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Since I go through the server logs regularly, I just thought I'd take this opportunity to point out that all of the comments in defense of the company seem to come from Jacksonville, while complaints come from everywhere that the company does business.

You do the math.



Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2019

Got some more great news. We need more inspiration and positive thinking
letís keep getting the word out we can win this fight. Here is the
latest on two person crew bill. 

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. 
5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a two-person crew bill into law
on August 9, becoming the third state to pass such a railroad safety
bill in 2019. 

Senate Bill 24, or the ďTwo Person Freight Train Act,Ē provides that:
ďno rail carrier shall operate a train or light engine used in
connection with the movement of freight unless it has an operating crew
consisting of at least 2 individuals. Provides that the minimum freight
train crew size shall remain in effect until a federal law or rule
encompassing the subject matter has been adopted.Ē 

The intent of the bill is to protect public safety. It reads in part:
ďIt is the public policy of the State of Illinois to enhance public
safety by establishing a minimum freight train operating crew size to
address the transportation of all freight, including, but not limited
to, hazardous and volatile materials, on the railroads of Illinois. The
transportation of this freight, coupled with substantially longer
trains, creates significant health, safety, and security concerns for
local communities. Adequate railroad operating personnel are critical
to ensuring railroad operational safety and security and in supporting
first responder activities in the event of a hazardous material
incident, grade crossing incident, or mechanical failure.Ē

It passed in the Senate following its third reading on April 11, 2019,
and passed in the House following its third reading on May 21. The bill
was referred to the Governorís office on June 19. 

BLET Illinois State Legislative Board Chairman Paul Piekarski spent
months lobbying for passage of the bill, and delivered key testimony
before a major hearing of the Illinois House Transportation, Roads and
Bridges Committee on May 7, 2019. Also testifying were Bob Guy and Mike
Renkin of SMART TD. Several BLET members were seated in the hearing
room, including: BLET Illinois SLB 1st Vice Chris Falaney, Division
683; BLET Illinois SLB 2nd Vice Chairman Rick Leschina, Division 32;
BLET Illinois SLB 3rd Vice Chairman Cory Martin, Division 135;
Legislative Representative Jacub Szyzdek, Division 458; and Legislative
Representative Nick Billingsley, Division 251. The bill passed out of
committee by a 9-4 vote. 

Brother Piekarski thanked Governor Pritzker for signing the bill.
Piekarski also thanked the billís two main sponsors: State House of
Representatives Assistant Majority Leader Jay Hoffman (D-113) and State
Senate Assistant Majority Leader Terry Link (D-30). 

Rep. Hoffman said the bill is in response to lacking federal and state
guidelines, coupled with rising concerns on the adequate number of crew
members needed to operate freight trains in Illinois. ďThis bill is an
effort to ensure that freight train engineers have the necessary
support and flexibility they need to adapt in situations of mechanical
breach or failure,Ē he said. ďThis is a huge public safety issue.Ē 

The law becomes effective January 1, 2020. 

Illinois becomes the third state in 2019 to pass a railroad safety bill
mandating two crew members in the locomotive cab. Colorado Governor
Jared S. Polis signed a two-person crew bill into law on March 21, and
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed one on May 15. 

ďI would like to recognize Brother Piekarski and all BLET members who
worked so hard to lobby for passage of this much needed safety
legislation,Ē BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce said.
ďLegislation such as this proves that American citizens and their
elected leaders have a great deal of concern regarding the safety of
railroads that travel through our country. They understand the need to
have adequately staffed trains in order to maintain the highest levels
of safety.Ē

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2019

Hiring 15 conductors for Cleveland!!!!   Posted today

Name: To ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2019

Willard adding yard jobs next week that lasted a whole week collinwood
buried with around 800 cars they can't switch setting cars off at
Parma and ashtabula because they are buried another brilliant plan by
our brilliant leaders lol I love it

Name: un wanted
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 August 2019

the worst union was in collinwood  The union had a office next to the
termanal manager    there standard answer be lucky you have a job 
there were all on special duty and safety commety     never got one
claim paid   and the road union man never worked the road  if you got a
claim you had to pay a kickback  they gave away the caboose  they gave
away the full   started with the fireman    no help , then the flagman
, no help , then the the brakeman , no help then the utility men , no
help   then car count , they made spine cars no help, double stack no
help switch tenders gone , clerks gone late lunch gone o82 gone    bend
over and grab your knees one man crews are comming  dont ask your union
for help  the ton care at all  but keep on paying the dues    work like
sheep thats all you can get . sorry

Name: X Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2019

To xtrainer detractor..
I'll tell you what to do.
Throw your grievances in the trash can walk out to your car get in it
and leave and never come back let the office  staff and Foote  do it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

Watch out Huntington shop! Danielwicz and Logan to visit next week.
Remember the last time those two were there, four clerks were
furloughed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

PSR = Positive Shareholder Returns


How many management factor failures did we have today at CSX?

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act S1979
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

Great news guys we are building steam. The states have filed lawsuit
against the FRA in support of the Safe Freight Act. Thanks for all the
help and support. Here is he latest news 

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. 
5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!

The states of Illinois, Nevada and Washington are among the latest
states that have decided to fight a federal order that prevents states
from passing laws that would require freight trains to have a train
crew size of at least two individuals.

Nevada has filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Ninth Circuit asking the court to review a May action by the Federal
Railroad Administration (FRA) that prevents states from passing laws
mandating train crew size. 

The FRA had said in May that it was no longer seeking a proposed
rulemaking requiring freight trains to have more than one crew member
under certain conditions. The agency said its decision to withdraw the
proposed rulemaking on train crew sizes also preempts the state laws
that mandate otherwise. 

That in turn prompted Nevada, which passed a law earlier this year on
train crew size, to ask the courtís help in reviewing the FRAís
actions.

ďNevada is aggrieved by the provisionsÖbecause they infringe, without
lawful authority, upon Nevadaís sovereign interest in enforcing its own
health and safety statute on the subject of train crew staffing,Ē
Nevadaís Attorney General Aaron Ford said in a July 29 petition.
Defendants listed in the petition were the U.S. Department of
Transportation and the FRA. 


Ford continued, ďAdditionally, the decision to preempt state and local
laws was arbitrary and capricious and without an evidentiary basis.
Accordingly, Nevada requests that the Court set aside the FRAís
decision.Ē

In addition to Nevadaís petition, the California Public Utilities
Commission filed a similar request (also with the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the Ninth Circuit) on July 25, while Washington state Attorney
General Robert W. Ferguson filed his stateís petition on July 29.

While these state petitions are pending before federal court, Illinois
last week passed a state law requiring train crews to have at least two
members on board.

On August 9 Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker (D) signed Senate Bill 24,
which requires freight trains to have at least two crew members while
in Illinois. The requirement is effective on January 1, 2020. Illinois
follows other states that have passed similar legislation in recent
months, including Colorado and Nevada.

Union members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen
ďworked so hard to lobby for passage of this much needed safety
legislation,Ē said the groupís president, Dennis R. Pierce.
ďLegislation such as this proves that American citizens and their
elected leaders have a great deal of concern regarding the safety of
railroads that travel through our country. They understand the need to
have adequately staffed trains in order to maintain the highest levels
of safety.Ē

Whether the new law has traction is unclear because of the FRAís
declaration in May regarding train crew size.


But the Illinois bill states that its mandate ďshall remain in effect
until a federal law or rule encompassing the subject matter has been
adopted.Ē

The SMART Union Ė Transportation Division (SMART-TD) is taking legal
action against the FRAís withdrawal of its proposed rulemaking. Leaders
of the union also said it will seek to work with the statesí attorneys
general and lobby Congress for a federal rule on train crew size.

ďThere is going to be a big push coming,Ē said  SMART-TD president John
Previsich at the unionís regional meeting on July 3. The union is also
petitioning the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, according
to court filings.

The FRA declined to comment because of pending litigation. 

Meanwhile, the Association of American Railroads (AAR), which has said
that train crew size is an issue that should be negotiated between the
railroads and the unions, reiterated its support of the May decision by
the FRA to withdraw the proposed rulemaking on train crew size.

ďAfter a lengthy and thorough process of evidence collection and
analysis, a public comment period and a public hearing, the FRA
concluded that a federal crew size regulation was unnecessary and
inappropriate because there is no data suggesting two-person crews are
safer than one,Ē AAR said. 

AAR continued, ďThe federal rail safety regulator made clear that its
decision was intended to preempt any state legislative action on the
matter, consistent with federal law and the national transportation
policy of a uniform federal system of rail safety regulation.Ē

Train crew sizes and longer trains
The debate over train crew size continues amid concerns by the union
and some politicians that the safety concerns that could come from
longer trains warrant crew sizes of at least two people. A Senate bill
was introduced earlier this summer addressing train crew size, while
the Illinois legislation cites longer trains for the billís rationale.


The transportation of hazardous and volatile materials on trains,
ďcoupled with substantially longer trains, creates significant health,
safety and security concerns for local communities,Ē the bill said.
ďAdequate railroad operating personnel are critical to ensuring
railroad operational safety and security and in supporting first
responder activities in the event of a hazardous material incident,
grade crossing incident or mechanical failure.Ē

The unions also cited longer trains as an argument for two-person train
crews.

ďAt a time when freight trains are increasingly longer and carrying the
most hazardous of chemicals through our communities, common sense tells
us that response time to critical incidents involving trains is surely
enhanced when a safe and adequate train crew size of at least two
individuals are deployed, which is already the industry norm today and
should be well into the future,Ē said Bob Guy, SMART TD legislative
director for Illinois. 

While train crew size has been the focus of the debate on the merits of
the new Illinois law, the law also addresses rail crossings. The law
details penalties for blocking a highway-grade rail crossing for longer
than 10 minutes under certain timeframes and locations, and it prohibits
a train from blocking emergency responders at rail crossings if the
train crew is aware that the train is blocking the crossing.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

REAL TALk

  Dont mind him, hes retarded!! we apologize sometimes us yardmasters
get side tracked and let our RCO guys make a decision on their own and
quickly are reminded they cant switch their self out of a paper bag
unless we talk them through it step by step.. Real talk you're a
faggot.. one man crews = less people working in general, less people
paying into railroad retirement. Etc.. it's funny because over the
years I've seen more REMOTE GUYS cause injury and derailments than the
when those same yard jobs have an engineer and conductor. You remote
guys are seriously retarded, you are told every move and how to do it,
Thinkless job. Out on the road you have to think on your own, your
daddy ( me ) isn't there to hold your hand. MOST you dumbasses are
young and you're time is coming when your body cant handle that work
and you'll be on the road WISHING those yard jobs had two men.

Name: realconductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

REAL TALK


Quit deflecting company mole.  We all know that your little Tonka toy
remote box isn't shit. Spoken like a little yard boy who doesn't have
a clue what it is like to run a train across the road. I know! Was in
your shoes pounding the rocks before you were wet behind the ears. Its
hard on the body and outside work sucks but your a real jackass if your
think your work is better than anyone else's out there. You need your
ass put in a seat at the throttle and then hit a car full of kids.
Maybe catch on fire. Get tossed out of the seat on the floor, derail or
get boarded by a meth head punk who wants your money. Noisy cabs,
leaking cold air or no Ac. Don't want to hear your whining its hot
outside. Your not sitting in an oven! Get off the engine and your bags
and clothes smell like urine because of the stinking toilets. Get bed
bugs or no sleep from noisy hotel staff. Get stuck away from home for 2
days and miss out on your kids functions. Break promise after promise
that dad will show up for the next one!  Maybe then you might learn a
little respect for the other crews.

One man crews are dangerous. Its going to take a lot of extra road men
out there in place to be on call at a minutes notice when shit goes
south. The engineer will not be getting off and inspecting the train
when it goes into emergency and he will not be putting it back
together. If there is a derailment and there is loaded dangerous
hazmats in the train the FRA has already told me and others we DO NOT
have to get off and go back and inspect if we feel it is a dangerous
situations and we could be exposed to chemicals that could kill us if
we get to close to them. Call the FRA. Call OSHA. Ask them if you have
to put your life on the line for this outfit. They order you to get off
your train and you breath vapors or get one little drop on your
skin....$$$$$$$1,000,000!

Name: H.R 1748 S.1979
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

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.



https://youtu.be/JGF4wgQolJ4

Name: BULL!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 August 2019

FEAR


BULL SHIT!   Remember when the old man starting lying to the press and
media outlets about how everything was going to hell because we were
all pushing back? That was an outright lie. He never saw push back.  I
have. I know what can happen if people push back. The old heads can
tell you just how to do it and what happens when you do. Yeah, foote
may come back and retaliate. What is he going to do. Put his hit men in
the fields and write everyone up. SO WHAT! The media is his worst enemy.
Worse than it was 30 years ago. Whistle blowing and following every rule
in the book and taking the safest course of action is the way to go.
Report every single violation. Of course this will require that all the
employees grow a pair including the managers. That is what will be the
down fall and defeat of the little man in the field.  WELCOME TO
AMERICA FOOTE! That is the motto and mind set we all should have!

Name: SHOCKED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 August 2019

ITS A MIRACLE!!!


Just read the article in the Smart magazine I received  in the mail.

PREVISICH: FRA HAS DECIDED TO ABANDON SAFETY OVERSIGHT DUTIES!
Fra's decision to abandon railroad workers and the safety of the
American people is devastating to me personally and to the people that
I respect!

This article is a must read!  If this man is really honest about his
feelings and what he has stated in behalf of all railroad workers then
we need to rally behind him no matter how we feel about the actions of
our unions at this moment

To quote a few paragraphs:  In reference to foreign train crews
allowing to cross the border into Texas.....Despite what you hear from
any industry representative, those crews are not certified by American
standards. 
What we have done here is the FRA has no opportunity for oversight,
they can only take the word of the railroads, and the railroads have
PROVED HISTORICALLY THAT THEY CANNOT SELF-REGULATE IN THE SAFETY ARENA
WITHOUT OVERSIGHT FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!  I can personally testify to that in federal court.
Not only have I been forced to work on jobs without a pilot when one
should have been provided, but every single week a crew from CSX comes
into our yard not having a clue about it and has to get on the radio
and have the locations of tracks and switches explained to them over
the radio. You tell me how it is safe that CSX's own employees have to
ask for help and are forced into job situations without a clue of
knowing their territory. The excuse of lack of manpower and the OH SO
FAMOUS QUOTE "It's 10 mph or restricted speed so you can come in and
do your work without someone there to assist you. We can tell you what
you need to know over the radio."
Whether it is sunny, dark, raining like cats and dogs or it is so foggy
you cant see a foot in front of your face there should be someone with
the crew who is familiar with the yards and territory  to assist anyone
who does not know where they are or what to be looking out for.  CSX is
notorious for doing this unsafe and dangerous practice on a regular
basis.

Precision railroading:  Previsich said it all and told the truth, the
whole truth, and nothing but the truth!

"It has nothing to do with precision anything! What it is, is hedge
fund investors moving into an industry that was well-operated, well
funded, and well maintained and HARVESTING MONEY that should be going
to future operations, capital improvements, investing in the industry
and instead their putting it into this months bottom line, lowering
their operating ratios by reducing staffing and operations to the point
that customer service in impacted, railroad worker safety is impacted!

AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!

The truth has been spoken. The proof is right there in front of
everyone's face in the United States. Every single time someone is
denied time off and they are told it is because of MAN POWER SHORTAGES
that says it all!  When someone is assessed discipline points for
taking a day off to recover from an illness and they have proof they
went to see a physician this is intimidation and harassment that has
been developed to scare employees into coming to work sick. This is a
scare tactic to cover manpower shortages they have created. The ill
employee must endure the discipline because of the company which is
being run and manipulated by a hedge fund.

CSX Attendance policy effective June 1st, 2019 states:

Attendance issue- Off sick-WITH VALID MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION  2 POINTS

The disclaimer under the points schedule states:
Employee will not be assessed any points under this policy for absences
due to approved leave under the family and medical leave act
AND/OR A WORK RELATED ILLNESS OR INJURY SUPPORTED BY A VALID DOCTORS
NOTE SUBMITTED TO THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT.

WORK RELATED??   So if an employee gets sick after eating out with his
family, the only way he could be covered with no points is to go to the
emergency room. Hospitalization or emergency treatment is the only way
per the policy that you can be covered and not be assessed discipline
points.  Lets not forget the new written system bulletin that states if
your going to be off longer than 24 hrs. you now have to call a manager
and get approval to be off. 

This is just a fine example of how the new hedge fund has taken over
and decided to intimidate employees into reporting to work. Cutting the
workforce and counting on those who need their jobs and have families to
support to show up at any cost. Safety to themselves or the safety to
others they work with is of no concern to this regime.
Precision railroading is nothing more that what Mr. Previsich has
stated. The FRA has jumped ship. It is time for the crews of the
railroad to step up and be heard. Call your state representatives. Call
OSHA and the USDOT when you see violations. Circulate the article out of
the magazine. Give it to your neighbors and family members. The more we
get it out there the better off we are. No one is going to help us. We
must help ourselves.
View the video. Tell your family members how to view the video. Post
links to it. 
Smart transportation website- WWW.smart-union.org/td

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 August 2019

Iím not trying to pat myself on the back, but Iíve always done a good
job and kept my  mouth shut. I just got reminded that I dont mean shit
to this company! I havenít laid off in over a year and I donít bitch
and I donít ask anybody for shit. Anyway I got written up by a punk
motherfucker for some dumb shit. I forgot to mention I have never run
through a switch or derailed anything. Over 20 yrs of my life to this
fucking shithole and I hate these mother fuckers.fuck you mantle ridge
and fuck you foote. Eat a dick! You are a bunch of lying cowards. Fuck
you!

Name: Avon G@y Lovers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2019

Progress report yaíll!

Iím still going slow.  still making the same money as everyone else on
the shift. I do have one concern about how everyone hangs out in the
yardmaster office to pillowtalk. 

I heard Mr. Seguins threatened a lawsuit against the company for not
upgrading RCL computer, next thing we know heís got his old white
tacoma back and the company has locomotives scrapped on site, grandma
used to say-cats got 9 lives but some only got two left...she was a cat
rancher herself.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2019

These managers blames us for not being able to fill their jobs!! Haha!!
take thanks awards , boot program, double tickets , hold whoever you
want over fire people for stupid shit, screw us over on money.  use and
abuse us and wonder why no one wants to work.. everyone. Even a few guys
that were whores have toned it down and wont do favors. Of course we
stil have  the jackasses that went out and bought 500k houses and brand
new trucks and gotta put their speedway gas station lunches on credit
cards that gotta get 14 time slips a half to make ends meet that will
take any job. But still jobs aren't getting filled and these bastards
are feeling it! Those managers seriously question why no one wants to
mark up.. haha

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2019

I bring up an agreement, union guy, ďwe never had that agreementĒ I hate
liars.

Name: Union Rep
E-mail: Csx_foote@yahoo.com
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 August 2019

They can do that

Name: WTF!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

CSX!!!!

ARE YOU FRICKIN KIDDING ME!!  AM I READING WHAT I SEE BEFORE MY EYES.
HAVE I GONE MAD AND AM I HAVING DELUSIONS?

RULE 104.6 bullet 3 has been added to the rule:

Subsection #3 says..... employees who are permitted to lay off are
expected to markup promptly within 24 hours or less of the mark off
time, UNLESS THE EMPLOYEE REQUEST AND RECIEVES PERMISSION FROM THEIR
MANGER TO BE OFF A SPECIFIC PERIOD OF TIME LONGER THAN 24 HOURS.

A specific period of time longer? And if the person is sick as hell and
cant give you a specific time when they think they will be well enough
to come back, just what do you intend to do about it? 
What manager are you talking about? If it is a TM you can just forget
it.  If I am at home sick I DO NOT HAVE A MANAGER. I ONLY HAVE A
MANAGER WHEN I AM ON DUTY OR IN A LODGING FACILITY PROVIDED BY THE
COMPANY! Second, if for some reason a manager was dumb enough to grill
me, intimidate me or even try to harass me to return to work before I
was ready there would be hell to pay. If the manager had the stupidity
to tell me that I couldn't stay marked off sick and had to come back
not only would I call the state health department and file a complaint
against the company but I would call OSHA, USDOT, FRA and anyone else
who would listen. This is nothing more than a scare tactic and is being
used to intimidate employees. You know that no one wants to deal with a
supervisor and the intimidation they may subject an employee to if they
have to talk to them directly. Your attempts to intimidate employees is
childish and unethical and the Unions should get a court order
requiring you to cease with your written forms of intimidation.


Brothers
Where is the Union on this one. This is a fine example of something our
unions should be addressing immediately.
Do not come to work sick. Do not allow the supervisors to intimidate
you if you are sick and can not preform your duties safely and be
completely alert and aware of your surroundings and the safety of
others. The company can not force you to endanger your own safety and
the publics. No employer has the right to force any one to work sick! 
No employer has the right to demand that anyone come to work sick and
infect other employees. 


HEY LEGAL.... you have any info you can put on here for the employees
of CSX? I know there are cases that have already been won by railroad
employees who were harassed after being injured and took time off. Can
you post any state and federal laws that pertains to the rights of
workers in Illinois, Indiana and Missouri that allow them to stay away
from the work place when they are ill. I do know that csx is not exempt
from following state and federal laws. 
This is getting out of control!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

Hey all right thanks got it added I have been leaving support two person
crews on every crewroom and on every train I get off of. Thanks for the
help and support your exactly right itís about public safety and the
crews too. This is a major issue we need oversight on. We need to get
these papers handed out the public needs to know whatís going on behind
the scenes. The public only sees it looks safe. The more people know the
better we are going to be. Glad we can all take a stand and let our
voices be heard. Check out this YouTube video about what happens on one
man remote jobs too. They changed a remote job to one man in Chattanooga
Wauhatchie yard after years of being two man. Then a week later a 24
year veteran Carmen got ran over and died a week later named Allen. We
work around a lot of unforgiving heavy equipment tired all hours of the
night not to mention short staffed. Anyway we can get the word out it
helps. Two men on every job minimum. That needs to be the standard. 

https://youtu.be/atfY4tiyMz8

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. 
5. Safety of the crews and the public must come first!


Brothers of both unions

You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew when all you do is worry about losing jobs.  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. How will they go
bathroom now without two people to keep the train going down the tracks
unless they have to stop not blocking crossings or take lunch. 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!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act S1979
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

Got great news guys keep up the great work here is the latest on the two
man crew bill

The states of Illinois, Nevada and Washington are among the latest
states that have decided to fight a federal order that prevents states
from passing laws that would require freight trains to have a train
crew size of at least two individuals. Nevada has filed a petition with
the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit asking the court to
review a May action by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) that
prevents states from passing laws mandating train crew size. 
Keep doing all you can keep pushing getting the word out we are
winning!!!!!

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.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act. 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

I have to agree RAILROAD WORKERS UNITED Itís the way to go. Itís 50.00
per year best money ever spent. Ron is a top notch guy been around the
railroad for years. Really knows his stuff great group of people all
across the USA. All unions all crafts joined together. I am a proud
member and hope more people join. 

Ron Kaminkow
RWU General Secretary
secretary@railroadworkersunited.org
608-358-5771

ďWe need to have faith in each other. We are in precisely the same
position. We depend absolutely on each other. We know that without
solidarity, nothing is possible, and that with solidarity, nothing is
impossible.Ē
Eugene V. Debs, Founder of the American Railway Union

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

CSX and Mantle Ridge are a Fraud and should be investigated !!!!!!

Name: RWU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

RWU ,,,,, Railroad Workers United Union , join us brothers we fight for
whatís right !!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 August 2019

Listen here user name the Fix. I pay my union dues thatís what Iím
required to do. Doesnít give the union a reason to be shitty because I
do t come to meetings while Iím working by the way or because of
voting. The guys who run and get voted in should do the job they ran no
one forced them. So your telling me if I join a gym and pay my dues I
got to sweep up and clean the place too. No I pay my dues stop making
excuses for this shitty union. They have done nothing let me repeat
nothing but allow the company to rape us on a daily basis. You think
coming to a union meeting is gonna stop that no. What will stop it is
for the union to do there dam job. No one wants to call it like it is
itís always the menís fault. If itís our job to run things then letís
not pay dues. You know why they do such a shitty job hereís why.
Because we have to pay our dues no matter what they got us. What
incentive is there to give the members good service?? None!!!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act. 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 August 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.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 August 2019

Everyone gets there feelings hurt when someone says the union does a
crappy job. Letís all be honest they havenít been good and lately they
have been down right awful. Too many hands in the pot with the company.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 August 2019

Thatís what everyone says if you donít like the union quit. Well let me
tell you this I am forced to be a member and I pay my dues on time
every month and anywhere else on this planet if you paid dues to be a
member and got the sub par at best service we get you would pull your
membership, but we cannot. I challenge anyone to tell me over the past
year how are union has done a great job. We are fools. Why would the
union do anything at this point they get are dues there is no incentive
to do anything. Have you guys noticed guys marked off union business yet
nothing gets done? I have all the time. Donít tell me if I donít like it
quit itís my right to say the truth. The union we are in is doing a
shitty job. None of you pay more dues than me so I am telling you this
union is the sorriest bunch if company men and it starts at the top.
They do not have are best interests at heart. I promise you my dues
will come out on time like they do this month and still the same shitty
service.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 August 2019

Jeez.....How often and how many times do the provisions of the Federal
Railway Labor Act have to be explained to some of the meatballs that
post on this site?

Fed up?  Quit. Give it up. Do something else to earn a living. 
Go to work for a non-union outfit.  Please post back and let all
know how well you do. 

(Must be another moll, troll, etc., or an idiot.)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 August 2019

We are being raped daily in savannah and all the union says is put a
claim in thatís it. Let me ask you something if the company pays you 6
months later for a day they should have paid you anyway what kind of
punishment is that. This union is the biggest bunch of pussies. They
donít do shit. All they say is put a claim in thatís it. The contract
isnít in place to be violated at will and all we can do is put a claim
in.  No one fucking cares. The union does not care. We canít strike
because they would have to ask CSX for permission bunch of cowards.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 August 2019

drove by frontier yard 8/12 19 first time in years ,I could see across
the whole yard  i saw no trains moving and weeds growing . what is left
is there any jobs left ???????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 August 2019

Letís Strike!!!       How can you have a contract and purposely violate
it everyday!       Management and this country need a wake up call!  
Itís about time we stand up for ourselves and quit getting pushed
around!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 August 2019

We all know what happened 👀/👀

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 August 2019

CAREY, Ohio (WTVG) - One person has been injured in a train crash at the
line of Wyandot and Seneca Counties early Monday morning.

Rescue crews are still on the scene of that crash. According to Carey
police, two trains collided on the tracks and one of the conductors was
injured.

That train crash happened at County Highway 3 in Carey at 5:22 AM
Monday. County Highway 3 and Township Highway 5 are closed while crews
respond to that scene.

We will update this as more information becomes available

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 August 2019

But the government will let China and Japan make computer chips for our
military aircraft

Name: Amen to eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 August 2019

Brother I wish you were called in front of Congress your exactly what we
need a intelligent spokesman that knows what the hell hes talking about
mostly it's people speaking with very basic knowledge of the rr and
most of congress only knows ptc stands for positive train control they
need educated by someone like you who isn't afraid to speak the whole
truth keep up the fight and I will to also someone need to ask that fra
fuckstick battory just how much did the rr have to pay you to buy you
that's one crooked lying fucking snake anybody who knows anything can
see that he should be under investigation for holding his position and
taking bribes no doubt in my mind

Name: UP Hauling Drugs Again
E-mail: cscott@xup.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 August 2019

Attention All UP Employees:

Your employer's profits is being padded by illegal drug trafficking
via freight trains.
Recently, local law enforcement in Arizona confiscated several unmarked

packages on several different trains crossing the border.

Please contact the office of the Inspector General's Hot Line
(and not your UP Safety Hotline).

http://www.oig.justice.gov

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 August 2019

Told yíall big announcement was coming , CN and csx intermodal  in less
than 5 years it will be CNSX

Name: Amen
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 August 2019

Wow what great posts the csx big wigs are gonna lose there minds if
it's one thing those scum bags can't stand it's the truth being
exposed showing just how no good slimy scumbags they really are just a
matter of time until some poser gets on here saying stupid shit to try
to deflect and change the subject dont bight brothers keep posting the
truth and expose these crooked bastards

Name: HR Safe Freight Act 1748
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2019

Hey thanks for the great comments (Conductor). Yeh been trying to get
the word out anyway i can and have had a lot of great responses. I
think if we all stick together on this issue and keep on getting the
word out with a strong fight WE CAN WIN THIS!!!!
Here are a few topics our industry is facing right now. First and most
imports to me because it effects so many as you know is HR 1748 Safe
Freight Act (Congress) and S.1979 with the Senate. I have been trying
to get the word out whether post on the comment section of YouTube
(train videos) a few other websites. If anyone knows any other ways to
get the word out tell your neighbors tell everyone. Post on social
media. Get involved. It effects so many. Railroads,Retirees,Railroad
retirement, our families, business we buy products from, and the
American Public. 
This is what I got back from chairmen DeFazio. 

Dear Friend,

Thank you for contacting me and taking the time to share your thoughts
on this important matter. It is a great honor to serve as a
Representative in Washington, DC. I am humbled to take on this
responsibility and look forward to serving our great state and Nation
to the best of my abilities. 

I hope you will continue to stay in touch by visiting my
congressional†website, signing up for my†newsletter, liking me
on†Facebook, and following me on†Twitter†to learn more about my work
for the U.S. Representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district,
serving since 1987.

I agree with you, but the real problem is that the RR's don't care!
Corporate America cares about their shareholders, and always will. The
CP, CN, CSX, UP, NS, and the KCS will always preach about safety when
it's convenient for them. Crews have been asked to turn a blind eye to
safety issues to get the job done. Regardless of RR dept. you may work
in, you're expected to get the job done. Many people don't know how
evil Mr. Hunter Harrison when it came to PSR initiatives. Then then FRA
backtracks on the "crew of two" rule. There's speculation right now
about the FRA backtracking, and I wouldn't be surprised if an
investigation were to take place. Like I said, the RR's don't care as
long as they're making money. What needs to happen is the lower and
middle class start standing up to corporate aggression. It would be
very hard for a company to operate with no one working for the
Railroad!!!!
Sincerely,
Peter DeFazio 
Member of Congress

Second is (H.R 3055 LNG by Rail)
They now not only want to go to one man the want to ship LIQUID NATURAL
GAS BY RAIL!!!! The bad part is with little or no testing they just want
to rush this stuff through they donít really even have proper tank cars
to haul it in with little to no data as explained by the railroad. 

From chairmen Peter DeFazio 

Dear Friend,

Thank you for contacting me and taking the time to share your thoughts
on this important matter. It is a great honor to serve as a
Representative in Washington, DC. I am humbled to take on this
responsibility and look forward to serving our great state and Nation
to the best of my abilities. 

I hope you will continue to stay in touch by visiting my
congressional†website, signing up for my†newsletter, liking me
on†Facebook, and following me on†Twitter†to learn more about my work
for the U.S. Representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district,
serving since 1987.

U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment to H.R. 3055
offered by myself along with a few other co-sponsors Chairman of the
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, that would
prohibit the Secretary of Transportation from finalizing a rulemaking
and issuing a special permit to allow the transportation of Liquefied
Natural Gas (LNG) by rail tank car. Frankly the railroad doesnít give a
dam about safety or anything else for that matter except share holders
and profits.  Railroads have fallen to the jackals on Wall Street. I
have been working diligently to keep this from happening. A comment
period on the special permit was set to close†July 8, 2019. However we
managed to get it pushed back by asking for more time. 
President Trump issued an Executive Order on April 10, 2019, calling
for LNG to be moved throughout the U.S. in rail tank cars within 13
months, and on June 6, 2019, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials
Safety Administration (PHMSA) moved ahead with a plan to authorize six
trains, of 100 or more rail tank cars, to move LNG for export through
densely populated areas.
ďIn its never-ending quest to put profit ahead of people, the Trump
administration is now trying to bypass long-standing requirements for
transportation of LNG by putting it into 100-car trains that roll
through densely-populated areas at upwards of 50 miles per hour,Ē.
ďThis plan is beyond absurd. Should even one tank car get punctured,
the results could be devastating. My amendment blocks this brazen
attempt by the administration. I urge the Senate to follow suit and
stop a massive catastrophe before itís too late.Ē
Typically, when PHMSA authorizes transportation of a hazardous
material, it does so after a careful evaluation of the risks,
alternatives, and safety conditions. It publishes these findings so
that the public can adequately challenge or comment on its
conclusions.† PHMSA has not done its due diligence, and this rulemaking
and special permit are being rushed without an opportunity to fully
consider the potentially catastrophic consequences of moving LNG by
rail. Nowhere in the world do higher speed trains share the rails with
LNG or any hazardous material of this nature,Ē From Susan Mehiel,
spokesperson for the Alliance. ďThe US DOT has not increased the
regulations for LNG over and above those for oil trains and we know
what has happened with the so-called Ďbomb trains. Another recent
railroad regulation change has major implications for the Treasure and
Space Coasts. In 2016, when questioned about delays at grade crossings
caused by stalled trains, the Federal Railroad Administration wrote
they have proposed a rule requiring 2-person minimum crews on trains.
ďAt least two crew members are needed to efficiently separate a train
and allow highway users to pass through a crossing in emergency
situations. As of May 23rd 2019 the FRA withdrew the proposed rule. 
ďWith 150 grade crossings through the Space and Treasure Coasts, trains
blocking major roadways like the FP&L Nuclear Power Plant evacuation
routes and hospital access puts our communities in grave danger,Ē
Mehiel explained.
ďWithout the 2-person minimum, critical roads could be blocked for
hours.Ē
Eighty people have died on Floridaís railroads in the last 18 months.
The Alliance wants the Governor and Florida Transportation Secretary
Thibault to address this epidemic proportion and call on the FRA to
consider the impact of the federal regulations on the lives of
Floridians.
As Mehiel said, ďWith 80 deaths on Floridaís rail systems, what we need
is an investigation into these accidents and not the additions of speed
trains going over 100 mph and LNG!Ē Thank you Mr ........... for all
your support and questions I hope this covered it feel free to contact
my office for any other questions regarding this H.R 3055 bill. We are
going to need all the help and support on this issue. 


Sincerely,
Peter DeFazio 
Member of Congress

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tUAIfb8Wy8&feature=share



The last issue I want to bring up that really needs some attention is
Crew Fatigue. 

The single most important action Congress and the Federal Railroad
Administration can take to improve rail safety especially in the
movement of hazardous materials and now the new LNG issue is to
eliminate train-crew fatigue and provide predictable start times for
train crews.
The unpredictable work schedules of safety critical operating employees
in the railroad industry has and continues to be the root cause of the
fatigue problems that have placed many releases of hazardous materials
on the front pages of our newspapers and in the media.  Although the
Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA) provides for 10 hours of
undisturbed rest between work assignments, ďthe application is
misplaced because it does nothing to improve the predictability of
reporting times nor does it allow employees the opportunity to plan
their rest before reporting for duty. 
(One small improvement that will make a tremendous difference in the
safety for all train operations is simply to move the required 10 hours
of undisturbed rest from immediately following service to immediately
preceding service.) The minimum of 10 hours of notification before
reporting for 12 hours or more of safety critical service will allow
operating employees to get their proper rest prior to reporting for
duty so they can safety and alertly operate their train while on duty.
ďAn even greater safety enhancement would be to assign regular start
times for each crew, or at a minimum require that crews be notified
before going off duty of the time they must report back for service.
From what I know this has been pushed to Congress and the FRA to make a
mandate on crew fatigue issues that still have not been approved. Only
to deregulate most issues that have been put in place since the Obama
administration. Also if the operating train crews could have better
train schedules to know when they are going to work in a 12 hours
notice. I have many of times set for 2 and 3 days first out waiting on
a call only to feel like i have insomnia waiting on a call. (You can
only rest so long thinking and waiting on the phone to ring) Even if we
could mark off under crew fatigue without any points or occurrences like
operation red-block would be a big step in the right direction however
then it would pose someone marking off to watch football or some other
type of reason the company would disagree with. 

If anyone is interested in getting more involved with whatís going on
check out (RAILROADWORKERSUNITED). Ron Kaminkow great great guy has
been around the railroad industry for 30 plus years. Itís worth a look.
If anyone has any ideas on how to get the word out regarding these very
important issues. Post it letís stick together keep on pushing rising
up we can do this letís keep America Safe letís keep our families safe
letís do the right thing. Thanks again for the wonderful post regarding
hazmats and issues about one man crews keep on getting the word out. We
are headed in the right direction. 


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. 
2.  Enter contact info 
3. Click Send. 

Brothers of both unions

You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew when all you do is worry about losing jobs.  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. How will they go
bathroom now without two people to keep the train going down the tracks
unless they have to stop not blocking crossings or take lunch. 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!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2019

https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/08/08/1899507/0/en/CN-and-CSX-Announce-New-Intermodal-Service-Offering.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 August 2019

Announced Today!!      

CN and CSX Announce New Intermodal Service Offering

Name: H.R 1748 Safe Freight Act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2019

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.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2019

Just found out today they are closing Southover yard in Savannah,
Georgia

Name: Willard
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 August 2019

The word outta willard is there is no certain date they are trying to do
it slow with no disruptions this came from local management my personal
opinion is this would have come a long time ago but they can't figure
out how to get it done those of u left in willard hang in there still
hope maybe they never figure it out once upon a time I was a willard
guy maybe one day will be again who knows one last thing fuck you csx

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2019

Letís just start our own Hedge Fund,   And take out Mantle Ridge and the
other Railroads

Name: 2021
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2019

Mantle Ridge has a 5 year hold on their investors stock. They came
aboard in mid 2016. 2016 plus 5 = 2021.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2019

Howís come no one knows when the hedge fund is going to be out,    Ive
heard dates all over the place,   When is the exact date the contract
is up

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2019

Relax brothers.  Hedge fund will be gone next April 2021. Their 3 year
contract is up. Then we can clean up the mess. Fact.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 August 2019

cond 30

policy states if they want you back after 4 hours rest they have to
tell you before you mark off. when you are on the road you call cmc
AFTER YOU GET A ROOM. they will mark you off. You DO NOT GET IN YOUR
WAGON BEFORE 4 HRS! Read the policy in the notices. There are hoops to
jump threw. You have to  create dead heads after your on duty. Too and
from hotel, hos and just a pain in the butt paperwork.

The bitch on here is them telling you to report back on your rest. Yes,
they have to order you to do it before you mark off. The problem is you
don't really get 10 undisturbed because you have been ordered to
prepare for work before your 10 hrs are up. They are sending the wagon
in 9 1/2 to get you so you can stop for food if you need to. You also
have to get up and get ready. Your not really getting 10 hrs.
Undisturbed. FRA guy told me same thing. We shouldn't be getting in
wagon before 10 hours just like the 4 hr. rule on rest. CSX doesn't
agree with this.  It just goes to show they don't give a crap about
fatigue and the stress of this job!


On another note, Anyone know the name of the congressman who supposidly
lives close to avon yard and could see the fire and smoke from the
engine in fire? Someone put a post on here earlier about it. 
Someone got a name? Does this congressman back our stance on enforcing
2 man crews? Does he know what we are transporting and our rest
problems? Please give us a name!

Name: greed
E-mail: 44@ggg543
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 August 2019

rumer buffalo frontier yard  only crew change  no trains will be
switched at all  no trains will start out of the yard

Name: old head
E-mail: u name it earth
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 August 2019

years ago  i saw a man pulled out of service for insorbation. the last
10 years i worked on the rr  i never spoke to a supervisor . I just
schruged my shoulders or shook my head . it drove them nuttz.they will
never let you win a argument , or let you get your point across . let
them send you out let them line your pockets

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 August 2019

Was involved in an on track accident back in may still off as of today
they have canceled my kangroo court hearing 3 times an now the charging
officer doesn't even work for csx anymore but they are going above an
beyond an he is gonna be on a conference call for my hearing now wonder
how that is even legit really starting to see the big picture been here
over 8 years with very clean safety record no discipline record what so
ever never even missed a day or been late unless I used vac day been
over 90 days now off still no waiver to come Josh brass an Rainer
wapeneburg really have it out for me on a personal level now been told
I am a very good employee by multiple nuckle head managers makes me
think how they treat me vs a really bad employee been held out of
service 94 days so far 15k damage to work truck bo damage to outside
party an no injuries besides my blood presure an stress level is so
high from worrying if I'm even gonna make it back to work

Name: Piss me off 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 August 2019

Conductor 1_10 years get off your knees if you want to blow somebody
pick a better man or should I say midget than Salyers

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 August 2019

Steve Salyers has a job because he has business sense and will chop to
the very end when Jacksonville says they need some cutting. He is a
vet, and isnít afraid to walk the ballast.

Jeremy Seguins on the other hand- HOLY SHIT. Talk about back from the
dead.

Name: Piss me off 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 August 2019

How does Steve Salyers still have a job as a manager for CSX WOW!!!

Name: brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2019

Conductor 10-20

IM  all for supporting the two man crew but how about the hours of rest
crap that is going on. I think we should all be petitioning the FRA to
do something about the crap that was posted by the conductor who was
ordered to show up on his rest at work while he was in his hotel. I had
the same thing happen. By the time we got checked in and I went to find
dinner and took a shower and finally fell asleep I only got about 6
hours of sleep which was disturbed by noisy kids in the hall and
cleaning ladies. No, that's not the companies fault but it is the
companies fault that they made me get up before my 10 hours rest and
get ready for work and be down stairs a half hour early so I could get
something to eat to take on the road. I got a total of 8 hours to check
in, eat, shower and sleep. What the hell is 10 hours undisturbed rest
for. We should be left alone for the 10 hours. NO MORE MARKING OFF AT
THE AFHT!  For now on it will be at the hotel so my rest doesn't start
until I get there. Some TM are telling people we have to do it before we
leave the yard but the drive to the hotel cuts into our rest. If they
want to do this crap I will call and have my rest restarted when I get
to the hotel. If an FRA inspector told the guy they didn't approve of
what they were doing then we shouldn't have any problem getting them
to get on board with getting this changed now. It just one thing after
another with these jerks. And it should be against the law for them to
call us at home and leave a bunch of messages on your scheduled days
off. If they want to leave a message that your displaced while your not
on your off day or vacation that's one thing, but to blow your phone up
with crap on your scheduled days off and vacation is bull shit. This is
the only company I have ever worked for that invaded my home life while
Im on my days off and they sure the hell never bothered me while I was
on vacation with my family!


Oh... and engineers, if you didn't know, they have to give you a 48
hours notice that they are taking your personal leave day away from you
and if it is less they have to notify your local chairman and the
general chairman as well. And it cant be done on a whim. Read your
agreement. Article 16.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2019

Where else can you sit back and watch the dog and ponies show daily and
make 115000 dollars a year..

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 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.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 August 2019

Look guys,

This is ďusĒ against ď ThemĒ,     We have got to take a stand RIGHT
NOW!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2019

When did layoffs happen at Avon Locomotive,    Are they going to shut it
down.

Name: Just a thought...
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 August 2019

Foote and his buddies know what they are doing, itís straight out of the
HH handbook; Ďwork now-grieve laterí. 

The union sent the company a letter about the millions of dollars worth
of liabilities because the company is not paying claims-no shit they
arenít paying claims!

The company knows how arbitration works, they know how contract
negotiations work. 

If they donít pay those rightful claims now- they will only pay a
fraction of them later when they settle those amounts for cents on the
dollar.

Companyís view:
Would I pay my employees $2 million this year when you can pay them $1
million in two years from now?

Union employees view:
Because we will make you wish that you had paid that $2million upfront
as we fuck your trains, pull switches out of service, and slow
production wayyyyy the fuck down.

TO is a pain in the ass, but if every train runs with TO velocity
numbers go wayyy down.
Following all rules is a pain in the ass, but if we follow all the
rules production goes wayyy down.
If we put in ethics complaints on all managers, harassment by them goes
wayyy down.

No favors. Just compliance.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2019

FRA HOURS SCAM!

Chief dispatchers are telling crews at AFHT to show up on their rest.
Called FRA and asked them how this is mandatory undisturbed rest if I
have to set my alarm or get a wake up call BEFORE MY 10 Hours are up so
I can get ready and be in the wagon on my rest. How is this 10 hours
undisturbed when I'm following an order from a CSX official to get up
and prepare for work during my so called 10 hours rest.  He said the
FRA didn't approve of the tactic and they were going to fight to get
it stopped but in the meantime there is a loop hole in writing that CSX
is using to do this. We need to put just as much effort into trying to
get this crap stopped as we are in fighting one man crews! If someone
wants to sleep their 10 hours they should have every damn right. No one
should have to get up early and get ready for work during their so
called mandatory rest. you people need to read the FRA U.S.hours of
service laws thoroughly! They are a sham! did you know if your on your
off days after your rested 10 hours they can blow your phone up all day
leaving messages. You don't have to answer them or even have your phone
turned on but they can still do it. They can harass you during your
vacation time! This is how they are taking personal days away from
people who are adding them to the beginning or end of their vacations.
Then they claim they notified you. This is just insane horseshit! These
people want to control and own every waking moment of your life! When
your off the clock then you should be OFF THE CLOCK! They should have
to leave us the hell alone. I just hope this FRA inspector was being
honest and not blowing smoke up my arss!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2019

Hey Avon,

Keep  falsifying FRA reports some more heads will roll soon!! 

Salyers, Seguin,   Jordan your all on a list!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2019

This whole place is a Scam,     I believe customers and employees should
file a class action Lawsuit

Name: New Old Head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2019

I truly feel for new hires. $180 dollars a day is the going rate. 

$15/hr to Conduct a train. Who would have thought?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2019

Stock down $ 3 dollars a share,   That means 3,000 jobs being cut!!

Name: SS Dobson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 August 2019

These managers will be fighting over the SS Dobson for shelter pretty
soon.

At this very moment Troy is knocking back a fifth of something nice,
while manpower shortage takes control of the yard. 

2 more derailments in the last 2 days. That finishes July with 20
Derailments, 1 FRA reportable injury, 2 Lost time injuries, 2
locomotives lost to fire, 1 environmental spill, and 1 Meathead
Assistant Superintendent that lost his job. 

Now that yardmasters are using their phones to record cameras and take
it upon themselves to become managers- we should probably take it upon
ourselves to help these guys out with rules compliance. 

July was known for its fuckups. August will be known for the lay down
of all lay downs.

A salute to the good ship SS Dobson!

ďJust sit right back and you'll hear a tale
a tale of a fateful trip,
that started from this tropic port,
aboard this tiny ship.

The mate was a mighty sailin' man,
the Skipper brave and sure,
five passengers set sail that day,
for a three hour tour,
a three hour tour.

The weather started getting rough,
the tiny ship was tossed.
If not for the courage of the fearless crew
the Minnow would be lost.
The Minnow would be lost.Ē

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2019

Stock dropped almost 3$ today but we are the best company in the world.
How long before all the people that have huge amounts of stock leave
this sinking ship?

Name: H.R 1748 Safe Freight Act
E-mail: No One Man Crews
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2019

GREAT NEWS BROTHER KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!!! We are headed in the
right direction. Here is the latest news in the No one man crews Safe
freight act H.R 1748. Are you having trouble viewing this message?
Click here
 

 
 
Dear Union Bothers Retirees general public.  
Iím happy to announce that we secured our 100th co-sponsor for H.R.
1748, the Safe Freight Act, which would require a crew of two people on
all freight trains. To put it in perspective, by hitting 100 cosponsors
today, this is eight months quicker than our last effort in 2017/2018.

With the Federal Railroad Administrationís recent ruling on crew size,
it is now more important than ever that we pass a federal law requiring
every train in America have a minimum of two crew members. Those two
crew members must be a federally certified conductor and a federally
certified locomotive engineer. The Safe Freight Act (in the House, H.R.
1748 and in the Senate, S. 1979) is the right prescription to ensure
rail safety for both rail workers and the public alike.
 
 

 

This did not happen by accident - we made it to 100 cosponsors
(currently 90 Democrats and 10 Republicans) because of members and
retirees like you. Bottom line - member contact works. But the job is
not done. Besides securing more cosponsors in the U.S. House, we need
the same strong effort for the companion bill in the U.S. Senate.
 
Click here to send a message to your U.S. Senator asking them to
cosponsor S. 1979
 
Click here to see if your U.S. Representative is a cosponsor of H.R.
1748
 
As I wind my time down as National Legislative Director, I want to take
this time to thank all of our members who emailed, called and met with
their Member of Congress about this issue. We could not have gotten to
100 cosponsors without your assistance and we need to keep pressing on
if we are to ultimately succeed. Letís keep the momentum going and keep
on getting her word out itís gonna be a tough fight but we have a chance
national contract is up December 31st letís not let our guard down 
 
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.

Name: old head
E-mail: unam it earth
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 July 2019

hired out in the early 70,s smoked pot the day i took my test  . worked
once every 28 day in the summer , stolled every tire for my car for the
first 10 i worked on the rr took turns only worked 3 days a week and
paid for 5 ,slepped on a bench for 12 hrs with falling off one train
master at collinwood  gave us a hard tome we kicked the shit out of him
  4 hr quit  derailed cars weekly  and never went to investagations  and
never pulled out of service  or fired  never saw a fireman awake   what
a job . but i wll tell you the union people were th bigest asshole 
laisy   creepy and always had there hand out when you got a seltement  
sorry we didnt leave you anything

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2019

Hiring 20 conductors in Russell, KY,      Whatís this all about

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2019

Hello 
Just wanted to let everyone know to be prepared November 1st is almost
here meaning to get ready end of contract season is up December 31st
2019. We are going to have our work cut out for us this year dealing
with this HR 1748 safe freight act bill crew fatigue issues that still
need to be passed too. I urge anyone who is interested in taking a
stand join Railroad Workers United. Itís a great activist group to be
apart of. Coming up this November we have a major fight on our hands
between the Unions and the National Railway Carriers.  This push
somehow for one man or no men crews on freight trains is a major issue
along with Crew fatigue. It really needs to be looked at and also out
to let the general public know what we actually do!!!! Airlines have
had autopilot for years however they still have two people in the
cockpit if Boeing hasnít taught us anything about technology fails!!!!

Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your member
of congress. 
Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
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. 
       
THIS WAS POSTED BY APE Wonderful post a few weeks ago. 

BRITHER OF BOTH UNIONS

You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew when all you do is worry about losing jobs.  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. How will they go bathroom now without two people to keep
the train going down the tracks unless they have to stop not blocking
crossings or take lunch. 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!

Name: Piss me off 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 July 2019

Until CSX starts maintaining their locomotive s properly and cleaning
the restroom on them I'm gonna take a piss where I know it's sanitary
and that's outside matter of its usually off the side of the
locomotive.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 July 2019

Norfolk Southern 9 % payout this quarter. The Througbred of
Transportation..

Name: Ha ha 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2019

Yep I've never seen anything like it even the die hardship are beaten
down by these trolls on Wall Street

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2019

Loco 30

Where did this stuff happen. Post the terminal please so we can let our
LC know. Get them to check on the details and who the supervisor was who
did it.  If a guy has to pee while out working in the yard and he cant
make it up to the engine in time then he has no choice. If he is
working closer to the buildings then he should stop all work and go
into a building and use the restroom facilities. 

There should be a notice circulated to all Union members on this
incident and the proper procedure for going to the restroom should be
addressed. All crew members should stop what they are doing early
enough to find a restroom to use. The hell with time and production,
This supervisor set the precedence for this by disciplining an employee
for what may have been something he had no choice but to do. We all know
he most likely was too scared to stop working and go find a bathroom
because he might be charged for delaying work or trains.

Where did this happen? When did it happen? Do not be afraid to post
details on this site.  There isn't a damn thing they can do about it
and all union members and officials should be made aware of these
actions!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2019

ive heard that in buffalo trainmasters are writing up everybody they
can. I hear someone briefly turned his head during a shove move was
taken out of service on the spot. then this one is unbelievable, they
fired someone for taking a piss outside in the class yard. WHAT THE
FUCK is that all about? so be careful in buffalo, be rule compliant
don't give them the satisfaction.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2019

Contractor 1-10  There is no big announcement on 8-2-19 You tried this a
couple of weeks back and only nobody believed it then and nobody
believes it now. Go start your gossip somewhere else.


Train Master/Supervisor. I'm sure your'e not really a T.M. but if you
are, go Fuck yourself. If this company treated it's employees better,
most of us would take pride in our job again and try to do a good job.
I had P.L. days scheduled for the 4th of July weekend as my elderly
mother was flying in to see me and my family.  Well, due to a manpower
shortage created by Greedy CSX Upper Management, my P.L. days were
removed by CMC and I got to see my mom for 1 day instead of 4 like i
had planned. Kinda hard to have the Teamwork attitude working for CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2019

Big announcement 8-2-19 . This one will shock everybody !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2019

If 80 % of t@e employess would concentrate on doing a good job instead
of everything else under the sun....it would be so much better for
everyone involved.

Name: xym
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2019

Submissive

Your just a poser.  How do I know? Because your were half way
believable until you jumped on the Trump Obama crap. what have they got
to do with putting in claims.  Not a damn thing. And no, they aren't
called grievances, they are called claims. You poser moles always post
something to start a new argument over a subject that no one was even
talking about!

You got tm who are backstabbing and fighting like little girls and YM
who get on face book and dog other crafts. You got a YM at Avon who is
rumored to have taken a video on his phone of a conductor tying
handbrakes from the ground and showing it to the supervisors. Someone
better tell him to pack his bags because using your personal phone in
an office environment for unofficial business is a violation and using
his video recorder is even worse. There are strict rules on the use of
cameras and recorders. Avon cant keep supervisors and Jacksonville is
harassing the hell out of those who are still there. All of this crap
is rolling down hill on the crews. We got stressed out supervisors who
just don't have the balls to tell the Foote regime to kiss their
stinking asses! Something has to give. Now we got the power house
reduced and less people getting what power we have ready. Several
supervisors as well a fuel mechanics have said it is like pulling teeth
getting supplies and parts to fix anything. Now that they are making up
bogus power ratings for the motors its going to get even worse. 
Locomotives can only take so much abuse before they just break down or
blow the Hell up!  Don't try to tell me or anyone else that you got an
engine coming out of Avon yard that can pull 12,500 tons by itself on
any of our territory. Maybe it might be able to move it at 5 mph on
flat ground but I would have to see that to believe it.  This shit is
starting to stink real bad out here and it is all coming from the
offices in Jacksonville. You people want to blame anyone for what is
happening that's who you need to point your fingers out. You got
enough stock to attend shareholders meetings then get a ticket and go
attend one. when they send the ballots out to vote you get these people
out of here. They are starting to break the backs of everyone. I'm just
waiting for a TM to come in and take someone out. It has happened all
over this country and the railroad is not exempt. Next time a TM tells
you to do something that violates the agreement you ask him why, If he
tells you because I told you to that's why, you make sure you tell him
to rethink that answer because when you file your claim your also going
to file ethics charges for him being hostile. Get him to tell you why
he cant find a better solution. Let him spill the beans who is
breathing down his neck and when he does you make sure when you create
a claim you make sure you put in the comments who was harassing him!
Its about time we starting doing what's right and go after the real
people who are creating this entire nightmare! 

Last conversation I heard between a trainmaster and a yard guy was...
"Man, we just have to get this done. I don't have anyone else to come
in and work. We are out of people. Its not my fault we have manpower
shortages. I didn't lay people off. I know your not the one who is
supposed to stay over but I need someone now. If we don't get this
done they are going to be calling me and ripping my ass all night." 
This is the crap we are dealing with. This is why there is so much
stress out here. Its JACKSONVILLE!

Name: Old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2019

Batten down the hatches boys. Its gonna get alot worse.

Name: RE:Submissive
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2019

Well donít you think the union should be encouraging grievances? I
havenít heard one union rep talk about grievances in a long time.

Name: Watching waiting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2019

I hate all Trainmasters because that are the true trouble makers. They
get this lowest management position and their ego skyrockets. Iíve seen
Trainmasters that went from a CSX janitor to a Tranmaster. Donít tell us
that it takes a lot of education or experience to do that job.
Trainmasters are the lowest form of management, but they want you to
think that they are equivalent to the CEO. SCREW ALL EGO DRIVEN
TRAINMASTERS.  


The following statement had to be from a TM suck.









Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2019

I enjoy my job. Working t&e service for CSX is a privilege. Those of
you
who can't take a little heat should just get out of the kitchen. With
all of your qualifications you can surely find a top flight job in the
janitorial or food service industry.

Name: Futurama  railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2019

If you enjoy your T&E job so much you must have been in the food server
or janitorial industry yourself...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2019

I enjoy my job. Working t&e service for CSX is a privilege. Those of you
who can't take a little heat should just get out of the kitchen. With
all of your qualifications you can surely find a top flight job in the
janitorial or food service industry.

Name: New Guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2019

Iím not a fan of anyone on the RR. It was just obvious that the asshats
in tower 2 thought they were all going to get a promotion with him
gone. To watch how the cookie crumbled was spectacular. These guys
couldnít make their plan work for themselves, and yet they expect to
excel in this business.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2019

Me being a formal yardmaster at Avon yard  I find it absolutely 
Unconcealable an absolutely absurd that a union employee especially a
yardmaster to be telling on other Union employees . This is not your
job this is the job of the slimy management your job is to dispatch
work in the yard and to move trains not to be a company suck ass and
you know who you are

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2019

Damn whatís going on at Avon now??

Name: To Avon Trainmasters
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2019

You incompetent turds. I know you are all seeing how stupid you are. You
conspired against Roselli. Seguins had Ryan Hayes and Alan Hall
believing that with Roselli gone, Seguins would become Superintendent,
Hall would be Assistant, and Hayes would be senior TM- we all saw it. 

I guess you forgot about the fact that these hoeís ainít loyal.
Seguinís and Hall are gone, now you have to deal with a Superintendent
that makes stupid decisions and treats you like the little bitches you
are. 

Ryan Hayes give it up- they donít want you in their club.
Josh Shorter give it up- you are ruining your family for no reason.
Ricky give it up- your fake alpha male approach doesnít scare anyone.
Your actions are writing checks to each employee that you have a panic
attack on. Give it up! Buy a box of tampons and come back to the craft.

Randy- give it up. Go work for Hulcher.
Chase-give it up, no one is gonna promote you. You canít keep your
mouth closed when you arenít talking and it is absolutely disgusting.
Come back to the craft.

Cant wait for the next derailment which should probably happen sometime
this week if not today. Idiots.

Name: To William Blanchetti
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2019

I too have been here for less than a year and already I can tell how
screwed up this place is.

Thanks for your letter. There is no teamwork. When I come in, I pull
cars at my pace, I walk slower than I usually do, and I donít let these
idiot Avon trainmasters intimidate me. 

Your dwell time is down only because you shuffle the cars out of the
yard to another yard and then they are back to being humped again at
Avon. Yardmasters hide cars, when I place a car in a yard on a clear
track but the system says there are 27 cars sitting there I have the
proof of the incompetence of your administration. 

Keep up with the scams and lies and Iíll keep working at a pace that
works for me. As for placing cars at every customer, good luck with
that too. After Iím done screwing up the placements at an industry
which isnít playing for inter-plant switching- Iím gonna get on the
engine and take a nice long lunch. I could care less about your 12 hour
on duty restriction, you are gonna pay me for all of it. 

This might be your division but itís only gonna move as fast as this
unmotivated employee that has learned how to play the game as you do.
Your idiot trainmasters are gonna learn real quick, and just at the
moment they do, you will probably be moved from your current position.


I hope it all works out for you though.

Name: Me 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2019

For the love of God CSX, would you please stop this TEAM Bullshit. Just
received a letter from Will Blanchetti today talking about the last
quarters performance. Do these idiots really think there is any kind of
team spirit out here? Maybe on the top floor of the Ivory tower and a
hand full of DumbFuck Foamers believe this Crap.  When CSX treats it's
employees like used tampons and they want us to be Team players, they
can go Fu.. themselves.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2019

And remember to vote
"TRUMP 2020"
down with the Socialist and every one of them that calls me a racist
based on my skin color when they're actually the racist
Just like at work when people complain and you tell him if you don't
like it quit what's wrong with telling someone if they don't like it
go back where you came from?

Name: Railroad workers United 
E-mail: Info@railroadworkersunited.org
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2019

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Name: H.R 1748 Safe Freight Act
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2019

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.
Join Railroad Workers United worth every penny

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. 
2.  Enter contact info 
3. Click Send. 

Brothers of both unions

You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew when all you do is worry about losing jobs.  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. How will they go
bathroom now without two people to keep the train going down the tracks
unless they have to stop not blocking crossings or take lunch. 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!

Name: Railroader 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 July 2019

JULY 26th 2019 BIG NEWS MAJOR NEWS. Well here again Iíve been hearing
these rumors for years just about every July someone starts the BIG
NEWS RUMORS and nothing ever seems to happen they heard it from a guy
that heard it from someone he knew that told his sisters brothers
cousin crap. All I know is Taco Bell is selling French fries Burger
King is selling Tacos and now KFC is selling KFC Cheeto Sandwich.
Someone needs to lay-off the marijuana. Donít know why they wanna tell
rumors when they donít have facts

Name: Blacksmith 
E-mail: John Conley
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2019

This aint my 1st rodeo...this aint the first time this ole cowboy been
rode...this my first Dog and pony show...this aint my 1st rodeoooo

Name: H.R 1748
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2019

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.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

The UTU and BLE are silent. Down here in savannah the guys in charge are
basically there so they can be off thatís about it. Text and call them
nothing just silence but always marked off on union business. Cutting
off all our jobs in savannah and not a dam response from either sorry
union. They donít respond but they sure take your dues out on time.
Making us pilot crews that are jobs were given to then when they go on
the law making the pilots bring train in. No second ticket just do it
or else. Where is the union locals thatís right marked off union
business hard at work on a Sunday. Yeah right!!!!

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

I was there for 20 years you're full of s*** you ain't got nothing out
of them it ain't nobody else going to get nothing out of them I didn't
got nothing to do with being a quitter it's got to do with being
smarter
I wouldn't go back to work there for $100,000 a day

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

To : brother. 
Stop feeding young bucks all the crap about Grievances and pay
claims..
It's a dog and pony show you ain't going to get a damn thing just
like when they screw you on your paycheck let me see  some of the
reasons future earnings incorrect miles claimed dead had not put in
Etc.
You guys are taking it long bone Style you can always talk about your
union what they're going to do and your Congressman and  one-man crew
Bill's to stop it but it's all coming and the railroads going to keep
screwing all of you guys until you just wash up one day leave and never
come back. get another job
Get your life back. Dont buy in to the" retirement scam" life is
short... enjoy it.
By the time you retire after they beat the s*** out of you for 30 plus
years you'll be lucky to live a couple

Name: Lynch bitch slap
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

What a great video Mr head of fra just got bitch slapped in historic
fashion lmfao

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

Watch link csx yard. Avoid these one man crews itís unsafe letís get the
word out keep it going. check out RAILROAD WORKERS UNITED. We have
passed Congress now we just need to get it passed through the senate.
We can get it done let our voices be heard and make it happen 
https://youtu.be/atfY4tiyMz8

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.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2019

Conductor 10/20 : you my friend have the right attitude Build your
trains and Earn that Paycheck !!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

07-26-19!!!!!!     Will be a great day!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2019

The BIG RUMOR!  7-26-2019 all the class I railroads are going to merge
together to form one big non-union railroad.  Along with that, the
announcement of one man trains!  One man is going to run one big train
through out the country.  Its all apart of precision railroading, the
hedge funds came up with it all. All union employees will be replaced
by corporate employees, so stop shining those seats with your lazy
asses and crawl out from under those desks.  Put your boots on boys
because its coming!  Work safe!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 July 2019

7/26 csx is going to merge with amazon and texas roadhouse.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2019

Be diligent work hard and Safe. Dont worry about things not in your
control. Put 1 Foot in front of the other. Everything will be fine
regardless.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 July 2019

Sportsfans, 
Neither BNSF nor KCS "fit" with CSX. Never happen. Check your route
maps. 
Not impossible to envision CP/KCS/CSX but that's a stretch. 

CSX needs leadership changed at the top. Foote is in way over his head
and Wallace is just a bullshitter. They can't do it and won't admit
it. 
Pensioner

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 July 2019

Well none of you expected this one , announcement 7-26-2019 merger with
Kansas City Southern . Fixing to shake up this dog and pony show . 
Watch the market

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 July 2019

Announcement Friday 7-26,   BNSF will take over CSX!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 July 2019

Legal,
Yes there is IOSHA. 
How many, if any, Indiana laws regulating RRs operating in the state
are still left and can/will be enforced?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2019

Big Announcement coming next Friday  7-26!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2019

The main problem with CSX is that The Old Man gave away 40% of our
business to the competitor before kicking the bucket.  The work isn't
coming back!  40%!!!!!

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2019

ALL CSX EMPLOYEES


IF YOU LIVE AND WORK IN THE STATE OF INDIANA CSX MUST FOLLOW ALL STATE
AND COUNTY REGULATIONS SET FORTH BY THE STATE OF INDIANA. CSX IS
REGULATED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BUT IT IS NOT A DEPARTMENT OF THE
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. CSX IS AN AMERICAN HOLDING COMPANY. IF YOU FEEL
THAT YOU ARE BEING WORKED IN DANGEROUS CONDITIONS OUTSIDE DUE TO
EXTREME HEAT AND YOU ARE NOT BEING GIVEN ADEQUATE WATER BREAKS OR DOWN
TIME EACH HOUR YOU CAN AND SHOULD REPORT THESE CONDITIONS TO YOUR OSHA
DEPARTMENT. FILE AN ETHICS COMPLAINT WITH CSX AND A COMPLAIN WITH THE
CSX MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. ADVISE THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT THAT THERE HAS
BEEN AN EXTREME HEAT DANGER WARNING ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA AND THE
COMPANY IS NOT PROVIDING PROPER BREAKS AND PROTECION FOR THEIR WORKERS.
THIS IS NOT A UNION ISSUE. DO NOT LET ANY SUPERVISOR TELL YOU THAT YOU
MUST ADDRESS THIS ISSUE WITH YOUR UNION REPRESENTATION. YOU ARE
PROTECTED AS CITIZENS AND WORKERS IN THE STATE OF INDIANA. 


WWW.IN.GOV/DOL/2733.HTM.   FILE A COMPLAINT ON LINE WITH OSHA. YOU CAN
CALL YOUR STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND FILE COMPLAINT AS WELL. WORK
PLACE SAFETY MUST BE FOLLOWED AT NO COST! CSX IS NOT EXEMPT FROM
FOLLOWING ALL REGULATIONS SET FORTH BY OSHA.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2019

Up here in Canada they use the canadien mounted police to watch and
intimidate us , assholes on horseback !!!!Geez

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2019

Cut turns yesterday, can't fill jobs today.. nice work csx.
TrainmastersI said a prayer this morning before your conference call,
I've heard how those go down.. those tails tuck between those ass
checks and you take it like the bitches you are. Man power the reason
we can't move trains.. LOL cut things back to nothing.. I dont
understand the economy!  I'm baffled..  Been lying and stealing and
cheating numbers / fucking customers. Guess what dicks you guys are at
fault.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 July 2019

So looks like Kansas City Southern did very well reporting out this
morning.
That means CSX is the worst run RR in the Class 1 club. 

Why? Because Foote and Wallace "promised" business would come because
of the new network. Sounds like bullshit to me and it does not appear to
be getting any better, only worse. 
In reality, these guys are lost and in way over their heads, and it
went to their heads that they could make it work. 

Can't cut to prosperity, ain't gonna work. 

The problem with CSX is the guys at the top. That does not include
Harris who should probably be CEO. Change is needed before it's too
late. Based on what I read here, it may be too late already. Avon used
to be a well run yard by dedicated railroaders. Now it sounds like a
circus of failures.  
Pensioner

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 July 2019

You still ALL gonna do is your TOLD :and ###!!$$ LIKE IT

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2019

It's to damned hot out there Boys, heat index around 109. Marking off
FMLA tonight and taking the Pontoon to the lake tomorrow with the
family. Just gotta make sure the wife doesn't post any pics on
Facebook for the jealous bastards to see ):  sure don't wanna get
turned into the CSX rat line for FMLA abuse.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2019

Avon is a mess. How does that superintendent still have a job?? Major de
rails/ accidents on a weekly basis. Late trains after late train. Ups
train leaving 2-4 hours late several times a week because of bad crew
management  and piss poor planning. FRA is hammering avon the last few
weeks. I witnessed the FRA laying into trainmaster about unsafe
conditions.. he made it clear that they are production over safety when
it benefits them.. that was good to hear. Fra has been reaching out to
T&E to ask how things are.. as we should we are speaking up.. they are
more worried about writing us up for cat napping while stopped  than
keeping up with safety mechanisms ( squeezers
 in the bowl etc) obviously that cost money, so that's out of the
questions. They will just keep making those yard guys put skates and
sprinkle play sand on rail LOL. K

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2019

BNSFSX , we already running their trains anyway.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 July 2019

Cond.
Whether you like it or not, the share price is important. For your
world, a depressed stock price means more CSX cuts. Can CSX still do
that? Bank on it. It's the way of the railroad world today.
Foote should not be there. Need a new CEO that is a railroader that has
ground experience. Not classroom. A leader is needed asap to right the
ship. If this crew stays on, hold on because they will cut and sell off
more railroad to try to keep their millions and millions of stock
options alive.
Keep your head down,
Pensioner

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2019

Wouldn't it just be terrible if Foote, Wallace, Harris, Boychuk and the
entire Board of Directors all jumped head first off the top floor of the
CSX corporate building.  I guess CSX can only eliminate so many jobs,
sell off so many subdivisions, close down so many terminals and shops
and falsify so many reports and measurements until things start to
catch up.  Frank Lonegro knew this was coming and left back in may.

  Hope all you Pieces of Shit at the top lose your jobs, and live a
miserable life.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 July 2019

All Class 1 railroads WAY up today on Union Pacific beating numbers. CSX
WAY down.

When will the CSX BOD get rid of Foote and Wallace? 

For all the ball busting CSX delivers to the men on the ground, Foote
can't get it done. 

Sad to see. 

Pensioner

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
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.

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

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2019

The way CSX is run is an indication of leadership at the top. There is
very little.

Foote is the wrong guy. Harrison went through many other more competent
people before he had to settle on Foote. Every time he opens his mouth
Wall street panics because he is the wrong person to be at his current
position. Never seen anything like it and been saying this all along.
Now it has all gone to his head and he thinks he is something he is
not. Anyone who can be "baffled" by the economy when it comes to
railroads maybe should be replaced. It's simple Foote; get business
off the highways and onto the railroad as it has always been.
Intermodal is a disgrace and has resulted in thousands of more trucks
on the highways. 
CP has turned around but I fear CSX will never get there. Creel is a
railroader and Foote is a poser. We need a petition to get this guy a
new job. He should go back to marketing where he came from. Wallace
should go back to administrative.

Name: 
E-mail: 
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.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2019

Read Foote said this economy is "puzzling." WTF? What CEO says that.
Might as well say "I don't know what the hell is going on." Not
smart and totally out of line.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2019

Amen on Foote's gotta go. Remember he was only supposed to be a
placeholder because Harrison was readying to take the long nap.
Somehow, the Board of Directors decided to keep Foote on until
whenever. He is far from CEO material, very far. They should have
warned Wall Street a month and a half ago things were not going
according to plan. That would have avoided today's bloodbath. I say
the BOD is negligent in their duties. Now, Foote was supposed to be
gone Jan of 2020. But, that does not seem to be the case now because I
never read anything about that. Same for Harris, which would be a huge
loss for CSX in his case. I said this same thing months ago that Foote
is a poser. The railroaders I know who worked w him on the CN consider
him marginal and they laugh when they see he is still at the top of
CSX. He's just not a very smart guy, worst RR CEO in the business. I
have some of my pension in this stock and it see it go down 11% is just
bullshit. 
One thing they could do is put Harris at the helm and make Foote an
analyst. CSX needs some big changes in personnel.

Name: 
E-mail: 
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

Name: 
E-mail: 
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.

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

CSX stock dropping lost $8.00 today.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act
E-mail: 
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!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2019

APE, the issue now is more cuts to compensate for less business. When
the intermodal was cut way back, Wallace said it would come back but it
only got worse. Why is he still there? Used to be when you made a
commitment and failed you were either moved over or cut loose. As far
as Foote, same thing. He is in way over his head. Never got his hands
dirty so he has no real clue as to how the RR actually operates.
Classic poser. These guys cut the RR and promised business would come.
They were wrong about that and put more trucks on the highway. CSX
Board of Directors should replace these guys but they won't because
they have no balls. If Harris wasn't running things the whole thing
might collapse. Had 40 years and now on pension but this pisses me off.
CSX needs a real railroader to bring it back to where it should be.
Someone like Creel who has been on the ground and knows what he's
doing. Time for placeholder Foote to go back to clerking.

Name: 
E-mail: 
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!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
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!!

Name: Grow up pussies 
E-mail: 
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

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 July 2019

EXLC


AMEN BROTHER!  AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!  Karma is a bit..h!  The meek hall
inherit the earth. At least those of us who are honest and try to be
fair and good to our fellow brothers wont have to be worrying about
spending the rest of eternity in the pits of hell with the company man!

Name: exlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2019

Trainmaster/yardmaster


Let me explain something to both of you. Wait...just the poser
trainmaster since the yardmaster is nothing more than a secretary for
the trainmaster and is a UNION CONTRACT EMPLOYEE!

You are obviously not very smart. Do you understand what an
agreement/contract is. To explain it so your little brain can
understand, it is just like your cell phone or cable agreement. Some of
them have terms that state if you end your contract early you will pay
fees. If you hire a contractor to work on your home and you sign a
contract with them you expect them to do the work they agreed upon and
they expect to be paid what you agreed upon.
So do you understand the concept of a contract or an agreement?

Now lets get back to CSX. For some particular reason they have this
idea that it is perfectly okay to breach these agreements. They think
it is okay to manipulate the hell out of agreements that they signed
and sealed with their John Henry at a bargaining table. They have done
nothing but spit on the agreements and shown that they did not nor did
they ever intend to negotiate in good faith. I cant understand for the
life of me how the unions have not been able to take CSX to federal
court and sue the living shit out of them. The railway labor act should
have nothing to do with going after a company for deliberately going
back on any agreement that they signed and sealed.  The employees have
every right to be made at CSX for doing this and they have every right
to be mad at the unions who take their money every month and sit back
and let CSX rape the hell out of their agreements.  Its not being lazy.
If a crew is told to go out and do something that they should be
compensated for because it is not part of the agreed working conditions
for their particular job they shouldn't have to put in damn claims and
demand they be paid for it. The company should just do what they hell
they agreed to do and quit this horseshit of violating terms they
agreed upon. Its all just childish, greedy, unprofessional and
unethical behavior. It has created an atmosphere of hate and disgust in
the work place by all the employees. No one should ever HATE THE COMPANY
THEY WORK FOR! How in the hell can this be productive. Working in a
hostile environment is no good for anyone. The TM and other terminal
supervisors have to deal with crews that are pissed and disgruntled
every single day. The supervisors have to try and run a terminal with
limited manpower because CSX's top rank and file have decided that it
is more important to slash and cut as many people from the workforce as
possible thus creating shortages on every single job out there.
Supervisors have to order people to go out and do the work of two men
in order to get things done. People cant get reasonable days off.
Personal days are being removed and denied. Freight is delayed. How the
hell is any of this being productive. If CSX would honor the union
agreements which clearly state that they will keep enough employees
hired to cover all anticipated shortages none of this would be
happening. But they are not. THEY ARE ONCE AGAIN VIOLATING WHAT THEY
AGREED UPON AT THE BARGAINING TABLES!  So what is happening because
they have no respect for the agreements and holding up their end of the
bargain? They have supervisors abusing working conditions and doing what
every they can do to keep Jacksonville off their arsses and alienating
the employees who in turn hate their company and toss EOTS in the
nearest dumpster or in the rivers. They have employees who do not give
100% to their jobs and people who post on websites how much they hate
them. Then their are idiots like you who post ignorant crap because
your either sick in the head and love being bent over and abused or
your just a horses ass who has nothing better to do. Either way this is
why you have a website that is called....CSX SUCKS!

Name: Squiggler 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 July 2019

So I was working a yard assignment the other day pondering how shitty
CSX treats it's employees.  Just so happens, I happened to be about
100 feet away from a EOT rack and what do you know there was 4 EOT's
on that bastard.  The EOT rack is between 2 yard leads and there isn't
any cameras in sight. Just so happens, there was about 6-7 loaded scrap
cars adjacent to the soon to be departing train.  Well, let's just say
there wasn't 4 EOT's on the rack when the train departed.

Name: Realist
E-mail: USA
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 July 2019

Future, its people like you that are the problem.  Typical Union
mentality.  People wonder why jobs go to Mexico, companies close, and
jobs are abolished.  Keep it up!

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
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

Name: 
E-mail: 
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.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
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.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
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

Name: The rock 
E-mail: 
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.

Name: 
E-mail: 
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!

Name: Puddin stick 
E-mail: 
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

Name: yardeye
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

cond.

can't cover it up. It made the news. sorry but it wasn't the
companies fault this time. And dont start with the crap insults.  you
don't know the facts.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 July 2019

Once Again : This is the R.R. 24/7 365 days a year operation. If you
need sick days personal days off ALL the time go to burger
king,walmart, dunkin donut...etc..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2019

Another disaster at Avon,    Letís see if they try and cover this one up
as well,     About time some heads start to roll.       Luckily no one
was killed!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2019

https://www.wthr.com/article/train-collision-sparks-fire-avon-railyard

Name: Fire Marshall Bill
E-mail: 911
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 July 2019

Engine on FIRE in Avon.  Hahahaha

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 July 2019

Just to let all know, I found Melvin Burch and David Hamby's location.
Home address for both and David I now have your cell number, YOU said
to me when I tried your company phone line "you should have called my
cell phone" just like some teenage kid would say, not an official of a
company!!! Do you remember this? of course not! you ran away like the
coward you are and let Melvin handle the rest. Well you two, I know
where you are and we are going to meet just one more time and I know
when and you two don't.

Name: To crews
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 July 2019

You are absolutely right about the kickbacks the ones who.should really
have to answer the tough questions is the FRA awhile ago a fra
inspector posted on here that the fuckstick ahead of the fra mr batory
or whatever the hell his name is absolutely takes bribes from the rr
maybe it somebody posting with a axe to grind with someone or just
maybe he knows what he is talking about awful funny how the fra just
changed there tune all the sudden about it sounds pretty fucky to me
and any politician that is good with 1 man crews shame on them and
everyone of them should be put on blast to the voting American citizens
that all they care about is the all mighty dollar

Name: Hatsoff
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2019

Engineer/conductor ape 20-30


Best post on here in years.  If you're not involved in the union you
should be.  We could use more men like you.   Thanks for the post.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 July 2019

Hey 
Name: Engineer/cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2019

Way to go brother keep on preaching people are listening you hit the
nail on the head. Thatís exactly right. Donít know how many times Iíve
been blowing the horn engineer has to go bathroom or been on the second
unit resetting the traction motor fault to keep us going down the road.
Your exactly right thanks for all the great information. We keep
getting this word out it will happen. We need two men in the cab thatís
all there is to it. Iíve gotten so many bad work orders they have tried
to give me on the fly too. We make a good team. Iíve had to communicate
with engineer about new bulletins thatís has come out after not working
a subdivision for a while. Or an engineer that has been cut back for a
while and has questions too. We rely on one another. We job brief. They
always said when a person donít know ask. When they keep cutting there
is no one to ask anything anymore. Thanks for getting the word out

Name: (H.R. 1748 Safe Freight Act)
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2019

Here is where we are today with the safe freight act HR 1748 TWO MEN
CREW BILL. It has passed Congress now has to be passed through the
Senate! Once this happens it then needs to be signed into law by the
president. I have not seen anywhere it has passed through the senate as
I sure would love to see it just like everyone else. I know they are now
offering to contact your Local Senate on http://smart-union.org/td. This
can even be used by the public anyone can get the word out. Itís gonna
be a tough fight and itís gonna take everyone. Anywhere we think we can
get the word out Facebook YouTube your neighbors church members
co-workers even retirees. Itís gonna be a long tough battle regardless
of union. This is not just one class one railroad but now a national
issue with all class one railroads. PLEASE I URGE EVERYONE stand up get
the word out letís not let these greedy companies put us out of work. We
need these jobs more then they do. Get the word out stand up and fight.
Letís band together get excited. This is gonna have to be a pushback.
If we get cut off engineers are next so itís gonna take us all to
fight. These companies are bringing in more profits then ever before.
They say itís because they wanna take a man out of a truck we thatís
one load. We haul how many loads? Trains continue to get longer and
longer we need these jobs and to help protect the public and our
retirement. Letís stand together and get the word out.  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 message 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.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2019

Family and public

we can't count on our fingers and toes how many times we have left our
terminals with a train that ended up having extra cars in them that no
one knew about. Many times they end up being cars carrying hazmat
materials. That isn't the only problem. Dispatchers are notorious
about not doing good job briefings. Sometimes a dispatcher doesn't
know what train you are on, where you are located, what time your on
duty or if you have been having mechanical problems. There have been
times pay has been denied for claims of working out of your assigned
limits because the company says according to their tracking systems you
never took your train to the location that was claimed. You think a crew
would make up moving an entire train to a bogus location. How could they
not be able to track where a train travels. How many lost cars are out
there. How much slips under the radar. Now they want to put one man by
himself on these trains. How about security. How about crew members who
were seriously injured by trespassers on the trains. How about a crew
member getting sick or even having a heart attack and no one else is
there to help. Train crews travel remote areas. Some are out in the
middle of no where. Who would move the train to a location that
emergency personnel could get to if a man was by himself. There are
other factors. The railroads are not telling the whole truth. One man
crews are nothing more than an attempt to save the almighty dollar and
line the greedy pockets of shareholders. Safety and security should be
the number one priority. No if, and's or but's!  Practice what they
preach! The FRA should be 100% behind 2 man crews. Why does it always
take the death of a crew member or a train wreck to get the point
across. It's time for the railroads to stop making stupid rules and
regulations that have to be changed after blood has been spilled!

Name: We have won 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2019

May I have your attention please.Attention all brothers and sisters on
the rr.We have won the bill has passed 2 man crews are a done deal.I
encourage you all to celebrate
Go out and get an ice cream or something
.holla holla holla

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2019

Gotta hit this POS company and it's managers where it hurts boys and
girls. We can't count on the FRA or Unions to do anything, Lawyer up.

COOK COUNTY RECORD
Monday, July 8, 2019


Engineer accuses CSX Transportation of defamation of character
By Bree Gonzales | Jul 13, 2018


CHICAGO ó A locomotive engineer is suing CSX Transport Inc and James
Spencer, citing alleged defamation of character.

Abel Vasquez filed a complaint June 26 in Cook County Circuit Court,
alleging the defendants published defamatory statements against Vasquez
that claimed he used a CSX computer for a personal matter and that he
was insubordinate.

According to the complaint, the statements published on Nov. 6, 2017
allegedly hurt Vasquez's good name, standing in the community and
professional reputation. Vasquez claims CSX Transport and Spencer knew
the statements were false and made them to hurt Vasquez.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks a sum in excess of
$50,000, including exemplary damages plus the costs of the lawsuit. He
is represented by George Brugess of Cogan & Power PC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018-L-006628

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 July 2019

Train master / supervisor 1-10 months. 

Just give you a title with alittle authority, pour some Kool-aid down
your throat and you're gullible enough to believe anything.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 July 2019

Read The Rules .. How LAZY some employees are is truly amazing. Then
turn cartwheels and jump and down in Surprise when Written Up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2019

Great news headed our way fellas keep up the great work getting the word
out. Now that the bill has moved to senate we gotta keep on pushing till
they pass it then president signs it into law. The louder our voices get
the better it will be for all of us. Keep sending in those emails. Iíve
been leaving a paper on every train I get off of to pass it on to the
next crew. Leaving papers in crew rooms for others. Letís get the word
out. Thanks to everyone. 
Two-person crew bill introduced in United States Senate
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, June 27 ó A two-person crew bill was introduced in
the United States Senate on June 26. The Safe Freight Act, a companion
bill to H.R. 1748 in the U.S. House of Representatives, would promote
rail safety by mandating at least two-person crews on all freight
trains in the United States. The bill was introduced by Senators Edward
J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). 

According to a press release from Senator Markeyís office: ďThe bill is
designed to correct the Federal Railroad Administrationís recent
rollback of a proposed rule that would have established these necessary
safety standards. The Safe Freight Act will specifically require that
all freight trains have at least one certified conductor and one
certified engineer on board, who can then work together to protect the
safety of both the train and people living near the tracks.Ē

Other Senators co-sponsoring the Safe Freight Act are Senators Richard
Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Angus King (I-Maine), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.),
Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio),
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.).

ďThe FRA abdicated its responsibility as our nationís rail safety
agency when it withdrew the proposed two-person crew rule,Ē Senator
Markey said. ďA series of tragic accidents have resulted in recent
years from unattended and understaffed trains, making clear that we
need enough crew on board to protect both property and the public. I am
proud to lead the introduction of the Safe Freight Act with Senator
Wyden to address this critical safety concern.Ē

Senator Markey cited the 2013 tragedy in Lac-Mťgantic, Quebec where an
unattended freight train carrying 72 tank cars of crude oil derailed
and exploded, killing 47 people, destroying much of the town, and
causing millions of dollars in environmental damage. The train was
operated by a single employee. 

ďThe decision by the FRA to abandon its planned two-person crew rule
makes no sense, especially in light of recent rail accidents,Ē said
Senator Wyden. ďThis is a matter of safety and security for rail crew
and the public, and experts agree. Itís now up to Congress to step in
and require freight trains have the staffing required to keep folks
safe.Ē

ďThe Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen has led the fight
for railroad safety for over 156 years,Ē said BLET National President
Dennis R. Pierce. ďTwo-person crews make for safer, more efficient
train operations, and two-person crews play a key role in safeguarding
our nationís communities when a serious accident occurs. I congratulate
Senator Markey for stepping up to lead the fight for a safer railroad
industry and a safer America.Ē

ďSMART Transportation Division has been working tirelessly to promote
safety in the railroad industry,Ē said SMART Transportation Division
President John Previsich. ďThere is no doubt that the safest rail
operation is a two-person crew operation. After several major train
derailments, we must send a clear message to our lawmakers and the
general public that multi-person crews are essential to ensuring the
safest rail operations possible in their communities. I would like to
thank Senator Markey for his leadership on this critical issue as we
continue improve safety on our nation''''s railroads for both our
members and the general public.Ē 

In the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska)
introduced H.R. 1748 on March 22, 2019. Also known as the Safe Freight
Act, the House version of the bill would also require that two
certified crew members operate freight trains the United States. It
currently has 74 co-sponsors.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2019

Just wanted to say thanks 🙏 to everyone for getting the word out
on the (HR 1758 Safe Freight Act bill) thatís what itís gonna take if we
all get this word out and stick together regardless of union issues or
any other issue WE CAN WIN THIS!!!! I urge anyone who hasnít got to see
the state of the rail workforce to watch it. As you can see how the FRA
is paid off too. Itís finally nice to see congress knows whatís going
on with Wall Street. Thank you chairmen DeFazio and so many others to
tell it like it is. This isnít a collective bargaining agreement but a
matter of safety and jobs. 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.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 July 2019

"One person crews are inevitable, it's just a question of when."
Micheal Ward 

 ....SAY WHUUUT??!!

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 July 2019

BROTHERS


Just went to the smart-union.org/td page and sent my message.  It also
gives you a place to send the info to 5 other people via email. The
security picture I had to enter at the end was impossible to get
correct. They don't specify if it is case sensitive. I just hit the
back button a few times and started over. The second time I got a pic
that was easier and just used lower case on the letters. It went
through ok.  Im going to try to go back in and send it again with more
email addresses. Hopefully it will let me in again later!

Don't be lazy. Just do it. Its important as hell!  Tell your neighbors
about it.  It lets you chose it you are a friend or family as well. Make
sure you send your local number to them in your message.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 July 2019

All union brothers


You really want to help with stopping this one man crew issue? You need
to talk to all of your neighbors.  Keep several copies of your work
orders that show the hazmat materials you have in your train. Your
neighbors have no idea what kind of materials we haul. Why would they.
Their lives don't revolve around the railroad. Why would they know
what we haul. Every time I go past a house that is way to close to the
tracks I always wonder what the people living in them would say if we
stopped and walked over to their doors and showed them what we had on
our train. Explain to them every time we go past your house and you are
sitting there watching TV or eating dinner with your family or playing
with your kids there is a good chance we have something in our train
that would kill you if we were to derail or we had a leak. Some of our
materials require evacuations over 10 miles. Show them the hazmat
material book. Show them how dangerous some of these chemicals are. Let
them know they want just one person on that train. tell them about your
hours. Tell them about man power shortages and how tired everyone is. 
These people are clueless. They sit in their homes and don't give it a
second thought. If they knew Im sure there would be plenty that would
freak the hell out. I know my neighbors didn't know anything until I
talked to them. They are behind me 100% on blocking 1 man crews.  Just
talk to your neighbors. Give them the numbers to call and express their
opinions. That's all you have to do. Scare the hell out of the people
living next to the tracks. Go to the schools that are next to the
track. Give the info to the teachers. Go to the churches next to the
tracks.  Get the info out there.  That's all you have to do!

A good idea would be to copy this post and the previous post and attach
it to a copy of your hazmat description list in your work order. Make a
copy of the description of the material in your emergency response
guide. Leave it in the mailboxes or in their front doors. If they come
to the door then ask them to please read everything and please support
you in your effort to stop the madness and protect everyone from the 1
man crew crusade. If you don't actually speak to anyone these post
will explain it all!  Real simple to do!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

June 2019 SMART TD News By reaching out, we can get momentum on 2PC
bill
Page 4
SMART GENERAL PRESIDENTíS COLUMN In March, Colorado
By Joseph Sellers Jr.
guarding rail workers and the communities we trans- port material and
passen- gers through 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This
legislation addresses critical safety issues such as fatigue and access
for first responders at rail crossing accidents and derailments that
occur on a regular basis and threaten our foremost goal of ensur- ing
every member comes home safe and sound to their families.
posals. We have made important progress in two- person crew legislation
in a number of states, there is still much that needs to be done.
act on this vital issue. On the federal level, H.R. 1748 was introduced
to safeguard each and every state, coun- ty and local community. Text
the words RAIL SAFETY to 21333 (message and data rates may apply). This
will then prompt you with a series of talking points to review. Next,
reply with the word NOW and you will be patched through to your
congresspersonís office so they can hear from you directly over the
phone about this important issue. After you are done, you will be sent
a link to an online version of this action where you can send in your
own letter, with pre-built writing points to start you off. For- ward
these to your friends, family and fellow workers. The more of us who
take part, the stronger our efforts become, and the greater an impact
we can make. For
those who may not know, each phone call a congres- sional office
receives is weighed to be the equiva- lent of 25 emails about a
particular issue. So, make certain you utilize every avenue of
communication when contacting Congress.
 became the fifth state to have two-person crew legis- lation passed by
its upper and lower houses and signed by its governor. In May, Nevada
followed suit and became the sixth state to do so.
But the stark reality, espe- cially after the FRAís attempt to quash
the laws established in six states, is that this rail safety legisla-
tion will not prevail across the land unless we all join the cause,
make it our fight and not leave it to someone else. That includes each
one of us communicating with our elected representa- tives and making
them rec- ognize the importance of this legislation to our safety and
well-being. It also includes reaching out to our neighbors, family and
com- munity so they can under- stand this issue and the effect it has
on their own safety.
I want to commend every local and member involved in Colorado and in
Nevada on the passage, as well the other state-wide efforts to
safeguard workers, passen- gers and our communities.
 This year, Illinois, Min- nesota and Maryland also saw houses in their
legisla- tures pass similar bills Ė then Marylandís governor again
vetoed the legislation, for a second time, while the Illinois bill was
on the cusp of action from their gover- nor. The Federal Railroad
Administration (FRA) decid- ed to try to put an end to all the momentum
generated by our actions in late May.
Despite the FRA setback, we can continue our charge. We will focus on
the future by safeguarding the present for us and our families.
 Thereís a reason we talk about two-person crew leg- islation at length
in print, online and face to face at our workplace and confer- ences. It
is vital in safe-
Fraternally,
As local and state political leaders hear about the importance of rail
safety, they begin to respond to these common-sense pro-
We have made it easier to
Joseph Sellers, Jr. SMART General President

Name: Safe Freight Act (HR 1748)
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 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 message 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. 




YouTube
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.


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. 
2.  Enter contact info 
3. Click Send.

Name: Eyes wide open 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 July 2019

Do you have to have graduated from high school to get on with csx?I quit
in the 8 grade.I would  love to get my hands on one of them railroad
paychecks.I got my eyes wide open

Name: FMLA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

FMLA every weekend !

Name: Corporate mentor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

Hey corporate fag azz
I quit your shithole operation you can't do a damn thing to me why
don't you post your information on here

Name: Candy ass 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

Monitor well if you don't believe im in coorperate why don't you go
ahead and post your name and contact number on here and if i can verify
its really you lets see what happens.have a good day

Name: Candy azz kicker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

I got some thing you can monitor.
You sound like the kinda fag that comes up with all the rules that piss
everyone off
And schedule that makes every one work round the clock 7 days a week 52
weeks a year.
I bet your azz aint never put in a 70 hour week in your life.
While you where attending College delivering pizza and smoking
marijuana
You where afraid of having to work for a living. You'd be in a
homeless camp washing car windshields if you didn't  suck your way in
to a cushy office job at the purple Palace

Name: To railfa
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2019

Hey rail fan call this number 904 332 3500 ask for JIMBO he will hook
you up you poser fucking clown get a life dickhead

Name: Candy ass 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2019

I work for cooperate in Jacksonville.We are monitoring this site you
bunch of candy asses.If we find out who yall are im going to write you
up.simply put everyone that post on this site is a candy ass

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2019

Just FMLA Ďd their ass , happy 4th and 5th , fireworks and booze tonite

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 July 2019

Have a Happy 4th of July, and don't forget....CSX SUCKS!

Name: Rail fan 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 July 2019

Im interested in working for such  a fine company like csx.Always been
interested in the railroad.Can somebody on here get me hired on?

Name: 101 Airborne
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 July 2019

To whom it may concern:  Got my first and only hemorrhoid while employed
at this company.  Jumped ship couple years ago and my spincter hasnít
itched since.  Best of luck to all vets out there,  FTW!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 July 2019

This place is so whack !!!!!

Name: Dude, for real?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 July 2019

Csx closing manchester? Sounds like a Goober fantasy. They haven't even
brought back all the furloughed guys. Any manpower shortage they have is
self-inflicted. Like the birmingham guys don't mark off! What a joke.
Stop spreading your stupid rumors and go to work if you love trains so
much. Tool.

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 July 2019

HA!HA!

Well the heat has already started. Our utility man was told to watch a
shove for an inbound train to help out. He couldn't ride the last car
so he started walking it in. The YM wanted to know what was taking so
long. He told him he had to walk the cut in. Ym tried to tell him to
drive to the end of the track and count him down. Utility man told him
he couldn't because of new rule. YM tried telling him to do it. Had to
get the TM involved.  TM didn't even know the new rule! Heard TM blew a
gasket.  Think that rule is covered by good faith challenge.  CSX better
start getting cameras in all the yards. Can't be forcing guys to break
the rules just to speed things up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 July 2019

I enjoy my job. Working t&e service for CSX is a privilege.Those of you
who can't take a little heat should just get out of the kitchen. With
all of your qualifications you can surely find a top flight job in the
janitorial or food service industry.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 July 2019

Why shake them up ? 
It's gonna be your fault anyway...
Keep dreaming that they really
"Care"..... as long as they can blame
You who cares? Theyll have an extended off day over 4th of July weekend
while you're out working looking like an idiot while they write you up
.... hahaha.
Whos a dumbass now?  
Hahaba... quit while you dont have to explain why you were fired....

Name: I'm Confused
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 July 2019

Why did they make the paper work so fucking confusing, somebody needs to
shake up the safety department in Jacksonville what a bunch of dicks
took something so simple and fucked it up WOW

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2019

T&E Employees

Instead of bickering over trivial matters that are irrelevant at this
very moment, you should be concentrating on the new operating rules
manual that you were just issued effective July 1, 2019.
There are several rules that have been added too or the wording has
been manipulated to create gray areas or increase a more favorable
outcome for the carrier if they are challenged in court.

The cold hard fact is that many employees don't bother to read new
bulletins and they sure don't take the time to sit down and read their
operating rules book. CSX has a very well paid group of lawyers who know
exactly what they are doing. They are more educated and to put it
bluntly, a lot smarter than most of the employees. Your union reps
aren't rocket scientist. Don't expect them to know every little loop
hole. The best defense is self education. Don't believe anything you
hear. See it in writing!
In the book you will find little variations that tip the scales in the
carriers favor if anything goes wrong.

RULE 2100.3 is a rule that has been modified just for this reason.  
The new rule now has 7 bullets. You will only find 5 in the new
operating rules manual. Bullet 6 and 7 were addressed in the reissue of
the safe way bulletins.

Bullet #6 is the most important!!!!  This bullet is what you call a
blanket rule.  "EMPLOYEES MUST NOT WALK OR STAND FOUL OF ANY TRACK IF
A MORE SUITABLE OPTION IS AVAILABLE."

It does not matter what job you are assigned too.  You will at some
point during your shift be standing next too or walking next too a
track. It does not matter what any other rule in the book says about
mounting, dismounting, crossing over, etc.  If you are injured you will
have to explain why you chose to stand or walk in the area you were
injured.  If you are approached by a supervisor and he/she ask you why
you chose to foul or stand next to a particular track you better have a
sensible answer. This rule covers every scenario in the field. I do have
to give credit where credit is due. The carriers lawyers did a great job
on writing this one!  Look three times before you pick a spot to walk or
stand. Take your time and make a wise and safe decision. Make mental
notes of the surroundings so you can point out the facts. This one will
be hard to beat if you don't pay attention and gather facts.

RULES 406.3 and 406.6 are two rules that are created to give the
employee a loop hole in deciding how he/she will protect shove moves.
One implies you have the option of using hand signals and the other is
point on direct what you must do when using radios!

In yards that are large and handle a lot of road traffic many times a
utility man will be used to protect shoves when splitting trains or
building them. This allows the moves to be done quicker and more
efficient.  Rule 406.6 will put some serious strain on production
because it will slow the process down.  NO MORE DRIVING TO THE END OF A
TRACK TO WATCH A SHOVE MOVE WHILE USING THE RADIO! No more standing at
the end of the track and telling the engineer in the cab that you can
see the end of the cut and he/she has plenty of room for the cars. It
doesn't matter what the distance is no matter how short.  The rule is
black and white. You must be on the point, standing next to the
point(if you can not ride the car) or you can have it protected with a
camera or shove light. Rule 406.6 was not developed in a manner that
helps productivity and uses man power wisely.  Never the less it is the
rule and the way it is written is the way you must follow it. 
Now get your book out and start reading it! You have no one to blame
but yourself if you are ambushed and you have no reasonable answer as
to why you do not know the rules!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2019

Just wanted to thank you for your help and support
impact,APE,Accidents!!! Thanks for spreading the word we can win this
if everyone sends it in to congrats and rattles there cages. We need to
get our voice out there. We need to let the public know. If they are
upset about a crossing being blocked now how long will it be blocked
for one man!!! How about ambulances none side hospital on the other
when itís close to home. We need to keep our families safe the public
safe we need to keep these jobs. Just because something can be
automated doesnít mean it should be. Look at Boeing 737 programming
issues. They donít maintain there equipment we have all seen the
locomotives worn out. Why would this be any less. Please all get
involved spread he words. Tell everyone thanks again for all the help
and support. 

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 message 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. 

If you have not seen The State of the rail workforce it is worth a
look!!!I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 July 2019

You could at least mark off to watch the NFL

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 July 2019

Hillary letem shut it down Iím gone bring my FMLA to Bham and mark off
for all the Bama games with them

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Loco, RIGHT ON BROTHER!!!!!!(double fist pump)

Name: HIllery Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Forgot to say....if you donít like it, quit. Iíve been keeping up with
all the mark offs for FMLA and calling in sick. Iíve put them on a
spreadsheet so it will be easier to show the pattern to ethics. Iíve
also got a bunch of screen grabs from Facebook...a few guys wised up
and quit posting on FB....but they continued on IG and twitter...fell
right into it. Iíll have about 12 seniority spots buy the end of the
year. If you want days off, go work at McDonaldís.

Name: Jimmy Chambliss
E-mail: jimmychambliss@gmail.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

I need to have the administrator of this site contact me. I will not
have my name slandered on this page. I will be contacting a lawyer
tomorrow. I'm a grown man and don't have to hide behind a made up
name. If the person that put my name on here has a problem with me, my
number is still the same. Call me and we can work it out like men. As
for a video; I've never seen it and sure didn't post it on the
internet. Until you are ready to be a man and work this out face to
face, leave me out of your silly games. Learn to be a man, not a
keyboard warrior.

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

To FMLA , I hope they burn it all down. Just funny when everyone acts
like bitches...doubt you can even get another job. Thatís why your so
upset. Go wipe your tears with your FMLA paperwork.

Name: FMLA
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

To Hillary Clinton

Shut the hell up!! CSX is the one who created this monster because of
their shitty points system policy. The company is the blame. If they
want to shut down Manchester then so be it. Shut the whole mother
fuckin system down and sell it all. Will all find another job. You
bunch of scared bitches.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

brothers 


the dirty crap is just getting worse. found out they handed a charge
letter to a guy 24 hours before the scheduled hearing and he was at his
AFHT!  not only that the letter states he had to respond to it within 48
hrs if he wanted to take the waiver.  WTF! NO time to get a hold of your
union rep, your not even at home and your definately not getting 48 hrs
to make a reasonable choice.  When did this horse shit start! We're
all sitting back waiting to see how the union is going to handle this
one.  That say they f..ked up and didn't get it in the mail in time. 
Bullshit.  This is dirty pool and a tactic to get the guy to panic and
take a waiver on the spot.  This shit can't be happening! shit is
getting deep!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Railroad Brothers,

Please make sure everyone is filing out the RAILROAD TECHNOLOGY EVENT
REPORT on the SMART TD website so we can show the railroad and the
government that none of this technology works.     Also please write
you congressmen and the White House to support 2 person crews.     It
canít be done without 2 people!

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Here it comes! Manchester FMLA abuse is worst on the system. Word is
their shutting down everything on the Manchester sub( rerouting it to
Montgomery) and home terminal the F2 Birmingham pool in
Birmingham...Same thing that happened to Fitzgerald is about to happen
to Manchester. Everyone accepts FLMA as part of the game...well, CSX
has a full house! We all know who to thank and it time to start naming
names... look over and thank the man in the seat next to you. His mark
offs to go fishing are gonna cost you!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Write your congressmen write your FRA Write the whitehouse. Letís get
the word out. If your supporting trump then he needs to sign it in to
law. Iíve seen many post TRUMP-TRAIN support if thatís who you choose
then write him and Letís make it happen!!!!

Hello and good day Mr President. 
         I have been a loyal follower from the start. I donated to your
campaign and am so proud of you for becoming president, however how can
I contribute to your campaign if Iím looking at being out a career
soon. Please sign the (H.R. 1748 Safe Freight Act) into law!!! I always
said if we could get Trump in office we could turn this country around.
I know your busy with the Democratic Party trying to block everything
you try and fix. One thing that is most important is the railroad. That
is my career. Itís about jobs and family and safety. Thatís the most
important!!! I look at each candidate and see which one is going to do
the best job for me and my family. Now with this two man crew bill shot
down your looking at 175,000 conductors and about 59,000 engineers that
are going to be out of a job. Not to mention tax dollars. When I go
through these small towns I look at all the small businesses that have
closed up shop. Most of them look like deserted towns. PTC is a great
tool but it works off cell phone signal and is not 💯all the
time. Iíve been on the railroad for 9 years living out of town fighting
for my job every year. Itís a great career however it has its ups and
downs and the railroads continue to bring in more profits then every
before. We are doing more work with less then ever before. Please Mr
President you have the people you have there vote you have the power to
fix this. Please mandate the two man crew bill. One certified Engineer
and One certified Conductor. Keep the great American railroad safe.
Keep the great American dream alive. Let continue the drive and the
dream to make America great
Sincerely

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Thank you all that have supported the (H.R 1748 safe freight act) really
means a lot!!! Letís make some noise and get our voices out there. This
is one issue we can not afford to lose! We all need to stand up and let
our voices be heard SQUEAKY WHEEL GETS THE GREASE!!! Iím not a union rep
just a regular guy trying to keep my railroad retirement along with my
job and everything Iíve worked so hard for. Iím not there because I
enjoy trains but to earn and living and support my family. If you have
not done this yet please do so!!! If you havenít whatís stopping you
because if you hate this place so bad then find something else. Why go
through life miserable everyday. Iíve worked a lot harder for less. Yes
things could be better and the company does crappy things to there
employees. I love my job just donít care for the peaple we work for!!!!
Please take a stand do it for you your family your co-workers. 
1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL HR 1748. 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 message 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.

Name: Trump America
E-mail: Trump2020@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 June 2019

The illegal immigration round-up will start in 2 weeks. 
And the next contract will be 50% (lost raises over the years} pay
increase to all TE&Y employees!

To the rail wife on  family vacation, why would you answer the phone,
and knowing that the railroad was calling while on VACATION?

Who's the union officer? It's against your Collective Bargaining
Agreement, and your husband should file a formal complaint with the
union and with your State Labor Secretary!

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 June 2019

Wife


Csx is evil.... They have no regard for any employee. It is real easy
to sit in Jacksonville and destroy someone's job.  It is real easy to
have that keyboard courage. There is not one single word in the
articles addressing vacations that explain how the company can treat
its employees in regards to being disturbed while on your vacation.
therefore it is an open book for discussion. They will argue since it
is not written they can't HARRASS you during vacation they can, You
can argue it isn't because it is implied that they cant. You are on
your entitled and earned vacation time with the family and should not
be contacted by anyone in CSX! PERIOD!  They will also argue that your
husband is not under the FRA hours of service for undisturbed mandatory
rest so they can call him all day everyday if they wish and leave
messages.  He works for the devil.  That's how it works.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 June 2019

Turn in all the Grievances you want the big Union boys are up at the
purple Palace laughing at you
Get out while the getting is good I wouldn't work there for $100,000 a
day

Name: MADWIFE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 June 2019

Railroad wives!


You are not going to believe this one!  Our family was on vacation and
out of state.  Apparently the company tried to call us and notify us
that my husband was having his personal day take away from him when he
got back. It was tacked on the end of the last day. We were driving
home that day. They called him for work and then miss called him. He
tried to explain that we were out of the state on the so call day they
tried to notify him and we did not have to accept any calls or for that
fact we didn't have to even check our phones or even take one with us
if we didn't want too. They still miss called him.  I just don't 
believe this company. When a family is on their annual vacation they
don't want to be disturbed by the company. They don't want to hear
from them or even think about them. Where do they get off calling any
family and leaving messages for them while they are on their vacation.
I hope his union representation takes this to the mat. This kind of
unethical behavior has to stop. They have been taking weekend personal
days away from guys for months now. The new attendance policy is so
strict that people are afraid to mark off and now they take away a
legit personal day from a person who works all the time and has earned
the right to use it. Its time for our family to look somewhere else for
employment. Has any other family been treated this way and how did you
handle it?

Name: Shit on me for the last time 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 June 2019

Csx has done shit on me for the last time boys and girls after the 4th
of July holiday im starting my new job working from 6am to 230pm with
better pay and benefits.These jobs are out there in the trump economy.

Name: ATLgal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 June 2019

So weíve got one of the superintendents in the office here screwing one
of the dispatchers.  All of the higher ups know about it because they
arenít even trying to hide it, but the higher ups donít care.  Going to
be real fun to watch the fireworks when they break it off.  You would
think these managers would learn thatís an express lane to the
unemployment office. When heís gone, nothing of value will really be
lost.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2019

TWO MAN CREW (HR 1748) PICKING UP STEAM GREAT NEWS!!!
1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL HR 1748. 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 message 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. 

Two-person crew bill introduced in United States Senate
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, June 27 ó A two-person crew bill was introduced in
the United States Senate on June 26. The Safe Freight Act, a companion
bill to H.R. 1748 in the U.S. House of Representatives, would promote
rail safety by mandating at least two-person crews on all freight
trains in the United States. The bill was introduced by Senators Edward
J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). 

According to a press release from Senator Markeyís office: ďThe bill is
designed to correct the Federal Railroad Administrationís recent
rollback of a proposed rule that would have established these necessary
safety standards. The Safe Freight Act will specifically require that
all freight trains have at least one certified conductor and one
certified engineer on board, who can then work together to protect the
safety of both the train and people living near the tracks.Ē

Other Senators co-sponsoring the Safe Freight Act are Senators Richard
Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Angus King (I-Maine), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.),
Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio),
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.).

ďThe FRA abdicated its responsibility as our nationís rail safety
agency when it withdrew the proposed two-person crew rule,Ē Senator
Markey said. ďA series of tragic accidents have resulted in recent
years from unattended and understaffed trains, making clear that we
need enough crew on board to protect both property and the public. I am
proud to lead the introduction of the Safe Freight Act with Senator
Wyden to address this critical safety concern.Ē

Senator Markey cited the 2013 tragedy in Lac-Mťgantic, Quebec where an
unattended freight train carrying 72 tank cars of crude oil derailed
and exploded, killing 47 people, destroying much of the town, and
causing millions of dollars in environmental damage. The train was
operated by a single employee. 

ďThe decision by the FRA to abandon its planned two-person crew rule
makes no sense, especially in light of recent rail accidents,Ē said
Senator Wyden. ďThis is a matter of safety and security for rail crew
and the public, and experts agree. Itís now up to Congress to step in
and require freight trains have the staffing required to keep folks
safe.Ē

ďThe Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen has led the fight
for railroad safety for over 156 years,Ē said BLET National President
Dennis R. Pierce. ďTwo-person crews make for safer, more efficient
train operations, and two-person crews play a key role in safeguarding
our nationís communities when a serious accident occurs. I congratulate
Senator Markey for stepping up to lead the fight for a safer railroad
industry and a safer America.Ē

ďSMART Transportation Division has been working tirelessly to promote
safety in the railroad industry,Ē said SMART Transportation Division
President John Previsich. ďThere is no doubt that the safest rail
operation is a two-person crew operation. After several major train
derailments, we must send a clear message to our lawmakers and the
general public that multi-person crews are essential to ensuring the
safest rail operations possible in their communities. I would like to
thank Senator Markey for his leadership on this critical issue as we
continue improve safety on our nation''''s railroads for both our
members and the general public.Ē 

In the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska)
introduced H.R. 1748 on March 22, 2019. Also known as the Safe Freight
Act, the House version of the bill would also require that two
certified crew members operate freight trains the United States. It
currently has 74 co-sponsors.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2019

(H.R. 1748) Safe freight act (TWO MAN CREW BILL) 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!!!!!  If you have done this already thank
you for your time and commitment 
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.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 June 2019

Is at least six (6) forums on this site where comments are posted.  None
of 'em are titled "political opinions, views", etc. - seem to be
asking for that type of input.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 June 2019

" negative people"
I'm not complaining....you are.
I got the f $%# outta that shithole
It suxs now ,has always sux'ed
And will continue to sux...
Untill your told to unbolt the machinery
Get out while the gettin is good.
Vote Trump, keep America great.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 June 2019

Thankful to be an American. Thankful to have a good paying job and
Thankful to be a Republican. Guys have a SAFE and Productive day.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 June 2019

Hell... it aint even gonna be one man crew... it'll be one computer
crew
Your on your way out. Start unboltin the Machinery now that'll be the
last thing you do

Name: Two man crews forever
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 June 2019

Write them all you want...
One man Crew is coming.
Keep votin demon rat...
They'll  save your job
Hahahaha

Name: loenrickco joe
E-mail: mckenrick_joe@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 June 2019

i have been following concerns about one man crews. contact your
representives and tell them about lac-megantic in canada. had a one man
crew on a crude oil train. long story short 47 cars ran away and had
huge explosion killing 47 people and leaving town in ruins. canadians
said no more 1 man crews!

Name: Surenuff
E-mail: Birmingham 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 June 2019

Cade Breasseale is the most hated worker in bham now.  Heís going to get
whatís coming to him soon.  Karma baby karma!!! You can go around
messing with peopleís jobs like he did.  He was in the wrong from
making that video about Steen.  If heíd made a video of any of us we
would put a whipping on him. He better consider himself lucky that
Steen didnít do anything. I admit he needs to go heís nothing but
immature and a liability to csx. Smh

Name: Lol
E-mail: Birmingham 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 June 2019

I just read an article where a conductor Cade Breasseale videoed another
coworkerwho was also a conductor. The conductor that he recorded was in
a csx hotel room and Cade videoed him with his cell phone sharing it
with all the other employees ruining that Conductors reputation right
off the bat.  I mean seriously who does this except for a pervert or a
faggot.  I understand from conversations going around that he denied it
knowing all this coworkers knew he had done it.  What a coward!!! He
instead blame it on Jimmy Chambliss telling management and detectives
that Jimmy Chambliss was the one who done this. After all Jimmy
Chambliss put it on social media and Jimmy runs his mouth about
anything. If Cade had any balls he would of maníd Up, but of course
heís a liar, coward, and a faggot.  That says a lot for the friends he
hangs around, especially Mayo who looks like he has sugar in his shoes
too.  From what I hear Cade called and had himself placed 12 times out
in front of Z Steen. Cade had just came off of Montgomery and should be
placed 2 times out not 12 times out.  He purposely demanded to put in
front of Steen and we all know it was to bother Steen.  Cade purposely
manipulated the train system.  Thereís no telling what else has done. 
I know that he took pictures of an accident csx had on property and
sent those photos to abc33/40.  They gave him credits for the pictures.
 He also bashed csx by hash tagging fuccsx csxsux.  Iím sure his poor ol
grandfather would be so ashamed of his behavior and not standing up and
taking responsibility for his actions.  Ol grandpa would roll over in
his grave if he knew how Cade bashed and turned against csx.  Cade
breasseale you need to set the record straight, you made that video and
you shared it with people with intent to humiliate that coworker. We all
know it and we are tied of covering for a grown ass man.  This ainít
high school. You cost that man his job and all of thinks you should go
to.  You donít deserve this job you did the same if not worse and you
know it and we know it.  We are tired of covering your ass.  You need
to go.  All of us need to report him to the ethics line. He will do the
same damn thing to one of us.

Name: Capsis4925
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2019

Caps and Caps 2.0 was drawn up by some bitches who work Monday through
Friday, 9 to 5, "that can make a Dr.'s appt. or take care of a family
member"with every weekend and holiday off.    

As for a T&E "the only railroaders". We're on call a free service we
provide to these criminals.  We could be back home before we leave our
driveway "busted call" or could be 2 and a half days later.  The
common cold, flu or whatever not that big of a deal when you're home
in 8 hrs. But two and half days later could be life threatening not to
mention how many railroaders could be infected.

Name: Blacksmith 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 June 2019

I have said it once... and i will say it again.. CSX is like a Fan..
stand behind it and  its suxsssss.. stand in front of it and it
blows...STAND BESIDE it and IT does nothing !!!  Therefore fellas rule
#1 dont work on company time.. rule #2 dont shit on YOUR on time..

Name: sickofit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 June 2019

ATTENDANCE POLICY


Question 7:


Personal business.....blah blah...
all pre-authorized mark offs will be considered personal business mark
offs, regardless of whether or not they are COMPENSATED!
However, APPROVED personal business mark offs will not entitle
employees to the six month good attendance credit.

So let me see if I have this right. We are allowed to take personal
business. This is written in the policy in black and white. It also
states it will be approved time off by the company.

I get in a car wreck and cant make it in on my turn. I manage to get a
rental and get things cleared up with the cops and my car towed. I call
and ask to mark back up because they are short and need people They mark
me up and I work the same day. Im still going to get screwed. Im going
to lose the time I have been a good little boy and stayed marked up.
Now I have to start my 6 months all over again.
That's the way Im reading it.  So the damn company gives me the time
off approved. Now they want to punish me and make me start my 6 months
all over again.  Am I reading this right? Is this horseshit for real? 
I asked my LC and he cant give me a straight answer.  He said he was
told the Unions were fighting some of this new policy. Is this just
another lie? More smoke up our arsses?  How can this company punish
someone for taking some time that they APPROVE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2019

Im out of here as well thank the Lord. 13 yrs with csx is enough for me.
I was fortunate i think to do actual machinist work with my time at csx
and not the  diesel mech duties. Got a inside machinist job with a
company Mon-Friday 10 hrs a day. Pay is close to same 2 dollars less
too start than csx but no more 3 to 11 and no holidays. Health
insurance,vacation,and 401 k. Its out there if u want it. To those that
stay with r.r.good luck and have met and worked with some very fine
craftman and 
 people. Too management kiss my ASS !!

Name: Slaughter house field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2019

Working at the railroad aint some great prize. They treat you like shit
and fire you at will. If you like it .... stay there. If you got any
skills and gumption go out and get something better cuz I can tell you
for a fact it's there if you look if you're lazy and just want to be
complicit and lay in the mire where you're at you'll retire in 40
years

Name: Slaughterhouse hand 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2019

Atleast at the slaughterhouse you didn't have to eat at Burger King at
3 a.m. when you got off of work

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 June 2019

As long as the hunting stays good im gonna stick around till they lay me
off.. killed 3 deer 8 hogs and 5 gobblers the past year while getting
paid to get the freight delivered. Not many jobs you can hunt while you
work and get paid to do it. One benefit of working T/E on railroad. Only
other two i know personally that can do it is farmers and loggers...
keep your freezer full !! Just a thought fellers.

Name: Johnny Paycheck 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2019

ME TOO : Take this job and shove it.. aint working here no more..!!
Start @ the pulpmill Monday. Utility reserve 17.50 hr..overtime
mandatory. Top operators making 36 hr. So something to work towards. By
By rr. Going to factory work.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 June 2019

PSR=   Capitalism At itís Finest!!  


Capitalism Xpress!!

Name: Just quit 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2019

After 20 years of putting up with this shit  from csx i just quit.Just
ain't worth it anymore.At first it was nice being able to say i worked
for the railroad and the attention it recieves from people.I'm getting
out while the economy is good and jobs are plentiful.I want a normal
life again.The job was fun at first but not anymore.Get out while you
can my rr brothers and sisters

Name: FatHead
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 June 2019

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=55219


The new generation of democrats have lost their minds but a republican
would never go to bat for us like this.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2019

Ah....hunter harris is dead...I didn't know if you guys heard the
news.
Why do you keep talking about him?

Name: leaving
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 June 2019

If you have 20 years in set up an appointment with the RR retirement
board. They can crunch the numbers and give you a pretty good idea what
you will earn on your RR retirement if you leave early. I did it and it
wasn't that bad of a hit. It all depends on when you decide to take it
out. taking the money at 62 will cost me 30% loss. If I wait until Im 65
it will only be 19%. The monthly amount was enough that I have no
problem getting out of here. I do have other savings to tide me over
until I start collecting. If your married and your spouse works try to
find a way to live on it and get the HELL OUT! If you want to work fine
but leave this crap behind. It just isn't worth the mental abuse and
the everyday circus they create.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 June 2019

"Stick it out"
Working at csxs%$#hole is not some big prize. There are other jobs
available. 
Once your vested in RRR
With 18-20 you got your retirement
Sure you may lose 75 or $100 a week but is 75 or $100 a week worth
living like you're a slave in prison to a bunch of people that treat
you like a piece of s***

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 June 2019

I have been retired for six years now.  Could some one please
Tell me what is going on with no water or crew packs?
This sounds even worse than a chain gang!
Please advise further, we want to hear about this!
Thanks!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

Thatís why I wear a body camera !!!!!

Name: Dogpile
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

Asked for clear safety glasses.  I was told its on me I should have
taken better care of mine.  I've had these since EHH showed up.  
Scratched up bad but I guess they will do. I'm not paying for nothing
out here. I'm going to wear these boots till they fall off.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

Only God knows how low the stock price would be if CSX weren't
falsifying their numbers.  Yardmasters are forced by Mgmt. to fudge
departure times, do some fancy typing to get cars off the clock. And
lets not forget Train Masters forcing conductors to falsify info on the
OBWO's to make things look good. Nothing like telling a conductor to
show cars in a customer industry when they're actually in a CSX
siding.

  As we all know this company's stock price is based on lies and
manipulating of the numbers. Where I work, we've had trains sitting at
Grain and Ethanol elevators for 13-14 days due to a lack of power and
damned near every day, a local or yard job is being annulled due to
manpower shortages created by upper management. So much for taking care
of the customer. 

  And they wanna preach Team Work, this hedge fund ran outfit can stick
Team Work up their Greedy Ass. All they wanna do is lower the operating
ratio and look out for the shareholder. If they could they would
eliminate every one of our jobs.  Fuck you CSX.

Name: H20
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 June 2019

I bet after a few of us fall out from dehydration this summer water
would come back if it has been taken away.  If it is true and not some
b.s. rumor that has been started call OSHA.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

I used to think working there was great and I would retire but as the
years went on and I saw how they treated me and how they treated other
people I began to realize that it just wasn't worth it and I don't
regret quitting at all so if anybody seriously considers it it's worth
it trust me you're going to get your life back money ain't everything

Name: RailWiener 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

We're told to report for duty 4 hrs after tieing up. Had 22 cars with
DP. We made this train up in the yard with no line of road work. To
make things even more ridiculous the DP kept placing train  in
emergency.  We made it half way home before going dead. Our silly ass
train master wanted to know why we were on duty over 12 hours.

And we have no water or Crew packs.  We also had 2 men and a dyke to
quit this month. Short on man power. All personal business are being
denied and having personnel days removed Friday to Monday.  Was told I
had to have pods done but can't be laid off to finish.  All claims are
being researched and denied.  CSX can't afford PPE and Gatorade is gone
to the wayside with the boot program.

Name: BillyDee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

We be losing men every month.  CSX ain't got no body that be wanting
too stay her.  I be a soldier and like then houring the green don't
matter thay can't keep no body.

Name: The Master
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

Shop an engine on us and see what happens.  We dont miss ANY
originations due to you scumbags.  We have plenty of air fresheners we
can dump in your shit filled leader.  So shut up woman and do your job!
 Next week it will be "My AC doesnt work.  Whaaaa".  Crybabies.  
Should have studied harder!  Lololol #comeonrain.

Name: The Master
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

No injury today.  Get back to work you bunch of filth.  Shoulda studied
harder in school.  You all whine more than a woman.  Nobody is forcing
you to stay!  But we both know you arent going to leave.  So I will
make sure I fuck your eyeballs out every chance I can.  Why?  Because I
am a YardMASTER!!!!!!!!   #morerainplease #AvonYMclub #you'rejelly

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 June 2019

The toilet situ has become such a problem last few months especially now
it hotter weather im not sure if were not getting methane poisoned...
severe headaches now.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

No water 

It is fra law.  229.21 and 229.139 covers sanitation of locomotives.
229.21,covers toilet paper, washing systems and trash.  If you have a
supervisor who is telling you to put in a claim you call the fra
immediately. Then put in a claim.  If the company is pulling this crap
then someone in the fra has been bought off and is allowing the comony
to try tbis. Make the FRA explain. Second, all Engineers need to start
shopping the locomotives for defects and especially if the toilet
compartments are dirty, stinky, water on the floor, won't flush and
flappers don't work. This is going to far. Don't forget that all
employees have a right by state and federal laws to work in a safe and
clean enviornment. CSX IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW. THEY MUST FOLLOW STATE
LAWS! You have all legal rights to file a complaint with your state
health department. Call OSHA. For God's sake. Stand up and grow a
pair.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

A lot of shit going on at Avon and itís all being covered up,   Also a
very serious injury today,   Letís see if that gets covered up.

Name: No water
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

It's gong on here already.   Lc told fat boy it's was a contrac issue.
   Ab said file a grievance.

Name: Crackhead Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

Hearing rumors that they aren't going to provide crew packs or water
any longer. I've heard that many terminals are already seeing this.
Can anyone comment on this?

Name: Mayberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2019

We've had 6 to quit in less than 6 months. Two more are currently
seeking employment  elsewhere.   All but two are former military.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2019

Three people in my terminal quit within the last month.   What does that
tell you about the future of this Gestapo and all the Nazi's in charge?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 June 2019

Another day of PSR-    Ponzi Scheme Railroading 


Letís all stick together for once and go on Strike

Name: Mayberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 June 2019

Yeah we all applied for this job and yes no one is holding a gun to our
head. With that being stated.  This is not the company most of us hired
out with. Also a lot of us was lied to and paid for a job.  Now we're
vested with is sorry ass RR.  There lies the problem. CSX knows it and
are exploiting their employees.  Additionally new hires are leaving and
not looking back.   As far as a fair days wages for a fair days work. 
That would be great but this corrupt industry will never go a long with
that.   Productivity of a RRer has increased a 100 fold while wages
struggle to keep up with cost of living.  Meanwhile CEOs are making
1000x what they they did 20 yrs ago.    CSX SUCKS ASS if that hurts
your feelings. You should visit a different site.    Caps was changed
as soon as an arbitrator sided with the employees.  So tell me CSX
aren't criminals.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 June 2019

No employee of csx is conscripted\drafted.  ALL apply for a job.
Conditions truly suck at times?   Quit, resign.   Work elsewhere.
Perhaps the pay, benefits, etc. would be better.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 June 2019

I ran into a clerk the other day workin at Walmart , He said he wouldnít
worry to much about the one man crew deal , the union will protect your
job .

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 June 2019

Shutup troll.  Honest days work for the pay?  CSX doesn't even know the
meaning of that.  They rape and pillage employees like a Sudanese war
tribe.  How's that new attendance policy going to work CSX?  Going to
just make a new one again when you realize that too many will get
fired?  Wait, I have to be your road slave for 6 months to get any
points back...is that for real?  Money means a lot in this world but
you have to sell part of your soul to work for CSX it should be in
writing.  I hope one day all railroaders finally unite together against
you tyrants.

Name: Cornelius 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2019

Its not like that Family: We just have too get the freight moved safely
and efficiently in this ever changing economy. Honest days pay for a
HONEST days WORK is all that is expected from our VALUED employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 June 2019

Anyone have a contact that still makes those custom aluminum railroad
grips?

Name: Bluegrass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 June 2019

Well the GC's been talking with labor relations about SN to contact ACD
at the afht.   It comes down to they want to do away with more callers. 
 Just show up for duty no two hour call.  ACD can't call trains in two
hours how the hell will they be able to call one in ten?  CSX thinks
this will eventually start up at HT.  CSX can suck this big black dong.

Name: To willard carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 June 2019

I'm telling you don't listen to the mr old head down in jack ass ville
mr corporate u think this fucking outfit wants us to know willard is
closing no absolutely not it's a sick fucking game to these guys to
fuck with the workers and have everybody worried about what's going on
you should be using your judgement about willard they been working on
closing willard for at least 6 months one train at a time I don't
really care what some blow hard from corporate says its comming be
prepared

Name: Formal field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 June 2019

Ive got tickets tickets anyone come on down and get your grievance
tickets issued by the Union hahaha...!!!
Thats a good one !!

Name: Bluegrass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 June 2019

Side letter for making moves.  You can wipe your ass with that side
letter. CSX are criminals they don't give two shits about your side
letter.   Put the claims in. Get "researched" lol.  Get claims
denied.  It's all a dog and pony show and your union is selling
tickets.

Name: Formally a field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 June 2019

Agreements?  They dont follow them anyway
They change it as they go.
Why waste your time trying to follow them or manipulate them they'll
just do whatever they want anyway

Name: Bad ass 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 June 2019

Listen up boys i just got hired and start redi in a month.I'm fixing to
show all the crybabies on here what it means to be a railroader.Stop the
crying and whining and do your damn job.See you boys on the rails
soon.This is my dream job

Name: Doc Holiday 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Rules to live by @ csx..Rule #1 dont work on company time. Rule #2 dont
shit on YOUR on time.

Name: Wyatt  Earp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

So CSX wants us out the door and headed to our power in 10-15 minutes.
These managers are under so much pressure to get these trains out, they
will do anything to make departure time.  I found a way to delay a train
and there's nothing they can do about it.

  When the IVR calls us for work, hang up on the system or let it go to
voicemail. After the first attempt, the computer will wait approx. 14-17
minutes before it calls back.  After not answering the second time, the
caller is suppose to manually call the employee to work.  Sometimes the
caller forgets or they are swamped and it takes a long time to call. The
other day, the caller didn't call me for 57 minutes after the initial
call.

  As we all know, both the Ble and the UTU agreement's state we have 2
hours to show up for work once called for work. This Greedy Company
wants to keep bending us over and pouring it in us a little more each
day. Time to start giving them a little dose of slow-the-fuck down and
don't buy into the Teamwork B.S.  There isn't any teamwork out here,
this Hedge Fund managed company wants to eliminate everyone of our
jobs.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Avon,

   No big news there about the Y.M. most of them are company rat
bitches.

Name: Avon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 June 2019

Avon yard aster got caught sucking the TM off in the bull pen

Name: YardMASTER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

You'll build the trains however the hell I tell you to build them.  And
guess what?!?!  Nobody is going to do or say shit to me because I am
untouchable.  I am a YardMASTER!  Going somewhere???  Why do I need to
go anywhere?  I work 40 hours a week, maybe a bit of OT here and there.
 Its always sunny and 70 in my reclining chair.  I go home every night. 
Drink a bourbon, and fuck my wife or girlfriend.  Oh, and best
part.......I made 90k last year.  Jokes on you Boy!  Get back out in
the rain bitch.

Name: Never ending
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

I feel for you I'm in exact same boat rr brother waite and see what
shitshow comes our way

Name: To same old same old
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

There will be a little yard work left there as to the extent of exactly
how much I am not sure I hope that helps a little but I'm not gonna
exaggerate what I know

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Csx...sucking for over a hundred years.
It sucked then....and it sucks now
When it comes to sucking their at the top of the game.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Hey Avon Yardmaster,


Maybe you need to go back to yardmaster school and re learn how to
build trains,     Only place I know of that has over 50 tracks and you
still canít build a train right,    Furthermore maybe you need to be re
educated on how a train is supposed to be built when having DP Power,   
 I know you think sucking up to your trainmaster buddies sitting next to
you will get you somewhere but it WONT!

Name: Never ending
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Believe me when I say this because I do not like any of it it effects me
personally willard is closing not sure exact date yet but it is
happening best thing we can hope is they close to many yards and
everything goes to hell in a handbasket I just can't figure out
exactly just how much more greedy these guys are gonna be they know
everybody knows there game suck every penny out of this company and
bounce laughing all the way to the bank it's a crying shame what these
hedge funds can do to corporate America today absolutely freaking
disquisting

Name: YardMASTER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

AVON Conductor:

Get back to work and get me some numbers now slave.  Your job is to
make me look good.  I run the yard, call the shots, and am your direct
supervisor.  You'll do what I say and like it bitch.  Thats why I am a
YardMASTER and you're in the rain.  Should have studied harder in
school boy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 June 2019

Cornelius Vanderbilt is what you call a corporate under the desk bitch!

Name: Avon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 June 2019

Avon tower 2 turn the f*cking radio down.  We can't safely work in the
yard with your dumbass walking over everyone.

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 June 2019

Crying Bitches !!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 June 2019

Just a thought : I often wonder sometimes if working conditions would be
better if there wasnt a Union... if Company would be more willing to
Compensate the Good employees more fairly if it wasnt for the union
seniority bullcrap.

Name: LOOKING BACK? HAS IT CHANGED?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 June 2019

been awhile since i left!   you folks still doing favors for  the
Company? you trying to kiss ass to get in early? you still dragging
your train into the next terminal so the next conductor has to check
your train? ya lazy bastards! if ya get the detector? stop and check
your train using csx rules!!! so your 10 miles from your home terminal?
do your job and do it safe!!!  check the frucking trains!
if  your told to commit an unsafe act? by all means?  do it!  chances
are your widow  and kids need the money? if you get called interrupting
your rest? by all means dont tell the caller  restart my rest  as you
 interrupted it?  !!!!!you  never know  whos wearing diapers? they wont
stop the train to take a chit?!hmmmm yup !!!!!  i  can go on and on   
bla  bla bla !  you get it yet?  use  the rules they say to use!!!!!!!


IF YOU HAVE A 16000 FT TRAIN AND I HAD A FEW LONGPOOL JOBS OUTA
CHICAGO!!!

 AND YA GET THE DETECTOR AND HAVE TO CHECK BY THE RULES  5 IN FRONT 
FIVE BEHIND?   GRAB YOUR FREAKING LUNCH  6PK OF WATER (FUSEES   IN CASE
OF DOGS)  HAD  LOTS OF DEFECTS ON SAME TRAIN COULD HARDLY HEAR
DISPATCHER  TRYING TO ASK MY ENGINEER HOW LONG I WAS GONNA BE?   
BEFORE I STARTED WALKING I TOLD HIM GRAB A CATNAP  GONNA BE AT LEAST
2-5 HOURS ACCOUNT  BAD WALKING CONDITIONS? AND TRAINS ON THE OTHER
MAINS!!!!    OH YA ALMOST FORGOT?  TAKE A CREW PACK WITH YA  ? AS THEY
PROVIDE A SAFE PLACE TO TAKE A DUMP!!!!!    IS IT STILL SAFE TO STAND
AND WATCH TRAINS GO BY?  30  FT?   IS THAT UNSAFE?  HMMMM? YUP IM AN
OLD FART!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2019

I think we all need to concentrate more on working hard and doing a good
Job.

Name: Formally a field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 June 2019

LMAO.....haahaa
Just reinforcing my decision was the right one and trying to let people
know you don't have to put up with the s*** out there so hahaha

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 June 2019

Am wondering if "Legal" considers her/himself an "outside source"
where cases could be taken for consultation.

Name: BLAH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 June 2019

WHO CARES ABOUT FRA BLAH

What all of us should be doing is going after our unions constitution
and make a change. there should be term limits for every officer all
the way up to the President of each one. No LC should be able to take a
management position for at least 2 years after they step down. This
would prevent a conflict of interest and they should never be able to
take a position with labor management.  No more bribing the good guys
to jump ship. If they do then they should have to wait.  We all have
federal rights that protect us against dirty union officials and those
unions who are not protecting us to the fullest extent. 

Anyone got any ideas how we can all pool some money and then make an
appointment with a labor law lawyer?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 June 2019

Concerning all of your posts, the unions & FRA are letting the carrier
do whatever they want.

Are you really that blind?

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 June 2019

T&E


Mental: Done by the mind
Manipulate: Handle; deal with skillfully; manage; FALSIFY

Crew Attendance Point System(CAPS) 2019
Pay special attention to Page 1-paragraph 2-midsection line 5.
Per the carrier(CSX) CAPS is not intended as a PUNITIVE measure for
those employees which chronic illness nor is it intended to
significantly impact employees whose attendance is normally consistent
but is temporarily affected by SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES.

The question that should be addressed with your Union Representation is
what is considered consistent. What should be considered special
circumstances. Who decides what event/circumstance would be considered
unforgivable. If you mark off after having accepted a call should you
be accessed twenty(20) points if you were in a situation that would not
allow you to report to work in a timely manner that was of no fault of
your own? 
Some examples could be as follows:
1. Involved in a car wreck.
2. Flat tire
3. Child falls ill at home or at school
4, Fire, flood, burst plumbing, heat failure, etc,
5. Vehicle breaks down with no ride immediately available
6. Stuck in traffic jam due to wreck
There are numerous instances that anyone could encounter that would
prevent the employee from reporting to work on time or reporting at
all.

It is stated in the question and answer section that you are entitled
to request a Personal Business day without incurring any points but you
are not entitled to the six(6)months Good Attendance Credit.
This procedure does not mirror the statement made by the carrier that
the CAPS system is not intended to significantly impact employees whose
attendance is normally consistent. Any points incurred or good credits
docked will most likely have a significant impact on any employee.
If an employee is involved in a circumstance that is out of their
control to manipulate in a favorable outcome for the carrier then they
should not in any circumstance be charged with "unfavorable
attendance" and lose their accrued credit towards their six(6) months
good credit. This may not be the way the carrier intended to describe
the outcome of using a Personal Business day but this is how it is
being interpreted. As for attending medical appointments and submitting
medical documentation, it would be wise for the carrier to view the
documentation with merit. Refusing to accept a written slip/form from a
Medical doctor could easily be construed that the attending physician
may be acting in a manner that could be viewed as a form of
malpractice. This is an issue everyone should address with their family
physicians and decide how they would like to proceed if any
documentation is denied. The level of points accessed should be matched
with the level of treatment or type of medication prescribed. Many
medications may hamper your ability to report to work in less than 24
hours. The state you reside in should have a list of drugs/medications
that are viewed as unsafe and warn against operating a motor vehicle on
their highways while under the influence. State laws are not to be
ignored.  

Incur: Fall into; bring upon oneself
Does an employee deserve to incur a negative outcome such as being
denied his/her credit for requesting a Personal Business day when
allowed to take time off for an unforeseeable circumstance? Is this
action what the carrier deliberately intended to do when the policy was
written or was it an oversight.
Most attendance policies are no more than written "tactics" in mental
manipulation. The carrier hopes that the policy will intimidate or
manipulate the employee into altering their mindset and refrain from
any action they find challenging. There are many circumstances that
should be viewed very carefully by the carrier before making a decision
as to how they will move forward in handling the event of an employee
"Marking" off. Sometimes the decision that is made is not always
proper. If you can not resolve the matter with your Union
representation you can and should take your case to an outside source
for consultation.

Name: Poe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 June 2019

They want to pull some insane shit a t the afht.  Then they can expect
shit getting broken and stolen. Slip, trip and falls will increase too.
     Conductors will start screwing with the retainer valves on stored
cars.    They want to get stupid there some out here that will show
them stupid.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 June 2019

I'll tell you what puts it getting called on your rest and working
every 12 hours.....
Quit that's what I did I haven't been called once since then it's
great I get a good night sleep I get up I go to work I'm home by 6 at
night I'm off on the weekends

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 June 2019

Is a honest days work for a honest days pay that hard to understand ?

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 June 2019

New notice

Just read that notice ordering all crews to contact the assistant chief
dispatcher before you mark off at your away terminal.

First off they better have a phone to use. I'm not using my minutes
for this shit. Now that trump screwed our eyes out and we can't claim
our phone's on taxes anymore I don't use mine for company business. 
I make them call me on my hotel phone. Second, I'm not waiting on the
phone for more than 5 minutes to talk to anyone. Half the time you
can't get a chief on the phone when you need one. Third, we all need
to get our agreement out and learn all the claims. We are all going to
get punked to cover yard jobs.  These jobs are being cut across the
system. Their plan is to use all road/pool crews to be dogs to the
yard. We are all going to be no better than an extra board. It's
coming. They are cutting manpower to the point they have to use
everyone for everything. Remember that rumor that CSX wants everyone to
be assigned to one big extra board?  Well it's coming! And the union's
are in their pocket.

Name: U2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2019

We toed up at way terminal called chief he say be back in for hours. Wat
we for for fucken hours. Me tired as cab be.

Name: Webe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 June 2019

Brewer yard will be shutdown and all trains rerouted.   The jobs thatrun
into a Avon from Evansville will be by Terre Haute crews.    Just
overheard this on a conference call. The fat basterd in Evansville was
on speaker phone.

Name: RRCodger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 June 2019

Brake Stick,
PLease relax!
That idoit DAYS OF JAMES MELTON Are about over.  Check out his
HISTORY!

Name: RR Codger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 June 2019

When James Melton was informed train crew was delayed account
Low engine oil, he showed up with five quarts of 10W40.
And this what CSX wants as trainmasters?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 June 2019

Williard is not being shutdown. Now get your ass's in gear and move the
damn freight!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 June 2019

FYI its still rumor & speculation until it happens.  There are still
people working out of those terminals, and nobody has been served
notice.

Can it happen? yes!  Will it happen? who knows except for YOU!

You must be the rumor mill of the NMAD. Get out that skirt and high
heels, sit down with your lady guys and gossip some new rumors.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 June 2019

FYI itís not a Rumor go look at the seniority roster on the computer and
look and see how many people are displaced and or Furloughed!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 June 2019

Lima, Garrett and Williard now being closed and Deshler will be a crew
change point!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2019

New CFO Mr. Boone as 18 yrs of merger experience. Something is cooking
down in Jacksonville and up over North Border in Ole Canada...

Name: Canned heat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2019

Together we stand divided fall come on lets work together....come come
on lets work together...

Name: RR Codger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 May 2019

Check out what Trains Magizine has to say about PTC.
And you thought it was unsafe now?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 May 2019

Just as good a day as any too be sick..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 May 2019

Loco,

T.O. is one of the electronic devices that the carrier is going to use
against us to get 1 person on the train.  It is not about fuel savings,
that is just an added bonus from it.  T.o. was brought in so guys would
use it and the carriers could say our computers run the train 90% of
the time so only 10% of the time a engineer is actually needed.  T.o.
also set the standards for run times of trains one engineer runs dead
on while another runs 4 under, let t.o. run and it's all the same.  No
more dragging ass trying to slow roll and kill the train.  This had been
their plans from day 1.  Unfortunately for us the carriers are 10 years
ahead and the unions have to be reactivate.  And I am one of those
engineers who hates t o. I do look for every reason not to run it
because they could care less about us.  If you really think we all ran
t.o. every trip 100 more people would be working or another yard still
open or another line not sold you are absolutely crazy.  I hope for
everyone in t&e they are filling out the union provided forms / web
page any time technology fails or doesn't work, if this isn't being
done we are just cutting each other's throats.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 May 2019

sir  : u would wanna go track speed too if u had too smell the putrid
gas that MOST of you hoggers seem to have a natural ability to exhaust
at any given moment...good gawd it will peal the paint off a wall i
swear..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 May 2019

What's the frequency Kenneth ?

Name: estrellaracka
E-mail: jjj@ hoot.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 May 2019

proof that they are vidios of rr employes in buffalo hotel .They stated
because they own it and pay for th room they tape ypu  choking the
chickin. check under the smoke alarm

Name: Deez
E-mail: Csx_foote@yahoo.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

They can do that vote out the fake people out. We can win this vote new
blood in.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/csx-cfo-frank-lonegro-leaves-company-11559079488

Good  time to get out, before the Feds step in, and I donít mean the
FRA.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 May 2019

It all too often is a waste of effort/time to post anything truly
worthwhile and\or useful for the lowly rank & file on this particular
website.

Name: Rail Edge movement planner
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 May 2019

Ge rail edge movement planner software is being implemented starting
today.. with it and PTC... CSX will be going to 1 person train crews on
70 % of its network by 1st quarter of 2020. Nothing will stop it from
happening now. Is what it is. Next big step will be squashing the
Unions once and for all. Dont agree with it personally. Corporate wants
all control all the time and they have with Deep pockets and Fed Govt on
there side more than ever with Automation as a key to reducing jobs
accomplish there this goal.

Name: Steve G
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

Somebody gonna stick that cellphone up Breasseale s azz if he is caught
videoing any of us Nashville boys!!

Name: Anon
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

NOTICE 

$5000 cash reward for the video Michael Cade Breasseale made of fellow
employee Zachary A Steen.  Video was made outside of a CSX hotel room
by Breasseale.(video was used to damage reputation and make fun of Mr.
Steen and was promoted by Breasseale.) Mr. Steen was unaware of video
until it was in circulation. This video was distributed in Nashville,
Birmingham, Bessemer, and Montgomery.  We have phone records and know
who the video was sent to but to save a lot of lost days in court
someone needs to come forward before this really gets out of hand. Mr
Breasseale himself is a coward and will not supply the video but blames
his coworkers for the video. He has lied on several occasions to save
his job but yet continues to video himself on the train, video
coworkers and accidents such as derails and supplies the media with his
videos in hopes he will get his 5 minutes of fame. Help us get him his 5
minutes of fame and turn him in!!! before you are his next victim, 
Breasseale made the video on his cellphone and distributed it to
coworkers causing harm to Mr, Steen. NO questions asked and person
supplying video and/or information will be held confidential.  Please
send any info or video to email justiceserved4567@gmail.com

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

Xlt... I guess you have no idea whats happened in the u.s. as far as
industrial employment those are the good paying jobs with big
companies.your probably not old enough to have watched it happen. And
then your demon rat Gods told you it was just a global economy while
these other countries laughed at our stupidity. At least Trump is doing
something about it while your demon rat cohorts gave the store away for
"free" trade and you and me where the ones suffering not them so go
back to your hole and get ready to vote for Bernie in the demon rat
primary circus coming up

Name: Blacksmith 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 May 2019

Fellers i think were all missing the point here. With this new fail safe
smooth sailing 100 % safe PTC techfartology...they aint gonna be no
derailments no hotboxes no power issues no broke knuckles.. no air
issues..no problems at all... Everything is in AUTOMATIC.........

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2019

Great news !!! There is life after shithole express!!! I finally
realized it wasn't worth it and left and I wouldn't go back for
$10,000 a half

Name: Who cares
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 May 2019

Who gives a rats ass if they get rid of us conductors and go to a one
man crew. I will just find another job. I made it 35 years before CSX
and I will make it another 35 after. Fuck these bastards. Quit
stressing and worrying about something that may or may not happen. Will
be fine regardless of what happens. So go ahead you greedy corporate and
Wall Street cocksuckers, ďMake my DayĒ

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2019

Start thinking like the CEO of a cut-throat billion dollar enterprise.

Your regulating agency proposes a rule.(Government)
Your industry interest group catches wind.(AAR)
Your retained special interest committeee recommends course of action
for prevention of enacting rule.(Lobbyists)

(AAR) + (LOBBYIST) =(GOVERNMENT INFLUENCE)

Almost 1600 comments by current and former railroaders were disregarded
by the wishes of the AAR. The very thought that any of us had a chance
in persuading the government to make a decision was beyond wishful
thinking. It was a pipe dream.

We can hope and pray that letters and calls to the FRA will improve
working conditions. In the end though we control it all. 

Again, we can shut down yards system wide by just following 1 operating
rule.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2019

SMART COLLECTED ALMOST $3,000,000 in DUES IN 2018.

What are you paying for?

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2019

Arbitration is different from law in one way. That is, arbitration does
not bases itís cause in neutrality. The law however, operates off the
Ďprincipleí of fairness. The company and union stay out of the court
system because 1) it is costly and 2) isnít proceeding is public
record-neither side wants a loss to be published.

The company creates an argument for change to an arbitrator as Ďwe have
a new way in which we do business and therefore x article of the
agreement no longer applies... here is whyí.

The union needs to take the same direction. The company already has its
argument laid out: PSR. The union needs to follow suit and say Ď well we
completely understand. Letís alter the entire agreementí. It may seem
extreme but not aggregious in principle.

The union must realize that the labor body holds significant power when
entrusted to come to work. Work stoppage-illegal actions/strikes do not
have to occur. We can demonstrate just how powerful we are by following
the rules!

Call me a dumbass, but sitting idly while getting screwed isnít a
pastime of mine.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2019

ďAnother round of big cutsĒ

Thanks.

Doesnít seem likely though.

If Iím prepping for a sale Iím not gonna furlough anyone.  This is
basic business. Donít buy a lemon. When a new controlling interest
looks at the acquisition of a new company they will be turned off at
the sight of furloughed employees. At face value it represents a
staffing issue. Underneath it may indicate that there is a discrepancy
with staffing and operational instability. 

Any ďbig cutsĒ will be to non-essential management and office
employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 May 2019

Another round of BIG CUTS ahead just around corner... low seniority be
prepared.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 May 2019

Must be a road guy,

Or a middle-of-the-list mid-life crisis type. 

I work with a lot of guys like you too. 

Too lazy to make a stand. Too smart to realize we are both two crabs in
the same barrel.

Name: supporter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 May 2019

Dingleberry


Congratulations!  You just pissed a mole off. Someone is hot and
disturbed by your hot passion and wanting to give the company a good
fight. Do everyone a favor and do not acknowledge "ME"!

As a seasoned ex union rep who has dealt with dirty union reps and
International reps who were bought and horse traded the agreements
under the table I applaud your fire. It is a FACT that this behavior
exist and will continue to exist in your unions. The only way any of
you can take control of your unions and make them fall into place is to
take matters into your own hands. If all members say enough is enough
and lay down the unions will have no choice but to step in. The best
way to get the unions attention is to cause enough trouble that the
carrier begs the unions to step in an make promises to the membership.
They will hold a carrot in front of the members and offer several
bandaids to make everyone happy. Then your unions will step out in
front and act like they are coming to the rescue. They will take credit
for any changes that are made that are in your favor.  They will save
the day! LOL! In the meantime they will be working with the company on
something else in the shadows that will benefit the company and you
wont have a clue what it is until your hit with it. Most likely your
unions will ask you to give something else up for trade. DONT! You
never trade anything for something that is already rightfully yours! 
A fine example of how this already goes on is settling claims for .50
on the dollar. If an agreement states the carrier will pay an 8 hour
penalty claim at a basic day then that violation should be paid at the
agreed terms. NO BACKING DOWN!  The whole point of these penalty claims
are to keep the carrier in line when they cross over it and violate the
terms of any agreement they signed with their John Henry!. You don't
give them a damn discount.  There are a lot of things they do behind
the members backs. Yes, they must have some political correctness to
them but they don't have to bend over and take it. They chose to and
you all know why.  You want your unions to act then put them on the
spot. They have to do something if the members rally. Don't forget
either, you can rally all you want out in the public in regards to your
unions. You can talk to the press and send letters to the editor.  The
carrier and the unions are separate entities.  You have federal rights
that protect you as union members. 
Everyone needs to read and learn what their protected rights are.  YOU
DO HAVE THE RIGHT BY FEDERAL LAW TO SUE YOUR UNIONS!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 May 2019

Dingleberry,

  To say your a dumb ass would be a great understatement of the truth.
You appear to be a expert on all subjects and have a answer for
everything. I work with guys like you all the time, just another
uneducated dumb Fuck, who thinks they know everything.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 May 2019

We are in control... 

Just need a leader. I donít think the union sharing offices with the
company is the right leadership for us. We need a new General Chair
with balls.

Iím tired of reading ďSMART representative Johnny Ballbags  issued
statement condemning the stance of the corporation saying Ďthis is just
another example of the company fostering an unsafe work environmentí.Ē

They screw us - we screw them.

With their own rules!

Am I the only one who sees this?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 May 2019

Viewer:
Is true - people would end up better off to conduct themselves going by
what they know as true fact - not what by they may hear or think.

Sticking together?  The FRA made public that the agency was accepting
comments regarding train crew staffing prior to considering a proposed
federal crew regulation/rule.  The Unions made sure to let everyone
know and provided info on how to easily submit all\any comments.
 
FRA received nearly 1600 comments?  Should've been 1000X that number.
Two (2) Congresspersons commented?  Should've been over 100X that
number.

Name: Viewer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 May 2019

Scared

When someone post on here that we need to stick together that is
exactly what they mean. It doesn't mean that he is scared and wants
someone else to do it. Where do you get that stupid idea?
People who come on here and post what the hell is going on are far from
scared. This website is viewed every single day by the company, the FRA,
investors, customers and other railroads along with other people who are
interested in what's going on with their families jobs and how the
railroad is endangering the public.
Posting stupid ignorant filth and starting fights is just a distraction
tactic that is mostly from moles. Some do it because it's their jobs.
Other do it just to stir crap  because they are company sucks or just
basement foamers who need drama and attention in their lives. All you
have to do is ignore them and keep the facts coming. Nothing bothers
CSX more bad publicity. Advertising and publicity stunts are how they
keep and drum up business. BAD PUBLICITY is the number one sticking
thorn that CSX is afraid of. You have proof and keep records of what is
going on then by all means post what is happening. There is no way in
hell CSX is going to win a fight against someone who can prove or has
enough facts and witnesses about an incident they have committed that
is illegal or professionally unethical. Pull you out of service?
Really? Who would want to take a chance of pushing and issue that
someone has proof on and can blows the whistle with. They aren't
morons.  Pretty good chance there will be "negotiated" terms to
suppress the info and keep everyone quiet.
Keep the information coming. Everyone has a right to their opinion but
they shouldn't come on here posting gossip as something they know as
fact.  "I heard talk in the crew room" is great opener to start a
discussion about a topic but coming on here and stating that is a fact
is crap. Ignore the moles. You can pick them out. 99% of the time they
show up when a topic gets hot. Especially if it is one that would look
bad on the behavior of the company or may border illegal or unethical.
Their pattern is obvious as hell. Just stop and think for one minute.
If the company didn't care about this site and just laughed it off,
they wouldn't have taken the time to hire lawyers to try and shut it
down.  They wouldn't have distracting moles on here trying to change
the subjects when they get hot and they wouldn't have someone in place
to view it everyday!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 May 2019

Everyone who checks this site read the FRA Docket No. 2014-0033 in it's
entirety that was posted?  If not, do so, word for word.  If not taken
seriously, it should be. And remembered.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 May 2019

Another great day to be a railroader!

To the UTU General Chair:

I know you are reading these, you better have your LCís submit letters
of non-compliance to the highest division officers regarding unsafe
working conditions, starting with switches. Give the company 1 week to
identify all hard-to-throw switches before WE the union issue our own
safety blitz and tag every yard, line-of-road, and industry switch! New
policy starts June 1st-new way of working stars May 31st! We can shut
down this railroad with their own rules! No trains in and no trains out
until switches are inspected and repaired after being tagged! 

Whatís better than a strike? Coming to work and watching TMís stress
over production, while we wait to work because the track department has
their hands full trying to dig out switch bars.

This is your only chance. Try electing yourself into office again and
see what happens!

I donít mind a Wally-world vacation for the union folk, but you better
come back ready to organize!

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 May 2019

I need to go all of May to get my 3 point credit. Calendar month. Credit
given on June 1st. New policy takes affect June 1st. As far as I know
June 1st has nothing to do with the month of MAY!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 May 2019

Look Alive Ladies and Gentlemen:      Shit just got real now,      We
need to unite now more than ever !!


http://t.congressweb.com/l/?XAGNBFRGOIJFPNT

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 May 2019

Dingleberry


You are right. We don't need to strike. We cant anyway. Go out there
and try to start a strike, See how fast your written up and on the
unemployment line. Idiots like SMH who post stupid idiotic smack is the
reason we are in the mess we are now. The unions have to go or they have
to be cleaned up. Get rid of the old outdated mess of old men who are
bought and weak and replace them with fresh new blood. Elect LC's who
wont take a bribe and jump the fence when they start getting good at
what they do. Every time we get one who takes them to the mat and start
climbing on top, they take the pay off and jump on board with
management.  It'a damn disgrace!

Men need to grow a pair or man balls.  They all see some kind of
violation every week they could blow the whistle on.  Screw their
rules. They don't play nice and we shouldn't either. FRA, EPA state
and local laws, OSHA and many other laws are violated every day. Blow
them in. File complaints. They want to play games then so be it. They
are always throwing the first pitch. You don't need to use your unions
or the company to file complaints. And god for bid don't call the
ethics committee.  They are working in the pockets of the people who
are causing the whole mess we work in. You have to be an idiot to trust
them.   Think outside of the box. We have more power than they can
imagine. Shop equipment, file complaints  with the local government
offices. No one is nice anymore. It sad it has come to this but it war.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2019

Smh, Iím with you brother. 
First things first: 
The beauty of the railroad is the mentally retarded folks that run it.
Computers run everything these days-job titles are only for the
narcissist egomaniacs that believe they are gonna climb a never ending
ladder. The mainframe will work regardless of who the ceo or assistant
superintendent is.  They will answer for our actions before we do-if we
are to do this.

Second: WE DO NOT NEED TO STRIKE! All we have to do is follow their
rules to  the best of our abilities and that will have a profound
effect.(see my previous posts)

Third: If we are to do this, everyone needs fire insurance. The asshat
mgrís will get angry and some will pay-at least they will get paid
though. If the cost of insurance is too high we tell the UTU or BRCF
Ďhey we want full benefits at $xx.xx a monthí if they donít like it
well there is 3,000 members that will go elsewhere. Strength in
numbers. We are in control.

Fourth: I donít pay these fuckin dues for nothing. The union better get
its act together instead of putting out letters that express how
dissatisfied they are with company policies. For too long the unions
have sat back and let it happen. They throw their hands in the air-
like they are at a Ricky Martin concert or some shit. Organize the
organized or be replaced with ACRE, BLET, or whoever the hell else
there is. 

We get caught up in the mundane process of work and life sometimes.
Answer the phone, go to work, go to sleep... that we donít realize we
are getting in the butt until you wake up one day and you are so tired
you can barely move. I havenít been working on the railroad these years
to get taken out by a drone or some dickhead attendance policy.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2019

I should write a book...

The company with these policies is telling you that they absolutely
need and depend on you. They need the workforce to be lean to produce
good numbers. PSR donít work, and if it does-it doesnít work for us.

Give then what they ask for and these policies will disappear. Give
them their bad orders, give them their bad switches, give them their
safety. 

If they thought losing a favorable award from an arbitrator was bad,
wait until they see a unified group following their rules to a ĎTí. 

Unions must pressure local management to create a list of required
items to be on the employees person when working. That way when a
ďbook-checkĒ occurs you have everything that is listed.

Unions must pressure local management to create a work flow of all
tasks to be completed during shifts. That way when they see how thin
they are spread and all the work they need only gets finished half-way
you are protected from any backlash.

Their railroad, their rules- show emí why they are retards.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2019

Strikes are illegal on the railroad-we all know. 

There will be no strike and there will be no slow down.

There will come a point though when ALL will realize in unison that in
order to work safely we must take the time to review our tasks before,
during, and after making any kind of move. If this slows down the work
then it slows down the work. 

Nothing illegal.

It is up to the union to organize this safety effort to ensure all are
on the same page.

The General Chair will have to advise the locals, and the locals will
have to advise the membership.

The company says we are unsafe. Well then itís time to get safe at the
same time, system wide. No favors, no shortcuts, just compliance.

Items to include (but limited to):
Shopping bad order cars on the hump,
Shopping engines that arenít 100% in compliance,
Stopping movements during shoves when radio transmission becomes
congested,
Pulling Auto racks in yard cuts at 4 Mph to reduce sway,
Watching all bowl pull cuts at 4mph to inspect cars for bad orders,
Tagging all switches that require an unreasonable amount of force,
etc...

The company issues managers compliance testing protocol every month or
so. The union will do the same!

Two can play this game.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 May 2019

ALL BROTHERS


Watch every thing that crew management does from this day forward. I 
got screwed out of 3 hours of my time off for vacation because they
manipulated the times that I was supposed to be marked off on each
additional vacation day I tagged onto the end of my annual.
When they awarded the jobs on the JAD I still had the same turn with
the same days off and if I hadn't added 2 extra days to the end of my
vacation I would have been on call at 22:00 for 0001 Saturday morning.
They marked me off on Friday night while they had the awards being done
then when they put me back on my same turn they waited until 3:00 am to
do it. They put me on my daily vacation day at 3 am instead of
Midnight! I didn't catch it so when I was coming off the second day
and wanted a late mark up for 4 am that I am entitled too they
wouldn't let me because they said that option was only good if you are
scheduled to be marked back up at midnight. They cant give a less than 4
hour late markup. It was then when I went through my history I
discovered that they waited an extra 3 hours before they put me back on
my reactivated turn Friday night that I was already on and used that
time to show when I would be rested off my last vacation day.
I just talked to a guy they did the same to but took several hours from
him and charged him with a miscall when he didn't answer the phone.
What they did to him was worse than they did to me. He got 10 points
for the crap and is still fighting it even though the  Head of crew
management agreed that he was correct. The person who handles assessing
the points is refusing to take them off. This is just more bull and now
with this new availability policy which is designed to make sure
everyone has points on their record unless they either don't
accumulate any by never marking off or just accumulate 10 then wait six
months for them to clear and start over again.  You have to be brain
dead to not figure out the scheme behind all of this. Watch everything
they do with your history and your mark off and mark up times!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2019

Need to concentrate more on doing a good job while being safe and
following the RULES...instead of sick days and and vacation.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 May 2019

Cond.

To clear your record you would have to go a full year without taking a
sick day without a dr. Slip???  Think what you just said. What if you
take a sick day during that year and have a valid slip. It's going to
cost you 2 points! So you can't do it in a year unless you take NO
sick days at all or you are admitted to the hospital or go to emergency
room.  Don't forget the biggest factor of all....NO POINTS ASSESSED IF
THEY WARRANT YOUR SUBMITTED INFO VALID.  thats the damn problem. You
got 3 days to get this info to them in order to see if they pardon you
and give you 2 points or none. You take off to the doctor and the next
day as soon as your marked up they call you out. Your on the damb road.
You end up in the hotel for 30 hours like we were last time, then you
get a 12 hr. Trip home. You going to mail this as soon as you walk in
the door after seeing the doctor or find a ride to take you to a post
office at your AFHT! A postmark within 3 days from the visit should be
acceptable if you don't have or can't get to a fax machine.
 
This crap starts June 1st.  What about the points that are supposed to
be removed on June first if you go all of May without a mark off. Are
we getting credit for this GOOD LITTLE BOY BEHAVIOR?? Let's see on the
first if we get our earned credit.

SO TO RECAP....with the old policy if you had 16 points it only took 6
months to clear your record. Remember you got 3 points back for each
month you stayed marked up. With this new policy you only get 10 points
for each 6 months so it will take a year now to clear all 16.  Who the
hell never gets sick all year!  So come into work sick as shit. Every
single time you mark off unless it is an emergency or hospital visit
they pardon, you will be starting your 6 months all over again. Welcome
to HELL!

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 May 2019

I'm pretty sure csx lost the arbitration on penltalys for a doctors
note this right here shows the company doesn't care about the FRA or
the rr labour act but the fact they are doing it just to get by ,,the
fines. Stick share and money made off the ones the CEO makes should be
confiscated had he should be held accountable.if he don't realize this
what's he getting paid for

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 May 2019

Attendance policy sucks!!!



Think about this people....if you had to take 1 sick day per month for
4 months and didn't have dr. Slip you would have 16 pts if none were
weekend days....  it takes 6  months to get 10 points back. So in order
to completely clear your points off you would have to go a full year
without one single sick day without a dr. Slip.  BULLSHIT. It looks
like dr. Appt. For every single bout of diarrhea, stomach flue,
sinusitis etc...your forking out co pay and the hassle of the
paperwork.  And what the hell does VALID CLAIM MEAN.  This is pure
retaliation for FMLA USERS AND HOLIDAY ABUSERS.  So what if they give
you a better chance of keeping your job on steps it ain't worth it. 
Look real close people. Your going to always have a point on your
record unless you never ever get sick without going to the doctors for
proof. Watch the med premiums sky rocket people when we all go to
doctor for the last minute flu!

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 May 2019

Retired now

That's funny.  I cant tell you how many old heads told me stories of
how many guys were on the bottle out there in the past. Another reason
they started the red block program in the first place.  I remember when
I first got hired when you came in you had to sign in on a sheet they
called the "whiskey" sheet.  That's exactly what is was called and
written on the top. Csx did away with it. Said it was bad publicity. I
think the point of the poster was to say if guys could run a railroad
and be on the sauce and did just fine then what the hell is the point
of all this stalking and unnecessary bull shitz that goes on.  Its a
fact that the crews failures 99% of the time are things that don't
have a damn thing to do with production. They aren't causing
derailments and getting injured so bad they have to take off work or go
to the hospital.  Its like the other guy said.  Its all for awards and
recognition and a great big pat on the back.  What someone needs to do
is put out the headlines.  CSX has a good safety record because the
crews are safe. No none wants to go home hurt.  The down fall to all of
this is the crews still get wrote up for crap that doesn't amount to a
thing because the company is scared we cant work safe and have to
intimidate to make them feel like they are contributing to the safe
actions of the employees!   That stupid school is just about shut down
and isn't producing anymore so none of us can understand what the
point of the forced turn over rate is for other than reducing the
workforce without actually furloughing! 
Csx can use the excuse the reason they cant get their freight across
the road on time is because of manpower shortages caused by men not
working safely and having to be put on the street for punishment! Wont
admit its their cuts that caused it. Do the math. How many were
furloughed and said screw it and didn't come back compared to the
amount of men on the streets doing time!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 May 2019

Anyone have a contact of who makes those custom   Aluminum  Railroad
grips. 

Thanks!

Name: STRIKE@csx.com
E-mail: wildcatter@csx.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 20 May 2019

Stoicism: 

The Power of Indifference to Obstacles

Turn the establishment upside down

Vote Republican

The Democrats will open the borders and you will be making minimum
wages

I'm told that more than half of Union Pacific's stored locomotives
have unknown electrical issues...What happened?

Railroad CEO's income is now averaging $50,000,000,00 annually with
stock options...Thanks Hunter Harrison.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 May 2019

Need to have another lay-off soon. Huntington Locomotive Shop would be a
good place to start the next round. I was right about Russell.......

Name: Area 51 drone Squadron
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 May 2019

If there are birds flying over head does the company need to provide you
with head protection also?

Name: ownone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 May 2019

Brothers


Before you post anymore idiotic info about drones do some more research
and make some more calls.  Drones are being used to film sporting events
overhead. They are being used to find lost hikers, etc. Your LC has
posted they can not fly over human beings. This would only be a rule
that was agreed upon by the FAA and your FRA. I doubt very seriously
that rule will be enforced.
The real reason for the use of drones is to make it easier for
supervisors to sit in their cars and spend less time walking out in the
field with the crews.
Lets use Avon yard as an example. Take the classification yard. You got
55 working class tracks. The bowl is full. A conductor is walking down
through the middle of the yard. There is no way in hell he can be
observed by the yard camera's in all spots. the only way a supervisor
can "Catch" him breaking a law is by getting out of his vehicle and
walking down into the yard. God for bid they would have to put on their
walking boots and get out there with the employee. It is much easier to
fly his drone over head and spy. In order to do this he would have to
fly over a human being. It would be the only way to get direct view of
what he is doing. There will be negotiated height restriction agreed
upon so this wont be a problem or the possibility of it hurting
someone.
Now take a look at your road switchers. Those who go into industries 
know that supervisors have to drive out there and park and walk into
the industry to observe you. Again it is much easier for them to sit in
their trucks where it is cool and fly over the job site. Again, no more
getting out and working one on one with your crews.  Just take your
pics, write up your charges and stay cool and dry.
Just remember, ALL Failures have to be addressed at the time they are
supposed to have been committed. Leaving without addressing the
criminal has been compared to leaving the scene of an accident. There
was a memo circulated about this procedure and all supervisors were
told they were to talk to and counsel the crew at the scene. Expect
more changes as the new regime rolls out the best way to utilize the
time of their supervisors. I sure hope all supervisors realize that by
doing this they don't need as many field supervisors which will in
turn cut their jobs.  Hope they all have their resumes polished!

Name: MISS RESPECT!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 May 2019

Cornelius


I just don't understand this company any more.  Everyone knows the
intimidation gig was set up and made worse after CSX took over Conrail.
 They hire a few Nazi Southern nut jobs (tony Ingram) to come in and
start the southern law.  There was a training program in place that was
supposed to be used to teach the supervisors how to stalk and identify
what they called target employees. It went into detail on how to keep
communications with each other on different divisions and post spy's
when their target was in their area. How do I know this? Because I read
the thing.
It was all in place because CSX was constantly competing with the NS
and other railroads for the Harriman (harassment)award.  After years of
never winning the gold we all assumed they finally gave up.  I believe
they still think they have a shot at being the top dog. It is the only
reason for any of this ridiculous stalking and intimidation of
employees. The other poster was right. There is not a high number of
injuries and equipment damage happening on a daily basis. The yard I
have worked in for the last 27 years has had 3 fatalities and they were
not all T&E. The amount of damage done by crew members is far less that
damage done by faulty equipment and tracks that are not maintained
properly. Bad switches, cross overs, support, etc. cause more
derailments in the yard than the men do. FACT! 
If you didn't know, the Harriman award is nothing more than a
prestigious pat on the back that is used to lure in investors. Awards
can:
Create positive PR
Competitive differences
Effectiveness attracting and retaining top talent
Affirmation of excellence spurring further innovation and
PRIDE AND MOTIVATON FOR TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS

Now you tell me why as far as I know that CSX has never won more than a
silver medal in this award. I might be wrong and missed something better
in one of the 4 groups they judge but it has been the NS that has won as
top dog and they did it 23 years in a row. 

You want pride and motivation in your teams and field employees? Give
them the respect they deserve. Pay them properly. Honor their union
agreements. Treat them like adults and not children. Talk to them with
respect. Don't use them as scapegoats to cover the supervisors
mistakes. If something isn't working out properly because it just cant
be done then hire supervisors who have the courage to tell the powers to
be in Jacksonville to deal with it. Be realistic. This isn't a perfect
world and mistakes will be made everyday. You don't need to stalk any
employee. You need to treat them respect and honor what you agreed upon
with all contracts. Convince them to love their company. Give them a
reason to want to win an award. You do that and the men who want to win
and take pride in their work will keep the ones who don't in line!  I
remember the day when my grand pappy could walk into the bank and get a
loan any time he wanted with just a handshake. Yeah he signed a
promissory note but no questions were asked. Now that's what an
industry should be about. 
The best quote I ever heard in my 27 years came right out of a
superintendents mouth!  He said  "You got to have derails. Stuff wears
out and things break down and people get tired but the biggest factor to
all of it is.......Sometimes what goes up must come down. Cars weighing
tons and tons just cant sit on that little piece of rail all the
time!"

BOY DO I MISS THAT MAN!!








Want to know more about this award? 
harthur@aar.org  202-639-2344Per

Name: E
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 May 2019

I come to work and do my job.   I don't care if a TM is following me on
foot or by drone.  What can a TM do to me?  Nothing! That's what. 
I've been out here 26 years.   I've seen managers come and go.. Most
quit some are let go but I'm still here.   They can't take your
birthday away.  The intimidated employee is the one who gives these
managers power.    26 years I've come to the conclusion. That most
contract employees are veterans, tradesman and college grads. The
contract employees skills and education are greater than the lower
level managers who try To baby sit us.  Most lower level managers are
someone who wants to be in the middle of all the BS. Has no friends and
on their third marriage.  I don't even bother to ask their name and
never keep their phone number.  The new TM will be gone before we bid
on vacations.

Name: Bull!!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 May 2019

Cornelious 

You are so full of bull!  Drones are nothing more than an intimidation
tool and you know it. They do not under any circumstance create safety.
They offer no productive or effective contribution.  Good walking stone.
Proper lighting. Repaired and safe equipment. Managers who do not rush
and intimidate for a pat on their backs. Providing good PPE. These are
just a few examples of promoting a safe working enviornment. Flying
your damn drones over your employees spying on them and having them
work in a constant state of fear in not only intimidating but down
right criminal. Why don't you just build guard towers in the yards.
Hire officers to follow and watch the employees every move. What this
company is doing is no better. Your full of shit if you deny you have
supervisors who make up and trump up bogus charges just to impress
their plantation masters down south. They will do the same thing with
their toy planes. They do nothing to promote safe work. They are only a
prop to instil fear. nothing more nothing less. People aren't going out
and getting hurt and tearing up equipment at an alarming rate. You have
no justification for your fear tactics. Your all scared to death to
just be nice and allow the employees to do their jobs on an honor
system. Everyone knows the tactic of instilling fear to rule. We and
the public are not stupid. Your not fooling anyone. Your little toy
planes are nothing more than a big joke.

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 May 2019

We are finding Drones are a valuable Tool that can help us reach our
ultimate goal of operating in an incident free environment and ensure
all our Valued employees go home safely.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 May 2019

Drones should not bother a safe worker following all the rules and
staying busy and productive ...period !!

Name: AMEN
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 May 2019

CAPS@


You are absolutely right.  Any entry in an employees record that could
result in that employee losing their job is a form of discipline. Call
it a pink slip or what ever, it is a form of discipline.  I talked to a
lawyer about this and he made it very clear that the procedure and the
entries were no different than a form of mental discipline as well as a
form of intimidation to alter the acts of the employee. If you continue
the unfavorable act after being put on written and verbal notice you
could be fired.  Only and idiot in CSX would ever try to argue that
their procedure was not discipline. The agreement as you stated is in
black and white. 6 months and one level of the written discipline is to
be removed. Same old circus with this company. Ignore and spit on all
union agreements.


Oh on another joy joy note..... drones are here to stay. I read the
full notice from my unions rep.  Just remember, they are NOT TO BE
FLOWN OVER ANY HUMAN BEINGS!  Be interesting to see how they angle
these little boogers to get a shot of someone violating a csx law with
out flying over them.  How you going to prove they did it anyway. Make
them play back the video on it showing it hovering over head. All
employees should be allowed to carry their own cameras. That is what
all union members should be rallying together to get passed. We should
be allowed to have body cams.  We should have the same right to film
them.  Why is it that UP employees can carry stand alone cameras to
take pictures of safety violations but CSX employees cant. I think it
is time for all CSX employees to take this fight to congress. we should
all have the right to protect ourselves with cameras and video.  They
have all forms of big brothers watching our every move but we aren't
allowed to film them? this is total discrimination against csx
employees!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 May 2019

Everyone marking off sick Is long over due. Unfortunately we dont stick
together for something like that to work.. for whatever reason. Some
people can't afford to mark off for 1 day or too scared.. complain day
in and day out but won't do anything about it.. it at least will get
our point across

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 May 2019

May 17, 2019....and CSX STILL SUCKS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 May 2019

Cry me river..Cry me river...ol ol...

Name: caps 2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 May 2019

From the beginning of their  caps policy.  The union said that Step1 and
step 2 were absolutely discipline.  The carrier of course stated it was
not. So they could hold Step 1 and Step 2 over an employee's head till
they were fired or quit. 

The ble Csx agreement states ever rolling 6 months that an engineer
with 5 years seniority  1 discipline would fall off an engineers record
with no other infractions.  It was the carrier's sad attempt to breach
contract.

The arbitrator stated it was most certainly discipline. It has always
been discipline.  Anyone who is in step 1 or step 2.  Their record must
be reviewed and steps removed if a rolling 6 months was covered.
 CSX will manipulate and twist our agreements for their benefit. They
knew this was a breach of contract.  They do not care!!! CSX and it's
high brass are criminals.

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 May 2019

Engineers 


Don't forget about our union agreements.  We have an early lay off
rule along with a noon mark off along with several other agreement term
that will cause ticket and pay problems. You can come back in 4 but you
are entitled to another ticket. It doesn't matter if your supposidly
finishing an ordered 12 hr. Shift.  No where in our agreement is it
stated that every single job will be considered 12 hours. Yard jobs
advertised for 8 hrs with relief by another shift still have
contractual agreements. All avenues of filing vacancies per the
agreements must be honored.  Yeah...yeah...they don't give a crap
about the agreements. Put in your claims and make a stand or cry your
diapers wet.  It's your choice.

Name: VLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 May 2019

Safety alert!!!  

Read rule 500.1
If violated it is a cardinal sin!!!

Before occupying a CONTROLLED TRACK the locomotive operator and
conductor,if assigned, MUST 

1. Obtain a legible dispatcher bulletin and release form that contains

Correct employees ID's and train ID.

2. Determine that all documents correspond with each other.

3. Confirm that all crewmembers read and understand the requirements;
And

4. Retain and observe the dispatcher bulletins on all trips during a
tour of duty!


No where is it written that terminal limits are exempt from this rule.
The main line is a controlled track. PERIOD!  
Engineers who are knocking down a signal in the yard and occupying any
controlled track to show an on time departure time while doubling
tracks or need head room to build their train are in violation of a
cardinal sin rule if you do not have your bulletins and have performed
a proper job briefing.
 
Conductors who are rushed out of the crew rooms without  work orders
CAN NOT BE CHARGED for misplacement of hazmat cars or missing or extra
cars in their train while working the tracks to get their train
together. You were not provided any information as to the makeup of
your train or car positions. Therefore you having nothing to use to
verify car placements.
 
It is being reported that this is happening at an alarming rate on the 

Great lakes division. If you are an engineer you must notify the
dispatcher that you have no bulletins to occupy any controlled track
and why.  If they chose to give you an order to do it demand you get
the Chief dispatchers initials. You should be getting initials from
someone who is a non contract employee. Violating a cardinal sin rule
is a MAJOR OFFENSE! However do not set yourself up for an
insubordination charge or a delay of train charge. If intimidated to
violate rule 500.1 make a report to your LC, FRA and the ethics
committee.  There is no excuse for anyone in management to insist
anyone violate this rule. NO EXCEPTIONS!

As for bulletin #017 dated December 7, 2018, make sure you notify the
dispatcher that you need to occupy a controlled track and ask if they
need the job briefing that is required before you do so. If you are
doubling trains they might instruct you to do it after your work is
done. That is not how it is written in the rule. Due to mistakes in the
trains and possible changes in building the train it has been reported
that they feel it is best to wait until you are actually departing so
they don't have to do another unneccassary job briefing. This could
only only be considered a major charge if you do not ask and get
permission from the dispatcher to wait. The dispatcher also knows this
rule is in place and should remind you of this if you are asking to
occupy a controlled track. Both parties are equally responsible for a
proper job briefing.  
Too many serious rules are being side stepped. Too many crews are
setting themselves up for major charges by not demanding these rules be
followed to the letter. Crying you were intimidated or harrassed to
break these rules after you have done so will not give you a leg to
stand on. You have the right and obligation to take the safest course
of action. You can not be charged with delay of train when demanding
these rules be followed and waiting to be given direct orders to do so.
Get initials, write down times and if possible always get the order over
a radio so you have other witnesses to call in if you are charged with
any violation. Failure to do a proper job briefing, occupying a
controlled track without proper authority and not inspecting your train
for proper placement will result in a major charge if anything goes
wrong. YOU WILL BE THE ONE THAT IS PULLED OUT OF SERVICE AND LOSE WORK
UNTIL AN INVESTIGATION HEARING IS HELD!

Name: Crackhead hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 May 2019

When ever you kids get tired of how they are treating us, pick a date
for everyone to go to the doctor to get checked out.

Sick of being harrassed?
Sick of being bullied?
Sick of being ordered to do unsafe things?
Sick of having claims denied?
Sick of pay being messed up?
SIck of being denied contractual time off?
Sick of being rushed out of the crew room?
Sick of not being able to do a proper job briefing?

If we are sick of how CSX is treating us, maybe we all need to mark of
sick at the same time and go get checked out by a doctor? Can't fire
you if you go get a doctor note for being SICK OF HOW THEY TREAT US!

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 May 2019

Brothers 


First....GO F..K YOURSELF OUTRAGED.  YOUR JUST A PIECE OF CRAP. 


Look at that notice on this interim release. Look at senerio G. How can
a crew perform 30 minutes work at our AFHT unless you have already made
a,trip and checked into the hotel and are called back out to do it. 
Your supposed  to have 10 hrs rest after you made that trip. I heard a
TM was saying when you knock down their arrival signal to the terminal
they can say that's when you can be considered performing service at
the AFHT.  That's bullshitz. Your on the road 8 hrs. And arrive . Take
one hour to put train away.  That's 9 hours. Takes 30 minutes to get to
hotel.  That leaves you  2 1/2 hrs to work. Call you back out in 4. Lose
30 minutes going back to yard. So now they punk you on some stupid crap
for 2 hrs.  Then what? Dead head you home? According to eng. Agreement
they can put them back in hotel again(better be 10 hrs) ONLY ONCE after
they called you out once before. doesnt say that in cond. Agreement.
They got a 24 hour period to play this game.  IT DOESNT SAY THEY CAN
ONLY DO IT ONCE IN A 24 HR. PERIOD.
If you get a good run across the road they could screw the hell out of
you.  When is our 10 MANDATORY REST have to be honored. They can play
games for 24 hrs. You better be getting that 10 hrs rest at least every
24 hours.  Give this outfit an inch and they take 10 miles. You all know
someone will order us to violate this crap. Yard senerio is even worse.
Time spent commuting counts as part of 4 hrs. Off duty. So you live an
hr away. You get home. Do you have to leave your house in 2 so you are
only gone 4 hrs?  Or do you leave your house in three and drive an hour
then start the rest of your hours after you get there? 
Say you work 4 hrs.  They tell you to be back at work in 4 hrs. You got
a balance of 8 hrs. Left. You come back and work 8 more. That actually
makes you on call for them for 16 hrs!  Doesn't matter if you went
home. Your still on call to be back for duty in 4.  Your on their chain
for 16 hours. You better be getting 10 hrs. Rest after this! Then they
do it to you again. What kind of schedule is that!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 May 2019

Alan Hall is the one Flying Drones at Avon!!

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Submit all the "concerns " you want to the FAA.....You guys are
wasting your time..
Submit all the claims... grievances..
Union complaints... you want it's rigged the union don't give a crap
about you
I explained to you before about them screwing people who have been
fired and waiting for their cases to be heard by the labor board with
their 401K is being held the union knows all about it you guys are
suckers
I'm glad I'm not there anymore you guys can keep dreaming if you
want.
And remember to vote demon rat like a good Union member. They can sell
your job to some one else for less pay
And keep themselves a job getting paid the big bucks  working Monday
through Friday 9 to 4 while you work every weekend and every holiday at
3 a.m. 
They're lying to you the demon rats are the ones that have screwed
America up there the ones that are given all the stuff to China, Korea
, japan ,Germany  anywhere else while they screw us with tariffs and if
our Administration starts Tariffin
them to even every thing out the demon rats tell you the Republicans
are traffin working people... who on this site ... if your for the
"workin man" cant afford to spend $2 more a day so that everyone in
America could enjoy the fruits of their labor?
That's what the demon rats are saying it's going to cost the average
American $2 more a day do the math

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Brother 

Bids are all messed up. They got guys set back, not flowed back while
guys junior to them are marked up on boards. Been this way for 2 weeks.
Guys are putting claims for every single day the junior guys work. This
screws them out of their engineer bonus too. Something has happened for
this to be going on. No reason seniority should be messed up unless
something is going down. Might be guys who lost jobs are getting ready
to make moves to new terminals. something stinks in Denmark!

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Brothers


Cant get ahold of my damn lC.  Whats going on with the engineer bid
cards.  My history shows that I was just awarded my job at 1500 and
then at 1545 is shows I was Deactivated man power.  Im still on the
same extra board. Its Monday. How in the hell can they be adjusting all
this crap on a Monday afternoon. They have made some serious screw ups. 
Any one else dealing with this right now???

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 May 2019

United States Code  - (USC)
Code(s) Of Federal Regulations - (CFRs)
Title 49  -  Transportation
Parts 200-299  - railroads, railroad operations

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Anonymous


I think you meant to say....csx COULDN'T care less.  As for reporting
the type of behaviors listed DO NOT report it to a TM at work. Take it
to the HR department and file it with the ethics committee. They may
blow you off but you started a paper trail. To many times we have heard
a Tm standing in the crew rooms talking about someone they had to write
up or bring serious charges against. This is a blatant violation of the
ethics policy for the company and a serious violation of confidentiality
between the employee and the supervisor. The employees union rep is not
even supposed to know about the charges unless the member notifies
them. If the employee wishes to discuss it with fellow employees that
is his/her right but the supervisor is in no way shape or form supposed
to be discussing it with any other employee without the consent of the
charged employee!

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Rules


In reference to the carrier using drones for operational testing.

FRA 217.9 Section 2 (C) Written program of operational tests and
inspections. Every railroad shall have a written program of operational
test and inspections IN EFFECT! This would include the introduction of
drones to conduct testing of employees. They must maintain this
information at the headquarters in Jacksonville.

Section 3- DESCRIBE EACH OPERATIONAL TEST AND INSPECTION REQUIRED,
INCLUDING THE MEANS AND PROCEDURES USED TO CARRY IT OUT.


The articles are too lengthy to post. If you wish to learn more about
the laws in place you can view the CFR 49 transportation parts 200-299
starting at page 249.
Contact your designated union representation if you encounter a drone
during testing. This should have been reported in writing to your union
representation. You should also contact your FRA operational testing
officer for your area and have him/her make sure that all legal
paperwork was submitted in regards to this new procedure in testing the
employees.

Failure to report such procedures for operational testing is viewed as
a violation of federal laws. If you would like more info on this view
FRA laws 217.9 page 252 of the FRA codes listed above

Name: Anonymous 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 May 2019

Just a friendly FYI- if any other employee makes you feel uncomfortable,
hostile, threatening or some way you know is wrong, report it.  Our
family found out the hard way-donít let it continue.  Csx is the worst
company to let things slide especially threatening, hostile
communications over the cb.  Name calling, nicknames, pranks etc donít
need to happen.  The ethics hotline is a joke!! Nothing is done in your
favor.  Report it to a yardmaster, or a member of management, report it
to hr, get an attorney.  Donít report it to your union steward unless
you want it spread and gossiped about. Union isnít there to help you,
they are there to help themselves.  Too many times Iíve seen union
officials do things they arenít authorized to do like change your
placement on the board. Report any ethics violations to a member of
management or HR first then the ethics line, if your case goes to court
the first thing asked is did management know about it. Most times they
do but you wonít have a leg to stand on if they donít. Put it in
writing.  Csx could care less about the employees so protect yourself.
What you allow will continue.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Heads up to all,   CSX is now flying Drones to do rules compliance
checks.   Keep and eye in the sky and in the weeds,     Kakhi Patrol is
in Full Force!!!

Name: LOCO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 May 2019

Brothers


It's  1900 on sunday night and the bid cards still say that the bids
haven't been locked in yet.  Its in our employee history what we were
awarded Friday night. Why is it still not on the bid cards. Last time
they did this they changed a bunch of jobs. Messed everything up.
Caught everyone off guard. Anyone know what is about to happen????

Name: Yeti
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 May 2019

Wtf


SN 119 included Father's Day.  In 2018 the SN on improper lay offs
listed Mother's Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.    It was
sarcasm. That "we made the list". This out fit thinks if you layoff
and it happens to be teachers day that you must have been abusing
laying off.

Name: Yeti
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 May 2019

System notice 119

To all the Dads we made it on the list.  Fathers Day was added this
year after being left out in 2018.    CSX will continue monitoring
improper layoffs.  LOL this place is a  joke. 


Happy Mother's Day lay off and enjoy your time with your mother. A
person never knows if it could be their last. 

New ruling on CAPS step 1 and step 2 fall off after 6 months.    Or
save it and everyone layoff Christmas.

Name: Wondering 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 May 2019

How do we look up our ďEmployee O testĒ now? We use to be able to see it
on gateway. Canít find it now. Thanks

Name: Anon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 May 2019

$5000 reward to anyone who can supply the video and pictures that
Michael Cade Breasseale out of Birmingham made of Zachary Steen.  You
fellow workers who have viewed and received this video if you supply
it,  no questions asked and it will be held confidential.
Justiceserved4567@gmail.com  

This in reference to a peeping Tom- revenge porn case. Breasseale
videoed a coworker in a csx approved hotel room thru a crack in the
blinds.  He then took this video and shared it with coworkers who
humiliated Mr Steen. This is a felony in Alabama. Everyone that took
part in Breassealeís little pranks are as guilty as he is.

Name: UP Akin-Gump
E-mail: racketeering@rr.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 May 2019

Akin-Gump is a lobbying firm, operating under one of its disguises
as an employment for the Department of Labor, on labor-employment
issues.

When the Union Pacific has labor issues with its employees, Akin-Gump
advises the Department of Labor, and Akin-Gump also tips off
Jose Villarreal (A Union Pacific Board Member) of any potential legal
threat forthcoming.

This called a conflict of interest, which could be potentially
RACKETEERING!

JM SCOOP NEEDS A RAISE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 May 2019

I just dont get. CSX aint that bad to work for. Just be hard working
willing to learn and be OPEN Minded about Union/Mangement relations in
a Changing Economy. On PSR with coal revenue down down down.. The
railroad had to tighten up on its capital coal required when it was
thriving alot of power, cars,and manpower to get it over the road. All
that is not needed as much today nor in the foreseeable future.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

See for yourselves,     All record Profits!!



https://smart-union.org/news/carriers-release-2019-1st-quarter-earnings-reports/

Name: SP Medical Standards
E-mail: info@sp.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 07 May 2019

Southern Pacific and Union Pacific was well aware of its employee's
medical issues based on paid [illegal] data provided to SP/UP
management, by (insider) employees from the UP Hospital Association.

Medical Standards for Railroad Employees 2005 [FRA]

http://www.willamgoren.com/blog/2019 (comments about UP'S policy)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

Has anybody else heard in the wind about company trying to "again"
combine the Machinist/pipefitter crafts.. waiting to here back from our
local L.C. on it...just curious if anybody else hearing it.

Name: Better Class 1 Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

Watching you peasant CSX morons bicker back and forth with your
leadership is classy yet unbecoming of a great railroad like the one I
work for. Where we co exist in peace and harmony with our leadership.
Making money and getting all our claims paid. Eat shit on your lower
class railroad you peasants. From a railroad that knows how to profit
that is all I say good day sir.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

ALL UNION BROTHERS


IDPAP Quotation

Csxt intends to continue to provide a safe work environment in which
all employees can experience meaningful work and contribute to the
team's success. Csxt requires managers to provide FAIR and Consistent
treatment to all employees under their charge and to USE ALTERNATIVES
TO FORMAL DISCIPLINE WHENEVER APPROPRIATE.


IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO THE LOCAL LEVELS ATTENTION THAT SEVERAL MANAGERS
HAVE BEEN TELLING EMPLOYEES THAT CSX HAS CHANGED ITS IDPAP POLICY AND
THAT ALL VIOLATIONS ARE NOW CONSIDERED SERIOUS. THIS IS ABSOLUTLEY NOT
TRUE. MANAGERS HAVE THE ABILITLY TO APPLY FORMAL COUNCELING WHEN
INCIDENTS ARE DEEMED AS MINOR INCIDENTS. THERE IS NOT A DIRECT LEVEL
CALLED MINOR INCIDENTS IN WRITING BUT INCIDENTS THAT WERE DEEMED AS
MINOR ACTS IN THE PAST SHOULD STILL BE CONSIDERED MINOR. IF YOU HEAR
ANY SUPEERVISOR STATING THE FACT THAT ALL INCIDENTS ARE TO BE REPORTED
AS SERIOUS PLEASE IMMEDIATELY CONTACT YOUR UNION REPRESENTATION AND
FILE A COMPLAINT. THIS MUST BE STOPPED. THIS IS A FORM OF HARRASSSMENT
AND IS BEING USED AS EXCESSIVE DISCIPLINE TOWARDS THE EMPLOYEES!

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

Conductor


Ignore that  post from the loser poser claiming he is a tm.  Half of
them aren't smart enough to even be conductors. You are right. the
company is tag teaming the crews.  Getting 2 failures for the price of
one. Did you know it was in our operating rules that you are to report
any unsafe conditions on the job? Its In black and white. It is your
business if you are in a cab with an engineer who doesn't understand
how to us the DP power and you have every right to make all the calls
you want.  I took that stupid 4 hour class in the trailer and was given
the books. I don't remember shit since I took that class and the little
time you spend on their little computer game console playing around with
it isn't training. It was just an introduction to it.  They called off
the pilots because the were sitting around too much in the buildings
waiting for someone to be called to use the thing. There aren't enough
trains using it that justified paying them. The fact still remains that
every single engineer who has never run a real train with the real
power should have a pilot with them at least 2 times before they are
cut loose. Once again the company is putting profits and the all mighty
dollar in front of safety and adequate training.  
Want to hear a real joke... Had a tm threaten a crew for delay of train
because they didn't get his 2 hr departure time. The engineer didn't
know a thing about the DP and had a ton of trouble with it. That TM
came out with all his wisdom an eventually got it set up for them to
leave but never gave the guy pilot. He had a ton of trouble in route
and they just couldn't figure out why. How retarded does this company
have to be before someone in the FRA get involved with this. Its just
one joke after another with this outfit.


HEY FRA!   Good question. What the hell are you going to do about this
horse and pony show!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

conductor 1-10.. just do your job and dont worry about the damn
engineers job buddy..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 May 2019

Well BNSF... is going to go psr...Buffet said it 2day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 May 2019

Anyone who posts on this website attend the annual shareholder meeting
held May 3, 2019 or view it via the internet?  Four (4) major things to
vote on including the elections for board directors. 

Nothing on the shareholder ballot regarding merger - wonder if such was
discussed at all on the floor at the meeting. 



By the way:  it's the STB [Surface Transportation Board - the federal
agency that basically replaced the old ICC \ Interstate Commerce
Commission in the 1990s) that would have a lot of say so in any RR
mega-merger.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 May 2019

What yall think does UPCX sound better and more catchy...or CXUP...hard
choice to make??

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 May 2019

Quote from Your CEO: "I can say that YOUR company is operating better
than anytime in its History. The Company is producing very strong CASH
flows for YOU the SHAREHOLDERS!!!!

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 May 2019

I'm  in "bluh - bluh -bluh...
And 10 years before they change tbe color of the toilet paper tbey do a
Dupont employee survey.... you guys keep smoking the pole, ah I mean 
drinking the Tyler Mountain Water....old heads will remember the litle
water bottles with the tin foil lids.... I think the demon rats are now
using the rappers from those water bottles to make tinfoil hats
They use them to get their marching orders through their tinfoil-hat
receptacles

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 May 2019

You guys are a bunch of suckers
Good luck... keep believing in your
 kiss azz union and turning in grievances
And in a 100 years you'll  get paid

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 May 2019

does anybody else feel the URGE to Merge??

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 April 2019

BLAH BLAH 

Opinions are like a pain in the arss. Everybody has one. So what if
they merge.  What ya gonna do about it. NOTHING!  You will come to work
if your seniorty has been bargained in to keep your job. You will deal
with the structural changes or quit. You will deal with the union
agreement changes like you always do. NOT DOING A THING!  You will blah
blah. You have no power to do a damn thing about any merger. None of you
have any power or enough stock to make any impact. The only thing you
have is the ability to stand up to the supervisors who order you to
violate rules and cut corners. You can put in your claims and vote out
the union reps who are sucking on management.  You can grow some balls
and stand up or run with your tails between your ballfree legs. That's
all you got. So shut up about this stupid blah blah Merger and other
stupid shit and focus on what you could make a change in if you had a
set of balls! 

Anybody got an opinion on this new fuel conservation desk that comes on
the radio when you drop out the TO to control your train and wants to
know why you don't have it on.  If it hasn't happened to you yet
it's coming.  Just more stupid micro management and another department
that is a waste of company resources.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 April 2019

Until we say enough is enough we will continue to get treated like
second class human. They dont care about your safety or wellbeing and
never will we are all numbers out here and we dont stick together and
that's a shame let's stop being sheeps and become wolves because
without us they wouldn't have jobs. Stand up now or lay down forever.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 April 2019

Well naturally - stock worth will be higher with less employees.
Wonder what the stock price will go up to with even more job cuts.
After all, employees\workers are a big expense to a company.

Guess some are right on:  this outfit is not really into running a
railroad for the long term.   If they were, it'd have to be for big
profit(s) and then the big shots and shareholders probably still
wouldn't be satisfied.   Can about bank on more changes coming.
 
Be grateful for all\any union agreements that are still in place
before those are gone too.   Without, we'll no doubt be expected to do
even more and tolerate more, with less compensation.

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 April 2019

UP CSX and Canadian Pacific will merge.BNSF Norfolk Southern and CN will
merge. Get ready gents

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 April 2019

Brothers

Anyone heard why they are cancelling the notices on the rules for the
approved operational devices?  Both those last notices cancelled (101
and 112) covered the rules.  I heard it was because of that reflective
switch tag they were using that sat down too low to the ground and they
were putting it too far back in the switch to trap people. Anyone heard
anything else?

Name: REALLY??
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 April 2019

Karma


 I had a smart mouth yard master ask me that same question one day . I
asked him why. Then he asked me if I knew the speed in the yard. I then
asked him if he was serious and  then I quoted all the speeds in the
yard in various locations. He started yelling at me and wanted to know
if I was having a problem and why was I going so slow.  I could only
see 3 cars lengths at a time and I also was in a blind curve.

I then very calmly stated to him that I was operating under rule 300.4
looking out for broken rail and obstructions and needed to be able to
stop in half the range of vision not exceeding 10 mph.  I did not hear
another word out of him.  I was later told that a TM was talking about
me behind my back and said that I was a smart mouth and I was pushing
the wrong buttons.  I called the FRA the next day and spoke to the
operating rules inspector.

His exact words were.  You have every right to follow the rules as
stated in the operating rules book which does not say anywhere in them
that it is mandatory to run track speed any where on the system. It is
your right as an engineer to take the safest course of action when
running your train. If you are harassed like this again do not hesitate
to call me back and we will begin the process of getting the supervisors
straightened out!

Too many people whine about being pushed and rushed out without being
able to go over their bulletins.  If they have to bring them to you
before your train leaves because you couldn't print them out in the
terminal and you have to sit on your train and read them, then so be
it. It doesn't matter if your read them in the building or on your
train. You will depart at the same damn time. 20 minutes in the
building or 20 minutes In the cab doesn't make it any different. What
is happening here is management is being told to get us out of those
buildings. We are not to be sitting at the tables waiting. That's why
they put uncomfortable tables and reduced the chairs. The idiots
thought we would take our paperwork with us and read everything on the
power. The cameras are being viewed and they aren't happy with the
amount of people who are still in the crews rooms 10 minutes after they
are on duty. They know it takes time to print out new system bulletins
when they are issued. they know you have to wait on work orders and
dispatcher bulletins. They aren't Morons.
If you want to make a point give them what they want. When they tell
you to get out before you get your paperwork and they will bring it to
you then do it. Make them bring you everything. Take what ever time you
need to go over them per rules and FRA laws.  You are not to occupy any
main line until you have your system and dispatcher bulletins in hand
and you have fully reviewed them and had a job briefing with other crew
members.  DO NOT KNOCK DOWN A CP POINT LEAVING ANY YARD WHILE YOU ARE
DOUBLING UP JUST TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE YOU HAVE DEPARTED THE TERMINAL
EVEN IF YOU WILL GET JUST ONE SET OF TRUCKS ON THE MAIN LINE! It does
not matter if you are in terminal limits. The main line is the main
line. PERIOD.  You have rules that state you will have a job briefing
with the dispatcher and answer several questions  BEFORE OCCUPYING ANY
MAIN LINE. Several TM are forcing crews to knock down departing CP
signals without the job briefing first.  Where does it say in the rule
that all Main line tracks in terminal limits are exempt.  It doesn't!
Grow some balls. You didn't write these rules. The company did. Let
them threaten you. Let them run off at the mouth and order you to
violate written rules.  You will win hands down in any arbitration
hearing and the FRA has to stand with you. If any supervisor is that
stupid and ignorant then you should be taking him on anyway.

Name: Selkirk
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 April 2019

Company has 20 openings for conductors at Selkirk location.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 April 2019

Again:
It is what it is - name a company that has big money investors\stock
holders and is controlled by a board that's committed to them -- 
that is employee friendly.

Name: Union Collusion
E-mail: blefoxman@protonmail.com
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 April 2019

Trust Your Instincts:

If you know there's management/union collusion, and can prove it with
witnesses (union officers falling on hard times and ready to talk),
documented pay-offs to union officers (without performing services),
contact the firm of:
                
                    Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, LLP
                        http://www.hbsslaw.com

There specialty is [Racketeering under the Rico Act]. 
All concerned TE&Y employees should visit the firm's website
in order to understand and know your rights under the Rico Act!

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 April 2019

System Notice came out today making it a Major Offense if you strike a
Banner.  WTF is a matter with these clowns. They wanna rush crews out
the door in 10 minutes or less, to hell with reading all your paperwork
and looking to see is there are any new System or Subdivision bulletins
or Notices, and if so print them out and read them. Constant threats
from Mgmt. to hurry up or they are gonna charge you with not working
efficiently. So that is it, hurry up and knock down the signal or go at
a safe speed that allows the crew to stop short of a Banner Test with a
200+ car train around a blind curve. I had a T.M. ask me over the radio
the other day why was I going so slow. He says I wasn't authorized to
slow down and I needed to run track speed. I was running 8 mph in a
yard track with 193 cars, just over 18,400 tons around a blind sharp
curve. These managers are so stupid.

Name: Tired
E-mail: Kydixie1@protonmail.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2019

Lol.... It's fucking rough in here

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 April 2019

It won't be long now CSX will have a new more restrictive attendance
policy.   We had a favorable ruling under caps.    Those bitches are
working double time trying to put together a new policy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 April 2019

It is what it is.   Doubtful if there's such a thing, or ever will be,
a company that is basically controlled by big money being employee
friendly.   Again, way it is.  

It is true that some co-workers make stuff worse.... those people ought
to be assigned to ditch digging and out-house cleanup.  

Try your best to do what's necessary and not get hurt.  Safety First.

Name: Circus 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 April 2019

I got news for you clowns. If you are employed by a Railroad, then they
own you and your family. Period. They want to own 100 % of your life.
Vacation time that youíve earned is theirs. They set caps, you get
sick, better not be on their time. You need to want to get sick on your
off days. And for the NS RR. Welcome to the club. Csx has been beating
us for a few years now. Come work for this company, youíll see what
HELL is really like.

Name: Anon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 April 2019

Someone needs to step up and tell the truth if this is true. Itís gonna
bite someone when it comes back that they are covering for this guy. I
havenít seen this video but know about it. Birmingham needs to come
forward. It sounds like this person is really a victim if police are
involved.

Name: Out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 April 2019

Parole, don't jump to conclusions I do have a family which I was able
to keep in spite of the railroad I had health insurance before I got to
the railroad and I got it now it's not the only place to get it
Working and CSX sux is not conclusive to a family man I would assume
when you say you retired that you're riding solo as the divorce rates
at the railroad that my terminal were 35 to 40% well above the normal
I'm sure

Name: Out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 April 2019

Parole.....try replacing pay check?  Well i have maybe not nickel for
nickel and maybe I don't have the same health coverage but I sure as
hell got a much better life and in the end you can have all the money
you want if you have a shity life what the hell is the point

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 April 2019

1st quarter net earnings are 834 million.
Thats a clear sign things are being managed right.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 April 2019

Birmingham

If this man is making videos of fellow employees and using that
information to have them reprimanded or fired and the company knows
about this you can open a very big can of worms. First, if you can
prove this it needs to be reported to the manager of the hotel that you
are staying in. Who is to say that this person is not taping other
occupants of the hotel that do not work for CSX.  This man's behavior
is no different than stalking. You should also inform corporate lodging
that this is happening and that you do not feel comfortable staying in
the same hotel. You must report his behavior to your ethics committee.
If you can not catch him in action then you must be able to prove that
he in deed is the one who is doing the video taping. CSX is regulated
by a Federal Agency. They are not under their complete control. CSX is
privately owned. They must  follow all Federal, State and Local laws
and regulations. If they willingly allow an employee to violate your
rights of privacy and allow an employee to stalk other employees in
order to entrap them then they are in gross negligence of the law. You
must be able to prove that this employee is the one who is doing the
actual taping and submitting the footage. If you have that proof then
you can take your case outside of CSX and retain your own legal
counsel. It does not matter if you are staying in a hotel or other
lodging that is provided for by CSX. This employee is violating laws
outside of your bargaining agreements and under State laws you have a
right to request protection from harassment while staying in your
lodging. I am confident in stating that you do not have any language in
your bargaining agreement or your contract with CSX that states in order
to be employed by CSX you must agree to be video taped in any lodging
provided by the company by a fellow employee or fellow officer. This is
not the same as your agreement on video cameras in the cab of your
locomotives. Csx will have to come forward and defend their actions if
they have not addressed this situation as you have claimed. I would
think this employee would use common sense and step down from his
behavior if he knows the cat has been let out of the bag. If he has
been recruited by the company to commit this behavior then they are
just as negligent as the employee and can be held accountable and
charged with violations of any applicable laws.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2019

How to File a Complaint

The U.S. Department of LaborĀfs Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is
responsible for administering and enforcing the Family and Medical
Leave Act for most employees. If you have questions, or you think that
your rights under the FMLA may have been violated, you can contact WHD
at 1-866-487-9243. You will be directed to the WHD office nearest you
for assistance. There are over 200 WHD offices throughout the country
staffed with trained professionals to help you. The information below
is useful when filing a complaint with WHD: 
Ā° your name 
Ā° your address and phone number (how you can be contacted) 
Ā° the name of the company where you work or worked
Ā° location of the company (this may be different than the actual job
site where you worked) 
Ā° phone number of the company 
Ā° manager or ownerĀfs name 
Ā° the circumstances of your FMLA request and your employerĀfs response


Your employer is prohibited from interfering with, restraining, or
denying the exercise of FMLA rights, retaliating against you for filing
a complaint and cooperating with the Wage and Hour Division, or bringing
a private action to court. You should contact the Wage and Hour Division
immediately if your employer retaliates against you for engaging in any
of these legally protected activities.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2019

I am going to bring some light on a situation that is happened in
Birmingham Al. He has been behind getting a few workers fired here and
in a lot of trouble. All need to share it because the company does not
seem to care enough to put a stop to it.  An employee at the Birmingham
 known as Michael Cade Breasseale has a problem videoing his fellow
coworkers in the hotel rooms and on the job. He then shares the video
he has made on his phone with other coworkers to make fun and "fit
in". He and his buddies makes fun of any of you coworkers that
stutters or has any kind of abnormality at all or another color than
himself. Csx is aware and allows this. This really shows how immature
you guys can be.  He represents CSX.  He represents you workers.  He
has no problem downing the company as most of you do.  People like Cade
are snitches, they portrait themselves as your buddy while finding out
on you and running and telling to make himself look good.  He likes to
stir crap between everyone texting and spreading gossip.  If you work
along side M Cade Breasseale in Mobile, Montgomery, or Nashville, be
alert and aware-he is going to video you and send it to a fellow named
Mike Stone (partner in his crime and one of his union buddies that will
snitch you out) If you are in a hotel room please for God sake make sure
your windows..blinds, peep hole and all are where he cant look in on
you. There is a question as to if he is gay or not, why else would he
like to video you guys.  He posts on gay porn websites. Stir clear of
this psycho he is nothing but trouble. He has a problem stalker his
victims and will go as far as following them around on boards and lying
about his placement.  A liability waiting to happen.  Protect yourself
from him!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2019

Another fatality involving remote control locomotives!!      When will
the FRA
Put a stop to all the non sense.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2019

Brothers


Please take some time to bow your heads and say a prayer for the lost
brother and those who work out there everyday in this horrible
environment.  Its a shame that they wont lower the flags for just one
day for a lost brother. They wanted them lowered for the evil HH but
not one day for the backbone that makes this railroad run. God bless
his soul. May he rest in peace and his family find comfort to get them
through this awful time.

Name: Out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2019

Csx ssssssuuuuuucccckkkksss!
Im sure glad i ain't got to play their games any more.
You guy should stop bitching and get out
The money ain't worth it.
You'll be happier and healthier out of that shit HOLE. 
Good luck...

Name: HOPPIN BOB
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 April 2019

Yes suuu.... CSX suks...and lies...and cheats and steals....and just
down right immoral...
Yes suuu...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 April 2019

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. ó A 24-year employee of CSX Transportation has been
killed in an accident at the Wauhatchie Yards. Allen Lowe was struck by
a train. He was the father of two children

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 April 2019

How many Management Factor Failures are there in a day at CSX???

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 April 2019

Watch out Huntington Locomotive Shop. You guys are next!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 April 2019

The stock price is up?  Looks like Precision Liquidation strikes again!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 April 2019

Stock price is up...! Thats a good thing.

Name: Eat Shit UP
E-mail: flooded@up.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 07 April 2019

UP Jim Young (In Hell):

Called out your corrupt CEO for bribing corrupt union officers, and
then the goons came. And then came swift justice of [karma]. 
And where is jim young now (in hell)? 

And those goons who worship jim young are all breathing toxic fumes
from
the flooding in Omaha...

Karma is a [Bitch] that keeps on giving to the wicked!

Drew Lewis

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 April 2019

VCR


Thanks for posting something that has to actually do with railroading
instead of the stupid political bull crap.  SEX, RELIGION AND POLITICS
not needed on this site unless your posting under discrimination and
its in the work place.  Give it a rest idiots.


VCR...do us all a favor and give more detail. Got a union contract of
any importance. How about how your vacation works.  Do they punish you
for taking a sick day. How about paying fair and what they put in
writing. Do they hide in the bushes to give you failure to keep their
quota up. Do you get personal days.
Lets hear all about it.  Real interested in what they got to offer,
Hear from someone who knows what they hell they are talking about.

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 April 2019

Paulie hilal is Egyptian. Slightly more understandable now. 7000 workers
gone so a dam middle easterner can make billions. Only in amer.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 April 2019

Well they are painting and cleaning up Avon,    You know what that means
another round of the price is right.       Why donít we all stick behind
one another instead of trying to backstab everyone and take this
railroad back!       Guaranteed it can be done!!!   Forget the
shareholders and Wall Street they donít have a clue!!

Name: HOPPIN BOB
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 April 2019

No su bos...aint got naw "bad orders" on dis road no sir bos naw form
"A" bos on this here railroad...no sir bos..naw hot boxes or hot
wheels on dis here railroad boss...naw no wash outs on dis railroad
here mr. boss... we naw DARK territories on dis here railroads
boss...we getin yall richer on dis here railroad mr.boss.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 April 2019

Yes su boss we getting it done 8 and sand boss yes su

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 April 2019

Guy's : geez will the whinning and crying ever end ? Just do your
job.!! Get the freight over the Road..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 April 2019

IN MEMORY:

Very gracious, nice of you to post that.  Never knew and/or met the
fellow but he must've been a jewel of a person.

Name: IN MEMORY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 April 2019

All brothers....


Please take a minute to bow your heads on Saturday at 11:00 pm  in
honor of the passing of William (Bill) Pack. He was 69 years old and
retired from the Great Lakes Division out of Avon Indiana. He was laid
off several times over his career and moved as need to keep his love of
working on the railroad. He had the biggest heart for everyone. Was
always there to lend a helping hand whether you were an engineer or a
conductor. He was funny and full of laughter. If you did not know him
you would have become a friend in 5 minutes of doing so. He will always
be remembered in our hearts with a smile and admiration. Horns will be
sounded in his honor at this time. Please take part as this is in honor
of the passing of a wonderful railroad brother.

Name: Cdstepchild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 April 2019

Now they're d/h terre haute crews to Evansville to take trains back
north.   This shit is out of control.   There should not be a home
terminal in Vincennes or terre haute. We are getting screwed over big
time.       Also if we have a super pool the higher trip rate should be
paid.  We are getting beat out of this too.

Name: Foote Disease
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 April 2019

I'd like to personally thank all you uneducated dumb fucks for using
your personal cell phones to help CSX be the best ran Railroad in North
America. It's O.K. for you dumb asses to use your personal phone to
call the PTC help desk, the Train Dispatcher, Mechanical desk or T.M.
if it helps us expedite our trains.  But,if you are caught using your
phone to call someone that isn't related to train movement you will be
charged and fired (the cameras and cell phone detectors are firing you
everyday). We here at CSX believe in Teamwork when it helps up out, but
we are doing everything in our power to eliminate your jobs. We at CSX
can't make you use your personal cell phones for company business, but
we are counting on the sucks and Kool-Aid drinkers to give 110%. Just
keep your head in the sand and ass in the air and Mgmt. will take care
of the rest.

Name: locomotive
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 April 2019

Engine repair.


LOL LOL! Your obviously a mole. Really? No one wants to see any of
their fellow workers laid off and on the streets.  LOSER! My god. Go
find somewhere else to post your lame crap.  And if you really happen
to be working for the company, god for bid you are not, then stop
spending your time on here posting and go fix the piece of crap engines
that we get every single week. In fact how about helping us out by
coming on here and posting the TRUE honest power ratings for tonnage on
the engines now. We have been trying for months to get a print out of
the new ratings. Every time you turn around someone comes back with
some crap about how you can get the info from two different programs on
the computer and they don't match, Even the trainmasters cant get a
straight answer. My favorite of all is how they claim that some engines
that were rated to pull 7500 tons now can pull 12,000. What the hell did
they do? Put turbo boosters in them. Horse shit. Just a plot to use less
engines. We aren't idiots. When we are doing 20 mph under the speed
limit with 2 motors supposedly rated for a total of 15,000 tons and you
only got 8,0000 its pretty obvious that its horseshit!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 April 2019

CSX needs to cut back at the Russell shop. Seriously, 5 locomotives in
the shop count on CMOR, with all the people that are there, needs to be
a lay off soon!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 April 2019

csx : Is not a place to seek long term employment anymore. There goal is
to run a railroad without employees. In pursuit of this goal officers
culivate and enviroment that breeds resentment and chaos. Work
discipline,pride in workmanship,and ethics will do nothing for you with
csx. Fraud,lies,Employee discipline,and intimidation are the tools of
csx management. "I like my hammer" is a common statement by csx
Officer's in the field. You will be stressed and you will be
intimadated and you will be asked/required to make calls wide right of
Federal,State,and corporate policy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 April 2019

That's why autonomous freight trains are needed and will happen in near
future. Totally Automatic...take human error out of equation. Safer more
efficient and more Profitable.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 April 2019

Dang i hate reading all them rules..gives me a Migraine.

Name: Wildwood
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 March 2019

Yall keep blocking our intersection while you drank coffee and eat
donuts!! Csx management needs to address this !!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 March 2019

I let csx ruining my marriage and my life for money.... I quit!!

Name: MY GOD!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 March 2019

Enough!


This site has got to be the only one I can think of that attracts the
most stupid people ever. Why do so many railroad foamers come on here
and pose as railroaders.  UP this and that.  Buy this and buy that.
Then we have idiots like the guy posting I LOVE MARY JANE. Never saw so
many retards in my life. Most of it is distracting because the moles are
paid to do it.  Distract from a post that is getting to close for
comfort in Jacksonville.  
Keep posting about the unsafe procedures and equipment. Keep copies of
them, If you get hurt or lose a limb because of their stupid policies
you can show that everyone in the industry knows about the rules and
the people in the public have been viewing it.
As for buy outs. It doesn't matter what they do. You just do your job
and learn as much skill as you can so if it comes down to having to
move on to another railroad you have the polished resume!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 March 2019

Railrunner,       Yes Amen!


Bring back Big Blue!         At least they could move Freight!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 27 March 2019

Railrunner: Its by design your right, UNION PACIFIC will buy CSX debt
and all by 2022.. Then will see how quick we get our raw materials too
us.. Gonna be interesting to say the least.

Name: HA! HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 March 2019

Trainmaster MOLE!


You are so full of shitz.... If you are a trainmaster then you know in
order to follow all the rules to the letter of the law then you have to
stop and look them up every time you encounter something that you can't
remember or don't remember ever seeing. You know the amount of rules is
ridiculous. As for following the rules to a tee half the rules are
written to cover the companies arss.  Just like getting down and
observing trains. It states very clearly MR. Trainmaster that you are
to do it IF DUTY AND TERRAIN PERMITS..  It is up to the crew to decide
if the terrain is permissible and safe to get down and watch a train
blow by at 50-60 mph.  If a crew member where to get down and get hurt
while walking to his safe distance they would throw the book at him and
accuse him of not inspecting his area for slip trip and falls. Don't
deny it. You know its true.  A lawyer already posted on here how the
way it is written will cover the companies arss on any choice we make.
Everyday there are engineers standing next to their trains closer than
30 feet because they are scared to death to be caught up in the cab
where it is safe to be.  TM's are telling everyone to make an effort
no matter what.  You call that safe. You call that looking out for the
safety of the crews. Nothing but a bunch of hypocrites. Intimidation
tactics. That is all this boils down to. And for what? To do a roll by
inspection that is a joke and should be done at 10mph and not 50-60
mph! Every new rule is written in blood. That's the reputation of the
railroad. Its going to take someone getting seriously injured or killed
before this railroad rethinks its "Get down and make an effort
attitude" when the TERRAIN DOES NOT PERMIT STANDING 30 FEET AWAY!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 March 2019

Just follow all the rules to the letter.   Be safe and methodical while
you work. Thats all you have too do when your working. Simple: dont
worry about other yards, terminals,extra boards,etc..etc...just do the
above just for today.....go home come back and do same thing mentioned
above day by day...and see if it dont work about better for you in the
long run.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 March 2019

3 stooges

Apparently you didn't read the post! Im guessing your basing your
comments on your own experiences of not knowing the rules. IF your
making your comments about the guy who was railroaded as an example, he
did follow the rules. He couldn't get 30 feet away from the equipment
because he was next to a lake that was too close to the rail.  You 3
sound like you are trying to twist it in the companies favor. They
railroaded him.  I hope one day they pass a law that every time the
railroad shows up for an arbitration case and it turns out to be
something as stupid and ignorant as this they have to pay a hefty fine
for wasting everyone's time, money and resources to deal with playing
kangaroo court.  If it went in front of a federal judge Im sure they
would hear about their stupidity. If I was the judge I would make sure
they knew if they ever showed up in my court again with lame crap like
this it would cost them dearly!

Oh... and for the public who views this site and have no idea about the
contents of our rules book, it is over an INCH THICK and has more than
420 pages in it(front and back).  Not only that there are several
individual rules written on each page. There are several thousands. So
how in the hell could anyone know all these rules.  Then they change
them every time you turn around.  Its a major joke for this company to
think for one moment that any employee could memorize that book.  I can
say without a doubt that there is not one single employee including the
operating rules department heads that can quote every rule. If they
could then there wouldn't be so many mistakes made in them when they
are published. Not a single white shirt in this company knows all the
rules by heart.  Now they are talking about putting them on tablets. 
Are you FRICKIN KIDDING ME!!!!   It is rare if I have a trip where our
EOT does not drop out or the PTC or TO doesn't lose communication.
Many local jobs have problems with their on board devices staying
linked up.  Just what are we supposed to do if we are in the valley
where we cant get a signal and we are in a situation where we need to
look up a rule? Do I have to get off and start walking with it until I
can get a signal? Maybe tone up the dispatcher and have him look up the
rule for me.  Guarantee he wont know the answer right off.  
So if a rule says an employee can be no closer than 30 feet to any
train rolling by as he inspects it, do you think they should railroad
him when he cant just to make a point????????

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2019

Engineer


I heard about that guy who got charged and the Union rep brought a gps
shot of the area.  It was pure horseshit charging him. Your right. It
was just someone they wanted to use as an example.  I know what yard
that happened in. There were TM telling people you could walk up the
tracks until you found a place that was safe to stand. What kind of
crock is that. Just how far is it that we are required to walk. They
have a new definition on what is considered unmanned or unattended
equipment. It leaves the decision up to the employee. It says very
clearly that either one is a distance that you may not be able to take
control of your equipment and blah blah blah.  If they think Im walking
over 1/4 mile or farther to find a place to stand they can kiss my arss.
 And how about the guys who never call signals. I had one run up on me
that I didn't know was coming because they weren't and we were
sitting in a blind curve during the day. We were already sitting there
for over 30 minutes.  What are we supposed to do. Go find a log to sit
on and wait until they show up? If its storming or there are tornado
watches out they can kiss my arss on that one too! This outfit is just
one big laughing joke!

Name: No Collusion
E-mail: trumpamerica@nsc.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 March 2019

Good Day For America:

The treasonous Democrats tried to destroy the country and lost!

Make America Great Again

Name: Trump mole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 March 2019

TRUMP 2020...
Keep America great...

Name: Out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 March 2019

Remember....if you feel a burn.
See a doctor
Soon.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 March 2019

God forgives the Brotherhood Doesnít!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 March 2019

Anyone notice anything about this particular website?
The highest percentage of the bitching\complaining posts seem to come
from great lakes division people.

Name: biteme!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 March 2019

Broken record

Go screw yourself.  Bet your one who bends over backwards and pays
those dues every month and smiles. You put the claims in whether they
get paid or not. Keep the union officials buried under mounds of paper.
Make them do something to earn at least a nickel of all our hard earned
money!  Its real sad when a high up the chain official shows up on the
property and deliberately makes crew do work that is a clear cut
violation of the union agreements.  An upper manager one step from
being in Jacksonville show be charged by Union labor law lawyers for
malicious assault on the workers and raping the agreement. He should be
put on the street!

Name: Rainbow
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 March 2019

Bernie Sanders for 2020 !!! Lets feel the burnnnnnn...babe....

Name: Out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 March 2019

Blah blah blah,
Broken record....

Name: Boeing FAA UP FRA
E-mail: info@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 March 2019

All Rails:

Pay attention to what's going on with the FBI investigating the
recent
Boeing crashes. Apparently, the FAA allowed Boeing to govern itself by
former FAA officials who are employed with Boeing as safety
inspectors.

On the UP, a majority of the FRA inspectors are officially UP
employees, who are inactive, and is employed with the FRA; assigned on
UP territory overseeing train operations. And those inspectors also
advises the FRA to delay the implementation of Positive Train Control
(PTC).

The last five years, UP has had more [fatal] head-on/rear-end
collisions than all the Class I railroads combined. And what makes the
situation worse is union bosses being paid to accept the oversight
arrangements with the FRA. All rank and file employees should contact
their representatives and request an audit of FRA meetings (documents)
with union bosses, including compensation to union officers that
includes concealing personal injury claims.

Vote Republican, the Democrats wants to sell our country back to China
and Hollywood!

DB Cooper

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 March 2019

ALL CREWS!!!


Better wake up and read your notices!  Pay attention brothers. They
just pulled a guy out of service for reporting he was on duty 12hrs and
1 minute. The rules have changed. It was outlined months ago on how to
report your time. It is covered in the pods. Pay attention to it.  You
got deadheads, walking dead heads, wait time etc... If you are forced
to stay on a train and watch it that is different. That's an fra
violation! You guys have been lazy for way too long. You don't want to
take the time to report your tickets correctly.  If you pull up on the
main and outlaw and walk to your terminal you have to report a walking
dead head. If you outlaw in your terminal and a TM or wagon driver
picks you up you have to report a taxi or company vehicle dead head in
your own terminal. Just use your terminal mile post as begin and ending
location. They aren't playing around. If you are made to wait on a
train for hours for a ride you put in that wait time! This lets the FRA
know that you were stuck out there without a ride! You got any questions
call your FRA agent for your area!

Great Lakes....Robert Crawford  817-235-5397
Washington D.C office.....202-493-6014

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 March 2019

conductor 1-10

aka private specialist  hate to see you go but wish the best for you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 March 2019

PSR is more like a spreading virus that, no matter how disastrous its
results have been, continues to spread from railroad to railroad.


ITS TIME WE ALL STAND UP, RISE UP, AND COME TOGETHER AS INE   DO
WHATEVER WE HAVE TO DO TO GET OUR  RAILROAD BACK!!   

NOW!!!!

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 March 2019

Brothers

You all better get your heads out of the clouds and start getting your
ducks in a row.  They will shut down more yards and lay more people
off. Its going to happen. If you think for one moment that having 20
years will save your job at your yard then your just plain dumb. Im not
sure how the union is going to work it for the guys who lose their yards
and are not in your seniority district. If there is no place for them to
go within 50 miles they have let them take moves to the nearest yard to
their district and bring their seniority with them.  Its been done
before. You cant just lay off a guy with 25-30 years and let other
people work with less time in the company just because they aren't in
an agreed district. You better start saving and get ready to hit the
rocks again. If your out of shape and cant handle going back to the
rocks then you better prepare for a move to another type of job!

Name: Leroy Butthole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2019

A degree in philosophy from trump university?  That might only qualify
you  for train master at csx  but at Union Pacific you could be the
ceo.  They love fake degrees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 March 2019

Conrail is coming back!!

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 March 2019

Come back in 2 years and tell us this again. Trainsmasters are the
problem with this company. Take your degree and shove it in your moms
glory hole.




Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 March 2019

Mr. Old head: i will make it clear. Yes i am a college graduate
"degree
in philosophy " and yes i do love my job as a train Master and CSX
has
been good to me since day 1 10 months ago. I think alot of the
problems
are created by the old guys that are so close minded to transportation
in a changing economy. And a Merger would be good for Business and
good
for America.

Name: Road Foreman of Engines 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 March 2019

They should do away with trainmasters and make all Seasoned Road Foreman
of Engines  responsible for what they are now Engineers and also get
this lazy donut eating conductors whipped into tip top shape and
productive.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 March 2019

Mr. Old head: i will make it clear. Yes i am a college graduate "degree
in philosophy " and yes i do love my job as a train Master and CSX has
been good to me since day 1 10 months ago. I think alot of the problems
are created by the old guys that are so close minded to transportation
in a changing economy. And a Merger would be good for Business and good
for America.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 March 2019

A merger between CSX and UNION PACIFIC is the right thing to do and it
is the best thing for BUSINESS..!!! Not personal just BUSINESS...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2019

You guys wanna bitch and complain that csx keeps cutting and combining.
Stop taking roster calls to pad your own pocket book.. You morons take
every call and bail out the companies shortage and then they look good.
Keep engineers set back and can depend on some to bail them out. Guys
take road trains off yard board and keep boards trimmed back.. Work the
local when you 9x out so you can get a days pay while your turn sits at
home.  I get it you got bills to pay.. Got to feed the family. That's
fine , just don't be mad at company for cutting jobs. I get there's
times when you get trapped and what not. But see the big picture

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 March 2019

Trainmaster/supervisor:
Yeah, hell of a team.   Each & every one of 'em would probably
cut ANY throat possible to make themselves look good & try to satisfy
Wall St.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 March 2019

Like them or not Fritz, Foote,lonegro,Vena,and Cindy Sanborn would make
a hell of a Team..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 March 2019

I just hope CSX and Union Pacific will merge. What a powerful Company
that would be.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 March 2019

And with in 2 years you'll  be dead

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 March 2019

Still sucks...big time!
You guys sound like broken records...
Rules this.. Fra that...
Manager this..
Company that. 
Please look around your selfs
Your in a Matrix.
Like the movie Truman.
Get out while you can.
You wait around and 30 years from now when you retire you'll be up at
3 in the morning on this website bitching about the company

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 March 2019

And CSX ........

Name: Change
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 March 2019

What's the current discipline policy, what does it take to actually get
terminated other than attendance. Just wondering if seems like everyone
is getting like 1 day waivers latly

Name: UP Lateral Motion Claims
E-mail: info@up.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 09 March 2019

UP Employees:

Update on excessive vibrations exposure claims, waiting on documents
from UP'S [unofficial] government lobbyist (Akin Gump Hauer &
Feld,LLP) to provide claims statistics documents to its former Partner
and current Director of UP [Jose' Villarreal]for an update.

UP management has assured me that this is not a conflict of interest
to illegally gather information from a third party in order to overtly
circumvent the law. In essence, the government lobbyist tips off the
Director as to when a claim and or case is filed against the UP, and
how the claim/case can be litigated.

Name: Bocephus 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 March 2019

Mr. Weather man....what is your forecast, Csx has gave us too many highs
and too many lows too many storms and too many PSR tornado's... we sure
could use a  bright forecast tonight.

Name: The FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 March 2019

Carmen that a flat out lie.. Federally mandated laws governing
inspections that are followed verbatim.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 March 2019

I'm hearing that fat POS Edwards just resigned as T.M.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 March 2019

When will CSX start to Hire Conductors again??       Anyone heard
anything

Name: Proven Circus 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2019

You guys suck. Take a minute to look at these posts. You're wasting
your breath on rules,dispaters,crossing gates, and everything else that
doesn't even pertain to how bad CSX is. You guys are showing your
weakness by turning on each other. That's why your Union suck most.
You just sit back and pay your union dues and expect the union to fight
your battles alone. Think how strong the union would be if YOU helped
with the fight. Go to union meetings, get involved.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2019

And shove their rule book up their  a$$

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2019

Tell the d@#$ scratchers i said they could kiss my a$$

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 March 2019

If an engineer has a valid 8 HR claim for dismounting the locomotive to
watch a train by.  And the carrier blantly denies claim.   How in the
hell can the carrier charge an engineer when the carrier breached the
contract.    Of course we all know CSX is made up of criminals. That
need to be sent to prison.

Name: seenit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 March 2019

Greatlakes

You boys better be watching every little thing you do. There are over a
dozen new hires marking up in less than 2 weeks. They will have to
create spots for them to go. Increase the extra boards, add yard spots
or do what they do best.....Pull enough guys out of service so the
newbies can take their spots. Been doing it this way for over 25 years.
This is their checks and balances. They will get a few on the new ones
as soon as they mark up. Always do. Its that 1%!  You think busting
someone on answering a YM is petty,  you haven't seen anything yet!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 March 2019

Conductor : your a damn idiot looking for a free lunch : not on "my
watch" you lazy terd

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 March 2019

Aint no darn stalking going on. Geez at the paranoia on the road
today... Just do your job safe and follow all rules to the letter...
and all will be fine... It aint that damn hard if your capable of
following rules always and work SAFE!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 March 2019

Aint no darn stalking going on. Geez at the paranoia on the road
today... Just do your job safe and follow all rules to the letter...
and all will be fine... It aint that damn hard if your capable of
following rules always and work SAFE!!

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 March 2019

Notice! 

Just read on the HQ notices on observation testing if you get a failure
they are supposed to stalk you within the next 48 hours to see if you
repeat the offense. Most likely get you on something else. This sounds
like the old southern training course for TMs they tried years ago. If
your a road guy they will let the supervisors know you are coming at
the next terminal. Your a sitting duck!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 February 2019

Wite, Destruction of your company's material not a good move for a
couple reasons. I understand your frustration, I had some for over 40
years on the RR. Reason 1 is if you get caught you will be fired. An
EOT just disappearing will be figured out. I recall they cost around 2k
but that is going back.  Reason 2, it hurts the bottom line for YOUR RR
and could lead to more layoffs. That goes for everything every employee
does. I realized in the eighties after I had 15 years in that you can't
fight City Hall. As I see it either everyone does their job or they will
eventually get caught. Seen it many times. If someone hates their job so
much might be time to find something else. The true railroaders who know
and appreciate their job, as tough as it is, don't want to be around
that bullshit. What I'm tryin to say is the RR is never going to
change. At this point in history, I think it may be worse but it has
always been frustrating. Either deal with it or move on before they
move you on. Just a opinion from a pensioner.  Best of luck to you and
all railroaders.

Name: Wite-out
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 February 2019

I wonder how much a EOT laying in the bottom of the Ohio River costs
CSX. I'm thinking they would be money ahead to pay the valid claims.

Name: Taco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2019

Suck a cock trainmaster. You over paid suck ass your just a few injuries
and derailments away from the unemployment line fucko, keep poking the
bear.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2019

Damn i have a migraine from all the boo whoooing...and.whinning and
crying...like a damn daycare out here..its the RAILROAD damn it...

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 February 2019

Friend
Your advise is spot on. Assessing points towards attendance is no
different then discipline. These points can be used against the
employee in future actions that can result in suspension up to
dismissal. All employees need to keep this in mind. These points are
not just simple availability points. Any form of documentation that is
entered into an employees work history can be use in a negative way if
it is entered in a manner that suggest there is a "problem" with said
employee. Negative entities can suggest the employee has a problem with
his/her working ethics and character. Do not take this matter lightly.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2019

Engineer 20-

They are violating article 36.  They aren't using demoted engineer or
running proper extra board rostets. Rested and qualified engineers
working at the supply point is not crews in the hotel who are there as
their away from home terminal. They just don't want to dead head a
crew 4 hours to come work. They will only get 8 hours out of them then
have to dead head them home.  They are violating article 50 too. Road
service can perform 2 or more classes of ROAD SERVICE. It does not
involve combining road with yard service. 
I would put a claim in for violating articles 36-50 and 51. If you
switch in the yard on J tickets you put in a BG claim. You know damn
well there is another yard crew working. If they cut yard crews off on
a shift to save money they can just put a job back on.  Enough of this
shit!

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 February 2019

Loco  
Article 51 is covering Turn service. That's dog catching. It not the
crap they are pulling.  They are using crews in the yard to switch out
trains  and do yard work because they don't have anyone available.
This is not turn service. They aren't supposed to put you back in the
hotel.  It's bullshit. They started this crap at roselake yard. Need
to nip this shit in the butt now!

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 February 2019

Engineers 
Get your agreement out now! READ UP ON ARTICLE 51-trips out of the away
from home terminal. The games are beginning. Crews are being called out
of hotel as J jobs and being sent back to the hotel for rest again
instead of deadheading home. They put you first out but we know what
good that does. Everyone already in the hotel will be rested before you
and most likely will get the early trains home. Nothing fair about this.
 Second read the article carefully about making more than one turn.  You
shall not be used for a second tour of duty in turn service from the
away from home terminal except in an EMERGENCY! 
In other words after they use you as a j job then stick you back in the
hotel they can't call you back out as another J job again. If they
claim its an emergency call your LC immediately and get the so called
emergency clarified. 
 
Resonable senerio.  10 hrs on trip. 10 hrs in hotel. 12 hrs on j job.
10 hrs in hotel. 10 hr final trip home= 52 hrs away from home start to
finish while other crews run around you and go home. This is going to
be a real problem.  Let the games begin.

Name: Change
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 February 2019

Everyone wants a sick out or wildcats strike, but I pose this question
to all rank and file. What if we rally against the union you know push
them in the right direction, see bad PR is the last thing a union
wants, would would have other unions comeing out of the wood work
putting their 2 cents in. I have always said to go after the union and
hold them accountable, the company has not, will not and will never
care its business to them and rightfully so, I am a union member and a
stronger believer in a strong union but it starts at the top, on a
local level there is very very few things that LC can change. The
question is how to do this I'm not so sure news organizations would
care about over paid railroaders crying. Make no mistake the UTU is as
much at fault as CSX, they are the buffer

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 February 2019

Conductor 1-10
Marking off at the way from terminal


Yes CSX will NOT provide you a way home. This is happening all across
the system.  Two of my co- workers were told this recently.   The
latest one was spitting up blood and lost his voice and couldn't speak
by the time he got to the home terminal.     He was in bad shape.  He
lives on the rails. Had to lay off Thursday to Monday.  Faxed something
from his Dr. To medical department and still received 26 points and is
now in step 2.         This place is a fing joke. F CSX and F the lap
dog unions.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2019

Why donít we all stick together for once for a change,    CSX Engineers
are catered to with pay and benefits.     I thinks itís time we all
stand up and fight for change.        


Get ready to Strike!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2019

wait you live beside a train yard and your complaining about train{
noise} dont you know you cant do anything about us blowing the horn we
have to even though theres nobody out early morning and we back up over
the crossings without blowing the horn in the middle of the day   i sure
am glad i can legally terrorize people it makes me feel good about me  i
really dont care about you needing sleep so you can wake up rested to
drive a truck for 12 hrs and i dont care that your kids need rest for
school i just like blowing my big horn i get paid good money to blow my
horn and i really dont care how it affects anybody   i was in the
military and i know that my horn can be used as a weapon so stop
complaining im just doing my job

Name: you know
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 February 2019

PINOCA YARD.... you cowardly bastards...you may have not been born that
way but, you sure have acquired it over the years......stop playing
games.....a man without empathy is just a piece of human waste
......evolve already... stop harassing people in their homes...is it
because you just love to wake everybody up 2 3 4 in the morning...what
kind of psychopaths does CSX hire....and dont responded to this unless
you work or know something about pinoca yard....because anybody in
their right mind would agree that these trains are way too close to
homes for excessive horn blowing...there is a decibel level you must
abide by...between 11pm and 7am you shouldnt hear a horn at all...i
dont think thats too much to ask.....but only a man with empathy would
understanding and agree...guess theres not many men left in this
world...would love somebody from corporate to respond...maybe ill just
email Jacksonville...would it do any GOOD

Name: BigRichard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 February 2019

Engineers put your claim in for every tour of duty that you dismount the
engine to watch a train by.   Flood the carrier with these legit claims.
   They will deny them but after the Lc forwards a lot will be paid due
to the time running out for the carrier.   This is the only way to put
a stop to this silly shit.

Name: Bad mama jama
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 February 2019

Holly hell, why dont all you idiots just go back to Atlanta for a
refresher course and shut the fuck up.

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 February 2019

PSR Railroading will make us a lean mean customer satisfying machine and
very very profitable..

Name: UP Team
E-mail: runawaytrain@up.com
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 February 2019

Rod Doerr and Dave Foley are corporate frauds just like the recently
fired XO Cameron Scott!
They work hand and hand covering up injuries by promoting the injured,
who turn out to be incompetent, and all the time a hindrance to the
operating department. And because of that, Precision Scheduling Train
operations will never come to full fruition, because negligently
promoted managers don't know how to turn around in a phone booth!

Name: Goober
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 February 2019

Does someone let this moron run a locomotive?


Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 February 2019

I'm not seeing it.    I kept more of money in 2018.   I just received
My refund for the same amount as previous year. Give or take a 100.  
You guys must have been claiming all kinds of BS.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 February 2019

Brewer yard going bye bye.  Will be shut down soon.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 February 2019

CONRAIL QUALITY!!

Name: Roberto
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 February 2019

Gots no learnings an I runs a train up and down the rail.   Makes 120000
in 2018 I be living like Larry

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 February 2019

You guys are stuck in The Matrix like the movie
Outside of that dump shit hole none of that s*** matters

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 February 2019

Precision Schedule Railroad is a SCAM!      Federal Government is now
digging deeper into CSX and their Scams!         They may not like what
they find!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 February 2019

Csx still suxs one year later

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 February 2019

Lets make the COMPANY money today and us some money.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 February 2019

Just got my refunds back most Iíve ever gotten . Took two weeks to get
it . Trump gave us a huge standard deduction . Thanks Trump u got my
vote 2020 .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 February 2019

I'm not seeing it.    I kept more of money in 2018.   I just received
My refund for the same amount as previous year. Give or take a 100.  
You guys must have been claiming all kinds of BS.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 February 2019

They be selling they be selling

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 February 2019

They be selling what??

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 February 2019

they be selling  they be selling

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 February 2019

Another day another dollar

Name: HDCD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 February 2019

Who was the bitch that ran the wayside signs not covered test on a casky
crew? These cunts couldn't pass that  test.   I know for a fact they
are targeting specific individuals.  This is not random!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 February 2019

BNSF doesnít need to genuflect before Wall Street sell-side analysts,
and make lowering its operating ratio, ďenhancing shareholder value,Ē
shedding people and assets and customers it doesnít want, and adopting
Precision Scheduled Railroadingówhich may or may not workóto justify
its existence. Warren Buffett knew that, with this long-term-value
approachóhe and his Berkshire Hathaway shareholders would have a solid,
lasting investment that will pay dividends for years to come while
serving the global economy!


Uncle Warren will Laugh at PSR all the way to the Bank!!!

Name: Fun
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 February 2019

Memphis (Leewood) is progressing very well with the current local
management even with the daily struggle of dealing with the current
incompetent superintendents and assistant superintendent. I think CSX
is on the right path to succeed for share holders. Happy to be a part
of this regime it is making my portfolio look spectacular. A few tweaks
in mid-level management would make a dramatic and profitable difference.

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 February 2019

He who laughs last wins.!! U lazy no good hide behind the UNION dim
wits!!

Name: 
E-mail: EmersonGa@csxsucks.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 February 2019

My second time with this. Has anyone out in csx land ever found the
whereabouts of "David Hamby or Melvin Burch" Hamby last I know was in
New Orleans?? Melvin was a railroad DICK. Any help for I know someone
has meet these two.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 February 2019

Just received a letter about the bonus.   Why even mail it out at this
point?   Whoever is left  at HQ must be some dumb motherfuckers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 February 2019

Union Pacific cuts 250 employees, most in Omaha; another 450 employees
are furloughed!

Ponzi- Scheme Railroading At itís best!!

I really wish the Federal Government would step in,     This shit is
getting out of control.

Greedy Bastards!!

Name: Dammit man 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2019

Norfolk southern plans to cut 3000 employees by 2021. Sounds like they
are copying csx

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 February 2019

Come on.  Trade with other countries has been around - a long, long
time(s).  China has had their nose in the USA's economy for quite a
while.  Where've you been?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 February 2019

Whatís the big news everyone is talking about?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 February 2019

Old head pensioner here again because, well, I ain't got a lot to do.
Last time I encouraged CYA at all times and that will never change. 
I read the Wall Street comments, I agree that we are in an era of stock
price above all. BUT, this is just a reality that we must deal with. To
me it is about each individual railroader working safely and going home
in one piece and making it to pension. Have seen many guys over the
decades leave the RR and about 90 % wish they had stayed. I was one who
left and came back after seeing the bullshit is higher on the other side
of the fence.  I went through a lot of what is happening now, even
though it was decades ago. What did I do? When I came back, I resolved
to not let the bastards get me. I studied my job and others so I had
the knowledge to cover my ass. When I first hired on over near 50 years
ago as a switchman the only thing I knew was to try not to get killed.
Almost did a couple of times but thought I was invincible and just
moved on. There was no help except one generous older head who taught
me some of the ropes because "the RR is all about skull( knowing what
you are doing)." He also told me if I get the cl*p to lay my crank on
a windowsill and slam the window down on it. So he done taught me what
to do and not to do.
He's long dead but I will always be grateful he helped me. It made me
help others once I knew what I was doing.
 It took me about 10 years to finally put it together. The RR is a very
interesting place to work, as opposed to many factory jobs I had. It's
really a thinking man's game and best to understand it. Anyway sorry
for the story but I say it for 2 reasons, 1. survive and stay, 2.
Don't let the bastards win because they don't care. Get your rest and
God bless.

Name: The Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 February 2019

Wall Street is what is killing the Railroad at a time when it is needed
most by putting maximum pressure on corporate to make short term
profits over logical long term sustainability. I know we all look at
times how it effects us personally in the now. But what is happening
:Greed at a very evil level is ruining the whole country. And the
Railroad being Butchered by " wall street" is going to effect a awful
awful lot of other industries in the near future. So too the Power's to
be and there lust for Money...Be happy for a short while why you get
"yours" and the heck with the hard working common Man/Women and there
Family's..There will be some harsh reaping for the sowing that is being
done.

Name: The Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 February 2019

More important than operating ratio' s is service innovation and
"Happy Customers ".The problem with letting Wall Street be Your
Master is that Wall Street thing's that all industries exist primarily
to help wall street earn even higher rates of return and there is in
fact no rate of return which wall street consdider to be enough. True
to if they can make more money by Wrecking your buisness,then that is
what they will do.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 February 2019

BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH 


JEEZZ YOU FRICKIN MORONS!  

Now for important info.  There is a new switch tag testing device out
that we have not been briefed on per the rules. FRA rules states that
all testing devices were to be reviewed. This is a square tag that is
white with red lettering and it fits below the rail. They are putting
it as far back as 3 feet. It they remove it with their hand they will
have to reach below the top of the rail.  ILLEGAL AS HELL!  You can not
always see it with your flash light. Watch your ass!!!!

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 February 2019

If there ever was a time it is now !! To take some of these company arse
kisser behind the shed.. " or bar " and give them a good ole fashion
country ass whooping

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 February 2019

Hereís an idea,    Letís all stick together for once and get our
Railroad back to the way it used to be.       A lot of people bashed
the Conrail guys but one thing is for sure they always stuck together. 
The main problem is you have too many suck asses and wanna be Kool aid
drinkers out here.     Then you have the guys that will say ď yes Iíll
do whatever it takes to get the job done mentality and will break rules
and backstab whoever they can.    

Letís put all of our money in and just buy the damn railroad and Elect
a new CEO!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2019

A kind of sense that we are getting back to the basics of CSX.  First it
was eliminate all safety, and push push push, move that freight faster! 
Then it was "You people are causing too many accidents, what are you
employees thinking?"  Now its Safety Compliance for all employees or
your fired!  Remember to work safe, don't get hurt, and don't derail,
but for Gods sake hurry, hurry, hurry, we need to get that stock price
higher!!!!!  IF YOU WORK FOR THIS PATHETIC OUTFIT, YOU KNOW THIS IS NO
EXAGGERATION.

Name: Kansas City Southern
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 February 2019

Well Kansas City Southern is going to the PSR model as announced today.
24 yrs with company in T/E. Aint to excited about future after all
I've heard about psr sofar. Tapped some guy that worked under h
Harrison at cn and your beloved csx " lol ". Sure he will be a fine
cost cutting son of a BITCH...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 February 2019

Bonus can be viewed NOW on gateway.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 February 2019

.Joint custody doesnít negate a child support obligation. Even if both
parents share custody on an equal basis, one parent will inevitably owe
some amount in child support. Unless of course both parents earn exactly
the same income and spend exactly the same amount of time with the
children, which is highly unlikely.

The reason why there still is a child support obligation even when
custody is shared equally, is because our child support guidelines
calculate the obligation based on time spent with each parent and the
income of each parent. So even if the child spends equal time with each
parent, the parent with the higher income will owe child support


No wonder you dumbasses over work and over pay your lazy ass babies
momma.    Just because she has pussy doesn't mean gets an unequal
share of household income. 

If she makes more than you. She would have to pay you in some states.  
If she makes more than you and has full custody you would pay less than
if she made less or didn't have an income

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 February 2019

Aaa

You're full of shit and you must have listened to   her lawyer.  
Child support is based on a formula.  If she works you're not going to
pay more.  Her income will off set support.  It's all figured on
percentages.   The child support is to make sure the child has the same
life style has before the divorce.    If two people make the exact same
income and the child is with both parents 50% of the time there would
be no support paid to either parent.

If you're paying your babies momma 1600/month.  Then she must have
full custody and didn't have a job or worked at Druther's during the
marriage.

Just a little friendly advice.  Next go around make sure the bitch
brings something to the table other than some pussy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 February 2019

Hello from a railroader on pension. It's been nearly 30 years since I
retired and I truly feel your pain with what is going on with CSX. The
reason for this is leadership and it goes right to Foote, the poser
CEO. In talking with my fellow retirees Foote should not even be in
that position. Right place at the right time is all it took. We do
think Harris is the real thing, but Foote is a "poser." Now it
appears it has gone to his head and he doesn't realize he is merely,
as we used to call it, a glorified clerk. Say what you will about
Harrison but the man was all railroad. Knew it inside and out and was
truthful even when we didn't want to hear it. When you get a CEO like
Foote, and people realize he is wrong for the job, that filters down to
every level. He has zero transportation experience and is merely there
sucking in money for being a clerk. His ego is telling him otherwise
but he is so far in over his head its shocking. 
You guys all have to CYA. Make sure you either have a witness or you
are on tape with the train dispatchers if you are given an order which
compromises your safety, or the safety of someone else. You will
survive and will be there after he is gone. Stay strong. I know how
hard it can be having spent the better part of my life doing it. I
would advise to work safely and keep your head down. You will get no
education under Foote, only that which will lead to chaos because he is
not a leader. Compare him to the other RR CEO's and you'll get the
picture. Blessings to all of you, and may the Higher Power give you CYA
assistance at every turn.  Just an opinion from a pensioner.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 February 2019

Yes Sir : That Pusy is a powerful magical apparatus indeed !!!! Aint
cheap either

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 February 2019

Aaa

1600 a month Lol you're a dumbass.  That's what you get for letting
your babies momma sit on her fat ass watching Oprah and eating bear
claws. 

Next go around make sure the bitch brings something to the table other
than some pussy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 February 2019

Let's get it done today !!! Record's are made to be broken..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 February 2019

Wait.... You live next to a rail yard and you're upset because you hear
trains???

Name: you know
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 February 2019

to Pinoca Yard night crew... Charlotte NC .. horn blowers... well BOYS
youve reached a new level of douche baggery in your blow me quest
,,,,ive been  praying you all would just do the right thing but,,as
expected youve gone back to blasting and harassing ,,,you all must
really get off on tormenting families ...unbelievable ..what if i went
to your house and blasted a train horn when your family was trying to
sleep .....what is wrong with you people... oo thats right your
retarded

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 February 2019

Bonus


Can view on the 8th. Will be paid on the 20th at 12%

Name: todd novac
E-mail: uname it earth
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 February 2019

where is Todd Novac working    originaly from collinwood

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 February 2019

Well got to see some of superbowl.. better than none at all. Headed into
work.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2019

Celebrating one full year away from the s*** hole....
And  csx still sucks!!

Name: Post post post 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2019

If something is happening on the system such as rule failures switch
tags, banners being hit, cell phone usage, ETC.... PLEASE POST THE
LOCATIONS THAT THE FAILURES HAPPEN ON... YARDS, TERMINALS. Who was the
officials that charged them. Thanks

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2019

Listen up Corporate Offices stop sending me certified letters I don't
work for your s*** hole and I don't want to hear from you nobody
really wants to work there they just convince themselves that they have
to

Name: Csx corporate 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2019

Listen up this is csx coorperate speaking.You  idiots come to csx
looking for a job csx didn't come to you.Either shut up and do your
job or go find somewhere else to work you bunch of cry babies.If I find
out who you are im writing everyone of you up.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 February 2019

Postal?...
Good point you're a hundred percent right

Name: Lou
E-mail: loubillingsly@gmail.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 February 2019

Where in the World is Jermaine Swafford?

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 February 2019

P.S  at your discretion you may or may not it's up to you roll your
401k into another employer 401K for the year to two years that you're
out pending arbitration and then if you get your job back you may then
roll it back into the CSX account that's a fact that's the law

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 February 2019

Listen up moron... your "union "
Is f%$#@ you. There is nothing in the railway labor act or the
arbitration process that takes away your rights if you post your
stories here I have a phone number and a name to someone in the US
Labor employee benefits and Security Department who was already
verified and clarified that the company cannot do this the union is
just allowing the company to do it when pushed for an explanation the
company commented that it was their policy to hold the 401K

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 February 2019

BROTHERS

Don't forget that the 3 step rule is already back!  It was effective
yesterday and a lot of guys forgot. They already failed a guy for
asking for 3 step and not 3 step PROTECTION.  That is just a bullshit
move . If you go in to buy a rain coat for protection against the rain
you don't go in the store and ask the clerk....where are your rain
coats for protection. You simple ask where are your rain coats. These
jackasses are just looking for failures to get a pat on the back. I
hope the guys LC tears them a new arss!

Name: Foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2019

We will continue to cut until we are running the whole railroad with one
engine, one conductor, and one engineer. Itís all about profits. In the
meantime happy Valentineís Day

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 February 2019

Cond.

 Can anyone tell me how you do this classroom training or pod work
without losing time unless you come in on your day off? Every time they
marked me off in the past my turn gets out of town. That notice that
just came out says a supervisor has to approve make whole pay. I think
they know what a pain it will be to get a supervisor to do that and
they will probably delay pay while they research it. Has anyone delt
with this crap and what did you do to get paid. I'm not wasting my off
days in a classroom.  And what about all the chairs they took out of the
pod rooms.  What the hell do they expect you to sit on!

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2019

Ps.. the union is capitulate to this action that the company is taking
illegally if you are terminated or dismissed even if you may receive
your job back through the labor arbitration you may at your discretion
or may not at your discretion cash in your 401k or roll it into a
another employer 401k and then roll it back into the company's 401k if
you are awarded your job back the company is stopping people from having
access to their 401K illegally post your stories here and I will provide
more information

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2019

You guys keep believing the dream I need people that are either fired or
terminated having been denied the right to transfer or cash their 401 k
a n i have a number to the US Department of Labor employee benefits and
security who is very interested in hearing about this as what the
company is doing is illegal
Post here and I will provide more information phone numbers and names
two employees of the US Department of Labor employee benefits and
security

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2019

Fellow T & E employees.  Our union structure is stuck in the 60ís. 
Membership is going way down with all the efficiency improvements.  It
is ridiculous to have separate unions.  So inefficient.  We need to
remember that the unions work for us, not the other way around!  I
would propose going down to one ASAP.  I believe it takes 30% of
members to sign a petition to hold a vote to get rid of a union.  The
better idea is for everyone to switch to one union forcing the other
out of town.  We can do this if the word is spread.  People want to
complain, but take no action.  Union dues will continue to go up unless
we make change happen.  We get very little representation now.  We all
know it.  It is time for US to take control.  Donít give into fear.

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 January 2019

Here's the bottom line. You come to this website to cry about how the
company screws you, but you never mention how the Union screws you
harder than the company!! You pay your hard earn money to the union to
protect your rights,but they don't. You guys need to stick together a
fight for what your due. Here's a suggestion. If your a engineer and
not happy with the BLET then jump to the UTU or jump to the UTV to the
BLET.  It's a reduction in your union dues with the same coverage.
When the unions start losing membership and money then that may get
their attention. Until then keep your pants down and enjoy the
pounding. FIIRE YOUR UNION.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2019

J- jobs

These fuckers even lie to themselves.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2019

The correlation lies with the new regime.



https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=52361

Name: Theycandothat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 January 2019

Personnel buisness markoffs are in our contract.   Csx does a way with
them. Blet sits by.

Weather mark offs have been in place for over 30 years when it's
unsafe to drive to work. Csx does away with them. Blet sits by.

Inbound doing outbounds work.  Claims not paid. Blet sits by.

Code 75 non-existent.  Blet sits by.

Csx adds new work with same pay. Blet sits by.

Pulled out of service for using Fmla. Blet sits by.

Csx adds new terminals within a subdivision. Blet sits by.

Attendance policy revised at will. Blet sits by.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2019

I know exactly what the System Reissue states pertaining to cell phone
use.  CSX can go take a big flying Fuck if they think it's o.k. for me
to use my personal Cell Phone to help them out, but, it's not o.k. for
me to make a personal phone call if i'm safely stopped.  I'm just
merely pointing out the number of sucks/idiots that work out here that
continually step up that believe in this Teamwork B.S. from Management.
This regime has proven time and time again that they want nothing more
to eliminate all of our jobs, yet folks still give 110%.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2019

I'm not defending the rule, I think it's bullshit too. I'm just
saying don't fall into their trap and violate the rule for
management's benefit.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2019

It's quite simple. If the company wants to charge guys for using their
phones, don't use them. Don't call the PTC desk, don't call
trainmasters, no one. If managment needs to contact you they can use
the radio. Don't give them the opportunity to get another feather in
their caps by busting you for cell phone use.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 January 2019

Anybody that has been terminated or dismissed and is awaiting their
arbitration CSX is illegally holding people's 401K during this process
if you are cohorst or threatened into signing a letter of resignation
releasing the company from liability to release your 401K funds post
your stories here.

Name: Wondering 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 January 2019

I use to work out of Queensgate... Which idiot official charged this
employee? 




Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 January 2019

A Engineer in Cincy just got charged for using their personal Cell
phone
while on a locomotive. It never ceases to amaze me how this company
will
allow us to use our personal cell phone in the Loco. cab to help them
when they want us to call G.E., Mechanical, the dispatcher when the
radio fails, Wilcox to help with D.P. issues, or the T.M. to other
reasons to help CSX.  But it's not o.k. to use it in the cab to call
our wife, kid, or other personal reasons.  
   Well, I for one won't use my phone to help these rotten bastards,
ever. My answer is always the same, my phone is dead, sorry. It
absolutely sickens me to see my co-workers going above and beyond for
this company the way they treat us. Most of guys i work with will give
in and use their phone when requested by the Dispatcher or other
authority.  CSX wants to eliminate every one of our jobs and yet they
guys continue to help out every chance they get. I just don't get it.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 January 2019

A Engineer in Cincy just got charged for using their personal Cell phone
while on a locomotive. It never ceases to amaze me how this company will
allow us to use our personal cell phone in the Loco. cab to help them
when they want us to call G.E., Mechanical, the dispatcher when the
radio fails, Wilcox to help with D.P. issues, or the T.M. to other
reasons to help CSX.  But it's not o.k. to use it in the cab to call
our wife, kid, or other personal reasons.  
   Well, I for one won't use my phone to help these rotten bastards,
ever. My answer is always the same, my phone is dead, sorry. It
absolutely sickens me to see my co-workers going above and beyond for
this company the way they treat us. Most of guys i work with will give
in and use their phone when requested by the Dispatcher or other
authority.  CSX wants to eliminate every one of our jobs and yet they
guys continue to help out every chance they get. I just don't get it.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 January 2019

Crews

Weather mark off as you call it may not be removed. Maybe in the sense
of your union agreement but CSX is not above the law and must follow
all state and federal laws. If you have bad enough weather that the
State and local police are telling everyone to stay off the roads then
you must follow the law if you feel your safety is in danger. If you
are snowed in and your roads have not been cleared you need to call
your crew manager ahead of time and tell them what your situation is.
They must find you transportation to work if they want you to come in.
If they actually send someone to get you after the local authorities
have advised everyone to stay off the roads and something happens it
will be on the shoulders of CSX. If you are disciplined in any way for
refusing to endanger yourself by driving in seriously hazardous
conditions you should file ethics charges for  receiving such
discipline when you felt your life would be in danger. If they call you
and threaten you and you feel the need to use your vehicle to get to
work in hazardous conditions you can call the state police and tell
them what the situation is. Tell them you work for the railroad and
they are telling you that you must come in to move the freight and you
will need a police escort. Let them decide if they will assist or have
the local authorities handle it.  DO NOT let anyone in CSX intimidate
you into driving in situations that are dangerous to you and to others.
If someone is hurt or killed because of your actions and you did not
notify local authorities that you were ordered to come in the incident
will be your sole responsibility.
It is real easy for your supervisors who are sitting in sunny
Jacksonville to forget the real situation at hand.
.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 January 2019

rain Sleet, Snow, or shine...freight has to move. Guy's lets get it
done today.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 January 2019

Personal buisness mark offs are in our contract.    The carrier removed
this code and or denying all PB markoffs.    Why aren't we putting
claims in for this bullshit? 

Weather mark offs have been removed also.   Safety my ASS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2019

Just sell it all and close everything!!      Ponzi Scheme Railroading

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2019

The Wabtec/GE Transportation merger in a nutshell is about bringing
autonomous freight trains online faster. It is gonna happen sooner than
most of us realized. Sure you hear that it was because class 1 are
storing power running less power and longer trains not buying as many
new loco 's over the next decade..True but not the main goal.... They
are in agreement the future is gonna be total autonomous freight trains
thats what wall street the class 1 and the automation giants want. I
dont agree personally but it is what it is..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2019

Yes indeed, only the Trainmaster/stupidvisors who crawl under desks will
survive the railroad in the future.  After watching you pussy's sweat
it out on those conference calls, you can bet there will be a lot of
swallowing among management in the future.  Don't forget, CSX doesn't
provide you knee pads anymore because its not in the budget.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 January 2019

Yes indeed : only the hard working dedicated and strong will survive and
flourish on the Railroad now. How Tomorrow moves... Get on or get left
behind.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 January 2019

Brewer Yard Shutdown effective Feb. 16

Name: Mad Shitter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 January 2019

Union Pacific is sueing to to fire a engineer who took a dump on a car
knuckle.Union said employee should not be fired but made to go in for
psychological evaluation and if determined needs treatment complete
treatment and counseling... Hell I've had it hit me on the spot before
and could not hold it in..im sure we all have 1 time or another.

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 January 2019

X-Board

If an LC told you that they cant send you an investigation letter
without the charges being noted he is full of crap. They have to note
the exact charges being held against you.


THE NOTICE SHALL CONTAIN A CLEAR AND SPECIFIC STATEMENT DENOTING THE
CHARGE OR VIOLATION OF WHICH ACCUSED AND LISTING THE DATE, TIME, PLACE
AND NATURE OF THE OCCURRENCE OR INCIDENT THAT IS TO BE THE SUBJECT OF
THE HEARING

I have never heard of a charge letter ever being sent without the
details of the charge. This is a violation of labor law protocol. How
would you know exactly what you were being charged for unless you were
counseled in the field and were told what you were being charged for.
You need to call your international rep if you cant get ahold of your
GC and find out how to get an order for the letter to be reissued and
delay any hearings until it is done properly.
It sounds like this might be a fishing expedition. Why would they not
put the charges out there for you? Are they trying to blind side your
LC? Something is stinking here and you need to take action immediately
with your international.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 January 2019

Lets get out there and get it done Today !!

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 January 2019

Hey mole heater...he may be a mole and a liar but any body that
"thinks" their getting "free" money from the government as a refund
check is a moron
The government skims money right off the top of your check then
"gives" you a refund.  They over charge you and give you your own
money back.thats why they take it off the top. If people got their
whole check on pay day and then had to pay taxes people would realize
how much the government steals and there would be riots in the streets
and the demonrats party would be out of business

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 January 2019

I'll  stay off the property and they dont even have to pay me to !!
They couldnt pay me 5k a week to come back
Just did my d.o.t physical and my blood pressure is not only normal she
said it was great. Heart beat normal... I've lost 30 lbs
I'm feeling great. Whats your health worth? When you retire and yoir
so sick and die in a year or two who cares what ypu got paid for ypur
last one or two years alive?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 January 2019

Thanks to Trump Iím getting back more tax refund  money this year than 
I ever have . Thanks Trump ;;;;;;;;MAGA

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 January 2019

Hey : CSX : kiss my GOD DAMN ASS

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 January 2019

Did Danville Brewer yard shut down ?

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 January 2019

And csx still sucks !!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 January 2019

Guys: we dont need to worry about the things we cannot change. The Big
Guy's in Jacksonville are very smart and methodical. They will bring
OR down below 60%. We just all need to work Safe, work hard, put in all
the hours we can and make CSX look good and make 2019 a record year for
safety, PROFITS,and on time delivery for all our Valued customers.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 January 2019

Hey Witness....
How many investigations have you been to where you announced you were
going to make a statement and then you got up and left???
You should have seen their faces they didn't know what to do!!!
And then two months later when they sent you some stupid letter next
day certified telling you to markup a triple 01 you never even bothered
to respond.
They 
Didn't know what to do if you don't play their game it really f****
them up

Name: jobcuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 January 2019

Job cuts, Lmao!!!  For every two men hired about three quit.  Every time
anyone thinks csx over hired. Within six months we don't have enough
man power.  We are always out of men. As high of a turnover rate that
exist at this shit hole.  Can someone tell me why they screw with the
guys who are left.   I'm stuck out here.  I'm too old and too stupid
to do anything else.  Any young educated man needs to stay clear of
this place.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 January 2019

I wish csx would lay me off.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 January 2019

Mantle Ridge sold 126 million dollars worth of csx Shares today.

Name: Cypress Hill
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 January 2019

I love you Mary Jane !!! She so good to me when pack fresh bowl and
clean the screen inhale/exhale

Name: LONEGRO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 January 2019

Get on the DAMN PSR train or get derailed...!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 January 2019

Jacksonville-Based CSX Plans To Cut More Jobs



http://news.wjct.org/post/jacksonville-based-csx-plans-cut-more-jobs

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 January 2019

All bonuses for union members are canceled. Mantle Ridge needs that
money for the $5 billion in stock buybacks they committed to.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 January 2019

Guy's: i just dont get it all the griping and complaining. I have been
with CSX for 2 years now. Recruited me out of college and it has been
just wonderful so far. Long hours for sure and busy but i love it .
Whats wrong with working hard and getting compensated fairly for your
effort.

Name: John lentz
E-mail: lentzjj@yahoo.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 January 2019

Funny to see these dick sucking managers telling us how good we have it
while they are trying to fire us and cant figure out why morale is low

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 January 2019

Precision Scheduled Railroading...Do less with less and charge more for
it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 January 2019

Talk about how CSX SUCKS?

I get called out for a train that has Distributed Power and works many
places.  I inform the yardmaster, trainmaster, and road foreman that I
am not qualified on DP.  I'm handed a piece of paper with some
information and told "Good Luck".   There was an individual training
people on DP, but they cut him off to save money, go figure.

These Precision Railroading tactics with cutting and saving has got to
be the most pathetic, dangerous thing I have ever seen.

CSX SUCKS REAL BAD!

Name: repair
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 January 2019

Webmaster
 Make America great again. Block the posers and distracters from the
site. Keep the real issues coming. Its cold as hell and brakes aren't
going to release. They will say they are good just taking to long. Real
roll by inspections are more important than ever now. This is when bad
and dangerous equipment is rushed out of the yards when they shouldn't
be. Stand your ground guys out on the line of road on any pick up you
do. Call the FRA if you got too. There is no place in this business for
cutting corners. Make sure everything works!

Name: Ray Billingsley
E-mail: u509moore67@gmail.com
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 January 2019

I luv Sparkles booty! Saddlecreek is where the real work is done. If
anyone wants to dedicate time and hard work, come see me in Lakeland.
We need hott sexy conductors

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 January 2019

Hell yea count me in !!!!  Alllll my rowdy friend's are coming over
super night.....thats riiiiight...hell with...foote..

Name: Trying to get in 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 January 2019

Anybody know how i go about getting hired with csx?what is the best way
to get hired?as the song saids come on ride that train and ride it

Name: Man power
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 January 2019

I hate any and all company officials. They are all bitchís.
Trainmasterís are at the top of the list. TMís are true bitchís, rats,
buffer boys and every damn one of them thicks that their going to the
top. Dumbassas!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 January 2019

Guy's : sleep apnea is proven to cause decreased productivity decreased
cognitive ability reduced concentration and other health problems to
individuals who have it not to mention millions it cost the COMPANY in
accidents and lost production.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 January 2019

Its outdoor work good gosh !! The snow rain sleet and hail dont stop the
show or slow it done. Lets getter done !! Guy's

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 January 2019

We getting in done today !!!. Lets break all the records for
profitability and safety...in 2019

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 January 2019

Loco 10-20:

The reason RR retirement is so good is retirement at age 60 rather than
65+

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 January 2019

Do this retirement math.  Instead of the Tier 2 which is the railroad
retirement portion or 4.9% of your pay. If I was allowed to invest in a
401k or other retirement account drawing just 5%  annual rate of return
on $4,000 invested per year (my tier 2 was $4,700 last year) I would
have a balance after 30 years of 273k and 40 years at  496k.  Or
drawing 10% annual rate of return, it would be 693k and 1.86 million
respectively!  So, of your 4K railroad railroad retirement what is the
tier 2 portion?  2k per month?  That retirement account money would
almost assuredly go to my heirs instead of other ďrailroadersĒ who were
screwing me over for 30 or 40 years like railroad retirement will. The
point is that railroad retirement isnít as great as it seems.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 January 2019

LOCO,

The post was in reference to just the total amount of Railroad
Retirement Tier 2 taxes contributed\deducted\paid, the amount
over & above Tier 1 - the Social Security equivalent tax. {Not ALL
total lifetime earnings.)

Have recouped way more in RR Retirement Tier 2 retirement pay than paid
in during career and that's in just the first 4+ years.  
 
RR Retirement earnings amount(s) are based on yrs. of service and
RR income.  There are many RR retirees (including myself) drawing more
than 4K per month. A spousal annuity is roughly 45-46% of the
retired employee's.    

Railroad Retirement Sickness and Unemployment benefits are the pits
but retirement is tough to beat.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 January 2019

wasamule,

FYI:  I've been retired 4 1/2 years.  Have already received all and
more, back in RR Retirement - the amount I contributed to Tier 2 tax in
40 yrs. - and that's not including the Tier 2 portion of my wife's
annuity.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 January 2019

Hell yea i will say it again: its like my Daddy always told me he would
rather have a sister in a whore house than a brother in Production

Name: wasamule
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 January 2019

T&E/TM/RF...etc


I cant believe for one moment that the entire lot of you just don't
understand how this works. You would think you would understand what is
and has always been happening. Take a good hard look at your industry. 

First, the reason you have such good retirement is because you pay more
out than any person who pays into regular social security. Take a look
at what percentage is taken from you. Do the math. They are making a
killing off the interest they earn on your money. You will never live
long enough to get back what you pay in and that doesn't include the
hard labor you supplied.

Second, any company that thinks it will have happy and productive
workers when they constantly violate the bargained agreements that are
set forth is nothing more than a company that shows it has no respect
for its workers. No one wants to be treated like gum on the bottom of a
shoe. Constantly violating the written and agreed upon rights of the
working man is nothing more than a show of power. We can do what we
want to our blue collar workers and there is nothing they can do about
it without it taking red tape and time. By then we will have
accomplished the task at hand and we have won.
It does no good to discuss the horse trading and money traded under the
table. It happens and it will always happen. The carrier and the Unions
will always be in bed with each other and they are counting on the
workers not standing together and hiring a lawyer to do a full
investigation of both parties. You will join a union or you will not
have a job. They call it a civilized mob. If you stir the pot and get
out of line you will be punished. Remember when you were younger and
the fear you felt when you thought you might be sent to the principals
office? Now your grown adults who cant afford to lose the income. That
is ten times worse than being afraid of the paddle! This is how they
use mind control to manipulate you. I would rather take a paddling and
go home to no supper than be fired and go home to tent city.

Railroaders are paid well when they work well. That means long hours
away from home and away from the family. It means working in bad
weather and good. It means pounding the rocks and going home every
night or living out of a travel bag and spending more time with your
railroad family than your own. It means being treated like a work mule.
You are hired for production. Think of trains as a long assembly line.
Products are brought in, assembled and shipped out. In order for your
mules to work efficiently they must be whipped into submission. The
only problem here is that the mules are humans and not animals and need
respect. The whip and beat brutality worked in slave labor. It doesn't
work in this time and age.

You think the supervisors don't get the same treatment? WRONG!  Think
again. Your TM and RF are talked down too. They are told how to dress
and how to think. Just like you. Shit rolls up and down hill all the
time. How many times have you heard your supervisors bad mouth each
other. How many times have you heard them scream about the stupid
decisions thrown in their laps from Jacksonville. How many times have
you seen over the years a good honest supervisor quit because he just
couldn't do the things they asked him to do. You think they make
stupid decisions? You have no idea how many come from up above. Hitler
was only one man. 
Take 5 minutes to think how all this works. You are the human mules.
The supervisors are the mules with the stick handed to them by the
white collars in Jacksonville. You all work in the same stock yard. You
are all responsible for the production while upper management sits back
and watches how you produce. The plantation owners watching the mules.
How many people can say they can make up to 100,000 a year without
going to college for 4-6 years. But in order to do it you have to work
in an industry that knows this and feels you don't deserve the same
respect as a person who carriers a college degree. You are well paid
mules and you don't dare question the man holding the stick that is
having a stick held over him. You are replaceable tonight. There are
hundred of mules waiting on the assembly line to be trained and hooked
to the trains. NO DEGREE NEEDED. Its not fair? Your right. But this is
the industry you chose to be in. Take the good pay as the carrot. Save
every single dime you can until you either cant take it anymore and
quit or save enough to move on. This industry is not fair but it is you
who decides whether to let them mentally beat you down or stand tough
and fill your pockets. You chose to let them walk all over your dignity
to get that pay check. It can make you feel ashamed. DONT! Like the old
saying goes...Its a dirty job but someone has to do it!

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 January 2019

Csx sux web site?
Hell look at the reviews on glass door!
A Fortune 500 company with complete benefits very good wages and
retirement and it's got two stars
Plus lots of post telling people not to work there...
That says it all folks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 January 2019

All the whining and crying gets so old and only causes problems between
MANAGEMENT and union Relations. Just do your job and get the damn
freight over the road and dont break the darn rules. Its that simple.
Do a HONEST days work for a paycheck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 January 2019

January 14th, 2019 and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 January 2019

Evansville shutting down

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 January 2019

The douche bags who post complaints on this site about individual
itemized tax deduction changes that may cost 'em now are probably the
same ones that voted for the legislative regime that got it all put
into place.   Ignorance is bliss.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 January 2019

What happened in Columbus Oh? I've been gone.







Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 January 2019

How many laid off in Columbus, Ohio?

Name: MaYihaVeAnOtHeR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2019

Me bird T-rex wanted to say what up to all me union bros.  It be a year 
since w last posted.  hope alb b good. we gots a new blond she be tha
tm's wife

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 January 2019

HEY guy'S : yall need too realize how good yyall still got it.  It has
changed alot i agree.But still aint bad .

Name: Middle class
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 January 2019

To what?
I paid $1420 in union dues last year for 2018. I'm a conductor in the
smart utu. I pay $127 a month just for union dues. They increased it in
the middle of the year $10 a month bc they said they were bleeding money
and needed more to take corporate out

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 January 2019

How many laid off in Columbus, Ohio?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 January 2019

Guy's CSX should have another good year with the lower corporate tax
rates that were implemented in 2017...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 January 2019

Middle Class

There is no way a T&E had 30,000 worth of legit deductions.  

P.S. You're not middle class you're working class dumbass

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 January 2019

You hens are too stupid to get a refund.    All you dipshits spend more
than you make. As soon as you're not getting  that extra start or you
don't get free boots.  Ends don't meet.   Don't let your fat old
lady manage the money you make.  You'll be a lot better off.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 January 2019

The standard deduction is over 24000.   Being a T&E if your deductions
exceed the standard your claiming bullshit that doesn't apply or
you're one dumb motherfucker who needs to beat his fat ass lazy wife.

Name: friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2019

Viewers

Take a good look around on the internet. Is there a UP, BNSF, CP, CN,
KCS sucks website.  Even when the CZAR HH was running the show no one
started a website such as this. Why? That is a very good question.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 January 2019

Anyone looking for a railroad career should look at other railroads
other than CSX. CSX is no longer a transportation company, instead
it's just a Wall Street Hedge fund and it's only priority is the
shareholders. I no longer consider myself an employee of CSX but rather
an employee of Mantle Ridge. CSX has never been a great place to work
but Foote is more ruthless and balless than Ward ever was, not that I
was a fan of the Ward and Sanborn era but Foote makes Ward and Sanborn
look like saints. So anyone looking to come work at a shitty place then
come on and apply for a job at Mantle Ridge

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2019

Opinion Wanted

It is cool riding on a train for about the first 20 minutes.   If you
have a good job with benefits and a home life.  Why would you consider
giving that up for this?   
This life sucks ass.  You ask; why don't you quit?  Well, because I'm
stuck out here.  Instead of going to college I joined the Army.  This is
about as good as I can do.  I'd trade places with you in a heartbeat.  
As bad as I hate it I have it better out here than some.  A new hire
anyone with less than say 15 years may or may not have a job at any
given time.   If you're a young man don't be foolish there will be
just one man on a train sooner than later.   There will be trains fully
automated in the next 20years.  RRers will be a thing of the past.

Name: Opinion wanted 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 January 2019

Damn guys is it really that bad out there?just looks like it would be a
cool job riding on the trains

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 January 2019

Dear :Opinion wanted : Young man what we need is #1 Put the "company"
above all else..Worship the Ground CSX walks on always..!! If the
hogger is doing something wrong or fellow conductors tell on their
ASS...they deserve it !!#2 The Union is not your voice.. We the
"company is" your friend and your BOSS...#3 do what your told and by
godddddd like it !!!#4 bust your ass and be a "YES MAN" for the
Company.... bust that ass from the start get the shit done ....but dont
get hurt...or your ass is fired...do those things in that order and you
will do well on the road

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 January 2019

https://angrybearblog.com/2018/11/csx-slowly-being-dissembled-by-mantle-ridge-hedge-fund.html

Name: LtDan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 January 2019

Opinion Wanted

You must be bored or you're an idiot.   To come on a site called csx
sucks and ask if this would be a good job to hire out on.   Is there a
Mcdonalds sucks, Toyota sucks, Disney sucks, etc...etc... site?   Just
that there is a site like this tells all anyone would need to know. 
You have to be one small minded person to stay out here and yes I'm
the biggest white trash simple minded, uneducated loser.  So I'm stuck
but if you have your grade 10 or higher you can do better than this
place.  Our managers are dipshits too. The difference between them and
us is they suck weiners for a living.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 January 2019

No don't leave your job to work for CSX!

CSX treats its employees like shit!  Its been this way for a long time,
yet now its worse than ever.  Now they don't care about nothing or
nobody, they just wanna get the stock price up so they cane cash out
and move on.  Don't listen to these trolls on the board who are
feeding you garbage.  Keep your job, and your quality of life because
you won't have it working for CSX.  They also like to steal money from
your paycheck, thats what you call a cheap ass operation.

Name: Opinion wanted 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 January 2019

I have a good job with real good benefits. I work 6 - 230 Monday through
Friday unless i work overtime which involves 10 hour days and sometimes
on saturdays.my question is to all you guys on here that work for the
railroad should I leave my job and take a railroad job. I have always
been interested in the railroad and love watching the trains roll down
the track. Need some help please on making this decision.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 January 2019

BREAkING NEWS

Just heard today that CSX SUCKS

Name: UP COO Hire
E-mail: info@up.com
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 09 January 2019

UP recently announced the hiring of a retired Canadian Pacific
executive with ties to Hunter Harrison, while Harrison served as CEO of
CP.

It appears that UP is hiring any executive who has been in the mere 
presence of Hunter Harrison, in order to duplicate his operating 
efficiencies of running a fine tuned railroad.

UP is desperately trying to ween itself from corrupt union officers
who
assist behind the scenes in all their day to day operations.

Maybe eliminate all the regional vice presidents/assistants, and 
appoint all the corrupt union officers as replacements?

Name: Coorperate office 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 January 2019

Listen hear you crybabies I work in the coorperate offices in
Jacksonville Florida. I wish I knew who you guys are I would hang each
of you upside down by your nuts and fire your ass. Your post on this
site give csx a bad name and make it harder to recruit elite talent.You
bunch of ass wipes

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 January 2019

Dear CoCo puff :when your hired  Do as your told and like it. Be
Thankful always and above all else put CSX " The Company" first and
foremost above all else. Bust your ass..but while busting your ass do
it safely and you will go far on the railroad

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 January 2019

What's the Big News for the 1st of the year?  

Same Bullshit different day.  You guys are worse than a bunch of women.
 Will worry about a lot of nothing. Get your old lady off the mainframe.
Knock the doughnut out of her hand and make her get a job at Mcdonalds.
Then maybe you losers wont worry as much.

Name: Railroad coco puff 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 January 2019

Hi everyone railroad coco puff here. Im a newby on this site. Just
wanted to let everyone know i just submitted my application to csx for
the conductor position.wish me luck everyone hope to be joining you all
on the rails soon. Coco puff

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 January 2019

January 7, 2019 ......AND CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 January 2019

Csx is going to take 400 more locomotives out of service this year..
getting fleet down to 2400..At start of 2017 had 3820 in active
service.Already reduced maintenance staff by 11% as of now.

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 January 2019

Eng/Brakeman

If you have any brothers sitting at home displaced and cant work
because there are no jobs to mark up on because they are not qualified
Im going to guess they are transfers to your terminal from another that
was cut and they came in on a job they could hold at the time. If there
are any junior men working in your terminal that these guys can bump
but they aren't qualified on the jobs then they need to file
complaints and claims for every day the junior men work and they
aren't out qualifying on the jobs with them.
Another thing you guys need to remember. If they have any guys sitting
at home not working because the company wont get them qualified and
they have trainees on the property they have a right to go after the
company for that too. Lets not forget the threats they put out on the
holidays for marking off because of man power shortages. They have no
right to take any personal days away from anyone if they have people
sitting at home that cant work because the company wont do their job
and get them qualified.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 January 2019

Insubordination, that's a joke.  What other loser job out there uses
that for grounds to fire someone?   

What's  the " Big News" coming out the 1st of the year?  Is it DP
will be used?  Big fucking deal.   You dumbasses believe and worry
about petty shit all the time.   It's the 6th of January and  Danville
still open. 

Walk your train! Get off the engine and watch one by.   It takes no
skill and little effort to do so.

Name: Crazy 8's
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 January 2019

Mantle Ridge has been looking around at North Platte Nebraska...I wonder
why ???

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2019

Route cuts

Story reads Jan 3 .   I'm not seeing or heard anything here in
Evansville.  Those cunts making the big decisions don't know if
they're coming or going.  Just more bullshit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 January 2019

Danville will never be shut down.  I can't believe you dumbasses
believe this shit. As far as running trains down the monon that track
isn't worth a shit.   Not to mention by the time the carrier got those
inbreds in Danville qualified on all tracks.  Trains will be fully
automated.

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 January 2019

XLC 

My advertised job description for my pool has been missing for several
days now. My LC told me he can't get any answers and no one in the
union is talking. Agreement says csx has to Give notice to the union's
on any changes they will be making to work rules, conditions etc so they
can review them and have discussion  before there are any changes. LC
says no one is talking. what the hell is a brother to do?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2019

Just learned i am getting laid off at UP. Is there anything open at CSX?

Name: Wolf of Wall Street 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 January 2019

News out just now. CSX stock downgraded to underperform. Get out now,
jump ship. Sheís going down along with the bitches of mantle ridge and
top executives. Loving it!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 January 2019

PSR only means 1 thing ,     Ponzi Scheme Railroading,      Railroads
have been doing big business for 150+ years,     All this crap is a
ploy to drive up the stock price and cut jobs.  The railroad runs
itself,      The biggest problem is getting greedy shareholders
involved.

Name: Thorobred 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 January 2019

Norfolk Southern suxxxxxsss

Name: Xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 January 2019

All engineers. 


Go to the electronic bid screen and being up your pool or job comments.
Make sure it is not missing. If it is call the JAD  and ask why there
are no advertised job description for your job.  Something is going on.
There are several without any advertised limits posted!!!

Name: RE; UP Felons
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 January 2019

Agreed, felons/molesters should be given second chances, but not on the
railroad wearing ankle braces. The braces alerts the authorities when
the contract drivers knowingly drive close to schools, and the braces
alert the authorities. And then all hell breaks loose when the cops is
flagging down the vehicle full of other crew members.
In some cases, when they have relapses and get caught again, and
waiting on a court date, they tend to do unthinkable:

COMMIT SUICIDE BY RAIL, AND TAKE OTHERS WITH THEM SO THAT THERE LOVE
ONES WILL ENJOY THEIR SETTLEMENT FROM CASUALTY MANAGEMENT!

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 January 2019

Railroad Dreamer: Young Man that is exactly why you will Be Great Leader
on the rails getting The work done with no excuses about long hours odd
shift hours holidays, weekends, and night's..no family life...and all
that other stuff that is secondary and petty.... too keeping CSX the
World Class Leader in Transportation Service....my Good Man

Name: Railroad dreamer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2019

Thanks cornelius and all my future railroad brothers and sisters.Im
hoping 2019 will be the year i get my dream job with csx. Together we
will make this great company even better.cant wait to work for a
company that puts there employees first.lets get it ladies and
gentlemen.I cant wait until i can get on the xtra board for the first
time. Csx how tommorow moves

Name: UP Felons
E-mail: felons@upmopac.com
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 January 2019

Calling UP Conductor:

How many convicted felons/child molesters that are employed?
It was down to 19 a few years ago, and the union members didn't want
to trade claims payments for bringing back felons!

Happy New Year, and keep me posted!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2019

railroad dreamer,
      when you start your wonderful career at csx,get you some good
knee pads. you will need them when you suck the trainmaster's dick.no
comp claims for bad knees. remember safety first when doing your roll
by under the desks of management looking for flopping parts.

oh, and have a nice day.

Name: Ely Carter-Williamson
E-mail: nsrailfan8114@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 December 2018

https://www.facebook.com/CSXsaftey/
Here is my Page poking fun at CSX's Safety Record the same of how this
site is.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 December 2018

I'm sitting here having a beer and I know you guys are probably all out
at work on your way to the hotel or in the hotel for the rest of the
holiday just wanted to wish you guys a Happy New Year
Lol

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 December 2018

RAILROAD DREAMER : Just keep that attitude you got going and the sky is
the limit for You on the Railroad!!! We need about 15 K..more just like
you and we will all make plenty of money and Be 1 Big Loving Happy
Family...Finally !!! Damn fine young man you Are...Division supt...is
in your future !!!

Name: Railroad dreamer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 December 2018

Thanks cornelius.im ready to get hired on and start my railroad career
with a truly great company csx.hope to see yall on the rails soon.keep
up the good work csx you go above and beyond to take care of your
employees.csx how tommorow moves

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 December 2018

Conductors


You are right for sure.  I just tried looking up my vacation
entitlement and it wouldn't connect either. I selected option 18 and
it goes back to the home page. I could, just like you bring up daily
and personal day bid screens. That doesn't make any sense.

As for your comment on the bid card info they have the information for
the INIWIP pool that runs from Avon(Indy) yard to St.Louis (roselake)
missing too. You cant bring up any comments on it that show the
advertised route. They have been bitching for months on having to pay
crew working out of route or out of advertised limits and want to get
out of paying it. When they can they grab a pilot off the other
division and make the crew ride with them to get them supposedly
qualified on the territory. One trip doesn't make anyone qualified and
they still have to pay the out of route. I can bet you they are hiding
it to pull a stunt of some kind.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 December 2018

Conductor/vac.


I couldn't look up my vacation entitlement either. I tried it several
months ago and couldn't. I thought it might be because they were
adjusting and getting ready to award bids. My LC said he would check
into it too. I heard an engineer talking about some of the job
descriptions missing from their electronic bids cards. They were saying
they think the company is going in behind everyone's back including the
unions and getting ready to change their job descriptions on territories
they want crews to run out of route all the time. Got something to do
with using DP and making them hand off trains in other divisions. It
wouldn't surprise me. Every time this company does stuff like this
they are up to no good. The LC and general chairman should know whats
going on. If they tell you they don't they are lying or the general
chairman has been told to keep his mouth shut so we cant raise hell and
put a stop to it before it is done. Can bet your bottom dollar they
don't want to pay any more out of route claims!

Name: Bad mama jama
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 December 2018

I think CSX new motto should be "A SAFETY COMPANY THAT OCCASIONALLY
RUNS A TRAIN"

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 December 2018

May I have another..Think i will !!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 December 2018

Red block !!!!!!!!!!

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 December 2018

Railroad Dreamer: Thats the kind of attitude we need for "How tomorrow
moves" and to accomplish our goals for profits in 2019 and beyond...

Name: Railroad dreamer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 December 2018

Thanks guys im hoping 2019 will be the year i get my dream job with csx
and getting that railroad money.my future is so bright with the
railroad im going to run out and buy a pair of shades.if I get hired we
will all be in this thing together.we are family. Good day my future
railroad brothers and sisters.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 December 2018

Locohead: quit your bitching and do your damn job....already..

Name: Corporate 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 December 2018

Hey dumbass you would make a perfect Trainmaster. Have you ever takin a
good look at what CSX puts in as managers? I swear to you that you
would fit right in. So dream on you little mole. 





Name: Railroad dreamer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 December 2018

Im a railroad dreamer i have always wanted to work for csx i think I
want to be a conductor.oh goody can some of you tell me how i go about
trying to get my dream job?

Name: Railroad dreamer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 December 2018

Im a railroad dreamer i have always wanted to work for csx i think I
want to be a conductor.oh goody can some of you tell me how i go about
trying to get my dream job?

Name: Tropicana 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 December 2018

Oh.... my aching ASS

Name: Sparky
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 December 2018

Diesel locomotive Electrician here for 24 years... training has been A
class.. I too love my job but hate the ass kissers and the Company..
worked over the years with some damn good trouble shooters the company
fired for B.S.  There loss.. Mechanical get all the training CSX offers
.. I have... you are in a damn good spot skill wise if something
happens.. Too all my fellow Railroad Union Bro's and Sis..Happy New
Year.. America works best when we vote Union YES...IBEW

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 December 2018

In response to your post APE:

Those cameras in the Buffalo hotel were installed a few years ago for
security reasons.  They are installed in the hallways because a few
years back some outsiders came in and stole the big screen TV from the
crew room.  The CSX employees never had a problem with it because shit
happens quite often at hotels, and they weren't put there by CSX to
harass the employees either.  It was a decision from the hotels
corporate office at the time.

Name: Gr8tful for BLET
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 December 2018

Yo Union Official,

I am a proud member of the BLET, my level of schooling is a high school
diploma. I am grateful that the unions have negotiated such great work
rules like, held away after 15 hrs, health care co pays better than
anyone in my family, earnings of over 130k a year, meal allowances when
at the hotel, an acceptable lodging facility for me to obtain rest, paid
holidays when i work in the yard (personal leave days when I do not) six
weeks of vacation, a performance bonus plan that has contributed over
150k to my 401k (which too was negotiated by the BLET)a stock award
which has contributed an additional 100k to my 401k, a company match
for said 401k. I have 28 yrs as an engineer and my net worth is nearly
a million dollars, i could not or would not be able to achieve this
without the contract you fine Brothers have negotiated. I was also
dismissed 3 years ago for attendance, my case took a year and a half to
reach final adjudication. My BLET Brothers won my case with full back
pay, I was awarded $165k in lost wages, I would never have received any
of these great benefits if I worked at a non union shop. I confident
that our duly elected union officials do not troll these useless
websites but in the vent they do. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND
KEEP IT UP. #Fuck trump and his union busting ways, take care of your
CEO corporate friends you corporate unable to lead pos. Keep the
government shutdown until you are impeached PLEASE.

Name: Union Officer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 December 2018

Hey Hillary Clinton,

You do understand you just testified you did your job! Now you want
praise for performing the service in which you were hired for? The
union does not service carrier customers we service internet trolls
like you, who at some point will be calling your LC and complaining you
ran a red signal but it wasn't your fault. Your post is completely
nonsensical and meritless, continue to complain about your union and
you can look forward to doing the same job for less wages and no health
care along with no CBA and benefits contained within. Remember you are
called in order because of your CBA, you receive rest days PL day and
vacation because of your CBA. Your wages are a result of the union your
health care negotiated by the union. With no CBA there is no requirement
for any carrier to call you for work when they do finally call you go
ride that train for minimum wage with no health care. When you are
terminated, in your case soon, you are entitled to have your case heard
at arbitration. With no union you will be fired at the carrier's will
with no justification, you will be fired for wearing your rebel flag t
shirt to work, and guess what nothing you can do about it. Ya your
union sucks! Get a grip Jackass.

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 December 2018

CSX and UP will still outperform all other's in 2019.. "OR" will by
GOD go below 60 %... through reduced asset's utilization... Happy New
Year

Name: astrollarocca
E-mail:    uname it earth
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 December 2018

there are cameras in the csx hotel in buffalo  found out from a hotel
driver    what is the worthless union doing about this  caught slapping
the monkey

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 December 2018

Stayed marked up on Christmas. Had a real hard time sitting at home
knowing there was frieght to move. The trainmaster thanked me for what
I did. I wouldnít say I was helping the company but rather helping the
customers.  All done with the holiday spirit. The union sure as hell
didnít care if the customers were serviced....but I did!

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 December 2018

Railroaders complain and gripe...But we EARNED that right..Hell u would
too if u had to put up with the bull shittt we do. But overall I still
enjoy it. I wouldn't be here if i didn't. 10 more months and me and
my little honey is gonna start enjoying the best job we ever had
too..Retirement

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 December 2018

And NO I didnt work Chrismas. 
As a matter if fact we where closed for 4 days.home all weekend and
Monday ,Tuesday
We usually don't work Saturdays and we never work on Sundays

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 December 2018

Blah-blah-blah...
You clowns sound like a broken record.
I've been gone from that shit hole for almost a year . I used to tell
people about all the bull shit I had to put up with,when they would
start in with the
"Oh, your lucky ,you got a great job "
Or "Oh you make so much money "
I'm here to tell you no matter how much you think your making or how
much the benefits are worth...
None of it is worth the treatment and the loss of life quality.
YOU CAN GET A JOB OUT SIDE OUT THAT SHIT HOLE WITH GOOD PAY AND
BENEFITS. 
Nobody should have to live like you do working for shithole express
I wouldn't go back to work there for a hundred thousand an hour

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 December 2018

Law

Give me one reference where laws protect someone to lay off sick for
the flu.  Or to extend weekend, off days or to avoid work or holidays.

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

Damn think i must gotta hold of a bad batch of eggnog... severe case of
sour gut.. think i am gonna need a couple more days..

Name: Offsick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

Trainmasters


That's cause you a company Bitch

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 December 2018

Hell you bunch of cry babies...i have worked everyday this year except
22 days off total including working today. If you don't like it go
work at the salvation army or something more softer and gentle. Or take
the call get your arse in gear and get the damn freight over the road.

Name: Offsick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

Sickofit

CAPS is not an agreement dumbass.

Bringing the hammer down on someone for Fmla.   And the same time
overlooking a bunch of deadbeats who layoff sick, stay displaced or off
Union to extend off days, vacation days or avoid work on holidays.  Is a
crime.     It's very clear that sick layoff increases went hand in hand
with Christmas.  CSX chooses to overlook this and discriminate against
those who have medical certification that they agreed to.

Name: sickofit!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

off sick

Apparently you haven't read your union agreement. They can not
discipline someone for taking a sick day. There are also state and
federal laws that protect workers for being punished for taking a day
off sick. You go out the door sick and unfocused and you kill someone
while your driving to work, it wouldn't look to good for CSX if you
told everyone you were out there on the roads because you were scared
of what your employer would do to you if you didn't come in. Now they
have time limits on medications you can take. Your in the hotel for 30
hours sick and you cant take anything until you get home off the train
because your in company lodging and under their jurisdiction. You have
no idea and neither do they is someone is sick or not. If you and the
company want to play that game then all everyone has to do is go to the
emergency room every time they have diarrhea  or a 24 hour bug. Maybe a
severe migraine or a bladder infection. They pay the deductible and
then the rest goes to the insurance company. When the insurance
companies start getting overloaded with emergency bills to pay someone
will start asking a lot of questions. When they find out the company
has created a rampant case of fear because you could get disciplined
for staying home sick one day they will either want to bail on them or
raise their portion to pay. 

The facts are we have a right to take a sick day. we get points as part
of the retaliation for doing so. That is the agreement. Someone gets too
many points then they go to investigation and deal with the punishment. 
A person shouldn't be expected to go to a doctor or care clinic every
time they feel like shit and know they aren't going to be safe to work
or they could hurt themselves or someone else because they aren't in
the right frame of mind. Lets not forget the ones who come to work with
the flu or worse and get everyone else sick. stuck in the cab all day
with someone who is coughing and blowing snot all day sucks and I've
gotten sick from them myself. 
What really blows about this is you don't get paid sick days like most
companies in this country offer. They act like your costing them
millions when you take one day off. Your on the extra board you lose
your guarantee. Your on the road you miss a round trip which is a hell
of a lot of money. It costing us more than them.

Name: OffSick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

All who laid off Sick , displacement, union business needs to be pulled
out of service.   We all know this was abusing mark offs and giving
hard working employees undue hardships.  CSX is just as guilty letting
this go on and should be held liable.  

Cannot single one group out and not punish the other.

Name: YEAH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

CELEBRATE!


If rumors are true the Roselake men will be starting a new year with a
Christmas wish come true.  It is being said that MR. Young will be
going to Baltimore.  Lets just hope that they don't bring another whip
and beat master onto the scene.  Now will that YM who got the can for
you all know what get his job back?

Name: Offsick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

Loyd
Mark up and go to work.    All you deadbeats abusing sick layoffs,
displacement, Union buisness are putting your Union brothers in
hardship. 

CSX wrongfully singled out ones with Fmla.

Name: Offsick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

21 sick layoffs all should be charged for putting their co-workers in
hardship.    CSX you're screwing us for letting this go on.

Name: Norfolk southern conductor lov
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 December 2018

Hey csx boys we moving headquarters to Atlanta.Yall comework for a real
railroad.

Name: Tropicana 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

Oh....my aching ass....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

If everyone would stick together an mark off an over Christmas to be
with there family's who could they put out of service an show them who
really runs the railroad. Bunch of cowards...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

Iam off with fmla misuse again for Christmas again this let's seen if
csx wants some more lawsuits added to there list again this year
bitches.

Name: FMLA
E-mail: fmla@gov.org
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 24 December 2018

Did anyone see the FMLA memo?

It reads in part, that FMLA was designed for railroaders to lay-off on
holidays, family events, and the Super Bowl!

So, I hope you all saved your money during your time of railroading!

If you think management is brutal when you're fired without having
FMLA, read the aforementioned sentence!

Happy Holidays to all the corrupt union officers who made harassing
you possible.

Name: Claire
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

My husband is off union business today and tomorrow cause he has to work
on about 400 claims. I am going to make him my special "Cherry Nut
Pie".

It is really good if any of you would like the recipe I will send it to
you. Merry Christmas !

Name: billylong
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 December 2018

Yeah dumbass walk into your home terminal next time your off sick.  
Since it's published policy.  No different than a daily vacation
right?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 December 2018

"published policy"

laying off sick is not for getting out of work. extending off days,
weekends and avoiding work on holidays.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 December 2018

We owe....We owe....its off too work we go..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

This lines up with the system notice.   Laying off sick is no different
than laying off Fmla. If it's not needed. It's being abused.   When
the company singles out just one group. They set themselves up for
massive lawsuits.     Increase of sick layoffs over Christmas is a red
flag no different than Fmla.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

Everyone who lays off sick this year will be included in getting
charged.    Caller just told me this.


  I'm calling B.S. on your post. Your either a company mole or a
employee who is a pathetic suck posting this in an attempt to scare
guys into not marking off.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

Everyone who lays off sick this year will be included in getting
charged.    Caller just told me this.

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

Stay safe fellers and "coon" it through the holidays... thats what i
did for 18 yrs until i started getting a few off. Take it nice and slow
easy does it....no stress no worries.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 December 2018

Christmas is sacred CSX.  You sorry excuse for a corporation.  Give the
men time off with their families and stop abusing your employees before
I go to 60 minutes and destroy your ass on national television.  I'll
be delighted to do so.  If the abuse doesn't stop I will have a field
day!!!

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 December 2018

Fuck CSX and their Trains on Christmas. I have 0 points and I will be
marking off Sick on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This company wants
to eliminate every one of our jobs and they treat us like used Tampons.
Yet Upper management preaches this teamwork B.S. and expects it's
employees to drink the Kool-Aid and give 110%.  The only thing
important to Foote and the Hedge fund that is running CSX is Operating
Ratio and profits, nothing else. You company sucks that are loyal to
CSX are absolutely pathetic and you are a fool if you think CSX values
you or your contribution to this company.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 December 2018

Csx abuses the union agreement cheating me out of money, days off, and
overall quality of life. Use your FMLA any way you please while you can
and don't let anyone try and make you feel the least bit bad about it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 December 2018

Facts


And you know who is or isn't abusing  Fmla?   The company agreed to a
binding certification. The company had every right for a second
opinion. 

It doesn't matter if it's food stamps, handicapped parking or
whatever you can think of.  Some asshole will take advantage of it.  
Those who may be abusing Fmla should have been factored in.   

One who is caring for a sick family member could easily go to work
clock in and clock out in 8 hrs. No big deal.  There is no way someone
caring for a loved one can leave and not know when they will return.
Possible two days later.   Just like  vacation you must put in two
dailies to catch it.  One must layoff two days before a Dr. Appt.

Fmla was created to protect the little man from greedy, corrupt
companies. Like CSX and they hate it. Then we have men like you that
their job defines them and that's all they have. That will side with
big companies Evertime.  It's a good chance you will have to be on
Fmla someday we all get sick we all die.

Name: Baller
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 December 2018

E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 December 2018

STFU Grinch.  If people need to use fmla they're entitled to do just
that.  If this company would let people get off days when they wanted
and didn't have an attendance policy that looked like something out
of
a slave masters hand book maybe shit wouldn't be so bad.  These
assholes probably make Lucifer jealous down in hell.  Matter of fact,
working for csx is sort of like selling your soul so it makes sense.  

What gives other employees the rights to know how another employee is
laid off anyway?  Seems to me like a good lawyer could use this
against
a company because certain employees discriminate against those they
know
are laid off fmla when in fact its none of their damn business.  Now
let's wait for the trolls to try and bury this post.  Please copy and
paste this if you agree when responding.  Merry Christmas and fuck you
CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 December 2018

I hope everyone has a Very Merry Christmas and a Great New Year.    If
you must work over the Holidays just take twice the time off after. 
Keep living the Dream PEACE!!!

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 December 2018

STFU Grinch.  If people need to use fmla they're entitled to do just
that.  If this company would let people get off days when they wanted
and didn't have an attendance policy that looked like something out of
a slave masters hand book maybe shit wouldn't be so bad.  These
assholes probably make Lucifer jealous down in hell.  Matter of fact,
working for csx is sort of like selling your soul so it makes sense.  

What gives other employees the rights to know how another employee is
laid off anyway?  Seems to me like a good lawyer could use this against
a company because certain employees discriminate against those they know
are laid off fmla when in fact its none of their damn business.  Now
let's wait for the trolls to try and bury this post.  Please copy and
paste this if you agree when responding.  Merry Christmas and fuck you
CSX.

Name: the grinch
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 December 2018

thinking of taking fmla for improper reasons this xmas ? then fmla will
stand for FIRED MY LAZY ASS.show up for work people. you knew this when
you signed up. be there STAT.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2018

Conductor

I'm not denying there are people with abuse issues. They should by no
means be put in positions of responsibility. However not everyone who
uses pain meds or sleep aids are junkies, nor is everyone affected by
different medications in the same manner. People who use their
medications responsibly are going to be affected by this policy and you
know as well as I do the company will use the most extreme methods
possible to ensure compliance. Older seniority employees necessarily
have more medical problems. These employees are less likely to accept
the changes the current regime wants to implement. More likely to call
them out on their bulls#!+. The employees that are the most difficult
to eliminate. Think about it.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2018

Really?

Actually I'm not on anything. After the doctors fixed my back I
didn't need pain meds anymore. However, I understand what it's like
to be in constant pain. Perhaps you shouldn't be so quick to judge
since you apparently haven't been in that situation, nor would I wish
it upon anyone.

Secondly "meth" is not even on this list, since it's already an
illegal substance banned by the FRA.

Thirdly, some sleep medications are on this list. You being in train
service with constantly changing shifts should know some people have
trouble sleeping. Tossing and turning through the night and not getting
proper sleep is more detrimental to a person's awareness than taking a
sleep medication the night before.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2018

Really?

You sir are sadly mistaken if you believe this new medication policy is
about safety or removing junkies from the job. Like most recent company
policies it will be used as a cudgel to bash workers over the head with
when they legitimately use their prescribed medications.

Name: Wolf of Wall Street
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 December 2018

The stock continues to fall with the market. Haha , loving it. Hope all
you greedy shareholders at the top lose lots of money. Merry xmas d-
bags

Name: co
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 December 2018

WATCH OUT!


Just heard the new sheriff in town at avon called in the wolves. Nailed
a bunch of the yard guys. Well that poster who said he was going to mark
his territory like a dog and a fire hydrant was right. Coming in with
the intimidation and Im the boss around here attitude. Time for all
crews to slow down, watch the slip trip and falls. If your unsure of a
rule stop what you are doing and ask a TM or get out your rules book.
Don't make another move until you make sure you are following all the
rules and laws of the land.  Get something straight company
sucks....you wont get any brownie points. You will get used and your
fellow brothers will have no respect for you. Follow the rules and
stick together!  Also heard that the new man in the leather seat is
100% company man.  Good luck!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 December 2018

HR

You are exactly correct.  CSX and their legal teams are very aware  how
fmla reads.  CSX knows without a doubt they are breaking federal laws.  
Just like they are very aware everyday that they cheat their men out of
pay.    If CSX has to pay out millions or cause a low level manager to
lose everything.   CSX doesn't care.


When CSX is filing suit against CSX.  Nothing else needs to be said.  



CSX believes they are above reproach.    


And for your uneducated comment about abuse.   Those who have fmla.  A
certified, licensed health care provider stated that leave was needed. 
 CSX could have asked for a second opinion but instead agreed to the
binding certification. 


ALSO  this site is CSX-SUCKS not I want to SUCK-CSX

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 December 2018

Better get Jim Foote's permission before you take a f@#%ing aspirin on
your day off now. This company is beyond pathetic. I hope those
shareholders that are suing take these clowns for everything they got.
Mantle Ridge should get f@#%ing jail time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 December 2018

New system notice put out today.   The carrier once again is interfering
with protected leaves.    Intimidation is their go to.   I'm so looking
forward to hearing that CSX and their managers had to pay out millions
to settle numerous lawsuits.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 December 2018

Great.  
Most trains are plenty long enough, heavy enough & hard enough to
handle as things are now.

Trains magazine: a pro-company rag.

Name: DP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2018

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/12/17-csx-transportation-to-further-increase-use-of-distributed-power

Name: RE; UP Merger
E-mail: railroadinfo@mailinator.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 16 December 2018

A merger between the UP-CSX could easily happen because both railroads
are more separate and apart for parallel routes. And, if not a merger,
Mantel Ridge would simply do a takeover/coup of UP'S executive staff,
while UP is vulnerable because of the recent numerous staff changes
within the last year. 
The latest rumor on the UP regarding the management shake-up, is that,
a majority of the corrupt/compromised union officers retired, and
senior managers relied on corrupt union officers to assist in train
operations and gutting the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
And, if there is talks of a merger; Mantel Ridge must do due diligence
in order to avoid any antitrust, collusion and racketeering issues.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 December 2018

Me Too

It is pretty obvious that you feel your fellow employees are just lazy
and you think that engineers are fat and lazy and feel they are
entitled. Your post is written in a manner that tells me and others
that you are nothing more than a white collar mole. As for entitled
engineers, there are many who pounded the rocks for many years and did
their time before they got into the seat. Do not be so quick to point
the finger and judge.

What needs to be addressed here is that the company has 2 rules in
place that are in WRITING that conflict with each other. As one poster
pointed out, you can not be in 2 places at one time. You have to pick
one rule or the other to follow. The company is notorious for this kind
of behavior. They do not proof read. If they did they would have caught
this mistake. How many times have you had a bulletin cancelled within
24 hours of being issued because something was wrong and it had to be
put on hold. All crews have to chose which rule they are going to
follow. The conductor should be walking his train and the engineer
should be on the ground positioned on the power side watching the roll
by which should be 10mph. NO ONE SHOULD BE ANY CLOSER THAN 30 FEET
UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES PER THE RULES. Its being reported that threats
are being made to crews that they better be making attempts to get on
the ground. If they have to they can walk up the tracks to a place that
allows them to be 30 feet away. Supervisors will not state what they
believe is a reasonable distance to walk to accomplish this.  

Second, it is a serious safety issue for someone to be on the ground
watching a train go by at speeds from 50-60 miles per hour. But that is
not the main issue here. Why do you think roll by inspections are made
at 10 MPH. Brake test roll by and train in emergency roll by
inspections are made at 10mph because it was determined to be a speed
that would allow someone to be able to identify a problem more easily.
This speed is stated as the speed to use in your FRA codes and
regulations. If a train is passing you in the dark you may hear
something but you may not see any sparks. Your flash lights are
inadequate to get a good look at the cars on a roll by. Yes, we all see
car inspectors sitting in their trucks with their headlights beaming on
cars rolling by but we all know that they can not see all the parts
adequately to catch all problems. Train should not be running 50-60 mph
past anyone while they are doing an inspection. All trains should be
ordered to reduce their speeds to 10 when passing anyone on the ground
required to do an inspection. Many crew members have stated that is
hard to get car numbers during the day when trains are passing them at
high speeds and when several cars of the same make and color pass them
in blocks it makes it even worse. How could they possibly do it in the
dark.

What all this boils down to is the company has once again created
conflicting rules and is allowing trains to travel at speeds on roll by
inspections that are ridiculously to fast and unsafe and have
supervisors out of control who are threatening and intimidating
employees to the point they are getting on the ground and standing in
places that are unsafe as hell to avoid getting written up. 
This should be an FRA, OSHA and Union issue. All employees need to
start addressing this and demand the rules and procedures be reviewed
and rewritten in a manner that is safe and effective!

Another issues to think about is the rumor that voice recorders have
been installed in the 3200 series engines. If this is true then all
employees need to find out if they have been activated and are being
used. I believe the law states that a company has to notify all its
employees when they are being recorded. Has anyone seen anything in
writing from the company notifying employees that voice recordings are
being made in the cab of locomotives? Until you can get a definite
answer on this issue, DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE DISCUSS ANY UNION
ACTIVITY OR ANY STEPS YOU ARE TAKING TO REPRESENT YOURSELF IF YOU HAVE
ANY PENDING CHARGES AGAINST YOU. DO NOT DISCUSS ANY EVIDENCE YOU MAY
HAVE OR HOW YOU INTEND TO FIGHT YOUR CHARGES. IF RECORDING ARE BEING
MADE THEY CAN USE WHAT YOU HAVE REVEALED AGAINST YOU. IF YOU ARE IN THE
CAB OF A LOCOMOTIVE WITH A LOCAL CHAIRMAN DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
DISCUSS YOUR CASE. A local chairman should be treated the same as a
lawyer. He represents you in hearings no different than a lawyer would
represent you in court and all your conversations should be private and
unrecorded. This may not be happening. Do not take any chances. 

Its a shame that we all have to live in a society where these kind of
actions take place. This is the time of year when we should all be
celebrating and be happy for what we have and for the loved ones we
have in our lives. It is Christmas time. Try not to let your working
environment ruin this time for you. Say a prayer for those who are less
fortunate. Kiss your children and love your spouse. Tighten the bonds
with your families. Work is just one tiny part of your lives. Just
remember that god works in mysterious ways. 
Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 December 2018

Last 15 to 20yrs All Road foreman of engines...seem to be natural pucker
uppers

Name: I know
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 16 December 2018

Steve Sammons (Salmons) whatever is a snake in the grass. He was a local
chairman on the Big Sandy, he sold the guys out, became Frullas bitch,
Frla promise him a RFE job and up the ladder he went. Not by doing
good, but being a company dick sucker. So, Fuck You Steve you worthless
company bitch. I hope you have a heat stroke in Florida.

Name: Me TOO !!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 December 2018

It gets so old being watched at every move and rushed and talked down
too daily.

Name: Used 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2018

Ape 

Blah blah...merger smerger...company mole!

Rumor has it that management is getting a 200% bonus! How the hell is
that figured into the budget?

No more gift cards. No more thanks awards for a job well done or
recognition for going above and beyond the call of duty. you cant even
get a voucher to get something out of the csx catalogue.
TM just told me if he wants to show appreciation or give recognition to
any employees he has to pay for it out of his own pocket!
It's just getting better and better. Reduce our caps, cancel our
personal days, screw our medical rights and deny our pay. Now you
can't even get a stinking gift card but they can get a bogus bonus! No
more extra effort from me.  CSX can sink as far as I'm concerned. It's
the devils play ground. I'll survive.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 December 2018

BNSF is working on a merger/ take over deal .

Name: CSX VS CSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 December 2018

Derivative Shareholders Suit... You cant make this shit up...!! Can
anybody holler..I feel the need for GREED !!!

Name: Wolf of Wall Street
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 December 2018

And just like that the stock continues to tumble with the market. Down
she bloooows!!
Haha bitch ass mantle ridge and executives. Better jump ship bitches

Name: Dark Territory 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 December 2018

This federally mandated PTC...crap is screwing the railroads eyeballs
out..CSX 2 billion spent and about 50 % complete...I say that to say
this...Even the Big dogs are taking a DRY pounding in this fubar
adventure... gotta cut cost anyway you can

Name: Who gives a shit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 December 2018

Has anyone found out why Swafford quit or got fired and where he landed

Name: Tri coupler
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 December 2018

Tri coupler.... automatic coupler/decoupler will be implemented
gradually starting in 2020...will make a great improvement on safety
and efficiency.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 December 2018

Hey old head... Just sit back and see ole timer... the thorobred of
transportation will be right in the mix.... of the merger. the
goverment willing and  will readily want it has the global economy
takes on a slippery and chaotic course the next 3 yrs... Thats a fact
Jack...

Name: LOCO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 December 2018

Brothers


WTF!!!!   Just passed two more brain dead idiots standing within 15
feet of my train watching a roll by. They were standing next to a creek
and it was muddy as hell! Thick woods right behind them. What they hell
is wrong with you guys. Are you so damn scared of this company that you
don't have the balls to do what is right and protect your own safety.
What part of all employees must not be any closer than 30 feet from a
passing train while doing ground inspection do you not understand. 
Grow a set of balls man! If they down load the camera on the passing
train or on yours and your up on the engine where you should be because
it is unsafe to be on the ground and they want to charge you with some
horseshit you can make them drive you out where you were stopped and
measure the area if you have to. I have already been told by a GC that
you have that right!  Enough of this stupid crap. Quit putting yourself
in danger for this stupid company. Look at the employee gateway, They
got a big article about enhancing safety on it.  Big pat on the back!
Another big blow hard article for the public!  They want to brag safety
then make them put their money where their mouth is.  Quit this stupid
horse shit of being scared of them and stay the hell away from passing
trains if you cant be 30 feet away!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 December 2018

Yes the sweet sounds of a merger are in the Air boys and girls....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 December 2018

how come they didn't have a funeral train when Hunter Harrison died? 
He seemed to be well liked.

Name: Update Merger News
E-mail: csx.up@csxup.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 09 December 2018

UP'S fired XO Cameron Scott will join CSX in next March. Mantel Ridge
will will pursue a merger with UP, and will negotiate that CSX Chairman
Foote and Cameron Scott lead the executive staff. It is believe that
Scott wanted to eliminate up to 10,000 UP employees to reduce to cost
in order to have comparable margins/returns as the CSX. And that is
where Scott clashed with UP'S executive staff, which led to his early
exit as being the heir apparent to the incompetent Lance Fritz!

Now is the time load up CSX shares, the price of the stock will double.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 December 2018

Rain = FMLA , canít get wet

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 December 2018

CSX says they are VET friendly.  The CSX hours for my department end at
15:30 (3:30 P.M.)  The last V.A. outpatient clinic appointment for me
to see my primary Physician is 15:30. My department DOES NOT have
personal or sick days so once my vacation time is used, I cannot see my
doctor. Vet friendly my ass!

Name: Signal Maker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Has anyone heard why they Fired Swafford?

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Engineer for 20-30,

  I agree with what your saying and to go one step further, Operating
rule 113.5 #7 clearly states it's the Y.M's job to make sure trains
have the proper tonnage.

  There isn't any rule that states it's the train crews
responsibility to make sure we have adequate power for they Tonnage
they give us. I personally will leave with a single GP-15 with 20,000
ton's. I don't give a Fuck if we don't turn a wheel.

  In addition, all you guys using your personal cell-phones to help
this company are absolutely stupid. The way management treats us and
yet some guys are willing to help them out when it's good for them is
crazy.  I'll be damned if CSX is gonna prohibit me from using my phone
to make a Personal call on the engine but yet it's OK by them for us to
use it to help them out, Don't think so CSX.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

No wonder CSX's numbers are improving on paper. I was called on a train
yesterday that went on duty at 17:30, released the handbrakes and due to
train meets didn't turn a wheel until 22:41 hours and yet the Y.M.
showed us departing at 18:15.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Engineers

Boy if it there isn't already enough for the dispatchers to do, now we
have to do a job briefing with them before we leave the terminal that
involves 13 questions.

We had a meeting with our LC who is an engineer and he has already
discussed the problem with the "Sufficient horsepower" question with
the GC. An engineer was threatened with delay of train for not giving
the "proper" info on the power he was given for his train. They
stalled and management tried to come back and put it on him.
I used the LTC chart to determine if I had adequate horsepower for the
territory I was running on and according to the info the units I had
were rated for 13,250 tons. I had 5500 tons. I had both on line and I
still couldn't do track speed up hills because I had an intermodal
train. There is NO GUARENTEE ON ANY TRAIN! 
 
DO NOT LET THE CONDUCTORS ANSWER THE QUESTION ON POWER!  They are not
the ones who are responsible for the power or determining if it is
adequate or not.  I have already had to jump in and correct the info
given to the dispatcher by several conductors who didn't have a clue
what they were talking about. When you get power out of the house it is
built by the orders of the power desk in Jacksonville. Rules state you
are to take it as is.  When the dispatcher ask if the power is
sufficient you tell them it came out of the house and it is supposed to
be. I confirmed this with the power desk in Jacksonville. It is their
responsibility to build the power for your train to run sufficiently on
your territory. If you take control of engines set out in the yards or
the train is put together by a hostler crew you ask the YM or
Mechanical what the units are rated for if you do not have a LTC! Tell
the dispatcher  this is what they gave you and it is supposed to be
sufficient unless something happens in route. Let me also say that the
power desk manager did say that the power ratings were not a guarantee
the train you are on can run track speed and if you are not 100% sure
it can, do not say it will!!
Is your power sufficient? If it will get it from Point A to point B 
then it is sufficient. Will it run track speed? Maybe, maybe not.
Sufficient means the train should be able to arrive at its final
destination without stalling and having to add more power. Mechanical
troubles in route do not count!

There is absolutely no reason that all engineers can not be given
updated and accurate information for the locomotives they are using on
their given route. All the engineers would have to do is look at the
chart and figure the tonnage ratings for the power being used on their
given route. If it is listed as adequate per the chart then ok. If not
then we have the right to tell the dispatcher it is not per the charts.
No more setting up the engineers for the blame if a train stalls or can
not run track speed!

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Watch Ur ASS...The "Bulls"gonna be out for a xmas....blitz...

Name: Janney coupler
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 December 2018

There experimenting with a 145 pound coupler..with a beefed up
drawbar...sounds like a Great idea to me..longer more efficient
consist.

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

Support the National Right to Work act! Go to nrtw.org and help end the
mafia like strong arm tactics used by the unions.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 December 2018

family

 
The crossing belongs to The RR.  You're trespassing bitch.

Name: Yo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

Hey dumbass blocking a crossing because you're staring at a red signal
is entirely different than stopping a train for some smokes when a
clear signal is lit up.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

YO

So what is your point.  Road crews block roads all the time out there
while they are sitting and waiting for better sigs or to be recrewed.
The Eville crews stop and block a private crossing constantly in
Terrehaute at Mill dam road. Those people have no way out of their
drive unless they drive through a grass field and use their neighbors
drive. The damn ambulance service that was called there had to climb
through a train once to get help to them until the sheriff was called
and forced them to move the damn train. Its been going on for years. So
a guy stops for 3 minutes and pisses of a pedestrian who has a hard on
for railroaders and wants to make some news and they are treated like
first class criminals. I say no more blocking roads for more than 3
minutes. The rule should be the same for all crews.

Name: Clint 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

We got a knuckle one time stopping for BBQ. It was worth it . Sticking
it to the man !! 
LOL

Name: Sdoow 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 December 2018

The good ole dekra survey did manage to get some utu fuck heads off
safety a few days. The ones off was that group of losers who will try
to use the Union for a stepping stone to a trainmasters position.  
Same type of personality.   Full of shit and needs to be in the middle
of everything.

Name: Yo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

He might have been already stopped that time but I've seen that guy
stop for smokes coffee and all sorts of bullshit.    When he was
running on clears.

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

Who dont like a hot cup of Joe...and a couple or 3 donuts ? I DO !! Low
down dirty scandrel who... condemns a Man/or split tail from stopping
for them when your already stopped...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 December 2018

Hey SquareDonuts2, You know who else probably wish they stopped for
square donuts? those two crews from Evansville that got through East
Haley in the past 6 months..  Talk about retarded...

Name: Zzzzzzzzz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 December 2018

Dekra survey ROlTFlMAO.    The carrier must have received a report that
they're the problem.  That would be the only reason why we never heard
anymore about it.

Name: SquareDonuts2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 December 2018

Lol you dumb fucks in terreHaute think you can stop trains to get
donuts.   This dumbass comes on here running his dick holster about cd
guys.    Terre Haute has walkway had dipshit employees. Now you have a
real pos calling the shots up there.

Name: Square Donut
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 03 December 2018

Terre haute is where they stopped the whole damn train for
donuts....geez

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 December 2018

Engineer accuses CSX Transportation of defamation of character
By Bree Gonzales | Jul 13, 2018

Remember Boys and Girls, our weak ass Unions aren't out only recourse
against these bastards.  Hit em where it hurts, Lawyer up.

CHICAGO ó A locomotive engineer is suing CSX Transport Inc and James
Spencer, citing alleged defamation of character.

Abel Vasquez filed a complaint June 26 in Cook County Circuit Court,
alleging the defendants published defamatory statements against Vasquez
that claimed he used a CSX computer for a personal matter and that he
was insubordinate.

According to the complaint, the statements published on Nov. 6, 2017
allegedly hurt Vasquez's good name, standing in the community and
professional reputation. Vasquez claims CSX Transport and Spencer knew
the statements were false and made them to hurt Vasquez.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks a sum in excess of
$50,000, including exemplary damages plus the costs of the lawsuit. He
is represented by George Brugess of Cogan & Power PC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018-L-006628

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 December 2018

First I heard about the one man Crew in terreHaute.   I bet that washout
cocksucker is behind that too.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 December 2018

Cd getting screwed.    Thanks to our gnome LC and that washout
cocksucker in THaute.  Theres more fucking trains getting Called  on
the  THaute pool than out of Eville or Danville. Yeah yeah I know they
can fucking do that.

Name: Fargo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Its like my Daddy always told me : He would rather have a sister in a
whore house than a brother in Production..!! Slow down follow rules to
a T...and let the damn ass kissing company spies pick up the slack...
and for the love of GOD and Country...dont let your dingle dong dangle
in the dirt it might get stepped on it might get hurt.

Name: Laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

So Trainmaster David Benson got kicked to the curb. Back to running a
engine. Why did it take so long to fire that fat motherfucker? That
stupid son of a bitch should have been fired years ago. I would have
loved to seen that. That dumb bastard is a waste of breath. A real
loser. Fuck you Benson. Ex-cocker TM... Bitch ....

Name: TryingToStayEmployed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Its amazing that the people who make the money for the company have to
put up with so much bullshit.They pay someone 300 million dollars for a
4 year contact,he only makes it 7 months,because they didnt make him
take a physical,but we cant even get legit claims paid.They give no
shits about contracts or anything,im not sure why the union cant do
anything about it.When the new Grandpa took the helm,he wanted us to
get up on a train and swap out on the fly,not to mention we're all
carrying 2 to 3 pieces of luggage and i have to be stopped to set up
PTC and trip optimizer for my run.He wants up to get up on the run but
he cant even get out of the way of his oxygen tanks!

Name: TryingToStayEmployed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Im so tired of the imbeciles in charge not knowing how to do this
job.They're more worried about you leaving the crew room in 5 to 10
mins,how could you possibly do the job safely.I'I've come to work
half the time and have departed terminal with a brake slip and
paperwork ,rushed out of yard office and jettisoned to train only to
hit the first defect detector and low and behold,a bad axle
count.There's constantly no bills showing up on my tonnage graph where
we don't know what's in car and you have a jackass just worrying about
rushing you out of there.As a 22 year engineer,i hope they dont screw up
this company before i get a chance to retire,id hate to think ive been
tortured for nothing!

Name: Ntsb
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Old Head : watch and see... "Gov" of today  and tomorrow wants
communism.... the mergers will happen friend.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Safety alert! 

We spent one hour yesterday listening to a loud mouth trainmaster run
his mouth on the radio non stop to every train in the yard. Just
couldn't shut the hell up. 
"Are you about ready to leave? Are you pulling yet? How's your air? I
need you to knock down the departing signal! Are you getting closer? "
On and on and on to every damn train in the yard. Then he got the YM
RUNNING HIS FAT MOUTH!  If it wasn't bad enough all ready. We all
should have told them to shut the hell up and quit distracting the hell
out of us. Other people needed to use the radio. They walked all over
people including Carmen and MOW. They broke all the rules of sharing
the radio!  Worst example of safety and leadership we ever saw. And
why? Because this new regime from Canada has them so intimidated to
rush trains out that safety for the crews is just a damn joke to them.
It's time to start recording this crap and send it to the FRA. USDOT
might have some day about this.  This crap is out of control.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Union Pacific.. Canadian Pacific "PSR"..and CSX "PSR" will merge.
Norfolk Southern..BNSF..and Canadian National "PSR" will merge..
Kansas City Southern below the border will stay as is.. Kansas city
southern above border will be merged by.. swallowed up by 1 of the 2
Big guys created mentioned above...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 November 2018

ive Brief:

CSX CEO Jim Foote said he would not rule out a merger with another
Class I railroad.
The comments, made at Credit Suisse's 6th Annual Industrials
Conference, followed a question by analyst Allison Landry on whether
the company would consider joining up with Union Pacific or Norfolk
Southern to help the two railroads implement precision scheduled
railroading (PSR). 
"I am of the camp we'd have to weigh the two and see if there was
true value that came out at the end of the day," Foote said. "To do
that you need two willing partners to dance."

Dive Insight:

When Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern announced they would implement
"principles" of the PSR model, one question loomed large: Who would
lead the charge?

In the past, every railroad that implemented PSR did so under the
leadership of the late Hunter Harrison, who brought the model to
Illinois Central, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific and most recently
CSX. But it was a merger that first brought PSR to the big leagues:
Canadian National bought Illinois Central, and Hunter Harrison, to help
replicate the small railroad's success at Class I railroading scale.

A new merger is not inconceivable as the remaining Class I railroads
look to adopt the model.

"I have been in the business a long time and I think there were 50
Class I's when I started," Foote said. He added the wave of mergers
that led the industry to have just seven Class I's have improved
service, freight networks and efficiency. "And one could make the
argument that another consolidation would prove beneficial from a
pragmatic standpoint."

One of the biggest benefits to a merger, Landry suggested before asking
CSX the merger question, would be securing talent from competitors.

Landry noted there are a limited number of individuals in the industry
with significant experience with PSR. Union Pacific and Norfolk
Southern may need to find a way to acquire these to succeed, which a
merger could provide.

But in its most recent earnings call, Union Pacific suggested it was
not concerned about the talent question. 

"When you think about the expertise that we have in-house on PSR, we
do have employees, some at high levels like a Cindy Sanborn who is now
going to be running the entire northern region of the network, along
with others, particularly in the operating team and also in the network
planning and optimization team who have experience and in some cases
deep experience in PSR," said Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz.

Cindy Sanborn, now a regional vice president at Union Pacific, was the
COO of CSX when Harrison first joined the railroad. In October 2017,
she was replaced as COO by Foote, who would later rise to the role of
CEO at CSX. 

Union Pacific has stated it expects to achieve $500 million in
productivity from its transition to PSR. Norfolk Southern said it would
roll out its transition plan on Feb. 11, 2019.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 November 2018

Iím sure itís already in the works:

Announced yesterday!


Per Jim Foote:
 "I am of the camp we'd have to weigh the two and see if there was
true value that came out at the end of the day," Foote said. "To do
that you need two willing partners to dance."

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 November 2018

Make 100 and/or more K per year by working steadily (maybe too much).
That can be hard on your health. What good does earning high wages do
for anyone if they can't enjoy life?

Name: Funny
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

Hey Claire...  Suck my dick. Your fat ass is laying on the couch while
your husband is out at the hotels fucking the maids. Laughs on you
bitch. 







 Name: Claire
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

My husband has been a employee for 20 years. He is a conductor/ flowed
back engineer. He works 60-70 hours a week. He steps up and works as a
engineer when the caller or trainmaster calls him for help. He has
already made $100,000 this year. Where you going to make money like
that? Shame on all of you for all the complaining !

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Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

Amen : i no i been a glutton for punishment working for the railroad and
in a out of divorce court...hell yea

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

Claire, you do not have a clue the sacrifice that we make.  This job
gets no sympathy or glory from anyone.  Do you have any idea what itís
like being on call 24/7 and constantly being woken up for bs roster
calls etc?  Unless your part of the good ole boy club out here, your
life is miserable never knowing when you will work, sleep, or eat.
Canít plan even a simple doctor appointment you must make weeks in
advance.  The company making enormous profits and having chairs taken
away so we canít even sit down while we wait.  The union is a joke.  We
work days, nights, holidays.  We donít even get extra pay for holidays
on the road.  Some of us donít want or need to be out here a 100+ hours
a week, but must if we want to keep our jobs. I am not complaining, just
stating some facts.  We deal with the stress of hitting people, and
nobody outside the industry cares.  We are entrusted with millions of
dollars of freight, and the company and public rely on us to handle it
safely with all these variables I mentioned working against us.  We
make good money due to almost living out here.  Often times I question
myself if it is worth it.  Especially those of us with families and
lives sacrifice a great deal.

Name: Claire
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

My husband has been a employee for 20 years. He is a conductor/ flowed
back engineer. He works 60-70 hours a week. He steps up and works as a
engineer when the caller or trainmaster calls him for help. He has
already made $100,000 this year. Where you going to make money like
that? Shame on all of you for all the complaining !

Name: Brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

Ape 
Obviously you've been screwed over by somone but you don't give
details. Maybe you've been treated like crap. Maybe you don't know
the difference between a company suck and a money hungry greedy union
brother.

A company suck on the road volunteers the crew to do extra work or
suggest someone else do extra work without discussing it with other
crew members. Always trying to look like the good guy helping out then
screwing everyone else. A 6 hr trip turns into 10 because of his stupid
crap. He also runs without legal paperwork because the chief begs him to
and then he accepts his time and initials.  

A company suck in the yard runs and offers extra moves and does what
ever he can to get better moves, longer lunch, and avoids failures. He
might get lucky and actually get an early quit but that's rare. 

A greedy union violator calls the chief or dispatch and gets flips home
around other people avoiding the hotel or gets jobs switched for a hot
shot. They volunteer to recrew for extra ticket taking a ticket away
from someone else who should have been offered the work first. They
come in and lie about their arrival time to position themselves in
front or behind someone else to get a better train or get out sooner.
This happens every day. Got to watch these guys like a hawk! They fool
crew callers into repositioning themselves to  a different spot to get
what they want and have their times on the job manipulated to change
their rest to get out of mandatory rest. FRA doesn't give a shit.
So between the two I would have to say the company SUCK is a hell of
alot better than the greedy, lying money hungry self centered union
brother who violates our agreements and steels everything they can from
others.

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

Hahahahahahah!!!! Looks like our union ďbrothers and sistersĒ got an
early Christmas over at GM. So much for all those dues that were stolen
from them with the promise of Cadillac health care and big pensions. I
saw the pictures of those sorry fucks walking the line. Just remember
when you look at your check and the BLET sand UTU mafia take their
kickback. Your ass is next.

Name: Seeking Justice
E-mail: seeking_justice32@yahoo.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 November 2018

Hello. Seeking advice on how to handle what I believe to be retaliation
by corporate HQ. I was terminated under suspicious circumstances
recently and would like to see what my options are. Thanks.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 November 2018

Stock prices up 38 %... this year...all of us must be doing something
right !!

Name: Rob Knight
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 November 2018

"Not"..  just wait and see....its gonna happen...

Name: Rob Knight
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 November 2018

Its time for a union pacific csx merger

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2018

Drag up hills slow....slide down fast...tonnage first safety last!!@ 
HOW Tomorrow moves

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 November 2018

Ass lickers all over rice yard today...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 November 2018

Ops 

Your the idiot , two man crews donít guarantee the safety of trains
either .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 November 2018

Shut your pie holes : We're the railroad. We're preemptive,look it up.
There's nothing anyone can do.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 November 2018

You dumb arses the plan is to be so short staffed that the FRA will have
to allow one man crews . Geez T&E has to many idiots , shoulda done
figured this out .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 November 2018

Bnsf and CSX joint venture through ohio terminal intermodal should bring
alot of traffic and work our way !!

Name: Corp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 November 2018

TLG  

I highly doubt it.  When you have a black book as thick as Heidi Flice
had it would just be a move to reposition.

Name: TLG
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 November 2018

I just heard T.M. Edwards got fired a couple of days ago, please tell me
it's true.

Name: Screwed conductor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 November 2018

Management can kiss my ass making me work on thanksgiving. This company
has gone to shit

Name: Co
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 November 2018

Union brothers  

The new policy says you got to call the crew callers before your 24 hrs
are up to extend your sick mark off if you need more than one day or you
will marked off without permission. It doesn't cover anything about
grilling us or asking nosey medical questions not being allowed like
when using  red block or FMLA. Do the same rules of protection apply? 
I got a feeling this is another one of those intimidation set ups! They
got caller ID. What if they know your off sick and put you on hold for
30 minutes or more or won't answer. it wouldn't be the first time.
Can you file charges against them if they keep you on hold till after
your 24 hrs. Are up?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 November 2018

Cocksuckers charging all who lay off over the Holidays.

Name: OPS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 November 2018

Cond.20-30...blah

You are absolutely right. There is absolutely no way the dispatchers
can have everyone off their trains and marked off at their away or home
terminal within 12 hours every single trip. Last night a dispatcher was
toned up 4 times by a crew constantly reminding them to get them tied
down somewhere and get a wagon ordered to get them back to their
terminal in time. The dispatcher finally told them to stop disrupting
them and they had permission to exceed the 12 hour rule that was never
ever put out in any form of official writing to anyone in the field or
submitted to all union parties. This is just another intimidation
tactic to move freight quicker and cut cost on recrews. If this idea
could work it would save thousands a month on second crews, overtime
and cost of wagons. It would also allow for more cuts in manpower. 
You are correct in stating that  Mr. Foote knows this will never
happen. He knows this. He has enough experience in the business to know
that it will never work 100% and there will always be failures. I do not
believe line of road crews where ever considered in this equation and it
was meant for yard crews and locals. If the TM, YM, Engine house
personnel and dispatchers can all work together as a well oiled machine
then there is the possibility that it could work but it will never be
fail proof.
You think Mr. Foote needs a mental examination. He is more clever than
you think. Use your head for one moment and look at the big picture. He
has lower staff that handles these decisions. Most of these are made by
people who are protecting their jobs. Just think what would happen if
ever single "insane" operating rule they came out with worked.
Everything fell into place and everything ran smoothly. A well oiled
perfect machine. What would you need them for. You don't fix what
isn't broken. All trains leave in an hour. All crews are off within 12
hours. All industries are switched on time. Everything runs like clock
work. No need for as many upper management in several departments. They
know exactly what they are doing. They are well aware you have
absolutely no control on how your train is getting built in the yard.
They know you have no control on who choses your locomotives. They know
you do not decide on how your train will be run on line of road. Who
will be run like they stole it and who will sit in sidings. The only
thing they can do is threaten crews to run as fast as they can and work
as fast as they can. They can start rumors that you will be out of your
building and on your train in 5 minutes all they want but they know it
is impossible. Paper work and bulletin delays. Track warrant delays.
Late trains, etc. There was a post on here recently that explained that
very well. They are well aware of this. It is just another intimidation
tactic being used to push yard supervisors to rush crews out and for
crews to fear discipline. NEVER RUN! Safety is your top priority. Stop
and think and take the time to do thorough job briefings. It is the
rules and for good reason. Remember that no job is so important or
urgent that you can take the time to do it safely!
If you have worked for the carrier over a year you should know the
games by now. As another poster stated, keep notes and document times
of everything you do from the minute you walk in to the minute you get
off your train. There is no doubt you will have plenty documented that
will point the finger at someone else other than you or your fellow
crew member. Yes, it is bothersome and Im sure you feel that it is
crazy to work for someone that you have to go to this extent with but
you do. CYA!

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2018

Brothers and Family


Happy thanksgiving to all of you and your family. Hope they all are
well and have a happy new year.

My family has sent me numerous text wishing me well and hoping I find a
decent place to eat with some of my railroad family. They understand
that only upper class white collar workers get to spend time with their
families. They also sent their wishes to all those employees who are on
FMAL and will soon get a letter of threat and most likely be pulled out
of service like the others were. Good luck to you and god speed!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 November 2018

Thankful for FMLA

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2018

Happy Thanksgiving to all you Engineers and Conductors out there. Hope
all you P.O.S. CSX Managers and Spineless Union Officers all choke to
death and Die on a Turkey Bone.

Name: Circle of Life
E-mail: Trump@USA.COM
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2018

We're all in this big Circle of Life trying to figure out where we
belong and why...but the Lion Sleeps Tonight, and this weekend!

Save your hard earned cash, and you too, can sleep tonight!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2018

Happy Thanksgiving. Cock suckers out and about in Eville.   Safety Blitz
going on in Thaute by the washout dickhead.

Name: Big Dawg 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 November 2018

Hey deputy dog who gives a fuck asshole shove all up your ass

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2018

Company is on pace to have the best profits since 2005...Go CSX...

Name: Wtf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 November 2018

Train inspection 

They got people so frickin scared now cause they are telling them they
are downloading cameras and checking to see if you get down to inspect
passing trains that people are getting stupid! They are getting meet
times for trains and pulling tapes to view.
Because of this stupid shit I passed a guy today I know wasn't over 15
feet away with his back to the woods. WTF! 
The rule is black and white. All employees are to be no closer than 30
feet to a passing train. This includes engineers. He shouldn't have
been on the ground. He didn't have any where to go to get 30 feet
away. 
When someone gets decapitated from a strap or knocked in the damn head
by something because of this stupid shit then it will stop. Why is it
in this business every new rule like this has to be rewritten with
someone's blood.

Name: Wrong 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 November 2018

Wrong.....






Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 November 2018

More cuts coming for the Holidays!  Merry Christmas!  This precision
railroading concept is just sucking the life out of this railroad.  
Don't be fooled by that word the use " efficiency".  Just get the
stock price up so some can take the money & run!

  View This Article

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 November 2018

More cuts coming for the Holidays!  Merry Christmas!  This precision
railroading concept is just sucking the life out of this railroad.  
Don't be fooled by that word the use " efficiency".  Just get the
stock price up so some can take the money & run!

Name: Hate that motherfucker
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 November 2018

What's the Trainmasters name? Is it David Benson? That fat son of a
bitch couldn't manage to caught a cold. That fat fuck needs to be
fired.




Name: RedNeckHunter
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 November 2018

Fucking faggot manager in Parkersburg thinks he can run shit, but the
only thing he can run is the shit packer up his asshole and he really
needs to admit he is a fucking homo, he looks the part and acts the
park he might as well be sucking the supervisors dick for all i know.
Fuck its all gonna close down eventually when csx sells the track
line.

  View This Article

Name: RedNeckHunter
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 November 2018

Fucking faggot manager in Parkersburg thinks he can run shit, but the
only thing he can run is the shit packer up his asshole and he really
needs to admit he is a fucking homo, he looks the part and acts the
park he might as well be sucking the supervisors dick for all i know.
Fuck its all gonna close down eventually when csx sells the track line.

Name: RULES
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 November 2018

ALL T&E
Rule 100.1
Employees must know and comply with rules, instructions, and procedures
that govern their duties. They must also comply with instructions of
supervisors. When there is uncertainty, employees must
1. TAKE THE SAFEST COURSE OF ACTION, and
2. Contact a supervisor for instructions.

If you are ever told by a TM or other supervisor that reading and
understanding your dispatcher bulletins before beginning your work
duties is not necessary to be done until after you get on your trains
and you feel that you will be performing any duties before doing so you
must immediately contact a supervisor of higher rank. IF you only have a
TM on duty as your supervisor then you need to contact your division
manager. If you are unable to do so then you can contact the chief on
duty and advise him/her of the situation and let them make reports. Let
your union representative as well as the ethics committee know of the
situation. 

Rule 101.1
Before beginning work, employees must determine if any bulletins or
notices have been issued since their last tour of duty, and
1.Read and comply with all of the bulletins that affect their tour of
duty, and
2.Read and comply with information contained in notices.

Any supervisor who has half a brain in their heads knows it takes more
than 5 minutes to go through the divisions/district System Bulletins
and notices on the computer. Some have more than others and it may take
a bit longer. Waiting to use a a computer terminal may take longer since
they have been reduced at most yards. NEVER ask or take the word of a
fellow employee as to whether or not any new system bulletins or
notices have been issued. CHECK FOR YOURSELF.

Dispatcher Bulletins:
All dispatcher bulletins are issued with a release form. On this
release form it is stated very clearly:

EFFECTIVE JOB BRIEFINGS AT THE BEGINNING OF AND THROUGHOUT OUR WORKDAY
MAKE US MORE AWARE OF OUR SURROUNDINGS AND BETTER PREPARED TO RECOGNIZE
AND AVOID POTENTIAL HAZARDS. A JOB BRIEFING MUST BE CONDUCTED BEFORE
BEGINNING A WORK ACTIVITY AND WHEN, etc..etc...

Again, if you are rushed out of your terminal building and have not had
a sufficient job briefing with your fellow crew member or have not had
the opportunity to look for newly issued system bulletins or notices
you must not, under any circumstances perform any work related duties
until you do so. ANY WORK RELATED DUITES! Again report the incident
immediately to your division manager or the chief on duty.

Personally, I cant believe any supervisor would stand right in front of
a group of employees and tell them that going over your dispatcher
bulletins and system bulletins is not a work related duty and that they
could do their job briefings after they get out on their trains.
If this actually happened or if it happens again, that supervisor
should be immediately removed from his/her positions and not allowed to
return until they have a full understanding of the rules and regulations
and also be forced to take a safety rules class. FILE A COMPLAINT
IMMEDIATELY.  There is absolutely no room in this field of work for a
supervisor with that level of disregard for safety.

Name: tech
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 November 2018

crews


Don't listen to all the stories they are circulating about how and
when the camera will go off in the cab of the locomotive. We have heard
so many rumors that management is circulating that we cant even keep
tract of them anymore. The simple fact is they are viewing crews on a
regular basis. There was a report that a list of names was found of who
they were going to view. Everyone will eventually be "spied" so just
be on your best behavior all the time and you will not have anything to
worry about. When these cameras were first installed it was in writing
they would only be viewed when an incident warranted it. Now they are
being used to head hunt and discipline. So much for professionalism and
ethics.

Name: Matt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 November 2018

Here on the Ventura County,
We use a single GP-15 and haul 
20.000 tons of auto racks from
our only customer BMW MITSUBISHI AND
IKIA. We live in motels in Oxnard and
never see home. Nobody wants to
work here for 15.00 an hour and no
RRB retirement. We suck at G&W.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 November 2018

Yes Willard is screwed.

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2018

Is power requirement enough : slide up hills slow ...slide down
fast...tonnage first...safety last

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 November 2018

Just get use to the fact that there are thousands of ďHillary ClintonísĒ
on the railroad.  We donít give a fuck about your precious union. We
gonna get ours while the gettin is good. What are you going to do about
it....not a damn thing.  And to you idiot ass  hoggers....all your
traditions, old ways, the way it use to be, the way we did it
before...all those are done with. PTC and trip optimizer are awesome
technology that will keep us all safe...you hoggers gave up your
privilege to run trains the old way by feeling sorry for yourselves and
eating your fat ass to 600 pounds due to stress from the job...thatís
why they got people like me...ready to step up and be the future. A
Locomotive Operator.

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 November 2018

Hogger? What the fuck is a hogger?...lol. What the hell is that? Sounds
like the railroad version of the gay biker...all big and bad , dressed
in leather chaps, ready to bend over and take it. Fucking retards.
Anyway, I called my manager the other day when the dispatcher fucked up
and didnt get us off the train in 12 hours. It seems to be the companies
new thing. Donít know what the reason is yet for it. He got me a ride
sent and were were just able to make it before we went on the law. 
Helped me get rested for a daylight run the next day. What the hell,
use their rules to your advantage. Union threives want us to meet and
turn, rumor is the big kickbacks are coming for them.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2018

Hogger,

  I agree with what your saying man. I'm not gonna put myself in a
position by saying my power is adequate for the tonnage I have. I
understand the Dispatcher is just doing what they are instructed by
asking these questions, but it's not the Engineer's job to know if
they power they give us is adequate for the trailing tonnage. Not my
job, not gonna do someone else's job.  I personally don't give a Fuck
if they give me a GP15 with 19,000 tons, i'm gonna take it no questions
asked, this is someone else's responsibility.

  I've been asked this very set of questions by the dispatcher in the
last week, I just kindly tell the Dispatcher "I don't know"

Name: Hondaracer1
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 November 2018

I was pulled out of service for having a mental breakdown during a
meeting..   Fellow employees are always picking on me and making fun of
me because of my car and how a dress and my sexual orientation.  I
couldn't take anymore and snaped.   Now I can't even build my race
car to impress other dudes.   Im stuck at home and my Skinny jeans
won't fit anymore.   I should have never left Comcast.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 November 2018

Hogger is a stupid name for a Locomotive Engineer.

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 November 2018

Jeeze. 

Another day of ignorant moronic posting. LOSERS!  

Warning hoggers.  Dispatchers have been ordered to ask some questions
Before you start your trip.  Loads, empties,tons, if PTC and TO is
working and if you think you have enough power to make it to your
destinatin. 
 The question about the power is a set up and can get your arss in a
sling. TM and yms have been sending trains out underpowered and they
either stall or outlaw or take hours longer because of underspeed to
get to the final destination. UNDER NO CIRCUMSATNCES SHOULD YOU TELL
THE DISPATCHER THAT YOU KNOW IT WILL BE ENOUGH POWER. IF IT IS NOT THEN
YOU WILL BE HELD LIABLE IF YOU STALL.
WHAT YOU SHOULD SAY IS.....THE POWER SHOULD BE ADEQUATE UNLESS
SOMETHING HAPPENS IN ROUTE.  DO NOT SAY ANYMORE THAN THAT.  
THROUGH TRAINS ON MAIN LINES ARE SUPPOSED TO BE BUILT TO HANDLE THEIR
TRIP TO THEIR FINAL DESTINATION. 
There is a program on the computer that allows you took look up your
power rating for your territory. Most don't use it because power is
assigned out of the house and by the power desk. I have personally seen
numerous crews argue with the TMs on duty about their assigned power not
being rated adequate for their tonnage and territory. 
EVERY SINGLE TIME THEY WERE ORDERED OUT WITH THEIR ASSIGNED POWER.
Waste of time and breath. If you do use this chart make sure you tell
the dispatcher....according to the CSX power chart for my territory the
power should be ok. If not tell them it shows it is not and throw the
decision in their lap. Tell the TM before you leave that the chart
shows the power inadequate.
Hoggers are being put in a trick bag on this one. Crap is rolling down
hill.  The Tms and power desk are throwing this in our laps and passing
the buck. This is just a way to cover their butts when things go wrong
after departure. 
The BLET Has been notified about this new procedure of questioning the
engineer about his power capabilities.  Remember, say very little and
never ever say YOU THINK OR KNOW that the power is adequate.

Name: Tough guy fag
E-mail: Skidqueer.net
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 November 2018

Give me the bids or hourly rate..I could give a shit less about
seniority..every job gargles balls anyway..the union can chow my chili
ring..we have a prison table  made of steel grating for lunch breaks.
Take those claims and stick them up your non virgin sloppy ass
..walking the mile .walking the green mile.. getting right with Jesus..

Name: RailUSA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 November 2018

Thank u CSX for 375 miles of track in Florida Panhandle.

Name: PR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 November 2018

T&E

CSX NAMED A TOP MILITARY FRIENDLY EMPLOYER RANKING NUMBER 2 IN THE
RAILROAD INDUSTRY.

QUOTE:  Military veterans are a vital part of csx success contributing
the cultural qualities of ensuring safety and continued focus while
delivering compelling results.

We are incredibly proud that nearly one in five csx employees has
defended and protected our nation and csx is committed to providing
veterans with meaningful work and the resources to realize their career
goals.


Any comments from the military recruits or the 4 out of 5 employees who
are not? Has this goal been met?

Name: monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 November 2018

Posters


Got to wonder about a boy who decides to use the handle "Hillary". 
 
Can say one thing, he/she/it has done a great job of distracting. My
guess its the second personality of Trainmaster. Cant remember which
one showed up first. We will have to check the server addresses and see
where it lands us. Put it to rest with pines.  Speaking of our departed
pines, it looks like we have a new railroad crossing poster on here.
Seems to be just a little more sane. Lets hope it stays that way. 

Now as we end our day and settle down with our family and friends lets
take a moment to say a prayer and thank god for our veterans who have
given us a better way of life. As we look around our world today and
see the crazy chaos that is occurring we can see that we have it better
than most. It is because of the men and women who stepped up to the
plate that we live the life that we do.

Please remember that CSX is just a small pimple on our backsides and we
should not let it fester until it spreads a virus through our lives.
Step back and take a deep breath and rethink how you let them get under
your skin and fester. The meek shall inherit the earth. Karma has a way
of rearing its ugly head.

God bless the veterans!

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2018

One things for sure about this site....hit dogs will holler!!!!!

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2018

Furloughfamily.....a lot of our brothers are on the street because these
cpap toting, bullshit talking, canít get on and off the engine, lazy to
the core mother fucking mouth breathing old heads gotta come to your
terminal, making seniority moves because their so fucking scared to go
to the ground. Displacing you because they gotta pay for their fat
wifeís bon bon bill and their 60000 dollar truck. Their the ones you
should have beef with. Iím just smart enough to get mines while the
getting is good.

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2018

Iíd like to know when was the last time that a so called union brother
was set up, fired or put out of service of some BS and the local took
immediate action? When was the last time a brother got put out of
service over complete BS and the local told everyone not to report for
work cause we were going to stand united for our brother?

Name: Rogue Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 November 2018

You guys are all suckers!!
Like i said before...same bitching for the last 100 years

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2018

Love watching my union brothers fight each other over loading the
printer with paper. Laughing as they try to fix the jam in the orders
printer. I donít know about you...but I donít kick up my dues to the
union mafia so I can play printer reapair man. Watching these folks
work for the company makes my day....then they have a bitch session
about how the company fucks them and they wonít do shit for the
company....except all the work the clerks use to do.

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 November 2018

So Iím over reading the comments on the Railroader United Facebook
page...what a even bigger bunch of pussies than here.  Calling CSX the
chicken shit express? What a bunch of tough guys!!!!! Bitching about
getting down to do a safety inspection?  JUST QUIT!!!!!!!! JUST
QUIT!!!!!!! Keep bitching, I feed off of it!!!!

Name: spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 November 2018

No wonder CSXís numbers are looking good. The Chief just covered up a
dead Q train once again with a J train relief crew. So much for
accurate reporting by CSX.

Name: Wasthere
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 November 2018

Ape/mantle 

You hit the nail on the head. These,supervisors will eat each other for
lunch. It's commical how they trash talk each other all the time but
then act like they are best friends when they get in a group to head
out to get failures. I heard one laughing about how they were using
another one to get trash on a senior RF they wanted gone and promised
him a promotion if he could get it done. Offered the guy the RF'S
position. Sad thing is the poor sap actually got the senior RF  handed
his resignation papers but they gave the position to someone else. They
used him hook line and sinker. they said he went on a drinking binge for
a week! You play with trash you end up smelling like it.  They burned
him good!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 November 2018

Hillary Clinton poster,

  Please disregard my last post, as I apologize. No need for you to get
your GED Troll boy, I think with your I.Q. it's unobtainable at this
point. Your future would probably be better getting your CDL and
becoming a Garbage truck driver and Moonlight as a PTI driver.

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 November 2018

Just got back from my roster call. Called crew management to place me
back on the board. My turn had got out but Iím going to be ready to
work in the morning if they need me. Crew management finally placed me
after acknowledging there was going to a lot of layoffs this weekend.
The trainmaster was there to and personally thanked me. Told me he knew
I was one of the ones he could count on. Union guy was there to...I
think the vice local, told him he couldnít do shit about it if he
wanted to....union...L fucking O L!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 November 2018

I See u... mr. Conductor dragging your fat ass and stalling...acting
like u working but aint doing shit

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 November 2018

Hillary Clinton poster,

  It would be my advice to you to mark off your damned self and inquire
on going back to school to obtain your GED. Damn man, your posting some
dumb shit on here. If you have something legit that may be beneficial
to us, please post away. Otherwise, you are making an ass of yourself.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 November 2018

Damn right you will all do as your told and damn well LIKE IT...bitch's

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 November 2018

Just took a roster call. Crew caller said everyone in terminal was
marked off sick or FMLA...well not my business. TIME TO FILL MY
POCKETS!!!  Dumb fuck old heads and newbie followers wonít say shit to
me about it. To scared for their job. Not my fault they wanna leave
money on the table, Iíll take it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 November 2018

Damn at all these professional ass kisser on r.r. today.... they dont
have to be trained to be a company ass kisser...naturals!!...at sucking
ass... and telling on fellow union members... bunch of momma boy
wussies...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 November 2018

U knuckle draggers..are boning my eyes out today ....and yall think its
funny..dont you ?...just wait and see who gets last laugh....assholes

Name: UP Shane Insane Keller
E-mail: runaround@up.com
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 07 November 2018

Do you feel like the deer staring at the highlights? You should,
because
your immediate subordinates keeps running around you to the top.
Relying on the incompetent Cameron Scott, and corrupt union officers to

move up the corporate latter has officially fizzled!
JM SCOOP...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 November 2018

big tank got the right idea : shut  the back talk up... do as your told
and like it !!! bust your ass and get paid...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 November 2018

You Guys are gonna get the freight over the road today dont wanna hear
no bitching dont wanna see know stalling just wanna see asses and
elbows getting it done!!!

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 November 2018

I can assure I'm not a mole. I just don't need a unorganized crime
syndicate such as the BLET to steal my money and tell me how to vote.
You suckers keep giving and giving while the union continues to take,
take, take. You get nothing back...if the union did its job this page
wouldn't exist. I want all these whiners and babies to quit, just quit
if its so bad. But  no, you rather look like pussies and whine and cry
about how it use to be. Whine and cry about how they cant do that,
whine and cry about the union reps that mark off during the holidays,
to go fishing and hunting and watch football games...you know I'm
right. You know deep in you heart, deep down inside the utopia of the
socialist workers union dream is a lie. I listen to you in the crew
rooms, on the trains, in the hotel, and in the van...your miserable,
you hate it, you take it back to your family in the name of a dollar..a
very short dollar at that.  I love it, it almost energizes me. I put my
head down, do my best follow the rules and fill my pockets. Its a way
of life. The company owes me nothing.

Name: John York
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 November 2018

John York here intermodal manager in Jacksonville, FL .... the rules
only apply to certain people here and no niggas allowed. 
I hide the real truth from my bosses and use a scare tactic to hush the
employees.... you like your job boys.... keep quiet and do what I tell
you to do or else Iíll fire your ass...

Name: IBEW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 November 2018

Fuck all you ass kissing...company spies.."lying Hiliary
Clinton"...America works best when we Vote Union Yes !!!

Name: Former Executive 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 November 2018

The plan is simple. We will cut cost to the point of no return. We donít
care about customers and we donít care about employees. Everything we
promote on our website is an illusion to keep the general public and
small investors believing we care. We donít!

Thatís the truth! Iím sorry but itís business and sometimes in business
employees and their families get trampled on. It does not mean we wish
bad  will on them in their future projects, it just means they do not
fit into our current business model to squeeze money out of the company
for a huge profit and return. There are many good people that just donít
have the emotional will power to cut incompetent employees from the
team.

We will continue to cut manpower way below normal staffing levels and
violate Agreements until we get every ounce of profit we can from this
company. Once we have finished, we will move on with our earnings and
leave this company broken. Itís what we do! The only thing left will be
Labor because they are the only thing that remains the same. It is well
known management comes and goes like the wind.

As for your unions? Yes, I will say this. Be glad you have them on the
railroad along with the Railway Labor Act. Only uneducated and
unappreciative individuals denounce railroad unions. Theyíve been
around 100 years and no matter how many managers or management styles
come and go, the rail labor unions remain and so does the Railway Labor
Act. I got involved in management because I knew I could be a better
manager than the one leading me. Being in the union is the same. If you
donít like the direction of the union, get involved and make it better.
If you donít want to make it better, leave the railroad and go work at
Wendyís. Iím sure youíll get it then.

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 November 2018

Conductor


SUCKER!!!  Hillary is a company mole who just came on to distract from
one of the recent post.  My guess it would be either on the bullshit
qualifying or most likely the discussion on the abuse of the company
taking personal days away on the weekend from people who already had
them scheduled. The ones who had doctors appointments they needed to
keep are hopefully getting some legal advice!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 November 2018

Hillary Clinton:

Where are you from?   Where (if you did at all) go to school?
Those 2 posts contain some of the most dumbest, ignorant things I've
ever read on this site.

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 November 2018

Remember to vote republican....we must get the national right to work
act passed. Itís one of the most important things labor needs on the
railroad. These fat fuck, cpap carrying, no pride in the job they do
union men continue to manipulate the new generation of railroaders.
Show some pride for yourself. Remember the company pays you in the
end...I hate to say it but ďthey can do itĒ

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 November 2018

I think one thing people donít understand is the unions pose a clear and
present danger to the American way of life. Society has been set up for
these organizations to manipulate our ways of life in sequence with the
carrier. Imagine if you had the choice to use your dues the way you
wanted. The old heads, whoís broke asses canít even get off the
engines, carry their cpap machines, have ruined it. Itís time to take
back the railroad.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2018

Law...
That's a great post but when your union works 10 times slower than the
company it's not a fair game.  Why do we have to put up with the
nonsense in the first place?  CSX is probably one of, if not the most
manipulative corporation on the planet.  They twist and change contract
language to their benefit to abuse and intimidate employees.  So while I
support what you're saying, most employees just don't even want the
hassle to fight what they feel is a constant losing battle.

Name: Unified Plan 2020.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 November 2018

The Unified plan 2020 is going to happen friend's.. just posting it so
all railroaders can think ahead be aware and prepare.. All will go to
precision Scheduled railroading.. its all about the OR...operating
ratio... "how much is spent to make 1 dollar profit"...United Parcel
Service were the ones who designed it from the beginning... HH adopted
it for railroad... Union Pacific CSX and Canadian Pacific will merge...
BNSF Norfolk Southern and Canadian National will merge..Kansas City
Southern above the border will be absorbed by 1 of the mega railroads
mentioned above. Kansas City Southern de-mexico will remain
independant.. watch and see friend's this will take place..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2018

I canít wait until Uncle Warren comes in here and buys this outfit
out!!!!

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 November 2018

Fuck you Trainmaster David Benson. You're the dumbest son of a bitch
that I've ever seen.  Fuck CSX for hiring this fool. Fuck your parents
for not aborting you. Dumb Fuck.

Name: law
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2018

T&E

If you have a personal day scheduled because you have an appointment
with a physician and you are forced into using a sick day to cover this
appointment because they removed your scheduled day and you must keep
the appointment you have the right to have any points removed from your
attendance record as long as you have documentation that you attended an
appointment no matter what the condition is. The carrier has encouraged
all employees to schedule appointments using their personal or vacation
days instead of marking off sick. Last minute mark offs by employees
does cause some problems in filling jobs and scheduling trains. Taking
a day off when it is already prescheduled should never be a problem
because the crew management center can review their records and see how
many employees have scheduled days off in advance and prepare for the
shortages. If you are forced into taking a sick day to see a physician
because the carrier has cancelled your scheduled day and you receive
any points against your attendance you should file ethics charges
immediately and contact your union representative to begin the process
of having  the charges removed from your records. Any assessment of
points is a form of discipline. Any information recorded in your
employee history that can adversely affect your employment with the
company IS CONSIDERD A FORM OF CORRECTIVE DISCIPLINE! If you chose to
avoid this situation by prescheduling a day off for your appointment
and the carrier took that choice away from you that is the fault of the
carrier and you should never ever be assessed any form of discipline.

From what I have read and understand, both engineer and conductor
agreements have language within that states very clearly that the
carrier must keep enough people hired to cover anticipated shortages in
manpower. If they have cut the workforce so low that they are unable to
do this then all union members need to address this with their
international representative. No employee should ever receive any form
of discipline that was created because the carrier failed to fulfill
its written and agreed upon obligations to the workforce. A petition
would be a good way to start.

Name: Railroader gone Rogue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 November 2018

Crew management spoiler alert
Since I quit 9 months ago I haven't worked a single weekend and
management has not taken any of my personal days out
Get out while you can
And vote Republican too!!

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 November 2018

Alert! !!!!

Crew managment is taking all prescheduled personal days out on the
weekend.  This is a violation of our agreement and employment benefits.
They are removing days you already have scheduled and are claiming they
are notifying everyone when they do. This is an outright lie. If you
call to ask why your day was removed after it was already scheduled
they will tell you that you never had it in the system. If you did not
take a pic of your day scheduled or keep the recording when you
scheduled your day you are screwed. There is no proof.  Call your local
chairman immediately if this happens and you had plans scheduled for the
day that you must absolutely honor. If you have to take a sick day in
order to take the day they stole from you then fight the points! Demand
a PB day first. When they deny that then they have forced you into a
corner and given you no other choice. Everyone needs to stick together
and stand their ground on this. Taking prescheduled days away and
disrupting your quality of life and violating your employment agreement
and covering it up is a serious ethics violation!

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 November 2018

Need some advice guys.  There's this TM where I work that likes to
charge guys with a lot of petty crap.  Thing is he carries a loaded
Pistol in his truck while on duty. As we all know, if we were caught
carrying a gun we would be escorted off the Property. 

  How do I go about getting him escorted off the Property? I'm
confident that if I were to contact the Ethics Hotline or his immediate
supervisor he would be given a heads up and nothing would be done. I
naturally need to do this anonymously as I would be retaliated against.
Any ideas on how to get this POS fired?

Name: RRsdontsellrealestate
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 November 2018

What's not "needed" today. Can become very valuable tomorrow. 
What's sold off today can not be replaced.


CSX CEO Jim Foote told the Business Journal after the company's third
quarter earnings call that there was not a geographic or
commodity-specific strategy to the lines the company is looking to
sell. Rather, CSX is selling lines "that don't really fit well with
our network anymore" and lines "that might have strategic value for
CSX, but might be a better fit for someone else," according to Foote.

Name: Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 October 2018

Watch your backs!!!
 
Overheard a supervisor laughing about the new bulletin that just came
out on wearing your safety glasses. Don't have to have them on if your
in the cab of a locomotive with Windows shut.  Told someone it would be
an easy failure charge. Just walk up to locomotive under the window and
get them to open it. If they don't have their glasses on thenp CHARGE
THEM!  If this isn't another example of harassing horse shit then I
don't know what is.  Someone is going to have to just take this shit
to a lawyer!  These crazy lunatics are just plain evil!

WATCH YOUR BACKS.  DON'T FALL FOR THIS SET UP!  IF THEY WANT TO TALK
THEY CAN COME UP IN THE CAB. JUST IGNORE THEM!

Name: Hunter Harrison
E-mail: Floatnfrozencorpseofjackdawson
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 October 2018

Thanks for turning on 2 trains for 1 time ticket you shit stains..i
appreciate you making 27 moves with your train for 1 time ticket..if
you  have problems with any of this take it up with your union..keep
faxing in those seniority moves to open jobs..crew callers will get you
right on there..I'll let you in on a small secret..those fax machines
aren't powered up you mongloids..your unions are trying to take us to
court over this ..by the time that's settled you  will be sold off to
the China Xpress rr..keep going fellas ..I'm guna keep pushing your
fudge in..

Name: Railroader gone Rogue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 October 2018

People on here bitchin about trump and the "top one %" must be to busy
buying  crack and new diesel picks and air boats
Ya...i used my money to buy stock in csuxs and man has it paid off !!!
So get back to the Bernie rally
And b**** about the same s*** you been b**** about since you realized
you couldnt sest in the McDonald's Lobby on your laptop and get paid
you sound like a bunch of clowns

Name: Fish Plate
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 October 2018

Anybody hearing buzz about rr has plan to contract out 75 % of MOW by
2020...?

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 October 2018

Ben over 

YOU NEVER RUN A TRAIN UNDER SOMEONE ELSE'S ID.  THEY SHOULD LOG OUT
AND YOU PUT YOUR INFO IN. CALL THE FRA. THIS PILOT SHIT IS GOING THE
SAME WAY ON THE ST.LOUIS LINE JOBS THAT GO TO EVANSVILLE. PILOT CREWS
ONTO INRD RR THEN ONTO CE&D. Like guy posted earlier. They are letting
guys jump on jobs their not qualified and call pilots to learn. Some
are saying it's no different either way. That's bullshit. Not
supposed to make seniority move to a job your not trained on. Shit is
getting out of control.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 October 2018

Hereís a thought,    Why doesnít CSX just sell everything .    They
would be better off

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 October 2018

Csx selling off 1100 more miles of track.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 October 2018

LICO
They gave most of our trains away to Cincinnati and we are forced to
pilot them. They are not even qualified on the territory so how can we
pilot them. They should be in a qualifying status to say the least. Not
the Cincy crews fault. They won't pay the pilots the 225 miles they are
entitled to by agreement just our regular trip rate and then are forced
to finish the trip when the crew we are piloting outlaws which is in
direct violation of the agreement and FRA. They tell us to put in a
claim since it is just an agreement thing. When you ask for a name and
ID of who is ordering us to violate so we can put in the claim, they
are not willing to give up that information. That tells us right there
that they know they are in the wrong and are running scared. Pilot
crews are not to be a part of the working crew! When the working crew
outlaws your job as a pilot is finished and you need to be put on a
recrew ticket... Pilot crews are not even attached to the train and
cannot even set up PTC. The engineer who is outlawed if he has any
brains at all will not allow someone else to run the train on his ID
and orders.
  I feel your pain! 

Only about 2 out of 20 trains have made it so far. Winter is on the way
and we know what that means. Just wish the bean counters had a clue!

Name: Railroader gone Rogue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 October 2018

We live on a planet called Earth the question is what planet are you
living on and facts yes look at the facts moron I suppose you want the
demon rats to take over and take us back to the Obama Land Experience
right
Keep getting your marching orders from the union that you'll loathe so
much

Name: Lico
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 October 2018

Bleh 

WTF is going on!  I got bumped off another job the 3rd  time now by
another engineer who wasn't even qualified on the job. They make a
move then when they get called demand a pilot.  I had to go in
qualifying status everytime I wanted to get on a job that I had the
seniority to hold but hadn't trained on. agreement says if we have the
seniority to hold it they got to let us qualify on it but not just bump
on it and call frickin pilot's. It's was a bitch getting them to set
me up on qualifying runs but they said that's was the only way I could
get qualufied. So has the agreement changed or are these suck asses
being showed favortism?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 October 2018

Yeah.....vote republican -- make America great again, save the country. 
  Why post that nonsense on this particular site?
Jesus, have to wonder what planet that people who post that type of 
stuff come from -- why would they be that ignorant of ALL the facts?

Name: Vote Republican
E-mail: voteGOP@csx-sucks.com
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 October 2018

Anyone that votes for the treasonous Democrats needs to have their heads
examined! President Trump is the only president in our generation who
has the guts to challenge the imbalance of trade from China.
Each and every predecessor was determine to undermine the economic
infrastructure of the United States, by encouraging corporate America 
to outsource manufacturing to China. And any, and all remaining blue
collar jobs will be provided to ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS through the en-mass
influx immigrants for the sake of votes for the Democrats!

Your union officers is sleeping at the switch, vote Republican and
Make America Great Again!

Name: @Ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 October 2018

I value and appreciate your opinion. I was just wondering if anyone had
been through the process? I hope as a friendly or family for 20 or 30 I
understand how it is! Trust me;)  I know railroading is hard on the
whole family and friends trust me but I didnít ask your opinion of a
railroader! I ask if any one knew the process? 
Thank you again

Name: Death angel
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 October 2018

Youíre a punk. This guy may have had a sick family member or something.
I hope you die a horrible death. People like you need to rot in Hell.
Railroaders need a way to escape the mental Hell that we endure. I hope
this guy finds you and kicks the Hell out of you.. Bitch





: Cell phones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 October 2018

I have had to train a lot of the newbies,and one thing I found is they
cannot be away from there phone. I made one guy put his phone in his
locker. While we where inspecting a train. He would say I have to use
the bathroom and go and come back. The third time he did this, I
followed him he was checking his phone. I went to supervisor ratted
him
out and they fired him. We donít need people like that working on the
rr
there head is not in the game and could get people killed. The newbies
still doing it today they are addicted to there cell phones and it is
going to cost them or someone elseís there life

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 October 2018

Screw the company : and all the "ASS Kicking company spy....!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 October 2018

Folks,   The writing is right here and black and white!!         



NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Union Pacific Railroad plans on eliminating
475 positions by December. Two-hundred contractor positions will be
eliminated too. UPRR is calling it organizational changes.

Corporate Spokesperson Raquel Espinoza says the information was
communicated with employees today (Tuesday).	The company will eliminate
five service units, including the facility in Denver.The impacted
positions are in various locations across the UP system.

This is the first of what likely will be additional workforce reduction
initiatives through 2020. U.P. Chairman Lance Fritz says workforce
reductions are "extremely difficult decisions to make because we
recognize the impact they have on families, friends and co-workers."

Specifically in the memo, the company outlined:
ē Consolidating the Operating Department from three regions to two. The
organization will consist of the Northern Region and Southern Region.
ē Eliminating five service units as part of the overall Operating
consolidation, with work being folded into the remaining service units.
The eliminated service units are Denver, Livonia, St. Louis, Sunset and
Twin Cities. 
ē Centralizing regional Engineering to form a single Engineering
organization focused on driving networkwide strategies to increase
construction, inspection and maintenance efficiencies.
ē Transferring the Customer Care and Support (CC&S) function from
Marketing and Sales to Operating. While the current structure is a
strong conduit between UPís customers and the Operating teams in the
field, this realignment will streamline two-way communications with
customers and lead to faster service-issue resolutions.


Selma Farm, UPís business, conference and hospitality property located
about 45 minutes south of St. Louis, will close. The company acquired
Selma Farm as part of the 1986 Missouri Pacific merger.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 October 2018

UP laying off 500 salary and 200 contractors... UP will merge with
CSX..2020

Name: re; UP Merger
E-mail: eatshitUP@up.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 October 2018

The latest merger rumor is: Jim Foote will run the merged railroads
under the condition that the headquarters would be in Jacksonville,
and a complete removal of all UP'S executive staff, including a few 
former SP terminal managers or Asst. Vice Presidents.
UP will be announcing soon of another round of lay-offs for
"non-essential-employees" (the RR can run without them). And the
rumor is up to 1000 initially!

Hold on to your spurs boy and girls, the rodeo is coming to town!

Name: Clay walker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 October 2018

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4213225-csx-peaked sell sell sell
sell!!!!!!

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 October 2018

Vote Republican, Vote for the National Right To Work ACT. Need to stop
paying dues and kicking up like were the mob. No one gets a thing in
return for our money. The old heads ruined it for us, not the railroad.
If you think otherwise your retarded. Oh, by the way....lets mark off
union business. Oh, wait, I'm not in the old head gang. At least I can
still get on and off the engine without looking like a bitch.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 October 2018

Yeah, why not/ WTH?  Most, if not all, yardmasters act\operate
like they're big important power wielding bosses anyway.

Name: Facts
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 October 2018

Lower level management has indeed destroyed this company. Trainmasters
need to be removed from this company. We blame Upper management that
knows about the problems but refuses to do anything about them.
Yardmaster's already do the Trainmasters jobs anyway. Give the
Yardmaster's 40 bucks on the day and eliminate the Trainmasters. This
would save the company millions. Sit back an watch the stock raise.
Problem solved.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 October 2018

Guy's : Dont You in believe....in all honesty If the Union's were not
in the way the Company would gladly be more generous to You Gentleman..
Just words for thought. YYou guys be safe.....

Name: Rogue Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 October 2018

Jackazzmaster, i quit 9 months ago.
Your not competent to tell me what to do
Moron. Keep dreaming in your head about how your a big shot
I just hope more people realize what a shit hole that place is so they
can quit and move on to a better life without having to deal with
morons like you

Name: Train master 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 October 2018

Im in management listen up we are the boss you guys and gals work under
us.you will do what we say or else you will be looking for another job.

Name: Tom pitzen
E-mail: Utublowswods.com
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 October 2018

Let's strike .. I'm ready...sick out... something ..too bad rrer balls
are the size of snowflakes..I've seen 59 year old s running scared from
28 year old manager s lmao..

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 October 2018

Seen it : tell u what i gonna do about it...slap the shit out of the
next ass kisser i see... want take long!!!

Name: UP LANCE FRITZ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 October 2018

A Genesee and WYOMING outfit in
shithole Oxnard, Calif is looking
for Conductor. 17.00 an hour and
high cost of living area and county.
Mesicans shitters everywhere will 
stalk and harrass you everywhere..
Ventura county Railroad.
They only have customer. BMW and KIA.
Paper shipper. Big Fucking deal.
Non union and no RRB. LOL...
Working on hiring their 35th Conductor.
Fuck GW.

Name: Rogue Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 October 2018

Sounds like your still wet behind your ears. Csux makes money on
accident 
If they happen to not make enough...
They just fxxx the customer harder to make up the difference. Me,you or
anyone else don't make a difference. 
Its a shit hole company 
Don't waste your time there 
Thinking your going to make a
Difference.
Don't get caught up in the seniority racket and all the other s***
covered carrots they put in the front of you

Name: Poe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 October 2018

CockSuckers out in Eville tonite.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 October 2018

Railroader wild: i want the company i work for to be financially sound
and whats wrong with that? Lets just all do our jobs and get the
freight over the road safely and efficiently as possible... thats what
the company pays us to do Sir..

Name: Railroader in control
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

Jackazzmaster...you must have just got to shithole express.. we've
already did it.
Back before our savior Obumer enacted the clean power Act.. keep
drinking the Kool-Aid you moron

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 October 2018

CSX likely to hit 12 billion in revenue this year with a market cap of
59 billion...that boys is how tomorrow moves

Name: Railroader in control
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

I would like to point out that since i left that shit hole i havent had
to punch any one in the mouth and don't expect to have to.
Most employers don't treat their employees like s******* Express does.
Go work somewhere where they really care about you working there and
you're doing the job they need done they dont have the attitude that
they don't need you

Name: Railroader in control
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

I dont turn in claims any more.if some one doesn't pay me what we again
upon i bunch them in the month. Gets fast action. Someone in
jackazzville on the other in of a phone line doesn't give a s*** about
your claim. There not going to pay you and theres nothing ypu can do
about it.
And they know it.
The fix is in and there all laughing at you calling you a sucker

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 October 2018

Safety blitz tonight in Louisville! If they watch you long enough they
will get you!

Name: Roalroader gone Rogue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

You should attend the next Bernie Sanders rally

Name: Roalroader gone Rogue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

Balls? 
I quit that shit hole.
I only go on here for laughs
You guys are suckers.
Union? Sucker. 
There all un jackazzville
Laughing at you guys.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

We all need to stick together and make some shit happen,    Thatís the
only way itís going to change.     I will get my guys together and put
it to them like we did in the Conrail days.  

Matter of fact they should reconsider bringing back Conrail!!   No one
ever did it like Conrail did.      Plain and simple!!

Name: Rogue Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

Record profits..... let's strike...
You guys sound like you're at a Bernie Sanders rally.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 October 2018

Union Pacific and CSX will merge...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

Get rid of the hedge fund peeps!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 October 2018

Train Master/ Stupidvisor, for 1-10 years                               
                                                                     
The joke is on you, we've all heard those conference calls where they
rip you a new ass!  You are the bottom of the barrell when it comes to
management.  Hell they are probably reading this right now and laughing
at YOU because they know!   We watch guys like you come & go because you
can't handle the job.   In the end I will be employed, you will be a
has been with no friends....lol

Name: Tropicana 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 October 2018

There remodeling the 14th floor of headquarters in Jacksonville...making
a special section they are calling the "war room"....for union
management relations...we better start sticking togather like the
smarter than us old timers did.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2018

Marvin Helms! We know you look on this site, call us immediately!

Name: Tom pitzen
E-mail: Yahoo.com
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 October 2018

Record profits at the earnings meeting..keep up the good work..the union
will negotiate you a 1 percent annual raise .. keeping all our great
work rules..# hourly rate off the table

Name: Trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 October 2018

U little whining bitches...aint got a clue what WE are fixing to
do....dont let your dingel dong dangle in the dirt...it might get
stepped on it might get hurt.

Name: Hump master 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 October 2018

I just fucked the shit out of Trainmaster David Bensonís wife. His mom
is next. That dirty bitch.

Name: Tropicana 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 October 2018

Dang sure crawling around Bradenton Fla...and the rr bulls too..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2018

Cocksuckers in Eville tonite. Watch your backs.

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2018

Yes Sir "Train Bastard"... your day is coming.... very soon.... for
getting the pink slip...wet behind the ears college boy.

Name: Hotelhangover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2018

I've been in the hotel for 35 hrs now.   I've managed to get drunk
twice, get laid once and I've rubbed 2 1/2 off.  Pornhub, YouTube and
the buffet across the street has helped the time pass. That's all

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 October 2018

Seems that just about all who post on this website have big alligator
mouths.  But I bet in reality the same have small hummingbird balls
whenever real push comes to shove.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 October 2018

I sure hope ole Hunter is having fun in Hell, Hopefully he's burning a
bit hotter than most.

Name: Cookie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

TM

If you do have a college education.  One thing is for certain. It's
not in English.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

Tarainmaster 

You're a fucking unicorn.   Where I'm from the craft employees are
the ones who have trades, a college education and are veterans.  I'm
all three like a lot of my Union brothers.   I'm willing to bet
you're a habitual liar.

Name: Hoorah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 October 2018

We're going to bend the gnome over and shove our train swap up his ass.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 October 2018

Trainmasters/PTI drivers/janitors/coffee makers/dicksuckers

You're correct, we are just a program away from not operating.   And
how does this make your position secure?   RR functions fine or better
when you cunts are off.  CSX has no reason to keep you now would have
less reason to keep you suckasses then.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

Csx is trying  to convince the public that there is only one person
needed on a train to operate safely.  It's ironic csx also believes
that both crew members should be on the ground watching passing trains.
Per System Notice.    It's not if but when some poor railroader is
crushed by a derailment or decapitated from flying debris.  Whosoever
put this in place should be imprisoned and their assets divided among
relatives. 
Just when your convinced management couldn't be any more foolheaded. 
They prove you wrong.

I've came up with a 10 suggestions thay may get someone a bonus.

1.employee provided snowshoes to replace our spikes.
2.lanterns will be replaced with employee provided torches.
3.employee provided milk jugs to be filled prior to going on duty.
4.employee provided cell phones to replace radios

5.parking meters installed system wide

6.use of KOA campgrounds in lieu of hotels.

7.vending style toilets.
8. trainman calls the engineer for duty
9. trainman fuels engines
10. maximum 1 bag per crew member (trains are already operating over
tonnage)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

Just do as your told and Like IT...knuckle draggers

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2018

Big rumor going around jacksonville... company next year going to TRY
outsourcing  1/4 of of all north division car repair.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2018

Nastyville sucks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 October 2018

Whoever this guy is, he was a Marine

Name: Hoorah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 October 2018

Evansville North you're screwed.   You girls are about to get bent
over.

Name: Hoorah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 October 2018

Evansville North you're screwed.   You girls are about to get bent
over.

Name: Little Birdie Says
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2018

Hit squad in Louisville tonight for 3rd shift!! Watch out!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2018

trainmasters going around telling everyone that this regime is no joke,
they will make sure these plans work.  1 hour depart times, meet and
turn, etc.. Did we get a new regime? we're talking about the same
regime that failed at block swapping, shut yards down just to open them
back up ( not all but Nashville, Avon ) etc. Closed the Engine house
down in avon, its opening back up now.. what happen to that plan? and
this morning was laughable. I dont know if one train made it out within
3 hours, some 6 hours, and i think one road train was re crewed in the
yard...  They are so short handed on power and depend on in bound
power. If one thing goes wrong they are doomed for hours. Another
jackass trying to re invent the wheel..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 October 2018

Invest : that is the ultimate goal: communism... bnsf norfolk southern
and Canadian national plus top bottom half of kansas city southern to
merge... union Pacific.. Csx.. canadian pacific and top half of kansas
city southern too merge..

Name: Nutterbutter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 October 2018

Any news from  the DEKRA survey?   I suspect CSX brass didn't like the
findings so it was trashed.   Now there are managers going around
terminals asking crews what they're doing wrong.  Why are employees
disgruntled?   CSX just ask your Union puppets for the answers you want
to hear.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 October 2018

Exactly we need 1 union representing T&E.    Instead these motherfuckers
join with truck drivers and sheet metal workers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 October 2018

Yeah, 
UP/CSX merger.  BNSF/NS merger.  1st heard that stuff yrs. ago.
Maybe that and or similar will happen, maybe the STB won't allow it. 
Guess we'll see eventually.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 October 2018

Union Pacific CSX to merge in next 3 years.

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

I guess theyíll be called Tardmasters ,,,, LOL

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 October 2018

So....
Most yardmasters act\operate like they're officials anyway.

Name: Finally 
E-mail: 
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?

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

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

Name: UP Runaway
E-mail: coverup@up.com
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 October 2018

UP Accident:

Any rumors of a cover-up taking place already? The rumor is that the
UP and FRA is covering up the negligent [over] tonnage amount on the
train, and numerous reports of reported failures of dynamic braking on
two of the locomotives.

Name: Trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 October 2018

Shut your damn pie holes...already about tables and chairs you spoiled
over paid lazy ass's.....get out there and do your damn job like WE
pay you too..... shut your mouth follow the rules and do your job !!!!

Name: MF Conductor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 October 2018

This company is the worst place I have ever worked for.  CSX breeds an
environment of fear and loathing.  The employee doesnít matter, you are
just a hinderance to CSX making money.  CEOs and stockholders read this?
 So what!  Theu give a rats ass even less than corporate.  If you donít
curse we will be taken more seriously?  Get real.  No one on here will
be taken seriously.  Never have been bro.  This site is an outlet, to
vent and comisserate.  Nothing more.  I have $43,000 in claims not paid
bu CSX.  ďNowĒ they are gonna take us serious?  Funny.  Look, if you are
a CEO or investor in CSX, you are worrhless and you have no honor or
ethical base.  Soon, you will know my name, but by then you will have
permission to kiss my rear end.  Corporate is very lucky there has not
been a national incident yet.  Your employees are way past pissed off
about being treated as garbage.  The most dangerous man in the world is
the one whom has nothing left to lose.  Have a nice day.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 October 2018

It's like Grand pa.... always told me...He would rather have a sister
in a whore house than a Brother in production...

Name: Brake shoe 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 October 2018

BRO...'SS..LETS STICK IT TOO THEM WHITE COLLAR BASTERDS.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 October 2018

Small stuff

Dead on.   They can take their tables, chairs, vending machines, coffee
maker, microwave, printers etc..etc... And stick it right up Foote's
ass.    95% of salaried employees are cunts.    If I'm on the property
I'm getting paid.

Name: 3:10  to Yuma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 October 2018

Csx is suing norfolk southern in Virginia...you cant make this shit
up...comedy show gets better by the day

Name: Nottaking it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 October 2018

FOOTE 

Your Nazi hit squad came in and took the rest of our chairs out of our
crew room. We are left with a park bench that sits 6 people. There will
be more than 6 people coming in to get trains and some will be waiting
to get power or their trains that are not ready. I had 2 wait over an
hour for my train. If I have to stand over 30 minutes with no place to
sit not only will I file ethics charges against you but I will call the
Csx medical department and the state health department. Then I will call
the USDOT and lodge a complaint. I'm checking into any other law that
protect workers in the workplace against abuse. Let's not forget craft
discrimmination.  You think your games are funny. Just remember you
started this.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 October 2018

We couldn't pull off a strike even if we wanted. too many people out
here are for themselves and themselves only. This Place abuses/
doesn't honor the contract. blocks personal days, personal business
days. treats you like shit. talks to you like shit. will put a target
on your back for following the rules ( when it slows down production)
but charge you when they need a failure.. Breaking down the moral day
by day. taking pay from you for un known reasons. list goes on. Yet
there's guys doing them favors. and busting their ass for this place.
doesn't have to be obvious lay down but my god.. why would anyone want
to help this place out?? I feel like half the people I work with has
battered woman syndrome. seriously

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 October 2018

cond,

Are you frickin kidding me? This isn't a joke right?  You got names of
the supervisors who wrote someone up for not having ear plugs in with
the cab window open?  I do it all the time when the motor doesn't have
adequate AC!  If they are starting this petty crap then we need to shop
every single engine that doesn't have an AC working right. This is
just plain petty horse shit. time to bring back the excessive
discipline reports to be filled out. Start a paper trail!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 October 2018

Trump is the reason unemployment is at an 18 year low right now!

Name: Good Ol' Boy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 October 2018

The layoffs are coming, the layoffs are coming!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 October 2018

I drank beer I like beer

Name: Rogue Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 October 2018

You guys just vote TRUMP 2020...

Name: Roalroader gone Rogue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 October 2018

You suck azzs are sayin the same old shit as last week , last month,
last year...hell since 2006.what a bunch of suckers.I dont work there
any more and I cpuld careless about their money , vaction days personal
days stock awards demand days or personal business days.you dumb azzs
are living a nightmare of your own creation get the f*** out of there.
Like I said before in 10 years you dummies are still going to be
complaining about the same thing while they at the company and the
union laugh at you there's plenty of work out here start putting in
applications

Name: Idiot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 September 2018

You are one of our piss ant puppets. You are one of our lower grade
supervisors that likes to keep trouble brewing. Do you want to hear the
true? Here it is. We are cutting your mileage down or off, we are giving
you auto per terminal to slash costs. We are watching your every move so
we can cut our cost. If you over claim on your reimbursements, then a
red flag is thrown and we will fire you for padding our payroll. If you
are a supervisor, then you better be worried about your job. Just do
your job with common sense and everything will be fine. But, steal from
us and pay the price. Fact 



Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 September 2018

Hello. I am a stock holder in CSX.  Is the rumor true that CSX is
selling out to the Chinese?  We have been hearing rumors now for
weeks.
 Supposedly the Chinese are planning to take over all operations with
their own people.  The Chairman of Alibaba is supposedly going to be
the new CSX chairman.  He is known for slashing workforce labor.  He
is
also supposedly going to invest billions in Railroad technology to
make
it more cost effective to ship his goods.  Any truth to the takeover
story?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 September 2018

https://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/news/local/consumer/on-your-side/flurry-of-lawsuits-against-csx-claim-working-conditions-caused-cancer/77-8143826

Name: 3:10  to Yuma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 September 2018

Lumberton north carolina got to see first hand.... courtesy and
professionalism... CSX Style !!!!.. i have and many of u on here....
have seen it since 1986....

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 September 2018

CSXT is denying it's locomotive Engineer's system wide the ability to
mark off Personal Business once a pay half manpower permitting.  This
is a direct violation of Article 45, C.  The CMC manager has stated
directly that regardless of manpower availability, they aren't
granting Personal Business anymore.

   This manpower shortage created by Upper management due to this
company being ran by a Hedge fund investor doesn't supersede the
agreement.  I'm curious if the BLE is gonna do something about this,
or just roll over like usual? Sure would be nice if we could strike.

Name: Cypress Hill ....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 September 2018

Roll it up light it up.....smoke it up.....exhale

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2018

There's a dumbass in Terre Haute who thinks he's a trainmaster.  I
know for a fact that piece of shit wont be here much longer.

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 September 2018

$$$$$

Its the same crap over and over on here. How many times does the
international reps have to say that claims are not for the members to
supplement their income. In fact, it would be better if no one got a
dime and all the money that the company had to pay as fines(punishment)
would go to the homeless children or something more worth while than the
members getting a few bucks out of it. Everyone one of you who bitch
because you don't get "PAID" don't get that it's not part of your
pay. Its a fine that is submitted to the member who was violated. Lets
see how many of you put in claims to teach the company a lesson if you
had to put the money some where else. Bet over 3/4 of you wouldn't.
You don't care about the violation. You just care about getting a few
extra bucks. If you didn't then you would swamp the company with
claims every time they sneeze wrong. I've heard it a million times...
why put in a claim, I'm not going to get paid anyway. Its not about
you getting a damn dime. Its about blowing the whistle on these
turncoats. Its about starting a paper trail of their deliberate and
malicious violations. Its about ratting the violators out. You want
your work agreement honored then put in the claims and quit worrying so
much about lining your pockets!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 September 2018

9 dollars is 9 dollars

Name: Fatass Joe (POS)
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 September 2018

You boys and girls aren't suppose to know about the $10.00 dues
increase proposed by the CSX General Chairman Jamie Modesitt. If
inquiring minds wanna know you can ask your Local Chairman to see the
letter Mr. Modesitt e-mailed them a couple of weeks ago. 

  All local chairman will cast a yes or no vote as to whether or not it
is approved.  I don't think most of the members have a clue how much
money this General Committee is costing it's members annually because
they don't want the bid system for conductors. Educate yourself folks,
look at what the BLE-T negotiated for the Engineers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 September 2018

Rule 304.7 is being used to test crews by that Prick in Terre Haute.  
This test is used only to try to fire someone.

Name: IBEW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

Lets have a fucking.... goodtime making the "company"...miserable

Name: 3:10  to Yuma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

Hell yea they are a bunch of "victims "... cant talk to them Man to
Man... file charges on u..... dont stop me though... 
What a frigging mess...The Grand Ole USA is nomore.......Ps.   CSX
Suxxxssssss

Name: SMART UNION OFFICER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

Yes. Union dues will be risen to
500 a month. We deserve it too.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

conductor attacks engineer and nearly beats him to death causing
multiple injuries.  CSX gives conductor a waiver to return to work.
Denies engineer waiver. CSX trying to get injured engineer to
investigation to fire him and cut off engineers medical insurance.  CSX
is literally trying to KILL engineer

Name: Lumberton N.C.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 September 2018

This fine company CSX just let us flood during florence hurricane... put
greed above human lives and millions of peoples personal property...what
a Shame!!

Name: Hitchhiker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 September 2018

Here's the best rumor I've heard yet. With crew availability critical,
dispatchers will now be charged for not ordering cabs for crews in a
timely manner. I for one am all for that. So tired of begging to get a
cab ordered and told "I got one ordered" only to find out they never
did. If I was on a short pool then ok, fine, however these 14 hour days
with no overtime blows.
If you don't like it,try sitting in your car in the parking lot 2 or 3
hours after you get off. Should have done this a long time ago, just
imagine the overtime they've cost this company.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 September 2018

I haven't heard about a dues increase, is this true?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 September 2018

are union wants to increase dues. HAHA. what a joke. how about get my
legit claims paid first? out of routes, working without a switch man,
etc.. We were told that the whole seniority ( not being able to make a
move) was suppose to end weeks ago.. They wont stop it. Why would they?
Raise my union dues so you can take another  6 digit trip to where ever?
Vegas..? I believe in the unions, and I know there's a lot that goes on
behind close doors, But my god We were told to put the claims in for not
being able to bump a junior employee, then told not too because it would
not be a " major Dispute " all though " seniority and $$ sounds like
a major dispute to me.. Then after a month + of the NO claims for the
better of this fight. We were told to start putting the claims back
in... Maybe i'm wrong but if there's an issue that affects every
conductor under this agreement. Wouldn't a blanket claim be an idea or
no? The union will raise our dues, then the emergence funds will dip
below the minimum and then get raised again. Some times i wounder if my
union and HOA are the same people

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 September 2018

Roll tide roll ....... roll csx roll

Name: 3:10  to Yuma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 September 2018

Drag up hills slow slide down fast tonnage first Safety last

Name: UP Precision Scheduling Railro
E-mail: info@up.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 20 September 2018

UP'S Recent Announcement of Precision Scheduling Railroading:

Right now, it's a hoax to inflate the stock price because UP has
serious meltdown issues system wide. And most of the operating issues
are related to ex-Southern Pacific managers who are resistant to
change, and having a female (Cindy Sanborn, ex-CSX) Vice-President in
charge.

Shit started rolling down hill for the established executive staff
when Sanborn demonstrated far superior skills of train operations.

Notice the recent firing of Cameron Scott (EX-Vice President) and
several others during the last two shake-ups since Sanborn was
appointed? They simply didn't have a clue until she was appointed and
she then demonstrated what Precision Scheduling Railroading (PSR) is.

When UP announced the PSR, at least corporate (Fritz) should have given
credits to Sanborn for implementing the changes.

If the changes are successful, look out Fritz, Mantel Ridge will
pursue a merger with Foote running the railroad.

Name: Union Pacific
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 September 2018

Curse is spreading...Up is going to the precision scheduled railroading
bullshit too.

Name: TOTC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

This is to the INTERN,
The information that you have conveyed is VERY Life changing for a lot
of people. So I'm sure you can understand that the information will
need to be verified in some way. If it can be verified, then what you
have done is saved a lot of people's futures, due to the fact that
they have that precious time to make plans so their families and or
themselves will not get into a situation that will create devastation
in their lives. So I DO hope that this information you have kindly
conveyed can be vetted in some way. If all is true, Your Soul Will be
BLESSED.

Thank you Intern

Name: What ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 September 2018

What are you saying? Break it down son. Can CSX see the posters or not?



 Name: Law 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

Yes sir 


Go sit on the couch and eat your chips.

Retired sp.
Send an email to the webmaster asking him how you are protected.
Doesn't matter if they get your IP address or not. Ask him to explain
to you what the posters legal rights are to use this web site and
their
right to voice their personal opinions. CSX employees can also look 
up
the company disclaimer statement attatched to their use of social
media. 

Someone is really itching...

Name: Retired SP Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

I can assure you guys, the CSX Corp. Office knows who everyone posting
on this site is... at least the loud ones. Further more, both your
unions have sold you down the drain. Just look at how many CSX
LaborBoard case they lose. I know of a Birmingham Eng/Cond that lost
his job for coupling up the wrong yard track, and had no switch list.
No switch list, donít talk about safety..please. A Charlotte Eng. was
awarded his job back the pay. The CSX gave him the middle finger and
last I heard, would not pay him. The BLE said there was nothing they
could do. Great union to have.

Name: TOTC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

I put this post under EVERYTHING cause of this person that goes by "
Name: Tickled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 September 2018.

Whomever you are sir, you ARE NOT a RailRoader. You claim there is "
whining and sniveling about how safety has been diminished
because the company eliminated "safety rules ", Show the evidence.  

You sir have no idea what is truly going on. I find it VERY hard to
believe someone that has been out here as long or longer than I have,
could not understand what is REALLY going on. Unless you have been
riding the Extra Board and shoving your head further and further up
your butt for so long that you have lost ALL sight of REALITY. 

Either that or you are corp. / hq turd that has totally lost your
Integrity and Self Respect. What you are here ( in this reality ) you
WILL BE when you pass, and the only souls you will have around you are
souls that are JUST LIKE YOU.

Name: Bravo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 September 2018

CockSuckerXpress is alive and well in JAX

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 September 2018

Dont work on csx time... don't shit on your own time.

Name: Goofy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 September 2018

This is your opinion only. You can't provid proof. You're a joke.



Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 September 2018

Yes sireee.  Pensions are history for you turkeys with less than 25
years.  Look around. The evidence is in front of your face.  The
Company canít wait to get rid of us. They slip the hard hot rod to ya
nice and slow. Millimeter at a time. You donít even hardly feel it
goin
in.  The Union is here to make sure the rod stays lubed up. In it goes
deeper and deeper. Then they withdraw the rod, and you get a little
relief....like a pay increase or something like that. Takes your mind
off of being slowly fricked. Then the Union steps in, as always to
defend your arse, but they actually just lub up the Company rod and
your gonna really get it hard and fast. Like a locomotive piston. Till
the Company blows its whistle off and your gonna be standing there
with
your pants down wondering what the heck just happened.  All that work,
all those Union  dues, all those pension contributions....POOF!   Time
to set up that 401k and go back to school to learn how to be an air
traffic controller, raise wieners, perform brain surgery,  fix
computers,  or if your one of those who just lays back and smokes a
joint to start the day just relax and mooch off your family.  After
all, most of you are sheep anyway...someone who delegates away all
their independent thinking to a bunch of looney tune blowhards letís
face it, donít have s whole lot of brains to begin with.   Once a
sheep
always a sheep.  So the next time you see your TM just remember...that
little pecker is just waiting to give you a good healthy screwing. 
And
if you donít have 25 years in today as of now, your cherry has already
been thoroughly plowed by the Man,  you are damaged goods, and
unemployable.  But dont worry. The Union has your back.  And a jar of
lubrication.

Name: Numb nut 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 September 2018

All lies. You are a rumor start mole. 


Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 September 2018

Yes. Pensions are history.  Anyone working now without 25 years will
not
be around long enough to quality.  Better open up that 401K and start
investing.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2018

https://up.jobs/search-jobs.html?category=&state=

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2018

https://career4.successfactors.com/career?company=CPR&career%5fns=job%5flisting%5fsummary&navBarLevel=JOB%5fSEARCH&_s.crb=BWJ%2bTCOztmSFyrnPd%2fTey3r8wAc%3d

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2018

https://jobs.bnsf.com/search/?q=&sortColumn=referencedate&sortDirection=desc

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2018

https://jobs.nscorp.com/search?q=&q2=&alertId=&locationsearch=&title=&location=&date=&state=

Name: TOTC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 September 2018

If this helps the FRA believes in the 2 man crew reality.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2016-05553.pdf

And notice, IT IS in the Federal Registry. BUT I feel that if it serves
the rail road to lessen liabilities ( health care, injury payments,
Retirement eventually ) and bring bigger returns to the share holders
you bet if there is a way they WILL DO IT. Greed is a powerful thing
esp. when your dealing with psychopaths.

Name: TOTC
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

Just to correct, csx Conductor. And also commenting for those that have
been out here for less than 10 yrs, DO NOT comment about other peoples
attitude about this job, because you have never walked in their shoes
and have not been thru what they have,and most likely will not fill
your own,cause ya'll will be lucky to make 15yrs let alone get your 20
or 30 in. Like the wise man said previous, need to be smart and get some
education in a field that will need you. Rail roads are getting and WILL
get to the point where they will not, ( esp. at what your getting paid
now). BE SMART your Family's are counting on you.

Name: TOTC
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

This is to OBY and anyone else. My opinion is that CSX and other rail
roads that have been involved in ridiculous and illogical behavior ( to
us the normal thinking people ) is to further their long term agenda of
going totally autonomous. These companies WILL NOT be satisfied until
they take as much of the Human factor out as they can. They are already
talking about doing the same thing in the trucking industry. If the rail
roads can show that business is suffering ( which they are causing, VERY
obvious at CSX )cause of the human factor it will give more cause to go
autonomous. One man crews will only give them more ammunition to
support the companies claim that going full autonomous is the only way
to increase efficiency and safety for the public. Reality is that the
company (CSX for sure)will be able to do away with the Union, Health
Care and finally Retirement. If anyone disagrees I would welcome any
kind of input. I do fear very much for the public cause, CSX will put
the cheapest crap they can get away with into this system of the
future, My GOD help us all.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

Furloughing big time at my terminal.

Name: Highball
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

OBY: spot on about conductor 1-10.

Name: OBY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 September 2018

Conductor 1-10 that's been out here 4 1/2 years. You have the outlook
you have because you have only been here 4 1/2 years, you don't know
how good it was and could still be! We were way more productive in 6
hour days before than we are now and we are working twice as long and
twice as hard not getting done nearly what we use to. The system we
were using before worked a lot better than the system we use now. Most
of us complain because we know that this railroad is being run wrong
and it is not sustainable. They are doing what they are doing for a
quick buck and then they will leave and this place will be in the mess
it is now until someone with long term goals takes over. Looking at
what we have lost everyone should be disgruntled
Quits
Real lunch breaks (who works 8 hours and gets 20 minutes of break)
Boots
Thanks awards
Cookouts
Family day
The list goes on man, they have taken every incentive away. 
They do still pay us most of what they should but that's it. Now they
are talking about 1 man crews, they keep cutting and making the ones
left have to do more work to compensate. 
We work harder than most CSX employees and are paid less.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 September 2018

1 person train Crew.... "How tomorrow moves"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 September 2018

To ALL the Young and Mid-Range Professionals that has made the
discussion to make Railroading a career. 

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/09/06-csx-expects-ptc-to-pave-way-for-1-person-crews-autonomous-operations


All there is when dealing with corps.(esp. the railroad,lower case for
a reason) Is Employees are nothing more than laborers to make the
share-holders more money which in turn the share-holders pay the CEO
BIG BUCKS so the LAZY-ASS share-holders do not have to get their hands
dirty.

You can damn well bet that the above link WILL come true no matter HOW
MANY PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO DIE OR LOOSE THEIR JOBS. 

WAKE THE HELL UP!!

Name: Need Advice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 September 2018

So I need some advice,  There's this POS T.M. that's been hammering
folks for a lot of petty stuff lately. Thing is, this T.M. carries a
loaded handgun in his personal vehicle while on duty. Not that I am
opposed to someone carrying a handgun to protect themselves, but this
POS holds us accountable for the rules, yet he is violating a big one. 


  I want to see this POS escorted off the property for this but I
don't quite know how to go about it anonymously.  I feel confident if
it is reported to his supervisor, he will be given a heads up and
nothing will be done. I know that if i come forward and report this, i
will be singled out and fired for something by his fellow managers. Any
advice would be helpful. Thanks.

Name: Offended 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Brothers  

Has any other craft at your yards had their tables reduced to one.
Engine house, fuel pads, m&w, signal, carshop etc? I know at indy our
craft is the only tbey've done this to and we have the most employees.
This is craft discrimmination!  Making things a pain in the ass for us.
This isn't a union issue anymore. This craft targeting. This needs to
be filed with the EEOC and the USDOT! We are not a government owned
agency. We are private. Only regulated by federal laws. In the state of
Indiana it's against the law to target a particular working group for
harassment and create a hostile working enviornment. Time for a lawyers
advise on this one!

Name: Urban Dictionary 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 September 2018

Its not personal...."Its just Business"

Name: Former DF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2018

One person train crews are coming no matter what. Congress will have no
influence whatsoever, unions will have no influence whatsoever.
Starting with unions... Have the unions had any power at all since
Mantle Ridge came in the picture? Have contract negotiations ever
really improved? Every time we get a new contract we have to give
something up to gain something else, and dues always go up. We never
get a contract that is better for employees.
As for legislative action... Even if it is law for there to be two
person train crews it won't stop carriers from manipulating scenarios
to find and loophole and get around it. There is a very easy way (that
I'm not going to post on here) for carriers to get around having two
per crew but still not violate any mandatory laws requiring it. 

It's not a Democrat vs. Republican issue, it is an issue of greed
being more important than public safety to the carriers.

Name: MayIhaveAnother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 September 2018

Wuz up my brudas you sum tuf mofos to be puttin up wit da bullzsheet. My
bird trex be tellin me all da time csx sucks. Ya no dat bird be rights.
I works enoughs to pay da basics back to bangin the blonde down tha
road on off time. You mofos be hard up.

Name: Claims
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

Local Chairmen please post an extensive list of all valid claims in the
locker rooms. I have recently found out that there are a tremendous
amount of T/E employees that don't know about a lot of claims that
they could be putting in.

Here are a few to get started 
CSRA
Late minutes pays 20 minutes straight time
Doubled out claim pays 4 hours straight time
Called outside call cycle pays minute for minute back to last cycle 
S1 claim pays 8 hours straight time 
Holiday claim pays 8 hours straight

Name: Highball
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

Trainmaster...just continue to live on 2 hrs sleep drink gallons of bad
coffee and eat evernow and then a quarter pounder with cheese..and last
but not least....make those wonderful judgement calls

Name: Train master 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

We pay you guys to do a job.I don't need to hear all this back talk.now
shut up and go to work

Name: Train master buster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

Your a pussy.I bet your wife , or to be politically correct your partner
if you have that persuasion probably beat your ass

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 September 2018

None of you have the backbone to do anything. All talk. Laughing ... 








Name: Train master buster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2018

Train master talkin tough...what till some one runs in to you at
walmart
and knocks all your teeth out. Its happened before.so you better go to
work and DO your job and dont think your a tough guy

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Name: Train master buster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2018

Train master talkin tough...what till some one runs in to you at walmart
and knocks all your teeth out. Its happened before.so you better go to
work and DO your job and dont think your a tough guy

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2018

If you need to get into tmci or tmai to look at your train
just go to 22 instead of 13 and down at the bottom there's
a line that says next function. Type in tmci or tmai and you
can look at your train. Not really back dooring it but it is 
better than nothing.

Name: Ground Pounder
E-mail:
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 September 2018

Has anyone tried to access the mainframe through the backdoor
latey??????   It's not working and it sucks when your at your away
from home terminal and would like to look up info on your train or
trains coming!!!! Seems like you're only limited to the 13 screen. IF
ANYONE HAS A GO AROUND IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECITATED IF YOU SHARE
IT. Thanks in advance

Name: bidrail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 September 2018

they changed it again.   Who knows how to backdoor the mainframe?

Name: Highball
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2018

Yea big shot train Bastard's.....we know u dont give a damn...and WE
know you cant think worth a damn neither....!! But you sure are a
natural at puckering UP....

Name: Trainmaster 2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 September 2018

Trainmasters make 90k a year. They also get another 15-30k bonus a year.
 Jokes on you t&e.  Get on your train and leave!

Name: ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 September 2018

CSX

Please explain to me how a crew can go from one CSX terminal to another
and the two not know a damn thing about what each other is doing or has
done. How can one terminal not know what the power needs to be used for
at the other end and what should be added to the train. How can one
terminal send out the worst pieces of junk engines and not tell the
other terminal what they are sending. How come they don't communicate
with each other. How come they screw each other over on a regular
basis.

If one more trainmaster gets up my ass because I rolled in with power
he cant use for his next job and says its my fault I didn't let them
know before I got there Im not only going to file ethic charges for
intimidation and false accusations but Im sending a full description to
your operations department of who built the train, who over saw the
power that was added and who was the jack ass that harassed me on the
other end. If they cant talk to each other, pick up the phone and talk
to the power desk to check on what's coming or just call the other
damn terminal then they don't need to be there. Poor planning on your
supervisors part is not our fault and frankly I don't give a damn
anymore. I will rat out everyone of your supervisors who cant do their
job and want to throw their faults in my lap! You can count on more
complaints and paperwork coming your way. In fact I hope more crews
grow some balls and start flooding your offices with formal complaints
on this stupid shit. Get our head out of your white collar asses and
start paying attention to what's going on between your terminals!

Name: Train master 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 September 2018

You bunch of damn crybabies show up and do the job we pay yall to
do.think you got it tough now keep running your damn mouth on here and
you ain't seen tough.we don't give a damn

Name: CSX Escapee 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 September 2018

Are there any posters from the Huntington WV locomotive prison er sorry
repair shop on here?

Name: Highball
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 September 2018

Fuck all trainbasdards..piece of shit mother fuckers

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 September 2018

Yall numb nuts need to read and abide by "our"...code of
bullshi##!!!@@...conduct!!

Name: ME
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 September 2018

I just attempted to read the CSX code of Ethics, read the first page and
couldn't go any further. Guess it sounds good to the investors and
anyone else who doesn't work for this place and know what is really
going on.

Name: 3 sheets to the wind..
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 August 2018

Csx suckssassssssssssss...!!!

Name: Jimmy Buffet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 August 2018

Lets all get drunkkkk and screw

Name: Louisville Alert!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 August 2018

Attention Louisville T/E employees: Louisville terminal is hiring 7
Diesel Locomotive Electricians. Starting rate is 27, full journeyman
rate is 30 and some change. The class is a cake walk and anyone can do
it. 
Tired of harassment on the transportation side? Join now
Tired of an unstable work schedule? Join now
Tired of wondering if your job will be there tomorrow? Join now
Tired of working in the heat/cold/rain/snow/sleet? Join now
Tired of being constantly pressured into working faster and faster?
Join now
Conductors, are you tired of wearing your body out
standing/walking/climbing all day everyday? Join now
WE NEED YOU! 
Develop a skill today! Learn a trade all expenses paid now! Develop a
skill that will be with you forever that you can take with you
wherever! 
We got 7 slots, get em while they're hot!
Have you been thinking of leaving CSX but don't want to start over
somewhere? Switch crafts and keep your years of service and vacation!

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 August 2018

Fellow Co workers : Dont you think its time for a WILD CAT STRIKE...??

Name: Seenitall
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2018

Brothers 

Before you buy or up your insurance check the new guidelines. Their
coming up new ways to get out of paying it any way they can. 

As for taking papers down the rules are clear you can't post anything
on csx propert without their permission.  However  you can put notices
on designated union boards if there not locked behind glass so
management can't steal info off of them. It's all unions rights and
in agreements that the carrier allow a board to post info to members. 
Talk to your LC's about getting access to them and if need be fight
for another board. 
They pulled a fast one at avon once when we were going through the
fight over our union bumper stickers. Demanded one be removed from a
union board saying the board they were using wasn't officially a
designated board in writing. Claimed they just let the unions use it.
That didn't last long after the International was called. 
Your LCs better have it in writing which boards are rightfully their's
 before the new regime starts this crap again! Got a feeling this is
going to get ugly again!

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 August 2018

Drag up hills slow.. slide down fast...tonnage first ..Safety last

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 August 2018

https://www.postanalyst.com/2018/08/28/some-csx-corporation-csx-institutional-investors-are-quietly-pulling-out/

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 August 2018

ORD,

  Wow man, I can't believe you put these managers on notice like that,
you have balls of steel.

Name: ORD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 August 2018

TRAINMASTERS/ROADFOREMAN

Please pay attention and take note. I will explain to you how to read
the operating rules manual. It seems that many of you have never
learned the proper procedure.


Each rule is either a singular rule or it come certain steps that are
to followed. If a rule has added procedures/guidelines you will see
them listed as either steps 1-2-3, etc.  or A-B-C,etc.

If a rule is listed with steps 1-2-3 etc. that means each step is to be
taken and in the order listed. 
If the rule is listed with steps A-B-C etc, then those steps are
usually optional steps. If you look closely at the rule with these
steps you will see that most end with the word "or"! This means any
of the steps could be an option to consider.
Once again, if the rule is followed by numbered steps each sub rule is
to followed and in the step order.
There is no reason an supervisor should not know how to read the
operating rules book. YOU ARE NOT authorized to order any employee to
disregard any of these steps to cut corners to save time or rush the
movement of freight. 
All employees who are taking the face to face training will be briefed
on the proper procedure for reading the Operating rules book
correctly.

RRJIM. That was a wise statement but until all Supervisors know how to
read and apply the rules correctly, following them wont help anyone
from receiving unfair discipline.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 August 2018

Survey:
Company idea?  Any union dues paying member would be foolish/out of
their mind to like that.

Name: Survey
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 August 2018

Who likes this idea?
When you get charged, instead of getting time on the street we do
this:
Minor-You get a 30 day loss of seniority
Major-You get a 60 day loss of seniority
Minor takes a year to fall off
Major takes two years to fall off
If you get charged while you still have an offense on your record then
the penalty is doubled. 
Basically your punishment would be going to the extra board for a
prescribed period of time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 August 2018

What is this one engine bs. that I'm starting to see everywhere?  Heavy
trains, 100 to 150 cars with only one engine?   They aren't saving fuel
this way no matter what there computer tells them.  They are using more
fuel straining that one unit while tearing it up at the same time. 
Notice they aren't investing in new engines,  we still have the oldest
fleet around.  These guys go beyond the term "bean counters".

Name: karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 August 2018

I personally don't give a big Fuck about CSX removing the computers
from  where I work, all the jobs we have are O.T. after 8 hrs. I will
gladly wait in line at 75c a minute until a computer is available. They
want to make bad decisions make em pay for it. Just making sure I
document when I have to wait on a computer in case one of these Morally
Corrupt POS managers tries to trump up some stealing time charge.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 August 2018

Uh-oh, someone must have had a bad day, week, whatever, and has a burr
up their butt. 
C'mon, this is CSX SUCKS not co-workers suck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 August 2018

Well Hogger,

Am no company man, far, far from it.
However, completing time tickets, & accessing needed bulletins should
be the priority.  Hopefully the co. will wake up & fix this.
 
Maybe you are one of those that thinks they can boss a Conductor
around.
Lots of engineers think I'm going to set all their required paperwork
in front of them like I'm some sort of secretary. Ain't gonna
happen.

Lots of engineers say they can designate who to call signals  - last I
looked, the rule states "may".  Ain't gonna happen.  I "may" tell
someone who does that to (you know what).

Then, there are times when the rule(s) stipulate a walking train
inspection must be made:  Last I looked, the rule(s) do not stipulate
"who" must do the walking. Whenever a knumbnuts engineer tries to
threaten me with a walk if they do something in particular, = the
person is informed: me taking a long walk = Ain't gonna happen.
Will be gone soon so any discipline threatened - I can laugh at.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 August 2018

Computer terminals, chairs, etc...........

Quite a few may have made this a hassle for all.
Shouldn't have to wait to use a device to tie-up after a trip 
or when needing to get a new, needed bulletin account some meatball is
hogging the thing(s) looking at seniority rosters, crew standings
[where & what job others are on] statement of earnings, etc., etc. 

Have no clue regarding all agreements but in one I know that can be
read - lunch in yard = :20 min. (each if more than one).  Road =
may\might be allowed only if meeting points won't be affected. Try
that one now days, especially on a long pool run, passenger area.

Name: Utuvl
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 August 2018

Crews....Tables
Rest assured this issue has had attention brought to it. All crews must
be provided a place to eat. This does include tables and chairs. If
tables are removed from a designated crew room but are provided in
another area to use as a break room, you can use those tables if
necessary. If you are waiting for inbound trains or trains to be worked
for deparure you have every right to wait in these rooms instead of
standing without relief which as we all know could be up to 2 hrs. Or
more. Most crew rooms have a communication box set up to call crews and
tell them their trains/power/ paperwork etc...is ready. There should be
the same system in the break room to advise crews to return to work.
You can be notified in these rooms just as easily as in designated crew
rooms. What you need to do to help out on this issue is to check all
other buildings at your terminal. MofW, signal,engine pads, car
shops,etc... if they have a report to duty room and they all still have
tables then you need to let your LC's know immediately.  This is clear
grounds for craft discrimmination. This can not and will not be
tolerated. We all remember when every craft had a television to view
and they were removed from the crew rooms of T&E only. All crafts were
eventually treated equally when this charge was submitted. Fair
treatment of all crafts is a must. No particular craft should be
singled out on an issue such as this.

Name: Camel Toe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 August 2018

CsX......suxssssssssss

Name: rushed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 August 2018

ALERT!!!!

All terminal managers have been ordered to get their terminals turned
around and make them all one hour departure time terminals.  All crews
will be out of the buildings within 10 minutes on duty. All trains will
depart and knock down the signals within one hour. We all just saw the
crazy mad man out of control behavior this new regime has created. It
was impossible to get this done because paperwork wasn't ready, power
wasn't ready and bas orders had to be set out. The supervisors on duty
went nuts. The behavior was unprofessional and as far as we were
concerned constituted charges of conduct unbecoming an employee of csx.
 WE CALLED THE ETICHS COMMITEE! 
There is no way in hell all trains are getting out in an hour. There is
no way all paperwork will be ready and available for our jobs and a good
job briefing can be done in 10 minutes all the time. Everyone needs to
stick together on this one and nip it in the butt immediately. Make
notes. Note every move you make and what time you do it. Make notes of
the times you told YMs that you didn't have proper paperwork. It is
black and white in the rules book what the YM duties are and yours. We
only have to tell them one time!!!! we don't have to make calls to
Jacksonville and do clerk work. We don't have to do co-mingled
service. If I have to do the TM's work or the YMs Im putting in claims
for co-mingled service and their pay. I don't care if I don't get it
paid. Start a paper trail. Show what's going on.  Just don't do their
work. Its time to stop babysitting management. its time to grow a damn
pair if you haven't yet. Be a real man!

Name: Smelly....Foote...
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2018

I swear....been to 3 world's fair's and 5 goat f...##.
"Ropins"...aint seen a harder bunch to force feed the kool-aid..

Name: Brake Shoe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2018

Prime example.... in Csx....and what them sorry sum bitches...Hedge Fund
white shirt...limp wristed...greedy pigs...dont give a big rats ass
about jobs..economy..America...or any damn thing except bleeding a
company for quick profits...then going on to another " victim.... cant
trust them... In a SHIT HOUSE with a mussle on.....

Name: Too Far
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2018

Just stopped into Queensgate yard today and seen where the managers have
removed the tables and most computers. This place has gotten ridiculous.
Where are the crew suppose to brief.. Standing up? It's pitiful the way
this company treats its employees. You're just a number.

Name: MayIhaveAnother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 August 2018

Yo my brudas youz mofos be lettin the stresserz be getinz to yaz. I be
eatin dis taco belz doublez cheezy gortida this is da shit. Trex still
be sayinz to mark off fmlaz on da mofos. Trex be knowin tha deal.

Name: Brake Shoe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 August 2018

Take all the assets and sell em....we dont give a shit...bout hauling
freight no more...our ceo with dream.."psr"...done left us.....took
all the reason we had for kissing ass accept with wallstreet anymore..

Name: Cool mfer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 August 2018

Mayihaveanother pr whatever you call yourself your s fucking dick head
period

Name: SICKS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 August 2018

Yeah you forgot to add the part about how the same few guys that always
tear equipment up are drawing attention to your terminal as well. 
When your terminal gets shut down, run through, or cut back due to a
loss in freight volume because it is being re-routed and you don't
have a job, you can thank those that are super slow workers that don't
carry their weight, and those that constantly tear everything up. You
can also thank the union for making sure these guys keep coming back to
ruin it for everyone else.
I applaud managers that target certain people (if it is for good
reason) If you have a target on your back then chances are you put it
there and you need to go before you ruin it for everyone else.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 24 August 2018

If your terminal is underperforming and gets put on the chopping block
what will you do? Really, if it all goes away, if you wake up next week
and the place you work is closed what are you going to do? I have heard
it enough "the railroad ain't going anywhere it's been around for a
hundred years and it'll be around another hundred". If this is how
you think then you better wake up! If your terminal isn't productive
it WILL close. All you guys that slack off at work and don't get much
done either because you are disgruntled or you just plain don't know
what you are doing, you better get right quick.

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 August 2018

In ten years after I retire if I go to this website you guys are still
be talking about the same BS

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 August 2018

Grievances are lamo...
Pay claims a waste of time
Just quit and get a job without all the BS

Name: MayIhaveAnother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 August 2018

My brudas my bird Trex woke me up today he be sayin to mark offs fmlaz
on them mofos. I betta listen to Trex.

Name: Harry palm 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 August 2018

Fuck Trainmaster David Benson. That Fat dumbass is dumber than a
retarded monkey. Inbreeding must run in his family. Keep up the great
work you fucktard.

Name: HB
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2018

https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/511485317-engineer-accuses-csx-transportation-of-defamation-of-character


The Union and the FRA are not our only course of action against these
morally bankrupt managers.

Name: Livedit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 August 2018

Tired 
When Csx took over conrail they came in with the Tony Ingram rule. Rule
by fear! Ingram and brown were both rejects from the NS. They wanted
everyone to intimidate and harras at the same level across the system
but it didn't work so they singled out areas and hammered the
employees. The great lakes division was the first choice. They need
failures to use in court when they are sued for injuries as proof they
are trying to encourage a safe working enviornment. It is still a fear
tactic and is working quite well. The fear of a "Target" on your back
tactic is part of the intimidation program they have in place and seems
to be working as intended.
It got out of control, especially in Avon yard. What they didn't
expect was a fight. Crews slowed down,the guys filed numerous excessive
discipline complaints and filed ethic charges. It got so bad that a few
TM quit and spilled their guys on the way out. Refused to work for a
company who was giving orders to destroy employees. The beast was
eventually moved to the Chicago division. That didn't last long. They
picked the wrong "neighborhood"! Lol!
They still want and need failures. Someone has to be chosen to be
hammered. Good guess who it is right now. This is how they work. They
are like army ants. Come in and destroy as much in their path as
possible then move on. The crews better get it together. Have a plan of
attack. If they don't it won't be fun cleaning up the left overs when
they are done.

Name: Joe Mammy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 August 2018

Mayisuckanotheroff: You must be a dick with ears or some kind of wannabe
what a fucking idiot!!

Name: MayIhaveAnother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2018

My brudas youz beez stressinz 2 hard. I gives my bird a treat ery times
he says csx is a mofo.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 August 2018

Need me a half gallon of everclear...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 August 2018

Might as well drink the kool-aid..

Name: Spy Cam in the Cab....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 August 2018

U no good Bastard....german Nazi we see u sneakin and peekin in bushes
with your radar gun.... burn in hell... U goat fucker...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 August 2018

U knuckle draggers.. better sear it in your brain....CSX transportation
IS the World Class Leader in Transportation Service " To Wall
street...thats is "..

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 August 2018

Employee records

Every single employee can go on the employee gateway and view his/her
observation testing results. It just amazes me the amount of crews we
have talked to that say they don't know how or they haven't checked
theirs in years. It is just plain stupid not to look.  Call it an I
don't give a crap attitude or just to lazy and stupid to check. 
At one point the company put out a bulletin to all supervisors that
made it very clear they were not to do any observation testing without
the employee present. No supervisor was to board any equipment that the
employees had already left. Charges of not securing equipment correctly
or engineers not shutting down equipment became rampant. There was no
proof that another person didn't get on the equipment and tamper with
it. It was determined that all failures were to be addressed on the
spot and failures were not to be entered into any employees file
without a counseling first.  Walking away from a safety violation that
has occurred and not talking to the parties involved was no different
than walking away from the scene of an accident. IT IS CALLED
OBSERVATION TESTING! 
 A few months ago an FRA agent and a supervisor boarded a locomotive
and took pictures of what was supposed to be a violation after the
employee had secured the equipment and left. There is no way in hell
that either one of them could prove they did not deliberately set the
employee up for a failure. However they pushed it with their so called
evidence of the photo and put a failure in the employees records.
Personally I would have filed charges for violation of the bulletin
orders and using a camera as evidence without the employee present. It
does not matter is company officials have the right to use cameras. The
fact that the employee was not present when they  boarded the equipment
and took pictures to find failures was a violation in itself.
If you see or hear of any supervisor out in the field pulling these
stunts you need to file charges with the ethics committee, call your LC
and your GC office and let their bosses know what they are doing. We all
know that honesty is not the best policy with this company and
supervisors are not exempt from being unfair and vindictive especially
when their authority has been challenged. Its sad but it is true. The
bulletin was issued for this very reason.

Name: HB
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2018

This needs to happen more often with CSX and it's managers. Your union
officers won't recommend this as they want to justify their jobs, but
this is the way to go if wrongly accused.


https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/511485317-engineer-accuses-csx-transportation-of-defamation-of-character

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 August 2018

Karma

What is his name? There is no reason you cant post it on here. They
don't trace these post. Your post are protected by law. If you don't
think so then email the webmaster and have him explain it to you.

Give some examples of what he is doing. A poster just made that point
very clear. There is no reason to be afraid to post on here. Just make
sure you don't put enough information to pin point it directly to you.
If this supervisor has done this with you then he is doing with others.
The more that come on here and expose what he is doing the better.

What is his name?????

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 August 2018

There's a new T.M. at Barr that has obviously O.D'ed on the Company
Kool-Aid.  You guys and gals coming into and out of Barr had better
watch this guy. He's definitely trying to make a name for himself and
bully the employees into overlooking rules and intimidating us into
working at a unsafe pace to expedite moves. Any problems with this
fella need to be forwarded to your union officer, ethics dept. and the
FRA, he is out of control.

Name: Run for your life 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 August 2018

I can't take this shit anymore I'm going to find me a regular job this
shit is killing me. If you are thinking about coming to work for csx and
you already have a good job you better think long and hard.run for your
life.you son bitches hiding in the weeds trying to catch us speeding we
see you.go f yourself

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2018

What if our superintendent knew how much his Trainmasters talk bad about
him to the crews? Wonder if our Trainmasters knew how much they each
talked bad about each other to the crews? They all probably think they
are buddies but when one turns his back the truth comes out. It's not
very professional for management to talk to non management about other
management. I am specifically talking about Louisville, but I am sure
it happens everywhere.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 August 2018

WAKE UP!

First off... what the hell is wrong with you people! The damn rules say
you will make sure your cuts are coupled before you shove them(406.3) It
also says you can shove without protection if you have a shove light or
cameras(RULE 406.2) If you can see the entire shove and protect it from
where you are standing it is ok.  If a TM tells you to shove cuts that
you don't know are coupled you need to enforce your right for a good
faith challenge. It was posted on here earlier that Supervisors are not
being taught the rules. This is total bullshit! They have a damn book
and have access to all new bulletins issued. If a TM is ordering you to
break rules then he needs to be challenged and if he continues ethics
charges should be filed and the operating rules department notified. 
A yardmaster is not a supervisor. They are union contract employees.
They are being told they are 1st line management. THEY ARE NOT!   They
are first line to be in management. They have absolutely no right to
order anyone to violate rules. If they say a TM has ordered you to
violate rules then you demand to speak to that TM! If a yardmaster
continues to demand you break rules call your LC immediately and notify
the YM's LC. When two LC's are sitting across the table trying to hash
out two union members fighting you will find the conflict of interest
lies with the YM acting as a "REAL" supervisor when he is not. THE TM
IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for the YM's actions. Remember that a YM is not a
utility employee. If he is going to protect your shove by camera have
him attach himself to your train and make sure it is clearly heard by
both crew members that he will be protecting your shove.
It sounds like you have a TM who is trying to cut corners to save his
job and this makes for a dangerous situation for anyone. If this
supervisor is a bully and tries to intimidate anyone to break black and
white rules then he should not be allowed to keep his position.
As for putting anything in writing NO SUPERVISOR will do this without
written consent from higher above. They have no authority to change
work rules that conflict with any written operating rules. The
operating rules department must review the changes and approve them if
need be. Only an idiot supervisor would put his neck on the line by
putting something in writing and it end up being a disaster and someone
gets hurt or there is damage to company equipment.
Most of you posting on here have been out here long enough to know what
a supervisor can and cant do. When was the last time you used the good
faith challenge. When was the last time you blew these guys in and
filed ethics charges or notified the operating rules department. Most
of you are scared because your afraid of retaliation. Screw the
retaliation excuse. If a handful of you would stick together and file
it would give you more power. They cant stalk and harass everyone in
the group. If they do then there is reasonable proof that there is foul
play. 
If I have said it once I have said it a million times, CSX HATES AND
DOES NOT WANT BAD PUBLICITY! They are well aware that the public views
this site every day. If you think for one minute they do not care about
what is published on this site then your are just plain ignorant. The
fact is they do. Advertising/Media is a major part of securing
investors and attracting new customers. If you have a supervisor who is
deliberately breaking rules and policies and is intimidating employees
then bring him to this site if you are too afraid to use other avenues.
Post what he is doing and how he is doing it. Be truthful and accurate.
Lies and trumped up charges will do nothing but discredit you.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 August 2018

Oh heck,.....RRs have always been 'big business'.
True railroading, true railroaders, if & when there actually were such
a thing(s) & people, are probably long gone now days.

Name: UP Management Changes
E-mail: info@up.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 August 2018

Well well, another severe management shake-up on the Mighty UP.
The Board of (Corruption) Directors are in a frenzy to improve
operational efficiencies, in order to match CSX'S numbers, and to
avoid the probability of Mantel Ridge overtures towards a merger with
CSX, with Foote being the anointed CEO (sorry Sandborn) for the merged
companies.

UP is so desperate now for improvements, and the rumor is: senior
executive promotions are based on each executive drawing from a deck of
cards, and promotions are based on the highest card picked in-the-order
picked. There has been three cycles of promotions in the last year,
which is unheard of in any corporate command.

And here's my "two cents": Cameron Scott should have never been
allowed in-any corporate command. UP is still settling $millions in
lawsuits from his incompetence over the years. In fact, the BOD should
eliminate the entire executive staff, because it's the corrupt union
officers that the carrier rely on for operational guidance, throwing
away claims, eliminating employees who shout loudly about safety issues
(hence that's what doomed the Southern Pacific, everyone wanted to be a
Trainmaster, company snitch, or union officer, and looked the other way
while management were stuffing their pockets and neglecting improving
the much needed/required infrastructure of the railroad.

To all the UP subordinate employees: clean-UP your union, they are not
concerned about the interest of you or your families!

Make Railroading Great Again!

Name: MayIhaveAnother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2018

Yo my brudas so much stressinz the stresserz be killinz yallz.  Wokes up
decidedes i bes gonnas take the day off n scratch on my balls awhiles.
Playin fortnite scratchin nutz. Rubbedz ones off. Scratchin nutz fo
yallz hard up mofos stressinz.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 August 2018

I owe....I owe....its off to the "Flat" switching yard i go....

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 August 2018

Car Guy:

Leave the RR after a number of yrs.; it may work out, it may not.  The
ol' "ifs, ands or buts" & "if, maybe, perhaps" can come into play.
 Have known quite a few people that chose a different career path &
later wanted to (& tried to) come back.  Some did.  

If you've done OK & are happy, good for you.

Name: Spy Cam in the Cab....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 August 2018

Gone wild....its Digital Angel ..being implemented on the r.r.
network...damn CRAZY mess..

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2018

I thought that The HAL 9000 computer is 
Running the network....
Or was it skynet?

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2018

Bravo Car Guy!! We need more people think 
"Out side the rail" . When tbe big western railroads where offering
20k sign bonuses
There was a reason! They all "sux"! 
Step 1; everyone get log ons to glass door,make negative reviews to cut
off future railroad employee victims
2; start putting in applications at other places of employment,then
quit
Let's see how they can run the railroad if nobody's working there!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 August 2018

Great job guys, great job. Some of the worlds best railroaders out here
doing their thing! I just hope those cakes can still be made! LMFAO!
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Better get out the PAM SPRAY
IDIOT!!

Name: Car Guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2018

I had 17 years with csx and left 2 years ago, with I had left sooner! I
make 23.50 an hour and my take home pay is about the same as csx. I
work indoors, set schedule, holidays off, 2 15 minute breaks and 30 for
lunch. I am not dirty, or tired when I get off and I couldn't be more
happy. I don't worry about managers spying on me!
There are great jobs out there, railroading is not the job it use to
be, especially at csx. There are plenty of distilleries, auto
manufacturing plants, heavy equipment jobs, etc. I never thought I
could leave, but now I wonder why anyone would stay. I think people are
scared to take the leap, I was, but I am so glad I did. The day you
leave there is this huge weight lifted off of your shoulders and for
the first time in a long time you feel free! It felt good to drive off
the property on my last day, it was like graduating high school! 
There are better things out there trust me, don't be scared to make a
change. You will look back and wish you had done it sooner.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 August 2018

Question. If you are a mobile unit such as changing rails out etc. you
often work out in the country and woods where there are no restrooms
near by. Are you provided with a port a pot and wash station or are you
expected to jump in truck and drive to nearest facilities?  Have any of
you been put out if service multiple times and not told why and you
need a doctor note to return? How do they handle restrooms for
employees with Crohnís disease and IBD who have to use restroom often?
I have a family member who is being harassed and discriminated against
due to a medical condition. Answers from others would be helpful.

Name: Spy Cam in the Cab....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 August 2018

It aint personal...its just Business....

Name: Wokeup
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2018

Csx morons!
 

I've had just about enough of all your stupid shit. Facts!!! Your job
is to come in and do your job. If you do it as taught and to your best
ability and you aren't breaking rules it doesn't matter how much
mouthy the micro managing supervisors run their mouths. If they give
you a stupid move just do it and keep your trap shut. Just do it and if
shit goes to hell write out that statement on what the idiot told you
too do. Just come in,get your paperwork when you can, get your power or
box and do your job. You stupid ignorant morons know what your jobs are.
They don't have power or your trains 2 hours out sit on your ass and
wait. It's your damn job. If the TM wants to know why your sitting
tell him to ask the damn yard master. It's his job to know. When it's
said and done it's the TM and YM who weren't following through on
their duties. Every damn day I hear stupid shit in the crew room...why
did they do this. .....why did they do that.... who gives a rat's
ass!! You think running your pie holes changed a damn thing?  F...k no
it doesnt. So come in when your called, let the TM AND YM do what ever
stupid shit they want. Let them step on their dicks. 12 hours is all
they got you for. They screw the pooch write out every stupid thing
they had you do and hold on to it for 10 days. Make notes for your own
ass the go home and see what happens. The supervisors are drowning and
freaking out on the crews because they got no where else to shit. Stop
your bitching and crying like little girls. You all know they got you
12 hours when you answer that phone agreement or not. When managent see
you are all cool, calm and collected and you just don't give a shit
anymore your going to see some serious sweat coming from their asses! 
lower your blood pressure. Quit worrying why they do stupid shit. You
could get hit by a truck tommorrow and die. This outfit isnt worth any
of our stress. Let them stress out for us.

Name: MayIhaveAnother
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 August 2018

My brudas yall some hard up mofos to be doinz it likes u be doinz it.
The stressers be killin yalz. Fmlaz be treaten me rights..been trimmin
dis new bonzi tree sippin my malt nibblin wings kickin it witha
brunette.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2018

CSX SUCKS donkey dick!  The lowest paid class I railroad on the system. 
If you want to work on the railroad, and make GOOD money I suggest you
seek employment on one of the other class I railroads.  FUCK CSX!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2018

Well CSX you might wanna consider hiring people now, we need conductors
as it is and there are a lot of folks about to retire or quit. Don't
bank on a lot of people transferring where manpower is short.

Name: Dead eye dick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2018

Fuck Frulla. That goat fucker has sucked his way to another promotion.
This company proves everyday what a future bankruptct company looks
like. Hey Foote, why don't you randomly pick people off the street to
fill these management positions. They probably know more than the
people in there now. I guess Double H in looking up from HELL shaking
his head while getting screwed up the ass by satan. Fuckin dumbass.

Name: JAZZY "J"
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2018

Well we know you hate calling an extra job (like it comes out of your
pocket) don't base the results of calling an extra job off of today's
Y195. Don't let it discourage you from calling extra jobs in the
future, most of the time an extra job will be well worth calling to
catch things up a bit. 
Why not add a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift hey you job? There is always
something to fill their day in with. If you run out of ideas for them
you could always make them switch cars out at the north end of N9-N14
Mty tri's to N14 Mty Bi's to N13. Don't worry about having the
Hansel tied up, N15 stays clear so they could always shove in and clear
up.
Just try it for a week and see if it's worth it, see if you can
justify it, if it don't work take it off.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 August 2018

Will our union ever step in and force the company to honor our contract?

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 August 2018

Winter is coming, miserable conditions, cold, sleet, snow, cold rain!
Yay can't wait!

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2018

Where they get you is there's a line of suckers waiting to work there.
Flood glass door with negative posts about working there you got to cut
them off their supply of replacement workers

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2018

I keep telling you guys..get out while the gettin is good. I wouldnt
work for a rail road for 3k a day ! Go to trade school
Get a job where they cant easily replace you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2018

Dekra Survey... Equal treatment
Is Louisville the only terminal that has a single employee that can
tear up engines, cars, switches, get away with anything and not get in
any real trouble? 

Code name Teflon

We have guys terminated for less, but yet he walks free every time

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 August 2018

Driving that train....high on cocaine...casey jones u better watch that
speed...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 August 2018

Jokes on you CSX. My engineer and I just spent 35 minutes on overtime
waiting to tie up our time ticket. You just paid out $50 to save on
what? The cost of electricity for the computers? To try and deter
people from putting in claims? Guess what, I'll just make more
overtime for myself and everyone behind me in line by putting in valid
claims. I could see if the computers quit working and you didn't want
to replace them. But to just remove 2 computers to save on electricity.
Pathetic! All this to save a dime but will end up paying a dollar.
Dumbasses

Name: prounion
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2018

Please

Our unions are in for a big surprise. Its going to get worse than they
have ever seen. The boys in Canada warned everyone. They came on here
and posted everything that HH did to bust the unions and Foote will be
following his foot steps. You are finally going to get a good look at
what our unions are made of.
Indianapolis just did away with the pod terminals as well. They are
allowed to have 2.  You got over 350 engineers and conductors coming in
and out of that terminal. Just how in the hell do they expect people to
be able to come in and print off bulletins, work orders and do time
tickets, along with putting in claims that they have every right to and
are entitled to do by union rights and law, adjust bid cards and check
their status and  train line ups without having to wait in line like
your working at the BMV! If they think for one moment that I will stand
there and wait in line over 20 minutes to tie up a ticket so I can go
home they are sadly mistaken. I will call crew management and tell them
to do it because I cant get access to a pod in a reasonable time to tie
up and go home. If I get any flack from it I will wake up the FRA hours
of service officer and explain the problem to him. Some people think
this is a deliberate attempt to discourage people from tying up a pod
putting in claims because others will get pissed having to wait in line
for someone to take the time that is needed to do their claims. This
isn't cost saving. This isn't using the company resources wisely.
This is once again causing another hassle and unnecessary inconvenience
for employees. What is the motive? What do they plan to accomplish.
Nothing good could come from a move like this.

Name: The game
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 August 2018

They can do that

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 August 2018

Louisville Osborn Yard is hiring 3 Carmen, just posted yesterday on the
CSX website. Pay rate for 1st 366 days is $27.00/hr.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 August 2018

I don't know about other places on the railroad, but on the Albany
division its 2 computers per terminal?  What a joke!   Who are the Yo
Yo's making these decisions?

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2018

Another "benefit" to getting out of csx is i dont need any benefits!
Sleep disorder,Gone! Weight,back to normal with out all the crazy
hours...back pain Gone! I dont miss that sxxx at all. You guys should
start putting in applications
Or better yet start your own company.no more kissin axx to get a day
off..
Weekends?  I got em all off
Nobody even asks if i will work weekends

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2018

The B.S. "Greed"...is starting to heat up again about 1 person train
crew utilizing remote control and "utility"conductors...When will the
maddness end!!

Name: UP MELTDOWN
E-mail: takeovertarget@up.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2018

UP is in another meltdown, and the shippers are screaming louder. And
this is obviously getting the attention of the board of directors.
The board has already sent a clear signal to the executive staff that
their compensation will never be on the same scale as Jim Young
(decease), and the like. Jim Young earned $150 million over a three
year period while buried six-feet deep, while the current CEO is
earning a mere $10 million annually!
Kudos Jim Young, you've demonstrated the true meaning of 
The Great Robber Baron!

Name: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2018

I love hearing a old head talking about how good this job is and how
wealth it made them. You old hogs had great contracts and what the
contracts did make you then you stole the rest. I've got 25 years
under my belt and I've almost seen it all. You old heads are thieves
like the company. In the last 12 years this place has went to HELL.
This young generation railroader is being screwed and punished for what
you did over the years. It's kinda funny just sitting back and trying
to figure out who's stealing the most. The company from its employees
or the union from the employees or the employees trying to get back
what everyone has screwed the out of. Old hogs can rot in HELL along
with the management.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 August 2018

Even with all the aggravation...R.R. still a good job....just have to
remind ourselves that sometimes... Stay safe Bro's and Sis's...

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 August 2018

I read about all you guys complaining I've been gone for 6 months now
and I don't miss the place at all I told them to take their money
their demand days their vacation days their personal days and their
Railroad Retirement shove it up their ass no amount of money could make
me go back there it's an employee's job market now .now is the time to
get out while you can

Name: qwerty
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2018

If my bid on job is to work industry a, b, and c but you idiots have me
work other industries and switch cars out and do whatever else for the
first 4 hours of the day, don't act like a dumb mfer and start rushing
me or questioning why I'm not getting my own work done. You know why
stupid! I am not rushing to make sure I get my own work done if I am
doing other work too. I am a dues paying union member and I bid on jobs
based on the job description!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2018

Had a good one the other day.  Had 120 loaded auto racks with 1 junk
engine.  Boy that Jacksonville engine desk really knows what they're
doing.....ASSHOLES!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 August 2018

Work Shall Set You Free !!! NOW GET OUT THERE AND BUST YOUR ASS LIKE WE
PAY YOU TOO BUT IF YOU GET HURT...ITS YOUR FOUGHT ALWAYS.....GET GET
GETIRRR DONE DAMN IT.

Name: Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2018

Hey csx 

Had a dumb as tm jump our ass for getting off train to find a worker at
a flag location because we couldn't get ahold of flagger.  Said we
don't do that anymore.  Rule 310.2 line 2 says you got to provide
warning to any workers present then sound horn before proceding. Tell
us how the F...k do you provide warning to the workers if you can't
see them directly? I should have told the TM to kiss my ass when he
went off about the delay but the punk wasn't worth it.  You got some
totally ignorant morons out here. It was in writing in the old rules
that you got off and found the boss. For damb good reason. Obviously
this idiot tm doesn't get it. Providing warning to workers may require
making contact with one!  Just get rid of these damn TM so we can do our
damn jobs safely. We are entitled to take the safest course of action!
So sick of these stupid pukes!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2018

Modern Day Slavery !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 August 2018

Here we go...another day of breast feeding these....knuckle drag
ers....Help Lord the freight get over the road today

Name: FLIPPER
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Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2018

YEP IT DO IT DO SUCKS

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2018

August 1, 2018......and CSX SUCKS more than it ever has!

Name: Doo doo man 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2018

What happened to train master Josh caston in Richmond.heard the chump
quit.he was a real ahole.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2018

Well Yep,
just what all is going on?  Are jobs not being filled for one reason or
another?  Yeah, the co. is supposed to keep sufficient manpower to
protect the service and to allow for reasonable layoffs.....
Often can argue the co. doesn't. 
Often, the co. can argue there is sufficient manpower (via the cos.
numbers).  
Again, what's happening?

Name: Yep 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2018

Due to poor decisions by Management there is a bad manpower shortage in
Chicago.  CSX isnít allowing its valued team members to take any D.V.
or P.L. Days thru Sept 9th. CSX can take their team player/teamwork
b.s. and shove it up their ass. Meanwhile these overpaid General
Chairman arenít doing squat.

Name: UP AT Lost Anal
E-mail: info@up.com
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 July 2018

RE; UP Commentor At Lost Anal:

What ever happened to all those register sex offenders and child
molesters in the service unit? Heard that UP scattered them around at
different places through-out the network.

And what about the derailment that happened on the Yuma sub a few
weeks ago? The news headlines mentioned that drugs were discovered on 
unmarked cars (how's that possible?). If UP is back to hauling drugs
again, buy as many shares as you can because hauling drugs is more
profitable than stack trains!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 July 2018

Water cooler talk in Jax is Louisville is gone be downsized . Job cuts
are coming .

Name: ghost
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2018

PINOCA YARD CHARLOTTE NC .......Harassment is illegal......careful

Name: Lesson101
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

ALL SUPERVISORS 

Get out the operating rules book. Turn to page 2-2 in the Safeway
section. Now black out the rule number 2101.1. IT DOESN'T APPLY ANY
MORE! 
Now get the latest reissue of the HQ SYSTEM BULLETINS. Go to page 4 of
66. Read new rule 2101.1. If you look hard enough you will see it is a
combination of rule 2101.2 and 2101.3 from the book.
Now look real close.  Don't strain yourself.  Look at line #3 in the
bulletin. Where do you see the words live track or main tracks. YOU
DONT. It was removed in the new bulletins when HH took over. Thank god!
You had supervisors who were causing trouble with this in line of road
switching and crews were working between double mains.
So stop this bull crap of threatening to write people up for getting on
the cars and motors next to a main! 
Oh...while your at it please for the love of God show the Engineers
where the rule is that states all empty unit trains must be run with
one motor on line before another one gets written up!  We,ve been
looking for it since HH took over and it was removed.  Guess it
doesn't apply anymore!

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer