Article 1277 of 7090 articles posted under "Asleep At The Wheel"


Name: Trskip
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 May 2017

Name: WTF
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2017

Witnesed first hand the SC DISPATCHER in Nashville fuck up and not
a southbound HD crew an ec-1 for a 25 mph around Ekin mile post. He
comes on the radio and says after they've knocked down the southward
Amqui signal .......hey can you guys just slow your speed down to
25 mph for the next few miles account rough track......Are you fucking
kidding me.....have a train crew miss that speed order and bam!  They
on the street. Garbage ass dispatching. Ol HH will weed their asses
soon enough.

10-20 Years?  How have you survived this long without a basic
understanding of how things work?  A dispatcher taking a slow order
from MOW can't be expected to instantly know where a train is, cannot
merely knock down every absolute signal until he knows either.  Cannot
give a signal if an unbulletined order exists when requesting the
signal.  We're better off not becoming cannibals attacking other union
brothers.  You need to consider that dispatchers & yardmasters are
having additional work out upon them without any additional
compensation.  I have seen every desk I deal with doubled in
responsibility since I started.  The yardmaster situation is even
worse.   While some RFE's were drones, many I encountered were decent
guys just trying to doma job per F RA and company rules.  It is my
understanding that the RFE's who were not shifted into Trainmaster
slots were not given anything, merely left to look for a place to work.
 Stranded, some far away from their seniority, with houses and families
to move.  We need to consider who the real enema is here.

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