is no doubt in any
old heads mind it has been the standard practice for CSX everywhere. No
one is shocked or surprised. It's always something new and stupid with
this company.  However what is not acceptable is the unethical behavior
that is getting out of control with the chiefs and self appointed yms
who think they are management. They are raping the hell out of the
agreements as usual but now they are totally destroying rest days and
vacations.  Our agreement was written so people could be home on their
scheduled rest days and home for vacations. In the last 2 months 3 men
have missed flights because the chiefs wouldnt flip them home on their
scheduled vacation times. They are refusing to flip engineers home when
they mark off at their AFHT on their rest day.  They say no one is to
flip but then turn around and flip those who aren't starting their
rest days. LC and their favorites get flipped. Promises are made and
lies are told. It's time to record every single conversation with
management and file charges against those that blow you smoke and lie
to you. If you have to, mark off sick before vacation time to make your
flights. Mark off sick at the hotel if need be. Mark off redblock. this
blatant disregard for our agreements and quality of life is out of
control. It's time for the ax to fall on the opposition.  Total
disrespect for the crews is at an all time high. Enough is enough. If
the General chairmen won't listen and do something soon it will a
battle from hell. Nip this crap in the butt now. It's bad and only
going to get worse if you don't take a stand now!

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Name: Competance
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 July 2018

With Hh now Foote the name of the game is to fire people that know what
they where doing to show employees headoffice has big teeth. Now you
replace these people with yes men that donít have a clue. And you do
this in every department and you end up with what you have now. The.
The people that donít have a clue and resign and they replace these
people that know absolutely nothing. Put in the time get the checks if
you sit in yard or siding think of it this way. Easy money let the
management figure it out, only move when told!

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