CSX-Sucks!

Safety First

Rule #1 -- Don't get hurt.

    Safety is the first priority. Er, or is it the second, after money.... Or the third after getting the trains out....



Webmaster's note:

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

You do the math.



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

Csx still suxs one year later

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

DISPATCHERS!

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE when we tell you that our power has problems
when we do that long job briefing or report it in line of road will you
do as you say you are going to and report the issues to the yard we are
going to. Are you reporting it to Mechanical? Who are you reporting to
when you say you are going to. I sware if I roll in one more time with
screwed up power and the YM and TM jump my behind because they wanted
to split it up and use it on different trains and say I didn't let
anyone know Im just going to have to throw you under the bus. I will be
taking exact times and exact words that you use and if I have to I will
write a statement stating that I did my job and notified someone.  If
These TM aren't checking with mechanical to see if the power was
reported then I apologize if that's what your doing. If you keep
forgetting or you don't job brief with the next dispatcher then you
can take you arss whipping like we keep getting!

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

Brothers


That bulletin that came out on the rules of cutting away from cut on
air was not meant to be for cars on yard air/air plants. It was talking
about cars that are on air with a motor. I can see after looking at it
again how some could think it meant cars on yard air as well. I pointed
it out to a TM and he thought the same thing!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 February 2019

Lets make the COMPANY money today and us some money.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 February 2019

Engineer 1-10. 

I think I know what's confusing you. I work in a yard where we pull
cuts into the yard when we arrive that have air plants that attatch to
the end of the cut. When I walk up to the head end and cut the power
away I always close the angle cock after we cut away so the cars have
air pumping on them. That's what we have always been instructed to do.
I think the instructions in bulletin are just reminding you to make sure
you have the angle cock open if your attatching it to the head end.
obviously the Air can't blow through if you dont.

Name: Air brakes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 February 2019

https://movecoal.org/component/rsfiles/preview?path=2014%2BOperations%2Band%2BMaintenance%2BConference%2B-%2BPark%2BCity%2BUT%252FCarriereOM14.pdf
There is more to air brakes than set up and release!

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 February 2019

Interesting reading.   

Makes a person wonder just what do they teach new hires at the
conductor school regarding train air brakes and train air brake
systems.  Surely there is operational experience(s) for a while,
after that when actually out in the field for that training and after
being marked up - some areas have all types of weather conditions.

Then later on, what all do they teach in engineer training regarding
train air brakes and air brake systems?

WTH?

Name: Number8 vent value
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 February 2019

https://studylib.net/doc/18149107/8-vent-valve--part-no.-581602---wabtec-technical-information

Name: To up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 February 2019

When carman at cp do a break test with midtrain power and they remove
headend power. We isolate the midtrain power and put our air machines
on each cut, and test it. You cannot run yard hydrant air threw slave
power. Nothing to it,when you put train into emergency on in cold
weather a lot of times the emergency portions on cars stick open and so
do number 8 vent values. That is why you. Canít get calibration,if in
the yard we carman drive the train find the leaks. But on the road you
have to walk it not fun.

Name: UP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 February 2019

Always cut away with the (cars) angle cock open whether it be a full
service application or an inbound inspection 70 lb reduction (also
needed for cold weather).

The question here is your next step. How will you charge the cars on
yard air if the angle cock is not open? Angle cock should always be
open with the exception of short runaround moves to put power on the
other end. There are 3 other exceptions in the UP rulebook, just wait
til you wrap your head's around distributed power.

Always tie hand brakes unless local instructions indicate otherwise.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 February 2019

Just got my refunds back most Iíve ever gotten . Took two weeks to get
it . Trump gave us a huge standard deduction . Thanks Trump u got my
vote 2020 .

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 February 2019

Carman 
Bulletin says:
Before cutting away from cars connected to air:

1. Make a full service brake pipe reduction 
2. Verify that the brake pipe exhaust stops before closing the angle
cock.
3. Ensure the angle cock is open on the equipment to be left
unattended.  

This pretty much says straight up to open the angle cock on the cars
before you leave.

Name: Bottled air
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 February 2019

I can remember back in the 1980s a crew, had a drag train picked up
grain at several elevators. Had I think 70 cars they pulled down the
main line stopped short of a crossing the conductor put couple
handbrakes on and he bottled the air so train would pump up faster when
they got back to there train. They took the power about five miles east
to small town for dinner. Half hour later they where called on radio
asked why there train was going west. The run away went for miles hit
speeds of 75 miles an hour and derailed every car on first curve. Crew
fired!

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

As a carman for 35 years Iíve never heard of anyone being told to pump
train with air and leave angle cock open on the other end. Iím glad
people ask questions for things they donít understand. And not assume
and guess, that is how people die. Ask a employee to explain it to you
in person, until you find the answer you are looking for. You do not
look dumb asking, the guys that scare me are the ones that think they
know it all, and get hurt or hurt others.

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

Engineer

No one seems to understand what you are asking.  Yeah, it seems stupid
to put cars on air and leave one end open. You are taught that putting
cars on air is to pump them up and get them ready for a break test or
to release the brakes. You can leave the cars on air with the angle
cock open and the air will eventually make its way through the train.
In the winter a little air on the cars is better than none. It wont
take as long to charge. Im sure you understand the emergency
application and didn't need that explained to you. All cuts should
have handbrakes applied when you leave them.  
The second part of that rules tells you not to dump the air. Cut away
with angle cock closed on cars and then open it slowly. They don't
want a full emergency application because of the cold weather. Some
guys say this is bottling because you didn't let all the air release
in an emergency application. It isn't. The angle cock is left open.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 February 2019

If BOTH the angle cocks are turned/closed on each side of a air charged
cut beforehand, even if a brake pipe reduction is made prior,  then
yeah, that is bottling the air.  Equipment air applied brakes can and
will leak off.  

If cutting away from cars\train on air and leave the angle cock
(valve) open on the cars\train cut away from = emergency application,
then air brakes are applied and that portion of train may not move
independently at all if ever not bumped into, subjected to strong
winds, etc., if on a level surface.  If in any doubt, OR cars are to be
there a while - apply handbrakes.  

Hook up an air ground line (bottling air) = apply hand brakes.

Heck, the rules = handbrakes.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 February 2019

Carman

Thankyou but I understand what you are talking about. What I don't
understand is why would you put cars on air and leave the other end
open. There are handbrakes applied and tested on the cars we set out.
So if they are being pumped up there should be no reason to worry about
a run away. Just don't get the point of putting them on air if your not
going to close both ends and pump them up.

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

I'm not seeing it.    I kept more of money in 2018.   I just received
My refund for the same amount as previous year. Give or take a 100.  
You guys must have been claiming all kinds of BS.

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

Ya maybe you can get some answers from HR,they take from peter to give
to Paul. Working man pays for the poor and the rich. In past I have had
a raise on my pay and it put me in a hirer tax bracket and I took home
less pay!!!!

Name: Carman 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 February 2019

When you cut off a cut of cars, you end up putting the cars in
emergency. If you close the anglecock after you  cut power off. You
creat a condition called bottling the air. When this happened air from
your resorvoir tanks can leak into the train line and build up pressure
that will start releasing the brakes. Many train have been runaways
because of this practice.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 February 2019

Old head engineers

Im new at this game and I need someone to explain that bulletin HQ 011
to me. It says in black and white when your cutting away from a cut of
cars on AIR that your eventually will leave with the angle cock open.
Why in the hell would you even bother putting the cars on air if your
going to do that. How could they pump up to the desired air that is
needed to work them. I know it says if they are left unattended but I
do a job where I leave a cut behind on air and no one is there to work
them for awhile. I always thought the conductor was supposed to close
the angle cock after we cut away so the cars could pump up. Where it
says make sure the air is completely exhausted after you make a
reduction  and close the angle cock Im assuming they mean the angle
cock on the engine.

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

Pal take your taxes to a professional and have them done. You would be,
better off getting everything your entitled to. And they would have the
answer to your questions. There was a time I had the company deduct more
off my pay. It worked out better for me at tax time. Remember you get
what you pay for from the lunch room tax consultant.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 February 2019

They be selling they be selling

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: ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 February 2019

Conductor


So what's the problem.  Cant take the time to lock the cabs. You
don't have a key then get one. Engineers aren't the only ones who can
get them. You boys act like someone is asking you to actually do some
work. You lock your damn car don't you. You lock your house and you
lock you lockers at work. No wonder no one has any respect for us. So
many damn cry babies. If they freeze you just use a fusee if you can
get one or you call someone and tell them to come take care of it. End
of story. How about worrying more about crap that actually is important
like maybe how much pay your going to lose when the unions bend over and
let them cut our pay. Abolish single runs to swap trains and reduce the
rates. All your dumb asses who sit around and say "they cant do that"
and actually believe they cant will be crying like little wenches when
you lose money and runs.  This hedge fund is not even close to being
done with chopping us up. Do you damn jobs or get caught and charged
for not doing it. Lock the damn cabs. Stay off the phones. Stay awake.
Do you paperwork. Just do what your told because soon you may not even
have a job.

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: crew
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 February 2019

M&W

We just noticed the other day that there are little cameras on some of
the poles at crossing we go over. I never noticed them until someone
else told me about them. I wonder if they are installing them in all
the towns we go through with multiple crossings. Sure the local
authorities know why they are there. Need to ask them why.

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

Loco
The same technology that put the men on tha moon is being implemented
right now to run remote trains and put us all out of work.  The PTC is
just a part of it. You pass a lot of it when you go by new Crossing
Warning Devices.  It's a little slower because of resistance it will
meet and share holders need the taxpayers to foot the bill.
In time government will shove it down our throats in the name of
tarriffs.
Every time s train hits a curve too fast the railroads put out media
"We need the people to put in PTC."  Watch the next one.

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

CSX

Put a frickin man on the moon, Make the atom bomb, Kick arss fighter
planes and advanced satellites and you cant even keep tract of what the
hell is in your trains. No wonder I have heard so many of your military
recruits say thank god you don't have any control of our military! 
LOL!!!!!

Anyone get an answer on what an exception car is?

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

Hey brother, the dispatchers are on our team. Don't get that fucked up.
When you get discrepancies and the dispatcher can't find it, that
usually means that the profile that you have is probably old, and they
may have issued another one after you printed yours out. The info the
dispatcher has is usually the latest scan, so he may have a more
updated train list than what you have.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 February 2019

Condr: The dispr notifies the chief who then gets hold of customer
service.  They are the ones who look at the scanned train and gives the
information.. All you can do is take their word for it.  A dispr is
caught in the middle.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 February 2019

Because they have combined 2,3 and up to 4 jobs all into one.  Yes we
get alerted on discrepancies but that could take a while for the
computers/scanners to process.  We simply do not have the time to sit
there and look through every car you have and compare it to your work
order.   

There are days we cant even eat our lunch and hold our piss in for
hours all while there are 10 bases going off, 2 phone calls ringing, 2
different foreign line block lines going off, and maybe a few other
dispatchers, signals, TMs, office Managers trying to talk to us.

Good Luck.

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

L&N 

How in the hell can you tell the dispatcher you got 44 extra axles and
they come back not once but twice and tell you they can't find any
discrepancies. So offer to stop train and find the cars because some
could be dangerous or even high alert cars and they say no keep
running. They will do more checking. Then you pull into the yard and
you never heard a thing back from them.  That is jacked up!

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: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 February 2019

Re condr: Years ago when they built a train the checker would visually
see each car.  Then you had a camera that you could still visually see
the cars. Never had any sleepers ( extra car) on a train or cars not in
the consists... Now you have a damn scanner that will pick up extra cars
because it sees another train between the cars of the train that is
being checked. It is one big guessing game.  It is a joke.

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

HDCD

Wayside signs?   You mean warning boards or slow order boards put out
that aren't on the bulletins?


Another day at CSX. 1 car missing and 2 extra in the train. Put a damn
man on the moon and they cant even get the frickin cars right in the
train!

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

Conductor 30 

The question hasnt been answered. What is an exception car. I heard
same thing. It's a car they can't get paperwork on and send it out
anyway. As for scanner plates, every yard is supposed to keep an
electronic record of every car that goes in and out of the yard. Every
train they go on. If yard switchers are grabbing the wrong cars or too
many then maybe they need to have a regular man who does the class one
air test that verifies every single car in the train with an electronic
device that sends the info directly to Jacksonville. When the work order
gets printed the cars should be in their system. Just like they do with
the on board device. Take his little device, walk the train and check
them off. Add or delet. Stop this crap. No more cover up. No more
surprises on the road. There is no excuse for this crap happening.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 February 2019

T&E 

Rule 410.8(system bulletin reissue) and rule 410.9(oper. Rules book)
Explains the procedures for securing locomotives. 
Rule 412.5 addresses the reverser rules.

Absolutely no where can we find any rules that require you to lock the
locomotive and take the reverser with you if your leaving your train in
a HUTA. If you are leaving a KEY TRAIN that is a different story.
It has been brought to our attention that several crews have recrewed
trains and found the lead locomotive locked and the reversers removed
with only the lead locomotive being locked. Most have been in an HUTA.

Why someone would only lock the lead unit and not the rest is a puzzle
to us. Several have been found this way. 
If anyone knows why this is happening please let us know. Maybe someone
has put a verbal order out during freezing weather to leave the trailing
units unlocked because of problems with frozen locks and order them to
take the reverser when they do this. We are not sure why this is
happening. If you have any info on this please share it with us as we
are baffled.  We can not find anything in writing on this procedure.

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

Conductor  /  Ape, for 10-20 years:
You do know that those reader tags can be damaged, missing, OR
views at scanners can be blocked for one reason or another don't you?

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: na
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 February 2019

UP Cond

The government cant step in and do a thing. They do not have the right
just to STEP in and tell any industry how to do their jobs or run their
business unless it is violating the law. It is not illegal to lay people
off. However, if there is a problem with getting goods shipped across
the country and delays are at the ports then they can step in just like
they did with CSX when Hunter caused a major delay in shipments to
customers. You have to plan on losing your job just like any other
worker in America. That's why you save and have a plan for something
else to do. You don't want the government stepping in and sticking
their noses into every ones business. What you do want to do is be
smart and save.

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: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 February 2019

conductor


The cars have scanner plates. They can get info on every car out there
even if one is missing. If they keep blowing you off in route then most
likely there is a car they want to hide. No since in trying to keep
getting any answer after tell you they will get back with you and they
don't within an hour.  If you roll in with hazmats and the FRA is
there and boards you just tell them you reported the axle discrepancy
and they didn't get back with you. You did your job. Just make sure
you write down what time you told them and the dispatcher name.
Guarantee there are hundreds of cars shipped across the system they
don't have documentation on or don't want you to know about them.

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: CSX Contractor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 February 2019

Conductor 

Don't trust the FRA they may regulate on a yard level but they are
facilitators for railroads in Global Transportation. Careful don't get
too close.

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: Brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 February 2019

FRA is paid 

Boo hoo. You get written up because your not wearing your safety
glasses when your supposed to then be a man and take your whipping. You
know the rules. You know they are head hunting. No doubt you have heard
they want a turn over rate. Used to be so they could keep the school
afloat and grant money coming in. Look how many times the union
buttered the plate for the company and made new agreement terms for new
hires coming in. Why pay a mouthy old head all the perks when they can
get rid of him and bring in a new guy who agrees to be hired for less.
Get your head out of your arss. If you rush it's your own fault. The
company man can't make any of us rush if we don't want to. The
problem is you got balless wonders and suck ups who won't stand up for
what's right so those who work safe and follow rules stand out. Few men
left on the railroad. Just pretty boys. You dont need the FRA to tell
you a thing. You follow what's written by the company. You aren't
responsible for learning fra laws. If csx doesn't do training on all
the laws you can't be held accountable. You got questions about
paperwork you think is wrong then ask a supervisor. He tells you to do
as he says or refuses to give an answer if it isn't a good faith
challenge then you do as your told. Fra board's you or confronts you
in the yard you simply tell them you were following direct orders. End
of discussion. It's the supervisor who willfully instructed you to
violate laws and he's the one who goes to court and pays the fine.
Just follow the rules and work at your pace. Deal with it! Do what's
in writing. Real simple. Confused about a rule ask!

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

FRA. 

thanks for the surprise visit you made to the big four yard. You caught
the TM by surprise. How about  doing that more often! Everything was
done by the book while you were on the property. Now that's what we
need on a regular basis!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 February 2019

Let me save you some time on reading labels to find the country of
origin before purchasing.
You know the boxes you carry on your train "TOFC"?
Open a TOFC and you'll find every item is made in a foreign country.
We are just making it possible to abuse child labor and destroying our
nation by 
providing the shipments by train.
The next time we're stuck in a motel room for 48 hrs think about how
WE the proud railroaders are a bunch of Coyotes and Pimps.

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: FRA is paid by csx
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 February 2019

Ok let's be straight forward FRA is a joke I have been here ten years
and have never been asked a ? About how the company does business by
them never been educated by them bout what's right or wrong I'll do
what they say but have never been face. To face with them , considered
my job is at hand I go by tm and the union telling me different views
but I'm the one fired As Far as safety think about it csx has not
hired only fired and many have quit since new persion RR for the most
part all that's left is the same people only thing that has changed Is
upper and I mean upper mangement not train masters , just like well
Fargo they put un realistic goals on the lower level employees just to
fire them when things go wrong we the boots on the ground are not at
fault for CSX safety people are being killed we as employees that are
left "not many new hires "had the best safty record of the RR the
only thing that changed was the big money people that hide in offices
with big lawyers its unfair they rush rush rush rush and I'm sure they
smile to see this but no money or accountable is put on therm they are
to blam for preying on low level employees and I will keep on till they
hurt like we hurt ,, safty it's not the boots on the ground and TM
it's the unrealistic goals the corporation hedge fudge people have to
be savage against one another HOLD FOTTIE accountable the yard I work
in is rush rush rush write you up for dumb shit safty glasses is a
major that's not safty it intiimdation,,

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

OH MY GOD.....SHUT THE F...K UP! 
Who gives a shit. Your pie hole discussion on economics doesn't solve
one single problem in a railroaders life in the field nor does it help
with any problem he has at this very moment while he is stuck on a
train for 12 hours or a hotel for 48 and finally gets home to find out
once again he was screwed out of half his pay!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 February 2019

So why did we intentionally force American jobs overseas?
Quite simple really.  Railroads ran out of new business. Creating goods
that must be imported travels by barges to Deep Water Ports. From there
shipments are by rail. New business!!!
And we just 
 created a new bunch of corridors.
Now we need changes like getting rid of our short lines that provided
service to small industry, cars, engines, yards, PEOPLE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 February 2019

The loss of American jobs was intentional.
There are MANY laws in place to protect American businesses among each
other and especially foreign nations who can take us over ecconomicly.
Have you heard of the Fair Business Pratice?  Try competing in a Fair
Bid process when you competition uses child and slave labor. Yes we are
participating in Child Labor by providing transportation for the goods
these children make. Shame on us all!

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 February 2019

So are you saying if we are Chinas Transportation we can stop shipping
Made In China we can shut em down?
Makes sense that the only way they can survive is our trains.
Forget feeding our families these little slant eyes are taking us over
without firing a shot!
We're at war and didn't know it.
They're taken over our trains!!!!!!!!!

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 February 2019

Lucky

You are right! You can't move trains to Chins but you can move the
China effect to America. Say WHAT???
We sell our companies and jobs to China right?
Simply sell our railroads to 3rd world nations, China and Mexico divide
our nation up into 15 ft ribbons.
Look up the FEC Railroad. Who owns it? 
GRUPO!!!! A bunch oh Mexicans!!!
CSX will eventually be sold also. Forget about retirement you are not
going to make it.

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: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 February 2019

Lucky

You know why we have a better retirement. Because we pay more out than
anyone else does. Jesus I get so sick of hearing how our retirement is
so much better. Well if the average individual on the street had as
much as we have taken out to supplement that retirement they would
shit! People who work and take extra out of their check and invest it
like the railroad does for us can live just the same as a railroader.

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

SO WHAT TRUTH

This isn't economics one class. WE DONT CARE. 

Brothers 
They are starting to double up trains again. Hauling 2 trains at once.
Don't bother putting in claims because it aint going to work. You cant
say your handling 2 different trains even though you know it. The
freight will be classified as one train and the other will be
abolished. When the weather gets warmer the long ass 3 mile trains will
be back. TM's are talking about the new tele that can supposedly
communicate at longer distances. PTC will show you were your train is.
DP remote units replace the tele but it isn't fail safe. You just run
30 when all the shit hits the fan.  Still talking about chopping
Willard. Where will these guy move to. Brothers, you better start
saving your money and get a moving plan in order unless you got 20
years seniority. You might be in the seat now but don't count on it.
You might just end up pounding the rocks again. Hope this shit doesn't
get bad but it looks like we are headed for a shake up!

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: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 February 2019

The truth

So what the hell is your point. Just how is all you wisdom going to
help us in the field today or tomorrow. You didn't post one damn thing
that has anything to do with this forum. We have to deal with the here
and now. We have to deal with the everyday crap AT WORK! None of us can
do a damn thing tomorrow about the crap you posted. We have families to
feed and bills to pay today. We have a hard enough time coming to work
and keeping ourselves out of investigation and fighting for our pay. 
You dude are on the wrong website. Go fight on some political website.

I would like to know what happened to the company and the union
agreement that all new testing devices are to be discussed and shown to
the crews before they just start throwing them out there. And how in the
hell can they put them below the rail and take them out with their
hands.

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: Switch Tags
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 February 2019

Consulting a lawyer about a switch tag... Let us know how that works out
for you.

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

Alert!  

They put a switch tag like that folded so you couldn't really see the
reflection. This is horseshit!  They are taking pictures of crap after
the crews leave and coming back with charges.  This is more bull crap.
This has been discussed before. They could easily lie and set a crew
up. It's time to consult lawyers. Screw the unions. Word has it an fra
guy was involved with taking pictures. This is getting deep out here.
It's like a repeat of the old nazi southern Ingram days!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 February 2019

APE

Nature built China, Nature built Japan and Nature drove our trains to a
Nature built Wal-Mart. Nature will keep these countries from taking us
over while we sing Cum-ba-ya.
Sounds Great if we could all just get along.
Fact is, we are providing transportation of foreign made goods by train
to our market place and are active in destroying our nation. It's hard
for some We Have brain washed to see it any other way.

Name: Gerald Starnes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 February 2019

Way to go 310 to Yuma!  Advocating physical assault against people with
whom you disagree!  Great ethics.  You are a shining example to us all.

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

Some of you probably could use some basic education in economics.  Here
is a link to a half century old essay about pencils.  It's so simple a
child can understand.  Read it and decide for yourself how evil you are
being when hauling those TFOC.  https://fee.org/resources/i-pencil/
You could also spend some time at:  https://mises.org

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

APE for less than 1year.

AOC must be your girl. You sound just like her. You obviously sleept
through anything related to economics in junior high school and you
refuse to what is placed right in front of you. We all are just one cog
in the giant machine that is mother natures way of efficiently bringing
the worlds marketplace to your front door. And we help deliver Americas
wonder to the rest of the world.  It's called capitalism and no one
loses. Oh, the closed stores you describe? They were the stores that
sold buggy whips that no one needed anymore. They refused to adapt and
followed the democrats who tried to buy their votes with promises of
new, gov't owned buggy whip stores and there was no real market for
them. There's just nothing like the blind who refuse to see.
Capitalism!! It's mother natures way!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 February 2019

CSX

The next time we're out shopping, pick up a product and see where the
product came from.  Then we should all pat ourselves on the back for
getting almost everything from a foreign nation to our people. On your
way home look for the businesses that are closed that WE ran out of
business by making foreign transportation of goods possible. Now look
for the homeless and poor who WE put out of work. Again that deserves a
pat on the back while we blame some one else, Foote!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 February 2019

CSX

The railroads are destroying our nation!

1. We lost our jobs due to infair marketing. American companies
couldn't compete with slave and child labor so they moved to foreign
countries.
2. BUT how do you get this cheap crap back to American markets? EASY! 
TOFC and you guys will put  TOFC to any American store.

Forget about Foote, Russia and the Middle East, they are just
distractions while railroads build a high speed infrastructure for
transportation of goods with high tariffs.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 February 2019

APE/ 310 to Yuma

Your thoughts are correct unfortunately too late. Railroads and
government have too much invested to allow employees to stop things.

We have spent millions each year Brain Washing the people and
employees. We've done a good job. Just watch this site. Say something
bad about CSX and you immediately  bash the poster!

Want proof?  The PTC and Remotes are foruners to eleminating your jobs
by remote control train.

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

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

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

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

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

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

To Other

https://www.10tv.com/article/mom-has-crossing-arms-installed-where-her-16-year-old-son-died
Media is like mom takes her pick ax out and goes to work

http://dis.puc.state.oh.us/TiffToPDf/A1001001A18C29B33731A07017.pdf

Here's the document with all the pretty pictures. Same pictures of the
equipment shed wiring used for all these fraud jobs I would think.

$8,000 just for a vacuum truck? Mule tape can be ran through the tubing
prior. $5,800 delivery.

p.s. copy now--The document will be gone Monday.

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

Deputy Dog
Ms. DeCesare

Subject:
Warning lights and Gates installation in Ohio".

OK, I'll bite!
The invoice posted of a CSX Estimate is part of a fraudulent act
against CSX Employees, the government and the people.
To make this work the ORDC must be in a partnership relationship with
CSX, FRA, USDOT and Department of Justice.

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: Locomotive
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 February 2019

Loco/cond/mw 

Facts are no one is safe or guaranteed anything. No yard is bullet
proof and if anyone thinks the RR can't survive without them then
they're just stupid. This new regime will cut every thing they can to
cut cost. They don't care about the casualties. They don't care about
your family or your problems. They know everyone has heard the rumors.
If you don't save your money or have a backup plan then your just shit
out of luck if you get cut and end up on the street. We're all just a
number.

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

Bonus can be viewed NOW on gateway.

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

That's what they are calling that job briefing that the company
required them to give to everyone. Remember, the one that they told
managers they couldn't have any days off until they briefed everyone
on the system? The one guys said they were calling them at home about.
Fra probably requires them to do some type of rules class with
everyone, so they are calling that briefing training. Csx lies as
usual. Smoke and mirrors stuff.

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

Jerkoffs

No one give a crap about your stupid child support or your arm chair
lawyer advise about it. No one cares about your stupid failed marriages
and your views on the Y.  Your a bunch of idiots. This is a safety
thread. This isn't Jerry Springer. This is why you are in the
situation your in. You were too stupid to take your daddies
advise...Don't stick your tool in CRAZY! Take this stupid crap
somewhere else. JEEZZZ!

Now back to safety.  Old rules are coming back and it was said some TM
were running around telling people that they were supposed to give us a
little grace period to get back into the swing of things. Then they are
supposed to bring out the testing full force.
Look at your training records for 2019. You should have been given
credit for taking a course on critical rules sometime in late January.
What critical rules class?????

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

Willard, remember that place?

Yeah, quite well.  For a helluva lot of reasons - don't feel one bit
sorry for that terminal and/or the people that work there.  
Nitwits never seemed to care a rat's butt about anyone else.

Name: Willard, remember that place?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 February 2019

There are going to be more buffalo to North Baltimore trains and more
new castle to North Baltimore trains starting my this weekend. Anything
that goes to Chicago is going to bypass Willard. I can see the writing
on the wall. The next thing to happen will be the Willard jobs
disappearing again, and the work will be done somewhere else. Then once
everything is all longer runs, you can bet they'll renegotiate some
bullshit meet and turn agreement and try that again.

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: 
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: 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: Deputy Dog
E-mail: csxthieves/killers.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 February 2019

Dear Ms. DeCesare:
The Force Account Estimate dated 1/11/2018 for the referenced project
has been reviewed and is acceptable and the Proposed Crossing Layout
has been approved as to signal layout only. CSX Transportation may
proceed with the construction of the proposed grade crossing warning
system in accordance with the abbreviated plan. This authorization is
made with the stipulation and understanding that the approved estimate
may contain entries for items or activities that may be cited and found
to be ineligible for federal participation during the project audit.
Reimbursement of eligible actual cost is limited to $295,807.00.
Additional costs must be approved in writing by the Ohio Rail
Development Commission (ORDC) prior to being incurred. Emergency verbal
authorizations by ORDC may be permitted and will be confirmed by ORDC in
writing within ten (10) business days of the verbal approval. This
authorization is contingent upon CSX Transportation accepting the
following instructions: 
Dunkirk, OH
DOT: 513756U OP: OH1202 CSX Project: OH2017048
Summary
Material
.........................................................................................................................
$ 76,854
Sales Tax
......................................................................................................................
$ 0
Labor:
Construction Labor (159
man-days)..........................................................................
$ 60,420
Shop Labor (7
man-days)..........................................................................................
$ 2,660
Subsistence (159
man-days).....................................................................................
$ 23,850
Track Labor (0
man-days).........................................................................................
$ 0
Track Labor Subsistence (0
man-days).....................................................................
$ 0
Railroad Engineering, Preliminary
................................................................................
$ 5,207
Railroad Engineering, Construction
..............................................................................
$ 9,063
Additives to Construction Labor
....................................................................................
$ 71,815
Additives to Shop Labor
................................................................................................
$ 3,162
Additives to Track Labor
...............................................................................................
$ 0
Additives to Engineering
...............................................................................................
$ 0
Equipment Expenses (0 work
days)..............................................................................
$ 0
Waste Management (32 work
days)..............................................................................
$ 384
Contract Engineering
....................................................................................................
$ 17,580
Freight
...........................................................................................................................
$ 5,812
Poleline Removal
..........................................................................................................
$ 0
AC Power Service
.........................................................................................................
$ 5,000
Salvage
.........................................................................................................................
$ 0
VAC-TRUCK
.................................................................................................................
$ 8,000
Cantilever Shoring Box
.................................................................................................
$ 0
TOTAL ESTIMATE COST
............................................................................................
$ 289,806
Date: 01/09/2018
Estimated By: Adam Ronsick
NOTE: This estimate should be considered void one year from date of
estimate.
Page 2 of 6 Estimate ID: 130031
Shop Material List for CSX Project: OH2017048 (Effective: 01/09/2018)
INSTALL FLS&G w/ MS-4000 (QT-64.17)
Locker Rd., OH - QT 64.17
Catalog Num Cond Unit Price Qty Cost Description
020-0017120 1 11.52 6 69.12 BLOCK TERMINAL 12 POST SINGLE
STRIP AAR 14.1.6 WITH 1 AAR
020-0017125 1 3.26 6 19.56 BLOCK TERMINAL 2 POST AAR
14.1.8 WITH 1 AAR 14.1.11
020-0017211 1 1106.56 1 1106.56 TRANSFORMER LIGHT 750VA
010520-50X MODEL SLT-50
020-0021965 1 8.96 1 8.96 EXTRACTOR DWG 59688-4
TERMINAL GRS CAT P3-308 REF
020-0022651 1 106.70 7 746.90 PLUGBOARD KIT TYPE B1 OR ST1
RELAY ASSEMBLY WITH 12 EACH
020-0025595 1 20.72 1 20.72 WRENCH DWG 55393-3 GR1 "E"
TERMINAL POST NUT GRS CAT
020-0053360 1 387.88 3 1163.64 CHARGER BATTERY ELC 12/20 S
20 AMP 10-19.9 VDC ROTARY SW
020-0167501 1 38.51 26 1001.26 ARRESTER HYBRID LOW
VOLTAGE,2, 0-30V DC OR 0-24V
020-0660077 1 603.13 1 603.13 ARRESTER GE 9L10KAC213 FOR
240 VOLT SINGLE PHASE 3 WIRE
020-0770060 1 15.46 8 123.68 ARRESTER US&S N451552-0201
TRACK SERIES RED LABEL USGA
020-0770105 1 22.40 2 44.80 ARRESTER HARMON 202217-000
AGE-1 TRACK AIR GAP EQUALIZER
020-1000354 1 6052.50 1 6052.50 HOUSE SIGNAL 6FT X 6FT WITH
PTC UPGRADE PTMW P/N 91000354
020-1940055 1 20.24 1 20.24 CONTAINER CIRCUIT PRINT 24"
SCHEDULE 20 4" PVC PIPE WITH
020-2501400 1 1094.58 1 1094.58 CONTROLLER DTMF RADIO KEY
DOWN MODE 6 SET TIMER TO 60
020-2503081 1 69.04 1 69.04 MODULE SAFETRAN ECHELON
TERMINATION UNIT (A80078) USE
020-3180290 1 4878.63 1 4878.63 RECORDER SEAR II REMOTE
MONITORING INCLUDES THE
020-3430110 1 363.23 1 363.23 RELAY SAFETRAN 400004 500
OHMS CONTACTS 4FB-2F-1B CSX
020-3430115 1 473.41 1 473.41 RELAY SAFETRAN 400005 500
OHMS CONTACTS 4FB HEAVY DUTY
020-3430130 1 409.74 2 819.48 RELAY SAFETRAN 400023 500
OHMS CONTACTS 6FB HEAVY DUTY
020-3430135 1 560.76 1 560.76 RELAY SAFETRAN 400213 460
OHMS CONTACTS 2FB CSX
020-3430170 1 464.35 1 464.35 RELAY SAFETRAN 400800-CSX
100/100 OHMS CONTACTS 6FB
020-3430185 1 483.80 1 483.80 RELAY SAFETRAN 400700-X 60
OHMS CONTACTS 4FB CSX
020-4200340 1 1.74 8 13.92 LINK TEST ASSEMBLY 1" CENTERS
COMPLETE WITH INSULATED
020-4200350 1 2.06 2 4.12 LINK TEST ASSEMBLY 2-3/8"
CENTERS COMPLETE WITH
020-4201045 1 0.15 300 45.00 NUT HEX CLAMP (FLAT NUT) AAR
14.1.11-7 14-24 NS-2 THD FLAT
Page 3 of 6 Estimate ID: 130031
Shop Material List for CSX Project: OH2017048 (Effective: 01/09/2018)
INSTALL FLS&G w/ MS-4000 (QT-64.17)
Locker Rd., OH - QT 64.17
Catalog Num Cond Unit Price Qty Cost Description
020-4900002 1 6630.00 1 6630.00 DETECTOR MOTION INVENSYS
MS4000 ONE TRACK REDUNDANT
020-8000067 1 15.18 2 30.36 LOCK AMERICAN H10SIGRA CSX
SIGNAL PADLOCK WITH BLACK
022-5290559 1 317.05 1 317.05 CONVERTER WILMORE INPUT 10V
DC TO 16V DC OUTPUT 13.6V DC
022-8005160 1 513.88 1 513.88 KIT CDMA AND VHF RADIO
MATERIAL FOR USE WITH CSX
Total Cost: $ 27,742.68
Page 4 of 6 Estimate ID: 130031
Field Material List for CSX Project: OH2017048 (Effective: 01/09/2018)
INSTALL FLS&G w/ MS-4000 (QT-64.17)
Locker Rd., OH - QT 64.17
Catalog Num Cond Unit Price Qty Cost Description
014-8006169 1 10.62 2 21.24 SIGN PERMANENT EMERGENCY
NOTIFICATION (VEHICLE
020-0010447 1 9.83 2 19.66 BOX GROUND ROD CONNECTION
ENCLOSURE COMPLETE WITH 7"
020-0013686 1 68.90 4 275.60 BOOTLEG KIT CSX RAIL CONN
W/15 FT 3/16 IN BDSTRAND 6/64
020-0013908 1 6.36 500 3180.00 CABLE UG COMPOSITE 19
CONDUCTOR INCLUDES 13
020-0025145 1 371.02 2 742.04 SHUNT ENCLOSURE INTERRAIL P/N
IRS-SE8A WAYSIDE MOUNT
020-0052475 1 11.20 4 44.80 ARM EXTENSION 10-1/2" ALUM
WITH 3/8" DIAMETER MOUNTING
020-0052480 1 15.68 4 62.72 ARM EXTENSION 14-1/2" ALUM
WITH 11/16" DIAMETER MOUNTING
020-0053220 1 2.29 150 343.50 CABLE POWER UG 3 COND NO 6
AWG, SHOW LENGTH ON EACH
020-0054073 1 269.41 2 538.82 BRACKET ASSY GATE ARM
CONVERSION INCLS BRKT MTG
020-0055421 1 23.96 6 143.76 BRACKET SIGN 4" OR 5" MAST
W/1/2" U-BOLT FOR ALL SIGNS
020-0056421 1 23.96 6 143.76 BRACKET SIGN 4" OR 5" MAST
FOR ALL SIGNS REQUIRING 5/8"
020-0056674 1 6017.69 2 12035.38 SIGNAL 0220-L GCWD GATE ASSY
DWG SS222 INCLS 18 FBRGL ARM
020-0056823 1 17.77 2 35.54 TAPE UG RED CABLE MARKER
IMPRINT TO READ "CAUTION
020-0057275 1 0.69 500 345.00 WIRE UG TRACK TWISTED PAIR
NO. 6 AWG SOLID CONDUCTOR
020-1020095 1 1678.83 2 3357.66 PLATFORM HIGHWAY CROSSING
ACCESS FOUNDATION COMPLETE
020-1040322 1 127.92 29 3709.68 BATTERY SAFT SPL165, 165 AH
POCKET PLATE NICKEL CADMIUM
020-1040540 1 31.36 4 125.44 TRAY BATTERY FIBER CO
82687-1-P 12" WIDTH 24" LONG
020-1040550 1 45.92 1 45.92 TRAY BATTERY FIBER CO
82687-3-P 12" WIDTH 38"
020-1150750 1 1.00 500 500.00 BOND STRAND 3/16" DIA 7
STRANDS OF 19 STR EACH 6 WITH
020-1304014 1 5.40 24 129.60 KIT BOND, CADWELD PLUS WEB OF
RAIL BOND 3/16 DIA. 4" LARGE
020-1360014 1 933.66 1 933.66 PACKAGE FOREMANS CARE FOR
ALUMINUM TYPICAL BOM FOR USE
020-1360016 1 24.06 1 24.06 PACKAGE SAFETY & SECURMENT
WITH 1 EA CAUTION TAG 1 EA
020-1360104 1 1312.25 1 1312.25 LAYOUT AC METER SERVICE WITH
30í POLE CSX DWG SS351 SH 2
020-2500605 1 390.73 2 781.46 SHUNT SAFETRAN 62775-86
NARROW BAND 86HZ
020-2530280 1 312.12 2 624.24 FILTER EPC 800-080055-107
TF-86
Page 5 of 6 Estimate ID: 130031
Field Material List for CSX Project: OH2017048 (Effective: 01/09/2018)
INSTALL FLS&G w/ MS-4000 (QT-64.17)
Locker Rd., OH - QT 64.17
Catalog Num Cond Unit Price Qty Cost Description
020-3263640 1 0.28 35 9.80 SLEEVE NICOPRESS 14 AWG SOLID
COPPER WIRE 1-1/8" LONG STD
020-3901895 1 100.52 2 201.04 TIP FLEX HWY CROSSING GATE 24
IN LONG ENGINEERING GRADE RED
020-3920200 1 178.76 2 357.52 BELL GCWD ELECTRONIC 4" OR 5"
MAST 8 TO 13 VOLTS DC GSI PN
020-4101642 1 12687.00 1 12687.00 PLATFORM ASSY 2 POST
TRACKSIDE FOR 8í X 8í AND
020-4200340 1 1.74 29 50.46 LINK TEST ASSEMBLY 1" CENTERS
COMPLETE WITH INSULATED
020-4200900 1 0.18 10 1.80 CONNECTOR SHEATHING AMP
329860 FOR NO. 14 WIRE
020-4201042 1 0.13 40 5.20 NUT HEX BINDING (RSA NUT) AAR
14.1.11-6 14-24 NS-2 THD CONE
020-4201043 1 0.09 250 22.50 NUT HEX CLAMP (FLAT NUT) AAR
14.1.11-7 14-24 NS-2 THD FLAT
020-4201044 1 0.08 200 16.00 WASHER AAR 14.1.11 ROUND
COPPER NICKEL PLATED FOR AAR
020-7300030 1 189.28 2 378.56 BRACKET BELL FITS SAFETRAN
JUNCTION BOX MOUNT, 5" BENT
020-9999991 1 100.00 1 100.00 BLOCKING AND BRACING FOR
PROJECTS BURCO DIST
250-0001836 1 15.21 1 15.21 BREAKER CIRCUIT SQ D QO260
360-0006100 1 35.07 1 35.07 STOOL STEP WOOD 14"X 20"
SIGNAL MAINTAINERS CSXT
360-0800145 1 7.54 1 7.54 BROOM WAREHOUSE CORN HVY DUTY
ID300
Total Cost: $ 43,363.49
Page 6 of 6 Estimate ID: 130031
Consumables List for CSX Project: OH2017048 (Effective: 01/09/2018)
INSTALL FLS&G w/ MS-4000 (QT-64.17)
Locker Rd., OH - QT 64.17
Catalog Num Cond Unit Price Qty Cost Description
N/A 50.00 10 500.00 FILL MATERIAL
N/A 800.00 1 800.00 WALKWAY ROCK, 10 CUBIC YARDS
020-0017605 1 0.27 500 135.00 WIRE CASE 10 AWG FLEX CSX
SPEC SS796 OKONITE
020-0017607 1 0.65 400 260.00 WIRE CASE TW PR NO 10 AWG
FLEX CSX SPEC SS796 TWIST 2
020-0017625 1 0.44 150 66.00 WIRE CASE TW PR NO 14 AWG
FLEX CSX SPEC SS796 TWIST 2
020-0017630 1 0.13 200 26.00 WIRE CASE NO 16 AWG FLEX CSX
SPEC SS796 FURN 1000 FT SPOOL
020-0017635 1 0.80 130 104.00 WIRE SIGNAL DEL 018 NO 6
COPPER STRANDED SINGLE
020-0028610 1 0.23 100 23.00 TERMINAL RING AMP 35628
YELLOW PLASTI-BOND HVY DUTY
020-0053510 1 208.13 1 208.13 KIT 240V AC EMERGENCY
GENERATOR CABLE AND
020-1710045 1 2.42 750 1815.00 CONDUIT SDR 13.5 4"
POLYETHYLENE TRENCHLESS
020-2060072 1 442.00 2 884.00 FOUNDATION HELICAL SCREW-IN
ASSEMBLY 7í X 10", USED FOR
020-2060074 1 366.00 2 732.00 EXTENSION 10" X 3í USE WITH
XING GATE AND SIGNAL MAST
020-3261960 1 18.82 2 37.64 DECAL (DO NOT ORDER, CALL
SIGNAL SHOP) ASSY 5" BLACK
020-3261970 1 9.41 2 18.82 DECAL ASSY 2" BLACK PRESSURE
SENSITIVE VINYL PRE-MASKED
020-4168917 1 0.50 2 1.00 RESISTOR, FIXED .5W, 20W OHM
(REPLACEMENT FOR INVENSYS PN
020-4200880 1 0.53 2 1.06 CONNECTOR TERMINAL 2-3/8"
CENTERS AAR 14.1.15-4 NICKEL
020-4200892 1 0.37 27 9.99 CONNECTOR TERMINAL 1" CENTERS
AAR 14.1.15-3 NICKEL PLATED
020-4251190 1 0.14 120 16.80 TERMINAL RING AMP 35627 BLACK
PLASTI-BOND WIRE SIZE 10-12
020-4251290 1 0.53 30 15.90 TERMINAL WIRE AMP 322051 BLUE
WIRE SIZE NO 6 AWG 1/4" STUD
020-4251295 1 0.53 6 3.18 TERMINAL WIRE AMP 322007 BLUE
WIRE SIZE NO 6 AWG 3/8" STUD
020-9999992 1 50.00 1 50.00 HOUSE, SIGNAL HANDLING
CHARGE, BURCO DISTRIBUTION
450-0019212 1 0.40 100 40.00 SCREW 10 X 1" SHT METAL PAN
HD TYPE A COARSE THREAD

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: 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: 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: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 February 2019

Praise almighty for that 12% and then look at what the ones at the top
made for a bonus...and at what cost?  Your laid off union brothers? 
Maybe that operating ratio can be cut even more.  Some of you would
sell out your own flesh and blood for money.  It is the root of all
evil...right after csx.

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

Ragnar


Smart ass.  You know exactly what is meant by the misspelling of the
word pension.  You think your cute. That's all you have to bring to
the table.  How about posting something of substance.

Anybody started the pods that they have to do this year. I hear the one
on doing roll by inspections is a joke. Supposed to be able to do better
inspections at higher speeds because parts get hotter at higher speeds
and you can feel the heat at a greater distance...LOL! LOL! LOL!.  When
I was standing 30 feet away at 2 am and the wind chill was 30 below and
the train was doing 60 mph I didn't see or feel a thing but my ass
freezing off. Got to love this horse crap.

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

God help us


Screwed out of pay once again. Info on ticket was so obvious that a 3rd
grader could have gotten it right.

Pod programs screwed up as usual and not running right.

More railroaders killed on the job and no one lowers the flags half
staff. No respect for our dead!

Manpower still so short they have to lay jobs in and blow our damn
phones up all night running the rosters. 

Its not getting better and it never will. It like doing time. Just stay
until you get paroled and you get your "get out of jail free" card
except it isn't free. Like Former fuel hand posted. They keep sending
him mail to harass him at home a year after he quit!

There is a place in hell for this business. Thank god most of us wont
have to spend eternity with them!

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: 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: Ragnar DanneskjŲld
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 February 2019

I have to ask, because I keep seeing it on here.  What is a pention?  Is
it a Canadian thing, like milk in bags?

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: That's what Shawn said
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2019

That's what Shawn said !

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: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 February 2019

LOU

Who gives a crap where he is.  Was Jermaine your buddy or something?
He cant help you now. He was just another flavor of the month like all
the rest of them sent down the food chain.  We got more important
things to worry about like looking for switch tags and other testing
crap they are pulling out in full force. 

Brothers bow you head and say a prayer for one of ours who got caught
by a switch tag last night. The hunt is on!

Name: Lou
E-mail: loubillingsly@gmail.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 February 2019

Where in the World is Jermaine Swafford?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 February 2019

Can't believe no one has went postal at this place.

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: Where
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2019

Where did that get this employee for not saying protection? Location?
Thanks

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 February 2019

BROTHERS

Don't forget that the 3 step rule is already back!  It was effective
yesterday and a lot of guys forgot. They already failed a guy for
asking for 3 step and not 3 step PROTECTION.  That is just a bullshit
move . If you go in to buy a rain coat for protection against the rain
you don't go in the store and ask the clerk....where are your rain
coats for protection. You simple ask where are your rain coats. These
jackasses are just looking for failures to get a pat on the back. I
hope the guys LC tears them a new arss!

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

Corp. Poser 


Get over it!  RR  Has been doing it this way for 100 years. Just ask
retired old heads who were cut for years before they came back. Save
your money and have a back up plan even if it means transfering. No a
damn thing anyone can do about it. Umions have no authority just the
right to claim agreement violations. We all know that doesn't mean
shit. Worry about today dumbass!

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

Rules. 

Your not kidding.  One rule says you have to walk the whole train if an
inspection is required. Then the next says you don't have to if you
make a repair and you can see the rest is ok.  So which one is it?
Better just walk the whole thing. One mistake and your gone.

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

T&E 
Be real careful on how you interpret the new reissued rules that just
came out on trains in emergency. No more separate rules on what to do
on single track or double (adjacent). 0nly thing that changed in 308.1
is the speed for traveling one train length. 
Read line 4 then look at the new rule 308.4.  They go hand in hand.
Pay attention to line 3 in the rule 308.4.  This is where they have
thrown eveything into the crews lap for full responsibility. If it's
dark, trains in a curve, foggy, heavy rain or snow or your 2 miles long
make damn sure you do a good visual inspection.
No where does it say you still have to do a walking inspection of a key
train. You better do a darn good visual inspection. 

308.5. States you will walk the whole train if an inspection is
required.
308.6 states if you make a repair and you can see the rest of the train
is okay you can proceed(with other conditions).
What happened to the roll by inspections? No more moving a key train 5
mph to inspect in a safer place.
What all these changes boil down to is you better do one damn good job
at visually inspecting your train. They are attempting to make
inspections quicker by allowing you to just go take a look from the
head end in some situations. Be careful. Be more careful with key
trains. Especially those with alert cars.

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

There always has to be an idiot claiming that the union is doing
nothing.  Listen up moron, our unions, whether BLET or SMART-TD, are
working under the railway labor act.  You know, the same law that says
we cannot strike without a courtís permission.  You want to bitch about
the carrier taking advantage of being able to bleed us through the
arbitration process?  Contact your congressman and senator and tell
them how this law allows the carriers to abuse contract provisions at
will, stealing your hard earned money.  Do some thinking for Christís
sake.  But with this president and senate, donít expect much. 
Companies (paper people) have more rights than you or I.

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: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 January 2019

Well looky here we got a bunch of yes men bitches that work amongst us
(big surprise).  The only people who should be charged while using a
damn phone should be an engineer or a conductor during active switching
situations.  Everyone who's been on the road long enough knows that's
how many of us kept awake anyway.  Not everyone you work with is
friendly or wants to have conversations.  This rule was just another
way to protect the company from lawsuits and harass the employees.  Now
I've worked with some who couldn't put their phones down but when I
knew that I stepped up my game.  It's called being a team.  Stop being
a bunch of damn company cock lickers.  A lot of you already sound like
you've drank the koolaid.

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

SUCK UPS!!!!


The cold hard fact is it wont hurt a damn thing if a person uses their
cell phone while in the cab of the locomotive after you are STOPPED and
waiting. Have air set and brakes and that's the end of any risk of
anything happening while you are on your phone. These jackasses spent
millions putting cameras in the motors so they can watch us. If
anything happens they can download them and see what was going on.  I
don't care what you stupid idiots who think they got to quote rules
have to say. The fact is its more dangerous to text and drive but it
goes on all day everyday. Using a phone while you are stopped and
waiting wont hurt or kill one single person. Your just stupid as hell
if you agree with the company on their rule on this!

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

Legal

Your right but the railroad thinks they are above and beyond the laws.
I worked in a job that required us to report in all conditions. They
harassed and scared a guy into trying to drive in when the weather was
bad and the police had orders to stay off the road. He ended up hitting
another idiot who was out driving and the guy was a well known prominent
college professor. He ended up dying and they tried to nail the guy I
worked with to the wall for being out there. Didn't matter if the
professor was doing the same thing. If CSX orders you out there I agree
the local authorities should be notified why your out there just in case
something happens. They ended up dropping the charges and the unions
took the company to the mat. Rules were changed real quick when it got
out to the public that it all happened because the company intimidated
the employee into get out on the road.

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

legal:

Tried that - numerous times over the yrs. during very harsh weather
conditions.  State & local police authorities didn't seem to give a
rat's butt.  No way to get an escort. (They had enough hassles on
their plates.)
Neither did csx care.  Some employees, the people who work in warm,
dry, well lit protected environments seem to make it in to work their
shift(s) even during the worst, so all are expected to do likewise.

More stuff to write down\document\keep track of - for an BofI,
hearing, investigation, if charged for failure to report?
Always guilty until proven innocent.  Even if/when cleared - that takes
a while.

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

Crews

Weather mark off as you call it may not be removed. Maybe in the sense
of your union agreement but CSX is not above the law and must follow
all state and federal laws. If you have bad enough weather that the
State and local police are telling everyone to stay off the roads then
you must follow the law if you feel your safety is in danger. If you
are snowed in and your roads have not been cleared you need to call
your crew manager ahead of time and tell them what your situation is.
They must find you transportation to work if they want you to come in.
If they actually send someone to get you after the local authorities
have advised everyone to stay off the roads and something happens it
will be on the shoulders of CSX. If you are disciplined in any way for
refusing to endanger yourself by driving in seriously hazardous
conditions you should file ethics charges for  receiving such
discipline when you felt your life would be in danger. If they call you
and threaten you and you feel the need to use your vehicle to get to
work in hazardous conditions you can call the state police and tell
them what the situation is. Tell them you work for the railroad and
they are telling you that you must come in to move the freight and you
will need a police escort. Let them decide if they will assist or have
the local authorities handle it.  DO NOT let anyone in CSX intimidate
you into driving in situations that are dangerous to you and to others.
If someone is hurt or killed because of your actions and you did not
notify local authorities that you were ordered to come in the incident
will be your sole responsibility.
It is real easy for your supervisors who are sitting in sunny
Jacksonville to forget the real situation at hand.
.

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

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

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

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

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

Name: 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: LOCO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 January 2019

Engineers

Heard 2 TM arguing with the engine house on power and their tonnage
ratings. Apparently they changed a bunch of power ratings on motors and
no one is on the same page. They have a couple different programs that
can be used to look up power ratings and they are in conflict with each
other. Rumor has it this argument has been going on for several weeks at
other terminals. So when you got to answer that long sheet or ridiculous
questions with the dispatcher you need to tell them that the power is
adequate per the power desk if you get it out of the house. I was told
that is exactly what we are supposed to say because the final decision
on what they put on the train is coming from them. If you pick up an
engine in route to use on a train you will be getting out of an
industry on line of road you should call the mechanical desk and get
the power rating for tonnage for your area from them. If the dispatcher
ask you if the engine you are picking up will give you enough power to
take care of the train your getting you tell them straight up you
don't know and the power desk will have to answer that. Unless your a
die hard foamer and know what tonnage every single engine is rated for
then don't be stupid and say yes. Even if you think you know all of
them there has been changes and some of them are major. Some have been
changed to less and some more. If you stall after saying yes its your
arss!

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

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

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

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

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

Brewer Yard Shutdown effective Feb. 16

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

Real safety #2 2019:

#1 Stopping sight distance is the distance traveled during the two
phases of stopping a vehicle: perception-reaction time (PRT), and
maneuver time (MT).

How much supercharging on a 84 Impala needed for the speed needed to
take a mile to get stopped with fully locked up brakes? Wouldn't that
be the real MPH nimrod running a train taking a mile to stop was
traveling? 

#2 Was that L@N that was caught licking the poopy knuckle?

Name: Spell pop backwards
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 January 2019

Did louisville get cut back?

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 1-10 years
Posted: 28 January 2019

X board

Did you piss them off in the past. You said a TM couldn't give you a
rule number for what you did. Doesn't surprise me he wouldn't know.
You should go through your rules book with a fine tooth comb and find
the rule that would pertain to what you supposedly did. And it is bull
shit that you would be charged with something that didn't have
anything to do with what they said happened. I don't know the
circumstances of what happened but it sounds like they got something to
cover up. Maybe a Tm or YM needs to be protected. Its like a cop trying
to trump up charges just to get you on the one he wants. Something
isn't right here man. What ever you do don't post the circumstances
on here. They will figure out who you are and they can charge you for
divulging information about your case with the media. I know for a fact
a guy lost his case in arbitration because he posted on a website all
his info and the company used it against him. The arbitrator ruled that
he would be to hostile and the environment would not be productive for
him or the carrier so they refused to let him come back. Hopefully your
LC will do his job and address any horseplay by the company!

Name: advise
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 January 2019

X-board

Your confused and barking up the wrong tree. The railway labor act does
not set forth any rules or regulations that dictate how employees will
be disciplined, investigated or charged. These rules are negotiated
between the carrier and the unions and are supposed to be in full
agreement with local and federal laws.
You have a union agreement that states how these steps are to be done
and in the long run if things get bad and cant be decided fairly you
have the choice of sending it to arbitration.

It sounds like your letter is addressing some odd issues. Find another
LC to talk to about what you have. I would suggest you send a copy to
your GC for review. If your LC thinks your letter is okay and you feel
it is not in the guidelines of your agreement you have a right to go
above your LC for answers.

Name: X-trah board
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 January 2019

Thanks Brother, X-lc, to whomever else,

To whom ever posted "NOTICE SHALL CONTAIN" is that RR labor law or
B&O?

The letter had a short summary of what I did but no rule number. The TM
couldn't give the exact rule number prior to the investigation. Nor was
it on the letter.

Then what I allegedly did and, what was I charged with were two
different things.

Where would I find RR labor law applicable to B&O CO Nmad?

Thanks

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

Stopping sight distance is the distance traveled during the two phases
of stopping a vehicle: perception-reaction time (PRT), and maneuver
time (MT).

How much supercharging on a 84 Impala needed for the speed needed to
take a mile to get stopped?

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

union brothers

When you put in a "Grievance" as the other poster called it you
always put in an article violated and what it is for. That is what
describes what the "claim" is for in the first place. DUH. The facts
are then disputed by labor relations if they want more clear and
precise info. No one should ever receive a charge letter without it
stating what the charges are for. You will never receive a charge
letter stating that they need you to come to any hearing to discuss and
incident that happened at any time without knowing what the incident is.
If you get a letter like this then it is a fishing expedition and they
are just trying to get info out of you without you having a heads up.
Only reason to do this is to keep someone from discussing it with
others and maybe come up with a story. Its still bullshit. If you are
being charged the charges have to be stated on the letter.

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

screwed & X-trah bored,


Don't know where you're assigned, where you work, but if you're in
B&O Agreement territory:

Rule 17:
2nd sentence - "At a reasonable time prior to the hearing the employee
will be apprised of the precise charge against...."

Appendix "C":

".......shall, as a condition of their continued employment, 
be members........"


Is possible these things could have been changed.

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: YM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 January 2019

Trainmaster poser

Quit using the title trainmaster when your posting your stupid
bullcrap. The trainmasters don't post on here. They all just laugh
about this site and say its nothing more than a gossip club and a place
for the whiners to blow crap. Your a fine example of the jokes on this
site. I however do come on here because Im always looking for a good
laugh!

Name: screwed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 January 2019

Xboard


Read the railroad labor act.  152-general duties states that we don't
have to sign a thing to join a union. It also says the carrier cant
make us do it.  If you read the tenth section of this rule it states
very clearly that csx can be charged up to 20,000 for failure to comply
with this rule. In other words we don't have to be a union member to
have a job with csx. When you call the international reps ask them
about this. Then ask why your LC told you it was okay for them to send
you a charge letter without telling you what the heck you were being
charged for. I would walk in with this letter and declare a kangaroo
court mistrial!

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

X-Board

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


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

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

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

Lets get out there and get it done Today !!

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

X-Trah board I will let u know keep an eye for a post

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

Today is January 27th and CSX still sucks ...... big time!

Name: X-trah bored
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 January 2019

I have a question for the lc's and x-lc's out there familiar with the
contract and railroad labor law.

How can the carrier charge you but not but the charges on the
investigation letter?

My Lc says that's legal. Is that against RR labor law? Against the
contract?

I need a second opinion.

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

Cond. Tax 

Your a liar unless you got kids to claim and never claimed what you
could last year. No way you got more unless you screwed yourself out of
all your deductions last year. I already had mine done by a railroad tax
accountant who has been doing railroaded taxes for 20 years. Take your
poser arss to another site. Must be a Jacksonville mole who doesn't
like a previous post!

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

Cond 
Danville is on the chopping block. Keep local jobs only. Someone
already posted a warning on here it was coming. Some already made moves
to Terre haute and avon. 
To the mouth piece who spouted off Danville would never close, don't
be an idiot!  Everyone is vulnerable to this outfit!

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

I have been watching this site for years and remember a post
10 or more years ago about CSX stock.  Conductor was pissed as
hell over a trainmaster asking him to invest in CSX at $40.00
and he did and it fell to $38.00 and he sold the whole thing.
Some of you guys are playing the same game. Bitch and gripe to each
other and everyone that you meet.

One day you will look back at your RR years and think Wow they paid me
for sitting on my ass for years, and now they pay me 5k a month to stay
off of the property.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 January 2019

And csx still sucks !!

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: 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: 
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: Republican smart person
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 January 2019

Cond. You must watch cnn. Trump is not the one starving out government
workers. The repulicans tried to pay government workers but it was
voted no by pelosi and the rest of brainless liberal leftys.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 January 2019

Lol 

Even though half of what you wrote appears to be written by someone who
is up late and tired as hell from man power shortages, I completely
understood all of it and couldn't agree more. I especially agree with
the comment about railroaders not being able to strike but trump chimp
can shut down the government and starve out the American government
workers.  What a fricking joke!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 January 2019

Conductor, 10-20 years,

I have given this a great deal of thought. Others may differ but I
think most would agree.  There has been no one in a greater state of
intoxication then you before posting whatever it is that you posted.
Thank you.

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

Ok let's speak the truth here  bnsf is a way better mind set on making.
Long term profit Berkshir halthway has a long term plan WERE you at
TRUMP ,you pussyfoot , warren buffet is 10 times smarter than footie
and ackmen they should be in prison for stealing from their employees
and customers they lie cheat and steal to make there million if they do
it it its businesses if the man common does it its stealing csx  and ns
employees are held hostage to these companies its a kangaroo court when
they need somenoe to blame someone for their push push "safety" they
are in completely violation of the rr labour act we cant strike but you
can have a government shutdown, there making record profits but take
everything they can as far as healthcare and pensions it's AMERICAN 
we pay for you government Assholes to have healthcare and welfare outa
of are taxes we are punished for going to work with pride in all
weather conditions while being threaten every day with are job like its
North Korea ,my pay is is never right but I have and many have to spend
hrs on are own time to prove arev daily wage footie and ackmen should
be held accountable like stumph and the wellsfago ,they steal from us
and their costumer to get rich there is a term well known its is you
have been RAILROADED,, witch means you got screwed, taking advantage of
or FUCKED over HEllp the common man TRUMP

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: The Fall Guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 January 2019

https://youtu.be/F4LX8PPMuOY

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: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 January 2019

Any idea on when the engineer bonus is going to be determined????

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: 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: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 January 2019

Car repair


Not the first time it has happened and wont be the last. There have
been several trains that have been torn in half on the road by this
kind of failure. If the remote on the end looses communication because
both ends are too far from each other it can cause the rear remote to
stay in the last throttle and fight with the lead unit. Frankly I
don't see the use in the things. Guys say it can give a smooth ride
but an engineer who knows how to run a train can do just as good. Its
called good train handling and paying attention to your slack and buff.
They say that they do better on using fuel than an actual engineer
running it. Just how much does it save. Does it save more than the
famous trip optimizer  Does it run it any better than the TO?  Just
something else to spend more investment money on. Personally we think
they started getting rid of the remotes in the yards to use the money
on buying DP.  Just another piece of remote controlled equipment that
can screw things up. Just bring back the old way of railroading. Let a
damn engineer run the trains and leave the Tonka toys to the little
boys playing in the back yards!

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: No more time off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 January 2019

We had a crew hit a salt truck at close to 50 mph and the company
wouldn't let them have a couple days off. This place is not only
unsafe, but it's also going to create some mental instability in us
out here too. Nobody was in it, but you don't know that until after
you walk back a mile once you're stopped. That's a bad situation
either way. Even if you don't give them paid days off, at least allow
them to take a couple days without attendance points!

Name: repair
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 January 2019

Webmaster
 Make America great again. Block the posers and distracters from the
site. Keep the real issues coming. Its cold as hell and brakes aren't
going to release. They will say they are good just taking to long. Real
roll by inspections are more important than ever now. This is when bad
and dangerous equipment is rushed out of the yards when they shouldn't
be. Stand your ground guys out on the line of road on any pick up you
do. Call the FRA if you got too. There is no place in this business for
cutting corners. Make sure everything works!

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

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

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

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

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 January 2019

Hey TM Poser

Tm wouldn't write something that stupid. We all know several who have
it. So you suggesting they get rid of everyone no matter what their
position is or just discriminate and single out the T&E as usual.
Oh and lets not forget about waking people up all hours of the night
running roster calls and running them into the ground from man power
shortages they created! Sleep apnea doesn't cause that problem!

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: 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: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 January 2019

trainmaster poser

Go crawl back under your rock mole. You just came out again because
someone came on here and posted information that is right out of the
hand book of legal. Making you squirm???

Speaking of being safe and working safe, you idiots who are standing
closer than 30 feet from a passing train wont have a leg to stand on if
you get hurt because you are told not to be closer than 30 feet. I see
moron conductors and engineers standing too damn close every single
trip. Are the engineers too stupid to realize that standing at the
steps of the motor and holding the handrail on the steps is not 30 feet
from the passing train. It is more like 20. If you don't believe it
then get a measuring tape and take it with you. Check it. You got to be
30 feet from the end of the railroad ties closest to you on the opposite
track. The equipment hangs over the ties. That's for both side your
standing on. Your stupid as hell if you think they wont go out and
measure where you were standing. Camera on passing train will show
where you were. If your 29 feet and 11 inches from the train there is
no doubt they wont try and use that in court. You idiots know that. Go
ask a lawyer.

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: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 January 2019

Good post Brakeman

Younger employees should always remember to ask for a name, title of
a/the person -- instructing\ordering something questionable.
If ever something happens and there's a hearing and all you have is
that, it's OK.  Big shots and the Feds and legal firms are well aware
of management intimidation and threats and how the co. always seems to
be able to pass the buck.

Name: Brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 January 2019

Repair 

They have been lying and making up numbers for the last 20 years. Its
just one big joke after another. If they got cars to cover up because
they don't have the proper paperwork to move them they will just
"exception" them and move them on down the road. Doesn't matter if
it is a hazmat or not. Everyone knows it happens. You think the board
of directors don't know this stuff happens then your blind. Most of us
just don't give an rats arss about this anymore. They want to lie and
manipulate and cook the books to get it done then so be it. It will be
a cold day in hell before they throw this in our laps. We aren't
moving a thing anymore that doesn't look right or is missing paperwork
without getting an officials name and initials. The FRA or anyone else
want to board and ask questions then that's what they are going to
get. Did it because of a direct order and not taking the chance of an
insubordination charge by refusing it.
What we got to worry about is the other stupid crap that makes
everyones trip a living hell.  Run you like a dog but refuse to let
anyone take a frickin nap. If someone is calling stopped every 15
minutes there is no reason in hell that they needed to remove the
napping rule. They got cameras on the engines. They want to see what's
going on in the cab they can just down load them. What are they so damn
afraid of.  And this watching train on a roll by at 50-60 is about as
stupid and ignorant as it gets. All your going to be able to do is hear
something or maybe see a spark. YOu wont see a damn thing at night if it
comes flying off or the car is damaged some other way and it isn't
making a noise. We just don't get it anymore. Is it in the water or is
it people sitting in offices making up these rules that never stepped
foot on the ground one day.

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: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 January 2019

Inspection

We don't doubt for one moment what you are saying is true. We are not
trained on every possible detail to look for in order to call a car bad
enough to be pulled out of service. The company knows this. It doesn't
matter if we miss something out there anyway. Not even you guys who
took years of training for this could do a reliable or even half way
reliable inspection of a train flying by 50-60 mph. As for conductors
getting down and inspecting their trains when ever stopped, they should
be following the rules and taking 1-3 minutes per car to try and achieve
a proper inspection. 

The latest bulletin that came out said ...when a train stops after
departing the initial on duty location, the conductor must perform a
walking inspection of as much of the train as possible. THIS INCLUDES
LOCALS AS WELL. No one is exempt. ALL TRAINS. 
TM are telling people not to get off and do it without checking with
the dispatcher first. As far as I have heard the dispatchers are just
telling the crews to follow the rules. They don't want to take
responsibility for telling anyone not to do it. Its just another one of
those stupid rules that was not thought through thoroughly and with any
common sense.  If they are going to insist on keeping it then all
trains should be reduced to 10mpn for a roll by inspection and no
conductor should be getting off and wasting time walking his train when
the other one is close enough that he wouldn't get at least half of the
train inspected.  The crew on the passing train is supposed to be
looking at the stopped train anyway. If they slowed down to 10 the
might see something hanging off of it or shifted or out of order. They
are all going way too fast!

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: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 January 2019

CSX. 

10 mph for roll by inspection of train brakes.
10 mph for roll by after train is in emergency.
10 mph for one train length after emergency.
10 mph to move a train to a safe place to inspect. 
10 mph on yard tracks while moving equipment not inspected or being
switched out.
FRA laws state 10 mph is proper speed for train inspections.
 So why in hell do you people think a good and adequate inspection can
be done at 50-60 mph. As for at night with a latern standing 30 feet
away it is nothing but a joke. Who are you trying to fool. Reduce the
trains to 10 mph when crews are on the ground doing inspections.  You
are wasting time and putting crews in harm's way for absolutely no
reason. this is a day in court waiting to happen.

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: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 January 2019

Furlough 

Predicting the weather is about as big a joke as predicting csx stock
prices. One thing they can count on is me not getting off my train in a
damn blizzard or ice storm to walk it when we're stopped just to follow
some unsafe assinine rule some jackass sitting in his warm office in his
leather chair came up with. 50-60 mph trains blowing by and whipping me
with seriously dangerous ice and snow ain't going to happen. Any thing
over 10 mph is dangerous and is a stupid waste of time especially at
night. I would really like to know what moron actually thought that
doing a roll by inspection of any train over 10 mph would be accurate
or any good.  Can it get any more stupid out hete!!!

Name: Furlough
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 January 2019

Saw there were a few furloughs this week. There's a record breaking
winter storm 1 1/2 days out and another polar vortex bringing extreme
cold for most of the rest of winter. I think management jumped the gun
on the furloughs. You're gonna need those guys, and they probably
didn't work long enough to get their unemployment, so you're pretty
much throwing them away for good. Fucking dumbass Jacksonville. Such
smart people running this place. Lol wow

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: brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 January 2019

PUPS

The guy who said he was out here 40 years came in when it wasn't the
same kind of man you worked for. Being on the railroad gave you clout.
It was considered one of the best jobs anyone could have for the pay.
Men out of the hill came down and begged to work for the railroad.
Those days are long gone. No more family atmosphere. No more pride. Its
all about big corp, investors and padding the CEO's pockets. You can be
replaced any day. A hard working man has no respect. You step out of
line and stand up for yourself you can count your days. There are great
ways to save your money now and jobs that pay good enough to live well.
You don't have to be rich to be happy. Just try and live well and
comfortable. Don't stay out on the rails any longer than you have too.
Save every extra dime you can and put it away. Look at it like its early
parole.

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: 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: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 January 2019

http://www.celebsnet.com/tv-news/Driver-remains-on-the-track-are-barriers-closing-then-a-train-comes--h2498.html

NON_DRIBBLE RAILROAD SAFETY 1st-2019

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

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

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

Trainmaster: 
Whining and crying, huh? We're being treated poorly and our agreements
are being violated and stepped on every time we go to work. remember
when you were a conductor and hated the job? Remember how much you
whined and cried and never got your way? We're still out here doing
the job. You took a trainmaster position because you couldn't handle
it. The road was too hard, the yard jobs sucked. Your wife hated you
leaving all the time, and so you took the suckass trainmaster job that
anyone can apply for and get hired with no skills and no brains. Don't
puff out your chest because you're a manager. Haven't you noticed that
the same guys that were in special education classes and  slower than
everyone else, are now managers. The company chased out everyone with a
brain and replaced them with you dumbasses because they know they can
push you around. 
Look around. Shut your mouth because we can also have you fired by the
end of the week. Do your job that they brainwashed you for, and keep
your opinions to yourself.

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

So I take it that this person telling employees not to make a purchase
and to save has inside information.  Can you share details on your
allegations?  Foote makes announcements and "stock goes up or down"
you say.  Well that is how it works.  Information made public usually
make stock climb or fall.  You should let grown men and women make
their own decisions.  Your post has little to no merit or facts to back
your allegations.  Mantle Ridge wants to sell off everything. Where do
you get this information at?  I would be interested in purchasing stock
if you could share.  I'm not a railroad person but do you know if the
portion or all of your RR is sold off that you are protected by law to
keep your job with the company? Railway Labor Act should be read by all
employees. Benefits would be tremendous! I have read some on this site
and it seems that the negativity not only towards the company is strong
but seems to be a lot of person attacks on here amongst each other. So I
also take that most belong to a Union that is on this site.  Employees
at CSX must not grasp the Union idea as it appears on this site.  It
appears to me that employees like to tear down each other than really
understand the Union concept and stand together. Let me ask the
employees of CSX this have you ever seen a group or team such as an
army or sports team that were divided ever conquer anything? All this
negativity must suck the life out of the employees that are positive or
try to be. Such a sad site.

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

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

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

To all:
The rule(s) regarding train inspections while stopped has been around
for quite a while -- many years actually -- look it up. 
What the hell.  The co. will find something to pick at - always did,
always will.  Way things are - way things will always be.

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: survey
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 January 2019

Ape



Survey went in file 13.  You didn't actually think they would use it
for anything.  If was just a fishing expedition. They wanted to feel
everyone out and see what kind of moral everyone had. Wanted to know
how the mules felt. They did this same thing years back and it went no
where. First it was a survey wanting to know how much weight we
carried. How many times we had reoccurring dreams about the railroad.
How much sleep we were getting, etc.  We heard it might have had
something to do with the discussions of going with the 10 hour rest
rule. No one really knew. Just like when they called in DuPont and
wanted them to help out and develop a better safety program. They
didn't like the answers then either. Tossed it in the garbage as well.

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

What happened to that employee survey we took? 



        🦶~~~~ [csx]
     🤨   🤥    ☹️ ☹️

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

How many laid off in Columbus, Ohio?

Name: Wesley Mouch 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 January 2019

Sheesh.  Some of you guys are sooo greedy worrying about taxes.  How am
I supposed to afford to only work one trip a month without that sweet
gov cash for muh disabilities, muh farmz, and muh babies' mommaz. 
From each accordingly!

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: friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 January 2019

Loco 20-30

hey loco.... the one who just keep running his fat mouth. Your to
aggressive to be a real railroader. You are dogging your fellow workers
to much so that pretty much says your nothing but a loser manager.  We
had 27000 last year in deductions. No one said on here that all their
deductions were just railroad. You just assumed they were saying that.
The deductions we did take that were job related were enough that we
will see a major reduction in our return. All our deductions were
legit. As for not being able to claim union dues, there should be a
boycott of all the unions if they don't lower their dues. If its
mandatory to be a member to keep your job then the government should
allow claiming it. We think it is just a game trump is playing to get
every one to stop support for the unions. You can bet your bottom
dollar he is taking deductions that he shouldn't be and writing off
half of anything he makes.

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

THE STANDARD TAX DEDUCTION IS NOT 24000 FOR EVERYONE. READ THE LAWS
BEFORE YOU RUN YOUR MOUTH ON HERE ABOUT SOMETHING YOU DONT KNOW. SINGLE
WITH NO DEPENDANTS IS 12000!

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

pull this pull my


I wrote off 25000 last year on my return and the other guys are right.
We are losing thousands not just in meals, boots, safety wear, cell
phone, internet for the gateway and train line ups, work wear, grips,
union dues, OOS and all the other right offs we cant do any more.  Your
just a poser.

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

Pullmybleedrod, 
Just wait a couple more weeks and you will be singing a different tune
about your tax refund. 24k standard deduction sounds like a lot but it
equates to about $1300 federal refund. You cant write off anything. Not
your property tax, mortgage interest, car registration, work related
expenses, medical expenses, union dues, anything. In previous years I
easily had over 30k of itemized deductions bc I could write all these
off. Not anymore.Like I said, I put everything in the same way I have
for years on turbotax and will be getting $2400 less back bc of
trump's tax plan. And yes, L&N, I know it's the IRS but it was Trumps
tax plan that changed everything. And not for the greater that was led
to believe.

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

The guy whining about getting screwed on his taxes, fuck your!  Trumps
tax cuts are great to me!  Not only am I getting about 200 more left in
m paychecks each pay period, I plugged in my info to the irs tax
calculator.  Getting as much as back as I do in other years before the
trump tax cuts.  Even before the standard deduction was doubled, a
railroad worker would be hard pressed to find 12k worth of writeoffs.

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

L&N. 

I use turbo tax. Have for years. I plugged in all my info that I always
claim and it was all kicked out. Railroaders are screwed and it does
have alot to do with trumps approved tax changes. Thank god I got kids
or ide be paying money out!

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: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 10 January 2019

Middle class: sounds like you don't understand the tax laws, ( Trump
has nothing to do with it, that is the IRS) Get an accountant or turbo
tax... They can help you out...

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

Do not come work here  give you two weeks and you would realize why
it's the real world here mangement will lie to you like there con man
payroll believe me you find out within the first two pay checks will be
wrong they say to follow the rules but when it suits them fire if you
play by the rules and the next time fire by the rules ..it's a great
job railroading bad horrible company don't waste your  time brother I
would say bnsf if you really wanta a career here it's just a dead end
job

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

FRA!!!!

I got a question for you.  I heard an engineer say he was forced to
take his first DP train. Didn't know a thing about it. Never read a
thing and was never given a class. They set it up for him while he
watched then handed him a book and told him to read it. Said it wasn't
that difficult and sent him on his way. Didn't know how to unlink it or
any kind of trouble shooting. Had one engineer say the rear unit lost
communication while he was trying to stop and the rear unit kept
shoving him. Thank god he wasn't coming down on a stop signal in an
interlocking! 
Now how in the hell can this even be legal. How can you be expected to
run a train with equipment that has had and will continue to have
safety issues without any pre training and no real chance to sit down
and read the entire manual before you are forced to leave with it. What
if the train has Alert cards. Hell how about any hazmat material. You
tell all of us how this can possibly be legal. We all know how it works
out here because you don't pay attention to what is happening. they
expect everyone to ask each other all about this power and take notes
and learn as much as they can from each other instead of spending the
money and taking the time to have training classes on it and go over
every single malfunctions these things can have. Im telling you, if
anyone gets hurt using this including anyone in the public and its
because of a malfunction of the units and the engineer was tossed a
manual and told go there is going to be a serious lawsuit and you
should be named in it as well!

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

Opinion

You have a family or are you single.  I just had my tax man do a pre
tax determination. He doesn't need my w2 to figure it. Thanks to trump
and his lies anyone who is single and has no children or anyone to claim
is going to get taken to the cleaners. All the deductions I was taking
for years out here for legitimate expenses have been wiped out along
with other deductions away from work. I have been getting a 5-6000 tax
return every year for as long as I can remember. Im going to get a
whopping 1300 bucks. So many people fell for the crooks bull crap
stories. The single middle class railroader with no children are
getting burned and burned bad. The stupid 24 bucks they give you for
meals is a stinking joke. It cost 7 bucks for a  whopper meal and I
wont eat a whopper meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You got a good
job and freedom then keep it. Don't come out here and spend thousands a
year on union dues, out of insurance, safety equipment, meals etc. just
to be told that you cant claim them anymore. It isn't worth it. I was
counting on that return. that was a big chunk of money lost. Keep your
freedom. Stay away from the railroad.

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

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

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

Opinion Wanted

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

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

Opinion Wanted


Listen pup...you obviously are a train foamer. You think it looks fun.
Idiots running gates, killing people who trespass or just want to end
their lives by railroad death, slaughtering animals almost every day,
living out of a hotel and losing serious quality time with your family,
fighting for your pay, a union who leaves all their members in the dark
and robs us blind and management who roll all their shit down hill
because they don't have the balls to tell upper management to go take
a hike plus......the list goes on.

The facts are you need to do your research before you make any
decisions. As of last year CSX was the lowest paying railroad out here.
If you want to try and take this life style on then go for the money.
Don't be an idiot foamer who thinks this is a glorious life because IT
IS NOT! There is no fun and glory for it and you don't get a pat on the
back for being a good boy and going out of your way to do anything. Go
for the money. Don't be a fool. Find out who is paying the best wage
and apply there.

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

In this day, there is no good reason for a person of any ability to come
to work here.  There are too many other things to do in the world to
make a buck, without jumping into this dumpster fire.

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: 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: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 January 2019

Corporate 10-20 

LIAR!

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 January 2019

Really?  At least spell corporate right you dumb ass troll.  They will
cut more jobs but only what they can afford.  I personally see the
economy going to hell later this year so hopefully no one under 10 to
15 years makes any dumb financial moves.  Remember all you try hards
out there that bend over for these idiots what you cost your brothers
in the end.

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: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 January 2019

Vanderbilt

You forgot to tell him to keep his mouth shut when they steal his pay
and rape his union agreement. Wont do him any good to stand up for
himself. Just put a target on his back. Get used to management talking
to you like scum too and chiefs lying to you.    Yeah... then he will
go far on the railroad.

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

Has anyone seen any of the usual January cuts yet? Nothing on this side
yet

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

loco 20-30

Whats the big news?  Karma is a bitch company mole!


Real engineers....check your advertised job descriptions.  Make sure
you have the right trip rated miles! Keep a close watch on your bid
card!

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: 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: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 January 2019

Engine repair

I never was a mechanic so I have a question for you.  I have always
tried to use the locomotive tonnage rating chart to make sure I have
enough power given to me to run my trains on my route. Just a few weeks
ago CSX came out with some changes. Engines that I have run for years
that were always rated the same have now all of the sudden been rated
way higher than ever!  For example; One of my AC engines that was
always rated for 7100 tons on my territory is now all of the sudden
rated for 10500 tons. That is a major difference. After what you just
posted I can see how they would put engines in storage because they
wont need as many on the train with these new ratings. Is this for real
or is this just a way to justify using less power? Frankly I don't care
if we stall or run 5 mph the whole trip. I was told this is up to the
power desk to decide what to give us out or the house and we take what
they give us. A lot of us don't like the dispatchers now having to ask
us if we have sufficient power to run our trains. they shouldn't be
putting this in the engineers laps. If we say no we all know what is
going to happen. Im just telling them it will get me across the road.
Im not saying how fast or how long. Its just sufficient to move.

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: FACTS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 06 January 2019

Traffic

You are absolutely right. Like one poster said on here before. It was
HH that made that nasty statement that cultures change one funeral at a
time and he would weed out the non believers. DO NOT think for one
minute that Foote didn't drink his Kool-Aid. He is a follower of the
preacher's sons way of thinking. He will cut you down and hang you on
the cross for others to see. We have all dealt with someone in our
lives with this kind of thinking. It is almost like dealing with a
colony of army ants. they come in and devour as much life as they can
and then move on leaving their destruction behind. Its going to be an
interesting ride in 2019!

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: Eng/Brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 January 2019

Loco blah blah

If you really are an engineer with 20-30 and not just another blow hard
company suck who's just stirring shit on here then your one sad fother
mucker.  Sad and lonely and no one wants to play with you. You don't
support the issues your fellow brothers feel are a violation of their
agreements and the issues they feel put them in unsafe conditions and
may even cause them severe injury. I personally am sick and tired of
having to come in every week and hear supervisors talking about the
changes that are supposed to be happening and never do or don't happen
for months. Every thing this company does affects our working
conditions, schedules and quality of life. DP,PTC, TO, train swapping,
yards closing, remotes cut off, humps shut then opened, territories
changed behind our backs, union representation a joke, valid claims not
paid, personal days stolen from us and the list goes on. You got some
nerve Jackass to come on here and run your company suck pie hole.
People have a right to be unset and disgruntled and sick and tired of
coming to work wondering what stupid ass rule or work rule change is
going to be waiting for them when the hit the door. What stupid crap
some supervisors is going to tell them. Your the  kind that needs to
just leave. 
There are 2 men at our terminal who are sitting home starving because
this company refuses to qualify them on all the jobs. They cant get
anyone in the company to listen to them. They are just a fine example
of the abusive system we are working in. So just quit and make room for
others to move up in your place. You don't belong in this family!

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: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 January 2019

Notch 8

Where the hell are you getting your rumor mill gossip from. Surely to
god your not reading the padded info and bogus number crunching from
the company gossip line. When you don't have but a few trains to run
and no other trains are in the way it is a lot easier to get it across
the road. You better start worrying more about having a job when the
freight stalls and there isn't any to move.


Heads up brothers. Just had an RF tell someone that if you don't
follow the rules of the new system bulletin telling you to get down and
walk your train you will be charged with insubordination. Failure to
follow the direct orders of a bulletin is the same as insubordination.
Well we all know what will happen with that. NO OUT OF INSURANCE PAID!
Better start asking your LC just what the hell the unions going to do
about being out of service on a trumped up charge.!

Name: Notch 8
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 January 2019

Midwest is breaking velocity records....what are they doing different?

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: Lo,
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2019

With computers these Days the fra should  have a system so when we stand
And watch And report a car to a traŪn dispatcher we can Look it up to
see when where it Was looked at by A qulifed employee to make sure the
company Is Being safe if a car in a traŪan appers to be unsafe it
should be reguied to restrictd speed till the car / load Is looked at
by a qulifed profesional SAFETY FIRST dont make us do roll by to SHOW
your  SAFTY  shows us And the fra your arť doing your parti

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

So stand out side watch a traŪan go by at 50 mph And if somthing happens
tell your family to put floote in prison for involtery manslughter dont
go after "CSX" go after the ones that thinks it a game , the do it to
Ken in blues anda firefighters go after hm he Is in ChŠvez And the one
marketing the montey

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

Open turn

Don't worry about it. the union is getting ready to bend over and
stick the conductors with the bid system.

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

To the guys displaced and leaving open turns on the xb and pool, in case
you don't know how the railroad works, this is the beginning of the
weeks that the railroad starts cutting. If you guys fill the open turns
instead of bumping each other and laying around, they are less likely to
close and keep those turns closed. I know, they close turns and add
turns every week, but now, when they close them, they leave them off
for weeks and leave guys on the bubble. Someone did it for you when you
were younger, fill those turns and keep your brothers working for
another couple weeks, and by some slim chance, they may not even cut as
much if the board is getting enough starts. Don't screw your brothers,
and B.M., just take your turn and go to work once a week. That truck,
motorcycle, side by side, and house payment won't pay itself. We know
where you go after work fucker. Anyways, we're supposed to stick up
for each other out here. It's not all about yourself.

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

Lloyd 

Your out of the loop. They are downloading cameras to catch people not
getting off. They are also downloading cameras of the passing train to
see if your still on the train. They have already charged crews using
downloads.  It ain't so easy anymore.  You old heads had it made. We
got them sniffing up our arsses 24-7.

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: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2019

I'd like to know the percentage of conductors that actually get down to
watch these dumb ass trains go by.  Number one, if you've worked the
road long enough you can hear a squeeky brake just fine right there in
your seat.  Guess what else?  You can smell the damn thing also.  If
you actually stood there and tried to watch every gd car go by at 30
mph including the wheels you'd probably get sick.  When are some of
you just gonna say enough is enough already with these dumb ass rules. 
They only make them to prevent us from filing lawsuits and shifting
blame towards the workers anyway.  Some of the men on the RR really
need to grow a fucking pair.  They've got some so scared I can't
imagine what kind of stress they deal with.  If you're one of those
people please find something else before you have a stroke or heart
attack because this job isn't worth it.

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

Rules 
Tried to make frequent observations of my train but couldn't see squat
on straight track. Too cold to stick head out the window and hang out to
look. In curves saw more but it would have been better if I had a
mirror!

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: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 January 2019

Wake up!!

Jesus people. Your so worried about not breaking a rule that you have
totally lost sight of the stupidity of getting off the train for a roll
by inspection. IT IS NOT ALWAYS SAFE! You can not do a roll by
inspection of a train blowing past you 50-60 miles an hour and expect
it to be reliable. Especially at NIGHT! Someone already pointed that
out. Slow the trains down to 10 mph! If it is foggy as hell, pouring
down Rain or there's a foot of snow on the ground it's not safe! we
need to make these rules nuts come stand next to a train going 60
through snow while their standing there with snow blowing in their
faces. See how long they like that. There are times no one should be
out there.  They have never given this rule any serious thought. They
need to ditch this damn thing and come out with one that protects
everyone and addresses all scenarios.  Why In the hell do they keep
doing this!

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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 January 2019

happy new year you poor bastards, I was there, so I know what
you put up with. management is less and less competent year after
year after year.  Look out for your brothers, without them all is 
lost.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 January 2019

"Heard from a dozen tm's"....??  Boy, this'll be good.

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

Heard from a dozen tm's that there is a big announcement supposed to
come today. If anyone sees anything or hears anything, give us a shout
on here. Nothing unusual so far

Name: Annulled again
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 January 2019

Well the holidays are over and we have been annulling jobs on every
shift in louisville there ain't ahit to do, is it like this
everywhere, our recieving yard and bowl are all but empty.

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

Norfolk Southern suxxxxxsss

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

All engineers. 


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

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

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

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

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

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

MR ED

For the love of god will you and all you losers and posers who come on
here year after year and waste good space go find something else to do!
 Yes I should be ignoring you like we all should be doing but please
please please give us a good year in 2019 and just go find a real life!
 Go find a doctor! Go find anyone who can make you understand why they
call this site CSX SUCKS!

Name: Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 January 2019

The rr is running faster than ever!  Keep it up guys, we are the best in
the business!

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: 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: 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: exrep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 December 2018

Brothers

Just got to love these posers on here. Just cant stand it when you post
serious shit that means something or makes the CSX public relations rep
itchy. Maybe 2019 will be the year the webmaster blocks these dicks
when they jump in and distract from the important post!

As for the idiot who supports the csx advertising slogan someone should
tell him it couldn't be better. CSX how tomorrow moves because it aint
moving today!

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

Trainmaster less than one

Your post should have been under courtesy and professionalism. But then
it could be a safety issue when the company is creating a hostile work
environment. 
You have no right to post anything on here. You are NOT a contract
employee and you don't have to live your life and job by a negotiated
contract that the company continues to violate and rape every single
day. You are nothing more than a replaceable pawn who can be put on the
street and never ever called back if they wish to refuse your right to
go back in the craft if you can. You should be kissing our arss and be
pushing for our agreement to be honored as written and agreed upon by
the company you obviously hold so dearly. If employees decide to lay
down your job will be a living hell. Don't think it cant happen! 
As for locohead bitching he didn't post anything that is not 100%
true. You are supposed to be a line supervisor and you should be doing
something about the problems in the operating rules. Doesn't matter if
you don't work in the operating rules department. You are a supervisor
and you should be jumping down their throats to get their stupid
mistakes fixed. You want your job to be easier then get together with
your sidekicks and take on the company when they are planning something
that is stupid as hell and will create more problems and manpower
shortages. History shows the company has started every single mess we
have ever had! I have only met about 5 TM in 23 years that stood by our
agreement and backed us when we were being screwed. They all got a
transfer somewhere else or their jobs threatened and they just up and
quit but at least they had the balls to stand for what is right. So
next time I hear a TM bitching Im going to tell him to SHUT UP AND GO
DO YOUR DAMN JOB! You don't have an agreement that's getting abused.
You have no LEGAL BINDING reason to bitch! What goes around comes
around!

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: PR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 December 2018

Corporate

When posting you should never use the name corporate and the
relationship title as trainmaster together. Train masters are not
considered "corporate". They are field supervisors. No one in upper
management considers them as being on the same level and would be
insulted if you grouped them under the same title. Trainmasters know
this. They are talked down to and belittled on conference calls. They
are snubbed and patronized by visiting officials. They are taught their
place early in the game.
 No one in upper management would ever post on this site so using the
name corporate just ruins your credibility. Upper management officials
will never acknowledge anyone who post on this site. Blue collar
workers and field supervisors are not worthy of the time. They are all
expendable and easily replaced.

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: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 December 2018

For Sale
Official CSX-SUCKS Foamer Man cape. Autographed by Jens and his 97
different foamer handles. Works good on the tinker toy train set.

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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 December 2018

Dip

You are absolutely right but Csx is also a great deal right now.

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: I call bs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 December 2018

yo astrollarocca

If u think the union can tell a hotel they cannot utilize recording
equipment you are completely unhinged. If u think there are devices in
your personal room u r deranged. Please ask upon arrival if recording
devices are in the free room you are checking into. Also please explain
how I, ur union officer, can defend your bs allegations. Seems to me you
have a guilty conscious. What a paranoid duesche. Please provide
examples of employees disciplined for what transpired in their hotel
room in Buffalo. lololol

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: 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: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 December 2018

Damn!!!! CSX stock is back where I sold it at $58 nearly 2 years ago. I
sold all of it after Hunter died. It was alright bought it in my BLE
401K in 2008-9 with what was left during the market crash when it was
$18-$19 a share.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 December 2018

And NO I didnt work Chrismas. 
As a matter if fact we where closed for 4 days.home all weekend and
Monday ,Tuesday
We usually don't work Saturdays and we never work on Sundays

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 December 2018

Blah-blah-blah...
You clowns sound like a broken record.
I've been gone from that shit hole for almost a year . I used to tell
people about all the bull shit I had to put up with,when they would
start in with the
"Oh, your lucky ,you got a great job "
Or "Oh you make so much money "
I'm here to tell you no matter how much you think your making or how
much the benefits are worth...
None of it is worth the treatment and the loss of life quality.
YOU CAN GET A JOB OUT SIDE OUT THAT SHIT HOLE WITH GOOD PAY AND
BENEFITS. 
Nobody should have to live like you do working for shithole express
I wouldn't go back to work there for a hundred thousand an hour

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 December 2018

Law

Give me one reference where laws protect someone to lay off sick for
the flu.  Or to extend weekend, off days or to avoid work or holidays.

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

Damn think i must gotta hold of a bad batch of eggnog... severe case of
sour gut.. think i am gonna need a couple more days..

Name: law
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

Offsick


I suggest you do a little self educating. Learn the federal and state
laws that regulate protecting workers from coming to work sick/ill.
After you learn a little more about it you can come back and complain
about fellow employees taking a sick day. Yes, you have many that just
use the day to get a needed day off because its the only way they can
but there are many who don't. FMLA is totally different and has set
guidelines as to how you can get it and how it is to be used. Be
careful how much you decide to scream and yell about the issue of using
a sick day. You would hate it if the company had a hit squad in place to
follow everyone around when they were marked off sick to see what they
were really doing. Even then, it would be hard to prove that person did
not feel ill when they called in and asked to be put on sick leave.
Next time you take a cold medicine make sure you read the instructions
very carefully. If it instructs you not to drive machinery or operate a
vehicle while you are using it then you should not be out on your state
highways. You should not be driving to work. You can be charged with
operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a restricted
substance if you were to be pulled over and tested or involved in a
vehicle accident. If everyone who worked for the railroad followed
these laws you can guarantee half the work force would not be there.  

Trainmaster....you did not work every day of the year except 22 of
them. If you didn't come to work for 22 days then you didn't work
every day of the year. You obviously are not management. I would hope
they hired supervisors with better communication skills.

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: 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: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

Maybe you should be charged for being such a little bitch.  Merry
Christmas to the real union brothers out there.

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

marburg hemorrhagic fever, it's going around.

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: Michael Ward
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 December 2018

Miss me yet? Merry Christmas and happy new year!!

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

Whatís this new rumor going around of a major announcement January 19th?

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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 December 2018

The guys that laid off at my terminal last time came back, most with
back pay.  Not much of a threat.

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 Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 December 2018

"Everybody who lays off sick" already has a published policy to
follow, the point/step system that we are all familiar with. Has a new
policy been published?

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: 
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: Do it already
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 December 2018

Lloyd your gonna need to go ahead and pick up the phone and call 60 min.
Bud we r working in louisville no shut down planned as of 0007 12 24, so
work ur magic we r all counting on u

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: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 December 2018

Took it like a man?  Like a man in prison takes it?  Just shut up and do
what csx tells you.  I wouldn't want you in my union.  Do as your told
bitch.

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

Lloyd 

Took it like a man. ...ha!

Whinners....quit! No one makes you stay.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 December 2018

Loco you're either one of two things.  A troll for management or an
actual engineer that just needs a kick in the nuts for being a pro
company bitch.  Just shut the hell up.  Did you read this website right
when you typed it in your browser?  Nevermind, you're probably just one
of many jealous dumb fucks I've worked with that has a wife who wont
work that has to slave on the railroad and couldn't get fmla if you
tried because you live out here.

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

Loco less than 


Real simple. QUIT!QUIT!QUIT!

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: Loco 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 December 2018

Lloyd 

Corp is right you are wrong. Treating employees like shit and making
days off a bitch from hell to get doesn't excuse anyone for abusing
the federal laws set by the government for fmla. If they want Christmas
off they can mark off sick like we all have to. If a woman wants
maternity leave she has to be pregnant! If you have a condition that is
bad enough or a family member needs assisted help then by all means get
the FMLA if a doctor thinks it's necessary. Not one single doctor will
ever stand up in court for a patient that is abusing FMLA to play! It's
against federal law to misuse and abuse FMLA rights. You will never win
in court. The judge might agree CSX has insane policies but they will
laugh you put of the court room when you try to blame Csx as your
reason for breaking the law!

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: Satan claus
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 December 2018

Has anyone seen a holiday shut down plan any where yet......lol I know
the plan is we r working, well I'm going to choose to spend time with
my family and let the chips fall as they may, if I get fired then so be
it, my kids are only small once and hanging out with them is way cooler
and important than freight do the right think foote and lay us in on
the 3 shifts just like NS is doing.

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

Csx 

I chose to walk my train today. I found it more important than watching
the roll by of another train. I followed the rule you have in the rules
book. When you download the camera on the passing train and you can't
see me anywhere that's because I was walking my train. Now I just got
to figure out how to prove it! This not being able to be in 2 places at
once is going to be a bitch!

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: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 December 2018

RoseLakemaster:

What's printed in black & white on paper in the general rules
about employees being civil & courteous?  Check\read\understand,
then be governed accordingly.

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: RoseLakemaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 December 2018

Well we are now no longer allowed to cuss at Roselake. Especially around
YM Paul Brewer. If he hears you cussing he is turning you into the
ethics hotline. Some people are just big pussies.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 December 2018

Wokeup

I ran into a guy who was in the grocery store shopping with his wife
and 2 kids. He has a good job and likes what he is doing . His wife was
as happy as could be and said after he quit it was like a black cloud
lifted off of their house. He is home at night and he gets to spend
more time with the family. He has a better bond with the children now.
He said he makes about 30 grand less than at the railroad but he
wouldn't trade that money for anything in the world now.  I was so
happy for him. They were such a nice looking family. I hope everyone
who is miserable and sacrificing their family life and health along
with their sanity get as lucky as him and find a better way of life. 
Wouldn't that be a great way to start out 2019! Work safely and take
your time. Don't let them rush you or intimidate you. They aren't
worth the risk of hurting yourself of even worse going home with a life
time injury!

Merry Christmas and god bless to all!

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: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 December 2018

EAP


This job is enough to make anyone drink. As for the program I know for
a fact that if you end up in one of their dry out facilities in order
to keep your job they will not clear and release you unless you are
screaming the praises of the company. I knew someone who went(rest his
soul) and called me while he was there. If he said one negative thing
about the company they would warn him that with his attitude they
wouldn't clear him to leave and go back to his job. He might "slip"
back into his old ways if he felt that way about the company. He ended
up playing their games and sang the praises of the company so they
would release him. He came back, did his usual great job and still
voiced his opinion of what he thought about the company.

Merry Christmas to all!  If your going to indulge in the drink just 
make sure your not illegal at work. Holiday seasons are a great time to
test people. Its not worth the hell you would have to go through to get
a job back that made you drink in the first place!

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

Monty Burns:

No way - quick to judge. Far from it.  
Corrective surgeries: been there, done that. Still dealing
with aches, pains, sleep\proper rest issues, etc. Have to if
continue to choose this work to earn a living. Again - another,
different occupation may be the best thing for others.

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

I'll go along with some of that last post.
If a person has to/must take certain prescriptions and they are
assigned to a safety sensitive job, then maybe such person(s)
should try to find another occupation.

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

Monty


Give us one rational answer as to how you think the company is trying
to bash anyone over the head and what the hell for. All they want is
the same thing that any company wants that is working under the USDOT!
They want employees to be alert and not half brain dead on the trains.
AND SO DO I!  We haul very hazardous chemicals across the rails through
peoples backyards and towns across the country. If the company is trying
to ban a substance that is legit and can be prescribed by a physician
and it is approved by the USDOT to use while working then they can take
CSX to the mat on it. If a prescription or any over  the counter drug
states do not operate machinery or drive while using it then the
company has every right to put limitations on it.  So my guess your
taking something hard core that you know you wont be able to take now
and its going to be a bitch getting off it and switching to something
the company will allow you to work on.  Good by to the meth heads. Good
by to the opioids!  Good by to the men who cant stay awake five minutes
on the train because they are drugged up. These boys need to go deliver
papers on a bicycle if they cant be grown up enough to stay off the
drugs or find one that the feds allow! Im not paid to babysit these
pukes and make excuses for them if they are viewed on the camera and
charged with napping! Now I got to explain why I didn't keep them up
or use the CSX tattle tell rule on them.  I can get charged too!

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: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2018

Avon
Salyers pulled many guys out service for stupid shit.  One guy got
pulled for being insubordinate.  The guy took all the way to
arbitration and got his job back with over a year of back pay.

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

WATCH OUT!


Just heard the new sheriff in town at avon called in the wolves. Nailed
a bunch of the yard guys. Well that poster who said he was going to mark
his territory like a dog and a fire hydrant was right. Coming in with
the intimidation and Im the boss around here attitude. Time for all
crews to slow down, watch the slip trip and falls. If your unsure of a
rule stop what you are doing and ask a TM or get out your rules book.
Don't make another move until you make sure you are following all the
rules and laws of the land.  Get something straight company
sucks....you wont get any brownie points. You will get used and your
fellow brothers will have no respect for you. Follow the rules and
stick together!  Also heard that the new man in the leather seat is
100% company man.  Good luck!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 December 2018

HR

You are exactly correct.  CSX and their legal teams are very aware  how
fmla reads.  CSX knows without a doubt they are breaking federal laws.  
Just like they are very aware everyday that they cheat their men out of
pay.    If CSX has to pay out millions or cause a low level manager to
lose everything.   CSX doesn't care.


When CSX is filing suit against CSX.  Nothing else needs to be said.  



CSX believes they are above reproach.    


And for your uneducated comment about abuse.   Those who have fmla.  A
certified, licensed health care provider stated that leave was needed. 
 CSX could have asked for a second opinion but instead agreed to the
binding certification. 


ALSO  this site is CSX-SUCKS not I want to SUCK-CSX

Name: Really?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 December 2018

Monty


It isn't that bad!!!  There are time frames that you can take
medications. Did you not notice that. What is funny is they have
Benadryl on the list but not Sudafed. If you are sick enough that you
need to be on something to relieve your cold symptoms then you need to
go  over the list and find something that isn't on it that you can
take 8 hours before you come to work. Day time cold medicines were not
on the list.  they are trying to weed out the meth heads and hard drug
abusers out here and Im glad!   I have worked with too many brain dead
idiots who are on legal prescription drugs written by a doctor but they
abuse them. take too many at once and are just flying high and stupid.
But then I can run the train by myself anyway. They keep that shit up
and they will give feds one more reason to go to one man crews. Only
one person to watch on the camera and to pay. Reduce the cost of drug
testing. People need to grow up and get off the drugs!

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: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 December 2018

CSX

PTC, PTC reports, TO, TO reports, low fuel, stall reports, DP and
cameras in my face. Charts to figure out if your giving me enough power
and calendar day reports that are to be done every day. Making sure the
proper paperwork is on my lead locomotive and motors aren't out of
date. Sick of fighting with yardmasters to get the legal information
that I need! You make my trains too long and I lose communication with
my telemetry all the time. Run my train at 30 like FRA law states. Slow
down when weather is bad and visibility is bad. Now Im getting down and
watching trains go by at speeds that are just plain stupid as hell.
Cant do a descent roll by inspection at speeds from 50-60 if I tried.
Is there anything else you would like me to do for you? Would you like
fries with that order?

If you think for one moment that your going with one man crews and its
going to work out just peachy for you think again. No wonder so many
engineers are flowing back to the ground.

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: Friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 December 2018

Crew


Had a friend who worked for GE.  He said if they have recorders in the
cab there should be a small box that looks like a speaker for a stereo.
About 2"x2". You should be able to find one in the nose by the
electronic equipment. Maybe up on a back wall. Not sure if it is true
of if they put them in. Best thing would be to call GE and find out if
they have been installed. May not be on but sure would like to know if
they have been installed. If so, then its just a matter of time before
they start listening.

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: Audio Microphones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2018

Audio, 
Engines are not the only place the company records audio. Everyone
knows that when in Train Master School, the Trainees  have to have a
CSX Certified Proctologist stick a microphone up their  ass in order to
not only record conversations with union employees, but also to  receive
hourly direct audio instructions from HQ.  You can tell when the Trained
Master gets a message from HQ.   Their brain receives the audio
instruction from the registered Train Master Ass Mic,  which prompts
the brain to engage the vocal cords  to spew forth a non stop torrent
of lies about  how much we screwed up, when, where, who,  what and why.
This is a fact.  Proven by the fact that Train Masters never fart or
pinch a loaf.  Even when eating a meal of  baked beans and sour krout.
They are trained to be anal retentive.  Brain washing Train Masters to
keep this mic up their ass for 8 -10-12-14-16-18-20 hours a day
preserves Big Brother's total control over this line of lower level
management..... without which CSX would be liable for 99% of all
screwups.  Instead of the other way around.

Name: Audio
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 December 2018

Most locos record audio from outside the cab underneath where the
batteries are. This is their legal channel to prove the crossing had
been blown and the Bell was ringing. It's been said that sometimes
they can "accidentally" hear inside the cab. If the company truly has
installed mics in the cab, they can't record it without a disclaimer on
every single engine, and if they do, it's big-time federal charges.
However, they can listen any time they want as long as they don't
record it, so they would've had to have a second person listening as a
witness to ever bring it to a charge, and we also have a witness in the
other seat so it's highly unlikely they're prepared to act on
something that's said on-board.

Name: Rulefollower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 December 2018

Before leaving Avon for other CSX pastures, it was always a bad
situation watching road roll byís on the St. Louis line.  As mentioned,
finding the safe 30 foot location was impossible.  But also, even with
the other train calling signals, by the time you heard them on the
radio, the train was on you making it difficult to get to the magic
spot. ĎGoodí engineers would stop way back from the signal and then
slowly pull ahead when we knew the train was near.  At that time, we
couldnít get off moving equipment.

Also when I was on the ground, we set out cars at Effingham.  Walking
along the south side of the stopped train when another train was going
by the north track at 50 or 60 mph was scary, even with a string of
boxcars between me and it.  I canít imagine what it would be like being
next to it.

Name: Rulefollower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 December 2018

Another thing that I would add to sureís list.

Why is the front entry door on the new widebodies so heavy.  It is like
opening a bank vault door.  Made worse by carrying a grip, backpack,
water, and ice.

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: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 December 2018

Lost it


Call chessie.  You know... the people that help you with mainframe and
computer problems....Really. Do you really work for csx? How could you
not know that.  1-800-chessie


Now you can see why we have so many problems out here. If this guy is
for real!

How about this tape recorder issue in the cabs of the locomotives. Has
anyone got any proof. My LC says they haven't seen anything in writing
notifying the unions that they were actually recording our conversations
in the cab. But then we all know how "in the dark" the union officials
like to keep all their LC's.

Name: Lost it again
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 December 2018

Hey guys, can anyone help me with the website address to get the
mainframe on my phone? I lost it and can't remember

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 December 2018

Cond. 30


I don't want to see any one get hurt but if anyone does it would be
better that it be the engineer. If the conductor doesn't hold a
license then it would be a real bitch getting the recrew called and out
to the location. There is absolutely no reason for the engineer to get
off the train.  There is no engineer on the ground when we are doing
our roll by inspections. IF they want both sides watched like that then
they need to go back to 3 man crews like they had years ago. that way
they have someone on both sides to inspect all the cars we pick in
route and when our trains go into emergency etc... If we are forced to
follow the rule that we are supposed to be walking as much of our train
as possible when stopped then maybe the engineer should be watching the
train go by. Everyone is right. the passing train should be going 10
mph!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 December 2018

All this stuff about getting down & inspecting trains as they go past:

Do what is required & what is physically possible without getting
hurt.

C'mon, if/when should the co. gets hit with a few reportable injuries
because crews were trying, they'll get off that kick - then it'll be
something else.......

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 December 2018

Pull by


Unfortunately the flat ground theory will not work. We have to walk on
slanted ground with lose ballast that even a goat would have a hard
time walking on when we have to inspect a train that went into
emergency and we cant recover the air.  But that is a case that is
absolutely necessary to do to get the train going again. Your right. We
shouldn't have to cross ditches But they make us do it to get to trains
to recrew them. I have had to walk down steep hills and cross many
ditches to get to a train to recrew it. Maybe we should start raising
hell about where we are parking these trains to have them recrewed. We
are forced to do this stuff by no choice but we shouldn't be forced to
do these kind of things just to get off and watch a roll by of a train
that should have already been inspected when it left its original
destination and when it will be going over defect detectors that are
supposed to pick up hot wheels, dragging equipment and flat spots, etc.
 Just goes to show the company doesn't trust their own damn equipment
to catch problems with the trains that could cause a main line
derailment.  I agree 100% with rules. If they want us down doing a roll
by  then they need the trains reduced to 10mph. The speed required by
FRA law for roll by inspections. In the meantime Im going to follow the
rules they wrote. I will be inspecting my own train while the engineer
watches the roll by!

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: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 December 2018

I just wonder how you can get away a safe distance if you are stopped on
a bridge or in a deep cut????

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: Sticktogether
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2018

Avon guys and gals if you all stick together and keep doing what your
doing work by the rules and c.y.a. salyers will fail, he will fire
people, he will harrasse people and he will make no sense at all, he
will have all the answers but he doesnt know anything, stay safe and
always wacth your back.

Name: Sure
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2018

Some answers, how many System RFEs does CSX need.  Currently 3, still
holding on from last regime. Funny thing how NONE OF THEM have operated
a locomotive for a living in over 15 years!


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). 
A: Steve Ammons CSX System RFE#1

* The fool who decided the alerter reset must squeal hideously when
pressed.
A: Dennis Merrill (retired CSX system RFE)

* The moron who placed the inward facing cameras on the GEís directly
in your forward line of sight.

A: Corey Davis CSX System RFE #3

* The jackass who placed the PTC screens where you must turn your head
from the direction of travel to view it.

A: John Barnett CSX System RFE#2

* The stupid shit who put the ďbrighter than the sunĒ dim headlights
on
the SD40 rebuilds. 
A: Steve Ammons CSX System RFE#1

* GE software designer that allowed for no way to disable the AESS
function on all this stupid engines with ďdead batteriesĒ.  

A: GE directed to do so by Steve Ammons CSX System RFE#1

* 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: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2018

Ape....TM. 


Let me guess. You must be the TM who was telling crews they could leave
the train behind and walk up the rail far enough to find a place that's
30 feet away where the roll by can be done safely.  Go ahead and push
the 10 mile hour agenda. We still have to be 30 feet away. Now get
together with the operating rules department and pick a damn distance
to walk so we can stop playing this game. You supervisors always come
up some horse shitz rules to go by that aren't in writing. It's my
decision as an engineer on what I feel is the distance to walk and
leave my train unmanned. If I have to leave my train guess what
pal...it ain't going anywhere till I get back!

Name: Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 December 2018

Cond.... 

Your both idiots. You do roll by inspections at 10 mph for class 1 air
brake test and when your doing emergency inspections. You keep playing
stupid games all they got to do is make all trains reduce to 10 when
passing you on the ground. You won't get out of that one. They will
win. Yeah flying by 50-60 can be dangerous. Give it time. You'll be
slowing down to 10. Bet every single one of you aren't ever 30 feet
away when you doing other inspections. Just quit your crying and do you
job.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 December 2018

I agree. I don't care who is running this company, they should be
ashamed of themselves for demanding that we put ourselves in danger.
It's not safe. That's the reason they took the rule away before
because it wasn't safe. They threaten us with discipline to stand in a
place that we know isn't safe and we would never be there in any other
circumstance because we were all taught not to do it and we've all
seen trains with things hanging off of them, we've all seen things
fall off of a moving train, and most of us have seen how far from the
tracks that a derailed car can go, and it's way more than 30 feet! I
don't see their rule holding up in an investigation, and it definitely
won't hold up in court if it had to go that far.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 December 2018

Co 1-10

You're misinterpreting the rules. If you can't be safely 30 feet
away, you don't do it, plain and simple. That's your proof and your
reason why if they ever tried to get you for that. It wasn't safe so I
didn't do it. If you are inspecting your own train, you aren't in a
position to watch the passing train. That's all. If they try to write
you up, that's all you have to say. I wasn't in a place where I could
see their train. 
You may get written up, but the rule is favorable to us, and you'll
win your investigation. It can't be proven that you could've walked
to another location in enough time and manage to get somewhere safe
before the train gets to you. The other thing that they can't dispute
is that you don't have permission to trespass on someone else's
property, and there are very few places where the railroad owns enough
property to be that far away. Nobody is doing it because we all know it
puts us in a dangerous position and we could be killed. We have the
answers as to why we're not doing it , and it's basically what I just
said. Fuck putting yourself somewhere that you could be killed or
seriously injured. Let em take it to investigation and win. You will,
I'm telling you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 December 2018

Avon
Be careful because Salyers made a lot of changes at Louisville that
resulted in a huge upswing in injuries.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 December 2018

Loco 

You think you got problems. How about the rules they have that put us
in the middle of stupid crap. How are we supposed to do roll by
inspections of trains when we're walking our train and inspecting it.
Can't be 2 places at once. When a train goes by we can't climb
between the cars to watch it because it's unsafe and it's closer than
30 feet. So what's more important? Inspecting your own train or hanging
out and waiting to inspect someone elses? You can't be 2 places at
once. When they wrote these rules they didnt pay one damn bit of
attention to how they conflict each other. If they wanted, some jack
arss TM could try to write you up for violating one or the other. It
looks like a set up! Then to top it off I had a TM tell me I didn't
have to stand across from my train. If I couldn't be 30 feet away
there I could walk up the track until I found a place I could. Just how
damn far? Are you kidding me! Now I got to worry about going to find a
place I can be 30 feet away! What the hell is a reasonable distance? 
This stupid crap is just getting old. Something has to give soon.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2018

New chief in town!

Looks salyer has moved into his new office at avon. See how long it
takes for all the new ideas and "I can make everything better" to
turn things upside down.  Happens every single time a new chief moves
in. This will be the 8th superintendent at avon in 20 years. Just
another one to weather. In the meantime we all have to deal with TMs
acting like monkeys and trying to impress the new leader. Here we go
again!

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 December 2018

Grinch 

Amen!  I'M with you on that stupid inward camera pointing straight at
your face and right in the middle of your view blocking the sight of
the track in front of you.  Your list was right on.  How intimidating
and degrading can you get sticking a camera right in front of your face
filming you.  Total bullshit.  I bet there is no one in any other job
that sits with a camera 2 feet from their face pointing straight at
them all day!  One stupid idea after another. How about the stupid side
mirror that's too thin. When you shut the window it blocks half the
mirror and you can't see crap in it. How about that damn PTC screen
reflecting in the window so you can't see a thing at night out your
window or in the mirror because of the damn reflection. I think idiots
design these things.  Yeap. One stupid thing after another!

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: 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: Notch 8
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 December 2018

Salyers owns the weak ass Louisville ym.

That is always whining on here hahahahahah

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: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 December 2018

Glad I'm outa here soon precision railroading look it up it a tract
record for breaking the rules they play games with the  joke bought off
FRA blame us on the ground for there lie or get fired business,, the
ones at the top foote and them should do prison time for lives lost
cause of there scared tactics so let's get this straight your asking
other trades to do stand on the ground and watch trains go by at the
same time we have the most derailments at a record high ,, iFoote said
him self he has doene precision railroading, look at the safety net 
that comes with it people jobs are lost but STOCK goes up
look,up,the,precision railroading safety record footie should be in
prison ,,, that's my opion

Name: The wizard of oz 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 December 2018

Salyers is leaving loserville, here he comes indy and or Avon to save
that location.....welcome to hell fuckos

Name: Intheknow
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 December 2018

Swafford headed to up, told leave or get fired

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

Go to cda118 break all the rules tm will give you gifts if trains are
built ..but they will write others up for petty rules keep it Up  and I
will post the jobs  to watch Ty ,SAFETY FIRST ,endless you beak all
rules including FRA they give prizes to ones people that break rules
seen first hand

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 13 December 2018

Big nose Comer, please explain your ignorant, stupid post.  Because I
promise you, nobody gives a shit...

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: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 December 2018

MAINE 1,065 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. MAINE 247 CLOSED PUBLIC CROSSING
RECORDS. MAINE 818 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. MAINE 50 SIGNAL SYSTEMS
STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

50 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER
ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT
IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER
ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE
SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
MAINE CLOSED WITH SIGNALS 50
11/15/1984 364920H Flashing Lights 
01/01/1990 170889K Flashing Lights 
01/01/1990 170887W Flashing Lights 
12/14/1981 051173E Flashing Lights 
02/20/1998 051171R Flashing Lights 
02/20/1998 051170J Flashing Lights 
02/20/1998 051167B Flashing Lights 
02/20/1998 051166U Flashing Lights 
02/20/1998 051165M Flashing Lights 
04/01/2010 051161K Flashing Lights 
04/01/2010 051160D Flashing Lights
08/23/2010 051141Y Gate Arms
12/14/1981 051137J Flashing Lights
01/01/1988 051135V Flashing Lights
04/01/2010 051105D Flashing Lights
12/31/1997 051102H Flashing Lights
12/31/1997 051101B Flashing Lights
12/31/1997 051100U Flashing Lights
12/31/1997 051099C Flashing Lights
02/26/1986 051086B Flashing Lights
02/26/1986 051085U Flashing Lights
02/26/1986 051084M Flashing Lights
02/26/1986 051083F Gate Arms
02/26/1986 051078J Flashing Lights
02/26/1986 051076V Flashing Lights
08/23/2010 051049Y Flashing Lights
11/01/1980 051036X Flashing Lights
11/01/1980 051032V Flashing Lights
02/26/1986 051024D Flashing Lights
12/31/1997 913304N Flashing Lights
06/16/1997 913301T Flashing Lights
12/31/1997 836866X Flashing Lights
05/28/1982 365188N Flashing Lights
05/28/1982 365183E Flashing Lights
05/28/1982 365182X Flashing Lights
05/28/1982 365176U Flashing Lights
12/10/1997 170921B Flashing Lights
02/14/2001 365452U Flashing Lights
10/29/1984 365390Y Flashing Lights
08/26/1998 365378S Flashing Lights
02/01/1993 365303T Flashing Lights
02/01/1993 365287L Flashing Lights
02/01/1993 365285X Flashing Lights
01/01/1996 365284R Flashing Lights
02/01/1993 365319P Flashing Lights
02/01/1993 365317B Flashing Lights
02/03/2006 364943P Flashing Lights
08/06/1981 364822S Flashing Lights
08/06/1981 364820D Flashing Lights
02/02/2011 050000L Flashing Lights

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 December 2018

Tri coupler

The company didn't want the PTC program because they didn't want to
spend the money on the signal upgrades and the installation of
software. They fought against installing the latest technology on the
braking systems for cars. Why in the hell would you think they would
spend the money on anything as dumb as a new coupler system when the
current one is doing what it has always done for years. There are more
trains running that don't have coupler problems than ones that do. And
most problems come from old age and slipping through the inspection
system. 

Is this a problem if they do? Will you lose work? Will you lose your
job?

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: xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 December 2018

Retired

The company has 10 days to charge you from the date of the occurence. 
Cases involving stealing or criminal offenses they have 10 days from
the date of first knowledge thereof. Then the next step is kangaroo
court and dealing with your guilty until proven innocent.

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: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 December 2018

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

KENTUCKY 3,820 PUBLIC CROSSINGS. 1,463 CLOSED SINCE 1970. 2,357 OPEN
CROSSINGS NOW.
289 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 December 2018

Hey old head... Just sit back and see ole timer... the thorobred of
transportation will be right in the mix.... of the merger. the
goverment willing and  will readily want it has the global economy
takes on a slippery and chaotic course the next 3 yrs... Thats a fact
Jack...

Name: LOCO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 December 2018

Brothers


WTF!!!!   Just passed two more brain dead idiots standing within 15
feet of my train watching a roll by. They were standing next to a creek
and it was muddy as hell! Thick woods right behind them. What they hell
is wrong with you guys. Are you so damn scared of this company that you
don't have the balls to do what is right and protect your own safety.
What part of all employees must not be any closer than 30 feet from a
passing train while doing ground inspection do you not understand. 
Grow a set of balls man! If they down load the camera on the passing
train or on yours and your up on the engine where you should be because
it is unsafe to be on the ground and they want to charge you with some
horseshit you can make them drive you out where you were stopped and
measure the area if you have to. I have already been told by a GC that
you have that right!  Enough of this stupid crap. Quit putting yourself
in danger for this stupid company. Look at the employee gateway, They
got a big article about enhancing safety on it.  Big pat on the back!
Another big blow hard article for the public!  They want to brag safety
then make them put their money where their mouth is.  Quit this stupid
horse shit of being scared of them and stay the hell away from passing
trains if you cant be 30 feet away!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 December 2018

Merger? Hahaha. Shows how many years you have out here.

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: X-trah Bored
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 December 2018

If and when they write history of CSX it will be labeled under Adult
Fiction.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 December 2018

Other 

Nice try company mole. Take your shit stirring somewhere else. 


Brothers
Avon is in a melt down. Roselake crews are slowing down. Word is 2 TM
have started to lose it. Screamed at crews to get moving faster or they
would be charged with delay in building trains!  One was heard telling
another crew if they didn't do as they were told they would be walked
off the property. He didn't care if it was a violation of their union
agreement. Put in a claim!  This is a hostile action against a union
employee and their agreement. This should be reported immediately to
your union international and ethics charges filed. It is also an
attempt to union bust. This kind of behavior warrants an organized
action by all members!

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: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 December 2018

IDAHO CLOSED 
IDAHO 2,115 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. IDAHO 879 CLOSED PUBLIC CROSSING
RECORDS. IDAHO 1,236 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. IDAHO 73 SIGNAL SYSTEMS
STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

73 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER
ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT
IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER
ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE
SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx
c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
IDAHO BY COUNTY 73 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ADA COUNTY IDAHO-- 90 CROSSINGS--56  OPEN CROSSINGS--34 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
3 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
12/14/1995 819484H  Flashing Lights 
12/14/1995 819485P Flashing Lights 
02/20/1986 819486W Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ADAMS COUNTY IDAHO--22 CROSSINGS--0  OPEN CROSSINGS--22 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BANNOCK COUNTY IDAHO--74 CROSSINGS--50  OPEN CROSSINGS--24 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
12/07/2016 811392T Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BEAR LAKE COUNTY IDAHO--18 CROSSINGS--15  OPEN CROSSINGS--3 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BENEWAH COUNTY IDAHO--37 CROSSINGS--26  OPEN CROSSINGS--11 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
12/01/1988 396285H Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BINGHAM COUNTY IDAHO--160 CROSSINGS--130  OPEN CROSSINGS--30 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BLAINE COUNTY IDAHO--50 CROSSINGS--3  OPEN CROSSINGS--47 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
2 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
11/01/1987 812782J Flashing Lights 
11/27/1985 812835F Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BOISE COUNTY IDAHO--5 CROSSINGS--5  OPEN CROSSINGS--0 CLOSED CROSSINGS
NO CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BONNER COUNTY IDAHO--100 CROSSINGS--71  OPEN CROSSINGS--29 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
04/05/1984 662550D Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BONNEVILLE COUNTY IDAHO--103 CROSSINGS--77  OPEN CROSSINGS--26 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
4 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
02/20/1986 811654X Flashing Lights 
06/02/1989 811659G Flashing Lights 
06/02/1989 811660B Flashing Lights 
06/07/2018 811943Y Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BOUNDARY COUNTY IDAHO--49 CROSSINGS--41  OPEN CROSSINGS--8 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
04/14/2008 662563E Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BUTTE COUNTY IDAHO--23 CROSSINGS--1  OPEN CROSSINGS--22 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
12/27/1994 811787P Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CAMAS COUNTY IDAHO--17 CROSSINGS--0  OPEN CROSSINGS--17 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CANYON COUNTY IDAHO--128 CROSSINGS--80  OPEN CROSSINGS--48 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
2 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
08/01/1996 818686C Flashing Lights 
01/23/2009 819350J Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CARIBOU COUNTY IDAHO--39 CROSSINGS--30  OPEN CROSSINGS--9 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CASSIA COUNTY IDAHO--55 CROSSINGS--39  OPEN CROSSINGS--16 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
05/10/2016 812340E Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CLARK COUNTY IDAHO--8 CROSSINGS--8  OPEN CROSSINGS--0 CLOSED CROSSINGS
NO CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CLEARWATER COUNTY IDAHO--34 CROSSINGS--24  OPEN CROSSINGS--10 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
2 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
01/01/1996 863804W Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 863806K Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CUSTER COUNTY IDAHO--14 CROSSINGS--0  OPEN CROSSINGS--14 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ELMORE COUNTY IDAHO--22 CROSSINGS--14  OPEN CROSSINGS--8 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
03/22/2018 812972M Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
FRANKLIN COUNTY IDAHO--36 CROSSINGS--33  OPEN CROSSINGS--3 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
FREMONT COUNTY IDAHO--89 CROSSINGS--35  OPEN CROSSINGS--54 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
08/26/1992 813144B Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
GEM COUNTY IDAHO--31 CROSSINGS--27  OPEN CROSSINGS--4 CLOSED CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
GOODING COUNTY IDAHO--23 CROSSINGS--19  OPEN CROSSINGS--4 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
01/01/1996 818879B Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
IDAHO COUNTY IDAHO--39 CROSSINGS--4  OPEN CROSSINGS--35 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
JEFFERSON COUNTY IDAHO--47 CROSSINGS--45  OPEN CROSSINGS--2 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
02/06/1992 811954L Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
JEROME COUNTY IDAHO--49 CROSSINGS--44  OPEN CROSSINGS--5 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
KOOTENAI COUNTY IDAHO--130 CROSSINGS--57  OPEN CROSSINGS--73 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
8 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
10/23/2002 058866A Flashing Lights 
03/01/2014 095915T Gate Arms 
01/01/1985 095943W Flashing Lights 
01/01/1985 095945K Flashing Lights 
01/01/2013 176318L Gate Arms 
01/01/1981 397290H Flashing Lights 
12/10/2001 844919P Flashing Lights 
05/04/2010 910081P  Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LATAH COUNTY IDAHO--81 CROSSINGS--10  OPEN CROSSINGS--71 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
18 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
06/18/1997 058450K Flashing Lights 
06/18/1997 058451S Flashing Lights 
06/08/2018 066152F Gate Arms 
06/08/2018 066153M Flashing Lights 
06/08/2018 066292H Flashing Lights 
06/08/2018 066293P Flashing Lights 
06/08/2018 066294W Gate Arms 
06/08/2018 066297S Flashing Lights 
06/08/2018 066301E Gate Arms 
06/08/2018 066302L Flashing Lights 
06/08/2018 807816R Flashing Lights 
06/08/2018 807819L Gate Arms 
06/08/2018 807820F Gate Arms 
12/10/1997 807822U Gate Arms 
12/10/1997 807824H Flashing Lights 
06/08/2018 859387H Flashing Lights 
01/03/1989 859390R Flashing Lights 
06/08/2018 915758U Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LEMHI COUNTY IDAHO
ZERO CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LEWIS COUNTY IDAHO--29 CROSSINGS--10  OPEN CROSSINGS--19 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
06/08/2018 910825U Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LINCOLN COUNTY IDAHO--47 CROSSINGS--20  OPEN CROSSINGS--27 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
3 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
11/01/1987 812701G Flashing Lights 
11/01/1987 812711M Flashing Lights 
11/27/1985 812806V Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
MADISON COUNTY IDAHO--53 CROSSINGS--35  OPEN CROSSINGS--18 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
10/26/2016 906022F Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
MINIDOKA COUNTY IDAHO--58 CROSSINGS--54  OPEN CROSSINGS--4 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
06/15/2018 915761C Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
NEZ PERCE COUNTY IDAHO--43 CROSSINGS--36  OPEN CROSSINGS--7 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
01/01/1985 058422G Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ONEIDA COUNTY IDAHO--12 CROSSINGS--9  OPEN CROSSINGS--3 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
OWYHEE COUNTY IDAHO--25 CROSSINGS--0  OPEN CROSSINGS--25 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
3 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
06/11/1998 819766Y Flashing Lights 
06/11/1998 819771V Flashing Lights 
06/11/1998 819898J Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
PAYETTE COUNTY IDAHO--33 CROSSINGS--29  OPEN CROSSINGS--4 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
POWER COUNTY IDAHO--23 CROSSINGS--21  OPEN CROSSINGS--2 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
SHOSHONE COUNTY IDAHO--62 CROSSINGS--5  OPEN CROSSINGS--57 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
12 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
12/01/1988 396281F Flashing Lights 
12/10/2001 808159F Flashing Lights 
12/10/2001 844922X Flashing Lights 
12/10/2001 844930P Flashing Lights 
12/10/2001 845005U Flashing Lights 
12/10/2001 845007H Gate Arms 
12/10/2001 845010R Flashing Lights 
12/10/2001 845011X Flashing Lights 
05/21/1984 845026M Flashing Lights 
05/21/1984 845027U Flashing Lights 
05/21/1984 845043D Flashing Lights 
03/19/1991 845103K Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
TETON COUNTY IDAHO--9 CROSSINGS--0  OPEN CROSSINGS--9 CLOSED CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
01/01/1996 812029R Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
TWIN FALLS COUNTY IDAHO--73 CROSSINGS--47  OPEN CROSSINGS--26 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
VALLEY COUNTY IDAHO--37 CROSSINGS--10  OPEN CROSSINGS--27 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
WASHINGTON COUNTY IDAHO--38 CROSSINGS--16  OPEN CROSSINGS--22 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
06/05/2000 813392A Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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

I play the game and get paid. Fuck it. Itís easy.

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: 
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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 08 December 2018

Yep, too few people to get all the little, even though they are very
important, safety related jobs done.  Take away the overtime needed to
fit those little and important jobs and you guys don't get your radios
fixed for the next day when you finally get back to the yard. Sorry,
they have us busy all day on projects.

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

The company has the communications departments working on the projects
as a priority. The company sees only trouble calls and projects since
local needs are not represented in their computer system. THEREFORE,
the local needs for radio repairs, mobile installations, maintenance
and such are going unanswered. The Company says we can do these in the
free time but the truth is, distance to remote locations, time
limitations and their demands to do non-safety related issues get in
the way of getting these things done. Safety is NOT number one. 
Hypocrites and Liars

Name: Looking 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 08 December 2018

What are they building in cincinnati by the engine area , were are the
dispatchers located now , and doesnt look very busy in the yard were
are my cars

Name: Jamie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 December 2018

Get your train delays entered guys.  I am single handedly ruining the
railroad.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Signal Maker

  Jermaine Swafford resigned. Guess deep in his soul, he wasn't as
morally Bankrupt as he needed to be to do the things Upper management
was asking him to do.

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: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 December 2018

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.

ILLINOIS CLOSED WITH SIGNALS 1,276 complete railroad crossing signal
systems stolen. PUBLIC PROPERTY. Get busy OLI ---write a railroad cover
script for that thievery equals MURDER at no signaled railroad
crossings.

Name: AFRAID
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Rules


How can a company hold face to face training classes and not make sure
that people know how to read the rules and the rule book? Someone needs
to take a good look at the way they are teaching the people they hire.
Or maybe they need to have a harder IQ test when they interview them in
the first place!

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: Tiredofthemadness
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Deputy Dog...... man you need a girlfriend, boyfriend or both or try
jerking off more, I can almost say with certainty noone on this site
gives a F@UCK about your posts!!!!!!!

Name: Knuckle pictures
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Read your bulletins buddy. The phone rule is changed back. If the train
isn't moving and it can be established that it is safe to use, you can
use it. Give them their pictures. I'm not bringing a broken knuckle all
the way to the head end.

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: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 December 2018

Buckingham Branch 183 Public Crossings 15 so called upgrades last five
years
1. ##########
30 0.012090 224763G BB VA STAUNTON STAUNTON BOWLING ST 0 0 0 0 0 01/18
GT 5 1 60 YES 2 4,700
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 38.144486,-79.083507
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: (MM/YYYY)
05/2012
WHY DOES IT TAKE 6 YEARS TO SHOW CROSSING GATES?
CROSSING LIGHTS/ELECTRONICS/SIGNAL HOUSE WOULD HAVE BEEN STOLEN.
2. ##########
75 0.008133 224669T BB VA CHARLOTTESVILLE CHARLOTTESVILLE 1ST ST 0 0 0
0 0 06/17 GT 7 2 15 YES 2 1,500
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 38.029105,-78.482308
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: (MM/YYYY)
11/2011
WHY DOES IT TAKE 6 YEARS TO SHOW CROSSING GATES?
CROSSING LIGHTS/ELECTRONICS/SIGNAL HOUSE WOULD HAVE BEEN STOLEN.
3. ##########
105 0.006077 225080U BB VA LOUISA LOUISA KENTS MILL RD 0 0 0 0 0 07/17
GT 5 1 25 YES 2 880
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 38.042283,-78.045508
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: 06/2010
WHY DOES IT TAKE 7 YEARS TO SHOW CROSSING GATES?
CROSSING LIGHTS/ELECTRONICS/SIGNAL HOUSE WOULD HAVE BEEN STOLEN.
4. ##########
143 0.003741 224707A BB VA ALBEMARLE CROZET JARMANS GAP ROAD 0 0 0 0 0
01/18 GT 5 1 30 NO 2 270
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 38.072198,-78.748328
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: 08/12
WHY DOES IT TAKE 5 YEARS TO SHOW CROSSING GATES?
CROSSING LIGHTS/ELECTRONICS/SIGNAL HOUSE WOULD HAVE BEEN STOLEN.
5. ##########
148 0.003217 225085D BB VA LOUISA LOUISA DUNKUM STORE ROAD 0 0 0 0 0
07/17 GT 5 1 25 YES 2 187
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 38.085949,-78.111452
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: 11/16
WHY DOES IT TAKE 8 MONTHS TO SHOW CROSSING GATES?
CROSSING LIGHTS/ELECTRONICS/SIGNAL HOUSE WOULD HAVE BEEN STOLEN.
6. ##########
150 0.003141 224206V BB VA BUCKINGHAM DILLWYN PENLAN RD 0 0 0 0 0 08/17
GT 2 1 10 YES 2 489
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 37.663563,-78.366921
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: 01/17
WHY DOES IT TAKE 7 MONTHS TO SHOW CROSSING GATES?
CROSSING LIGHTS/ELECTRONICS/SIGNAL HOUSE WOULD HAVE BEEN STOLEN.
WHY WOULD A TWO TRAIN A DAY CROSSING NEED SIGNALS AND NOT STOP AND FLAG
ORDERS? OR PUT A DROP GATE ON THE TRAIN ENGINES? STOP AND DROP.  
7. ##########
152 0.003062 224803C BB VA ROCKBRIDGE GOSHEN HUNTERS CROSSING 0 0 0 0 0
08/14 GT 10 1 65 YES 2 78
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 38.0068221,-79.4702469
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: NOT MARKED
PASSIVE TO ACTIVE
8. ##########
155 0.002851 224302X BB VA BUCKINGHAM DILLWYN BRIDGEPORT RD 0 0 0 0 0
08/17 GT 2 1 10 YES 2 386
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 37.709567,-78.334359
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: 01/17
WHY DOES IT TAKE 7 MONTHS TO SHOW CROSSING GATES?
CROSSING LIGHTS/ELECTRONICS/SIGNAL HOUSE WOULD HAVE BEEN STOLEN.
WHY WOULD A TWO TRAIN A DAY CROSSING NEED SIGNALS AND NOT STOP AND FLAG
ORDERS? OR PUT A DROP GATE ON THE TRAIN ENGINES? STOP AND DROP.  
9. ##########
157 0.002771 224762A BB VA STAUNTON STAUNTON HAILE ST 0 0 0 0 0 01/18
GT 5 1 60 YES 2 130
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 38.144739,-79.082485
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: 05/2012
WHY DOES IT TAKE 5 YEARS TO SHOW CROSSING GATES?
CROSSING LIGHTS/ELECTRONICS/SIGNAL HOUSE WOULD HAVE BEEN STOLEN.
10. ##########
158 0.002545 224821A BB VA BATH MILLBORO CAUTHORN RD 0 0 0 0 0 08/14 GT
10 1 60 YES 2 52
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 37.9812516,-79.5928956
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: NOT MARKED
PASSIVE TO ACTIVE
11. ##########
162 0.001612 225076E BB VA LOUISA LOUISA RANGE RD 0 0 0 0 0 07/17 GT 5
1 25 YES 2 52
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 38.032115,-78.027131
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: NOT MARKED
PASSIVE TO ACTIVE
12. ##########
163 0.001358 465207S BB VA NORFOLK NORFOLK WYOMING AVE 0 0 0 0 0 08/14
GT 2 3 10 YES 2 200
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 36.8654610,-76.2433580
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: NOT MARKED
PASSIVE TO ACTIVE  
WHY WOULD A TWO TRAIN A DAY NEED SIGNALS AND NOT STOP AND FLAG ORDERS
OR PUT A DROP GATE ON THE TRAIN ENGINES? STOP AND DROP.  
13. ##########
164 0.001178 224815W BB VA ROCKBRIDGE GOSHEN MAURY RIVER RD 0 0 0 0 0
08/14 GT 1 1 10 YES 2 860
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 37.9716459,-79.5070960
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: NOT MARKED
PASSIVE TO ACTIVE
WHY WOULD A ONE TRAIN A DAY NEED SIGNALS AND NOT STOP AND FLAG ORDERS
OR PUT A DROP GATE ON THE TRAIN ENGINE? STOP AND DROP.  
14. ##########
178 0.000233 225073J BB VA LOUISA LOUISA Ellisville 0 0 0 0 0 07/17 FL
5 1 25 NO 0
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 38.027040,-78.005017
PEDESTRIAN CROSSING
PASSIVE TO ACTIVE
EVERY CROSSING IN THE STATE IS A PEDESTRIAN CROSSING. HUNDREDS WITH NO
SIGNALS SO WHY THIS ONE?
15. ##########
181 0.000070 225185H BB VA ORANGE ORANGE OLD GORDONSVILLE ROAD 0 0 0 0
0 06/17 GT 0 1 30 YES 2 2,200
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 38.2357930,-78.110848
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: 01/2017
WHY DOES IT TAKE 5 MONTHS TO SHOW CROSSING GATES?
CROSSING LIGHTS/ELECTRONICS/SIGNAL HOUSE WOULD HAVE BEEN STOLEN.
WHY WOULD A -0- TRAIN A DAY NEED SIGNALS AND NOT STOP AND FLAG ORDERS
TO START WITH?

###############################################################

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: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 December 2018

Other


Your right... Its just deflectors trying to change the subject of whats
really going on.  I would like an answer on this pic taking order out
there of knuckles. Who ordered that?

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

Boy this is good.  Farmers, railroaders complaining\berating each other
- on a safety forum.

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: Burned Farmer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2018

Triple A

You know nothing!  You apparently weren't one of the thousands of
farmers who lost their crops when the railroad(csx included) violated
our shipping agreements and sat us on the back burner while they showed
favoritism to the oil companies. We lost half our income because our
grain sat and rot! Did you not hear about our march in Washington? Did
you not hear about the Feds stepping in demanding the railroads prove
they were not showing favoritism and shipping our products with the
same respect. They were ordered to submit weekly reports. Apparently
you haven't. Im guessing you know nothing about farmers. For you
information we spoke to numerous workers in the industry and they
confirmed the amount of oil cars that were running on the rails
compared to our grain cars. Stick with the info you know. Running your
mouth to the people who put the bread and butter on your table is not a
wise idea. You reap what you sow.

Merry Christmas to everyone. God bless and the farmers hope your plates
are filled with plenty of food and drink.

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: farm
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2018

Farmland

Don't forget the farmers are the ones who produce what you need to
stuff that burger and doughnut in your mouth and feed America. You
might ship our products but we produce it. we live on the prayers to
god that the weather is good and good to us.  Remember that next time
your driving across my field to get to your train instead of walking.
The banking, real estate and the Auto industry were given a hell of a
lot more help for the stupid mistakes they made cooking their books and
stealing from the American people than farmers who just need help
because mother nature wasn't good to them.
The point to all of this is to be considerate. Think of others and not
just yourself. Its real easy to sit on a train in the dry with your
heat in the winter and your air in the summer blocking peoples access
to their property when you don't always have to. Other people have
lives too. When you have other alternatives use them!

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: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2018

i finally got a good conductor. Its nice to be able to back up and not
have to worry about it.

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: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 05 December 2018

Re: real engr,  Not talking about you.  I was talking about (deputy
dog,Jens bang ) that is Bob comer in disguise.  He is an ambulance
chaser. He hates the railroad because they did not buy his rubber band
invention.  His nose looks like Rudolph the red nose drunk..

Name: Real engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

Retired 

You are absolutely right. Oh...save it L&N. I'm not your comer.  I was
just working with one of those dumb ass conductors who wanted me to pull
down and block a crossing when we didn't need to because he didn't
want to walk to the next road to get a frickin burger when we stopped.
Told him to walk or sit there and cry. Should have brought more food. I
get these dumb asses all the time. Have less common sense than a damb
rock! Company will not have your back. They will toss you to the
wolves!

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 05 December 2018

Comer ( big red nose drunk) Foamer... Again... NOBODY GIVES A SHIT about
your STUPID posts... Give it a damn REST.  I GUESS the ambulance chasing
business must be slow...

Name: retired engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 December 2018

conductor

Sorry to tell you this but your more ignorant than that poster. I live
on a farm that was in my family for hundreds of years. We were here
first. The railroads came in and took surrounding farm land by force
and having neighbors taxes raised so high they had to sell out and the
railroads snatched it right up. Not everyone lives on land that the
railroad had first. Your statement  of not buying a house where the
railroad crosses their drive is just stupid as hell. You know how many
homes across America would be empty if everyone thought like that.
People have a right to bitch. They have a right to get to their homes
and property. I know the rules state you are not to block crossings
unnecessarily and your dispatcher bulletins say you are to cut crossing
and not block them when you tie a train down. I know you still do it. I
know you make that stupid hillbilly comment that the railroads were
there first. That stupid shit doesn't fly. When you have another place
to sit clear of crossing your supposed to do it. I hope you never have
to deal with the death of someone who couldn't get help because you
blocked the crossing they needed to use. When they sue the hell out of
the railroad and they call your butt in and want to know why you
wouldn't move or cut the train your arss is grass. the company WILL
NOT have your back!

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

Support the National Right to Work act! Go to nrtw.org and help end the
mafia like strong arm tactics used by the unions.

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

It's called right of way, not rideaway. Good god some people shouldn't
have graduated elementary school!!!! Who the fuck would buy a house with
tracks crossing their driveway, and what kind of moron would bitch about
the railroad when you are the one that moved next to it???

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 December 2018

Federal court recently sided with the RR.   Crossing can and will
remained blocked as Long as needed.

Name: Jens Momma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 December 2018

UNITED STATES 220,255 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. UNITED STATES  89,106
CLOSED PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. UNITED STATES  131,149 OPEN PUBLIC
CROSSINGS. UNITED STATES 14,964  SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

14,964 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
UNITED STATES BY STATES 14,964  SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN. LISTED
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Alabama -  192 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Alaska - 17 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Arizona - 74 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Arkansas - 161 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
California -  1,089 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN.
Colorado -  140 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Connecticut -  37 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Delaware -  6 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Dist. of Columbia -0- at grade crossings . Must be a $1,000,000 a year
party fund
Florida -  739 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Georgia -  295 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Hawaii -  8 at grade crossings NO SIGNALS. Must be a $1,000,000 a year
party fund.
Idaho -  73 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Illinois -   1,276 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Indiana -  1,087 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Iowa -  509 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Kansas -  411 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Kentucky -  289 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Louisiana -  257 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Maine -  50 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Maryland -  75 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Massachusetts -  140 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Michigan -  695 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Minnesota -  277 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Mississippi -  147 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Missouri -  440 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Montana -  74 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Nebraska -  370 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Nevada -  36 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
New Hampshire -  49 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
New Jersey -  172 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
New Mexico -  20 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
New York -  535 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
North Carolina -  393 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
North Dakota - 74 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Ohio -  954 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Oklahoma -  230 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Oregon -  48 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Pennsylvania -  600 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Rhode Island -  25 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
South Carolina -  193 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
South Dakota -  43 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Tennessee -  241 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Texas -  1,061 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Utah -  89 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Vermont -  54 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Virginia -  190 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Washington -  249 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
West Virginia -  175 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Wisconsin -  550 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Wyoming - 63 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
TOTAL 14,964 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN @ say $66,827 each is ONE BILLION
DOLLARS. POOF

Name: Farmer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 December 2018

Family.  
You got them driving through your property or fields just block the
road. Not a thing they can do. I let them use my field but don't have
to. Already talked to my lawyer.  They can get out and walk to their
train. Still tresspassing.  From what I've seen it wouldn't hurt a
few of them to get out and walk. Been sitting too long. Big as a
stuffed pig on Christmas day!

Name: Family
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

Family 

RR has a 30 foot rideaway. Your tresspassing bitch conductor when you
drive tbrough my field and drive to get to your trains.  Show some
respect punk!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 December 2018

family

 
The crossing belongs to The RR.  You're trespassing bitch.

Name: Family
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

Yo  

Blocking my drive for 30-45 minutes waiting for anything is bull crap.
Cut your train!  Red signal or not. But then from what I've read on
here most of you are too lazy to get down and inspect trains going by.
Boo hoo! One guy gets hit with a shoe years ago your all afraid. How
about people who have been killed walking around equipment. Don't hear
all of you refusing to do work around the cars!

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: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 December 2018

CSX


Jesus man!!!!  Could we get just one trip without a defect detector
giving us the WRONG AXLE COUNT!  Put a frickin man on the moon and you
cant get equipment that is accurate?  Just fix the stuff! Instead of
spending  money on publicity stunts and trying to get pats on the back,
hire someone who knows how to program the equipment for good!  Enough
man!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 December 2018

HR



I remember that group that came around and did that study. One of the
questions that was asked was what kind of sleep pattern did the workers
have and how was it affected by the calling process.  Over 90% of the
new hires who had less than 6 months reported they were all waking up
thinking they heard the phone ring and called in to make sure they
didn't miss a call and get fired. They all were just dreaming and
weren't really called. If that wasn't proof of the psychological
effects of fear from the job then I don't know what is! Fear of a
missed call!

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: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 December 2018

Locomotive 30

NO!   Unless the survey is favorable for the companies image and their
agenda you will not. Where you around when the company brought in an
outside source that did a psychological study on the effects on the
body and sleep patterns as well as mental fatigue on the workers? They
ended up submitting results that supported the facts that the lack of
sleep and call patterns that were happening all hours of the night and
day were causing major fatigue and stress and was hazardous to the
workers health and safety. Where did those study results go?  File 13.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 December 2018

Will we ever find out the results from the DEKRA survey?

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: Xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 December 2018

Me 

Abe was a union rep and one of the best they had. He had more balls
than any of them.  They put a target on him . Only thing they can do if
a rep won't take a bribe and jump the fence.  As for spencer.....ha!
There's a real example of ethics and professional behavior!

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: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 December 2018

Conductor, 1-10:

They, them, they?  Understandable. 
If & whenever instructed\ordered to do anything you're not at all
sure
is right - ask for a title & name (at least the initials) of the person
who is willing to accept responsibility. Should no one step up, keep
track of that, what all may transpire.  Record it by writing it all
down, date, train, time, name(s), etc., etc., save it, to help protect
your own arse should anything happen.     

Old rule to live by:  "....is no substantiation without
documentation".

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: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 December 2018

Loco.


How about that local job that keeps running with a one man crew. Shits
getting deep in terrehaute. Crew Better pray they don't kill someone
or derail with one man on board!

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: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 December 2018

Tryingtostayemployed

You must work on the same division as I do.   This stupid crap of
having too many cars in your train is getting out of hand.  we had an
axle count of 48 too many and when we talked to the dispatcher they
wanted to know what info we had on our work order. So we told them and
they put us on hold. Came back and told us to go past next reader. we
went over another detector and still go a bad axle count. They came
back on and said they couldn't find a discrepancy in the train. We
knew damn good and well that we had too may cars because he set our
counters and use gated crossings on straight track to see when we
cleared them and the lights when out(it was dark) and everyone knows
how long it takes a detector to go off when you clear it. They said
they would get back with us but just blew us off!  We had cars with
hazmat classifications and clearance bureau cars. God knows what the
hell else we had. They never came on and said they had the proper work
order info. Didn't matter anyway. We didn't have the proper info on
our train. We need this info more than they do. We are then ones out on
the rail with bad paperwork.  This is total bullshit. No doubt they
didn't have the info so they couldn't relay it to us by radio or pick
it up somewhere in route. We all got no choice in this matter any more.
We all need to email or call the  FRA and Clearance bureau department
about this. If they cant figure this crap out in the back room then the
train should have been stopped and we should have walked it to see what
the hell we had. Do as your told and keep running so you don't get in
trouble for insubordination or put your foot down and demand the right
thing be done.  Time to get some advice from a higher source!

Name: friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 December 2018

Railroader Families

Lets all get together and send an email to the webmaster and ask him to
please block this Deputy dog.  He's just a waste of space and now he's
just getting on my nerves. I just sent my request!

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 December 2018

LOUISIANA CLOSED  
LOUISIANA 5,047 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. LOUISIANA 2,230 CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. LOUISIANA 2,817 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. LOUISIANA 257
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

257 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
LOUISIANA BY COUNTY 257 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ACADIA COUNTY LOUISIANA--170 CROSSINGS--57  OPEN CROSSINGS--113 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
7 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
10/02/1989 434688C Flashing Lights 
01/12/2018 436079H Flashing Lights 
05/20/2017 744341Y Gate Arms 
07/06/1988 744356N Flashing Lights 
04/27/1993 744501K Gate Arms 
05/24/2016 767850K Flashing Lights 
04/19/2016 767878B Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ALLEN COUNTY LOUISIANA--66 CROSSINGS--52  OPEN CROSSINGS--14 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
7 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
01/01/1996 024217F Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 024224R Flashing Lights 
06/09/1992 024230U Flashing Lights 
06/09/1992 024233P Flashing Lights 
10/17/2002 447711G Flashing Lights 
12/13/2002 447783K Gate Arms 
12/13/2002 449908P Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ASCENSION COUNTY LOUISIANA--38 CROSSINGS--34  OPEN CROSSINGS--4 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ASSUMPTION CO. LOUISIANA--60 CROSSINGS--3  OPEN CROSSINGS--57 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
5 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
01/14/2003 447346P Flashing Lights 
08/27/1984 447370R Flashing Lights 
08/27/1984 447379C Flashing Lights 
08/27/1984 447380W Flashing Lights 
05/20/2017 757541V Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
AVOYELLES COUNTY LOUISIANA--87 CROSSINGS--36  OPEN CROSSINGS--51 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
2 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
12/07/2016 427846H Gate Arms 
01/01/1996 744146Y Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BEAUREGARD CO.  LOUISIANA--67 CROSSINGS--54  OPEN CROSSINGS--13 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BIENVILLE COUNTY LOUISIANA--56 CROSSINGS--33  OPEN CROSSINGS--25 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BOSSIER COUNTY LOUISIANA--89 CROSSINGS--79  OPEN CROSSINGS--10 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
12/07/2016 748309U Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CADDO COUNTY LOUISIANA--216 CROSSINGS--146  OPEN CROSSINGS--70 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
17 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
12/09/1997 302653L Flashing Lights 
05/23/2018 302656G Flashing Lights 
12/06/2016 329072S Gate Arms 
12/06/2016 329122T Gate Arms 
12/06/2016 329123A Flashing Lights 
06/05/2018 334720S Flashing Lights 
06/05/2018 334721Y Flashing Lights 
12/13/2017 758215V Gate Arms 
12/21/2010 794335G Flashing Lights 
09/09/1991 794405U Flashing Lights 
09/09/1991 794407H Flashing Lights 
09/09/1991 794409W Flashing Lights 
09/09/1991 794410R Flashing Lights 
09/09/1991 794412E Flashing Lights 
09/09/1991 794414T Flashing Lights 
05/02/2007 794424Y Flashing Lights 
05/02/2007 794425F Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CALCASIEU CO. LOUISIANA--268 CROSSINGS--155  OPEN CROSSINGS--113 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
14 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
10/30/2017 329374U Gate Arms 
01/01/1992 432788A Flashing Lights 
01/01/1992 432790B Flashing Lights 
05/14/2001 432793W Flashing Lights 
05/14/2001 432805N Flashing Lights 
01/01/1992 432811S Flashing Lights 
01/01/1992 446853U Flashing Lights 
01/01/1992 446854B Flashing Lights 
02/16/2018 762929S Flashing Lights 
05/29/2012 767971H Flashing Lights 
02/15/1980 768028P Gate Arms 
06/20/2018 768096R Flashing Lights 
06/20/2018 768099L Flashing Lights 
11/19/2009 768139G Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CALDWELL COUNTY LOUISIANA--26 CROSSINGS--24  OPEN CROSSINGS--2 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CAMERON COUNTY LOUISIANA
ZERO CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CATAHOULA COUNTY LOUISIANA--19 CROSSINGS--0  OPEN CROSSINGS--19 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
3 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
01/01/1987 310625D Flashing Lights 
01/01/1987 310626K Flashing Lights 
01/03/1996 430886J Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CLAIBORNE COUNTY LOUISIANA--40 CROSSINGS--31  OPEN CROSSINGS--9 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CONCORDIA COUNTY LOUISIANA--38 CROSSINGS--0  OPEN CROSSINGS--38 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
7 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
01/01/1987 310637X Flashing Lights 
01/01/1987 310664U Flashing Lights 
01/01/1987 312516G Flashing Lights 
01/05/1990 430929A Gate Arms 
01/05/1990 431293V Flashing Lights 
07/11/1988 431296R Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 431297X Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
DE SOTO COUNTY LOUISIANA--63 CROSSINGS--55  OPEN CROSSINGS--8 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
12/07/2016 755992S Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
E. BATON ROUGE CO.  LOUISIANA-202 CROSSINGS-154 OPEN CROSSINGS-48
CLOSED 
4 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
02/15/2018 302903W Flashing Lights 
04/19/2016 303218H Flashing Lights 
04/19/2016 303220J Flashing Lights 
04/19/2016 303381E Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
E. CARROLL CO. LOUISIANA--34 CROSSINGS--33  OPEN CROSSINGS--1 CLOSED
CROSSING
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSING
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
EAST FELICIANA CO.  LOUISIANA-30 CROSSINGS-11 OPEN CROSSINGS-19  CLOSED
CROSSINGS
2 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
05/29/2012 302854C Flashing Lights 
05/29/2012 302860F Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
EVANGELINE COUNTY LOUISIANA--43 CROSSINGS--40 OPEN CROSSINGS--3 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
FRANKLIN COUNTY LOUISIANA--48 CROSSINGS-0 OPEN CROSSINGS--48 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
3 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
01/13/1983 425525U Flashing Lights 
01/03/1996 430925X Flashing Lights 
01/03/1996 431302S Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
GRANT COUNTY LOUISIANA--77 CROSSINGS--59  OPEN CROSSINGS--18 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
IBERIA COUNTY LOUISIANA--151 CROSSINGS--81  OPEN CROSSINGS--70 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
6 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
11/30/1982 439720K Flashing Lights 
11/30/1982 439728P Flashing Lights 
11/30/1982 439747U Flashing Lights 
11/30/1982 439754E Flashing Lights 
11/30/1982 439755L Flashing Lights 
08/29/2014 757642G Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
IBERVILLE COUNTY LOUISIANA--48 CROSSINGS--42  OPEN CROSSINGS--6 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
10/19/2006 427767W Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
JACKSON COUNTY LOUISIANA--48 CROSSINGS--26  OPEN CROSSINGS--22 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
3 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
02/08/1997 295904H Flashing Lights 
01/20/1984 597841R Flashing Lights 
01/20/1984 597855Y Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
JEFFERSON COUNTY LOUISIANA-246 CROSSINGS-107  OPEN CROSSINGS-139 CLOSED

30 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
07/01/1992 300462U Flashing Lights 
06/13/2010 310043Y Flashing Lights 
06/15/2004 310054L Flashing Lights 
06/05/2018 335596S Flashing Lights 
06/05/2018 335597Y Flashing Lights 
06/05/2018 335603A Flashing Lights 
06/05/2018 335604G Flashing Lights 
06/05/2018 335605N Flashing Lights 
12/11/1992 335610K Gate Arms 
06/05/2018 335612Y Flashing Lights 
06/05/2018 335613F Flashing Lights 
06/05/2018 335615U Flashing Lights 
12/14/1992 335619W Flashing Lights 
08/08/1992 448307C Gate Arms 
03/20/2018 464623R Flashing Lights 
12/07/2016 743847J Flashing Lights 
06/30/2000 743848R Flashing Lights 
06/30/2000 743849X Flashing Lights 
06/29/2007 743869J Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 743893K Gate Arms 
05/29/2012 743894S Gate Arms 
05/09/2001 743895Y Flashing Lights 
05/09/2001 743906J Flashing Lights 
10/06/1993 744524S Flashing Lights 
12/14/2000 753756F Gate Arms 
01/06/2017 757991S Gate Arms 
10/22/1992 757995U Gate Arms 
08/28/2003 797854U Gate Arms 
10/22/1992 797893K Flashing Lights 
12/04/2000 797897M Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
JEFFERSON DAVIS CO LOUISIANA--77 CROSSINGS--42  OPEN CROSSINGS--35
CLOSED 
3 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
05/19/1999 432825A Flashing Lights 
07/12/2002 435816L Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 768011L Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LA SALLE COUNTY LOUISIANA--34 CROSSINGS--11  OPEN CROSSINGS--23 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
2 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
01/01/1987 310611V Flashing Lights 
01/01/1987 310616E Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LAFAYETTE COUNTY LOUISIANA--108 CROSSINGS--57  OPEN CROSSINGS--51
CLOSED 
11 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
04/19/2016 744002U Gate Arms 
07/01/1994 744012A Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 744021Y Gate Arms 
11/28/2016 762943M Gate Arms 
05/29/2012 762963Y Gate Arms 
07/22/2016 762973E Gate Arms 
11/28/2016 763042T Gate Arms 
10/19/2005 763053F Gate Arms 
10/31/2018 767715S Gate Arms 
05/29/2012 767780X Gate Arms 
11/20/2000 767790D Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LAFOURCHE COUNTY LOUISIANA--75 CROSSINGS--6  OPEN CROSSINGS--69 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
7 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
06/30/2000 743993P Gate Arms 
05/20/2017 757454S Gate Arms 
05/20/2017 757463R Flashing Lights 
05/20/2017 757467T Gate Arms 
05/20/2017 757468A Gate Arms 
05/20/2017 757499Y Gate Arms 
05/20/2017 757505A Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LINCOLN COUNTY LOUISIANA--56 CROSSINGS--27  OPEN CROSSINGS--29 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
10 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
01/20/1984 597813M Flashing Lights 
01/20/1984 597814U Flashing Lights 
01/20/1984 597821E Flashing Lights 
01/20/1984 597827V Flashing Lights 
01/20/1984 597829J Flashing Lights 
01/20/1984 597830D Flashing Lights 
01/20/1984 597832S Flashing Lights 
01/20/1984 597834F Flashing Lights 
01/20/1984 597835M Flashing Lights 
01/20/1984 597839P Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LIVINGSTON COUNTY LOUISIANA--43 CROSSINGS--40  OPEN CROSSINGS--3 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
MADISON COUNTY LOUISIANA--44 CROSSINGS--31  OPEN CROSSINGS--13 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
01/01/2011 302420P Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
MOREHOUSE COUNTY LOUISIANA--83 CROSSINGS-69  OPEN CROSSINGS--14 CLOSED

2 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
08/23/2017 441307D Flashing Lights 
02/15/2018 441308K Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
NATCHITOCHES CO. LOUISIANA--64 CROSSINGS--42  OPEN CROSSINGS--22 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ORLEANS CO. LOUISIANA--362 CROSSINGS--125  OPEN CROSSINGS--237 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
21 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
05/29/2012 300361H Gate Arms 
06/15/2018 300370G Gate Arms 
06/11/2018 309525C Gate Arms 
01/16/2018 341065J Flashing Lights 
06/06/2017 725722L Flashing Lights 
01/03/1996 725725G Flashing Lights 
01/03/1996 725726N Flashing Lights 
01/03/1996 725727V Flashing Lights 
01/03/1996 725728C Flashing Lights 
01/03/1996 725730D Flashing Lights 
01/03/1996 725731K Flashing Lights 
01/03/1996 725732S Flashing Lights 
06/08/2007 725734F Flashing Lights 
05/29/2012 725750P Flashing Lights 
10/06/1993 744515T Flashing Lights 
10/06/1993 744516A Flashing Lights 
02/28/1992 871307P Flashing Lights 
10/01/2009 915985A Flashing Lights 
06/06/2017 957503N Flashing Lights 
06/06/2017 957508X Flashing Lights 
05/31/2017 957556M Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
OUACHITA COUNTY LOUISIANA-193 CROSSINGS--128  OPEN CROSSINGS--65 CLOSED

7 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
12/06/2016 300410C Flashing Lights 
02/15/2017 302508M Flashing Lights 
12/06/2016 302509U Flashing Lights 
12/07/2016 425121Y Flashing Lights 
06/14/2018 425122F Flashing Lights 
12/02/1994 425123M Flashing Lights 
06/14/2018 425251V Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
PLAQUEMINES CO. LOUISIANA--30 CROSSINGS--20  OPEN CROSSINGS--10 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
POINTE COUPEE CO. LOUISIANA--59 CROSSINGS--54  OPEN CROSSINGS--5 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
RAPIDES COUNTY LOUISIANA--127 CROSSINGS--83  OPEN CROSSINGS--44 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
10 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
12/07/2016 427887M Flashing Lights 
05/29/2012 441493G Gate Arms 
11/03/2000 447656J Flashing Lights 
10/22/1998 447657R Flashing Lights 
08/29/2000 447661F Flashing Lights 
12/07/1989 447750X Gate Arms 
11/03/2000 447753T Flashing Lights 
03/07/2000 447754A Flashing Lights 
12/07/2016 447756N Flashing Lights 
05/26/2009 450572S Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
RED RIVER COUNTY LOUISIANA--26 CROSSINGS--25  OPEN CROSSINGS--1 CLOSED
CROSSING
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSING
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
RICHLAND COUNTY LOUISIANA--77 CROSSINGS--26  OPEN CROSSINGS--51 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
07/16/2009 431292N Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
SABINE COUNTY LOUISIANA--29 CROSSINGS--25  OPEN CROSSINGS--4 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ST BERNARD COUNTY LOUISIANA--58 CROSSINGS--43  OPEN CROSSINGS--15
CLOSED 
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
05/29/2012 725765E Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ST CHARLES COUNTY LOUISIANA--46 CROSSINGS--42  OPEN CROSSINGS--4 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
04/27/2007 448315U Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ST. HELENA COUNTY LOUISIANA
ZERO CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ST JAMES COUNTY LOUISIANA--41 CROSSINGS--34  OPEN CROSSINGS--7 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
03/05/2016 412470W Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST COUNTY LOUISIANA--57 CROSSINGS--51  OPEN
CROSSINGS--6 CLOSED 
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ST LANDRY COUNTY LOUISIANA--179 CROSSINGS--96  OPEN CROSSINGS--83
CLOSED 
12 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
11/30/1982 427466B Flashing Lights 
05/29/2012 446462A Flashing Lights 
05/29/2012 446463G Flashing Lights 
06/28/2017 446468R Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 744033T Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 744044F Gate Arms 
02/24/1993 744070V Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 744078A Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 744088F Gate Arms 
08/24/1994 744506U Flashing Lights 
06/29/2007 744509P Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 744513E Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ST MARTIN COUNTY LOUISIANA--65 CROSSINGS--8  OPEN CROSSINGS--57 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
5 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
11/30/1982 427426D Flashing Lights 
11/30/1982 446863A Flashing Lights 
11/30/1982 446895F Flashing Lights 
11/30/1982 446902N Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 757871B Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ST MARY COUNTY LOUISIANA--112 CROSSINGS--60  OPEN CROSSINGS--52 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
2 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
06/28/2017 757746N Gate Arms 
05/29/2012 767524G Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ST TAMMANY COUNTY LOUISIANA-114 CROSSINGS-19 OPEN CROSSINGS-95 CLOSED 
8 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
01/01/1996 301792D Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 302003F Flashing Lights 
02/20/1995 302018V Flashing Lights 
02/20/1995 302040H Gate Arms 
02/20/1995 302044K Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 302051V Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 302058T Flashing Lights 
02/20/1995 302067S Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
TANGIPAHOA COUNTY LOUISIANA--97 CROSSINGS-81  OPEN CROSSINGS--16 CLOSED

1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
01/18/2002 300205W Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
TENSAS COUNTY LOUISIANA--22 CROSSINGS--0  OPEN CROSSINGS--22 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
6 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
12/26/1989 425520K Flashing Lights 
12/26/1989 441201H Flashing Lights 
12/26/1989 441217E Flashing Lights 
12/26/1989 441226D Flashing Lights 
12/26/1989 441232G Flashing Lights 
12/26/1989 441240Y Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
TERREBONNE COUNTY LOUISIANA--50 CROSSINGS--6  OPEN CROSSINGS--44 CLOSED

12 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
05/20/2017 757599D Gate Arms 
05/20/2017 757604X Gate Arms 
05/20/2017 757632B Gate Arms 
11/24/1981 757636D Flashing Lights 
05/20/2017 757643N Flashing Lights 
05/20/2017 757644V Flashing Lights 
06/28/2017 757647R Gate Arms 
05/20/2017 757649E Flashing Lights 
05/20/2017 757650Y Flashing Lights 
05/20/2017 757660E Gate Arms 
05/20/2017 757668J Flashing Lights 
10/19/2005 758078R Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
UNION COUNTY LOUISIANA--47 CROSSINGS--0  OPEN CROSSINGS--47 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
4 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
08/08/1991 441556J Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 441560Y Flashing Lights 
04/02/2018 597797F Flashing Lights 
01/20/1984 597805V Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
VERMILION COUNTY LOUISIANA--79 CROSSINGS--39  OPEN CROSSINGS--40 CLOSED

2 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
05/20/2017 744292E Gate Arms 
12/30/1986 744320F Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
VERNON COUNTY LOUISIANA--80 CROSSINGS--53  OPEN CROSSINGS--27 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
01/01/1996 024210H Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
WASHINGTON COUNTY LOUISIANA-71 CROSSINGS-18  OPEN CROSSINGS--53 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
WEBSTER COUNTY LOUISIANA--87 CROSSINGS--61  OPEN CROSSINGS--26 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
4 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
05/29/2012 335709V Flashing Lights 
05/29/2012 335710P Flashing Lights 
05/29/2012 335711W Flashing Lights 
08/01/1997 335811B Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
WEST BATON ROUGE CO. LOUISIANA--61 CROSSINGS--56  OPEN CROSSINGS--5
CLOSED 
3 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
06/20/1990 447117V Flashing Lights 
10/31/2018 447287P Flashing Lights 
10/31/2018 448204C Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
WEST CARROLL COUNTY LOUISIANA
ZERO CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
WEST FELICIANA CO. LOUISIANA--11 CROSSINGS-- 0 OPEN CROSSINGS--11
CLOSED CROSSINGS
2 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
02/03/1996 310328K Flashing Lights 
02/28/1985 310337J Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
WINN COUNTY LOUISIANA--51 CROSSINGS--27  OPEN CROSSINGS--24 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
4 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
07/01/1997 335883E Flashing Lights 
05/29/2012 335892D Flashing Lights 
01/01/1998 335897M Flashing Lights 
01/01/1998 335898U Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Name: Fargo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Its like my Daddy always told me : He would rather have a sister in a
whore house than a brother in Production..!! Slow down follow rules to
a T...and let the damn ass kissing company spies pick up the slack...
and for the love of GOD and Country...dont let your dingle dong dangle
in the dirt it might get stepped on it might get hurt.

Name: Laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

So Trainmaster David Benson got kicked to the curb. Back to running a
engine. Why did it take so long to fire that fat motherfucker? That
stupid son of a bitch should have been fired years ago. I would have
loved to seen that. That dumb bastard is a waste of breath. A real
loser. Fuck you Benson. Ex-cocker TM... Bitch ....

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 December 2018

http://www.house.gov/transportation/rail/07-21-05/pickett.pdf Head of
railroad signal union to congress
...The only modification required is the installation of two additional
gate mechanisms and a timing device that would allow vehicles to exit
the crossing before lowering the gates across the traffic exit
lanes....

The timing device which would be a $100 puddle light circuit out of a
Ford Taurus wouldn't know where the new gates were sitting. ADD
ANOTHER $$$BILLION IN RAILROAD FRAUD WHERE CROSSING LIGHTS WERE
COMPLETELY STOLEN WHEN GATES WERE ADDED!! ONE OF THE BIGGER FRAUDS TO
DELETE FUNDS SO NO NEW PASSIVE CROSSINGS GET SIGNALS SAVING THE
THIEVING RAILROADS BIG BUCKS IN MAINTENANCE COSTS.


https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216
(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.

Name: TryingToStayEmployed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Its amazing that the people who make the money for the company have to
put up with so much bullshit.They pay someone 300 million dollars for a
4 year contact,he only makes it 7 months,because they didnt make him
take a physical,but we cant even get legit claims paid.They give no
shits about contracts or anything,im not sure why the union cant do
anything about it.When the new Grandpa took the helm,he wanted us to
get up on a train and swap out on the fly,not to mention we're all
carrying 2 to 3 pieces of luggage and i have to be stopped to set up
PTC and trip optimizer for my run.He wants up to get up on the run but
he cant even get out of the way of his oxygen tanks!

Name: TryingToStayEmployed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Im so tired of the imbeciles in charge not knowing how to do this
job.They're more worried about you leaving the crew room in 5 to 10
mins,how could you possibly do the job safely.I'I've come to work
half the time and have departed terminal with a brake slip and
paperwork ,rushed out of yard office and jettisoned to train only to
hit the first defect detector and low and behold,a bad axle
count.There's constantly no bills showing up on my tonnage graph where
we don't know what's in car and you have a jackass just worrying about
rushing you out of there.As a 22 year engineer,i hope they dont screw up
this company before i get a chance to retire,id hate to think ive been
tortured for nothing!

Name: Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Ntsb 

Who gives a shit. This is csx sucks. Not csx business blah blah. You
can keep up on that stupid crap on the internet. You can't keep up on
the illegal and unsafe bull crap they pull every day. That what needs
to be dusussed on here!

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: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Brothers 

Do you not know that you can be wrote up for being closed than 30 feet
to a passing train when your on the ground doing that stupid train
inspection. If you get hurt and your too close your ass is gone. Your
not going to win a damn thing in court. I can't believe how many guys
I have passed out there that are as close as 10  feet and have no
business being where they are just because they are so scared now after
they've been downloading cameras and writing people up for not getting
down. Your life is more important than their stupid ass rules! Take a
tape measure with you. Play their damn games. Go out far enough so the
outward facing camera can see you using it. Do whatever it takes to
prove you couldn't be 30 feet away if your that damn scared of them.
That goes for engineers as well. Standing next to the steps on the
motor IS NOT 30 FEET away from the passing train. It's damn near 15
feet to close!  We didn't write these rules. They did. Your too damn
scared to follow their rules and be 30 feet away go back in the yard!
When a guy is so close you blow his hat off and his vest open because
he's to frickin scared to stay on the train then it's time for shit
to change. This outfit isnt worth dying for! Start growing a pair!

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

Safety alert! 

We spent one hour yesterday listening to a loud mouth trainmaster run
his mouth on the radio non stop to every train in the yard. Just
couldn't shut the hell up. 
"Are you about ready to leave? Are you pulling yet? How's your air? I
need you to knock down the departing signal! Are you getting closer? "
On and on and on to every damn train in the yard. Then he got the YM
RUNNING HIS FAT MOUTH!  If it wasn't bad enough all ready. We all
should have told them to shut the hell up and quit distracting the hell
out of us. Other people needed to use the radio. They walked all over
people including Carmen and MOW. They broke all the rules of sharing
the radio!  Worst example of safety and leadership we ever saw. And
why? Because this new regime from Canada has them so intimidated to
rush trains out that safety for the crews is just a damn joke to them.
It's time to start recording this crap and send it to the FRA. USDOT
might have some day about this.  This crap is out of control.

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 December 2018

UNITED STATES 220,255 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. UNITED STATES  89,106
CLOSED PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. UNITED STATES  131,149 OPEN PUBLIC
CROSSINGS. UNITED STATES 14,964  SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

14,964 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
UNITED STATES BY STATES 14,964  SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN. LISTED
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Alabama -  192 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Alaska - 17 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Arizona - 74 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Arkansas - 161 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
California -  1,089 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN.
Colorado -  140 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Connecticut -  37 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Delaware -  6 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Dist. of Columbia -0- at grade crossings . Must be a $1,000,000 a year
party fund
Florida -  739 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Georgia -  295 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Hawaii -  8 at grade crossings NO SIGNALS. Must be a $1,000,000 a year
party fund.
Idaho -  73 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Illinois -   1,276 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Indiana -  1,087 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Iowa -  509 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Kansas -  411 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Kentucky -  289 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Louisiana -  257 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Maine -  50 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Maryland -  75 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Massachusetts -  140 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Michigan -  695 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Minnesota -  277 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Mississippi -  147 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Missouri -  440 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Montana -  74 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Nebraska -  370 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Nevada -  36 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
New Hampshire -  49 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
New Jersey -  172 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
New Mexico -  20 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
New York -  535 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
North Carolina -  393 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
North Dakota - 74 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Ohio -  954 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Oklahoma -  230 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Oregon -  48 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Pennsylvania -  600 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Rhode Island -  25 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
South Carolina -  193 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
South Dakota -  43 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Tennessee -  241 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Texas -  1,061 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Utah -  89 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Vermont -  54 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Virginia -  190 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Washington -  249 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
West Virginia -  175 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Wisconsin -  550 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Wyoming - 63 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
TOTAL 14,964 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN @ say $66,827 each is ONE BILLION
DOLLARS. POOF

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Makes me wonder what safety recommendations DERKA has made.  Stop
intimidating and rushing the employees is probably why we haven't
heard anything.

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Smh , God bless the family of the one killed Friday ,,csx states safety
is the highest priority I disagree,part of what's going on here is
rush rush rush till something bad happens then they act confused why
things happen

 , importance of having a good job brifing taking your time to get your
paper work in order and think things over before you go out and move
these trains .Are tables with a good writing surface  were even taken
away to help hurry the push out the door  "go look in all the crew
rooms a blue picnic tabe with holes in it no chairs all to make you un
comfortable so you rush out the door that's what we were told when
they took perfectly good ones  shows the stress is on rushing you out
being harassed by mangement looking for any reason to blame you for the
departure time that is set to an hr or less of on duty time regardless
of what the situation is ,ive seen in the last month some crews trying
to be forced to take trains on territory they have never ran on ,safety
is used as a way to bully ,and intimidation of employees , writing
people up for little petty things shows incompetence for safety not how
important of it

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: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 01 December 2018

COMER, GIVE IT A DAMN BREAK.  Nobody gives a SHIT about your STUPID
POSTS.  It is nothing but bullshit...

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 December 2018

WISCONSIN CLOSED 
WISCONSIN 7,189 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. WISCONSIN 3,191 CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. WISCONSIN 3,998 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. WISCONSIN 550
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

550 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
WISCONSIN BY COUNTY 550 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

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: Merger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 November 2018

https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/CSX-merger-talent-Union-Pacific-Norfolk-Southern/543363/

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: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 November 2018

ALASKA--254 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS
ALASKA--165 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS
ALASKA--89 CLOSED PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS SINCE 1970. ALASKA has 17
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER
ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT
IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER
ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE
SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
ALASKA CLOSED
868247E Gate Arms
868311B Gate Arms
868374F Flashing Lights 
868476Y Gate Arms
868527G Flashing Lights 
868536F Flashing Lights 
868553W Gate Arms
868559M Flashing Lights 
868560G Gate Arms
910221P Gate Arms
910223D Gate Arms
868321G Flashing Lights
868329L Gate Arms
868335P Gate Arms
868338K Gate Arms
868345V Gate Arms
868370D Gate Arms

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: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 November 2018

Funny


Don't be an idiot!   Jeez....she is a poser....or maybe you are. Maybe
your just trying to start another Jerry Springer argument. Open the door
for some other company mole to jump into your stupid crap!


I have worked 2435 hours this year so far and there still is another
month to work.

11 months x 4 weeks=44 weeks
44-3 weeks vacation =41 weeks
41x59.39=2434 
So I have worked damn near 60 hours a week this year and its not even
over. Most white collars, especially in Jacksonville only work 40 hours
a week and take at least 2 weeks vacation a year leaving then 50 weeks a
year to work. 40x50=2000 hrs a year. Lets not forget their 3 day holiday
vacations they get all year in sunny Florida. 
To make matters worse I have been holding extra board and road jobs
that give me 2 days off a week. I do everything in my power to mark up
late, lay off early, drop my turn and what ever it takes to not be out
on this god forsaken job every single hour of the day and night till I
get my 2 days of freedom and I still have averaged 60 hours a week.
If the white collars put in as many hours a year as we do working their
40 hr work week it would take them 16 months to do the hours we do in
one year. Add an attendance policy that is a major joke, threat to
anyone using FMLA, phone wringing all hours of the day and night
running roster calls, stuck in a hotel up to 48 hours at a time,
missing holidays and family functions, missing doctor appointments,
never knowing if you will make it home on your rest day because they
wont dead head you back on your rest day like our union agreement says
and the list goes on.  What really is the biggest kick in arss to all
of us is having to burn 2 personal days or vacation days just to make
sure your will be home to make an appointment that is seriously needed.
You have to make sure your home the day before so you can get to it. 
And then that can get screwed to hell because they may call you out
early in the morning the day before your first scheduled day off and
leave you in the hotel 48 hours to rot. If you got no place to drop and
do early lay off or you cant make it to the noon mark off you are just
plain screwed.
People out there just don't get it. The only people who understand are
railroad families. Take a sick day to make appointment and get 4 points.
 Be a good little boy the next month and get 3 back.  God forbid you get
sick as shit on the weekend with the stomach flu. Mark off and get 6
points. Again, be a good little boy and get 3 back.  maybe you will get
lucky and have a doctors slip for one of your appointments and they
might actually accept it and give you a few points back..HA! HA!    
Jesus.... what the hell is wrong with us. Money is the root of all
EVIL!

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 !

  View This A

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

I bet I know which one.  Probably the one about CSX adjusting train
times to fit their agenda to make numbers look good.  We all know their
bullshit tactics.  They get you to knock down a signal and the train can
sit another hour.  Want me to post it again you mole cocksuckers?  The
company is lying and manipulating train times...FACT.

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

Posters  

Don't fall for it again. Claire is a mole. If her husband has been out
here 20 years then she knows the bull crap we put up with. Someone
doesnt like one of the recent post. Trying to distract. Question is
which one!

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

L&N 

Who is comer and give what a rest?

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 November 2018

CALIFORNIA 9,446 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. CALIFORNIA 3,532 CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. CALIFORNIA 5914 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. CALIFORNIA
1,089 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN. MANY THE LAST FEW YEARS.

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

1,089 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.

CALIFORNIA CLOSED  9446 Total  5914 OPEN     3532 CLOSED
1,089 STOLEN SIGNAL SYSTEMS

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: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 29 November 2018

HEY COMER, GIVE IT A REST...

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: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 November 2018

WEST VIRGINIA CLOSED  
WEST VIRGINIA 2,525 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. WEST VIRGINIA 1,186 CLOSED
PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. WEST VIRGINIA 1,339 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. WEST
VIRGINIA 175 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

175 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
WEST VIRGINIA  BY COUNTY 175 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

Name: SpikeFurious
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 November 2018

Hey BLET sucks, are you a dumbass or a moron?  You realize, as part of
the Teamsters, there is an independent investigator that you can call
anonymously to report any suspected wrongdoing?  Are you full of shit,
or just incredibly lazy?

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: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 November 2018

WASHINGTON CLOSED 
WASHINGTON 4,437 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. WASHINGTON 2,067 CLOSED
PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. WASHINGTON 2,370 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS.
WASHINGTON 249 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

249 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
WASHINGTON BY COUNTY 249 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

Name: BLET SUCKS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 November 2018

BLET is not a legal union.    Run by gangs and mobsters.  Putting their
members into harms way on a daily basis.  BLET officials are crooked - 
riding the golden parachute while BLET members are going down the
toilet.  There is fraud, then there is RICO.  GLET is the definition of
RICO.

Name: invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 November 2018

Trainmaster


You do understand why and how it works right?  When the
shareholders/investors see the reports its all about reported numbers
and figures and the bottom line.  You however are doing one thing
right. If what I have read and you are intimidating workers to pad the
info on the customer service times and are showing trains departed by
knocking down departure signals to make it look like trains are meeting
their departure times then your show boating is definitely helping.
Then, you cant forget the dispatchers who document "justifiable""
reasons for the trains running late in route or delays. Everyone knows
there is at least a 2 hour window allowed for a train running past its
determined time to travel from one location to another. Its all good as
long as it looks good on paper and in the reports. Sorry to say Mr.
Trainmaster but its the crews humping, pulling, building and getting
the trains across the road and servicing customers that make the
numbers so be nice this Christmas and don't bite the hands that feed
you and your family along with the investors!

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: LOCO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2018

Other...

What do you mean when PTC becomes operational. It has been up and
running for quite sometime and we have been using it. Where have you
been. You need to stop posting foamer when you don't have all your
facts. And for your information it is not failsafe and never will be. I
personally had a failure with the system that should be investigated by
the FEDS!  We took a restricting signal following another train and
after passing that signal by about 4 car lengths the system dropped the
restricting fence and gave us a green light with a 60 mile hour speed.
No way in hell should it have given us the green to continue at track
speed following a train that close. Its not the first time the program
has screwed up and it wont be the last. I trust myself and over half
the engineers that I work with to do what is supposed to be done and
follow the rules when things start getting strict and could be
dangerous more than I trust those computer programs. No way in hell the
PTC can see around a blind curve for me but visible on the conductors
side. Im watching that PTC and the TO trying to make sure its working
right while blowing for god knows how many crossing going through town
while my conductor watches for gate runners and trespassers and god
knows what. He is my second set of eyes in heavy rain, snow, fog,
floods and wind storms. He's my eyes looking for downed trees and
anything else I cant see on his side of the train.  PTC cant and will
never be able to replace that.

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 November 2018

TENNESSEE CLOSED     
TENNESSEE 4,308 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. TENNESSEE 1,519 CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. TENNESSEE 2,739 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. TENNESSEE 241
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

241 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
TENNESSEE BY COUNTY 241 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

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: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 26 November 2018

Hey Bob Knight, the SEC nor the Surface Transportation Board would
NEVER/EVER approve that merger...

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

To locomoto:

Two sets of ears and eyes in\on a locomotive did not prevent
a number of serious accidents and signal violations that should
never have happened.  If and when PTC becomes operational, failsafe 
= look out.

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: money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 November 2018

Stock....stock......

You people just amaze me on how ignorant you are about stocks and
investing. Do some research. Educate yourself on how it works. You all
sound like a bunch of idiots.  People are still investing in the
company and they always will. Foote and his hedge fund friends are not
out to destroy CSX. If all your investing in is csx stock for your
retirement then you more ignorant than I thought. I have thousands of
shares as play money. I don't bank on it to do anything for me. Quit
buying it if your so worried about it. Get a roth IRA if your young and
start saving. Max out your 40lK and buy another stock.

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

SOUTH DAKOTA CLOSED 
SOUTH DAKOTA 3,116 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. SOUTH DAKOTA 1,047 CLOSED
PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. SOUTH DAKOTA 2,069 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS.
SOUTH DAKOTA 43 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

43 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER
ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT
IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER
ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE
SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
SOUTH DAKOTA  BY COUNTY 43 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

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: ops
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 November 2018

Loc 1-10


Really? You have no clue what you are talking about. Until it is
guaranteed that trains can be run safely with high level hazardous
materials and crude oil trains can be handled without incident the one
man crew will sit on the back burner. You obviously haven't been a
railroader very long or you would know that they reduce the workforce
every opportunity they get and csx has been doing it for so many years
it hard to even know when they first started doing it. Open your eyes.
Are trains still running? Late maybe but yes. Do the customers adjust
to the schedules? Yes! Do the crews get run into the ground but keep
coming back for more? Yes! Do some of the furloughed men come back?
Yes! They cut the extra boards to the bare minimum and watch them like
a hawk. When the crews are exhausted to the point that everyone is
getting 6 starts or better and cant work they bring in the new hires. 
Are you blind? Did you not see any new hires at your terminal in the
last 5 months? They are out there and more will come when the numbers
get tight. They will offer transfers to other areas to fill in where
they are short and move the traffic that direction if they can. Makes
up for the shortages in other areas where the transfers came from.  Pay
more attention to how the business works instead of listening to hearsay
rumors and calling other people stupid and you might learn something.

Name: oldunion
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 November 2018

streettoseat

Our unions may not have the backbone or the will to give up that money
they get paid under the table but I don't believe for one minute they
will sit back and allow non contract employees to take over the union
man job. It really wasn't that long ago that when management tried
that or scabs crossed picket lines that they found out by shotgun or a
bad ass whipping that it wasn't going to happen. We have become a
softer kinder more wimp arss society but I think the brothers that are
from die hard union families might just have the balls to stand up and
tell the unions to get off the shitter and get to it or you will find
that we can and will put you on the hot seat. It doesn't take much
press coverage to get the ball rolling.  THIS AINT CANANDA! It wasn't
that many years ago that the brothers sent a message when they were
trying to organize and CSX stepped on their toes. Michael Ward ate crow
and had to apologize to everyone for the stupidity of managers out in
the fields.  Don't think it cant happen again!

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

SOUTH CAROLINA CLOSED 
SOUTH CAROLINA 4,576 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. SOUTH CAROLINA 1,918
CLOSED PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. SOUTH CAROLINA 2,658 OPEN PUBLIC
CROSSINGS. SOUTH CAROLINA 193 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

193 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
SOUTH CAROLINA  BY COUNTY  193 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

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: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 November 2018

Staffing

Good guess but wrong. Stocks go up and down all year round for
adjustments after rumors, economy etc. make their impact. It's being
said that management may get as much as a 150 bonus. Of course contract
employees don't get that much because of agreed terms. There is also
talk that the training center may be up and running again. If so then
count on cuts. You cant keep the seats full and any government grants
coming in if you don't reduce the work force and make a hole for the
new hires. Anyone who has been around for any length of time already
knows how it works. What you have to figure out is which division they
will chose to do the most head hunting in to reduce the work force. For
years it was the Great Lakes division. You will just have to sit back
and keep your eyes open to see where it begins to take place. It would
be stupid for anyone to think they were safe at any time.

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: 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: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 November 2018

Deputy dog.


What the hell is your point?  What exactly are you trying to
accomplish?

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 November 2018

Garmon


Fine and lucky for you but you still cant use it without written
consent of a railroad official and that hasn't happened and wont. The
feds have their rules. Use the speedo on the train or the PTC.

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

OKLAHOMA CLOSED 
OKLAHOMA 5,705 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. OKLAHOMA 1,977 CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. OKLAHOMA 3,728 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. OKLAHOMA 230
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

230 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
OKLAHOMA BY COUNTY 230 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

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

Cond 30

I have worked for csx for 22 years and I do not ever remember reading
or seeing anything in writing notifying the employees that part of the
terms of their employment requires the companies right to search your
person or property. I have never seen anything in the code of ethics
policy either. Now that it had been brought up Im going through the
employee gate way and see if anything is in there. I was told an
employer had to notify their employees that they are subject to
searches while on their property unless there is a suspicion of
something as serious as maybe having a gun in your locker and then they
should call the local authorities to assist.

Name: NOT!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 November 2018

Cond.30

No you do not have to give them access to your personal bags! They can
ask you to remove items to be viewed that you are required to carry to
make sure that you have them but they absolutely can not get into your
personal bags. If you have a locker on the property they can have you
open it and view its contents but they have no powers like the local
authorities that have the power of using a search warrant. I was give
this information from a lawyer. They can also ask you to take out your
phone and show that it is turned off.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 24 November 2018

Re screwed condr:

When you hired in did they explain to you that you were subject to
working holidays.. Get over it snowflake, I did it for 35 years.  If
you can't take the heat, get out of business he kitchen.. Newbies are
pussies....

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

Garmin 

Are you an idiot. First off you can't use it for anything while on
duty. Second the rules are clear you are to make sure all electronic or
electrical devices are to be turned OFF and stored. You think you can
stand there at investigation and say....oh, I thought it was off.  I
was too stupid to double ckeck. They will laugh you out of the room
especially if your trying to use any info to burn them. You can't use
it to check your speed either. You can use the PTC speed and do your
measured mile test per the rules.  It's guys like you that make an LCs
job hell when your busted and you want us to save your job. Why can't
you just read the rules written and follow them?  Oh...and with them
viewing the cameras on everyone now I suggest you get your head out of
your arss and get it together! I wish they would stop hiring people
like you. It just isn't worth the headache!

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: Loco 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 November 2018

Engineers 

You might not have thought of this but if your documenting your trip
and  you need to prove where you were at a specific time or your
conductor needs proof of where your train was stopped  at a certain 
time if there are any vehicles around you can write down the
description of it and the passengers and get a license plate number if
you can. My lawyer said these people can be called as a witness to
confirm your location and that they saw your train. Most people don't
really forget seeing one especially if they were stopped by it. Don't
trust the crewlife or gps info to be there later if you need it in
court!

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

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

RHODE ISLAND 133 PUBLIC CROSSINGS. 60 CLOSED SINCE 1970. 73 OPEN
CROSSINGS NOW.

25 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER
ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT
IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER
ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE
SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.

05/03/2007 536928P  Flashing Lights
05/03/2007 536930R Flashing Lights
01/01/1996 536937N Flashing Lights
01/01/1996 536938V Flashing Lights
05/03/2007 536947U Flashing Lights
10/09/1987 536949H Flashing Lights
01/01/1988 536950C Flashing Lights
05/03/2007 536953X Flashing Lights
05/03/2007 536955L Flashing Lights
05/03/2007 536958G Flashing Lights
05/03/2007 536960H Flashing Lights
01/01/1996 536968M Flashing Lights
05/16/1980 537068A Gate Arms
01/27/1978 537076S Gate Arms
01/27/1978 537078F Flashing Lights
12/31/1987 537079M Flashing Lights
02/11/1985 537082V Gate Arms
12/31/1987 537092B Gate Arms
12/31/1987 537096D Flashing Lights
12/01/1986 537099Y Flashing Lights
12/01/1986 537100R Flashing Lights
11/05/1982 537108V Gate Arms
08/23/2010 537179S Flashing Lights
09/05/1987 537185V Flashing Lights
12/31/1987 903282N Gate Arms

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: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2018

Was there a slow down at all today?  Please do tell...wondering about
other locations...rot in hell CSX.

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

Thankful for FMLA

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 November 2018

L&N  

As an ex dispatcher maybe you can suggest what we do when a supervisor
stands there and tells you that you have to under no circumstances be
marked off in 12 hours period per the new kings rules and your leaving
on a long pool job that never ever gets across the road in less than 7
hours and that's on a good day with less than an hour out of the
yard.nothing can go wrong during that trip that will outlaw you. How do
the crews coordinated with the dispatchers to make sure it happens? 
What happens when you know taking the train all the way won't happen
in time but getting in a wagon and hauling butt the rest of the way
will.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 November 2018

What is amazing a conductor sitting on his azz is an expert in being a
dispatcher, chief dispatcher, crew caller, yard master but yet has
NEVER sat in with ANY of those crafts.  T&E really do not have a clue
about what is going on. Train crews have tunnel vision and have no idea
what goes on in the seat of a dispr... Dispatchers ride the road and
crews  NEVER SIT with a dispr... some of the worst dispatchers are x
T&E...

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: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 November 2018

BLAH BLAH BLAH. ....

Who gives a rats arss about csx stock. 
What you all need to worry about is this new tactic of mental abuse
that wack job Foote is doing now. EVERYONE HAS TO BE MARKED OFF DUTY BY
12 hours. We told the dispatcher there was no way we could travel the
distance that we had left and be off in 12 hours but if we stop, tie
down the train and haul arss in a wagon 70 mph all the way to our home
terminal with nothing going down in traffic we could make it. He was
like.....what? I don't even have a wagon ordered yet and you can't
stop where you are anyway. I got other trains running behind you and it
will take a recrew to long to drive to your train.  So we say ok then
your giving us permission to mark off after 12 hours. Man with a brain
says yes! Nothing else we can do. Now, who gets the blame for this.
Who's going to get stuck with the knife for this? Bluzzards, bad
switches, bad signals, bad track, hot box gets you, train in emergency,
power stop loading, fights over diamonds and the list GOES ON! Just how
does any dispatcher sit down at the desk and plan on getting every
single train across the road and every crew marked off within 12 hours
across the CSX system. Just like the idiotic insane rule that all
trains will depart their terminals in one hour.
This isn't funny anymore. The threats and intimidation will never
change the natural order of how the railroad works. Foote knows this.
These crazy tactics will not work out as planned and all it will do is
mentally abuse the crews and management. He is not a moron. He knows
this. It's all just some kind of game. But what kind? I think it's
time to order a mental evaluation. This can't be funny. Nothing funny
about it. This is like Hitler reborn!

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

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

PENNSYLVANIA 6,980 PUBLIC CROSSINGS. PENNSYLVANIA 3,350 CLOSED SINCE
1970. PENNSYLVANIA 3,630 OPEN CROSSINGS NOW.
600 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN OFF OF CLOSED CROSSINGS ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
PENNSYLVANIA 600 CROSSINGS CLOSED WITH SIGNALS STOLEN

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: Big Dawg 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 November 2018

Hey deputy dog who gives a fuck asshole shove all up your ass

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

OHIO CLOSED  
OHIO 10,139 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. OHIO 4,421 CLOSED PUBLIC CROSSING
RECORDS. OHIO 5,718 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. OHIO 954 SIGNAL SYSTEMS
STOLEN
https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx
954 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.

OHIO BY COUNTY 954 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

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

Wtf 

We had an Rf  just tell us you don't have to stand directly across
from your train. If you can walk down the track and find a place to
stand then you should. No excuses. Just how damn far down the track do
they expect us to walk? half mile or a mile or what? This is just
stupid shit going on here. They stopped doing roll by inspections on
outbound trains leaving the terminal to save time but they want roll by
inspections on line of road. What kind of horse shit is that. They have
busted over 14 people napping and smoking on the motors too with this
camera crap. People are tired as hell. You can't expect people to work
all night and not doze off when your sitting in a damn siding waiting
for trains or to get a line up at a diamond.  Expect you just to sit
there and stare out the damn window. 
They took our personal days away on the weekends and screwed people who
already had them. There is no doubt on Christmas week they will remove
all personal days and if they can they will take all daily. They
created this man power shortage, not us! We shouldn't be punished for
their shit. Union's aren't going to do a thing about it. There should
be a federal injunction filed against CSX to stop this shit.
Plan on being brought up on some kind of charges if you take off and
spend one day at Christmas with your family.  I don't care anymore.
Charge me. My family comes first. One damn day won't break this
company! Merry frickin christmas!

Name: duckbill
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2018

you want to stop CSX with this rule of watching trains, everyone just
tell the train you hear a banging under the cars as you watch them by,
stop every train and do walking inspection. see how fast this rule
hangs on

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: Wtf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 November 2018

Train inspection 

They got people so frickin scared now cause they are telling them they
are downloading cameras and checking to see if you get down to inspect
passing trains that people are getting stupid! They are getting meet
times for trains and pulling tapes to view.
Because of this stupid shit I passed a guy today I know wasn't over 15
feet away with his back to the woods. WTF! 
The rule is black and white. All employees are to be no closer than 30
feet to a passing train. This includes engineers. He shouldn't have
been on the ground. He didn't have any where to go to get 30 feet
away. 
When someone gets decapitated from a strap or knocked in the damn head
by something because of this stupid shit then it will stop. Why is it
in this business every new rule like this has to be rewritten with
someone's blood.

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 November 2018

36 RAILROAD CROSSINGS SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
NEVADA BY COUNTY CLOSED 
CARSON CITY COUNTY  2 CROSSINGS 0 CLOSED NO CLOSED CROSSINGS
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CHURCHILL COUNTY 18 CROSSINGS 5 CLOSED 13 OPEN ---2 SIGNAL SYSTEMS
STOLEN
01/26/2017 740905S Gate Arms
12/07/2016 762061U Flashing Lights
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CLARK COUNTY 97  CROSSINGS 34 CLOSED 63  OPEN ---11 SIGNAL SYSTEMS
STOLEN
09/11/2018 804003T Gate Arms
12/07/2016 804010D Gate Arms
12/07/2016 804118M Flashing Lights
12/07/2016 804120N Gate Arms
12/07/2016 804121V Gate Arms
04/19/2016 804126E Flashing Lights
12/07/2016 804131B Gate Arms
12/07/2016 804132H Gate Arms
12/07/2016 804207E Gate Arms
12/07/2016 804248J Flashing Lights
12/07/2016 906522D Gate Arms
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
COURTLANDT COUNTY  
ZERO CROSSINGS
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
DOUGLAS COUNTY  
ZERO CROSSINGS
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ELKO COUNTY 56  CROSSINGS 19  CLOSED 37  OPEN ---1 SIGNAL SYSTEM
STOLEN
04/19/2016 753625C Gate Arms
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ESMERALDA COUNTY  
ZERO CROSSINGS 
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
EUREKA COUNTY 2 CROSSINGS 0 CLOSED 2 OPEN ---
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
HUMBOLDT COUNTY 21  CROSSINGS 3 CLOSED 18 OPEN ---NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED
CROSSINGS
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LANDER COUNTY 5 CROSSINGS 1 CLOSED 4 OPEN ---NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED
CROSSING
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LINCOLN COUNTY 22 CROSSINGS 15 CLOSED 7 OPEN ---3 SIGNAL SYSTEMS
STOLEN
12/07/2016 804087R Flashing Lights
12/07/2016 804093U Flashing Lights
12/07/2016 804096P Flashing Lights
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LYON COUNTY 17 CROSSINGS 2 CLOSED 15 OPEN ---NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED
CROSSINGS
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
MINERAL COUNTY  14 CROSSINGS 14 CLOSED 0  OPEN ---1 SIGNAL SYSTEM
STOLEN
12/07/2016 740958R Gate Arms 
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
NYE COUNTY  
ZERO CROSSINGS 
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
PERSHING COUNTY 22 CROSSINGS 3 CLOSED 19  OPEN ---2 SIGNAL SYSTEMS
STOLEN
04/19/2016 740774R Flashing Lights
12/07/2016 740776E Flashing Lights
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
STOREYCOUNTY  9 CROSSINGS 0 CLOSED 9 OPEN ---
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
WASHOE COUNTY 82  CROSSINGS 32 CLOSED 50 OPEN ---15 SIGNAL SYSTEMS
STOLEN
09/11/2018 740724M Gate Arms 
01/26/2017 740725U Gate Arms 
01/26/2017 740726B Gate Arms 
01/26/2017 740727H Gate Arms 
01/26/2017 740728P Gate Arms 
01/26/2017 740729W Gate Arms 
01/26/2017 740730R Gate Arms 
09/11/2018 740731X Gate Arms 
01/16/2018 740732E Gate Arms 
09/11/2018 740733L Gate Arms 
04/19/2016 740734T Flashing Lights
09/11/2018 740736G Gate Arms 
12/07/2016 762085H Gate Arms 
02/25/2016 762098J Gate Arms 
12/07/2016 833599L Flashing Lights
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
WHITE PINE COUNTY 25 CROSSINGS 5 CLOSED 20  OPEN ---1 SIGNAL SYSTEM
STOLEN
04/20/2016 855891G Gate Arms

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

Wrong.....






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

More cuts coming for the Holidays!  Merry Christmas!  This precision
railroading concept is just sucking the life out of this railroad.  
Don't be fooled by that word the use " efficiency".  Just get the
stock price up so some can take the money & run!

  View This Article

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

More cuts coming for the Holidays!  Merry Christmas!  This precision
railroading concept is just sucking the life out of this railroad.  
Don't be fooled by that word the use " efficiency".  Just get the
stock price up so some can take the money & run!

Name: Hate that motherfucker
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 November 2018

What's the Trainmasters name? Is it David Benson? That fat son of a
bitch couldn't manage to caught a cold. That fat fuck needs to be
fired.




Name: RedNeckHunter
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 November 2018

Fucking faggot manager in Parkersburg thinks he can run shit, but the
only thing he can run is the shit packer up his asshole and he really
needs to admit he is a fucking homo, he looks the part and acts the
park he might as well be sucking the supervisors dick for all i know.
Fuck its all gonna close down eventually when csx sells the track
line.

  View This Article

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

You know if you really want to know how a company feels about their
employees look no further than the toilet paper they provide you with. 
Think about how they engage with you as a worker.  Do they care about
your well being at all?  CSX has shown for years now that if you want
to be the worst at how to treat workers, follow their guide book.  I
guess when you can keep getting away with it you might as well right?

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

NORTH CAROLINA CLOSED  
NORTH CAROLINA 5,922 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. NORTH CAROLINA 2,023
CLOSED PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. NORTH CAROLINA 3,899 OPEN PUBLIC
CROSSINGS. NORTH CAROLINA 393 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx
393 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.

NORTH CAROLINA  BY COUNTY 393 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

Name: Petey with the Meaty
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 November 2018

Is your Local Chairman marked off Union for the weekend? Will he be
marked off for Thanksgiving? Why let that slide? More than likely you
have other options BLE/UTU

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: 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: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2018

NEW JERSEY CLOSED 2423 1595 828
NEW JERSEY BY COUNTY 2,423 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. NEW JERSEY 828
CLOSED PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. NEW JERSEY  1,595 OPEN PUBLIC
CROSSINGS. NEW JERSEY BY COUNTY  172 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx
172 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.

NEW JERSEY BY COUNTY 172 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 November 2018

From one disp to another. We all can be your worst enemy too. I still
say snitches get stiches. Quit bounding on your chest. Typical disp.
Union brothers never say if a rule is broken someone has to be charged.
Haha. Punk!

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

Yes Willard is screwed.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 November 2018

Engineer

No, I was just explaining the origins of the term "Hogger" the other
term was "Hoghead. Not every LE was one. Some of us just wanted to get
from point A to point B the safest & quickest way we could. I think
Hillary and some others are just trolls. Most likely don't even work
on the railroad. Railroads always been a love & hate relationship. But,
it allows someone to make a damn good living. In a world today where
workplace healthcare & retirement for most is nonexistent the unions
have managed to keep it on the railroads. Not just CSX seeing its a
national railroad issue. It's a difficult life always has been.

Name: Xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 November 2018

Hillary 

Be careful. Deliberately violating your union agreement can get you
kicked out. Read your constitution. You piss enough brothers off
playing games along with violating HOS they can file chsrhes against
you. Don't think your safe.  No union no job boy. No one will take
you.

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

NEBRASKA CLOSED 
NEBRASKA 5,629 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. NEBRASKA 2,665 CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. NEBRASKA 2,964 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. GEORGIA 370
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx
370 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
NEBRASKA BY COUNTY 370 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

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: 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: Thought Police
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 16 November 2018

We know what you are thinking. All day every day.  This is why
management screws with you over stupid stuff,  suspends and terminates
you, slaps you with asinine rules violations.  Maybe you didnít violate
anything but we know you were thinking about it.   We know you know we
know you know and what you are thinking, plotting and planning.  Our
job is to psychoanalyze your thoughts and report you to management.  So
if your even thinking about running a red board we know it and bingo-
rules violation. 
If your thinking about smoking reefer or snorting coke......busted!  So
donít even think about it.  Thinking about tappin the TS secretary or
even nibbling on her ears will get you bumped quicker than a blink of
an eye.   We also know bloggers just by their smell (yes, we have
smellers too).  A word to the wise: Wear a steel helmet to work, dark
safety eye goggles,  spritz with perfume, empty your mind of all
thoughts, never speak, and above all never look management in the eye
run away if you see one.  Now we know what your thinking.  See how that
works? If your on here reading and blogging, wear a steel helmet and
dark safety glasses.  If you leave the house, cover yourself with a 
red tent (will render our drones incapable of following you).  And
above all, donít be paranoid.....that will be raise your blood pressure
and increase your heart rate (which we also monitor) and you will be
arrested by RR Police for drug use.  We know what your thinking...

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

RRJIM


It was a post under locomomotive 30 that took pot shots at the term
Hogger.  So why the smart post to "Hogger"?  Is there something he
said that got under your skin. I think the post was legit. Just
informing everyone of the questions that are being thrown out there.
But thankyou for your insightful explanation of what a hogger is. If
you want to take shots you should focus on Hillary. Now that's a piece
of lying dirt. Horrible poser.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 November 2018

Hillary

Called the manager when the dispatcher didn't get you off the train in
12 hours.  Then you got your ride and made it back before you outlawed? 
 Really. You cant even tell your bullshit lie stories right.  Go back in
your basement and play with your toy train set.

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: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 November 2018

Re APE:

Not throwing anybody under the bus. Just simply pointing out the fact
that there is a rule in place and if violated, someone has to be
responsible... I have saved more crew butts than you can count.  I
Covered for them EVERY time I could, along with MOW.  I am not going to
explain how because I don't want any management to know... One example
is going by a red board.  A dispr can be your best friend in your worst
enemy...

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

MISSISSIPPI CLOSED 
MISSISSIPPI 3,688 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. MISSISSIPPI 1,519 CLOSED
PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. MISSISSIPPI 2,169 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS.
MISSISSIPPI 147 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN.
https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx
147 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6
(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
MISSISSIPPI BY COUNTY 147 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2018

L&N dispatcher.  Your comment charge the crew. Some union brother your
are. I have no doubt by most comments on this site from ones throwing
others under the bus are the same ones that spend most of the time
kissing management's ass. Explains why this site is such horseshit.
This site is nothing more than a web crew room where most of the people
can relay the rumor the guy started in front of the ones we all know
that will run to this site and talk about it like they have the inside
track.

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

Hogger

You can't even figure out how many years you've been at it each post
it changed. But, the term "hogger" has to do with working a lot. Like
in "Hogging the train" or violating the HOS. The term might be before
your years on the railroad. As for newbies years ago locomotive
engineers were the ones who trained them not the conductors seeing they
were on the locomotive with us. I don't get the point of insulting a
locomotive engineer.

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: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 November 2018

Re Hogger 

When I was working years ago, I had a certain trainmaster that wanted
me to call every train and ask them those same kind of questions.  Do
they have enough fuel, enough power, check for their loads, myts,
tonnage, do they have their work orders, train orders, any problems
with their engines... The list kept going on and on... I refused to ask
every train that... I told him that their was a rule that covered EVERY
question that he wanted me to ask them and if the crew did not notify
me of any problems that would delay their train, then you need to
charge them.. Like I have time to call 40 trains a shift and ask them
these dumbass  questions.. He wanted to charge me for insubordination ,
well guess who won that battle... He had to go back to being a
switchman..

Name: Meet and turn crap
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 November 2018

Is there anywhere that's actually doing the meet and turn crap yet? If
there is, has it affected jobs, like did it cut manpower at all? I
believe my terminal is going to see something like that after the first
of the year. Just wondering if I need to find another job or see what
happens? Any input would be appreciated

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 November 2018

Loco DUH!

Really?  That's all you have company mole. You suck at distracting. 


Engineers or Hoggers....after I read the previous post I talked to
TM/RF about it and he said it hasn't been updated for newer engines
and rebuilt.  Info is outdated therefore it's not valid.

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: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 November 2018

MINNESOTA CLOSED 
MINNESOTA 7,744 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. MINNESOTA 3,391 CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. MINNESOTA 4353 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. MINNESOTA 277
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx
277 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6
(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
MINNESOTA BY COUNTY  277 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN OFF CLOSED CROSSINGS

Name: Brakestick
E-mail: underfootesdesk@csx.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 November 2018

Damn, just got outbid on eBay for some track in the Florida Panhandle.

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: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 November 2018

Re Don't...

Hint: DON'T like the movie, change the channel.

Name: !
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 November 2018

Barrack

I hope your not for real. Christ save the intelligent crews who have to
work with you if your a real employee.  Your totally wacked or your on
the weed at home. What do you possibly hope to accomplish by that post.
 I didn't read one thing in it that made me laugh. You suck as a
comedian. What the hell was your point? I don't get it. You trying to
mock someone. If you really are a brother the only truth in your entire
post is the statement you are black and white. I don't know of one
black person born in America now that doesn't have some whitey in
his/her blood. Sorry if that offends you but its the truth. Do a DNA
test. Guessing you have plenty since you have the hillbilly ignorant
jive down real good. Most black people don't talk hillbilly and they
sure weren't taught it in the ghetto!

Name: DONT!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 November 2018

L&N


DONT! DONT! DONT!  For god sakes don't start up this crap again like
you did for years with pines. You don't chime in very often but it
seems like you always have to jump on this gate crossing postings. Its
like beating a dead horse.  Ask yourself why this guy started these
kind of post!  Maybe its to draw guys like you out who love to beat
this dead horse subject. Everyone knows that an idiot who runs around
the gates and gets killed is just one stupid moron who just couldn't
take the time to wait. Don't care about anyone else's agenda but
theirs.  If you want to chime in please pick any subject but this.
These guys need to take their voices to the state house. Picket,
circulate petitions or what ever. Posting on here is a stupid waste of
time. The real pines finally got smart and realized no one was giving
any credit to what was being posted on this site. All rumor. All
hearsay.

Name: Barack Bin Laden
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 November 2018

Yo my brother union boys. We got your backs. Me n that old billy goat
Hillary. Hope lives. Yessiree. I am white. And I am black. I know the
score on both sides.  So brothers, move over. Make a little room on the
locomotive for your black brethren. Let the negro have a hand on the
throttle of life. Praise Jesus. God Bless the Democrats and the
UnionPacific Railroad... without the UP my bank account would be
anemic. Keep those illegal babies a common in them trailers.  Give
freedom to the oppressed. Vote for Hillary. Say your prayers.  Donít
stop for Donald Trump. Full speed ahead Brothers and Sisters. Full
speed ahead.   And remember. Donít toke no reefer on the job. Donít be
a Barry. Be like me.  Cool.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 November 2018

Deputy doo wrong:  aka Comer the foamer/ambulance  chaser ... Look into
this 


JARRATT, Va. Ė A pickup truck driver was killed Wednesday while trying
to beat an Amtrak train through a railroad crossing in Sussex County.

Virginia State Police say an Amtrak train was approaching the railroad
crossing at Route 1103 (Grigg Avenue) and Route 646 (S. Halifax Road)
around 11:11 a.m.

The gated arms and warning lights at the railroad crossing were working
properly, according to witnesses and the train operator.

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: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 November 2018

MICHIGAN CLOSED 
MICHIGAN  8,038 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. MICHIGAN 3,297 CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. MICHIGAN 4,741 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. MICHIGAN 695
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx
695 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6
(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
MICHIGAN  BY COUNTY 695 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

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: 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: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 November 2018

BOO HOO HILLARY


You true colors are showing. Don't want to wait and earn your
seniority like everyone else. Those old heads you are so quick to bash
have earned their place and right to go anywhere they damn well please.
Many have already been on the street and came back. Some of them several
times. Up and move their families to go where the work is.  Your
pathetic. No doubt you wont be around long with a mouth like yours. You
can only suck on that TM so long and bribe the crew callers to place you
where you shouldn't be. Your type always violates the rules and the
agreement to get around others and sharp shoot for better trains. Be
careful little boy. You wont have the right to play your games long.
When they put your arss on the bid system your playing days will be
over. Its easier to watch the moves your making!

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

CONNECTICUT  583 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. CONNECTICUT 235  CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. CONNECTICUT 348 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. CONNECTICUT 50
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx
50 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER
ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT
IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER
ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE
SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6
(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
CONNECTICUT 50 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

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: furloughedfamily
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2018

Hillary

This coming from a little boy who has come on here and bragged about
how you suck up to management and make yourself available for every
roster call after CSX put so many people on the street and families
without an income. You are a blow hard hypocrite. Go ahead and answer
the phone every time it rings. You are worthless. I hope you and your
family have nice big lumps of coal in your stockings this Christmas and
your union brothers make sure you get your 30 days when you get it
coming.

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

Hillary

I doubt you really ran your mouth to a union rep as you claimed. I
highly doubt it.  Key board courage is all you got. But if there is a
god I hope I am wrong and you did. Good luck at your investigation. You
have to pay dues. You have to be a member to keep your job. Just
remember that the rep sitting next to you doesn't have to do his job
to the best of his ability. Many of your die hard union supporter
brothers probably feel 30 days away from you would be a vacation.

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

LOUISIANA CLOSED  
LOUISIANA 5,047 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. LOUISIANA 2,230 CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. LOUISIANA 2,817 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. LOUISIANA 257
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx
257 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6
(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
LOUISIANA BY COUNTY 257 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

Name: Brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 November 2018

Hillary

Railroader united facebook?  Sucking up to upper management. Taking all
roster calls instead of standing with the men and forcing them to bring
the people back they forced out. If you are a railroader you are the
worst kind. Too stupid to realize that those supervisors you suck up to
laugh at you the minute your back is turned.  Ive worked with your kind
a many of times. Always talking your trash on who you know, who you
talked to and always have the inside scoop. Mr know it all who needs a
pat on the back. Bet your trying for a YM or Tm position if you
haven't already. Guessing you got turned down. WHY? Because the
supervisors know your a suck and will stab everyone of them in the back
to move up or keep your position. You cant be trusted to keep your mouth
shut when you see their dirty little tactics. We all know your kind.
There is one in every terminal. Just remember it not the supervisor
your riding with or pounding the ground with. Be careful company suck.

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: 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: 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: Rrfamily
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 November 2018

Webmaster 

Why can't you just block these posters who are just a waste of space
and are only posting to stir crap. They are pointless and just
childish. They don't help one bit and have nothing of value to add. I
hope most are just fake posers because I would hate to think that the
hard working real men have to put up with these immature idiots every
day. Most do come on here to distract and usually give you a good laugh
but it takes credibility from the posters who are serious and want
something done.  Just make these losers go away.

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

Trainmaster 


Your little choo choo not working again.  Get your other throttle out.
Keep up the practice under your desk. Your boys are expecting it...

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

MARYLAND 1138 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. MARYLAND 473 CLOSED CROSSING
RECORDS MARYLAND 665 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. MARYLAND 75 SIGNAL SYSTEMS
STOLEN
https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx
75 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER
ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT
IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER
ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE
SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6
(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
MARYLAND CLOSED 75 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

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

Wake up!!!!

I was just informed that I would be taking trains with DP power to an
out of route location and I would be getting a pilot to assist me on
the DP and qualify me on the new territory at the same time. WTF kind
of training is this and just how many qualifying trips are they going
to give me and everyone else. When I became an engineer I was trained
to run engines. Good old fashioned engines. DP,PTC,TO and God knows
what's next. I didn't sign on to be a God damn computer specialist! I
just wiped out 2 deer I didn't even see because I was dealing with a
stupid TO malfunction and was distracted. All I heard was my conductor
hollering holy shit man that was a big buck and doe. I said ...that's
what the hell that noise was! Sounded like we hit a car but I didn't
see a damn thing. These distractions are going to get someone killed
and they want one man crews. This is just getting too unsafe. I'm
looking elsewhere for work. This just isn't worth it!

Name: UPIOIDS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 November 2018

Insane. U on my turf.. U think 2$ B comes by truck?  Idiot. 
We got this.  gotta problem with Unions.? Mark off.  Tattoo yu  skull
with myLouisville Slugger . See U later.  Lil bitch.

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: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 November 2018

NEW YORK 4610 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. NEW YORK 1898 CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. NEW YORK 2712 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. NEW YORK 535
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

535 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6
(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
NEW YORK CLOSED 535 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

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: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 November 2018

big tank got the right idea : shut  the back talk up... do as your told
and like it !!! bust your ass and get paid...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 November 2018

You Guys are gonna get the freight over the road today dont wanna hear
no bitching dont wanna see know stalling just wanna see asses and
elbows getting it done!!!

Name: Hr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 November 2018

Ears 

Good post but right to privacy is no longer the employees right once
they step on company property. Bathrooms and locker rooms are an
exception. As long as the company makes it aware to the employees there
are cameras they are in their legal righs. You work for the company.
They control and regulate the property. No different than the cameras
you see in Wal-Mart or outside shopping malls. You have no privacy
rights in the crew room or anywhere else that you are supposed to be
performing service for the company. There is nothing you would be doing
that requires privacy in open common areas.

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: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 November 2018

Hillary Clinton you're such a witty little troll.  Coming on here with
a name of someone you despise.  Why don't you just call yourself
Little Donnie.  I got news for you dumb troll, the unions might not be
doing the best but its because of yes men like you.  You'd be the
first to cross a picket line to fill your pocket because you're just
the kind of self-serving little bitch the rr loves.  Probably take
trains off your line of road and make yourself available on off days
to.  I bet you've got every dollar of stock you could have earned
because you're so gd greedy.  Probably also have a lazy wife at home
who doesn't do shit but slave for you.  Maybe you should go into a
crew room and mouth off like you are on here you fucking coward.  I
think csx is calling so go answer the phone so you can support that fat
slob on the couch.

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: 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: 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: IBEW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 November 2018

Fuck all you ass kissing...company spies.."lying Hiliary
Clinton"...America works best when we Vote Union Yes !!!

Name: Former Executive 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 November 2018

The plan is simple. We will cut cost to the point of no return. We donít
care about customers and we donít care about employees. Everything we
promote on our website is an illusion to keep the general public and
small investors believing we care. We donít!

Thatís the truth! Iím sorry but itís business and sometimes in business
employees and their families get trampled on. It does not mean we wish
bad  will on them in their future projects, it just means they do not
fit into our current business model to squeeze money out of the company
for a huge profit and return. There are many good people that just donít
have the emotional will power to cut incompetent employees from the
team.

We will continue to cut manpower way below normal staffing levels and
violate Agreements until we get every ounce of profit we can from this
company. Once we have finished, we will move on with our earnings and
leave this company broken. Itís what we do! The only thing left will be
Labor because they are the only thing that remains the same. It is well
known management comes and goes like the wind.

As for your unions? Yes, I will say this. Be glad you have them on the
railroad along with the Railway Labor Act. Only uneducated and
unappreciative individuals denounce railroad unions. Theyíve been
around 100 years and no matter how many managers or management styles
come and go, the rail labor unions remain and so does the Railway Labor
Act. I got involved in management because I knew I could be a better
manager than the one leading me. Being in the union is the same. If you
donít like the direction of the union, get involved and make it better.
If you donít want to make it better, leave the railroad and go work at
Wendyís. Iím sure youíll get it then.

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 November 2018

Conductor


SUCKER!!!  Hillary is a company mole who just came on to distract from
one of the recent post.  My guess it would be either on the bullshit
qualifying or most likely the discussion on the abuse of the company
taking personal days away on the weekend from people who already had
them scheduled. The ones who had doctors appointments they needed to
keep are hopefully getting some legal advice!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 November 2018

Hillary Clinton:

Where are you from?   Where (if you did at all) go to school?
Those 2 posts contain some of the most dumbest, ignorant things I've
ever read on this site.

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 November 2018

Remember to vote republican....we must get the national right to work
act passed. Itís one of the most important things labor needs on the
railroad. These fat fuck, cpap carrying, no pride in the job they do
union men continue to manipulate the new generation of railroaders.
Show some pride for yourself. Remember the company pays you in the
end...I hate to say it but ďthey can do itĒ

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 November 2018

I think one thing people donít understand is the unions pose a clear and
present danger to the American way of life. Society has been set up for
these organizations to manipulate our ways of life in sequence with the
carrier. Imagine if you had the choice to use your dues the way you
wanted. The old heads, whoís broke asses canít even get off the
engines, carry their cpap machines, have ruined it. Itís time to take
back the railroad.

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

INDIANA CLOSED 
INDIANA 10,236 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. INDIANA 4,585 CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. INDIANA 5,651 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. INDIANA 1,087
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx
1,087 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6
(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
INDIANA BY COUNTY 1,087 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

Name: beenthere
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 November 2018

Lloyd


Your right about that but what most csx employees forget is they don't
need to go to their unions when the company is violating state or
federal laws. There are laws protecting workers who are needing time
off for medical treatment and are disciplined for doing so. You don't
have to go through your unions when laws are being broken. People
don't understand this and don't understand their full rights to
whistle blow either. 

MEMMBERS!!!! Quit wasting your time with your unions when your state
and federal rights are violated. CSX is not nor will they ever be
allowed to break state and federal laws that protect their employees. 
The employees do not live and work outside of state and federal laws
just because they work for a railroad!

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2018

Law...
That's a great post but when your union works 10 times slower than the
company it's not a fair game.  Why do we have to put up with the
nonsense in the first place?  CSX is probably one of, if not the most
manipulative corporation on the planet.  They twist and change contract
language to their benefit to abuse and intimidate employees.  So while I
support what you're saying, most employees just don't even want the
hassle to fight what they feel is a constant losing battle.

Name: Unified Plan 2020.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 November 2018

The Unified plan 2020 is going to happen friend's.. just posting it so
all railroaders can think ahead be aware and prepare.. All will go to
precision Scheduled railroading.. its all about the OR...operating
ratio... "how much is spent to make 1 dollar profit"...United Parcel
Service were the ones who designed it from the beginning... HH adopted
it for railroad... Union Pacific CSX and Canadian Pacific will merge...
BNSF Norfolk Southern and Canadian National will merge..Kansas City
Southern above the border will be absorbed by 1 of the mega railroads
mentioned above. Kansas City Southern de-mexico will remain
independant.. watch and see friend's this will take place..

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

FLORIDA CLOSED 
FLORIDA 6,093 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. FLORIDA 2,396 CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. FLORIDA 3,697 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. FLORIDA 739
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx
739 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6
(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.

FLORIDA 739 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN OFF CLOSED CROSSINGS BY COUNTY

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: safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 November 2018

Karma

Yes you should let someone in the ethics department know that the
supervisor keeps a gun in his/her vehicle on the property. However, you
are most likely wasting your time.

CSX ethics policy preventing work place violence states: Unless you are
authorized by the company, employees shall not bring onto csx premises
any guns, knives, or other dangerous weapons, etc. etc.
 
I have heard supervisors claiming they have the authority to carry
protection in their vehicles to protect themselves while out doing
observation testing, assisting trains in emergency and responding to
derailments is remote areas especially at night. Im sure they will
claim they need then within the terminal while driving around in
secluded areas as well.  It still would not hurt to report that the
supervisor does have one on the property and in his/her vehicle.

Name: Ethics
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 November 2018

It is against the rules to have a gun on any csx property. The ethics
department has to do a full investigation if you call and tell them and
they absolutely will not give him a heads up. That's what you need to
do, and these guys are here to intimidate us, knowing he has a gun
while on duty changes that to a threat. If you want rid of the guy,
that'll do, pig. It's easy to get these idiots fired, and that's a
big one. We can't have one. He can't have one.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 November 2018

GUN

I know I have read a post on here in the past about the same exact
situation. Is this the same guy posting about the same supervisor?
First off, a lot of people carry and its legal with the proper
paperwork. I don't believe it is against company policy to have a gun
locked up in your vehicle. You can not have it on your person while
working or on any locomotive.  If you feel this guy might be a mental
case and has problems you might call the EAP counselor and voice your
concerns about the guy having issues and having access to a gun on the
property. Ask him what he would do.  If the man has issues then it
should be brought to someone's attention.

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: Xtm
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 October 2018

Hunter 

Did you not read that last post!!!  Get your head out of your ass. Your
going to be targeted by some ass hole supervisors. 
By the way, these flip trains are on trip rated miles and most of them
are only traveling about 3/4 of the miles they were agreed on but still
getting the full trip rate. So what if you get a second train. Your paid
by agreed rail miles. Quit your bitching. Maybe they'll just say screw
you. We aren't paying them a trip rate of 200 miles when they are only
traveling 170.  So you handle 2 trains. Their home every night, no hotel
and 2 days off and paid extra miles their not traveling!
Worry about being set up! They are bringing the  harrassment back!

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: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 October 2018

Me

Who cares what union officers make? I only cared about what I made.
I'll tell you non-union railroaders don't make anywhere near union
railroaders. I worked as an outside contractor for a non union
railroad. Their average was $15-$18 an hour with overtime after 40
hours. I made $20 an hour plus mileage. Healthcare is a voluntary group
policy with pay what you can afford. No company health coverage for
early retirement at 60 years old. No seniority. The list goes on. Take
the time to read the Railway Labor Act to find out the hurdles rail
unions have to put up with. It's gotten worse under Republicans since
Ronald Reagan. 30 years ago we went through massive downsizing, mega
mergers. line closures & sales etc... a lot of us had to transfer to
keep working. What I see today isn't new. Rail unions have always had
their hands tied under the RLA. They still fight the good fight for
contracts. They've kept healthcare costs from skyrocketing. Decent
wage increases. Protecting RRB etc... That alone is worth it's weight
in gold.

Name: TM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 October 2018

Contract crews

Read the FRA law and your union agreements. Once you have been trained
on a specific territory you have been QUALIFIED!  It doesn't matter if
you don't run on it for 5 years, you still qualified. YOU ARE NOT
CURRENT!  If you didn't take notes or your brain dead and cant
remember around the corner that's your fault. You are entitled to 1-2
trips refresher. You are still Qualified! Unless the territory has
changed or been expanded your still qualified. You don't get put into
qualifying status. That is for new people who have not ever been
trained/qualified on the territory. Read your rules. It states black
and white your will traverse the territory you are subject to work on
to keep yourself CURRENT on the job. If you fail to do so you can be
charged with failure to follow the operating rules. There is no way in
hell that everyone can say they had no opportunity to get on any job on
the territories they cover even if you have to wait 2-3 years to do it.
You make the move and tell a TM that your getting on the job and will
been a pilot run to get yourself current. You people chose not to stay
current. 
Engineers....read fra law 240.231!  If you have already been qualified
your pilot doesn't even have to be an engineer!

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

Ape 20-30. 


What's your point?  If you work there then what. You a business
professor? How's it going to help you or anyone working right now.
Just create more drama at the work site and with the stock. Just go to
work like people keep saying and get your check.

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: brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 October 2018

SO WHAT!

Best post I've seen all week.  You gave him great advice.  Jesus!
These people act like they don't know anything about change or
history. Riding the storms out. I'm old enough to remember 5 man
crews. Then came the 3 man. Then the 2 man. Then the one man who was
running the Tonka Toy engine with his Tonka toy box by himself. Now
that I wasn't sure I would see happen in my time but it has. Its just
a matter of time before they figure out how to get the man out of the
seat on the road. The man standing on the ground outside of the cab
running the Tonka toy is no different. Times are a changing and you
either adapt or drown. You aint got NO SAY over anything. You just got
hot breath coming out on deaf ears. Hope the new cub listened to you.
They don't have a clue how things were. Just hear the old talking and
it sounds like a page out of the railroad history book. They got to
live in the here and the now because that's what they got to know and
learn now! Coupling cars, Pulling cut levers, lacing air hoses, tying
brakes, spotting cars, changing knuckles and air hoses aint rocket
science and its all done the same. A few can be a little harder than
others but it all basic. Ponding the rocks, hot and cold weather, lack
of sleep and crazy schedule and the manual labor is the hardest thing
on all railroaders. Tears the body up. The  rest is just brain work. 
Teach them well and teach them to be safe!

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

WHO CARES!!!
Sell this, close that, move this, move that, reroute trains, union
this, union that! blah blah!
JUST GO TO WORK!   Do you job and at the end of the day fill out your
time ticket and either go home or to the hotel and sleep it off till
you come home and do it again. Save you damn money. Don't buy anything
stupid unless you know you wont have any problems moving on if and when
CSX does what ever their going to do and it succeeds or they fall flat
on their face. Just had a 10 minute conversation with one of the new
guys on the property. He has been training for 4 weeks. He said he has
heard a million times all the doom, gloom and blah blah that he can
take. Told him best advice is to not listen to a single damn one of the
hen house gossip know it all crystal ball moral busters and just keep
coming in, learn what he can, save all his money and plan on something
else if the company tanks or he has to make a major move somewhere else
to continue being a career railroader. IT's LIFE!  No different than
anyone else in their life that works a job that's seasonal or depends
on the economy. Get qualified on everything and make a learning
experience out of it. In the meantime take the money to the bank and
make a few new friends along the way and for gods sake don't listen to
the mouths of the south(management) that come in try and make their
existence seem important. Their just paper pushers. They aren't the
ones really making the railroad run. Just smile, nod and pretend your
interested. Stay alert and safe and go home with everything attached.
Enjoy the ride and save the check!

Name: Your mother
E-mail: Ohbaby@yourmamashouse.org
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 October 2018

Don't hurt yourself typing all the details about the line sales...

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

RR-Jim,

  Go to the US Dept. of Labor and look up what the UTU and BLE General
Chairman and higher are being compensated. Now tell me who they're
truly looking out for.

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

LOL! Trump is anti-union. He wants a federal right to work law. Look at
his history. He closed his Atlantic City casino over a labor dispute.
Over 1000 people lost their jobs, He then stiffed contractors. He filed
bankruptcy and walked away with the money. That's just one example. He
used West Virginia and coal to get votes. Two weeks ago his head of the
EPA announced coal was being placed on the back burner. I don't see
American corporations running back here to manufacture. Just the
opposite because of Trumps tariffs they're heading to Vietnam and
other countries for cheap labor. They'll come back here when American
workers will work for peanuts. Which in my opinion these new jobs at
$10-$12 an hour are close but not close enough.

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: 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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 October 2018

Red:

Good luck with anyone at the mechanical help desk being able to help
you.  Apu is on old non-referbeshied sd-40 and gp-40 and you will see
very far of those as they have been rebuilt with air start.  Aess is
all ge locos and almost all other emd type engines.  Easiest way to
tell if had apu look on back wall and look for a big yellow button. And
don't trust them because they won't work like they were designed to.

Name: Google
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 October 2018

Red 

Apu-auxiliary power unit. Engine motor shuts down completely. Power
unit provides power for vital functions.

AESS-automatic engine start system. Restarts engine as needed for same
reasons.

Name: Redass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 October 2018

Hogger 
I'm new to this and I'm ashamed to admit it but I'm guilty of not
researching this stuff either. We didn't cover it much in school. 
I'm really not sure what the difference is between an Apu and an aess
system.  We were told we should find info in the cab on what we have
and if the motor is air start we can only start it from inside the cab.
We won't find a way to start them in the outside doors. Old head yard
guys say the APU is an older system they first came out with that's
unreliable and all it does is run warm water through system when it
gets to cold. The aess keeps air pressure up in reservoir and keeps
engine warm as well. I guess i better call the power desk and get some
straight answers. I just hope who I'm talking to is a straight honest
shooter.

Name: Power 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 October 2018

Loco 
Your right.  That chart in the book is misleading as hell. What's new
with this company. Isolate the units listed in that system bulletin. If
it's going to be below 35 isolate any of them. We think they came up
with a list of engines because alot of people were confused on which
ones you shut down and which ones you dont. I read that rule chart
several times. My take is if it has an aess or any kind of air start
system you just isolate them. If it doesn't then shut them down. I
don't think they got a leg to stand on writing anyone up. A third
grade lawyer could rip those charts and procedures to threads!

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

Hoggers  

I talked to mechanical desk and they said there was a big difference
between the AESS and APU system. Not the same. That's why they have so
much trouble with the APU. Said I should just follow chart in our rules
book best I can when shutting down engines left unattended.
There's a bulletin out that's clear on what model engines with AESS
we don't shut down and just isolate. Doesn't say one word about APU
units. The chart in the rule book is confusing as hell. It contradicts
itself on handling locomotives and unattended shut down. They just
wrote up an engineer for shutting down an old junk yard engine with apu
when he was leaving it for the night. It was supposed to be above 35. 
The shut down decision chart said shut it down(5401.2). It wasn't
listed on the bulletin to just isolate.
 The locomotive decision handling chart(5401.3) says isolate AESS not
APU engines that your LEAVING UNATTENDED! The kicker is this chart says
comply with it if locomotives are in the care of the locomotive
operator. If your leaving them behind and tied down and your not coming
back they're not in your care anymore!
This is just a bunch of bull crap misprinted information that's
confusing as hell. Now someone is wrote up for it. Has anyone had a
straight answer in writing from anyone on this crap. How can anyone be
expected to follow rules written like this. For now I'm not doing
anything unless I have an engine listed in the system bulletin without
talking to a supervisor and getting their orders. If I'm in an
industry outlawed and leaving the engines behind they can call me on
the radio or chief can order me to leave it running or shut it down.  
I'm not touching anything now that they wrote someone up. This crap
never ends!

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: AGREE
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 October 2018

Death angel

Your stupid as hell. If it was a young newbie you can bet he was just
looking for text from him piece or business on the side. If he has
something serious going on in his family he could have said something
about it.  The guy was right. T&E got to have their phones off ALL THE
TIME while on a train and cant use it for person bus. unless they get
off and walk 25 feet away. I have only seen one guy get off and walk 25
feet away to make a call and it was serious family business. Funny how
having to get off in shitty weather or late at night stops the use of
the phone. Got to wonder just how in the hell we all survived before
they came up with cell phones. the work got done and people paid
attention to their damn jobs!

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: Cell phones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 October 2018

I have had to train a lot of the newbies,and one thing I found is they
cannot be away from there phone. I made one guy put his phone in his
locker. While we where inspecting a train. He would say I have to use
the bathroom and go and come back. The third time he did this, I
followed him he was checking his phone. I went to supervisor ratted him
out and they fired him. We donít need people like that working on the rr
there head is not in the game and could get people killed. The newbies
still doing it today they are addicted to there cell phones and it is
going to cost them or someone elseís there life.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 October 2018

Screw the company : and all the "ASS Kicking company spy....!!

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

Hillary 

You just admitted your not only a suck but a bitch as well. Go ahead.
Come in and do as your told little boy. I'm sure they know they can
count on you for yes sir, no sir. I pay my hard earned dues money just
for you. Yeap....real good fight!

Stand your ground brothers. Defend your agreement. You got rules but so
do they. Use them to your advantage when their pissing on your
agreement.

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: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 October 2018

Iv never seen such a bunch of pussies as I have in T&E. All I hear is
"its against the contract", "they cant make me do it", and the
famous "I will rulebook them to death". guess what? Its their
company! Suck it up or quit! Bunch of damn bitches....I come to work,
do what I got to do, and go home safe everyday. I don't get bothered
by management because I do what I'm suppose to. I don't suck their
dick, I just get the job done...like a MAN with SELF RESPECT! Not one
of these broke ass old heads that cries because he has to wear boots,
pussies.

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: 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: dontcare
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 October 2018

Hogger

I don't care!  Havent given a shit for along time.  They only got me
working for 12 hours. If Im stuck out on a train they can leave me
there till the cows come home if Im on overtime. They can cry and bitch
and point fingers all they want, I know I haven't done anything they
can blame on me and make stick. In fact I have learned to use the radio
to my advantage. They screw up I always make sure someone hears about
it. I report everything. If I got the opportunity to turn it around on
someone higher up the food chain you bet your arss I do. If I go down
so does someone else and he's going to have a white collar. All's
good as long as they stay away from me and keep their mouths shut.
Start putting the shit on me Im not going to be stinking alone!  LOL!

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: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 October 2018

Conductor 30

How many trips did you have this pay period that weren't a joke from
hell. How many good trips have you had this month? Nothing wrong.
Nothing screwed up. Nothing broke down. Not underpowered? Train not
built for hours while you wait. Didn't sit in the crew room for 2
hours waiting for your train because they called you too early. I have
had one good trip in 3 weeks. ITS ALWAYS SOMETHING! Its been this way
for the last 15 years. Who do you think took over conrail and turned it
into a joke HMMM. MY GOD!  How many years is it going to take for this
company to get their heads out of their asses and pay attention to what
is going on!

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

conditioned & Not Normal,

Bitching & complaining is actually pretty normal behavior for a RRer.

Not all things are bad. Just that it's rare to read about good.  

Many of us deal with all the issues account been at it a while - and
where else we gonna go?   Hassles are the price we pay for the career
lifestyle chosen.    

Anyone who has too much trouble with the way things are is free to
leave.

Name: Josh Maurer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 October 2018

I sure do miss all my csx buddies

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: conditioned
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 October 2018

Not normal

Yes, it would sound like that to you if you never worked in the
environment that railroaders work it.  It is a production business. Its
all about building and moving freight across the country and to the
customers as fast as humanly possible. It is about men/women pounding
the rocks all year round in all kinds of weather. The yard crews are
exposed to every kind of element known. The road crews are stuck in
hotels away from their families for up to 40 hours at a time several
days a week. Live out of a travel bag. Other railroaders become their
second family. There is no such thing as a regular weekend or a regular
schedule like normal people. Imagine being first out on a list of
workers to be called to come to work and they screw around with the
train schedule all day long leaving you stuck at home waiting for the
phone to ring. Your restricted to what you do or where you go because
you never know when that phone is going to ring. 

Now imagine having a manager standing behind you running his mouth
because your train hasn't left in his insane one hour rule that he
knows for a fact is just a major joke that can not happen most of the
time but you are the one who he thinks is going to make him look bad to
his intimidating bosses. He has no one to blame but himself and the
inept system they have but you are the shit at the bottom of the hill.
Lets blame it all on the crews.
Imagine sitting on a train for 5 hours waiting for a ride after you
have already ran out of time to work by Federal laws(12 hrs.) because
someone forgot to call you a ride. Imagine getting paperwork for your
train that doesn't even have the cars in your train on it. WTF! How
can anyone send you paperwork for your train and not even have the
train on it!!!!  Imagine a chief telling you to break a federal law or
ignore rules and regulations because he has no idea what the rules are.
Imagine the chief asking what rule he is violating and asking you to
look it up for him. Lets not forget dispatcher who don't do proper job
briefings and don't even know that your out there or your train has
even been called to run!
Imagine having a manager stand right in front of your face and order
you to do something that is a clear outright violation of your union
agreement after you showed the idiot the rule in writing. He stands
there and tells you to do it or your charged with insubordination and
go take it up with your union rep.
Imagine being called and woke up all night when the company is short of
people to work because the CEO was a stupid idiot and put half the
workers on the street. Crew callers threatening you on the phone if you
don't take a call that you don't have too. Imagine getting your pay
check and finding that over 500.00 bucks of your pay has been denied by
payroll because the idiots say its not part of your union agreement when
it is written in black and white. Put in a claim and if your lucky get
your money in a year. Have you ever worked for a company that did
nothing but spend half their time trying to figure out a way to keep
you from getting reasonable days off and punish you for going to the
doctor even when you have a written statement from your doctor that you
were there and were treated. Have you ever worked for a company that had
absolutely no paid sick days? Doesn't cost them a dime for you to take
a day to go see your doctor but punish you for doing so? 
So why do we do this to ourselves. The money that we can get. Its good
if you sell your soul and give them every free moment of your lives. We
have good medical insurance even  though it just keeps getting more
expensive every time we negotiate our union agreements that don't get
honored half the time anyway. Why do we do it?  I guess your right!  We
are all just nut jobs but then someone has to do it!

Name: Not Normal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 October 2018

You people are the most dysfunctional group of mentally insane socio
psychopaths in any company in America. Only the nutters locked up in
high security prisons have you beat.  But not by much.  This site is
the meeting ground for the all the railroad crazies to spew their
hatred and vitriolic anger for everyone and anyone for the whole world
to see.   If that was the siteís goal, you have succeeded beyond your
wildest dreams.  The railroad sounds like it is the worst place outside
of Hell to work.  Which is probably why there are so many whackos who
work there. Your ALL way beyond help.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 October 2018

As of October 19th CSX is hiring 15 conductors in Nashville

Name: Rogue Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 October 2018

Jackazzmaster, i quit 9 months ago.
Your not competent to tell me what to do
Moron. Keep dreaming in your head about how your a big shot
I just hope more people realize what a shit hole that place is so they
can quit and move on to a better life without having to deal with
morons like you

Name: Train master 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 October 2018

Im in management listen up we are the boss you guys and gals work under
us.you will do what we say or else you will be looking for another job.

Name: Tom pitzen
E-mail: Utublowswods.com
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 October 2018

Let's strike .. I'm ready...sick out... something ..too bad rrer balls
are the size of snowflakes..I've seen 59 year old s running scared from
28 year old manager s lmao..

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 October 2018

Seen it : tell u what i gonna do about it...slap the shit out of the
next ass kisser i see... want take long!!!

Name: 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: Rogue Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 October 2018

Sounds like your still wet behind your ears. Csux makes money on
accident 
If they happen to not make enough...
They just fxxx the customer harder to make up the difference. Me,you or
anyone else don't make a difference. 
Its a shit hole company 
Don't waste your time there 
Thinking your going to make a
Difference.
Don't get caught up in the seniority racket and all the other s***
covered carrots they put in the front of you

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

CockSuckers out in Eville tonite.

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

JEEEZ.....DEEZ.  


DIDN'T LIKE THAT LAST POST.  Truth hurts. Ok moles. Anymore stupid
comments.

Hey ym...please explain what an exception car is out of the yard!

Name: Deez
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 October 2018

Both employees get down to watch trains because we don't want u fuckers
sleeping

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

News Tm...


You can get the freight across the road efficiently without out right
stealing from the people who move the damn freight. It's a crime for
CSX to blatantly ignore and disregard what they signed their John Henry
on.  They try so hard to make the company look like the all mighty good
old boys to the public when in fact they are not.  Look at the employee
gateway lately? Pat me on the back blow hard propaganda. I remember when
they claimed they were voted the most friendly military employee out
there. They failed to tell people it was because the Fed's were giving
them a hefty grant for each one they hired. That's just one example of
their so called ethical behavior. There should never be a fight over an
agreements working conditions and pay. Just honor the damn agreements
that were signed. If the company spent as much time  scheduling on time
freight as they do researching loop holes in the agreement to screw the
workers over we would be number 1 out here. people aren't stupid. They
know the sham. It's just a matter of time. You can only be evil and
manipulative for so long before something gives. God works in
mysterious ways. Csx Keeps biting the hands that feed them someone is
going to get slapped.

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

It's all about money with the company and the employees.  That's
exactly why the workers take the abuse.  Because what's the
alternative?  There used to be a day when I thought enough men could
man up together and make change but its very obvious conditions can be
about as bad as possible as long as the bills get paid.  What's worse?
 Little Freddie not getting his 300$ Christmas present or you taking
that butt plundering from the RR?  It's a sad fkng world we live in. 
Men getting bent over for the need of a buck.  And the
multi-million/billion dollar companies playing on those very
insecurities.  One day you'll wake up and realize it wasn't and it
isn't worth it. Burn in hell CSX.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

who gives a fuck. just get paid.

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

Private sector Union membership didn't drop from 20% in 83' to 6%
today for no reason.

Don't kid yourself. You have never and will never have any hint of
control. Csx will do whatever, whenever they want.

 If you don't agree just consider this: On a daily basis, CSX denies
hundreds of valid claims. THEY ARE IN BLACK AND WHITE AND AGREED ON BY
BOTH SIDES. It shouldn't even be an issue that goes to your LC. They
have literally no argument to deny or change the rules they do. Yet,
they have laughed at your contract (and will continue to) for years to
come.

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: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

CORPORATE.....LYING MOLE


ROGUE....REALLY IDIOT???


Same post every week, every month, every year. Bunch of blow hard
pansies who have no balls to stand up to their unions who are the ones
who are the cause of every single mess that has ever existed. They
don't fight for you, they don't listen to you, they take your money
and laugh at you. Your LCs are in the dark half the time and are just
puppets. None of you have the balls to STRIKE against your unions.
Start voting the old blood out and bring the new blood in. In the
meantime, just cry and bitch and do nothing as usual. You don't even
have the balls to lay down on the man! Your so scared of being targeted
that you run and kick ass so fast they don't even see you running by. I
remember the days when MEN ran the yard and when they laid down and the
numbers got bad the WHITE shirts from corporate would fly in and want
to know what the problems were and what they could do to fix it.  Guess
who wasn't there? THE UNION REPS!  So figure it our little boys and
girls.  Jeeze.... no balls, no fixy fixy little girls!

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: 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: 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: 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: Leaving
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2018

Ape  
That's what paroled said.  Quit at 55 and roll it over. You can do
early withdrawal at 55 if you quit then but it has to stay invested
with the company till 59 1/2 if you dont want to pay penalties.Screw
that!  If your quitting cut all ties and don't touch it till your 59
1/2.  Run! Close the door on the bad dream. Get a life!

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 October 2018

You cannot take your 401k out and put into an IRA.  You cannot do
anything with it until 59 1/2. The only way you can roll it into IRA if
you resign from company. Also if you have one with UTU and then switched
to another (engineer) craft such as BLET then your UTU 401K stays and
just draws interest on your whatever your selections were. It is always
worth talking to people in Jax about your savings. Each Union has their
own 401K. I have talked to M.Lynch and to lady that is over 401K's
with CSX and you are stuck unless you quit or retire.

Name: Tropicana 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 October 2018

There remodeling the 14th floor of headquarters in Jacksonville...making
a special section they are calling the "war room"....for union
management relations...we better start sticking togather like the
smarter than us old timers did.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2018

Marvin Helms! We know you look on this site, call us immediately!

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

Maybe Canada. IDK. Hunter never controlled the RRB and you'd have to
show me a cite where he was able to do this. And I doubt Hunter spelled
it like you do, 😇

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 October 2018

Withholding money,

Did you say they withheld penSion checks? How do they stop the RRB from
sending them out?

Name: Paroled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 October 2018

NEWBIES


Save every damn dime you get your hands on. Don't be stupid. This job
is feast or famine. It is unpredictable and all based on the economy.
Don't be a stupid fool just because you are getting a bigger pay check
than you have ever gotten before. SAVE! SAVE! SAVE!

OLD HEADS!
If you are turning 55 or you are already over 55 roll that 401k over to
an IRA and get the hell out. You cant touch the money without a penalty
before age 59 1/2 unless you leave it with the company but if you were
planning on staying until 60 you don't need it anyway.  GET THE HELL
OUT! Let someone else handle your money. Cut your ties. Forget their
stock. There are much better investments our there. Get a life. Move
your money and run as far away as you can. Its doable if you haven't
been an idiot with your money!

 Make an appointment with the retirement board and let them crunch the
numbers for you. They did a great job of explaining to me what I would
be earning at age 62 or at age 65 with 22 years of service. Its a cut
but not as bad as you think. Do yourself a favor and go see them. If
you have other investments you just might find you can run for the hill
as fast as you can and be just fine.  If you don't do it for yourself
then do it for your sanity!

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: vested
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 October 2018

WEBMASTER!

Can you please block the low life trash post like the one fake chump
hump master just posted.  We don't need nor do any of us who are
serious about our situations at work want this kind of low life post.


I have been out here long enough to figure out their pattern. CSX
always does this kind of sham every year during the last quarter. Good
guess is they are getting ready to audit and close out the business
matters before the end of the year. They withhold as many claims as
they can and pay out as little as they can. Maybe it is easier to just
freeze any extra wages earned other than the flat rates. Give them a
chance to "Guestimate" what their payout for bonuses and other tax
related issues will be. Don't claim to be a financial advisor but they
do this every single year! I agree with other poster. It should be a
federal offense to sit on our money and hold out any opportunity we
should have to invest it and earn interest on it. I have always
wondered how long it will be before they have the balls to hold out our
union dues. All they have to do is say there is a computer glitch and
then take it out in a lump sum on our last check. Whats the unions
going to do? Nothing. No balls.

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 10-20 years
Posted: 15 October 2018

Loco,

Here's some wisdom. If "they" were illegally withholding correct
claims, it's time we had a come to Jesus meeting with our unions. 
They have a fiduciary interest to protect us and they don't. It's
time for a clean sweep of our managers who don't remember what ballast
looks like. It's time for two unions to become one and reduce staffing
by more than half and reduce dues by more than half as well. None of
this will happen, of course.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2018

ape 20-30

In the meantime they are sitting on our money they are withholding
against our agreement on terms of pay! They are still getting the
interest that it is earning while it sits in their "we will pay it
later account!" That is stealing as far as most of us are concerned
and our money is being used for their benefit and not ours.

Do you have any words of wisdom on that one?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2018

Cocksuckers in Eville tonite. Watch your backs.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 October 2018

Cond 1-10 years.

The stock is not tanking. There was a correction.  So did most of the
other stocks "tank". Did you sell all your stock?  Of course you
didn't.  You haven't lost a penny and you never will until you start
selling. If you don't know that, hire a financial pro. You're also
wrong on the IRS. We can't get two people in a row to stand up against
this company. Generally, their balls shrivel and they start shaking. 
That said, if you got EVERY SINGLE MEMBER to stand and fight for a
change, it wouldn't change a thing. The IRS can't and won't work
like that. If you don't know that, it's time for a tutor.

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: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 October 2018

hangover


Some people are just so full of shitz it isn't even funny.  



Now, for those who are getting flipped back and they are refusing to
let them go to the hotel, its because your getting ready to get
screwed. They haven't been paying the trip home. Not one dime. They
aren't even paying the engineers.  Pulling another one of their stunts
and stealing again. Guessing it has to do with finances and adjusting
the books. The stock is tanking. I just lost 11,000 in my BLET 401k.
They are doing what they do best. Don't pay the employees, come up
with some lame bull shitz reason which is always something they
supposedly found in the agreements, then pay it out later. I think we
all need to call the IRS and demand an audit. The money they are
holding back could be drawing interest for us who invest. Instead they
are sitting on it and getting the interest. This should be a federal
offense. Its never a good sign when the company sits on our money.
Somebody is working on the books!

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

Crews

Got to be something crazy behind this new rule that both crew members
will have to get down and watch the roll by of passing trains. Like a
previous poster said, if we were one man crews like they want so bad
there would only be one person on the ground. there is something up
with this. How about the rule that states you are supposed to be doing
a walking inspection of your own train any time you stop after leaving
your initial terminal. Cant be between the rails when you are doing it.
so how you supposed to be on the far side of a passing train doing an
inspection and on the cold side of your own train doing your own
inspection at the same time. Crawl through and go to the far side and
after the train passes crawl back through and finish your inspection?
Frankly I couldn't care less how I do it. Im sure the dispatcher will
love the extra smoke break he gets while Im walking back 2 mile from
the end of my train after he lights us up.  I think my own train is
more important than the passing train. Need to be paying more attention
to it than everybody else's! Like how they say when your moving your
supposed to inspect your own train. Hard to do on straight track or
when you don't have a mirror to use in the curve. Lets not forget
those mirrors that are 4"x4"  or wont stay in place for 5 seconds
when the wind is hitting them. You have a dragging detector, height
detector, hot box detector, wheel impact detector and blah blah but you
cant trust any of them so you got to get down and make sure everything
is still okay along the way.  Something just isn't right here!
Something had to happen for this new rule to come out. Bet you it
involves lawyers and $$$$$$!

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

Spies in Louisville tonight!

Name: SERIOUS
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 October 2018

OTHERMOLE

Go the hell away. No one believes for one moment you are tapping any
TMs wife.  Your just a distracting mole. Go play in the middle of the
street!


smile
Yep,,,, I started documenting everything too.  I even write down when I
eat something and take a leak.  I even set my watch by the dispatchers
time.  Not one single clock in any crew building is correct. I was
always told it was a mandatory rule. Make sure you have yours set
exactly with the dispatch. Don't be off more than 10 seconds. When
they try and hang you with bull crap the little black box, errad, etc..
had to be in exact time as your watch. You are documenting everything
you do by the dispatchers times. They always laugh when I call them and
ask them what time they have. Say its rare anyone ever ask them!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 October 2018

Smile,
let's all do that - carry cheap notepads & write down all the times:
on duty, arrival at on duty point, proper train orders\documentation,
power ready, coupling to 1st (if more than one) track, doubled up,
brake test complete, etc., etc., etc.

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: SMILE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 October 2018

Brothers

Loyd is absolutely right!  If you cant remember your children's names
or any of your best friends it is time to get out.

I woke up right after HH took over. Today I came home from a trip with
a big smile on my face. The TM was a total ass because he was going to
look bad if we didn't get out of the yard in the new 1 hour bullshit
rule. We all know the idiots in Jacksonville know it wont work all the
time. They have had a 2 hour rule max on departure times for over 20
years. They cry, stomp and threaten all the time just to put on a tough
show. They know its a joke. They like to watch the TM cry!
We documented every minute of our day from the time we left the hotel
to the time we got off the train. Wasn't a damn thing they could do to
us for the train being 4 hours late. Our notes would throw management
under the bus. When we marked off we just smiled and laughed because we
decided not to let them get under our skin. Just sit back and let them
step on their own....! At the end of the day they had to pay both of us
for the horse and pony show!  Guarantee you they don't get paid as much
at the circus as we get paid!  Oh life is grand!  CHAAAA  CHINGGGGGG!

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 October 2018

We don't need to test the levels of intelligence on this website
because it's already been determined that you have to be about as dumb
as a rock to keep putting up with this company's b.s. and lies. 

Webmaster I don't doubt for a second that the higher ups don't like
the information posted on here but then again, there's not much they
do care about except dollar signs.  I think what irks me more than
anything is that all these pieces of shit(management)think they can go
on treating employees with such blatant disrespect without
repercussions.  People will only tolerate so much abuse before they
snap or finally stand together.  It's a miracle nothing hasn't
already happened but when it does no one will be surprised and those in
charge of running this company into the ground should be held fully
accountable.  

When you get on here and read daily or have a hard time remembering
what real life was like before the railroad it might be time to move
on.  Money isn't everything boys it's just what they hang over your
head to keep you around.

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: Blah!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

BLAH BLAH BLAH 

Stop with the horse shit you frickin morons! My god. One factual post
in the last 24 hours.  Eville boys are losing jobs.  More train
swapping is on the table. Just was told they are hiring more. FOR WHAT?
Better be to have enough man power to cover the days off we are f...king
getting. Fix the damn caps, etc.  Honor PB days!
Not counting on it. Looking for them to start head hunting again.
If you got 5 weeks vacation or you live on FMLA you better watch your
asses. Keep your mouths shut and your ears open idiots. As for these
stupid ass TM post, who gives a shit!!!  THEY DON'T MOVE THE FREIGHT!
They push papers and pencils. The next TM I see hanging and removing a
tele is going to be on candid camera!  Look at idiot who's getting a 5
day penalty claim filed against him! Sent straight to the international!

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

TM

If you do have a college education.  One thing is for certain. It's
not in English.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

Tarainmaster 

You're a fucking unicorn.   Where I'm from the craft employees are
the ones who have trades, a college education and are veterans.  I'm
all three like a lot of my Union brothers.   I'm willing to bet
you're a habitual liar.

Name: Hoorah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 October 2018

We're going to bend the gnome over and shove our train swap up his ass.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 October 2018

Trainmasters/PTI drivers/janitors/coffee makers/dicksuckers

You're correct, we are just a program away from not operating.   And
how does this make your position secure?   RR functions fine or better
when you cunts are off.  CSX has no reason to keep you now would have
less reason to keep you suckasses then.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

Csx is trying  to convince the public that there is only one person
needed on a train to operate safely.  It's ironic csx also believes
that both crew members should be on the ground watching passing trains.
Per System Notice.    It's not if but when some poor railroader is
crushed by a derailment or decapitated from flying debris.  Whosoever
put this in place should be imprisoned and their assets divided among
relatives. 
Just when your convinced management couldn't be any more foolheaded. 
They prove you wrong.

I've came up with a 10 suggestions thay may get someone a bonus.

1.employee provided snowshoes to replace our spikes.
2.lanterns will be replaced with employee provided torches.
3.employee provided milk jugs to be filled prior to going on duty.
4.employee provided cell phones to replace radios

5.parking meters installed system wide

6.use of KOA campgrounds in lieu of hotels.

7.vending style toilets.
8. trainman calls the engineer for duty
9. trainman fuels engines
10. maximum 1 bag per crew member (trains are already operating over
tonnage)

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

Reckless 

That's exactly what's happening.  In fact they just put a train out
of Avon on the card for engineers that will go to Evansville with Avon
crews. They are also working on making guys out of Roselake get
qualified on the INRD and CE&D to take trains to sidings.  It's OUT OF
ROUTE. They have already been forcing crews over there and denying their
out of route claims. It's not on the asigned job route. Heard they only
put conductor on train and no pilot for engineer. FRA needs a call on
that one. 
Why the hell do they have a request for transfers to Evansville 
advertised if they are going to take their jobs away?  Something else
is going down!

Name: Reckless Endangerment
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

Yeah no one that works here would call it Evansville North. It's the
CD.

As for being for fucked...maybe more trains going to the Terra Haute
South pool or the Danville FMLA  garbage running the trains down to
Terra Haute. There's also talk of the Terra Haute guys going to the
hotel to scab more of our North bound trains.

Name: USMC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2018

That's a fake post to stir sh*t. No Marine would right Hoorah. That's
Army garbage. It's OOH RAH!

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2018

Why is Evansville screwed?

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: 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: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 October 2018

Teck will kill every on board job in the future. Get off the
transportation board and go somewhere that you can survive. Waving at
the MOW is not going to last much longer. Conductor is doomed and the
Engineer will follow.

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

If you bought in and held you would be at $40.00 0r so and adding the
dividend to your holding. 1k shares loss of $5.00 is nothing. 40 to 70
X 1k is nice money.


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

CSX stock dropped below 70 bucks a share today, biggest loss in a
while.
$69.56 at close today down $5.05 from yesterdays close. If you had a
thousand shares you just lost $5000 and some change today.

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

This Dude is lucky to have a JOB. Mark him off forever....

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

Why do I have to call crew management to make off sick? Use to be able
to do it online. Here is how my time was spent.
1st call got took 12 minutes for them to pick up and hang up on me
without saying anything.
2nd call took 8 minutes for someone to answer then they transferred me
to my caller which took another 10 minutes for that one to answer and
mark me off.
Took about 30 minutes of my time to get marked off!

Name: 
E-mail: geardrve1944@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 October 2018

Loan Repayment ---You are talking to yourself.The whole world knows
that. Good thing the RR hired you.


 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: 
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: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 October 2018

So - since the co. did away with safety committees & all, how are
things?  Better, worse, about the same?

Name: sick
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 October 2018

APE


They did the same shit to me except while I was waiting for 20 minutes
they tried to call me. When I answered my other line I told them it was
about time they picked up the phone and answered my call. they didn't
know what I was talking about so I told them I had been on hold for
over 2o minutes waiting to mark off. they got smart and said they
contacted me for work first. I explained that I had proof what time I
called and how long I had been on hold which was totally unacceptable
and to mark me off sick. I didn't care if they tried to miss call me.
I would be filing ethics charges when I got off the phone and calling
my LC to file entrapment!  They marked me off!

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 October 2018

Why do I have to call crew management to make off sick? Use to be able
to do it online. Here is how my time was spent.
1st call got took 12 minutes for them to pick up and hang up on me
without saying anything.
2nd call took 8 minutes for someone to answer then they transferred me
to my caller which took another 10 minutes for that one to answer and
mark me off.
Took about 30 minutes of my time to get marked off!

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: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 October 2018

CSX stock dropped below 70 bucks a share today, biggest loss in a while.
$69.56 at close today down $5.05 from yesterdays close. If you had a
thousand shares you just lost $5000 and some change today.

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

lesson 101


Did someone say "lay down"?  Websters dictionary: A term used 30
years ago by men with balls: Not of the softer, spineless side.

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

Corp

Go take your poser arsss back under your rock.  Something bothering the
children in Jacksonville!

As for the last post.....right on!  Lets take one example. How about
the BLET.  Got the members in the same damn seniority district but
running different directions(east/west) that have different rights.
How about the UTU? Got conductors in same situation. West runners cant
protect their pool rights, put east enders can. The list goes on in
both unions. There are too many official positions being paid in the
unions. they need to be downsized and they both need to be organized
together to bargain for both crafts. There is no need in hell for 2
unions and so many over paid stuffed shirts. Put a stop to favoritism
in the unions as well. It should be an even scale for all.

Oh... as for going conventional at Indy on the remotes, it was said as
long as production is good they will continue to be conventional. Well
there goes the blackmail. Get tired of their crap and do the only thing
you can do to send a message (lay down) and the remotes will be back. 
This is a great evil plan to keep you on your knees! Got to give them
credit for trying.  Might just backfire. Not to many people really
giving a rats ass which way it runs!

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

Just wondering why all you fools are arguing with one another, when the
real problem is the union and the carrier. It's the conductors job
it's the engineers job both are lazy . No shit we are all lazy to a
point. blah blah blah... This is what the company wants, us to fight
over dumb shit and the unions do to we should get rid of one union and
keep the other I dont care which one it is. I have been a member of
both and they are both worthless.The problem with this of course is all
the kick backs that the higher holding positions for both unions would
lose... we need to stand together that's what unions are supposed to
do not give to one craft and not to the other.I do not know to many
other jobs that have 2 different unions in one company......why is this
o yeah to keep us at odds

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 October 2018

Union Pacific CSX to merge in next 3 years.

Name: other
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 October 2018

?

Watched a little about it on channel 13 news. Happened in Hart county
KY.  No big deal. Just a stupid trespasser.

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 October 2018

News


Do you know if they sent out a TM to find the guys head?  Make sure one
was there to cover the media? Not hearing anything about it except
rumors.

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: news!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 October 2018

Crews

Just heard about the man who got his head cut off by a wire on a pole
while riding the top of one of your intermodal cars. Report said there
were 3 hitchhikers riding the train when the train took a pole out with
a wire and it cut one of the guys head off!  Crazy crap!  Who rides the
top of a tote train. Said they traveled 30 miles before they were
stopped. Didn't know they were on the train!
I just hope the crew had all their proper paper work and wasn't
ordered out with out clearance bureau messages and other stuff that
happens a lot! Going to be officials all over that stuff!

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

WOW!

Cant believe they are actually going back to running puller jobs in
Indy conventional. Why would they all of the sudden decide to put the
remotes on hold? Did their contract with the parts supplier and
maintenance finally run out?  Got to be some shady reason other than
they are getting smart and going back to the old school way of
railroading. HHMMM. Got to wonder. Maybe there are more reports coming
out about the back injuries and wear and tear on the upper body lugging
that box around!

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: eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 October 2018

YOU TEE YOU

Looks good on paper, but whats going to happen when they decide to
screw you out of your pay because they decided that it was not written
and agreed upon as they thought fit the moment they realize they have
to pay you some actual money? Just like they have done to the engineers
for years. screwing the hell out of us on time tickets that are legit
and are explained in black and white. Just had a TM tell me he was
ordered to rotate the tickets issued for recrewing dead trains  on line
of road by long pool hours of service train crews. Said they were told
to issue the tickets as J-job tickets one week then issue them by the
agreed terms of the union agreement, which is calling the crew out as a
Q12301R(example)!  Every time they issue the tickets as a J Job they try
and combine the tickets and refuse to pay the trip rate and if they pay
anything it is just a basic day.
You going to sue the union when they let them screw you over. You going
to set an example to the company that your not going to take a hosing
from them? Lets see how long you get your pay before they hose you and
start stealing!

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 N/A
Posted: 08 October 2018

Where you at union? We can't get personal business anymore!
All you PRO UNION guys that always praise the union must be idiots. The
union looked good when they didn't have to do anything but as soon as
mantle ridge came in and it was time for the union to do something they
folded. Look at all we have lost! Does anyone remember the good ole days
that ended 2 years ago?

Name: You Tee You
E-mail: Jamie_Modesitt@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 October 2018

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING 
Between 
CSX TRANSPORTATION, INC. 
(Former B&O Railroad Company) 
And its employees represented by 
SMART Transportation Division 
(NMAD/B&O General Committee) 

This Agreement is in reference to our discussions concerning the
Carrier's operational 
request to establish Meet and Turn service exclusively on the B&O/NMAD
territory. 

Therefore, the following are the terms and conditions under which Meet
and Turn
assignments shall be advertised and worked without prejudice to each
party's position on 
how such assignments are to be paid and operated under the terms of the
B&O Schedule 
Agreement. 

It is hereby agreed: 
1) Meet and Turn road assignments shall be advertised in accordance 
with Rule 59. The meet and turn location will be designated but will be

subject to daily operating conditions. 
Note: Should there be any issues with the location of the train swap 
area, such issues will be addressed between the SMART-TD Local 
Chairperson with jurisdiction and the Local Management. Should 
the issue(s) be unable to be resolved locally, the matter shall be 
forwarded to the SMART-TD General Chairperson and the 
Carrier's HOO for handling. 

2) Employees working Meet and Turn service will be paid the 
established trip rate between the parties or the applicable rate based
on the 
class of service. If an employee is run through to the opposite
terminal for 
operational necessity, the employee will be returned to the home
terminal 
by a combination deadhead upon arrival. An employee will not be
required 
to tum out of the opposing terminal on a train without an additional
trip 
rate.
 
3) Employees in Meet and Turn service will be provided an allowance 
of three (3) hours at the class of service working in addition to the 
established trip rate. The additional three (3) hours will not be
factored into 
when a crew would start overtime. Furthermore, the three (3) hours in 
addition to all other earnings will not be included when making
adjustments 
for Guaranteed Extra Board payments.

4) Employee's working Meet and Tum service shall not be held at 
other than the home terminal. Should unforeseen circumstances, or an 
emergency require employees to be held at the opposite terminal, 
employees will be paid in accordance with the controlling agreement(s)
for 
held away, meals, ID meals, etc. 

5) Employees working Meet and Turn service will not be used in short 
turn around service or tied-up at intermediate points, except in case
of 
emergency as defined in Rule 100, Section 11 of the B&O Schedule 
Agreement. 

6) Employees not used through no fault of their own, including 
observing RSIA rest, or annulments for any reason shall be paid no less

than the earnings of their assignment. 

7) The provisions of Rule 101 (Paid Holidays) and Rule 100, Section 
19, E (Personal Leave Days) will apply to all employees working in Meet

and Tum service established by this Agreement, regardless of the
mileage 
component. 

8) Meet and Turn assignment vacancies will be protected by the 
Conductor's extra board at the supply point. Assignments that cannot
be 
filled by the respective extra board will be filled in accordance with
B&O 
Schedule Rule 67 (c), 11. 
This agreement may be cancelled by either party giving a twenty (20)
day written Notice to 
the other. In the interim, this Understanding will remain in effect. 

Signed in Jacksonville, Florida, on October 1, 2018.

Jamie C Modesitt - UTU B&O NMAD GCA

JASON Floyd - CSX Director Labor Relations

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 October 2018

Well why can't a licensed engineer get off his butt & do a walking
inspection?  Secure the locomotive(s) --  hit the ballast. 
What the hell, engineers sound off like they can do \ know everything.
Surely then, they can do that also. Many of their big mouths & attitudes
cause as much, perhaps a lot more, hassles than a Conductor who may
hesitate to inspect a train.

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

Cond. 30 
 
Really man?  If your not a licensed engineer your ass will get off and
do your job for sure. If repairs have to be made and train has to be
moved at all your not allowed by law to be sitting in that seat running
the controls. Other guy is right. Read conductors job description. Take
care of your cars. Hoggers will take care of the motors. Team work is
the most important. Just do your frickin job.
If it's 2 3/4 miles long take a crew pack, sandwhich and walk nice and
slow and safely. No job is so urgent or so important you can't take the
time to do it safely.

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

It doesn't have to say who makes the walking inspection. It's in the
conductors job description. That's our job.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 October 2018

There are rules written in black & white on paper in books, etc., that
state when a walking inspection must be made on a train.   Which rule,
if there's any such thing, clarifies "who" exactly must do the
walking inspection?

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: CMA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 October 2018

Conductors

WAKE THE HELL UP!
If I hear one more ignorant conductor tell me that the idiots in the
Face to face class told them they don't have to follow any other rules
than the new  bulletin that came out for trains in emergency on 6/15/17
I'm going to start tossing them off the engines. Simple lazy boys who
don't want to follow rules or just to damn lazy to get out and walk
more than 5 car lengths. Most engineers pounded the rocks before they
got in the seat. We did it. We know what its like. I'm not  listening
to your boo hoo you get to sit in the cab crap.  Quit being a stupid
fool! Go find a boys job if you cant handle it!

That rule was written to speed up the process. it wasn't written to
protect your ass or the engineer! You people should only have to work
for the company for 3 months to figure this out. There are other rules
in the book that go with the train in emergency rule. You don't get to
ignore them just because there was a change in another one. Did you know
the dispatcher is not supposed to let any other train pass you until you
confirm that your hazmats are on the rail AND SAFE(rule 612.4) Did you
know if your a key train you can only run 5 mph to move it to a safer
place to inspect it? That face to face instructor left a lot out. His
agenda was to preach only the rules that move the train the quickest.
If he explained it all they would have been totally pissed! Lose his
job!

Now for the idot I was working with in the dark in the middle of no
where in a curve that refused to walk the train because rule
308.6-section B- paragraph 4 says visual inspection from the head end
does not indicate any unsafe conditions, I hope I never catch your lazy
ass again if I go into emergency. If its dark, foggy, blizzard or in a
blind sharp curve your ass CAN NOT TELL FROM JUST STANDING AT THE HEAD
END that everything is okay. Are you just retarded. You think your butt
is walking out of investigation scot free after equipment is damaged
because your tried using that rule to cut corners and get out of
walking? I cant see to the end of a 3 mile long train with my best
glasses on in a clear sunny day! Don't tell me you can!
Think of this one conductors.  How many of us have been stuck with
14,000 foot long trains weighing 19,000 tons with 2 motors that aren't
worth a piece of crap and can barely make it up a hill over 15 miles and
hour. 
Section B paragraph 6 states your cant do a roll by inspection if
starting and moving the train requires excessive force.
How do any of us know for sure after we have been in emergency that the
excessive force when starting is because of these overweight trains or
because there is a problem in the train. NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE unless
the entire train is inspected!
They build these trains like this to cut corners and to reduce trains
and crews. This isn't my problem. Its theirs. I'm not moving that
train one foot until you make sure that the entire train is on the damn
rail. I'm not wheel slipping in 8 notch at 1200 amps on a hill without
you checking first. Run your pie hole. Scream and cry. We can sit there
all night. Use your damn heads. ALL 6 rules have to be met in order for
us to do a roll-by inspection. ALL OF THEM! Use your heads! Guarantee
we got the FRA/USDOT in our corner on this one if they want to accuse
us of delaying the train!

CSX operating rules department/public safety director....
Got any comments on this? we know you read this site everyday.

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

Right to work... How do you think this would play out?
If union membership was not mandatory our dues would go up to
compensate for the loss in membership. 
I think not... If we were right to work and people started dropping out
of the union then the union would have to make it appealing to want to
be in the union, they would have to show why it is valuable to be in
the union so they could retain membership so they could keep making
they money they do.
Think about it, if it's required to be in the union then they don't
have to do anything for us and they are still guaranteed to bring in X
amount of dollars per railroader. If it is not mandatory then they
would fear losing members (revenue) so they would actually fight for
us. 
Analogy 1- You have to have water to live, it's mandatory, if it were
not mandatory then the water companies would have to do something to
improve water to make people want to have it or they would go out of
business. 
Being in a union is something people should want, not be forced. If it
were optional then the unions would adjust to make people want to be in
it or they would go out of business. 
Analogy 2- You have to have mail service (USPS) to get bills pay bills,
etc. If your mail is constantly misplaced or late or lost or whatever
then what can you do about it? NOTHING! If there where multiple mail
companies then what could you do? You could change your provider,
eventually the most reliable company would get all the business because
they show their value and the others would go out of business. 
I'm done.

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

HA! HA!


Come on you guys..... TM is a mole. You fell for it! I wonder if it was
the post about the drone that set them off in Jacksonville. That post
was hit out of the roof!  Is it even legal for them to use one to spy
on everyone in the yard? Its not just T&E they are watching. A little
birdie said they were watching the car men working the tracks too. So
everyone is a target. Wouldn't it be funny if a local neighbor saw it
and used a high powered rifle to take care of the problem? I would
wonder if they were spying on my property as well if I saw it flying
around. This is just way too much micro managing.

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

For the most part we in transportation just want to be left alone to do
our jobs. For the most part we are good at what we do and we get the
job done. 
Railroading is about getting freight from it's origin point to it's
destination as profitable as possible, period. The ones that are
disrupting this are the ones that are always looking to charge someone.
As a manager if you are constantly spying then you are a waste of time!
Think about it, we have managers that are good at what they are paid to
do and that is what they do. They spend their time at work making sure
they do everything they can to have trains built and departed on time,
and customers serviced on time. If you are a manager and you spend your
day hauling crews, spying, cleaning offices or locker rooms, refueling
company vehicles, or anything else that is not directly involved in
getting freight moved then you should not be a manager and you are over
paid for what you do. Find a way to make yourself useful and earn your
check.

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

Oh, and if you have time, Mr disposable trainmaster, go ahead and grab
yourself an elementary school English book and try to learn how to use
punctuation and go over the section on forming sentences. Your crybaby
post is barely readable. Noone is going to get excited about being
insulted by someone as dumb as you. Good try though. Did you get your
new csx truck so you can come running when we need a ride? I guess your
mileage pay and vehicle allowance isn't necessary now since you won't
be using your own (company reimbursed) vehicle. Next to go is the
bonus. Who's the idiot now?

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

Eat a dick Mr disposable trainmaster. You'll be fired or quit before
anyone takes you seriously, then you'll be hoping that your terminal
doesn't want to kill you when you get back to your 1 year conductor
seniority.

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: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 October 2018

Crews. 

Watch your backs. Spying from the bushes wasn't good enough. Now they
are using drones. This is just frickin unreal.

Name: Doug McKenzie
E-mail: doug@greatwhitenorth.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 October 2018

Chief Administration Officer Diana Sorfleet recently seen purchasing
knee pads and Kleenex for her many trips to Jim Foote's and Jamie
Boychuk's office.

Name: Nmad, b&o
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 October 2018

Has anybody heard anything about an agreement that our general chairman
supposedly already signed regarding turn service for conductors?

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: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 October 2018

Nothing happened.  Today was a great day!

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 October 2018

Nothing new.  An employee could get injured - no actual fault of their
own, account of defective equipment, whatever, and they'll make
everyone else miserable. Part of the tactic to limit the reporting of
all\any injuries.

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

Someone got hurt in Louisville and then they went on a blitz and pulled
several out of service.  They have a pattern of doing this.  Is this
intimidation or harassment?  It like they can't nail the injured
because of whistle blower protection so they hang other employees. 
It's all well documented so what can we do if anything?

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: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 October 2018

Ape 30

That kind of stupid post is exactly why us hard working honest crew
members have to put up with this stupid strong arm tactics that are
going on. Bullies cant beat us or take all of our money so they have to
try any childish tactic they can to try and make themselves look like
the boss. Its sad and pathetic. Grown men acting like little babies.
Too bad I never had the time to sleep like you. You sure it was in the
chair and not under the desk?

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: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 October 2018

The stupid Trainmaster escorted my wife out of MY power unit with RR
police.  Total lack of ethics. No notice, never followed contract rules
regarding visitors. I am piss of about this whole thing. The TM can have
their wives pick them up on company property but I canít have a wife
pick me up in the cab? WTF?!?!To discrimination of my rights and
violates the contract all to dust.  Terrible place to work. When you
get my claims for this maybe Foote will see the light and fire all the
TM dead beats of which there are many more out there we all know there
are much more.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 October 2018

They removed tables and chairs???We used table and chairs to sleep on
during  slow periods on midnights.  Where we gonna sleep now??

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: 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: 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: Maier
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 October 2018

There is no reason to panic over the latest changes to operating
procedures.  Believe it or not the Company has your interest at heart.
No one is going to abruptly fire you withou notice.  No younger person
working at entry entry level wages is going to take your jobs, and 
certainly no one is going to force you out if your 50 years or older. 
Thatís not in the contract and not on the table. Thatís the truth and
straight from the corporate hippocampus.

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: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 October 2018

Thank you Monitor. Yours is the calming voice upon the uncharted seas of
CSX turmoil, the blissful soothing melody of early morning songbirds, 
and as eloquent and profound as Lincolnís Gettysburg Address and
MartinLuther Kings I Have A Dream..  it is through your all knowing and
all powerful wisdom that this site retains its time honored tradition of
truth, vision and clarity for the railroad man, woman and child.  Only
thru your censorship of unwanted management trolls and liars will this
site be safe for those young newcomers who need guidance and direction
only from those who are authorized and vetted to give it to them in an
unbiased and completely honest format.  Bravo! Bravo!  Keep up the GOOD
WORK!

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2018

Ben Dover,

Regarding searching your grips - while on duty, on company property,
random any ol' time search request, no accident or other: 

Please find out for an absolute fact from one or several of the people
you know if the carrier must "have law enforcement present with a
search warrant"......

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 October 2018

WATCH???

The rules don't say a thing about wearing a watch. You just have to be
carrying one. How would they know if anyone did or didn't have a watch
unless they boarded and asked to see it. If you have on long sleeves,
etc. they cant see that in camera. Like the rules say, you don't have
to wear it, just carry it. 

Yeah, they busted guys for sleeping. The guy charged was caught because
they were going after the other crew member for something and saw it on
the camera. The new tactic they are using is to blackmail anyone they
want to charge into taking a waiver or first step by threatening to
down load the camera then suggesting that the other crew member may get
into trouble if they see anything on it.

If you know you haven't don't anything wrong, I hate to say this but
you need to tell them bring it on. Do not take a hit for something you
did not do just because you are afraid for the other person. this is
what they want. If they keep this up and they start targeting people to
reduce the workforce then they may find they have more people on the
street than they bargained for! Its not snitching. Its protecting
yourself. you just make sure you let everyone know who pulled this on
you and forced you into this situation!

Name: Cameras
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 October 2018

So what are some ways people are being put out of service by
Jacksonville using the cameras? We had a guy nailed for sleeping,
another for smoking on the engine. Was told that other guys got it for
no hearing protection with the windows open, another for not having a
wrist watch, and a few others I can't remember

Name: ENOUGH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 October 2018

REALLY???

No place for your political hog wash right now. You think for one
minute that FOOTE gives a rats ass about who is in politics right now
then your brain dead. As for trump he is a business man and there is no
doubt he has stock in every class 1 railroad. He doesn't give a shit
what Foote does to us as long as he has a big fat bottom line.
The company doesn't give a flying f...k what anyone in D.C thinks
about their restructuring or downsizing unless it turns into another
fiasco like it did with HH.  If the freight gets stalled again and
customers start raising hell and the STB gets involved again that's
the only time they will care. Their main goal is to reduce the work
force, sell off assets and cut cost and eventually go to one man crews.
Yeah, the might be worried about who they got in their back pockets when
it come to getting the one man crews shoved down our throats but that's
about it.
What we have to worry about the most is how they plan on cutting us to
pieces! Intimidation, harassment, etc.  If the cut us so short they get
behind in their shipping again they will just tell the feds the manpower
shortage is because of us! They have too many on the street because we
cant behave like good little boys and girls and that's not their
fault. they will just hire a few more to make it look like they are
doing something about it just to shut them up. Why do you think the new
hires are rolling in.  Get ready. Everyone has been warned in the past
by those railroaders who already dealt with HH and Foote. They have
been playing this game for over 25 years.

Name: mark
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 October 2018

Thank you monitor! Like Captain you are a calming voice at a time of
great uncertainty.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2018

Websterís slang dictionary defines the term:  ďrape trainĒ, as a:
ďLiberal Left Wing Character Assassination SmearĒ.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2018

When I'm on a train I am not mobile equipped period!
My family knows how to contact me. I never produce a phone when asked
during a banner test etc... If you want to search my grips you had
better have law enforcement present with a search warrant and a damn
good reason for it. I have shit stains in my underwear older than most
of these trainmasters. Truth be known the majority of craft people out
here aren't a bunch of dumbasses like the majority of TM's,but we are
smart enough not to ever take the job. I personally work with many
people that have degrees, PHD's, several with law degrees and also
several retired military that includes E-9's and several full bird
colonels. The problem with csx is that they require better credentials
from their troops than they do their management. You have to have at
least a high school diploma to work a craft and a GED or sixth grade
education to become a trainmaster. Unreal!!SMH Bottom line is the
majority of trainmasters were not worth a damn in the craft so they
figured they had better bail before they get fired. Remember the ones
hiring you always dumb it down so there is no chance of you going
around them!!!
Remember before you take an innocent persons lively hood from them just
to make it appear like you're doing your job. Karma is alive and
well!!!

Name: #
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 October 2018

New hires

In the past it was said they had orders out to get rid of the lower 1%
of each new class unless the youngest was recruited from the military.
It was supervisors who let the cat out of the bag. Couldn't touch
military recruits because they were given a nice chunk of grant money
for them. I hope they aren't doing this to this new bunch running
around now. Someone better give them a heads up.
As for leaving your phone at home, that doesn't work for people on the
road and people who have families or sick parents or situations where if
there is an emergency they need to be able to make contact. We all know
there have been instances in the past where people were not contacted
on the radio by the railroad police or by dispatchers when an emergency
happened at home. lets not forget how many TM/RF order the crew to call
them on the phone when they are working a local. the chief will order
you to call them as well. Everyone should put their foot down and say
NO!  If you want to talk then call us on the radio. But it doesn't
work that way and we know why.

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: realrailroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 October 2018

Brothers

Another fine example of what monitor was talking about.  How about we
all ask atom to block that idiot who posted under management. That kind
of smut and worthless waste of space isn't needed on here. Has to be a
distractor. 

Anyone heard anything else about the cut backs?  They have a large
group of new hires at the yards right now. Rumors are flying they are
sending more guys to engine school. If this is true and the new hires
keep coming in then the only way to downsize is to fire. We all know
how this works. It looks real good to the STB that they have new hires
on the books trying to get the freight moving like it did before HH
came in and destroyed it. What they probably dont know is how they plan
on cutting the work force to make up for the extra new guys. But then Im
guessing they do and have known how this scam has worked for years and
don't want to get involved. Any word on any of this?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 October 2018

So the Union knew we were getting screwed all along and lied to us about
it.

Man Iím so relieved. Thought it was all a bad dream.  Now I know Iím
working in HELL.

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: Diane Frankenstein
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 October 2018

To CONDUCTOR WHO LIKES BEER

Report to jail immediately.  

The SBI will investigate.

Name: monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 October 2018

Real Workers


Be very careful and think very clearly on how you interpret the post
that you have been reading on this site. There are many truths but at
the same time there are also comments being made to deliberately stir
the hornets nest. We all know that there are a lot of railroad foamers
who come to this site to fill their lonely nights. Do not let them bait
you. Taking a picture of supervisors breaking the electronic device
rules would cause some serious damage if circulated and would only end
up making it much worse for those out in the field. Yes, it is true
that the rules don't apply to the field crews the same as it does for
those in the supervisory position, but drastic measures have drastic
consequences.
Everyone is on edge right now. Things are changing on a daily basis. It
was said that several LC's were told that some of the changes that have
happened in the last 3 weeks would not. But they did. The LC's were
told what they wanted to hear and were lied to. What is happening is
going much deeper than them. The Unions wont even tell their LC's the
truth. No one really knows what changes are on the table and how it is
going to effect the pay and the lives of those out in the field.
Nothing is worse than sitting around every day wondering where you will
be in the next month or if you will even be able to hold a job. It is a
slow death and the Carrier does not care. It doesn't change their pay
or job positions. The sheep are expendable.
Before anyone does anything drastic, make sure you have your facts in
place and make sure you can back everything that you submit.
Ignore the idiots who post on here and are trying to do anything they
can to turn this into a Jerry Springer site. Ignore the company paid
moles. They always show up after someone submits a post that contains
information that suggest that ethics, company or FRA rules or
regulations are being violated.  It doesn't take long for a reaction.
Their job is to deliberately distract the poster away from the topic at
hand.
If someone becomes a serious problem on the site, the webmaster can
block the person from posting. He usually gives the poster an advanced
warning. If they continue he will block them. Now is not the time for
these posers to chime in a fuel the fire but they will because they
know tension is high and tempers will flare. Its their job.

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: Union Moles
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 October 2018

We always know when Union Moles are trolling on here.  The stench
permeates the internet.  

Instead of doing their jobs, theyíre getting drunk, selling drugs and
watching porn. And bitching.  Bitches.  Thatís why we call you
BITCHES.

Which is why you keep getting BITCH SLAPPED,  Union Mole. 


Lots of yelling, cursing, threats and , of course, indignation.  Like a
cur dog in heat. 

Standard fare for Todayís ďunion officialsĒ.  Bitch, do nothing.  
Bitch dogging. They are NOT fixing problems. They ARE the problem.

I feel sorry for the working man and woman who do pull their load on
the railroad.  They are forced to give their hard earned money to these
Union gangsters who do nothing. Except cause trouble and conflict. 
Conflict and trouble. 

But thatís not going to last much longer.  Thanks to destructive Union
actions, the railroads are working overtime to reduce crews and crew
hours.  Even if that means breaking up a Class 1 railroad and selling
it off in chunks .  Bye bye a-hole.

Name: BITEME
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 October 2018

Rogue

You don't work for the man anymore. THEN WHY THE F..K ARE YOU ON HERE
WASTING YOUR WORTHLESS TIME POSTING SHIT YOU SUPPOSIDLY DONT CARE
ABOUT. F..KING COMPANY MOLE!

As for the smart ass who post his crap on us all being bitches, this
company wouldn't run without the crews in the fields. We run the
freight. We make the calls for our work orders and warrants when the YM
and TM cant pull shit out of their asses. We handle the crap on the road
and fix the shit that breaks down. We fix the shit and rebuild the
trains when they screw them up. The list goes on!
Oh, and the next time I go to the YM office to see what the hell is
taking so long to get anything done and I see 2 Tm sitting there
playing games on their damn phones I think I just might take a pic and
blow it up to 8x10 and send it out across the system.
How would you like that MR. Trainmaster want-to-be! Who's the bitch
now.
Your company mole ass just might get your buddies in trouble so I
suggest you shut up and go back to sleep in your basement!

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: mark
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 October 2018

Thank you Captain!

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 01 October 2018

Captain/hearhear

I believe you made someone uncomfortable with your post. The company
moles always come out when the truth is posted and it gets to close to
home. A lot said in those last post. Sounds like there are a lot of
ethic violations going on. Send a message to the webmaster and aak him
if he can tell you how many hits you got on your post and where they
came from. My guess there were quite a few from Jacksonville. Word on
the street is that there is a lot more going on out there than what was
just posted. Was a guy really charged for stealing company property
after he was told he could take the items after they were discarded?

Name: Captain 
E-mail: 
Employed as