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: Beware
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 February 2019

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/01/22/ocasio-cortez_the_world_is_going_to_end_in_12_years_if_we_dont_address_climate_change.html

Name: Democrat cortez
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 February 2019

Democrats Cortez said the world will end in 12 years if her green plan
is not implemented right away. No more fossil fuels, she wants to do
away with planes trains auto, everything will be converted to electric.
But there was no mention of where the power is going to come from to
generate electricity. It is amazing how the retarded voters can put a
confirmed retard like this woman in office. Unbelievable what comes out
of this womanís mouth. This is not funny this woman believes everything
she says.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 February 2019

conductors

You newbies better be using your brains and saving your money. Little
changes are going on right under your noses and I bet you don't even
see them.  8 months ago I had 6 guys junior to me on my pool that Ive
been holding for 2 years. Now Im down to 2. Vacations have nothing to
do with it either. People been coming in just a few at a time from
other places they are shutting down or cutting jobs. Got a few guys out
of service who will need places to go when they get back. Its all going
to roll down hill. The big man plans on cutting more jobs and more
yards so you better have a back up plan. When they cut the jobs enough
I got one back on the ground. Save your cash. The writings on the wall.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 February 2019

Thought FRA imposed a requirement that all new and remanufactured
locomotives be equipped with a secure cab lock to prevent unauthorized
intrusions,....... 2012 or so. Look it up.

Name: Cabs locked
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 February 2019

Locking the cabs up was started by Hh at cn then cp. The reason we where
told because of terrorists etc. It was just another reason to pull
employees out of service if they forgot. When we inspected trains or
did break tests. Every time we left the cab it had to be locked back
up. And if incoming crew did not have a key  they had to sit on the
power till someone came and locked the cab, and crew was written up for
not having two keys.

Name: UP LANCE FRITZ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 February 2019

Cutting job assignments in Fresno and going to the Coyote SJVR

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

FYi

I don't see the point of locking cabs either if it is for vandalism. I
haven't been on a motor in years that some immature ass hasn't written
some stupid crap in the cab or something isnt torn up by the crews.  I
do however think it is a good idea to protect the equipment from
jackass public morons. Any one can make a reverser. Its not rocket
science. anyone can cut those locks if they want too but its still a
good deterrent from someone getting in the cab and maybe leaving
something that could hurt the crew.

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

They be selling what??

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 February 2019

they be selling  they be selling

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

RR  likes it when everyone where dark glasses and ignore everything, let
it go just go!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 February 2019

Another day another dollar

Name: Sri tags
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 February 2019

And some cars are missing the AEI tags.

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

Who was the bitch that ran the wayside signs not covered test on a casky
crew? These cunts couldn't pass that  test.   I know for a fact they
are targeting specific individuals.  This is not random!

Name: FYI cabs being locked
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 February 2019

Hh started this stupid rules to lock the cabs. Carman trainmen all where
given keys.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 February 2019

BNSF doesnít need to genuflect before Wall Street sell-side analysts,
and make lowering its operating ratio, ďenhancing shareholder value,Ē
shedding people and assets and customers it doesnít want, and adopting
Precision Scheduled Railroadingówhich may or may not workóto justify
its existence. Warren Buffett knew that, with this long-term-value
approachóhe and his Berkshire Hathaway shareholders would have a solid,
lasting investment that will pay dividends for years to come while
serving the global economy!


Uncle Warren will Laugh at PSR all the way to the Bank!!!

Name: Fun
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 February 2019

Memphis (Leewood) is progressing very well with the current local
management even with the daily struggle of dealing with the current
incompetent superintendents and assistant superintendent. I think CSX
is on the right path to succeed for share holders. Happy to be a part
of this regime it is making my portfolio look spectacular. A few tweaks
in mid-level management would make a dramatic and profitable difference.

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

He who laughs last wins.!! U lazy no good hide behind the UNION dim
wits!!

Name: Koop aid
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 February 2019

Hey donít kid yourself, these managers that are drunk on the company
kool-aid, being told how important they are and promised bonus etc. In
the meantime cup cake is fed up. And having to get on tinder for love,
there highest earnings from all the hours working will be used in the
divorce settlement for child support and vaginamony.   And you will be
paying cupcakes legal frees. Once she gets the house maybe Foote will
convert cabooses etc. So management never has to leave the property.
Wish I was joking but this is going to be the new reality for some of
these company loyal s.

Name: UP LANCE FRITZ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 February 2019

UP going flat switching at Roseville and
West colton .Calif


Let the csx and UP meltdowns begin!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 February 2019

Just received a letter about the bonus.   Why even mail it out at this
point?   Whoever is left  at HQ must be some dumb motherfuckers.

Name: RailTied
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 February 2019

Yup greed is fucking with the railroad, and even more at csx. and you
fucking worthless ass sucking managers are helping to dig your own
fucking grave.Fucking over your co workers you have worked with for
years, haaa lol mother fucker have fun working your life away on those
long shifts while im out enjoying my life..ha ha mother fucker work
work work and maybe they CSXS UCKS ASS CAKES might break laws and make
you work triple shifts...you did it not me.

Name: 20 and under
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 February 2019

Americans are getting work visa to work in Mexico new GM plants. Must be
age 20 and under, ceo Mary of gm glad to hire any layed off American
worker.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 February 2019

Union Pacific cuts 250 employees, most in Omaha; another 450 employees
are furloughed!

Ponzi- Scheme Railroading At itís best!!

I really wish the Federal Government would step in,     This shit is
getting out of control.

Greedy Bastards!!

Name: Cars
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 February 2019

Could be bad order cars they want to spiff off. We use to bad order cars
and Forman would go in and delete the bad order. Foreman and Tm got
together and did it all the time. That is why carman should always
record car in his note book.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 February 2019

Reminds me of reviewing a work-order & spotting a car (or more)
with no info.  Yardmaster & Trainmaster dumbfounded.  OK - looks like
it's to be moved in the block it's in.  Well - since no one is sure
-
any restrictions?  Gotta try to always cover your own ass.  Don't know
- you'll have to inspect (with car dept. people on  duty & available). 
Finally get the info & OK to go.  Then mad because of delay. 
Stump 'em and it's pass the buck.   What an outfit.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 February 2019

Yardmasters


Can you please explain to us what happens when you "exception" a car.
I heard someone say that if you cant find the paperwork for a car you
want to put in a train you just exception it.  Is that what is going on
when we have extra cars in our train and the dispatcher comes back and
tells us they cant find any train discrepancies? Is it hidden in the
system? They aren't on our work order so Im guessing they are hidden
somehow. Is this how you hide them and then throw them in the
dispatchers lap after they get out on the line of road?

Name: Wear and tear
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 February 2019

The union I pay into I went to a seminar,they had a human rights watch
dog team. They went to China toured some sweat shops. They would
witnessed safety guards off machines so the employee could work faster.
A person in there prime of live, there joints where worn out in a three
year period. Thatís if they where lucky not to get caught in machines.
Mexico not much better, it is just a matter of time before labour
organizes in these countries.  I guess once they start shooting
employees that fight back against the corruption , maybe consumers will
get a conscious!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 February 2019

Looking for a David Hamby. He did at one time work out of Atlanta. Not
sure he went from there. I truly would like to see him again and any
help would great. Thank You.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 February 2019

can anyone tell me if Melvin Burch is still a csx cop? If not where is
he, I would like to meet him again. Thanks for your help

Name: Dammit man 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2019

Norfolk southern plans to cut 3000 employees by 2021. Sounds like they
are copying csx

Name: 
E-mail: Child labour
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2019

Yes your 100% right about child labour, and it is as close as Mexico
where they have worked a 14 year old many hours a week. And if they get
hurt there is no compensation and no labour law enforced.  That is why
they love Mexico, mame  one person and then hire his brother and fuck
them up to. No one gets sued in these sweat shops outside USA.  That
right shame on the companies and people that buy the products made by
exploited labour. I look at labels and donít buy from these places.
They get pretty crafty trying to mislead consumers with label
information. Number one cause of death in China for workers is suicide.

Name: Tariffs trade wars
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 February 2019

We will all find out in 2019, with trade wars and tarriffs just how much
it will affect the shipping industry. My interest is if there will be
major loss to the rr industry. The communist Chinese goverment cares
about staying in power. They want the world to think they are
capitalists first.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 February 2019

Come on.  Trade with other countries has been around - a long, long
time(s).  China has had their nose in the USA's economy for quite a
while.  Where've you been?

Name: China
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 February 2019

USA use to be a country of production, now the USA is a country of
consumption about 70% of everything we use eat etc is now imported.
Most trains with a can on it is from China. When our producers from 
Asian countries it will affect the transportation industry here, less
trains shipping these products. Less trips affects the rr as a whole.

Name: China
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 February 2019

This will affect shipping
companies!https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bKHyqO72oAo

Name: To ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 February 2019

Ha you missed the point I was making. You work for a company that you
should be able to retire from. The guys that work for auto Harley
Davidson etc. Had there jobs exported out of the USA. The rr is
stationary they canít export the rr. If you donít like where you work
and the dues you pay, you have the option to quit. People in other
industries did not have an option. That is where you are more better
off.

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

Big news is the same old big news. More blah rumors. More talk talk
talk. More Precision railroading changes. More computer changes. More
layoffs. More horse crap. Go to work and deal with it on a daily basis.
Deal with the changes as they throw them in your lap. Its war you
idiots. You cant change a thing and your unions wont do shit about any
changes that come because they cant. All they can do is sit down and
argue(if the got the balls) any changes that conflict with the
agreements. Just put on a show to make the members think they actually
give a rats arss. Stop listening to all the stupid shit and just go to
work and deal with the hand they give you for the day. Like the other
guys keep saying to you over and over. Have a back up plan and get
ready to move if you have to or QUIT!

Name: Lucky
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 February 2019

In North America railroaders have more security than any other industry.
They can lay people off. But they canít move the tracks to China
overseas or Mexico. There are so many companies that took tax money and
are setting up shop outside the USA. A carrier employee made 23 bucks an
hour in USA. A Mexican worker is paid 3 bucks an hour. And labour is
cheaper across the pond. I was layed off nine times in a 34 year rr
career and was able to retire. If your low man on seniority list save
some money for times you are layed off. The rr I worked at had 35000
employees in 1980. Today there are 12000 employees. Technology was the
game changer. You put up with lots of shit being a rr today to make a
living, but hang in there there is a reward called retirement where
most people will never see outside rr life. But most of all folks have
a rainy day nest egg and it is there when you need it. Been there done
that more than once.

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

Whatís the big news everyone is talking about?

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 February 2019

Anyone else hear big news by the end of the month?

Name: To truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 February 2019

You talk about Wall Street greed, I assume you are a unionized employee,
that takes part in the payroll deduction to buy CSX shares. You want
bang for your buck. By taking part in this program you are a
capitalist. I ask you then are you part of the problem or part of the
solution ?

Name: The Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 February 2019

Wall Street is what is killing the Railroad at a time when it is needed
most by putting maximum pressure on corporate to make short term
profits over logical long term sustainability. I know we all look at
times how it effects us personally in the now. But what is happening
:Greed at a very evil level is ruining the whole country. And the
Railroad being Butchered by " wall street" is going to effect a awful
awful lot of other industries in the near future. So too the Power's to
be and there lust for Money...Be happy for a short while why you get
"yours" and the heck with the hard working common Man/Women and there
Family's..There will be some harsh reaping for the sowing that is being
done.

Name: The Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 February 2019

More important than operating ratio' s is service innovation and
"Happy Customers ".The problem with letting Wall Street be Your
Master is that Wall Street thing's that all industries exist primarily
to help wall street earn even higher rates of return and there is in
fact no rate of return which wall street consdider to be enough. True
to if they can make more money by Wrecking your buisness,then that is
what they will do.

Name: Too many new hires
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 February 2019

Too many new hires wearing those shitty CSX caps. That are company
asslickers!
Watch out! They rat and snitch too!!

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

Brothers 

There was a notice that came out awhile back clearly stateing that
supervisors had to be present with the crew when testing was done and a
briefing had to be done then. No where did it say they could take
pictures and come back later. Every engine is accessible with switch
keys. Copies can be given out. No one kept Tract of how many were given
out in the beginning. If I can find that notice I'll post the issue
time/date. It was never recinded or annulled. Anyone with a beef could
get on an engine and pull a stupid stunt. Cameras or not. I guarantee
anyone could change switches and block the cameras view or mask what
they are doing!

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 February 2019

BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH 


JEEZZ YOU FRICKIN MORONS!  

Now for important info.  There is a new switch tag testing device out
that we have not been briefed on per the rules. FRA rules states that
all testing devices were to be reviewed. This is a square tag that is
white with red lettering and it fits below the rail. They are putting
it as far back as 3 feet. It they remove it with their hand they will
have to reach below the top of the rail.  ILLEGAL AS HELL!  You can not
always see it with your flash light. Watch your ass!!!!

Name: Students
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 February 2019

Most professional teachers in university are pushing communism. The
hardcore socialists. Students are against free speech, anti capitalism
to the max. They want the goverment to pay for there education, and
every other det they incurred while in school. 60% of women are
graduating with nonsense degrees like gender studies. Not the stem 
degrees. That is now racist and sexist if you expect scientific facts
to be considered. And these teachers pushing the nonsense are making
300 grand a year and life time pensions that they pay nothing into.
These are the new leaders folks, Democrats have brainwashed these
people to open the boarders so you can work your ass off to feed the
worlds , needy. And if ms13 kills your family, your tax dollars with
rehabilitation him to prepare him for when he gets out of jail for a
lifetime of welfare. Your tax dollars,at work. Who needs border  walls
to protect the people trump must be crazy to suggest such a thing. The
money the tax payers would save not having to deal with illegals would
pay for a wall 100 times over.  All the Democrats live in protected
gated communities. Union is suppose to vote Democrat left. But in the
end it will cost you everything importing third world people.
Immigration is good if done legally and people are vetted. Cheap labour
and votes is all the dems care about. Protect your country and standard
of life before it gets totally out of hand.

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 February 2019

If there ever was a time it is now !! To take some of these company arse
kisser behind the shed.. " or bar " and give them a good ole fashion
country ass whooping

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

it sounds like the hole rail industry is going down the psr road and the
only ones who will make out is wall street thousands have lost there
jobs and thousands more to come and at the same time treating the
remaining work force like shit your position your years of service will
mean nothing under these pricks and there suck ass pupate managers and
the only thing that will be funny about all this is to see those pricks
who use the excuse I was only following orders get there dully deserved
screwing and want some one to cry to screw ever manager on the system
they don't deserve the time of day they sold out to csx and get
screwed ever chance it can be down, none can be trusted they are all
sell outs and will screw over any one out there to make points for them
selves yet there are those out there that do these pricks favors, what
is wrong with these people they think these pricks will look the other
way or return the favor you got to be crazy they will screw over there
own mother to make a name for them selves, stop helping these pricks
stop using your cell phones for them do what you have and do it safely
make them order you to cross craft lines don't do it voluntarily that
why so many have been laid off because so many are to willing to do
these things but if happened to them they would be crying like a bunch
of babies, there is a old saying respect is earned this company and its
managers deserve none stop kissing there ass no one is required to talk
to these pricks about any thing but work relating duties and that is it
and that is all it should be until things make a huge change.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 February 2019

Hereís an idea,    Letís all stick together for once and get our
Railroad back to the way it used to be.       A lot of people bashed
the Conrail guys but one thing is for sure they always stuck together. 
The main problem is you have too many suck asses and wanna be Kool aid
drinkers out here.     Then you have the guys that will say ď yes Iíll
do whatever it takes to get the job done mentality and will break rules
and backstab whoever they can.    

Letís put all of our money in and just buy the damn railroad and Elect
a new CEO!!

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

A kind of sense that we are getting back to the basics of CSX.  First it
was eliminate all safety, and push push push, move that freight faster! 
Then it was "You people are causing too many accidents, what are you
employees thinking?"  Now its Safety Compliance for all employees or
your fired!  Remember to work safe, don't get hurt, and don't derail,
but for Gods sake hurry, hurry, hurry, we need to get that stock price
higher!!!!!  IF YOU WORK FOR THIS PATHETIC OUTFIT, YOU KNOW THIS IS NO
EXAGGERATION.

Name: Wrecks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 February 2019

Lots of trainwrecks in North America this last week good money to be
made on clean ups. The less money spent on infrastructure the more work
there is going to go around for clean ups. Contractor heaven!!!

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 February 2019

brothers

Has anyone noticed the extra board payment on their bonus print out.
why is it so small. I worked off the extra board most of the year but
it shows just a couple hundred bucks.  It says code 57 next to it. I
was thinking that was the amount they had to pay me to make up
guarantee if I didn't make it.   I know I was paid a lot more than
what they are showing while we were slow and business was down.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 February 2019

another train wreck in Wyoming...


BNSF crew and a coal train. Thank god no one was killed! Another rear
end collision.  Lets see what the crew gets the blame for.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 February 2019

Well here on the Uncle Pete's R.R. we feel like Hunter Harrison is
reaching out from the GRAVE. All the changes both personnel and
operational wise. We now have Jim Vena out of retirement from the CN
and Cindy Sanborn from the CSX. They are implementing the changes in 3
phases, starting in the Midwest and working west. Cars and locomotives
by the thousands are being stored all over, where ever they can put
them. Running trains with one engine, I had one train at 12,564 feet,
got to be a record for length around here. Can't wait to see what's
next!

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

Cn and cp guys tried to warn everyone, what would happen to CSX once Hh
became ceo. I think most took the warnings seriously enough to save
money and prepare for the worst. And it is not over yet Foote gets paid
peanuts compare to Hh and past ceo,s. Foote is all ego and is going do
his best to get shareholders and himself bang for there bucks. Like the
old guy said just do your job be safe try ride it out and survive this
regime. So many people have lost there lives under the Hh style of
railroading because of being made to take short cuts. Get your pay go
home, try to not let CSX brass stress you out to where it affects your
physical and mental health.

Name: Kansas City Southern
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 February 2019

Well Kansas City Southern is going to the PSR model as announced today.
24 yrs with company in T/E. Aint to excited about future after all
I've heard about psr sofar. Tapped some guy that worked under h
Harrison at cn and your beloved csx " lol ". Sure he will be a fine
cost cutting son of a BITCH...

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

Bonus can be viewed NOW on gateway.

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

If your a single rr going MGTOW. Go buy your man cave sports car trucks
etc. Get a vasectomy and have good supply of rubbers to prevent std
they canít tag you once your fixed. 60 percent divorce rate guys. Ask a
guy that is paying childsupport and vaginamony for 18 years how fun it
is. If you get married make sure she makes more money than you, so you
donít get divorce raped by the courts and have prenump. Be smart not
owned by a woman and rigged family courts. There are all kinds of
professional women that have good rates also if you need an oil change.

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

Each state has their own set of guidlines (formula as you want to call
it.) You would think equal wages would me no support paid, but you are
grossly misinformed if you believe that. Some states can make you
continue to pay support while the (kid) is still in college. Child
support was set up back in the 40s and 50s when women did not work. It
has never been changed. Its all geared toward the woman. If any of you
guys get divorced hopefully you dont have kids. 
As for the ex not working, she worked, and still does. She doesn't
make nearly what i do. As for the formula it is based off of
percentages. Its based off of the total combined income. If total
income goes up, you will be paying more. Unless the increase income is
hers and its a prettt big amount. Child support in ohio can only go up
down based on the 10% rule. What she would get would have to be changed
by 10% for it to be changed. Meaning if you pay 1000 a month, once its
all computed what she would be getting would have to be either 10% more
or less for it to change. So it would either go down to 900 or less or
up to 1100 or more. If it changes say 80 a month....it will stay the
same. 
Believe it if you want or not...doesnt matter to me. But hope you never
have to go through it.

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

.Joint custody doesnít negate a child support obligation. Even if both
parents share custody on an equal basis, one parent will inevitably owe
some amount in child support. Unless of course both parents earn exactly
the same income and spend exactly the same amount of time with the
children, which is highly unlikely.

The reason why there still is a child support obligation even when
custody is shared equally, is because our child support guidelines
calculate the obligation based on time spent with each parent and the
income of each parent. So even if the child spends equal time with each
parent, the parent with the higher income will owe child support


No wonder you dumbasses over work and over pay your lazy ass babies
momma.    Just because she has pussy doesn't mean gets an unequal
share of household income. 

If she makes more than you. She would have to pay you in some states.  
If she makes more than you and has full custody you would pay less than
if she made less or didn't have an income

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

If your x makes same as you and you are fifty fifty custody. Each pays
nothing to the other. Your full of shit trying to sell that story. Get
a life.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 February 2019

Sure would like to see one of engineer 1-10's prior tax returns.
Heck, maybe if he/she cries loud & long enough the IRS can do a real
extensive audit.

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

Aaa

You're full of shit and you must have listened to   her lawyer.  
Child support is based on a formula.  If she works you're not going to
pay more.  Her income will off set support.  It's all figured on
percentages.   The child support is to make sure the child has the same
life style has before the divorce.    If two people make the exact same
income and the child is with both parents 50% of the time there would
be no support paid to either parent.

If you're paying your babies momma 1600/month.  Then she must have
full custody and didn't have a job or worked at Druther's during the
marriage.

Just a little friendly advice.  Next go around make sure the bitch
brings something to the table other than some pussy.

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

Hello from a railroader on pension. It's been nearly 30 years since I
retired and I truly feel your pain with what is going on with CSX. The
reason for this is leadership and it goes right to Foote, the poser
CEO. In talking with my fellow retirees Foote should not even be in
that position. Right place at the right time is all it took. We do
think Harris is the real thing, but Foote is a "poser." Now it
appears it has gone to his head and he doesn't realize he is merely,
as we used to call it, a glorified clerk. Say what you will about
Harrison but the man was all railroad. Knew it inside and out and was
truthful even when we didn't want to hear it. When you get a CEO like
Foote, and people realize he is wrong for the job, that filters down to
every level. He has zero transportation experience and is merely there
sucking in money for being a clerk. His ego is telling him otherwise
but he is so far in over his head its shocking. 
You guys all have to CYA. Make sure you either have a witness or you
are on tape with the train dispatchers if you are given an order which
compromises your safety, or the safety of someone else. You will
survive and will be there after he is gone. Stay strong. I know how
hard it can be having spent the better part of my life doing it. I
would advise to work safely and keep your head down. You will get no
education under Foote, only that which will lead to chaos because he is
not a leader. Compare him to the other RR CEO's and you'll get the
picture. Blessings to all of you, and may the Higher Power give you CYA
assistance at every turn.  Just an opinion from a pensioner.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 February 2019

Locohead

Your absolutely right but now that Trump has taken away all of our tax
deductions that we have been allowed to claim its only going to get
worse.  It amazes me how many idiots at work don't even know what the
deduction rates are. Stupid idiot stood in front of me yesterday and
praised the chumps tax changes saying we should all be happy we get a
24,500 deduction. I just looked at him and said...Hey retard, why
don't you try reading alittle bit instead of spouting off rumors. I
just filed my taxes and since I lost all my railroad deductions and was
only allowed a 12,000 standard deduction I got a stinking 850.00 return
instead of my usual 3500.00.  He just stood there like an idiot with
his mouth hanging open. I claim 1 every year. Thought about changing it
to 0 but my tax man said it wont help. I will just lose more money out
of my check and I wont get that big of a return. Claiming 0 will just
give the government more in their pocket to invest for themselves.
Screw that. Im upping my 40lk and giving it to me for now.

Name: Aaa
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 February 2019

Locohead, child support is set by children services using a set of
guidlines. They base it off both parents income. She works also, and
depending on what she makes it can actually make child support higher.
In my state, ohio, if both parents make $125,000 a yr. Mother is
custodial parent, father non custodial, both parent have the child
exactly 50% of the time. The non custodial parent will owe the
cuatodial over $600 a month in child support. 
Doesnt make someone a dumbass for having to pay it, doesnt make them
bad with money. Child support can also be used against your credit
score as it can be considered a debt by some banks. 
In my case, i was married for 16 yrs. Not like it was a one time fling
or short term deal. So quit whining cause guys are going out trying to
make a living while you sit at home crying about what others do. Let
them do what they want, worry about what you do.....dumbass.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 February 2019

brothers

Just remember when you step up all the time you aren't getting any
brownie points and they don't give a rats arss if you kiss up or suck
for the extra tickets. They will bury you just as fast as they will
sell their mothers.  Just ask the guy who kept volunteering and when he
went out and got a train after he got in from an 8 hour trip they nailed
him in the yard. Improper radio procedure and the payroll screwed him
out of full trip rate ticket.  He cried like a little wench.  Your
broke and got 10 kids to feed maybe yeah you got an excuse but just
being a greedy pig and trying to impress doesn't cut it.  Karma is a
bitch just like that little boy found out.  24 years on this railroad
and Im still fighting for my pay!  This shit never ends. Not getting
one extra minute more out of me.

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

CP

Could it also be because the UP has spent more money on better software
than almost all of the other class 1 railroads? take CSX for example.
Their DP power has low grade software compared to the UP. You half to
have a CSX motor in lead because it only has 6 programs compared to the
UP system having 12. 6 can relay to 12 but 12 cant relay to 6. Maybe
other railroads shouldn't be so cheap when investing in their
software. Maybe the feds should step up and make everyone use the same
software and signal system. Something should have been done with this
problem a long time ago. Some railroads just don't learn. The low cut
cheap crap doesn't always end up making the best profit.

Name: CP Accident/UP Locomotive
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for N/A
Posted: 06 February 2019

The unfortunate accident that occurred on the CP, could have been
avoided due to a foreign locomotive (entrained) equipment failure.

It has already been proven-ed and [documented] that the code lines of
software (in UP locomotives) is not compatible to foreign locomotives.
Albeit PTC software conflicts, that can trigger an [undesired] release
after an emergency application.

Have concerns of FRA investigators interfering with the integrity
of the investigation, due in part, that the FRA investigators will be
inactive UP employees who are known to cover-up accidents on behalf of
the UP.

Please review the preliminary FRA accident report (FRA.gov), regarding
the UP fatality a few months ago in Wyoming. 
Only a railroader would know that the report is riddled with errors and
omissions!

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 February 2019

Yes Sir : That Pusy is a powerful magical apparatus indeed !!!! Aint
cheap either

Name: Vaginamony 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 February 2019

I paid vaginamony and child support for long time. Just remember pal for
all the extra you work when she takes you back to court she will get a
raise. Because you most likely make more with over time and that is
what they base monthly payments from. And if you have year where you
worked no over time, to bad they base the payment from your last
highest earnings. So really you could end up fuckng yourself. Seen it
done with lots of guys, and to take it back to court is not cheap. The
only way out is death or find country that will not extradite you or
your money back to USA. After two years of not paying it is a felony.
Young brother get a vasectomy go over seas to get one if you have to.
Women can own your wallet for a long time after they sperm jack you.
MGTOW. Com.

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

Aaa

1600 a month Lol you're a dumbass.  That's what you get for letting
your babies momma sit on her fat ass watching Oprah and eating bear
claws. 

Next go around make sure the bitch brings something to the table other
than some pussy.

Name: Aaa
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 February 2019

Locohead....just because someone may need the money doeant mean they
need a finacial counselor. Some of us have alimony and child support to
pay. I pay over $1600 a month for child support. Thankfully, no alimony
too. Dont judge others till you are in their shoes.

Name: Push push push
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 February 2019

Three more lose there lives because of being worked and pushed to the
limit. And they WILL cut more staff and run the shit out of remaining
staff. I lived threw it and the unnecessary loss of life because of
these greedy bastards have no time for safety rules if it could delay a
train. You really have to have eyes in the back of your head and pay
attention, even being exhausted. You donít know how intimidated the
other employees are to run and take short cuts. And if you are in the
path or part of there work it could get you killed. Head office looks
at your death is he took one for the team. Precision railroading in
short means DEATH. The greedy will always want more out of you day
after day. Donít be a sacrificial lamb for these heartless bastards.
Safety is important only if it does not affect production!!!!

Name: Moth ball
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 February 2019

https://www.joc.com/rail-intermodal/class-i-railroads/csx-transportation/csx-eliminate-about-300-more-intermodal-lanes-2019_20181005.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 February 2019

Let's get it done today !!! Record's are made to be broken..

Name: More cuts coming
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 February 2019

http://news.wjct.org/post/jacksonville-based-csx-plans-cut-more-jobs

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 February 2019

locohead your rite on the money its all those little but kisses out
there and job scared little cowards that screw over all those that have
been laid off by busting there ass and working overtime when others are
laid off screw csx as long as there are your fellow union brothers and
sisters laid off stop running for these pricks they know you are all a
bunch of weak little girls and you keep proving it to them wake up they
wouldn't get there little bonus if you pricks would stop busting your
ass do what you have to and no more if there short handed let them
figure it out stop helping these pricks stop using your cell phones to
help them leave it in your vehicle or turned off in your grip, they
need to get hold of you they can use the radio or take there happy ass
out to you, ever time you help them you screw yourself and your union
brothers and sisters but I know that don't matter because most out
there for there selves and could care less about all those who got laid
off until it happens to them then there attitudes change and they cry
like a little baby that they are.

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

Brothers


Quit stepping up to fill their man power shortages. Lloyd is right. You
would sell out your own mother. The supervisors are running around
telling everyone they are getting a 200% bonus.  In the meantime we get
tested, spied on, pay stolen, threatened if we don't rush, woke up all
night with roster calls, PB days taken away, threatened if we refuse to
drive in a blizzard and the list goes on!

What the hell is wrong with you Jackasses.  Your just giving fuel to
that FOOTE from Canada to cut more jobs.  If you need money so bad that
you have to stick it to your fellow workers then you need to get some
financial help with a counselor!

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

Bonus


Can view on the 8th. Will be paid on the 20th at 12%

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 February 2019

Any news on bonuses?

Name: 99 cars off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 February 2019

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5006374

Name: Rr jobs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 February 2019

As rr workers we make a livable wage. And they canít pick the track up
and move it to Mexico. Gm closing five plants setting up shop in
Mexico, if the serial number on gm vehicles start with a 3 it was made
in Mexico, our union brothers and sisters that worked in these plants
that are moving to Mexico are, going to feel the pain. As consumers
letís send a message to gm and companies that set up shop in Mexico
that we will not buy there products. We have to keep these jobs here,
they take tax breaks and shit on us, fuck them !!!

Name: FYI derailment canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 February 2019

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/cp-train-derails-near-field-investigation-launched/amp

Name: todd novac
E-mail: uname it earth
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 February 2019

where is Todd Novac working    originaly from collinwood

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 February 2019

http://railroadworkersunited.org/railroaders-killed-on-the-job/

Name: Sad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 February 2019

http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/02/04/1710109/0/en/Major-CP-Derailment-Leaves-Three-Railroaders-Dead.html

Name: Pention
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 February 2019

Pension not putting up with anymore bullshit!! And new glasses!

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 February 2019

Retired two years now after long career with rr. Took about six months
for the stress to leave my being, I feel like I never worked on the rr.
The reason Iím telling you this there is light at the end of the tunnel.
I know lots of you find it hard going to work. Put one foot in front of
the other, one step at a time. You will make it to the finish line. If
your stressed out and you have vacation time take it. Recharge your
batteries. I hear how so many of you hate it. That is how i felt all
the time, the money and pention kept me going in every time. Try set
your mind up to see light at end of career.

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

Well got to see some of superbowl.. better than none at all. Headed into
work.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2019

Celebrating one full year away from the s*** hole....
And  csx still sucks!!

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

If something is happening on the system such as rule failures switch
tags, banners being hit, cell phone usage, ETC.... PLEASE POST THE
LOCATIONS THAT THE FAILURES HAPPEN ON... YARDS, TERMINALS. Who was the
officials that charged them. Thanks

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2019

Listen up Corporate Offices stop sending me certified letters I don't
work for your s*** hole and I don't want to hear from you nobody
really wants to work there they just convince themselves that they have
to

Name: Csx corporate 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2019

Listen up this is csx coorperate speaking.You  idiots come to csx
looking for a job csx didn't come to you.Either shut up and do your
job or go find somewhere else to work you bunch of cry babies.If I find
out who you are im writing everyone of you up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2019

over a year ago all the laborers and only the laborers in Willard where
laid off to have there work being performed by the other crafts there
years of service meant nothing has this happen any where else or is
just another one of those Willard things ?

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 February 2019

Postal?...
Good point you're a hundred percent right

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 February 2019

P.S  at your discretion you may or may not it's up to you roll your
401k into another employer 401K for the year to two years that you're
out pending arbitration and then if you get your job back you may then
roll it back into the CSX account that's a fact that's the law

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 February 2019

Listen up moron... your "union "
Is f%$#@ you. There is nothing in the railway labor act or the
arbitration process that takes away your rights if you post your
stories here I have a phone number and a name to someone in the US
Labor employee benefits and Security Department who was already
verified and clarified that the company cannot do this the union is
just allowing the company to do it when pushed for an explanation the
company commented that it was their policy to hold the 401K

Name: Foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2019

We will continue to cut until we are running the whole railroad with one
engine, one conductor, and one engineer. Itís all about profits. In the
meantime happy Valentineís Day

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 February 2019

Cond.

 Can anyone tell me how you do this classroom training or pod work
without losing time unless you come in on your day off? Every time they
marked me off in the past my turn gets out of town. That notice that
just came out says a supervisor has to approve make whole pay. I think
they know what a pain it will be to get a supervisor to do that and
they will probably delay pay while they research it. Has anyone delt
with this crap and what did you do to get paid. I'm not wasting my off
days in a classroom.  And what about all the chairs they took out of the
pod rooms.  What the hell do they expect you to sit on!

Name: Operating ratio
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 February 2019

Read article cpr rail operating ratio 56% still running the shit out of
employees. Foote in an article said, more cuts are coming for 2019 to
get operating ratio down. I would not be using my cell at work, and
letting the company fire you with cause, or anything else. Footes crew
will be head hunting like crazy to get rid of employees. CSX stock not
going up as Foote and friends planned so , desperate people do
desperate things. Donít be a victim of there plans.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2019

Ps.. the union is capitulate to this action that the company is taking
illegally if you are terminated or dismissed even if you may receive
your job back through the labor arbitration you may at your discretion
or may not at your discretion cash in your 401k or roll it into a
another employer 401k and then roll it back into the company's 401k if
you are awarded your job back the company is stopping people from having
access to their 401K illegally post your stories here and I will provide
more information

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2019

You guys keep believing the dream I need people that are either fired or
terminated having been denied the right to transfer or cash their 401 k
a n i have a number to the US Department of Labor employee benefits and
security who is very interested in hearing about this as what the
company is doing is illegal
Post here and I will provide more information phone numbers and names
two employees of the US Department of Labor employee benefits and
security

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2019

Fellow T & E employees.  Our union structure is stuck in the 60ís. 
Membership is going way down with all the efficiency improvements.  It
is ridiculous to have separate unions.  So inefficient.  We need to
remember that the unions work for us, not the other way around!  I
would propose going down to one ASAP.  I believe it takes 30% of
members to sign a petition to hold a vote to get rid of a union.  The
better idea is for everyone to switch to one union forcing the other
out of town.  We can do this if the word is spread.  People want to
complain, but take no action.  Union dues will continue to go up unless
we make change happen.  We get very little representation now.  We all
know it.  It is time for US to take control.  Donít give into fear.

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 January 2019

Here's the bottom line. You come to this website to cry about how the
company screws you, but you never mention how the Union screws you
harder than the company!! You pay your hard earn money to the union to
protect your rights,but they don't. You guys need to stick together a
fight for what your due. Here's a suggestion. If your a engineer and
not happy with the BLET then jump to the UTU or jump to the UTV to the
BLET.  It's a reduction in your union dues with the same coverage.
When the unions start losing membership and money then that may get
their attention. Until then keep your pants down and enjoy the
pounding. FIIRE YOUR UNION.

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

J- jobs

These fuckers even lie to themselves.

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

The correlation lies with the new regime.



https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=52361

Name: Theycandothat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 January 2019

Personnel buisness markoffs are in our contract.   Csx does a way with
them. Blet sits by.

Weather mark offs have been in place for over 30 years when it's
unsafe to drive to work. Csx does away with them. Blet sits by.

Inbound doing outbounds work.  Claims not paid. Blet sits by.

Code 75 non-existent.  Blet sits by.

Csx adds new work with same pay. Blet sits by.

Pulled out of service for using Fmla. Blet sits by.

Csx adds new terminals within a subdivision. Blet sits by.

Attendance policy revised at will. Blet sits by.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2019

I know exactly what the System Reissue states pertaining to cell phone
use.  CSX can go take a big flying Fuck if they think it's o.k. for me
to use my personal Cell Phone to help them out, but, it's not o.k. for
me to make a personal phone call if i'm safely stopped.  I'm just
merely pointing out the number of sucks/idiots that work out here that
continually step up that believe in this Teamwork B.S. from Management.
This regime has proven time and time again that they want nothing more
to eliminate all of our jobs, yet folks still give 110%.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2019

I'm not defending the rule, I think it's bullshit too. I'm just
saying don't fall into their trap and violate the rule for
management's benefit.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2019

It's quite simple. If the company wants to charge guys for using their
phones, don't use them. Don't call the PTC desk, don't call
trainmasters, no one. If managment needs to contact you they can use
the radio. Don't give them the opportunity to get another feather in
their caps by busting you for cell phone use.

Name: To loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 January 2019

Iíve been out of service twice for violating company policy, very
minimal issues. The point Iím making is that the policy and rules are
there. The man with the Gold makes the rules. If you decide not to
follow policy and rules then suffer the consequences. What Iím saying
is does not matter if you think the rules or policy is stupid. They are
in place and can be used to fire an employee for violating them.

Name: Cell phone deaths
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 January 2019

World wide deaths that have been caused by train operators in the past
from cell phone use distractions. 
 Do you think the public and goverment agencies, will have any sympathy
for a person in control of a train and using a cell phone. You have to
wake up people and use common sense. How do you tell your family you
where fired because you thought you would,ignore company rules and use
your cell phone.

Name: Cell phones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 January 2019

People have been warned many times about using cell phone at CSX.
Company policy will always stand. You have your go by the book
managers, and when you donít follow company policy you play right into
the managers hands that want to get you. Good luck with arbitration,
because first thing arbitrator will do is ask why would you, ignore
company policy. Again there is no cure for stupid. This regime could
care less about employees, you think you are special. When the ceo says
they want to downsize staff. You just make it easy for the company to
fire you with cause. I hope the rest of you learn a lesson now after
they fired this employee.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 January 2019

Anybody that has been terminated or dismissed and is awaiting their
arbitration CSX is illegally holding people's 401K during this process
if you are cohorst or threatened into signing a letter of resignation
releasing the company from liability to release your 401K funds post
your stories here.

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

I use to work out of Queensgate... Which idiot official charged this
employee? 




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

A Engineer in Cincy just got charged for using their personal Cell
phone
while on a locomotive. It never ceases to amaze me how this company
will
allow us to use our personal cell phone in the Loco. cab to help them
when they want us to call G.E., Mechanical, the dispatcher when the
radio fails, Wilcox to help with D.P. issues, or the T.M. to other
reasons to help CSX.  But it's not o.k. to use it in the cab to call
our wife, kid, or other personal reasons.  
   Well, I for one won't use my phone to help these rotten bastards,
ever. My answer is always the same, my phone is dead, sorry. It
absolutely sickens me to see my co-workers going above and beyond for
this company the way they treat us. Most of guys i work with will give
in and use their phone when requested by the Dispatcher or other
authority.  CSX wants to eliminate every one of our jobs and yet they
guys continue to help out every chance they get. I just don't get it.

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

A Engineer in Cincy just got charged for using their personal Cell phone
while on a locomotive. It never ceases to amaze me how this company will
allow us to use our personal cell phone in the Loco. cab to help them
when they want us to call G.E., Mechanical, the dispatcher when the
radio fails, Wilcox to help with D.P. issues, or the T.M. to other
reasons to help CSX.  But it's not o.k. to use it in the cab to call
our wife, kid, or other personal reasons.  
   Well, I for one won't use my phone to help these rotten bastards,
ever. My answer is always the same, my phone is dead, sorry. It
absolutely sickens me to see my co-workers going above and beyond for
this company the way they treat us. Most of guys i work with will give
in and use their phone when requested by the Dispatcher or other
authority.  CSX wants to eliminate every one of our jobs and yet they
guys continue to help out every chance they get. I just don't get it.

Name: monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 January 2019

Ape


It would be best if you and everyone else just ignored this mole. He
comes to this site for attention. Responding to him just encourages him
even more. These kind of parasites eventually die out if they are
ignored.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 30 January 2019

TM or poser what ever you are it might be warm in your moms basement or
under the terminal superintendent desk but it is dumb ass like you that
have made csx such a shit hole so go screw your self ass hole.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 January 2019

rain Sleet, Snow, or shine...freight has to move. Guy's lets get it
done today.

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

Personal buisness mark offs are in our contract.    The carrier removed
this code and or denying all PB markoffs.    Why aren't we putting
claims in for this bullshit? 

Weather mark offs have been removed also.   Safety my ASS!

Name: Autonomous trains
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 January 2019

Autonomous trains will work in Australia, moving threw desert
unpopulated terrain. In populated areas like North America. They canít
keep trains on the tracks now with two man crews. Mainly CSX is not
maintaining track and infrastructure, for trains to run safer. You
canít put these plans on paper in a nice office and cross your fingers
it will work out. Just because you expect it too. After a few major. A
ccidents and loss of life. That will be the end of ai trains with no
people. You will never sell to the public that the ceo should get
millions of dollars in pay. But canít pay employee to run a train, that
it is to costly, and that public safety is worth nothing. If a person is
negligent with an automobile and kills people they go to jail. If a ceo
makes decisions to neglect safety and it injured and kills people, the
ceo the leader should also go to prison. You would need so many people
in the field to troubleshoot autonomous trains it would not be cost
effective.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2019

Just sell it all and close everything!!      Ponzi Scheme Railroading

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2019

The Wabtec/GE Transportation merger in a nutshell is about bringing
autonomous freight trains online faster. It is gonna happen sooner than
most of us realized. Sure you hear that it was because class 1 are
storing power running less power and longer trains not buying as many
new loco 's over the next decade..True but not the main goal.... They
are in agreement the future is gonna be total autonomous freight trains
thats what wall street the class 1 and the automation giants want. I
dont agree personally but it is what it is..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2019

Yes indeed, only the Trainmaster/stupidvisors who crawl under desks will
survive the railroad in the future.  After watching you pussy's sweat
it out on those conference calls, you can bet there will be a lot of
swallowing among management in the future.  Don't forget, CSX doesn't
provide you knee pads anymore because its not in the budget.

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 January 2019

HHHMMMM


wonder if our trainmaster is Hillary in disguise? No wait. Cant be. The
real Hillary was blocked by the Webmaster. He could be at the library
using their computers. Have to check that one. Then we would know for
sure if it is a real trainmaster..LOL! LOL! LOL!

Another yard bites the dust. Just remember what the old oxygen dragging
monster said....Cultures change one funeral at a time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 January 2019

Yes indeed : only the hard working dedicated and strong will survive and
flourish on the Railroad now. How Tomorrow moves... Get on or get left
behind.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 January 2019

Brewer Yard Shutdown effective Feb. 16

Name: Mad Shitter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 January 2019

Union Pacific is sueing to to fire a engineer who took a dump on a car
knuckle.Union said employee should not be fired but made to go in for
psychological evaluation and if determined needs treatment complete
treatment and counseling... Hell I've had it hit me on the spot before
and could not hold it in..im sure we all have 1 time or another.

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

Other

CSX cant do that anymore. They pulled that stunt in the past and
finally after some serious fighting with the unions over the stuff the
supervisors were ordered to do counseling on the spot. No more walking
away from the "Scene of the crime" and putting in charges later. It
came out in a notice too. We all read it. They just got an order not to
long ago that they have to put observation entries in within 24 or 48
hours too. Cant remember which one it was. They were charging people
for not putting hand brakes on equipment and other stuff later after
the crews marked off or already walked away from equipment for an
extended period of time. Anyone could come along and take them off just
to set up another guy. This joke of its your word against mine was
getting old. We heard they took some pictures of some engines controls
once after a crew left to try and prove they didn't set things up
right on shut down. This is bullshit! They could have set that crew up.
Not sure how that ended up but the crew was still working with no
incident.  taking pictures..... now that is just getting low down just
to try and hang someone.

Name: To xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 January 2019

I received a letter to report to managers office?I went to managers
office I took rep with me. I was informed that the manager seen me
perform a task without blue flag protection. I was busted, he said my
options where sign for 10 demerits and that is it. If I wanted a formal
hearing and found at fault I would be given a minimum of 20 demerits. I
signed for the ten that was it. If they really want to hang you,an
employee would not be given any options. It would be a formal
investigation and you could be held out of service till the
investigation has concluded !!!!

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

loco, 1-10:

Read\review your contractual agreement.  Post back with details of
what all you're actually entitled to regarding away from home
lodging.

Mobile phones - many/most screwed themselves. I don't use mine for co.
business outside of taking calls for work, don't have to.

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

Brothers


On feb 8th you will be able to view the details of your bonus on the
employee self help section on the gateway. Checks are supposed to be
issued on the 20th.

Name: Grievances 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 January 2019

When an employee puts in a grievance you just have to show date time,
terminal or territory. And the rule that was violated. You do not have
to show details at this time. So the letter this employee received
could be in same format. And full disclosed will be presented to union
reps. Before a formal investigation happens. Or it could be resolved
behind closed doors without formal investigation. Which has happened
many times. Myself I would sit back and do nothing if I was the
employee and let the company show there cards. They might want to keep
it simple and a local matter. Never trouble, trouble, till trouble
troubles you !

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 January 2019

Cond 30


YEAH YEAH... we have all heard the old head stories and how bad the
hotels were and blah blah. Things have changed since the dinosaur days
and it did because people fought for change and refused to be treated
like low class dirt. I have always said and will always say that we
should never be put anywhere that they wouldn't put the CEO and his
family. You also had 5 man crews and all the booze you wanted at one
time too. That changed as well. All I was trying to say is if we got a
choice to get a hotel that will honor giving us points to stay there
then that's were we should be. we cant claim a damn thing on our taxes
anymore thanks to the idiot elected. Its bullshit and the company should
be at least paying or our boots and safety wear and our secondary
number. I bet I have only been called out maybe 3 times in a year on my
hotel phone. They always call you on your cell. They want you to call
PTC and TO to get help. The TM call the local crews all the time
checking up on them. The dispatchers always tell the crews to call the
TM when they want to know something. We should be provided a company
phone or be able to claim that on our taxes.  The single middle man got
the screwing out here. At least put us in a hotel that will give us some
credits so we can get some gift cards for food and clothing.

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 January 2019

X-Board

If an LC told you that they cant send you an investigation letter
without the charges being noted he is full of crap. They have to note
the exact charges being held against you.


THE NOTICE SHALL CONTAIN A CLEAR AND SPECIFIC STATEMENT DENOTING THE
CHARGE OR VIOLATION OF WHICH ACCUSED AND LISTING THE DATE, TIME, PLACE
AND NATURE OF THE OCCURRENCE OR INCIDENT THAT IS TO BE THE SUBJECT OF
THE HEARING

I have never heard of a charge letter ever being sent without the
details of the charge. This is a violation of labor law protocol. How
would you know exactly what you were being charged for unless you were
counseled in the field and were told what you were being charged for.
You need to call your international rep if you cant get ahold of your
GC and find out how to get an order for the letter to be reissued and
delay any hearings until it is done properly.
It sounds like this might be a fishing expedition. Why would they not
put the charges out there for you? Are they trying to blind side your
LC? Something is stinking here and you need to take action immediately
with your international.

Name: Mike
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 January 2019

Those of us left at CN made it through the same bullshit you are dealing
with. Lawsuits, firings, layoffs, firings, etc. Harrison cut the
railroad to barebones and no less we are having to play catch up in
terms of hiring, buying locomotives, rail cars,  etc. Best advice I can
give you is just deal with it until it's over. You wont win. It's like
watching a replay.  The only good was Hunter paid us 46 an hour and our
guarantee is 110k. Most of us make 135-140k for 2 trips a week. You
will win the FMLA lawsuit. Most who were fired will get their jobs
back. Some railyards will reopen. Hang in there.

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

Lets get out there and get it done Today !!

Name: Queens
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 January 2019

Some one has to pay for all the welfare queens and there six kids and
counting. All the Obama perks, whos your daddy Obama my daddy. Trump
trying to clean up the parasites that donít want to work. Welfare
breeds welfare, it was meant to help people over a rough time. Not make
a career out of free money. You hard working people are paying the taxes
to support the democratic parties programs.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 January 2019

Loco:
Spend a few stays in an older crew lodging facility.  
By the book:  rooms were clean, - provided with a bed, chair, lamp,
towel, washcloth, bar of soap. Heat yeah. AC - only later on. Community
bath, toilet, down the hall.  .25 for a cup of god-awful coffee, a buck
to fill a thermos.  The worst?  The people operating\running a place
like that could act like it was a 5 star Taj Mahal.

Name: Loco 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 January 2019

Conductor 
You forgot to mention that some of the hotels we stay at won't honor
CLC for points anymore. Now we can't get points to get gift cards for
food. That sucks. I used those points to get food cards and to buy work
clothes. I always got a staples card to buy pens and crap I use at work.
We need to get with union's and see we get hotels That will honor
railroad workers. This just keeps getting more shitty every day!

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 January 2019

Brothers 
If your single and have no dependants your screwed. You can't claim a
damn thing anymore. Not even internet to cover doing some pods at home
or access employee gateway for info you have to have. No claiming cell
for secondary number either. Safety clothes gone. If you can't come up
with more than 12000 in other personal deductions your return is a joke.
Your better off having a kid! Get that better deduction.  Trump slapped
all transportation workers down! Wonder if the dot truck drivers will
stike. Union's better get us better meal pay and start making them
provide all safety gear again!

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

Hey mole heater...he may be a mole and a liar but any body that
"thinks" their getting "free" money from the government as a refund
check is a moron
The government skims money right off the top of your check then
"gives" you a refund.  They over charge you and give you your own
money back.thats why they take it off the top. If people got their
whole check on pay day and then had to pay taxes people would realize
how much the government steals and there would be riots in the streets
and the demonrats party would be out of business

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

I'll  stay off the property and they dont even have to pay me to !!
They couldnt pay me 5k a week to come back
Just did my d.o.t physical and my blood pressure is not only normal she
said it was great. Heart beat normal... I've lost 30 lbs
I'm feeling great. Whats your health worth? When you retire and yoir
so sick and die in a year or two who cares what ypu got paid for ypur
last one or two years alive?

Name: Job brief at home
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 January 2019

Here's what he forgot to mention when he called you at home:
Jacksonville turned off their off days and vacations until every
employee gets the safety briefing on the latest stupid moves and
incidents. No days off, no pl days, no nothing until every single
active employee is briefed. Yesterday I was asked 6 times if I got the
safety briefing by the same tm within 35 minutes. Calling at home is
bullshit, they're just trying to get their off days back.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 January 2019

Thanks to Trump Iím getting back more tax refund  money this year than 
I ever have . Thanks Trump ;;;;;;;;MAGA

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 January 2019

Trainmaster 

You one of the guys that's been calling rested crews at home to have a
safety job briefing with them because they got you so swamped and scared
to leave your desk you might miss something and then get your arss
whipped cause a train leaves late? you think this job is that good. You
don't call people at their homes when they aren't working. Doesn't
matter if they've been called out or not! That's their private homes.
That's way over the line doing that crap. You TM's do your briefings
at work! You call my house with that shit and I'll be calling yours
everytime I don't get paid.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 January 2019

Hey : CSX : kiss my GOD DAMN ASS

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

Did Danville Brewer yard shut down ?

Name: Stock market
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 January 2019

As a long time rr I have been trading and investing in stock for the
last 15 years. Iíve done very well and have a diversified portfolio. If
you want to be a trader you cannot be emotional or listen to so called
experts. You have to do your own research and know what all the numbers
mean. And only invest money that your able to lose. There is no
guarantees when you invest, there is so much that can change in a short
time. I invest in strong companies that pay nice dividend. I like buy
and hold and watching dividend grow.  Then I take the profit and invest
in new strong companies. A lot of brokers just move your money around
and bill you for fees. I would never use brokers they are rip off
artists. Buy the book trading for dumbies, very valuable information
knowledge is power and$$$$$$$.

Name: Sell and run
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 January 2019

Next week watch the volume of stock that will  be sold off of CSX stock.
Now that the big guys are selling, that is the signal that everyone will
follow. Mantle made good profit, but they know CSX stock is not going
much further. There are a lot of better companies for mantle to put
there money. Itís going to be interesting at CSX I think for 2019.

Name: Cashing in
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 January 2019

https://www.barrons.com/amp/articles/csx-hedge-fund-mantle-ridge-sells-stock-51548435665
Mantle selling stock taking profit. To me mantle is going to bail they
donít have faith stock is going to go much higher!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 January 2019

trainmaster or company poser what ever you are this site is csx sucks
not I suck csx.com go back to your little hole and dream about being
someone important your nothing but a little suck ass that can be
replaced by thousand more little college know it all little punks, if
you are a tm go back to hiding in the bushes like the little rat suck
you are.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 January 2019

Guys: we dont need to worry about the things we cannot change. The Big
Guy's in Jacksonville are very smart and methodical. They will bring
OR down below 60%. We just all need to work Safe, work hard, put in all
the hours we can and make CSX look good and make 2019 a record year for
safety, PROFITS,and on time delivery for all our Valued customers.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 January 2019

Hey Witness....
How many investigations have you been to where you announced you were
going to make a statement and then you got up and left???
You should have seen their faces they didn't know what to do!!!
And then two months later when they sent you some stupid letter next
day certified telling you to markup a triple 01 you never even bothered
to respond.
They 
Didn't know what to do if you don't play their game it really f****
them up

Name: 
E-mail: One track mind
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 January 2019

Hh Foote and the likes donít care about the staffing numbers. To be the
tough guy and get the message out Hh fired and pulled staff out of
service in record numbers at cn and cp. Foote was an apprentice then.
Hh did not care about anything else. My department we had more people
out of service that the shifts did not have staffing. So the
supervisors had to make up for it and work in the field. In footes mind
the more people sitting at home he thinks he is saving money. And it
shows operating ratio lower. These people are pencil pushers and only
know spread sheets. And they can doctor up any paper work to make
themselves shine. And that is what shareholders want to see even if
information is all lies. The goal is how much money they walk away with
from CSX. There goal is not the well being of the future of CSX. So if
your an employee thinking your doing a great job and the company
reconnizes you your in fantasy land. You will have to be patient till
this regime cashes in and moves on. Then the new ceo will have to run
it like a rr again. Been threw it with Hh. As ceo not fun but if you
have years of service invested you have to try stick it out.

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

Job cuts, Lmao!!!  For every two men hired about three quit.  Every time
anyone thinks csx over hired. Within six months we don't have enough
man power.  We are always out of men. As high of a turnover rate that
exist at this shit hole.  Can someone tell me why they screw with the
guys who are left.   I'm stuck out here.  I'm too old and too stupid
to do anything else.  Any young educated man needs to stay clear of
this place.

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

I wish csx would lay me off.

Name: Aaa
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 January 2019

Guess again. They sold $305 million in stock. Plus they said even more
cuts for 2019. It has started, be prepared to be laid off.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 January 2019

Mantle Ridge sold 126 million dollars worth of csx Shares today.

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 January 2019

Look at bnsf railroads not csx to mAke long term gains warren buffet is
10 times smarter than footie and these crooks that violate union
agreements lie cheat and steal from anywhere to make a quick profit
they should be held accountable  the main man should be in court and
personally pay for violating the RR labour act stb board is not fair
nether the  FRA what is a joke company men I've never meet a FRA guy
that knowsanything about  railroad WHY IS IT A BIG SECRET THAT NS ,CSX.
Hold their employees hostage Fear and intimidation we all know it speak
your mind , we are treated like shit like dirt TRUMP  should put a stop
this we can't strike but the government can shut down what about us
hard all weather working AMERICANS RAILROADERS greeting screwed outa.
Of are Union  agreements ,,,, pay is alarming wrong for us its criminal
what they are pulling there trying to form a MONOPOLY,, TRUMP what you
got to support American workers THE RR brages record profits,, but take
take from are health care and the un ethnic ways treating there
employees like shit with their kangaroo court

Name: Cypress Hill
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 January 2019

I love you Mary Jane !!! She so good to me when pack fresh bowl and
clean the screen inhale/exhale

Name: LONEGRO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 January 2019

Get on the DAMN PSR train or get derailed...!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 January 2019

Jacksonville-Based CSX Plans To Cut More Jobs



http://news.wjct.org/post/jacksonville-based-csx-plans-cut-more-jobs

Name: Cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 January 2019

Like I posted beforefoote has told investors for 2019 there are still
many more cuts, sell offs etc to come. He still wants to get operating
ratio down. Do be really surprised when there are announcements of
reducing everything. You can google the statements he has made about
his plans for 2019. The stock is not climbing like they had planned so
I predict they are going to do desperate move to try and move stock
upwards, before mantle bails.

Name: witness
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 January 2019

Unexpected

Of course they tried to hang the engineer. Its always the crews fault
if they can swing it that way. I personally have been to a couple of
investigations where they tried to hang crews and it ended up being the
track departments fault for failure to maintain frogs and cross overs
along with broken switches that had been reported for months. Its the
usual kangaroo court that cost the company money and man power time
that wasn't warranted. Just one big joke to them. And the people they
have sitting in as hearing officers is just as bad. Records a mile long
swept under the rug . 

There was never a notice that any bonus was cancelled. My guess that
was a bad joke. They come out around the same time every year. Look and
see when you got your last one. Give them time to get the W2 situation
straightened out first. No telling what kind of messes this company has
after the Old man kicked the bucket and a big bad check had to be
written to cover their butts for the loss.  Don't expect 2019 to be a
good year especially after the ridiculous tax returns the single
without dependents are going to get.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 January 2019

All bonuses for union members are canceled. Mantle Ridge needs that
money for the $5 billion in stock buybacks they committed to.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 24 January 2019

to TM I am clad you enjoy it hear at csx I am sure you are a very good
at being a company suck and you sure you drank the company col-laid I
have seen plenty of little college punks like you and don't worry they
will screw you just like every one else but one big difference between
us an company sucks like you we still have are dignity and not a peace
of shit back stabbing cock sucking rat POS like all you managers are
your just the bottom feeders of the company rats so go hid in the
bushes and remember you sold your soul.

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

Guy's: i just dont get it all the griping and complaining. I have been
with CSX for 2 years now. Recruited me out of college and it has been
just wonderful so far. Long hours for sure and busy but i love it .
Whats wrong with working hard and getting compensated fairly for your
effort.

Name: John lentz
E-mail: lentzjj@yahoo.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 January 2019

Funny to see these dick sucking managers telling us how good we have it
while they are trying to fire us and cant figure out why morale is low

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 January 2019

union brothers!

Is it a surprise that this company would come out with a warning about
our W2s having a problem? NOT! HA! HA!  If anyone could have a problem
it would be this outfit. 

I along with several others got ours as soon as it was announced and
went straight to the tax man and filed. Thank god I didn't set up
health saver program because I would have been screwed. It is on the
employee gateway that the problem was with the health savings.
As for my return well guys, thanks to our POTUS all of us single with
no dependent will be eating dirt!  My usual return of 5-6 grand was
reduced to a mere 900 bucks!  Railroaders are screwed!

Name: Unexpccted
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 January 2019

Tm wanted us Carmen to watch train into yard. I got myself in position
and was standing outside of the truck. In the back of my head I always
plan where to run if something goes wrong, this day was no different.
Train was coming in down the hill had his dynamic brake on with two
units pulling loaded train. But he had not applied train air breaks
yet. All of a sudden I seen cars coming for me on there side. I ran and
got away from the 18 cars on the ground and piling up like an accordion.
My work truck was flattened it was one hell of a mess. I talked to
hogger. He said he was just about to apply air breaks when train went
into emergency. They tried to hang him for not using air brakes!!!! 
Being around trains my whole life expect the unexpected, it could save
your life.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 January 2019

Precision Scheduled Railroading...Do less with less and charge more for
it.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 January 2019

Union brothers

New York state rallied and supported a bill that allows all their union
workers to deduct their union dues from their income taxes. So what
about Indiana, Illinois and all the other states we haul commodities
through and deliver to?

This is a question we should all be calling our state representatives
about. This is total bull that we have to be a member in order to keep
our jobs but we cant claim the dues off our taxes!!!!!!

Name: Do entertainment 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 January 2019

As a carman working the yard there was a grain train in yard. The crew
brought power out put slave on tail end then added unit to head end.
The crew was going back and forth from power on head end to tail end.
This went on for about three hours. Every time the hogger, would
throttle up but his power would not move train just skid wheel at
times. The Tm called the car department to drive the train because it
went into emergency. We drove the train and found that a car was pulled
in half. Grain was everywhere. I guess the way it was linked is one unit
was pulling west and the other was pulling east. Lol

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

Talk about how CSX SUCKS?

I get called out for a train that has Distributed Power and works many
places.  I inform the yardmaster, trainmaster, and road foreman that I
am not qualified on DP.  I'm handed a piece of paper with some
information and told "Good Luck".   There was an individual training
people on DP, but they cut him off to save money, go figure.

These Precision Railroading tactics with cutting and saving has got to
be the most pathetic, dangerous thing I have ever seen.

CSX SUCKS REAL BAD!

Name: beenthere
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 22 January 2019

NO time

Did you call the EAP counselor and tell him/her that you were stressed
out over the incident. How hard did you hit the truck. You may be sore
somewhere in your body and it wont show up for a few day.

Everyone has been saying that the company has left it up to the TM's
to decide if you can get time off. I don't know who made this insane
decision if it is true but call the EAP counselor and tell him/her your
concerns.

It has also been said they will not pay you unless there is a critical
incident. This happened many years ago and when a family found out that
this was happening after hearing a crew talk about it outside an office
where they were having a hearing the rule was changed. The lawyers had
a hey day with it. They argued it would encourage crew members to take
the least action they could when hitting someone. They started paying
everyone again but I believe it has to involve people being in the
vehicles. There are numbers floating around for several railroad
lawyers. Try calling the EAP counselor first and if that doesn't work
then give one of the lawyers a call.

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 January 2019

Brothers


W2's are in.  Got an appointment with my tax guy this week. Been doing
railroader taxes for close to 20 years. Going to get the real scoop on
how much we are going to get screwed. Its the single with no dependents
who are screwed. we tried plugging everything into the new simple short
form and ended up owing 2 grand instead of the usual 5 grand tax
return.   Good luck to all of you. Hope you got a good tax guy. Winter
heating bills are going to be bad. Really needed that return.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 January 2019

Hell yea count me in !!!!  Alllll my rowdy friend's are coming over
super night.....thats riiiiight...hell with...foote..

Name: Csx red blocker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 January 2019

King

I'll join ya! Ice cold buds and spare ribs!Let the company suck butts
and moles work! Fuck you Foote!!

Csx sucks!

Name: Trying to get in 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 January 2019

Anybody know how i go about getting hired with csx?what is the best way
to get hired?as the song saids come on ride that train and ride it

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 21 January 2019

Man Power your rite all managers are bitches I think trainmasters may be
top of the list but the worst I have seen are those that come from the
crafts they are the biggest sell outs of them all I have dealt with
both and none can be trusted and all are back stabbing lying POS and
would sell out there own mother trust none and they deserve no respect
and should never be given any.

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

KING


Your an idiot. Abuse a program they already don't want. Go ahead.
Knock yourself out. Take the 6 points. Use Fmla if you have it moron.
Don't draw attention to a program that we really need. Besides, the
way the NFL has been for the last 2 years no body gives a crap about
watching a bunch of overpaid jocks except another bunch of jocks. Red
block is not a right like Fmla. Its a privilege.

Name: Layoff king!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 January 2019

Everybody at CSX layoff on SUPERBOWL sunday. Start a big pool and get
plastered and layoff OPERATION RED BLOCK...

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

Bro!
Thinks...............

Name: Man power
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 January 2019

I hate any and all company officials. They are all bitchís.
Trainmasterís are at the top of the list. TMís are true bitchís, rats,
buffer boys and every damn one of them thicks that their going to the
top. Dumbassas!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 January 2019

Guy's : sleep apnea is proven to cause decreased productivity decreased
cognitive ability reduced concentration and other health problems to
individuals who have it not to mention millions it cost the COMPANY in
accidents and lost production.

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

Goats


Actually you aren't really off base with that one. Excuse the harsh
reactions from anyone on here. When you spend years working for a
company who comes up with the most stupid idiotic crap every time you
turn around you expect every post that isn't addressing their asinine
behavior to be considered a post from a mole or a supervisor. This is
what this company created. But then if your in this business you don't
need to be told that. I wonder if the goats have anyone representing
them!

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 January 2019

OH MY GOSH!!!

Now the moles are so desperate they have to come on here and post links
to goat movies..... WOW! 

Curious anyone why? Maybe it is getting to hot on the discussions of
rules that are in place to protect the company by putting the final
decisions into the hands of the crews but then disciplining them if it
doesn't turn out the way they want. Maybe it has to do with
supervisors telling crew members not to get off of their trains until
they talk to the dispatchers but none of them are willing to put any of
these orders into writing. Maybe it has to do with supervisors telling
engineers not to use the TO when they are using DP power.
Could it be the questions that was just posted asking all brothers if
they heard anything about the company looking into the right to ban
employees from work who have sleep apnea?

So the saga continues. Just another day at the circus.

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

https://sputniknews.com/amp/videoclub/201901111071379934-excited-fainting-goats-feeding-time/

Name: ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 January 2019

Brothers

Has anyone else heard the rumor that csx is looking into not letting
people with sleep apnea work. Heard a guy saying it was because it was
used as an excuse for falling asleep on the engines when they were
caught on the camera and some used it for excuse for speeding. I know
guys who have it and take their machines to the hotel with them. I
never had a problem working with any of them.

Name: Safety rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 January 2019

All the safety bulletins are great on paper. But you will have people
follow them and refuse unsafe work like they should. Then you have the
employees that will have no problem going out of there way to get the
job done, and iget lots of cudos from there boss. And if they get minor
 injury they just donít report it. They do this for cudos and to show up
the employee that stands his ground to do things safe. But if the unsafe
worker gets seriously injured the management will deny any knowledge of
unsafe practices and the ass kisser employee is on his own. Follow the
rules to the letter people, because in court you would look like a fool
explaining why you did not follow the rules layed out for employees. The
guy that breaks the rules and gets hurt will be looking for new job. The
choice is your. The railroad is not a boys club it is a very dangerous
place to work, you always have to think safety to go home every day to
your family. Be safe at work, donít take that chance or short cut to
save a couple of minutes, itís not worth it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 January 2019

Its outdoor work good gosh !! The snow rain sleet and hail dont stop the
show or slow it done. Lets getter done !! Guy's

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

T&E

READ! READ! READ!  This is one of the biggest problems you have in your
industry. You read a new rule that is published and you don't READ IT!

Bulletin 005 effective January 4, 2019

Rule number 4250.3 
The crewmembers of a stopped train must inspect a passing train on the
ground from both side of the track where DUTIES and TERRAIN PERMIT!

Section A-paragraph 1
The locomotive operator of the standing train must:
If possible, stop the train at a location that SAFELY ALLOWS inspection
of passing trains from both sides of the track.

Over 90% of injuries result from someone missing a slip, trip or fall
hazard. This rule is written to cover every single scenario that could
happen when the crews are ordered to follow a rule such as this. Safety
is your number one priority. If there is enough snow on the ground that
it does not enable you to be able to see if you can walk across the
terrain to a point that is 30 feet away without stepping into a hole or
hidden ditch then you should not attempt to do so. If you were to slip
or fall and break a leg, ankle etc. then you could be charged with not
inspecting your area before you walked across it. If you must cross a
muddy ditch or climb over an abandoned fence then you do not do so! If
you must climb through waist high brush or anything that blocks your
view of what might be on the other side then you do not do so! If it is
pouring down rain, blowing snow or foggy and it is bad enough you have
little visibility then you do not get off of your train and put
yourself in a situation where you could get into a slip, trip or fall
hazard. If the terrain is covered in ice do not get off your train. In
a rail yard you are well aware that you will most likely be walking on
ballast and slippery railroad ties. You are given slip guards for your
boots which are supposed to help with slippery situations when you walk
but they are not fool proof. Out on the line of road you have absolutely
no idea what you will be walking across. It does not matter if you think
it is a corn field or a drainage ditch. You will never be able to
accurately determine what you will be traversing and the slip guards
given to you to wear over or on your boots are not guaranteed to safely
protect you.
There is a very good reason that this rule states...Duties and terrain
permit. It is your responsibility to make that call. You are and have
always been empowered to take the safest course of action. If you feel
that you will be disciplined if you do not get off of your trains you
can call up your dispatchers and inform them that the situation is not
safe therefore you will not be getting off of your train. If they order
you to do so and anything happens to you that  results in an injury it
will be their complete responsibility and they can explain whey the put
you in harms way in court. 
Many if not most of the rules are written in a way that leaves a loop
hole for the company and allows them to put the responsibility in the
employees lap. Read them. Read them closely. This rule is worded so the
employee can make the choice to follow it based on his/her own
determination. IF DUTIES AND TERRAIN PERMIT! You do not, under any
circumstance have to put yourself in harms way to get a job done. Yes,
you may have to walk trains that go into emergency that are not in the
best of places but you have rules that cover this as well. The
railroads should have the terrain next to the rails and bridges that
are traversed in a condition that allows all employees to walk without
fear of injury. Of course that is not happening therefore it is up to
you to make a report to your dispatcher if you feel it can not done
safely and you can not move the train to do so. It is up to your
supervisors to decide what action will be taken next. 
Now, not to be the devils advocate but you must also consider the
situation at the time. If a train is in emergency and has a single main
line closed then it is expected that the crew members will take what
ever actions are necessary to get it moving. You all know and
understand the consequences of trains being stopped and backed up on a
single main line halting the movement of freight. On double main the
situation is totally different. Assistance is provided much easier. It
is up to you to decide how much you are willing to risk to get the
freight moving again. These kinds of situations can be a hard call.
Under no circumstances should you ever consider the duties of doing a
standard roll by inspection of a passing train as important as
assisting a train in emergency. It is not. Assess the situation at the
time and decide if it is safe to do so. If not, then do not attempt to
do it. Never forget that you are empowered to take the safest course of
action.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 January 2019

to all those knuckle dragging monkeys out there get off your worthless
ass and keep those trains moving we don't care there is a little snow
out there suck it up and keep them moving we run the show and you are
the circus monkeys so get out there and do what this company pays you
for

Name: Time sheets
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 January 2019

What I found in my 35 years on the rr. Is now with these hedge fund
investors exploits companies is. All that rr management want is the
right times and numbers put on there sheets. So they can be forwarded
to there bosses and they management get a that a boy. They donít really
give a shit if you looked at the train as long as the paper work is
proper. Then if there is an accident or anything else they will try and
blame the employee. The only difference now is they can confirm you left
the cab threw there camera. The whole thing now is spread sheets and
quotas. If the employee fudges the numbers to make everything look good
your a team player. The guys that donít go along with the illusion that
everything is great is seen as a shit disturber. The players are being
used by management and when things go wrong they will use some one as
the scape goat. And the guys in the ivory tower play stupid and will
not be held accountable for any of it.

Name: Inspections
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 January 2019

Back in he day the car department use to do a standing inspection on all
trains every 500 miles. Then the main line trains where taken away from
the car department. And train crews did pullbys. We took 4 years of in
house training to be journey man in the craft. Trainmen get a crash
course itís a joke really. They kept the carman away from mainline
trains because we would always find bad orders that had to be switched
out. Now the goverment lets the railroads do what they want and cross
there fingers nothing is going to happen. So when trainmen watch the
train by and give it the ok. And something happens they try to use them
as scape goats.

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

From reading footes address to shareholders in 2018.sounds like he still
wants to cut over3000 more employees in 2019 and sell off anything that
is not in use. He still wants to get operating ratio down a lot more. I
thing this is going to be a tough year for CSX employees. You better
save your pennies because this regime is far from there target numbers.
Hopefully these statements to share holders are to appease them. But in
his own words they are taking all the low hanging fruit they can get.
Itís going to be push push, so try and be as safe as you can. Donít run
to please these pricks and cost someone there life. Safety first folks,
fuck mantle gang.

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

We run a shortline railroad that interchanges with CSX. For the first
three years of our operation the yardmaster that the local is
dispatched out of did not even know we existed. Our cars are never
delivered on time or even at all. I used to have respect for CSX but
that is all gone now.

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

With management putting in all there time in at CSX,the only records
that are going to be broken are by management. Is the amount of
divorces that are going to go down. Your new x-wife will get child
support vaginamony, the house etc.  Once your served papers her lover
can use the front door, and will not have to sneak in the back door
anymore. This will be the only records broken at CSX for 2019.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 January 2019

We getting in done today !!!. Lets break all the records for
profitability and safety...in 2019

Name: Investing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 January 2019

There are far better companies to invest in with nice dividends. And a
lot less risk than CSX. If you do your own trading at home or threw a
broker your aware of this. The guy that just get pay deducted to go
towards CSX stock thatís ok also. But be cautious of the messages sent
out by this regime.

Name: Caution
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 January 2019

https://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2018/12/26/can-csx-corporations-stock-decline-by-30-next-year/amp/

Name: invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 January 2019

stock holders

Now is a good time to watch your stock. Csx just put out a glowing
report on the amount of car loads being moved and the increase of coal
shipments since this time last year.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 January 2019

brothers

SAVE SAVE SAVE!   No one should ever have to be out here more than 25
years. If you plan accordingly you can get out. This job has broken
down many a railroaders bodies and ruined their lives at home. Time
lost with your family is something you can never get back. And for
what?  A decent living with a little better retirement than others? You
can be smart and save. Don't live above your means. Don't try to keep
up with the Jones. Who cares. Leave early and enjoy your life. Now you
cant even claim your out of pocket expenses out here. Just another slap
in the railroaders face. Stop feeding the unions any more than you have
to. Be smart and get out early!

Name: Retirement
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 January 2019

In Canada at the rr you can retire at 55. Your age and years of service
has to be 85 points. So if you start at age 20 work till your 55 that
is 35 years of service and a full pention.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 January 2019

Loco 10-20:

The reason RR retirement is so good is retirement at age 60 rather than
65+

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 January 2019

Do this retirement math.  Instead of the Tier 2 which is the railroad
retirement portion or 4.9% of your pay. If I was allowed to invest in a
401k or other retirement account drawing just 5%  annual rate of return
on $4,000 invested per year (my tier 2 was $4,700 last year) I would
have a balance after 30 years of 273k and 40 years at  496k.  Or
drawing 10% annual rate of return, it would be 693k and 1.86 million
respectively!  So, of your 4K railroad railroad retirement what is the
tier 2 portion?  2k per month?  That retirement account money would
almost assuredly go to my heirs instead of other ďrailroadersĒ who were
screwing me over for 30 or 40 years like railroad retirement will. The
point is that railroad retirement isnít as great as it seems.

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

Try and find the loop hole where you can, resign a month before your
normal retirement date. And if you can transfer all you money into a
personal registered retirement plan. Then you can take it at your
normal retire ment date. Invest and live nicely off the dividend. And
if you die the money goes to your estate. There is a loop hole I think
to do this.

Name: eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 January 2019

Cond/engineer
 
If you want any peace of mind and need to really figure out what is in
store for you, then make an appointment with the nearest rr retirement
office and crunch the numbers with them. I did just that. I walked into
the office with 15 years service and wanted to know what I would be
making if I quit in 20 years. They were able to figure out pretty close
exactly how much I would make after the penalties of leaving early if I
waited and drew my check at 62 or at 65. They also told me for every
year I worked after I walked out I could add another 100 dollars to it.
Cost of living raises, etc. could be figured in safely at that amount.
Rest assured I was happy knowing what I was looking at in another 5
years. It helped me tremendously in deciding how to invest and what I
needed to do to plan for leaving. Im old enough to not worry to much
about finding something to live on between leaving and 62. Maybe you
are not. You might find it will work for you if you want to get out
early and you have other income to tide you over. There are some rules
about taking another job after you quit if you leave early and don't
draw until later. They will explain this to you.  It was a load off my
shoulders knowing I didn't need to slave out here for 30 years if I
didn't want to!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 January 2019

LOCO,

The post was in reference to just the total amount of Railroad
Retirement Tier 2 taxes contributed\deducted\paid, the amount
over & above Tier 1 - the Social Security equivalent tax. {Not ALL
total lifetime earnings.)

Have recouped way more in RR Retirement Tier 2 retirement pay than paid
in during career and that's in just the first 4+ years.  
 
RR Retirement earnings amount(s) are based on yrs. of service and
RR income.  There are many RR retirees (including myself) drawing more
than 4K per month. A spousal annuity is roughly 45-46% of the
retired employee's.    

Railroad Retirement Sickness and Unemployment benefits are the pits
but retirement is tough to beat.

Name: cond/eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 January 2019

retired

You got me thinking about this. Thank god my wife saves all my
paperwork. We just sat down and added up all my total wages earned for
the last 21 years using the info off of my pay stubs. I earned over
$1,437,456.00 in the last 21 years. Then we added all my bring home pay
after everything was taken out. This did include my 40lk money taken out
but it was never over 15% ever. In 21 years I brought home $752,504.00. 
 
752,504> 21 years is about an average of $35,833.00 a year bring home.
If the stock market crashes and I lose my 40lk money in order to keep
living like we are I need a monthly RR retirement check cleared at
$3000.00.  Please tell us your making at least double that. I cant do
40 years out here. No way in hell.

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

LOCO

Get out your 2017 tax return or look at the ending pay statement. If
you add the federal taxable gross plus any money you put into your 40lk
and any money you may have contributed to it from a bonus you will come
up with the figure that you see on the service record you got in the
mail. You will also notice that it is not what is shown on your pay
statement as TOTAL GROSS.
That year I showed over 100,000 in total wages but the rr retirement
board gives me compensated credit for 95,000. Retired said he had 40
years of service so we can all assume he was smart and put most of his
money away. He must be getting one big fat check to have made
everything he earned back in 4 1/2 years just on his rr retirement
check. Most of us wont be out here 40 years. He was an exception to the
rule.

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

Retired

I just looked at my railroad retirement statement that I got in the
mail. It says that my career retirement record compensation is 
$1,418,379.43   So how have you made everything back in 4 1/2 years.
Every one that I have talked to so far has said they make around 4
grand a month for railroad retirement if they are single. Spouse adds a
little extra if she is getting it.

Name: Collective agreement
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 January 2019

What I found working with Hh as ceo for four years at cp rail. Is if the
employee followed the rules and the collective agreement. And then was
fired for something stupid that management made up. And then it went to
arbitration the arbitrator followed the collective agreement and rules
right to the letter. The arbitrator. Could see the pattern that the
company used to fire people. It was to cause fear with the sheepall. 87
percent of people that where fired where returned to work with full back
pay and benefits. Hh refused to pay but had no choice. Foote was trained
by Hh to use all the unethical tactics against employees. Go by the book
document everything and if you find yourself out of service or fired you
will almost be guaranteed your going back to work. Intimidation is all
this regime knows but karma will prevail.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 January 2019

wasamule,

FYI:  I've been retired 4 1/2 years.  Have already received all and
more, back in RR Retirement - the amount I contributed to Tier 2 tax in
40 yrs. - and that's not including the Tier 2 portion of my wife's
annuity.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 January 2019

Hell yea i will say it again: its like my Daddy always told me he would
rather have a sister in a whore house than a brother in Production

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 January 2019

Wasamule and !!!!! are the same person, talking about tooting your own
horn. 
  So i'm a idiot, whatever douchebag. I read the entire post from
Wasamule and I don't disagree. But at the end of the day, it's up to
the individual manager to determine what kind o person they want to be.
I've worked under a many a good manger who didn't do exactly what
upper brass wanted and they still have management jobs to this day. A
manager doesn't have to be a morally bankrupt POS to work for this
company, this one person I pointed out at Avon is a bad person and I
hope he gets a little dose of his own medicine.

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

Wasamule


If there was ever a post on here that shot straight from the hip and
told the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth it's yours.
The last couple post are from a bunch of idiots who didn't get what
you were saying. We all know why the field supervisors act like they
do. It the one's who are scared to death for their jobs who go out and
do what ever they think it takes to impress the Master in Jacksonville.
If a new TM comes in and he actually seems like he knows what he is
doing and he came in with a transportation degree they are scared to
death of him. They are all like sharks just waiting to take the first
bite out of him. But the facts still remain. You said it all. It all
comes down from the top brass. They keep fear instilled in every line
manager they have. Rule by fear. People are too stupid out here to
figure it out. They have no control over the young cubs who come in
here and still have a long life to live. They don't need to stay on
the railroad. they can walk away and find something else. Look how many
don't come back after they furlough them. The turnover rate is high as
hell. It used to be 63%. Not sure what it is now. How often do you see
them going after an old head who has enough time to retire or is pretty
damn close. How often do you see them go after an old head who has
respect from his fellow workers. They know better. The old heads have
knowledge. They have influence. They don't care if they are stalked.
They got the time and they got the money. If the supervisors go after
anyone its the guys who have 5-10 years under their belt. They know
they have just started their careers and have some time invested. A lot
of them are in their late 30's to 40's and don't want to start
another career all over again. It used to be rumored they wanted
failures on everyone so they could use the info in court if anyone was
injured and filed a suit. We figured out that was bull crap along time
ago. Its to keep constant fear of losing your job planted in
everyone's heads.
The master in Jacksonville knows this. That's were the mental tricks
come in just like you said. There is always another young pup standing
in line to take him out. Seniority is everything in this business. We
all working on an assembly line just like you said and we are all
mules. The crap will never stop. It is how they want it in
Jacksonville. It's the perfect plan.
I forgave all those supervisors who acted like Jack arsses and fell for
the masters games. I feel sorry for them. They are weak. They are easily
manipulated. They are scared little men who are afraid of the paddle you
mentioned. They bit off more than they could chew. You shouldn't play
chess with the masters if you don't know how to manipulate and cheat.


For all those supervisors who were tossed out in the garbage like the
rest of us mules........Welcome back!

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

Engine Repair 10-20,

  The Biggest POS manager I have ever known is now back to running a
engine at Avon.  It's a damned shame how many of the guys/gals now
associate/speak to this turd.  Never forget guys about a year ago, he
was writing up and firing us for the pettiest of things.  Treat him
like the fat POS he is.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 January 2019

to all those trainmasters and managers out there your all a peace of
shit who would sell out there own mother and those of you that come
from the crafts your the worst sell out of them all, your all a peace
of shit and you know it you sold your souls to csx and they own you so
live with it the only friends you have are each other and all of you
will screw over your fellow managers in heart beat all you managers out
there can go screw your self it is only a matter of time csx shows there
love for you and enjoy your long hours away from cupcake she will find
what she needs elsewhere

Name: wasamule
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 January 2019

T&E/TM/RF...etc


I cant believe for one moment that the entire lot of you just don't
understand how this works. You would think you would understand what is
and has always been happening. Take a good hard look at your industry. 

First, the reason you have such good retirement is because you pay more
out than any person who pays into regular social security. Take a look
at what percentage is taken from you. Do the math. They are making a
killing off the interest they earn on your money. You will never live
long enough to get back what you pay in and that doesn't include the
hard labor you supplied.

Second, any company that thinks it will have happy and productive
workers when they constantly violate the bargained agreements that are
set forth is nothing more than a company that shows it has no respect
for its workers. No one wants to be treated like gum on the bottom of a
shoe. Constantly violating the written and agreed upon rights of the
working man is nothing more than a show of power. We can do what we
want to our blue collar workers and there is nothing they can do about
it without it taking red tape and time. By then we will have
accomplished the task at hand and we have won.
It does no good to discuss the horse trading and money traded under the
table. It happens and it will always happen. The carrier and the Unions
will always be in bed with each other and they are counting on the
workers not standing together and hiring a lawyer to do a full
investigation of both parties. You will join a union or you will not
have a job. They call it a civilized mob. If you stir the pot and get
out of line you will be punished. Remember when you were younger and
the fear you felt when you thought you might be sent to the principals
office? Now your grown adults who cant afford to lose the income. That
is ten times worse than being afraid of the paddle! This is how they
use mind control to manipulate you. I would rather take a paddling and
go home to no supper than be fired and go home to tent city.

Railroaders are paid well when they work well. That means long hours
away from home and away from the family. It means working in bad
weather and good. It means pounding the rocks and going home every
night or living out of a travel bag and spending more time with your
railroad family than your own. It means being treated like a work mule.
You are hired for production. Think of trains as a long assembly line.
Products are brought in, assembled and shipped out. In order for your
mules to work efficiently they must be whipped into submission. The
only problem here is that the mules are humans and not animals and need
respect. The whip and beat brutality worked in slave labor. It doesn't
work in this time and age.

You think the supervisors don't get the same treatment? WRONG!  Think
again. Your TM and RF are talked down too. They are told how to dress
and how to think. Just like you. Shit rolls up and down hill all the
time. How many times have you heard your supervisors bad mouth each
other. How many times have you heard them scream about the stupid
decisions thrown in their laps from Jacksonville. How many times have
you seen over the years a good honest supervisor quit because he just
couldn't do the things they asked him to do. You think they make
stupid decisions? You have no idea how many come from up above. Hitler
was only one man. 
Take 5 minutes to think how all this works. You are the human mules.
The supervisors are the mules with the stick handed to them by the
white collars in Jacksonville. You all work in the same stock yard. You
are all responsible for the production while upper management sits back
and watches how you produce. The plantation owners watching the mules.
How many people can say they can make up to 100,000 a year without
going to college for 4-6 years. But in order to do it you have to work
in an industry that knows this and feels you don't deserve the same
respect as a person who carriers a college degree. You are well paid
mules and you don't dare question the man holding the stick that is
having a stick held over him. You are replaceable tonight. There are
hundred of mules waiting on the assembly line to be trained and hooked
to the trains. NO DEGREE NEEDED. Its not fair? Your right. But this is
the industry you chose to be in. Take the good pay as the carrot. Save
every single dime you can until you either cant take it anymore and
quit or save enough to move on. This industry is not fair but it is you
who decides whether to let them mentally beat you down or stand tough
and fill your pockets. You chose to let them walk all over your dignity
to get that pay check. It can make you feel ashamed. DONT! Like the old
saying goes...Its a dirty job but someone has to do it!

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

Money,

  I don't like CSX any more than the rest of you guys. But, as you may
recall CSX stock done a 3 for 1 split on 5/31/2011. So today's stock
price of $65.27 x 3 would be $195.81 had it not split.  CSX stock is
doing very well.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 14 January 2019

the Willard story is all laborers got laid off over a year ago to have
the machinist and electricians doing the laborer work and there years
of service meant nothing has this happen anywhere else or is just a
Willard thing.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 January 2019

Csx sux web site?
Hell look at the reviews on glass door!
A Fortune 500 company with complete benefits very good wages and
retirement and it's got two stars
Plus lots of post telling people not to work there...
That says it all folks

Name: Ethicsís 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 January 2019

Any contract or laws in rr industry hunter Harrison broke them all if it
did not benefit his agenda. Your tell me Hh never put people in the know
when to buy stock insider trading. The man was as corrupt as you can get
in business. He new he was on his way out , but sucked in CSX for
millions of dollars. When you invest in stock, itís buyer beware. My
view CSX is not going to make record gains, the gig is up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 January 2019

All the whining and crying gets so old and only causes problems between
MANAGEMENT and union Relations. Just do your job and get the damn
freight over the road and dont break the darn rules. Its that simple.
Do a HONEST days work for a paycheck.

Name: Non employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 January 2019

Iím a rr but not at CSX. Itís a free country invest in CSX if you like.
Do your own homework on CSX stock. What do you think hedge fund
companies do when they go threw a company?  Feel free to read this site
anything you want. Why do you think the employees are bitter? They have
had the shit kicked out of them by this militant management!!!

Name: invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 January 2019

crews


Csx stock still no better than penny stocks compared to all other
railroads. You have 2 ears and 2 eyes and one mouth for a reason. Keep
your eyes wide open and your ears against the wall. Changes will be
happening right in front of your eyes and you will miss them. If yards
close then the lives of those people working there will be changed
dramatically. Be prepared for an ax to drop on you at any time. Do not
be stupid and think it cant happen to you. Save every dime you have.
Cut expenses. Only invest in solid performing companies. CSX is but one
company of millions to invest. If you aren't rich then don't act like
you are. A railroad pay check is not as much as you think.

Name: Willard employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 January 2019

Why's everyone asking about willard?? I'm a Carmen here and nothing
new is going on. What have people heard??

Name: Willard?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 January 2019

What's the Willard story? Tell us what's happening there?

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

January 14th, 2019 and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 13 January 2019

have the laborers at any other locations besides Willard all been laid
off to have the other crafts doing there work or is just another
Willard thing.

Name: 2019
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 January 2019

2019 Foote is going to make lots of announcements, regarding cuts at
CSX. It makes share holders and investors go into a frenzy. Most
announcements he will not follow  threw with others he will. What ever
sparks interest with the greedy he will announce. Every time Foote
opens his mouth about CSX, just watch the shares either move up or
down. Again donít believe rumours TILL  you see them develop with your
own eyes. Mantle wants to sell everything off, you would be wise to
save your money and not make purchases, till mantle and Foote are long
gone.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 January 2019

Evansville shutting down

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 January 2019

Posters


WOW!!!  The deflecting and distracting is really getting deep!   Keep
those itchy post coming. How about the TM who are telling engineers not
to use the TO when they are using the DP. I'm guessing the engineers
who got letters and warned to use the TO aren't going to agree with
that!  So how about that getting off and walking your trains when ever
your stopped on line of road. So far the little birdie flying around is
saying that the dispatchers are letting the crews make the choice.
Don't get off if the snow is 2 feet deep or the ice is several inches
thick. Don't get off if the other train is so close and it will be a
waste of time.  Don't ever get off and walk across a field or ditch 30
feet away if you cant tell what your stepping on if the ground is
covered with snow. If you get hurt the old saying "watch your slip
trip and falls will be thrown back on you!" If you cant determine for
a fact it is safe don't do it!

Be careful.....old man winter is here!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 January 2019

The douche bags who post complaints on this site about individual
itemized tax deduction changes that may cost 'em now are probably the
same ones that voted for the legislative regime that got it all put
into place.   Ignorance is bliss.

Name: To may i
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 January 2019

May I you like those blondes with the great big wide ass, with all that
hail damage on her ass and legs. Itís not cellulite, itís hail damage
from riding on the back of motorcycle with shorts to small. Have fun
and I bet the gunt covers the cunt.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 January 2019

What happened in Columbus Oh? I've been gone.







Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 January 2019

How many laid off in Columbus, Ohio?

Name: MaYihaVeAnOtHeR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2019

Me bird T-rex wanted to say what up to all me union bros.  It be a year 
since w last posted.  hope alb b good. we gots a new blond she be tha
tm's wife

Name: money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2019

STOCK!!!!!


NS 163.58

UP-153.21

CSX- 65.22


Save your pennies trainmaster!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 January 2019

HEY guy'S : yall need too realize how good yyall still got it.  It has
changed alot i agree.But still aint bad .

Name: Thieves 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 January 2019

We had a drink machine in every lunch room. We the union used the
profits from drink machine to by Christmas gifts for the kids. It
should of showed more profit than was. Taken two union reps had the
keys we broke it down to a certain rep. Stole thousands of dollars from
the kids. He ended up resigning or be charge by cops.

Name: Audit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 January 2019

At the local and national level you can demand an audit of the books. If
certain reps. Are using the funds for personal slush fund it will show
up. There has been lots of reps. In past that have been busted in many
unions.

Name: Middle class
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 January 2019

To what?
I paid $1420 in union dues last year for 2018. I'm a conductor in the
smart utu. I pay $127 a month just for union dues. They increased it in
the middle of the year $10 a month bc they said they were bleeding money
and needed more to take corporate out

Name: What?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 January 2019

Who in the hell pays $ 1200 in Union dues?
Is SMART embezzling money again?
Presevich probably getting charged for neing a crook. Dues should be
Bro,
150 a month. Somebody is getting fucked hard!!

Name: UP Conductor RVSU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 January 2019

LOL

Don't come to UPRR!
New hires are getting fucked every 1/2 and
making only take home 1350 after the check is raped for deductions.

I wish there was a UP Sucks Balls site!
The monitor would have a blast!
Next round of negotiations are starting soon and carriers are reaping
$$$$.
They'll fuck everyone..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 January 2019

How many laid off in Columbus, Ohio?

Name: Whipped
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 January 2019

conductors

I guess when you sign up with the devil you get what's coming. Its bad
enough we get screwed out of rightful pay and our agreement raped all
the time and intimidated and harassed but now we cant even claim
expenses that are 100% tied to our business and we deserve. We just
cant win. $1200 in union dues. $2700 in medical premiums. $1050 in OOS
and the list goes on. Now i"m not even getting half of what I always
have. I guess I better order a wife and kid. Only way to get some of it
back! What really sucks is now Im going to half to start taking food all
the time! Really needed the meal refund!

Name: Deductions
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 January 2019

The guy that said he has over thirty grand in deductions, could be right
they may not be all rr. Lots of people sell stock that are losers to off
set there capital gains from investing etc. I do it every year. Every
ones deductions are different. And thirty grand is nothing really !!!

Name: FACT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 12 January 2019

Deductions


Single or filing separately-12,000

Married filing jointly-24,4000
 
Head of household-18,350


Good luck to the single with no children to claim. Put more money into
your 40lK so the government cant take your money in taxes until you
retire. Since your returns will be reduced dramatically your better off
putting your money into your retirement account. You will get better
returns on your investment than your will spending it on something you
don't need. Adjust your budget.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 12 January 2019

trainmaster go fuck yourself its company sucks like you that have made
this place the shit hole it is and your just as expendable as the rest
of us if not more you little cock sucker you are so go hide in the
weeds on your 16 hour day while cup cake is screwing around on you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 January 2019

Guy's CSX should have another good year with the lower corporate tax
rates that were implemented in 2017...

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

Middle Class

There is no way a T&E had 30,000 worth of legit deductions.  

P.S. You're not middle class you're working class dumbass

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

You hens are too stupid to get a refund.    All you dipshits spend more
than you make. As soon as you're not getting  that extra start or you
don't get free boots.  Ends don't meet.   Don't let your fat old
lady manage the money you make.  You'll be a lot better off.

Name: Hungry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 January 2019

Brothers

Its time to get down and dirty with the unions and demand we get our
boots back and we getter better meal pay with the new tax cuts. They
don't pay us shit to eat on if we get stuck out there and have to eat
three meals. I shouldn't have to pack all my food and bring it with me
just to eat out on the road. they want a secondary number they should
pay for it if we cant write that off either. And how about the
mandatory union dues we have to pay in order to keep our damn jobs. We
have no choice but to pay them. It is required for employment. Lower
the dues if we cant write them off! How about doing training at home on
our computers. Looks like marking off and coming in the next time.

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

The standard deduction is over 24000.   Being a T&E if your deductions
exceed the standard your claiming bullshit that doesn't apply or
you're one dumb motherfucker who needs to beat his fat ass lazy wife.

Name: Train Dude
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 January 2019

To my fellow railroaders,


This mess at CSX started back in the mid 90's when a bunch of low
lives from 3 railroads hatched this plan. These people were in bed with
Wall Street, the Clinton era STB and the usual cast of scum bags that
push these things through. Conrail's CEO David LeVan, CSX CEO John
Snow, NS CEO David Goode all pushed to have the STB and the other
powers to be approve this carving up of Conrail.  Conrail was very
profitable and there was no real reason other than Wall Street greed to
do this deal. Before the merger nonsense, I was a Conrail employee from
1991 until 1996 and liked working there. When the merger stuff got into
high gear I was lucky enough to get to another railroad and move on. The
NS and CSX merger with Conrail  only benefited the people who approved
this nonsense with mega bucks. This thing never had long term goal
other than to enrich the crap that approved it. The CSX and NS bit off
more that they could chew, and their actions have proven so. Look at
yard closer's, asset sales, furloughs, and every other rummage sales
they have both had, and a I spell out my case out.


I'm still sickened by the complete lack of human compassion that these
low lives have for the brothers and sisters who are railroaders that pay
their way. It goes to show that greed to some overshadows, any
commonsense. 


But sometimes there is  justice.... HH wreaked havoc on many, but  that
skunk died a miserable death and nobody with common  decency with mourn

the loss of such a miserable excuse of a human being..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 January 2019

Furloughs in Columbus Ohio today for Conductor s

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 January 2019

The railroad I work at that would not happen. CSX preaches safety and
fear lawsuits they the company heads are hippacrits. It funny the union
does not back the members to stop that kind of practice. I guess it will
all come out if there is a big enough accident. People are breaking the
the law by doing this practice I feel.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 January 2019

Responsibility 

You don't have a clue how it works out here. They throw you a chest
sheet tell you to follow it and go. If you got problems then they have
to come help you or you ain't moving. They couldn't care less what
happens once you leave the yard. They've been pulling this crap for
years. Harass new guys to take jobs their not qualified on by
threatening to pull them off boards or miss call them. scared fools go
out and try to learn on the job from the engineer. Kicker is the
engineer can't always see them or know what the hell their doing.
Makes for an unsafe situation for both crew members. Fra doesn't give
a rat's butt. Been going on for ever. Won't ever change.

Name: Tumours
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 January 2019

As a railroader for 35 years, I always told the new guys if you donít
hear a rumour by 1800 start one. It is amazing how far across the
system it would go. And this was before social media and cell phones.
Now itís amazing, do not believe anything until you see it with your
own eyes. Have fun folks!!!

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

Where's the BIG NEWS?   I can't believe you girls get bent out of
shape every time those cunts in HQ fart.

Name: Responsibility
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 January 2019

He must of confirmed he is qualified, to jump on train and go. Thatís
what management will say. What idiot would take control of the train if
he is not qualified. The hogger knows better. That would be the first
questions from investigators. They have not found a cure for stupid
yet.

Name: middle class
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 January 2019

Getting $2400 less on tax return this year thanks to Trumps tax plan.
Can't write off any business expenses, union dues, clothing, health
premiums, plus much more. The only thing saving me from actually
getting a tax return is by having kids. Once they leave the house I
will end up owing every year. I feel for the people who are single or
dont have the child credit. They are about to get bent over! Good thing
those corporations got big breaks for the trickle down effect...pshhh

Name: friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2019

Viewers

Take a good look around on the internet. Is there a UP, BNSF, CP, CN,
KCS sucks website.  Even when the CZAR HH was running the show no one
started a website such as this. Why? That is a very good question.

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

Anyone looking for a railroad career should look at other railroads
other than CSX. CSX is no longer a transportation company, instead
it's just a Wall Street Hedge fund and it's only priority is the
shareholders. I no longer consider myself an employee of CSX but rather
an employee of Mantle Ridge. CSX has never been a great place to work
but Foote is more ruthless and balless than Ward ever was, not that I
was a fan of the Ward and Sanborn era but Foote makes Ward and Sanborn
look like saints. So anyone looking to come work at a shitty place then
come on and apply for a job at Mantle Ridge

Name: UPRR ROSEVILLE CONDUCTOR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 January 2019

Jim Vena is the new COO brought in
By Fritz. What do ya know about this
POS from CP?? Another cock sucker?
Your right SMART UNION officers are
Fucking up!! The international President
for SMART must be a former SP stupid fuck
criminal !! Jim Vena.....

Name: flowedback
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 January 2019

RR Retirement

We had a taste a long time ago when CSX hired the reject from the NS.
Tony Ingram and Dave Brown came in and brought the Nazi Southern manual
with them. Wanted everyone on the system to have at least one failure on
their records. Looked good in court when someone was hurt and sued. Made
them look like unsafe workers. Had training manuals put out too field
supervisors on how to stalk and go for the kill on their target men.
Had crews harassed to the point the unions had no choice but to step in
and do something. Even threatened Tm to get failures up or start looking
for another craft to work in. We lost some really good TM and YM because
of this. They said the hell with it all and quit.  This is all just a
repeat of the past but looks like its headed to a deeper pit in hell.
The attendance policy and constant raping of the union agreement has
just blown it all to hell. The micro managing and the big brother
watching along with bringing in PTC, TO and DP and throwing it in the
engineers laps to babysit all three while trying to do their jobs is
just overwhelming. They can take their one man crew idea and shove
that. Im done with these games. Stay on the ground and let someone else
play babysit the computer systems. All engineers should get a degree in
computer programming. Its just a guessing game for everyone out here.
No one knows from one day to the next where this company is headed or
who will be sold off next. Its one day at a time. Watch your paychecks.
Save your money. Invest in better stock and not in a company that
hasn't proven at all that it has a solid plan or one direction it is
going. Enjoy your retirement!  You deserve it!

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

Opinion Wanted

It is cool riding on a train for about the first 20 minutes.   If you
have a good job with benefits and a home life.  Why would you consider
giving that up for this?   
This life sucks ass.  You ask; why don't you quit?  Well, because I'm
stuck out here.  Instead of going to college I joined the Army.  This is
about as good as I can do.  I'd trade places with you in a heartbeat.  
As bad as I hate it I have it better out here than some.  A new hire
anyone with less than say 15 years may or may not have a job at any
given time.   If you're a young man don't be foolish there will be
just one man on a train sooner than later.   There will be trains fully
automated in the next 20years.  RRers will be a thing of the past.

Name: Opinion wanted 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 January 2019

Damn guys is it really that bad out there?just looks like it would be a
cool job riding on the trains

Name: Rr employee ment
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 January 2019

To mystery railroader wannabes, the glory days of railroading are over.
I did 35 years on the rr it was a great place to work had fun and liked
to go to work guys where great and supportive on and off the job.
Management and union where a team that always got the job done. Then
the plague came called Hunter Harrison and any railroad he ran turned
to shit and after he left they adopted his unethical ways. I did four
years working with Hh as ceo. I till this day still hate that man, he
destroyed a lot of people and there dreams. People lost there lives
being forced and chased to work faster and faster till safety went out
the window. People died, new hires died, the days of the rr caring
about there employees is a thing of the past. Stay away from the rr, go
on welfare first before working in CSX shit hole.

Name: Ym
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 January 2019

Best rumor yet....

Word is BNSF wants to buy Roselake yard. Run trains from Indy to
smithboro line and trade off.  Think Foote could sell it off?

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 January 2019

Dear :Opinion wanted : Young man what we need is #1 Put the "company"
above all else..Worship the Ground CSX walks on always..!! If the
hogger is doing something wrong or fellow conductors tell on their
ASS...they deserve it !!#2 The Union is not your voice.. We the
"company is" your friend and your BOSS...#3 do what your told and by
godddddd like it !!!#4 bust your ass and be a "YES MAN" for the
Company.... bust that ass from the start get the shit done ....but dont
get hurt...or your ass is fired...do those things in that order and you
will do well on the road

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 January 2019

https://angrybearblog.com/2018/11/csx-slowly-being-dissembled-by-mantle-ridge-hedge-fund.html

Name: Nut Sack 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 January 2019

Hey Jacksonville down below.  

Know why you can't get any good hires?   You treat your employees like
shit!   You are probably some yes man bitch out of college that thinks
he knows it all.  Probably doesn't know an SD40-2 or a switch stand
from an excel spreadsheet.   Grab a mirror, because what you see in it
is what an ass kisser is.  I bet CSX pays for your knee pads but not
the safety equipment of their employees.

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

Opinion Wanted

You must be bored or you're an idiot.   To come on a site called csx
sucks and ask if this would be a good job to hire out on.   Is there a
Mcdonalds sucks, Toyota sucks, Disney sucks, etc...etc... site?   Just
that there is a site like this tells all anyone would need to know. 
You have to be one small minded person to stay out here and yes I'm
the biggest white trash simple minded, uneducated loser.  So I'm stuck
but if you have your grade 10 or higher you can do better than this
place.  Our managers are dipshits too. The difference between them and
us is they suck weiners for a living.

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

No don't leave your job to work for CSX!

CSX treats its employees like shit!  Its been this way for a long time,
yet now its worse than ever.  Now they don't care about nothing or
nobody, they just wanna get the stock price up so they cane cash out
and move on.  Don't listen to these trolls on the board who are
feeding you garbage.  Keep your job, and your quality of life because
you won't have it working for CSX.  They also like to steal money from
your paycheck, thats what you call a cheap ass operation.

Name: Opinion wanted 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 January 2019

I have a good job with real good benefits. I work 6 - 230 Monday through
Friday unless i work overtime which involves 10 hour days and sometimes
on saturdays.my question is to all you guys on here that work for the
railroad should I leave my job and take a railroad job. I have always
been interested in the railroad and love watching the trains roll down
the track. Need some help please on making this decision.

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

BREAkING NEWS

Just heard today that CSX SUCKS

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

Crews 

Just had a TM tell everyone in crew room not to get off our trains and
walk them without checking with the dispatcher. Said they need to make
the decision if you have enough time to do any good before the next
train arrives. Not sure they have real authority but if they say no
then it's not getting done. I heard someone already tried that and the
dispatcher told them follow the rules. Sounds like they don't want to
be in the middle of this either.

Name: Railrunner
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 January 2019

Some of these hedge fund guys could be tied to the ENRON scandal. Maybe
it will all play out the same way?

Fun with Dick and Jane is a great movie, hopefully there wont be a
movie about how corupt CSX in the future.

Name: UP COO Hire
E-mail: info@up.com
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 09 January 2019

UP recently announced the hiring of a retired Canadian Pacific
executive with ties to Hunter Harrison, while Harrison served as CEO of
CP.

It appears that UP is hiring any executive who has been in the mere 
presence of Hunter Harrison, in order to duplicate his operating 
efficiencies of running a fine tuned railroad.

UP is desperately trying to ween itself from corrupt union officers
who
assist behind the scenes in all their day to day operations.

Maybe eliminate all the regional vice presidents/assistants, and 
appoint all the corrupt union officers as replacements?

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

Where's The Big News?  The high brass spreads the bs just to bust our
balls.  No changes that I'm aware of and Danville is still open.  

What's not broken cannot be fixed.

Name: Social media
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 January 2019

With indeed, glass door and many other job rating sites, people look at
before they apply for a job. Most people that hired on the rr in years
past got the information from a rr friend. A lot of people applying for
rr jobs are very desperate, the nothing to lose attitude. And if they
get hired they stick it out till that better job offer comes along.
This generation are a picky bunch. Most live with family for cheap and
there social life is important and are not built to take to much crap
from authority. The groups that hire on are pumped up at first and once
they see the big picture of rr life, they say this life is not for me.
Cn cp now CSX are having trouble hiring after the Hh experience. The
word will be on the street and social media about employee treatment at
CSX for along time. Someone at CSX better figure out how to retain there
employees at CSX, before they end up having the problems like cn cp had
after all there cuts.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 January 2019

Corporate:

Listen ďhearĒ. If elite talent is avoiding CSX, look nowhere but at
yourself. It is no secret that CSX cuts jobs frequently. Anyone
applying would have to be desperate or just green to his or her field
of work to want to join management at CSX right now. People want
stability. They have families to raise and bills to pay. They donít
want to put that at risk for a three-month stint at the railroad before
being cut during the latest fake budget crisis.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 January 2019

Hey corporate poser

Elite talent?  You mean young pups that can be brainwashed. As for CSX
looking bad they do it to themselves! Look at the latest HQ system
bulletin(007) that came out cancelling HQ system bulletin number 006. 
There never was a 006!  They were referring to a SYSTEM NOTICE
cancelling transfers  to jacksonville.  Just another one of a hundred
examples of their inept ability to proofread!

Name: Coorperate office 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 January 2019

Listen hear you crybabies I work in the coorperate offices in
Jacksonville Florida. I wish I knew who you guys are I would hang each
of you upside down by your nuts and fire your ass. Your post on this
site give csx a bad name and make it harder to recruit elite talent.You
bunch of ass wipes

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 January 2019

Dear CoCo puff :when your hired  Do as your told and like it. Be
Thankful always and above all else put CSX " The Company" first and
foremost above all else. Bust your ass..but while busting your ass do
it safely and you will go far on the railroad

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 January 2019

get ready csx brothers there getting ready to leave hedge funds ruin
companys they dont care sell sell sell thats what they do and by by
foote needs to get out all of them bloodsuckers sure isnt rroadining
anymore its hell at this place

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

If you want to understand what hedge fund raiders do to a company google
it. They donít come into a company to make it better place for everyone.
Once they come into a company and start feeding like Peranas there is
nothing left on the bone by the time they leave. There job is to get
every dollar out of the company they can for mantle shareholders and
the like. The employees have no more value to these people than a track
spike. If they could sell you for profit they would. When you run for
these people you are playing into there hands, and cutting your own
throat. The management under this ceo think there is going to be a
reward for themselves the way they bully employees. Management are just
controlled bullies for Foote and mantle. When there is not much more to
take from CSX then Foote and mantle will ride into the sunset and look
behind at the skeleton of CSX. What is being done at CSX is not new,
itís the new unethical way of doing business these days. The paper the
union submits and goverment rules labour laws mean nothing to this
group, they do what they want and never have to deal with issues of the
human kind they just move onto the next victim company.

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

What's the Big News for the 1st of the year?  

Same Bullshit different day.  You guys are worse than a bunch of women.
 Will worry about a lot of nothing. Get your old lady off the mainframe.
Knock the doughnut out of her hand and make her get a job at Mcdonalds.
Then maybe you losers wont worry as much.

Name: Railroad coco puff 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 January 2019

Hi everyone railroad coco puff here. Im a newby on this site. Just
wanted to let everyone know i just submitted my application to csx for
the conductor position.wish me luck everyone hope to be joining you all
on the rails soon. Coco puff

Name: For what itís worth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 January 2019

For all it is worth, under Hh at cp we where force to work overtime on
days off. They changed rules on the spot. Told us to file a grievance
and they said  do it or your fired. Foote knows he can break all the
union rules, and the union has to file paper over it. Buy the time
anything is dealt with. Foote knows he will be long gone from CSX, and
the new guy will have to fix everything. Iím sure Foote learned all
this underhanded ways from Hh when they worked together in Canada. And
it is away to have members fighting with each other and the reps. I did
four years working with Hh as ceo and it was hell and hi stress. Now
that Hh is gone it a shitty job still because company knows how far
they can push everybody. But the cost to the company is that canít keep
new people. So in some cases they had to back off before they ran out of
employees.  This stuff you are up against at CSX is part of foots plan.
You guys are very lucky Hh kicked off because with Hh it would of been
much worse. Try hang in there Foote and mantle are not forever.

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

January 7, 2019 ......AND CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!!!

Name: notrepresented!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 January 2019

BLET Brothers
conversation with LC:

So what is up with the job descriptions missing from certain pools on
the bid system?

 LC: I've already been asked that and checked on it. Union is totally
out of the loop and has no answer as to why job descriptions for
certain runs have been missing for weeks from the electronic system. 


So what your saying is the company isn't following the agreement that
states they will give a 30 day notice to the unions when they plan on
changing jobs and it will affect pay and work rules.

LC: That's what seems to be happening.

 You know what I think?  I think there are 2 things that could be
happening. You know and the information is so crappy that you have all
agreed to keep quiet so your phone wont ring off the wall all night
with all your members wanting to know what your going to do about it.
We know you cant do a thing. All you can do is protest and voice the
opinions of your members but don't you think you should let the cat
out of the bag since we all pay our hard earned money to the union and
we should be kept informed?

LC: Im telling you that we haven't heard a thing and if something is
going on we are out of the loop. There's nothing to tell.

OK, that was my second thought. You are deliberately being left out of
the loop so you wont protest. You are an elected official for the
members and you have every right to go after the International for
deliberately leaving you out of the loop and not being able to keep
your members who voted for you up to date. Why don't all the LC's get
together and file charges against the International reps?

LC:  HA! HA!  That would take unity and everyone sticking together. Are
you really asking me that? You know how this works our here. You said it
yourself. They leave us in the dark and we just do what we can do when
we get or if we get the information.

Well its time that someone steps up to the plate and makes the first
pitch. Its only going to get worse with the new regime and being
blindsided all the time is not going to cut it. You have any
suggestions to pass on to the members on how to get the ball rolling?

LC..........

Sorry cant post what was said. Looks like another year of the same old
joke and forking out dues to a union that has no interest in keeping
the people who pay their mortgages in the loop. I could have sworn that
they worked for us and we didn't work for them!

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

RR life is not for everyone, on the job training great money. Really
shitty h ours thatís why the pay is good. I know people come out of
college after spending six figures to get education. And donít make the
money rr makes. You have to be willing to make sacrifices to be a rr.
And you spouse has to accept life style of a rr. Or relationship is
doomed. Great money and benefits, poor hours and bully management. If a
guy can just do your time at work try and get along with co workers it
can be a rewarding career. It is what you make of it. I did my 35
years. Retired and happy to get away, it paid off to get my pention.
Love it or Hate it !!!!!!

Name: up/down
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 January 2019

New hires


Good luck with your careers. If this is what you always dreamed of
doing then hang in there and go for it.
I have finally been beat down. I'm tired of coming in every day having
to wonder if I can hold my job or if the boards are going to be cut.
I'm tired of being forced to work out of my territory and not getting
paid for it. I'm tired of hearing about new changes coming. I'm tired
of supervisors starting rumors all the time that we will all be losing
our terminals. I'm tired of new rules every time you turn around. I'm
tired of being screwed out of my days off every time I get a weekend
off. I'm tired of sitting in the hotel being told I cant deadhead home
when I'm on my off day but the favorites get it every time. I'm tired
of sitting at the computer until the stroke of midnight just to try and
fight like a hungry dog to get a personal day off. I'm tired of guys
lying on their time tickets and putting bogus arrival times in to go
around you. They may be rested later but then they could get a better
train if they are running late. The sharp shooting should be made
illegal with a fine! I'm tired of being blamed when the company screws
up and wants to put the blame on someone else. Always expecting us to
babysit them and clean up their mess. The list just goes on and on.
Yeap.....just tired of it all. So I'm looking for something else to
do. I think flipping burgers at Mcdonalds has got to be better than
this. It may not pay as much and the medical may suck but a mans sanity
and quality of life is more important. Once your dead your dead.  Life
is short.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 January 2019

Csx is going to take 400 more locomotives out of service this year..
getting fleet down to 2400..At start of 2017 had 3820 in active
service.Already reduced maintenance staff by 11% as of now.

Name: Traffic
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 January 2019

Like I said before you can tell how the economy is doing by mainline
traffic. When traffic is slow so is everything else. The holiday rush
is over, January and February are slow month. Coal fired plants are
being converted to natural gas in Canada and USA. People are caring so
much personal det. That they canít borrow anymore money. So if you did
not save money for the slow periods you going to regret it. 2019 Foote
has said the cuts will continue and will until he and mantle leave. Big
business is about profit, not individual personal feelings. Itís dog eat
dog and get prepared for the shit to come because if you donít no one is
going to do it for you.  Save save all you can folks.

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

Eng/Brakeman

If you have any brothers sitting at home displaced and cant work
because there are no jobs to mark up on because they are not qualified
Im going to guess they are transfers to your terminal from another that
was cut and they came in on a job they could hold at the time. If there
are any junior men working in your terminal that these guys can bump
but they aren't qualified on the jobs then they need to file
complaints and claims for every day the junior men work and they
aren't out qualifying on the jobs with them.
Another thing you guys need to remember. If they have any guys sitting
at home not working because the company wont get them qualified and
they have trainees on the property they have a right to go after the
company for that too. Lets not forget the threats they put out on the
holidays for marking off because of man power shortages. They have no
right to take any personal days away from anyone if they have people
sitting at home that cant work because the company wont do their job
and get them qualified.

Name: Positive thinking
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 January 2019

Working on the rr I got lots of exercise stayed in pretty good shape.
Guys that sat on the train ten hour did not want to walk ten feet had
to have crew cab all the time. And ended up with big boilers and for
being non smokes sure struggled breathing. We had one hogger go down no
pulse or breathing we did cpr on him brought him back. He got second
chance. At work look at it to your benefit to walk etc it is good for
your health, but donít walk in front of moving equipment. Iíve been
retired over a year now, gained twenty five pounds. It does not take
long to let your self go , I walk every day now for my benefit. Stay
active people for your, well being.

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

Insubordination, that's a joke.  What other loser job out there uses
that for grounds to fire someone?   

What's  the " Big News" coming out the 1st of the year?  Is it DP
will be used?  Big fucking deal.   You dumbasses believe and worry
about petty shit all the time.   It's the 6th of January and  Danville
still open. 

Walk your train! Get off the engine and watch one by.   It takes no
skill and little effort to do so.

Name: !!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 January 2019

loco10


You guys are dead wrong. We had a face to face instructor point out
that we could never be on our phone while out running unless it was an
emergency. Period. He pointed out that the conductor was supposed to be
walking the train and no one can be on the phone while any employee is
performing a safety related task. So the engineer cant be on the phone
unless its an emergency or he has to deal with Mechanical or company
business only. No personal phone calls or texting or anything even if
you walk 25 feet away. The whole point of all of this is to keep
everyone off of the phones. Safety doesn't have a thing to do with it.
Cant use the phone, camera or tape recorder. To bad it wont stop anyone
from reporting safety issues and law violations after your off duty!

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

UP

Our RF's said you must walk as much of your train any time it is
stopped on line of road. It is also written in the operating rules book
under 4252.2 that it has to be done. They never took that rule out of
the book. The RF didn't say if it was only when you are stopped
waiting for a train. If your stopped waiting for a bad signal or rail
workers,ect. you are supposed to walk your train. One did say that he
wouldn't  fail you if the other train was so close that it would not
be worth the time. He said if you cant walk at least half your train
then just stay at the head end and do your roll by inspection.  Its is
still bullshit for any conductor to get on the opposite side especially
at night when the engineer cant see you if you get hurt. No way in hell
he can get to anyone in time to possibly help and maybe save a life.
You cant see shit at night and a roll by at 50-60 is just total crap.
There is a reason the FRA wrote the rule that a roll by inspection is
to be done at 10 mph. All trains should slow down to 10 when they are
passing other trains and having a roll by inspection done.
If you are from the UP why are you asking. I thought your rules stated
that you were not supposed to get down in bad weather conditions and
any time there is ice or a slip hazard. I don't think you have to
worry about the UP copying our rules. The UP has always been more
concerned with your guys safety that CSX is with ours.

Name: Crazy 8's
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 January 2019

Mantle Ridge has been looking around at North Platte Nebraska...I wonder
why ???

Name: UP Bakersfield Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 January 2019

Hey guys
Just wondering about this new inspection of train rule. Does your Con
have to
walk the whole train and inspect it?
His train? While in the hole? Or main track...Looks like congestion and
out lawing those trains are going to happened.
WALK THE WHOLE FUCKING TRAIN AND FUCK CSXT
I HOPE WE DON'T MERGE WITH THOSE ASSHOLES
THEY SUCK!

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

OTHER BLET REPS 

WTF!  Why in the hell is there no advertised job description/limits
listed for the INIWIP pool out of avon. The one that runs from avon to
Roselake. You people know why. Our LC's are playing stupid. You got to
know something is going down. You just don't make the information
disappear from the electronic bid system. What does "no comments
available mean?"  Im guessing it means we are in for a big surprise
when they show up again!

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 January 2019

Eng/Conductors


Today 2 RF made it very clear that per the bulletin when you stop on
line of road the conductor will get off and start inspecting as much of
the train as possible. NO questions asked. They also made it clear that
there will be supervisors out if force to make sure it is happening.

For those of you who think the dispatchers are going to have a fit, you
are totally wrong. Today when our train was sitting at a hold out point
the conductor got off and started walking the train. 15 minutes later
the dispatcher ordered us to come on in on signal indication. I then
proceeded to tell him that the conductor was out walking the train per
the newest system bulletin issued and he needed to come back first. You
know what the dispatcher said?   NO PROBLEM! When the conductor gets
back on board continue on signal indication. No attitude! No questions!
He knew exactly what was going on. It will be up to the train
dispatchers to run the trains and pace them so that the meets are good
enough that the conductors wont have to get off and start walking the
train. We talked about this in the terminal. The more we thought about
it the more we agreed that this whole thing is set up to put pressure
on the dispatchers to train pace and run trains so there is very little
down time for the crews. Think about it. They didn't start this stuff
until 2017. Defect detectors are supposed to pick most problems up if
they are working correctly. But then we all know how well they work.
No, this sounds more like a plan to put pressure on the dispatchers. If
I was a dispatcher I would love it. It would just be more time for me to
take a break while the trains sit and conductors work their way back to
the head end. 
Just do your jobs. Get off the trains and follow the rules. Let the
chips land where they may!

Name: deez nuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 January 2019

Hey foote whats it feel like to be a fucking clown making peanuts
compared to hh not to mention u cant think for yourself its fucking
hillarious rememeber this foote the next time u walk into a croweed
room and everybody acts like there your friend they all really think
youre a fucking clown lol wow

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 January 2019

loco

Don't know about big announcement in your area but we were just told
that almost all the trains running out of avon big 4 yard will be DP.
Just a small handful wont.  Its one change after another. Now I got to
run DP, PTC and TO and deal with junk power breaking down and all the
stupid other rules. These guys are just going to big brother and rule
us to death!

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

Route cuts

Story reads Jan 3 .   I'm not seeing or heard anything here in
Evansville.  Those cunts making the big decisions don't know if
they're coming or going.  Just more bullshit.

Name: Route cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2019

https://www.joc.com/rail-intermodal/class-i-railroads/csx-transportation/csx-eliminate-about-300-more-intermodal-lanes-2019_20181005.html

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

Danville will never be shut down.  I can't believe you dumbasses
believe this shit. As far as running trains down the monon that track
isn't worth a shit.   Not to mention by the time the carrier got those
inbreds in Danville qualified on all tracks.  Trains will be fully
automated.

Name: Other
E-mail: Other
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 January 2019

Train crews. 

I have read all the rules from front to back and upside down. If you
want to follow all the rules and cover your backside it is as simple as
combining all the rules. There is no rule stating you can not work or
walk between the rails. You can't stand between them when a train goes
by or you would be closer than 30 feet and it would be unsafe. 
The conductor gets off the train and begins his walking inspection free
of brush,weeds,etc. Until the passing train approaches. He then steps 30
feet away from the passing train to do his inspection. In the meantime
the engineer gets down and stand 30 feet from the passing train. All
rules are followed. No one can be wrote up. If the conductor can't
find a place to safely stand 30 feet away he can climb through his
train and be safely on the other side as the other train passes. Again,
no rules are broken. After the train passes he can climb back through or
continue walking from his safe place continuing the inspection of his
train until the dispatcher gives the signal to go. I'm sure the
dispatchers will understand the reason for the delayed movement of the
train. They have to know that the crew members have been instructed to
walk their trains. You must follow all the rules and this procedure
guarantees that is done.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 January 2019

Conductors/news 

Was the big announcement they are closing Danville and making
Terrehaute IN. The new home terminal?  All trains to Chicago will go on
the monon line and bypass the big 4 yard at avon? Big loop through
fortwayne?

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 January 2019

XLC
Your assumptions are pretty good. The new system bulletin just issued
only changed rules 4250.1 thru 4250.5.
Operating rules 4252 have not been changed or removed. Operating rule
4252.2 states very clearly that you will make a walking inspection of
as much of your train as possible when the train is stopped on the line
of road. Frankly I'm surprised they did not cancell this rule category
and include it in the new bulletin.
The correct procedure to cover all rules would be for one crew member
to walk their stopped train while the other inspects any passing
trains. With trains now be several miles long this will most likely
cause a slight delay when authorized to restart the trip but rules are
rules.

Name: Xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 January 2019

Brothers 

Well the answer has been given. All those weeks of discussing the
stupidity of having 2 conflicting rules ( inspecting your stopped train
and doing roll by inspections) has been answered. We now have a new
system bulletin explaining it all. If read correctly it states the
conductor should be walking the train and the engineer should be on the
ground inspecting any passing trains of it can be done.  

Any comments are welcome!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2019

Getting laid off from up good luck my suggestion go back to school and
go into a new field screw the railroad it is a cut trout world full of
back stabbing rats that just try to out do other, csx has always had
these little rats but the new generation is even worst when there not
trying to screw someone over or have there heads up managements ass
there glued to there smart phones get out why you can there are better
jobs out there with much better rest days and no where near the drama

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

Just learned i am getting laid off at UP. Is there anything open at CSX?

Name: Down grade
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2019

In articles Iíve read Foote is still saying there will be cuts at
CSX,for 2019 that will impact customers etc. Now that the stock is
stagnant. Watch how the top guns will be still getting big bonuses from
selling assets and other poor business moves. They are going to line
there pockets with as much money as  they can get away with before they
exit CSX.

Name: Wolf of Wall Street 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 January 2019

News out just now. CSX stock downgraded to underperform. Get out now,
jump ship. Sheís going down along with the bitches of mantle ridge and
top executives. Loving it!!!

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

Madealot


Did you not bother to read what you just wrote. No billion dollar
company is  going to try something if it might fail?? Are you frickin
kidding me!!!!
Csx has been doing that for years. What do you think the oxygen tank
dragging half dead CEO HH was? He was one of the worst risk they ever
took! He cost the company a frickin fortune! All the money they blew on
him and the failure to fulfill his contract was a major blow to the
bottom line! Hopefully the UP will be smarter than that and keep the
stock price up double what CSX offers like it has always been!

Name: Sell
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 January 2019

https://stockinvest.us/technical-analysis/CSX

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 January 2019

Great.  Should've sold the shit when it was at $75.+ per share.

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

PSR only means 1 thing ,     Ponzi Scheme Railroading,      Railroads
have been doing big business for 150+ years,     All this crap is a
ploy to drive up the stock price and cut jobs.  The railroad runs
itself,      The biggest problem is getting greedy shareholders
involved.

Name: Madealotofmoneyworkingforcsx
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 January 2019

Yeah i worked the holidays here in Ohio, well i better get off my phone
since they are always watching and who knows maybe some of you guys are
mgt on here keeping track of what us employees are doing.

Name: Madealotofmoneyworkingforcsx
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 January 2019

I never said i had common sense for business, im just saying that it
must be working since UP is willing to copy the concept. Common sense
will tell you that a billion dollar company is not going to try
something if there is a high risk of failure even under trial periods.
Yeah and for the records im not a mole, fuck CSX!!!

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 January 2019

Made 

The precision plan was only designed to cut the work force and reduce
trains.  Nothing more nothing less. Tried that stupid crap on Csx and
screwed it all to hell. HH got what he really planned. Thousands on the
street. Jobs lost. Department's downsized. Now look at what's
happening. Called people back and they said screw you. Now they are
short as hell in man power. Had to reopen closed engine houses. Reopen
humps shut down.  The list goes on. Did you work Christmas eve and
Christmas day? Did you work new years eve and day?  I did! Guys were
stuck in hotel in Christmas and weren't deadheaded home. MAN POWER
SHORTAGES they claimed. Yeah dude it's working real good.

Name: Bearish 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 January 2019

Looks like CSX stock is going to be bearish for 2019. Iíve looked at
lots of charts and CSX is stagnant at best. Management is to blame for
this happening. Union employees where worked to the bone trying to keep
the stock bullish. Again management had there short term gains, the gig
is up now. 2019 there is going to be a reality check for CSX stock.

Name: Invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 January 2019

Madealot 

Are you for real?  Did you not pay any attention to the compelet
failure of the precision plan. Did you know read the hundreds of
complaints from customers who didn't get their delivers for weeks. Did
you not read where they put it on the back burner when the Fed's said
enough is enough. The UP is trying it now on a trial run. You got to be
some kind of moron or company mole suck. Everyone with any common sense
for business know numbers can be manipulated to reflect a positive
outcome. Sitting in that locomotive seat has vibrated your brain lose.

Name: Madealotofmoneyworkingforcsx
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 January 2019

Keep rolling, rolling.. rolling..
 
CSX's success is one factor that prompted Union Pacific executives to
integrate scheduled railroad principles in the company's recent
Unified Plan 2020 strategic blueprint. Union Pacific's own operating
ratio remained flat at 63.1% in the first three quarters of 2018 versus
the year-ago period.

Man that precision schedule railroading shit worked out. Here is a link
with more information.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/12/27/will-csx-and-union-pacific-continue-to-outperform.aspx

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 January 2019

Has this happened at any other location in Willard all the laborers
where laid off over a year ago to have there work now done by another
craft there years of service meant nothing and the fact some who laid
off had three to five times the years of service over those who are now
doing there work if this has happened else where post it or it is just a
Willard thing that some manager who is looking to make name for himself.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 02 January 2019

railroad dreamer go screw yourself your just another poser or worst your
a manager want a be, stick with your toy trains in your moms basement
and leave railroading to the real men.

Name: Thorobred 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 January 2019

Norfolk Southern suxxxxxsss

Name: UP Conductor RVSU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 January 2019

Sounds like a bunch of crew cab perverts and chomos.
They can't find people.

Name: Xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 January 2019

All engineers. 


Go to the electronic bid screen and being up your pool or job comments.
Make sure it is not missing. If it is call the JAD  and ask why there
are no advertised job description for your job.  Something is going on.
There are several without any advertised limits posted!!!

Name: RE; UP Felons
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 January 2019

Agreed, felons/molesters should be given second chances, but not on the
railroad wearing ankle braces. The braces alerts the authorities when
the contract drivers knowingly drive close to schools, and the braces
alert the authorities. And then all hell breaks loose when the cops is
flagging down the vehicle full of other crew members.
In some cases, when they have relapses and get caught again, and
waiting on a court date, they tend to do unthinkable:

COMMIT SUICIDE BY RAIL, AND TAKE OTHERS WITH THEM SO THAT THERE LOVE
ONES WILL ENJOY THEIR SETTLEMENT FROM CASUALTY MANAGEMENT!

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 January 2019

Railroad Dreamer: Young Man that is exactly why you will Be Great Leader
on the rails getting The work done with no excuses about long hours odd
shift hours holidays, weekends, and night's..no family life...and all
that other stuff that is secondary and petty.... too keeping CSX the
World Class Leader in Transportation Service....my Good Man

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2019

To ape I know how you feel but one thing about managers they don't give
a shit about the employees and if they do they will either be fires or
make them selves sick for all the shit there doing to others if the
later is the case they will drink them selves to death, and bottom line
they are being brained washed with to attitude that they are the only
ones that matter and the workers are just something to get in the way
of operational ratio and can be discarded like scrap metal on the whim
no matter how long they have been with the company because people make
the difference at csx that is the biggest line of bull shit of them all
its not what you do its who gets screwed first and for poser field hand
go screw your self you don't have clue what the railroad is like so go
back to your moms basement and play with your little train set.

Name: Railroad dreamer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2019

Thanks cornelius and all my future railroad brothers and sisters.Im
hoping 2019 will be the year i get my dream job with csx. Together we
will make this great company even better.cant wait to work for a
company that puts there employees first.lets get it ladies and
gentlemen.I cant wait until i can get on the xtra board for the first
time. Csx how tommorow moves

Name: UP Conductor RVSU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 January 2019

UP has hired a lot of them during the
SP meltdown and a few had previous RR
Experience and had BS x felony convictions
for minor assaults and drug convictions andDUIs. LOL..some tried to
follow the
Drew Lewis pattern and drank their jobs away. Drew Lewis knew how to
drink and drive a UP company car.
Feel sorry for you post 85 Csxers.
Crappy future is ahead.

Name: holiday slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 January 2019

UP Felon

No one supports a felon who is a convicted child molester but the fact
is if they did their time they have a right to get a job just like
everyone else. Discrimination is not allowed. PERIOD! If you start
discriminating against one group then we all have to be discriminated
against. No one wants that shit started! 
You are just another poser. Another distractor. Your bored. Sitting
home on new years day with no one who loves you. Why don't you go get
a life. Leave the posting to real railroaders  out here dealing with
bullshit every single frickin day! If you were a real railroader you
would know that we don't have a frickin life. We live out here. Where
the hell would a ex child molester find a child except maybe in the TM
office....lol!!!!!


Go play with your train set and leave this site to the real
railroaders! I got to go pack my bags. 10 hours rest was all they
wanted me to have.  Riding the rails again on another holiday!

Name: CSX Condr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 January 2019

UP Conductor

Please explain this!

Where and when? What?

Tell us the scoop.

Name: UP Felons
E-mail: felons@upmopac.com
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 January 2019

Calling UP Conductor:

How many convicted felons/child molesters that are employed?
It was down to 19 a few years ago, and the union members didn't want
to trade claims payments for bringing back felons!

Happy New Year, and keep me posted!

Name: ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 January 2019

CSX


I hope a you white collar corps are enjoying that new years eve party
hangover while the rest of us work just like we did on Christmas eve
and Christmas day. Enjoy that 150% bonus your going to get. Hope your
sleeping well at night!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2019

railroad dreamer,
      when you start your wonderful career at csx,get you some good
knee pads. you will need them when you suck the trainmaster's dick.no
comp claims for bad knees. remember safety first when doing your roll
by under the desks of management looking for flopping parts.

oh, and have a nice day.

Name: Ely Carter-Williamson
E-mail: nsrailfan8114@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 December 2018

https://www.facebook.com/CSXsaftey/
Here is my Page poking fun at CSX's Safety Record the same of how this
site is.

Name: monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 December 2018

Posters


Unfortunately Vanderbuilt and Dreamer have to much poser time on their
hands. Jerry Springer must have lost some of his stool pigeons. But
then they both aren't very good at distracting.

To those of you who use this website to try and make a real difference
for your fellow employees please take the time to remember the man who
makes this site possible for you. A new year is upon us and it could be
worse or it could be better. Its all just one big crap shoot. This is a
good place to come and voice your concerns and try and solve some
difficult issues. This site has in the past settled many of them. The
public, FRA, customers and other railroads read it everyday. Csx reads
it everyday. Some issues that have been discussed on this site have
made an impact on decisions made behind closed doors at corporate.
Don't think they haven't. 
Please take the time to give something to Atom Smasher. Whether it be a
donation or picking something off of his wish list. It would be a great
way to show your support and guarantee another year of a place to post
and discuss issues.
Good luck to all of you who work hard in the fields to move the freight
across this country. You are the backbone. You are what makes America
great. Say a prayer for the posers and moles that come to this site to
destroy and divide. They are lost souls without a purpose in life. They
all need help.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU AND GOD BLESS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 31 December 2018

railroad dreamer you are one of two things a manager poser or a company
suck poser either way you don't have a clue about csx they are the
only company I have ever worked for that hates its employees and treats
them like a peace of scrap metal, if you think the railroad is so great
then go back to your moms basement and play with your little train set
I worked with plenty of company sucks and the out come is they get
there first good screwing over and cry about it and move on they get
fired because they don't have a lick of common since and break ever
rule in the book think there helping the company and get caught and
fired, or the worst case they have there heads so fare up there ass or
the managers ass and they get injured or worse so stay in moms basement
and pretend to be a railroader you will be safer for yourself and
everyone else.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 December 2018

I'm sitting here having a beer and I know you guys are probably all out
at work on your way to the hotel or in the hotel for the rest of the
holiday just wanted to wish you guys a Happy New Year
Lol

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 December 2018

RAILROAD DREAMER : Just keep that attitude you got going and the sky is
the limit for You on the Railroad!!! We need about 15 K..more just like
you and we will all make plenty of money and Be 1 Big Loving Happy
Family...Finally !!! Damn fine young man you Are...Division supt...is
in your future !!!

Name: Railroad dreamer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 December 2018

Thanks cornelius.im ready to get hired on and start my railroad career
with a truly great company csx.hope to see yall on the rails soon.keep
up the good work csx you go above and beyond to take care of your
employees.csx how tommorow moves

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 December 2018

Conductors


You are right for sure.  I just tried looking up my vacation
entitlement and it wouldn't connect either. I selected option 18 and
it goes back to the home page. I could, just like you bring up daily
and personal day bid screens. That doesn't make any sense.

As for your comment on the bid card info they have the information for
the INIWIP pool that runs from Avon(Indy) yard to St.Louis (roselake)
missing too. You cant bring up any comments on it that show the
advertised route. They have been bitching for months on having to pay
crew working out of route or out of advertised limits and want to get
out of paying it. When they can they grab a pilot off the other
division and make the crew ride with them to get them supposedly
qualified on the territory. One trip doesn't make anyone qualified and
they still have to pay the out of route. I can bet you they are hiding
it to pull a stunt of some kind.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 December 2018

Conductor/vac.


I couldn't look up my vacation entitlement either. I tried it several
months ago and couldn't. I thought it might be because they were
adjusting and getting ready to award bids. My LC said he would check
into it too. I heard an engineer talking about some of the job
descriptions missing from their electronic bids cards. They were saying
they think the company is going in behind everyone's back including the
unions and getting ready to change their job descriptions on territories
they want crews to run out of route all the time. Got something to do
with using DP and making them hand off trains in other divisions. It
wouldn't surprise me. Every time this company does stuff like this
they are up to no good. The LC and general chairman should know whats
going on. If they tell you they don't they are lying or the general
chairman has been told to keep his mouth shut so we cant raise hell and
put a stop to it before it is done. Can bet your bottom dollar they
don't want to pay any more out of route claims!

Name: SmartNotToWorkAtCSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 December 2018

Do yourself a favor and go college and get a degree, or something that
would benefit you in the long run,. I worked for csx a few months and
and after verbal abuse and constant work load under watchful eyes i
decided it was not for me. If you like being talked down too, no
believed by managers and just plain out lied to then work for csx which
is either going to go bankrupt or merge with some other monopoly so the
the big wigs can make their cut off the hard working backs of poor
suckers like you. Just ask anyone on here that has worked for CSX, if
you don't kiss you managers ass, or is one that is favored by your
managers they you are going to be shitted on.

Name: Bad mama jama
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 December 2018

I think CSX new motto should be "A SAFETY COMPANY THAT OCCASIONALLY
RUNS A TRAIN"

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 December 2018

May I have another..Think i will !!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 December 2018

Red block !!!!!!!!!!

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 December 2018

Railroad dreamer...
Dont Finance those Shades you'll be laid off frequently and then
worked like a dog and furloughed again

You'll be able to get some cheap ones at the flea market close to the
hotel when you're spending some well-earned time away from your family
probably during the holidays

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

Conductors/engineers

Does anyone know why you cant view your vacation entitlement at home
but you can bring up your personal day and daily vacation bid screens.
I would think you could see what your entitlements are if you can bid
on personal or dailies.

Name: invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 December 2018

T&E

The poster who explained the reign of terror working under HH was right
when he said that the new CEO Foote was following in his footsteps.  Do
not forget one of the quotes that HH made in one of his many interviews
with the financial magazines. "Cultures can be changed one FUNERAL AT A
TIME!"
Do not forget that HH had a traveling preacher as a father. Everyone
knows just how off left field those kind can be.  Just hope and pray
that Foote didn't drink that kind of Kool-Aid!

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 December 2018

Railroad Dreamer: Thats the kind of attitude we need for "How tomorrow
moves" and to accomplish our goals for profits in 2019 and beyond...

Name: Railroad dreamer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 December 2018

Thanks guys im hoping 2019 will be the year i get my dream job with csx
and getting that railroad money.my future is so bright with the
railroad im going to run out and buy a pair of shades.if I get hired we
will all be in this thing together.we are family. Good day my future
railroad brothers and sisters.

Name: Hh style
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 December 2018

I worked with Hh for 4 years as mechanical employee. From day one he had
management scared.  One rumour is that he did not like facial hair. The
next day all management where clean shaven. The list went on from not
using staples on bullit in boards by HR. He did a lot of crazy shit to
show he was in control, and used fear factor to the limit. And over
night he had all management turn into pricks to enforce his agenda.
Foote was an apprentice to Hh ways, people where pulled out of service
and fired every day and it did not matter if they where short staffed.
But the shares kept going up and up. So this justified his behaviour,
and the way people where treated. Once the stock peaked he moved on and
left the company damaged. CSX had him for short time, and Foote is
trying to implement Hh style of rr. But the shares are not climbing
like they hoped. In my view it is the layout of CSX track system. If
tshe CSX stock stays dormant and does not climb your going to see this
group move on. And management that treat people poorly under Foote 
will get there due. The new ceo will kiss ass because he knows the Hh
and Foote way was just a short term terrorist tactic. for fast gains.
And sooner or later employees will protest.

Name: Conductor job
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 December 2018

You want to be a railroader, well I tell the kids stay away from trains
and also anyone with some smarts and sanity. Stay away from trains if
you think they are cool and you have a romance going with trains. The
novalty wears off fast just like It did with your first wife!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 December 2018

Locohead: quit your bitching and do your damn job....already..

Name: locohead
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 December 2018

MORE BLAH BLAH BLAH


Never fails. Always a bunch of blah post that don't mean shit and are
totally worthless for what the hell is happening right now. The only
guy on here is the 35 year carman who gave good advice to use the
company for everything they are worth to get skills to GET THE HELL OUT
OF HERE!

Conductor posted on here several time the bullshit conflict of rules of
walking your damn train or doing a roll by inspection. Cant do both.
Cant be in two places at once. Asked 3 different TM and not one of them
wanted to commit with an definite answer. Their even to damn afraid to
make a ruling!

How about this bullshit rule that we cant use our phones while we are
stopped or we cant take a nap but other class 1 railroads allow it. Its
not a Federal rule. Its a control freak CSX railroad rule.

How about the unfair bid system for personal or daily vacation days. A
guy who is stuck out on a train cant get on his phone and bid for days
off. Its bullshit and its an unfair advantage. We should all just stop
our damn trains 5 minutes before midnight and walk the damn 25 feet
away so we can get on the phone and get a fair chance to bid on them.

Who gives a shit about the stock. It goes up and down all the damn
time. Its been doing it for 100 years. That's the way it works. In the
meantime the bullshit exist here and now. Its happening now and its
going to happen tomorrow. You all got stupid crap to post that wont
help a damn person. You better start concentrating on whats happening
in your own back yard! Get on the unions arss this year to make some
changes. 2019 needs to be the year that we ride the unions until they
negotiate some changes or ride their arsses out of office!
Lets sit back and see what happens to anyone who marked off at
Christmas and new years eve. If they are short its their own damn
fault. Furloughed people and a lot didn't come back because of the
horseshit. we didn't create the manpower shortage. They did. Got no
one to blame but the idiots who invested in a half dead old man
dragging around an oxygen tank. How they got all the board of directors
to drink that nasty Kool-aid is beyond me! Wouldn't be surprised if
they started a clinic in all the terminals and you have to see them to
get approved to mark off sick.  

Better make sure you all have your heads out of your arsses and read
the new reissue of the system wide bulletins for 2019. Better read them
with a fine tooth comb for any changes. And if something is not reissued
it no longer exist. Rules are to be reissued until they are added to the
new operating rules book. There is no doubt there will be errors and
bullshit in them. Its their MO. Never proofread!  

Happy new year..LOL!  You all better CYA! Oh and don't forget, if the
rumor is true and they reopen that school you can count on the head
hunting doubling. You cant fill those seats at the school and flood the
market. cost to much to train them and then put them on the street. But
then if they get government funding for each one like they did before
they aren't worried the least bit. Kick your 100% paid butt to the
street and replace you with the new 75% droids!

Name: Corporate 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 December 2018

Hey dumbass you would make a perfect Trainmaster. Have you ever takin a
good look at what CSX puts in as managers? I swear to you that you
would fit right in. So dream on you little mole. 





Name: Railroad dreamer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 December 2018

Im a railroad dreamer i have always wanted to work for csx i think I
want to be a conductor.oh goody can some of you tell me how i go about
trying to get my dream job?

Name: To dreamer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 December 2018

To dreamer buy 4by 8 sheet of ply wood two saw horses make a table , and
by a ho trainset. Set up at home and your set.

Name: Railroad dreamer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 December 2018

Im a railroad dreamer i have always wanted to work for csx i think I
want to be a conductor.oh goody can some of you tell me how i go about
trying to get my dream job?

Name: Tropicana 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 December 2018

Oh.... my aching ASS

Name: Sparky
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 December 2018

Diesel locomotive Electrician here for 24 years... training has been A
class.. I too love my job but hate the ass kissers and the Company..
worked over the years with some damn good trouble shooters the company
fired for B.S.  There loss.. Mechanical get all the training CSX offers
.. I have... you are in a damn good spot skill wise if something
happens.. Too all my fellow Railroad Union Bro's and Sis..Happy New
Year.. America works best when we vote Union YES...IBEW

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 December 2018

It can't be all that great I was in my 19th year I told them to shove
all of it up their ass and quit
I can't tell you I'm having a super lucrative railroad style money
career but I can tell you I don't work at 3 a.m. I don't work on
Sundays anymore and I damn sure don't work on Christmas or other
holidays

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 December 2018

Bk... excuse me 39 years
I got to give you credit I don't know how you could do something for
39 years and be treated like they treat people or would you be willing
to acknowledge that is way worse now than it ever was unless you
retired 15 or 20 years ago

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 December 2018

BK...I noticed you didnt 
"Check" the box for T&E for 35 years...
You'd have a different, much more explicit description of the last 35
years

Name: Jobs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 December 2018

There are hundreds of railroad jobs in Canada and USA. Get every bit of
training you can, remember CSX is paying for it priceless. And once you
are qualified for rr jobs if you get fired etc. Or just want a change,
there are lots of jobs out there. CSX loses you just change hats. Win
win. I know people that spent thousands on university and canít find a
job in there field of training. The rr will be around for a long time
employment security.

Name: Mechanical 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 December 2018

I did 35 years in mechanical as Carmen. Have all my positions in welding
1A drivers license. Heavy machine operating. Lots of different training
I received that I took for granted. The training was just part of the
job.  I retired a year ago, and the phone has rang off the hook the
different rail companies that have offered  me a job, from contractors
to major railroads. I told them if I want the work I would of stayed
with the company I was with. These outfits are really have trouble
finding fully qualified people. But CSX still threatens to fire
everyone,CSX does not know the talent they have till its gone. Get all
the training and up grades you can people, because it is very very
valuable to rr industry outside of CSX.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 December 2018

Yes BK, accept the fact you are nothing but track scum, lower than whale
shit. You are not worthy of breathing the same air as the Transportation
Master Race. Grovel before your superiors, then slither your way back to
the filthy hole you crawled out of!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 December 2018

In response to your post APE:

Those cameras in the Buffalo hotel were installed a few years ago for
security reasons.  They are installed in the hallways because a few
years back some outsiders came in and stole the big screen TV from the
crew room.  The CSX employees never had a problem with it because shit
happens quite often at hotels, and they weren't put there by CSX to
harass the employees either.  It was a decision from the hotels
corporate office at the time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 December 2018

That's funny coming from a track guy.  Go back to your shanty or truck
and hide out for a few more hours.  How was your schedule anyway?  Oh
nevermind, you actually had one.  Just shut the hell up.  Some of you
guys aint got a damn clue.

Name: bk
E-mail: fastfootball17@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 December 2018

worked track for 39 yrs, never took a sick day. you guys haven't
changed any. still a bunch of pussies! cry, cry, cry.

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

With mantle investors having money tide up in CSX stock. I bet a lot
will want out to buy other cheap more valuable stocks with this market
dip. Iím just sitting back to see if there is going to be exodus of CSX
investors. Maybe big sell off and the raiders will move on!!!! Lots of
deals out there to buy good cheap stock people!

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 December 2018

CSX and UP will still outperform all other's in 2019.. "OR" will by
GOD go below 60 %... through reduced asset's utilization... Happy New
Year

Name: astrollarocca
E-mail:    uname it earth
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 December 2018

there are cameras in the csx hotel in buffalo  found out from a hotel
driver    what is the worthless union doing about this  caught slapping
the monkey

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 December 2018

Stayed marked up on Christmas. Had a real hard time sitting at home
knowing there was frieght to move. The trainmaster thanked me for what
I did. I wouldnít say I was helping the company but rather helping the
customers.  All done with the holiday spirit. The union sure as hell
didnít care if the customers were serviced....but I did!

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 December 2018

Railroaders complain and gripe...But we EARNED that right..Hell u would
too if u had to put up with the bull shittt we do. But overall I still
enjoy it. I wouldn't be here if i didn't. 10 more months and me and
my little honey is gonna start enjoying the best job we ever had
too..Retirement

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 December 2018

Best job ever...
Half the money? 

How much you think your making at the railroad?
If you work ANY WHERE 80 hours a week your gonna make "lots of money
" till you look at the hours you worked.
Even 15$ an hour 80 hours a week you make close to what they've
"tricked " you in to thinking is a "lot " of money.
Wake up. Your not making shit.
You sold your self and live to csuxs
For 15 $ an hour .
Do the math.
If your not good with math use your 800$ smartphone you'll soon find
out you're making 12 to $15 an hour

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 December 2018

Best job ever? 
Are you sure you worked at shit hole express?
I know lots and lots of people who dont , haven't and aren't gonna
work a shit job at a railroad.. their doing great.family life ,life
quality. 
Money dont make you happy that true as well as money causes the most
divorces
At my former terminal
I put the divorce rate at over 30%
Game another employer with such high numbers  
Good luck with that answer.
All caused by life quality and work scheduling in my opinion

Name: Best job 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 December 2018

After 35 years on the rr. Retirement is the best job I have ever had. I
Did four years with Hh as ceo it was hell. Hang in there guys stick it
out. Guys that quit CSX are going to tell you how great it is at there
new job. With half the money and benefits. The number 1 cause of
divorce is money problems. And working in the world outside the rr is
not always a cake walk. I know guys that quit the rr and they are not
doing that well. Stick it out, happy new year all.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 December 2018

And NO I didnt work Chrismas. 
As a matter if fact we where closed for 4 days.home all weekend and
Monday ,Tuesday
We usually don't work Saturdays and we never work on Sundays

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 December 2018

Blah-blah-blah...
You clowns sound like a broken record.
I've been gone from that shit hole for almost a year . I used to tell
people about all the bull shit I had to put up with,when they would
start in with the
"Oh, your lucky ,you got a great job "
Or "Oh you make so much money "
I'm here to tell you no matter how much you think your making or how
much the benefits are worth...
None of it is worth the treatment and the loss of life quality.
YOU CAN GET A JOB OUT SIDE OUT THAT SHIT HOLE WITH GOOD PAY AND
BENEFITS. 
Nobody should have to live like you do working for shithole express
I wouldn't go back to work there for a hundred thousand an hour

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 December 2018

Law

Give me one reference where laws protect someone to lay off sick for
the flu.  Or to extend weekend, off days or to avoid work or holidays.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 December 2018

I have a novel idea for the dumb ass running this company if you don't
have enough people to fill the jobs and move the trains maybe call back
all those you laid off or does that make to much since.

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

Damn think i must gotta hold of a bad batch of eggnog... severe case of
sour gut.. think i am gonna need a couple more days..

Name: Offsick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

Trainmasters


That's cause you a company Bitch

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 December 2018

Hell you bunch of cry babies...i have worked everyday this year except
22 days off total including working today. If you don't like it go
work at the salvation army or something more softer and gentle. Or take
the call get your arse in gear and get the damn freight over the road.

Name: Offsick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

Sickofit

CAPS is not an agreement dumbass.

Bringing the hammer down on someone for Fmla.   And the same time
overlooking a bunch of deadbeats who layoff sick, stay displaced or off
Union to extend off days, vacation days or avoid work on holidays.  Is a
crime.     It's very clear that sick layoff increases went hand in hand
with Christmas.  CSX chooses to overlook this and discriminate against
those who have medical certification that they agreed to.

Name: sickofit!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

off sick

Apparently you haven't read your union agreement. They can not
discipline someone for taking a sick day. There are also state and
federal laws that protect workers for being punished for taking a day
off sick. You go out the door sick and unfocused and you kill someone
while your driving to work, it wouldn't look to good for CSX if you
told everyone you were out there on the roads because you were scared
of what your employer would do to you if you didn't come in. Now they
have time limits on medications you can take. Your in the hotel for 30
hours sick and you cant take anything until you get home off the train
because your in company lodging and under their jurisdiction. You have
no idea and neither do they is someone is sick or not. If you and the
company want to play that game then all everyone has to do is go to the
emergency room every time they have diarrhea  or a 24 hour bug. Maybe a
severe migraine or a bladder infection. They pay the deductible and
then the rest goes to the insurance company. When the insurance
companies start getting overloaded with emergency bills to pay someone
will start asking a lot of questions. When they find out the company
has created a rampant case of fear because you could get disciplined
for staying home sick one day they will either want to bail on them or
raise their portion to pay. 

The facts are we have a right to take a sick day. we get points as part
of the retaliation for doing so. That is the agreement. Someone gets too
many points then they go to investigation and deal with the punishment. 
A person shouldn't be expected to go to a doctor or care clinic every
time they feel like shit and know they aren't going to be safe to work
or they could hurt themselves or someone else because they aren't in
the right frame of mind. Lets not forget the ones who come to work with
the flu or worse and get everyone else sick. stuck in the cab all day
with someone who is coughing and blowing snot all day sucks and I've
gotten sick from them myself. 
What really blows about this is you don't get paid sick days like most
companies in this country offer. They act like your costing them
millions when you take one day off. Your on the extra board you lose
your guarantee. Your on the road you miss a round trip which is a hell
of a lot of money. It costing us more than them.

Name: OffSick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

All who laid off Sick , displacement, union business needs to be pulled
out of service.   We all know this was abusing mark offs and giving
hard working employees undue hardships.  CSX is just as guilty letting
this go on and should be held liable.  

Cannot single one group out and not punish the other.

Name: screwed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

Off sick


Explain how the yard crews, locals and switchers can be laid in for the
day but the pool jobs are screwed and abuses.  They ran all their
trains. They have road crews stuck in the hotels. They refused to flip
them home.  How can the yard crews. locals etc... get holiday pay and
the road crews don't but they are the ones who are stuck out there all
day on Christmas.  They abuse the long pool crews. we are the ones who
don't get to go home every night. we are the ones who go out and move
the freight across the country but they cant even flip us home and dead
head crews to the hotels later tonight to get the trains. This company
abuses the hell out of road crews. Chief will make promises that a crew
will flip then the next one comes on shift and says he doesn't care
what the other one told you. He is the big man on duty and he says your
staying and your screwed.  THey all lie. they all tell you what you want
to hear to get what they want. All the conversations need to be recorded
by the employees and when they lie they should be charged and do time.
Its getting old out here. Its like the devil never sleeps!!!!

Name: BLAH BLAH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

OFF SICK


Instead of running your pie hole on here why don't you take the day to
say prayers for the workers who are stuck in the hotel all day and the
ones who are on trains right now out of town. The ones who they called
and are dead heading to the hotels to protect trains tomorrow. It would
not kill CSX to let everyone stay at home todays and send them out
tonight on 3rd shift. It would not break their million dollar bank to
dead head crews to the away terminals tonight to get trains on 3rd. 
The whole world wont come to an end if CSX laid down one day.  They are
behind all the time. The entire system was behind when the old man HH
took over and got everything in a mess. They are greedy and don't care
a thing about the people and their families that work for them. ONE DAY
OF LAYING IN WILL NOT BREAK THEIR BANK!

If you were too stupid to mark off then that's your fault.  I know of
10 people who had to because they had flights to catch and they knew if
they stayed marked up they would have been totally screwed. The company
would not flip them back and they knew it. Why should they have their
entire holiday ruined and lose money on plane tickets while the white
collars are off drinking their egg nog and spending time with their
families! You would think this company would get a clue. You feed the
peasants that work for you. Keep their bellies full and happy. Give
them bread and water and treat their families well. That's how you
keep your peasants happy in the fields!

Merry Christmas off sick!

Name: Offsick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

Loyd
Mark up and go to work.    All you deadbeats abusing sick layoffs,
displacement, Union buisness are putting your Union brothers in
hardship. 

CSX wrongfully singled out ones with Fmla.

Name: Offsick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

21 sick layoffs all should be charged for putting their co-workers in
hardship.    CSX you're screwing us for letting this go on.

Name: Norfolk southern conductor lov
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 December 2018

Hey csx boys we moving headquarters to Atlanta.Yall comework for a real
railroad.

Name: Tropicana 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

Oh....my aching ass....

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

If everyone would stick together an mark off an over Christmas to be
with there family's who could they put out of service an show them who
really runs the railroad. Bunch of cowards...

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

Iam off with fmla misuse again for Christmas again this let's seen if
csx wants some more lawsuits added to there list again this year
bitches.

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

LOCO 1-10 

You apparently don't know how it works. Crew callers will say anything
to get the job filled. They will call you and not leave a message other
than...."its your call for work" in order to get you to call back or
quickly answer when running the rosters. They have too many tricks to
list. 
One of my favorite all time in the one where they scare the hell out of
new hires by telling them that they will MISS CALL them if they don't
want to take a call they are not qualified on or don't want to take
because they aren't comfortable without a pilot.  
Do people not understand what a MISS CALL IS?  A miss call is when they
call you and you do not call back within the 10 minute window that is
allowed by the union agreement. They may call several times if they
wish. Most call your primary and secondary to make an attempt before
they MISS CALL YOU! A miss call is not when a crew caller calls someone
and makes contact with them and has a conversation on the phone! That is
not missing a call. I have had miss call charges removed from my records
when they have done this to me and I also filed ethics charges against
crew management for make false statements and lying. If you have a
conversation on the phone with a crew caller you have not missed a
call.  They might threaten you with refusal to work but answering the
call and talking to the crew caller is not MISSING A CALL!

Lets just all pray that 2019 is a better year. Lets pray the company
cleans up its policies to be more employee friendly. Lets pray they
clean up the mistakes in the operating rules. Lets pray the antics
played by crew callers are banned. Lets pray they don't change
managers every month and finally get a team of people who can work
together and know what they are doing. Lets pray they pay everyone what
is rightfully theirs and for once respect the union agreement as
written.  Lets just all pray!!!!!

Name: FMLA
E-mail: fmla@gov.org
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 24 December 2018

Did anyone see the FMLA memo?

It reads in part, that FMLA was designed for railroaders to lay-off on
holidays, family events, and the Super Bowl!

So, I hope you all saved your money during your time of railroading!

If you think management is brutal when you're fired without having
FMLA, read the aforementioned sentence!

Happy Holidays to all the corrupt union officers who made harassing
you possible.

Name: Claire
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

My husband is off union business today and tomorrow cause he has to work
on about 400 claims. I am going to make him my special "Cherry Nut
Pie".

It is really good if any of you would like the recipe I will send it to
you. Merry Christmas !

Name: billylong
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 December 2018

Yeah dumbass walk into your home terminal next time your off sick.  
Since it's published policy.  No different than a daily vacation
right?

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

"published policy"

laying off sick is not for getting out of work. extending off days,
weekends and avoiding work on holidays.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 December 2018

We owe....We owe....its off too work we go..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

This lines up with the system notice.   Laying off sick is no different
than laying off Fmla. If it's not needed. It's being abused.   When
the company singles out just one group. They set themselves up for
massive lawsuits.     Increase of sick layoffs over Christmas is a red
flag no different than Fmla.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

Everyone who lays off sick this year will be included in getting
charged.    Caller just told me this.


  I'm calling B.S. on your post. Your either a company mole or a
employee who is a pathetic suck posting this in an attempt to scare
guys into not marking off.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

Everyone who lays off sick this year will be included in getting
charged.    Caller just told me this.

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

Stay safe fellers and "coon" it through the holidays... thats what i
did for 18 yrs until i started getting a few off. Take it nice and slow
easy does it....no stress no worries.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 December 2018

Christmas is sacred CSX.  You sorry excuse for a corporation.  Give the
men time off with their families and stop abusing your employees before
I go to 60 minutes and destroy your ass on national television.  I'll
be delighted to do so.  If the abuse doesn't stop I will have a field
day!!!

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

Fuck CSX and their Trains on Christmas. I have 0 points and I will be
marking off Sick on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This company wants
to eliminate every one of our jobs and they treat us like used Tampons.
Yet Upper management preaches this teamwork B.S. and expects it's
employees to drink the Kool-Aid and give 110%.  The only thing
important to Foote and the Hedge fund that is running CSX is Operating
Ratio and profits, nothing else. You company sucks that are loyal to
CSX are absolutely pathetic and you are a fool if you think CSX values
you or your contribution to this company.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 December 2018

Csx abuses the union agreement cheating me out of money, days off, and
overall quality of life. Use your FMLA any way you please while you can
and don't let anyone try and make you feel the least bit bad about it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 December 2018

Facts


And you know who is or isn't abusing  Fmla?   The company agreed to a
binding certification. The company had every right for a second
opinion. 

It doesn't matter if it's food stamps, handicapped parking or
whatever you can think of.  Some asshole will take advantage of it.  
Those who may be abusing Fmla should have been factored in.   

One who is caring for a sick family member could easily go to work
clock in and clock out in 8 hrs. No big deal.  There is no way someone
caring for a loved one can leave and not know when they will return.
Possible two days later.   Just like  vacation you must put in two
dailies to catch it.  One must layoff two days before a Dr. Appt.

Fmla was created to protect the little man from greedy, corrupt
companies. Like CSX and they hate it. Then we have men like you that
their job defines them and that's all they have. That will side with
big companies Evertime.  It's a good chance you will have to be on
Fmla someday we all get sick we all die.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 December 2018

Corporate...if you're really corporate...get a damn clue.  I'd argue
that 80 percent of the abuse is a direct result of men having to fight
over days 21 days out, caps on weekends and holidays, and this dumb ass
attendance policy.  You want to talk about abuse?  How about the ABUSE
this company puts their employees through almost every time they go to
work.  There is such a thing called cause and effect.  And don't tell
me it wasn't pure GREED that didn't cause half these bullshit
policies CSX has.  We can go on if you want but you wont win.

Name: Facts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 December 2018

Lloyd 

You have a right to your personal opinion but the facts are FMLA was
not created for people to use to get extended weekends, birthdays,
graduations, weddings, holidays and bullshit days off. No more than
your local chairman are supposed to use union business to take off to
go to a ball game. Maybe the attendance policy sucks but that gives
these people no right to lie and abuse either right. Cry and whine all
you want but the facts are alot of people are not taking FMLA to see
doctors or to stay home because their conditions are flarring up or
they are really feeling ill. So stop with your stupid remarks that a
bad attendance policy gives them the right to abuse fmla. These idiots
don't realize if they keep this up the government will eventually step
in and make it even harder to get it. Keep abusing the system and it
will eventually ruin it for everyone. Now stomp and cry because the
truth hurts.

Name: Baller
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 December 2018

E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 December 2018

STFU Grinch.  If people need to use fmla they're entitled to do just
that.  If this company would let people get off days when they wanted
and didn't have an attendance policy that looked like something out
of
a slave masters hand book maybe shit wouldn't be so bad.  These
assholes probably make Lucifer jealous down in hell.  Matter of fact,
working for csx is sort of like selling your soul so it makes sense.  

What gives other employees the rights to know how another employee is
laid off anyway?  Seems to me like a good lawyer could use this
against
a company because certain employees discriminate against those they
know
are laid off fmla when in fact its none of their damn business.  Now
let's wait for the trolls to try and bury this post.  Please copy and
paste this if you agree when responding.  Merry Christmas and fuck you
CSX.

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

I hope everyone has a Very Merry Christmas and a Great New Year.    If
you must work over the Holidays just take twice the time off after. 
Keep living the Dream PEACE!!!

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 December 2018

STFU Grinch.  If people need to use fmla they're entitled to do just
that.  If this company would let people get off days when they wanted
and didn't have an attendance policy that looked like something out of
a slave masters hand book maybe shit wouldn't be so bad.  These
assholes probably make Lucifer jealous down in hell.  Matter of fact,
working for csx is sort of like selling your soul so it makes sense.  

What gives other employees the rights to know how another employee is
laid off anyway?  Seems to me like a good lawyer could use this against
a company because certain employees discriminate against those they know
are laid off fmla when in fact its none of their damn business.  Now
let's wait for the trolls to try and bury this post.  Please copy and
paste this if you agree when responding.  Merry Christmas and fuck you
CSX.

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

thinking of taking fmla for improper reasons this xmas ? then fmla will
stand for FIRED MY LAZY ASS.show up for work people. you knew this when
you signed up. be there STAT.

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

Conductor


We all have 3 choices.

1. Come to work and do as your told. Put in your claims no matter how
worthless you think they are and pay the union dues because you have
to. Be calm and sit back and keep your nose out of places it doesn't
belong. Walk softly but carry that big stick. Take notes. CYA! Help
your LC behind the scene but remember to lay low.

2. Come to work and run your mouth. Argue with every little stupid move
management makes and spout off about how much smarter you are and how
you would do this and that different. Draw attention to yourself. In
fact that would be best because it takes the heat off of someone else
at the time. Never put in any claims and then cry because you never get
anything you want. Remember the squeaky wheel gets the greasing!

3. QUIT!

There aren't anymore options. So think real hard after Christmas is
over and your thinking about that new year resolution. options 1,2 or
3!   Merry Christmas and happy new year!

Name: Eap
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 December 2018

If your in a situation with substance abuse there is the EAP employee
assistance program. I know of people that went threw it for drinking
problems. I donít recommend going threw company program. They keep your
soul in a box after that. If you need help go threw it on your own
without company knowing if you can. But if your busted at work they
have to offer you EAP.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 December 2018

T&E


Mean while back at the ole corral the new sheriff is shinning his pea
shooter and getting ready to round him up some more cow hands to put
some whoopen on!  Little fellow but he's packing a big shooter and
he's aiming for some for failures. whoop you cow pokes back in line.
The ole Avon corral is going to get a new herd in soon if the cows
don't stay in line!

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2018

Conductor

I'm not denying there are people with abuse issues. They should by no
means be put in positions of responsibility. However not everyone who
uses pain meds or sleep aids are junkies, nor is everyone affected by
different medications in the same manner. People who use their
medications responsibly are going to be affected by this policy and you
know as well as I do the company will use the most extreme methods
possible to ensure compliance. Older seniority employees necessarily
have more medical problems. These employees are less likely to accept
the changes the current regime wants to implement. More likely to call
them out on their bulls#!+. The employees that are the most difficult
to eliminate. Think about it.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2018

Really?

Actually I'm not on anything. After the doctors fixed my back I
didn't need pain meds anymore. However, I understand what it's like
to be in constant pain. Perhaps you shouldn't be so quick to judge
since you apparently haven't been in that situation, nor would I wish
it upon anyone.

Secondly "meth" is not even on this list, since it's already an
illegal substance banned by the FRA.

Thirdly, some sleep medications are on this list. You being in train
service with constantly changing shifts should know some people have
trouble sleeping. Tossing and turning through the night and not getting
proper sleep is more detrimental to a person's awareness than taking a
sleep medication the night before.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2018

Really?

You sir are sadly mistaken if you believe this new medication policy is
about safety or removing junkies from the job. Like most recent company
policies it will be used as a cudgel to bash workers over the head with
when they legitimately use their prescribed medications.

Name: Wolf of Wall Street
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 December 2018

The stock continues to fall with the market. Haha , loving it. Hope all
you greedy shareholders at the top lose lots of money. Merry xmas d-
bags

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 December 2018

HR

You are exactly correct.  CSX and their legal teams are very aware  how
fmla reads.  CSX knows without a doubt they are breaking federal laws.  
Just like they are very aware everyday that they cheat their men out of
pay.    If CSX has to pay out millions or cause a low level manager to
lose everything.   CSX doesn't care.


When CSX is filing suit against CSX.  Nothing else needs to be said.  



CSX believes they are above reproach.    


And for your uneducated comment about abuse.   Those who have fmla.  A
certified, licensed health care provider stated that leave was needed. 
 CSX could have asked for a second opinion but instead agreed to the
binding certification. 


ALSO  this site is CSX-SUCKS not I want to SUCK-CSX

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 December 2018

Ape

Corporate does not allow any bulletin or notice to be published that
have not been reviewed by the company lawyers. Do not think for one
moment that they don't know the laws and what their boundaries are. It
is a fact that many employees abuse the FMLA agreements. The company is
not stupid. Mark off on holidays, weekends and before off days to
extend time off is not a given right just because you have FMLA
approval. You think the company is stupid. The best thing for the
company to do is to follow all of you on the days you take off and see
what you are really doing. But then they can find a lot of you on
facebook on those days posting pictures or making comments about all
the fun you had while you were off. I think it should be a federal
offense on the same level as claiming your disabled and receiving
benefits when you are more than capable of working. Maybe then and only
then will the employees who are honest and really need it have the heat
taken off of them!

Name: TorubleintheRanks
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 19 December 2018

https://www.joc.com/rail-intermodal/class-i-railroads/csx-transportation/csx-eliminate-about-300-more-intermodal-lanes-2019_20181005.html


It's gonna be a wonderful start to the new year!

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 December 2018

Better get Jim Foote's permission before you take a f@#%ing aspirin on
your day off now. This company is beyond pathetic. I hope those
shareholders that are suing take these clowns for everything they got.
Mantle Ridge should get f@#%ing jail time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 December 2018

New system notice put out today.   The carrier once again is interfering
with protected leaves.    Intimidation is their go to.   I'm so looking
forward to hearing that CSX and their managers had to pay out millions
to settle numerous lawsuits.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 December 2018

Cond


I tried to find that video and couldn't.  I went to the safety forum
on the gateway and couldn't find a thing. I don't think they kept it
up very long. Im guessing they found some things wrong with it and
yanked it!  I tried to view some other videos but it stated that they
weren't available outside of the network. You will have to view them
at work. Cant bring them up at home. Im not sure our pods even work
anymore.  I think they just have a few left after they came in and
gutted everything.  Im not wasting my valuable time off sticking around
to watch anything before or after work. If they cant be viewed at home
the hell with it!

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 December 2018

Pullby

There was a notice put out that they had a video out that we could
watch on how to do roll by inspections. I haven't watched it yet but
Im going to. It will be interesting to see what they suggest and what
they leave out.  Has anyone else watched it yet. It is supposed to be
available to watch on the employee gateway.  I will let you know what
it is like when I watch it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 December 2018

Great.  
Most trains are plenty long enough, heavy enough & hard enough to
handle as things are now.

Trains magazine: a pro-company rag.

Name: DP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2018

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/12/17-csx-transportation-to-further-increase-use-of-distributed-power

Name: Monitoring
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 December 2018

In todayís world as soon as you leave your home, you are on someoneís
camera. Now your action are recorded and voice recorded without you
knowledge. Everything that comes out of you mouth could be recorded
without you knowing. So rule is your actions and conversations could
be, in someoneís data bank. NSA is monitoring your computer and smart
tv. 1984 is hear soon the thought police will get you!!!

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

If you watch you tube videos, the loco cam that records the crossing
accident has sound with the video. That would tell me that yes the cab
is being recorded for all audio!!!!

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 December 2018

Corp


Merger...blahblah....... Who gives a rats ass. It aint going to do a
damn thing out here in the field for the hard working backbone of the
railroad but make our life more of a living hell for maybe 6 months
while the over paid white stuffed shirts try to figure out who gets to
play king of the mountain. We all know CSX will try to bully anyone
they would merger with to let all their EX CONS step up on the home
plate and make all the major decisions. while they are playing power
games we will have to put up with all the stupid idiotic moves they
make to change things to supposedly make it all better. HA! HA!
We have all been through this a million time. Every time a new chief
comes in town we have to weather all the stupid know it all changes
they make and wait till it all crashes and burns and they go back to
what was working in the first place. These clowns just don't get the
old saying....IF it aint broke don't fix it!
Now back to whats important to those busting ass in the yard and those
living in hotels all the time. We got to do what is best in the here
and now. We are looking at more rule changes and more bull shitz being
thrown in our lap. We are tough. We always come out alive and still
making that pay check. There is a new chief in Avon. He will make
changes. He will start marking his territory like an old dog at a fire
hydrant.  What all of you have got to remember is that you  can make or
break the business. WE BUILD AND MOVE THE FREIGHT. WE DELIVER TO THE
CUSTOMERS> WE DECIDE HOW FAST OR SLOW IT IS DONE.
REMEMBER THAT FACT!!!!!!

Name: TroubleintheRanks
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 17 December 2018

https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/local/csx-shareholders-suing-board-of-directors-over-hunter-harrisons-hiring/77-3169c355-00f4-4fb5-a8b4-5a02667824cd





Brothers and sisters always fight!

Name: Pull by
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 December 2018

If the ground is not flat 30 both sides I would not get out of the cab.
You have to have proper footing , your not required to walk threw
ditches etc. Wood tics with Lyme disease snakes , rodent holes burrows
in summer. Deep snow in winter, first thing they ask when your hurt.
Did you insure proper footing? Get management to demonstrate how they
want pull buys done.

Name: RE; UP Merger
E-mail: railroadinfo@mailinator.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 16 December 2018

A merger between the UP-CSX could easily happen because both railroads
are more separate and apart for parallel routes. And, if not a merger,
Mantel Ridge would simply do a takeover/coup of UP'S executive staff,
while UP is vulnerable because of the recent numerous staff changes
within the last year. 
The latest rumor on the UP regarding the management shake-up, is that,
a majority of the corrupt/compromised union officers retired, and
senior managers relied on corrupt union officers to assist in train
operations and gutting the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
And, if there is talks of a merger; Mantel Ridge must do due diligence
in order to avoid any antitrust, collusion and racketeering issues.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 December 2018

Me Too

It is pretty obvious that you feel your fellow employees are just lazy
and you think that engineers are fat and lazy and feel they are
entitled. Your post is written in a manner that tells me and others
that you are nothing more than a white collar mole. As for entitled
engineers, there are many who pounded the rocks for many years and did
their time before they got into the seat. Do not be so quick to point
the finger and judge.

What needs to be addressed here is that the company has 2 rules in
place that are in WRITING that conflict with each other. As one poster
pointed out, you can not be in 2 places at one time. You have to pick
one rule or the other to follow. The company is notorious for this kind
of behavior. They do not proof read. If they did they would have caught
this mistake. How many times have you had a bulletin cancelled within
24 hours of being issued because something was wrong and it had to be
put on hold. All crews have to chose which rule they are going to
follow. The conductor should be walking his train and the engineer
should be on the ground positioned on the power side watching the roll
by which should be 10mph. NO ONE SHOULD BE ANY CLOSER THAN 30 FEET
UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES PER THE RULES. Its being reported that threats
are being made to crews that they better be making attempts to get on
the ground. If they have to they can walk up the tracks to a place that
allows them to be 30 feet away. Supervisors will not state what they
believe is a reasonable distance to walk to accomplish this.  

Second, it is a serious safety issue for someone to be on the ground
watching a train go by at speeds from 50-60 miles per hour. But that is
not the main issue here. Why do you think roll by inspections are made
at 10 MPH. Brake test roll by and train in emergency roll by
inspections are made at 10mph because it was determined to be a speed
that would allow someone to be able to identify a problem more easily.
This speed is stated as the speed to use in your FRA codes and
regulations. If a train is passing you in the dark you may hear
something but you may not see any sparks. Your flash lights are
inadequate to get a good look at the cars on a roll by. Yes, we all see
car inspectors sitting in their trucks with their headlights beaming on
cars rolling by but we all know that they can not see all the parts
adequately to catch all problems. Train should not be running 50-60 mph
past anyone while they are doing an inspection. All trains should be
ordered to reduce their speeds to 10 when passing anyone on the ground
required to do an inspection. Many crew members have stated that is
hard to get car numbers during the day when trains are passing them at
high speeds and when several cars of the same make and color pass them
in blocks it makes it even worse. How could they possibly do it in the
dark.

What all this boils down to is the company has once again created
conflicting rules and is allowing trains to travel at speeds on roll by
inspections that are ridiculously to fast and unsafe and have
supervisors out of control who are threatening and intimidating
employees to the point they are getting on the ground and standing in
places that are unsafe as hell to avoid getting written up. 
This should be an FRA, OSHA and Union issue. All employees need to
start addressing this and demand the rules and procedures be reviewed
and rewritten in a manner that is safe and effective!

Another issues to think about is the rumor that voice recorders have
been installed in the 3200 series engines. If this is true then all
employees need to find out if they have been activated and are being
used. I believe the law states that a company has to notify all its
employees when they are being recorded. Has anyone seen anything in
writing from the company notifying employees that voice recordings are
being made in the cab of locomotives? Until you can get a definite
answer on this issue, DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE DISCUSS ANY UNION
ACTIVITY OR ANY STEPS YOU ARE TAKING TO REPRESENT YOURSELF IF YOU HAVE
ANY PENDING CHARGES AGAINST YOU. DO NOT DISCUSS ANY EVIDENCE YOU MAY
HAVE OR HOW YOU INTEND TO FIGHT YOUR CHARGES. IF RECORDING ARE BEING
MADE THEY CAN USE WHAT YOU HAVE REVEALED AGAINST YOU. IF YOU ARE IN THE
CAB OF A LOCOMOTIVE WITH A LOCAL CHAIRMAN DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
DISCUSS YOUR CASE. A local chairman should be treated the same as a
lawyer. He represents you in hearings no different than a lawyer would
represent you in court and all your conversations should be private and
unrecorded. This may not be happening. Do not take any chances. 

Its a shame that we all have to live in a society where these kind of
actions take place. This is the time of year when we should all be
celebrating and be happy for what we have and for the loved ones we
have in our lives. It is Christmas time. Try not to let your working
environment ruin this time for you. Say a prayer for those who are less
fortunate. Kiss your children and love your spouse. Tighten the bonds
with your families. Work is just one tiny part of your lives. Just
remember that god works in mysterious ways. 
Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 December 2018

Last 15 to 20yrs All Road foreman of engines...seem to be natural pucker
uppers

Name: I know
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 16 December 2018

Steve Sammons (Salmons) whatever is a snake in the grass. He was a local
chairman on the Big Sandy, he sold the guys out, became Frullas bitch,
Frla promise him a RFE job and up the ladder he went. Not by doing
good, but being a company dick sucker. So, Fuck You Steve you worthless
company bitch. I hope you have a heat stroke in Florida.

Name: Me TOO !!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 December 2018

It gets so old being watched at every move and rushed and talked down
too daily.

Name: Me Too
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 December 2018

Let's be honest guys, all the bitching about inspecting a passing train
isn't over safety. We're just too lazy is the primary reason and does
anyone really believe anybody out here is inspecting their train while
stopped. That's been a rule for a long, long time. You never followed
that rule so why worry about this one. Only difference is engineer has
to get his entitled ass off the train too..

That being said, if you want this rule to go away then give them what
they want. Let's face it, every train out here has a car making a
squeak.  We don't like to screw our buddies but if just about every
train has to stop and inspect their train because there might be a
handbrake this place will have a meltdown and that rule will go away.

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

Cameras are now in every industry, even mom and pop shops. The new thing
is a monitor for human vital,signs comes in bracelet or stick button
etc. Can measure heart rate blood pressure etc. And chemical changes in
your sweat, can detect lots. Now that is an invasion off privacy, wonder
how long it will be before employees have to be monitored. Just think if
insurance company new when you had a smoke etc. And you had to wear one
to get medical insurance. The book 1984 is here folks reality.

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

In regards to the post where there are cameras in the cab close to your
head etc. Put safety hazard reports in so there is a record. That way
if you have impact from hitting something at crossing etc. You could
end up with a head injury. And take power under protest if enough
people do this they might not use this power as leader. But make sure
everyone put in paper work against these hazards.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2018

Thegrinch 

How about the morons who put in a headlight switch that only gives you
a choice of dim or bright with ditchlights.  What the hell happened to
medium and bright choices. As for that camera mounted in front of your
face, you got to be 6 foot talk or put your seat off center for it to
be out of the way.  It's a safety hazard. It's a distraction and
it's in an unsafe place. Just more crap.

Name: Past practice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 December 2018

When the banks where bailed out by tax payers, the brass still got there
bonuses. If CSX borrowed money it will most likely find its way in the
pockets of top guys, bonuses, awards, you name it. This is the way it
is done det. Is for little guys, we figure out how to pay for all this.

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

Why did CSX take two loans totaling $1 Billion dollars?. Check the
investor section of the website. Why does a company like CSX need a
loan like that when they easily have the cash?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 December 2018

BNSF is working on a merger/ take over deal .

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

A holiday list of folks that need punched, in no particular order.  

* Whomever decided the alerter on the GE ES44 must go off every 4000
feet (or less). 

* The fool who decided the alerter reset must squeal hideously when
pressed.

* The moron who placed the inward facing cameras on the GEís directly
in your forward line of sight.

* The jackass who placed the PTC screens where you must turn your head
from the direction of travel to view it.

* The stupid shit who put the ďbrighter than the sunĒ dim headlights on
the SD40 rebuilds. 

* GE software designer that allowed for no way to disable the AESS
function on all this stupid engines with ďdead batteriesĒ.  

* Ron Batory and his clueless band of nitwit inspectors. They come
around and nitpick piddly shit, and miss BIG safety issues.  Stupidity
or deliberate incompetence?

* Dispatchers who tell you nothing the whole trip, but call you all
excited to inform you that you can proceed ďsignal indicationĒ at
signal youíve been sat and stared at for an hour.  No shit Sherlock. 

* I could go on.

Name: CSX VS CSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 December 2018

Derivative Shareholders Suit... You cant make this shit up...!! Can
anybody holler..I feel the need for GREED !!!

Name: Wall street
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 December 2018

Markets are down world wide, this is the busiest time of year for rr.
Then I alway witnessed slow down January and February. I could measure
the state of economy by mainline traffic. The prediction is not a
recession but a stagnant economy for months to come. The Hh plan did
not work as planned for mantle but they still doubled stock value. So I
feel if mantle is going to ditch maybe 2019. And the next ceo crew will
be putting Humpty Dumpty back together again. Just like cn and cp.
after the raid. Just my opinion!!

Name: Wolf of Wall Street
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 December 2018

And just like that the stock continues to tumble with the market. Down
she bloooows!!
Haha bitch ass mantle ridge and executives. Better jump ship bitches

Name: Dark Territory 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 December 2018

This federally mandated PTC...crap is screwing the railroads eyeballs
out..CSX 2 billion spent and about 50 % complete...I say that to say
this...Even the Big dogs are taking a DRY pounding in this fubar
adventure... gotta cut cost anyway you can

Name: Mechanical
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 December 2018

One thing about car and locomotive dept. you never stop learning skills
welding  etc everything that involves keeping the wheels turning.
Everything we do affects the running trades to try keeping you safe by
having equipment sound. And if you running trade guys have any
questions about mechanical issues, we would be more than happy to share
information with you. It takes lots of departments to keep the machine
moving, we are all in it together for the same reasons.

Name: Mechanical aptitude 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 December 2018

Sorry mr. Hogger that your pissed at tech talk, being you have the
knowledge of a teenage girl on mechanical issue. Some of us on the
railway have to use our backs and brains to keep the rr running. Not
sit on our fat ass complaining about how, the world owes you!

Name: Who gives a shit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 December 2018

Has anyone found out why Swafford quit or got fired and where he landed

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 December 2018

Couplers-snupplers......


WHO CARES!  In the meantime I have to figure out how to get back the
3000 bucks they stole from me this year in legit unpaid claims for
abuse of my union agreement.  Not paying my legit trip rates and
showing favoritism to other company sucks who get paid more for doing
the same thing I am. That money was going to fill the Christmas
stockings and pay for the high heat bill this winter. 

Sitting around the office arguing about couplers must really take a
toll on your pay checks. How long does it take to sit there and say DUH
DUH while you scratch your heads!


For you who are rail foamers and love discussing the latest
technologies and new designs of motors and how pretty the rail is there
are other rail sites and foamer forums you can go too.  CSX SUCKS.COM
isn't the right place for you!

Name: old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 December 2018

Hey supervisor-I guess the year at your job you have just learned it
all.  I forgot you must be in our meetings.

Name: Couplers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 December 2018

The auto coupler you mentioned maybe for bullit trains in China japan
etc. For railways to fit all freight cars with this system would cost
billions of dollars and all railways would have to fit there cars. And
the weather conditions would have to be prestigious at the least. It
will never happen on freight. And if they could the maintance costs
would be so high that it would be a no brainer. The company would not
benefit at all.

Name: Tri coupler
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 December 2018

Tri coupler.... automatic coupler/decoupler will be implemented
gradually starting in 2020...will make a great improvement on safety
and efficiency.

Name: Fired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 December 2018

If you think your going to get kudos for breaking safety rules for
company by standing close to train. The company has posted how serious
they take safety, so if they review tapes and have you hands down on
film. They have I believe 28 days to fire you. Then they can tell the
public how serious they are about enforcing the safety rules. And with
you on film you would not have a leg to stand on. And if you got hurt
and survived good luck with that!! In your statement you could put to
help the company I broke the rules thatís why Iím in a wheel chair.
They would laugh you out of the room!! Like I said before they have not
found a cure for STUPID yet!

Name: Witnessed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 December 2018

What I witnessed under the Hh regime style treatment of people. Was that
new hires would get a dose of the Hh policies and said, self Iím not
sticking around for this shit no matter how good the money is. The
company was forced to back down on the way they where treating people,
they where short of employees because of it.

Name: FACTS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 12 December 2018

T&E

Just about every class 1 railroad along with most short line and others
use the GCOR for the development of their rules and regulations. Who
doesn't?   CSX!

Who doesn't allow tired crews to nap on a stopped train even if
someone else is awake and alert to keep watch?  CSX!
The UP does!

Who doesn't allow the use of a personal cell phone to make a personal
call while in the cab of a locomotive that is stopped and the crew is
not involved in any safety related task? CSX!
The UP does!

Who doesn't allow the use of stand alone cameras to take pictures of
safety hazards or violations of rail safety laws? CSX!
The UP does!

Who doesn't allow the use of a personal cell phone to send a text
message of access the internet at any time (Minimal voice communication
only)?  CSX!
The UP does!

Now ask yourself just one question.  Why would CSX adopt such an
extreme set of rules and not use the GCOR to establish operating rules
and regulations for their employees?

Because they have extreme control issues! They have exhibited this
behavior for years. If the UP were to even consider a merger with CSX
they would be in for one hell of battle. Everyone has at one time in
their lives encountered a person who  has severe control issues and we
all know how difficult it is to deal with them.  The UP would have to
be totally nuts to get involved with another railroad that would fight
them at every corner if they didn't get what they wanted or didn't
have a majority of the control. What does CSX have to offer the UP that
would be so golden that they would be willing to get in bed with them
and risk destroying what they already have.  When you play with someone
who doesn't like to play nicely and share their toys you almost always
get burned. If you do not have the same morals and values and your
operating practices are not on the same page then there will be
battles. BIG ONES!  Does the UP want to take this on? 
Would you?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 December 2018

Hey old head... Just sit back and see ole timer... the thorobred of
transportation will be right in the mix.... of the merger. the
goverment willing and  will readily want it has the global economy
takes on a slippery and chaotic course the next 3 yrs... Thats a fact
Jack...

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 December 2018

MERGER!!!


BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH.......WHO GIVES A CRAP!  And what the hell are you
going to do about it?  Not a damn thing. What you will do is adjust to
what ever changes they make and either stay on the railroad of quit. IF
you got to move then move. If you lose seniority then you lose it. If
you got to take a crappy job then you got to take it. You are no one.
You got nothing but a pay check and maybe some money invested in stock
in this whole deal. Those of you who have this big fat wet fantasy that
a merger will make your RR life so much better and your wallet fatter
are just idiots. The sun will come up and set the same damn way it
always does, The only thing that will be different is your working
conditions which you will accept or take your arss out the door. 

Now get back to the real world your living in right now. Worry about
the screwing your getting on the next call. Worry about getting the pay
you deserve tomorrow. Put your claims in no matter how worthless the
unions are. Worry about being on candid camera every stinking trip.
Worry about the brothers that are screwing you at this very moment! 
the ones playing games, sharp shooting and put in bull crap arrival
times to get around you. Worry about the ones who are kissing company
arss and making those phone calls and getting deadheads and flips back
and getting 3 trips to your 1! Quit rushing. Quit letting them push you
around. Don't let the shit roll down hill. Keep your nose out of places
it doesnt belong. Let management step on their own rods. Quit worrying
so damn much about why they do this and why they do that! Just get your
paperwork and get on your damn train and go. Let them bury themselves.
Document every stupid move they make, When and where and who told you
to do it. Keep every work order for 10 days if your on a train they
screw all to hell. Be prepared to stick it to them if they want to
throw the crap on you. WALK SOFTLY BUT CARRY A BIG STICK!

Name: Old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 December 2018

Look the Trump administration will not allow a large RR merger.  The job
cuts with the lie of cost savings because everything will be more
efficient will not fly.   You have no idea on how CSX is being watched.
 The government was not happy about job losses in areas and the lack of
safety with Hunter.  Another eastern railroad has the respect of the
federal government right now.   Don't you remember how easy it was for
NS to crush Hunter's CP merger bid?   He had red marks on his butt
afterwards.  Keep in mind Trump and Hunter WERE FRIENDS.  Got him
nowhere.

Name: Old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 December 2018

Below:  Your an idiot.  MERGERS WILL NOT HAPPEN.  PERIOD

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 December 2018

Yes the sweet sounds of a merger are in the Air boys and girls....

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 December 2018

My last four years was working with ceo hunter. I have never hated a man
as much as I hated him. For the lives he destroyed and people that died
being pushed hard to rush rush. When I read on here a TM is yelling and
threading employees it pisses me off. Write those pricks up, 2018 no
employee should have to take that abuse from management. Or any one
else!

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

Hunter would not want a funeral train it would have cut into operational
ratio and that just cant happen the only thing that prick deserved was
to be chucked into a hole with a sign piss here

Name: Cheers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 December 2018

Other. 

The hunter Harrison camp is dead.  Pack up and leave!

Merry Christmas to all the hard working crews who are the real backbone
of the railroad. You survived the HH reign of terror and you will
survive anything the next new king has in mind. Be careful and work
safely. Don't allow anyone to rush you or intimidate you into do
anything that could hurt you. Your safety comes first so you can go
home to your families. No paycheck is worth losing your life or a
limb!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

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

how come they didn't have a funeral train when Hunter Harrison died? 
He seemed to be well liked.

Name: Invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 December 2018

DONT!!!


Don't listen to anyone who comes on here and tells you to count your
chickens before they hatch. The merger talk is just a rumor and there
is no cold hard facts that the feds have even considered allowing it to
happen. This UP and CSX Merger rumor has been running around for over 5
years now. Use your head when investing your money. If your not well
educated in dealing with stocks then get someone who is to do it for
you.  Don't lose your nest egg because of some gossip posting
information on here that is just rumor or speculation.

Name: Be carefull
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 December 2018

After all the cuts and the rush rush attitude by management, and some
employees run like hell to appease the boss are the most dangerous
people. And will drag you into that mind set. If you have any common
sense stop for a minute look around and look past your nose to see the
dangers around you. If you can see a situation being set up that could
harm you. Do a rethink, I seen the fastest complaisant worker injured
or dead. They just want to please the boss and get errr done. Died for
it!!!!!

Name: Update Merger News
E-mail: csx.up@csxup.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 09 December 2018

UP'S fired XO Cameron Scott will join CSX in next March. Mantel Ridge
will will pursue a merger with UP, and will negotiate that CSX Chairman
Foote and Cameron Scott lead the executive staff. It is believe that
Scott wanted to eliminate up to 10,000 UP employees to reduce to cost
in order to have comparable margins/returns as the CSX. And that is
where Scott clashed with UP'S executive staff, which led to his early
exit as being the heir apparent to the incompetent Lance Fritz!

Now is the time load up CSX shares, the price of the stock will double.

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

Rain = FMLA , canít get wet

Name: 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
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Has anyone heard why they Fired Swafford?

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Engineer for 20-30,

  I agree with what your saying and to go one step further, Operating
rule 113.5 #7 clearly states it's the Y.M's job to make sure trains
have the proper tonnage.

  There isn't any rule that states it's the train crews
responsibility to make sure we have adequate power for they Tonnage
they give us. I personally will leave with a single GP-15 with 20,000
ton's. I don't give a Fuck if we don't turn a wheel.

  In addition, all you guys using your personal cell-phones to help
this company are absolutely stupid. The way management treats us and
yet some guys are willing to help them out when it's good for them is
crazy.  I'll be damned if CSX is gonna prohibit me from using my phone
to make a Personal call on the engine but yet it's OK by them for us to
use it to help them out, Don't think so CSX.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

No wonder CSX's numbers are improving on paper. I was called on a train
yesterday that went on duty at 17:30, released the handbrakes and due to
train meets didn't turn a wheel until 22:41 hours and yet the Y.M.
showed us departing at 18:15.

Name: 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
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Watch Ur ASS...The "Bulls"gonna be out for a xmas....blitz...

Name: 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
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 December 2018

There experimenting with a 145 pound coupler..with a beefed up
drawbar...sounds like a Great idea to me..longer more efficient
consist.

Name: Carman knuckles
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

Hey dumbass blocking a crossing because you're staring at a red signal
is entirely different than stopping a train for some smokes when a
clear signal is lit up.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

YO

So what is your point.  Road crews block roads all the time out there
while they are sitting and waiting for better sigs or to be recrewed.
The Eville crews stop and block a private crossing constantly in
Terrehaute at Mill dam road. Those people have no way out of their
drive unless they drive through a grass field and use their neighbors
drive. The damn ambulance service that was called there had to climb
through a train once to get help to them until the sheriff was called
and forced them to move the damn train. Its been going on for years. So
a guy stops for 3 minutes and pisses of a pedestrian who has a hard on
for railroaders and wants to make some news and they are treated like
first class criminals. I say no more blocking roads for more than 3
minutes. The rule should be the same for all crews.

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

We got a knuckle one time stopping for BBQ. It was worth it . Sticking
it to the man !! 
LOL

Name: Sdoow 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 December 2018

The good ole dekra survey did manage to get some utu fuck heads off
safety a few days. The ones off was that group of losers who will try
to use the Union for a stepping stone to a trainmasters position.  
Same type of personality.   Full of shit and needs to be in the middle
of everything.

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

He might have been already stopped that time but I've seen that guy
stop for smokes coffee and all sorts of bullshit.    When he was
running on clears.

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

Who dont like a hot cup of Joe...and a couple or 3 donuts ? I DO !! Low
down dirty scandrel who... condemns a Man/or split tail from stopping
for them when your already stopped...

Name: 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
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 December 2018

Lol you dumb fucks in terreHaute think you can stop trains to get
donuts.   This dumbass comes on here running his dick holster about cd
guys.    Terre Haute has walkway had dipshit employees. Now you have a
real pos calling the shots up there.

Name: Fukcsx
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Its like my Daddy always told me : He would rather have a sister in a
whore house than a brother in Production..!! Slow down follow rules to
a T...and let the damn ass kissing company spies pick up the slack...
and for the love of GOD and Country...dont let your dingle dong dangle
in the dirt it might get stepped on it might get hurt.

Name: Ha!
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

So Trainmaster David Benson got kicked to the curb. Back to running a
engine. Why did it take so long to fire that fat motherfucker? That
stupid son of a bitch should have been fired years ago. I would have
loved to seen that. That dumb bastard is a waste of breath. A real
loser. Fuck you Benson. Ex-cocker TM... Bitch ....

Name: 
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!

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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.

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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
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 October 2018

Evansville North you're screwed.   You girls are about to get bent
over.

Name: Hoorah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 October 2018

Evansville North you're screwed.   You girls are about to get bent
over.

Name: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2018

trainmasters going around telling everyone that this regime is no joke,
they will make sure these plans work.  1 hour depart times, meet and
turn, etc.. Did we get a new regime? we're talking about the same
regime that failed at block swapping, shut yards down just to open them
back up ( not all but Nashville, Avon ) etc. Closed the Engine house
down in avon, its opening back up now.. what happen to that plan? and
this morning was laughable. I dont know if one train made it out within
3 hours, some 6 hours, and i think one road train was re crewed in the
yard...  They are so short handed on power and depend on in bound
power. If one thing goes wrong they are doomed for hours. Another
jackass trying to re invent the wheel..

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

Exactly we need 1 union representing T&E.    Instead these motherfuckers
join with truck drivers and sheet metal workers.

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

invest:

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

Name: invest
E-mail: 
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 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 October 2018

The company is finally doing something smart. Yardmaster are now being
trained to do trainmaster duties. Eliminating the Trainmasterís. Lower
level management is getting kicked in the balls now. Hehehe . Howís it
feel now ladies?

Name: 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: $$$$$
E-mail: 
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