CSX-Sucks!

Courtesy and Professional CSX Style

You'll do what yer told, you little &%#$@!!!

    CSX likes to picture itself as a company where all of it's employees, customers, and contractors are treated with the highest levels of courtesy, professionalism, and respect. The employees, customers, and contractors know differently....



Webmaster's note:

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 December 2018

Rain = FMLA , canít get wet

Name: Management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 December 2018

All my years on the railroad most people that where promoted, worked in
the craft and new the job inside out. Now they get some college kids
that has a piece of paper give them a crash course on the job and put
them in charge. It causes frustration on newbie and the union members.
They are dangerous not knowing the job inside out, they can push a
pencil and not much more. Companies think they are getting bang for
there buck getting these people right fresh from school. Most donít
stick around because of the shift work. But it is hard to work with
these people that really donít understand the job. The only good thing
is the check is still being deposited even if you have to put up with
idiots.

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 December 2018

Other 

It doesn't matter one bit if CSX is run by clowns or lower education
college boys who don't understand railroading. Everytime they call me
I come in, play silly games with them and get paid for it. It's like
working with children. You can expect every single call to be a
mystery. Sometimes you actually get power that's great and sometimes
you dont. Sometimes you get a hot shot train and sometimes you get the
messed up junk. People just don't get the big picture out here. If you
come to work expecting your train to be a mess and it has to be switched
out then your not surprised. If you expect the paperwork to be a joke or
late your not surprised. If you exoect to have to do some stupid crazy
moves to block a messed up train then your not surprised.
The trick is to wait and see. It like gambling! If you come to work and
everything actually works out ok then you won that hand. So then you
celebrate! Go have a beer! At home or hotel. Who cares! You have the
right to celebrate a good day! When the supervisors are losing their
minds just sit back and smile and pray for their souls. They chose to
play with the ring master. In the meantime when they try to break your
spirit with illegal contract moves and don't pay what is rightfully
yours you can be thankful your soul is intact! I have made over 100,000
this year and we have a few more checks.  That has bought me alot of
beers and paid for a lot of celebrating a good day at the circus! You
can let them drive you crazy or you can sit back and wait for a chance
to party a good day!
Merry Christmas CSX!  Looking for another 8 grand to finish out the
year! That's alot of beer!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 December 2018

Did 40 yrs.  Am grateful for RR Retirement & the retiree ins. the unions
negotiated.  

The culture made it tough to have pride in the job/work.
Wasn't good when 1st started in 1974 - got worse.
The stock market/share value, lame-brain azzhole supervisors,
inconsiderate & selfish co-workers, unsafe conditions\practices,
etc., etc. 

Glad to be outta there.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 December 2018

Warren Buffett never said that. I came to realize in my 40 + years of
service that we run into many TMís etc that can act like idiots. They
never survive. Only the ones that admit to themselves the error of
their ways have a shot at a move up. CSX is your Railroad. If you hate
it so much try another. BNSF would be best shot. The last 10 years have
been marked by insane market price competitiveness and I wouldnít look
for that to change. So what to do? Knowing CSX is changing the culture
either one changes with it or the ice will come. If I was in that
position, I would do what I did in my career. Decided to change and
become part of the solution. That was cuz I wanted to survive it. I did
and get the pension. There is pride in knowing the job and pride in the
fact of being a railroader. Good luck.  Safety is of first importance,
Retiree

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 December 2018

I've heard that there was a signals or communications employee in
Massachusets that was put out out of service for a month without pay,
with no history of being written up or counselled for any problem? I'm
now hearing that the Union never called this guy and the company never
investigated why this happened? From what I heard, this family is going
through a very stressful time as it is. Anyone hear anything?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 December 2018

Ignorant people with terrible degrees from community colleges.... or
none at all, in management positions.  These emotionally immature,
carnal and bestial people are limited to a vocabulary consisting of
four to five letter words, most are four letter words that are used
when their abilities to overcome their intellectual glass ceilings,
can't be realized. They don't understand other department's
responsibilities and presume that, since they have been promoted by
people who love money and self exaltation at the expense of those who
do the work, that they are superior intellectually and ethically.  The
truth is: if you don't treat people better than your self, you are
ethically subordinate and intellectually indigent. This I try to do
everyday... yo are so miserable you can't even be treated well with
appreciation! When someone treats you pleasantly you presume that that
person is hiding something? This is UN-healthy! The management's pride
drives them to a self deprecating, self resenting, abusive and
un-professional atmosphere. Ignorance unto the grieving of the
employees is the name of their game. "Ignore it, it'll go
away"....like a child.  Terrible atmosphere. Warren Buffet was right,
"CSX is run by a bunch of clowns."

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

ME

Man I wish I knew if you worked out of my terminal. would love to get
you to flow back and work with me regular. My last trip was a damn
nightmare. Had a whinny arss little mamas boy who was raising hell
because he just knew we wouldnt have enough power to run 60 on our trip
and he just wasn't going to have it.  You should have seen his
sniffling arss go to town raising hell with the TM about it. When we
got on the power I finally had to tell him to shut the F...K up and go
lay down. When he answered the phone he sold his punk soul to the
railroad for 12 hours. End of discussion. Now get over it or go suck
his thumb on the second unit.  What the hell is wrong with these punks
these days! I seem to get at least one a week like this. This kinder
gentler society is turning out a bunch of whinny babies like I have
never seen. Damn train riders and boo hoo I don't want to be our here
all day or night. Railroad school needs to be changed to boot camp. 2
months of the real stuff before they sign them on!

And your right! It aint our job to make sure they give us enough power
to run track speed. Just give me something to get  moving and then give
me my pay check in 2 week!

Name: Signal Maker
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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: rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Knuckles


YOU ARE ABSOLULEY WRONG. DEAD WRONG!  The only rules that were recently
changed were rules 1000.3 and rules 1001.3

For the love of god, learn to read your rules and if you cant figure
out how then ask someone to help you. There are numerous rules
categories with the electronic and electrical device rule that was
published in bulletin 004 on October 12, 2017 that replaced the rules
in the operating rules book. All rules stand as is until they are
replaced. The Camera rule 1001.1 was never changed. Only authorized
personnel can use a camera.

Electronic and electrical device rules 1000
1000
1000.1 thru 1000.5

1001
1001.1 thru 1001.7

1002
1002.1 thru 1002.4

Again, last change on December 1st was only to rules 1000.3 and 1001.3

Crews:  Please read the rules for yourself. Do not take the word of
anyone else!

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
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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: Loco 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Brothers  

Quit standing closer than 30 feet from passing trains! Jeeeze!  You
complain you could get hurt getting down to begin with. Why the hell
violate the rule. This includes the Engineers too!  Read the rule. If
your standing next to the steps you are 15 feet to close. If it isn't
safe then don't do it!

Name: Deflecting nothing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 December 2018

When us rr went out on strike to get a fair deal, the farmers screamed
bloody murder. They feel they are the only ones that deserve a pay
check. As far as knuckles go if the company policy says no use of your
personal phones to take a picture go with that policy. If the company
wants pictures they can provide a camera to all crews. Or get the
mileage point and go see for themselves. Go with the company policy,
not some A hole that wants you to break the rules, or change the
policy. As a carman for 35 years there are many many more knuckles yet
to break. And if it is an F knuckle on tank cars you better have hammer
and punch to get the split key out of knuckle pin or set the car off. 
It is not much fun to change knuckles out in the middle of no where.
Been there done that many times!!!

Name: To farmers
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 December 2018

To mr. Farmer tell every one about the cheap labour you hire and then
exploit. While you sit back and fill your pockets. You never have and
never will get any respect from me. You god this and god that. You feel
like god when you order those poor people around to do all the work. 
Give me a break!!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 December 2018

BLAH BALH


Enough of this stupid deflecting. Facts are if the farmers decided to
say the hell with all of you and your stupid crap you would end up
paying every red cent extra you had saved to pay for the inflated
prices of imported foods.  Plain and simple. 

Quit blocking peoples crossings unless it is absolutely unavoidable.
Stay back off of them or cut them if your going to sit there over an
hour. It aint rocket science. I've done it a hundred times. Your just
frickin lazy arsses. If the dispatcher tells you not to cut them and
someone approaches and wants to know when your going to move so they
can get in and out of their homes, give them the dispatchers name and
when they told you not to cut it. Make sure you ask let the dispatcher
know first however what's going on before you give out his/her name.
Give them one more chance to get trains rolling.

As for this camera crap, who in the hell ordered this and when? How
about where?  Boy, I would sure love to see this come out in a
bulletin. NO WAY IN HELL! Surely this didn't come from a chief
dispatcher.  Does the union know about this?  It's really starting to
get deep out here. In fact it sounds like this is turning into a 3 ring
circus. Could people get any more stupid with new rules and control
issues!!!!!

Name: Triple A farmers
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 December 2018

Most farmers I know are triple a farmers. April-August Arizona. Put crop
in take off crop, rest time in Arizona. Your the largest lobby group out
there. Stop your whining and collect those checks. Be thankful your
product gets shipped by rail.

Name: brother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 December 2018

conductor

Be a cold day in hell that I use my personal cell phone to take an
"illegal" picture of a knuckle. If I even see another brother do it
or hear they did I will personally file a complaint with our union
about his behavior of violating the company rules and putting the rest
of the brothers is a place that sets them up for getting them
disciplined for not sucking arss and doing it for the company. Who ever
asked them to do that in the first place should be fired! Got some real
balls to tell someone to go get their turned off and stowed away
personal cell phone out and go take a picture of anything. If they want
to start that crap then there should be no reason that we cant take
pictures of anything that is a safety hazard or an FRA violation and
turn it in to the proper department or authorities.

Name: Free slack
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2018

On new cars you have about 1Ē free slack each end of cars. On worn draft
components you can have 6 ď of free slack each end of car. Now 12Ē of
free slack per car. Now you have 170 cars with excess free slack, you
do the math. You do a hard pull and the momentum  can have you get a
knuckle. You can have broken draft components that give you even more
slack and do not absorb energy.

Name: Ddraft components
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Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2018

You can have the strongest draft components there is, and end up pulling
the centre sill so hard that it breaks off.  Back in the day before mid
train power they had tests where they tried long trains but, draft
components failed. Now  sometimes when you go into dynamic brake it can
also get a knuckle. Iím sure they will figure this problem out..

Name: Janney coupler
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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: Carman knuckles
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Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 December 2018

Yes with these very long trains it has put so much stress on knuckles
that we have changed a record number of them. We have found many cracks
on inspections of them. I would be carefull switching cars that are not
on air, if a knuckle breaks and the car is cut out. The car could get
away on you pretty fast witnessed this a few times and scarey situation
to happen.

Name: Farm land
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 December 2018

To mr. Farmer you say people trespass on your land, that has been in
your family for years. Well thatís a small price for you to pay for all
the farm subsidies your family has enjoyed over the years. If we did not
pay our high taxes you mr. Farmer would not enjoy that free money.

Name: Conductor
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 December 2018

Brothers 

Did Swafford quit or was he "fired" as they call it ?  Any one know
why? Late trains?  No power?  Wrong cars in trains ? Extra cars in
trains? Outlawed crews?

Heads up!  Crew was asked to take a pic of a broken knuckle. Was told
to do it if they couldn't bring it in with them. They want all broken
knuckles brought to final destination for examination.  Trying to pin
improper train handling on engineer. 

Hey carmen...didn't you guys post on here something about an ungodly
amount of bad and dangerous knuckles being sent out?

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

Hillary 2

Be careful. The original Hillary was blocked. Using his handle is not a
good idea. The Webmaster may frown upon you. Don't get stupid!

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: Yo
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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
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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
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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: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 December 2018

spongebobsquare donuts


The crew stopped for 3 MINUTES! It was only an issue because some idiot
who didn't like having to wait got his balls in a tizzy and had to make
a big deal out of it.  CSX had to save their face in the PR department. 
Your an idiot!. Road trains block road crossing every single day!

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
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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: Fukcsx
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 December 2018

(Me) 
 is right you guys to need to lawyer up, because when i got hurt and
got put on the shelf those assholes didnt want to pay for shit. So i
sued there asses. I got 50 grand out of the law suit and i am now a
manager. so fuck em and if you have to hit em where it hurts in the
piggy bank and you will get somewhere.

Name: CSXLIVESMATTER
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 December 2018

Recent incidents/developments involving CSX Transportation that have
occurred in the region 

ē May 19: Company officials announce changes in the process of
assembling trains, forcing closure of the Cumberland hump yard.
Affected employees are reassigned to other positions, officials say.

ē May 22: Officials lay off 45 employees working at the Cumberland rail
yard. Those jobs included sheet metal workers, electricians, machinists
and utility workers.

ē May 24: Two flatbed railcars jump the tracks along Canal Parkway in
Cumberland. There are no injuries.

ē June 27: Two CSX conductors based out of the Cumberland rail yard are
struck and killed by a passing Amtrak train near Union Station in
Washington.

ē July 11: CSX train hits, kills 23-year-old Cumberland man in West
Side of the city.

ē July 20: Seven freight cars derail near Confluence in Somerset
County, Pennsylvania. No reported injuries or environmental impact.

ē Aug. 2: Thirty-two railcars derail in Hyndman, Pennsylvania. At least
two structures are destroyed and most of the townís 1,000 residents
evacuated for several days. No injuries reported.

ē Aug. 3: A CSX train hauling coal strikes a tractor-trailer at a
crossing near Deer Park, Marland. There are no injuries.

Saftey First Boys

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 10-20 years
Posted: 02 December 2018

hey CE&D guy.  If you guys would learn to run trains instead of screwing
around, you may get more work.  So basically, you screwed yourself.

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: Curious
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 December 2018

crews

have any of you had a TM order you to call crew management and tell
them to set your time back if you marked off after 12 hrs.  I heard a
crew talking about it the other day. Said they marked off 10 minutes
after 12 hours and outlawed and the TM told them they had to call and
get their time set back. Guessing he was afraid of getting in trouble
for the crew working over 12 hours.  If you have already marked off how
in the hell could they even do that? You should already have a quick tie
filled out. The engineer should already have his HOS done. Could they
make you do it before you tie everything up and that would change the
tickets before you fill them out?

Name: Fargo
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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: Ha!
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Posters 

Keep up the good info.  BR. NOSE company mole is trying to distract
again.  someone down south ain't happy. Or could be a supervisor
who's afraid names will start showing up!!!!

Name: Laughing
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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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 December 2018

Latest Rumor is that csx is moving out of Seagirt in Baltimore. moving
somewhere in Va
Anyone else hear about this?

Name: B.R, Nose
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 December 2018

hey claire,
     your old man is a brownosing kool aid drinking cocksucker. he
sucks every dick on csx teritory to "get ahead". give us a break.
real company man and suck up. how DARE you correct US, we'll bitch all
we want. suck it up and get over it. bet you got guys or gals keeping
your bed warm when your old man is not at home on a run.

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: New guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Corp.

What's your point. Just what are you or any of us going to do about
it? Nothing!  So go to work, save your money and don't be stupid and
buy junk you can't afford. If it ever happens in our career time we
can deal with the changes when it does. Just save enough money to
relocate if you have to or want to. You'll do as your told and adapt
or move on.  Everybody gets so caught up in this stupid gossip and crap
they run around work freaking out over crap they got no control over.
Just more stupid junk to blah blah about. Deal with it when it happens
if ever.  Deal with the here and NOW!

Name: Old Head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 December 2018

No mergers government will not allow it anytime soon.

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

Read the end of the transcripts from the credit Susisie industrials
conference,    Itís at the end of the transcript when he was questioned
about it.

Name: RE: APE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 November 2018

Post the article where foote is talking about a possible merger

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: Railroad life
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 November 2018

How do you get trapped in this industry! You hire on you get the biggest
checks you ever had. You go buy that new truck or car, and maybe a
mortgage. Your now styling you go to the bars on your time off,
bragging about how much money you make to all the females. The women
you are trying to impress make minimum wage in a dead end job. Now your
the King and start taking these ladies home, she tells you she is on the
pill some believe them some donít. These women put there heels in there
ears every time you are behind closed doors. Your the stud man, the
king. You get the call she is pregnant with your kid you take her word
for it and now you live together or get married. She has the kid your
trapped no more going out with the boys. Oooops she is pregnant again.
Now if she gains 100 pounds and is a real bitch that will not move off
the couch, and tells you all the time how much child support and
vaginamony you will pay if you dump her, and maybe see your kids two
days a month if she lets you. So now it is cheaper to keep her. New
hires donít chase the ladies buy a Nintendo hide in you man cave on
your days off. If you need an oil change there are lots of classey 
whore houses, donít get trapped by these needy bitches. Only get
involved with them if they make more money than you. Go to you tube
check out MGTOW. You will have a better life being your own man. Just
what I seen over and over on the rr. I got tagged myself by deceitfull
bitch.

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: xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

Engineers

Remember when the BLET and the carrier agreed to the engineers bonus
and part of that agreement included that the union would not ask for or
demand an audit or a review of the books when they were determining the
amount of bonus upper management would be getting if it was less than
100%?  Rumor has it they will be getting up to 150%. Engineers should
be getting 100%. 



LLoyd, 
Padding those numbers will make a good Christmas bonus. It damn well
better!

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: To claire
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 November 2018

Claire he forgot to say, we are slow learners. Some of us suckers are on
our third marriage child support vaginamony. Some of us after after
being divorced raped in family court, still sign up for more abuse!!!!!

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: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

CSX/opertions


HQ SYSTEM BULLETIN 014 was cancelled and replaced with. HQ bulletin
016.  Some of us read both of them and we can't find one single word
different between the two. I read them 3 times. What the hell is up
with this. You guys do this stuff all the time! You cancel bulletins
that you haven't even issued. You can't be that retarded. It's job
security isn't it.  You have to look like your acctually doing
something. If not then explain to us why you do this. Now we all don't
know if there is something we are missing we just can't see. Come on!
What gives with this!!!

Hey posters. ....I heard the change to be able to use your phone to
call the mechanical,GE and PTC was changed in part because of everyone
raising hell on this site and blasting guys who were doing it
illegally.  A TM was telling us about reading it on here and
supervisors talking about it. Keep the good info coming!!

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 28 November 2018

ignore the truth company sucks are every where, and there are more than
enough out there and no I have not been fired and I have seen plenty
over the years its not bad enough of all those cock sucking managers
out there and all the want a bee but just all the suck ass that sell
each other out every day ever department has them and with all the bull
shit that has gone down in the last year and half the same sucks are
still out there and are normally the biggest cry babies soo $$$$ who
ever you are go screw your self you sound like a sell out to me.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 November 2018

Engineer 


Ignore ape.  He was probably fired if he isn't just a loser poser.
Might me one of the personalities that got blocked posting. He's using
a different server for sure.  Ignore the thing. 

Road conductors watch your arss. Getting dead head flip tickets from a
location you never arrived at so you get full trip rate is getting
ready to bury you!  They got eyes on you. When they want that money
back it's going to cost you big. Stop being stupid!  Your time ticket
shows your trains true destination. Are you that ignorant. LC can't
help you when your charges for stealing.

Name: One man safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 November 2018

When you go down to one man crew, carry one a day aspirin and if you
think you are having a heart attack chew about 4 pills could save your
life. I carry them in my pocket at all times. Saved a guys life giving
him aspirin till medical arrived.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 28 November 2018

engineer keep sucking company dick that what your good at sing the
company praise most of you have dealt with are some of the biggest cry
babies out there when you get your screwing don't cry about it when
your down to one man crews don't cry about it when your lazy ass is
out there carrying a knuckle a half mile don't cry about it because
your getting your little crumbs you peace of shit cock sucker

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: sawit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 November 2018

Lesson 101


Saw an engineer tell his conductor after dragging in 2 trains he
wasn't going out for that 3rd one unless there was another ticket in
the system because it was in his union agreement. They called down to
him on the squack box and told him to get in the wagon and go get the
train and they would put the ticket in later. The engineer stood there
and told his conductor they could kiss his arss and he wasn't going
out until it was in there. The TM came down to the crew room and told
him to get to the train. When they walked out the door the engineer
went straight to his truck and left. The conductor was flipping out. It
took the engineer over a year to get his job back. The so called
worthless union got it back for him How in the hell they did it is
beyond me. Outright insubordination, conduct unbecoming, leaving duty
without being released and being boisterous.  When he got back we all
asked him how he liked being off for over a year and if it was worth
it. He admitted he missed the money but not the bullshit. So we asked
him why he came back. Same thing MONEY! Would he do the same thing
again.  He said hell no. The money was too good. That's why he came
back, plus the fact a second time he wouldn't make it back. So he does
what all the rest of us do and go out and do the job we are told to do.
Most of us don't do anything extra for them. we let the money hungry
desperate greedy brothers do it. They keep management happy and the
rest of us go home and avoid any extra crappy grub work.  It is a fair
trade off. 

APE: piece of advice. KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT. Do what your told because
you half to anyway and be thankful that someone else is doing all that
sucking up so that you don't have to lift one little finger extra. Dog
catching sucks butt after a 10 hour trip on the road. I pray every trip
some suck in the yard is willing to work for that extra ticket that
probably wont get paid!!!

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 November 2018

Ape

Sounds like someone is jealous. Engineers got a bonus agreement years
before Foote stepped on the scene. Conductors would have too if the UTU
didn't suck so bad.  Engineers took the bid system and hated it at
first but now that we are in it and realize we can get an extra 10-15
grand a year for it and we can only hold  what our seniority allows us
to anyway we didn't really give up that much. $$$$ was right you wimpy
little mouth piece. Let the TM's lie and make us that money! They get
the bonus for lying. Engineers get the bonus for doing what their told.
They have to you sniffling idiot. Insubordination charges don't pay the
bills.  And for your info I have bought several meals for my conductor
when they were short, down on his luck or just a new guy with that
crappy training pay. Now go back to your recliner and boo hoo with your
thumb in your mouth. Let the rest of us come out and make a killing off
the games management plays. Its easy money!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 27 November 2018

$$$$$ your a total company cock sucker and your know it its sucks like
you that make help these cock sucking managers you will break all the
rules and screw over your fellow union members to get the crumbs off
footes table enjoy your crumbs you little cock sucker every one knows
who people like you are they are in every craft and every department I
worked with these ass holes and when they get screwed over they cry
like a little bitch and one day $$$$$ you will be crying like the
little bitch you are

Name: BlackYoshi
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 November 2018

Csx employee's
24,006
December 2018

What will the new year bring,, ohhhh gosh golly geez i hope its good.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 November 2018

$$$$$$:
Boy that post is a good one.  Especially the part about an engineer
buying.  Sincerely hope no one holds their breath while waiting for 
that to happen - no matter how well treated.

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: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 November 2018

T&E


The IVR is totally messed up now with whatever crazy things they have
done to limit or remove personal days.  I bid on a day in December and
got it. I went back in to make sure it was scheduled by checking the
personal day schedule for the month of December. The IVR said I had no
days scheduled for the month.  I went back in and bid on it again and
it said I couldn't bid on it because I already had the day scheduled.
Then I tried to remove it so I could bid on daily vacation day instead
and the IVR said I could not remove it. How can you not remove a
personal day you scheduled 21 days in advance.  This whole thing is a
mess. Looks like a long complaint to the Union!

Name: $$$$$$
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 November 2018

Brothers UTU and BLET


In the meantime while management is trying to figure out how to run
things you need to do everything in your power to get those financial
figures up no matter how bogus they are. For the love of god, please
knock down that departure signal even if you aren't ready to leave.
Please conductors do everything in your power to pad those times you
put on the OBWD.  The better the numbers the better the bonus!  I know
you conductors don't get the bonus but if your nice to your engineer
he might just buy you some dinners on the road. Maybe he'll buy you a
Christmas gift. Be nice and help out a union brother with that bonus.
Who care's if it really isn't honest or truthful. Its about the
money. Only crazy crackpots who love playing train are out here for the
job! Make the company look good.  Show us the money!

Merry Christmas!

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: NOT!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 November 2018

Knight


WONT HAPPEN unless there are serious set of strict rules laid out and
the feds have control over every aspect of the business. A merger would
be a serious threat to the other railroads and hurt the competition. Too
much of a monopoly. Apparently you don't remember or never paid
attention to when CSX was price gouging and stealing with inflated fuel
charges. UP investors have trust issues.  NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. 
Besides no one in the field is going to get rich. Maybe they might get
a matching pay raise that the UP crews get now, but that's about it.
Be a real sight to see how the UTU and the BLET handle the agreements.
Guarantee there will be a ton of changes and bargaining going on. In
the meantime nothing will change. Crews will work under a violated
agreement, forced to do work that they wont pay for, have their caps
reduced, accumulate attendance points, and all the other BLAH BLAH they
are crying about on a daily basis. These T&E workers have this big
fantasy that a merger will magically make their working lives better. 
Take 2 railroads who whip and beat and put them together all you have
is one big railroad still doing the same thing!

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: locomoto
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 November 2018

Loco 1-10


Ops apparently has more sense than you. If you are a real engineer and
not a stupid foamer mole then you know darn well two sets of eyes are a
hell of a lot safer than one. No one should have to tell you that. It
may not be fool proof but its 100% better.  Sounds as if you are trying
to dig up a little support for the one man crew crap. Trying to open the
door for the discussion so you can jump in and support it? Not working!
WE ALL KNOW that 2 men are better than one.


As for the smart mouth poster who is trying to stir trouble and just
posted another mouthy post as "trainmaster", be careful.  If you
didn't notice our other annoying trainmaster and his 4 other
personalities have been blocked!

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: Stock
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 November 2018

Stock isn't doing what these idiots want it to by a long stretch. They
will continue to sell and lay off until they finally realize what
they're doing isn't working. When they figure that out they will sell
stock and leave csx for dead. New guy will come in and try to piece it
back together. My guess is this will happen in 2019.

Name: To ops
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 November 2018

I really hope your right, as a railroader in Canada for 34 years and
worked under Hh for 4 of them. I could not believe what this scum did.
He did not care about federal law or the unions. He did what he wanted
and Foote worked beside Hh prick. Foote will do what is best for Foote
and mantle donít kid yourself.

Name: Street to seat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 November 2018

This was Hh golden plan he had in Canada. Foote is very aware of his
options to do it at CSX, the laws do not matter. Foote will give a
crash course to all management and I t staff to run the trains when the
staffing is to short. I will bet money on this!! Seen it done twice in
Canada. And union donít say they canít do it. They have and they will.

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: Staffing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 November 2018

Here is whatís going to happen. When mantle came on board they fired
people for nothing part of there plan. They are starting to get to work
he point where they are so short of staff. That CSX will be a little
cautious about firing people for bullshit reasons. And it is getting
close to stock peaking so they will be getting ready to bale.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 November 2018

Legal

Couldn't have said it better. There is always a loud mouth at every
job you work at. They don't do anything but get other people drug into
their stupid crap and just annoy the hell out of everyone. We passed a
crew last night who had half the freight they normally run with and we
asked them what happened to the rest of their train. The engineer
started spouting off that they told them they weren't taking all of it
because he didn't think he had enough power and it wasn't going to
happen. So full of crap. So when we got in my conductor asked a car man
he saw what happened to the rest of the train and he found out it was
because they had brake trouble with a few of the cars in the cut so
they said high ball it because they were already running behind.  This
is the kind of crap we got to deal with out her every single frickin
day you come to work. Some loud mouth big shot spouting off trying to
act like he is someone important.. It gets old. Frickin grown men
acting like high school kids.

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 November 2018

Legal, NA!

Please do not use the title "Legal" if your going to post something
that is not only ignorant advice but is no way, shape or form good
legal advice. I honestly hope you do not believe what you posted. If so
then I feel sorry for anyone you work with. With the carrier tagging
both employees after an incident until the fact can be determined there
is a good chance you will cause another innocent bystander to have to
deal with unnecessary stress when they didn't need to. It's only
illegal until you get caught? I'm sure that exactly what every
convicted felon said!

Name: To contractor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 November 2018

What do I mean contractor, you should know what I mean. Itís all legal
till you get caught. You mr. Contractor should know this well for all
the work you bill CSX that you donít ever do!

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: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 November 2018

Everything is legal till you get caught. Over the years Iíve taken what
I want with me. Even if something happened and they found things in my
grip, it would still be irrelevant. Iíve taken play station and
Nintendo in my grip and hooked up with  hotel room when layed over.
They only have control over you that you let your hem have. My older
brother use to shoot rodents from caboose cubical when they where stuck
in sidings for hours. Be creative!

Name:  Garmin gps
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 November 2018

Funny thing cop pulled me over said I was speeding. He never had me on
radar, but I think just want to pull me over. Then I remembered I had
my gps in my car. I lucked out I showed the cop my speed and it showed.
A track of my route speed and time. He was pretty amazed. The reason I
really had it on me my x to be tried to acuse me of being new her house
and harrasment this little garmin proved she was lying and they also
check my travel threw phone.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 November 2018

Garmin,
Think you have to give 'em access to your bag/grip if requested
when on duty, on company property - no type of warrant required.

Name: Garmin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 November 2018

I can put garmin in my grip, go back to it use as a reference, they
canít check my bag. And if i record way points and times,itís my
business !

Name: Garmin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 November 2018

I have a small garmin gps, I use for fishing. They record speed stops
even a map of your travel. Right down to the second. You could turn it
on put it in your grip and forget about it till you get off duty. And
it will hold all kinds of files to save your information. Itís a good
little tool for a hundred bucks. I also used mine to see if 
speedometer was accurate.

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 November 2018

Amen 

If the carrier can record conversations on the dispatchers channel then
they should have no problem setting up the system to record road channel
conversations. I hope you and your fellow workers documented the date,
time and location where the supervisor made the comment that it would
be your word against his/hers because there would be no recorded radio
communications.  That kind of comment shows a malicious intent to use
an FCC regulated radio frequency to intimidate and most likey put
employees in a situation that they are unable to protect themselves
from any negative outcome if something goes wrong after receiving bad
instructions from a supervisor along with other things that may go
wrong and were discussed on the radio. Talking with the FCC would be a
good route to take.

Name: Document 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 November 2018

When you go in front of a judge, say small claims court. A handshake or
verbal agreement between two parties, the judge with throw it out. If
you make a purchase the judge will only honour what is in writing on
the invoice. If you record all details of your work day,:ie work
instructions rules etc. Date and times and management denies the
conversation, the judge is going to know you never made it up. They are
able to connect the dots and come to a reasonable outcome.  So document
everything you can as if you where presenting it to a judge in court. 
When you go home put these notes away  for future access.  No one is
going to protect  you like yourself, the more documents you have the
more a lawyer or union rep. Can help you in an investigation. Hear say
means nothing now days.

Name: AMEN
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 November 2018

Ops 

I'm impressed. You obviously know how business with the built in fear
factor plan works. You spoke 100% the truth. Document, document
document. However several supervisors have already told us it does No
Good to have conversation with any manager on the road channels because
they do not record them. They claim the only conversations that are
recorded are those you have on the dispatchers channel. One supervisor
stood there and smiled and said it will be your word against mine. I
intend to find out if this is true. I can't imagine the FCC would not
be able to monitor the use of the air way and regulate its use. We are
a federally regulated company. If it turns out to be the case no one
should speak to any supervisor without going to the dispatchers
channel. Supervisors are just as bad as others at starting rumors,
making up non existent rules and doing what they can to push production
to get Jacksonville off their back.. Any radio conversation should
always be recorded!

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: Made up rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 November 2018

I retired four months before Hh left CP rail. The management was so
scared for there jobs they would tell you anything to keep the trains
moving. And if they could get you not following any little rule you
where pulled out of service. But they made shit up to keep the wheels
turning. And when challenged they waited to get you on something else.
Remember when they bend the rules and something goes wrong, they will
alway deny they said any such thing. They will put all the blame on the
union employee, trust no management. Go by your rules and if they
discipline you, you will be in the right at an investigation. To
management the union employee is the cause of all problems!!

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: South america
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 November 2018

The democrats would love to let all those people in from South America,
and take your jobs for 5 bucks an hour. And they would be happy, and if
you protested your a racist.

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: APE, for N/A
Posted: 21 November 2018

hope all you cock sucking managers choke on your turkey but I'm sure
you wont because your all used to swallowing large things with your
management experience and your creative ways of screwing over every one
since hunter and his replacement puppet showed up. and this goes for
every manager none can be trusted none have any morals left they have
all sold out and will sell out everyone including there own.

Name: Shares
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2018

Having thousands of shares means nothing,until you sell them and the
money is in the bank. Things can change so fast, and when no one wants
them your stuck with them. Donít count your chickens till they hatch.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 21 November 2018

and to all you tm hope you enjoy running trains your dump ass decisions
will having a lot more out lawed crews and you get to pull the trains
in and enjoy your long hours with no friends and the most hated pricks
on the rail road you little weed rats, go to your local bar if you can
show your face in there and drink your troubles away

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 21 November 2018

to the cock sucker with 8000 shares enjoy them like you said your an old
fart and your money will keep you warm in hell so go screw your self
prick

Name: 2019
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 November 2018

2019 will be very interesting for csx. Watch how much more shit they
sell and staff they cut plus raise their cost for customers. Eventually
they will run out of bullshit to pull and stock will top out. Then the
hedge fund leaves and some poor son of a bitch takes over to try and
rebuild this company. If your can hang on til then great, if not there
are good jobs out there. Just have to look and put a good resume
together

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 November 2018

Spouse & I currently have over 8,000 shares of CSX stock.
We are both in our mid 60s.
Considering investing more/buying additional shares.
Suck it up boys & girls.

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: Cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 November 2018

CSX will cut so deep that they will be short staffed. Just to make the
numbers of operating ratio look low. Then when this hedge fund group
goes they hire back just like cn cp.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 21 November 2018

csx is on track to have screwed over the most employees in its history
go cxs (and tm screw you your just another hunter camp cool-laid
drinking cock sucker that will get his, and when the little woman or
man what ever you are gets tired of your long days and leaves your dumb
ass it will only be justice that she or he takes you to the cleaners)

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: Your safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 November 2018

If the rule says to be 30 feet away to watch train by, and you only have
15 feet. Donít watch train by. Do you think if you lose your life or get
hurt there is a refund. Protect your life rule number one. If they fired
you for that, you would win that case hands down. For fuck sakes stand
up for your life. You only have one.

Name: Getreal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 November 2018

Redneck...
Apply for his job if you think you can do better. Go tell him what you
posted on here if you got the balls. Maybe just do what $$$$ said and
put up or shut up.

Warning.  If you mark off sick during the holiday don't forget you
Must call before your 24 Hours are up if you intend to take another day
or you will automatically be marked off WOP! Remember, they can't grill
you or give you any shit about why you are extending your sick mark off
no more than they can grill you for using red block. DO NOT TRUST THEM.
Make sure you call soon enough that you can make sure they did the
extension and not put you in as OWP.
 
Another note. Just found out there are no more gift cards or thanks
awards. No more free gifts from the CSX catalogue.  If you feel a
fellow brother deserves something extra because he went above his call
of duty or saved company property from damage, etc...then you have to
take it to a supervisor and they can get something with money out of
their own pocket.
I can't say what I'm thinking at this moment. It's thanksgiving.
There is a place in hell for some people.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 November 2018

NOFOOL,

Sure is great ammo for your attitude when jumped on for things that are
not your fault, things you have no control over isn't it?
It's sad that we have to deal with so many ignorant idiots.

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: 20 November 2018

To : $$$$$$

Dude i knew some bitch like you would come on here and suck corporate
cock all the way with your replies. Shut up and do as yer told manager
shit...btw you and your ass faggot manager can go feel each other up in
the bathroom when no one is looking, but we all see whats going on.
Sometimes in the military there are homo's like you and your buddy
waiting to come out of the closet and thats all im gonna say.

Wait, btw if you keep talking shit i probably will run into you off
company grounds and we can go for a walk. 


Ohh not to bad a post, was that your boyfriend ass mgr. I know both you
bitches are pussies and probably wont man up for shit, but thats okay
csx will sell your asses off anyway its just a matter of time.

Name: NOFOOL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 November 2018

carman

If you guys are getting your balls busted your not alone. I was pulled
aside 2 weeks ago at my away from home terminal and was having my balls
busted for our train being 4 hours later than they expected it to be.  I
couldn't believe the jackass TM was even speaking to me about it. seems
the freight on the train was hot and was need hours before we got there.
 When the idiot started in on me I turned and looked at my engineer and
ask him if I could have his notes. My engineer logs everything minute
by minute from the time he comes to work to the time we mark off.
EVERYTHING. That way if they try some bullcrap with some camera set up
or radio traffic he has everything covered. I made a copy and handed
them to the TM. The look on his face was priceless! Then the engineer
looked at him and suggested to him that he read them very closely
before he said anything else and if he wanted to push the issue he
would be taking more than 2 white collars down and maybe a few others
in other departments. We never heard another word. We did nothing
wrong. Came in, got our paperwork that was an hour late along with the
train itself being late and one stupid move after another added we
ended up leaving at a ridiculous time. We both agreed not our problem
and we aint sweating it! Write me the check at the end of the day. Put
that money in my bank account.  Try throwing your management screw up
in my lap, now we got a problem.  I learned my lesson that trip. Do
exactly as my engineer did.  If they want to roll shit down hill it can
roll with some white collars attatched!   SHOW ME THE MONEY! Im going to
need extra pens for all that note writing!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 November 2018

Another decent post - Retired carman

True!  All too many have inferiority complexes, insecurities,
-- talk a lot so that they'll feel better about themselves.

Sad that some managers are that way also.
 
Those type(s) never impressed me one iota and I myself did my best 
to ignore 'em best I could.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 November 2018

Not too bad a post $$$$$$:

True fact:  the more you do, the more they'll lay on you, 
demand\expect out of you.  Some understand this, some don't.

Name: Retired carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 November 2018

Ya give it up on trying to tell people to shut there mouths itís a waste
of time. I use to shut my radio off when these needy attention seekers
got talking. It does not matter where you work or what department.
There are people that for every little thing they say or do, they need
gradification from someone. If they can get gradification from
management they are orgasmic. I think with these type of people if they
had to lay on the table and explain there issues to a head doctor. It
would come out they where ignored as a child or something like that. At
safety meetings etc they would not shut the fuck up. Talk and talk and
say nothing, when these type of people where walking towards you or
even management. People would try and hide to get away from them, they
are going to solve all the worlds problems. Ear plugs are free use
them!!!!

Name: $$$$$$
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 November 2018

REDNECK

Let me guess. From what you posted it sounds like you are just like the
loud mouth brothers who I have to listen to every single time I come to
work.  Same crap every single day. Everyone is a better TM than anyone
else. Everyone knows how to do things better.  Im so sick of hearing
the....why did they do that? Why did they put those cars on that train?
why did they put the cars on this train? Why did they use those
motors....why did they make that move..... 
OH MY GOD! Just shut the hell up!!!  Come in and get your paperwork. Go
get on your damn train and just do as your told. If it takes a few extra
hours because there are total retards running it SO WHAT. I don't know
how your craft works but they only got us 12 hours. But guess what they
also got to do. PAY YOU! I got 12 hours to sit on my arss and do
nothing. I got 12 hours to play the horse and pony show. I keep my
mouth out of all of it because the more you suggest something the
faster they do it different. Its none of anyone business how these
idiots make their decisions. Its their jobs. You answer the phone and
don't expect to work for 12 hours then you ignorant.  In the meantime
just SHUT UP, do as the circus master instructs and cash your paycheck
every 2 weeks. Yeah, they do stuff that takes us twice as long or is
just a waste of time but that life. When you work in the circus you got
to play the games.

Name: Hh humps
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 November 2018

When Hh was in Canada he shut the humps down said it was to costly to
run. Then some of the hump that where shut down. The land was sold
prime real estate in big cities. Hh tore track up on sidings etc just
to sell the steel for scrap. The land he sold the company did not have
to pay property taxes on anymore. Nothing was safe if it could be sold
that is what Hh did. Foote learned from Hh they are two of the same.

Name: Humps
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 November 2018

Willard and the rest of these humps will open again someday as long as
these fucks dont flatten them. Might not happen while Foote and his
circle jerk clan is in power but it will happen. Be patient and give it
time. Until they actually bring dozers in dont pay attention to the
lies.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2018

Willard not screwed no more or less than the rest of the yards with this
current management in charge all those hunter camp sucking brain washed
ass kissing back stabbing anti union contract violating pricks in
charge no one or nothing is safe and for all those that are doing there
dirty work your day will come and no one will give a shit about you the
way you have screwed over so many and that day will not get here fast
enough

Name: When in doubt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2018

When in doubt go with the latest bullit. Donít let some manager make the
rule of the day for his convenience. Thatís why it is important to read
all bullies issued and be up to date on everything. They canít fire you
for following company policy. A manager can deny he said anything to any
one. I said before on here education is power, and there job is to
intimidate and I still fear. Donít fall for it!!

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 November 2018

Brothers


Have anyone of you heard anything about this so called rule that is
coming out that we all have to be out of the crew room and on our
trains within 5 minutes of going on duty.  I was told a TM stood right
in front of a bunch of crews and told them that going over our
dispatcher bulletins did not have to be done in the crew rooms and was
not part of our job duties.  NOT PART OF OUR JOB DUTIES?  I wish I had
been there to hear him say that. I would have showed him where the
rules state you will not perform and duties until you have had a proper
job briefing and show him where it even says it on the dispatcher
bulletins. What the F..k does he think the check off sheet is for that
comes with the dispatcher bulletins. Yeah, we can go sit on the train
for 10 minutes going over everything before we turn one wheel. What's
the difference?  Oh wait, I know.  If you find anything wrong now you
got to come back to the building or they have to drive you out new
bulletins because you didn't go over everything before you went out
and got on your train.   What the hell is happening here. I remember
when they all said safety was a way of life. Work safely. Do your job
safely. Always have a job briefing. Looks like their idea if safety has
just gone out the damn door. Man, the stinking unions and feds better
get off their arsses and start getting a grip on this company before
someone gets killed.  Its just a matter of time! Thank god I just have
a few more years of this horse shit to deal with.

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: Old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 November 2018

Willard is going to classify more west and east traffic.  The block
drops offs are taking too much time as business is coming back.
Additional trains will be added to be more efficient.

Name: Old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 November 2018

Willard isn't screwed.  You are worse then a teenager spreading rumors
that aren't true. Knock it off.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 November 2018

Yes Willard is screwed.

Name: One man
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 November 2018

http://www.bremseth.com/Articles/Workers-raise-alarm-about-proposed-one-man-train-crews.shtmlh

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: All modern 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 November 2018

Fast freight no switching, one man crew. Drag or utility trains two man
crew until belt pack approved for road switching then one man. Just
around the corner.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 November 2018

Humps used in classifying yards are\can be, pretty darn efficient.
However, they also can be expensive to operate and not at all cheap nor
easy to maintain.

Name: Old Head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 November 2018

Last I heard there were discussions to open one of the humps back up,
not bulldozer it.   CSX tried to close the eastbound hump in the 80s
and had to reopen it, then expand that side of the yard after the
Conrail acquisition.   How the yard is set up makes it more efficient
to hump.

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: Willard employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2018

Hope not I'm not sure where you heard that about Willard but I work
here and we've heard nothing or seen nothing

Name: Hope not
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 November 2018

Have the dozers showed up in Willard yet? Heard east bound hump will be
leveled soon.

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: CaptainD
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 14 November 2018

Jason quickly learns that it takes more than flexibility and an eager
tongue to survive in the railroad business. There's money changing
hands, enough that people will kill for a share, and Sir Foote is
dragging his new boytoy into the middle of it all...

Name: Laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 November 2018

Other

WELL SAID!   Lets not forget that the person who made your day the most
miserable could be starring at you in the mirror!

Let those people draw all the attention. Sit back quietly and let them
dig their own graves. Like they say, if their stalking someone else
they aren't stalking you!

Name: Employee assistance 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 November 2018

For you employees that think it is not fair, when people exercise there
seniority to bid on jobs in the system everyone went threw that at one
time. One day you will also have seniority. If you find it hard to
accept there is a new product you can use called. Ass-Tro-Guide !!! 
GEL

Name: To hillary
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 November 2018

To hillary, like Hillary clintons new book she blames everyone else for
her not winning election. But never takes responsibility for her own
actions. She is just another victim! I think karma caught up to her at
the right time. A lot of young rr think the old guys know nothing, but
we have been there and Back and know how far it is. A word of advice
you learn more buy listening than by talking. Thatís why you have two
ears and one mouth. It is better to let people think you are a fool
than open your mouth and confirm your a fool!!!!

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: Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 November 2018

The unions are sweating big time, for every layoff and permanent job cut
that is one less paying member. When it get to the point when dues donít
cover there budget anymore. They end up merging with other unions to
servive, and union positions get cut. I always said if you donít like a
rep. Put your name in the hat and run for his position, and stop crying.
At the end of the day if CSX causes you so much grieve and is affecting
your health home life etc. Maybe it is time to find a different job.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 11 November 2018

seniority is great maybe in other industries buy not at csx it means
nothing, entire crafts get laid off and other crafts with not a 5th of
your seniority are doing there work so when seniority works for you
great but don't count on it when they want to violate the contracts
they will and the unions will do nothing about it so why do we pay
thousand of hard earned dollars to those pricks and still get screwed
over by the company pricks.

Name: Seniority
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 November 2018

Seniority is great when you have it. We all started at the bottom. Stop
crying you millennial mother fucking babies!

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: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 November 2018

Rogue

Quit visiting this site if it bothers you so much. No one is making you
do it.

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: safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 November 2018

Hillary

If your going to be a successful company suck up and a die hard
supporter then you will need some more lessons in railroading. You need
to be able to defend your master at every corner. You need to come up
with quick excuses otherwise you will never become a top master.

Lesson 1: One of the reasons that CSX was given the title "chicken
shit express".

Several class 1 railroads allow their employees to use stand alone
cameras to take pictures of unsafe working conditions. They are not the
least bit afraid because they have strict deadlines within their company
rules that force them into taking corrective action. If it is not done
in the time allotted heads will roll. They don't just talk safety.

CSX does not allow this. Why? Because a picture is worth a thousand
words. More proof than necessary. If something happens that results in
an employee being injured or damage to equipment or public property
occurs and there are pictures floating around along with their failure
to take immediate corrective action after they were notified, the
company would be buried in a law suit.
Not to mention it never looks good to have a picture of a supervisor
walking across yard tracks with out proper PPE or talking on his cell
phone.

Name: To hillary
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 November 2018

Listen up Hillary, I forgot more  about rr than you know in your short
career as a conductor. When I was a young guy on the rr the old guys
would say this change and that change is coming and they will cut jobs
as technically changes came. Over my thirty five years of witnessing
the changes, I watch it all change over the years. Today the technology
in the transportation industry is to get rid of hands on human factor.
You have ten years on the railroad. Scarey place to be if they cut your
job down the road pal maybe look at other options like going back to
school. Thirty five year career I was layed off many  times. I was
always called back but with technology changes you still did not feel
any security in the job.  Hopefully retirements of older employees will
help younger guys stay working longer. Good luck!

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: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 November 2018

Back in 1981 when I started on the railroad, we inspected every train,
and all mainline trains. And we found defective components on every
train and cars had to be set off. It took average 1.5 hours to inspect
mainline train with 4-6 carman. Then they had to set off bad orders.
Then they removed our inspection and had the train crews watch the
train by. Train crews only could see wheels turn, just what the company
wanted. Then crew change 20 minutes. Big time savings but then
derailments went up. But they still saved money and safety went out the
window. Then they removed the caboose and made trains longer. What I see
they will do is go to one man crew have him sit there and let AI run the
train and human on train will just be a baby sitter. Till trains run
with no issues ran by AI. Then the goverment who is in bed with all the
railroads, will let AI alone run the trains down the track. AI in the
future is going to be mind blowing. Elan musk said he fears AI more
than nukes.

Name: Loco 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 November 2018

CSX. 

Hope your ready for your velocity numbers to drop out the bucket if you
go to one man crews. Fog,heavy rain, snow, blind curves with only one
set of eyes is going to bite you. When your PTC is cut out because it
malfunctions you can bet it will be even worse. Your rules will bite
your arss to.  When I'm out walking as much as my train as i can
inspecting it every time I'm stopped I can only see one side of my
train while running it's going to cost you. When I can't see the car
running the gates on the blind side or anything for that matter
happening in the conductors side it's going to cost you. You really
want to give up all that safety and velocity time just for a one man
crew?  Quit worrying about trains leaving on time. Quit rushing the
crews. It's obvious you really don't care.

Name: Technical advances
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 November 2018

Please be advised when we go to one man crews all cabs will be equipped
with new wagon to assist you changing on coles hoses etc. There could
be one day training course. https://unsplash.com/photos/_2xtdefJsUI

Name: People will be people
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 November 2018

It is funny how some of people hear supervisors and managers try to push
the agenda, and beat the average employee up treat people like shit.
Then these cry babies get some push back from there  supervisor s from
head office. These managers and supervisors feel victimize then go
around looking for a shoulder to cry on, from the employees they treat
poorly. Iíve seen these cucks treat people so shitty it is amazing
anyone talks to them, but part of the job is communication. Iíve
witnessed some top managers end up in the hospital on the mental health
unit. After that there careers are mostly finished. Most donít know when
to get out or just go back to the craft. It might take time but karma
does get a lot of these morons.  Family life for lots of them is no
better. I lost any sympathy for these people for the way they treated
employees. You get what you give.

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: 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: One man crews
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 November 2018

When CSX goes to one man crews, and with these long trains. They are
going to have trains blocking all main lines with knuckles breaking all
over the place. As a carman I have never seen so many cracked knuckles
just waiting to break. We found so many on one train. They canceled it
took two days to split cars to change knuckles. Got to the point we
where told not to look to close. Because mechanical department took
delay. Once train out of terminal and miles away supervisor said not
our problem. Nothing like passing the buck. We had in coming train set
cut of tank cars off. When he went to stop he got a knuckle cars only
went two cars before they stopped. Loaded tanks of gasoline thank god
the cars where on air and went into emergency. Because if they would
not of been on air they would of hit out going train on mainline. Do
not trust these knuckles now. They are cracked and fatigued just matter
of time before they break.

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: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 November 2018

Interesting - the posts regarding supervisors.
"Old Head" supervisors understood that they'd get more out of the
employees they were in charge of if they were treated decently.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 November 2018

with these pricks under mantle ridge it don't matter all the managers
are ass holes and pricks and sell outs they will screw over and fuck
over ever one to make a little name for them selves no matter what you
do or how fast or how slow you work none can be trusted again all there
out for is them selves and would rite up there own mother to get a
little that a boy from there superiors these pricks have no friends and
no family life and they deserve all the grief they get so all these
managers can go screw them selves and they shouldn't worry about the
woman at home she will one day move on to because her little dick less
man who is never home gets tired off his shit when he comes home and
cry's about how he has no friends at work and they are all screwing
his eye's out.

Name: Super visor survival
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 November 2018

We had several super visors and managers. When we had an ass hole
supervisor the anchor would come out and he would not get the numbers.
The next supervisor that treated the guys ok, we worked for him he got
his number with no problems on his watch. Over time higher management
would see the pattern. And then demote or get rid of that supervisor
that the men would not work for. And once we targeted an asshole
supervisor he was done and he new it. The supervisors that treated the
guys ok we would make him shine, everyone was happy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 November 2018

slow down do nothing no one cares all you knuckle dragging monkeys are
replaceable and you know it good luck out there and a remember we run
the zoo and we can find new monkeys to replace you

Name: Brother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 November 2018

Brothers 

We should really show that poser piece of crap who the real boss is.
Give them the ass whipping like we used to. Slow down and dump the
numbers. Mr. Poser trainmaster can boo hoo in his basement.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 November 2018

knuckle dragging monkeys get out there do your job that your paid to do
go to your local bar get drunk cry in your beer about how bad it is
because we took your chairs away so you don't have anywhere to sit
your lazy ass in and have to sit on a metal pick nick table we shown
you we run this zoo not you and let that sink into to your thick ape
brains we run the show and that is the simple truth of it

Name: $
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 November 2018

Shareholder

You are  100% correct. People are always going off about how the
supervisors are pulling games and covering up real departure times but
they are too stupid to realize no one is hiding anything! The powers to
be in Jacksonville are not idiots. If a train knocks down a departure
signal and the next CP point is only 10 miles away it shouldn't take a
50 mph train 45 minutes to get there. All they have to do is check it
out and see that something isn't right. They don't and they wont. Oh,
they will call and raise hell and act like its a big deal but management
knows its just for show! They are only interested in the stats looking
good on paper. People worry about too much stupid crap they don't need
to because they are more disgruntled than anything. It isn't right to
write someone up for a stupid little rules violation that doesn't
really amount to a thing and then turn around and lie and manipulate.
They do it right in front of everyone's faces and then expect everyone
else to be honest and perfect. Your reap what you sow and you lead by
example. Frankly I don't care if they lie everyday if its going to
make me more money and raise my stock price. Show me the money. Not my
problem if they got to explain why things just aren't adding up!

Name: Run away train 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 November 2018

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4896921 Run out of yard ?

Name: advice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 November 2018

Afraid


The company can do as they see fit if they deem the action as safe and
necessary if it is not a violation of FRA rules and regulations. 
However if they continue the procedure that is out of the norm of the
written operating rules, they have shown that they are following a new
procedure. The company has 30 days to submit the amended rule to the
FRA (CFR rule 217.7).  I suggest you continue to follow the rules as
written and if you are instructed to do something that you feel is a
blatant violation and is unsafe you can use your good faith challenge
rights if it something that is within that right. Make sure someone
else is aware of what you were told to do if something is to go
seriously wrong. Make notes of the exact time, place and who instructed
you to do so as well as any witnesses that can back your situation. Do
not forget that the carrier has developed many operating rules that are
more restrictive than those set forth by the FRA. Violating their own
rules without violating any FRA laws is not uncommon. If you have
concerns about any procedures do not hesitate to speak with your FRA
agent assigned to your area. They can tell you if the action is or
isn't a direct violation of CFR laws.

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: Knuckle caution
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 November 2018

With these long trains now we where inspecting knuckles closely. We
would look down the top hole inside the knuckle with our flash lights
and found several starting to crack from inside out and we had bad
ordered all we could find. So be carefull now because there are so many
cars out there with hairline cracks that sooner or later will break. It
is just a matter of time for all these knuckles to fail. It is because
of stress of longer trains. But the company will blame the hogger for
being to rammy, which is not the case. When they break I hope the cars
are on air and will go into emergency.

Name: Movement
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 November 2018

One thing I have witnessed over the years, are cuts of cars that are on
air and cuts that are not on air. Doing a pull and the knuckle breaks,
cars on flat ground with no air on them can travel a long way. Now if
the same thing happens on a grade thatís a different story. Doing this
with out air on cars sooner or later the worse is going to happen. With
these longer trains now the knuckles are weakened and a lot cracked,
just waiting for the right time to break. This switching on grades with
no air is dangerous. Donít just keep doing it , and expect nothing bring
it to the attention to someone that can address this bad practice.

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: AFRAID
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 November 2018

FRA!

Unattended equipment-equipment left standing in such a manner that no
qualified employee is close enough to the equipment to take safe and
effective action to control its movement.

Unmanned-Locomotives or on-track equipment left standing with no
assigned employee close enough to take safe and effective action to
control its movement.

Please for the love of god tell me and everyone else how a hump yard
can pull out a cut of cars of at least 70 cars out of the track, down
and inbound lead, past a CP point and leave it standing with just the
lead locomotive tied down while the conductor gets in a wagon and goes
all the way to the other end of the yard to get in position to take
control of it with his little remote control box???? NO AIR ON THE
CARS! ONE FRICKIN BRAKE! NO BRAKE TEST! Total violation of securement
of train rule 411.  What the hell is the loop hole they are using. The
next time I leave a train tied down outside of the yard Im going to put
one handbrake on the leader and not set any air on the cars and forget
the brake test. If they say one thing they can explain why in the hell
I cant do it but they can because that is exactly what they did!

Name: Shareholder
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 November 2018

Laughing 

What do you get when you send out a train with too many cars? You get
cars departed from your terminal. You get numbers. Your terminals
production will determine whether you have a job in the future.
Production rates determine our investment value. Your instructed to
knock down your departing signal for a reason. It doesn't matter one
bit if you stall or not. Line of road velocity has nothing to do with
the production numbers in your terminal. The shareholders and board of
directors look at the numbers. I suggest you learn a little more about
the railroad business and how the numbers are used to manipulate the
markets and investments. It's a production business. The more cars you
move out of your terminal the better it is for all of you. If you had
any sense you would be pushing cars past your departing signal. No one
cares about the smoke and mirror tactics just the spread sheet. Foote
doesn't care if you stalled. Shareholders don't care if you stalled.
The cars moved and left your terminal. That is production. Let upper
management worry about line of road and customer issues. You
concentrate on moving cars out of your terminal if you want to keep it
open.

Name: To laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 November 2018

Please just sit back and let management call all the shots. Donít assist
them with anything. No information nothing. Sit back like your a new guy
and just do what stupid shit they tell you to do. Unless if you find job
unsafe then protest. Let these brain storms take the heat when things go
wrong. Play stupid I repeat do not assist do not assist lol lol.
Management is looking for a hero biscuit, instead they will show they
are total fuck ups lol.

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 November 2018

Foote 

How do you send out a local 2 days in a row with so much tonnage it
stalls and needs helper service? Answer...you let a trainmaster build
it!!!!!  Use the same power rating and add even more tonnage the second
day and what do you get?  Another stalled train and another customer
with another day late delivery. Your stupid idea of cutting power to
the bare minimum is starting to bite you in the arss!  

CSX...how tomorrow moves cause it's not moving today!

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: Drag your feet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 November 2018

Donít run be safe, pre-trip equipment etc. They want you to run and skip
procedures that are layed out by the company and goverment. So they can
cut even more jobs, and when something happens injury death equipment
accidents. They will put it on you, and ask why you did not do your due
diligence. Donít fall for the hipe, it will bite you. Donít be the scape
goat, safety first due diligence on the job. They canít fire you by
following there rules. Donít let some young hot shot manager that is
trying to make a name for himself , get you to take short cuts.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 07 November 2018

Big Tank or more like it BIG SUCK ASS is what is wrong out there they
don't give a shit as long as there not the ones that get screwed over
they suck managers ass and do anything that includes cross craft lines
as long as there not the one getting laid off Big Tank or like I said
BIG SUCK go screw your self along with all those cock sucking managers
and TM

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: BigTank
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 November 2018

Listen mother fuckers, just be glad that you are getting paid and you
can provide for yourself and your family. Keep your expensive trucks,
farm equipment, whatever the fuck you got since you started to work for
CSX. If its that bad just leave and good luck trying to make the same
pay at another job. I am not corporate i just work for a living like
the rest of your guys at CSX and i know anytime i could get laid off so
just make your money and shut the fuck up please...there are a lot more
fucked up jobs out there than the ones we have.

Name: SIGNMEUP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 November 2018

HA!

What?  2 hours for the powers to be to make a decision. 2 hours to
deadhead to job. 3 hours to deadhead to AFHT.  That's 7 hours to sit
on the nasty new park bench and in a wagon on your arss and get
paid.... MY GOD! Where do I sign up for this job!  Show me the money!

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 November 2018

Trainmaster


Your little choo choo set break down? Had to find something else to do
in your basement?

Once again the slogan.... CSX how tomorrow moves...because it is not
moving today is alive and well. Called crew to go deadhead 2 hours to
get power to take it another hour to get cars and take them back where
they got the engines then take the engines back and leave them where
they got the cars. Then they expected the crew to deadhead 3 hours to
their outlying terminal to protect trains and do all of this within 12
hours. Couldn't make up their minds on what they wanted to do in the
first place so crew sat in crew room at home terminal for 2 hours
before they did a single thing.  

HA!HA!HA!  Precision railroading at its finest!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 November 2018

Get your cry baby ass to work and do what we tell you or can hit the
street your knuckle dragging monkeys we run this zoo and you will run
when we tell you and jump when we tell you so get off your ass and do
what they pay you for and remember we are in charge and will always be.

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: Ears
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 November 2018

This is what I tell everyone, as soon as you step out of the privacy of
your home. Smile because you are now on someoneís camera. And at work
also they are watching and the walls have ears. The shop I work in a
contractor was doing work in our shop and found several small cameras.
The union brought it to the attention of the company. He was told it
was to catch false injury reporting. And they fired the union rep for
protesting. Union took it to court violation of privacy. The company
got there peeped slapped union rep got his job back. But these
companies are going to break all the rules till they get caught. The
walls have EARS.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 November 2018

LMFAO!!!!  

I never thought I would see the day that I actually was rooting for a
TM to get a major failure on anyone until today.
There was a loud mouth dumb ass siting in the crew room bragging how he
never gets copies of the bulletins. Reads over them but F...k that
making copies to carry. Said he hasn't done that in months. Trying to
act like some big shot. What retard didn't know is TM was in ear shot.
 The TM stepped out and asked him why he thought he was above the rules
and didn't have to carry  the rules like everyone else. Ask if he
thought he was special. The look on the dick heads face was priceless!
Then he asked to see his bulletins. He told him his grip was in the
other room so tm says let's go get them. I don't want to see someone
on the street for 30 days but this dumb ass had it coming. I actually
hoped he didn't have them. Get that idiot out of here. He got lucky.
He was just a loud mouth who was full of shit and had them. Now he's
the little man on campus! Today I had some respect for a tm's job. I
couldn't deal with that stupid crap. That idiots going to get alot of
testing on him now.  Just hope who ever is working with him doesn't
get hit because of his stupid crap!

Name: Management tools
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 November 2018

If head office is being to demanding, your better off as a manager or
supervisors to keep your mouth shut. At most drug store get yourself a
tube of anal ease, Foote and his side kicks would be most greatfull
!Only a few will survive  the fucking yet to come from head office.

Name: Management bonuses
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 November 2018

To managers and supervisors, here how itís going to go down. Cup cake is
lonely at home because your such a loyal employee to CSX. And you might
get a bonus. When cup cake takes your annual income statement to her
lawyer. That you will end up paying for, the judge is going to base her
child support and alimony on your income with your bonuses. So now for
you to make ends meet your going to have to work even more, but then
again as you get a raise or larger bonus. So does cup cake when she
takes you back to court, again legal fees. By the time she is done with
you, your better off getting into a boxcar on an out going train and
never come back.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 05 November 2018

I've heard these cock sucking managers complain about putting in to
many hours that they have no family life, tough shit pricks you are the
ones that have made this company such a shit hole you got into this then
deal with it, your the ones that violate the contract, craft lines then
you deserve all the shit you get you have no friends with the crafts
and the ones that do suck your ass will stab you in the back along with
your fellow managers and not forget your home life that you no longer
have, and one day when you do go home after your 16 hour day of
screwing with people and you find the little lady is no longer there
and you will no one to go cry to but your bottle so screw you and the
horse you rode in on

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: Light weight
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 November 2018

Your lucky at CSX that Hh died and went to hell karma. Foote is a light
weight compared to what Hh was. Hh had supervisors pulling wrenches
switching cars etc. If a higher up seen any slacker supervisors that
did not put out or work there days off they where fired. It was sick
supervisors doing union work. But I think that is still going to happen
at CSX yet. Foote is a light weight compared to what Satan Hh was. You
guys never even got a taste of Hh like the beating we took at cn cp.
just try and ride it out these goons running CSX will be gone once they
canít steal any more profit from the company.

Name: LOVEIT
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 November 2018

other


That's a great idea!  Put them on the trains on the weekends and give
the crews their weekend personal days back. This cutting the work force
and violating the agreement has been going on since CSX took over
conrail. The old heads can tell you had bad it got when they came in
and how the unions have never been able to do a thing about it! I say
start with the supervisors who have their feet up on the desk all the
time and are on their cell phones. Put cameras in their office and take
a good look at the slackers.

Name: Sad reality 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 November 2018

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4882798  Your on your own to dangerous for
emergency!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 November 2018

I think it would be just for these suck ass managers to have to move
trains and a good ideal would be they can do it on there rest days they
don't need them they are rail road property not being fully utilized to
the full start with the tm and all the other managers they can do there
first five days 16 hour work days then they can pull trains the next
two 12 hours each and that would be a good start look at all the money
the company could save.

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: dontkissass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 November 2018

Loco


Its called favoritism. You should know that by now. Guessing the guy
answers the phone for anything and everything or he is tied to an
official or the union some how.  we all know who they are. Always some
how having their hours of service manipulated so they get out when they
should actually be observing rest!

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: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 November 2018

F..again

The reason they have been getting away with it is because no one has
really brought it to anyone's attention.  Guys are doing it because
the TM/ex RF are not letting people get off their pools or extra bds.
to qualify. They claim they are so shorthanded that they cant let
anyone ride along on a train with the crew getting qualified. claiming
it makes the job they were on short.  This is total bullshit. If anyone
gets a pilot then they are doing the same damn thing. The pilot is being
pulled off of his spot to go with the crew creating the same damn
shortage they are complaining about. If your in qualifying status it is
the same as training, Your supposed to take a characteristic test if you
have never worked the territory before. You also have a right to more
than just one run. They are turning their heads because it is easier to
just let you get on the job and give you a few runs with a pilot than
putting you in the system and having to do the training as they agreed
with the FRA and union agreement. What I don't get is how a guy can
jump on a local job that he has never worked in his career and then
call the crew callers and tell them he will need a pilot for at least 2
days for training. Its not like a pool job where they could run around
him and get the next guy to work. He has to show up. If I was the crew
caller I would be up in his ass and tell him he violated the training
agreement and would be pulled off the job. Fill it with the extra bd
guys and put him in qualifying status.  No one gives a rats ass about
the union agreements or their fellow brothers any more. It's all about
themselves and what benefits them.

Name: qualified 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 November 2018

They are qualified to run different track , threw GOOGLE EARTH lol
!?!?!?

Name: F..kedagain
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 November 2018

BLET

what the hell has happened to qualifying status??? How the hell are
engineers jumping on jobs their not qualified for and getting pilots to
train them on the job. This is bullshit. You are not supposed to put any
job on your bid card you aren't qualified for. I know several guys who
were disciplined in the past for doing the same thing. Pulled them off
the job and made them qualify. If the agreement has changed then post
it on here because I'm going to start getting qualified a lot of
places im not and they better get the pilots ready. I'll be using
quite a few!

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: Staffing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 November 2018

I said on here before at cn and cp they trained office staff and
managers to run the trains. They said it was in case of a strike. But
Hh cut staff so deep they where running the trains with these fast
tracked office staff and managers. They had no field experience just
trained in a simulater. And the company covered up the mistakes and
accidents that where caused by these unskilled operators. I was told
that this would never happen at CSX. Iím waiting to see if Foote will
be desperate enough to train non union people to run the trains because
of short staffing and cuts. Foote has repeated everything so far at CSX
that he and Hh did in Canada. It is  a wait and see time!

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 November 2018

Engineer SSA, Conductorís CSRA has exact language:
2. a. Once a Personal Leave Day (hereinafter ďPLDĒ) is scheduled, CSXT
will not cancel a PLD absent a forty-eight (48) hour notice from CMC to
the Engineer. Any cancellations of a PLD by CMC in less than forty-eight
(48) hours must result from a major line blockage on any division or
seniority district caused by derailments, washouts, bridges knocked out
by fire or slides, or Acts of God or a work stoppage against the
railroad by any craft or group of employees, including unanticipated
manpower shortages, which interrupts the normal operation. Should this
occur, the General and Local Chairman having jurisdiction will be
promptly notified by the HDO. Once PLDs are entered into the system,
CSXT will not reduce the agreed to caps without prior discussion with
the General Chairman of jurisdiction and without supplying the
supporting data validating their position that by not reducing the caps
a shortage of manpower would be created.

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 November 2018

GUNS

What happened to the post that stated that managers have said they are
allowed to carry for protection while they are out in the bushes doing
observation testing and running around in the dark????

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: Fired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2018

This regime can fire you for any little thing they want. Started at cp
cn now CSX. If they want to send a message to the masses they can fire
you for the smallest thing. They know you will get your job back, but
to cause you all the agrivation they can and you have to jump threw
many whoops. Itís just CSX flexing there muscles, seen it lots.

Name: xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 November 2018

Glasses

Happens to you or anyone else you remember you are empowered by csx
policies to take the safest course of action



Mr. supervisor.  I am having a problem with my safety glassed fogging
up because of the conditions on the power. I can not do my work safely
because I will have to continually remove my fogged up glasses to wipe
them off or lower them on my face so that I can see to work. The
conditions on the power will have to be corrected or you will have to
give me permission to continually remove my safety glasses or work
without them.  What would you like me to do Mr. Supervisor.

Of course he will want to kick you in the nuts and probably call you a
trouble maker and head hunt you like a dog after that but that's what
you do. Put the ball in their court and let them make the  safest
course of action decision that you obviously as an immature child cant
do according to them!
Better yet, just go to the principals office and ask for a paddling and
call it even!

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: Gun advice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2018

He has it there for when wife tells him she wants a divorce, because of
all the time he is at work. Instead of paying child support and alimony
it is in his car for quick out from problems!

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: Glasses
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 October 2018

We had a machinist trouble shooting some power. His glasses fogged up he
lowered the glasses on his face so he could see they fired him. He was
one of the best trouble shooters they had. All these supervisors think
there is a reward for themselves, getting rid of staff. Well they are
digging there own graves. As they cut staff they cut managers,but they
are so rapped up with kissing ass, they canít see the forest for the
trees.

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: Bitching
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 October 2018

There are always going to be the cry babies on the railroad. Itís the
only place they can really vent. As soon as they get home they turn
into little bitches to scared to say anything in front of wife. Because
she has the balls that rules. A lot of men today act just like little
girls. Bitches.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 October 2018

Trump idiot 

Your right, so knock it off.

GO TO WORK!

Name: Trump Idiot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 October 2018

Ok Trump Idiots the deficit is thru the freakin roof CSX got a huge tax
cut did they give anything to you NO They bought back stock to drive up
the price for the top share holders The unemployment is down 1% under
Trump it dropped 4.5% under Obama  your 401k hasn't done shit this
year and the GOP repeal and replace health insurance hasn't happened
yet their trying to eliminate protections for people with pre existing
conditions. so bark your Trump shit somewhere else this isn't the
place for it.

Name: Old Head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 October 2018

Right on about Willard below.

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: Willard employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 October 2018

So everyone who said Willard would be closed by the end of last week
well it's still here So I guess you all don't know what your talking
about. We've heard nothing about closing down

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 October 2018

Csx selling off 1100 more miles of track.

Name: Union and trump
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 October 2018

The rr I worked for reduced staff 65% over thirty years. More people
retired getting pention checks than people working paying into the
plan. The defined pention plan and unions one day will be a thing of
the past. Iíve seen technical changes over the years take away jobs but
at same time increase production. AI is the new threat to labour in the
world. Get your cut of the pie before it is all gone. I donít have a
clue where people are going to work after a robot takes your job.

Name: Trump
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 October 2018

Trump says what everyone thinks. He has done more in his time in office.
Than the eight years Obama was in office. Obama liked to give your tax
dollars away and drove the jobs over seas.  Nice looking future under
trump.

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: 3rd gen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 October 2018

Lost my gramma crushed in the caboose sitting on main line. Train be
hind him ran red board, was adentified by wedding ring. Nothing else
left the rr is not a boys club, be safe report safety infractions.

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: Mamna cant dance
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 October 2018

I think the aess system has flaws. I've 
Noticed a lot of the newer locos numbered in the 3000 and up have a lot
a non compliance tags with DO NOT SHUT DOWN weak batteries. If the
system worked right you wouldn't have these problems???

Name: Drug testing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 October 2018

Most companies use the piss test to check for drugs. It is the cheapest
way to go for a company. If they do hair test they can go back months.
Everything is out of your system in about four days. Except pot. One
joint can stay in your fat cells for a month. Pot is not water soluble.
You canít  flush pot like you can other drugs. The more fat you have the
longer pot stays in your system. That is why people switched from pot to
harder drugs. Detection times.

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: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 October 2018

HEY CURIOUS

If you have to ask about a drug test or a strength test then there is
probably a good chance you wont pass anyway.

Do yourself a favor. Try and find a job with any industry other than
the railroad. They are all having trouble and they ALL have the same
bullcrap rules along with whip and beat mentality. Spare yourself. You
will spend the first year hearing how you may not have a job in 6
months. Your the new guy. Always someone trying to tell you it wont
last long. DOOM AND GLOOM! Gossip, speculation and a life from hell. 
The people you work with can be your worst enemy. The hen house gossip
and rumors are a daily occurrence. Unless you can tune them out and
ignore them they will drive you nuts. If you get stuck in cab with one
of them for 8-10 hours you'll want to cut their throats.  Don't do it
to yourself unless your have balls of steel!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 October 2018

To the guy that heard back from G&W railroad. Did the physical have a
strength test?
Was the drug test a hair follicle?

Name: SO?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 October 2018

Conductor 1-10

So what's your point. You plan on changing your entire life style or
running to the hills if shell buys the property? You looking at moving
on or maybe putting in for a job with the shortlines that will be
taking the work?  Keep us updated on how that changes your life and the
work at your yard if and when it does happen and you got more concrete
evidence that it is all going down and not just more speculating
rumors.  In the meantime you better just show up at work, do your job
and go home with the paycheck. Save your money.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 October 2018

To the guy below, here's my experience.  Got an email three weeks ago
requesting that I do a telephone interview.  I get recommended for a
face to face.  The interviewer loved me and told me he wanted to hire
me within five minutes.  Says he needs good men, and they are short
staffed and has trains that need to go but no crews to man them.

Im stoked, got it in the bag.  Go through with the physical, drug
screen, background check.  Im literally in the middle of the pre hire
process.

I get a call yesterday day from HR. Here im thinking they've made a
final decision and are gonna make an offer.  She proceeds to tell me
that I'm a strong candidate for the position, but unfortunately theres
been a company wide hiring freeze.  I will be put into the pipeline and
once they lift the freeze i will be offered the position.

Yeah, so theres that

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 October 2018

Does anyone know the hiring process for gennesee & Wyoming railroad? Is
there a school you have to go to? Physical and hair drug test Iím
guessing?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 October 2018

That's not the first time I've heard that Shell wants new castle yard.
It doesn't make it true, but it's been talked about, and when Hunter
first showed up, there were Shell big shots on the property looking at
it to buy it. Hh wanted it closed and sold. They are opening a huge
plant 40 minutes from New Castle and they need a staging yard for 3000
to 5000 carloads a month. they were actually supposed to split the cost
with csx to add new tracks just for their freight, but we hear csx
isn't interested in that plan now. 
As for Warwick, the Corman only interchanges with us there. They set
off and pick up. We still have a local there that services industries
from Akron to nova. Trainmasters have said the company would like to
have short lines do more or most of our industry work. 
I'm not supporting or agreeing with corporate, just what I've heard,
that's all.

Name: PR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 October 2018

OLD HEAD

4th hump yard on the system. Not the first. It wasn't the old heads
that brought the dislike of Willard to the table. It was the arrogant
new hires in the last several years that turned railroading into a
competition because they were so scared of losing their jobs if their
yard was closed. They tried to make themselves look like they were not
replaceable and CSX couldn't exist without them. For some reason they
had some idea that they could use smoke and mirror tactics to make
themselves look like they were the best switchers and best hump crews
out there. Everyone knew and still knows that what they do is not
rocket science. Willard crews were not the only ones trying to make
themselves look the most productive. Several others chimed in since HH
took over.
I hate to say this to the Willard boys but they will not nor will they
ever see their yard or their employees in the Railroad hall of fame.
The employees who are just plain competitive and need some patting on
the back are not going to change. They have this need to make their
jobs look like something no one else can do and give it some self
worth. Take home their bragging rights to their spouse and children. No
self respecting man wants to admit he does a job that he has no control
over or has no say on any matter. Take orders from the man. Do as your
told or hit the street. Be talked down to and treated as if your just
blue collar mud and nothing more than a plow mule. Well, that's
railroading today. Cant blame any of them if they try and create some
kind of honor with the job. Old heads know better. They know you take
your reputation and your experience with you wherever you go. If you
have to relocate you keep your mouth shut and learn the ropes and the
attitudes at your new home especially if your moving in with higher
seniority and taking someone's job. These young pups have a lot to
learn.

Name: old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 October 2018

Dont understand the Willard hate....remember it was the 4th busiest hump
on the system.  Its sticking around no closing.  Its all rumors and fake
news.  From my experience just dont listen to rumors.

Name: WHOF>>KCARES
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 October 2018

BLAH BLAH BLAH WILLIARD 


God knows where these arrogant pukes who think they are the railroaders
of the century came from but they all need to get their heads out of
their asses and learn a little from the retired old heads who watched
yards change and were either closed or reorganized. Men lost jobs for
years then came back. Many traveled across the country to work jobs.
Uprooted their families and did what they could to keep a job. So get
over yourselves. You are nothing. If your yard closes you move on if
you can hold a job. If you cant then take your damn furlough and come
back one day when you can. Running your fat mouths isn't going to
change a thing. The company is changing. Its restructuring and you have
no say. You are no body. You are just the punk in the fields who do as
their told or get your walking papers. You think they even know you
exist? GET OVER YOURSELVES.

Come to work when your called. If you work the yard, do the work you
got for the shift, keep your loud mouth shut then go home. Is that too
hard for you to figure out. The boys in Jacksonville don't even know
your name. They wont even know your fired. You think FOOTE is told
about everyone who is fired. He has HR and his lawyers to handle that.
If you work the road, get your bulletins, workorder and go get your
power if that's what you got to do. if you got a mainline train wait
on it 5 minutes or 5 hours. Sit there with your mouth shut. If you got
to get it together do it. Tie on, knock off your brakes, do your
set/release and go!  Keep your mouth shut. Get a pay check every 2
week. KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT! Your the only one who think your superman.
Your opinion means nothing. Just be careful if they do shut your yard
down and you got to move to another terminal to work. Coming in with
that smart ass attitude that your the holy grail of rairoaders just
might get your ass beat. Sounds like you might need a little come to
Jesus meeting anyway! If you cant handle working for 12 hours then you
got no business being on the railroad anyway!


HEY retired old heads....What did you do back in a day when you got one
of these blow hard "Im the best there is or ever was" jackasses out in
the field with you?

Name: Willardguy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 October 2018

Corporate guy below: Nice job just making Up random corporate garbage.
Corman already runs into clinton for years. Your other items make no
sense.  I can tell you just looked up things and guessed some railroads
and items. Your whole state has as many train running a day as the
Chicago to Willard main.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 October 2018

Don't know where he got them, but those are facts. Its been the buzz of
Jacksonville for a month. Connelsville to NC work to be shared in short
turn service. NC yard sold to Shell Corp. OH jct. Sale pending with Oh
Central. Lordstown under negotiations to lease work to NS. Warwick
leased to RJ Corman by mid to late 2019, Willard, soon to be straight
railed other than a few switches to access 
22 tracks for storage, remainder to be sold, Wheeling is holding up
their paddle to bid. Deshler property to become new crew change point
in conjunction with the new transfer support yard for North Baltimore.
Very minimal capital spending, less jobs, more freight.

Name: Willardguy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 October 2018

Hey dumbass down a few posts.  Know you f in history!  Willard has
always been a major terminal from the B and O to Chessie to CSX.  Its
on the busiest mainline on the system...or it at least was before
Hunter screwed up everything.  After the Conrail portion was
acquired...guess what yard was expanded greatly???  Willard you
jackass!  Expanded yard with a double hump!  I am sure you are on some
single main local yard with 50 cars a day.  Good for you.

Name: Willard car men 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 October 2018

You all really have a hate on for Willard lordy like your perfect. I've
been here over 20 years and I don't see your asses out here doing this
job oh wait you probably couldn't. 

Some one said by the end if this week we'd be bypassed and closed down
well guess what bitch we are still here. If they close us down we can
all bump to other yards so I guess your hoping others lose there jobs.


Your a bunch of cry babies sheesh your getting paid it's not like your
sitting around for free. Unless you have facts about us closing then
shut up your worse then a bunch of women bitch bitch bitch that's all
I hear.

Name: Cell phones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 October 2018

Before the cell phone the company always went out there way to get a
hold of employee in an emergency. When you have to see a guy cut in
half with your own eyes. Because he was on his cell phone and was ran
over, he was not fitted for a rr job where you have to be on the ball
at all times. It costs people there lives every day, and people on and
off the rr are warned all the time about being distracted. Tell a
employees wife and kids that you had to answer an important text,
thatís why her husband is dead. If you are one of these distracted rr
people, I hope they fire you before it is too late.

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 October 2018

Conductor Willard 10

Just how do you know that Willard is going to get 4 yards shut down.
where do you even get this crap? How would you know anyone's mental
state. You a doctor? You read anyone's personal medical records. I
don't think so. Bet your just one of those blow hards they were just
posting about. Running around spouting off rumors a bullshit you hear
in the crew room. Every damn yard on CSX fudges numbers. They all knock
down the sigs to make it look like they got a good depart time. They all
fudge on the car repairs and BO to get the trains out faster and built
faster. Hell, half the time the car man isn't even there when your
ordered to pull out and get a roll by inspection. They all push the
work on the outsiders who come in and aren't part of their yard. They
have been doing it for over 20 years. You got to be new or you would
know that. State facts buddy, not pie hole gossip and rumors. Better
yet just do the job your assigned and quit worrying about every body
else!

Name: BOOHOO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 October 2018

Willard babies.....


BOO HOO... go cry and suck on your mamas bags after you get off work.
They got you  twelve hours whether you sit on a train waiting to get in
our out. Just show up and do your job. In 12 hours get recrewed and go
to hotel or mark off and go home. Get your pay check in 2 weeks like
everyone else. BOO HOO! You think your the only ones in the system who
gets screwed over. You aren't any more special than any one else. Just
do your work and SHUT UP!

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: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 October 2018

The fra has told us many times that Willard car department is the worst
on the system. Even they know you fucks are fudging your work to speed
things up because the yard is behind from everyone else not knowing
what they're doing. 
We all know. Go knock down that signal because we don't want csx to
know we still can't build your train after 4 hours! Hurry up and get
done while we test you and try to blame our stupidity on you. Inbound
is to do all the work as long as it's not a Willard crew. It's ok to
pull hazmats onto the main without paperwork because yardmaster dumbass
says it's ok. We'll just tell the fire department if there's a
derailment, that the yardmaster said it's ok if we don't know what's
in that tanker in those people's yard. Do your job or go work at the
bowling alley. You'll all be hanging out there together anyways when
the jobs are gone. Wasted a good thing. That's noones fault but your
own.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 October 2018

Willard was never run properly. It was always half assed and besed on
lies. It always catered to their own while fucking everyone else. It
has always taken 3 to 5 hours to get a simple train built and departed.
It has always taken 3 to 5 hours to get a train in. The yardmaster that
sucks has always sucked. She shouldn't even be a gas station clerk.
Dumb. Incompetent. Can't multitask. Knows nothing about her job, and
everyone that has any kind of contact agrees with all of that. Whose
bright idea was it to let that dumb bitch work nights when most of the
work is happening?? Willard is on track to get four yards shut down
because of their stupidity and because they still pretend that the
extra work isn't their job, and ignore the phone and radio for hours
every day. A nervous breakdown means she's not mentally fit to handle
her responsibilities and she does it almost every night. It's a cop
out, not a real breakdown. Just a game so the company won't push her
to do her fuckin job. This company knows this and will likely be taking
action so the rest of the railroad can run without that armpit trap of a
yard to stop everything. Stick up for your yard knowing how bad you guys
have fucked it up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 26 October 2018

To the jack ass that said Willard is joke it is not because of workers
the dumb ass running this company into the ground the yard moved great
before Harrison and mantle ridge come along and it might once they are
gone if there is anything left and be a yard master and try to run
three yards at once and see if you don't have a nervous break down
dealing with all the ass holes out there the yard don't move fast
because of the dumb ass higher up made it that way so shut your mouth
your getting payed to sight on your ass out side of the yard.

Name: 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: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 October 2018

AMEN!

One thing we all learned out on the rails is that you have to learn to
adapt to change and go with the flow. The best advice I can give to all
of you is to get trained on everything you possibly can. When they shut
down a job and move things around and cut a bunch of seniority you got
more choices to move around. Don't think for one minute we didn't
have these no it all cubs who tried to analyze everything and gossip
about every little rumor or change the railroads were making. They
always ended up looking like idiots when they would do something
totally different or would make the change for one week then do
something else. You cant do anything out there except live one day at a
time and be over qualified to protect your job. No one in Jacksonville
cares what these guys are saying. They don't care about their
opinions. In fact these guys cause more stress and trouble for everyone
else who hears their crap and think everything is coming to an end or
their going to lose the job their on or their going to have to make
moves to something they hate. Just don't listen to these boys. they
will just stress you out. They might be right for one week or maybe a
month but then another change will come along and it will all be
different. They like drama. They stir crap at work because they are
bored or they just want attention. Maybe makes them feel like they are
important or something. Just come in and go day by day. Take the job by
the flow!

Name: BIG SHIT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 October 2018

CONDUCTOR WILLARD


WHO GIVES A SHIT.  Why do you even care. Have you not been getting a
pay check? What are you so afraid of? Maybe your afraid they will shut
it down and you will lose your job? Wait, maybe you are from somewhere
else and hope you will be guaranteed more work. Whats your frickin
point?????   You got a job? You getting paid? 
Its so funny how many loud mouth no it all conductors stand around the
crew room and run their mouths about how stupid this move was or that
move was or how they should have done this or done that.  Get something
through your stupid head. They got you for 12 hours if they want you.
You will do as your told or be charged with insubordination. They will
violate your agreement and tell you to go cry to your worthless union.
Put in your stupid claim and wait for a year to get paid if you get
anything at all. You cant change a thing. YOU WONT CHANGE A THING. YOU
ARE NO BODY. YOU ARE A WHIPPING BOY WHO WILL DO WHAT HE IS TOLD OR GET
FIRED! So just go to work, do what your told and keep your mouth shut.
Cash your paycheck every 2 weeks and just mind your own business. God
it would be nice to go to work just one day and not have to listen to
the know it all want to be supervisors who think they know how to run
or fix everything. No one cares what you think!

Name: Willard is a joke
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 October 2018

Willard is and has been run by the most incompetent people on the
payroll. It doesn't do anything for the railroad besides maybe block
swapping, but that can be done without anyone if necessary. Everything
they do is a disaster. They still refuse to take responsibility for the
other yards they are supposed to be running. They can't get a train in
to save their life, we sit for 3 or 4 hours every time we have to go in
the yard. All they are doing is switching like 200 cars a day and it's
a nightmare still! Put yardmasters back on new castle and shut that
shit factory down. There's no way it's worth all the overhead and all
the staffing, buildings, utilities, technology, and everything else just
to switch out a couple hundred cars. Give the control back to New
castle, and it'll be like magic. Trains will run better, you won't
have a certain woman yardmaster having nervous breakdowns every time it
gets busy. You won't have Carmen that were trained to pretend to do
their job in a hurry so Jacksonville doesn't see how shitty the yard
is run. We certainly don't need a half dozen trainmasters there. Make
north Baltimore a crew change point, and eliminate Willard altogether.
That's a big ol cut if that's what they want.

Name: AAAHHHHHHH!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 October 2018

FOOTE!!!!


What the hell is wrong with you. Do you ever come out into the fields
and take a good look at what is going on. Have you ever even got the
nasty smelly rotten black stuff on your fancy boots from walking around
in a yard??


Tell me this....HOW IN THE HELL can a frickin supervisor allow a train
to go out with two engines facing the same damn direction that everyone
knows the job has to switch ends coming back and the rear unit is
supposed to be facing opposite of the leader you go out with.


Supervisors say take it as it is because its all we got right now and
we don't have time to tear it apart and turn one engine because you
will be departing later than one hour! JUST GO WITH IT!

Your all nuts. This stupid insane crap happens out here every single
week. Retarded is the norm for this company!

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: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 October 2018

There are so many rules and regulations on the rr. You donít have to try
and screw the company. You just have to do your due diligence , for
example call up the car department to drive the train for air leaks if
you donít have proper air pressure. Your doing your job safely, donít
leave town without the proper paper work. Ie:brake test information
etc. But once you start you have to be consistent and do your due
diligence. They cannot fire you for following the work rules set out by
the company and goverment. Get away from I just want to get home, I will
do and take anything. My 35 years on the rr employees are there own
worst enemies.

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: UP Merger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 October 2018

No way UP gets involved with these clowns.   UP is a railroad that buys
and mergers others, not the other way around.  They are still a
superior railroad as compared to CSX as far as management.

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: Money hook
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 October 2018

Money and pention plan is the hook to staying on the railway. The
coldest I worked in was minus 55 c. And the morons tried to run long
trains, because they thought it was nice outside like it was in there
office. We let a train charge for nine hours before they would let us
reduce the amount of cars so we could build enough air. Thatís how
stubborn these office people are. But we got paid anyways then went
home. We did what we where told, and thatís all you have to do. Do your
time get your check go home!

Name: Willardguy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 October 2018

Amen brother.  Thought it was busier also when I was there.

Name: Carmen Willard 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 October 2018

When you come on here saying Willard isn't important in the big picture
and then say get ready for what happens next I think Your all just
talking and have no clue cause you never say anything else. We've been
busy and picked up work lately so not sure what your all smoking so
unless your in Willard or if you know something say it stop just saying
Willards not important and get ready for what's next. Got something say
it and stop playing

Name: willardguy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 October 2018

I heard they were looking to reopen the hump too at Willard so the
reason I asked. Yard was fluid the other day.  Makes no sense to close
it as it is before Greenwich. Lots of road trains drop blocks off.

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: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 October 2018

the Willard yard is not important to the big picture anymore so get
ready for what happens next

Name: NumberOneBullshitter!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 October 2018

Fuck it let's just put a UFC cage inside compound and make everyone
beat the shit out of each other for ranking,because before long only
the strong will survive. I am in are you?

Name: Curios 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 October 2018

Not sure where yíall are getting your news about Willard but Iím a
Carmen here and we are still working. We havenít been told anything
about closing. Theyíve been talking about reopening the humps.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 October 2018

We heard Willard is going to be bypassed by the end of the week and
closed

Name: Willardguy 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 October 2018

What's going on in Willard?  Worked Q368.  Q091 and Q384 were moved to
Collinwood?   Jackasses playing games again with the yard?

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 October 2018

no use in talking about strike or sick out no one will do it and no one
will ever stick together people cross craft lines ever day you don't
think there are more than enough that would cross a picket line and the
company knows this there will never be a strike because most of the
sheep are to scared for there job I have seen plenty of big talking old
heads give a good talk and are terrified of a 25 year old manager that
never worked a day in any craft so get organized and push back or just
roll over like a good dog its your choice

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: SEENIT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 October 2018

FACTS!!!!

The cold hard facts are that not a single one of you will stand
together. It hasn't been done in years. the last time anyone took a
stand was when the unions got involved with a disagreement on the
members organizing rights. They saw an opportunity to step in and act
like they were saving the day when it fact is was a few handful of men
who got the whole ball rolling and the situation out in the press. When
the union actually starting doing their job the members started to grow
a pair and step up to the plate. The union hasn't and will never do
anything the members want unless they all scream bloody murder and
threaten to take it to the media. Those days of having a pair is over!

Second, you cant strike so stop the stupid ignorant post about it. You
all know that no will stick together on that either. Its a lost cause.
It has now become a one for one workplace and no one cares what happens
to anyone else as long as they get what they want. The best example are
the cry baby hypocrites who scream and cry "My rights were violated!
They cant do that! Its against the agreement!"
Then the very next day they violate the agreement themselves to get
what they want. Work when they aren't supposed to. Run around other
men to get better trains. Call crew management and get their times
manipulated to get back out right on their rest when they aren't
supposed to be working. The list goes on. These pukes are the downfall
of the union agreement. The supervisors all know there is always
someone who will bend over for them for the almighty dollar and break
their own agreement for it. They don't care because they know if they
cant find a suck to do the work for them they can just force someone
else to do the dirty work and tell them if they got a problem with it
take it to their LC and file a claim. In the meantime, do what your
told or face insubordination.
You know that's the truth. You know what Im saying is the truth, whole
truth and nothing but the truth. The only thing you can do is follow the
rules to a tee and force management to do the same. Report violations to
the  FRA, OSHA, state and local offices, health department, EPA or any
other office that laws are being broken. Make them follow the rules and
laws. Don't use your cell phone for company business. You know you are
not supposed to. You know who you are! You know when your on that phone
and violating the laws. You do it for what reason? To suck up and look
good to management or because it is making something more convenient
for you. 
Face it people. Railroading is not about the family anymore. It isn't
about sticking together and standing up for everyone's rights. Its
about ME ME ME! So just what do any of you plan on doing about it

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 October 2018

Cock suckers are out every where they are called managers and will screw
any one to make a little name for them selves and get a pat on the head
by there masters none can be trusted or ever should have been and the
worst are the ones that come from the crafts and one of the worst is
that little one arm man in Willard he is one of the biggest pricks of
them all but there are plenty of runners up

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: Curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 October 2018

Yardmasters 

Please explain to everyone what an exception car is. When the tm tells
you to send it out on a train as an excepted car what does that mean?

Name: Poe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 October 2018

CockSuckers out in Eville tonite.

Name: Canada here
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 October 2018

Yes ape is right, this regime will use and abuse you managers. Then shit
you out, I witnessed this at cpr on a weekly bases. You managers think
your the backbone of CSX , a word of caution when they tell you to
clean your desk out and you get escorted off the property you will see
realityís of this regime. They eat there own!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 20 October 2018

Jack ass trainmaster you want the company to be sound it was before this
hedge fund come in and before thousands lost there jobs your nothing
more than a company sucking cool-aid drinking prick that thinks he
knows it all I worked with plenty like you and they all have a change
of heart after they get there first real company screwing over so be
ready you will get yours and you will be long gone, there is no moral
or pride in this industry any more and pricks like you help make it
that way so go screw your self along with rest of the managers you have
no friends and no family life and that is what you deserve.

Name: Pull by 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 October 2018

These two person pull by that is done outside the cab. Hh started that
with cn cp. just another way to have control of employees. When a piece
of black banding cuts some one up then they will blame employees. In my
view out on the road it is a very unsafe practice.

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: CMA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

Brothers 
Has anyone heard yet what brought about this rule that both crew
members must get on the ground now and inspect passing trains. It has
to be a liability reason. They don't care if your doing it on passing
trains on double main. Been ok for years from the cab. We're guessing
it's a liability reason. Had to be a defect detector that missed
something serious that got the Fed's involved and they kept it quiet.
Out of the press. There is a detector before and after every siding out
there. If you miss something with two sets of eyes and one of their
detectors miss it, there is no doubt they're going to be coming back
to the inspecting crew. You Can't prove you didn't see anything but
then they can't prove you did. We all know how this works in the Csx
court of law. Puts the liability in the crews laps.  If you got a brain
in your heads when this new rule takes effect you will report every
little squeek, pop, crack, spark, low air hose, lose strap, thumping
sound or anything else the detector may not pick up. This new rule
wasn't created because they were bored. There is legal reasons behind
it and it isnt to protect the crews!

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: Up 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 October 2018

Foote canít get CSX right, how the hell they going to take over up. I
call bullshit. Would not fly with the feds!!

Name: UP Jim Foote
E-mail: jfoote@up.com
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 October 2018

The latest rumors, and given the surprise earnings reported by CSX
management, there is a high probability that Mantel Ridge will pursue
a takeover of the Union Pacific, with Foote at the helm.
Mantel Ridge's strategist believes that UP has a surplus of 10,000
employees that can be easily eliminated, while making more efficient
use of locomotives by reducing down time.
The elimination of 10,000 employees and the entire executive staff
will generate an additional $2 Billion in annual profits.

Name: Former hogger 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 October 2018

It's PENSION. Other companies still offer them surprisingly, very
comparable to railroad retirement, and you may not even have to pay
into them yourself. You can take a street job making 10-15k less than
the railroad on paper and take home just as much in your paychecks when
not paying tier 1, tier 2, union dues, fires insurance, eating out stuck
in hotels, etc. There is life beyond the RR for those on the fence.

Name: Ego
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 October 2018

Under this regime I witnessed, that if your a manager and you hold your
mouth wrong they will fire you for anything. That why they want older
guys to retire. Instead of firing them and most likely have to pay
large severance pay. With new managers with no years in they can fire
them with little cost . With some managers they donít like they see how
much shit they will take till they push them out.

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: Pention itís your money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 October 2018

Check into if your fired or quit. You canít have access to your pention
but, you can transfer it from CSX. To a registered retirement plan. And
pick the stock you want it invested in. Threw a broker or your own
trading account, but buy doing this you assume the risk if stock does
not do well but then stock could do great.

Name: DUPED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 October 2018

NEW HIRES!!!

BE WARNED! Read the fine print on any Out of Insurance plan you are
thinking of signing up for. They have been adding more wording that
allows them to deny any claims. Insubordination, conduct unbecoming,
lying, steeling, fighting, argumentative, blah blah blah and what ever
they can throw in to get out of paying a claim they will. 
If you decide to get insurance anyway, pay for as little as you can.
Save your money each month in a money market or any other savings
instead of giving it to the insurance company. Just figure out what it
will cost you to live for one year and  put half of that away in a
special savings and match the other half with the OOS insurance. DO NOT
DEPEND ON THE INSURANCE TO COVER YOU!  It is too big of a risk
especially when you are depending on a company to pay your bills that
is doing what ever it can to get out of paying the premiums! If you are
pulled out of service for a year and they wont pay at least you have 6
months put away. Do not trust the insurance company!

Name: Retirement
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 October 2018

I retired after 34 years, I stayed extra year figured it would make a
difference on a my pention. But did not make much difference at all.
With investments, company pention it is more than enough to have
comfortable life. Like that one guy said go check out what numbers you
would get if you can retire. Let the young guys take over. We paid our
dues. Gives younger guy chance to move up on the list. I donít miss rr
life.

Name: mymoney
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 October 2018

paroled


What I think is pure bull.... is the fact that we cant roll our
conductors 401k into our engineers 401k.  It is our money we put in
that utu 401k. The company isn't matching a thing to what it is
making. Its just sitting there. I wont ever be a conductor again. I
have been an engineer 16 years and I don't even want to do that. There
is no reason we all shouldn't be able to roll our conductors
contributions over! They sure the hell aren't getting any more
contributions from me. Yeah I guess if the railroad does its hiring
freeze again and the empowerment group doesn't get any new investors
for a while I can see why they would want to hold on to it, but its
still our money! Well, when I quit it wont matter anyway. Im moving all
of it!

Name: Collective agreement
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 October 2018

From reading a lot of these posts, Iím really blown away how little a
lot of you know about your collective agreement. And some of you vote
for a contract you know nothing about. Holy shit take sometime read
your agreement itís your job your protecting or signing away. Then when
things donít go your way. You yell itís the unions fault, you all are
the union not a handful of elected reps. A lot of you canít see the
forest for the trees. Stop being VICTOMS be proactive in your own
future.

Name: Seniority 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 October 2018

I know in some crafts, if you move to management, for every year your a
manager you lose a years seniority. It should say right on you
seniority list. Once they take a set up. They are frozen and itís a
year for a year.

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: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2018

BNSF

Not sure of your point.  Managers are very rarely every represented by
a union of any kind. 
Mangers in CSX can keep their seniority when they take a position such
as TM or RF. If they want to they can exercise their seniority rights
and go back in the craft. As far as I know that has not changed. Many
did it when HH took over because they wanted nothing to do with him or
his way or ruling his kingdom. Those who were never in the craft and
lost their job positions were on the street.
If your managers decide to come back into the craft and are allowed to
there isn't much you can do about it. So what exactly is your point?

 Investors...
Don't let the latest announced numbers for Q3 fool any of you. After
the mess HH left behind there was no where else for the company to go
but "UP" the ladder. Like the OBWO device, numbers can be crunched
and manipulated to influence the desired outcome.  Pay very close
attention to all your investments.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 October 2018

Got a question, Iím a BNSF conductor and we are hearing word that
managers are going to have to make a choice. Manager or Union but you
can be a manager and keep
Your seniority. We were told CSX forced managers to choose their
manager job or seniority. Is this true ? I really donít feel like
getting bumped by 900 managers when they decide the union is a better
path.

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: Pention
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 October 2018

Sorry pal thatís as much as I can tell you,about the pay delay.

Name: Pention 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 October 2018

Hh implemented the program of contracting handling pention payments,for
bank to handle then he left. If my memory is right, it was for less
than a week that pay for everyone was held back. People ended up
bouncing checks they had written, loan money was not in bank on time,
it caused lots of problems for people. Cp had around thirty people in
the pention department. After Hh made his cuts,I think they where down
to like five employees.

Name: Pention
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 October 2018

Yes they did with hold pention checks also. The bank was contracted out
to handle pention right after Hh let. Everything handle threw the
pention department. It was a gong show for employees and pensioners.  Z

Name: Pot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 October 2018

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/10/17/health/canada-legalizes-recreational-marijuana/index.html

Name: Canada pot now legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 October 2018

If your stresses out, you can now come to Canada buy legal pot and smoke
your brains out. Stress leave vacation in Canada!!

Name: getting real
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 October 2018

OTHER

WHO GIVES A SHIT! Quit begging the idiot to come back, or should I say
quit giving yourself an opening to come back!

Gentleman
No one is sleeping with anyone.  No woman in here right mind would want
anything to do with another railroader. One is bad enough without taking
on two especially one who is dumb enough to sleep with a bosses wife.

Tom... posting from Jacksonville server....really? Don't you have
anything better to do. Maybe your job?  Don't think they cant downsize
your office!

AS for your unions.... go corner your LC's. See just how much they can
really tell you about your current situation. They are left in the dark
just as much as you are. Keeps them on the ball and chain and unable to
take things by the reigns. Nothing better to a paid under the table
union than a bunch of undereducated reps who are fed just enough to
make them think they are important when they are really just pawns to
make the members think that someone is actually giving a rats butt
about what they want. SCAM!

Do yourself a favor.... report all FRA violations, demand rules
compliance from management, shop all defective equipment and if
necessary report all state violations of law to the proper departments.
Don't forget, OSHA has ears too.  The company doesn't care on single
bit about your agreement. If you haven't figured that out after
working for them for 6 months or more, then your just blind or just
really don't care. They do however worry about image. They count on
investors to make their money. They need customers. They do not need
bad publicity nor do they want attention drawn to them for breaking
local, state or federal laws.  
Use your heads for a change!

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: Gentlemen 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 October 2018

If you going to sleep with the managements women, because they are
lonely at least be a gentleman about it. Donít kiss and tell!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 October 2018

where that load mouth trainmaster we haven't heard nothing out of him
for couple of days did he craw back under his rock or is he just hiding
in the weeds like a little rat

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: With holding money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 October 2018

Foote is copying what Hh did  at CP. And Hh also delayed pention checks
it was done on purpose. But they where all told it was because of
computer glitch. But truth did come out they collect interest and
pissed every one off. Foote is repeating everything at CSX that Hh did
at cn cp. And foot is expecting by doing it this way the stock will
have the same results it did at cn cp. But with the correction with the
stock market, and the layout of CSX track, he will never get the same
results as Hh got in Canada. And he will take the frustrations out on
every one below him.  Watch your back,these fuckers are not human.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 15 October 2018

The company cocksuckers are at all the terminals 24 7 they call them
selves trainmasters and managers they will all screw over any one to
make a name for the selves including each other I don't know what
makes one group any worse then the next they can come in the take
tables and chairs and computers away throw away coffee makers and put
in there little metal picnic tables but are shifts end when we clock
out there on call and have no life and no friends and no family life
they get what the deserve for being such ass holes they claim I was
just following orders that defense has never worked and never will so
screw them and there lonely wife will screw around on them.

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: DUH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 October 2018

Good one

Are you brain dead?  You do know you posted to a company mole who is
not a trainmaster right. You do know that the moron is on here to bait
you because he is bored to death in his basement all by himself. Unless
you are that brain dead idiot and your just keeping argument up with
yourself to bait other worthless brain dead idiots.

Now back to the business at hand. they are working overtime to get rid
of the hotels. They have more flip trains on the table and word today
is they are going to be making big changes between the CE&D and
ST.Louis line.  Not sure what is going on with the short line that
bought the old Danville secondary but some of their crews said they
would get qualified to bring freight into Terre Haute and pick up.
Setting up pilots to qualify crews on the CE&D to handle Eville
freight. As long as we get paid it shouldn't matter what they do. Pay 
what is agreed upon on our trip rates and pay the out of route. They can
bottle kneck it or pile it up.... just show us the paycheck!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 14 October 2018

That rite those trainmasters and all those low level managers are the
company's first line of defense when shit goes wrong that's the only
reason they keep them around so they have a good supply of fall guys.

Name: Good one
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 October 2018

Tm 10-20

Hahaaaa!!!! You're in charge?!?! They have you buffaloed! You're not
even in charge of where you work or whether or not you have a job
tomorrow. This company gave you just enough authority to make a bad
name for yourself so when shit goes south, they can blame you for their
unethical behavior. 
I wouldn't put you in charge of a sandwich! And 10-20? Not likely.
Those guys are long gone, but if you've really been here as a tm for
that long, you're a bigger loser than what I originally thought you
were. You'd have to be a real pussy to let upper management push you
around for that long. In charge! Lol how cute!

Name: Insensitive
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 October 2018

Free speech, but I guess I was a little insensitive to some hoggers,
that might be experiencing the same thing. Some hoggers have not seen
there junk for long time because the boiler expanded with time.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 October 2018

Webmaster  

Do us all a favor and block this dumb ass!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 October 2018

You will run when we tell you to run you will jump when tell you to jump
like the knuckle dragging monkeys you are you think your charge just try
it and you will see the results so get your lazy ass to work and move
the trains like you are paid to and let it sink into your thick ape
skulls we are the ones running things and don't forget it.

Name: Smarter
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 October 2018

Lesson 101.

Ignore the ignorant morons who post the stupid worthless comments that
don't amount to a hill of beans. 
Now, start using your damn heads. It's the crews that have all the
power. Let the Tms and the cronies think what ever they want. They need
to feel justified. They want some recognition just like any one else.
The crews move the freight. END OF STORY! How fast you move it, switch
it, repair it, walk it or report it is up to you. If you have half a
brain then you know exactly what is being said. Do you run to impress
or do you take your time and work safely. Do you whine and cry or do
you just quietly smile as you see everything fall apart.  Do you worry
about things that you have no authority or right to butt into?  Do you
get a check every 2 weeks from running like hell or from walking
quietly and safely and smelling the roses on the way.
Use your damn heads. Walk softly, think outside of the box and use some
common sense.

Name: Train master supervisors
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 October 2018

Serious some of these trainmasters And  supervisors are better at giving
head than there wifeís.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 13 October 2018

These trainmasters and all the managers are nothing more than ass
kissing cool-laid drinking cock suckers who will sell anybody to make a
name for them selves they can all shove there tables and chairs up there
ass side ways none can be trusted and the worst are the ones that come
from the crafts once there in there I think they stop using common
since part of there brains and turn into total ass holes, they have
always used divide and conquer tactics and the worst part is it some
times works so bottom line let them be ass holes there going to be any
way and when your shift ends there's never does and that what they
deserve.

Name: To tm and supervisiors
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 October 2018

You trainmaster s and supervisors owe us guys, while your spending all
your time at work. We are saving your marriages buy keeping your,
ladies happy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 October 2018

Since I got under so many peoples skin I will be back and always
remember you knuckle dragging monkeys we are the ones In charge and
your just thick headed apes that pull the wagon and where the ones that
run the wagon so have a safe csx day you monkeys.

Name: Iq trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 October 2018

To get into military you have to haveI Q higher than 83. Second choice
trainmaster low I Q nepotism. Daddy got me the job as trainmaster   to
get me out of the house. I just have to look and sound professional,
any tough questions or decisions I call up dad and thatís how i  get my
answers. Works every time thatís how you get a job as trainmaster with I
Q under 83. On the rr. The higher ups know Iím borderline retarded, but
they owe my dad lots of favours. So I should be ok for a while!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 12 October 2018

Sounds like this trainmaster is just trying to bait every one on here he
must not have any thing better to do.

Name: Watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

Posters 

We are trying to figure out which post has pissed the powers to be off.
This poser TM popped up the most in the last 48 hours. We think he's
just posting to his other personalities to throw you off. Scroll back
through the post. Has to be a clue what set their mole off. My guess
it's all the talk about new operating plans. Everyone in the public is
already aware of the abuse and intimidation. Every single family member
of every single railroaded is very aware of the recent behavior at all
terminals. Got any idea which burr got under their saddle?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

One this is certain where not working you pricks hard enough if you have
so much energy left to come on here and cry about the truth where in
charge and will always be and you monkeys will always do what your told
and that's the end of it.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

Hey Trainmaster,

Bring your little ď Yes BoyĒ ass over here and try me face-to-face,    
 Youíll Be Sorry you ever met me.  I could easily play lost and found
with your Jaw.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

one thing we have that you don't are degrees and can get work any where
who going to need you knuckle dragging monkeys down the road have a safe
day and get your ass back to work and remember your place in the this
zoo we are the ones in charge and let that sink in to your thick ape
like skulls.

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: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

Look in the mirror your all the knuckle dragging monkeys where the ones
who run this zoo your all just soft ware away from being replaced so
remember your place and who is in charge.

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: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

Hey Trainmaster,

Answer me this,    When you go to the airport whatís sets off the metal
detector first the lead in your ass or the shit in your brains???

Name: To trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

Train master your wife told me, just lay back and you will like it!

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: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

you pricks can bitch all you want we are the ones in charge and you do
as we say or you can hit the street get it through your little pee
brains we can do what ever we want when we want and there not a thing
you or your bought and payed for union will do about that so like it is
said when you eat a shit sandwich chew swallow and repeat and you will
remember your place.

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: Contracting out
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 October 2018

Cn in Canada is contracting mechanical work out, decreasing car and
locomotive staff. Footes old stomping ground. Iím sure he will do the
same thing at CSX.

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
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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: Employee share holders
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 October 2018

It does not matter how much the stock rallies, you do not lose or make
money till you sell it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2018

Willard will be next

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: 
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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: Railroadtie68
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 October 2018

After working for NSF for 4 years i jumped to C ock Sucking X and am now
retired and loving it. I have to say it sucks to see whats going on with
the new leadership,but i am glad i brought all those CSX shares when
they were cheap! To the new regime karma is a bitch just look at what
happened to Harrison. You just can't go fucking up peoples lives to
make yourself richer in this world without paying for it because there
is always a price.

Name: Loan repayment
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 October 2018

FYI if your on strike or out of service and you know itís going to be
for awhile. And you donít have the same money coming it. You can go to
your bank and explain your situation and most times they will let you
pay just the interest on loan or mortgage. And the banks are happy and
it does not affect your credit rating. Another thing I did was call the
credit card company I was at 19%. Told them I needed a lower rate or I
would get different credit card company. Well they took interest rate
to 11% took five minutes of my time.

Name: CSX-UP Merger
E-mail: bobdozier@up.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 11 October 2018

There's already behind the scenes merger talks. And Mantel Ridge wants
to bring in the entire CSX leadership team, and wipe-out the entire UP
crooks, only retain Sanborn.
Wall Street is betting on a merger within the next year.

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: 
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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: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 October 2018

invest:

Yeah, understand what you posted.  Have seen a lot of things that
I never thought I'd see, so..........

Name: invest
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 October 2018

Cond 30

Take more than the STB to allow that. It would create a major monopoly
across all class 1 railroads. It would take the POTUS stepping in and
allowing such a major move. We're talking about control of US commerce
freight! Setting shipping charges, fuel charges, etc. The guidelines
would have to be strict as hell and complete transparency of all
business deals would have to be out there.   CSX and complete
transparency????  Just like when they shoved the grain shippers on the
back burner to show favoritism to the oil shippers and denied it ever
happened. Really? 

LOL!LOL!LOL!LOL!

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: Management fall guys
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 October 2018

Management under the ceo are the fall guys, for the ceo to be able to
avoid the responsibility of being fined or jailed. The management that
encourages taking short cuts to speed up the operations of the railroad
know they are taking a chance. And if something happens injury death,
damage to equipment and infrastructure falls   on that manager. Which
leaves him in a position to be fined or jailed and fired . The ceo gets
to play stupid as to say he had no knowledge of the way that manager
took short cuts and did not do his due diligence set out by company
policy. The ceo is the Teflon Don. And these managers are more than
willing,to put themselves in this position, as scape goats. And doing
this just for the title of manager and gratification  from his
superiors.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 October 2018

I guess theyíll be called Tardmasters ,,,, LOL

Name: MF Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 October 2018

Trainmaster with less than a year:
Yes, you donít pay anyone.  We do our job, you fire us anyway, you will
lie, cheat, steal, demean and berrate to get us fired.  Doesnít matter
to you, because you are not worthy of what I scrape off the bottom of
my boot.  You are a loser.  At least I work for a living.

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 October 2018

To Trainmaster:

You don't pay anybody. So back and hide in the bushes.

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 
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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: Lost
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 October 2018

CSX is not the only rr victim of hedge fund hacks. They strip the
company down to bare,bones and donít leave till nothing left to profit
from. Until  they cash in there share and move on expect more of the
same. The next ceo will have to try and build CSX from employee moral
infrastructure everything. Went threw it with Hh he was an animal. Best
of luck to you all. Shitty way to earn a living now at rr.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 October 2018

Talledega , roll tide = FMLA .........send a drone over that .

Name: Conductor training
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 October 2018

If your a conductor and your not a 100% sure of what your job
responsibilities are then you better take a refresher course, or maybe
find another job. If there was an accident there because of your
willingness to neglect your due diligence. And the company allows you
to work. The company is liable, could be sued and criminally charged as
well as the conductor.  Iíve been an rr for 35 years and it is
unbelievable that you inept conductors where not weeded out during your
probation period. You have your rule books and you can and have the time
to refer to them if your not sure of yourself. You conductors  that are
lazy are making a good case for the company to go to one person crews.
Try and find a job outside of the rr that pays as good as conductor
get. I donít feel sorry for lazy people that lose there jobs. Your paid
good money to know and do your job. Smarten up!

Name: Conductor due diligence 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 October 2018

I will keep this short, conductors that do not want to do there due
diligence of inspecting his train after emergency application. Should
not worry what the company will do to you. If there is death injury
,environment , hazard because you refused to properly do your job. You
are most likely to be charged with criminal negligence,and if found
guilty you will suffer the consequences of the law.

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: $$$$$
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 October 2018

Not a suck

Your absolutely right. We all know who these guys are. Did you know you
can bring charges against another member for deliberately violating the
union agreements. Both conductors and engineers have the right. Hell,
any craft can do it.
We got a guy just like that who cries and bitches every single time he
gets forced to do something he doesn't like and its an agreement
violation. He runs his mouth and puts his claims in then he turns right
around and kisses ass and does just what you posted. He comes in and
works a cushy job for extra money when he isn't supposed to be
working. Deliberately breaks the union agreement rules to get what he
wants then has the balls to turn around and bitch when he feels
violated. Worthless piece of crap. As far as Im concerned he is a
disgrace to any of us who actually try and follow our union agreements.
We have more right to file claims and raise hell about  being violated
than any of those self serving hypocrites!  We need to get rid of all
of them. See how well they do then they don't have a union to back
them any more.

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: NOT A SUCK!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 October 2018

BLET!!!!


You know the SSI agreement!

Observance of rest days by WR pools is MANDATORY. You know the only way
an engineer can work his off days is if he is already forced to take 2
RSIA days off and they have to be in the same JAD week. He has to turn
his rest days off in advance too.

So you tell us how in the hell supervisors are calling guys at home on
their days off and asking them to come into work when they haven't
already had 2 days off! How in the hell do they pull that off.
Shouldn't it say they aren't supposed to be called in the CMC system?
How the hell do they get them a ticket. 
Its bullshit that people are losing jobs and these guys come in and
break the rules. Its bullcrap too that supervisors are calling them!
I come in and work and get forced to go drag in trains after I've been
gone for 2 days at the hotel and then the thieves take the tickets away!
Rob you blind. That's bullcrap! I want the money these sucks are
getting for working illegally! Its time things started getting a little
more fair around here. I'm not going to be a suck to get my pay that I
rightfully deserve. If Im not getting paid then these guys who come in
illegally shouldn't either!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 October 2018

FELA = One small injury and you too could be living the life of a
millionaire, thanks CSX !!!! Oh, and fuck all you cocksucker
trainmasters ,road foreman pricks back in EVANSVILLE, especially the
ones who are back rotting on the trains. Guess who got the last laugh.

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: Small stuff
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 October 2018

Donít sweat the small stuff people. Let them take table and chairs and
computers. Like I said before your at work to make money not friends.
It is companies way to rattle the membership. Everyone is in such a
hurry to get home that you are leaving money on the table. Bill CSX for
every minute you are on the property, time is money, donít give CSX five
minutes of your time for free. Ten minutes here half hour there in one
years time it adds up to a lot of money in your pocket. Donít get mad
get compensated, your worth every penny. Management are salaried they
get nothing for there extra time. Foote is going to be lite on the
bonuses for management because he is going to keep bonus money for top
guys. You can legally bill for every minute your on the property take
advantage of it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for N/A
Posted: 05 October 2018

they can take there tables and chairs and shove them up there cool-laid
company sucking ass cross ways it only proves how few cards they have
left to play and if this don't prove to the suck ass that are going
the extra mile and running and busting there ass for these pricks you
are a complete idiot and deserve this bull shit and keep running for
that little prick one arm man those that have deal with him know who he
is.

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: $$$$$
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 October 2018

Ok people try not to get mad. One computer stand in line like they want
you to. Put in for your pay right to the minute, and compensate
yourself for waiting. Donít run be safe walk,the more people run the
more jobs they will cut. They are measuring how much more production
they can get out of an employee. This is a fact went threw it itís time
to stick together and all do the same thing. Yes your going to have the
teachers pets that will run. But they will not be able to keep it up.
Play there game but donít run follow rules and regulations. If they
think your fucking them by following the rule. Tell CSX to change the
rules. Sooner or later CSX management gets frustrated because they only
have so much control. Remember they where sheep Foote told them there
lions now, and want them to go that extra mile for CSX without
compensation.

Name: Chairs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 October 2018

It's the division manager giving the orders, but it's just a repeat of
hh bullshit. All crew rooms are to look the same, same colors, nothing
on the walls, one single table, one computer, one printer. 
I think the cosmetic thing is to make it look presentable for future
buyers. 
The table and chair thing is that they believe that you should go right
to work and not sit down. Read your orders on the engine, they say. The
company is required to give us a table for lunch. If it wasn't for
that, they wouldn't even have one. Even places where they had a longer
table, they replaced them with shorter ones so no one could sleep on it,
and they are all to be in the center of the room so no one can lean
against the wall while sitting. 
It's a bunch of bullshit intimidation tactics. They are also throwing
away conference room furniture and management office furniture just to
replace it all with uniform, matching furniture that's the same as all
other managers offices, ect

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 October 2018

CP 
Had a tm come in once years ago and take a Tv out of our crew room. It
wasn't owned by the company. TM broke it when he tossed it in
dumpster. Guy who owned it called his lawyer and was going to sue the
guy for damages and was going to charge him with stealing. They came up
with money to save his ass. Too bad the chairs didn't belong to an
employee.

Name: CP tables
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 October 2018

Itís all part of there program. When Hh was at cp they took tables
chairs. Our personal coffee maker and radio threw them in the garbage.
Like I said Foote is doing the same thing they did with us at cp and
cn. Next they will have managers and office staff running the trains
and repairing cars. Because they will say they are short staffed just
like they did here.

Name: Mechanical
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 October 2018

T&E 

Some guy from Cincinnati came to yard and took our chairs too. No one
knows his name. Somebody has to know who started this whole mess. Any
idea who made this crazy decision? Someone has to be in control of this
intimidation.

Name: Stock
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 October 2018

To make it simple CSX stock is bullish. Going up on the charts each
quarterly earnings improving. And operating ration at a record low. As
long as this trend continues expect being whipped and treated like shit
in days to come. But CSX has to be carefull not have to many employees
in the penalty box. Because someone has to run the trains.  The greed
mentality means, the hardships will be bared by the employees. I donít
know how much more cutting they can do. At the same time UP is hiring
and buying equipment which increased there operating ratio. But UP is
looking at the future growth. To opposite stradigies, moving over to UP
from CSX is always an option.

Name: Cool aid
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 October 2018

These cool aid  sucking managers, have to have failed audits and show
what they have done to increase production. Table and chair removal is
all some of these sheep can come up with. Foote must laugh when a
manager reports his contribution of removing tables and chairs to
increase production. It looks so childish that itís not even funny.
This is the managements mind set and reality. They mean business lol
sheep that think they are lions.

Name: !
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 October 2018

Hey LCS 

TM said they were taking chairs to goodwill. GOODWILL!  LOL!  Maybe we
should go buy them back and tell them where they came from and why! Why
don't you call your frickin international reps and get this shit under
control.  Do something for once in your miserable life as a so called
union rep!

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for N/A
Posted: 04 October 2018

beware of the one arm man he is out there trying to make a name for him
self but there is only one name for this prick ass hole creep he drank
the Kool laid and thinks he going to get ahead by being a jerk to every
one he will one have his day and it cant come soon enough.

Name: Foote team
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 October 2018

Foote is no genius, he is just repeating everything Hh did at cp and cn.
And hoping for the same results with the stock. CSX track layout total
different than Canadaís two straight tracks coast to coast. Foote has a
team of sheep that now all think they are lions. When mantle and Foote
move on all these managers will fold like cheap suits and will want to
be buds again with employees. But karma is a bitch!!!!

Name: Advise lunchroom lawyer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 October 2018

With this regime and hit team. Follow all the rules and manuals set out
by CSX and goverment. And if they fire you it is had for them to make a
case against you following there regulations. Most do follow the rules
that is why they are pulling people out for minor stuff. But it is not
warranted to fire a person permanently. Maybe a week or so at home
sends the message. And CSX knows they donít have a pot to piss in if it
went in front of arbitrator or court judge. Do what your required to do,
donít give them any reason to tag you. And you will ride out the storm.
I was tagged a couple of times it was stress-full, but in the end I got
the last laugh time off with full pay. The only thing they have to
rattle and control the masses is there discipline, which is weak and
childish at most. Ride out the nonsense, over time they will figure out
they need people sitting in the cab not at home.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for N/A
Posted: 03 October 2018

The one arm man is on his little war path in that little yard in great
lakes division he is nothing but a car man that couldn't make it and
was made a manager after he drank the HH Kool-laid his bull shit will
one day come to an end and if there is any justice he will be on the
out side looking in and that day will not come soon enough.

Name: Fired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 October 2018

Hh fired everyone he wanted for nothing at cn cp, just like they are
doing at CSX. If your a victim of it files wrongful dismissal grievance
and sit back donít worry. Enjoy your time off. The people that where
fired a majority all got there jobs back with back pay. The arbitrator
seen threw the BS Hh was doing. Hh had a fit and refused to pay
employees back pay, but he had no choice. And since Hh left cn cp they
are still trying to hire people because they cut so deep. CP had
managers and office staff running trains. CSX is on a campaign to get
operating ratio down to jack up share prices. Once they feel stock has
peaked they will sell and leave CSX.

Name: New hires
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 October 2018

CSX stradigy is to fire senior men that have maximum benefits like
annual vacation etc. Train the new people they have minimum vacation
time etc. And can be moved all over the place. And brainwash them right
out of the box. CSX does not want senior people teaching new hires bad
habits.  In earlier posts I said better put the sell phone away, if you
donít you will be doing the company a favour. They can fire you with
cause, I would leave the phone in my car and not even have it on my
person. If you carry phone your setting yourself up.

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: To management 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 October 2018

Your wifeís are so sick and tired of you coming home and telling them
how important you are to CSX. A group of us guys are tired of servicing
these neglected lonely women. You better start looking after it at home.
Or some of you will be paying child support and alimony. And in some
cases for kids that are not yours but you think they are. Your so
wrapped up at CSX how important you are that cup cake has a whole
private life without your knowledge. And some of the pictures they have
posted seeking men is unbelievable. Wake up!!!!

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: To trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 October 2018

Trainmaster you call us gangsters and bitches. The bitches you should be
watching is your old lady making time with us. Your bitches like the bad
boys and do things with us that they would never do with you because
they know your a  beta male. If you only new!

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: !!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 September 2018

WTF!

Must be in the water at roselake. People dumpster diving, supervisors
lying trough their teeth, wrong car wrong trains, excepted cars, cover
up after cover up.  This is just getting too deep!

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: Savings
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 September 2018

My advise to all rr that are still working. I would defer any large
purchases, till after mantle leaves CSX. I would be saving as much
money as possible as a buffer. To carry you threw the uncertain times.
If you have a wife that like to spend your money, start a separate bank
account in your name and save as much as possible.

Name: DUH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 September 2018

KARMA


It says man power permitting.  They always have a shortage and that
phrase in thrown all over the agreement to let the carrier refuse to
use it. What it is going to take is something serious to happen like
someone's kid needing to be taken into the hospital or a serious
emergency to happen at home and they wont let you use personal
business. It will take something bad enough that you can file charges
against crew management and the company and get a local agency
involved. Remember, we are not a government owned agency. we are a
private corporation. We have state and local as well as federal rights
in our pockets. Let it get out to the local press what's happening. 
The company can not break the law or put any single employee or his
family members in harms way. but then after not letting a man dead head
home when his dad is in the hospital dying just says they will push the
man to the limit.  its just a matter of time before Karma does rear its
 ugly head.

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: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 September 2018

Karma? I just read your post. Does this sound familiar?

THEY CAN DO THAT!!! I'm sick of hearing that phrase.

I'm not even sure why I pay union dues anymore. I never thought in
a million years I would say this, but, I'm leaning towards right to
work state. Opt out of paying union dues. When people opt out it is a
direct reflection on their elected union officials. If they do their
jobs then that equates to more dues paying members...PTI has better
representation than we do. And remember the union is still required to
represent you or they are subjected to lawsuits!

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: Banks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 September 2018

Most banks and credit card companies use Indian call centres. For the
cost of one American employee. They get four in India.

Name: Indian
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 September 2018

Like many companies have done, CSX is contracting out certain
responsibilities to companies in Indian. Going to save millions!!

Name: Near future
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 September 2018

I got a glimpse of future, rr central control centre. Close terminal
yard offices and there is going to be one nerve centre to control the
whole system. Wifi link to locomotives, you will have train orders etc.
Via wifi. Lots of tm etc gone, mechanical to take on new
responsibilities that yard office did. Office staff going to take big
hit. !!!!

Name: Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 September 2018

CSX 

Make up your mind once and for all. Is a loaded pipe train a unit train
or not!!!  Work order has nothing on it restricting it to 50. The
definition of a unit train by your bulletins you printed says it's not
a unit train. You got SUPERVISORS saying it is then saying it isnt. This
is bull. You program the PTC with 60 mph then it tries to update it to
50.  Someone needs to make a damn decision. I know this question has
been out there for over 6 months.  Typical csx behavior. Just ignore
the issue and charge someone with crap later.  Come on! make a damn
decision!

Name: Cell phone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 September 2018

CSX looks the other way on cell phone use, when it benefits them. But
there could be that one situation and employee they want to fire. And
by that person getting fired it shows they are enforcing the rules
regarding cell phones. Your playing Russian roulette with your job!!!!

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 September 2018

Oprd 

Your wasting your time. If a person doesnt know the difference between
a railroad supplied and personal device then their too stupid to be out
here in tbe first place. Most do. They just chose to ignore it because
what ever they are doing conveniences them. Most want the TO working so
they can blame any train problems on it. Therefore they will use their
phones if it isn't working. Company will turn their heads and no one
will ever be charged for contacting the TO help desk. If they are and
tbey fight it then the company will be exposed and have to fix the
problem with not being able to talk to the TO help desk on the engine
radio. They aren't going to spend the money or take the time to do
that unless they go one man crew. Even then they won't spend the
money. Just tell you to use your phone. Everyone knows this. Breaking a
rule is always fine when it conveniences the company.

Name: Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 September 2018

Yes there are people that have no shame. Itís amazing how the membership
votes all these corrupt people into the union. Well soon they will be
all management. Sounds like you would be much better off without a
union. And you could at least save your monthly dues. Iím sure the
working conditions would be much better and fairer without a union. You
can start the ball rollng to decertify. Good luck.

Name: Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 September 2018

Iím speaking from my personal experiences of being in a rr job for
thirty five years. And the union came threw for me and saved my job,
threw arbitration. The process I went threw with arbitration I found to
be very fair. The arbitrator is neutral until he hears all the fact, no
prejudices against either side. Iím not going to accuse anyone of wrong
doing unless I have 100% proof. Do some of the wrong people get voted
into a union position are they self serving yes I witnessed that. But
they get voted out in a hurry by members. Tell me what system is
perfect? I know I got my monies worth from the union I paid into.If
your fired for cause and it is serious, yes your going to have a big
fight trying to get your job back 50/50 chance. The only thing I can
suggest is you step up to the plate and run for a union position to try
and make the improvements you think should be done.

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: Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 September 2018

When Hh took over CP he fired people for any little thing, his managers
where given the power to fire anyone on the spot without getting
confirmation from labour relation of cp. 87 percent of employee that
where fired where returned to work with back pay, by an arbitrator. The
arbitrator seen the pattern of the company, for wrongful discipline. The
union did a very good job for the membership. These people that trash
the union are not, familiar with the system in my view. In the end
firing people with out cause is just bulling members, to instill fear,
instead of honouring the collective agreement. If you dislike the union
shop that much go work in the private sector. You live in one of the
most free counties in the world. If you hate your job that much maybe
its  time for a change.

Name: To conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 September 2018

Listening to your scenerio about hogger representing the conductor. The
engineer if off the clock is paid by the union. At a local level the
rep is a witness to the statement and can guide the employee thatís on
the mat with advice. If that conductor is fired now his case is dealt
with at the national level, and by law the union has to represent that
member. And the national union rep. Is not paid by the company,he is
paid by the union dues. And most cases go in front of an arbitrator who
makes the final decisions.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 September 2018

By far the most evil people I have ever worked for.

Name: Cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 September 2018

Foote and mantle still will cut many more jobs till end of 2020, or
mantle could just bail once they figure the shares have peaked. With
this regime itís not about running a railroad. Itís about how much
money they can get out of CSX then leave.  I donít think a lot of you
understand that. Employees rights infrastructure customers, is
secondary with this regime. Your not going to fix anything with a hedge
fund group they are raiders of capital, then they move onto next victim
company.

Name: loco 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2018

Loco 20-30

Those loop holes are not put in there to create interpretation. Why in
the hell should any agreement be set up with language that allows
difference of opinion and room for a battle over interpretation. Its
not hard to write an agreement with flat out terms.

It is written so the carrier can find a loop hole to get out of a bind
when they have manpower shortages. The last thing they can afford is to
stop the movement of U.S. freight because they don't have the manpower
to do it. Did we all not see what happened when HH came in and
downsized and messed up the entire system. Customers weren't served.
The feds had to step in. Excuses were made. One blah blah excuse after
another. If they were forced to honor the agreement and keep ex boards
filled with enough men to handle the anticipated mark offs then there
wouldn't be a problem. If they had enough people to give a descent
number of personal day slots and vacation day slots there wouldn't be
as many people marking off other ways. How about the Personal business
days we can never get. The availability policy is a joke and people are
afraid of getting to many points accumulated but they still have a
shortage according to them. They created this entire mess and the
unions let them do it. They let them slide through when they are short
by using one of those "sucker" word article to find someone to work
then come back and pretend they are settling it with them when in
reality they are not! If it was settled it would have been done years
ago and the language would have been cleaned up. Don't be a fool.
Anyone with half a brain knows why this is happening and why. The
unions are not batting 100% for the members.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2018

QUESTION?

I have almost 7 years on the railroad and my wife has never really
worked and has recently became disabled and does not have enough
credits for social security disability. Can she get railroad disability
through me ?

Name: Committee 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 September 2018

I think the union for every craft should have a committee to start at
page 1 of the collective agreement, and find these sucker words in the
contract. Then go to labour relations and try to get, the wording
amended. If CSX does not want to address it. Then the union can tell
CSX it will be on the table the next contract. And could be the
difference of getting new contract or not. But dealing with the Foote
regime is going to be very difficult, mantle and gang have no respect
for agreements unless it benefits the company.  They want the union to
do all the giving and CSX will do all the taking.Its an uphill fight
with Foote and friends.  They canít move a train without the worker
beeís, down the road maybe time to play hard ball.

Name: To eng and brothers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 September 2018

My thirty five years on the rr,year after year there where sucker words
in every collective agreement. When I took my LC training I was told to
watch out for sucker words. But then every contract the members vote to
accept the contract with all the sucker words threw out the agreement.
If the membership  told the company and union we will not vote until
these sucker words are amended and removed from the collective
agreement. But as usual the company puts a prize at the start of
negotiations, and everyone focuses on the prize. It is the membership
that votes these contracts in, because no one reads the agreements or
cares. There are forms to fill out to amend this language but again no
one cares. They just want the prize then they read the agreement only
when they are affected by it. And are amazed the language still stands
in the agreement. Demand changes before you sign off on the agreement
or nothing changes.  The membership holds all the power, if you are all
on the same page.

Name: Rr past
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 September 2018

In the past most rr where passionate about there job. Did not matter
what craft you where in. People looked forward to going to work in a
friendly environment. Now that these hedge fund people take over they
have destroyed a hundred year culture and rule threw fear and
intimidation, and accept there way as normal.  Shame on the ceo and his
henchmen, Iím a strong believer in Karma it works in mysterious ways.
You have created an atmosphere where no one cares other than putting in
a shift without getting fired, and the employees will not forget how you
have treated them.

Name: Conductor 30+
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 September 2018

30+ conductor your just a manager scared of claims and grievances put in
on your watch, that is why your anti union!!!!

Name: Claims
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 September 2018

CSX still has to address all the claims before them, time and energy.
Your lucky you are happy with the way things are if you never have to
submit one.

Name: Behaviour modification 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2018

Thatís right folks keep filing grievances and claims. Maybe management
might get the message to stop violating our contracts, and change there
disrespectful behaviour towards the membership. We are the hard working
backbone of this company. Until they start being good boys and girls,
keep putting those claims and grievances in. Paper is cheap these days
we wonít run out.

Name: Read here
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2018

Well buddy in my thirty five years on rr I was fired once and held out
of service twice. The union got my job back and the times I was held
out, I was paid in full for my lost wages. My cost a few dollars a
month. I got more back from the union than I paid in. Now if I was in
the private sector and had to hire a lawyer would of cost me thousands
of dollars to represent me will no guarantees of the out come. If you
do not like paying union dues go work in the private sector pal.

Name: Exrep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2018

Read 

Your right. Its black and white but there are loop holes out the arss.
Pay close attention. It gives the carrier the ability to manipulate the
articles. The engineers agreement is just as bad. If you want to win a
claim you'll have to twist and manipulate the articles the same way
the company does. Just one big joke.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 September 2018

pro union, APE, for 1-10 years:

Boy, can sure relate to the things in that post. 
Hard to know where all the ignorant morons come from.

Over the yrs., I collected thousands of dollars in penalty claims.
Sure, most that were submitted, even correctly, -  was a while before
they were paid.   And if/when a claim(s) are paid - it will be at the
rate for the time period when originally submitted.   Way it is.

Honestly & truthfully - all in all\total it up - recouped every cent &
way more than I ever contributed in union dues. 


How about the posts from the meatballs who complain about $9.00 per
year for the strike fund?    Amazing.    Glad to be outta there.

Name: Help your union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2018

If the company is violating the same things with members file a
grievance or claim. When everyone that files and the union goes to
arbitration with a pile of grievances for the same thing. The
arbitrator sees that the company is purposely doing this to the
members. It is not just an honest mistake done to a few. If CSX is
purposely doing this and the union shows proof by the large number of
grievances it is an easy win for the membership.  So do this every
single time your violated put in grievance or claim.  The union can not
defend you on hear say.

Name: Read 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2018

Everyone has access to a copy of the collective agreement. It is black
and white what you are entitled to For the length of your contract. If
you have a grievance go to your LC or shop steward and they will help
you file a grievance. Once you give the grievance to the union, the
union owns the grievance. It takes time for the union to get a meeting
to address your issue with the company. If there is no progress make
with a manager over your grievance. It is pushed to the next step, like
arbitration. This does not happen over night, if a judgement is made in
your favour you will be made whole. Priorities for union is people that
are fired. They try to get member back to work asap. But you have to
file a grievance to be heard. Remember the company with this regime is
trying to overwhelm the union by burying them in paper. That is why the
company is dening everything to bog the union down. So they donít have
to pay on this regimes watch.  If your contract has been violated and
it goes to arbitration and you win it could take some time to see your
money but you will be made whole. Rome was not built in a day.

Name: pro union
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2018

Brothers

Please, will you help out these brain dead lazy members understand how
the union process works. I have never seen so many ignorant people in
my life. They spend their hard earned money on dues every month and
don't know a thing about the unions. I just jumped the ass of some
idiot standing in the crew room crying about how he got screwed over
and his rights were violated and how the union was worthless. I asked
him if he was putting in his claim/complaint. The moron stood there and
said hell no because there was no point. Other guys have put in claims
for the same thing and haven't seen a dime of the claim paid. I told
him when they do finally get it settled just to keep his cry baby mouth
shut because he didn't have the balls to start a paper trail and stick
together with the brothers that do. That frickin idiot stood there and
said he should get paid because the unions should be researching
everyones history and making everyone whole who was forced to work the
same job. Where in the hell do these morons come from. I just don't
get it. 
 I told him just shut up, go do as your told unless he wants and
insubordination charge and come back later and talk when he grew some
balls and filed the claim. You cant file a lawsuit against the union
either for not representing you to the fullest extent possible if you
haven't filed a claim and brought the violations to the unions
attention. 
Dumbest union members I have ever worked with!

Name: CSX hipe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2018

A lot of times a company will announce they are making more cuts without
details , just to bait and make shareholders feel good.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 September 2018

9 dollars is 9 dollars

Name: Deep cuts?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2018

How would they make cuts? Aren't you guys in Louisville just as busy
and just and shorthanded as the rest of the railroad? They couldn't
afford to cut one guy in my terminal. We're always out of people. Plus
aren't they still looking for temp and permanant transfers everywhere?
They just put out a bulletin saying they'll buy back vacations and PL
days at 150%! That means they need all they can get. 
A trainmaster told us that they're hiring trainmaster assistants right
now. These dummies are going to replace yard vans and hotel vans, road
vans and whatever else they need them for. And when they aren't busy,
they are going to be out testing us. 
We also have been hearing that there are big changes coming in October.
Any other versions of any of that floating around anywhere? Tell us what
you're hearing.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 September 2018

Conductor, 1-10,

Yes, there is a Smart TD strike fund. 
Doubtful if they make the amount in it public knowledge.
The carriers certainly don't need to know.

Just 75 cents of your monthly dues goes to the fund. 
$9.00 a year.   That amount going to break you?

Name: Strike fund
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2018

If your layed off or furloughed the union will never take money from the
strike fund to pay you. For example say the cops are on strike and are
represented by teamsters. They might transfer strike money from one
teamster union to another just to keep the fight going. And when there
is a strike that goes for a while so does the money go fast. Union
workers make on average thirty percent more in wages and fifty percent
more in benefits than a non union employee. You pay home insurance, for
disasters etc. Your union dues protect you in certain issues. It cost
thousands to take a case to arbitration to get your job back if your
fired for example. I paid for thirty five years got my monies worth
after they got my job back from being fired.

Name: Strike fund
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2018

The union I pay into they take 10 percent of money collected goes into
strike fund. We are 300000 strong last I heard we had 148 million $$ in
fund. Last time we went on strike we got 300.00 a week.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 September 2018

Conductor, 1-10:
Call the Smart TD (UTU) HQ & ask.  Someone there will
answer your questions.     [216] 228-9400

Name: WELL?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2018

LCs  

Is there a strike fund or not? You have to know for sure. How much
money is in it.  We all know the company has the right to furlough.
There is no law against it. However the government can step in and make
them recall people back if the freight slows down too much just like it
did when HH took over. They did it 15 years ago when they hadn't hired
for a long time and US commerce freight was falling behind. Also forced
their hands to start more diversity hiring.

If there is a strike fund and Im put on the street I want my portion
back. Why pay into a fund that no one can use!

Name: Cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2018

If you get layed off collect benefits till they run out then look for a
job. Do not take your pention benefits out of the plan. I waited three
years for recall I worked other jobs till then. They are going to make
cuts to prop up numbers for share holders. But they will recall. Did
same thing at other rr that hedge fund raiders took control of.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2018

DEEP CUTS ARE COMING IN LOUISVILLE!!! Better get those resumes updated
and start applying now!!! If you wait then all your CSX buddies that
get cut at the same time might fill up all the available good jobs in
Louisville. I've been told by a reliable source that within a month it
will be cut so deep that the yard extra board will be nothing but 10
year plus guys. Engineers are about to get cut back too but it won't
be too deep so I'm told.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 September 2018

Brothers

I have been hearing about the UTU having a strike fund. I cant get a
straight answer if it exist or not. Does anyone know and how much money
is exactly in it? If there is one I bet there is a hell of a lot and it
should be given back to the members. If we cant strike then what the
hell is it for?

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: local
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 September 2018

Congratulations are in order


A TM in Indy has finally decided that he has a soul and some integrity
and is going back into the craft. He has been a very pleasant
supervisor to work with. That should have told everyone that he
wouldn't last long. The nice ones who wont do the devils bidding
usually get shipped out or forced out.

Congratulations are in order. Wont take long for you to figure out who
it is. When you see him, wish him well and remind him to do a month
long cleanse to remove any Kool-Aid left in his system!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 September 2018

Not everyone who now works for a RR Co. wants to or can get additional
education, for many reasons.  


RRs never were & never will be, employee friendly.


Many blame unions.  Sure enough they're not perfect; far from it.  
And some, both full-time & part time reps., have taken advantage.  Work
for an outfit like CSX without 'em though.

Many, especially younger folks, do not seem to realize lots of RR jobs
were around longer because of union agreements.

Safety First:  RR safety appliance acts.  The FELA.  OSHA.   The USDOT
that the FRA is a part of.  [Long list]

Who worked to get those laws/regulations enacted in the first place?

Sure as heck wasn't business\companies.

Unions still exist because politicians still allow them.  Too many
union members, if they do in fact vote, vote for people that are not
true friends of the working person.

Name: Treatment 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 September 2018

CSX is not the only railroad in North America, that employees are
treated like shit. Itís right across the board. I had best years of my
life working at the railroad till Hh. Destroyed the culture, never to
be the same place again and always getting worse with technology
changes. Seen many changes over the years some good most bad for the
working person. As the word gets out less and less people will apply
for rr jobs. Donít know where it will all end up in years to come.

Name: Creativity to fire you
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 September 2018

I worked under the Hh regime for 4.5 years. And the creativity they come
up with to rattle and fire employees is almost a form of harrasment in
itself. CSX wants to cut jobs up to 2020 and not one of you is special
in anyway shape or form. You are dealing with heartless corrupt
bastards with this regime. And will look for any loop hole to get what
they want. They love to fire people with cause, itís harder for you to
get back to work that way. Things will not get better till this regime
is long gone. Really watch your back and assume nothing. If the rules
say no cell phones, thatís what it means. If your going to use your
phone to do the company a favour and put your job in jeopardy your
nuts.  I seen a manager fired for telling employee to use his phone and
the employee was fired. Rank and file and there are those managers that
enforce company policy no exceptions.  You could be next not following
company policy because you thought it was convenient. There are
managers that fire managers all the time. The employee is easy for them
to fire.

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: Men vs boys
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2018

Most of the real men are retired, and now you have a bunch of cry baby
soyboys. Scared to stand up for anything, just bow to the man. Real men
stand up for what they believe and fought for and had solidarity. Now
each generation gets weaker and weaker fact, most brought up by there
mothers.

Name: eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

Exrep


AMEN!

I had a crew caller call once and leave a message on my machine telling
me that a certain TM asked them to call me and see if I would take a
local job they couldn't fill. He knew I was qualified and he would be
really grateful if I did.  Im laying there listening to this call and
Im thinking are you f..king kidding me?
You'll be grateful. Your the TM that screwed me out of tickets I had
rightfully coming and the company still owes me $3000 in claims and
tickets for the year. Are you joking?  I just turned the phone off and
went back to sleep. Never was a suck and never will be. Sorry, but pour
planning on the companies part doesn't constitute and emergency on
mine. Try bringing some more people back. They had no problem finding
someone to take the job. I figured they would.

Name: exrep
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

Lesson 101

OK brothers, for those of you who are new and just don't understand
how unions work, let me give you a quick lesson.
If I heard it once I've heard it a millions times..... They cant do
that, its against our agreement. They aren't allowed to do that...

Got news for you. Yes they can. They can do what ever they want and
they will. They aren't going to get arrested. The feds aren't coming
in to arrest them. They can do what ever they want at the time. When
they do and the members who actually have the balls to put in claims
and raise hell, they will eventually have to come to the mat with the
unions and explain why they are violating the agreements. If they lose
then they pay the claims and promise not to be bad boys and girls and
do it again. Maybe it might cost them some pocket change, but that's
all that it is. If your lucky you'll get  your claim paid in a year or
less. A union official from the International once said, claims are not
for the members to supplement their income. They are for punishing the
carrier for violating the agreements. It is up to the unions to decide
if they really did violate the agreement and determine if they want to
"Punish them" and force them to pay 100% or let them off easy by only
paying .50 on the dollar. They may even decide that the carrier was
right or it is the best interest of the members and the carrier to
change the rule. 
What it boils down to is they can and will do what they want. You cant
strike. All you can do is raise enough hell to get the union attention
and force them into a corner. How do you do that? You make the carrier
as unhappy as hell. When they throw stones at you then throw them back.
Most old heads know what that means. The young pups hired now have no
idea. Sucking up, running to get things done, making phone calls for
them and doing their work, marking off before your even off the job to
get back earlier because they "need you here!"  If you show up on
your rest you'll get a hot shot train home. That's called bribery.
Running around your fellow brother. Taking shitty power, breaking FRA
laws just to get out because you don't want to be there another 30
minutes. The list goes on and on,
You can not break rules and regulations and violate the agreement then
turn around a cry like a baby because the company did it and it screwed
you over. Karma is a bitch.  Self serving hypocritical union members are
the main cause for the down fall in the unions. Plain and simple.
Decide what kind of member your going to be. In the meantime you will
do what they say. You will deal with the changes. You can continue to
whine and cry and stomp around but you will still do what they say
until the unions either back you or side with the carrier. If you
don't like it then quit. The way things are done is never going to
change. The carrier will always violate the agreement and the unions
will either agree with you or agree with the carrier. If you want the
scales tilted in your favor then you make the carrier unhappy. They
will cry to the unions to get control of their members. Do something
about them. The unions will step in and hand you a sugar coated cookie
and a glass of milk and calm you down. Maybe you'll get something
decent out of it or maybe it will just be a Band-Aid. But your not
going to get a thing just sitting around boohooing and stomping your
feet! And stop screwing your fellow brothers over for your own self
serving agenda! You have NO RIGHT to violate the agreement then turn
around and cry because the carrier did!

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

Surviving

Same thing happened with us. We have a computer at the hotel. we mark
off when we get there. That's the way it should be. Im not spending
any of my mandatory rest time in a wagon either. If it takes a half
hour to get to the hotel then everyone should restart their rest after
they get there if the supervisor demand that you mark off at the afht.
They cant force you to spend any of your rest time in a company
vehicle. Your right. They just want you rested as fast as you can be to
get you back. But then you have those sharp shooters who mark off on the
phone before they even get to the terminal to line themselves up for
better trains. Make sure their rested in time. That shit needs to stop.
It sends a message to the supervisors that they can bully you into
marking off before you get to the hotel. My rest is my rest and Im not
spending one minute of it riding in a company vehicle.

Name: Up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2018

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/union-pacific-precision-railroading?format=amp

Name: Failed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2018

Soon CSX wonít move trains no crews like cn.
http://cs.trains.com/trn/b/fred-frailey/archive/2018/03/25/inside-a-cn-meltdown.aspx

Name: surviving
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

APE

Sorry you got screwed over. Sorry your unhappy but the fact is there
isn't a damn thing anyone of us can do about it. We cant get your job
back. Try going off on the unions. Try venting your anger towards
someone who can get your job back. We cant. All we can do it save
ourselves and point out every little bullshit move these idiots make to
try and intimidate us and make us feel threatened. Try and whip and beat
us into submission. The tables are a big deal because they are slowly
taking what ever creature comforts that we have left to try and send a
message. They took the extra computers away then have the balls to tell
us to use our phones to mark off if we cant get to a computer in time to
mark off before we outlaw.  We just had a TM tell us to mark off on our
phones at an outlying post and just take the wagon to the hotel from
there. BULLSHIT. He just wanted to make sure we didn't outlaw and was
rested in time to get back to move his precious trains for him. I
don't use my damn phone like a computer terminal. They will drive my
ass to the nearest terminal then Ill take my ride to the hotel. If it
take too long to get there then I'LL call and make then adjust my
rest. 
Maybe you'll get your job back, maybe you wont but we're here and in
the living. Hope you can find a better job somewhere else. If you can
run like hell as far away as you can and live a better life.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 21 September 2018

who gives a damn about tables thousands have lost there jobs because of
these ass holes it seems like every one on here seem to forgotten this
and that is the tragedy not losing a table the managers can stick those
tables up there company sucking ass if it takes longer to get a train
out good its the TM that will get there ass reamed and so be it all
there doing is getting your mind off all those that have been screwed
over I know I'm one of them that got screwed over.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 September 2018

???  
Trainmaster said the one table we got is for eating. Not for doing your
paper work on. That's why they got a table that has a f..ked up
surface.  Said get your paperwork and go do your job briefing on the
train.  What the hell is the difference between sitting at the table
and going over your paperwork for 5-10 minutes and sitting on a train
and not moving for 5-10 minutes.  It's like they are scared for us to
be in the crew rooms! You find mistakes or your missing something now
your out on train trying to get shit fixed over the damn radio. Can't
use your frickin phone. What if you need some different paperwork?
What the hell is going! The tm should have to bring it out to you. Not
going back to building because jackasses don't want you in building. 
Anyone else getting this bullshit where they work?

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 September 2018

Well the ghost of Hunter has shown up on the U.P. We are implementing a
version of Precision Schedule railroading starting October 1st. Cant
wait to see how this turns out.

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: No mole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 September 2018

Not a mole retired after thirty five years.  Most union guys used there
own credit cards. Ran everything threw them collected the points. When
I was rep. I ran everything threw my card submitted receipts to union
was cut a check.

Name: Funds
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 September 2018

Ask how much money is in the strike fund that is collecting interest,
slush fund for the guys. They can use there own credit card and join
the air miles club flying around on your money. Priceless.

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: Skid wheels
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 September 2018

Skid those wheels burn up the track. Thousands of dollars to replace
tradition motors. Throttle 8 burn a hole lol.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 September 2018

doingit,

Good post. Good job.


Hassles changing trains somewhere en route might be: 
Train Disp. & often, other train crew, & MOW, etc. co-operation
ensuring ALL train documentation is provided
hoping no breakdowns, etc.
HOS - when does OT start on a 228 mile trip?  After 14+ hrs.?
14+ hr. days can be just plain miserable 
12+ hrs. on a flip trip = can dick up required rest periods.


Probably not all road assignments can be flipped each/every day but 
if this works, those jobs that do will take high seniority to work
regularly.

A 228 mile "OF - Flip Trip" from home terminal everyday for 6, then 2
off sounds OK.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 September 2018

doingit

The job they are creating is a trip rated job at 228 miles. the trains
they are flipping are on a pool that pays 226 miles. I already heard
several engineers say they cant wait to get on it. They are going to
get paid a few extra miles and meet in the middle and turn around and
go right back home. Do this everyday for 6 starts then get 2 days off
and start over. They are going to get paid the same exact amount the
were getting paid to go one direction anyway. No one is getting screwed
out of any rail miles. They just aren't going to get a second ticket
for handling a second train. they don't care. they want to go home
every night. the way the pay looks they will be making just about as
much money if not more and be home everynight

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: doingit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 September 2018

pool crew

Let me explain something to you since we have been doing flip trains
for some time now.  You are not always entitled to 2 tickets on a newly
created job just because that is in your agreement. A trip rated job is
just that. Your pool is getting a certain amount of pay for an agreed
amount of mile traveled. You are not guaranteed certain trains. Just
because a train (ex.123) is always run on your pool doesn't mean that
train cant be profiled to run somewhere else or some other way. Your
pool does not own a train.  If the company decided to create a whole
new job with a whole new description and uses 2 trains off your pool to
do that job it does not automatically trip rate those trains the same
just because they are running on the same territory. The company has
the right to create any job they want. What they have to do is sit down
with the unions and discuss how they are going to run and what the pay
will be and how it will be figured. If it is not in agreement with
union terms then the unions are to hash it out. If these flip trains
are called off your pool because they had no one to run them, then yes
you would be entitled to the trip rate and extra tickets by agreement
because you are representing your pool. It doesn't automatically mean
that the newly created job with a new job description, assigned on duty
times and different miles traveled on the rail are automatically going
to get the same trip rate as the pools just because they are on the
same territory.
Cry, put in your claims. Do whatever makes you happy. Its being done
and the unions aren't going to argue.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 September 2018

Brothers

Its real simple. Just make an appointment with the RR retirement office
in your area and go sit down with them and they will explain everything
to you in detail. It is better than talking to them over the phone. I
did it and got all the numbers I needed. I explained I was only working
25 years and that was it. I wont be 60 when I quit. They did the math
and figured what I would draw if I waited until I was 62(lose 30%) or
age 65(lose 7%).  It was well worth it. It didn't take that long.
Don't listen to everyones dribble. Just make the appointment . If you
plan on retiring early go do it.

I suggest you start putting as much extra cash away as possible. With
the new restructuring that is going on behind closed doors and the
possibility of assets being sold off and job cuts coming there is no
doubt people are going to be on the street and seniority is going to
destroyed. You might hold a descent job at this time but don't count
on if for very long. When people have to transfer and make moves to
other terminals its going to be a repeat of what happened 10 years ago.
A lot of people may end up spending the rest of their career on an extra
board.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 20 September 2018

One major thing everyone should remember that all managers are lying ass
holes and when you help these pricks your a fool the play nice when they
need something or someone to talk them through a problem because they
are such dumb ass then in the next breath will rite you up and try to
get you fired screw these ass holes they done sold there souls to
mantle ridge and none can be trusted and the worst are the ones that
come from the crafts and are little know it all with a stick up there
ass you help them your an idiot do no more than your required to do and
no more that is the only way to resist these pricks but I know there are
all those suck ass out there that believe kissing these guys ass will
get them some where but they to will learn and see that all managers
are two faced lying pieces of shit.

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: Intern
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

The word floating at main office is that more cuts are coming to you or
total shutdown of operations. Atlanta GA Nashville TN, Chattanooga TN
Birmingham AL Kingsport TN, Etawah, TN and Tampa FL. These aren't
seasonal cuts or reductions. The cuts are supposed to happen over the
next three qaurters. Major cuts mostly on the transportation side, sell
off of property and 100% or near 100% total reductions.

Name: Junior employees
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 September 2018

To the junior employees that get layed off. Donít withdraw any pention
money. The fastest way to get back to work is when people senior to you
move on from CSX. Then you move up the seniority list. This happened to
myself a large group of us where layed off and most never returned to
work when they where called back. I think in six months I gained thirty
spots on the seniority list because of this. The little money you have
in your pention it is a no brainer to withdraw it anyways, donít burn
the bridges behind you. Just a suggestion!

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 September 2018

Safety first is what CSX preaches under this new management. But since
mantle and Foote took over. The statistics show a totally different
picture, derailments injuries and fatalities. Are way above the
industry standard, and with more job cuts it will get even worse. CSX
is to get operating ratio down and increase share value.  And Foote
does not care how they get to the numbers they want. When people say
shut up and stop complaining is just sick. At the rate of these
derailments there is going to be a disaster. Where is the goverment
interventions to stop this madness. They did not learn anything what
these people did at cn cp record fatalities under Hh watch and Foote.
Now Foote is just repeating what they did in Canada. Criminal behaviour
in my view.

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: Tickled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

I only look at this site about once a month so forgive the comments to
old post..
1. Stop the whining and sniveling about how safety has been diminished
because the company eliminated "safety rules ". It only makes us look
stupid and inept at being able to safely do our jobs without oversight.
You should be able to make safe decisions on your own. 
2.  Quit crying about paperwork and how you were rushed out the
terminal. Learn the rules and who can authorize you to leave without
proper documentation ( chief dispatcher ).
3.  We don't get a pension, never have ,never will. We get railroad
retirement which is somewhat equivalent to social security. Managers
get the same benefit plus a pension which is totally funded by csx. 
4.  Why do some of you whine so much?  Your incessant driveling about
train masters is getting old. You think they really enjoy their job,
you wrong. They just get tired of putting up with your bullshit. Yes
,there are some assholes but most just would like for you to act like
adults. Show up,get your paperwork and get moving, however, there's
always a certain group that always make any excuse they can to delay a
train. 
5.  It seems that this site never changes. Must be the same 10 or 20
employees that keep crying over the same bullshit. There's no need to
study the FRA RULES.  The CSX rules at a minimum meet the fra rules and
sometimes exceeds their requirement. If you want to work here then you
follow csx rules.

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: COND
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 September 2018

M&W

That's all fine and dandy but it isnt that easy when half the
violations are verbal orders and we aren't packing tape recorders(all
the time).  Its your word against theirs and then all of a sudden the
YM or the other crew members who were standing right there listening to
it don't remember what was said. How the hell do you fight that. They
should have tape recorders in every room in every building that the fed
control and cant be erased. Yeah, no one wants that because they are
afraid they would run their mouths and get busted for a conduct charge
but maybe that would stop some of these TM from shooting off their
mouths. But then, they would most likely just take you outside and do
their stupid crap out there. The only thing is for everyone to carry
tape recorders.

Name: Canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 September 2018

I worked under Hh four 4 years. What this m&w guy is telling you is a
100% right on the money.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 September 2018

ALL you FOOLS that want to GRIPE then go get the Chaplain to punch your
TS (tough shit)card and mail to: Santa Klaus, North Pole, AK!  Get off
your dead Asses and do your job, or you will be next!  Send any
grievance with back up info to USDOT/FRA, Washington,DC; as the
Regional office would only screw it up and they are afraid of
Washington as you are of Jacksonville!  I worked for these idiots so I
know their MO, just say its a safety violation and send photos!  When
the CP bunch get done there will be no CSX as Harrison gutted
IC,CN,GT,CP now CSX, stay on your toes trust no Official, and take
notes, photos, get backup from another employee, as its more believable
with more people to witness any event!  I retired from CSX 18 years ago
because it was easier to have a track caused derailment than have a
REPORTABLE INJURY!  Seems like safety has gone, all they want now is
these community works projects to send the make believe photos to Foote
and his legion of CANUKS who lie like pet coons!  When the Canuks came
in you should have known they like the USA Money as theirs is worth 30
cents less on the dollar, get cheap booze and cigs and food here, as
they are a Lazy bunch of TURD heads that say EH all the time!

Name: To goofy posing as conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 September 2018

To the tm posing as a conductor, we know your sitting at your desk your
nerves are so bad , you have no rr friends. Wondering everyday if your
going to get. The big phone call that you services are no longer
required because your inept. The pention s are not going anywhere.
There not moving CSX to China. All the job cuts will be refilled once
Foote and mantle move on. Just like they did in Canada. Itís sad you
had to sell your soul to serve Foote and mantle we understand your
actions. But you break federal safety laws your going to end up paying
for that sooner or later. Feel sorry for you having to take the fall
for Foote and mantle when there is a accident on your watch.

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: Report managers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 September 2018

Every time a manager tries to get you to break company policy or federal
rr laws. Record everything get them talking on the radios it is
recorded. Report to the union fra let managers know that they are also
being monitored. If one gets fired for there negligence on safety, will
send a message to all of them. It is a fight for the safety of everyone.
Who cares if a manager does not get his bonus ? Stick together and maybe
there behaviour will change, and they will get back to thinking safety
first.

Name: Managers fired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 September 2018

http://www.teamstersrail.ca/CP_managers_charged.html

Name: Manager fired for this
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 September 2018

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.3118752

Name: Management burnouts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 September 2018

Donít let these tm or managers get to you. They are just being used by
this regime. They are to believe there self importance, from all the bs
grooming from this regime. Foote and friends are playing these people
like a violin and getting them to push everyone and bend rules. But
when something happens these knot heads will take the fall and head
office will just play stupid. This tactic is out of Hh play book seen
the exact same thing at cp under Hh. Some managers stuck there neck out
and lost there head. Thought they where doing the company a big favour.
When the feds got involved they where fired. They learnt the hard way
being so called company men. Sit back donít get rattled, if they want
you to move your train with out proper paper work get them on the radio
to confirm this, write it down inform them you are going under protest
then  report them ASAP. Donít be the fall guy for these ass holes, they
have a big turn around with these TMs and managers. The head office
gives them enough rope to hang themselves. Donít go down with them
follow the company and fed rules they canít fire you for doing your due
diligence.

Name: notfooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 September 2018

Pension troll

There is no way you are a chosen company troll who has been offered
under the desk perks for coming on this site and trying to distract,
because as unethical as this company is there is no way they would 
give a trash mouth like you the time of the day. WOW! not sure if your
just unemployed and bored to death in your basement or your a rogue
supervisor who is afraid your name is getting ready to be posted on
here. All the topics that have been discussed in the last 5 days must
really have someone in the white collar community worried.

Ignore this idiot posters.  Keep up the good informative post. One of
the latest topics has put a burr under someone's saddle. Maybe its the
topic of the latest FRA violations.

Name: Rumours
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 September 2018

In a thirty five year career I was layed off nine times the longest was
19 months. Iím retired now I never once with drew my pention. I was
always called back. And I never listen to rumours until I seen it with
my own eyes. Or I had a layoff slip.

Name: Notafraid
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 September 2018

DEMOTED TM 

Next time you run your mouth at me and tell me to take "YOUR" train
with the paperwork it has because it's good and I'm not going to
delay it because I'm checking everything be assured when I find the
mistakes you let slip all the time I'm going to teach You a lesson in
humility. You know who you are. You read this site. Your arrogance is
going to bite you. maybe you have connections but then maybe some of us
do too.

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 September 2018

Rumor mole 
 
In the meantime while you distract others from what's happening the
union reps and carrier are on the phone's discussing how we're going
to get paid on these flip trains.  Trip rate per train as agreed upon
or combining them. Trip rate by rail miles with over miles paid or
screw you and only get flat miles. No more hotel in the plans. I made
over 800 bucks last pay period on held away plus 200 in meals. Kiss
that money good bye. Reduce pools and furlough.  The shits coming down
the pike and the reps are quiet as a mouse. Don't want you rebelling
before the blood is dried on the paperwork. Get ready for more new work
rules and conditions.

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: Hh 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2018

Hh was no genius all he did at cn cp was cut jobs and sell everything he
could get away with. After he left cn cp have been buying back equipment
and hiring people back to get the staff numbers up , so they can run the
railway. He made shareholders big money by running two companies into
the ground. Heís there hero, Foote is just trying the same thing at
CSX. But my view he will not succeed

Name: Slow
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 September 2018

Any time there is a major change on any rr. It is a slow slow process
that takes years and years. This regime will not see anything threw.
Shareholders get nervous and they will cash out and move on.

Name: Fines
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 September 2018

When the rr gets fined there is never money changes hands. Sounds good
to public, they get millions of dollars every year from the goverment.

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: Alfa or beta
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 September 2018

When these managers try to get you to break a rule. And you just go
along with it they know your easy to intimidate. The guy that stands up
to them and asks questions are the people, in the future they donít want
to deal with because they know they could be challenged. They have done
this for years with employees and then they know whoís who. Alfa or
beta.

Name: Bright side
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2018

Hey people we went threw what you are going threw now at CSX. We had Hh
at cn and cp they cut staff to the bone, the regime at CSX are the same
people and play book they had in Canada. They cut so deep to get
operating ratio down for a pay off. Once these people leave .CSX will
hire most back because the rr will not run with out proper staff. They
have been hiring for three years after Hh left cp and still hiring to
this day. Just try and ride out the storm!

Name: Bonuses
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

How can the board of directors sleep at night? If they took all the
conductors out of the system. The money they saved just would go to
bonuses for the rr heads. And safety put on the back burner just to
please a few egos of how great they think they are. Yes give the top
people big bonuses and the rest of the public suffer and put at risk,
because of unnessary Greed. Every railroad union in the USA has to put
there resources together and educate the public and politicians of the
dangers of a one man crew. It can be done and has to be done.

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: Professional 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

Your union has to get a campaign going to expose the dangers of a one
man crew. You would be surprised how the court of public opinion, can
be affective to political people. Then once the public has been warned
about the dangers of one man crews, and there is a disaster. The union
can say we told you so and you sat on your hands and did nothing. The
dangerous products on trains could wipe out many many people. Then who
is going to answer for all that blood and death! And you all know with
the laxed safety with this regime it is just a matter of time for a
disaster to happen.

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

ALL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS

Due to the time frame that has been handed down to the supervisors to
get their trains out of their terminals (1 hour), there has been an
increase in FRA violations being reported.


CFR TITLE 49 REGULATION 232.409- Inspection and testing of end-of-train
devices,

We will not quote the entire rule as it is too lengthy. Below is the
most important rule for the locomotive engineer as to documentation.

A two-way end-of-train device shall be tested at the initial terminal
or other point of installation.......
If the test is conducted by a person other than a member of the train
crew the locomotive engineer shall be notified that a successful test
was performed. The notification required by this paragraph may be
provided to the locomotive engineer by any means determined appropriate
by the railroad:

HOWEVER, A WRITTEN OR ELECTRONIC RECORD OF THE NOTIFICATION SHALL BE
MAINTAINED IN THE CAB OF THE CONTROLLING LOCOMOTIVE AND SHALL INCLUDE
THE DATE AND TIME OF THE TEST, THE LOCATION WHERE THE TEST WAS
PERFOMED, AND THE NAME OF THE PERSON CONDUCTING THE TEST,

It is being reported that some supervisors have been ordering trains
out of the terminals without the information being given to the
locomotive engineer. It has also been reported that some crews were
being told if there is a tag with the information on the end-of-train
device it is sufficient information to leave. THIS IS NOT TRUE.  If you
do not have any written information in your work orders, on your
locomotive brake test slips or it is not provided in paper work given
to you by a yardmaster, then you are in violation of Fra laws and
regulations if you leave the terminal WITHOUT IT IN THE CAB of the
controlling locomotive.
Do not be intimidated or harassed into leaving without this information
in your possession in the cab. If you feel pressured and in fear of your
job or are threatened with insubordination if you refuse to leave
without obtaining the information and having it in your possession in
the cab of the controlling locomotive immediately contact your local
FRA inspector or as soon as it is legally allowable.


FRA Mechanical- Pat Walsh (317)292-2422
FRA Operating rules- Robert Crawford (817)235-5397
FRA Region 4 office Chicago 1-800-724-5040
FRA Washington D.C. 1-202-493-6014

Name: To local
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

Firing people for a mistake is pretty harsh, some deserve a second
chance. But the people that are negligent by choice and put peopleís
safety at risk. Yes I agree they should be fired and not returned back
to there railroad job. No one will support those type of people !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

Furloughing big time at my terminal.

Name: To local
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

To local a lot of people that are getting fired are for bs reasons. And
they are returned to work because of the arbitrator seeing the pattern
of CSX firing people for really no reason other than to intimidate
other employees. So when they get around to firing you, if for bs
reason. You will most likely get your job back. When you hire on the
railroad son you have to pay your dues and put in the years to get
seniority to hold a better job. That has been the culture of the
railroad for over a hundred years. The most sacred thing on the
railroad is a persons seniority. Keep plugging away you will get there!

Name: Highball
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

OBY: spot on about conductor 1-10.

Name: To carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

Foote is repeating what Hh did at cn cp.they cut so many carman jobs
that management where flown in on there days off from all over the
country. And repaired cars  this went on for about four years. After Hh
left they started hiring people back. In my shop in a six month period
they hired forty Carmen.  Itís just a game they play to get operating
ratio down. Itís for a one time big payout of the shares. When mantle
sells there share then this regime will move on. So if you get layed
off chances you will be recalled after Foote and mantle move on. And a
lot of the cars that need repairs they just put in storage. Itís a gong
show. When they recall people back to work there will be more cars to
repair than you can imagen.

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: Seniorityís 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 September 2018

Sounds like one man crews will be reality in the near future. If your a
running trade employee with little seniority, I would really look into
going to trade school etc. I think every time Foote goes to quarterly
shareholders meetings always announces the many cuts that will still
come by 2020 and he said CSX will grind everyone to get production up
from every employee. Save your money ride it out as long as you can
then have some cash saved to get you threw, when your out of work or go
back to school. There is a life after the railroad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 September 2018

All you read on this site is how you're not getting things that you
think you should get from the railroad. This is not a job for the faint
at heart, if you want a 9 to 5 job weekends off go work at the damn
Bank. This job is for men, if you can't go to work and earn money and
put food on the table and not cry about then don't come out here.
I've been working for the railroad for four and a half years and been
furloughed quite a few times. if you don't want this job then go
someplace else but as you do that pay attention to how your paid your
retirement and how much your health insurance costs. the guys that work
out here forget what it's like to work a truly shitty job. This is the
easiest job I've ever had hands down and the guys out here get lazy
and forget that. I'm a conductor and I ride the extra board for the
most part. There are days that this is the worst job I've ever had,
but there are also days that this is the easiest job I've ever had.
you guys that are complaining don't belong here go someplace else. I
got hired amongst a hundred people and trained amongst another 30 and I
have been the last man standing twice. if you can't do a little bit of
suffering for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow go somewhere
else. Complaining about a company that does exactly the same thing that
the railroads been doing for over a hundred and fifty years is just a
big waste of time. it's a job that needs to be done, it's a business.
it's not a daycare, go somewhere else!!! I have never worked a job nor
has anyone else, Where you can sleep for hours out of your 12 hour
shift. Also you are by law not allowed to work more than 12 hours a
day. I don't know about the rest of you but I came from a job where I
was working 90 hours a week to make what I make at the railroad riding
the extra board working 2 days a week. So if you can't do this job
just leave. Stop wasting everybody's time. All you guys holding onto a
spot on the board unhappy are keeping a guy like me who can actually
work and earn a living from having the good life that I see my brother
has who's 15 years ahead of me in the railroad. Go home, it's okay to
admit you can't do something. This isn't for everybody, it's not a
nine-to-five job and it never will be. People working out here just
thinking about going home are dangerous, the guys that aren't here to
work are the ones that end up getting killed.

Name: Wrecks $$$
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 September 2018

Due to the lack of maintance, and forced laxed  safety now. CSX has
saved lots of money, but 2016 2017  2018 and moving forward. In reality
have saved nothing because of the increase wrecks And injuries to
employees and the public. A subject that CSX tries to avoid at
shareholders meetings quarterly reporting.And by fudging the facts and
reporting everything,to avoid facts and responsibilities of why there
is an increase in wrecks injury and fatalities. They will not address
how to fix this problem. They CSX and goverment know what has to be
done to correct all this, but again it  will cut into there bottom
line.  And they have to figure out how to not show anything negative
that will affect the operating ratio and dwell times. As long as CSX
can try and blame the employees for everything,CSX ceo mantle get a
pass and itís business as usual. The clock is ticking for the big wreck
that will get attention of the public etc. And hopefully CSX will be
forced to correct there corruption of the way they are running CSX.

Name: Mechanical 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 September 2018

I can see it now with one man crews. They will have to have mechanical
staff  in the field right across the system. That will trouble shoot
and assist the engineers, and most likely qualified  with all tickets
to switch on mainlines. And the maintance this ptc  is igoing to need
will be huge. And the goverment will just throw tax payers money at it
till they figure everything out. And there is going to be lots of
accidents and loss of life. But to the goverment and company, that will
just be the price of doing business. I donít think it is going to run
very well with one man crews. There are so many what ifís.

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: Tm gun
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 September 2018

The last thing you want this tm to do is getting his ego hurt. Nothing
worse than a railroader going Postal !

Name: Kite
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 September 2018

Send the CSX police a kite ie letter donít sign it. Once they are
involved. No one can interfere.

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: Yet to come
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 September 2018

I was told they could not use management to do work of employees at CSX.
Because of our laws in USA. Well google what they did with cn cp. they
trained all management and office staff to run the trains. They told it
was to use management in case of a strike. But they cut so many jobs.
That they put management to work running the trains. Foote is the same
guy with Hh that implemented this. Just wait and see if it happens with
CSX. The pattern they are doing at CSX was done in Canada tables  etc
all the nonsense. Never say never. Foote will push the envelope ! Foote
has a few more surprises yet.

Name: HMM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 September 2018

T&E

There is more than craft discrimination going on here. Think about
this. If a terminal has 50 employees and is allowed to have 2 tables
and another terminal has 300 employees, then why would they only be
allowed one? Why are some of the smaller terminals allowed to keep
enough to accommodate their needs and then a larger one inconvenienced?
 Seems like they might be trying to send a "power" message.

Name: Responsibility
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 September 2018

A growing normal company work look after there  assets, that includes
employees. And to provide a safe work environment. When these hedge
fund thugs get control of a company, it is about greed and everything
else is secondary. This is what they did to cn and cp and nothing
changed till they left. This is a ruthless bunch running CSX and itís a
shame they can get people to do there dirty work. Watch your ass with
this group, you mean fuck all to this regime. They would rather fire
people to get there operating ratio down and they will still do that so
again watch your ass.

Name: Tables
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 September 2018

Yes the tables where remove for our giant flea market sale.CSX, needs
these tables to display items we are selling!

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 September 2018

fellow crews

Does anyone know who exactly put the order out to take away our break
room and crew room tables.  I asked several supervisors and none of
them really knew for sure who to put the finger on.  I don't believe
it was Foote. He has enough to do keeping the companies head above
water and handling corporate business. No way he even knows how many
tables are in each terminal. This had to come from an operating
department or a branch of the financial department. Has anyone heard
who is responsible or this?

Name: abused
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 September 2018

Offended

  No, they  haven't taken all the table from the other craft
buildings,


We all know why they did what they did. Even some Tm told us that is
was to get us out of the buildings and to keep us from "Sitting"
around not doing or jobs.  I cant believe they would expect any of us
to stand for 1-3 hours waiting on our trains to be built or for a main
line train to show up. 

If they say for one minute it was to cut down on expenses then they
have to be the most pathetic con artist on the face of this earth.

The tables they took out at most terminals were already there for
years. They were not costing the company one red cent. Once in a blue
moon one might finally lose a nut or bolt but most were just fine. The
cost of those tables had been written off the books as a business
expense years ago. It wasn't costing them a dime for them to sit
there. Depreciating assets at the most. With some of the engine seats
we have to sit in I would say most if not all of the tables could be
considered brand new!
We all know why this happened. We are not idiots. I don't know about
you but Im just a little sick and tired of their patronizing behavior!
Take the tables. If I have to stand around for an hour waiting for my
train my back might just start to hurt and I would hate to be forced to
 call the medical department and tell them why.

Name: No money for maintenance 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 September 2018

Just watch the next quarterly report, and I bet the operating ratio
numbers will be lower again. CSX is not going to spend any money on
infrastructure or equipment. CSX will push everything to its limits and
still find ways to cut costs. Its all about the operating ratio. They
will spend money when they are forced to but will just be patch job not
long term fixes. Donít expect things to change till mantle ridge is long
gone.

Name: Maintance
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 September 2018

Foote is going to let the next ceo do the maintance. There is no money
for anything ! Low operating ratio is all that matters and the share
holders. Iím trying to get the same award as Hh got. Railroader of the
year. And if I spend no money and get the shares up oh the love Iím
going to get from shareholders and maybe my picture in a magazine. I
can see it now Foote turns CSX upside down. What would you do if you
where me ?

Name: Ozzy Osborn 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2018

The tables being removed is to get crews out the door and working
faster. Sounds to me like piss poor management! You mean to tell me
that the managers can't get crews working so they remove tables!
Sounds to me like they should have removed the managers. You gotta be a
worthless excuse of a manager if you can't motivate your employees
enough to get out and start working. I would fire every manager under
me if they had to resort to this to get their guys working. 
Louisville, I would fire every manager on duty the prior shift if I had
engines run out of fuel. Furthermore I'd fire every manager involved in
doing O-test because there are a lot bigger issues to deal with right
now. I'm about to fire every manager within 100 miles whether they
work at CSX or not if I don't grease on the m-effing switches!

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: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

WTF 
Well, the idiots showed up at avon yard and took the one table we had
and replaced it with a totally stupid piece of crap! A table with holes
in it and an uneven surface from hell. You can't write on anything
without a book or something under it. Someone already spilled a drink
on it while eating lunch and it splashed all over the floor under the
table.Food and crumbs will fall through it. Won't be able to clean it
right. No way without a toothbrush.

What the hell is wrong with these people. This table would only be good
at a park outside! Do they ever think!!!

Name: Paper trail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2018

They are holding all employees feet to the fire on rules everything. So
when the company breaches contract, or safety issue. Every employee
should put in grievance every time they violate contract or find
something unsafe. Bury them in paper it cost thousands of dollars to go
to arbitration. Make CSX pay for there corrupt ways. And donít let up
till they do change there ways. CSX will figure it out that itís
cheaper to honour contract then paying out on lost arbitration cases.

Name: To exrep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2018

Yes you are right with group grievance,but Iíve not seen many submitted.
Most grievances Iíve seen won was by the individual employee. This
regime singles out a person in most cases to make example out of him.
To cause fear so others are intimidated. Over and over again.

Name: Contracts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2018

The employee only has to fill his duties of the contract in place.
However if a manager tries to tell you to do it his way. The employee
has to comply unless it is unsafe, then you have the right to refuse.
If the employee refuses you are insubordinate and can be fired. If the
company decides not to follow the contract rules they can. And they
know down the road they will have to make affected employees whole only
if they protest threw a grievance. The company knows most are lazy and
will not submit a grievance. And it is a win for the company. The union
can only represent you if you file a grievance and submit the violation
of the contract. Unions are not militant anymore like in the old days.
Itís a paper war now, and the company is spanked buy paying cash out to
people affected. Thatís it thatís all ! Crying in  the  lunch and locker
room how joe blow fucked you over will get you no where. Having a pity
party for yourself might make you feel better but thatís all. Take the
time every time and file a grievance. I know of members that filed
grievances forgot about it two years later nice big check put  in his
account. And the guy that did not file a grievance got nothing.

Name: All bullshit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2018

We went threw all this bullshit with Hh. Understand when someone says
union is agreeing with this. No they are not. This regime will do what
they want, they donít care about the rules or collective agreement that
is in place. The collective agreement will stands until there is a new
contract. You all have to put in a grievance when the agreement is
violated. It might take 50 years to get infront of arbitrator. But that
is the only recourse you have. CSX knows this they want to get operating
ratio down, shares as high as they can.  Then cash out and ride into the
sun set. The next ceo etc will have the job of fixing everything. CSX is
not following the collective agreement they signed off on. That is why
managers do what they want and tell you if you donít like it put a
grievance in and laugh. The only thing the union can do is try and make
the company accountable for the agreements they signed. And CSX is not
doing that. So paper is filed and has to work itís way threw the
system, in the mean time CSX is just repeating this over and over.Dont
even argue with management put a grievance in if your short changed and
you will get paid down the road. Priority is getting people back to work
that where fired for nothing.

Name: Pay
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Trainman 

It's about time your union's realized you want twice the pay for half
the work. You have an agreed trip rate for 200 miles then that's what
you should get paid. Period!  Just because you get on another train
half way and come back doesn't mean you should be entitled to another
200 mile ticket. It doesn't matter what your agreement says now. It's
going to change. So what if you change trains. It's the same work. Why
you think you should be paid another whole trip rate is beyond me. You
travel 200 miles you get 200 miles. No more, no less.

Name: Ai safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 September 2018

When I started the rr the conductor and headend brakeman would always be
looking down each side of the train for defects etc. Then they took
caboose off put people in the head end. And the lengh of the trains
they cannot see tail end. The rr counted on hotbox detector and
dragging equipment sensors. As a carman I would see lots of trains
yarding with dragging equipment like brake beams etc. And bearings red
hot. That just went by the scanners. And the long length of these
trains now and the dangerous product they are hauling is scarey In my
view. And with one less set of eyes, it is going to be a matter of time
before there is major disaster. The public is clueless what is going
threw there towns and cities. There will be a public outcry when there
is a major disaster and loss of life. And the public is going to ask
how the rr where able to get away with such laxed safety rules. The
clock is ticking!

Name: Job postings by management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 September 2018

All those managers have most likely been researching those jobs, because
they could end up with one. This regime has made all managers compete
with each other,and they are all trying to out due each other. Managers
know when the CSX police show up with a card board box it is to clean
there desk out and then get the escort off the property. And I mean all
levels of management. Thes managers are a pin drop from a mental break
down. Stay turned for the out come, here one day gone the next. One of
those jobs might look pretty good after getting killed coed to the curb
by a he CSX corrupted regime.

Name: Urban Dictionary 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 September 2018

Its not personal...."Its just Business"

Name: Elon musk fears ai
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 September 2018

https://amp.nine.com.au/article/016c13c8-1bab-4479-bcda-4ffa61a5b43b
public has to be warned about the lack of safety if ai is going to take
over train movement.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 September 2018

Blapples

 YOu are 100% right. There isn't a damn thing you can do but file
claims and pay your money. Those union meetings are a waste of time. I
have been to plenty. You voice your complaint and they go no where. I
have submitted plenty in writing and demanded they be handed to the
general chairman direct. You bet your bottom dollar they ended up in
file 13.  I know from experience the only way you can get your unions
to step up their game is to threaten their positions. Vote them out.
Send them packing. The only time the union ever gets seriously involved
is when the union members start a major stir and the carrier starts
getting worried because they don't want it getting out to the public
that the workers are starting an uproar and the press might get wind
and start asking questions. The union steps in every time and makes
deals under the table with the carrier. THIS IS A FACT! Then they act
like they came and saved the day and took care of everything because if
they don't they will have egg on their face and the press can have a
field day with it. We also have the right to sue our union by Federal
law for not representing us to the fullest extent available to them. 
No one knows what their federal protections are. They don't know their
federal right of protection against corrupt and inept unions set forth
by federal law. If they would all just research their rights and take
advantage of them it would send a message to the unions and the
carriers that we aren't going to deal with their shit laying down.  No
one will stand together. Going to meetings is a waste of time. The LCs
all know what's happening. They work out here just like the rest of
us. They don't need us to file paperwork for everything. They have
just as much of a right to step up for us and demand solidarity. When
was the last time all the LC's got together and filed a massive
petition to the unions and demanded some straight answers form them and
demanded to know exactly what was going on and what was on the tables. I
cant remember when that happened last. Cant even get the LC's to put
their unions on front street. So what does that leave us? Laying down!
No more favors!  No more kissing ass! No more taking every call off the
roster calls. No more sucking up. Mo more doing their work for them. No
more making phone calls we don't have to make to get the YM and TMs
work done for them. STOP KISSING ASS! Stop thinking about yourself and
no one else. For gods sake. Just stick together for once in your
miserable lives.

In the meantime while you sit here and read this they are working on
their plan to downsize the manpower and put more people out of work.
They are getting rid of hotels and changing the pools to do it. They
are talking on pay rates and changes in the way rail miles are going to
be handled.   Flip on a train and go the other direction on another one
but only be paid for handling freight for one train. Pay based on rail
miles only. A lot on the table right now and not one single LC can give
you any hard cold facts on what happening.  Wake up people! Work rules
and conditions are being revamped as we speak!

Name: Siding with rr jim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 September 2018

If you have  a present contract in place you canít striike. The unions
job is to make sure they honour the collective agreement. If you ever
think there would be a wild cat strike you would never get that
directive from union leaders. Itís illegal and the company would find
the rats, to finger who organized a wildcat strike and fire them first
, then most likely the people involved.  They did this at the rr I work
for, we shut place down twenty hours big deal. The rats came out of the
woodwork to save there own skins. Lots of people lost there jobs.

Name: One man health
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2018

My friend brought up, if they go to one man crews and you have a medical
condition. That other person is not in cab to perform CPR. If you have a
condition that the company feels you are not fit to be behind the
controls , are they going to hold you out of service till condition is
addressed? I guess these have to be answered!are they going modify the
rules?

Name: Campaign for safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2018

I think it is time for rr unions across North America, to fund a
campaign to the public about there safety with one man crews. On tv
adds news papers all forms of media. Political people care  about votes
not the standing of the rr companies. The union has to take the money
from strike fund where ever they can to get the message out. Pamphlets
anything. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.  Or just sit back and do
nothing. It is your future people.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 September 2018

That article is already a couple yrs. old.


How many actually submitted comments to the FRA when the rail unions
asked for members to do so, not very long ago?

How many actually have contacted their US representatives & asked for
their support for at least 2 person crew legislation?

I/we at home did.  

Both - should have been totally bombarded.  Many people don't seem to
give a rat's ass about anything until it directly affects them and
then it may be too late and that's sad.

Public support for a rail strike? = HA, that'll never happen. 1st time
other workers are sent home from their jobs because of non-delivered
rail goods, etc., think those people would be sympathetic to railroad
employees?

Name: Mechanical
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 September 2018

Cotís stands for cleaned  oiled tested stencil. At one time each rail
car by AAR rules had to have a complete overhaul of the brake system
after 16 years. They stopped this because it cost a lot of money and
down time. Now the brake system gets a simple In shop test every five
years. These cars have been running around with the brake components
the way they came from the factory. The older the car gets the more air
brake problems there are and  it happens on the road, if your lucky you
can just cut the car out. But with sticky brake or sprung slack
adjuster the car has to be set off asap. Then there is number 8 vent
value on longer cars that stick open on colder days. When this happens
brake stays set up and with long trains you will not get calibration. I
could go on and on. Now the hogger by himself has to monitor the new
systems and everything else. I think if company goes one man it will
not be long until they go back to two man crew. It is going to be one
big delay after another with one man crew. That is my take on it.

Name: One man fra
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2018

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/labor/273916-fra-rule-gives-us-chance-to-bar-most-one-person-crew-trains?amp

Name: Trouble
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 September 2018

Well if they go with one man crews, they better have lots of ground
support. There is so much that can go wrong with mechanical side of a
train. For example getting hit by scanners, pull apart, lose of air
etc. The list goes on, it defeats the purpose if they take conductor
out of the crew. And have to have mechanical staff chase these trains.
With the length of trains they want to run. It will be very interesting
to see where the money is saved, and no delays.  It does not matter how
good your ai  is you still have to have hands on.

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:  new era coming
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 September 2018

Try to get involved with your union, and any politician that will
listen, one man crew reduces safety period. And the union is going to
have to spend money to educated the public. I think once the public see
the dangers of one man crew they will get on board.  You have nothing to
lose but your job.

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: To tm 10-20 years
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 September 2018

Tm you have a smart mouth hiding behind a key board. One thing that will
happen to you is the more jobs they cut, the less chance they need
people like you. They have done a study and it shows 66 percent of
managers add no productive value to a company. I would bet you fall
into that 66 percent category. Laugh all you want pal but you will not
get the last laugh. Just takes you to piss off one of your bosses and
your gone. You have no protection what so ever.

Name: Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

ALL ENGINEERS!
Bulletin 5301.2

We read your new bulletin on testing the alerter and saw where it says
unless notified by the mechanical department it was done you have to
test it.

First, testing the alerter is a mandatory test that must be done when
we are servicing and testing the engine devices. It is done by the
electrical man. It is FRA law.

Second, quit asking us over the radio when you get power out of the
house if we did it.  We are going to tell you yes EVERY TIME!!! It is
Fra law.

Third, we have never noted it on the brake slips we leave on your lead
engine and we aren't going to start it now.  Where would we put it?
there is no separate place to note alerter testing. 

The operating rules department should know this and should have worded
that bulletin in a different way. Besides, I believe you all know you
have a rule that says you have to accept the engines they way they are
out of the house. That should take care of any misconceptions that you
have!

Name: By the book
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 September 2018

Iíve worked with guys that went by the book from day one. They donít
care what rank the management is. There was never nothing they could do
to these guys. They never let up, and management did not try to play
games with them. They new the rules inside out. And where not afraid to
submit paper work. If equipment was less than perfect they would tag it.
The guys that give in to management put themselves in jeopardy if
equipment fails and causes injury or what ever. Why do that to yourself
when you have rules and laws to protect you! Iíve seen it all in my
thirty plus years! A lot of guys say they just want to get home!!!

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: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 September 2018

other

When I went to engineer school they didn't say one word about shopping
engines. The only thing they covered was calendar day inspections and
putting tags on non compliant motors and reporting them if they were
out of date.  Most of them just talked about still being able to use
them if it was an in route failure. No one covered how to handle them
at your home terminal. They expected us to read up on non compliant
conditions ourselves.  Of course they didn't give us a copy of the FRA
regulations. That would have been funny as hell if they did. Did a lot
of homework on our own on it. I could write up just about every engine
I get on for something. speedometers are one of the worst. But from
what Im hearing the mechanical desk has been telling everyone if you
got a PTC box on your engine and it displays the speed you can use it
instead. Still supposed to report it though. What good will that do if
they use the PTC instead. Cant see them rushing to fix them. I was told
it doesn't matter if its a foreign engine either and your not using the
PTC on it. If the speed is on it and visible you can use it.

Name: To not scared
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 September 2018

I have been reading these posts for two years now. Iím a thirty year rr.
Finally someone has some balls to stand up to these pricks. Yes you have
laws on your side. I wish everyone would follow your lead and do what is
right and do the job the way they where trained to do it. Not let these
manager pricks off the hook all the time so they can get there bonuses,
so there fat wifeís donít throw them out of the house. Get some balls
people like this guy.

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 September 2018

To all CSX people, and it is still going to get crazier. Everyone is
just a guinie pig. The boys in the ivory tower are going to demand the
impossible and there puppets will try and push everyone.

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: Xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

Brothers 

The fact is the carrier can change any job they want. All they are
required to do is give the unions notice they are changing job
conditions and rate of pay. It is their right. The union has absolutely
no federal right to dictate how the carrier restructures if doing so
helps them save money and become more profitable.  You can't strike.
All the union can do is file charges within the scope of their rights.
In the meantime you Will do what the company decides or you can quit.
Plain and simple. So get used to the changes coming. You have no
choice. I can say one thing though, if your pay rates go down then your
union dues should be reduced. If they don't then the members need to
stop their dues and file a class action suit against the union for
failure to ajust dues based on your rate of income. You have the right
by federal law.

Name: To sink hole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 September 2018

Foote learned from Hh not to honour anything. Fire people to make others
fall in line intimidation and fear, union busting 101. Myself I was
fired and pulled out of service twice. Returned to work threw the union
arbitration with pay. Myself I have a lot of respect for the union. 
When this regime breaks all the rules, the union files paper work and
it has to work its way threw the system. This regime knows they will be
long gone before, a lot of these issues get worked out. The people are
the union, and if you have been affected personally you have to file a
grievanc in order for it to be heard. Everything takes time to get
resolved CSX knows this. My personal experience with the union I got my
monies worth for what they did for me. I was able to retire because of
the work of the union.  You all have to file grievances to be made
whole. Rome was not built in a day! You think things are bad now, if
you did not have the union it would be a nightmare!

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: One man crew
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 September 2018

With the one man crew when something goes wrong. That train can tie up
the main line for hours and hours. Till two mechanical staff in a truck
on overtime drive hours to investigate issues. I can see it now one man
crew walks back to investigate and lays in a ditch with broken ankle
waiting for help. Then they have to find new crew hogger. I donít think
they CSX knows what there in for if this happens ! The law suits from
public will bankrupt CSX.

Name: Abc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 September 2018

Anyone see this yet? 
http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/09/06-csx-expects-ptc-to-pave-way-for-1-person-crews-autonomous-operations

Just hought you guys should know whats in store for you.

Name: Communication update
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2018

To save money and solve our communication problems of cell phones. Head
office will start training employees how to use and understand Morse
code. https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/morse-code/

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

  View This Article

Name: Rick gates
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 September 2018

Every railroad in most countries , have the same stories as the accident
with this man. It is not an isolated accident. To this day in the
transportation industry people are in charge of peopleís lives. Mainly
the airline industry, working people that are fatigued. And changes
will not be looked at till there is another major accident. People go
to work everyday on anti depressants and other medication in safety
sensitive jobs. People canít handle the day to day stress of life, so
they are prescribed a pill to mask reality. In most cases safety is
last because of cost. And cuts into bottom line of profits.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 September 2018

My career on the rr there was drinking from the top down discreetly. The
supervisors where promoted from the ranks, he personally new everyone
and there was trust then. Management and employees got the job done
first before any down time like a game of cards. The work got done
everyone was happy and was a good place to work. When they brought
management from the street that all changed, it is what you have today
no trust or respect.

Name: Revenge
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 September 2018

My cousin had a promising career with the rr. He was tm young and
healthy. Went to an after hours party shot his mouth off to co worker
both where drunk. Cousin ended up in intensive care, but suffered brain
damage from the beating he took. And now is unemployable. Moral of the
story if your going to shoot your mouth off be able to back it up.

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: Third gen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2018

The railroad was built on booze, you had to be half pissed to work
there. We never had the fancy drugs that you guys have today !

Name: Realrr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2018

Been retired a year, love it we all have a story, go on vacation pal.
One thing I can say is I donít miss the rr, your right it has all gone
to shit.

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: Cell phone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2018

If the company wanted you to use cell phones to contact them, they would
provide them. It is against the law to have it at the rr driving and
using it in your car  etc. 25 percent of car accidents are caused from
cell phones. If you have a phone in the cab of unit. And you are
focused on a call or message, your attention is not 100 percent on the
job. Psychology have proved the distraction of cell phones.  There also
is a withdrawal factor of not have phone presaant and on. They cause
death.

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 September 2018

The railroad companies are not installing cameras to see if you brushed
your teeth. It is about safety and liabilityís. From now on Iím leaving
my phone in my car at work. It will be there problem to figure out how
to communicate with me other than the radio. I will give them no reason
at all to fire me because of a cell phone. Safe not sorry!

Name: Turn cell off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2018

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/01/17-class-i-east-cameras

Name: Cell phone sniffer?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2018

https://blet5.com/2017/10/18/cell-phone-sniffer/amp/

Name: Electronic devices
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2018

Federal law and company policy. The rules are there in black and white.
If you want to go by your own rules then you, could be fired.

Name: Cell phone?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2018

https://www.fra.dot.gov/Elib/Document/1593

Name: Fired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2018

Over the years I have seen people fired for violating company policies.
And the employee says I was just helping the company, is no defence.
Using cell phones is a violation on company property other than in the
lunch room on your break or what is set out by the company. Most will
not make an issue that one manager that has it in for you from the
past, you just gave him revenge to fire you. There are those managers
that will not make be deal out of it ,but then there are those that
will make a big deal out of it. Remember they want to cut staff by
2020. And if they can fire senior people with cause they save money.
Itís your choice if it was me I would not take my phone onto company
property. The rr got by before cell phone. In a family emergency they
will still get you that message. Stop playing with fire.

Name: Stupid no cure found yet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 September 2018

Why would any one put there income in jeopardy, to help a company fire
you. If they have your number and find out you violated company policy.
You just gave them the reason to fire you. You are all crazy to put
yourself in this position. There is no one that could help you if you
where fired. Clear cut violation of company policy. How would you
explain that to your family.  Again they still have not found a cure
for stupid people.

Name: Hmmm
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 September 2018

Hoggers 

Listen up. Just think for one moment. Now answer this question. ....

Why does CSX have the radio program set up so the mechanical and PTC
help desk can contact you on the locomotives but nothing is in place
for the trip optimizer department?  Think about it.

And for you idiots who keep using your personal cell phones to call
them while you on the locomotives to troubleshoot before you depart,
stop being a brain dead moron. Can you not read and understand the
electronic device policy?

Exact words from the mouth of a TO help desk tech while talking to them
after getting off the train..... 
I know your not supposed to call us while your on your train but we got
guys that do it all the time. We keep these reports. It's not hard to
figure out who's doing it. That rule is ridiculous anyway.We have no
other way to contact crews.
 
So explain at your investigation why your on your personal cell phone
while in the cab and at the controls of the locomotive.

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: Solidarity
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 September 2018

If the unions today had solidarity, these types of regimes that invade
companies would not stand a chance. The only way they would get
anything done is treat employees right and offer incentives. But over
time generations became weaker and weaker. My time over 36 years they
did not piss off the employees or they new they would feel it. The day
will come that unions will just be a thing read about in history books.

Name: Trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 September 2018

Trainmaster donít make yourself sound important, you pay nobody. Your
dead weight and our hard work carries you and you no it. You add no
productive value to the company. Your a token thatís it, just a bitch
that reports to high ups. We pay you your a joke. Donít have a stroke
if you have to walk ten feet.

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: Tactics
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 September 2018

One tactic they also use to get rid of managers , is to transfer them.
And cup cakes says no way. And most leave the company. Costs CSX
nothing. Or they creat a job promote manager to it then abolish the job
and heís done. They are pretty creative on eating there own, and this
regime is very good at it. # important no more!

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: Management 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 September 2018

These managers that have been with CSX for a short time, itís not by
mistake. The company can put these puppets in these position. And then
get them to do the dirty work for upper management. And when CSX see
they have no more use for them. They are very cheap to get rid of, CSX
does not have to pay big severance packages. Then they can keep
repeating the process of hiring and then firing them. Or they push them
to pack it in. And the least they know the better for CSX.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 02 September 2018

the management has been clueless and dirty for years but all bets are
off with this new breed the ones that have very few years of service in
the crafts with a know it all attitude are the most clueless dumb ass of
them all they don't give a shit about safety contracts or craft lines
and there are more than enough who are to willing to cross them anyway
and to put these ass holes on top of it just another nail in coffin for
the workers, those that use to give a dam don't no more and with these
cock sucking managers they have why would anyone.

Name: Management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 September 2018

When it comes to management there is more than one cockroach in the
kitchen, that are out to hang your ass. Foote still wants to trim the
stafff by 2020. Get rid of the senior guys and replace them. With
employees that know nothing and can be managed like dogs. Trust me seen
it and itís coming.

Name: Pro
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 September 2018

And mr. Professional CSX would fire your ass in a heartbeat, just
because they can. I have no love for any management pal.

Name: Cab cam
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 September 2018

At least being a running trades employee and with the cab cams, you can
show them what you just ate , open your mouth and show the camera every
time, or pick your nose and show the cam the boogers. Give them an
appetite on other end of cam. Lol

Name: Abc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 September 2018

Craft mow...doesnt matter what department your in, they all have
supervisor breathing down your neck. 
Or you could look at it like this....have them breath down your neck,
or have bill collectors breatjing down yoir neck while you on
unemployment. 
Yes we get dirty. Yes we work long hrs. Yes we are away from home alot.
Yes we make over 100k a yr. Yes they are hiring in mow. Yes we work yr
round. 
So do what you want...doesnt matter to me.

Name: Car training
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 September 2018

To be carman four years of training tests all the way threw. And to get
certified for goverment to inspect trains. And also had to take
training on inspecting tank cars. I donít know how CSX can get away
with not training new people. It is a danger to everyone.  Itís not
right!

Name: Transfer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 September 2018

To transfer over to car or loco shop. You have to have a mechanical
aptitude. I had to also get all my positions in welding. Had to weld
all my test plates and they had to pass. It took 4 years to be an A
rate carman. There is lots to it and lots to learn. I donít know if
they give mechanical aptitude test still before your hired. They like
people that hire on with there welding, there is a majority of welding
done in repair shops. There is lots to learn to be AAR certified. I
would really check it out before I transferred from running trades. Fyi

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 August 2018

The grass is always greener on one side than the other, or the same you
just gotta find out which side

Name: Crafts mow 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 August 2018

If you ever decided to transfer from running trades. You will make less
money and have a supervisor breathing down your neck the whole your on
duty. And be prepared to get covered in dirt grease etc. The grass is
not always greener on other side of the fence c

Name: Abc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 August 2018

Trackman

Come to the mow side. They are hiring. Get all the overtime you want.

Name: TRUTH
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 August 2018

BUSTED

ITS ALL BULLSHIT!  A person that far away from a cut is not going to
get run over.  I also heard that the cut was being shoved through 
electric switches that the dispatcher had lined.

 Look at this shit. HH changed it so you could get off of MOVING
EQUIPMENT.  He did away with the safety stops. He took out the rule on
get on off equipment by a main line or a so called "HOT" side.

So no manager can tell me out there anywhere that it is unsafe to turn
your back on equipment that you could walk 20 car lengths before it
ever caught up with you. Maybe 10 lengths if the engineer was shoving
faster than walking speed, but I can tell you without a doubt that I
don't know of any conductor who wouldn't turn around and check out
where his cut is before then. 
What that manager did was just plain horse shit and Im sure there is no
doubt that he had it in for the guy. This is the kind of shit that
requires ALL OF US TO SLOW THE HELL DOWN! WAY DOWN! Watch every step
you take. Check every switch and switch point twice. Double check
everything.

We had a conductor working remotes that brought his cut back after the
Tower operator lined the electric switch for his move. EVERYONE counted
on it working correctly because it was an electric switch so ABSOLUTLEY
NO ONE was checking the switch points on it on every move.
His cut picked the switch and they threw the book at him telling him he
should have checked the switch points. Total horse shit. So every time
he made a move he would walk up to the switch after it was lined and
check it. It wasn't a week before he was called in and told by
management to knock it off because he was delaying movement of the
freight in the yard. He told them to drop the charges against him or he
would keep checking. He was told that he was being given a direct order
to stop it and he could argue his case at his investigation. He was
found guilty and his case is pending arbitration.
Now can anyone tell me that this is ethical, moral, safe or shows that
the company even gives a rats ass about our safety or safety of others?
 What was really pathetic about this whole thing was that no one else
working in the yard would check the switch points on the electric
switches either. Tried to get them to stick together and start doing it
and they wouldn't. If they had started it like that conductor had maybe
that would have ended the charges against the guy.

Name: Trackman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 August 2018

Does anyone have any idea when CSX might stop these stupid layoffs! I
would like to work without worrying about losing my damn job.

Name: Busted
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 August 2018

It is all management that is out to bust you. If your doing pk switching
etc.  and you take your eye off the ball. Your most likely to be wrote
up. It is a directive from upper management to do this. Not the
individual manager.  It takes your attention off the real issues of the
railroad.  Keeping you mad and paranoid keeps you from focusing on other
issues like reporting safety issues etc.  The intimidation will just get
worse that is all management has to try and control the employees. It is
really pathetic how they treat the employees, but Iím a strong believer
that karma with come around.

Name: Crafts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 August 2018

If you cross over to crafts, you go on bottom of seniority list. And
most likely with be on midnight shift with Tuesday wenday off etc.

Name: 3 sheets to the wind..
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 August 2018

Csx suckssassssssssssss...!!!

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 August 2018

T&E crews

Witnessed a conductor watching a shove. cars had to be a good 20 car
lengths away from him. He turned his back to the cut and walked about
15 feet then turned around. They were hiding and watching him. they
busted him for turning his back on the cut. Got this guy the day before
too I was told. Didn't see that one.

Let the petty failures begin. Your war is just starting.

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: FooteIsMyBuddy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 August 2018

ďWhat Hunter had done in a short period of time in transforming the
organization was simply amazing,Ē said James Foote, who took over as
CEO when Harrison died in December.

Name: Foote carries Hh plan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 August 2018

From articles Iíve read on how Hh planned to to run CSX, the spaghetti
bowl track canít be done. And I think Foote know it by now. Selling off
shorter lines is not going to stream line CSX.  Itís been two years of
really no plan at all. I think they Foote and friends are going to wing
it as long as possible. Get all the bonuses and pay out of CSX they can.
And when mantle gives him the signal to cash in an run thatís what is
going to happen!

Name: Grind
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 August 2018

Foote says CSX will keep grinding threw 2018 and forward. I guess
starting with paper computers and tables.  A penny here a penny there
lol.

Name: Hh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 August 2018

As long as you have foote, he is working out of Hh play book. Have good
day.

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: Watch your back
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 August 2018

When Hh was at cn cp they raised the speed limit on the property. From
15 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour for all staff and crew cabs. So
when you are coming out from between rail cars etc. Have a real good
look before stepping out and getting ran over. Safety is last with this
regime,  itís go go go. Then when some one gets  injured or killed they
scratch there head. Cn cp had more fatalities under the watch of Hh in
a short time period than any ceo before him. Safety first my ass.

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: Insurance 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 August 2018

Before Hh just train crews carried insurance. Then once Hh took over
cprail. Everyone went out and bought that insurance Carmen machinist
etc. It was a piece of mind for the workers. And we told supervisor in
a round about way that we had insurance. So when we where pulled out of
service, the company new they where not hurting us in the wallet. The
company just worked short of people when they sent people home.

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: ORD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 August 2018

Me 

Smart mouth.  Your one of the problems I'm sure.

Name: Smelly foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 August 2018

Smelly Foote and friends,forgot to read the chapter on CSX company
policy about insider trading!  O what one more rule he has broken
doesnít matter he is the boss. Maybe securities commission should have
a look at smelly Foote and friends. And mantle ridge of course, they
think nobody is watching. We will see if good old Karma takes its
course!

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: Seniority 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 August 2018

Only a moron would suggest messing with a person seniority. Even when a
person is fired and held out of service for a long time. When they are
reinstated, it is alway with full seniority. I know it happened to me,
only a pup would suggest that.

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: Waiting pay
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 August 2018

As one person said, waiting time pay is about . 75cents a minute$45.00
an hour. So add that up over 1 year. That is new truck or boat payment
for the hard working CSX unionized employee. That deserve every penny
of pay. Iím retired now but, hope you people get every penny for all
the sacrifices you make for being a RR. It does not matter who ceo is
or how good equipment is. Without the hard working employees management
and shareholders are nothing. The backbone of CSX is the hard working
men and women. Donít ever forget that, without you people the rr is
dormant.

Name: About the money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 August 2018

Foote and company itís all about the money, bonuses perks etc. So if you
have to stand in line to use computer wait for ride etc. Your time is
worth money. Bill for every minute your on the property. In ones years
time you would be surprised how much it adds up to. The employees that
do CSX a favour are just plain and out right stupid. If they want you
to stay CSX MUST PAY. And pay and pay and pay forever.

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: Promotion fantasies
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2018

All these managers that drink the koolaid, and ended up with the Hh
brain virus. All think that all the bullying to employees is going on
record to higher ups to show how loyal,and how they would sacrifice
themselves for mantle ridge. All expecting a big promotion in the near
future. Now the reality is that when the mantle ridge gang rides out of
dodge. They will not give a shit who they sucked in to do there dirty
work. There bank accounts will be topped off and will live happily ever
after. And the managers left behind will not know what hit them.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 August 2018

When mantle ridge is gone and all these cock sucking managers that
screwed so many over will want to be every ones buddy again good luck
the damage is done and will never be forgotten they can go screw them
selves they drank the cool-laid and sold everyone out those that are
left and the very few that will ever come back will never forget what
they did

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: Gutting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2018

These managers think removing chairs and computers they are making a big
difference in saving company money. They have ran out of ways to bully
employees. Try this wave at one and see the dirty look you get. Itís
the intimidation tactics there taught. Once mantle ridge is gone these
managers think employees will forget how they treated people. And will
want to be buds again down the road. The more men they cut the less
managers they need. Hh mantle ridge way is a form of insanity and
everyone goes along with it, almost like a virus crawled into there
little controlled  brains.

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: Taco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2018

What Iím trying to tell you , with this group hedge fund hacks. They are
at CSX for a short time. They will sell all your Burgas and taco places
if they can get away with it. Greed profit then they will pull the plug
not caring how they left the company. Corporate greed does not care
about employees nothing. Fast profit!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 August 2018

one thing csx has in great abundance is dumb ass management and the
worst are those suck ass that come from the crafts and these dump ass
pricks work a few years in the crafts and are now total experts on how
a rail road work they only promote the kiss ass and laziest because
they make to top idiots look intelligent and they need new scape goats
for when the shit hits the fan, and in all my years it is only getting
worse all managers are lying peace of shit but this new generation is
worse they will stab any one in the back have no clue how things have
run for years and live to violate the contract and craft lines and
could care less about any ones safety has long as the heat stays off
them screw these guys don't take any short cuts do it by the book
these guys will push you to do that then hang you in the next breath
that is what every one is dealing with now.

Name: Vultures
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 August 2018

You think your keeping your job by running for CSX read all of this.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/11/20/how-activist-hedge-funds-turn-others-into-vultures/amp/

Name: Funds
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 August 2018

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1FZ02I

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: 1 to 10 conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 August 2018

With your seniority, by the time they are done selling off assets be
thankful if you still hold a job. This regime is ruthless call me
stupid all you like. Hang on buddy your in for a hell of a ride. Good
luck!

Name: Sell off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 August 2018

Iím going to predict the future for you. These hedge fund guys are going
to sell off what ever they can get away with, if it is productive or
not. It has nothing to due with someone running a switch or not running
down the track switching. I witnessed this with two other RR that was
invaded by hedge fund companies. Just wait and see what CSX is going to
sell off in the near future.

Name: Shutdown
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 August 2018

Are you that stupid that you think they shut a terminal down. Because of
few slackers. This regime will make any move to put shot term gains of
money in there pocket. And it is good way to fudge the operating ratio.
It has nothing to do with inept unproductive managers, that once worked
at that terminal.

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: Union slacker reps
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 August 2018

I have been there and back and no how it is. There are people that where
elected or appointed in the union that should not of been,wrong fit self
 serving. But then there are those reps. I have a lot of respect for and
have been the driving force of getting things done. You donít here of a
lot of the fights and accomplishments these people do and get no credit
or recognition for there hard work. You just hear the negative comments
because something was not addressed in the time people think it should
be. To those people I say run for a position and try to do better if
you think you can. Anyone can be a critic! The union has to use the
tools they have and lay  paper on the company in disputes and it goes
back and for, in a lot of cases ends up on arbitrators decision. The
company drags out, does everything they can to slow down the process. I
paid union dues for 34 years and I have to say the union did good by me.
Got me out of some real bad jams, like being fired and returned to work.
Give the guys that do care some credit and the slackers just vote them
out. This regime has no respect for the union process, human rights
anything good. They are a bunch of cut throat thugs that have one
agenda. Take every penny they can out of the company then cash in and
run. The managers that treat employees like shit, karma will get them
one way or another, I witnessed this with my own eyes. Priceless.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 August 2018

Utu is about a joke please comment on your experience with this csx side
kick utu who won't do nothing for there union brothers it's a joke

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 23 August 2018

The Problem is no one sticks together, these are the people that talk
big and then are more than willing to cross craft lines and break all
the rules and kiss managers ass at every chance they get as fare I'm
concern all these guys that are willing to cross craft lines they get
what they deserve and for the managers that violate the contracts and
craft lines they will get what they deserve in the end so csx and all
these pricks can go screw them selves.

Name: Silent fight
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 August 2018

Iím proud of all the people that fight back against this regime.
Remember we have time on our side. The management are impatient want it
all now. They are looking for promotions at your expense. Be calm play
there game, they can step up to the line but once they cross the line.
Bingo you have them. File grievance complaints lots of paper, do unto
others as they do to you. They can pay you now or pay you later. Try
sticking to gether, fight fire with fire.

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: LAW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2018

Union Members

Read the following thoroughly.

1. Railway labor act
2. Union agreements
3. Union constitutions
4. LMRDA

After doing so you will be more educated on your unions rights to
represent you as their member, the protections provided to you as a
member and protections provided by federal law if you suspect you are
involved with a corrupt union. Your union is the designated
representative for you as a member of their union. You agreed to this
and their procedures when you joined. They have all rights to handle
disputes that are in violation of the written agreements. All avenues
must be exhausted before you can move to civil court. However, there
are federal laws that protect all union members in the United States
from corruption, misrepresentation, intimidation, extortion, etc. and
give all union members the right to sue their unions. It is a battle
and extremely time consuming but it can be done. If you feel your
unions are not representing you fairly, in a timely manner or to the
fullest extent possible then it is an avenue I would highly recommend
you consider.

Name: Arbitration
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 August 2018

It is a lot cheaper and faster to go threw arbitration. And if it is a
clear violation of the collective agreement, the employee is almost
made whole everytime. So when CSX violates agreement they are just
deferring  paying the employee. Pay me now or pay me later. The only
way the company wins if the employee is to lazy to submit a grievance.
And there are lots. But there are employees that are not lazy and want
pay they earned.

Name: Binding
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 August 2018

If CSX violates employee and it goes to arbitration, the employee is
made whole if he wins his grievance. And if it is an issue outside of
the collective agreement between management and employee. Yes you can
be sued for several issues. Planning on testing the waters boss man!

Name: Transfers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 August 2018

In past cases a manager that gets lots of complaints on themselves. And
it reaches the higher ups they usually transfer that manager or demote
them. It just shows he canít deal with employees under his watch. And
he has to go home and tell cup cake that they  they are moving. Lots of
fun for him. Then if he pulls off the same shit at new terminal they
find away to get rid of them. This regime does eat there own. So start
filing complaints against that a hole manager.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 August 2018

Reading material.


Be very careful if you have a camera. The black and white rule says you
will not read literature unrelated to work.  You think for one minute
the company has the Union agreement on its list of  reading material
related to work your up for a section 8! LOL! There's a crack pot in
every terminal.

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: Money due
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 August 2018

CSX knows all the rules in collective agreement. The only way you are
going to get paid if you are short changed by CSX. You have to file a
grievance if the collective agreement is violated and it affects you.
It will not be resolved over night, but you will get an answer on your
grievance. And file every single time you are affected. If you do
nothing expect nothing. You are at CSX to make money not friends, no
one works for free. The money does not come out of managers pocket that
is trying to intimidate you. The money comes from your hard work for the
company. You donít even have to let management know your filing a
grievance. This is the system that is in place use it. Crying in locker
room gets you no where!

Name: Reading material
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 August 2018

If you donít have a copy of collective agreement get one. Same as rule
books. When your in the siding for hours educate yourself. Then you are
armed with the facts. When management tries to hose you. Read them the
rules, if it favours them they use rules to a T. Knowledge is power.
Power is money you might have a grievance that you can submit and be
made whole for. If all employees did this, the company would change
there behaviour or just pay out money for there breaches of contract.
Be pro active!

Name: Down loading
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 August 2018

They have been downloading power at other rr for years. And hanging
people for what ever. Let them I donít worry about that stuff follow
there stupid rules.

Name: Spies
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 August 2018

If you see anyone hiding and watching you. Get on the radio ask for CSX
police and report that possible terrorist. Safety first

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: paydues
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 August 2018

ALL LC'S

Please explain to me how this works.  If yardmasters are union
represented employees then what exactly goes down when another union
member files charges against them.  I can see it now. Two LC's from
different unions sitting across the table from each other with one
trying to represent his non management guy (YM) and the other trying to
make his case of harassment or bullying by the non management
guy(YM).The YM is not a real manager to speak of because management is
not supposed to be represented by a union contract. So how does the YM
who is a union member hash it out with the BLET or UTU member when the
YM is just doing what he is instructed to do by management. Either the
TM takes a hit for not supervising his YM close enough or he throws the
YM under the bus. I would hate to be the YM's rep because not only do
you have to fight the charge of the other union member but you also
have to protect the YM by burning the TM! All this smells of conflict
of interest. No way in hell I would ever be a YM! Why the hell do I
work here!

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: Solidarity 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 August 2018

Iíve read on here people that make a stand for safety etc put a target
on there back. It is true been a target myself for making a stand. Then
there are the ass kissers that complain in the locker rooms, but then
play right into the hands of management and get a that a boy. I stood
my ground and was consistent doing it. And did not hesitate on
reporting hazards or management. They tried to break a lot of us down
but failed. Your either part of the problem or part of the solution as
an employee. Try and have each otherís backs if you can. This
management under this regime are instructed to intimidate and they will
not stop as long as shares climb. If your harrasment from management
gets to be to much for you. Use the tools you have and report it etc.
The management count on an employee of doing nothing. The same thing a
school yard bully does. The company canít ignore several complaints
against management that is unethical and continues to violate company
policy. If upper management does not deal with this type in-house. Then
it goes off the property to other agencies. Even though they promote
harrasment and will deny any knowledge of it. They will have to answer
to outside parties. And outside of CSX most people already know what is
going on at CSX.

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: Employee records
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 August 2018

We caught management, entering failed audits into an employees file.
Without any information given to employee. I think 1 Departmentí in a
terminal the union found 160 false entries in employees files. The
management wants to get as much as they can on an employee and enter it
on his employment file. Itís makes it much easier to hand out heavier
disciplines down the road if they show many entries of failed audits. 
My advice is to go with your union rep. And review your personal file
on a regular bases. I give credit to our union for catching these false
statements and having them removed from our files. They enter these
false statements and time goes by and in most cases an employee canít  
remember, and it is used against you just like they planned. And
management gets koodoos for all the failed audits even if there false.

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: Limbs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 August 2018

The medical people can do a lot today to try and replace limbs. Ask a
veteran how much fun it is living with a limb missing. And the pain
that person went threw, then the painfull rehab. I will work as save as
possible for myself and the people that care about me. The bottom line
is you donít have to take short cuts. And if someone is telling you
different refuse. If your pulled out of service, then bring your he
whole safety culture on the table for everyone to see. There are laws
to protect you on the job.

Name: Glassdoor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 August 2018

https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Employee-Review-CSX-RVW14975527.htm

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2018

This place hasn't changed that much. Same lazy work dodging people that
suck up to managers get a gravy train. The employees that work by the
book because managers are always trying to get something on them
because they dont suck up or play the games. Rules are black and white
as are the work assignments. Halfway doing your job puts a Target on a
persons back that is doing their job 110% and has some pride in their
quality. If you are an employee that is being Targeted by these
arrogant managers, keep records of any questionable situations you are
put in. Call the ethics number. It does work but only if it is actually
called. Most people are too scared to call because they will have to
work then instead of kicking back being lazy. Everyone wants results
but nobody wants to work and follow rules if it doesn't benefit them.
Our unions are lame. Our union "brothers" are backstabbers and
company moles. As for anyone going out of their way to help these sorry
excuses of managers, you are the problem not the solution and should
grow a pair. The unions were built to be a wedge between the workers
and management to interfere with unfair practices. My union is on the
companies side more than they are anyone in our union.

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: Safety attitude 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 August 2018

If there is a manager that tries to get you to make moves outside of the
safety rules you have the right to refuse. I heard it that if you do you
end up with target on your back and they get you for something else.
That manager is doing it with people he knows he can intimidate. If
enough complaints go in against this type of manager or TM it will go
up the ladder. And if they donít deal with this accident waiting to
happen manager. Then the union has or yourself can  take the complaints
to goverment authorities and one phone call from them to head office
will be the end of unsafe manager. If you can get as many complaints as
you can against unsafe manager practices the better. There is no reason
any employee has to work under a cloud of intimidation. I have
witnessed this myself and there power is removed with the stroke of a
pen. They are just one person with some authority trying to make a name
for themselves at your expense. I hope you take safety seriously ceo
Foote after reading this.

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: ethics
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 August 2018

Crews

It absolutely unprofessional for any supervisor to talk "trash" about
another supervisor to the employees that work for him/her. The rules
aren't any different if they do it with each other. Many of you are
probably not aware but it is a serious ethics violation as well as a
violation of your union agreement for any supervisor to discuss any
event or discipline that has happened with another employee. The HR
department has been aware that this has been happening more frequently
and if an employee brings a charge forward on this issue the supervisor
better plan on having some time off. No supervisor is ever supposed to
discuss or volunteer information, even when asked, on any incident that
has occurred. This is private and confidential information that only
that employee can divulge to other employees if they feel the need or
desire too. If anyone hears a supervisor gossiping or giving out
information on another employees charged event or possible charge of an
event that supervisor should be reported immediately. Curiosity killed
the cat has some truth to it. I heard he did this, I heard he did that!
What happened out there? What was he charged with?  That is of no
concern to anyone except the employee involved and the supervisors must
at all cost keep that information confidential.

Name: Names
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 August 2018

You can call names all you want, well just be intimidated by the Man and
if you screw up you are the one who will suffer the consequences. I just
hope innocent person does not get hurt because your scared to stand up
for yourself.

Name: Facts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 August 2018

You can replace money, you can replace equipment..you canít replace an
arm or leg or a life. If your directed to take short cuts refuse to do
it. If they threaten to fire you or send you home let them. And go home
if you told to, get union rep. ASAP and start paper work. You will be
reinstated and the supervisor will have to answer for there actions.
The equipment you work with is to dangerous to work around if rules are
not followed. Life is precious!! The amount of employees that die each
year, is a terrible reality. We all have to do better.

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2018

If your told not to follow the rules and you go along with it and decide
to be an unsafe worker. And someone gets hurt or killed. You canít put
the gene back in the bottle. Should of could of its to late. Your most
likely to be fired and charged with criminal negligence. As you should
be and get no representation from your union if,you Break rules and a
member is hurt or worse, your on your own.

Name: To rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2018

Could not of said it better. An employee has lots of protections as a
unionized employee in the USA. Employees know the rule of the job, they
are there for employee public and equipment safety. If the employee is
lazy or feels intimidated and acts stupid. Then the employee will have
to suffer the consequences of not doing there due diligence. They all
sign off that they understand the training they received. Pleading
stupid is not a defense if you mess up. If your not willing to work by
the rules, your in the wrong industry.

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: Safety first
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 August 2018

Protect movement of train at all times. Ride the point drive beside the
point. Safety first !

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: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2018

!!!!!!!!!

Its not the wizard of Ozz ride!  Its the peter pan ride now!
The man behind the curtain died, remember???

Now what you have left is peter pan spreading fairy dust around
confusing the investors. Since the little Mini Me has taken over we
have taken a poll and here are the results from what we have seen and
heard.

1.Power is still short.
2.Man power is still short.
3.Printers and computers are not being repaired and have been reduced
to a level that has caused more wait time for crews to tie up.
4.Trains are still running late and not scheduled on time.
5.Train line up on crew screen is still a mess and some are left on
line up for days at a time with multiple listings. 
6.Tickets are still being held up for corrections of errors and some
are not getting paid until the next pay period.
7.Caps for days off are still being manipulated and Personal business
days only go to the "favorites"!
8.Managers are still not educated on rule changes as they come out and
hand out illegal discipline for a waste of company time and resources.
9. PTC and the TO program still have annoying glitches and some are
just not using it at all.
10. Wagon drivers are short and crews are waiting extended periods of
time to get rides to and from the trains.
11. Work order department is still having problems finding trains and
are still issuing incomplete work orders with some information missing
that is required by federal regulations.
12. Train symbols are being manipulated on re crews to hide the
original train and its location/final destination. TMCI screens and
train tickets are manipulated as well.
13. Engine slips, EOT and brake test info is still being manipulated
and not properly documented.
14. Train lengths are too long and EOT devices are losing communication
on a regular basis.
15. Lanterns, batteries, safety vest and some timetables are not
readily available.
16. Foreign line training has fallen to the wayside and crews must rely
on other railroads for their training. Man power shortages have caused a
shortage in available pilots.
17. Hold times to speak to a crew caller is just as long as in the past
if not longer. Most tell crews to hang up and use the IVR system instead
of handling the situation at hand while they are on the phone.

This list is not complete but is adequate enough to show that things
have not changed and are still a mess. What we have here is a lack of
communication, training, supplies, mechanical sources and professional
ethics as well as manipulation of information. 

The stock has risen. The agenda has been met.

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: YardMaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 August 2018

The company is soliciting bids for the following non-contiguous
properties:
ē the Massena Line extending north from Syracuse, New York, to Canada;
ē Baldwinsville Subdivision: a branch line west of Syracuse;
ē West Albany and Rensselaer: a collection of properties near Albany,
New York;
ē Cumberland Valley: feeder lines extending east of Corbin, Kentucky;
ē Eastern North Carolina: branch lines terminating in Grangers and
Plymouth; and
ē Marietta Subdivision: a branch line extending north out of
Parkersburg, West Virginia.

I think that one guy is right about csx they are just another Enron
waiting to happen! Since CSX is soliciting bids on six rail segments
totaling more than 650 miles of track as part of the Class I's
continuing strategy to sell under-used assets....(hence the statement
under used)

Liquidate, hurry huge sale everything must go. It makes me wonder if
there is gonna be a commercial on tv soon, but the good news is that
the lines sold are going to used by tourist as bike trails now we can
be like the fancy like the Europeans. Just ask google you can get the
dirt.


https://www.progressiverailroading.com/csx_transportation/news/CSX-is-selling-six-rail-lines--54843

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: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 August 2018

You use more fuel flat switching than humping, FACT!
When you hump cars down into a bowl, grade carries the cars to rest.
When you flat switch uphill in a bowl you have to generate the energy
to get the cars to where they need to be. To generate that energy you
use fuel. If you hump 500 racks a shift you would travel around 10,000
feet +/- a shift. I bet you travel 5 miles an engine per shift flat
switching. Not to mention all the extra wear on the brakes and
everything else. Yeah maybe it don't add up to as much as running a
hump but there are a lot less "human" factors when you hump.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 August 2018

You are exactly right although too many on the property don't see the
big picture with precision railroading.   Its a lot like the company
once known as ENRON.  Pump it up, anything to get the stock price
higher.  Sell off assets, anything they can, just make the shareholders
happy.  Hats off to UP, BNSF, NS, and KCS.  They don't want anything to
do with precision railroading because they know its all a big scam! 
They would rather service the customer, build business, and move
freight like a normal railroad.  CSX SUCKS!

Name: CSX for sale
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 August 2018

Once CSX gets the the green light to sell track. This is just the start
of it, it will be like a wolf smelling blood. Once CSX sees that money
come by in from sales it will be like an addiction. The share holders
will make lots of profit, they will sell everything they can and then
bail.

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: YardMaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2018

Way to go CSX sell the lines out from under us they close the
office,because that will help the bottom line ya fucktards!

http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/business/2018/06/csx-seeks-bids-on-parkersburg-marietta-line/

Name: Get out now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 August 2018

They moving management around, or should I say head hunters! If your
able to retire get out now if you can. Be ready for big shake
down!https://www.progressiverailroading.com/csx_transportation/news/CSX-overhauls-operating-management-announces-new-appointments--55319

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 August 2018

Any news on casky yard reopening to mechanical

Name: Self indulgence
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 August 2018

If you are built for it, give them a show on cab cam by giving yourself
a hummer!!

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: 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: 
E-mail: 
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: Canada here
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 August 2018

Hope some of warnings helped. They are a ruthless bunch that took over
CSX. When Hh took over cn cp. text book corruption. All as I really can
say do not trust any management at CSX they have an agenda, and you are
just a number. Good luck

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: To wiser
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 August 2018

My last four years was with Hh as ceo they cut 1/3 of the staff. Ran the
employees ragged, but wanted the same production numbers plus and to be
safe. We where given 30 seconds per side to inspect a rail car. And if
you found defects like high flange on a wheel. They went into the
records and hung the guy that inspected the train in previous terminal.
But the wheel might not of been defective when the first terminal
inspected it. Point being they wanted to hang someone for doing there
job. Steel on steel wearsout Hoggers where demoted back to conductors
for a broken knuckle pull apart. They just wanted to blame the
employees for everything that went wrong. Not the fact that they cut so
deep that it was impossible to get the same production with ten thousand
less staff. But it looked good on paper for there next quarterly report.
They all got koodoos for there misleading shareholders. That is why
management wants you to lie on everything to cover for them. If you lie
you take the heat and let management off the hook. It does not matter
how fast or good of a worker you are. You will change nothing as far as
management cares. As long as the shares go up the management will just
do more of the same and worse. Then when CSX is about to fall apart,
Foote and friends will cash in and retire. Do your job as you where
trained to do it, follow all the rules. This is one regime that is
always looking for scape goats when something goes wrong. You can take
that to the bank.

Name: Chains
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 August 2018

I retired last year, and what I observed in all the departments,to stay
employeed you have to be just as good as the weakest link in the chain.
Iíve seen guys work there whole career at a snails pace. But one thing
is they are consistent and donít draw heat on themselves and cause no
problems. Then another guy I worked with was go go go, looked  busy all
the time. But by the end of the shift had next to 0 production. So when
there was a job to do that needed completed in a timely manner.
Management never went to these people. They where good they dotted
there I,s and crossed there T,s .And that is how they trained
management to accept them over the years.

Name: Self support
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 August 2018

When I worked for Hh at cprail. I never got mad I got even. I followed
all the new rules and played there game. At times the management hated
it. Because they thought it would speed some situation up. I would go
to the letter on air tests etc. And when they called I would tell them
what I was doing. Most times was told to speed it up but I made them TM
tell me to skip this or that. Then would say ok I take but under
protest. Maybe throttle down when I could. A dollar here a dollar
there, I would always get my money out of the company one way or
another by doing it there way.

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: Money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 August 2018

I hope you are on pay waiting to use the computer. It all adds up money
in your pocket. Keep a log of your time worked etc. Itís the company
spending a dollar to save a penny. Milk every hour of pay out of CSX
you can. They cut so much staff no one cares in management.

Name: Facts
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2018

CSX Corp.

Let me enlighten you on a fact that you probably don't have a clue
about because you don't bother to get out in the fields with the
little people and make the rounds you should be making like any
professional corporation should do.

Try going to Indianapolis to Avon yard. On any given day you will find
either a printer or a computer terminal either completely broke down 
or malfunctioning. I can tell you right now at this very moment there
are 2 printers that have been reported to the Chessie help desk for
over a month and absolutely nothing has been done about it. The stupid
decision to only have 2 computer terminals for over 350 employees to
come in and use for company business is just insane. One of the
terminals that is now left has been reported numerous time for a
computer program error that does not allow the employees to print off
their personal information from payroll. No one can print their time
tickets, tour summary or other pertinent information they are allowed
by law to have a copy of.  You have 2 terminals. What exactly do you
think will happen when one of them malfunctions, which they will from
over use.  I will tell you. There will be crews standing around waiting
in line to do their time ticket reports and hours of service. As history
has show and Im sure will continue to show, it will be weeks before
anyone shows up to fix the problems. You have absolutely no idea what
this decision is going to create. You really need to rethink your
nickel and dime behavior. I intend to have a lengthy conversation with
the FRA and see what their opinion is as to the length of time a crew
should have to spend waiting to do time tickets, hours or service
reporting and other reporting that is allowed by law and agreement
because the company has decided to limit the access to reporting
terminals. I would think they would agree that a crew should not have
to wait over 10 minutes to get the opportunity  put off of work and go
home after being gone for 2 days on the road. Maybe that time should be
added back to the rest period allowed at home. A claim should be filed
for wait time.

Name: Billable fish
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 August 2018

Please donít listen to rumours on CSX. It will just add to the BS train.
When you see it with your own eyes then you know for sure.

Name: prounion
E-mail: 
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: Jobs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 August 2018

If people are layed  off, CSX should post those new jobs across the
system first. Before hiring from the street, people might relocate to
fill a position. Make sure the union and CSX are doing this.

Name: 863
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
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: Indeed jobs csx
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 August 2018

https://www.indeed.com/m/jobs?q=Csx

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: Hiring ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 August 2018

I looked on Indeed and there are several jobs posted for CSX. In every
department, but CSX announcements of 5000 more cuts by 2020. It does
not add up in my books just what they are doing. Maybe the job cuts
announced to share holders is just propaganda.

Name: AnnaOH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 August 2018

I don't work at CSX but i have a family member that did until he got
laid off at the Huntington shop. After seeing him do so well for so
long at that shop only to get thrown away like a piece of scrap metal
makes me sick and i can understand why many folks on here have such
hatred for a billion dollar company who treats their employees like
shit. Karma is a bitch!

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: Helping meds
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 August 2018

in the Second World War the German soldiers where given meth to keep
them up for days. And the Japanese comacasey oilers where given meth to
do suicide dive. Maybe that is foots plan for CSX. Lol

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 August 2018

wasted life:

Evidently you have no experience waiting for calls to work before
pagers & cellular phones were available.

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: wastedlife
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 August 2018

CSX


FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MAN!  If there is anything you do to straighten up
this railroad, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE  do something to straighten out
these god for saken train line ups.   I sat since 8 am in the morning
till 2000 hours at night waiting first out to be called for a pool
train that you changed the time on 5 damn times!  You had me sitting at
home not being able to do a damn thing that might take me longer than 30
minutes to get home. YOU PEOPLE KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING! You know you are
making us slaves to the phone when you do this shit. If you don't have
power or you cant get the trains worked and ready don't put them on the
damn line up until you know for sure your going to run them and do it
about 4 hours before they are called. At least we will know when it
shows up on the lineup we have 2 hours to get home or finish up what we
are doing before it will get called. This crap has been going on for far
too long. We filed complaints with the Unions and the FRA. Neither one
of them will do anything to help us. So please for the love of God have
a soul. Have a heart. Pretend you at least give a little shit about us.
My God, we are making your stockholders rich. We are making the white
collars money. What more do you want from us!

Name: Sad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 August 2018

I hope the train crew involved in accident get some counseling that they
need to help them deal with that, terrible accident. I could not imagine
going threw that!

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 August 2018

CSX

So when we didn't get out of the yard for 5 hours and we weren't able
to service all the customers on time we did not put customer reason. We
put RAILROAD REASON!  So if the TM comes and jumps my butt for it Im
going to call the ethics hot line and let them know.  Not charging a
customer just to keep a TM out of hot water!

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: Legal pot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2018

Ten more weeks and pot is legal in Canada. It is going to be interesting
how companies are going to deal with people that are safety sensitive in
there jobs. And smoke up on there days off. But will still have the drug
in there system.

Name: Benefits 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 August 2018

It was the old guys that fought for the benefits you rr enjoy today.
When there was a union on the rr we stood together and made the
sacrifices, to get the benefits everyone enjoys. We never had air
conditioning and the creature comforts you have today, that was all
fought for. So enjoy the benefits you have and I hope you donít
negotiate all the benefits away.

Name: Canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 August 2018

You people pay a lot more in deduction in USA. Up here in Canada we get
a lot more tax deducted. By the time you spend a dollar here just about
50 percent  taxes.

Name: FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 August 2018

Certified Locomotive Engineers

If you are set back or have flowed back and you are working as a
conductor or you have been called and asked to work as a conductor you
are protected from decertification under FRA Law 240.117 section 3.

A person who is a certified locomotive engineer but is called by a
railroad to perform the duty of a train crew member other than that of
a locomotive engineer, and is performing other such duty, shall not
have his or her certification revoked based on the actions taken or not
taken while performing that duty.

It has been bought to our attention that some supervisors have verbally
threatened or insinuated to locomotive engineers working as conductors
that they are part of the "TEAM" and know what actions the assigned
locomotive engineer should be doing and that makes them just as
responsible for their actions. This is not true. It is not your
responsibility to baby sit and double check all work that is required
by the locomotive engineer. Certain actions must be taken by both crew
members while in the cab but it is not the responsibility of the acting
conductor to monitor all required activities of the acting engineer just
because he/she holds an engineer certification.

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: Overtime
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 August 2018

All the overtime work you pay more income tax, so you have to find
invest ment to be able to defer income tax. Some investments you can do
this. Talk to a financial advisor to find loop holes!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 August 2018

Those in Ashtabula beware there is a new tm coming and he is a true
company suck he got little years of service a total know it all from
the mech. crafts and a true blow dick so all beware.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 August 2018

What is rumors surrounding casky.  Some say its going to reopen. 
Already running intermodal out of there.

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: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 August 2018

Locals


Hey... has anyone heard anything about the rumor posted that the
company now charges the customer 75 bucks if we don't deliver and we
put it as customer reason on the OBWO device?  I asked a few TM and
they just said they had no clue. Of course I didn't expect any truth
from them.  Maybe I should start asking a few of the customers I
deliver to.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2018

I think what CSX and the union jointly should do is creat a video game
for these young green behind the ears conductors .Conductors can play
at home and in the bunkhouse. Where they get points for each level of
rules they understand and move to next level of rules. Lol

Name: Grievances 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2018

In my time on the rr I witnessed as ashop steward the guys that always
put a grievance in for one thing or another. The management stopped
trying to get him to do things that violated collective agreement.
Because they knew they would file a grievance. So management would just
move onto the next guy that was willing to cross the line or or do
unsafe things by taking short cut. So the management does not want to
deal with grievances. Or upper management was tired of grievances. In a
perfect world managers would not ask anyone to cross the line. Because
he New he would get a grievance put in on his watch by everyone.

Name: Language 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2018

When I took LC and shop steward training we where told to watch out for
sucker words in agreements. The instructor teaching the course. I asked
him why then when the national rep settle our contract that they always
leave sucker words in the collective agreement. He said they leave them
there because companies will not sign off on agreements if they are
removed. That is so irresponsible in my view but the union is in such a
hurry to get a contract. Then they can use time to challenge the company
in disagreements that they left in the collective agreement in the first
place. The company lawyers must love these national reps. I asked the
instructor why does the national reps not practice what they teach in
these courses!!!

Name: Briefing policy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 August 2018

It is company policy to have a job briefing with all your mates, so the
left hand knows what the right hand is doing.

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: Indiana101
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 August 2018

Funny watching all these guys sign up for fast track manager position in
fear of getting laid off. Dude's it's not going to prevent the
inevitable, because every captain goes down with their ship.

Name: Boys
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2018

Yes it can make for a long day when they send a boy out to do a mans
job. A lot of young men are brought up by mommy these days. No father
figure around. In most cases that is what you get. A boy in a mans
body!!!

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2018

These managers don't have to break out the wipe to get the same
production with less man power they have more than enough who will
cross craft lines and do the work of those who got laid off because
they have these sheep job scared and they seem more than willing to
play a part in this shit I know I'm one of those who got screwed over,
and one day maybe it will be there turn to get the same screwing and
never forget all managers are two faced back stabbers and the worst of
all are those that came from the craft will sell out there own mother
to make a name for them selves.

Name: Hedge fund
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2018

When ackman cashed in cprail stock walked away with a lot of profit for
clients 850 million. But then lost clients money investing in phizor.
He made lots for himself on fees but his clients got burned. Once Foote
thinks the stock has peaked and they canít raise stock value anymore you
will see Foote and friends cash in and run. Hopefully by then the
infrastructure of CSX is not so bad that it will take billions to bring
back to normal status. Greed is the name of the game infrastructure and
employees mean nothing to these greedy assholes

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 August 2018

They must go to the lowest pits of hell... find and hire these chicken
shit express manager's...

Name: Last post 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2018

Sorry that post did not go well?

Name: Could be you
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 August 2018

https://plus.google.com/share?url=https%3A//www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DaBF5P-s7l1c%26feature%3Dshare&source=yt&hl=en&soc-platform=1&soc-app=130
Lots of sleepless nights for these guys. Tried to use them as scape
goats!

Name: Retired 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 August 2018

I retired just before Hh left the company. The company preaches safety
all the time, they cut the cab companies and expected crews to walk
everywhere. As a yard carman I tried giving crews a ride when I could.
I was disciplined for doing that , told it was not my job. They
expected crews to walk along distance in the freezing cold in winter
months. Most conductors still road the point to protect the movement.
And had to walk back to the headend 100 plus cars. Then you would hear
the tm yelling at hogger they need your power for another train on shop
track. How much longer to cut power off and get it to shop track. Hogger
as soon as conductor gets to head end. A lot of times they would get
hogger to tye train down wait for conductor. By the time conductor got
to the head end a lot of time passed. In some cases crew times out and
have to leave everything because of time spent walking from tailend to
head end. But the company is saving 20 dollars for cab fare. You do the
math how stupid rr think from an office cubicle and never know how the
job works in the field. Then they start phoning everyone on why there
are delays. The conductors job is to protect the movement most ride the
point. But the ones that donít are helping the company out. But if there
ever is a mishap they will hang the conductor. My point being to protect
yourself and others do the job the way you where trained to do it and
follow the safety rules.

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: Dr.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2018

Employees 

If your forced to work through your dinner break you have a claim for
that . Put it in.  If you have a medical condition such as diabetes or
low blood sugar and you are supposed to eat and/or you take medications
to control it you have a right by law to have that meal break. Inform
your supervisor and call your medical department and file a complaint.
You are entitled to a meal break. Your health and welfare is priority.
Do not file a complaint with your local union reps. Take the issue
directly to your international union reps.

Name: Employees
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2018

They cut all these jobs to get operating ratio numbers down. The
existing employees they figure would pick up the slack work threw
dinner break. They really think they could get the same production with
half the men. Thatís where the whip come in, thought they could whip 
People into getting production numbers. They really do think and expect
that. They are nuts

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 02 August 2018

Today is just another day closer to the day when mantle ridge dumps all
that stock and the house of cards comes down and my only hope is all
those suck ass managers that have invested there 401 into the stock
lose there ass for all the shit they have played a part in and always
remember all managers are back stabbers and it will serve them rite to
get what coming to them.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2018

Modern Day Slavery !

Name: Trainmonster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 August 2018

We all know the trainmonster is the backbone of the rr. Thatís why
trains are delayed all over the place. Just a legend in his own mind.
Lol

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: Rr life
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2018

Retired last year, this is how I looked at my career on the rr. I had no
education grade twelve. Rr trained me for the job they wanted me to
perform. Never had weekends off for first thirty years. Worked all
shifts but made good money for the new duration I had. A lot of guys
could not take the shift work and left the rr. The top guy is the
hogger you will never make that on the street. And the pention plan
hooks you to. And it is a profession where you have dignity for what
you do. It is a good life if you can take all the bs. But sometimes the
grass is not greener on the other side of the fence. And they canít move
the rr to Asia like Harley Davidson did.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 01 August 2018

I cant wait till the day comes when this house of cards comes down and I
hope all those suck ass managers that have played a part in it lose
there ass when the stock plummets down and mantle ridge is gone and the
new ceo has to put this mess back together but the damage is to great to
ever be the place it once was the first thing that will need to be done
is to purge all the hunter Kool-Aid drinking managers from the system
but that will never happen in my opinion csx is screwed and will never
be repaired the old days are gone and all any one has to look forward
to is getting screwed over from this day on.

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: Bluegrass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 August 2018

Just be cautious with this employee stock purchase. Stock is High now .
The company might very well USE the employees to help boost stock
price. They attain their goal, Mantel Ridge bails out, stock drops to a
year low and stock holders are starting over. But the damage will be
done. They are not trying to help employees have a part in CSX
achievement. They want to use them, it may seem. Your choice, but be
careful.

Name: Stock value
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2018

You people have to understand that with stock being bullish. Foote is
not sweating the small stuff,all as matters to Foote is stock continues
to climb on his watch. He does not care about nothing else. All managers
that drank all the koolaid would love your job to get cut if it meant
more,stock value for the company. Once Foote knows that the stock has
peaked he will most likely retire the hero. The next ceo will inherit a
mess. These managers in the meantime are going to try and get every
minute of work out of you. The last conductor sounds stressed that
posted here. Very understandable but the company is not going to do
anything to make it easy for employees. Itís all about corporate greed
and investors demanding profit. The only people that know what your
going threw is your rr brothers and sisters. These managers will just
demand more and more out of employees and will not back off.

Name: To conductor shortages
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2018

You say Iím not a railroader well had 34 years of it the last 4 was with
Hh. My point being with this regime and the shares slowly going up.
Nothing will change it will just get worse. At head office because the
stock bullish going up they will keep doing the same tactics. Until
there is a change in the stock. This Foote and friends are there for
themselves and the shareholders. So donít help management was my point
they get the big bucks and perks to manage. Show up get paid go home,
they donít care about your av or if you pay is right. You have to keep
records of everything you do hours worked etc. I said this before on
here. I had Hh 4 years of hell. Foote is just trying to repeat
everything Hh did at cn and cp. I know itís not fun but you have to try
and make the best of it or get out.

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: CSX cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2018

I had googled CSX and the latest was 4200 more cuts across the system.
But then you read posts on here that they are hiring in some terminals.
I think throwing big numbers out there for job cuts is to attract
investors. The facts will come out as time moves forward. Myself I know
they cut to deep!!!!

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: Shortage
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2018

People donít give a fiddlers ď;!, about shortage of people let the
company stress over it.just get in the hours you need and let the high
paid highly skilled managers figure it all out. Go home crack a cold
one your duty is done.

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: Job cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2018

If CSX wanted to save money they should offer early retirement packages
to people with just couple years to go. Makes people at top of
seniority list happy and guys on bottom of list hopefully.

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: To hr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 July 2018

That buddy system is not like it use to be. Itís dog eat dog with these
managers now. They will eat there own they are so scared of the
outsider regime. Witnessed it many times when Hh took over. Guys that
thought there shit did not stink got a big wake up call thrown to the
curb. You might be right some have protection from higher ups to a
point. But no one is taking the chance to lose there job over some out
of control manager. They can hide this behaviour in house. But if it is
taken off the property and there is proof. I bet you will see him fired
from the company. Company policy on harrasment and labour laws also to
protect  t he worker. There are so many recording devices now it would
not be hard to catch them on tape. There is no policy where it says an
employee has to take this shit from management.

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 30 July 2018

T&E

If you have a supervisor on your property who is as extreme as has been
posted and he/she has been around for some time, there is a good chance
that they have some connections or they have some information that
shields then with armor. What ever they have witnessed behind closed
doors or behind the scene can be used as a bargaining chip. These type
of supervisors always have an involvement one way or another with
someone or something that if they squeal like a stuck pig many will
suffer the wrath. Tread lightly with these type of supervisors. Get
your facts straight and your ducks in a row if you intend to go after
them. They will not play nice and unfortunately you may not be able to
either.

Name: Harrasment
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 July 2018

We use to have a supervisor who would throw his hard hat on the floor
when he got mad. It intimidated some employees. One day we had a guy
work with this supervisor and again the supervisor got mad and threw
his hard hat. The individual went to the other end of the shop and
called rr police and said he felt threatened by this supervisor, the rr
police came then called supervisors boss. The supervisor was removed
from the property. Never to be heard from again. Review your harrasment
policy and if you are dealing with this type of manager. The policy will
explain how to deal with this situation. Do not take this type of
behaviour from no one. Just because they have this bully regime does
not make it legal. Inform your union rep. And have a paper trail.
Nothing changes without paper trail , that way it is not swept under
the carpet.

Name: rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 July 2018

Conductor 1-10

If you can not find a rule that was previously issued before HH took
over in the new subdivision timetable, subdivision bulletins or HQ
System bulletins then the rule no longer is in effect. The rule that
you quoted about running with one unit on line when handling  empty
unit trains was originally put out when we still had Division general
bulletins. We no longer have those as you know. Example would be when
the Great Lakes had a general bulletin. This rule was in this
publication. When HH took over and changed the operating rules
departments format to circulating individual subdivision timetables and
bulletins a lot of information was removed. The new timetable and
relevant bulletins for each subdivision is how we operate. Make sure
you check you subdivision timetable very closely. Make sure that the
rules that are no longer in the HQ system bulletins and in your
subdivision bulletins are not in your timetables. If they are not then
the rule is obsolete. Every supervisor should know of these changes and
the rules that have been removed from all issues. If they do not then
don't hesitate to educate them. If its not in writing anymore than it
is not an rule anymore. As one poster stated before, we do not run on
rumor. We do not run by "it used to be". We run on written facts.
Until the operating rules department issues changes or brings back
rules that were made obsolete after HH took over you run by facts in
writing. If a supervisor comes up with a new rule that has not been put
in writing or states that it will be coming out soon, do not hesitate to
contact the operating rules department and clarify the information.

Name: Supervisor tempor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 July 2018

We had a supervisor just like you described, he made the mistake of
calling an Asian employee ď@&$;;: and more than one person heard what
he called this man. The man filed complaint with witnesses and the
supervisor was fired and escorted off the property by rr police. And
never allowed on company property again.

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: Profit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2018

Head office does not have to visit any terminals,they know what is
profitable and what isnít. They know at the start they cut to deep for
the sake of getting operating ratio down. To appease the
investors,Foote is just repeating what Hh did at cp and cn he was there
part of it. The work will slowly come back, and the maintance they can
only put off for so long. Steel on steel has to be maintained they have
no choice. Donít start making sacrifices for this company by running
around like a chicken with its head cutoff. If you do it will bite you
down the road. Trust me they will need you more than you will need
them. There still trying to hire people at cn and cp. giving retired
hoggers 400.00 a day just to be on stand by. Most retired people and
fired people are not returning and helping company out. They had enough
of the bullshit treatment. The same thing is going to happen at CSX
donít panick. Google what Hh did at cn and cp see for yourself. CSX is
just a much larger rr and is confusing Foote. Cn cp straight track
coast to coast. CSX spaghetti track, it is making Foote dizzy and
giving him headache how to make Hh plan work!!!!

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

You will not get hired in transportation as a conductor with a dui on
your record within the last 3 years but you would qualify for a
trainmaster position! Bonus points to you if you ever managed two
people at the local Dairy Queen!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2018

I received a offer now they are doing a background check will i get
hired with dui on my record??

Name: New hires
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 July 2018

When company hired new guys it was good to see young people getting
work. And it did not take long to feel a person out to see if they
where the right fit for the job. The biggest mistake some of us made
was covering for a lost soul till he got his probation in. These type
of people mean well but they are lost and even dangerous to themselfs
and others. And some realize it and move on to other employment. Then
there are those that catch on fast and turn out to be good employees
and are pleasure to work with. I have seen them all pretty
entertaining!!

Name: To conductor cubs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2018

I made those statements about the new people, because under this regime
they push and intimidate the new people just like everyone else. They
develop a complex that they are going to be fired. When ever I have had
a new person and he gets confused I tell them to stop everything they
are doing and ask someone the proper way to perform the task. I said
the people will respect you for it. I have told new people not to feel
embarrassed if you have to ask how to perform task. And never take
chances, because you could hurt yourself and others.  I have seen hot
shot new guys loose there lives being on the job less than six months.
It still haunts me to this day. I can remember a class they sat at
table in class room. In front of them was a pencil and a pipe cleaner.
The instructor told them not to touch any thing on the table until told
to. Weíll instructor talked all morning. And he noticed some students
fidging with the pipe cleaner. He said we will break for dinner now and
the students that played with the pipe cleaner not to returnAnd wished
them good luck in there future. One guy asked why he was told he could
not follow instruction by not touching anything on the table!!!!

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

Curious

I heard that rumor too. Everyone knows they have been padding the
arrival and departure times on the on boards for years. Tms raise hell
when you put RR reason for not getting the work done. If a tm tells me
to put customer reason when it was clearly rr reason Im going to ask
him if its true the industry will get charged 75 dollars for the lie.
The look on his face will tell it all.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

Investing

What is it with you and others who constantly make that stupid ignorant
comment that we will have more accidents and derailments just because we
have new cubs coming in that don't know anything. I can bet my entire
pension that you didn't know shit when you were hired. People aren't
born knowing how to railroad or how it works. I'm sure you didn't
either. I didn't know shit. I learned it. Just like a new baby learns
to walk. We all know for the last 22 years that CSX has a training
program that just teaches the basics and brain washes them with more
safety propaganda than die hard field training.  Just worried about
injury lawsuits.  It was up to me when I got a new cub to teach him the
true in and outs of railroading. If you get a new group of cubs and
later down the road they are tearing everything up then you haven't
done your job as a trainer. Yeah, you get those few handfuls that think
they know it all already and don't want to listen but there's a lot
more who want to learn and learn right. You teach them how to cut
corners and break the rules all the time then you get what you deserve
if you work around them later and get yourself hurt. use some common
sense. Everyone was new at one time. So stop with the bull that things
are going to get worse just because a new cub steps on the ground. Do
you job and teach them correctly. You got a bad apple let everyone know
it. Watch him. Keep an extra eye on him. If he needs it rip his ass. I
just saw an old head of 24 years corner a car a few days ago. It
happens to everyone. Check your attitude at the door if your handed a
new cub. Focus on teaching him right and make sure he gets what your
saying!

Name: Nice 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

I work 7 till 330 now , good pay , no phone calls , no stress . I sleep
all night like a baby . I just made plans for next weekend , because I
know Iím gone be at home , life is short .  Make the most  of it while
you can . If you retire at 60 and die at 62 was it worth it .

Name: Yep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2018

Investing!
That's true what you said.
I work at UP here in lost anal, califagnia
and they lost a lots of experienced people
here and hire retards. That's why at UP
they can't spell stUPid. We are still on
our 9th service meltdown.
Brilliant!!!

Name: Reservations
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2018

I forgot to mention when experienced  people walk and are replaced with
people off the street.managers and tm, should make there reservations
now for the Nut House so they donít get put on a waiting list. !!!

Name: Investing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2018

A broker said never invest where you work. I donít know why he said
that. But they offer company stock to make you feel like your part of
the company team and you will go that extra mile for the company. I
know employees made lots on cp stock until Hh cancelled it for
employees. I think CSX like cn cp cut so deep to get the operating
ratio down That now they are screwed. If guys with years of experience
are fed up with being beat up by the company and resigning after years
of service. CSX is in a bind. They have to hire new people that know
nothing and they will not stay if company is going to treat them like
shit. The writing is on the wall people are fed up and say no more of
this treatment and walking. I seen so many good people walk when Hh was
ceo at cp. managers down. They still are trying to replace people that
walked and got fired. I retired early to a hit on my pention but was
fed up at the way they treated us. If you can find a decent paying job
run from CSX. You only pass threw life once. With all these people they
have to hire it is going to cost them in derailments run threw switchís
all kinds of shit is going to happen. And when all these accidents and
derailments happen. CSX gets negative media and share holders run. Itís
going to be gong show at CSX. Seen it at cp
And cn. Sit back just wait you think tm are stressed now just wait till
they have lots of new people. Lol

Name: Retired 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2018

To my knowledge it you get fired or pull the pin. You can leave you
money in the company plan and you will get at normal retirement age. Or
you can take it out and put in a registered plan at which time you will
also get it at normal retirement date. I think this is how it works
just guessing!!!!!

Name: invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2018

engineers and conductors

Think very hard before you get involved with the new stock purchase
program they are offering you. Read the literature you get in the mail
very closely. Remember, they will be taking the money out of your
paychecks AFTER the taxes are taken out. If you can afford to have
money taken out of your paycheck after tax then you can afford to start
a Roth IRA. Don't get caught up in an investment that may not pay off
as you think.

Name: curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2018

conductors


I was just told by a little birdie that they have a change on your on
board devices now. I was told that if you put in customer reason for
not getting the job done it now charges the customer a 75.00 fee. Does
anyone know if this is true for sure. It was reported that a few Tm's
were trying to get the crews to put in customer reason when work
wasn't getting done that had nothing to do with the customers fault.
trains running late out of yards and blocked wrong. Problems with power
causes problems too. supervisors apparently get in trouble if the crews
put Railroad reason for it not getting done. How in the hell could a
supervisor even begin to tell a crew to put in customer reason when
they know they are getting charged when it was the railroads fault and
not theirs. Any truth to this new charge now?

Name: Production
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2018

A dog has the mentality of a two year old child. All as it wants to do
is please itís master for a treat. It will do anything the owner trains
it to do, like chasing a person with a gun shooting at it. There are
some people that are the same way they always need gradification for
some reason trying to outdo others to get it.  In most cases just a
happy go lucky simple guy.  As a retired old guy I learnt on the
railway the company wants you to run take short cuts and get the job
done. But as an old guy I witnessed over and over as soon as these
runners get hurt hurt someone else or damage equipment. In the
investigation the rule books come out and you are asked why you did not
do your due diligence. As you where trained to do the job and the copy
of all the rules and safety manuals you received read and understood
and signed your name that you understood all the rules.you canít say in
a statement the real reason you work so fast is to work six hours and
put in for eight hours. Now the company has you for theft. Or violation
for other safety rules. And your going home.  The old guy is consistent
works safe puts in his hours of work and goes home in one piece and is
able to do it the next day.

Name: Stats
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2018

There are Labs that take years of statistics of different industries.
Depends who hires them to do a study like the rr. They take years of
stats on injuries for example they record month week day where it has
the highest number for an injuries. The age of person years of service
department. You name it it is included. Even the effect of a full moon
on a person. And they are very close at predicting an event. I can
remember going to our company safety meetings and the instructor would
say be extra careful because the software is now predicting an injury
or fatality.  And have to say these predictions are pretty close.

Name: Injuries
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2018

Most railroads have soft ware, that predict a derailment after so many
train miles. Same as injuries and fatalities.  So many hours of work
equal injuries then the big one a fatality. Iíve seen these on company
computers. How accurate they are who knows, but it is a tool they use.

Name: Dude 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2018

Just repeated what I have heard from some safety study they do. At
different railways. When something happens in yard they blame it on
rushing taking short cuts

Name: Fast moves
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2018

Yes you got more done in less hours by skipping breaks.But what they
found out that there where short cuts taken also, which was a safety
issue. And taking short cuts and running, the company figured just a
matter of time for fatality or equipment damage.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2018

Don't know who corporate is posting about rr retirement I retired get
my portion wife gets half we live comfortably

Name: Benefits in career
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2018

I started the railroad with a grade 12. Got into the mechanical
department at age 20, being the new guy got all the swing and shitty
shifts. After four years got my journeyman status welding etc. Which
the railroad paid to train me. Could work for any railroad in North
America. Now retired with pention at early age compared to my friends.
A lot of people are jelous of my position. You make sacrifices working
for the railroad and make good money and benefits. You miss out on a
lot but with the money a rr makes I believe we live a higher standard
of living than most. Pention company stock and what ever your invested
in. If you can make it to the finish line you can have a pretty good
life.

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2018

Sitting at home enjoying the pension I paid into. Rr Jim thanks for your
wisdom and setting record straight.

Name: Dr kick your sdd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2018

RR PENSIONS?  JESUS H CHRIST ARE YOU PEOPLE UNBELIEVABLE STUPID. 

That crap about ď oh my god, my rr pension saved my assĒ is utter
bullshit.....posted on here by Union hacks.   The only pension the vast
majority of you are going to get ,  is the one stuck up your incredibly
stupid ass. 

Dude.   Umm, donít look know, but Your Union is owned by the Mafia. 
Dude.  remember Jimmy Hoffa?  No?  He was the guy in charge, just like
Jr is now.  

Let me spell it out for you unread illiterate twerps. 

The Teamsters own your ass. And your balls. And your dick.  Wanna know
whatís gonna happen to your precious RR PENSIONS.  ??  .......POOF!

Now you see it, now you donít.  

Just ask Jimmy Sr how that works, er, worked.  Oops, heís dead.  Hmmm.
Check up on what happened to all that that pension money .  (Thatís a
hint).  Sure, a couple of lucky duck union officers might get to the
promise land.....just not YOU stupid. 

Still donít know what happened to  all those Tesmster billions?  Well,
guess youíll just have to ask Jr.  He knows. Just make sure heís hooked
up to a lie detector when you pop the question (wear a bullet proof
vest, donít drink the water or eat the food....and send in that dweeb
union newbie.....)

In the meantime, work for those measly union wages,  make sure you kiss
a lot of Union ass,  have a really big loud useless voice in those Union
decisions, and damn....donít forget to pay pay pay those union dues and
choke on that gigantic RR PENSION deduction outta your check that your
never ever gonna see.  

Cause your either gonna get fired before you qualify, or  the Hoffa
gang will spend it all on bankrupt Bahama casinos,  or the ďUnionĒ 
bobble heads will contract your ass out the door.   

RR PENSIONS.??    Still donít get it ?   Thatís ok.  Drink some more
kool/aid  pension bullshit.  And when you retire, the union will,
according to your all powerful  union contract, send   100 young
virgins to live with you in your castles filled with $$$$.

#RR PENSIONS ARE 4 IDIOTS.COM

Name: Carreers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 July 2018

Working at the railroad is not for everyone, if you like the job it gets
in your blood. But if you donít like a certain department, go to a
different department in the company. The hours and type of work might
be better suited for you. And that way your pention stays in the
company. I started out as trainman then went to mechanical where I
retired.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2018

All the current and new csx managers just have to drink the company 
Kool-Aid and sell there out everyone around them, they are all sell
outs and ass holes

Name: Retired 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 July 2018

Iím glad I was able to pay into defined plan since I was 20 years old.
Age 55 years service 35. Years   Equals 85 points ful pention at 55.
Check for the rest of my life and if I die before wife she gets it. 
Itís a good deal in Canada, it amazing your union has not pushed for
the same deal in USA.  Plus company shares and purchased  of my own
stock picks. A guy can live pretty good.  Plus will get cpp pention and
old age pention at 65.

Name: Just womdering
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2018

At cp when they promoted a tm etc. Company gave white shirt and tye  and
a big tube of hair gel. They wanted them to look professional. Even if
they where wet behind the ears. Are they doing this at CSX also.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2018

Too all yall ass kissing company spies ....wormy pukes!@@@@ IBEWu

Name: Waycross 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2018

We fired our guns and the brtish kept a cumming....they aint as many as
they was awhile ago

Name: Retirement
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 July 2018

Retired last year. Best thing ever happened to me I started paying in rr
pention at age twenty. Retired now with money in the bank. A lot of
friends I have will work till they get old age pention from goverment.
But then it is poverty to try and survive on it.  With my rr pention
and my divedens I get from stock I bought life is good. Another smart
thing try and have everything paid for by the time you retire. Pention
plan is what kept most people stick it out on the rr. The group that is
really going to suffer for not saving for retirement is women.  One
piece of advice to young people, start putting some money away for your
retirement  and with rr pention you will do ok.

Name: To dr. Kickass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 July 2018

From reading your post we can tell you have fetal alcohol syndrome.  You
should stop mixing the booze with the kool aid!!!

Name: Carknoker 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2018

Fuck the company...they lied to me...just like a fan stand behind them
they suck...stand in front of them they blow...stand beside them they
do nothingi

Name: UNION YES 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2018

AMERICA WORKS BEST WHEN WE VOTE UNION YES

Name: dr kick your ass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2018

AFTER 18 YEARS OF STUPIDITY,  THE IDIOTS ARE STILL ON HERE RANTING ABOUT
THE SAME MINDLESS BULLSHIT.  MOMMY MOMMY I SHIT MY PANTS AND NOBODY WILL
WIPE MY ASS.

BOO HOO.

  GO GRAB YOURSELF A JOINT AND SMOKE YOUR BRAINS OUT BEFORE YOU JUMP ON
THAT ENGINE/TRAIN/CRANE/TRUCK..... HOTROD,  AND MAKE BELIEVE YOUR
SOMEONE IMPORTANT. DIP SHIT.   WE"RE GOING TO FIRE YOU ANYWAY. AND
HIRE ANOTHER MINDLESS DIP SHIT. 

AT LEAST YOUR CHEAP, EVEN IT YOU ARE STUPID. 

AND DONT FORGET TO JOIN THE UNION.  THEY'LL HELP YOU SUCKLE MOMMY'S
TITTY WHEN YOU SHIT YOUR PANTS. UNIONS ARE HARD CORE PUSSY.  YOU BELONG
TOGETHER. 
STICKIN IT OT THE MAN.  YUP.  ONLY, YOUR THE "MAN",  DIP SHIT. .  

 STILL DONT GET IT, DO YOU. 

OPEN WIDE.   ALL THOSE HIGHLY PAID UNION WANKERS HAVE A LOT OF DICK
TTHEY NEED SUCKING,  AND THEY NEED A LOT OF MOUTHS TO FILL.
LIKE.....YOURS. MMM. SLURP SLURP. 

  SO, SMOKE UP ANOTHER JOINT DOOFUS.  DRINK SOME OF THAT UNINE PROOF
SHIT.  ATTA BOY.  COVER IT UP.  NOBODY WILL NOTICE. 

IDIOTS. 

SAFETY FIRST.  OH, HELL, FUCK IT.  BREAK ALL THE RULES.  THE UNION WILL
SAVE YOU!!

IDIOTS.

Name: Fat back
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Fuck all Trainmasters. Rot in HELL you worthless bastards.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Dont work on company time... Dont shit on your own time....

Name: todd novack
E-mail: todd novack.com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

todd novack just made the local paper in medina ohio . got caught in the
rest stop on i 271 for luied acts in the boy bathroom . just sucking a
little dick ???? its ok he did not swallow

Name: Manager CUCKS 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2018

These manager CUCKS where put in these position because they are all
just yes men. Seen it with Hh they are all competing for attention
kisses and hugs from Foote. They got rid of a lot of managers that new
there job but where considered dinosaurs. Foote wants fresh  meat not
much seniority with the company. Nothing invested in pention s etc. So
really these new managers donít have much to loose, they have no
friends on the railroad. So it puts them in a position to walk over
anyone they can, and push footes agenda to the limit. Breaking
collective agreements breaking federal laws and intimidating people to
rush rush and risk injury to themselfs and others. So they are getting
lots of praise from head office for doing this. Now when an employee
goes along with there instructions to break the rules, you are going to
go down the drain with them. And Foote and friends are going to, say
they new nothing of these practices and he is shocked. These stupid
managers are going to be the fall guys if something terrible happens
and they know it. But in there minds they are on footes good side and
will be promoted. When Foote is done with these morons he with distance
himself from them like they have the plague. Donít be stupid and go down
with them. The only thing in it for ass kisser employees is trouble.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2018

there are so many out there that cross craft lines and don't stick
together do really think they are going to pull in strait to park this
company is full of people that talk a good talk but will screw there
fellow co-workers the first chance they get so pull in strait that will
show the management you mean business if that's the best resistance
there is then there is no hope and the management will have a big
laugh.

Name: Parking
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2018

When Hh came to cprail they came out with rule you canít back up company
vehicle unless you had someone behind the vehicle to guide you. Then
they wanted us to back in company vehicles. Well if we did not have
guide we did not do it. Management said well you can see to back up in
marked parking stall. Most of us refused because it was against company
policy. Then you have your followers did it anyways. Just one of the
companies games to mess with you. I would stand my ground in regards to
paper work for hazmat cars when you took your training you signed off
that you New the rules and would follow them. I would rather get sent
home than be paraded around a courtroom in shame for not following the
law. Choice is yours.

Name: Brothers United
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Brothers lets all stand together and as a symbol of our stregnth and
unity, lets all pull straight into our parking spots. No more shall we
back in. Its a chance to show the company that we are a force and that
we are united. Brothers are you with me? Enough is enough!!

Name: Public safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2018

When a company is dealing with these dangerous products and due
diligence is not done it puts everyone at risk. Management that do not
want to make sure employees have the proper paper work and tools to do
there job should be fired on the spot. I donít care if you are saving
time to make the operating ratio look good for the share holders. If
there is a disaster from poor safety practices of moving these
products. Some one is going to pay the price, hopefully a long stay in
max prison. You want to endanger the lives of people you will, suffer
the full consequences of the law.

Name: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

When will this company figure out that the lower level managers are the
problem. Get rid of the Trainmasterís. The Yardmasterís can do the job.
Trainmasterís just keep termoil stirring. Useless waste of breath.

Name: Inspection
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2018

If  you happen to know whatís in a tank car on your train in the yard.
And you drive by a tank car. That has no placards on it. Get ahold of
car department. They have placards that will tell what it is flammable
etc. The car dept. is suppose to put any missing  placards on that are
missing when they inspect train. FYI

Name: Has material
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2018

As a carman we have to take special training to inspect and deal with
tank cars. If you have ever noticed when a tank car is laying on its
side they have the car Iíd stenciled on the top of the tank car. In
large numbers and letters. So car is easy to Iíd. These trains go threw
small towns that have volunteers for a fire department. If these people
donít know whatís in these cars. And some has haz mat cars ,if they are
on fire and you put water on it. You just made a bomb. Or hazardous
cloud that will fry you from inside out. That is why it is so true
important to know what is in them. Just a matter of time that someone
is going to find out the hard way.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2018

Louisville could be the best yard CSX has if some changes were made.
Here we are doing the same things day after day without any change and
it hasn't worked and never will. 
Insanity is repeating the same thing over and over and expecting a
different result!
We need a superintendent that is willing to try new things to see if it
improves anything. If everything was running smooth then leave it be but
the way it is now needs change.

Name: Cont. conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2018

That is some scarey  shit to be foul three cars and getting wrong
information. Iím glad I stayed in mechanical and worked at different
railroad. CSX is just an accident waiting to happen. With this rush
rush regime. Hh style!!!

Name: ringmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

MAYIHAVE


You a funny man! Seriously! 

Boys and girls step right up to the big top. Best Circus in town. Yes
boys and girls!  Have we got a game for you!  Guess how many railcars
are laying all over town and whats in them and you can win this 6'2"
blow up conductor who not only takes stupid orders but he can also
catch all the shit you want when it rolls down hill!  Yes, boys and
girls you cant get a better prize anywhere. You own live stool pigeon!

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2018

If it is federal law and the company knows this and crews. Why would any
one take the risk of moving without proper paper work. Iím in mechanical
and tm is alway putting pressure on us to send a fax of test and inspect
information sap. Are what if a train gets out of the yard with a
dimentional load , lots of damage etc. This sounds like a very unsafe
practice to be hearing how often it happens. Sooner or later something
is going to happen, how would you defend yourself in this case?murpheys
law.

Name: Laws
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2018

Is it not federal law to have all the paper work for your train. And the
proper paper work for dangerous commodities. If train crews canít get
proper paper work. Are EMS people going to have to spend valuable time
getting paper work in the event of an accident?

Name: Ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

You have my respect HA conductor, if everyone had some balls and stood
there ground. The company would have no choice but to do there due
diligence, itís not the employees fault out in the field that they cut
office staff, and want everyone else to bend the rules to cover there
short falls. Get on board with this guy people, make management
accountable. I never put my job at risk to cover for lazy bastards.

Name: HOW WE WORK AND WHY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

Louisville could be the busiest terminal in the system with a few minor
changes.
1- Open hump back up and get a minimum of 1500 cars a day (was doing
close to that in 6 hour shifts and taking 45 minute lunch breaks)
2-Flat switch in the N yard and L yard. (Another 300 per day in each of
those)
3-Build full trains in the C yard so there are less doubles before
departures and no need to shove out before leaving to go anywhere.
(Texas trains get built in C2 and C3)
4-Yard inbounds in the A Yard. (common sense)
5-Build out bounds in certain A yard tracks if and only if the C-yard
fills up.

With this we could handle a 2500 cars a day easily.

If we hit capacity there we have another option: Pull certain inbounds
straight across GE lead and use a crew to switch cars out behind Ford.
When another train comes over there to drop more off they bring back
the switched out cut. 

All I'm saying is we have a lot of resources not being used, there are
a lot of miles of track in Louisville that are not being used at all.

Louisville has a lot of quality employees but our process is all wrong
we can easily change and be able to handle triple the cars we do now.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

Under Hh the rules got really stupid!! Damned if you do damned if you
donít, so the attitude I went with I followed the rules set out by this
new regime. Here was the catch when I worked and followed there rules
management would say never mind with that rule or procedures, it is
taking to much time and you are delaying the train. So I got into the
habit of recording it in my pocket book date time event. And followed
there instructions. I found there was no sense in debating anything
with management. Did my time then just went home. In the four years I
worked under Hh I was pulled out of service three times. And my notes
helped me get returned to work. Because all as I did was follow
instructions. You have the arm chair managers that say you better go by
the book or else then you have management that is scared of delays and
insist you do it there way. It was confusing getting two different
messages so I just did what I was directly  told, and when they had an
investigation said I followed instructions so I would not be sent home
for insubordination again. I said on here before keep records for
yourself, could make all difference on getting back to work.

Name: railroaded
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

WAKE THE F*%^$K UP!

What the hell is wrong with all of you. Brakes this way, brakes that
way....BLAH...BLAH... The company hired DuPont to come in an do a
safety assessment of the company and when they told them that they had
too many rules and to quit micro managing the employees so much they
told them TO TAKE A HIKE!  I was there when it happened.  END OF THAT
DISCUSSION!

They have always had a standing order to get failures and always will.
This is a fact!  It sends a message to the employees and they use the
failures as examples in court and for the FRA that they are enforcing
their safety rules and regulations. Every time someone gets a failure
it shows an example of the employees refusing to follow the rules even
though they are in writing and are preached out your arsses.  The first
thing they ask the judge who is handling an injury law suit is...."what
are we supposed to do? Follow them around day and night like little
children and not let them out of our sight?"
FACT! BEEN THERE!

You have rules written to follow. You have a rule that says when in
doubt take the safest course of action. They also has a loop hole that
covers their arsses if something goes wrong. If there is a
contradiction in rules or any doubt of the application...CONTACT A
SUPERVISOR! So you make what you think is a common sense decision and
it back fires and you didn't contact a supervisor first. Guess where
the shit is going to roll. IN YOUR LAP!
Too many of you are arm chair lawyers. Too many of you think you are
smarter than you are. Got news for you. YOU ARENT. We know some rules
are stupid. We know some are written by idiots who never set one foot
on the rocks and have done our job. IT DOESNT MATTER. Their lawyers are
paid thousands to sit in their chairs and write rules and regulations to
cover their arsses. NOT YOURS, So the bottom line is if you don't want
to spend time on the street or lose the bread and butter that feeds
your children then follow the damn rules. If you have doubts about any
of them throw the decision in the supervisors arss. Arrogance and
stupidity doesn't pay the bills. Try reading a few of the notices too.
Most of you don't and your know it. Everyday  I work with someone who
quotes a rule and is so wrong its not even laughable. Your too lazy to
read the operating rules books and keep up on the bulletins then be the
one on the street. Your just making room for someone with less seniority
to move up and they're going to love it while their talking behind your
back about how stupid you were and how lucky they are!  JESUS! Just
follow the rules!

Name: To ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2018

My last four years of my career was with Hh as ceo. It was insanity I
could not believe what this man and regime did while he was in charge.
Highest derailments and fatalities under his watch. He made people big
money he was a run away train he was share holders hero. If you where
an employee management down it was hell on earth. I could write a book
on the shit that man pulled off. Foote is trying to repeat what Hh did.
As long as shares go up expect more of the same and some. I truly know
what you guys are going threw at CSX   You are a number and these
people will fire you for anything. Let the union argue for members. If
you put up fight they will gun you down. The stress is unbelievable so
try and take care of yourself and do it for your family. I hope it does
not get worse there. I heard they have to open more yards maybe things
will turn around for you employees. Hang in there stick together best
way you can. Be safe.

Name: Risk
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

Thatís the car design how else you going to perform task. I guess you
have law suit if you get hurt. There is risk at everything we do on the
rr. I donít make the rules. In my 34 years I found fault with lots of
things and brought to companies attention. Some issues where addressed
others where not. The railway is a dangerous place, I lost my granda pa
to the railroad. Crushed crew ran red board , he paid the price. What
chance do you have if tank car blows up in the yard. Just because I
followed the rules does not mean I agree with them. Iím sure I would
get the looks if there was no food in the fridge for wife and kids. I
retired with all my body parts lots worn out. Guy break the rules there
whole career never get hurt. The next guy does the same thing and pays
the price. Look out for yourself and mates. One mistake and could be
all over. I think every rr knows that in the back of there mind.

Name: Handbreaks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

Let me explain this Homer Simpson style, the man with GOLD makes the
rules. Do the job the way you want. If it is against company policy and
your busted , itís an expensive mistake. Good luck my friend !

Name: Yard tracks
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

Most rail yards are designed like a bowl the low point is in the middle
of the track. There is a small downward grade from each end. That way
if a car rolls it should not go out the ends of the track. Fyi

Name: Retired carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2018

When we where given a track to test, we would put ten percent handbrakes
on the headend. Apply the air machine with low air pressure and start
tying the track we staffed from each end and worked towards each other.
If one had a hand brake to take off we would call our mate to stand in
the clear. While standing on brakemast and releasing the had break
several times the track would move threw out tieng it up. Once we met
we would go check if we had air threw the track. Then go to head end
and cut the air into ninety pounds. As the track charged sometimes the
hands breaks would not hold track and move and pull airmachine off and
track would go into emergency. So we applied more handbreaks and apply
the air again. We are trained to release handbreaks from being on the
car not the ground. There where so many cameras they would catch you if
you where seen doing it from the ground and your fired. You do your job
the way you where trained, and if nothing ever happens to you great.
There have been guys release handbreaks from the ground and the
handbreaks chain hit them in the face and had to get medical attention.
Iím sure have experienced the chain whipping on you.

Name: Slack 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

An old timer carman was taking hand brakes off a cut from the ground car
moved they figure about a foot , when they found him the wheel got his
leg. Car pushed him off balance and got him. He panicked when car
moved. He was trying to re apply hand brake to stop movement. I guess
it canít happen you have the right attitude.

Name: Stored energy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1GxTVgvHD9A Stored energy can get you

Name: Brakes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

http://railsafetraining.com/seems-like-releasing-handbrake-ground-safer-climbing-ladder-really-need-climb-ladder/

Name: Nuttier
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

My friend retired four years ago from loco shop. He spends all his time
driving across the country taking pictures of rail yards. Now that is
an illness lol. Another retired guy takes passenger trains all over to
buy lotto tickets from different places.  !?!?!?

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2018

Iíve been retired for over a year, and always check out this site maybe
I should get my head examined lol not much has changed.

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

The company I work for if your caught standing on the ground putting
handbrake on your fired. We have never heard of or used a brake stick.
I guess every company uses there own rules on safety issues.

Name: Handbrake 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 July 2018

The question I was answering to, was who was responsible for the train
after conductor ties it down and then carman take over the train.
Answer once carman take track they are responsible for track. No one
said anything about the track being switched out. If train dies at
terminal it gets switch. If it is run threw but need test and inspect.
Read what the question was. Your assume shit.

Name: Slow conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 July 2018

Call people moron you know nothing about air brakes mechanical brakes.
Or the rules for testing anything. Iím amazed you passed the aptitude
test to hire on. O ya CSX desperate hire guys like you now. No wonder
the hoggers have to babysit guys like you that claim been on the
railway ten years. Hoggers should get bonus for babysitting you.

Name: Handbrake
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 July 2018

When standing on brakemast to put hand brake on you have proper footing
and you hand is holding cross over grab iron. Then with your free hand
you apply the hand brake. If cars are kicked from the other end you not
going to get ran over. And also once you tie the train down then car
department takes train they are responsible for it. The carman apply
air to track for test, then brakes release while charging if it is
going to roll it will roll while brakes releasing.  And if it releases
more the. The air machine hose it will just go into emergency then the
carman should put more handbrakes on. Just common sense!!!

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 July 2018

W.T. Duft,

Are you sure about all that?  
When that vote for the ebs for trainmen came about the B&O General
Committee didn't want any part of it.  Long story short: CSX screwed
up & admitted it - had to. The GC's office was right on it. I got a 3
day weekend off & got paid for a missed long pool trip. The pay was on
the very next check.  Was great.

Name: rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 July 2018

BOXCAR

No need to look for that rule. It is gone. I was told by a dispatcher
that due to the advanced signal system we have now the need for fusees
is becoming obsolete. They can protect most trains out here on the
system. There are some railroads that don't even use them to protect
road crossings anymore.

Engineers.
There are two more rules that were deleted that I'm sure many of you
haven't noticed. The 5401 rule that governed the HTTP power rule and
the instructions to get the power rating as close to 2.0 as possible
that was first issued in 2012 was removed. The rule that stated all
empty unit trains were to run with one unit on line is gone as well.

I was told this happened when Hunter took over. He decided that running
trains was more important than worrying about the amount of fuel that
was being used. You are allowed 27 powered axles and dynamic rating on
the units. Keeping track speed is more important than worrying about
using a little more fuel.
The rule that requires all empty and loaded coal cars to be throttled
back at speeds above 40 is being submitted for review.

If any supervisor tells you that he is going to write you up for
violation of the two rules that have been deleted then you need to ask
him to show you where the rule is in writing.  When he cant find it he
should be professional enough to admit that he made a mistake and drop
the charge.

The statement that a new hired employee who comes in and prints off
his/her first set of system bulletins would not have any knowledge of
any of the deleted rules is absolutely correct. The only way anyone new
would know about them is if the "rumors" they existed at one time was
being discussed. We do not run a railroad on rumors. If it is not in
writing in the bulletins, timetables or the operating rules books then
they are obsolete until further instructions are issued.

Name: Log book
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 July 2018

We had a log book in lunch room office etc. Any time a new rule or
message came out it was pasted in this book. If rule was cancelled it
was posted. When we came back from vacation etc. We where handed all
the important bullies had to read them then sign a form that we read
and understood bullitin.

Name: Leader ship
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 July 2018

Iíve been on this site for over a year and the conclusion I have come
to, these managers could not organize a drunk in a liquor store. That
is why you have to be extra careful. Been there know what your dealing
with!!!

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 July 2018

Its like my Daddy...always told me..He would rather have a sister in a
whore house than a brother in production..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2018

This place sucks now more than ever!  Not only are people not returning
from layoff status, quite a few people have started resigning!  Its
what happens when other companies start hiring who are willing to treat
you better.  I envy them and wish I could go as well, yet I have too
much time invested for a pension.  This place is really gonna get ugly
as time goes on.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 July 2018

Ape 
What happens alot out here is these immature macho want to be tough
morons who will do anything to defy a rule because they think it's
stupid and they AIN'T gonna do it. Then they have this frame of mind
now they're just going to do things their way and get someone hurt or
damage something. A dog can be taught to sit, speak, shake, fetch but
these retards just can't read a rule and follow it. 
At the same time we have rules written in a manner that makes the
company look like illiterate morons and it creates an atmosphere of
working for a company thats just one big joke. Now you have people who
work by example. How can anyone take A job serious when they read rules
that you just have to stand their shaking your head and laughing!
A TM just wrote up a crew for a rule that was removed from the system
bulletins after HH bit the dust. The rule book is clear as hell. You
follow rules in the books or the bulletins. If they have been removed
from the reissues or haven't been added to the new operating rules
book then they are null and VOID! Doesn't matter if the rule once
existed. If it isn't reissued it no longer exist. How the hell would a
brand new employee who just got his first set of system bulletins know
anything about a previous rule that was in existence if it was not in
his bulletins. By the damn rumor mill? The rumor mill isn't listed in
the rules book or in any bulletin or notice. This company is the worst
for this crap. I hope the crew charges the TM for STUPIDITY and failure
to keep up on the information in each HQ system bulletin as they are
reissued.  There may be a good reason they are removed. Maybe Foote has
decided they weren't neceassary. No matter the reason the TM's need to
keep educated and if they don't like the change they can challenge it.
This kind of crap is getting old out here! It's dangerous out here for
any employee who has to put a supervisor in his place especially when he
has an ego. You now have a whipped puppy with a chip on his shoulder.
Now someone is going to pay. We shouldn't have to be their teachers.
Jacksonville is laying down on the job!

Name: To Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 July 2018

Lloyd you made my point for me, your mind and emotions are not on safety
been there. I smartened up when I was two feet away from getting ran
over by a hopper cars. What gets you is the last thing you, would ever
thought would get you!!!!  Itís really hard but try stay focused on
safety. On your side.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 July 2018

Unfortunately. Brian Stussie has moved to the G&W, which my husband
moved to around 5 years ago.  He is continuing his reign of terror and
is targeting my hubby, an AGM, now. Looking for any documented info to
see this guy rot in hell.

Name: Liars management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 July 2018

Iíve seen so many managers go to there bosses for there weekly kick in
the nuts. So when they lie for the company, they figure there in the
special club. And get gratification from there bosses instead of there
weekly kick in the nuts. But upper management knows these people are
CUCKS, and can be used until they have no more value to the company.
Easy come easy go.

Name: W.T. Duft
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 July 2018

Are there any southern conductors on this site ? I work with NMAD
conductors and was wondering what benefits the southern guys have that
the NMAD guys don't. NMAD didn't have the bid system and now the
company unilaterally forced it on them without any of the benefits of
having it. Extra board pays about 2400, no bonus no stock no 401k match
no demand day no early lay off no delayed mark up. Just wondering what
the difference is ?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 19 July 2018

It is not a manager saying there are those to willing to do other crafts
work I am and I have been one of those screwed over by this practice
there are more than enough out there why willing cross craft lines and
think its funny when some one gets screwed over and that is your
solidarity because no one will stick together and one day it will be
there turn to.

Name: To the last post by conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 July 2018

I retired after 34 years on the rr. I have seen more fatalities after
the fact still bothers me. And that conductor is a hundred percent
right about following the safety rules and If you canít follow them you
should be fired. If you donít care about your own safety your not going
to care about anyone elseís safety. It is all fun until your pinned
under a wheel screaming your head off  and help is not there for awhile
or free slack gets you between two cars and you crushehed by the
couplers. I can go on and on about the horrors that can happen. I
witness a priest give a man the last rights before they lifted
equipment off him then he died. Do not stand for these people that
ignore safety and the rules set out for your own protection. You save
no time at all taking short cuts. Be safe all practice doing your job
the way you are suppose to. If  you see someone doing unsafe practice
remind him of the proper way to do the job safely, your not being a rat
you could be saving a life.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2018

not much to get involved into all the BS but I do have a question for
everyone.. With man power shortage, We could really take a stand. It
might not be a huge stand but it will prove a point. its pretty simple.
Stop crossing over sides to cover jobs you don't have too. Stop taking
roster calls. Even if its just one half. I get people got bills and
family to feed. I also get they trap people or catch them first out. we
could bend these jokers over and prove our point.. Trains would sit,
jobs wouldn't be filled. The conversation I had with crew management
about this whole bump deal. Sounds like its made life harder on them..
At what point is enough a enough? bitch that our unions don't come to
our rescue, Bitch that the company bends us over.. yet when ball comes
in our court we sit back and do shit... We have a man power shortage
created by these retards. they block personal days, and daily
vacations. they force guys to certain assignments, make the bump system
a bid system with no bid system perks.. And then we do them favors to
bail them out and get trains moved, jobs filled... so of course they
wont fix  the problem.. Why would they?

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2018

Coverourasses,

   Have you ever considered going back to school to get your GED?

Name: Coverourasses
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2018

Conductors

You want to break rules every day of the week then go ahead but when
you do you just might be with someone like me who has had enough of
babysitting for you and covering your ass every single trip. You all
know now that they tag team both crew members every time they get and
when you do shit that they know us engineers have to know you doing it
and we do along with it just to keep from having to fight with you
assholes or refusing to do it and make the day a living hell you put
our jobs on the line too. Your spoiled self centered ego maniacs who
just cant follow rules and have to act like your big boy pants cant be
pulled down. Well guess what boys, Im done with you. In fact several of
us have talked about this and we all agree from now on your on your own.
If the supervisors try to burn us for your shit we are throwing you
under the bus. We will give you one warning to knock your shit off and
we aren't getting burned for your stupid shit. We will fight a charge
tooth and nail and charge you with intimidation and working in a
hostile environment. The games are over. Your too damn immature to do
as your told or just so damn arrogant you think you can do as you
please and the hell with the rules. Just remember, you haven't got a
clue which yards we are getting together on this. Go ahead and be a
dick. Take your chances. You can pick your asses up from under the bus!

Name: Slang
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 July 2018

I have worked with people that I thought maybe there parents where
related!!!

Name: Quebec derailment 6 hours ago
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2018

https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/20-cars-derail-from-train-4-land-in-river-in-western-quebec-1.4016667

Name: To hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 July 2018

Yes there are lots of CUCKS in the rr industry, Iím not preaching just
telling you the facts of how we dealt with the Hh regime. Overall there
is still solidarity in the industry, and they will fight back I hope the
best way they can with the tools they have. There is just to much to
lose to do nothing. And there will always be those weak CUCKS that ride
the coat tails of the solid members and enjoy benefits, from there
efforts. Itís the companies job to try and break down the member ship
one at a time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 July 2018

Stick together......stand strong.....HA.
Too many low-life selfish buttholes out here.
The co. knows that too.  Preach all you want.

Name: Union busting 101
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 July 2018

Donít fall for a manager saying an employee is willing to do others
work. Managers like it when there is in fighting amongst union
employees. It is a diversion of the issues of what management is really
doing. Stick together and bury CSX in paper grievances and what ever
else you have in the tool box, to make members whole again from bogus
discipline and firings. Stand strong you will over come this corrupt
regime.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2018

Seems more than ever its darned if you do and darned if you dont.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2018

Seems more than ever....its darn if you do and darn if you dont
anymore..

Name: Intimidated
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 July 2018

It might appear that people are crossing over to other crafts willingly.
Well you said if they donít they are sent home. They are under duress to
do this forced or fired.  Not willingly. It can be rectified threw the
proper channels.

Name: Union meeting answers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 July 2018

The shops that are craft crossing, if I was you guys attend your next
union meeting and demand some answers on what is being done with all
these, collective agreement violations. If you do nothing about this
then the practice will continue by the company. We went threw this with
Hh and won a majority of all our cases. The union reps. Came threw for
us it took a bit of time. But the son of a bitch Hh paid up. The shares
are slowing going up so CSX is going to keep doing more of the same at
employees expense.

Name: Craft crossing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 July 2018

At the least the union should be filing grievance for the laid off
employees. If they are sitting at home and someone else is doing there
job. Anyone that is filling these positions and guys are sitting at
home for every hour of pay they are losing it should be recorded by
union rep. It is violation of the collective agreement 100 percent
winnable if goes to arbitration. We won our cases and the moneys where
split between the laid off employees and who ever else was affected by
this practice. The case is on file why is your union not addressing
this. All this is a violation of the collective agreement they are
flexing there muscles. They know they will have to pay if goes to
arbitration. Itís been won before.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 16 July 2018

The problem is the ones doing other crafts work are all to willing
because there not the ones who got laid off and are afraid for there
jobs and seem all to willing to continue they don't care as long as
they still have there jobs.

Name: Trades doing others work
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2018

If you are force to do other crafts work put in a grievance. Rr work
under aar rules if your not trained for doing the work of others craft
it is unsafe and a violation of the collective agreement. If you do not
feel safe doing work your not trained for put in safety hazard report at
once. If they get people to do this and someone gets hurt or worse
killed , someone is going to jail. All these change the company wants
to do has to be negotiated in the next contract. You will win these
grievances if it goes to arbitration, your union should be filing
grievances every time someone  is doing other crafts work. All of
affected people should be putting in grievance every time this happens.
And safety hazard reports.

Name: Carfix
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2018

Carmen

I was told by union rep that working a,craft you aren't hired for is
CO mingled service and the other craft can file claims for you doing
their work. If you do work that pays the other craft more they have to
pay you the higher rate too. I'm making sure I file on everything they
violate. Order me to do the work but you better pay me the extra.

Name: To engine repair
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 July 2018

There are aar standards which is North American wide. If they are
getting you to do work that you are not trained for it could spell
trouble if something was not done to aar rules.  If there was an
accident or injury or worse fatality. The rr is in big trouble, and the
supervisor could be criminally charged. Every time you are made to do
work that you are not trained for. Do not hesitate to put a grievance
in. For one thing it is against your collective agreement and you will
win when it goes to arbitration. Everyone should be putting  grievances
in. We did at cprail and won most of them. That has to be negotiated in
a new contract. Trust me it is a breach of your collective agreement
some supervisor are pushing there wait around, but like I said if
someone gets hurt and management knows that person was not trained for
that job, someone will pay for it. You can even put in safety hazard
report if you donít feel safe doing a job your not trained for. All of
you should be doing it every time your told to work outside your craft.
Plain and simple it is not safe, leave a paper trail on all this. They
forced over time on us and we won most grievances, guys that where
fired where reinstated with full back pay. Your union should be telling
you to do this.

Name: Certificates
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2018

I retired last year from car department. My advice take all the training
your rr company is offering. You would be surprised in other industries
how hard it is to get a lot of the certificates that are provided by
the rr companies. Like first aid, confined space training etc. Those
certificates donít seem to mean much, but when you apply for a job
outside the rr it could make the difference of getting the job or not.
A lot of the training we get at rr we take for granted. They seem
trivial to us, but are valuable out side of the rr industry. Look at
the bright side the rr is paying you to take these courses, they
offered defensive driving course I took it and then got a reduction on
my auto insurance. It is a win win to take all the courses you can.

Name: Skilled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2018

When I took my training to be carman to be journey man took 1044 days.
Plus all my welding plates had to pass. Crane training, track mobile
training   1A drivers license, i was paid to get all this training. 
And certified in many fields, if I would of had to pay for all that
training out of pocket would of been thousands of dollars. When your
fully trained and get pulled out of service and go else ware they hate
it. Because the new guy is just a shadow for years, you canít have the
green guy do anything on his own till he is certified.  By the time you
have worked at the rr for years , most people are certified, they are
coo coo, lol

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2018

That cross training rumour is bs. This regime most likely wonít be
around in 2020. Donít listen to rr rumours. That one is old heard it
for many years, if they want to train me to do other crafts cool I will
sign up and then take my new skills else ware after they spend all that
money to train me. Would look good on a job application to be multi
skilled.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2018

Anybody heard of 2020 being the year for cross training of all maint
crafts ?

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 July 2018

LD

NO!  And how did you hear about it. My lC hasn't mentioned it. Did you
read something about it on the union web page. It cant be good.
Guarantee you they found another way to stick it to us because HH'S
cut the work force bit him in the ass and they are having to hire
people back because of the man power shortages. They will stop at
nothing to find a way to cut us to the bare bone.  Wish we could get
and early peek at it and see if it needs to be forwarded to a good
lawyer for a plan of attack.  God knows the union wont do shit. They
did nothing about the last one. NOT A DAMN THING!

Name: Oh yeah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2018

HR/Rep. Not sure what your referring to, but here's the link i'm
talking about in Atlanta, GA.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/liz-shepherd-b69a234a

Name: LD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 July 2018

DO you fellas have any info on the new attendance policy that is coming
out later this month?

Name: REP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 July 2018

OH Yeah

Would you like to elaborate? If you aren't referring to the person who
has already come forward and made it known that they have been described
at work with that same "title" then please explain what you mean. What
was your intent on mentioning they may be in a lawyers office.  Sounds
almost identical to a pending case that was filed by a "fired" worker
who has two other "threats" involved.

Name: Management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 July 2018

The company puts cameras everywhere.  If I was a manager and breaking
the rules you donít know if your being recorded by an employee or
goverment agent.  So if your a manager and stupid enough to take one
for the team. Foote and friends you will have to deal with the
consequences if you break federal law. And you are recorded doing it. I
tell people in this day and age as soon as you leave your home, smile
your on some form of recording device. And this is the world we live in
now. So I would say to managers your are not ammune to prosecution and
losing your job.

Name: Recording
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 July 2018

After reading the post about cameras and recording someone. In some
states I think it is a felony to tape someone without there knowledge.
I would be checking that out before doing it. FYI

Name: Oh Yeah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2018

HR. Seems to me, you are the one making assumptions as to the term
"triple-threat" being a certain person. I, in no way would ever
associate a derogatory term to a individual person. I think you and I
are talking about 2 completely different things, would you like to
elaborate?

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2018

OH Yeah

Be very careful. We know who you are referring to with that derogatory
remark.  This person is involved in an active case and your name can be
drug in very quickly as an example of gender harassment in the work
place.  Don't be stupid and run around using that description openly.
Besides, it just shows your ignorance. No one is untouchable with this
regime.

Name: Oh Yeah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2018

I'll bet Triple-threat is at the lawyers office as we speak.

Name: PROOF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 July 2018

CYA


Take pictures every chance you get. Screw your no camera rule. The UP
railroad as well as other allow the use of stand alone cameras. Don't
use the one on your phone. Just go buy a disposable and carry it with
you. It is a csx rule that you cant use a camera. It is not an FRA law.
They just don't want anyone having proof. If something serious goes
down because of management overriding safety issues you brought to
their attention the last thing you need to worry about is pulling out a
picture to blow them out of the water at an investigation! If they got
the balls to charge you for using a camera and documenting their crap
then they have to admit fault and they better be throwing the book at
the supervisor who broke the rules/laws. If they want to retaliate let
them. You just make sure the FRA has a copy of the picture! Look like
real idiots in the public for going after someone who took pictures of
deliberate violations because it was the only way to cover your butt
and you were afraid of them! Especially when other class 1 railroads
allow the use. They don't call them Chicken Shit Express for nothing!

Name: To help
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 July 2018

When we inspected a train, we would write all information in our
handbooks. When we completed the inspection the supervisor would ask
did you have any bad orders, and we would tell him how many bad orders
we had and that would have to be set off the train. We would complete
our paper work and enter everything into the computer, we would enter
in the computer the bad orders and what they where bad for. And an hour
later we would see the train leave without any cars set off. In cases
the tm would call the traffic supervision and he would go into the
computer and remove the bad orders from the system.  But now been over
ranked by supervisor it is all his responsibility now if something
happens with that train. That is why I cannot state enough to write
everything down in your personal handbook. Because if something should
happen the first thing they will do is try and blame the union
employee. You have management that are willing to take the risk to make
everyone happy. But it is there ass if something really goes wrong.
These type of people get the hero award from there bosses,  if  when
things go wrong upper management plays stupid and always will say they
never New this practice existed. I recorded every donejob I did and
have a record of it all with dates. Thatís how I have saved my ass when
accused of missing something.a manager can go into the computer and
change the information after you entered it. But there is a foot print
on what he has done. But management will still try and cover it up. But
if you have personal records of what you entered it would help in the
event of an investigation.

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 July 2018

Engineer

HA!HA! You got me rolling on the floor.  You are so right about all of
it. They have been doing this forever. Like padding the info on the
onboard WO devices for years.  SO WHAT. Conductors keep bitching about
putting bogus delivery times in for the customers. I keep telling them
to just do it and shut the hell up. Its for a service star award and
pats on their backs. The better the scores the better my bonus. So just
shut up and do it. As long as they get paid what they are supposed to
who gives a crap if the info is a lie. Just do it and make me rich. Had
to buy lunch a few times to make them feel better. They feel so left out
they don't get that bonus! I want a 100% too!

Name: Folder walmart
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 July 2018

Walmart buy an according folder it will fit in your grip. And if you get
into the practice of doing what the lawyer guy said. You have something
to fall back on. When that folder is full just replace it. If all you
train personal did this , you would have protection and management
would be would taking chances. They are very cheap at any store.
Protect yourself and your future.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 July 2018

Engineers

I hope to god your not the ones posting the truth on here because if
you are I got one thing to say. SHUT YOUR STUPID MOUTHS!
I had over 2000 stole from me last year and it will be years before I
ever see a dime of it if I do at all.  I got an 11,000 bonus last year.
Minus the 2000 they stole from me I got 9,000 paid to me. Yeah, its
agreement money and I still should have been paid my 2000 but its
performance bonus money. Extra money I get paid for showing up to this
god forsaken hell hole all year! If you idiots keep this up and the
investors figure out the real numbers we are going to lose our bonus. I
know you morons know we get paid our percentage based on what they pay
upper management. If they get screwed we get screwed. Let them lie
through their teeth until we don't get a bonus anymore. Then go after
them with all you got when they steal your pay. Yeah, two wrongs don't
make a right but you cant win this game. they are bigger than you are.
You think the investors, FRA, USDOT and other government agencies
don't know what's happening. HELL YES THEY DO. They keep their mouths
shut because they get their pockets lined. Jump on the $$$$$$ band
wagon. Another thing I bet you haven't thought about is the workers
coming out of the woodwork. Like the dispatchers who talked to the
reporters. Im counting on a 100% bonus again this year. Think about it
idiots! You think management is going to take less than 100%
themselves? If they try that I bet they tell them hell no! Your going
to pay us for the numbers you have been reporting to the investors and
putting out on the employee gateway. How about the numbers you been
reporting to business journals. NO, your going to pay us for what you
have been reporting, not what is really going on! So shut the hell up
and let them lie. Lie through their teeth and make us richer!

Name: X rep is right
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 July 2018

What I witnessed is under this regime, management does not care whoís
name they put down on a job. Does not matter which department they just
will take any short cut to get threw there shift and make there boss
happy. How do I know this they tried to hang me for an issue, where my
name was on the paper work of a train and I was on my days off. It was
brushed under the table because they know they where busted. My advice
and I have said on here before. Carry a personal log book and record
everything in it with dates and times. On all your time you are at
work. Because when the shit hits the fan they will try and blame you
for there lies. You have to cover your own ass.

Name: EXREP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 July 2018

Help

let me explain something to you that Im assuming you don't understand
or have not thought of. First off there are numerous lazy railroaders
out there who DO NOT READ THEIR NOTICES!  You had one recently that
made it very clear you were to report all wait times and deadheads no
matter how you got from point A to point B. It stated very clearly you
were to report all wait times and it did not say only if you outlawed.
The FRA has just about had enough of the company not reporting waiting
times for crews left on trains and how they are getting off the trains
and to the terminal to mark off. Limbo time is not being reported right
and they are well aware of the manipulation of crews tours of duty. The
notice has thrown the responsibility into the crews laps and even
states if you do not report these times and types of transportation you
can be charged with two different rules violations.  READ THAT NOTICE!

Second, I stood right next to a conductor who was on the phone with CMC
arguing that they were not given the proper deadhead pay for a trip out
of their away from home terminal to their home terminal. The CMC caller
told him that he had no idea what he was talking about as he looked into
his history because there was NO RECORD OF HIS DEADHEAD! The conductor
asked him how he thought he got home from the hotel when he was not
called out for a train. He didn't walk. He didn't fly. He rode back
to the home terminal in a wagon after he had already been checked into
the hotel. A few words were exchanged and the call ended. I told him I
could not help but over hear what happened and offered advice. He was
happy to listen. I told him that if he had been in an accident in that
wagon you can bet your bottom dollar his form of transportation and the
time he started and ended it would be in his records. In fact it would
be there faster than the injury lawyer could show up at his hospital.
THIS IS NOT A UNION ISSUE! Many employees confuse what is a union
covered issue and what is an professional ethical issue as well as a
break down of communication within the departments. This is also a
Federal issue because the company is responsible for reporting all your
hours of service ACTIVITY whether it be working on a train or
deadheading in a wagon. ALL ACTIVITY! The notice that came out also
throws the responsibility into your lap as well. I suggested he cover
every avenue to protect his name and his job and start a paper trail. 
Call PTI or who ever was your transportation service and inform them
that the company has lost the information on your deadhead and
therefore who ever transported you may be hit with a red flag and
accused with reporting a false trip or even worse the transportation
company may be accused of charging CSX for a run that they did not do.
This is stealing. Plain and simple.  Let them handle what you have told
them on your end. Then call the FRA and report what has happened and
that your HOS and mode of transportation may be reported wrong and let
them tell you want they want you to do. PAYROLL CAN NOT FIX IT! They
can only pay you for what they have been instructed to pay you. They
can not fix it. This however is not a pay issue anymore. This is legal
information that has disappeared from the system. There is no excuse
for any type of information disappearing from the system. What he did
with my advice I do not know. 
Now to your issue. You are having a problem with your pay tickets and
your tour summary information being accurate. One is reported correctly
and one is not. Call Chessie when this happens. Tell them that there is
a computer program error occurring. Have them log into the computer
with you and take screen shots of what you are seeing. They can do this
and should. Create a case through the Chessie help desk and give them a
chance to take care of it. If you do not receive a response within one
week or do not see a change in your records in 30 days then report it
to the FRA hours of service desk. You have every right to be concerned
when your records do not show accurate reporting and there are
discrepancies within the departments reporting system. You don't need
your unions involved on this. Do not let anyone in management tell you
that you need to take this up with your unions. IT IS NOT TRUE! This in
a problem within the departments. You are not concerned with the pay
issue any more. You are concerned with your name being attached to
records that are not being reported properly or they are missing all
together.

You can find information on these kind of activities in your CSX code
of ethics handbook. It will be explained thoroughly under fraud and
theft and Financial reporting and ACCURATE RECORDKEEPING. It is your
responsibility to bring these issues as an employee to the companies
attention. You will find that stated very clearly numerous times within
the code of ethics handbook.

Name: Public outrage
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 July 2018

When Hh took over cn, there where more derailments from employee cuts.
Than in past years, and record employee deaths. The only time the
public was outraged was when a toxic tank car derailed into a lake and
killed a bunch of fish. Hh offered a million dollars to clean it up. 
So that is the public attitude when these companies break law and rules
time after time. If it affects wildlife itís a big deal, if employees
get killed he gave his life for the team.

Name: Honestty
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 July 2018

I read your article and under stand your frustration. Under Hh at cp we
went threw the same things. The national union in all departments where
on the news informing the public at least once a week for the whole time
Hh was ceo. It was news no one outside the railway cared. There attitude
was a bunch of over paid union employees. The only thing you can really
do if you where scooped on a trip etc is put a grievance in and hope to
get paid down the road. We won 87 percent of our return to work
grievances and members where paid from being screwed out of pay. Hh
refused to pay but had no choice. The goverment is not going to do a
thing state or federal.  They all look the other way. Been there done
that, it is hard to take but you have to use the tools you have to be
made yourself  whole. Good luck frustrated.

Name: help!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 July 2018

Computer Geeks!!!!

Im stupid when it comes to computer programs so can someone tell he how
the company can go in and change the start time on your time ticket
after you have already gone on duty, delivered your train and marked
off? Why would they want to do that. Why would they want to show you
going on duty at a different time after you have marked off. We double
checked all information on our time ticket to make sure it was correct
before we marked off and the on duty time was right. When I tried to
print my ticket 2 days later I couldn't because they changed the on
duty time and the program couldn't find the ticket with the
information for that date. They changed the on duty time to the day
before! How can a ticket get manipulated like that? The only way we
figured out that the on duty time was only changed in payroll  is
because we both looked in our tour summary history and it showed the
right on duty time. How can the tour summary page for your work be
right but the payroll/time ticket page be wrong?

Name: Obama 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 July 2018

Obama and mainly Hillary did not want to approve the pipeline into the
USA from up in Canada. Be cause they made some big promises to there
Arab friends and they gave them lots of cash to keep oil flowing from
the east. Now all as USA has to do is turn the tap on when they want
oil. No more lives lost fighting in the east over oil countries. The
railways are going to be the winners shipping oil products. I have done
lots of oil trains, they are the Cadillac of trains in my view, good
ride. In time it will come out how much volume of product will be
moved.

Name: Oil trains
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 July 2018

Trump approved the pipe line from Canadian tar sand into the USA. Canada
has more oil than the Middle East and will provide USA with all the oil
it needs. So what the pipe line canít deliver it will be shipped by
train. A lot of raw oil and natural gas are shipped into the USA
because Canada does not have the refineries to produce the finished
products fast enough. The rr are going to pick up any slack that the
pipe lines canít deliver. We donít need Middle East oil anymore. Future
will see how this all pans out .

Name: Coal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 July 2018

Coal is on its way out in North America. I know of three plants in
Canada are done by 2020 hundreds out of work. Natural gas price is at
an all time low in price. And with all the fracking there seems to be
an unlimited supply of natural gas. And because of it we donít have to
depend on the Middle East anymore. Times are changing A i is replacing
people,and the railroads are changing with new technologies. I seen it
over my 35 years on railroad. The future of the railroader??!!??!!

Name: OhioRailRunner
E-mail: toxicveins@yahoo.com
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 July 2018

I don't know about you guys, but since the Mountain Valley Gas line has
come through the area i have seen such a great decline in coal and coal
related jobs. For example the Willow Island Power Station, which
depends on scrubbed coal which is much safer when it comes to pollution
than just burning coal alone. So if they have way to burn coal and keep
it clean for the enviroment why in the hell would they still shut down
this power plant that puts out many megawatts to support the
surrounding area. My guess is that the big wigs are the ones who made a
deal with the assholes behind the gas line to push coal away no matter
what interventions they come up with coal is just doomed. I have worked
for CSX for many years and slowly seen the company fall apart from
managers who i assumed at one time were more than just managers but
friends, to getting shafted on overtime. In the area i live in coal is
a big driving force for CSX and i just have a feeling that the layoffs
are coming soon since CSX themselves have railway routes up for sale.So
my ass is going back to college and get a degree and just maybe i wont
have to deal with backstabbing managers any more. To those of you who
are still busting your ass at CSX to provide for you family i wish you
all the best and if the storm is coming..godspeed!

Name: Trucks
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 July 2018

Every day trucker break some kind of law and go past there hours with no
sleep. Pushed by company owners to go that extra mile. Trucks kill lots
of people in North America, you donít hear much about it. The odd guys
goes to jail for drinking and driving and killing some one. There is
such a shortage of truckers they fast track them and give them a
license to drive. With minimum training and hope for the best. The
regulations sound tough but are not enforced like they should be. Lots
of trucks running around that are junk and should not be on the road.
But once a driver takes a defective truck he is now liable. When they
find a defect they can by law refuse to drive it, but lots of drivers
donít care.  The same people that monitor the trains are also
monitoring trucks. Now they want to put sell driving trucks on the
road, we will see how that works out

Name: Goverment pupets
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 July 2018

If the goverment want to find out any wrong doing by CSX it would be so
easy to make a case. The goverment are putting there heads in the sand
, just like transport Canada did. They do the minimum to keep there
jobs, and they know exactly what is going on at CSX. CSX is not the
first railway to fudge the books and paper work. And if there is a
disaster and there is a loss of life. They make it go away with money. 
I will be surprised if there is any kind of goverment interference with
CSX. Money talks bullshit walks into days businesses. If the goverment
did there jobs CSX would be answering for a lot of things. CSX and
goverment are in bed together and is not likely to change. Seen this
show to many times.

Name: M&W
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 July 2018

Everybody 

All of you train crew guys should read that news article in
Jacksonville business journal. High five to your dispatchers who came
forward and told the truth. Man that article is spouting out the real
truth on the trains. Don't forget we know where you guys are traveling
and the high railers know who's out there along with block trucks and
sig. Maintainers. They really think they can keep everything secret if
we all start talking? How about you guys leaving dead trains tied down
and blocking crosssing. Half the town can vouch for that. Lol! Not to
mention all the rail buffs taking pictures too. Don't you have some
kind of paperwork you got to turn in if you leave one of those hazmat
trains parked and you leave?  Just to many ways to prove what is really
happening. So why hasn't someone already proven it?

Name: Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2018

Other. 


FRA doesn't care about time slips but they sure the hell do about the
HOS INFO!  That's what the post was about. Read it again.
Just read one of those articles another poster was talking about.
Written by Jacksonville business journal. 
Csx claimed they weren't hiding recrews and mislabeling trains.
BULLSHIT!  Not only can the TM's prove different but many have
complained about being caught up in the middle of the farse. I
personally have Seen some of the worst cover up of recrewed train
information ever! They can't keep this game up for ever. I know others
who are keeping copies of the falsified information. They better come
clean soon or our hands will be forced.

Name: Company stock
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 July 2018

When Hh took over cp rail stock was about 79 bucks a share when he left
stock was 247 a share. Yesterday it hit 249.  We went threw hell
working with Hh as ceo. My point being if your an employee at CSX hang
on there will be move cuts and BS to come. To the share holders Hh was
a hero. To employees he was Satan,as long as CSX stock keeps going up.
There will be more of the same business tactic till the stock has
peaked in the minds of board of director and ceo they are doing the
right thing. No one is going to interfere, with CSX not the goverment
etc. Put in your time get your pay donít expect much more. Thatís the
way it was at cn and cp. the only choice you have is pack it in if
stress gets to be to much.

Name: Alert
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 09 July 2018

HMMMMM 

funny how RRJIM AND NOMO show up after forever then out comes Pines! Of
course it's the fake pines but apparently they woke the dead or their
3rd personality.  Lol...lol...lol..  


Now for important news!!!  Today a crew member who asked not to be
identified could not tie up his 3rd HOS ticket because the times were
put in wrong by crew management on attatched Dh's or the honest to
God's truth could not be reported. Refused to take honest information
of services performed. You can only have 8 HOS REPORTS LEFT UNDONE
before you could be pulled out of service. When the crew member had CMC
on speaker phone their exact words were...there have been so many calls
about HOS problems that they have turned their phone's off. You have
to send an email which you can find on the HOS screen and they have 2
to 3 business days to respond.  If you are having this problem CALL THE
FRA AND REPORT IT! DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE PULLED OUT OF SERVICE.
THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS TO BE HAPPENING. SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT.
NOTIFY YOUR UNION REPS ASAP! Make sure the FRA knows you are attempting
to get it fixed. Put the ball in CSX'S court. Do not attempt to fool
the HOS program with bogus information to try and bypass the problem.
Only submit factual information and nothing but the whole truth.
There's more going on here than just a computer program. There is a
pattern developing and the FRA needs as many notifications as possible.
CYA!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: EXLEG.REP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2018

LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS

I'm an Ex legislative rep and for a good reason. Your unions are
treating you no different than any other politician in Washington. 
 
Take 5 minutes to look at your SSA's last approved agreement. Look at
it good. Look for all the little hidden agenda's that are slipped into
this agreement that favors the carrier and should have been flat our
refused by your unions.

One very good example is Article 5-Perfect attendance stock award. Look
real close at the stipulations for you to receive your stock. 

Paragraph B describes the definition of perfect weekend attendance.
Notice the provision inserted by your unions and allowed to pass that
has nothing to do with perfect attendance,
"Employees who are found guilty of a human factor caused derailment
will be disqualified"!  What has a derailment have to do your perfect
attendance record? Absolutely nothing! When the carrier was forced to
remove the language that said anyone who received an injury would be
disqualified they had to find something else to replace it. The FRA was
livid when they read the language on injuries and knew it would
discourage individuals to come forward who were injured because they
didn't want to lose the stock. So now they found something new to help
them find a way out of awarding you stock. This language encourages the
carrier to do what ever it take to blame the crew for any derailment.
Any one who knows how it works in Washington and how bills are created
and passed know that many have irrelevant language added and agreements
inserted that have nothing to do with the original bill.  You have the
same thing happening in your agreements. READ THEM! find the hidden
language. Call your Union legislative reps and question how this kind
of language could be inserted into your articles. There are more snow
jobs than you can even imagine. Educate yourself. Makes notes of the
hidden agendas. File complaints! Demand an explanation!

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

SICK OFF


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

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

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

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

Well said ....



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

RRJIM.

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

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

RRJIM.

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

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

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 07 July 2018

The one thing that csx has the most of is sell outs and back stabbers
the sell outs are contract people who go into management and are the
biggest violators of the contract, work rules and craft lines and the
back stabbers who are all to willing to cross those craft lines and
screw over the other crafts with out even once of resistance and they
all know who they are and ever day they continue they only screw over
there fellow union brothers and what a joke that term is there is no
union brothers hood it is every man for him self no matter who it hurts
and with people laid off these are the ass holes that work all the over
time while others are laid off they will never call any one back while
they have dumb asses doing this so thanks a lot ass holes keep giving
into the company but when becomes your turn I hope someone does you the
same way pricks.

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

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

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

The general public have a romance with trains, they know nothing about
the RR life. The only time in north America any thing is news worthy is
when something blows up on a train. Or a train takes half a town out.
Then  you get the rr suits, and goverment suits do a song and dance
show in front of the cameras. The public could care a less about issues
of rr

Name: UTU sell-out
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 July 2018

Management isn't the only one not looking out for our best interest.
The State Legislative Director who makes over $130K off the members
dues was inquiring about Labor Relations jobs/salaries for himself a
few years ago when he had concerns about being re-elected. Guess all
the B.S. he preaches in the local union meetings against CSX is a
forked tongue bunch of crap.

Name: AI
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 July 2018

The next big threat to railroad workers and people in related industry
is artificial intelligence. Some company somewhere in the world will
figure out how to drive trains with little human intervention.. and the
only thing that will slow it down is public outcry for safety of the
public. So I believe when this shit starts that the union and people
affected better educate the public of the dangers of not having bodies
on the train during movement. Where they have long miles of track, they
are all ready using this technology in Australia and other countries.
Will not be long before they try it here. The trucking and railway
union better start a campaign to educate the public on the dangers of
this technology..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 05 July 2018

CSX might as well bring in non contract to run trains they been testing
the waters on many fronts they get the so called union brothers to
cross craft lines with little or no resistance and the so called union
brothers are more than willing to do this as long as there not the ones
getting laid off and remember some of the biggest management that's
violates contracts are the ones that come from the crafts all it takes
is they need is drink the company cool-laid so if they bring in non
union to run trains or do any jobs they know they can get away with it
and your union will put on a little show and not do nothing in the long
run the best thing anyone can do is move on the first chance you get
there are better places to work than csx and you will save your self a
lot of stress

Name: Short cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 July 2018

First thing investigators look at if there is accident or serious injury
is documentation, to make sure it is correct and in order. Then if there
is injury or worse, they investigate what happened up to the injury,
short cuts etc. And if due diligence was not done, then you can bet
your going to be fired. It is a bad practice to get into taking short
cuts. Especially for a newer employee.  Your mind is not on the job if
your already planning trip home before you have yet to turn a wheel to
get out of the yard. Murphies law if it can happen it will sooner or
later. Short cut takers smarten up, before your life or someone elseís
is cut short. The danger on the railroad is real and not a joke.

Name: Stress kills
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 July 2018

After 34 years I retired my first month of retirement I slept like a
baby for a month. My mind and body felt so good after releasing all the
stress I was under. I had no idea I was under so much stress until after
a month of not having to go back to that hell hole rr. Lots of you are
under big time stress working in the conditions CSX has caused. A
person has to find a way of dealing with stress without drugs or booze.
It is a serious medical condition if not addressed. I would not hesitate
looking back now at taking medical leave to deal with stress. CSX has
set up an atmosphere of fear and intimidation where a guy thinks every
day he is going to be fired. And when that is on your mind  all the
time sometimes safety takes a back seat. We all know how one
distraction on the rr could cost you your life.  The rr is serious
business where you have to be focused on safety all the time. Not
worrying about some manager trying to find some reason to fire you.try
and do what is best for you at dealing with stress and not be another
victim of it. Good luck all.

Name: A.P.E.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2018

I was intimidated ( well he tried ) by a trainmaster, and wasn't the
only one he pulled that crap on. We turned him in for all we could, it
took three months and now he is off administrative leave.I hope that
dumbass learned a lesson, I doubt it, but he is being moved! 
  there is a terminal in west virginia where if the have trouble with a
trainmaster they start reporting injuries, no matter how minor, after 5
fra injuries on their juristiction a trainmaster gets fired! I've
suggested that here but too many people are afraid of those punks.
personaly i've seen too many conductors make mistakes while switching,
yarding or building trains because a trainmaster is pressuring everybody
to hurry up. fortunatly those errors haven't resulted in too big of a
safety hazard. No matter how much i tell those younger employees to
slow down before something bad happens they won't, and it worries me
somebody is going to get hurt. If you look at the trainmaster turn over
rate you'll see that many have desided to use their conscience or are
tired of not seeing their own family, as for the ones who stay,i
question their wisdom.
 As for attendance in my terminal we've had an engineer and two
conductors have a heart attack on a train (one came back to work, one
is on disability, and one didn't make it), because they were afraid to
mark off sick, too many others come to work sick or exhausted because
their afraid.
 If any one from 500 water steet in jacksonville reads this i hope they
do because if they don't lighten up somebody out here will get hurt, a
conductor or engineer will screw up and headlines, or God forbid, some
of our unstable empoyees might be off their meds and somebody could get
hurt or killed. I don't think those idiots know how bad we are being
stressed out and over used. when will enough be enough? You can only
squeeze so much money from this company! 
 As for the derka servey i't will likely be like the last survey and
will be spun and doctored to look better than it realy is out here. We
all know it's ( use own favorite words ) but there isn't a whole lot
that can be done.

Name: Training non union
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 July 2018

There is nothing stopping CSX to train non union staff to run trains.
Iím sure they could find a loop hole, to use non union in a so called
emergency situation. They could test the waters using non union to run
a train then sit back and see what fallout there is from doing just
that. Then challenge the opposition in courts etc.

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 July 2018

T&E 

You can find the job description requirements for trainmasters on the
employee gateway under careers and training.

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 July 2018

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.2935065 Hope Foote does not do to you guys?

Name: Hiring
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 July 2018

In Canada it is called street to seat. Train all non union employees to
run trains and they fast track them by using simulator. And transport
Canada said was legal. No field training. And they left it on the table
during contract talks. Google it you will see, I hope they donít do it
to you guys at CSX

Name: Xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 July 2018

Hiring. 
I haven't had a,chance to read these hiring advertisements but if they
actually have it advertised that management employees will be required
to cross union contract lines and do our work then there should be a
law suit filed for misrepresentation of the job and false advertising.
I'm going to find these job advertisements and if they are worded that
way I'm going to blow up the BLET AND UTU INTERNATIONAL fax machines
with it. They should already know this and be planning a course of
federal action. This is a severe form of Union busting at its best!

Name: Hiring
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 July 2018

Hump yards getting reopened, starting to hire people back. They cut so
deep at cn and cp that the goverment of Canada past a bill that the
railroads had to move so much grain products a year. So to stay within
the goverment law the rr where forced to hire more people. And start
replacing equipment that was sold off. But this did not happen until Hh
left. So five years from the times Hh took over at cn cp. now they are
force to replace everything. Hh and Foote have only been at CSX for two
years. So this tells me that replacing people and reopening hump yards.
Is the Hh plan has failed. They cannot do at CSX what they did in
Canada. And I think the board of directs have thrown in the towel on
the Hh method of turning CSX around. So there big plan was just a bunch
of BS to attract share holders money. They cannot do at CSX with the
stock what they did with canadien rr.

Name: hiring conductors
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 July 2018

i dont know if anyone else has seen.. but they are actually hiring
conductors in places on the system... never thought id see that for a
good while at least... baltimore, new orleans, indy, 1 or 2 other
places...

Name: Bullits
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 July 2018

Only read bullitin sand any other CSX information on pay, do not read
anything unless you are getting paid to do so!

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 July 2018

Alert!

259 pages in the new HQ system notices and it's the worst mess I have
ever seen. Put all important messages scattered through the transfer
request forms.  You got to read every single page to find them. Why the
hell they didn't put all the transfer request together by themselves is
beyond me.  They know people will miss something doing it this way.  Are
they just plain retarded down there or is it the heat. Surely this
wasn't on purpose to help reduce the work force when they miss
something.  My god!  What's happening to this company!

Name: YM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2018

All CRAFTS


I was told I had to fill out the Dekra survey.  I don't see how the
company can force anyone to fill it out when they are union contract
employees.  I happen to be one of the yardmasters who knows that I am
not first line management. I am well aware that I am first line TO BE
management. Our union should be telling CSX we cant be forced to fill
it out.

I read the thing of course and I can tell you it is about 5 questions
written 95 different ways. 

1. Do you trust and do your supervisors listen to your concerns for
work and for safety issues? 
HA!  Only if it doesn't require them to do something extra!

2. Do you feel your co workers work together safely and basically as a
team when on a job together?
They are all concerned about their own safety and some do care about
others but many are so scared for their jobs and retaliation that it
has become the norm for workers to only look out for themselves! Don't
get involved and keep your mouth shut. 

3. Do you feel you can come to someone in the company and feel
confident in talking to them about safety concerns?
As long as it is someone you have worked with directly for some time
and know them well enough that you can talk off the record and not be
scared they will gossip or put a red flag out on you to watch you!

4. Do you feel the company appreciates you and awards you for a job
well done and safely?  Most did until they took away the thanks awards,
the boots, the gift cards, employee of the month awards. What do they do
to show appreciation right now?  Absolutely nothing! 
 

5. Do you feel that your supervisors know their jobs and know how to
manage people.  Most have an idea of what is expected but don't have
the time to listen to all the gripes and concerns the employees have of
constantly having to fix issues created by payroll, crew management, the
chief, and the work order department. They want to hide and spend most
of their time trying to make Jacksonville happy with crunching the
numbers they need to make the stock holders happy.


The questionnaire as one posted stated is not going to change a thing
or tell Dekra anything. They should already know the atmosphere out
here.  Foote already knows the atmosphere out here.
One question I really got a big laugh out was the one asking if any co
workers do task outside of what is normally expected or basically go
the extra mile.  
I will assume everyone who does the survey will say no. Since there is
no comment section for each question I guess Dekra wont know its
because of all the tickets that aren't given for the extra jobs and
all the pay that is denied or promised by management and then never
received.  Dekra needs to take count of how many people were promised
and extra ticket just to be lied to and never given it even when the
union agreements state they are clearly entitled to it.

I suggest everyone gets one of these surveys and fills it out. They
already know what they are in for but lets all put in on paper!

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 June 2018

CSX  

just read your survey from Dekra.  95 repetitive questions all asking
the same questions just in a different format. Your typical psycho trip
up questions. Just testing to see if you keep an accurate pattern of
opinions. This questionaire is similar to one we had 15 years ago when
another group came in and ran their "test".  Guess what happened.
NOTHING! We work just as safe as we always have. People aren't dying.
People aren't getting injured. There is no damn safety problem with
crews. However Supervisors are still doing what they always do. Rush
employees. Still get smart mouthed when challenged.  Still order
corners cut. The only so called safety issue they care about is damage
to equipment. NOT PEOPLE! Show us a list of injured employees across
the system. It's equipment your worried about. Work safely so
equipment is not damaged. Cut cost! This questionaire won't solve a
thing. Won't stop equipment from falling apart. Won't fix it. Won't
stop inspectors from turning their heads. employees are tired. That's
when things get missed. Equipment is getting hurt. NOT PEOPLE. THE
QUESTIONAIRE  IS A JOKE. No one comes to work to get hurt and it isnt
happening. It's all about blamming the employees for equipment
failures. Not a damn thing to do with real safety of the employee. Stop
breathing down the TM's necks to get unrealistic departure times. Your
the root cause for rushing and cutting corners. Your the reason for
cutting corners and not doing proper inspections. Your the reason work
orders have been screwed up for 20 years. Your the one who is solely
responsible for the internal disruption in operations. You don't proof
read or research anything properly before you issue orders. Your bandaid
approach has never worked. Your rule with fear and intimmidation hasn't
changed a thing in 20 years. Wake the hell up!  It's not working. We
are all just waiting for the day when the field supervisors finally
grow a pair of balls and tell you to stick it up your pompas butts and
come do it yourself if you think you can! 

Oh ...and if you haven't figured it out yet you can't run a scheduled
train on time if you don't have a frickin locomotive avaiable to run
it. Jeeeze!

Name: Fmla
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 June 2018

csx at it again, FMLA interference going on at it's best.  New system
notice intimidating anyone from laying off for the next week.  


Attn:  All lawyers can we get a  Class Action lawsuit against CSX and
their managers.  Not only are the ones pulled out of service but all
others are being intimidated not to use their federally protected
leave.



There wasn't an issure until the new regime showed up.

Name: Tit for tat retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 June 2018

Went threw all this shit with. Hh the only thing you can do is put in a
grievance and hope to get paid down the road. The manager are so
fucking brainwashed itís like they caught some kind of brain virus. I
put up with this type of regime four four years. They are one track
minds to serve there master.  They will give up there own families for
this regime. I retired as early as possible to get out of the pile of
shit. A lot of us stood our ground for nothing in most cases. And there
are no shortage of rats that you call brother and sisters. This regime
is like a criminal gang coming in to raid CSX. They donít give a fuck
about rules laws or you. Seen it been there.

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2018

Tit for tat...well said, those vending prices sure do seem inflated
though..

Name: Tit for tat
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 June 2018

This regime only cares about money, they are not going to be long
service employees when the time is right they are gone. So blowing the
whistle on violations they could care a less. And then you put a target
on your back. If something affects you directly protect yourself. But
other than that do your time save yourself from stress and go home.
Most of you will still be there after this regime is long gone.

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2018

Advice..I have went to the union about the vending machines and I was
assured that they will be fighting this issue. I knew I was paying for
something..

Name: Advice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2018

FED UP

The company doesn't set the prices, the vendor does. Now if you can
prove that CSX is getting a share of the profits and wont deal with
vendors unless they charge a certain price so they profit that's a
different story.  that would be a major violation of the ethics policy.
In fact in most business practices and under some state laws a business
must allow fair bidding for vendors. It is covered in the csx ethics
policy.  REMEMBER.... CSX is NOT a federal/government agency. It is
regulated by federal laws but it is not owned by the government. They
still have to follow all state and county laws they reside in.  Too
many of you forget this. Next time you are being intimidated, harassed
or being forced to break FRA laws look and see if it violates a state
law. You don't need your unions to notify any state agency of state
law violations. Your biggest problem is all of you think you have to
run to your unions with everything. The fact is if you know a state or
federal law is being violated it is your obligation to report it. You
could be considered a violator yourself for not reporting a crime.
Knowing and withholding can make you just as guilty!

Name: Venkman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2018

Vending machine prices, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together -
mass hysteria.

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2018

Anybody else notice since the new regime has taken over that the
selections in the vending machines arnt near as good, and the prices
have gone WAY up...this place is awful.

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 June 2018

There are all kinds of firms that come in and do audits on the rr. They
all do it and I believe the reason is, to get an outside view point
that the railroad company is up to standards with safety. These outside
audits that are paid for by the company are not going to give them any
major failed audits. In the end they will make a report that the
employee complaints are not founded. No another agency looks at the
contracts audit and give the company a gold star. Smoke and Mirrors!!!

Name: Intimidation
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 June 2018

Foote was shown all the intimidation tricks that Hh used at cn and cp.
it will be the same thing with CSX till these fools take all the money
they can out of CSX. And then they will leave the company.  Itís just
the way they roll. Itís not right but greed makes people crazy.

Name: Kicknthesack
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 June 2018

As much as our unions might not do for us its a scary thought what
they'd do to us without them.  Today a supreme court decision made it
more difficult for unions to get membership and it was applauded by our
idiot in chief.  I'll be glad when union workers a-holes are so rimmed
out that they finally grow a pair and do something about all that
fucking they're getting!

Name: Accidents
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 June 2018

There should be no guessing on crossing accidents. Your union alone has
cases of the past incedents. The company has ligature a on procedures
on what to do at fouled crossing. And if the company is trying to put
blame on crew. Your union has a duty to deal with them. You all should
of had training on what to due in certain citations. He said she said,
is what it is hearsay. All the information you are seeking is in a
manual regarding rr operation. Knowledge is power and securityí.

Name: fred
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 June 2018

Indianapolis- is Hawthorne Yard closed? 
is the main building downtown on Georgia St being closed?

Name: Comp. 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 June 2018

I know in some countries that if a train crew has an accident at
crossing, that i n cases where it mentally affected the crew. They
where covered under workers comp.

Name: Crossing accidents
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 June 2018

In Canada if a vehicle gets hit by a train ie going around the arms of a
crossing or  just cross arms. The rr sue the offenders for damage and
clean up to railroad equipment. Or in a lot of cases charge them with
trespassing. The only time the rr is held liable is when they do not
use horn or bell at crossing. A private citizen in Canada has no rights
it is all about protecting big business. Fact.

Name: Not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2018

Leader 
Boy we all knew that post about not paying railroaders while being off
for a vehicle accident unless they kill someone would rufflesome the
csx lawyers feathers but not to the point they would get a mole to post
wild crap like that!  Give you credit though. Got to be one of the most
jacked up attempts of distracting attention yet.  You need a Grammy
award!

Name: Leaders
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 June 2018

Our prime minister of Canada, is an admitted feminist. His wifeís friend
leaked out that when Trudeau travels he wears his wifeís panties to show
solidarity to his feminist sisters. When he meets with trump have you
notice how he sits like a teenage girl. October 17 2018 Canada is the
first industrialized country in the world to have pot legalized. Thanks
to Trudeau and his feminist ways. So when The refugees that cross into
Canada from USA illegally will get a bag of pot, as a welcome gift.
Four more months we are going to have the stonedest rr workers in the
world. It is going to be neat how the rr deal with this!!!  Will keep
people informed on stoned on the rr. Lol

Name: Curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 June 2018

Crews 

I heard some talk today that the company is back to not paying the
crews if they hit a vehicle and it isnt a fatality.  You still can '
get some days off if it is emotionally disturbing but no pay unless
they die. Thought they did away with that because of some court case.
Also heard they threw the decision in the TM's laps now to decide if
you get time.  Is this true? Anyone heard anything about this. Are we
back to the old way of only getting paid days off of they die?

Name: Cool mo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 June 2018

No Shit: if CSX was corporate people where charged money for STUPIDITY
they would be fucking BANKRUPT

Name: Near pkb
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 June 2018

Wvpkbcarman:
If you do get laid off they are letting people transfer to MofW. We
have had a few come over. Not sure who you would need to talk to, but
director of rail would be a start. Good luck

Name: Gaylord
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 June 2018

Trainmaster David Benson is one dumb son of a bitch.

Name: WVpkbcarman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 June 2018

Been working for Csx for years now, thanks to the news paper add back in
early 2004, now i hear that lay offs are coming because the decline in
consumption of coal. Wtf i've been layed off before and was lucky to
get my job back with them in Parkersburg wv. I just wanted to know if
any of you guys know if those layoffs are coming to the Mid Ohio Valley
anytime soon. I know there were some layoffs in MD, and was considering
another full time job just in case CSX goes on a rampage and shuts down
the Parkersburg WV. office. Any info guys and thanks in advance.

Name: Bohica
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 June 2018

Wonder who made this fuck up, sometimes its embarrassing to work
here.http://www.times-news.com/news/local_news/csx-train-hits-bridges-in-cumberland/article_d244d6ee-7569-11e8-ad84-e7f3a43a46f2.html

Name: Investor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2018

Sell something Foote.  The stock must rise again!

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2018

Well

What the crew should have done was ask the dispatcher to get the DTO on
the radio.  The chief and dispatcher are union contract employees. They
should have demanded that a CSX manager talk to them.  If the
dispatcher refused then ethics charges should be filed. The crew should
have demanded the tapes  be downloaded to show the amount of time the YM
or TM  did not respond.  It sounds like the dispatcher made an
intimidating verbal threat and that should not be tolerated. If this is
an on going problem for crews coming into Willard then it needs to be
investigated promptly. All crews need to document the exact time they
try to make contact with the YM and when he/she responds.  Keep a
record. Once a pattern is established everyone needs to fax the
information to the operations department.

Name: Steve 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 June 2018

Our video board out front of Osborn yard says J18 coming soon..., what
the hell does that mean anybody know

Name: Derailments
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 June 2018

In Quebec Canada they had the big wreck, no one really accountable
American ceo of that rr that killed 47 people. He filed for bankruptcy
and his live goes on. USA with laxed rr safety there will be a Quebec
in USA somewhere on CSX line. When it does happen you just get a bunch
of suits dance for the media cameras. Maybe the victims of a derailment
might get some cash if the law firm does not hose victim families. Kick
backs kick back. And the gong show goes on.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 June 2018

Sun Kink rail is the reason of the derailment in Princeton. sounds like
they going to let it burn out. Crew Okay! That was the 2nd sun kink
that crew reported. glad they okay.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 June 2018

FRA this, FRA that.  
Big business U.S. RRs don't fear that agency.
Lame duck and company friendly.  
Threat of fine(s) and/or worse to a lowly employee is a big deal
though.

Name: Inspection
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 June 2018

In Canada at cprail under Hh, we where given 30 seconds a side to
inspect a train. 100 car train 100 minutes. They timed us and if you
did not inspect train in that time frame they called you on it. That
was test and inspect. Now if you missed something or something happened
on the road. You where blamed for it and you went for statements. They
had managers not trained to test and inspect. But they had the hogger
do min brake application and pull the train by them. That was the test
and inspect. Now what would of been interesting if there was a wreck
they would have to put the names of managers that did this on paper
work. In Canada transport Canada has no teeth with the big rr. They do
what they want, transport Canada is useless.

Name: FRA WATCHDOG
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2018

CARMAN

Qualified mechanical inspector: 49 CFR 232.5

A qualified person who has received, as a part of training,
qualification, and designation program required under 232.203
instructions and training that includes "hands on" experience under
appropriate supervision or apprenticeship in one or more of the
following: Troubleshooting, inspection, testing, maintenance or repair
of the specific train brake components and systems for which the person
is assigned responsibility.

A trainmaster is not qualified to perform the Class 1 airbrake test and
inspections required on the cars on any train that is being built in the
original terminal. If this happens again you must call the FRA
immediately. Complaining on this website is only helpful to the extent
that people in the public read it and can make inquiries to the USDOT
or the FRA office.  You must report it. Just because an FRA inspector
reads this site doesn't mean he is officially notified that there is a
problem. You must make the call.

As for walking only one side of the train during the pre inspection
process that is illegal as hell. Tell your yard master to purchase a
code of federal regulations and read  232.205.
We have been hearing a lot of rumors about this for the last year about
TM's out in the field rushing crews during the pick up of cars in line
of road and have been watching but have yet to catch one in the act.
Time is on your side. Follow the rules as written in your operating
rules They are very clear how you will do a pre inspection of the cars.
You must do an inspection of both sides of the cars to the best of your
training BEFORE YOU CAN DO A ROLL BY INSPECTION!

An inspector shall take a position on each side of the car sometime
during the inspection process so as to be able to examine and observe
the functioning of all moving parts of the brake system on each car in
order to make the determination and inspection required by this
section. 232.205

A ROLL BY INSPECTION OF THE BRAKE RELEASE AS PROVIDED FOR IN PARAGRAPH
(B)(8) IF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE AN INSPECTION OF THAT SIDE
OF THE TRAIN FOR PURPOSES OF THIS REQUIREMENT!

I don't know how to make it any more clear. You must inspect both
sides of each car during your pre inspection before you can do a roll
by release of the cars. If you have any supervisor harassing you or
intimidating you to break these laws then you must report them. Its
that simple. Do not sit there and allow this to continue. You can not
complain and cry all the time because you see this happening and expect
anything to get changed if you just walk away because you are scared of
retaliation. If enough of you stick together and file complaints
together they have no choice to address your claims. If you know of any
FRA inspector who is turning his head or showing favoritism towards the
carrier you can file a complaint with the USDOT. Any inspector who
willingly allows the law to be broken should be removed from his
position,

Name: Will get worse
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 June 2018

As the stock creeps up there will be more cuts, even if it is not
warranted. In the minds of the brass in the ivory tower,they think they
are on the right track and pat themselves on the back. So these managers
will do anything to get the trains rolling. If they be inspected or not.
They will falsified documentation. And lie when it is convenient for
them to do so. So to be safe be prepared for anything. It will get a
lot worse yet people I lived threw it with Hh for 4 years. The stress
just about did me in.

Name: There goes another one 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 June 2018

Why are so many people quitting the railroad?I know a tm that quit csx
don't understand why with the salary and benefits they have.im
thinking about trying to get on but this makes me nervous to leave my
day shift job

Name: Carmen 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 June 2018

This is how much management want to bully the carman. We inspected and
did 1 brake test. The train pulled apart nineteen hundred miles away. I
donít know how many crew changes, but they blamed the Carmen we went for
statements and pulled out of service for thirty days. Any delays they
try and blame some union employee. And we caught managers filling out
paper work for trains that where never looked at because short of
staff. Record everything you work on. Because they look for scape goats
when they need to blame someone. This is what has become of the
industry, no ethic or trust anymore.

Name: To carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 June 2018

Carman they did the same to us when Hh was in charge. And if something
happened they tried to hang the carman. My advice if they pull before
your in position at headend. Write down the car number at the point you
watched it out. And keep a record. Keep every move that you perform. 
They cut staff so deep that they take any short cuts management can.
Safety is the last thing they care about

Name: Snacks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 June 2018

At the rr I work for we have vending machines in bunk house you can get
raw eggs anything. We have normal stove and microwave ovens. Bad thing
I load up my grip with junk food for trip home. And Iím hundred pounds
over weight.

Name: Yep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 June 2018

I miss the brakestick...bullshit us big guys have to climb on these cars
to tie a hand brake. Also what really pisses me off....all snack
machines at work should have the credit card swiper...who carries
around the much change these days..wtf!? We are going backwards!

Name: Loco meetoo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 June 2018

Yes I hear what you are saying. I could post cases of woman taking guy
down. On the the railroad it happens. But you are naive,if you think it
does not happen.

Name: Lift
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 June 2018

My post on block lifts, Iím a carman just tried to help we might be on
different page just tried to help.

Name: Meetoo
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 June 2018

Hey boys it a womanís world, now with meetoo if you said or did anything
to a woman ten years ago. She can still bring it up on you with no proof
or evidence. Make a complaint to management or police. There is no
investigation or due diligence down to defend yourself. In most cases
now the female will just be believed and the men will suffer the
consequences. This is on the news on a regular basis, in a sense having
a camera in the cab of a locomotive, could save your ass if you are
working with a female and she falsely accused you of something.
Hopefully in the near future a man will be able to defend himself again
in court etc. And just not have the word of a woman taken as true.  If a
woman has it in for you now days, your done.

Name: Lift
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 June 2018

Your air brake tests are AAR rules, goverment law. Not CSX rules. If CSX
had it there way you would not be testing any cars takes time. For
example when a train has been air test by the carman. And then train
crew bleeds cars off to switch track for some reason, the cars that
where bled off have to be retested. But this rule is always ignored,
now the track is put back together after switching and the bleed rods
are stuck open. But the train crew now thinks he has 100 percent brakes
working on the train. Which is not the case! The only indication the
hogger has is now it takes longer to charge and canít get calibration.
So if you leave town you have a lot of cars with no brakes because the
bleed rod is open and cars canít charge.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 June 2018

Any other fat conductors like myself who miss the brakestick?

Name: Lift
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 June 2018

What it means is you have to charge the cars up and brake test them.

Name: Standing test
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 June 2018

Yes your right, two am crew tired conductor newbie, piston came out went
in travel length he forgot or not up to speed with mechanical specs. It
happens they count on crew before them, or shop staff making sure
everything is good. Shit happens that could of been prevented, human
error!!!!

Name: Power
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 June 2018

The best I seen was a rookie hogger went to tie on his train, his train
was about half way down the track. He had the power throttled up
conduct said 20 cars ten cars. You better start slowing down. The
rookie hogger said brakes are applied. The conductor jumped off, the
power hit the train. The trailing unit got buckled and the headend car
was buckled. The hogger got hurt after slamming into the door. Same
thing they found on power, brakes not effective due to piston travel
and excess speed. The power hit so hard that it ripped open the fuel
tank on the trailing unit. Hazmat was called to deal with the fuel
spill.  If hogger would of inspected power and at minimum controlled
his speed it would of never happened.  Murphyís law if it can happen
sometimes will.

Name: Power
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 June 2018

In years past I remember a crew taking a consist off shop track. Two sd
40 and old elco   The hogger went to stop so brakeman could line the
gate. But the power never stopped they ran the switch. From the
investigation hogger and shop staff employee where fired. On two of the
loco motives the piston travel was adjusted out so far that they had
minimum braking pressure.  After that the shop staff stop sluffing off
and did there job. And most hoggers did there walk around before taking
power.

Name: UP FLMA SNITCHES
E-mail: eatshit@up.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 13 June 2018

Attention ALL UP/Rail Employees:

If you have a Smart Phone and downloaded your employer's App, you
obviously surrendered your right to privacy. Each and every time, 
your phone is turned on, UP can track your exact locations and send
their private investigators and monitor your activities, including 
tracking their Vice-President of Safety & Security, at a local 
Gay bar (Max) incognito?

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 June 2018

How does CSX know that this happened during the last trip? It could have
accured during the calendar day inspection. This equipment isn't
serviced regularly. Screw CSX. 







Name: Utility worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2018

If your piston travel is excessive we usually just tell the
transportation officer and they will charge the prior engineer that
used that engine and failed to write it up.  It's funny how you gents
turn your co workers in.

Name: Utility worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2018

If your piston travel is excessive we usually just tell the
transportation officer and they will charge the prior engineer that
used that engine and failed to write it up.  It's funny how you gents
turn your co workers in.

Name: Xvl
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 June 2018

Hogger 

Your absolutely right. Don't forget that even a convicted convict can
get early parole with good behavior. They would take any chance from us
if they could!  Any supervisor who made those comments would be the
first to deny it!

Name: Discipline 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 June 2018

The company nit picks all these bs so called, safety violations. You
never see a manager say your not taking that power until the brake
piston travels are in limits,or the shitter is serviced or that cracked
window is fixed etc. Write all those defects up on every train you get
on. The first thing they will do is measure piston travels if you run a
red board.There is so much stuff a guy can right up on defective
equipment and make the company do there due diligence on repairing
equipment if they are so concerned about safety. The time and money it
takes to write up the small shit is just there stupid way to justify
there jobs.

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 June 2018

Hoggers


When they voted in some changes in the SSA they didn't make any
changes in writing to the forgiveness article on discipline charges.

Side letter #13
A clear record for the first or second 6 months of a calendar year will
cancel (1) disciplinary entry on the employee's service record for each
six month period or a maximum of two per year,

There have been some supervisors telling engineers that this part of
the union agreement is no longer in effect because the company has done
away with specific minor/serious charge violations. This is NOT TRUE.
This article applies to all engineers who have 5 or more years of
seniority until it is removed by vote of the membership. 

The new idpap policy only has two levels of discipline now. It is
either a non-major or a major.  There is no more minor groups or
serious groups.  There used to be a distinct procedure to follow
applying the forgiveness for each group. If you had a minor charge you
had to go 180 days without another charge for one charge to be removed.
That was a "straight" 180 days. No one half of the year or the other. 
It was different on serious charges. It was agreed that you must go 180
days of an entire half before you could have one charge removed. In
other words if you got a serious charge in January you would have to go
from July 1st to December 31st to have it removed. With no separate
categories as stated in the old IDPAP policy all engineers must follow
the "wording" in the SSA agreement under side letter #13.  I have
spoke with several LC on this issue and it is understood that the Union
has no control over how the carriers discipline policies are written
unless they are extreme and excessive and do not allow any employee the
ability to receive forgiveness when correcting their behavior and
showing and attempt to correct their actions.  Side letter #13 allows
this forgiveness protection to all engineers with 5 years or more
seniority.

Something that is very important for both engineers and conductors to
remember is the statement that was written on the first page of the new
issue of the IDPAP policy in regards to accessing discipline.

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. 

VERY IMPORTANT....CSXT REQUIRES MANAGERS TO PROVIDE FAIR AND CONSISTENT
TREATMENT TO ALL EMPLOYEES UNDER THEIR CHARGE AND TO USE ALTERNATIVES TO
FORMAL DISCIPLINE WHENEVER APPROPRIATE!!!

Formal counseling in writing IS FORMAL DISCIPLINE! Do not be fooled
into thinking it is not!  Any notation made in your employee
history/record can lead to an adverse effect on your employment with
the company and can lead up to cause for termination. A written
notation in your employee records that you were verbally counseled IS
NO DIFFERENT THAN A CHARGE OF FORMAL DISCIPLINE!!!
Missing a side shield because it fell off before you get another one or
not having your vest closed in front are just a few examples of failures
that DO NOT WARRANT a formal counseling in writing! If you feel you have
received excessive counseling for "petty" infractions you should
immediately contact your LC and provide a written statement. The IDPAP
policy is a "play" on words. Supervisors do not have to make an entry
in your employee history if they feel it is a "petty" incident that
doesn't warrant a formal reprimand. If they tell you they have no
choice then they are not telling you the truth. The policy is black and
white. They have the right to use alternative choices!

Name: beenthere
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 June 2018

Usedwithoutconsent 

DONT BE AN IDIOT!!!!!  If you are ready to lose your job then go ahead
a blow the whistle. What you obviously don't get is that the
information you are complaining about will only get the company a slap
on the hand. Did you not learn anything since the time you were hired.
How many times have you seen the FRA turn their heads the other way.
I've seen it too many times to count. How many times have you been
ordered to violate a rule just to accommodate the supervisors and make
them look good just to turn around a be written up for a petty little
rules violation because they need their quota. I was blackmailed into
taking an observation failure by guilt. My other crew member broke a
rule that was not a major but the tag team TM's kept threatening to
write him up on it as a major. He was freaking out. So guess what they
did..... Played on my guilt and told me they were in hot water for not
having enough failures and asked if I would be willing to take a minor
hit and help them out. They would give my buddy a minor and forget the
major. So of course I did it to help him out.  This is the kind of shit
that goes down out here all the time. Was I stupid enough to report it?
Hell no because now I have another witness to the blackmail and
blackmail is bliss when its on the other foot. Saved it in my back
pocket for a rainy day. Two can play this game!
This is a multi million dollar company that WILL NOT BE SHUT DOWN over
petty little complaints about falsifying records and lying to the USDOT
and FRA and covering up recrews. They don't give a shit about our union
agreements and labor relations is as dirty as they come and the unions
are in their back pockets. The only thing that they will get is a
threat and a fine that is only pocket change to them.  You need
something along the lines or insider trading, severe tax evasion or
embezzlement to get your voice heard. You have none of this. All you
have is some information on operating practices that are misleading and
false and maybe a violation of FRA and USDOT law in regards of proper
reporting of the trains makeup and locations. THAT ISNT SHIT!   You
will become a target and you will lose your job. Don't be stupid. If
and when you plan on quitting maybe then you could go out with a bang
and reveal everything you know and CAN PROVE! Keep all the paperwork
you can. Accumulate as much as you can and then when its time to go and
you still want to do something about the lies and coverup do it then!

Name: Grants
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 June 2018

Every year railroads across North America get millions of dollars for
grants and programs from the federal goverment. If a railroad brakes a
law and is fined it is peanuts. And it gives the public a sense of
justice has been done. In the end the railroads are out nothing. There
will always be corruption at the top and when they get busted they are
smart enough to defer the blame to many below them. This has been going
on for years and will for years to come. Goverment inspectors know how
to speak out of both sides of there mouth. Itís all politics and money.
When the union employees write a test or take a course for railroad
operation. And you donít follow the rules and regulations and you take
a short cut in procedures and something goes wrong. You will be held
accountable for not doing your due diligence. And they will hang you
for it. The union employee will always be to blame for everything that
happens in the eyes of the company.

Name: Whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 June 2018

You are just the little guy trying to earn a living to support your
family. And want to do the right thing.  My advise is keep track of
what you know is wrong doing. And when it affects you you have some
prove.  If you make a big deal out of it in the end nothing really
happens to the company. Breaking federal law maybe but in governments
eye they do it all the time.  The goverment lies and covers up more
stuff than you can imagine. All these protection laws in my view is a
front for goverment employees to justify there phoney jobs and give the
public false sense of security. Look after number one donít put a target
on your back. Tell the union what is going on and leave it at that.

Name: Bogus paper
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 June 2018

As a train inspector for 36 years,every train we inspected the law
required  the company to keep on file every train that was inspected
for 90 days. Then we would throw the inspection sheets out after 90
days. When we where doing this we found our names on train sheets that
said we inspected trains on shifts we never worked.  The manager that
was short staffed was putting inspectors names on train sheets when he
was short staffed.  So to find out who was doing this we had to
recognize the managers writing. Once we found out the managers doing
these bogus inspection sheets, we went to the union reported them and
it went from there. But to my knowledge no manager was fired, and
luckily no traffic n accident and no employees got hurt. All as
management cares about is paper work and that they shine.  Safety and
work ethic with some companies is a thing of the past. All
about$$$$$&$$$$$$

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 June 2018

Legal

HA! HA!  Would I love to be a fly on the wall watching the payroll rep
who takes that phone call!  First off they would probably faint when
someone ask to have money taken from them instead of being paid what
has been stolen from them. I bet they would just freak out! Then after
he explains why when they hang up the phone the gossip would start
flying.  It would be all over the department before lunch time. What
you should have told the poster was to make sure he already has a
lawyer and all his ducks in a row before he says anything to anyone.
Stay 10 steps ahead of them. The dirty union reps who are in bed with
the company will be on the phone before he ever left a meeting with
them.  No, with this outfit you got to come in the back door with guns
blazing and get them from behind!

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 June 2018

Usedwithoutconsent

I will assume you have worked in the industry long enough to understand
the consequences of the actions you are considering. It is not unusual
for someone who takes an aggressive stand to end up being on a "watch
list" and end up fighting discipline charges.
If you do decide you want to follow through with your charges against
the company I suggest you sit down with your Union representation and
make sure they understand exactly what you are going to do. If you and
others have already filed claims/grievances against the company for
violations related to these same kind of documents and you were denied
compensation, your union representatives are well aware of what is
happening and the companies labor relations department is not in the
clear either. 
You say you were not hired with the agreement that they could use your
name on illegal or misleading documents. That is 100% correct. You
would never see that in writing. What you have done however is accept
compensation for the actions and therefore have "somewhat" agreed to
the terms and conditions of your pay. If you are serious about this and
are considering blowing the whistle the first thing you must do is
contact your payroll department and request that your pay be garnished
from your wages for the particular job that you are using as evidence
to open your case. Its my understanding that you can create a case in
your payroll department through the employee gateway. I suggest you
talk to them one on one first and then create the case. When requesting
that your wages be garnished for that particular job you need to make it
very clear that the documentation that was submitted for the creation of
the job as well as your pay ticket contained inaccurate, false and
misleading information about the job performed and could possibly be a
violation of federal law as well as a violation of your union
agreement. You must state that you do not want your name connected with
that particular job and will not accept pay from the company on the
grounds that it may incriminate you if the future. You will not accept
pay for a job performed under false pretenses. I do not have to tell
you what will be in store for you and that you will be opening a major
can of worms in many departments. Do not start this process unless you
intend to stick with it and see it through to the end.  You will need
protection on the job and it wont be pretty. You will need an attorney.
Before you do anything, again I will say sit down with your Union
representation and discuss this in depth. If they are involved and
looking the other way you are most likely not going to get the support
from them that you expect or pay for but it is best for you to put them
on notice that you will be playing hard ball and it would be in their
best interest to get on board. I wish you luck with this endeavor if
you go forward with it. It will be a hard rocky road but if things are
being done illegally it is your duty as well as others to bring it
forward. A federal offense is a federal offense. Whistle blower
protection was created for a reason.

Name: usedwithoutconsent
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 June 2018

CSX   

Im putting you on notice!   The next time you use my name on any of
your illegal, lying, manipulating pieces of paper to cover up your
recrew of road trains, Im not just sending copies to the FRA but Im
going to send copies to every department within the company. If I have
to I will send it to the homes of the board of directors because you
are not going to use my name on anything anymore. When you hired me I
know for a fact that I never signed anything agreeing that you could
use my name on any documentation that was illegal or shady.  I have
seen some of the worst cover ups of recrewing outlawed trains go down
the last 3 months. The information on the time tickets, train profiles
and locations is so far off its should constitute premeditated murder
of company records!  You know that falsifying your records with bogus
information is not just morally and ethically wrong but I believe would
be considered illegal in federal court. Whistle blowing is protected by
law, and you will have to deal with the consequences. Go ahead and
target the crews who do. The more of us who step forward the worse it
is going to look for you. The media can be your worst enemy. Remember
that! For once just try to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing
but the truth!

Name: Ape is right
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 June 2018

Iíve seen managers over the years get kicked in the balls over and over
again , but they always want to get kicked in the balls more. They are
even loyal CUCKS  some offered there wifeís up to higher management.
The new thing with these managers now they will eat there own. They all
try to out do each other to get noticed by the brass. And when they get
fired they try and take down as many people as possible. You are crazy
to trust any of them, if you are smart. They will use anyone to make
themselves shine. They are the newest low of the low.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 10 June 2018

Anyone who ever thinks a manager is your friend or he just a ok guy are
fools they are all back stabbing company Kool-Aid drinking cock suckers
who will screw over anyone to get climb to ladder they will lie, cheat
and violate every work, safety and contract rules just to make a little
name for them selves so be warned once they become a manager they are no
ones friend and all the one a be managers out there they are just as
dangerous if not more never trust a manager they have nothing but
contempt for the union workers and the worst ones are the ones that
come from the tools so watch your backs and trust no one that ok guy
you worked with for years mite be the manager one a be in the making
and they forget nothing you ever had to say about management and the
company.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 10 June 2018

Taking a stand on safety I have been through that and it is not just in
transportation and not just the young and new guys that screw over
other employees the some of the old heads do it to have been pulled out
of service for complaining about unsafe work conditions and to have no
one back you up and the others to continue to do the work unsafe and to
have to charges dropped only a few days latter its the games this
company has played for decades and they continue because they have a
never ending supply of spineless cowards that will do shit unsafe and
take the short cuts to make piece of shit manager look good who will
screw them the first chance he gets.

Name: Driver
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2018

Finance 
If they think that PTI isn't noticing these lies they are dead wrong. 
We have and it's going to bite someone in CSX in the butt. When I get
called for a run I know where it is and how long it will take me to get
there and how long I will have to travel to the drop off point. I
schedule my time and road stops for bathroom breaks and to get a meal
based on my drive time. A lot of us need to let out family members know
how long we should be out there. It's total bull to show up thinking
your going on a long haul for an hour or more to just to find out your
crew is only going down the road to recrew the train. We got to call
dispatch and tell them if was a bogus call and change the destination. 
We know what's happening. The crews tell us everything. They have a
right to. We get tired of the games CSX plays too.  It's going to bite
someone hard in the long run. Just keep jerking PTI driver's around. We
get screwed out of work too. They think I'm going to be gone 2-3 hours
driving and I'm only with the crew 30 minutes to an hour if that much.
Then they give another short run to someone else that I could have done
because I'm in the area. Their lying screws us too!

Name: Old timer
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 June 2018

Ya your right about lots donít care to make a stand I refused to take
unsafe bad order equipment. Pulled out of service then young hot shot
jumps on and goes. I looked like the shit disturber young buck breaks
rules and gets hero biscuit. In old days guys that did that to other
employee would be blackballed. Today no one cares there bills are more
important than anyone elseís.

Name: Tired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2018

CSX has the lowest paid employees compared to our class 1 railroads..
Want to know why? Because of you, the employee. You settle with what
you get. Why should the union fight for your rights when you don't
care. You take it in the crapper and walk off complaining. Start
fighting for your rights and watch the pay increase. Most of you don't
have the backbone to do it. Just keep taken it in the rear and
complaining. This is 100% truth..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 June 2018

Follow your rules everyone. Derka is already on the property. They sit
in the bushes and watch with binoculars. They have already showed up on
a M of W team. They watched and recorded them the day before then showed
up at their job briefing the next day. No doubt anything they find will
be reported and the company will issue disciplin accordingly.

Name: Finance Dept
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2018

Ethics


It is done to shift the expense accounts around.  Everyone is well
aware of what they are doing. So does the labor relations department.
Agreements for engineers are very clear that a through freight road
engineers can be called to do more than one class of road service in a
single tour of duty but they must be paid at the highest rate  of the
class they worked. The Chief will have crew management put in a ticket
claiming that the crew is working a local switcher job when in fact
they are not. The great lakes division is notorious for this. When
dragging in an outlawed through freight road train (ex. Q123) they are
supposed to use the symbol Q123R to identify that the train is in fact
a through freight road train. The tickets and profile will be put in as
J100/200/300 etc.  etc.  When it goes through pay it will be identified
as funds coming out of local financing. They will even go as far as
identifying the train profile as coming from a completely different
division. Many crews have called and asked payroll department personnel
why is it that their train is profiled as being re crewed on a totally
different division by a local job that isn't within a hundred miles of
where they are getting on the train. Its all for budget purposes. They
are shifting the money around. It will help balance out the division
expense accounts. As long as the crews are getting paid what their
unions have agreed upon it should be of no concern to them but many do
not like the false information being noted on their pay tickets and on
the profile of their trains. That is understandable.  Ethical behavior
is supposed to be the corner stone of our business. This kind of "Book
keeping" is shady and a horrible example of ethics.  You can be assured
that Foote and his financial officer are well aware of the tactics.  Its
all for show and balances out the division budgets. If one  division is
having more trouble than another scratching each others backs pays off
in the long run.

Name: UP Lateral Motion Claims
E-mail: info@upee.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 09 June 2018

UP Employees:

We will provide another update on the increase in lateral motions
claims as soon as the settlement claims are provided by key insiders
and the like. In the mean time, document your locomotives with defects,
and whether the defects where reported prior.

Name: Pay
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 June 2018

Why are you guessing collective agreement shows pay scale for CSX train
personal. And then go from there!

Name: ETHICS
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Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 June 2018

ANYONE!!!

Can anyone explain how on gods green earth that T&E supervisors can
outright falsify information on trains that are being recrewed???  How
can they order information on time tickets, Deadhead tickets, train
profiles, job profiles, crew on duty and off duty as well as turn
points and origination and destination points to be entered in the
system with outright bogus information that is nothing more than
unethical lies!
I have never seen so many pieces of legal documents put out with
information that is just so untrue it isn't even laughable. Does the
FRA care about any of this? Does Foote and upper management care about
this? Are these supervisors so gullible that they think they can hide
the true information on all these trains and crews? It wouldn't take
one week for anyone in Jacksonville to be able to trace these trains
and the crews who worked them. The PTI service can provide GPS
information as to where their wagons traveled with the crews. Even the
information on the crew web is coming out as falsified. Anyone can
print this information off and keep it. It can be sent to the stock
holders and others who are investing in this company. What the heck is
going on???  Is everyone in this company just gone mad or has the
ethics and lying become so normal that no one knows how to tell the
truth.  I just don't understand it. Something is totally wrong here. 
What is the purpose of all this lying and covering up of trains and
their true travel times?

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 June 2018

Was just told that the Cleveland and upper CL&W are being looked at.
With Parma GM may be switch by the Ns and the Wheeling will services
the local work.

Name: Rumours
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 June 2018

The one thing I learnt in thirty five years on the railroad,is donít
believe the rumour mills. Guys would just throw stuff out there to see
who would bite and how far the rumour would travel. We use to have a
saying, if you donít hear any rumours by 1800 start one. Some of the
rumour made it right across the system before being discovered as BS.

Name: Company McLovin
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 June 2018

Sounds like your all fucked really..

Name: To rules
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2018

I retired last year,but now it is crazier  on the railroad. Like you
said idiots just want to get out of dodge without having done there due
diligence. So if you have an incompetent lazy conductor . And something
bad happens. Is CSX management going to try and blame the hogger to for
not making sure the conductor has all his proper paperwork. Is it the
hoggers responsibility to baby sit down he conductor ?

Name: Tiredofit
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 June 2018

Brothers.... 

BLOW THE WHISTLE....BLOW THE WHISTLE..BLOW THE WHISTLE....and I don't
mean the one on the motor or under the desk! Screw camera rules.