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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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Name: Retired Now
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 July 2019

C'mon everyone.  It's not anywhere near real true railroading
anymore.
Hasn't been for quite some time. 
 
Truth is, railroads are very expensive to operate - have to have
investors, stock holders, etc.  Actually it's always been that way.  
In today's world, those people seem to expect to quadruple any money
they invest. Stockholders elect the board of directors who rule over
the ceo.  Previous regime is still in place isn't it?  They all must
be content with the way things are going.  Think they're concerned
about employees or the public?  

I left.  Transferred every bit of my csx stock to a very reputable
trustworthy investment firm last week.

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Name: Blacksmith 
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Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 July 2019

What sounds better CXUP or UPSX ? I personally think UPSX is Perfect..

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

Really good sign that a merger is gonna happen soon!!

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Name: cond
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

HR ....

I went to the union site and put in my vote against one man crews. I
got an email response from the Indiana representative in Washington
that was nothing but discouraging and Im pretty sure it was a computer
generated response that everyone gets.  He basically stated that the
implementation of the PTC is able to replace one of the crew members
and it is being accepted across the railroad industry,

Fra is supposed to be at Avon yard the rest of the week. Walking around
asking questions and acting like they are interested in the derailments
and accidents. Everyone there should be bombarding them with questions
on how they plan on handling the crap that's going to happen when one
man Is on the train and shit goes south or someone ends up dead or in a
comma because no one else was with them in the middle of frickin no
where to help them out when they get sick or they are just too damn
tired to be running a train and the company wont let them off!

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

This is not a surprise.  The culture with this company is ridiculous. 
Half the managers and employees should be bagging groceries at the
local supermarket.  The company does not hired based upon skills and
talent, but the buddy, buddy, system and those that canít ďcut the
mustardĒ (only literally) in the craft they came from.  The good ones
leave the company or go back to the craft.  We deserve better than
this.  I am only around until I feel the time is right to make the
switch as I have kids and waiting until I have enough money to start a
business without all the risk.  The union is a joke too.  In T & E on
the road, many of us donít know when we will work, or what our days off
will be as they keep adding variables. The average person has know idea
of this concept trying to sleep at a hotel during the day with doors
banging, vacuum cleaners running, or at home when work calls at 8 pm,
10 pm, and 12 am and then finally a job you have to take at 5 am.   I
know I have developed health problems such as depression, high blood
pressure, high cholesterol, circadian rhythm disorder and now diabetes,
and I live a pretty active lifestyle and not overweight by much.  The
company rewards laziness by extra money and deadheads.  Those of us
that can get trains over the road are rewarded with longer days and
more hotel time.  I guess I should become subpar.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

Time for Foote and company to go!!      Get someone in here that can
move freight!!

PSR is a failure

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

CSX is in big trouble,     Stock is down 12%. Almost 10.00 a share.

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Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

CSX stock dropping lost $8.00 today.

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Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. 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 my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís 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 at
risk

PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
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 thereís 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
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
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. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít 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
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going
strong.
  Its common sense
thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the
railroads
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
how
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
helped
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
severely
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
them
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. 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 back
and trouble shoot another unit after alarms are going off. The
engineer
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
blind
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
thick
you cant see a foot in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC
does
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
over
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
yards.
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
to
call stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road.
As
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is
no
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
1
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick
and
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance
policy
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the
time.
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
must
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while
the
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. 
THIS ONE MAN CREW IDEA IS THE MOST UNSAFE AND IRRESPONSIBLE IDEA that
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
make
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!

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 July 2019

Footeís final words on the Earnings call today were ď Weí Here to make
our shareholders Rich and Famous!!Ē       Watch out!!       No one is
safe!!!!    Buckle up gonna be an interesting ride!!

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Name: 
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 July 2019

Mr. Conductor: you are ahead of curve and have the Right Attitude!!

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Name: Grow up pussies 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2019

Grow up you bunch of pussies.The old timers on the railroad had it alot
tougher than yall ever will.They did what they had to do this new
generation aint nothing but a bunch of pussies.grow up

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Name: Futurama Railroader
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2019

" trainmaster supervisor"
Your a regular clown azz. Its people like you that make GOOD employees
like me tell them to shove it in there ass and quit.
I'll bet if you didn't have your job there you'd be the night
supervisor of a hot dog cart in front of a 24 hour Home Depot

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Name: 
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 July 2019

Never saw a more ungrateful childish and lazy bunch of workers as there
is working on the road today. Worried and bitching about everything
except doing what your PAID to do move the damn freight over the Road
Safely and Efficiently. Most contract t/e employees need to reevaluate
there damn priorities when it comes to doing there JOB.

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Name: Futurama Railroader
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2019

Pension...? Who said i wasn't going to get my Railroad Retirement.
Once you're vested you're vested you're going to get it it's all
based on your years of service in the amount you're going to get
before I quit I called railroad retirement and they sent me an atom
ization of what my retirement would get if I quit I decided that was
more than enough and that a couple hundred dollars more a month for
another 12 years of Agony at that s*** hole wasn't worth it.
So people don't be fooled into thinking if you quit you're going to
lose your Railroad Retirement call Railroad Retirement they'll send
you an  atomization of your retirement with your years of service.

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Name: Futurama Railroader
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

"The rock"...
Good for you !! I put in almost 20 years in that shit hole .they took
me outta service for some b.s and i never even went back just ignored
tbe letters
Tell they sent me a letter saying I was 
" terminated" 
What a bunch of self conceding dumbfucks
If someone leaves work and they don't come back for nine months that
pretty much means they quit!!!
They don't understand when people don't play their games so like
yourself I am so much happier and healthier and I tell everybody on
here don't let them f*** you around go get another job and when you do
don't even bother to resign let them figure it out

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Name: The rock 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

I got taken oos in May for supposedly giving a engine camera the finger.
Well 12 days later recieved a phone call saying just come in and sign a
waiver so you can get back to work. They charged me with
insubordination. The evidence shows a picture of the back of my body
with my middle finger sticking out. So I signed it and returned to
work. Job insurance paid me in full after my statement and reviewing
the evidence . I always said if they took me oos I would get another
job. First day oos I got online and did a job search. Anyway yesterday
I resigned been working a new career since July first and I'm happier
than I been in years. Over eight years of that dictatorship was enough
for me . Wish the best of luck for those that choose to stay.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

Trainmaster/ Stupidvisor

Give it up, you don't work the hours like we do.  You haven't a clue.
 Thats why you're a STUPIDVISOR!

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Name: Puddin stick 
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

Quit the crying and whining.If you don't like  the job leave you were
told these things when you were hired but you didn't care all you saw
was the money and benefits.We told you this was a 365 day 24/7
operation and gave each one of you the opportunity to get up and leave
at the hiring sessions.So shut your crybaby  ass  up and either do the
job we tell you to or quit its that simple.The puddin stick has spoken

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Name: UPcond.
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

csx

What is it with your dumb ass yardmasters always calling your #2 main
line the controlled siding. there is NO CONTROLLED SIDING according to
your timetables we have and bulletins. Do they not know that alotof
controled sidings in yard limits are controlled by the yard? the mains
are controlled by the dispatcher. There are some rule differences too.
These idiots confuse the hell out of new people and foreign line crews.
I don't give a shit what it used to be, call it what it is. Jeeez. No
wonder CSX has so many accidents in their yards.

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