Asleep At The Wheel

Casey Jones you'd better,
watch your speed...

    "The railroad is a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week operation", many of us have been told, when requesting some extra 'rest' between jobs. Unfortunately, the people that make the railroad move, like all other people, do not operate "24 hours a day, 7 days a week".

    Anyone who's worked around the clock has either seen, or experienced first-hand, the inevitable effects of sleep deprivation. Maybe it was you, maybe it was the jitney driver, maybe it was....

    The real fun is when someone tries to explain to the crew-caller that they are too tired to go to work.

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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 March 2017

Many of the so-called BS rules are in place account of all the FNGs the
last 20+ years.  My favorite is (after making a coupling, whatever)
someone transmitting via the radio states: ....."go ahead and back
up".....   Which way is the engineer supposed to move?

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Name: Hugh Jorgan
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 March 2017

That "place of safety" is about dumbest pile of bull shit they came up
with thus far in all my years.  Maybe they will throw it out soon. 
That's like saying "I'm in the clear"...why the hell would I tell
you to back up if I'm in the way?  That previous bunch has just about
run this operation in the ground with such bull shit rules!

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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 March 2017

Wtf..... can't walk and shove, ride tank cars on a shove ,can't walk
on the walk ways while moving on the engine ...... now totally legal to
get on and off moving equipment..... about only good thing about hunter,
 relaxed rules and sensible rules. Not someone did something stupid and
ban it and make it a rules violation. At least we will be able to do
our work without looking over your shoulder wondering if someone is
watching you for a hour just so they can  fail you on a O TEST.

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Name: Clyde
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2017

CSx New ceo will make roughly $ 204,000.00/Day and T&E needs to take pay

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Name: Ben Dover
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 March 2017


Interesting! All shareholders should pay close attention to this
before they vote.

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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2017

we here in the yard have been told, you will be ready to work as soon as
your shift begins. if your yard jobs starts at 1500 you will be ready to
walk out to your power at 1500. if its snowing outside , you will have
your anti slip spike boots on at 1500 and they are implying that they
want you putting your boots on , your vest on and safety glasses on at
home and being ready to work at your on duty time. and if you are not
ready you better have a answer for them why you are not dressed and
ready. only acceptable answers will be getting bulletins, getting job
briefing , or waiting on power. so if its 1505 and you don't have your
boots on you will be written up . you drinking a coffee and eating a
doughnut at 1503... bam written up......saying hello to a co worker you
haven't seen in a while and bam...... write up. so now you can get on
and off moving equipment and not get in trouble, but not have on YOUR
csx safety gear on and ready to go 2 minutes after you star time
BAM........... WRITTEN UP!!!!!!!!!

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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 March 2017

I'm being recalled from furlough , should I come back or keep my 8 to 4
pm job. Is hunter going to cut more conductors off , what should I do

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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 March 2017

I find this site so interesting. every one is in a panic with disgust
for their pay check. Some have been around for a few years, mostly it
seam's less that 10 from their comments.

If you work for CSX you should love H. Harrison, he will take care of
those that WORK, and reward them with so much.

If you run a Locomotive, do it well.
If you handle the cars, do it well
If you manage employees, do it well
If you call crew's, do it well

If you don't can ya see the street.

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E-mail: hharris@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 11 March 2017




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Name: Chad Wilbourn
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2017

Hey guys.  That 300 million you are paying Hunter is way too much.  I'd
screw up your railroad for a fraction of that.  I come cheaper because I
bought my degree from a diploma mill.  Hunter cut off 1000 workers
before he even started.  That's pretty good, but I'd also cut off any
tuition assistance cause that's a waste.

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Name: news
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 March 2017


Before you start your ranting and raving over the bus/train crash in
Mississippi take about 5 minutes to use what ever little heart you have
left in the body of yours and feel sorry for the crew members who
probably pissed on themselves before they impacted a charter bus full
of people.  

Everyone take 5 minute of silence to pray for the crew members who's
lives will never be the same after this because of the loss of life.
They will be grilled and put under the microscope and made miserable to
weeks to come. Its a shame the driver wasn't paying better attention. 
Its a shame the crew couldn't have predicted the drivers moves and
stopped in time. Many lives will be changed now because someone just
wasn't paying attention.

God bless all the family members who lost loved ones!

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Name: Goofy clown 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 March 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Strong leadership on the Operations team is critically important as we
work to deliver greater efficiency and regain our industry leadership
position. To guide Operations through this transition effectively, I am
announcing changes to my senior leadership team. These are individuals
in whom I have the utmost confidence based on their deep experience,
passion for our business and unwavering commitment to CSX. Together,
they will help us continue to expedite our advancements in safety,
service and efficiency.

These leadership changes reflect our stated intention to reorganize our
operations around the primary and local networks to improve efficiency
and service to our customers. The leaders will report to me, unless
otherwise indicated. Effective immediately:

Mike Pendergrass will continue to serve as Chief Transportation
Officer, leading the implementation of our network segmentation
strategy. Reporting to Mike are:
∑         Jermaine Swafford, who is appointed vice president of
Transportation, with responsibility for our Primary Network;
∑         Gery Williams, who is appointed to the newly created position
of vice president of the Local Network, with responsibility for helping
us further improve first-mile, last-mile service to our customers; and
∑         Bob Frulla, who will have expanded responsibility as vice
president of Network Operations, with oversight of Customer Service,
Passenger Operations and PTC.
The corridor structure will be further supported by the leadership of
Larry Koster, who will serve as General Manager of the Eastern
Corridor, headquartered in Florence, S.C.; David Hamby, who will serve
as General Manager of the Central Corridor, headquartered in Atlanta,
Ga.; and Bill Setser, who will serve as General Manager of the Northern
Corridor, headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. Larry, David and Bill will
report to Jermaine.

Brian Barr is promoted to vice president of Mechanical, in recognition
of his strong performance as chief mechanical officer for the Southern

John Bradley is appointed vice president of Service Design, having
previously served as vice president of Southern Region Transportation.
The Car Management and Process Excellence teams will now report to

Rod Logan is appointed assistant vice president of Safety, responsible
for further strengthening our focus and performance in this critical

Ricky Johnson will remain as vice president of Engineering, with
expanded responsibility to include oversight of our Highly Automated
Railroad initiatives.

Mike Smith, Jim Marks and John Hart are retiring. Mike, Jim and John
have made important contributions to CSX during their many years of
service, for which we are immensely grateful. We wish them equal
success in their future endeavors.

The Operations leaders will work together over the coming weeks to
finalize their reporting structures. Please join me in supporting them
as they take on new responsibilities and help us safely and reliably
serve our customers and our nationís economy.


Cindy Sanborn

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Name: Fed up
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 March 2017

Why don't you Robert Pines followers stop wasting space on here by
complaining about stuff that doesn't matter. You faggots need help.
Grow some balls and stop hiding behind a computer screen and do
something about it. You mom and dad raised a coward. Stick Robert Pines
up your butt..

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 February 2017

Our Division Manager was at depot yesterday and we are being told Cindy
Sanborn is no longer with csx.

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Name: hugh jorgan
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 February 2017

Robert Pines for President!!

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Name: jason wilkerson
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 February 2017

anybody need their grass cut?  i'm looking for a job.

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Name: Legal
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 January 2017


Everything you posted was 100% correct. What you did not post was the
fact that the members do not need the union to start a chain reaction
of worry within the companies upper management. What the members fail
to understand is the power they have in reporting constant violations
of federal and state laws. We received a call a few days ago from a
concerned crew member who was being forced to violate FRA laws and
regulations and wanted to know what to do. He was advised to
immediately call the appropriate FRA representative and file a
complaint. His first comment was one of fear of retaliation. He was
them asked why did he bother to call if he wasn't going to take the
advise and if he expected us to call that wasn't going to happen. He
was the one in the situation and knew what was happening.

People, if you know your unions are worthless and possibly bought under
the table then it is your responsibility to take control of your
situation. The carrier can easily violate your union agreement. If you
have not figured that out yet then your in for a long miserable haul
working for the railroad.
The carrier CAN NOT break state and federal laws. Yes, they do on a
daily basis but it is up to you to report these violations and to send
a message to the company that you mean business. If your rights are
violated on a daily basis then the state and federal regulators should
know when are being violated as well. This is not a fair game that the
railroads are playing and you can not expect to play fair and make a
difference. It doesn't work that way. 
Take a stance and do what is right. Report all violations and demand
fair play and treatment for yourself and your state and federal

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Name: future conductor
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 January 2017

Can any of you railroaders explain this?I know a guy that was told by
csx that he was hired for a track worker position.For some reason csx
kept giving him the run around made him take a drug test and physical 2
or 3 times but never told him he failed anything.For whatever reason he
was never hired by csx after being told he had the job and was never
given an explanation as to why he wasn't hired.Anybody know why csx
did this?

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Name: mediator
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 January 2017


Did you remember the webmaster at Christmas. Did you show your
gratitude for having a place to come and post your problems and inform
the public of the true conditions of working for CSX? If not, now would
be a good time to open your hearts and send him a thankyou. Im sure
anything you send him would be greatly appreciated. You can visit
amazon.com and check through his wish list(Atom Smasher). Show some
support for the man who gives you a place to vent and brainstorm the
best ways to handle the intimidation, harassment and the day to day
insane business tactics that we all deal with!

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU!  Maybe this year will be a better year and we
will finally get paid the claims that are due us. Especially the ones
we have been waiting for more than 4 years!

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Name: csx lover
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 January 2017

Hogger its people like you that give the railroad a bad name.You are a
pussy.You would be better suited working at burger king flippin burgers
and spittin on onion rings.You get on this site and hide behind a screen
name and trash the very company that gives you a paycheck.You act like a
little bitch.

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