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: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2018

Dorothy

How would a 144 rack train get south of the crossover in c2, c3 without
a shove?

Name: Dorthy
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Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 17 August 2018

Hey Tin Man do you think if there were 1 train that should be built in
c2 and c3 it should be the q244? There is a x-over, then the train
believe it or not could be pulled out. In railroading your pullout game
is strong, but your shove game is dangerous.

Name: Railroader gone wild
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2018

I thought that The HAL 9000 computer is 
Running the network....
Or was it skynet?

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2018

The tin man

Can't believe Salyers still has a job.  Can't fix a problem till you
acknowledge there's a problem; Salyers is the problem.

Name: Railroader gone wild
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2018

Bravo Car Guy!! We need more people think 
"Out side the rail" . When tbe big western railroads where offering
20k sign bonuses
There was a reason! They all "sux"! 
Step 1; everyone get log ons to glass door,make negative reviews to cut
off future railroad employee victims
2; start putting in applications at other places of employment,then
quit
Let's see how they can run the railroad if nobody's working there!

Name: The tin man
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Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2018

Another glorious day in the land of OZ, thanks to our stellar management
we had a y128 run out of fuel in route to the yard then a y290 do the
same, while at the same time (technically not the managements fault)the
y299 derailed working their industry do to wide gauge, and all the while
when u thought it couldn't get any worse the 144 rack q244 that has to
shove out of the north end to depart out the west TX. Wye dumped racks
all over the south end of the a yard, a TM told us it was the worst
derailment he's seen since hes been here and hes for over 15 yr. All
in all today was a good day

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 August 2018

You use more fuel flat switching than humping, FACT!
When you hump cars down into a bowl, grade carries the cars to rest.
When you flat switch uphill in a bowl you have to generate the energy
to get the cars to where they need to be. To generate that energy you
use fuel. If you hump 500 racks a shift you would travel around 10,000
feet +/- a shift. I bet you travel 5 miles an engine per shift flat
switching. Not to mention all the extra wear on the brakes and
everything else. Yeah maybe it don't add up to as much as running a
hump but there are a lot less "human" factors when you hump.

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

Great job guys, great job. Some of the worlds best railroaders out here
doing their thing! I just hope those cakes can still be made! LMFAO!
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Better get out the PAM SPRAY
IDIOT!!

Name: CSX for sale
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 August 2018

Once CSX gets the the green light to sell track. This is just the start
of it, it will be like a wolf smelling blood. Once CSX sees that money
come by in from sales it will be like an addiction. The share holders
will make lots of profit, they will sell everything they can and then
bail.

Name: Car Guy
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2018

I had 17 years with csx and left 2 years ago, with I had left sooner! I
make 23.50 an hour and my take home pay is about the same as csx. I
work indoors, set schedule, holidays off, 2 15 minute breaks and 30 for
lunch. I am not dirty, or tired when I get off and I couldn't be more
happy. I don't worry about managers spying on me!
There are great jobs out there, railroading is not the job it use to
be, especially at csx. There are plenty of distilleries, auto
manufacturing plants, heavy equipment jobs, etc. I never thought I
could leave, but now I wonder why anyone would stay. I think people are
scared to take the leap, I was, but I am so glad I did. The day you
leave there is this huge weight lifted off of your shoulders and for
the first time in a long time you feel free! It felt good to drive off
the property on my last day, it was like graduating high school! 
There are better things out there trust me, don't be scared to make a
change. You will look back and wish you had done it sooner.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2018

If they want trains running on time they need hostlers

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

Jamie is in charge of network now.

Name: Cond
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 August 2018

Read that 

Noticed Boychuk is no longer over the implementation of precision
railroading.  I saw it wasn't mentioned any where. Focus on network
railroading. It's about time they got their heads out of their arsses
and looked at the network as it is. Now, let's see them pull a rabbit
out of their hats and schedule trains on time!  First thing they need
to do is make sure the trains have power. That would be a damb good
idea. We got the cart but always waiting on the horse!
Saw Brian Barrs name mentioned too.  He was a pretty fair man when I
worked with him.  Be interesting to see how he handles the shit they
just threw in his lap!

Name: Get out now
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 August 2018

They moving management around, or should I say head hunters! If your
able to retire get out now if you can. Be ready for big shake
down!https://www.progressiverailroading.com/csx_transportation/news/CSX-overhauls-operating-management-announces-new-appointments--55319

Name: Brakeman
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 August 2018

Cond.  1-10. 

It's because railroaders are cronic bitchers. Have been for 100 years.
Only legal bitch they got is if the agreements are violated. Compnay
signed them back stabbers should honor them. Other than that it's boo
hoo if they get extra work or something makes them get out of the seat
more than once. Nothing worse than lazy train riders. The remote men
work the hardest. The rock pounders have more of a legit bitch when
idiot managers come up with stupid moves that takes twice as long to
do. But the fact is you just do what your told and take it like a real
man. Boo hoo this and bio hoo that is for she she's! There's plenty
of those out here!

Name: Brake stick 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 August 2018

Today is August 14th and CSX still sucks!!

Name: Self indulgence
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 August 2018

If you are built for it, give them a show on cab cam by giving yourself
a hummer!!

Name: Spy Cam in the Cab....
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 August 2018

It aint personal...its just Business....

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 August 2018

Wokeup

Good advice. I realized it a few years before I retired when I left the
road and took a pusher job in the terminal that if their BS can't get
to you it screws their head up. That it's their railroad and it was
only for 12 hours. We had one TM that would watch us with binoculars so
we started watching him with binoculars. We took breaks where they
couldn't get to us. Then came back and got another break at the shack.
All the work got done they just hated seeing us taking breaks. It drove
them crazy. Railroad became fun again, back to "us vs them" attitude.

Name: Wokeup
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2018

Csx morons!
 

I've had just about enough of all your stupid shit. Facts!!! Your job
is to come in and do your job. If you do it as taught and to your best
ability and you aren't breaking rules it doesn't matter how much
mouthy the micro managing supervisors run their mouths. If they give
you a stupid move just do it and keep your trap shut. Just do it and if
shit goes to hell write out that statement on what the idiot told you
too do. Just come in,get your paperwork when you can, get your power or
box and do your job. You stupid ignorant morons know what your jobs are.
They don't have power or your trains 2 hours out sit on your ass and
wait. It's your damn job. If the TM wants to know why your sitting
tell him to ask the damn yard master. It's his job to know. When it's
said and done it's the TM and YM who weren't following through on
their duties. Every damn day I hear stupid shit in the crew room...why
did they do this. .....why did they do that.... who gives a rat's
ass!! You think running your pie holes changed a damn thing?  F...k no
it doesnt. So come in when your called, let the TM AND YM do what ever
stupid shit they want. Let them step on their dicks. 12 hours is all
they got you for. They screw the pooch write out every stupid thing
they had you do and hold on to it for 10 days. Make notes for your own
ass the go home and see what happens. The supervisors are drowning and
freaking out on the crews because they got no where else to shit. Stop
your bitching and crying like little girls. You all know they got you
12 hours when you answer that phone agreement or not. When managent see
you are all cool, calm and collected and you just don't give a shit
anymore your going to see some serious sweat coming from their asses! 
lower your blood pressure. Quit worrying why they do stupid shit. You
could get hit by a truck tommorrow and die. This outfit isnt worth any
of our stress. Let them stress out for us.

Name: MayIhaveAnother
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 August 2018

My brudas yall some hard up mofos to be doinz it likes u be doinz it.
The stressers be killin yalz. Fmlaz be treaten me rights..been trimmin
dis new bonzi tree sippin my malt nibblin wings kickin it witha
brunette.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 August 2018

I don't understand this thing about the railroad. Guys that have been
here a long time that are really good at their job like to boast about
it and remind everyone that they are awesome at what they do and give
tips about how to be as good as them. If someone else does it better
then all of a sudden they are company sukkas. What gives? 
Also we just got back to humping and all of a sudden people are walking
around like they just lost their best friend, no one is happy but
everyone wanted the hump opened back up.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2018

Average dwell on the system, wow.  Csx kicks ass.  You must be trolling
as a yardmaster.

Name: 88 Pocket
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Employed as: Yard Master, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2018

Why would dwell be 16+ hours, almost the worst in the system and almost
double the system average? My guess is I can't sit here and do my job
without being micro managed by someone that could spend his time doing
his job in his own office.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2018

Well CSX you might wanna consider hiring people now, we need conductors
as it is and there are a lot of folks about to retire or quit. Don't
bank on a lot of people transferring where manpower is short.

Name: Dead eye dick
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2018

Fuck Frulla. That goat fucker has sucked his way to another promotion.
This company proves everyday what a future bankruptct company looks
like. Hey Foote, why don't you randomly pick people off the street to
fill these management positions. They probably know more than the
people in there now. I guess Double H in looking up from HELL shaking
his head while getting screwed up the ass by satan. Fuckin dumbass.

Name: JAZZY "J"
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2018

Well we know you hate calling an extra job (like it comes out of your
pocket) don't base the results of calling an extra job off of today's
Y195. Don't let it discourage you from calling extra jobs in the
future, most of the time an extra job will be well worth calling to
catch things up a bit. 
Why not add a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift hey you job? There is always
something to fill their day in with. If you run out of ideas for them
you could always make them switch cars out at the north end of N9-N14
Mty tri's to N14 Mty Bi's to N13. Don't worry about having the
Hansel tied up, N15 stays clear so they could always shove in and clear
up.
Just try it for a week and see if it's worth it, see if you can
justify it, if it don't work take it off.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 August 2018

Will our union ever step in and force the company to honor our contract?

Name: Railroader gone wild
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2018

If you'd do that you've got more problems then we can help you with
here.. I'd start by calling the employee helpline

Name: Miss you
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 August 2018

Where is the guy that built an igloo or snow fort and had some hot
blonde staying in it with him? Haven't heard from him in a while but I
do miss him. Hope all is well

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

Well damn why did they make the requirements harder?

Name: Union
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Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 August 2018

Attention Brothers and Sisters:

Your Union is looking for candidates to fill some important positions
as assistants to elected union officers.  You must be at least 18 and
meet following requirements:
1.  8th grade Engrish
2.  Non smoker
3.  Minimum 15 years seniority
4.  No felony criminal records 
5.   Ability to type 60wpm
6.  Presently employed
7.  Hispanic speaking
8.  Non white
9.  Minimum 20 yrs. carpentry work
10. Minimum 10 Yrs. painter

Apply at any local Union office.

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

Winter is coming, miserable conditions, cold, sleet, snow, cold rain!
Yay can't wait!

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

You wouldn't work at the RR for 3k a day? Dude I would duck sick for 3k
a day!

Name: LO LC
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2018

I'm glad I'm on LO LC you guys in Louisville yard got issues! I can
bounce around short line and texas all I want and there isn't any
drama, I wouldnt set foot in that yard on a job

Name: Railroader gone wild
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2018

Where they get you is there's a line of suckers waiting to work there.
Flood glass door with negative posts about working there you got to cut
them off their supply of replacement workers

Name: Railroader gone wild
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2018

I keep telling you guys..get out while the gettin is good. I wouldnt
work for a rail road for 3k a day ! Go to trade school
Get a job where they cant easily replace you.

Name: Canada
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 August 2018

There it is! We appreciate the info, really, but not every day, eh? We
pretty much knew what was going to happen before the old bastard showed
up. Now it's a revision of a failed plan so they're trying some new
shit. We'll let you know how it works out, that way when Foote becomes
the next traveling overpaid CEO, you'll know what to expect. 

Besides, just busting balls. Gotta lighten the mood now and then so the
old heads don't have heart attacks on the engine.

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

Got a chump at my terminal that thinks because he has been there 15+
years he is better than anyone with less than 10. Constantly coaching
guys on things they do wrong but won't call out anyone else for the
same exact things if they have close to the same seniority. Guy breaks
rules that he thinks are stupid but picks out every little thing anyone
else does. 
Don't matter if you been here 1 day or 40 years, it has no bearing on
how good you are. You either know what you are doing or you don't. I
can't stand someone constantly saying well I been doing this for 20
years I know.

Name: Canada here
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Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 August 2018

Hope some of warnings helped. They are a ruthless bunch that took over
CSX. When Hh took over cn cp. text book corruption. All as I really can
say do not trust any management at CSX they have an agenda, and you are
just a number. Good luck

Name: Canada
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 August 2018

When I worked under HH at CP, he hurt our feelings and made us do things
that other real railroaders do every day. I still have tear stains on my
overalls. 

Just kidding. 
I haven't seen one of those posts on here for at least 12 hours, I
thought we needed another. Sorry your butt hurts Canada, but I'm sure
there is a website for your shitty railroad. We can handle it. Those
fuckers will be gone in a few more years. 
They know we are the ones that run this place and their time will
expire while we stay.

Name: Survey says
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 August 2018

What happened with that survey anyways?? Seems to have disappeared
before anyone got an answer about anything. 

There are a few like that. We had a dumbass that stayed on the
switchman's xb for yard jobs. He ran through a few switches, only got
10 days for his 3rd run though switch 2 days after they let him get
away with the first 2, shoved 40 cars past the other end of the yard
and through a number of switches, wrecked the yard goose 5 or 6 times.
His last one was 5 days ago, he totalled the goose in the yard. Ripped
the whole side from front to back when he sideswiped a gondola. Idiot
claims he lost brakes and steering at the same time. Trainmasters are
hoping to terminate him this time but we'll see. He's the kind of guy
someone else will find coupled up or cut in half. He's between cars
grabbing hoses before they stop. This job is clearly not for him.

Name: Code Name Teflon LOL
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 August 2018

Everyone knows who you're talking about when you say Teflon. Funny
thing is "Teflon" thinks he is the best railroader in the world and
will quickly talk about others not knowing how to switch cars as good
as him LOL. Always critiquing his co-workers, he thinks he is the
"cool guy" that everyone likes but no one does

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2018

Dekra Survey... Equal treatment
Is Louisville the only terminal that has a single employee that can
tear up engines, cars, switches, get away with anything and not get in
any real trouble? 

Code name Teflon

We have guys terminated for less, but yet he walks free every time

Name: Ozz Burn
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Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 12 August 2018

Dig in my wallet and see how it works out

Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 August 2018

Aug 12th is national "idiots who try to beat a train day".

Name: Rules
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 August 2018

Loco/engineer

Any program that is installed or implemented that has any control or
influence over the speed and control of a train must be reported to the
FRA. They also have a right by law to review that program and any
records pertaining to it. The more reports you make to the Trip
Optimized department the better. CSX knows the crews aren't doing it
and they don't care. As far as we know no one has been disciplined for
failure to activate and use the program unless a train handling charge
has revealed that the operator was not using the TO system. The crews
can not complain about its failures if they don't follow through with
reports.  You have the ability to notify the TO department when your
completing your tickets.  The fact that the company has failed to set
up radio communications as they have with the PTC help desk just goes
to show their lack of concern for its use. If you use it and it has any
failures REPORT THEM!

Name: Hogger
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 August 2018

Driving that train....high on cocaine...casey jones u better watch that
speed...

Name: engineer
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 August 2018

Loco

First , you never turn your back on the "TO"!  You should know by now
you don't trust anything that is installed by this company for one
minute. Second, it's a company program and is not like the PTC which
is enforced and regulated by the FRA. If it causes you any trouble or
you get an over speed on it again make sure you do your TO report and
call the FRA operating rules inspector. Make sure they know what's
happening with the thing.

Name: loco
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 August 2018

Hoggers

Do you know if it a fact that the ERAD is not on when you are using the
trip optimizer. I had an ex RF who is now a TM tell me it is off when
you are using it. It has been messing up really bad and has given me
several overspeeds and didn't activate any alarms to take manual
control. If this is such a bad thing to be speeding then why hasn't
there been a notice out suspending it until they can figure out what's
wrong with the thing. Why should we be hung by the kneck till dead if we
speed over 5 mph but the TO" program is allowed to continue to be used?

Name: To wiser
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Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 August 2018

My last four years was with Hh as ceo they cut 1/3 of the staff. Ran the
employees ragged, but wanted the same production numbers plus and to be
safe. We where given 30 seconds per side to inspect a rail car. And if
you found defects like high flange on a wheel. They went into the
records and hung the guy that inspected the train in previous terminal.
But the wheel might not of been defective when the first terminal
inspected it. Point being they wanted to hang someone for doing there
job. Steel on steel wearsout Hoggers where demoted back to conductors
for a broken knuckle pull apart. They just wanted to blame the
employees for everything that went wrong. Not the fact that they cut so
deep that it was impossible to get the same production with ten thousand
less staff. But it looked good on paper for there next quarterly report.
They all got koodoos for there misleading shareholders. That is why
management wants you to lie on everything to cover for them. If you lie
you take the heat and let management off the hook. It does not matter
how fast or good of a worker you are. You will change nothing as far as
management cares. As long as the shares go up the management will just
do more of the same and worse. Then when CSX is about to fall apart,
Foote and friends will cash in and retire. Do your job as you where
trained to do it, follow all the rules. This is one regime that is
always looking for scape goats when something goes wrong. You can take
that to the bank.

Name: wiser
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 August 2018

Other

Are you serious?  And just what should they do with management that
sucks at their jobs? How about all the white collar idiots they have in
Jacksonville. How about the lost dispatchers?  How about the chessie
department that doesn't follow up on repair request. I have been
waiting for over 2 months now to get an answer to a problem with
payroll printouts and I'm pretty damn sure it has been swept under the
rug or I have just been blown off like everything else they do.
Get real. I've been out here 22 years. This horse and pony show has
not changed and wont in your life time. If everyone in the field was
perfect at their jobs and we could prove it to the stockholders and the
media that would give us a right to demand that management be replaced
with more credible and dependable employees.  I'm a damn stock holder.
I invest in this company and should have a say as to who is running this
company. We all have a say. Everyone is too lazy to demand some answers
from the board of directors. So go out and do your job the best you
can. Don't worry about the idiot who isn't as smart as you think you
are. Don't draw attention to yourself. Just make that pay check and
take it home. Your job isn't that hard. You deliver cars. Its that
simple. You flat switch. Not rocket science. Just remember. BE HONEST! 
Don't lie on the on boards. Don't cover up recrew trains. Make them
put the correct trains and locations on the tickets. Don't let the
TM's bully you into putting false info on anything. Do your job and go
home in one piece.

Name: Chains
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Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 August 2018

I retired last year, and what I observed in all the departments,to stay
employeed you have to be just as good as the weakest link in the chain.
Iíve seen guys work there whole career at a snails pace. But one thing
is they are consistent and donít draw heat on themselves and cause no
problems. Then another guy I worked with was go go go, looked  busy all
the time. But by the end of the shift had next to 0 production. So when
there was a job to do that needed completed in a timely manner.
Management never went to these people. They where good they dotted
there I,s and crossed there T,s .And that is how they trained
management to accept them over the years.

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

How can a guy with 15+ years seniority and been on the same job over a
year still not know what they are doing? They are everywhere!

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 August 2018

If you have enough seniority to hold a job but you suck at that job
there is nothing anyone can do. Management should be able to place
employees where the can actually be productive. If you suck at all yard
jobs then you should be forced to the road or shown the door.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2018

I wonder if they will ever realize a happy employee is a productive
employee.

Name: Self support
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 August 2018

When I worked for Hh at cprail. I never got mad I got even. I followed
all the new rules and played there game. At times the management hated
it. Because they thought it would speed some situation up. I would go
to the letter on air tests etc. And when they called I would tell them
what I was doing. Most times was told to speed it up but I made them TM
tell me to skip this or that. Then would say ok I take but under
protest. Maybe throttle down when I could. A dollar here a dollar
there, I would always get my money out of the company one way or
another by doing it there way.

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

Jokes on you CSX. My engineer and I just spent 35 minutes on overtime
waiting to tie up our time ticket. You just paid out $50 to save on
what? The cost of electricity for the computers? To try and deter
people from putting in claims? Guess what, I'll just make more
overtime for myself and everyone behind me in line by putting in valid
claims. I could see if the computers quit working and you didn't want
to replace them. But to just remove 2 computers to save on electricity.
Pathetic! All this to save a dime but will end up paying a dollar.
Dumbasses

Name: Money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 August 2018

I hope you are on pay waiting to use the computer. It all adds up money
in your pocket. Keep a log of your time worked etc. Itís the company
spending a dollar to save a penny. Milk every hour of pay out of CSX
you can. They cut so much staff no one cares in management.

Name: Billable fish
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 August 2018

Please donít listen to rumours on CSX. It will just add to the BS train.
When you see it with your own eyes then you know for sure.

Name: Radnor
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 August 2018

Anyone know how Radnor is running and if we're gonna see another hump
open?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 10 August 2018

Anything new on the KY? Heard business was picking up.

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

Please

I don't believe anything anymore.  Salters said he would cut carman
jobs if they didn't work faster but now they are hiring them.

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

Please

Our unions are in for a big surprise. Its going to get worse than they
have ever seen. The boys in Canada warned everyone. They came on here
and posted everything that HH did to bust the unions and Foote will be
following his foot steps. You are finally going to get a good look at
what our unions are made of.
Indianapolis just did away with the pod terminals as well. They are
allowed to have 2.  You got over 350 engineers and conductors coming in
and out of that terminal. Just how in the hell do they expect people to
be able to come in and print off bulletins, work orders and do time
tickets, along with putting in claims that they have every right to and
are entitled to do by union rights and law, adjust bid cards and check
their status and  train line ups without having to wait in line like
your working at the BMV! If they think for one moment that I will stand
there and wait in line over 20 minutes to tie up a ticket so I can go
home they are sadly mistaken. I will call crew management and tell them
to do it because I cant get access to a pod in a reasonable time to tie
up and go home. If I get any flack from it I will wake up the FRA hours
of service officer and explain the problem to him. Some people think
this is a deliberate attempt to discourage people from tying up a pod
putting in claims because others will get pissed having to wait in line
for someone to take the time that is needed to do their claims. This
isn't cost saving. This isn't using the company resources wisely.
This is once again causing another hassle and unnecessary inconvenience
for employees. What is the motive? What do they plan to accomplish.
Nothing good could come from a move like this.

Name: Please
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 August 2018

Please please please, I dont know about other places but there was a LC
meeting in louisville today and chairman where told the expectations
from here on out, to much to go into here but listen to ur fellow works
and all I can say is that if it sounds to petty to be true believe it

Name: Jobs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 August 2018

If people are layed  off, CSX should post those new jobs across the
system first. Before hiring from the street, people might relocate to
fill a position. Make sure the union and CSX are doing this.

Name: The game
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 August 2018

They can do that

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

Louisville Osborn Yard is hiring 3 Carmen, just posted yesterday on the
CSX website. Pay rate for 1st 366 days is $27.00/hr.

Name: Indeed jobs csx
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 August 2018

https://www.indeed.com/m/jobs?q=Csx

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

I don't know about other places on the railroad, but on the Albany
division its 2 computers per terminal?  What a joke!   Who are the Yo
Yo's making these decisions?

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

Hiring

Make absolutely no sense.  If they were gonna cut it seems they would
let everyone exercise there seniority and move first before advertising
jobs.

Name: Hiring ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 August 2018

I looked on Indeed and there are several jobs posted for CSX. In every
department, but CSX announcements of 5000 more cuts by 2020. It does
not add up in my books just what they are doing. Maybe the job cuts
announced to share holders is just propaganda.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 August 2018

Cond 10-20

It was 28 days not 2 months. We didn't mind it if you were on a loaded
up extra board seeing we didn't have gaurentees. You got to hold & work
those jobs. There was a lot wrong on the railroad back then. We had
school teachers, farmers etc... that maintained seniority by only
having to work 2 days a month. Then during summers & after crops were
in they bumped a younger man off a job. Those 2 days they worked
credited RRB & kept their health care intact. We were glad when it
stopped. The one thing that hasn't changed is having to be glued to a
phone. That changed over the years when we got beepers to have a little
freedom from the house. Then by the mid '90s it changed again. CSX only
allowed 10 minutes to call in on a beeper. We had to get cellphones.
Being first out for 12 hours happens. It's part of the job, we didn't
like it. Same as being 4th out and they deadhead 2 crews and called a
make up without knowing about it making you 1st out. Again, it's part
of the job. That's the point Retired was making.

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

Railroaded gone wild

That's awesome.  I got off ambien, blood pressure and anxiety meds
since leaving a month ago.  The way I feel now is life changing to say
the least.

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2018

Another "benefit" to getting out of csx is i dont need any benefits!
Sleep disorder,Gone! Weight,back to normal with out all the crazy
hours...back pain Gone! I dont miss that sxxx at all. You guys should
start putting in applications
Or better yet start your own company.no more kissin axx to get a day
off..
Weekends?  I got em all off
Nobody even asks if i will work weekends

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

Retired now

Poor guy!!  Was that back when you could stay displaced for two months
straight?

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

in the Second World War the German soldiers where given meth to keep
them up for days. And the Japanese comacasey oilers where given meth to
do suicide dive. Maybe that is foots plan for CSX. Lol

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 August 2018

wasted life:

Evidently you have no experience waiting for calls to work before
pagers & cellular phones were available.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2018

The B.S. "Greed"...is starting to heat up again about 1 person train
crew utilizing remote control and "utility"conductors...When will the
maddness end!!

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

CSX


FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MAN!  If there is anything you do to straighten up
this railroad, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE  do something to straighten out
these god for saken train line ups.   I sat since 8 am in the morning
till 2000 hours at night waiting first out to be called for a pool
train that you changed the time on 5 damn times!  You had me sitting at
home not being able to do a damn thing that might take me longer than 30
minutes to get home. YOU PEOPLE KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING! You know you are
making us slaves to the phone when you do this shit. If you don't have
power or you cant get the trains worked and ready don't put them on the
damn line up until you know for sure your going to run them and do it
about 4 hours before they are called. At least we will know when it
shows up on the lineup we have 2 hours to get home or finish up what we
are doing before it will get called. This crap has been going on for far
too long. We filed complaints with the Unions and the FRA. Neither one
of them will do anything to help us. So please for the love of God have
a soul. Have a heart. Pretend you at least give a little shit about us.
My God, we are making your stockholders rich. We are making the white
collars money. What more do you want from us!

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

I hope the train crew involved in accident get some counseling that they
need to help them deal with that, terrible accident. I could not imagine
going threw that!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 August 2018

Robert pines. Please o bother NS. It was their train that ran over the
kids.  Of course it was not their fault but at least you won't be
bothering us.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 August 2018

Remember August 12 is national idiot month for people who try to beat a
train and get splattered all over the road... Hence, road kill.

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

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/08/07/freight-train-collides-toddlers-killing-one-portage-indiana/930350002/

Half wit brain washed CSX crew runs down a 4 year old and two year old
after $97 MILLION ceo pay was year.

L@N ---Hint it's not me you should be looking over your shoulder for
your asking for it remarks.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 August 2018

Remember August 12 is a day of remembrance for idiots who try to beat a
train and put T&E lives in jeopardy..

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2018

Let's see fake RR lil' jimmy

The video shows like 5 Osha violations --no safety strap riding three
feet above squishy train wheels. A 12 year old moron with a learning
problem could fill in the blanks.

Let's see---CSX guy with butt out in a busy street for a switch
completely in the wrong location gets hit by Amtrak and RRJIM FOAMERs
cookie jar pops up like anybody gives a flying flamingo about Lil
jimmies cookies.

Further proof railroad safety is ran by cross eyed baboons and winos.

https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/amtrak-train-stalled-on-tracks-jacksonville-sheriff-s-office-on-scene/805470773

CSX employee hit by Amtrak train in Jacksonville

Hmmm---Just add Amtrak.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBn2pHslQCc

Then the FRA data is all over like a bad rash --unpaved street---128
trains a day when inventory is 49. 60 mph train speed limit when
inventory is 25 mph. And what about wasting a few million safety funds
on the Polish pedestrian catwalk

87 0.083782 621193R CSX FL DUVAL JACKSONVILLE MCQUADE STREET 0 0 1 0 0
GT 126 4 60 NO 2 5,567

Name: Legal pot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2018

Ten more weeks and pot is legal in Canada. It is going to be interesting
how companies are going to deal with people that are safety sensitive in
there jobs. And smoke up on there days off. But will still have the drug
in there system.

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

hey smh. youre right about the oldheads. im not one of them. i got 20
years in and ive been stuck in an extra board 95 percent of the time.
im just saying handle your finances. we make more money than most
people. the job is not great either. f    k    off.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2018

Canada

How much you pay in healthcare premiums and then out of pocket and
deductibles.  I guess it all evens out.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 August 2018

SMH

That's BS. We lost a lot of penalty claims etc...when trip rates were
introduced to appease those who hired after 1994. Then every loss after
2000 wasn't by oldheads since we weren't the voting majority. What was
didn't matter since we also didn't have it anymore.

Name: Benefits 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 August 2018

It was the old guys that fought for the benefits you rr enjoy today.
When there was a union on the rr we stood together and made the
sacrifices, to get the benefits everyone enjoys. We never had air
conditioning and the creature comforts you have today, that was all
fought for. So enjoy the benefits you have and I hope you donít
negotiate all the benefits away.

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

You people pay a lot more in deduction in USA. Up here in Canada we get
a lot more tax deducted. By the time you spend a dollar here just about
50 percent  taxes.

Name: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2018

I love hearing a old head talking about how good this job is and how
wealth it made them. You old hogs had great contracts and what the
contracts did make you then you stole the rest. I've got 25 years
under my belt and I've almost seen it all. You old heads are thieves
like the company. In the last 12 years this place has went to HELL.
This young generation railroader is being screwed and punished for what
you did over the years. It's kinda funny just sitting back and trying
to figure out who's stealing the most. The company from its employees
or the union from the employees or the employees trying to get back
what everyone has screwed the out of. Old hogs can rot in HELL along
with the management.

Name: suckered
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2018

LC's!

Union dues went up another 15 bucks after we got our raise.  Im
lowering my OOS insurance to offset the cost. Now that we cant claim
any of this on our taxes anymore thanks to our POTUS who has clearly
used loop holes on his taxes for ever is there a way you are going to
claim them. You got the inside info on all of this. Got any suggestions
on how to lower the dues? Maybe we should all just drop our OOS
insurance and say the hell with it. Like I said, cant claim it anymore
anyway!

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

All the overtime work you pay more income tax, so you have to find
invest ment to be able to defer income tax. Some investments you can do
this. Talk to a financial advisor to find loop holes!

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

Even with all the aggravation...R.R. still a good job....just have to
remind ourselves that sometimes... Stay safe Bro's and Sis's...

Name: slave4$$$$
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 August 2018

Public readers

I worked soooo many hours last year that it totaled up to 16 months
worth of 5 day a week 40 hours a week work schedule. Now you ask
yourself this...If you work Monday thru Friday for 40 hours a week how
are you going to come up with the extra hours on the clock to get  that
extra 4 months in.  Maybe leave and go check into a hotel for 15 hours
then go back on the clock. Accumulate some more hours. Or stay at work
for 12 hours instead of 8? Or maybe sit in your car after your 12 hours
at work is done and wait in your car another 3 hours for someone to come
get you and take you home? Railroad is a genius on figuring out ways to
dominate every minute of your life if they can. If it wasn't for the
feds stepping in and making it mandatory that they have to leave us
alone for 10 hours, we would have our phones wringing within 6 hours
after we got home every time we left work.  IT USED TO BE THAT WAY! If
you didn't work 12 hours on a job they could call you back in 6 hours
to tell you to report in 8. Now they say we are coddled and we should
be happy we get to be left alone for 10 hours. You people have no clue.
Then there is the mental fatigue that is caused by constant stupid crap
that goes on every single day along with fighting for pay they refuse
to give you that was signed, sealed and agreed upon by the company with
a written signature. It just never ends. I don't think we make near
enough for the battle fatigue that we have to deal with but we just
chuck along so you can have your goods made and delivered. So the next
time you are sitting in your nice recliner watching that flat screen
and drinking a beer just thank the good lord you have us slaving out
here getting US freight  across the railroad for you!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 August 2018

Pines

You crazy fool. You haven't a clue about what happened in JAX. You
haven't a clue about anything. lol

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

nevermind. i see some of you dont understand what i mean about being
wealthy.its not about your take home pay and all tha crap. invest
wisely and with compounding interest and growth your investment will
pay off. my 401k is worth  three times what i have contributed over 20
years. that plus the assets that working for the railroad has provided
such as buying property and such.  handle your finances and you will
see. it works. out.

Name: RR Slim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 August 2018

You don't make 633 more a month than them. You forgot that they work
under the table or sell stolen stuff to the pawn shop

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

Assume you receive 26k a year in total welfare benefits. (Fair
assumption)
Housing
Food
Healthcare
Etc
That 26k is basically your take home pay.
26,000 divided by 12 months is $2,166.66
My take home pay at CSX is around $1400 a half. (I'm a yard guy) So
$2800 a month take home.
2800-2166.66 is 633.34
I work 160 hours or more a month to make 633.34 more than a welfare
recipient.

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

Wealthy 

Conductor got it right on spot. As of now after they take out my 401k
money, then my 200.00 for union dues or 228.00 for medical premium and
then take an average of .345% of what's left, I don't bring home a
fortune let alone enough to get rich. Yeah we can live fairly
comfortable if we pinch pennies, have just 1 kid and save wisely but
that's not reality. No one is getting rich. Living out of hotels and
giving up a family life should be compensated nicely. We deserve every
dime including the pay they steal. You should know this. No one is
getting RICH with what they give up. No one is living the dream!

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 August 2018

Let's see---CSX guy with butt out in a busy street for a switch
completely in the wrong location gets hit by Amtrak and RRJIM FOAMERs
cookie jar pops up like anybody gives a flying flamingo about Lil
jimmies cookies.

Further proof railroad safety is ran by cross eyed baboons and winos.

https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/amtrak-train-stalled-on-tracks-jacksonville-sheriff-s-office-on-scene/805470773

CSX employee hit by Amtrak train in Jacksonville

Hmmm---Just add Amtrak.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBn2pHslQCc

Then the FRA data is all over like a bad rash --unpaved street---128
trains a day when inventory is 49. 60 mph train speed limit when
inventory is 25 mph. And what about wasting a few million safety funds
on the Polish pedestrian catwalk

87 0.083782 621193R CSX FL DUVAL JACKSONVILLE MCQUADE STREET 0 0 1 0 0
GT 126 4 60 NO 2 5,567

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

Wealthy? That's a strong word that you just used inappropriately-
Lets assume you start at the RR day 1 making 100k a year (didn't
happen)but lets assume- and you work 30 years making 100K per year
every year- after taxes, dues, etc, etc, you bring home around half
maybe a little more but not much- 100K X 30 Years is 3 Million, divide
that by 2 and you've got 1.5 million that you actually bring home.
Your entire career the absolute most you will bring home is somewhere
between 1.5-2 million. THAT'S THE MOST MONEY YOU WILL MAKE YOUR ENTIRE
RR LIFE! THINK OF ALL THE HOURS WORKED FOR THAT! NOW THINK ABOUT FOOTE,
HE MAKES $2,638,712 A YEAR. DIVIDE THAT BY 2 AND YOU CAN FIGURE THE GUY
MAKES IN 6 MONTHS WHAT YOU WILL MAKE YOUR ENTIRE LIFE! 
SO TO SAY THE RR MADE YOU WEALTHY IS REDICULOUS!

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

who gives a shit. if you guys are investing in the 401k, then there is
not too much to bitch about. working for the railroad has made me and
my wife wealthy. you have to think long term. most of the asshole
bosses will be gone in a few years and there will be another operating
plan. ive seen people come and go. no big deal. just play the game.

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 August 2018

I read about all you guys complaining I've been gone for 6 months now
and I don't miss the place at all I told them to take their money
their demand days their vacation days their personal days and their
Railroad Retirement shove it up their ass no amount of money could make
me go back there it's an employee's job market now .now is the time to
get out while you can

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 August 2018

hogger

All you can hope for is that they know it when they become LE's. I
tried the look it up routine. I just frustrated myself. There were some
who still didn't know the signals other than clear, approach, and stop.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 August 2018

Hogger

You're absolutely right.  By field, I meant yard switching.  The road
is a different story.  15 years out there I've never had a single
failure or a target on my back.

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

Why not have a pay scale? The least you can make is A the most you can
make is Z. That way we can all be paid what we are worth, not all
equal. Some guys work really hard at doing a good job and some work
really hard at being lazy. Why are we paid the same?

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

I think what CSX and the union jointly should do is creat a video game
for these young green behind the ears conductors .Conductors can play
at home and in the bunkhouse. Where they get points for each level of
rules they understand and move to next level of rules. Lol

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2018

Further proof railroad safety is ran by cross eyed baboons and winos.

https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/amtrak-train-stalled-on-tracks-jacksonville-sheriff-s-office-on-scene/805470773

CSX employee hit by Amtrak train in Jacksonville

Hmmm---Just add Amtrak.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBn2pHslQCc

Then the FRA data is all over like a bad rash --unpaved street---128
trains a day when inventory is 49. 60 mph train speed limit when
inventory is 25 mph. And what about wasting a few million safety funds
on the Polish pedestrian catwalk

87 0.083782 621193R CSX FL DUVAL JACKSONVILLE MCQUADE STREET 0 0 1 0 0
GT 126 4 60 NO 2 5,567

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2018

Cond. 10-20

Your not the stupid dumb ass I had last week that wanted to know what
we were supposed to do when we came up on a warning board not on our
bulletins. I told him to get his frickin rule book out and read it. He
started running that pie hole telling me that I should know the rule
being the engineer and why don't I just tell him.  Again I told him to
get his damn book out and never to get on a train with me again until he
got his head out of his ass and learned the rules of the road.  You say
you can go out without ever reading anything and just work with your
ears open YOUR A FUCKING IDIOT! Do everyone a favor and quit. You
listen to gossip and rumors from idiots like the one I work with then
your dangerous. You come in being the first one on duty when a brand
new bulletin is issued on something that is important as hell and you
just keep those big ears open when you walk out and see how far that
gets you every time. Jeezzz, it gets more pathetic everyday. where do
they get these arrogant self absorbed losers!

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

In my time on the rr I witnessed as ashop steward the guys that always
put a grievance in for one thing or another. The management stopped
trying to get him to do things that violated collective agreement.
Because they knew they would file a grievance. So management would just
move onto the next guy that was willing to cross the line or or do
unsafe things by taking short cut. So the management does not want to
deal with grievances. Or upper management was tired of grievances. In a
perfect world managers would not ask anyone to cross the line. Because
he New he would get a grievance put in on his watch by everyone.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2018

Conductor 20-30

I'm not sure who your LC has to represent but 3/4 of who our
represents our model employees who never had a single problem till this
regime change.  And I guarantee you I could go in the field and never
look at a rule or a new bulletin but keep my ears open, stay focused
and work safe and not mess up plus keep a target off my back.

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

When I took LC and shop steward training we where told to watch out for
sucker words in agreements. The instructor teaching the course. I asked
him why then when the national rep settle our contract that they always
leave sucker words in the collective agreement. He said they leave them
there because companies will not sign off on agreements if they are
removed. That is so irresponsible in my view but the union is in such a
hurry to get a contract. Then they can use time to challenge the company
in disagreements that they left in the collective agreement in the first
place. The company lawyers must love these national reps. I asked the
instructor why does the national reps not practice what they teach in
these courses!!!

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 August 2018

Other

You can hang a tele and do an air brake test. You are trained and
qualified for that. If there are Carmen on duty and you do the work you
need to get the Carmen to put in a claim for another craft crossing
their line and taking their assigned work from them that they are on
duty for. Good luck with that. I have only had a few actually go for it
when I was a conductor.  However I was forced aa an engineer once to
tear power apart in a engine service area and then run it around the
round track and put it back together to switch out leader. I put in co
mingled claim and requested I be paid the extra rate the engine service
employee's were paid. I also put in claim that I wasn't hired to work
in that area and was never trained to be an employee in the engine
service department. Not only did I get paid but the superintendent  got
a call and was told that kind of activity better never happen again. So
sometimes it is a good thing to draw attention to some of the games
that go on. You win a few, you lose a few but better to try than not!

Name: xlc
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2018

Ape  
Its called loop holes in the agreement that most union members don't
bother to learn about because they don't want to waste their precious
time reading it.  All switcher jobs (like J101 etc) have loop hole
wording that says any switcher job that is getting paid the same exact
miles and the same exact overtime agreement can do any switcher job if
there is a call for it due to shortages etc... the same thing goes with
y jobs that pay all the same. If you get called to go out and work a job
that pays less than your chosen job you are entitled to the most pay. If
they use you in another class because of manpower shortage you are
entitled to the highest pay of any job you work and there are penalties
for performing certain jobs. Read your agreement. Every agreement has
loop holes that favor the Carrier and gives them the ability to twist
it to their advantage.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2018

How is it going up in Nashville now that you are humping again?

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

If I am on the Y999 that is described as working the blueberry farm but
everyday they have me work the sewer plant which is the Y888 work and
the Y888 goes and switches cars which is the Y777 work and so on and so
on, then why even have bids, and why even have a union if the company
will do whatever they want with you anyways?
We have a union...
1. Lost quits
2. Lost demand days
3. Lost boots
4. Lost thanks awards
5. Lost seniority rights
6. Forced to cross craft lines 
(Conductors are not Carmen)
(Trainmasters are not caller runners or Conductors)
7. Yeah we get a raise here and there but dues go up
8. Certain employees get targeted and fired for anything
9. Certain employees get away with everything
10. ETC.
We now work twice as hard and way longer than we ever have and we have
lost all the "perks"
I don't want to hear about how most jobs require you to be at work a
full 8 hours. I get it, but most jobs don't have guys working outside
in the extreme heat, cold, rain, lightning, etc. Most jobs have a roof,
climate control, and smooth walking conditions.
You pour concrete over the yards and put a massive dome up so we work
in decent conditions and I will gladly work 25 hours a day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 August 2018

To the idiot below this post...
So we have a bid system so we can be awarded jobs based on what we want
to work right? 
If we show up for our job and the managers make us do whatever they
want us to then what is the purpose of having bids? 
Why not just have everyone on an extra board and you just take a call
and do whatever they want you to do?

Name: conductor
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2018

Cond. 10-20


Im sure I have been paying my hard earned union dues longer than you
have.  I don't want my money and my LC taking off to go represent some
dumb ass who wont, not cant, take the time to read the damn rule book
the best he can and to print out and read a damn bulletin because he's
just a lazy puke and wants to act like he's a tough man who doesn't
have to do what his damn boss says. Get his ass in trouble them cries
like a bitch to the union to help him when he doesn't deserve one
single minute of the unions time. Worthless and lazy doesn't give you
automatic rights to have my LC's time wasted to try and get you off
easy.  make your bed sleep in it.

Name: Briefing policy
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 August 2018

It is company policy to have a job briefing with all your mates, so the
left hand knows what the right hand is doing.

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

Don't forget you can take minutes twice in a 12 hour shift.

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

If my bid on job is to work industry a, b, and c but you idiots have me
work other industries and switch cars out and do whatever else for the
first 4 hours of the day, don't act like a dumb mfer and start rushing
me or questioning why I'm not getting my own work done. You know why
stupid! I am not rushing to make sure I get my own work done if I am
doing other work too. I am a dues paying union member and I bid on jobs
based on the job description!

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

Yes it can make for a long day when they send a boy out to do a mans
job. A lot of young men are brought up by mommy these days. No father
figure around. In most cases that is what you get. A boy in a mans
body!!!

Name: Lloyd
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2018

Cond 20-30 you're just a do as your told bitch and a troll for upper
management.  Guys like you need a swift kick in the nuts.  That rule
book has changed so many gd times and is full of rules that are hard to
interpret.  Get off your high horse.  Somewhere a trainmaster needs his
knob polished and you sound like just the man for the job.

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

Had a good one the other day.  Had 120 loaded auto racks with 1 junk
engine.  Boy that Jacksonville engine desk really knows what they're
doing.....ASSHOLES!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 August 2018

Work Shall Set You Free !!! NOW GET OUT THERE AND BUST YOUR ASS LIKE WE
PAY YOU TOO BUT IF YOU GET HURT...ITS YOUR FOUGHT ALWAYS.....GET GET
GETIRRR DONE DAMN IT.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2018

Conductor 10-20

I think I'd rather be in the same union as the moron you speak of over
you.

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

apes


We all know that CSX is totally inept when it comes to a lot of
internal business practices. But it doesn't help any of us out in the
field when you have so many lazy worthless cry babies and boys(not men)
who wont do their part. Every single day there is some idiot standing in
the crew room quoting some rule that they don't have a clue what their
talking about. Then there's that idiot who stand there and says "I
didn't know that was a rule". If you read your damn rules book and
your bulletin and notices you would know this you moron. I just stood
next to another stupid moron yesterday that overheard someone quoting a
rule that someone else didn't know.  The moron stood there and said I
don't read those things. I haven't been asked to show my bulletins in
years to anyone. I don't know why you guys care so much about that
shit.  I just wanted to tell him to take his lazy worthless ass out of
there and quit. Let someone with less seniority move up who actually
tries to do their job right and quit wasting good space. Its idiots
like that who make the work place bad for us. Grown boys shouldn't
need someone to hold their hands. He just stood their and laughed. Im
thinking, what's so funny you ignorant retard. Go back and suck on
your mama's tit and let the men do the work out here. Worthless idiots
in the workplace. Ide rather spend the day working with a Tm than that
retard.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2018

If CSX don't do what why, then it wouldn't work. How could it even?
The employees are and they do but there isn't. So how could it? There
is a lot of have and it works fine but they are for short periods. When
will it end?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 August 2018

Why can't we bank caps points? If I'm at 0 points and go a month I
should get negative 3 and so on. Maybe cap it at negative 10 or
something and have an option of cashing it in for a demand day. There
is no incentive to keep a 0 balance month to month.

Name: Hedge fund
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2018

When ackman cashed in cprail stock walked away with a lot of profit for
clients 850 million. But then lost clients money investing in phizor.
He made lots for himself on fees but his clients got burned. Once Foote
thinks the stock has peaked and they canít raise stock value anymore you
will see Foote and friends cash in and run. Hopefully by then the
infrastructure of CSX is not so bad that it will take billions to bring
back to normal status. Greed is the name of the game infrastructure and
employees mean nothing to these greedy assholes

Name: Last post 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2018

Sorry that post did not go well?

Name: Could be you
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 August 2018

https://plus.google.com/share?url=https%3A//www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DaBF5P-s7l1c%26feature%3Dshare&source=yt&hl=en&soc-platform=1&soc-app=130
Lots of sleepless nights for these guys. Tried to use them as scape
goats!

Name: Retired 
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Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 August 2018

I retired just before Hh left the company. The company preaches safety
all the time, they cut the cab companies and expected crews to walk
everywhere. As a yard carman I tried giving crews a ride when I could.
I was disciplined for doing that , told it was not my job. They
expected crews to walk along distance in the freezing cold in winter
months. Most conductors still road the point to protect the movement.
And had to walk back to the headend 100 plus cars. Then you would hear
the tm yelling at hogger they need your power for another train on shop
track. How much longer to cut power off and get it to shop track. Hogger
as soon as conductor gets to head end. A lot of times they would get
hogger to tye train down wait for conductor. By the time conductor got
to the head end a lot of time passed. In some cases crew times out and
have to leave everything because of time spent walking from tailend to
head end. But the company is saving 20 dollars for cab fare. You do the
math how stupid rr think from an office cubicle and never know how the
job works in the field. Then they start phoning everyone on why there
are delays. The conductors job is to protect the movement most ride the
point. But the ones that donít are helping the company out. But if there
ever is a mishap they will hang the conductor. My point being to protect
yourself and others do the job the way you where trained to do it and
follow the safety rules.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2018

Conductor 1-10

I do my job better then most and watch my shoves.  I've seen to many
road train come in short on time just shove them in blind.  I was
really making a point of the dangerous rush culture the company has
created.  Get a clue conductor 1-10.

Name: Eng.
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2018

Hey csx 

Had a dumb as tm jump our ass for getting off train to find a worker at
a flag location because we couldn't get ahold of flagger.  Said we
don't do that anymore.  Rule 310.2 line 2 says you got to provide
warning to any workers present then sound horn before proceding. Tell
us how the F...k do you provide warning to the workers if you can't
see them directly? I should have told the TM to kiss my ass when he
went off about the delay but the punk wasn't worth it.  You got some
totally ignorant morons out here. It was in writing in the old rules
that you got off and found the boss. For damb good reason. Obviously
this idiot tm doesn't get it. Providing warning to workers may require
making contact with one!  Just get rid of these damn TM so we can do our
damn jobs safely. We are entitled to take the safest course of action!
So sick of these stupid pukes!

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2018

This last guy speaks volumes about what's wrong with many big
corporations and csx.  He's willing to jump through hoops for a
company knowing that they eliminated jobs that made his life easier but
just doesn't care.  They put profit over your safety and you point the
finger at your coworkers.  Why do we blame each other for a mess that
was created over money?  If they weren't a profitable company before I
might understand but don't come on here and take up for this miserable
excuse for a company while thousands of your fellow workers have been
laid off because of pure greed.  Have fun riding those shoves YES man.

Name: Dr.
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2018

Employees 

If your forced to work through your dinner break you have a claim for
that . Put it in.  If you have a medical condition such as diabetes or
low blood sugar and you are supposed to eat and/or you take medications
to control it you have a right by law to have that meal break. Inform
your supervisor and call your medical department and file a complaint.
You are entitled to a meal break. Your health and welfare is priority.
Do not file a complaint with your local union reps. Take the issue
directly to your international union reps.

Name: Conductor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 August 2018

Lazy cond.  
You do have the resources to watch the shove. It's called your lazy
ass. Just do your job. So it takes a little longer to do your job. You
get paid for it. Quit being a lazy bitch. I ride shoves all the time
swinging tracks or setting trains. Walk back to the head end of get a
ride if your lucky. Stop your bitching. Your just lazy cause you don't
want to do the work.  JEEZZZ!

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2018

Yep.  Everyone should pick a date and start laying down and rule them to
death.

Name: Employees
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2018

They cut all these jobs to get operating ratio numbers down. The
existing employees they figure would pick up the slack work threw
dinner break. They really think they could get the same production with
half the men. Thatís where the whip come in, thought they could whip 
People into getting production numbers. They really do think and expect
that. They are nuts

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2018

We don't have the time or resources to watch shoves.  That's just the
culture HH created.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 August 2018

Louisville needs a hostler on each shift and a 2 man hey you rco job.
Things would go so much smoother. Throw in a utility person with a
truck that can line switches, watch shoves, give rides, and attach to
any crew at anytime for any reason and you're golden.

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

Modern Day Slavery !

Name: Trainmonster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 August 2018

We all know the trainmonster is the backbone of the rr. Thatís why
trains are delayed all over the place. Just a legend in his own mind.
Lol

Name: engineer
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 August 2018

Engineers

Has anyone in your terminal been charged yet for not using the PTC when
their engine is equipped. We got guys coming in all the time boasting
about how they don't use it. Never engage it. The horn annoys the hell
out of them because it blows at every dirt road across the country when
it doesn't need to. I always use it because I thought they were
tracking it.  If they aren't and you got people not using it then let
us know. No since in having to listen to that micro managing piece of
crap if you really don't have to.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 August 2018

Here we go...another day of breast feeding these....knuckle drag
ers....Help Lord the freight get over the road today

Name: Rr life
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Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2018

Retired last year, this is how I looked at my career on the rr. I had no
education grade twelve. Rr trained me for the job they wanted me to
perform. Never had weekends off for first thirty years. Worked all
shifts but made good money for the new duration I had. A lot of guys
could not take the shift work and left the rr. The top guy is the
hogger you will never make that on the street. And the pention plan
hooks you to. And it is a profession where you have dignity for what
you do. It is a good life if you can take all the bs. But sometimes the
grass is not greener on the other side of the fence. And they canít move
the rr to Asia like Harley Davidson did.

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

August 1, 2018......and CSX SUCKS more than it ever has!

Name: loco
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2018

Who gives a shit. Noone knows what is gonna happen at any location on
csx. Go in get your paperwork and go get on the engine. Stay under the
radar and do not bring any unwanted attention to yourself. It works for
me.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 August 2018

This "no early quit" has been around for a long time. Maybe some
terminals relaxed it. When it happened at the one I worked out of CSX
thought a 30 minute early quit was enough even though the work was done
earlier. We just slowed down there wasn't any incentive to get it done
like before. At times we made overtime. When CSX cut the extra boards
down and they were exhausted at least 3 times a week I worked the next
shift on a new ticket for 4 hours at 8 hours punitive rate. I worked
with one conductor that when we went to work industries he decided to
slow down to where when we got to the signal to the mainline and only
had 30-40 minutes left he would call the YM for a ride. He would tie
the train down. Every time because of a standing order of "no
overtime" they put us on a new ticket as an extra job. He'd get mad.
I told him we were making another 8 hrs at time & half for only 2 hours
work to shove the train to the yard and shove it in a track. I let CSX
make me money. If I had known working a 5 day yard job paid that good I
would of left the road decades before. It didn't when they had real
early quits. It was do to all the cutbacks.

Name: Stock value
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2018

You people have to understand that with stock being bullish. Foote is
not sweating the small stuff,all as matters to Foote is stock continues
to climb on his watch. He does not care about nothing else. All managers
that drank all the koolaid would love your job to get cut if it meant
more,stock value for the company. Once Foote knows that the stock has
peaked he will most likely retire the hero. The next ceo will inherit a
mess. These managers in the meantime are going to try and get every
minute of work out of you. The last conductor sounds stressed that
posted here. Very understandable but the company is not going to do
anything to make it easy for employees. Itís all about corporate greed
and investors demanding profit. The only people that know what your
going threw is your rr brothers and sisters. These managers will just
demand more and more out of employees and will not back off.

Name: To conductor shortages
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2018

You say Iím not a railroader well had 34 years of it the last 4 was with
Hh. My point being with this regime and the shares slowly going up.
Nothing will change it will just get worse. At head office because the
stock bullish going up they will keep doing the same tactics. Until
there is a change in the stock. This Foote and friends are there for
themselves and the shareholders. So donít help management was my point
they get the big bucks and perks to manage. Show up get paid go home,
they donít care about your av or if you pay is right. You have to keep
records of everything you do hours worked etc. I said this before on
here. I had Hh 4 years of hell. Foote is just trying to repeat
everything Hh did at cn and cp. I know itís not fun but you have to try
and make the best of it or get out.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2018

Shortage 
 
Obviously you aren't a rroader. Shortages cause hell for the rest of
us. They cap our vacation and personal days. They refuse personal
business. Then they call all damn might running roster calls and f...k

Everyone's sleep in the house. They stick you with extra jobs and
screw your pay all to hell. Don't pay extra tickets that were agreed
upon in the union agreements. Nickle and dime your ass to death. Only
way to guarantee your pay is to be old enough to hold a reg. Job that
pays the same rate everytime you work. Then don't answer the damn
phone on roster calls. Screw helping them out. Why dog catch and work
other jobs they will just dick you on pay! Screw them and their
attendance policy. If they kept people hired like the agreements said
and let us take our days they wouldn't be in this mess. Been the same
crap going on for the last 10 years and the union's don't give a
rat's ass. So much for what you know about shortages.

Name: Doo doo man 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2018

What happened to train master Josh caston in Richmond.heard the chump
quit.he was a real ahole.

Name: CSX cuts
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2018

I had googled CSX and the latest was 4200 more cuts across the system.
But then you read posts on here that they are hiring in some terminals.
I think throwing big numbers out there for job cuts is to attract
investors. The facts will come out as time moves forward. Myself I know
they cut to deep!!!!

Name: Shortage
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2018

People donít give a fiddlers ď;!, about shortage of people let the
company stress over it.just get in the hours you need and let the high
paid highly skilled managers figure it all out. Go home crack a cold
one your duty is done.

Name: Job cuts
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2018

If CSX wanted to save money they should offer early retirement packages
to people with just couple years to go. Makes people at top of
seniority list happy and guys on bottom of list hopefully.

Name: Guy
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 July 2018

Cool hand Luke is 100 percent correct. Company doesn't care how
efficient the terminal is, if they think they can save a penny they'll
close the doors. Willard was cheapest place to process cars system wide.
Look at it now. Complete joke trying to flat switch. And another thing,
anyone who post on here acting like they know this company's next move
is only guessing. No one has a clue except the very top of management.

Name: Cool Hand Luke
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 July 2018

The man, 

Probably not a great idea to piss off the guys who might be qualifing
you in Nashville. Not sure what, if any changes are in store for
Louisville, but Radnor's hump will need cars to process. A couple
thing I do know, CSX will do what they BELIEVE is best for CSX
(stockholders) and we'll be the last to know.  It's laughable reading
about unused potential and what great switchman Louisville has, as if
that will have any influence on Louisville's future.

Name: To hr
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 July 2018

That buddy system is not like it use to be. Itís dog eat dog with these
managers now. They will eat there own they are so scared of the
outsider regime. Witnessed it many times when Hh took over. Guys that
thought there shit did not stink got a big wake up call thrown to the
curb. You might be right some have protection from higher ups to a
point. But no one is taking the chance to lose there job over some out
of control manager. They can hide this behaviour in house. But if it is
taken off the property and there is proof. I bet you will see him fired
from the company. Company policy on harrasment and labour laws also to
protect  t he worker. There are so many recording devices now it would
not be hard to catch them on tape. There is no policy where it says an
employee has to take this shit from management.

Name: realconductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 July 2018

The man

Big mouth who thinks your a one man circus.  Call it nastyville. Those
guys work just as hard as you Im sure and are working for the same
company and have the same agenda. Your not wanted anywhere that you
have an attitude towards the fellow brothers. Im sure I could wipe the
floor up with your arrogant arss but it wouldn't be worth the wasted
effort. Check that attitude at the door. 12 years isn't squat. Seen
guys with more than that cut off. Don't shit where you sleep. If you
are a real railroader then you should know that. Don't forget, you
might have sucked your way into the lime life where you are now but new
supervisors may not take so kindly to you.

Name: The man 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 July 2018

Let's go ahead and head down to nastyville fellas, I got 12yrs in
let's psr the shit outta there hump.

Name: Harrasment
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 July 2018

We use to have a supervisor who would throw his hard hat on the floor
when he got mad. It intimidated some employees. One day we had a guy
work with this supervisor and again the supervisor got mad and threw
his hard hat. The individual went to the other end of the shop and
called rr police and said he felt threatened by this supervisor, the rr
police came then called supervisors boss. The supervisor was removed
from the property. Never to be heard from again. Review your harrasment
policy and if you are dealing with this type of manager. The policy will
explain how to deal with this situation. Do not take this type of
behaviour from no one. Just because they have this bully regime does
not make it legal. Inform your union rep. And have a paper trail.
Nothing changes without paper trail , that way it is not swept under
the carpet.

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

You boys in Nashville better play your cards right. If Louisville has
cuts there are a lot of guys willing to move 2.5 hrs south to work.
Just saying!

Name: rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 July 2018

Conductor 1-10

If you can not find a rule that was previously issued before HH took
over in the new subdivision timetable, subdivision bulletins or HQ
System bulletins then the rule no longer is in effect. The rule that
you quoted about running with one unit on line when handling  empty
unit trains was originally put out when we still had Division general
bulletins. We no longer have those as you know. Example would be when
the Great Lakes had a general bulletin. This rule was in this
publication. When HH took over and changed the operating rules
departments format to circulating individual subdivision timetables and
bulletins a lot of information was removed. The new timetable and
relevant bulletins for each subdivision is how we operate. Make sure
you check you subdivision timetable very closely. Make sure that the
rules that are no longer in the HQ system bulletins and in your
subdivision bulletins are not in your timetables. If they are not then
the rule is obsolete. Every supervisor should know of these changes and
the rules that have been removed from all issues. If they do not then
don't hesitate to educate them. If its not in writing anymore than it
is not an rule anymore. As one poster stated before, we do not run on
rumor. We do not run by "it used to be". We run on written facts.
Until the operating rules department issues changes or brings back
rules that were made obsolete after HH took over you run by facts in
writing. If a supervisor comes up with a new rule that has not been put
in writing or states that it will be coming out soon, do not hesitate to
contact the operating rules department and clarify the information.

Name: Supervisor tempor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 July 2018

We had a supervisor just like you described, he made the mistake of
calling an Asian employee ď@&$;;: and more than one person heard what
he called this man. The man filed complaint with witnesses and the
supervisor was fired and escorted off the property by rr police. And
never allowed on company property again.

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

Wantout

This supervisor wouldn't happen to be the one that every time he is at
an investigation he loses it and goes off cursing at the poor victim
when the tape recorder is off. The one that insist on being addressed
as "Mister" blah blah when he doesn't show the same respect. Is this
the one who was rushing crews to do illegal brake test on line of road
pick up of cars? Is this the one who threatened to pull several crews
out of service for refusing to pick up and move high and wide cars
without proper clearance paperwork?  Is this the one who was forced by
a division manager to take anger management class in the past?

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

Lesson101

Thanks for the info.  Just out of curiosity I did look up what you
said. I'm guilty. I didn't notice the change to the rule either. Just
had an engineer warn me for getting on our power on the main side when
there were no trains around or coming. I was raised with enough sense
to look both directions for crossing the street. He said I would be
busted for violating the rules.  Guess when I see him I will educate
him.
I was told when they hired me that rules in the bulletins stay in
effect until they are removed. If a new rule book is put out they move
the pertinent rules to the book and remove them from further reissues.
That single unit on line rule is gone too.
Glad someone is keeping and eye on stuff. I thought it was stupid to
have one engine on line anyway unless you could maintain track speed.
HH might have been a nut job and a tyrant but he had some sense on some
things obviously.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 July 2018

Water cooler talk in Jax is Louisville is gone be downsized . Job cuts
are coming .

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

Put a hostler job on and you won't miss departure times. I thought it
was all about PSR. Not very P if your train don't leave on time.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

The man 
What's your point. Sounds like all your eggs are in one basket. As
long as auto does good and doesn't need bail out or economy hurts them
you might reap the rewards. You got some kind of attitude. Afraid for
your job? Your not going to make Csx rich all by yourself.

Name: Profit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2018

Head office does not have to visit any terminals,they know what is
profitable and what isnít. They know at the start they cut to deep for
the sake of getting operating ratio down. To appease the
investors,Foote is just repeating what Hh did at cp and cn he was there
part of it. The work will slowly come back, and the maintance they can
only put off for so long. Steel on steel has to be maintained they have
no choice. Donít start making sacrifices for this company by running
around like a chicken with its head cutoff. If you do it will bite you
down the road. Trust me they will need you more than you will need
them. There still trying to hire people at cn and cp. giving retired
hoggers 400.00 a day just to be on stand by. Most retired people and
fired people are not returning and helping company out. They had enough
of the bullshit treatment. The same thing is going to happen at CSX
donít panick. Google what Hh did at cn and cp see for yourself. CSX is
just a much larger rr and is confusing Foote. Cn cp straight track
coast to coast. CSX spaghetti track, it is making Foote dizzy and
giving him headache how to make Hh plan work!!!!

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

Why isn't anyone from Jacksonville visiting Louisville to see exactly
what is going on? It's a huge money maker already and could be the
belly of the beast that we call CSX.

Name: The man 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 July 2018

Ford pays for the crew starts mother fuckers we are straight profit in
Louisville any thing else is just a bonus we service big important
customers, not to many mom and pops, will also have intermodal, I wish
we had all of our small business back but we dont, we only deal with
big money shit, so fuck em and....

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

Lesson

HA! You are so right on but are you kidding. You really think any of
this matters. How about the bulletin that says your not supposed to do
work(pull cars) that are not on the onboard but we do it all the time
and just add the cars later. The TMs almost shit themselves when they
saw that for the first time. You think they are going to leave a multi
million dollar industry like a certain steel mill(name not mentioned)
not worked because they couldn't figure out how to get the cars
ordered and in the system before you went to work? They do what they
want and say what they want. My favorite is OH it was a rule they just
forgot to put it in the new reissues. BULLSHITZ. How many months does
it have to be gone before its officially GONE! I think a good argument
would be screw your new safety rule. We think it was put in there by
accident!  LOL LOL LOL

Name: Lesson101
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

ALL SUPERVISORS 

Get out the operating rules book. Turn to page 2-2 in the Safeway
section. Now black out the rule number 2101.1. IT DOESN'T APPLY ANY
MORE! 
Now get the latest reissue of the HQ SYSTEM BULLETINS. Go to page 4 of
66. Read new rule 2101.1. If you look hard enough you will see it is a
combination of rule 2101.2 and 2101.3 from the book.
Now look real close.  Don't strain yourself.  Look at line #3 in the
bulletin. Where do you see the words live track or main tracks. YOU
DONT. It was removed in the new bulletins when HH took over. Thank god!
You had supervisors who were causing trouble with this in line of road
switching and crews were working between double mains.
So stop this bull crap of threatening to write people up for getting on
the cars and motors next to a main! 
Oh...while your at it please for the love of God show the Engineers
where the rule is that states all empty unit trains must be run with
one motor on line before another one gets written up!  We,ve been
looking for it since HH took over and it was removed.  Guess it
doesn't apply anymore!

Name: robbed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

The man

Your not going out of your away from home terminal to drag in a train.
If you were you could get one and bring it back on one ticket. If you
go out and get another it is another ticket and the agreement the
engineers can only be forced out for a second if its an emergency and
then they have to be deadheaded home. If you go to get that train and
come back with one you are traveling with another train in the opposite
direction since you already had a train assigned to you. Don't let them
put it on a j ticket. Its not dog catching. Put in TA adjustment for the
trip back on the second train. Claim full pay. Its another train. Then
if they screw you on the deadhead put in claim for that too. You
already went out and came back to the away from home terminal with that
second train. If you want after you get back with the second train you
can request to stay at the hotel and go first out on the board. Yeah
someone else may be rested before you anyway but then you should get
another meal and the company has to pay for you to stay in the hotel
again.  Put the claim in for the second train they screwed you out of.
Put in the 8 hour claim for not running you through your home terminal
before you were forced on another train that went back to the first
terminal you were called out of.   These jerks will rob you blind if
you let them. Put all your claims in and find a way to make it the most
expensive to them as you can if they want to threaten you and violated
the hell out of the agreements.

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

Louisville needs someone to come evaluate how we are working then they
will realize that we can handle at least 3 times the volume we are now
with a few very minor adjustments. The Osborn Yard is layed out in a
way that could, (if used right) bring dwell times down to a few hours,
hit departure times 99% of the time, and bring in a lot more revenue. A
lot of times Ford and Toyota want more cars than we have! What is the
problem, why aren't the empty racks we need getting here? If we don't
service a customer 100% it's because the cars we need didn't make it
here. Where is the problem?

Name: showmemoney
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

The Man

So you never missed your quota. That's not the issue. So your tough
switchers. Back and forth. Up and down. No prize for that. The question
is other than moving those autos what else do you bring in for revenue.
Does the company make enough off of the auto freight to break even or
make a profit to justify your existence. Its all about the bottom
dollar. What does your yard bring each quarter?  Don't let being a
super switcher who blah blah fool you into thinking your profitable.
Your just a number. Don't be a fool and not plan for a move elsewhere
in your career.

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

Bendover

Not sure what agreement you are on there with kind of situation but in
our agreement when a crew is called out of an away from on terminal and
is forced to get a train at another away from home terminal they should
get a straight away dead head to the other away from home terminal.
When they get there they should be issued another ticket for the train
itself. Then there is an 8 hour penalty claim because a crew can not be
forced out of their away from home terminal to get another train at
another away from home terminal without being run thru their HOME
terminal first. Sounds like you should be given 2 straight away
deadheads and a ticket for the train as well and put in an 8 hour
penalty claim. You need to put claims in for this asap and get on to
your LC to talk to your general chairman about this. 


I can not say this enough. Check every single piece of paper that your
name is on. Check the origination of the train. Check every detail.
Make sure any trip made by wagon is correct in the drivers system. If
the area is bogus make them change it. These kind of  trips are the
ones that they are covering up information about the trains locations
and areas traveled. They may even have then coming out of a bogus mile
post or traveling to a bogus one. they may have your job under a Jjob
to hide the crew description. They have been hiding recrews and this
kind of work for months now. Even the trainmasters have made comments
on how crazy it is now. You would think after the article came out in
the Jacksonville newspaper and dispatchers blew the whistle they would
clean up their act. Keep everything that is bogus. If your name is
attatched you have a right to file a charge with the union on false
information being submitted on documents that your name is on and you
want it removed.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

As I went down the rail today I couldn't help but wonder if my train
was going airborne or not. Such a violent trip. I really don't
believe
it was the engine but more so bad track lacking maintenance. I used to
see the regular track inspectors every day but rarely see them once
every couple months, if that. When the big one happens I pray to God
it's not me. Just a matter of time. Not if but when!!

Another issue that I was just made aware of is that they are trying to
force the crew out of their intermediate hotel in North Baltimore to
take the Q150 to an away terminal and then bring Q151 back to NB and
then DH home on a combo, all on ONE ticket. Threatened to right the
crew up for insubordination when they tied their Q150 ticket up In
Walbridge instead of getting on the Q151 and taking it back to North
Baltimore on the same ticket. Unbelievable.

Question to any low level manager? How would you like to be told we are
cutting your salary in half and you will be expected to do twice the
work for half the money! Probably be closer to what you're worth!

Name: The man
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 July 2018

To switcher

Louisville is where the ford truck plant is and where the Louisville
automotive plant is we originate all escapes and f250 and above we doin
alright by the company, and I would hands put our crews up against any
other crews any where, we have done it all, from humping to reverse
humping, 2 man bowl down to 1 man bowl and never missed our numbers
that's with 2 hr. Quits we kicks cars up hill with our eyes closed and
make it work, it's a funny thing being the red headed step child u
develop that hard exterior that allows u to keep Chiping away and get
the shit done. Up hill slow down hill fast revenue first safety
last.....OUT

Name: New hires
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 July 2018

When company hired new guys it was good to see young people getting
work. And it did not take long to feel a person out to see if they
where the right fit for the job. The biggest mistake some of us made
was covering for a lost soul till he got his probation in. These type
of people mean well but they are lost and even dangerous to themselfs
and others. And some realize it and move on to other employment. Then
there are those that catch on fast and turn out to be good employees
and are pleasure to work with. I have seen them all pretty
entertaining!!

Name: To conductor cubs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2018

I made those statements about the new people, because under this regime
they push and intimidate the new people just like everyone else. They
develop a complex that they are going to be fired. When ever I have had
a new person and he gets confused I tell them to stop everything they
are doing and ask someone the proper way to perform the task. I said
the people will respect you for it. I have told new people not to feel
embarrassed if you have to ask how to perform task. And never take
chances, because you could hurt yourself and others.  I have seen hot
shot new guys loose there lives being on the job less than six months.
It still haunts me to this day. I can remember a class they sat at
table in class room. In front of them was a pencil and a pipe cleaner.
The instructor told them not to touch any thing on the table until told
to. Weíll instructor talked all morning. And he noticed some students
fidging with the pipe cleaner. He said we will break for dinner now and
the students that played with the pipe cleaner not to returnAnd wished
them good luck in there future. One guy asked why he was told he could
not follow instruction by not touching anything on the table!!!!

Name: switcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

Louisville

No one knows what's going to happen. Don't be so sure you are needed
as much as you think you are. Avon yard is a big yard and is rated the
most productive hump yard on the system. However they don't make the
company the money! Word is that there are still talks on the table to
close down the hump and just use the yard as a go through and make
Hawthorne the major yard again. Company claims even though avon yard is
the largest production yard on the system the revenue they create is
worthless. Some freight goes through to be humped and delivered to
Hawthorne to service the industries and others out east but very little
is done that travels from Avon to St. Louis. Long haul across the road
on the St. Louis line is not making them squat. Its all about the
bottom line. The almighty dollar. You might handle a lot of auto racks,
etc... but how much are you making them in revenue along the way. If all
you do is build auto trains and don't service enough industries to show
a good enough profit to pay for your operating cost your just as
vulnerable as the rest of us! They are reviewing everything across the
system at this very moment. They will cut and chop everything in their
power to reduce operating cost. Just because HH kicked it doesn't mean
that his plan is off the table. In fact, now that the monetary damage
has been done and they have to fix the mess they made you can expect
more cost cutting to kick in. Like begging for your money in cheap
stock pricing. Time for the smoke and mirror show to begin.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

Investing

What is it with you and others who constantly make that stupid ignorant
comment that we will have more accidents and derailments just because we
have new cubs coming in that don't know anything. I can bet my entire
pension that you didn't know shit when you were hired. People aren't
born knowing how to railroad or how it works. I'm sure you didn't
either. I didn't know shit. I learned it. Just like a new baby learns
to walk. We all know for the last 22 years that CSX has a training
program that just teaches the basics and brain washes them with more
safety propaganda than die hard field training.  Just worried about
injury lawsuits.  It was up to me when I got a new cub to teach him the
true in and outs of railroading. If you get a new group of cubs and
later down the road they are tearing everything up then you haven't
done your job as a trainer. Yeah, you get those few handfuls that think
they know it all already and don't want to listen but there's a lot
more who want to learn and learn right. You teach them how to cut
corners and break the rules all the time then you get what you deserve
if you work around them later and get yourself hurt. use some common
sense. Everyone was new at one time. So stop with the bull that things
are going to get worse just because a new cub steps on the ground. Do
you job and teach them correctly. You got a bad apple let everyone know
it. Watch him. Keep an extra eye on him. If he needs it rip his ass. I
just saw an old head of 24 years corner a car a few days ago. It
happens to everyone. Check your attitude at the door if your handed a
new cub. Focus on teaching him right and make sure he gets what your
saying!

Name: Nice 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

I work 7 till 330 now , good pay , no phone calls , no stress . I sleep
all night like a baby . I just made plans for next weekend , because I
know Iím gone be at home , life is short .  Make the most  of it while
you can . If you retire at 60 and die at 62 was it worth it .

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

Words straight from Harrison's mouth "Humps can justify their
existence only when they classify 1400-1500 cars per day". Louisville
which classifies mostly auto racks was humping 1200 per day minimum on
6 hour shifts! Louisville can garuntee at least 1600 per day on the
hump now that there are no quits. Add in some flat switching in L,N,
and A yards and the place could classify bucket loads more. This is a
way underutilized terminal, someone from Jacksonville needs to show up
and reevaluate the strategy here! There is no reason Louisville
shouldnt be receiving 3 times the cars they are now.

Name: Bean Counter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

I have worked in RR retirement benefit plans for 25 years.  If you
severe employment before vesting, your RRP contributions are
transferred to Social Securoty. Your monthly retirement benefit rate
drops with each quarter of unemployment.  So for example, if your 45,
terminated and unemployed until SS RETIREMENT BENEFIT AGE, your monthly
benefits would be approximately $900.00.   Not $6,000 or anything close
to that.  With respect to Congressional dissolution or the RRA,  it is
of course only a matter of  legislative action which can and does
happen.  In such case, the pension money can be legislatedly
transferred anywhere to any approved entity, and reinvested or
dispersed as directed by law.  This could, of course, include a merger
of pension with the Teamsterís pension fund, as they are also a
government regulated fund.  Hope this helps clarify your questions.

Name: Vice Chair - BLET
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

Point of Order.  

First,  I concur with RRJim on pensions.

Good job Jim.

Secondly, in response to killjoy and ass,  the RR Unions are not run by
the Mafia..  The Mob murders its members an we donít engage in killing
crime drugs whores money laundering fraud or nothing in similarity to
that kind of thing.   Yes, it is true we are partners with the
Teamsters, and Big Jim (Jimmy Hoffa, Jr.) is the President over all of
us,  but only his father was involved with stealing pensions,
murdering, bribery and all that nonsense that does not affect the here
and now cause Big Jim Jr. has our backs and he is not a thief or a
murderer  like his father was. Nor is he going to run off with all our
Pension money.  Thatís sheer nonsense.     If anyone thinks
differently,  the Union door is always open to our brothers and sisters
to discuss any problems or issues you may have with our duly elected
BLET/Teamster officers - and that includes Big Jim Jr. hisself.  

So rest easy folks and God Bless America and the Teamsters.

Name: Reservations
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2018

I forgot to mention when experienced  people walk and are replaced with
people off the street.managers and tm, should make there reservations
now for the Nut House so they donít get put on a waiting list. !!!

Name: Investing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2018

A broker said never invest where you work. I donít know why he said
that. But they offer company stock to make you feel like your part of
the company team and you will go that extra mile for the company. I
know employees made lots on cp stock until Hh cancelled it for
employees. I think CSX like cn cp cut so deep to get the operating
ratio down That now they are screwed. If guys with years of experience
are fed up with being beat up by the company and resigning after years
of service. CSX is in a bind. They have to hire new people that know
nothing and they will not stay if company is going to treat them like
shit. The writing is on the wall people are fed up and say no more of
this treatment and walking. I seen so many good people walk when Hh was
ceo at cp. managers down. They still are trying to replace people that
walked and got fired. I retired early to a hit on my pention but was
fed up at the way they treated us. If you can find a decent paying job
run from CSX. You only pass threw life once. With all these people they
have to hire it is going to cost them in derailments run threw switchís
all kinds of shit is going to happen. And when all these accidents and
derailments happen. CSX gets negative media and share holders run. Itís
going to be gong show at CSX. Seen it at cp
And cn. Sit back just wait you think tm are stressed now just wait till
they have lots of new people. Lol

Name: Salyers
E-mail: Stevesalyers@csx.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2018

Louisville will be fine, we flat switch as well as anyone we will
continue to switch what we have, some traffic will go to be humped else
where but the majority we will still switch we have a great team here
and this location is valuable to the network, auto racks are our bread
and butter Ford is back and traffic locally will increase in the coming
weeks.

Name: wantout
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2018

retired now

Thanks.  I got a couple years and putting every dime I got away. Im
getting out of here. Just too much bull and too much restructuring
going on and no body knows what's next. tired of dealing with TMs who
don't read the damn new system bulletins and learn the changes in the
rules. Still writing people up on old rules and stupid crap. None of us
should have to tell any supervisor that he is wrong and needs to get the
reissue of bulletins out and read the changes. Its just one big joke
after another. We got 2 tm's on the verge of quitting and one that
should have his arss kicked to the door. Curses people out and uses the
F word all the time. Threatens you if you challenge him and is basically
a total loser. Just need to get paroled.
  Wonder what's up with this deal of offering us to buy stock at 15%.
Don't trust the whole deal. Got to set it up so they take it out of
your paycheck and that's after tax. I would do what invest said and
put that money in a roth Ira before I would buy their stock with it.
Better investment for the future. What do you think they have in mind
with this deal?

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2018

Wantout,

If you leave the RR industry & don't work anywhere else, current
connection shouldn't be broken.  However, at 20 yrs./240 months,
you'd have to be age 62 & your Tier 1 & Tier 2 benefits would have age
reductions.  That can be OK for some people who also have
additional, other retirement income.

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

You will need 15+ years to be the bottom guy in Louisville soon

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

Nashville and Cincinnati both humping cars, Louisville will be a run
through soon. Better get those applications in before it happens or
what few jobs there are around Louisville will fill up quick and
you're S.O.L.

Name: Retired 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2018

To my knowledge it you get fired or pull the pin. You can leave you
money in the company plan and you will get at normal retirement age. Or
you can take it out and put in a registered plan at which time you will
also get it at normal retirement date. I think this is how it works
just guessing!!!!!

Name: Wantout
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2018

Retired now 

If I quit with 20 years and don't work anywhere else is that
considered cutting my connection with the railroad? Will I lose my tier
2 after paying into it for 20 years? I gave them all that money they
sure the hell should be giving me some of it one way or another.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2018

RRJIM

Thanks for the information.
It's too large an issue to approach. I'll probably take the fact the
cost to CSX was tremendous compared to "Doing what's right".
Your last posts were very informative keep up the good work!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2018

Corporate 30+

Did you have 30+ years with 360+ months into Railroad Retirement? I
don't know how CSX could take it away even by getting fired. The
corporate 85 plan which is a separate management retirement at age 55
with 30 years I don't know about I was a union employee. 

If CSX fired you I would of gone to RRB to see what work wouldn't
break the connection to Railroad Retirement. I know starting your own
business was one, working for the FRA, going to another railroad, some
government agencies even state agencies etc.. I would of even tried to
get a disability if I had 30+ years. You might of lost the management
retirement portion but you would of kept the RR pension intact. 

I don't have a clue what new hires in management are subjected to.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2018

Retired

I asked about if I get married after retiring about the spousal stipend
when I was at the RRB office filing the forms. The new wife can collect
it after 2 years at age 60. NO, plans on doing it. I was married 3
times during my career. None of the ex's are entitled to collect
seeing you had to be married for at least 10 years. lol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2018

RRJIM

A very large media firm contacted me to help in exposing RRs putting
employees and public in danger. 

I took the safety and other issues on for CSX, employees and the public
before. This cost me my job, Tier Two, seperate retirement and Tier One
reduced to change.
I filed suit in Federal Court and the Department Of Justice forced me
to release CSX.
Tier Two was combined into Tier One. In other words they took my
private  fund.

The request concerns the new employees also, so what are your
thoughts?

The request also concerns CSX management. What are your thoughts?

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2018

RRJim,

You're not doin' too bad......

- No state can impose income tax on rail retirement benefits.-
- Retire, then later on become married & the spouse can elect to
receive an RRB annuity?  Dunno about that one.-

Most everyone who earns income in the RR industry is taxed both Tier 1
& Tier 2.  Employees & employers contribute to both.  Everybody is
taxed 1.45% Medicare.

Tier 1 paid goes into the Social Security Trust Fund & is moved over
if/when a person applies for a RR pension. Is why an applicant should
apply early so all necessary paperwork can be completed. 
Tier 2 funds the RRB system & gives a retiree a much higher total
pension amount than what just Social Security would.  

Anyone who retires from the railroad industry & maintained a current
connection is entitled to both Tier 1 & Tier 2 benefits. 
Spouses too IF married at least one yr. prior to retirement. Retired 
railroader's spouse entitlement is 50% of Tier 1, 45% of Tier 2.
Amounts are determined by the retiree's total lifetime earnings.
     
Maintaining a current connection can be a biggie.   Before anyone wants
to leave the RR & work for another entity until they reach retirement
age, - then later apply for a RRB pension, needs to check on just what
would/would not break their current connection.  Be a shame to lose
all\any Tier 2 that was contributed & the benefit(s).

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2018

Kill-Joy

Look up RRB. It's not privately run it's a government agency. The
only crooks who want to rob it is Congress like they did with Social
Security. The Board is made up of both railroad management & union
representatives. I think the last time I looked it's presently solvent
till around 2042. Like what most retirement should be each generation
contributes. Unlike Social Security which at present Congress says
it's broke. Maybe SS should look at RRB on what to do. Quit watching
the movie Hoffa. Your description came right out of that movie script.
By the way only 2 rail unions are affiliated with the IBT that's the
BLE&T & BMWE. It's a separate division just for railroads.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2018

Newbie

Tier I is your Social Security equivalent Tier II is your pension. You
don't lose Tier II if you're not married. The spousal stipend does
not affect your retirement. Because of the higher percentage we pay in
both Tiers compared to Social Security it allows for it. The spouse has
a choice when she gets retirement age to draw SS or Railroad Retirement
usually it's whatever is the greater. Plus she can also retire at age
60 under RRB compared to SS at 62 with a reduction or 65-66 for full
SS. I didn't have a wife when I retired I draw both Tier I & Tier II.
I can still get married again even though I'm retired and after 2
years (might be 1 year) she can make a choice of RRB or SS. You never
lose the spousal stipend even in retirement you just can't draw it
without the wife. Technically yes you lose the SPOUSAL stipend by not
collecting it if your retired and single. Even being single it's still
a great retirement. To make it better if you have a chance to get into a
401K through the union or even open an IRA do it. Start small 2%-4% then
increase it when there's a pay increase or you get use to not missing
it out of your paycheck. It's nice to have a pension plus investment
funds to do the things you want after retirement.

Name: Production
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2018

A dog has the mentality of a two year old child. All as it wants to do
is please itís master for a treat. It will do anything the owner trains
it to do, like chasing a person with a gun shooting at it. There are
some people that are the same way they always need gradification for
some reason trying to outdo others to get it.  In most cases just a
happy go lucky simple guy.  As a retired old guy I learnt on the
railway the company wants you to run take short cuts and get the job
done. But as an old guy I witnessed over and over as soon as these
runners get hurt hurt someone else or damage equipment. In the
investigation the rule books come out and you are asked why you did not
do your due diligence. As you where trained to do the job and the copy
of all the rules and safety manuals you received read and understood
and signed your name that you understood all the rules.you canít say in
a statement the real reason you work so fast is to work six hours and
put in for eight hours. Now the company has you for theft. Or violation
for other safety rules. And your going home.  The old guy is consistent
works safe puts in his hours of work and goes home in one piece and is
able to do it the next day.

Name: Kill-Joy
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2018

Sorry to burst your bubble RRJim, but Kick Ass is correct about the
Unions and RR Pensions. 

 The Teamsters are still run by the Hoffa Mafia, under Jimmy Hoffa's
son, Jimmy Jr.  To think they cannot rob your RR Pension fund is
putting your head in the dirt. 

Kick is correct with the Teamster mafia thing.   And, the Hoffa
Teamsters now run the RR Unions.  And they use heavy handed tactics to
keep the rank and file in line. 

Back in the day,  it is well known that Hoffa Sr. stole the teamsters
pension money, was jailed, then releases by President Nixon for a tidy
campaign contribution in the millions. 

Hoffa Sr. tried to regain his President of the Teamster's title, and
he was murdered by the hit man who was his very best friend and whom
Hoffa had hired to murder his competitors and other antagonists. 

  The upshot of all this hoopla is that the teamster pension fund was
drained by hundreds of millions of dollars, even though it was
protected by the federal government, just like the RR pension fund is
"protected" by the federal government.  

.  So,with regard to the federally protected Teamster pension fund,  
long story short, the " Feds",  an oversight committee appointed by
yours truly Tricky Dick,  appointed Federal trustees to handle the rest
of the multimillion dollar fund.  Of course, with the remainder of what
was left of the Hoffa - Mafia - Teamster marriage,  the balance of the
fund quickly disappeared.  "Poof" as kick likes to say.  

Can the same thing happen to the RR pension?  Kick Ass obviously
believes so.  I tend to agree with one exception.  Get rid of the
Teamsters and you will save your pension fund. 

If the RR Pension fund becomes "empty", like so many do - even
government pensions funds have bankrupted in the billions of dollars -
,  even though "protected' but he government,  RR workers will be
defaulted to Social Security, which pays far less than the RR Pension
would have paid. 

One last bit of information that a lot of new hires do not realize and
uninvested RR employees do not realize::  it takes years to vest in the
RR Pension. The likelihood that you will cross that threshold is very
slim in this day and age with most roads cutting jobs due to high tech
innovations.   Most of you will convert to Social Security.   Which,
again,  pays a pittance. 

And dont count on the Washington Agreement if your company merges with
another RR and cuts you loose. That is a political hornets nest that
pays out to whomever the Company wants, legislation an laws aside.    

Personally, the RR Union, being run by the Mob,  should be fired.
Anyone would be preferable to the Hoffa run Teamster Union.  They are
clearly not looking out for your best interests.   If you think
otherwise,  as Kick said,  read the history.  History repeats itself.

Name: Ha
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2018

Take away are right to have a personal day that was earned and work
undermanned while intensional disregard to are union contracts which
Footie should be personally sued and brought up in criminal court for
he is the man in charge making all the money off this it's against the
RR labor at to not follow are Union contact in "good faith" and they
change a 23 year old seniority moves and give us no way to even make A
doctor appointment I think fottie should be in front of a judge with
the head of labor relations, not that's a democratic society the
highest court with all Union members welcome to say how they violate
are agreement and refuse to pay are straight out rightful claims

Name: Tm
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2018

Retired. 

What you failed to say is you slowed down. You slow walked and drug the
work out. You proved nothing. I've seen young bucks go out and run
circles around old heads on local jobs when they were on vacation. Got
the same damn work done. Got it done in 8 hrs instead of 12. Then the
threats came in. Old heads did 12 hrs to get overtime pay. Their bread
and butter. Threatened younger guys. Told them if they kept that shit
up and burned up the jobs they would be sorry. You think management
isn't  stupid?  Get real. We know what's going on and why. You can't
cut the mustard then go get a wheel chair and sit in it. Leave the work
to the productive bucks!

Name: Stats
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Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2018

There are Labs that take years of statistics of different industries.
Depends who hires them to do a study like the rr. They take years of
stats on injuries for example they record month week day where it has
the highest number for an injuries. The age of person years of service
department. You name it it is included. Even the effect of a full moon
on a person. And they are very close at predicting an event. I can
remember going to our company safety meetings and the instructor would
say be extra careful because the software is now predicting an injury
or fatality.  And have to say these predictions are pretty close.

Name: Injuries
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2018

Most railroads have soft ware, that predict a derailment after so many
train miles. Same as injuries and fatalities.  So many hours of work
equal injuries then the big one a fatality. Iíve seen these on company
computers. How accurate they are who knows, but it is a tool they use.

Name: Dude 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2018

Just repeated what I have heard from some safety study they do. At
different railways. When something happens in yard they blame it on
rushing taking short cuts

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

Your argument sucks dude! The are more injuries and more damage to
equipment now than ever

Name: Fast moves
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2018

Yes you got more done in less hours by skipping breaks.But what they
found out that there where short cuts taken also, which was a safety
issue. And taking short cuts and running, the company figured just a
matter of time for fatality or equipment damage.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2018

Typical day pre Harrison...
1. On duty at say 0700
2. Hang out in locker room until 0745 ish
3. Go hard until 1230 ish 
4. Park engine
5. Hang out in locker room until 1255 ish
6. Tie up and go home

More work got done, far fewer derailments, morale 100%

Revert back to the pre Harrison days and thing will be better all
around period.

Name: Retired conductor 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2018

On the subject of early quits in the yard,  30 years ago I told a new
Trainmaster who had just decreed no early quits that we could get more
work done in 6 hours than in 8. He didn't listen, we proved it, the
yard melted down. Higher ups got involved and we got our quits back.WE
ALL STUCK TOGETHER.

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

Yard master, 

We used to work through lunch which justified our quits. At least in
the eyes of Wardís CSX. It is no longer his, but Footeís, and he makes
the rules, so I wasnít crying... just asking

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

Newbie:

Tier 1 & Tier 2 taxes are paid by both employee & employer. 
Tier 1 can be considered the equivalent of social security (FICA).
Tier 2 taxes fund the RRB system and gives a RR retiree a higher total
pension amount. 

Safety First.

Name: Don'tturnmyback
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2018

!!!! 

I'm the meantime while your basking on your checks we're watching our
backs. Tank car jumps frog that was reported rough several times! Thank
god it didn't dump its class 3 liquid all over the place! Cost cutting
strikes again. Wasn't considered urgent enough to warrant attention. 
Take a moment to say a prayer for the second crew in 2 weeks to be
involved in a suicide fatality. Why people want to die by train in
beyond me. Hope the crew's are recovering well.

Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2018

Yeah doctor num nuts.  That pension is really shirty .  I mean these
idiots keep sending me $4656 every month and my 401k keeps sending me
3200 every month.  Gosh dog i hate retirement..

Name: Benefits in career
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Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2018

I started the railroad with a grade 12. Got into the mechanical
department at age 20, being the new guy got all the swing and shitty
shifts. After four years got my journeyman status welding etc. Which
the railroad paid to train me. Could work for any railroad in North
America. Now retired with pention at early age compared to my friends.
A lot of people are jelous of my position. You make sacrifices working
for the railroad and make good money and benefits. You miss out on a
lot but with the money a rr makes I believe we live a higher standard
of living than most. Pention company stock and what ever your invested
in. If you can make it to the finish line you can have a pretty good
life.

Name: Ym
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Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2018

Dan 
No quits in our yard. Why would there be? Your called to work an 8 hr
job. Most people who have 9-5 jobs work till 5. Just don't get why
yard crews cry because they got to work the 8 hours their paid to work.
No one is entitled to work less. Try walking off any other job early.
Tell your boss you've done enough now so your leaving. see how that
goes over.Just don't get it.

Name: Offended
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2018

Webmaster.

Can you please block that filthy mouthed posted who calls himself
doctor kick. He turns my stomach and just ruins this sites credibility.
He obviously has some serious mental issues and no respect for anyone.
Just not wanted on this site.

Name: Newbie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2018

RRJIM 

ok...I'm still lost by what you said. Tier1 is the same as social
security in a sense.  I get that. I was told tier 2 is an extra
supplement set back for your spouse. If you never get married you lose
it.  What exactly is the pension portion. Just the tier1? If it's
equivalent to social security I'm assuming it's your pension. Just
what exactly is tier2! Is my retirement checked based on how much I put
in 1&2 or just tier1?

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

I read on here the other day that quits are back. Can anyone verify
this? Weíre still working 8 at my terminal

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2018

Sitting at home enjoying the pension I paid into. Rr Jim thanks for your
wisdom and setting record straight.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2018

Dr Dumbass

RRB is a federally run program not in the hands on any union. Look it
up. Then shut up.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2018

Goober

Railroad Retirement is funded by the employee & employer. Yes, there
are two tiers in which one is a Social Security equivalent the other
the pension which pays a lot more but it's not SS. That apparently
irks Paul Ryan seeing he's tried to cut it down to SS levels hiding it
in his budget plans for years. Even the railroads told him "No" seeing
management is also under RRB. I also had a 401K through the union in
which I contributed 15% for 18 years before retiring in 2010. I don't
get your point. Railroad Retirement is based on earnings the more one
earns better the retirement, it also provides a spousal stipend. Most
people I know with a wife at retirement are collecting around $6000 a
month. Again, I don't get your point. RRB is not anywhere similar to
Social Security it's a separate entity. Even my Medicare is Railroad
Retirement Medicare not SS. In some states RRB is not subject to state
taxes & only the SS equivalent portion is subject to federal taxes. The
pension portion is tax free. 

My point was only 13% of the workforce today has a structured pension.
A 401K is not the same it makes the employee totally responsible for a
retirement with a possible match from the employer. It is also highly
vulnerable to the stock market. I watched 2 major market down turns in
2001 & 2008 with the 401K. If I had been retired during those and had
to depend on just SS & a 401K it would of been being up schidt creek
without a paddle.

Name: Dr kick your sdd
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2018

RR PENSIONS?  JESUS H CHRIST ARE YOU PEOPLE UNBELIEVABLE STUPID. 

That crap about ď oh my god, my rr pension saved my assĒ is utter
bullshit.....posted on here by Union hacks.   The only pension the vast
majority of you are going to get ,  is the one stuck up your incredibly
stupid ass. 

Dude.   Umm, donít look know, but Your Union is owned by the Mafia. 
Dude.  remember Jimmy Hoffa?  No?  He was the guy in charge, just like
Jr is now.  

Let me spell it out for you unread illiterate twerps. 

The Teamsters own your ass. And your balls. And your dick.  Wanna know
whatís gonna happen to your precious RR PENSIONS.  ??  .......POOF!

Now you see it, now you donít.  

Just ask Jimmy Sr how that works, er, worked.  Oops, heís dead.  Hmmm.
Check up on what happened to all that that pension money .  (Thatís a
hint).  Sure, a couple of lucky duck union officers might get to the
promise land.....just not YOU stupid. 

Still donít know what happened to  all those Tesmster billions?  Well,
guess youíll just have to ask Jr.  He knows. Just make sure heís hooked
up to a lie detector when you pop the question (wear a bullet proof
vest, donít drink the water or eat the food....and send in that dweeb
union newbie.....)

In the meantime, work for those measly union wages,  make sure you kiss
a lot of Union ass,  have a really big loud useless voice in those Union
decisions, and damn....donít forget to pay pay pay those union dues and
choke on that gigantic RR PENSION deduction outta your check that your
never ever gonna see.  

Cause your either gonna get fired before you qualify, or  the Hoffa
gang will spend it all on bankrupt Bahama casinos,  or the ďUnionĒ 
bobble heads will contract your ass out the door.   

RR PENSIONS.??    Still donít get it ?   Thatís ok.  Drink some more
kool/aid  pension bullshit.  And when you retire, the union will,
according to your all powerful  union contract, send   100 young
virgins to live with you in your castles filled with $$$$.

#RR PENSIONS ARE 4 IDIOTS.COM

Name: Carreers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 July 2018

Working at the railroad is not for everyone, if you like the job it gets
in your blood. But if you donít like a certain department, go to a
different department in the company. The hours and type of work might
be better suited for you. And that way your pention stays in the
company. I started out as trainman then went to mechanical where I
retired.

Name: Car Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2018

Are their any other places where the 'Vacation Relief' man (who has
the weekends off) refuses to work people's vacation days?

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

Where are the newhires

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

Hoover is exactly right about RR retirement

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2018

Goober needs to do some more research on RR Retirement.
Safety First.

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

Wow! 

A group of newbies showed up at yard for a tour. Shocked they actually
hired someone. Let's see how many stay when they get the taste. They
never leave until they start getting their pay screwed. Hope they got
that training pay disaster under control. But then it's probably
better to teach them early on how to file complaints and get screwed
over. Wonder where the hell they're going to field train them first.
God forbid its in the yard!

Name: Thank You 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2018

Goober, 
Thanks for clearing this up for Jim and many others that think Railroad
Retirement is this spectacular plan that is going to ensure everyone
retires better off than they would at a lot of other places. It's
decent but it's just about on par with most other employers. I stuck
around for 14 years because I didn't fully understand the Railroad
Retirement Plan, I thought it was the best thing out there because
that's all I had ever heard from others. Once I educated myself on it
I decided I wasn't sticking it out at CSX for the retirement. I have a
company match 401k now where they match dollar for dollar up to 7% of
what I put in and .50 cents on the dollar to 15%. So basically for
every $1000.00 I make I put in 15% which is $150 they put in $70 for
the match on 7% and another $40 for the half match on 8%. In a nutshell
I put up $150 and they put up $110, all pre tax so that's $260 for
every $1000 I make. So on 70k that would be $18k a year towards my
retirement. That's 180k for every 10 years. The match alone is around
8 grand a year. If I would have started here instead of CSX 14 years
ago I would have around $270,000 in my 401k. I regret the time I spent
at CSX and I never thought I could leave and make the same kind of
money but I did and couldn't be happier. You only live once and your
kids only grow up once! I know a lot of guys that went through divorces
because of CSX and a lot of guys that missed out on their kids lives. 
On paper your pay sounds good, but where does it all go before you get
your check? You can make 50k a year somewhere else and have fatter
checks than making 70k a year at CSX.

Name: Retired 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 July 2018

Iím glad I was able to pay into defined plan since I was 20 years old.
Age 55 years service 35. Years   Equals 85 points ful pention at 55.
Check for the rest of my life and if I die before wife she gets it. 
Itís a good deal in Canada, it amazing your union has not pushed for
the same deal in USA.  Plus company shares and purchased  of my own
stock picks. A guy can live pretty good.  Plus will get cpp pention and
old age pention at 65.

Name: Goober
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2018

ame: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2018

I read an article today that put some things into perspective. Today
only 13% of American workers have a structured pension. Railroad
workers are one group with a retirement. It's not that important to
someone starting out. As the years then decades go by and you get that
yearly statement from the RRB it's about hitting mile stones. The
120-240-then the big one 360. You're part of a small group these
days.
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RRJim:
Railroad retirement is no better than social security, and here is
why!
RRR is a two tiered program tier one (1) is the same as Social
security.
Tier two (2) is all paid by the employee and invested for you.

Most folks have a 401k the same as your tier (2) however they do not
fund it, and Social security back's that up.

The defined benefit plan is what most companies have done away with.
That my friend was all company with no employee contribution. RR mgt
get's that today.

I was lucky to have all three. Defined benefit, 401k, and Social
security.

Name: Just womdering
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2018

At cp when they promoted a tm etc. Company gave white shirt and tye  and
a big tube of hair gel. They wanted them to look professional. Even if
they where wet behind the ears. Are they doing this at CSX also.

Name: YM
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Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 July 2018

Don't kid yourself.

Your only half right. There is a lot of stupid stuff posted on this
site. I know for a fact that there were a few TMs and an RF called to
the conference room because their names were plastered all over here
with constant complaints and details of things they were doing. The
facts posted were just too clear and descriptions of the yards and
incidents were undeniable. So yeah, go ahead and post some serious
info. Insider trading, security clearance info, names and dates and
clear info on the company business. Use your name.  See how fast you
get a warning. CSX hates bad publicity in any form.

Name: Waycross 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2018

We fired our guns and the brtish kept a cumming....they aint as many as
they was awhile ago

Name: Triggered
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 July 2018

Customer, do you have issues personally trying to decide which bathroom
to use. Life is full of tough choices huh. It's ok your in a safe
space.

Name: Don' t kid yourselves
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 July 2018

If a government agency ever visits this site I can promise you it is
only for a laugh.

Name: Customer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 25 July 2018

Triggered 

Your point? 

Not fooled -well said and factual. Words have power.

Grape ape- wish you could deliver our tanks as quick as you deliver
your wisdom.
 
Carmen- thankyou for keeping our equipment up and running. You play an
important role in the movement of our cars.

Railmen- Thank you for doing the best you can in such an upside down
business. We understand you don't have control over the delivery
issues. We appreciate all you do for our industry. We know many of you
and I'm sure there are other industries that would appreciate your
hard work and the effort you put out. If you need a career change Im
sure many would be happy for you to come on board. Wouldn't hurt to
ask. Good luck and be safe out there.

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

Was at the RR for 21 yrs. Faked an accident injury,eventually was
awarded 1.7 million,full disability,and medicare.life is very good
drawing that pension every month and having to never answer to that
shithole place again. Oh and my health ? Jog every day and play golf in
the evenings. Hopes this gives some of you dumbasses an idea !!!

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

Not fooled, its ok you can use whatever bathroom you want as well.

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 July 2018

Posters

DR Kick... is a company mole. Your post for the last 2 weeks have been
getting hit like crazy from servers in Jacksonville, Georgia and North
Carolina.  You are making someone in corp. very uneasy  Don't let this
mole distract you from the agenda which is discussing the issues that
are disturbing as well as possibly illegal and a violation of county,
state and federal laws. Put them out on the table. 

Management cucks was right on when he stated that Foote will say he
knew nothing about what is going on. Those of you who are new and
weren't around when the union members actually stood their ground and
the unions actually stood behind them should know that's exactly what
MICHAEL WARD did when the stink hit the fan over the organizing bumper
stickers. They said...The railroads use us and then abuse us...
Managers went crazy and crossed the lines of the union members
organizing rights and went as far as to threaten to have cars towed or
banned from being parked on the property if they had the stickers on
them. It took a few members with connections in D.C to get the die hard
attention it needed to what was happening and eventually Ward called off
the henchmen and claimed he knew nothing about it. Unless you send
registered letters to Foote's residence or office that he has to sign
for he can always say he never heard a thing or was never notified that
anything illegal was happening. 
This site is a perfect place to have healthy and productive discussions
on the situations at hand. It is viewed on a daily basis by numerous
agencies involved with the railroads. However, it doesn't help to get
vulgar, nasty, low class and ignorant when posting. It takes away from
your credibility. Its hard posting without some anger coming out. We
all know what it is like out here. Our life style is stressing. Our
health is under attack and our Union rights are violated constantly.
Don't let them drag you down to the point that you are physically and
mentally ill!  Posting is a healthy release. Just make it worth your
time. Use this site wisely!

Name: The Grape Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 July 2018

Dr kick your ass?? + corporate office!? Funny stuff..Thats all you candy
ass queer baits know how to do is suck and jerk each other off with your
baby soft hands that don't know what it is to do real work. Don't
worry you can use any bathroom you want. You are the entertainment.

Name: Retirement
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 July 2018

Retired last year. Best thing ever happened to me I started paying in rr
pention at age twenty. Retired now with money in the bank. A lot of
friends I have will work till they get old age pention from goverment.
But then it is poverty to try and survive on it.  With my rr pention
and my divedens I get from stock I bought life is good. Another smart
thing try and have everything paid for by the time you retire. Pention
plan is what kept most people stick it out on the rr. The group that is
really going to suffer for not saving for retirement is women.  One
piece of advice to young people, start putting some money away for your
retirement  and with rr pention you will do ok.

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

I read an article today that put some things into perspective. Today
only 13% of American workers have a structured pension. Railroad
workers are one group with a retirement. It's not that important to
someone starting out. As the years then decades go by and you get that
yearly statement from the RRB it's about hitting mile stones. The
120-240-then the big one 360. You're part of a small group these days.

Name: To dr. Kickass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 July 2018

From reading your post we can tell you have fetal alcohol syndrome.  You
should stop mixing the booze with the kool aid!!!

Name: Carknoker 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2018

Fuck the company...they lied to me...just like a fan stand behind them
they suck...stand in front of them they blow...stand beside them they
do nothingi

Name: UNION YES 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2018

AMERICA WORKS BEST WHEN WE VOTE UNION YES

Name: dr kick your ass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2018

AFTER 18 YEARS OF STUPIDITY,  THE IDIOTS ARE STILL ON HERE RANTING ABOUT
THE SAME MINDLESS BULLSHIT.  MOMMY MOMMY I SHIT MY PANTS AND NOBODY WILL
WIPE MY ASS.

BOO HOO.

  GO GRAB YOURSELF A JOINT AND SMOKE YOUR BRAINS OUT BEFORE YOU JUMP ON
THAT ENGINE/TRAIN/CRANE/TRUCK..... HOTROD,  AND MAKE BELIEVE YOUR
SOMEONE IMPORTANT. DIP SHIT.   WE"RE GOING TO FIRE YOU ANYWAY. AND
HIRE ANOTHER MINDLESS DIP SHIT. 

AT LEAST YOUR CHEAP, EVEN IT YOU ARE STUPID. 

AND DONT FORGET TO JOIN THE UNION.  THEY'LL HELP YOU SUCKLE MOMMY'S
TITTY WHEN YOU SHIT YOUR PANTS. UNIONS ARE HARD CORE PUSSY.  YOU BELONG
TOGETHER. 
STICKIN IT OT THE MAN.  YUP.  ONLY, YOUR THE "MAN",  DIP SHIT. .  

 STILL DONT GET IT, DO YOU. 

OPEN WIDE.   ALL THOSE HIGHLY PAID UNION WANKERS HAVE A LOT OF DICK
TTHEY NEED SUCKING,  AND THEY NEED A LOT OF MOUTHS TO FILL.
LIKE.....YOURS. MMM. SLURP SLURP. 

  SO, SMOKE UP ANOTHER JOINT DOOFUS.  DRINK SOME OF THAT UNINE PROOF
SHIT.  ATTA BOY.  COVER IT UP.  NOBODY WILL NOTICE. 

IDIOTS. 

SAFETY FIRST.  OH, HELL, FUCK IT.  BREAK ALL THE RULES.  THE UNION WILL
SAVE YOU!!

IDIOTS.

Name: Engine 1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 July 2018

Thats what the word is here in rocky mt..

Name: Fat back
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Fuck all Trainmasters. Rot in HELL you worthless bastards.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Dont work on company time... Dont shit on your own time....

Name: todd novack
E-mail: todd novack.com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

todd novack just made the local paper in medina ohio . got caught in the
rest stop on i 271 for luied acts in the boy bathroom . just sucking a
little dick ???? its ok he did not swallow

Name: Manager CUCKS 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2018

These manager CUCKS where put in these position because they are all
just yes men. Seen it with Hh they are all competing for attention
kisses and hugs from Foote. They got rid of a lot of managers that new
there job but where considered dinosaurs. Foote wants fresh  meat not
much seniority with the company. Nothing invested in pention s etc. So
really these new managers donít have much to loose, they have no
friends on the railroad. So it puts them in a position to walk over
anyone they can, and push footes agenda to the limit. Breaking
collective agreements breaking federal laws and intimidating people to
rush rush and risk injury to themselfs and others. So they are getting
lots of praise from head office for doing this. Now when an employee
goes along with there instructions to break the rules, you are going to
go down the drain with them. And Foote and friends are going to, say
they new nothing of these practices and he is shocked. These stupid
managers are going to be the fall guys if something terrible happens
and they know it. But in there minds they are on footes good side and
will be promoted. When Foote is done with these morons he with distance
himself from them like they have the plague. Donít be stupid and go down
with them. The only thing in it for ass kisser employees is trouble.

Name: The Grape Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2018

Now that is pathedic..

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

What do you mean you don't have to stay on 8 hrs anymore? Are you
telling me quits are back? If quits are back I will go hard everyday
and be a star employee! I promise! If they give that incentive back I
will love this place again! Are quits back? Please respond

Name: Paperwork
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Of course you stand your ground with hazmat paperwork. It's federal law
and it's dangerous and stupid to not know what it is. Some of you guys
talk like you might or might have gone without it before! No way! I'm
not a company man, but I'm also not going to let someone do that on
tracks that I share with you every day. I'll tell you about it, and
everyone else should. Engineers need to educate as well. You're just
as guilty if your conductor is that guy. Make sure you have it. Fuck
the trainmaster! He can't make you break federal law, and if he does
try to, don't worry, you'll get all your back pay when they toss him
out and call you back. It's not an option. Don't leave without it.

Name: Engine 1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Thank the lord are locals and yard jobs don't have to stay 8 hours on
duty anymore !! I will be returning back to mine next week!maybe things
are turning around...

Name: The Grape Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2018

Just follow the rules and you wont have no problem.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Weed weasle alert. 

Just got word that tm's are on rampage up north and around garrett.
Pulling people out of service and writing them up for stupid petty
shit. Been pulling hoggers in and threatening them for not running
straight up 60 on trains allowed the speed. Got news for ass holes. Fra
law gives the hogger right to run his train at a speed he feels is safe
for the handling. Just notify dispatch you may be running under some.
When in doubt about the speed on your train corner the TM then notify
the chief if you think there is doubt. Let them  know the TM told you
the track speed to run. Guessing they are in need of failures.  Laid
off too much after HH too over. Time to up the numbers. Watch your
backs!

Name: Parking
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2018

When Hh came to cprail they came out with rule you canít back up company
vehicle unless you had someone behind the vehicle to guide you. Then
they wanted us to back in company vehicles. Well if we did not have
guide we did not do it. Management said well you can see to back up in
marked parking stall. Most of us refused because it was against company
policy. Then you have your followers did it anyways. Just one of the
companies games to mess with you. I would stand my ground in regards to
paper work for hazmat cars when you took your training you signed off
that you New the rules and would follow them. I would rather get sent
home than be paraded around a courtroom in shame for not following the
law. Choice is yours.

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

Brothers lets all stand together and as a symbol of our stregnth and
unity, lets all pull straight into our parking spots. No more shall we
back in. Its a chance to show the company that we are a force and that
we are united. Brothers are you with me? Enough is enough!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Have to have documentation for alert, hazmat, etc., cars.
Haz. cars are supposed to be marked with the proper placards - 
both outsides & both ends.

Name: MayIhaveAnother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Fmlaz be feelinz rite my brodas fortnite ans a slurpie kickin it lades
back. My brodas get da rest tha stressers be killin yall. Yall sum hard
up mofos to be doin it likes u be doinz it.

Name: Public safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2018

When a company is dealing with these dangerous products and due
diligence is not done it puts everyone at risk. Management that do not
want to make sure employees have the proper paper work and tools to do
there job should be fired on the spot. I donít care if you are saving
time to make the operating ratio look good for the share holders. If
there is a disaster from poor safety practices of moving these
products. Some one is going to pay the price, hopefully a long stay in
max prison. You want to endanger the lives of people you will, suffer
the full consequences of the law.

Name: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

When will this company figure out that the lower level managers are the
problem. Get rid of the Trainmasterís. The Yardmasterís can do the job.
Trainmasterís just keep termoil stirring. Useless waste of breath.

Name: Inspection
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2018

If  you happen to know whatís in a tank car on your train in the yard.
And you drive by a tank car. That has no placards on it. Get ahold of
car department. They have placards that will tell what it is flammable
etc. The car dept. is suppose to put any missing  placards on that are
missing when they inspect train. FYI

Name: Has material
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2018

As a carman we have to take special training to inspect and deal with
tank cars. If you have ever noticed when a tank car is laying on its
side they have the car Iíd stenciled on the top of the tank car. In
large numbers and letters. So car is easy to Iíd. These trains go threw
small towns that have volunteers for a fire department. If these people
donít know whatís in these cars. And some has haz mat cars ,if they are
on fire and you put water on it. You just made a bomb. Or hazardous
cloud that will fry you from inside out. That is why it is so true
important to know what is in them. Just a matter of time that someone
is going to find out the hard way.

Name: Paperwork
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

You can take an empty train out of protest. You can't do that with
hazmats. You DO NOT move it without the correct information. It's your
job to have it, it's also your job to stand up to these managers and be
educated on what to tell them and why you must have it. You don't argue
or get out of line with them, be a professional. That's what we are.
Have some pride in your job and if you don't know, ask questions while
you're going 11 mph up a hill. Grab a book, read some bulletins. It's
not fun to read that shit, but you look just as dumb as the 1 yr
conductor that became a trainmaster that's telling you what to do. We
know more than the management in most cases, let's keep that up and
put them in their place. Be the professional rairoader that you tell
your friends that you are. Talk it over with your engineer. They all
know what's up because they did your job. People just give in and let
managers push them around. Don't do that. It's still your lungs that
can get burnt out and it's still possibly your friends or family that
could be affected if they evacuate the county or something. We are the
link between the emergency responders and our kids and friends. If we
don't have our shit, people could die while they figure out which
chemical is leaking out of whatever car. Get your shit. Don't leave
without it. Don't move it without it. If your engineer doesn't know
that, be a professional and tell them why.

Name: Paperwork
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

No,don't clear the yard. Don't leave the yard. It's your fault once
you depart with it. You tell the trainmaster that it's federal law for
you to have proper paperwork and you can't depart without it. You tell
the dispatcher you can't depart without it. You tell him you can't
make a pickup in line of road without it, and you don't pull it on the
main until you have it. Just because a manager tries to intimidate you
or threatens you doesn't change the laws. You can't even switch out a
hazmat to leave it there if it requires you to temporarily pull it on
the main because you don't have authority to handle it on main tracks
without waybills and without it being on your paperwork. What do you
tell the fire department and hazmat team if you pick a switch and
derail, do you tell them it's not a poisonous gas because you were
just switching it out??? Fuck no. Don't handle it and don't move it
without your shit. Don't double your train and get your profile on the
way out. You HAVE to know what it is, what to do, who to call, how to
contain it before it moves under your train's power. We should all
know this. The reason the managers are getting away with this is
because conductors let them.

Name: Not your pidgeon csx
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2018

You guys are 100% right but to add to it..Once you clear the yard put
the bitch in emergency and tone dispatcher on emergency channel tell
him you dont know what you got and shit just got real. Call every
goverment agency you can think of. Like previous poster said,
911/police, news, swat, hazmat, radio station, hell order some pizzas
this is gonna take a while. Basically just do your job people and get
paid.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

just do your damn job and get paid.  Works for me.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Paperwork is right 100%
Best thing to do is take it out of protest with either a witness or
recording of some type and hit the counter, as soon as your E.O.T
clears the yard limit stop the train and call FRA, News, Police, Ya
Momma, Ya Daddy, Ya best Friend, etc. Oh and Ya better call Saul too.
No chance the guy that forced you to take the train will ever set foot
in a rail yard again.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

The managers in Louisville talk bad about each other to T/E crews all
the time! Couldn't be any more unprofessional, none of them like each
other.

Name: Paperwork
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Dummies, they can order you out without paperwork, but they can't make
you leave without a proper train list and they can't  make you leave
without every bit of hazmat paperwork. That is your responsibility to
make sure you have it before you depart. If you don't have paperwork
for a pickup, yes, you do have to walk it, you do have to write down
every car number and ensure you have all your waybills and info on all
the hazmats. You don't leave without that. That is not the dispatchers
decision. You tell him you don't have it, then he needs to give you
radio waybills. No exceptions.  Just because Jacksonville can't get
paperwork doesn't mean you're off the hook. 
If there is a derailment and you don't have everything, you could go
to jail. It is your job. If they can't get you a standing order and
waybills, you walk it and bring them back a list and tell them to go
from there and fix it. Leaving without waybills when you know you have
hazmats is stupid and there are no excuses. 
When you tell the dispatcher what your next step is to get the
information, they might suddenly know a number they can call to get you
a profile. Never in a million years would I pull a hazmat onto a main
line without it. Dump it on the ground and your ass is fired and
probably sued, not to mention responsible for death, evacuations,
injuries, emergency responders and whatever happens to them because
you're too dumb to know what is in your train.

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

Louisville could be the best yard CSX has if some changes were made.
Here we are doing the same things day after day without any change and
it hasn't worked and never will. 
Insanity is repeating the same thing over and over and expecting a
different result!
We need a superintendent that is willing to try new things to see if it
improves anything. If everything was running smooth then leave it be but
the way it is now needs change.

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

May I
First of all, nobody thinks you're funny. Second, the fake black talk
that you started was only because people pointed out that the company
could identify your posts when you got taken out of service for fucking
off instead of working like the rest of us. All of a sudden you started
talking like a skinny white kid that thinks he's a gangster. You were
dumb enough to say what day they took you out of service and when your
investigation was, and then you started that. Real railroaders don't
want you here, so when they do call you on your stupidity and fire you,
trust me, it's documented, some people will be happy about it. Just
disappear again like you did when they actually made you go to work.

Name: Pidgeons in flight
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

Coo rooc'too coo....coo rooc too coo...look at me im a stool pidgeon, i
take trains with no papers...coo rooc'too coo.

Name: Solid advice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2018

Cond. You shit catchin stool pideon-

Yeah, tell em to go f themselves next time.  Bahaha

Only the best advice and ideas are found on csx sucks.

Name: Cont. conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2018

That is some scarey  shit to be foul three cars and getting wrong
information. Iím glad I stayed in mechanical and worked at different
railroad. CSX is just an accident waiting to happen. With this rush
rush regime. Hh style!!!

Name: ringmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

MAYIHAVE


You a funny man! Seriously! 

Boys and girls step right up to the big top. Best Circus in town. Yes
boys and girls!  Have we got a game for you!  Guess how many railcars
are laying all over town and whats in them and you can win this 6'2"
blow up conductor who not only takes stupid orders but he can also
catch all the shit you want when it rolls down hill!  Yes, boys and
girls you cant get a better prize anywhere. You own live stool pigeon!

Name: MayIhaveAnother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

Yo i be layen off fmlaz dis job be whack. You gots to be hard up mofo to
be stayin out hear. I be triggered ery days outs hear.

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

Rules

I take the train when I am ordered by the TM or the Chief but not
without protest. I make sure I get name and initials and on the radio
or speaker phone or have another witness besides my crew members hear
it.  If shit goes south then I tell them who and when I was ordered out
on the railroad transporting USDOT commerce and goods without any
documentation of what I have. WE derail all over hells half acre and
emergency personnel show up and ask what I have its going to be
interesting when I tell them I don't have a damn clue. Go check out
all the cars yourself.  I had to pick up a full track in route and no
paperwork was left in the cars. Told the dispatch engineer needed info
for the pickup to add it to the TO and the PTC.  He came back 10
minutes later and said he had some numbers for us. Gave us the info and
we left. Come to find out there were several cars in there that were not
in their info right and we didnt fit in the siding they wanted us to
take. Hung out by 3 cars. Dispatch say....you couldn't tell when you
picked them up how long the cut was. I told him next time we will take
an extra hour and walk every car and check the length of each one
stenciled on the side and add some footage for slack and then add an
extra 200 feet to make sure we are right then we'll get back on the
move. END OF CONVERSATION!

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

If it is federal law and the company knows this and crews. Why would any
one take the risk of moving without proper paper work. Iím in mechanical
and tm is alway putting pressure on us to send a fax of test and inspect
information sap. Are what if a train gets out of the yard with a
dimentional load , lots of damage etc. This sounds like a very unsafe
practice to be hearing how often it happens. Sooner or later something
is going to happen, how would you defend yourself in this case?murpheys
law.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

Lae

Tell the fra,you don't have your paperwork when they board you and you
have dangerous alert cars. Engineer will be provided a legible tonnage
graph for a reason. Now that they have PTC and TO paperwork is a must
and needs to be checked for accuracies. Waiting for proper paperwork is
written in your rules for a reason. Clearnce bureau messages are there
for a reason. Take an overpass out without it. Explain why you didn't
see a stop train order. Cars have different weight restrictions on
different subdivisions. Put an overweight on the ground where it
doesn't belong  and see how fast they ask you why did you have there.
Don't be a fool.

Name: The Grape Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

Yep, I wouldnt leave without it. I would also make plenty of effort to
get it before I sat around 10 hours. Im starting to understand why the
railroad has so many rules they can fire people at will.

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

Is it not federal law to have all the paper work for your train. And the
proper paper work for dangerous commodities. If train crews canít get
proper paper work. Are EMS people going to have to spend valuable time
getting paper work in the event of an accident?

Name: The Grape Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

Stand your ground to get a work order? Thats not some huge act of
bravery..Its the basic meat and potatoes of the job. Saying your gonna
sit there for 10 hours, really? Yeah, sometimes all you can do is
laugh.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

Hey green grapes 

Yeah, balls you probably ain't got cause you would know how tough it
is to stand your ground and tell them to do their job if you've done
it.Alot of balls to put a target on your back! All you got is laughs!

Name: The Grape Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

That took balls? Ha!

Name: Ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

You have my respect HA conductor, if everyone had some balls and stood
there ground. The company would have no choice but to do there due
diligence, itís not the employees fault out in the field that they cut
office staff, and want everyone else to bend the rules to cover there
short falls. Get on board with this guy people, make management
accountable. I never put my job at risk to cover for lazy bastards.

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

LOCO

I got one for you!  How about waiting around for a damn work order that
Jacksonville cant pull out of their arss. Rules say all we got to do is
inform the yardmaster that we don't have proper documents and he is
supposed to tell the TM. HA! HA! try following that rule all the time. 
It doesn't say we have to make a dozen phone calls to the chief who
will just tell you he sent them an email. It doesn't say we have to
find car numbers for them to chase the train. Most do it because they
know they will be sitting around for god knows how long waiting. I
finally quit doing it.  I make the ym aware and its up to him to do his
job. If Im at an away from home terminal in a hotel I call the work
order department and put a request in. If they blow me the usual bull
that they have no orders for it, I call the chief. 1 TIME. I relay the
message to the work order department of what he said then sit back and
wait. I don't let them bully me into taking a train without a work
order and use the Chiefs time and initials because their sick of you
calling them! I'll sit there 10 hours if I got to and listen to my
engineer cry like a bitch because I wont say screw it and just run
without it.  Its people like that who wont hold the company accountable
for their jobs that have created the monsters out here. BABY and CODDLE
the poor misfits because I want to get home. Their biggest excuse is
their afraid the TM will come down to the crew room and want to know
why they aren't out on their train. You Tell them your waiting on a
work order and you have done your job. The YM knows about it. Let him
blow up and stomp around. Suggest he start making some calls or someone
is going to get charged with delay of train and it aint you! You
followed the rules!

Name: WHY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2018

Sounds like a debate here about rules. One guy says there are too many
and one guy says it just right.
We are talking about a company that has a rule requiring it to be a 2
man operation to operate a locomotive seat! 
We have way too many rules!
We have to walk 25+ feet around a car but we can adjust a drawbar or
change a knuckle! 
We have to hear the engineer say he is down to 4 mph to get on
equipment even if it is .5 mph (who can't tell the difference)
It was actually a rule to have to be outside of the cab while moving on
an RCO job!

Name: The Grape Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

If I wanted to I already would have, if your not smart enough to figure
them out for yourself that is a personal problem.

Name: HOW WE WORK AND WHY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

Louisville could be the busiest terminal in the system with a few minor
changes.
1- Open hump back up and get a minimum of 1500 cars a day (was doing
close to that in 6 hour shifts and taking 45 minute lunch breaks)
2-Flat switch in the N yard and L yard. (Another 300 per day in each of
those)
3-Build full trains in the C yard so there are less doubles before
departures and no need to shove out before leaving to go anywhere.
(Texas trains get built in C2 and C3)
4-Yard inbounds in the A Yard. (common sense)
5-Build out bounds in certain A yard tracks if and only if the C-yard
fills up.

With this we could handle a 2500 cars a day easily.

If we hit capacity there we have another option: Pull certain inbounds
straight across GE lead and use a crew to switch cars out behind Ford.
When another train comes over there to drop more off they bring back
the switched out cut. 

All I'm saying is we have a lot of resources not being used, there are
a lot of miles of track in Louisville that are not being used at all.

Louisville has a lot of quality employees but our process is all wrong
we can easily change and be able to handle triple the cars we do now.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

grape ape

NAME THEM! You seem to know them. Give us a list. Maybe we can start a
petition to have them reviewed in order to speed up production without
worrying about breaking a rule.  You start the list. If we can think of
any you missed we'll add them. The CSX lawyers and public safety
directors and the FRA read this site every single day. So post the
rules.

Name: The Grape Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

I beleive it is the culture of rush, rush, rush coupled with chicken
shit "Barney Fife" managers armed with more bogus rules than you can
shake a stick at that really make an already dangerous work
environment, unsafe. Following the rules to the letter absolutely slows
things down. There are alot of them. Good luck to all.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

Grape ape

Name the rules that slows things down. The only rules they have out
here that they intimidate us to violate are air brake rules and
handbrake rules. The number one rules that you can whistle blow to the
FRA and demand a response. We know they want you to cheat on
inspections and proper air test procedures but thats about it. You can
get off moving equipment now. You don't have to do safety stops for
couplings. It takes 5 seconds to ask for protection. Your not asked to
crawl like an idiot, just watch where your walking. So give us all a
list of everything you have had to do that you were forced to speed up
and you should have done the job slower. Yeah, they want to rush you
out of the building before you get all your paperwork or have a descent
job briefing but if you tell them you don't have it or your haven't
done a job briefing most the time they will back down and tell you just
get it done. You follow the rules what will they get you on. Cover your
ass. Use the stinking radio to cover your moves. If people are around
make sure someone else hears you. You recognize the voice of someone
else out there make a note of it. Hell, just say hello to them on the
radio. Get another voice on tape. You can cover your ass without
slowing down to a point they know your doing it on purpose. So sick of
hearing if we did everything by the book the trains wouldn't move.
BULLSHIT!

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

Under Hh the rules got really stupid!! Damned if you do damned if you
donít, so the attitude I went with I followed the rules set out by this
new regime. Here was the catch when I worked and followed there rules
management would say never mind with that rule or procedures, it is
taking to much time and you are delaying the train. So I got into the
habit of recording it in my pocket book date time event. And followed
there instructions. I found there was no sense in debating anything
with management. Did my time then just went home. In the four years I
worked under Hh I was pulled out of service three times. And my notes
helped me get returned to work. Because all as I did was follow
instructions. You have the arm chair managers that say you better go by
the book or else then you have management that is scared of delays and
insist you do it there way. It was confusing getting two different
messages so I just did what I was directly  told, and when they had an
investigation said I followed instructions so I would not be sent home
for insubordination again. I said on here before keep records for
yourself, could make all difference on getting back to work.

Name: The Grape Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

Just follow all the safety rules and you keep your job. Very simple huh.
That's a good thought, the only problem with it is, you can't. If they
want you, they got you. It doesn't matter how good you think you are at
following all the rules. We should all know this by now. The catch 22 of
it, if a person tries to really be a superstar with the rule book and
really slow things down, they can single you out and rule book you. Who
is gonna win?

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

CSX

You know what would solve all these problems? MORE CAMERAS! Put
camera's everywhere. Put them so no one is out of sight except the
bathroom. Then you can just stop your testing. Stop following us around
all the time. Stop micro managing us. If someone gets hurt or tears up
equipment its on film. No charges can be filed against anyone without a
clear viewing of the incident. We break a rule then fired!  Plain and
simple. The only ones who would cry are rule breakers who know they
aren't in the view of a camera when their doing it. We can stand on
our heads and tie brakes if we want as long as we don't get hurt. You
got it on film. Let us stand on the rail and release brakes from the
ground. Let us be stupid and foul equipment without protection. WHO
CARES!  You got us on film and radio. Just leave us alone and let us
work. You got us hook line and sinker if shit goes south. So just film
my butt. I DONT CARE! If I screw up then its my own fault. Just leave
us to work in peace!

Name: railroaded
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

WAKE THE F*%^$K UP!

What the hell is wrong with all of you. Brakes this way, brakes that
way....BLAH...BLAH... The company hired DuPont to come in an do a
safety assessment of the company and when they told them that they had
too many rules and to quit micro managing the employees so much they
told them TO TAKE A HIKE!  I was there when it happened.  END OF THAT
DISCUSSION!

They have always had a standing order to get failures and always will.
This is a fact!  It sends a message to the employees and they use the
failures as examples in court and for the FRA that they are enforcing
their safety rules and regulations. Every time someone gets a failure
it shows an example of the employees refusing to follow the rules even
though they are in writing and are preached out your arsses.  The first
thing they ask the judge who is handling an injury law suit is...."what
are we supposed to do? Follow them around day and night like little
children and not let them out of our sight?"
FACT! BEEN THERE!

You have rules written to follow. You have a rule that says when in
doubt take the safest course of action. They also has a loop hole that
covers their arsses if something goes wrong. If there is a
contradiction in rules or any doubt of the application...CONTACT A
SUPERVISOR! So you make what you think is a common sense decision and
it back fires and you didn't contact a supervisor first. Guess where
the shit is going to roll. IN YOUR LAP!
Too many of you are arm chair lawyers. Too many of you think you are
smarter than you are. Got news for you. YOU ARENT. We know some rules
are stupid. We know some are written by idiots who never set one foot
on the rocks and have done our job. IT DOESNT MATTER. Their lawyers are
paid thousands to sit in their chairs and write rules and regulations to
cover their arsses. NOT YOURS, So the bottom line is if you don't want
to spend time on the street or lose the bread and butter that feeds
your children then follow the damn rules. If you have doubts about any
of them throw the decision in the supervisors arss. Arrogance and
stupidity doesn't pay the bills. Try reading a few of the notices too.
Most of you don't and your know it. Everyday  I work with someone who
quotes a rule and is so wrong its not even laughable. Your too lazy to
read the operating rules books and keep up on the bulletins then be the
one on the street. Your just making room for someone with less seniority
to move up and they're going to love it while their talking behind your
back about how stupid you were and how lucky they are!  JESUS! Just
follow the rules!

Name: The Grape Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

The emperor wears no clothes.

Name: The Grape Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

Some of the safety rules are bullshit. Point blank. If you do not have
enough common sense to know which ones they are, you do not have the
real world experience or you just plain suck. The real danger is the
culture of rush, rush, rush, coupled with clueless managers who have
little experience performing the actual work themselves, enforcing the
bullshit safety rules which were masterminded by people with absolutely
no experience. Just too many God forsaken rules written by too many damn
lawyers. They killed common sense. So good workers will continue to be
fired while the lard ass who follows every dip shit rule will stay and
get injured and create more bullshit rules. I see no end to the
madness. Any good manager with balls and common sense to voice anything
rational or against the grain has probably already been terminated.

Name: Displaced
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

Anyone know the dist, sub-dist for Madisonville KY? Like for example
Nashville is CG NA 
Rocky Mount N. Carolina is FL RM
Richmond VA is FL RT
Savannah GA is JX ST
So on and so on

Name: To ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2018

My last four years of my career was with Hh as ceo. It was insanity I
could not believe what this man and regime did while he was in charge.
Highest derailments and fatalities under his watch. He made people big
money he was a run away train he was share holders hero. If you where
an employee management down it was hell on earth. I could write a book
on the shit that man pulled off. Foote is trying to repeat what Hh did.
As long as shares go up expect more of the same and some. I truly know
what you guys are going threw at CSX   You are a number and these
people will fire you for anything. Let the union argue for members. If
you put up fight they will gun you down. The stress is unbelievable so
try and take care of yourself and do it for your family. I hope it does
not get worse there. I heard they have to open more yards maybe things
will turn around for you employees. Hang in there stick together best
way you can. Be safe.

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 July 2018

Pre Harrison CSX was much safer. Now safety seems to be less of a
priority. This place sucks anymore! I am scared to work most of the
time. Even if you follow the rules 100% and everyone else does too you
are still at risk. There have been more close calls at my terminal in
the last year than in the previous 15 years. We don't go more than 2
weeks without a derailment now. Most are non human factor. Little
things that use to be done were great, like greasing drawbars and
switches, doesn't happen anymore. We need some kind of intervention
out here. Maybe it could start with news crews showing up. I don't
know.

Name: Risk
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

Thatís the car design how else you going to perform task. I guess you
have law suit if you get hurt. There is risk at everything we do on the
rr. I donít make the rules. In my 34 years I found fault with lots of
things and brought to companies attention. Some issues where addressed
others where not. The railway is a dangerous place, I lost my granda pa
to the railroad. Crushed crew ran red board , he paid the price. What
chance do you have if tank car blows up in the yard. Just because I
followed the rules does not mean I agree with them. Iím sure I would
get the looks if there was no food in the fridge for wife and kids. I
retired with all my body parts lots worn out. Guy break the rules there
whole career never get hurt. The next guy does the same thing and pays
the price. Look out for yourself and mates. One mistake and could be
all over. I think every rr knows that in the back of there mind.

Name: Bonnie Decaying
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2018

If you operate brakes from the ground you can get ran over.
If you operate brakes from the platform you can fall AND get ran over.

I would rather just get ran over than fall AND get ran over.

Name: A non a mus
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2018

If it is so dangerous to operate hand brakes from the ground then why
does CSX allow it on the cars that have no platform, or no vertical
grab irons 24 inches above the platform?

Name: YOU KNOW WHO I AM BY NOW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2018

I VALUE MY SAFETY MORE THAN MY JOB SO I WILL TAKE THE SAFEST COURSE OF
ACTION ALWAYS NO MATTER HOW I AM TOLD TO DO IT AND NO MATTER WHAT RULE
I HAVE TO BREAK. I AM GOING HOME AT THE END OF THE DAY TO SEE MY
FAMILY. I AM NOT A YES MAN I DO WHAT IS BEST FOR ME. YOU ARE THE TYPE
THAT IF IT WERE A CSX RULE TO CARRY A NINJA STAR TAPED TO YOUR FOREHEAD
WHILE YOU WORK THEN YOU WOULD DO IT BECAUSE IT IS THE RULE.
I USE COMMON SENSE AND LOOKOUT FOR MY OWN WELL BEING AND THOSE AROUND
ME. MY CAPS LOCK IS STUCK RIGHT NOW SO DEAL WITH IT! 
ANY MANAGER THAT ENFORCES THESE BOGUS RULES ARE YES MEN AND THEY DO NOT
CARE ABOUT YOU AT ALL THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR SAFETY! THERE ARE
MANAGERS THAT WOULD ENFORCE A RULE THAT SAID EVERY EMPLOYEE MUST HAVE 2
KETCHUP PACKETS ON THEM WHILE ON DUTY BECAUSE IT IS A RULE. ON THE OTHER
HAND WE DO HAVE MANAGERS WITH COMMON SENSE THAT ARE NOT YES MEN AND THEY
WILL LOOK THE OTHER WAY IF YOU ARE BEING SAFE WHILE BREAKING RULES AT
THE SAME TIME, THEY ARE CALLED RATIONAL HUMAN BEING WITH COMMON SENSE!

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

This guy can't be F*^cking serious!

So by design they shouldn't go out the ends of the track because of
the downward grade on both ends!!! How about by design they put in some
freaking skates to prevent rollouts, that's what skates are for thats
why when you disable them you have cars roll out. The skates are there
to stop cars, that's why now that they are disabled we have a lot more
rollouts. BY DESIGN! GTFOOH!
So by design the track is built with a downward grade to keep cars in,
so why waste millions on skates? 
Why do we have to plug a track before kicking cars in? By design the
track should keep cars in!

Name: Handbreaks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

Let me explain this Homer Simpson style, the man with GOLD makes the
rules. Do the job the way you want. If it is against company policy and
your busted , itís an expensive mistake. Good luck my friend !

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

So telling a story of how someone has gotten hurt by tying or releasing
a hand brake validates your claim that it is safer to tie or release
from the platform? 
So if I tell a story about how someone has fallen off of the platform
or ladder while tying or releasing brakes then it would validate my
claim of how it is safer to do it from the ground right?

Let me break this down for you Barney style...
Operating brakes from the platform adds the risk of falling-Fact
It removes the risk of getting run over-False (you can fall between the
cut and still be run over)
Operating from the ground completely removes the chance of falling off
of the car-Fact (You can't fall off if you are not on)

It's real simple which way adds risk and which removes risk?

In case you missed it, Slips, trips and falls are the most common cause
of workplace injury. If you can reduce this risk then you are safer
period!

Name: Yard tracks
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

Most rail yards are designed like a bowl the low point is in the middle
of the track. There is a small downward grade from each end. That way
if a car rolls it should not go out the ends of the track. Fyi

Name: Ym
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2018

Crews 
In the meantime let's continue to do bogus handbrake test on 12-14,000

Ton trains delivered to the yard. Carman can figure it out when they
are bleeding the cars off and they start to roll. Jump up and tie a
brake. Shouldnt move that fast anyway. A real good question is how
could they charge an engineer for not doing a proper test because he
didn't fully release the independent brake when doing the one minute
test.Found it in a download after a double. Cars were set up on other
cut anyway. Hope they brought that up at the investigation!

Name: Retired carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2018

When we where given a track to test, we would put ten percent handbrakes
on the headend. Apply the air machine with low air pressure and start
tying the track we staffed from each end and worked towards each other.
If one had a hand brake to take off we would call our mate to stand in
the clear. While standing on brakemast and releasing the had break
several times the track would move threw out tieng it up. Once we met
we would go check if we had air threw the track. Then go to head end
and cut the air into ninety pounds. As the track charged sometimes the
hands breaks would not hold track and move and pull airmachine off and
track would go into emergency. So we applied more handbreaks and apply
the air again. We are trained to release handbreaks from being on the
car not the ground. There where so many cameras they would catch you if
you where seen doing it from the ground and your fired. You do your job
the way you where trained, and if nothing ever happens to you great.
There have been guys release handbreaks from the ground and the
handbreaks chain hit them in the face and had to get medical attention.
Iím sure have experienced the chain whipping on you.

Name: Slack 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

An old timer carman was taking hand brakes off a cut from the ground car
moved they figure about a foot , when they found him the wheel got his
leg. Car pushed him off balance and got him. He panicked when car
moved. He was trying to re apply hand brake to stop movement. I guess
it canít happen you have the right attitude.

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

Yeah you pretty much just got burned with the Slip, Trips, and Falls
fact! 
I eagerly await your rebuttal.
The more you argue that it is safer to climb on cars to tie or release
brakes the dumber you sound.

Name: You're Welcome
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2018

The problem with your argument is that the stored energy you speak of is
at compression so when releasing brakes it will expand the distance
between the cars, not contract and squish you in. But for argument sake
suppose the cars did bunch up on you, a fully bunched up cut of cars
still has enough space for you to get in there and do work. Carman lace
hoses on improperly stretched cuts everyday, it's uncomfortable but not
hazardous. 
Anyone that actually works around railcars know that it is safer to
release brakes from the ground. A cut of cars doesn't go from 0-60 in
4.2 seconds like you might think, so if you release the brake and it
wiggles you would have around 13 minutes and 27 seconds to get out of
the way.
Final though to hopefully shut you up. 
What is the number one cause of workplace injury? We have all heard it
a thousand times.......Slips, trips, and falls! Don't take my word,
Google it!

Name: Stored energy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1GxTVgvHD9A Stored energy can get you

Name: Brakes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

http://railsafetraining.com/seems-like-releasing-handbrake-ground-safer-climbing-ladder-really-need-climb-ladder/

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

HEY CSX

52 weeks in a year. If a person worked 7 days a week every week for the
whole year and did 40 hours they would work 2080 hours.  Guess what... I
have already worked 1389 regular hours according to my pay stub. We all
know that very few people work 7 days a week at 40 hours.  I've
already taken 2 weeks vacation time in the last 7 months and still
racked up this many hours.  Im taking some sick days every month for
the rest of the year and if I hit 20 points I'll just take your arss
whipping and drop those ten points off and figure out the game. You
have slaved us enough. 

CoolMfer....Company mole.....TM....who ever you are ...go back into
your dirt hole.  No body walks on water including you!

Name: Nuttier
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

My friend retired four years ago from loco shop. He spends all his time
driving across the country taking pictures of rail yards. Now that is
an illness lol. Another retired guy takes passenger trains all over to
buy lotto tickets from different places.  !?!?!?

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

Iíve been retired for over a year, and always check out this site maybe
I should get my head examined lol not much has changed.

Name: Cool mfer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2018

Cond. If you want to write a damn book go to a publishing co nobody
wants to hear your long drawn out bullshit everyone knows how to tie a
handbrake only time I get angry is when I work with dumbshits like you
lol

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

coolmfer

Just stick to tying your little engine brakes or just push that little
button that puts them on for you.  I understood everything they were
saying and why.  You can put handbrakes on the side of an auto rack
while standing on the ground because you are not fouling the equipment.
On other cars You are supposed to stand in the sill step and reach
around to tie the handbrake if you have a legal hand hold to support
yourself or stand on the platform on the rear and apply it.  I had an
intermodal car last week that was screwy as hell. The container was
pushed all the way to the back of the platform so you couldn't get up
on it. The hand hold was only about 6 inches above the floor. Has to be
at least 12 so I had no choice but to stand on the ground and tie it. If
there had been a TM around and saw me you can bet your ass he would have
got up into me for it until I showed him the common sense reason that I
did it. This company has changed the rules around so many times over
the years that no one really knows what the hell will get them written
up or not. When your tying a handbrake there's a pretty good chance
that the slack has already settled and there wont be any movement while
your putting it on. Its rare. Where the problem comes in is when you are
taking them off. Yeah, the slack could roll in on you when you release
them but if there is air on the train and the engineer has the air set
it isn't going to happen. Someone got hurt doing both some way or
another so now we all have to climb up on cars that aren't necessary
to do all the time.  Everyone is arguing about the procedure because
this stupid ass company has changed the rules around so many times and
people have been written up for stupid bullshit petty stuff that their
just afraid and just trying to discuss it out!  Your comment didn't
help a thing or add any educational advise to anyone. Sounds like you
got an anger issue and maybe you should call the EAP counselor. God
knows you cant give any good advise!

Name: YM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 July 2018

ozz fest

We have a standing rule that you only tie 3 handbrakes in our receiving
yard. Yeah, guys argue that 3 may not be enough to hold a cut but we
also have a loop hole to use in our timetable that lets you consider
the fact that you may be holding on too to many cars during the test
because you will be cutting some off to swing over. Its a big gray area
but you are right. They don't waste their time cutting the air in. A
lot of times the angle cock is still open on the other end and the
conductor would have to walk to the other end and close it which takes
extra time. Its not a legal test in the sense that the one minute brake
test isn't done by the written procedure but the other rules in place
cover the crews arss. You should know the railroad has a loop hole for
everything to push production. Safety isn't an issue. The other poster
was right. The supervisors know its being done that way and some have
threatened to write guys up for putting more than 3 handbrakes.

Name: Cool mfer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2018

Idiot's you dumb fucks arguing about tying handbrakes fuck the rules up
that are in place so guess what the company comes up with more and more
stupid rules and to jack off that's only been on a conductor for less
than one year you don't know fucking shit sounds like you couldn't
run a train around a Christmas tree dickhead

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

The company I work for if your caught standing on the ground putting
handbrake on your fired. We have never heard of or used a brake stick.
I guess every company uses there own rules on safety issues.

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

Glad someone else knows what they are talking about, thank you.

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

OZZ FEST!

 You jumped on a safety issue from hell.  we double cars over in our
receiving yard all the time. when we add the cars to a cut of cars that
have already had the handbrakes applied and tested with the 1 minute
brake test all we do is just couple in. We release the air on our cars
and test them for one minute while air is still set up on the other
cars. They tell us all the time not to cut the air in. So now you just
added god know how many tons to a cut of cars that you didn't release
all the brakes on and see if the previous handbrakes will actually hold
the new weight. Its a bullshit move and a bullshit test. The air should
be released on all the cars and the whole cut retested. If the Carmen
have already worked that cut they still leave 3 cars of air on them.
They say its equivalent to having 3 handbrakes applied so they say you
definitely don't cut the air in. I can turn my head away on that one
as long as Im not around if the air bleeds off of them. But everyone
knows what the hell is going on for sake of saving time and rushing. No
way in hell they can throw you under the bus if the Carmen start
bleeding off cars that were doubled over to and a bogus brake test was
done and they start rolling out and hurt someone or run into anything.
There are just too many crew, YM and supervisors who know its going on
and has been for years. I would sign a petition for you!

Name: goingloco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 July 2018

RULES

This is crazy crap. I just got off the employee gateway to check to see
if there was anything new in the engineers read file for my division and
the info is old as hell and outdated. I know they came out with a
bulletin that stated we were to stop leaving the engines in 3 throttle
when the weather was 15 or below then they came back out with a
bulletin cancelling it. Its not in any reissue. The original bulletin
is still in the read file so this is the last time Im visiting that
site.  I also heard a Columbus crew saying they got wrote up for that
rule that said you had to have one engine on line with an empty unit
train. I just read their timetable instructions and their division
bulletins and its not in there. So what the hell do you do about that?
Go tell the supervisor that bulletin/rule in no where to be found and
therefore does not exist anymore?  
This crap out here is just one joke after another. Us newer engineers
are barely staying sane on the extra boards because they are using the
hell out of us. Now we got to worry about this stuff from managers. 
They need to be made sit down for a day and read every single page of
the system bulletins and look at the changes in the wording compared to
the rules book. There are a lot of language changes.  Something you
forgot to mention is the rule about not mounting or dismounting
equipment (2101.1)being changed. The old rule in the book said you had
to mount and dismount away from live tracks, main tracks, etc.  The HQ
system bulletin reissue was changed to say 
mount and dismount clear of switches, derails, bridge approaches, close
clearances or any object that could cause a slip trip and fall.
We just recently had a conductor charged with getting on his power on
the main side. The TM called it the hot side or live side. The union
rep got it thrown out but its still bull that a supervisor didn't know
that the language was changed and it didn't matter if he got on next to
a main that didn't have a thing running on it anyway! Doesn't matter
anyway. That rule doesn't say you cant get on your equipment next to a
main anymore. We got enough to worry about out here without this kind of
distraction going on.  Maybe it would be best if the supervisors would
just stay in their offices and not come out unless something serious
goes down. When HH took over they said he was getting rid of trivial
crap in our rules and that was one of them. Why the hell don't the
supervisors know this?

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

The question I was answering to, was who was responsible for the train
after conductor ties it down and then carman take over the train.
Answer once carman take track they are responsible for track. No one
said anything about the track being switched out. If train dies at
terminal it gets switch. If it is run threw but need test and inspect.
Read what the question was. Your assume shit.

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

Better yet let's take a poll.
Who thinks I'm right and who thinks this guy is right?

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

Correct me then, please explain it... I'll wait...

Name: Slow conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 July 2018

Call people moron you know nothing about air brakes mechanical brakes.
Or the rules for testing anything. Iím amazed you passed the aptitude
test to hire on. O ya CSX desperate hire guys like you now. No wonder
the hoggers have to babysit guys like you that claim been on the
railway ten years. Hoggers should get bonus for babysitting you.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 July 2018

Rules

I remember exactly what you are talking about. It was the bulletin that
came out explaining the HPTT= horsepower divided by tonnage and getting
as close to 2.0. It also stated if you could maintain track speed you
were to contact the dispatcher and let them decide what to do. It did
disappear right after the new issue of the operating rules manual
effective 2017. I haven't seen it in a bulletin for a long time. I
think it disappeared before HH took over. Someone said they thought
they got rid of it because the dispatchers were tired of the crews
always toning them up and wanting permission to put more power on line.
It not in any timetable I have to carry either.  I haven't seen the
bulletin on the one engine on line with empty unit trains either. Not
in any of my timetables either and I carry several. It might be slipped
in some elsewhere but it definitely has not been coming out in the HQ
system bulletins like it used to. I haven't used just one engine on
line for these trains for over a year. If it wont run track speed with
one I put another on line. Havent seen anything instructing me to do
other wise. Most of us thought maybe because we have TO now they don't
care because its supposed to be so much better at saving fuel if we are
using it.

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

Name: Handbrake

Is this guy serious?
So we tie brakes from platform so if a car is kicked in on us we don't
get ran over, ok so I guess we lace air hoses from the brake platform
too then?

Also when do Carmen put cuts to switch out later on yard air? They
don't, they bleed them off so they can be switched out. 

Common sense huh? Moron!

If you're really that dumb you need to find another place to work.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 July 2018

Mark.

5401 categories are still in effect in the rules book however many
items were changed or deleted. Try reading your bulletins and the rule
book again. The previous statement is correct.

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

When standing on brakemast to put hand brake on you have proper footing
and you hand is holding cross over grab iron. Then with your free hand
you apply the hand brake. If cars are kicked from the other end you not
going to get ran over. And also once you tie the train down then car
department takes train they are responsible for it. The carman apply
air to track for test, then brakes release while charging if it is
going to roll it will roll while brakes releasing.  And if it releases
more the. The air machine hose it will just go into emergency then the
carman should put more handbrakes on. Just common sense!!!

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

Engineers.
There are two more rules that were deleted that I'm sure many of you
haven't noticed. The 5401 rule that governed the HTTP power rule and
the instructions to get the power rating as close to 2.0 as possible
that was first issued in 2012 was removed. The rule that stated all
empty unit trains were to run with one unit on line is gone as well.

Please read the system reissues and your timetable before taking
anything about this post as true. After reading this post I reread all
of the system bulletins and 5401 has never been deleted.

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

I'm not a rocket scientist so I could be missing something here....

When adding cars to an existing cut it is required to retest existing
handbrakes and if need be add a sufficient number of additional brakes
to hold the cut, we all know this, nothing new here.

When a train pulls in and ties down the engineer releases the brakes
for a test. After a successful test the engines are cut off leaving the
cut of cars with an emergency application.

Another crew might add cars later and "test" the brakes, then another
crew and another until the track is turned over to a carman to bleed the
cars off. 

When the cars are bleed off is when the fun begins.

All the cars added to the cut in emergency passed the brake test
because the cut was in emergency.

 Now all the cars are bled off and it may hold or it may not, who
knows, who cares?

All I care to know is who takes the heat on it when it all goes south?
Would it be the last crew to touch it? They have no way to truly test
after adding cars unless the is no air on the cut.

Thank you for your time and good day.

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

How is it safer to climb onto a car to tie or release a wheel type
handbrake then do it from the ground? 
1. I can fall off the car but I cant fall off the ground
2. Refer to reason #1
Thank you for your time and good day.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 July 2018

Rules

Your post brought something to mind that just happened in April. In the
last reissue of the HQ system bulletin the rule on the use of brake
sticks was deleted. I had several calls from members who wanted to know
if and when we would be using them again. I, of course told them we
hadn't heard anything and it could have just been an error. Most
laughed and said, ""yeah, good chance someone didn't proof read as
usual!" I Bet you cant begin to even image the reaction people had
when a bulletin was issued pointing out that it was omitted from the
reissue and the rule remains in effect. What a shock it was to see that
someone actually did catch that and fix it, otherwise members would have
been picking up a brake stick if they could find it and use it.
The point is, the operating rules department has had ample time to
issue bulletins on the rules you mentioned if they were omitted by
accident but they haven't. So it is pretty safe to say that those
rules are definitely gone. If anyone is written up by a supervisor for
violation of these rules then I can guarantee you the unions will bring
it to the attention of those in upper management and request that a
better system of continuing education be established for the
supervisors in the field.

Name: rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 July 2018

BOXCAR

No need to look for that rule. It is gone. I was told by a dispatcher
that due to the advanced signal system we have now the need for fusees
is becoming obsolete. They can protect most trains out here on the
system. There are some railroads that don't even use them to protect
road crossings anymore.

Engineers.
There are two more rules that were deleted that I'm sure many of you
haven't noticed. The 5401 rule that governed the HTTP power rule and
the instructions to get the power rating as close to 2.0 as possible
that was first issued in 2012 was removed. The rule that stated all
empty unit trains were to run with one unit on line is gone as well.

I was told this happened when Hunter took over. He decided that running
trains was more important than worrying about the amount of fuel that
was being used. You are allowed 27 powered axles and dynamic rating on
the units. Keeping track speed is more important than worrying about
using a little more fuel.
The rule that requires all empty and loaded coal cars to be throttled
back at speeds above 40 is being submitted for review.

If any supervisor tells you that he is going to write you up for
violation of the two rules that have been deleted then you need to ask
him to show you where the rule is in writing.  When he cant find it he
should be professional enough to admit that he made a mistake and drop
the charge.

The statement that a new hired employee who comes in and prints off
his/her first set of system bulletins would not have any knowledge of
any of the deleted rules is absolutely correct. The only way anyone new
would know about them is if the "rumors" they existed at one time was
being discussed. We do not run a railroad on rumors. If it is not in
writing in the bulletins, timetables or the operating rules books then
they are obsolete until further instructions are issued.

Name: Log book
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 July 2018

We had a log book in lunch room office etc. Any time a new rule or
message came out it was pasted in this book. If rule was cancelled it
was posted. When we came back from vacation etc. We where handed all
the important bullies had to read them then sign a form that we read
and understood bullitin.

Name: Boxcar
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 July 2018

Conductor 

You hit the nail on the head. Too many managers don't know shit
anymore or just to lazy to learn. 

You talked about the changes in rules and bulletins and how they don't
keep up. It happens every week.
I got a hunt and find question for everyone. Remember the rule we used
to have about encountering an unattended fuse by your track and having
to run restricted speed for 15 minutes? It was in old operating rule
book under rule #11. Not in the new one. In fact I can't find any rule
on what to do when you encounter a fuse. Looked under protecting trains.
Looked under flagging rules. Looked under hand signal rules. Can't find
a thing about the procedure for what to do.
Can anyone find it? right now....just don't give a shit and keep
going.

Name: Leader ship
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 July 2018

Iíve been on this site for over a year and the conclusion I have come
to, these managers could not organize a drunk in a liquor store. That
is why you have to be extra careful. Been there know what your dealing
with!!!

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 July 2018

Its like my Daddy...always told me..He would rather have a sister in a
whore house than a brother in production..

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

This place sucks now more than ever!  Not only are people not returning
from layoff status, quite a few people have started resigning!  Its
what happens when other companies start hiring who are willing to treat
you better.  I envy them and wish I could go as well, yet I have too
much time invested for a pension.  This place is really gonna get ugly
as time goes on.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 July 2018

Ape 
What happens alot out here is these immature macho want to be tough
morons who will do anything to defy a rule because they think it's
stupid and they AIN'T gonna do it. Then they have this frame of mind
now they're just going to do things their way and get someone hurt or
damage something. A dog can be taught to sit, speak, shake, fetch but
these retards just can't read a rule and follow it. 
At the same time we have rules written in a manner that makes the
company look like illiterate morons and it creates an atmosphere of
working for a company thats just one big joke. Now you have people who
work by example. How can anyone take A job serious when they read rules
that you just have to stand their shaking your head and laughing!
A TM just wrote up a crew for a rule that was removed from the system
bulletins after HH bit the dust. The rule book is clear as hell. You
follow rules in the books or the bulletins. If they have been removed
from the reissues or haven't been added to the new operating rules
book then they are null and VOID! Doesn't matter if the rule once
existed. If it isn't reissued it no longer exist. How the hell would a
brand new employee who just got his first set of system bulletins know
anything about a previous rule that was in existence if it was not in
his bulletins. By the damn rumor mill? The rumor mill isn't listed in
the rules book or in any bulletin or notice. This company is the worst
for this crap. I hope the crew charges the TM for STUPIDITY and failure
to keep up on the information in each HQ system bulletin as they are
reissued.  There may be a good reason they are removed. Maybe Foote has
decided they weren't neceassary. No matter the reason the TM's need to
keep educated and if they don't like the change they can challenge it.
This kind of crap is getting old out here! It's dangerous out here for
any employee who has to put a supervisor in his place especially when he
has an ego. You now have a whipped puppy with a chip on his shoulder.
Now someone is going to pay. We shouldn't have to be their teachers.
Jacksonville is laying down on the job!

Name: To Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 July 2018

Lloyd you made my point for me, your mind and emotions are not on safety
been there. I smartened up when I was two feet away from getting ran
over by a hopper cars. What gets you is the last thing you, would ever
thought would get you!!!!  Itís really hard but try stay focused on
safety. On your side.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2018

Operating rule 

409.2- UNATTENDED EQUIPMENT MUST BE SECURED WITH SUFFICIENT TESTED
HANDBRAKES......BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE!

Let me think about this for a second. You say not less than one. If you
have less than one then you would have none. Is there something I'm not
getting here. If I don't put any then I haven't secured the equipment
at all. But not less than one?  We get the point but is this not a
great example of.....Duh...duh....duh....

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

Radnor will be humping in two weeks.  Louisville stands to lose 600 cars
a day.

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

**You're a dumbass.   I'll correct that for you.  Important to follow
the rules but do it for your own safety not the company.  The only
reason they put all these rules in place is to protect them from
lawsuits anyway...they don't really care about anyone.  How could
they?  Bad lineups, poorly built trains (10000 feet plus is just
absurd), an unrealistic attendance policy, poor management, no morale,
and about 100 other things that I don't feel like adding.  People
really dont mind the work but unless you're lucky enough to have a
decent schedule the quality of life is unbearable.  Guys just do it
because they fear the loss of insurance or having to find something
different with not many other skills.  It's interesting the way the RR
traps people.  Eventually people do have limits though.  Csx is playing
with fire right now.  Only a matter of time before someone snaps.

Name: Liars management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 July 2018

Iíve seen so many managers go to there bosses for there weekly kick in
the nuts. So when they lie for the company, they figure there in the
special club. And get gratification from there bosses instead of there
weekly kick in the nuts. But upper management knows these people are
CUCKS, and can be used until they have no more value to the company.
Easy come easy go.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 July 2018

http://www.startribune.com/hennepin-county-judge-fines-bnsf-4-6m-for-misconduct-during-injury-lawsuit/488536861/

BNSF cooks yard employees lungs and covers it up.

So who is the CSX evidence hiders/losers? Don't the worthless bastards
know that if the same happens to them the other worthless bastards will
do the same to them.

Name: Humps opening
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 July 2018

Any one hear how Radnor is coming along or if more humps will be re
opened in the near future?

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 July 2018

Wonder if my patent for drop side rail cars with throttle jammers at
blocked crossings will go through. The bucket,head harness,  piece of
string, ice water nap zappers wouldn't be much profit.

https://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/rockland/clarkstown/2018/07/18/no-way-out-neighbors-fear-csx-crossing-closure/783022002/

I think one of the problems by the mile marker numbers. 8/10ths of a
mile (6/10ths for proper sight lines) train storage between Pineview
and Bradley Parkway. Almost 2.5 miles (2.77 miles between crossings)
train storage between Pineview and Kingshighway where the siding ends.
So the greed ran railroads mile long trains going the one direction has
the crossing blocked sitting at Bradley Parkway instead of stopping
before Pineview until it is clear.

Breaking the train apart at the crossing would require a whole bunch of
walking on a mile long train. Big liability for the greed ran railroads
bottom line Then there is the 250 feet clear of crossings (sight lines.
Like 4 seconds for a 79 mph Amtrak) railroad rule. With signals drivers
see the rain just sitting there and take off about the time the moving
train is coming.

So a rip out of the Pineview--Bradley Parkway part of the siding leaves
over two miles of storage. Fixed

545075F	NY	CSX	Public	At Grade	Open	QR
0022.700	ROCKLAND	ORANGEBURG	ALBANY	RIVER	#N\A	BRADLEY PKWY
545074Y	NY	CSX	Private	At Grade	Open	QR
0023.500	ROCKLAND	ORANGEBURG	ALBANY	RIVER	#N\A	PINEVIEW RD
507064R	NY	CSX	Public	At Grade	Open	QR 0026.270	ROCKLAND	WEST
NYACK	ALBANY	RIVER	#N\A	KINGS HWY

Name: To the last post by conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 July 2018

I retired after 34 years on the rr. I have seen more fatalities after
the fact still bothers me. And that conductor is a hundred percent
right about following the safety rules and If you canít follow them you
should be fired. If you donít care about your own safety your not going
to care about anyone elseís safety. It is all fun until your pinned
under a wheel screaming your head off  and help is not there for awhile
or free slack gets you between two cars and you crushehed by the
couplers. I can go on and on about the horrors that can happen. I
witness a priest give a man the last rights before they lifted
equipment off him then he died. Do not stand for these people that
ignore safety and the rules set out for your own protection. You save
no time at all taking short cuts. Be safe all practice doing your job
the way you are suppose to. If  you see someone doing unsafe practice
remind him of the proper way to do the job safely, your not being a rat
you could be saving a life.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2018

not much to get involved into all the BS but I do have a question for
everyone.. With man power shortage, We could really take a stand. It
might not be a huge stand but it will prove a point. its pretty simple.
Stop crossing over sides to cover jobs you don't have too. Stop taking
roster calls. Even if its just one half. I get people got bills and
family to feed. I also get they trap people or catch them first out. we
could bend these jokers over and prove our point.. Trains would sit,
jobs wouldn't be filled. The conversation I had with crew management
about this whole bump deal. Sounds like its made life harder on them..
At what point is enough a enough? bitch that our unions don't come to
our rescue, Bitch that the company bends us over.. yet when ball comes
in our court we sit back and do shit... We have a man power shortage
created by these retards. they block personal days, and daily
vacations. they force guys to certain assignments, make the bump system
a bid system with no bid system perks.. And then we do them favors to
bail them out and get trains moved, jobs filled... so of course they
wont fix  the problem.. Why would they?

Name: COND>
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2018

BIGFLOPPY


Your a dumb ass. There are a hell of a lot more conductors wrote up and
pulled out of service than there are engineers who were speeding or lost
temporary control. Just like the dumbass they kept catching that kept
jumping off equipment going 10 mph because he was too stupid to follow
the damn rules and tell the engineers he was getting off so they could
get it down to 4 mph. Or the dumb ass that kept stepping in between
equipment without asking for protection. How hard is it to use the damn
radio and just do what the hell the rule says. Hope they don't get
their jobs back. their dumb asses are the reason the TM's keep hanging
out in the yard. So tired of hearing some of these retards stand in the
crew room and talk big about how the rules are stupid and they aren't
doing them. Fire the bastards. They just keep drawing attention to
everyone else!

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

Coverourasses

Stop being a bitch. Conductors have been getting fired for years
because the dumbass engineer couldn't get a hold of them in time and
ran hot through a slow order or got past a red. So pipe your tired ass
down cause whats good for the goose is good for the gander.

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

Conductors

You want to break rules every day of the week then go ahead but when
you do you just might be with someone like me who has had enough of
babysitting for you and covering your ass every single trip. You all
know now that they tag team both crew members every time they get and
when you do shit that they know us engineers have to know you doing it
and we do along with it just to keep from having to fight with you
assholes or refusing to do it and make the day a living hell you put
our jobs on the line too. Your spoiled self centered ego maniacs who
just cant follow rules and have to act like your big boy pants cant be
pulled down. Well guess what boys, Im done with you. In fact several of
us have talked about this and we all agree from now on your on your own.
If the supervisors try to burn us for your shit we are throwing you
under the bus. We will give you one warning to knock your shit off and
we aren't getting burned for your stupid shit. We will fight a charge
tooth and nail and charge you with intimidation and working in a
hostile environment. The games are over. Your too damn immature to do
as your told or just so damn arrogant you think you can do as you
please and the hell with the rules. Just remember, you haven't got a
clue which yards we are getting together on this. Go ahead and be a
dick. Take your chances. You can pick your asses up from under the bus!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 July 2018

Railroad lingo is different in other regions. Between 1979-83 about
50-60 of us railroaders from Michigan & Ohio transferred to Virginia.
We had the same problem. Give it time, we ended up going with what was
used in Virginia. The transfers aren't wrong they're only doing what
they were taught. Educate them.

Name: Slang
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 July 2018

I have worked with people that I thought maybe there parents where
related!!!

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 July 2018

Hogger  
 
I hear ya.  Had one a month ago. Just got here.  Was riding a shove of
40 cars. Came on radio and said gear down. I asked him what did you
say?  He screams gear down. I said ...oh slow down. Ok. When we were
done the arrogant ass got on the engine and accused me of trying to
make him sound stupid. I told him I didn't have to he was doing fine
enough on his own. . Told him we don't have gear shifts on our
engines. We have a throttle. In fact next time try saying slow down of
ease up. Had the balls to tell me to pay attention. Came close to just
kicking is arss and taking a vacation. Stupid shits.

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2018

NFT. 

Can you guess what that means?  LOL!  DIDN'T THINK SO!  It means new
f@&^*!king transfers!  What the hell is wrong with following the HQ
system bulletins. Where is all this slang crap coming from. Ask for
protection when your going to foul. Don't ask me to middle when I
stop. Don't ask me too take the bunch. It's called STRETCH! Don't
ask me to back bunch or give me the pin. What the Fu..k  is drag drop. 
We use English language in my yard. We use the terms put out by the
company. Keep the hillbilly shit in the hills. Your in an educated yard
now where we speak english. Learn it or go home! Try using stretch,
slack, couple, protectiob, foul, shove, dismount and mounting.

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

Conductor 

You are 100% correct.  Shoving rules 406.3-4-5-6-7 have all changed but
406.1 and 406.2 have not!
406.1 B-  must not provide protection while occupying an automobile or
similar motorized vehicle. If this happens again suggest to the
supervisor he review his 406 operating rules. 
Unfortunately some of the new verbage is causing trouble and room for
what is normally called a "gray" area.
406.3 once stated that you were supposed to stretch the cars to make
sure they were coupled before shoving. It now states that you are to
ensure all cars in a cut are coupled prior to shoving. The word
"stretch" was removed. Rail Roading 101 teaches you that stretching
is how that is accomplished. Common sense and safety come first. You
have the right to ask for a good faith challenge. Use it if you must.
If the supervisor can't handle the truth and developes a chip on his
shoulder when you prove you are correct then he shouldn't be there.
Don't hesitate to voice your opinion.

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

Hey csx 

Get your head out of your arsses. You call another ghost train that of
course you lost track of them I got to sit 1 1/2 hrs. Waiting for work
order because you couldn't trace it. I could have slept another 2
hours cause it took an hr. To show up anyway. JEEEZZZ! It's like a
never ending nightmare out here that just keeps repeating itself! 

Oh...and you might teach your TM's how we protect shoves in the dark.
It's not in their damn truck 2 main lines over. Next arss wipe who
treatens me for walking a shove that had a bad rider and it was dark is
going to get a report on your new safety page on the employee gateway.
RETARDS!

Name: Quebec derailment 6 hours ago
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2018

https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/20-cars-derail-from-train-4-land-in-river-in-western-quebec-1.4016667

Name: To hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 July 2018

Yes there are lots of CUCKS in the rr industry, Iím not preaching just
telling you the facts of how we dealt with the Hh regime. Overall there
is still solidarity in the industry, and they will fight back I hope the
best way they can with the tools they have. There is just to much to
lose to do nothing. And there will always be those weak CUCKS that ride
the coat tails of the solid members and enjoy benefits, from there
efforts. Itís the companies job to try and break down the member ship
one at a time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 July 2018

Stick together......stand strong.....HA.
Too many low-life selfish buttholes out here.
The co. knows that too.  Preach all you want.

Name: Union busting 101
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 July 2018

Donít fall for a manager saying an employee is willing to do others
work. Managers like it when there is in fighting amongst union
employees. It is a diversion of the issues of what management is really
doing. Stick together and bury CSX in paper grievances and what ever
else you have in the tool box, to make members whole again from bogus
discipline and firings. Stand strong you will over come this corrupt
regime.

Name: Loco 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2018

CSX. 

SOMEONE NEEDS TO MAKE A DECISION ON WHAT THE HELL IS A UNIT TRAIN! No
where In the bulletin does it say an empty or loaded pipe train is a
unit train commodity.  We keep getting different workorders for
different directions running. One way says it's restricted to 50 and
the other doesnt. Some TM say it is and some say it isnt. It's not a
listed commodity. I'm running it 60 if my paperwork doesn't specify
anything different. Conductors freak out and lose it. Tell them to read
the new bulletin on unit trains.  Someone needs to get this settled!

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2018

Seems more than ever its darned if you do and darned if you dont.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2018

Seems more than ever....its darn if you do and darn if you dont
anymore..

Name: Intimidated
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 July 2018

It might appear that people are crossing over to other crafts willingly.
Well you said if they donít they are sent home. They are under duress to
do this forced or fired.  Not willingly. It can be rectified threw the
proper channels.

Name: Union meeting answers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 July 2018

The shops that are craft crossing, if I was you guys attend your next
union meeting and demand some answers on what is being done with all
these, collective agreement violations. If you do nothing about this
then the practice will continue by the company. We went threw this with
Hh and won a majority of all our cases. The union reps. Came threw for
us it took a bit of time. But the son of a bitch Hh paid up. The shares
are slowing going up so CSX is going to keep doing more of the same at
employees expense.

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

At the least the union should be filing grievance for the laid off
employees. If they are sitting at home and someone else is doing there
job. Anyone that is filling these positions and guys are sitting at
home for every hour of pay they are losing it should be recorded by
union rep. It is violation of the collective agreement 100 percent
winnable if goes to arbitration. We won our cases and the moneys where
split between the laid off employees and who ever else was affected by
this practice. The case is on file why is your union not addressing
this. All this is a violation of the collective agreement they are
flexing there muscles. They know they will have to pay if goes to
arbitration. Itís been won before.

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 July 2018

DEKRA/CSX

Ok, we're waiting for the results?  Come on. Wonder how much influence
you will have on the new availability policy or maybe you just washed
your hands of this joke of an outfit like DuPont did!

Name: Trades doing others work
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2018

If you are force to do other crafts work put in a grievance. Rr work
under aar rules if your not trained for doing the work of others craft
it is unsafe and a violation of the collective agreement. If you do not
feel safe doing work your not trained for put in safety hazard report at
once. If they get people to do this and someone gets hurt or worse
killed , someone is going to jail. All these change the company wants
to do has to be negotiated in the next contract. You will win these
grievances if it goes to arbitration, your union should be filing
grievances every time someone  is doing other crafts work. All of
affected people should be putting in grievance every time this happens.
And safety hazard reports.

Name: To engine repair
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 July 2018

There are aar standards which is North American wide. If they are
getting you to do work that you are not trained for it could spell
trouble if something was not done to aar rules.  If there was an
accident or injury or worse fatality. The rr is in big trouble, and the
supervisor could be criminally charged. Every time you are made to do
work that you are not trained for. Do not hesitate to put a grievance
in. For one thing it is against your collective agreement and you will
win when it goes to arbitration. Everyone should be putting  grievances
in. We did at cprail and won most of them. That has to be negotiated in
a new contract. Trust me it is a breach of your collective agreement
some supervisor are pushing there wait around, but like I said if
someone gets hurt and management knows that person was not trained for
that job, someone will pay for it. You can even put in safety hazard
report if you donít feel safe doing a job your not trained for. All of
you should be doing it every time your told to work outside your craft.
Plain and simple it is not safe, leave a paper trail on all this. They
forced over time on us and we won most grievances, guys that where
fired where reinstated with full back pay. Your union should be telling
you to do this.

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

Ape 

You answered your own question with the right answer. The crew charged
could file ethics charges and bring this crap to their attention but
then you risk getting called a rat and getting the other crew charged.
Maybe get lucky and get their charge removed. The choices suck but if
more people would say enough with the bullshit favortism it could put a
stop to it. If you kiss arss you got a better chance of get away with
murder!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 July 2018

I donít know about cross training but In the locomotive shop we are
forced to do all other crafts work,the company says do it now and
grieve later or thereís the door!

Name: Certificates
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2018

I retired last year from car department. My advice take all the training
your rr company is offering. You would be surprised in other industries
how hard it is to get a lot of the certificates that are provided by
the rr companies. Like first aid, confined space training etc. Those
certificates donít seem to mean much, but when you apply for a job
outside the rr it could make the difference of getting the job or not.
A lot of the training we get at rr we take for granted. They seem
trivial to us, but are valuable out side of the rr industry. Look at
the bright side the rr is paying you to take these courses, they
offered defensive driving course I took it and then got a reduction on
my auto insurance. It is a win win to take all the courses you can.

Name: Skilled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2018

When I took my training to be carman to be journey man took 1044 days.
Plus all my welding plates had to pass. Crane training, track mobile
training   1A drivers license, i was paid to get all this training. 
And certified in many fields, if I would of had to pay for all that
training out of pocket would of been thousands of dollars. When your
fully trained and get pulled out of service and go else ware they hate
it. Because the new guy is just a shadow for years, you canít have the
green guy do anything on his own till he is certified.  By the time you
have worked at the rr for years , most people are certified, they are
coo coo, lol

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2018

That cross training rumour is bs. This regime most likely wonít be
around in 2020. Donít listen to rr rumours. That one is old heard it
for many years, if they want to train me to do other crafts cool I will
sign up and then take my new skills else ware after they spend all that
money to train me. Would look good on a job application to be multi
skilled.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 July 2018

How can one crew get charged for something and a week or two later
another crew does the exact same thing and nothing happens? I guess it
all depends on who you are.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2018

Anybody heard of 2020 being the year for cross training of all maint
crafts ?

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

The company puts cameras everywhere.  If I was a manager and breaking
the rules you donít know if your being recorded by an employee or
goverment agent.  So if your a manager and stupid enough to take one
for the team. Foote and friends you will have to deal with the
consequences if you break federal law. And you are recorded doing it. I
tell people in this day and age as soon as you leave your home, smile
your on some form of recording device. And this is the world we live in
now. So I would say to managers your are not ammune to prosecution and
losing your job.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 July 2018

Recording

If you are in a situation where you are aware that a federal law is
being broken and the only way secure proof of the incident is by
recording the event then there are circumstances that allow the party
to be recorded. The other party would cease the activity if they knew
they were being recorded. That is why local authorities are allowed to
use undercover recording devices in all states when proof of a felony
is being committed. The question is whether or not the offense that
supervisors are committing is one of unethical behavior or one of
committing a federal offense by order or actually taking part in
breaking an FRA code of law. It doesn't really matter once the cat is
out of the bag. Turning in an anonymous recording or picture to
authorities exposes the guilty party.

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

California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts,
Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Washington
are 2 party consent states. In the remaining states, you may personally
record audio without the permission or knowledge of anyone else.

Name: Recording
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 July 2018

After reading the post about cameras and recording someone. In some
states I think it is a felony to tape someone without there knowledge.
I would be checking that out before doing it. FYI

Name: packing
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 July 2018

Proof

You are absolutely right. There are already a lot of guys who carry a
camera and a tape recorder too. They have for years, but after HH took
over and everyone figured out what kind of wack job he was and how his
devoted followers were brainwashed a lot more started doing it.
Doesn't matter if you use either one if it protects you from something
serious as hell that the FRA could find you thousands of dollars or
someone could take you to civil court outside of the company. The union
doesn't protect us from civil lawsuits especially if the company tries
to wash their hands of us and put all the blame on the crew. Its real
sad we have to work for a company that makes their workers feel like
stepping stones and nothing but a replaceable warm body. No one wants
to feel like a pansy that the company keeps around to use as a fall guy
when their own mess up!

Name: PROOF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 July 2018

CYA


Take pictures every chance you get. Screw your no camera rule. The UP
railroad as well as other allow the use of stand alone cameras. Don't
use the one on your phone. Just go buy a disposable and carry it with
you. It is a csx rule that you cant use a camera. It is not an FRA law.
They just don't want anyone having proof. If something serious goes
down because of management overriding safety issues you brought to
their attention the last thing you need to worry about is pulling out a
picture to blow them out of the water at an investigation! If they got
the balls to charge you for using a camera and documenting their crap
then they have to admit fault and they better be throwing the book at
the supervisor who broke the rules/laws. If they want to retaliate let
them. You just make sure the FRA has a copy of the picture! Look like
real idiots in the public for going after someone who took pictures of
deliberate violations because it was the only way to cover your butt
and you were afraid of them! Especially when other class 1 railroads
allow the use. They don't call them Chicken Shit Express for nothing!

Name: To help
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 July 2018

When we inspected a train, we would write all information in our
handbooks. When we completed the inspection the supervisor would ask
did you have any bad orders, and we would tell him how many bad orders
we had and that would have to be set off the train. We would complete
our paper work and enter everything into the computer, we would enter
in the computer the bad orders and what they where bad for. And an hour
later we would see the train leave without any cars set off. In cases
the tm would call the traffic supervision and he would go into the
computer and remove the bad orders from the system.  But now been over
ranked by supervisor it is all his responsibility now if something
happens with that train. That is why I cannot state enough to write
everything down in your personal handbook. Because if something should
happen the first thing they will do is try and blame the union
employee. You have management that are willing to take the risk to make
everyone happy. But it is there ass if something really goes wrong.
These type of people get the hero award from there bosses,  if  when
things go wrong upper management plays stupid and always will say they
never New this practice existed. I recorded every donejob I did and
have a record of it all with dates. Thatís how I have saved my ass when
accused of missing something.a manager can go into the computer and
change the information after you entered it. But there is a foot print
on what he has done. But management will still try and cover it up. But
if you have personal records of what you entered it would help in the
event of an investigation.

Name: Folder walmart
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 July 2018

Walmart buy an according folder it will fit in your grip. And if you get
into the practice of doing what the lawyer guy said. You have something
to fall back on. When that folder is full just replace it. If all you
train personal did this , you would have protection and management
would be would taking chances. They are very cheap at any store.
Protect yourself and your future.

Name: WTF!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 July 2018

Hey tech!

The big question here is how in the hell did they get all of this work
done in 12 hours!

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 July 2018

X-rep is right

You are right in your advice except your idea of just keeping a time
book. That will not hold up in a court of law. Your entries are just
personal information that you have written down. What all employees
need to print out and keep is a copy of their time tickets. It is a
known fact that your employee history can disappear and is only
available for you to view for a limited amount of years. All time
tickets are records that are provided to you by the company and have
information that the FRA has a right to review at any time. I can not
say it loud enough to all the employees. KEEP A COPY OF YOUR TIME
TICKETS. If you do not know how to print them ask a co worker to help
you. It will not take more than 5 minutes for a co worker to show you
how. I have seen numerous time tickets used to settle law suits because
they contain proof of the activity of your job and other valuable
information. Your time books are worthless written hearsay.  They may
contain information that will help your attorney start his
investigation, but the time tickets are more accurate and considered
documented proof submitted by the company.

Name: X rep is right
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 July 2018

What I witnessed is under this regime, management does not care whoís
name they put down on a job. Does not matter which department they just
will take any short cut to get threw there shift and make there boss
happy. How do I know this they tried to hang me for an issue, where my
name was on the paper work of a train and I was on my days off. It was
brushed under the table because they know they where busted. My advice
and I have said on here before. Carry a personal log book and record
everything in it with dates and times. On all your time you are at
work. Because when the shit hits the fan they will try and blame you
for there lies. You have to cover your own ass.

Name: Public outrage
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 July 2018

When Hh took over cn, there where more derailments from employee cuts.
Than in past years, and record employee deaths. The only time the
public was outraged was when a toxic tank car derailed into a lake and
killed a bunch of fish. Hh offered a million dollars to clean it up. 
So that is the public attitude when these companies break law and rules
time after time. If it affects wildlife itís a big deal, if employees
get killed he gave his life for the team.

Name: Honestty
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 July 2018

I read your article and under stand your frustration. Under Hh at cp we
went threw the same things. The national union in all departments where
on the news informing the public at least once a week for the whole time
Hh was ceo. It was news no one outside the railway cared. There attitude
was a bunch of over paid union employees. The only thing you can really
do if you where scooped on a trip etc is put a grievance in and hope to
get paid down the road. We won 87 percent of our return to work
grievances and members where paid from being screwed out of pay. Hh
refused to pay but had no choice. The goverment is not going to do a
thing state or federal.  They all look the other way. Been there done
that, it is hard to take but you have to use the tools you have to be
made yourself  whole. Good luck frustrated.

Name: TECH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 July 2018

In the meantime while you discuss coal and oil the company continues to
mislabel trains and cover up recrews and hide deadhead trips. If you
have not read the article posted in the Jacksonville Business Journal
dated July 6th then you should! The denial by the company is just one
big joke and can be proven if the crew members were not scared to death
of being fired for speaking to the press about everyday operating
practices without their permission. The reporters have a right to
protect their sources but there is no guarantee the names wont get
leaked. There is also the problem of the company going back into the
history of the jobs and looking at who worked those trains on the dates
that the whistle was blown!

A crew was called out of away from home terminal and was deadhead to
home terminal to get a train and take it back to away from home
terminal. They were deadheaded back to the home terminal and when they
got back they were asked to put an outbound train together and take it
out of the terminal to meet the outbound crew who was given a late
call. It was running late so they wanted the signal out of the yard
knocked down to show an on time departure. They were given a bogus J
job ticket under a local jobs symbol to do the work and not a ticket
for the actual train they were building. When they checked their tour
summary page it never showed the J job ticket or tour of duty on that
job. It disappeared. Their deadhead from the away from home the second
time was combined in the pay of the fake J job so there would be no
record of it. There was no dead head ticket created for the second trip
back to the home terminal.
In other words they didn't want to get caught paying the crew for so
many deadheads. they created a bogus job symbol for them and added the
pay into that job to cover the deadhead without ever creating one.
They violated the union agreement by putting the crew on a job symbol
that belongs to a local job and actually overpaid them on the trip rate
of the train they built and delivered outside of the terminal by
sneaking in the deadhead pay. They screwed a rested crew at home out of
being called to work dog catching service which they were entitled to. 
The crew deadheaded form the away from home terminal to the home
terminal, took a train to back to the away from home terminal deadhead
to the home terminal, did a bogus Local J job and did all this on one
reported deadhead and worked a trough freight road train under a job
symbol that disappeared.

So is this isn't mislabeling jobs and padding deadheads and just not
calling jobs properly along with god knows what then what is?

READ THE ARTICLE!  This is a company you are investing your savings in
to retire. Think long and hard on how you are doing this.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 July 2018

Trumpette

I said the truth to bad your blind. Hillary's last job was Secretary
of State. She didn't negotiate for pipelines etc... she dealt with
matters of foreign affairs. I slept good knowing they weren't going to
blow up the world. I can say that about every president going back to
Eisenhower when I was born. With Trump we'll be lucky if he doesn't
blow us all up. He's an egotistical idiot. Trump blames everyone to
fool idiots like you from seeing how big a con artist he is. Trumps is
just a Putin puppet. I want to see Putin's video he has on Trump
getting a golden shower from a couple hookers in a hotel in Moscow. lol

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

RRJim, you always sound like an idiot on here. I can't tell if you are
joking a lot or just really dumb. Ever hear of lasting effects? Your
logic is stupid! Hillary hasn't held office since 2012 but still gets
blamed, lol. Abraham Lincoln hasn't held office since 1865 but slavery
is still illegal here. Speaking of slavery, Snapple fact #364 Hillary
Rodent Clinton and Barrack Hussien Obama are the reason slavery is
thriving in Libya. Fact! Google it!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 July 2018

Hillary hadn't held any office since 2012 but she still gets blamed for
everything. lol. As for the pipeline the price of oil bottomed out below
$45 a barrel. Extracting Canadian oil needed a price of $50+ to be
profitable. The pipeline was going to get done it just took time.

Name: Obama 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 July 2018

Obama and mainly Hillary did not want to approve the pipeline into the
USA from up in Canada. Be cause they made some big promises to there
Arab friends and they gave them lots of cash to keep oil flowing from
the east. Now all as USA has to do is turn the tap on when they want
oil. No more lives lost fighting in the east over oil countries. The
railways are going to be the winners shipping oil products. I have done
lots of oil trains, they are the Cadillac of trains in my view, good
ride. In time it will come out how much volume of product will be
moved.

Name: Oil trains
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 July 2018

Trump approved the pipe line from Canadian tar sand into the USA. Canada
has more oil than the Middle East and will provide USA with all the oil
it needs. So what the pipe line canít deliver it will be shipped by
train. A lot of raw oil and natural gas are shipped into the USA
because Canada does not have the refineries to produce the finished
products fast enough. The rr are going to pick up any slack that the
pipe lines canít deliver. We donít need Middle East oil anymore. Future
will see how this all pans out .

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

Coal is on its way out in North America. I know of three plants in
Canada are done by 2020 hundreds out of work. Natural gas price is at
an all time low in price. And with all the fracking there seems to be
an unlimited supply of natural gas. And because of it we donít have to
depend on the Middle East anymore. Times are changing A i is replacing
people,and the railroads are changing with new technologies. I seen it
over my 35 years on railroad. The future of the railroader??!!??!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 July 2018

Trucks kill 6 to 1 compared to the railroads.

Name: Trucks
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 July 2018

Every day trucker break some kind of law and go past there hours with no
sleep. Pushed by company owners to go that extra mile. Trucks kill lots
of people in North America, you donít hear much about it. The odd guys
goes to jail for drinking and driving and killing some one. There is
such a shortage of truckers they fast track them and give them a
license to drive. With minimum training and hope for the best. The
regulations sound tough but are not enforced like they should be. Lots
of trucks running around that are junk and should not be on the road.
But once a driver takes a defective truck he is now liable. When they
find a defect they can by law refuse to drive it, but lots of drivers
donít care.  The same people that monitor the trains are also
monitoring trucks. Now they want to put sell driving trucks on the
road, we will see how that works out

Name: The Grape Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 July 2018

This idiot gets on all the one train a day tracks csx tells me to, or
else I can get in the unemployment line. Are you the idiot that would
tell them no? and then inform them of all your bullshit your slinging?
Lol Get real...

Name: Goverment pupets
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 July 2018

If the goverment want to find out any wrong doing by CSX it would be so
easy to make a case. The goverment are putting there heads in the sand
, just like transport Canada did. They do the minimum to keep there
jobs, and they know exactly what is going on at CSX. CSX is not the
first railway to fudge the books and paper work. And if there is a
disaster and there is a loss of life. They make it go away with money. 
I will be surprised if there is any kind of goverment interference with
CSX. Money talks bullshit walks into days businesses. If the goverment
did there jobs CSX would be answering for a lot of things. CSX and
goverment are in bed together and is not likely to change. Seen this
show to many times.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 July 2018

Gaveup

Rail unions don't have the luxury of the Teamsters, UAW etc... they
are bound by the Railway Labor Act. Which is very confining. Nothing is
fast. People need to stay on the unions ass to get things done at times.
Sure I came from another time starting out but retired 8 years ago so a
lot of this BS was going on. I never knew anyone complaining about
working to much. When I was a young railroader those Oldheads never
marked off. We didn't have guaranteed extra boards it was feast or
famine. There were plenty of times we had to claim unemployment for not
getting in 10 days a half. Getting furloughed was part of railroading.
Times haven't changed the people have when it comes down to having to
work. It's never been a job that is family oriented. Your friends will
forget you after a while. It's the price to pay.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 July 2018

So what idiot gets on a ONE train a day track and goes 50 MPH when the
track is open 23 hours 58 minutes a day?

Name: Grape ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 July 2018

Robert Pines, nobody here gives a shit about that bullshit.
Whoops, that would be $840,000 missing in Georgia matching funds
missing
not $400,000. So add four sets of gates you ignorant air heads don't
have protecting you.

https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/local/railroad-crossing-safety-dos-and-donts-before-driving-across-the-tracks

So take the state transportation improvement plan for the next four
years and search RRX (railroad crossing) and get 60 hits. This year I
see $4.8 million missing altogether and the 21 crossings for signals
the next four years (only 5.25 crossings a year) look like the plan
was
made by cross eyed baboons and winos. 5.25 crossings is $1.4 million
so
more millions just walks into the robber barons or the state holding
hands pocket.

http://www.dot.ga.gov/InvestSmart/Documents/STIP/FY18-21/FinalSTIP-FY18-21.pdf
1. 2018 $4,000,000 
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/legsregs/directives/notices/n4510819/n4510819_t1.cfm
Revised Apportionment of Federal-Aid Highway Program Funds for Fiscal
Year (FY) 2018
GEORGIA gets $8,441,467 for railroad safety in 2018. So $4,441,467 is
missing from the plan PLUS the $400,000 state match required by law.
2019 $5,250,000 
2020 $5,250,000 
2021 $5,250,000 
=================
GSFR #620181T IN STATESBORO $ 265,000
654 0.022889 620181T GS GA BULLOCH STATESBORO ZETTEROWER AVENUE 0 0 0
0
0 XB 4 1 10 YES 3 11,670
=================
 NS #723164N $ 225,000
328 0.038317 723164N NS GA COOK SPARKS 0 0 1 0 0 SS 25 1 60 NO 1 30
=================
 NS #723175B IN LENOX $ 375,997
4209 0.001865 723175B NS GA COOK LENOX SHERMAN AVE 0 0 0 0 0 05/18 GT
12 2 60 NO 2 150
==================
 NS #723009J IN CORDELE $ 225,000
334 0.038008 723009J NS GA CRISP CORDELE 14TH AVENUE 0 0 0 0 0 SS 16 2
60 YES 2 1,383
===================
GSFR #723004A IN CORDELE $ 250,000
391 0.033111 723004A NS GA CRISP CORDELE 19TH AVE 0 0 0 0 0 SS 25 1 60
YES 2 335
===================
HRC #717472F  IN ROYSTON $ 200,000
2705 0.007980 717472F HRT GA FRANKLIN ROYSTON BOWERS ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 2
2 25 YES 2 620
====================
HRC #717473M IN ROYSTON $ 200,000
2333 0.009507 717473M HRT GA FRANKLIN ROYSTON HARTWELL ST 0 0 0 0 0 FL
2 1 25 YES 2 6,180
====================
HRC #717474U IN ROYSTON $ 200,000
2729 0.007980 717474U HRT GA FRANKLIN ROYSTON COLLEGE STREET 0 0 0 0 0
SS 2 2 25 YES 2 620
=====================
NS #726701W $ 250,000
933 0.017655 726701W NS GA HARALSON TALLAPOOSA DANIEL RD 0 0 0 0 0 XB
25 1 79 NO 2 140
=====================
NS #726718A $ 200,000
1569 0.013076 726718A NS GA HARALSON TALLAPOOSA DOE VALLEY DRIVE 0 0 0
0 0 SS 25 1 60 NO 2 80
=====================
NS #726715E $ 250,000 
4111 0.002521 726715E NS GA HARALSON TALLAPOOSA LINER RD 0 1 0 0 0
05/18 GT 6 1 79 YES 2 158
======================
NS #726712J $ 250,000
462 0.029144 726712J NS GA HARALSON TALLAPOOSA S KELLY ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB
25 1 60 YES 2 239
======================
CSX #848518D $ 218,000
4482 0.000341 848518D CSX GA JACKSON ARCADE ROCK FORGE ROAD 0 0 0 0 0
SS 0 1 25 YES 2 814
======================
NS #718224K IN MILNER $ 250,000
2051 0.010736 718224K NS GA LAMAR MILNER CEDAR ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 2 1 40
YES 2 463
======================
 NS #718225S IN MILNER $ 250,000
3486 0.005017 718225S NS GA LAMAR MILNER BIRCH ST 0 0 0 0 0 GT 2 1 40
YES 2 592
ALREADY HA GATES
======================
 NS #718226Y IN MILNER $ 250,000
1767 0.011941 718226Y NS GA LAMAR MILNER ZEBULON ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 2 1
40
YES 2 640
======================
NS #718329Y $ 255,000
18 0.133129 718329Y NS GA MONROE FORSYTH SOUTH CROSSOVER 0 0 0 1 2 SS
6
1 40 YES 2 1,010
======================
 NS #718345H $ 250,000
80 0.072467 718345H NS GA MONROE SMARR RUMBLE RD 0 0 0 0 0 05/17 SS 6
2
40 YES 2 930
=======================
 CSX #279552N IN CRAWFORDVILLE $ 250,000
421 0.031361 279552N CSX GA TALIAFERRO CRAWFORDVILLE  LEXINGTON ST 0 0
0 0 1 SS 1 1 50 YES 2 341
========================
CSX #279522W $ 140,000
3071 0.006595 279522W CSX GA WARREN CAMAK BAKER ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 1 3 35
YES 2 578
========================
NS #729100X $ 250,000
306 0.039991 729100X NS GA WAYNE JESUP MORNING GLORY 1 0 0 0 0 SS 9 1
49 YES 2 67

Name: Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2018

Other. 


FRA doesn't care about time slips but they sure the hell do about the
HOS INFO!  That's what the post was about. Read it again.
Just read one of those articles another poster was talking about.
Written by Jacksonville business journal. 
Csx claimed they weren't hiding recrews and mislabeling trains.
BULLSHIT!  Not only can the TM's prove different but many have
complained about being caught up in the middle of the farse. I
personally have Seen some of the worst cover up of recrewed train
information ever! They can't keep this game up for ever. I know others
who are keeping copies of the falsified information. They better come
clean soon or our hands will be forced.

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

Did I just read about let the FRA know right away about filling out a
timeslip?  Keep it up guys. I laugh daily on this site.  FRA does not
care about CSX time slip problems.

Name: Company stock
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 July 2018

When Hh took over cp rail stock was about 79 bucks a share when he left
stock was 247 a share. Yesterday it hit 249.  We went threw hell
working with Hh as ceo. My point being if your an employee at CSX hang
on there will be move cuts and BS to come. To the share holders Hh was
a hero. To employees he was Satan,as long as CSX stock keeps going up.
There will be more of the same business tactic till the stock has
peaked in the minds of board of director and ceo they are doing the
right thing. No one is going to interfere, with CSX not the goverment
etc. Put in your time get your pay donít expect much more. Thatís the
way it was at cn and cp. the only choice you have is pack it in if
stress gets to be to much.

Name: Gaveup
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 July 2018

RRJIM 

Your living in days gone by. I have gone to so many meetings I lost
count. Enter all the comments and complaints you want in the meeting
minutes you want. It's a waste of time. The same crap continues day
after day, year after year. I'm done going. I'm just like the rest
now. Pissed my hard earned money is just pissed in the wind. Maybe
it's the best thing they are putting everyone on the street. The less
workers out here the less money the union thieves can put in their
pockets. In fact I'm to the point I hope they reduce the crafts so low
the damn union's go bankrupt. Make us so short we get 7 starts every
week and get 72 hours off. Would love a 3 day weekend every week! I'm
sick of being f $*^@ked by the company and the agreements raped on a
daily basis while the union allows the carrier to break laws and
falsify reports, lie about recrewing trains and departure and arrival
times. Break clearance bureau laws and sneak undocumented hazmat cars
across the system. They lose the location of their trains and make
bogus work orders. Encourage violation of HOS laws and the list give a
on.  If the union's had any back bone or a real set of balls they
would have moles in the company collecting as much proof as possible of
their unethical business practices and use it to encourage proper
behavior! The carrier doesn't play fair why should the unions!  There
is no fair game with them . Hard ball and threats are the only thing
that will get their attention. You don't place nice with evil! Time
for exposure. Who cares if the stock drops. Who cares if they lose
backers on walk street. Who cares if they become the joke of all
railroads. Those of us who are using our brains and saving money
elsewhere will survive. Maybe they'll get dumped by their investors
and another railroad will take them over. It couldn't be any worse.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 July 2018

Alert

Third personality? lol. Pines real or not has been posting with or
without NoMo & myself. I don't post much anymore because it's an
employees fight these days. I'm retired. I see a lot of belly-aching
but no action. A lot of grumbling over the unions by people who don't
take the time to go to union meetings to bring up their concerns and
get involved. This venue doesn't do it. Crew room banter doesn't do
it. Union meetings are where you bring up concerns. They are entered
into the minutes of the meeting and should be addressed. Then there are
follow ups at the next meeting etc... it's the way the system works.

Name: Retired conductor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 July 2018

Here is one of the stories 

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/07/06/csx-customers-employees-skeptical-of-progress-that.html

We all knew for years that departure times were changed.

Name: Grape ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 July 2018

Robert Pines, nobody here gives a shit about that bullshit.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 July 2018

Whoops, that would be $840,000 missing in Georgia matching funds missing
not $400,000. So add four sets of gates you ignorant air heads don't
have protecting you.

https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/local/railroad-crossing-safety-dos-and-donts-before-driving-across-the-tracks

So take the state transportation improvement plan for the next four
years and search RRX (railroad crossing) and get 60 hits. This year I
see $4.8 million missing altogether and the 21 crossings for signals
the next four years (only 5.25 crossings a year) look like the plan
was
made by cross eyed baboons and winos. 5.25 crossings is $1.4 million
so
more millions just walks into the robber barons or the state holding
hands pocket.

http://www.dot.ga.gov/InvestSmart/Documents/STIP/FY18-21/FinalSTIP-FY18-21.pdf
1. 2018 $4,000,000 
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/legsregs/directives/notices/n4510819/n4510819_t1.cfm
Revised Apportionment of Federal-Aid Highway Program Funds for Fiscal
Year (FY) 2018
GEORGIA gets $8,441,467 for railroad safety in 2018. So $4,441,467 is
missing from the plan PLUS the $400,000 state match required by law.
2019 $5,250,000 
2020 $5,250,000 
2021 $5,250,000 
=================
GSFR #620181T IN STATESBORO $ 265,000
654 0.022889 620181T GS GA BULLOCH STATESBORO ZETTEROWER AVENUE 0 0 0
0
0 XB 4 1 10 YES 3 11,670
=================
 NS #723164N $ 225,000
328 0.038317 723164N NS GA COOK SPARKS 0 0 1 0 0 SS 25 1 60 NO 1 30
=================
 NS #723175B IN LENOX $ 375,997
4209 0.001865 723175B NS GA COOK LENOX SHERMAN AVE 0 0 0 0 0 05/18 GT
12 2 60 NO 2 150
==================
 NS #723009J IN CORDELE $ 225,000
334 0.038008 723009J NS GA CRISP CORDELE 14TH AVENUE 0 0 0 0 0 SS 16 2
60 YES 2 1,383
===================
GSFR #723004A IN CORDELE $ 250,000
391 0.033111 723004A NS GA CRISP CORDELE 19TH AVE 0 0 0 0 0 SS 25 1 60
YES 2 335
===================
HRC #717472F  IN ROYSTON $ 200,000
2705 0.007980 717472F HRT GA FRANKLIN ROYSTON BOWERS ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 2
2 25 YES 2 620
====================
HRC #717473M IN ROYSTON $ 200,000
2333 0.009507 717473M HRT GA FRANKLIN ROYSTON HARTWELL ST 0 0 0 0 0 FL
2 1 25 YES 2 6,180
====================
HRC #717474U IN ROYSTON $ 200,000
2729 0.007980 717474U HRT GA FRANKLIN ROYSTON COLLEGE STREET 0 0 0 0 0
SS 2 2 25 YES 2 620
=====================
NS #726701W $ 250,000
933 0.017655 726701W NS GA HARALSON TALLAPOOSA DANIEL RD 0 0 0 0 0 XB
25 1 79 NO 2 140
=====================
NS #726718A $ 200,000
1569 0.013076 726718A NS GA HARALSON TALLAPOOSA DOE VALLEY DRIVE 0 0 0
0 0 SS 25 1 60 NO 2 80
=====================
NS #726715E $ 250,000 
4111 0.002521 726715E NS GA HARALSON TALLAPOOSA LINER RD 0 1 0 0 0
05/18 GT 6 1 79 YES 2 158
======================
NS #726712J $ 250,000
462 0.029144 726712J NS GA HARALSON TALLAPOOSA S KELLY ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB
25 1 60 YES 2 239
======================
CSX #848518D $ 218,000
4482 0.000341 848518D CSX GA JACKSON ARCADE ROCK FORGE ROAD 0 0 0 0 0
SS 0 1 25 YES 2 814
======================
NS #718224K IN MILNER $ 250,000
2051 0.010736 718224K NS GA LAMAR MILNER CEDAR ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 2 1 40
YES 2 463
======================
 NS #718225S IN MILNER $ 250,000
3486 0.005017 718225S NS GA LAMAR MILNER BIRCH ST 0 0 0 0 0 GT 2 1 40
YES 2 592
ALREADY HA GATES
======================
 NS #718226Y IN MILNER $ 250,000
1767 0.011941 718226Y NS GA LAMAR MILNER ZEBULON ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 2 1
40
YES 2 640
======================
NS #718329Y $ 255,000
18 0.133129 718329Y NS GA MONROE FORSYTH SOUTH CROSSOVER 0 0 0 1 2 SS
6
1 40 YES 2 1,010
======================
 NS #718345H $ 250,000
80 0.072467 718345H NS GA MONROE SMARR RUMBLE RD 0 0 0 0 0 05/17 SS 6
2
40 YES 2 930
=======================
 CSX #279552N IN CRAWFORDVILLE $ 250,000
421 0.031361 279552N CSX GA TALIAFERRO CRAWFORDVILLE  LEXINGTON ST 0 0
0 0 1 SS 1 1 50 YES 2 341
========================
CSX #279522W $ 140,000
3071 0.006595 279522W CSX GA WARREN CAMAK BAKER ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 1 3 35
YES 2 578
========================
NS #729100X $ 250,000
306 0.039991 729100X NS GA WAYNE JESUP MORNING GLORY 1 0 0 0 0 SS 9 1
49 YES 2 67
========================

Name: Proof
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2018

Retired conductor 

Where did you see those articles on CSX false reporting?  Be real
interesting to see what they would have to say about our recrews and
train delays. Have some interesting reading for them!

Name: Alert
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 09 July 2018

HMMMMM 

funny how RRJIM AND NOMO show up after forever then out comes Pines! Of
course it's the fake pines but apparently they woke the dead or their
3rd personality.  Lol...lol...lol..  


Now for important news!!!  Today a crew member who asked not to be
identified could not tie up his 3rd HOS ticket because the times were
put in wrong by crew management on attatched Dh's or the honest to
God's truth could not be reported. Refused to take honest information
of services performed. You can only have 8 HOS REPORTS LEFT UNDONE
before you could be pulled out of service. When the crew member had CMC
on speaker phone their exact words were...there have been so many calls
about HOS problems that they have turned their phone's off. You have
to send an email which you can find on the HOS screen and they have 2
to 3 business days to respond.  If you are having this problem CALL THE
FRA AND REPORT IT! DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE PULLED OUT OF SERVICE.
THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS TO BE HAPPENING. SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT.
NOTIFY YOUR UNION REPS ASAP! Make sure the FRA knows you are attempting
to get it fixed. Put the ball in CSX'S court. Do not attempt to fool
the HOS program with bogus information to try and bypass the problem.
Only submit factual information and nothing but the whole truth.
There's more going on here than just a computer program. There is a
pattern developing and the FRA needs as many notifications as possible.
CYA!

Name: Re: m of w 10-20 yrs
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 July 2018

How long till Radnor is up and running and anyone hear of any other
yards getting some work done?

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 July 2018

https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/local/railroad-crossing-safety-dos-and-donts-before-driving-across-the-tracks

So take the state transportation improvement plan for the next four
years and search RRX (railroad crossing) and get 60 hits. This year I
see $4.8 million missing altogether and the 21 crossings for signals
the next four years (only 5.25 crossings a year) look like the plan was
made by cross eyed baboons and winos. 5.25 crossings is $1.4 million so
more millions just walks into the robber barons or the state holding
hands pocket.

http://www.dot.ga.gov/InvestSmart/Documents/STIP/FY18-21/FinalSTIP-FY18-21.pdf
1. 2018 $4,000,000 
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/legsregs/directives/notices/n4510819/n4510819_t1.cfm
Revised Apportionment of Federal-Aid Highway Program Funds for Fiscal
Year (FY) 2018
GEORGIA gets $8,441,467 for railroad safety in 2018. So $4,441,467 is
missing from the plan PLUS the $400,000 state match required by law.
2019 $5,250,000 
2020 $5,250,000 
2021 $5,250,000 
=================
GSFR #620181T IN STATESBORO $ 265,000
654 0.022889 620181T GS GA BULLOCH STATESBORO ZETTEROWER AVENUE 0 0 0 0
0 XB 4 1 10 YES 3 11,670
=================
 NS #723164N $ 225,000
328 0.038317 723164N NS GA COOK SPARKS 0 0 1 0 0 SS 25 1 60 NO 1 30
=================
 NS #723175B IN LENOX $ 375,997
4209 0.001865 723175B NS GA COOK LENOX SHERMAN AVE 0 0 0 0 0 05/18 GT
12 2 60 NO 2 150
==================
 NS #723009J IN CORDELE $ 225,000
334 0.038008 723009J NS GA CRISP CORDELE 14TH AVENUE 0 0 0 0 0 SS 16 2
60 YES 2 1,383
===================
GSFR #723004A IN CORDELE $ 250,000
391 0.033111 723004A NS GA CRISP CORDELE 19TH AVE 0 0 0 0 0 SS 25 1 60
YES 2 335
===================
HRC #717472F  IN ROYSTON $ 200,000
2705 0.007980 717472F HRT GA FRANKLIN ROYSTON BOWERS ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 2
2 25 YES 2 620
====================
HRC #717473M IN ROYSTON $ 200,000
2333 0.009507 717473M HRT GA FRANKLIN ROYSTON HARTWELL ST 0 0 0 0 0 FL
2 1 25 YES 2 6,180
====================
HRC #717474U IN ROYSTON $ 200,000
2729 0.007980 717474U HRT GA FRANKLIN ROYSTON COLLEGE STREET 0 0 0 0 0
SS 2 2 25 YES 2 620
=====================
NS #726701W $ 250,000
933 0.017655 726701W NS GA HARALSON TALLAPOOSA DANIEL RD 0 0 0 0 0 XB
25 1 79 NO 2 140
=====================
NS #726718A $ 200,000
1569 0.013076 726718A NS GA HARALSON TALLAPOOSA DOE VALLEY DRIVE 0 0 0
0 0 SS 25 1 60 NO 2 80
=====================
NS #726715E $ 250,000 
4111 0.002521 726715E NS GA HARALSON TALLAPOOSA LINER RD 0 1 0 0 0
05/18 GT 6 1 79 YES 2 158
======================
NS #726712J $ 250,000
462 0.029144 726712J NS GA HARALSON TALLAPOOSA S KELLY ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB
25 1 60 YES 2 239
======================
CSX #848518D $ 218,000
4482 0.000341 848518D CSX GA JACKSON ARCADE ROCK FORGE ROAD 0 0 0 0 0
SS 0 1 25 YES 2 814
======================
NS #718224K IN MILNER $ 250,000
2051 0.010736 718224K NS GA LAMAR MILNER CEDAR ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 2 1 40
YES 2 463
======================
 NS #718225S IN MILNER $ 250,000
3486 0.005017 718225S NS GA LAMAR MILNER BIRCH ST 0 0 0 0 0 GT 2 1 40
YES 2 592
ALREADY HA GATES
======================
 NS #718226Y IN MILNER $ 250,000
1767 0.011941 718226Y NS GA LAMAR MILNER ZEBULON ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 2 1 40
YES 2 640
======================
NS #718329Y $ 255,000
18 0.133129 718329Y NS GA MONROE FORSYTH SOUTH CROSSOVER 0 0 0 1 2 SS 6
1 40 YES 2 1,010
======================
 NS #718345H $ 250,000
80 0.072467 718345H NS GA MONROE SMARR RUMBLE RD 0 0 0 0 0 05/17 SS 6 2
40 YES 2 930
=======================
 CSX #279552N IN CRAWFORDVILLE $ 250,000
421 0.031361 279552N CSX GA TALIAFERRO CRAWFORDVILLE  LEXINGTON ST 0 0
0 0 1 SS 1 1 50 YES 2 341
========================
CSX #279522W $ 140,000
3071 0.006595 279522W CSX GA WARREN CAMAK BAKER ST 0 0 0 0 0 XB 1 3 35
YES 2 578
========================
NS #729100X $ 250,000
306 0.039991 729100X NS GA WAYNE JESUP MORNING GLORY 1 0 0 0 0 SS 9 1
49 YES 2 67
========================

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 July 2018

Hey Con...

The Brown Banana was deposited on New Years eve every year for seven or
eight years. That makes it a shit hole, doesn't it? :)

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

In my thirty four years as a rr, when it was contract time most people
just wanted to know how much of an increase they would receive. At the
same time that the company gave something every time they took
something out of the collective agreement that benefited the company.
And the members where not aware of the changes to rules. In the long
run the company saved money from rules changes. And members would say
when did that change happen.  But all as most people see is the prize
two three percent increase a year. And the company removes rules that
really benefited members. Look at the changes that are there now. 
Benefit the company not employees but members vote for these changes
and donít even know it.

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

NOMO


I hope your not calling this site a shit hole. I remember a day when
you were on here constantly. Even took the time to read it all year
long and post your brown banana awards. Find it interesting now that
your gone and things are 10 times worse you would call this a shit
hole.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 July 2018

When guaranteed extra boards were established the unions had to give up
control of setting caps to CSX. People voted for it. When there wasn't
any guarantee the railroads didn't care how many were on it. It was
feast or famine. It's like rest days once people voted for
establishing them life changed. No longer could they mark off for
anything. The railroad response "you have rest days". I heard that
quite a bit on doctor appointments etc... Us Oldheads tried to warn
people on what would happen. WE were out numbered.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 July 2018

NoMo

Glad to see you're still around. I'm like you I read more than post
these days. I did see Goober made a comment on here recently. It's
been 8 years since I retired from CSX. Time flies! I volunteered at the
VA the first 3 years. Then got a part-time job through Manpower working
with another railroad as a flagger on a short line. I use to run that
line when it was the C&O then CSX. It was only working with outside
contractors like VDOT etc... they replaced a lot of the old overpasses
over the tracks a lot of them were wooden. After 4 1/2 years I gave
that up last November. Time to start doing some serious traveling. Hope
life is treating you good?

Name: Elmer
E-mail: no@nope.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2018

chicago yard crews have earned every CUT that they have received!! 
protect a shove? SURE,  drop a groundline and release the handbrakes,
SURE, anything to help the carrier, what a bunch of pussies. chicago
used to be a place where management feared to tread. NOT ANYMORE.
plenty of do-gooders willing to help the master.  very sad to see.

Name: Sucker words
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 July 2018

I have always asked why national reps. Leave sucker works in the
collective agreement, gives company an out thatís why.  Should say will
provide, not say will provide when available. And the morons that climb
up on defective equipment and donít write it up or say they are taking
under protest. They just want to be that good old company boy. But when
something happens because you took bad order equipment and they hang you
for it. Your so surprised!! Rules and regulations are written for a
reason. I would not give this company an inch, I would on the radio or
in writing always inform them about there own rules.

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

SICK OFF


CSX is up to their stupid tricks again with ghost trains popping out of
no where that aren't on the line up. Everyone knows why they do this
crap. Try to trick people into thinking they might actually get a whole
days rest and not have to mark off sick because they are getting out on
their rest every damn day. We all know there is no way in hell this
company doesn't know where these trains are and if they are planned.
Maybe we should be calling home land security and reporting that CSX
cant keep tract of where their trains are therefore they cant put them
on a schedule until they show up. Why else would trains just pop up out
of the wood work and not listed anywhere or cant be found on the TMCI
profile. This is a serious issue losing trains. Sounds like we need a
red alert.  Better just mark off sick and not get caught up in this
mess! Its safer to stay at home.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 July 2018

Each & every forum on this website has some interesting reading.
RR cos. are not & will never be..... employee friendly.
Here & there will be a decent supervisor, crew caller, etc., etc.
Those people are the minority, not the majority.  
The way it is & has been for a long time. 
Unions lame?  Maybe. Be worse out here without 'em.

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

RRJ,

Good to see you're still hangin' in there. I visit this shit hole
about every 3 months, nothing ever changes. It's the same bitches
there were 20 years ago only now I can enjoy a four finger and fatboy
whenever I want. Glad I'm gone but I do feel sorry for the new guys. I
use to look forward to going to work...this crew dreads going to work. I
wonder what ever happened to Goober?

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

Well said ....



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

RRJIM.

deadhead by caboose.  You are older than dirt. This compnay has gotten
so bad no one gives a shit anymore. Mark off any way you can. These
bastards have kept boards so short and people on the street to the
point it's a damn nightmare. They reduced caps to a ridiculous level
for over a year now and the union's are just sitting on their
worthless asses doing nothing. Getting on the computer and fighting
for
a personal day before vacation time is a frickin joke. On the computer
at midnight fighting with everyone else for it. They violate the
agreement like it's no big deal. Always have. Supposed to keep enough
people hired and xbd full to cover agreed caps and days off. Just
another frickin stab in our backs.just like the availabity policy. So
Mark off sick at hotel, redblock or what ever you can do to take care
of yourself and your plans. Screw this company and their back stabbing
lying chiefs and their favortism to their pet crews. karma is a bitch.
Their trains can sit and rot!

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

RRJIM.

deadhead by caboose.  You are older than dirt. This compnay has gotten
so bad no one gives a shit anymore. Mark off any way you can. These
bastards have kept boards so short and people on the street to the
point it's a damn nightmare. They reduced caps to a ridiculous level
for over a year now and the union's are just sitting on their
worthless asses doing nothing. Getting on the computer and fighting for
a personal day before vacation time is a frickin joke. On the computer
at midnight fighting with everyone else for it. They violate the
agreement like it's no big deal. Always have. Supposed to keep enough
people hired and xbd full to cover agreed caps and days off. Just
another frickin stab in our backs.just like the availabity policy. So
Mark off sick at hotel, redblock or what ever you can do to take care
of yourself and your plans. Screw this company and their back stabbing
lying chiefs and their favortism to their pet crews. karma is a bitch.
Their trains can sit and rot!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 July 2018

I never saw anyone mark off at the AFHT unless it was an real emergency
such as death in the family, illness etc... in those cases even CSX
would DH the entire crew home. If CSX didn't then someone came to pick
the person up. CSX didn't usually go that route seeing now they had to
DH someone down as a replacement. Someone marks off over rest days &
vacation at the AFHT? If they did and had airline reservations etc...
why not have the wife or a friend drive down and pick them up. Back
when we deadheaded by caboose every now & then someone's
wife/girlfriend/friend would drive to pick us up or one of the crew had
a car at the AFHT instead of having to ride the train. Every railroader
knows when you get that call no telling when you'll return. It's
always been that way. If your rest days fell into that time frame you
just called to start it when you got back. If you're going on vacation
mark off or set up a PL day. It's always been a game even before CSX. I
don't know any railroad that liked people marking off at a AFHT.

Name: Retired conductor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 July 2018

Hogger:
     I worked at a terminal that had CSX and Conrail yards. Before the
merger the Conrail guys bitched just as much as we did about stupid
management. Face it, it's built in to our job. I did chuckle a little
reading nostalgia on here for Ward and Sanborn. Unfortunately now it's
10 times worse. All you can do is watch your back and your buddies'.
Wall street and the media are catching on. I have seen two articles
this week about the phoney measurements CSX publicly puts out.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2018

First things first.  There's a lot of illiterate RR workers who post on
here and many who know very little about rr life or give 2 damns about
how much you sacrifice for your family and yourself for doing a
non-thankful job on a daily. We forgive you. To my fellow union
members, make this labor day a day that you send a message to the
people who think they own you.  Make this a turning point in history if
you have to.  Make it a day that unites the RR worker that tells these
companies you/we stand together as a whole.  Put your co-worker before
your selfish need and stand together and lay off.  Make them know you
truly stand as one.  I cannot stress enough that if you aren't with
your brothers union strong you will fall.  They cannot replace our
knowledge as hard as they might try.  Lets make this year and next year
as a time when we finally bind together.  There is no other message they
understand. Please lay off Monday September 3rd no matter what the
reason and stand in unity just one time.  Losing your stock award
shouldn't be an excuse.  Getting 3 or 4 points shouldn't be an
excuse.  If this company already has you that afraid then you no longer
have a right to complain.  If our union leadership had any backbone they
would have already sent you this message but they don't! I know you
don't know me.  But I know you.  I know many of you who read this
website.  I care about you.  Put it on a bathroom wall.  Put it on the
door you open up you hit your head on.  Put it on that label that tells
you not to undo the latches thats always scratched out.  Brothers you
know what I'm talking about.  Enough is enough.

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

My last four years at cprail was working with Hh as ceo. Before Hh the
management where pretty desent people that you could work for. Once Hh
came and made management drink the Kool  aid it was like they got a
brain virus they where robots for Hh. You could not trust one word that
came out of managements mouth h. They turned on us all it was
unbelievable. They all sold there soul to the devil Hh. They where so
scared of being fired that management turned on management. Some ended
up in the mental hospital on stress leave. Some resigned before they
got fired. The nonsense goes on and on. But the guys never forgot the
treatment we recieved. Hh is gone but creel the ceo that Hh appointed
is the same deal as Hh and Foote.  They work out of Hh rule book. What
I have learned is the good old days of trust and work ethic is gone. If
your a long service employee just try and get to the finish line. If
your a new guy run like heíll and get out before the rr destroys your
life. The money is ok but that is all. There are good jobs out there
with less money but you can have a normal life. You only walk threw
life once, the call is yours.

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

Wake up!!!

this kind of mismanagement has been going on since day one of the
conrail take over. Over 20 years for us and there is no doubt in any
old heads mind it has been the standard practice for CSX everywhere. No
one is shocked or surprised. It's always something new and stupid with
this company.  However what is not acceptable is the unethical behavior
that is getting out of control with the chiefs and self appointed yms
who think they are management. They are raping the hell out of the
agreements as usual but now they are totally destroying rest days and
vacations.  Our agreement was written so people could be home on their
scheduled rest days and home for vacations. In the last 2 months 3 men
have missed flights because the chiefs wouldnt flip them home on their
scheduled vacation times. They are refusing to flip engineers home when
they mark off at their AFHT on their rest day.  They say no one is to
flip but then turn around and flip those who aren't starting their
rest days. LC and their favorites get flipped. Promises are made and
lies are told. It's time to record every single conversation with
management and file charges against those that blow you smoke and lie
to you. If you have to, mark off sick before vacation time to make your
flights. Mark off sick at the hotel if need be. Mark off redblock. this
blatant disregard for our agreements and quality of life is out of
control. It's time for the ax to fall on the opposition.  Total
disrespect for the crews is at an all time high. Enough is enough. If
the General chairmen won't listen and do something soon it will a
battle from hell. Nip this crap in the butt now. It's bad and only
going to get worse if you don't take a stand now!

Name: Competance
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 July 2018

With Hh now Foote the name of the game is to fire people that know what
they where doing to show employees headoffice has big teeth. Now you
replace these people with yes men that donít have a clue. And you do
this in every department and you end up with what you have now. The.
The people that donít have a clue and resign and they replace these
people that know absolutely nothing. Put in the time get the checks if
you sit in yard or siding think of it this way. Easy money let the
management figure it out, only move when told!

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

Hey csx 
It's bad enough you pull ghost trains out of your rabbits hat and
screw crews to death who weren't expecting a call for several hours,
but then we get to work and it's a relay train and you screw the
paperwork all to hell as well!  How could you people in Jacksonville
not find the profile to issue a second work Order to the next crew?
Itsbeen running on your system for over 8 hours and nothing's changed.
What happens to the profile. It took 45 minutes to trace the damn thing
and that's not the best part of this story! We outlawed and the next
crew went through the same shit! Couldn't get a work Order to take it
on the rest of the way to another division. How the hell does this
happen. The profile is already in the system.  The final destination is
in the TMCI screen. WTF! One work order was already issued.  I just
don't get it!

Name: Train romance
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 July 2018

The general public have a romance with trains, they know nothing about
the RR life. The only time in north America any thing is news worthy is
when something blows up on a train. Or a train takes half a town out.
Then  you get the rr suits, and goverment suits do a song and dance
show in front of the cameras. The public could care a less about issues
of rr

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 July 2018

Lloyd

CSX hasn't had a decent line up since they did away with Crew Callers
at each terminal. Every step into new technology it got worse. Crew
Callers in JAX put the responsibility on Train Dispatchers, TD's
shifted it to Yardmasters, YM's put it on management etc.... one big
circle jerk. There are those who know that CSX isn't doing their job,
the customer. CSX is basically being run by a hedge fund today that
only cares about stock price. That only lasts so long.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2018

It's July of 2018 and CSX still sucks.  They even treat their employees
worse now than before...can you believe it?  These dumb shits dont even
care to have a train lineup right so you can get an idea on when to
sleep.  How about that attendance policy did it get any better?  Where
are the people who care about a company totally abusing the fuck out of
their employees?  How about someone finally doing a tell all and
exposing that place?  We all know the stories out here.  I can't wait
until enough of the general public knows how bad it is to work for csx
that you idiots have to offer a 10k bonus to every swinging dick you
hire.  Don't forget, karma is a bitch.

Name: The Grape ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 July 2018

We need 3 extra boards for to cover each shift so a person can sleep.

Name: unsafe
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 July 2018

CSX


Im marking off sick. 4 points, six points I don't care!  Havent had a
descent night sleep in a week thanks to American idiots letting their
kids shoot off fireworks for a week now. Its my right as an American
citizen to work safely and in a safe environment. I need some sleep. 
Im stressed. I urge everyone to take a rest day. Its our right!

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 July 2018

AI,
RRs have dealt with state crew manning laws & union crew consist
agreements in the past & have done OK.
They'll figure it out.  May live to see it. 

Hell, in early 1993 we boarded a shuttle train out in the automobile
parking lot boonies at OHARE airport in Chicago to be taken to the
terminal(s).  All automated.  Lots of real human being passengers, no
live person operating the shuttle.   

As far as educating the public on dangers:  most people are lame until
something affects them directly/individually.

Name: AI
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 July 2018

The next big threat to railroad workers and people in related industry
is artificial intelligence. Some company somewhere in the world will
figure out how to drive trains with little human intervention.. and the
only thing that will slow it down is public outcry for safety of the
public. So I believe when this shit starts that the union and people
affected better educate the public of the dangers of not having bodies
on the train during movement. Where they have long miles of track, they
are all ready using this technology in Australia and other countries.
Will not be long before they try it here. The trucking and railway
union better start a campaign to educate the public on the dangers of
this technology..

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

Crews 

So what happened with that Dekra survey?  I know some YMS did them but
what about anyone else. Saw one LC trying to get guys to fill them out
but said hell know. I heard an ex superintendent did one and marked
everything negative!  Anyone heard anything?

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

Almostburned

JEEEZ!  Hope you never have to work with that one again. That is a good
reason to mark off sick if you are lined up with that one. Claim mental
stress and endangerment!

Name: almostburned
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 July 2018

retired


Had one of those "I want to get out of here now" punks who in my book
is just a worthless idiot.  Had to add a cover car to the head end to
make a clean train because of hazmat cars. we picked up a car out of
another track and tagged it on. We had 10 units so I didn't see the
head end of the train due to curve etc.  Get down the damn road and get
dispatch call of train discrepancy 2nd out.  2nd out????? WTF!!!
Extra hazmat car not on our list and we had to take waybill for it. 2nd
out!!!  The punk coupled the head car into it. How the hell could he not
see the numbers on the second car? WTF!!!  Not even going to say what I
told the stupid punk besides check the head six you moron instead of
worrying about getting the hell out of dodge because you got plans at
the hotel. What if it had been an alert car and we had to switch this
crap out on line of road! If anyone deserves observation testing its
this one! Thank god dispatcher was too busy that day with a ton of 707s
and crap to figure it out and call him on it!

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

Short Cuts you are right.  Everyone be honest with yourself, have you
had a few "close calls"? The only difference between a close call and
an injury or derailment is a few seconds or a few feet. Whatever else is
going on with this miserable railroad,  your 1st concern should be
keeping yourself from getting hurt.

Name: Short cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 July 2018

First thing investigators look at if there is accident or serious injury
is documentation, to make sure it is correct and in order. Then if there
is injury or worse, they investigate what happened up to the injury,
short cuts etc. And if due diligence was not done, then you can bet
your going to be fired. It is a bad practice to get into taking short
cuts. Especially for a newer employee.  Your mind is not on the job if
your already planning trip home before you have yet to turn a wheel to
get out of the yard. Murphies law if it can happen it will sooner or
later. Short cut takers smarten up, before your life or someone elseís
is cut short. The danger on the railroad is real and not a joke.

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

TIRED OF IT!

Its bad enough you have to deal with the stupid crap that some
supervisors pull, especially new ones when they ride into town but
having to deal with kiss arss conductors who want to break every rule
because they may have to work a little harder or longer or they are
self centered jerks who only care about themselves is WORSE! 
we are supposed to stick together. You don't leave without proper
paper work just because you need to get out of town as fast as you can
so you can get back sooner and you don't want to wait on it!  Last
jerk who did this stuff three days ago to me got just what he deserved.
32 hour in the hotel crying like a little bitch. Don't tell me that
your not getting the proper paper work because it doesn't really
matter. Don't tell when we're coming home you called the chief and
got approval to run with foreign line paperwork onto the CSX railroad
that does not contain proper clearance bureau messages for our
railroad. Foreign line work orders for their inbound trains do not
contain the proper CSX messages. The chiefs know this as well but too
damn lazy to get up the work order departments arss and make them issue
the proper messages and qualifier numbers. RUSH RUSH RUSH!  Me! Me! Me! 
The next little punk who does stupid crap like this will be in for one
big surprise when I call him out!  And when I catch some of these kiss
arsses complaining about the company I will be telling them to look in
the damn mirror. You kiss their butt and let them get away with shit
when it suits you but when it doesn't then you cry like a little
bitch. Burned out on these new little punks they have hired in the last
5 years. Where the hell are the real men with balls going to work
because it sure isn't on the railroad!

Name: Stress kills
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 July 2018

After 34 years I retired my first month of retirement I slept like a
baby for a month. My mind and body felt so good after releasing all the
stress I was under. I had no idea I was under so much stress until after
a month of not having to go back to that hell hole rr. Lots of you are
under big time stress working in the conditions CSX has caused. A
person has to find a way of dealing with stress without drugs or booze.
It is a serious medical condition if not addressed. I would not hesitate
looking back now at taking medical leave to deal with stress. CSX has
set up an atmosphere of fear and intimidation where a guy thinks every
day he is going to be fired. And when that is on your mind  all the
time sometimes safety takes a back seat. We all know how one
distraction on the rr could cost you your life.  The rr is serious
business where you have to be focused on safety all the time. Not
worrying about some manager trying to find some reason to fire you.try
and do what is best for you at dealing with stress and not be another
victim of it. Good luck all.

Name: A.P.E.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2018

I was intimidated ( well he tried ) by a trainmaster, and wasn't the
only one he pulled that crap on. We turned him in for all we could, it
took three months and now he is off administrative leave.I hope that
dumbass learned a lesson, I doubt it, but he is being moved! 
  there is a terminal in west virginia where if the have trouble with a
trainmaster they start reporting injuries, no matter how minor, after 5
fra injuries on their juristiction a trainmaster gets fired! I've
suggested that here but too many people are afraid of those punks.
personaly i've seen too many conductors make mistakes while switching,
yarding or building trains because a trainmaster is pressuring everybody
to hurry up. fortunatly those errors haven't resulted in too big of a
safety hazard. No matter how much i tell those younger employees to
slow down before something bad happens they won't, and it worries me
somebody is going to get hurt. If you look at the trainmaster turn over
rate you'll see that many have desided to use their conscience or are
tired of not seeing their own family, as for the ones who stay,i
question their wisdom.
 As for attendance in my terminal we've had an engineer and two
conductors have a heart attack on a train (one came back to work, one
is on disability, and one didn't make it), because they were afraid to
mark off sick, too many others come to work sick or exhausted because
their afraid.
 If any one from 500 water steet in jacksonville reads this i hope they
do because if they don't lighten up somebody out here will get hurt, a
conductor or engineer will screw up and headlines, or God forbid, some
of our unstable empoyees might be off their meds and somebody could get
hurt or killed. I don't think those idiots know how bad we are being
stressed out and over used. when will enough be enough? You can only
squeeze so much money from this company! 
 As for the derka servey i't will likely be like the last survey and
will be spun and doctored to look better than it realy is out here. We
all know it's ( use own favorite words ) but there isn't a whole lot
that can be done.

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

Dear training non Union,

You're late. This has already been done.  Train masters and road
foreman ran our trains when no pool employees were available. They
blamed us for standing up trains. Of course, that wasn't true. That
was probably 10 years ago.  We are all awaiting the response from the
unions.

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

Training

It a clear violation in the conductors agreement if any non union
manager acts as a union contract employee and takes control or steps
into the position of a conductor. I personally was paid a 5 day penalty
claim when a terminal superintendent decided he didn't think we were
working quick enough and came out into the yard and attached himself as
a switchman and insisted on helping out on switching cars and lining
switches for the crew. He was pissed bigger than shitz when the charge
was filed. It wasn't taken lightly. He was given a one time warning.
Of course he hated all of us die hard union members who made it clear
that management didn't belong on our jobs that are protected by union
agreement and an extra man who was available should have been called in
or an extra added for the day.
I don't know about the SSA and how they are protected, but that is a
major NO NO in any union for managers to step in and assume  protected
positions. You let them start that crap and the jobs will disappear
quicker than you can blink. There is no damn emergency so important
that any TM needs to be running any train or out in the yard or field
flat switching or acting as a utility man or assisting. The only case
would be is if our union grew a set of balls and declared a strike. 
That would be a real riot.  TMs driving TMs around because there is
only one wagon driver available to transport them around and then try
handle all the crap we do all the time. One day of fighting for work
orders, dealing with crappy power, finding extra cars, cars missing,
setting out bad orders and trying to build trains and be a so called
supervisor and keep Jacksonville happy at the same time would  set most
of them over the edge. Pulling pins on a hump and walking around with
the remote box around their necks and being green as hell would be a
site to see!  That's why we're here. That's our jobs. That's our
bread and butter. We know what we're doing and we do it well. The
bullshitz HH pulled was just a number crunching make the stockholders
and him even richer stunt.  I just hope to god that if this starts
going down that our Unions show their balls and do what they receive
hundreds of thousands of dollars to do. Protect our jobs and enforce
our agreement in Federal court!

Name: Training non union
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 July 2018

There is nothing stopping CSX to train non union staff to run trains.
Iím sure they could find a loop hole, to use non union in a so called
emergency situation. They could test the waters using non union to run
a train then sit back and see what fallout there is from doing just
that. Then challenge the opposition in courts etc.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 July 2018

i miss ward and sanborn. She had the nuts to get shit done.

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 July 2018

T&E 

You can find the job description requirements for trainmasters on the
employee gateway under careers and training.

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 July 2018

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.2935065 Hope Foote does not do to you guys?

Name: Fra
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 July 2018

Hiring 
That would be illegal here. Training and qualifications are clear and
precise and written very clearly in the FRA codes of law. The other
issue would be violations of Union contract agreements. Not sure how
any of that was allowed in Canada.

Name: Hiring
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 July 2018

In Canada it is called street to seat. Train all non union employees to
run trains and they fast track them by using simulator. And transport
Canada said was legal. No field training. And they left it on the table
during contract talks. Google it you will see, I hope they donít do it
to you guys at CSX

Name: Wow
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 July 2018

Xlc hes right.  I actually copied the part that says that. The
trainmaster position is on the internal hiring site only but this is
word for word what it says...


Minimum Qualifications
 
High School Diploma/GED 
1 or more years of experience in CSX Operations
Must become Conductor or Engineer qualified within 90 days of hire and
occasionally operate trains

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

Hiring. 
I haven't had a,chance to read these hiring advertisements but if they
actually have it advertised that management employees will be required
to cross union contract lines and do our work then there should be a
law suit filed for misrepresentation of the job and false advertising.
I'm going to find these job advertisements and if they are worded that
way I'm going to blow up the BLET AND UTU INTERNATIONAL fax machines
with it. They should already know this and be planning a course of
federal action. This is a severe form of Union busting at its best!

Name: Hiring
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 July 2018

Hump yards getting reopened, starting to hire people back. They cut so
deep at cn and cp that the goverment of Canada past a bill that the
railroads had to move so much grain products a year. So to stay within
the goverment law the rr where forced to hire more people. And start
replacing equipment that was sold off. But this did not happen until Hh
left. So five years from the times Hh took over at cn cp. now they are
force to replace everything. Hh and Foote have only been at CSX for two
years. So this tells me that replacing people and reopening hump yards.
Is the Hh plan has failed. They cannot do at CSX what they did in
Canada. And I think the board of directs have thrown in the towel on
the Hh method of turning CSX around. So there big plan was just a bunch
of BS to attract share holders money. They cannot do at CSX with the
stock what they did with canadien rr.

Name: Hiring
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 July 2018

Read the trainmaster job description... Will be required to become
conductor or engineer certified within 90 days of hire, and be required
to operate trains occasionally. 

Do these fuckers still think that's going to happen, or is that just
leftover hh bullshit?

Name: hiring conductors
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 July 2018

i dont know if anyone else has seen.. but they are actually hiring
conductors in places on the system... never thought id see that for a
good while at least... baltimore, new orleans, indy, 1 or 2 other
places...

Name: Bullits
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 July 2018

Only read bullitin sand any other CSX information on pay, do not read
anything unless you are getting paid to do so!

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

LOCO

Your absolutely right.  When you had a warning for an approach you were
also prompted to reduce to 30 mph and you would get the god awful timer
annoying you but that was the whole purpose. To get people to pay
attention to their speeds and to take actions sooner instead of waiting
until the last second to set air and slide up to a stop. Taking away the
micro managing is nice but at the same time it doesn't do a damn thing
for those hot dogs out here who love to show off their so called train
handling skills. Just another example of the real concern for safety
out here. Reduce the safety of the program to keep speeds up that does
nothing but save them 5 -10 minutes running time.  Like other poster
said. If you want to change something, get rid of the stupid horn that
blows for every dirt road out there that it doesn't need to.  Its one
annoying piece of crap!

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 July 2018

Hogger???

DUH!  I don't pay any attention to it. I run like I was taught without
it.  You however are missing the whole point of all the post. This
company and the FRA wanted this program because of SAFETY, SAFETY
,SAFETY......BLAH BLAH BLAH. Too many stop signal violations. Too many
rear end collisions. Too many over speeds. Now they have gone and
altered the program because the company realized it was slowing the
trains down sooner then they thought they needed to be. there were also
several engineers who cried BOO HOO because it would prompt you to slow
down sooner than they wanted. It wasn't changed because it was safer
to do so. It was changed because CSX was one of the complainers that it
was slowing trains down. VELOCITY! If they want safety then safety it
should be. If they want on time trains and velocity then they should
just get rid of it. Like their TO that slows the hell down way too soon
and way to often. Both programs are screwed up as hell now.  I got a
green line up to a stop signal indication. Yes it had a fence to warn
me but it also said my authorized track speed was 60 MPH all the way up
to the stop even though I was running on an approach. What kind of horse
shit is that.

Its a joke out here and always will be. Everything this railroad gets
involved in or is already involved in always turns out to be one big
joke with one stupid decision after another. Its amazing how this
company stays above water. One big joke after another!

Name: hogger ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 July 2018

None of that changed the fact that you are still supposed to be running
on signal indication... what did you do before PTC???? Fog did just
suddenly appear when PTC was implemented. i know how all the shit
works.. and while ill admit it was nice having the yellow line to let
us know, it doesnt change how we are supposed to run. and thats on
signal indication.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 July 2018

Radnor is going to be humping mostly auto racks.

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

Hogger ????
Apparently you don't understand the concept of what the PTC was
designed for. When the yellow line appeared it gave the engineer a
heads up that a more restrictive signal was coming. When it's a
blizzard out or fog thick as London you would have been given an idea
of your conditions. I agree with first hogger. The solid green line is
a joke and was changed and the approach speed restriction after 1200
feet removed just to keep us moving a little faster.  Bullshit for a
company preaching safety is a way of life. That horn is an annoying
pain in the ass too.

Stay tuned for another episode of screwed up railroad called CSX!

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

There is no place more poorly managed than Osborn Yard! The
superintendent sits next to the yardmaster and micro manages! The
trainmasters haul crews around!

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

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/06/29-csx-transportation-preparing-to-re-open-hump-at-radnor-yard-in-nashville#.WzaMIp2RT8A.twitter

Name: Hogger???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 July 2018

Hogger, u really crying about ptc??? About them changing the colors?
Arent we supposed to be running on signal indication anyway? PTC is a
failsafe not a way to run a train. And that's exactly what the FRA or
any csx manager would tell you. Run on signal indication, not on the
colors of the ptc screen. Derp.

Name: Radnor jumping. 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 July 2018

Was told by trainmaster that yes they will be. He himself just sent a
hump set down there. Company for some stupid reason is keeping it hush
hush for now

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

Is radnor humping again?

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

Alert!

259 pages in the new HQ system notices and it's the worst mess I have
ever seen. Put all important messages scattered through the transfer
request forms.  You got to read every single page to find them. Why the
hell they didn't put all the transfer request together by themselves is
beyond me.  They know people will miss something doing it this way.  Are
they just plain retarded down there or is it the heat. Surely this
wasn't on purpose to help reduce the work force when they miss
something.  My god!  What's happening to this company!

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

We had the same situation. Was stopping at a crew change location so we
were approaching a red absolute. It showed the red fence where the
signal was, but in the text part right below that it said next
restriction 4 miles, 40 mph. We were 3000 feet from a dead red signal!!
They better get that fixed or they'll be seeing the first PTC assisted
crash very soon because we all know a guy that will charge a hidden
signal because he thinks he knows what it is before he can see it.

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

Csx/FRA. 

What the hell is the point of PTC if your going to set it up with a
solid green line coming up to an approach. The whole thing was supossed
to help anticipate and prevent rear end collisions or overspeeds. Come
flying around the corner 60 mph with an approach in your face on a
blind curve and you got a green line. You changed it because it was
slowing trains down to 30mph 1200 feet after knocking it down and you
let CSX bully you into fixing it so we could run faster for an extra
mile before taking action?  Really man! You got to be f $&*^king
kidding! Your so damn worried about safe train movements why didn't
you change that damn out of control horn that blows  at every cow
crossing in the system. It's a rule violation. Unnecessary use of the
horn. The damb thing blew 3 damn times when it shouldn't while I was
trying to talk to the foreman coming up to a 707! Distracted the shit
out of me!  Change the horn or change the rule on hogger talking to the
foreman. Every other railroad has conductor do it. For damn good reason.
 This is a frickin joke.   
Was there any questions on that Dekra survey about company stupidity?

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

Loco less1 

Ok. That was mature.  Now how about taking that energy and whistle blow
it behind the scene. Maybe post more interesting facts like getting
motor out of house just to watch it break down half way across the
yard....Got to just sit there and laugh your ass off. Listen to that
YMS squeaky voice as he realises your not going to make that departure
time..sorry TM but I guess your getting an ass chewing from your
brothers in jacksonville! NOT MY PROBLEM!

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

Loco less1 

Ok. That was mature.  Now how about taking that energy and whistle blow
it behind the scene. Maybe post more interesting facts like getting
motor out of house just to watch it break down half way across the
yard....Got to just sit there and laugh your ass off. Listen to that
YMS squeaky voice as he realises your not going to make that departure
time..sorry TM but I guess your getting an ass chewing from your
brothers in jacksonville! NOT MY PROBLEM!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 July 2018

dekra suck my 8 inch limp dick.   CSX kiss my white ass

Name: Mr Penguin
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 July 2018

Two Trainmasters observing an employee with a good attitude.

https://goo.gl/images/j6Pxdt

Name: YM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2018

All CRAFTS


I was told I had to fill out the Dekra survey.  I don't see how the
company can force anyone to fill it out when they are union contract
employees.  I happen to be one of the yardmasters who knows that I am
not first line management. I am well aware that I am first line TO BE
management. Our union should be telling CSX we cant be forced to fill
it out.

I read the thing of course and I can tell you it is about 5 questions
written 95 different ways. 

1. Do you trust and do your supervisors listen to your concerns for
work and for safety issues? 
HA!  Only if it doesn't require them to do something extra!

2. Do you feel your co workers work together safely and basically as a
team when on a job together?
They are all concerned about their own safety and some do care about
others but many are so scared for their jobs and retaliation that it
has become the norm for workers to only look out for themselves! Don't
get involved and keep your mouth shut. 

3. Do you feel you can come to someone in the company and feel
confident in talking to them about safety concerns?
As long as it is someone you have worked with directly for some time
and know them well enough that you can talk off the record and not be
scared they will gossip or put a red flag out on you to watch you!

4. Do you feel the company appreciates you and awards you for a job
well done and safely?  Most did until they took away the thanks awards,
the boots, the gift cards, employee of the month awards. What do they do
to show appreciation right now?  Absolutely nothing! 
 

5. Do you feel that your supervisors know their jobs and know how to
manage people.  Most have an idea of what is expected but don't have
the time to listen to all the gripes and concerns the employees have of
constantly having to fix issues created by payroll, crew management, the
chief, and the work order department. They want to hide and spend most
of their time trying to make Jacksonville happy with crunching the
numbers they need to make the stock holders happy.


The questionnaire as one posted stated is not going to change a thing
or tell Dekra anything. They should already know the atmosphere out
here.  Foote already knows the atmosphere out here.
One question I really got a big laugh out was the one asking if any co
workers do task outside of what is normally expected or basically go
the extra mile.  
I will assume everyone who does the survey will say no. Since there is
no comment section for each question I guess Dekra wont know its
because of all the tickets that aren't given for the extra jobs and
all the pay that is denied or promised by management and then never
received.  Dekra needs to take count of how many people were promised
and extra ticket just to be lied to and never given it even when the
union agreements state they are clearly entitled to it.

I suggest everyone gets one of these surveys and fills it out. They
already know what they are in for but lets all put in on paper!

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

Yep, they are really dumb leaders.  In Louisville we have to kick cars
10mph and then pull and double up trains over a 35% grade.

Name: Hard way
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 June 2018

These clowns in charge are slow learners. Finally figured out when a
yard is designed around a hump you can't flat switch. My guess is
after Nashville is back up and running they will open Willard. They had
every opportunity to tear out Willard west bound hump but chose not to.
Why not? Cause they need it

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 June 2018

I donít give a fuck anymore. Just pay me and leave me the hell alone.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 June 2018

CSX  

just read your survey from Dekra.  95 repetitive questions all asking
the same questions just in a different format. Your typical psycho trip
up questions. Just testing to see if you keep an accurate pattern of
opinions. This questionaire is similar to one we had 15 years ago when
another group came in and ran their "test".  Guess what happened.
NOTHING! We work just as safe as we always have. People aren't dying.
People aren't getting injured. There is no damn safety problem with
crews. However Supervisors are still doing what they always do. Rush
employees. Still get smart mouthed when challenged.  Still order
corners cut. The only so called safety issue they care about is damage
to equipment. NOT PEOPLE! Show us a list of injured employees across
the system. It's equipment your worried about. Work safely so
equipment is not damaged. Cut cost! This questionaire won't solve a
thing. Won't stop equipment from falling apart. Won't fix it. Won't
stop inspectors from turning their heads. employees are tired. That's
when things get missed. Equipment is getting hurt. NOT PEOPLE. THE
QUESTIONAIRE  IS A JOKE. No one comes to work to get hurt and it isnt
happening. It's all about blamming the employees for equipment
failures. Not a damn thing to do with real safety of the employee. Stop
breathing down the TM's necks to get unrealistic departure times. Your
the root cause for rushing and cutting corners. Your the reason for
cutting corners and not doing proper inspections. Your the reason work
orders have been screwed up for 20 years. Your the one who is solely
responsible for the internal disruption in operations. You don't proof
read or research anything properly before you issue orders. Your bandaid
approach has never worked. Your rule with fear and intimmidation hasn't
changed a thing in 20 years. Wake the hell up!  It's not working. We
are all just waiting for the day when the field supervisors finally
grow a pair of balls and tell you to stick it up your pompas butts and
come do it yourself if you think you can! 

Oh ...and if you haven't figured it out yet you can't run a scheduled
train on time if you don't have a frickin locomotive avaiable to run
it. Jeeeze!

Name: Leotard
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 June 2018

Nashville hump and engine shop to reopen soon?  The rumors begin.

Name: Fmla
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 June 2018

csx at it again, FMLA interference going on at it's best.  New system
notice intimidating anyone from laying off for the next week.  


Attn:  All lawyers can we get a  Class Action lawsuit against CSX and
their managers.  Not only are the ones pulled out of service but all
others are being intimidated not to use their federally protected
leave.



There wasn't an issure until the new regime showed up.

Name: Tit for tat retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 June 2018

Went threw all this shit with. Hh the only thing you can do is put in a
grievance and hope to get paid down the road. The manager are so
fucking brainwashed itís like they caught some kind of brain virus. I
put up with this type of regime four four years. They are one track
minds to serve there master.  They will give up there own families for
this regime. I retired as early as possible to get out of the pile of
shit. A lot of us stood our ground for nothing in most cases. And there
are no shortage of rats that you call brother and sisters. This regime
is like a criminal gang coming in to raid CSX. They donít give a fuck
about rules laws or you. Seen it been there.

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2018

Balls...hey your right too, just cant get anybody to stick together.

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2018

Tit for tat...well said, those vending prices sure do seem inflated
though..

Name: Balls
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2018

Tit for tat 
How about hanging on the tit.  Just think of yourself. Same shit you
wimps were talking when everyone hated ward!  Don't get involved
unless it directly involves you??? WTF! That's the whole problem. Csx
wins again. Scare everyone into keeping quiet.  Screw that crap. One
vote made a difference. How about the shot heard around the world.
What's fair for the goose is fair for the gander! Hope you dont need
any group effort later cause you dont deserve it if you won't stand
with your fellow brother!

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 June 2018

http://www.azfamily.com/story/38527214/federal-government-agency-interested-in-autonomous-train-potential

Pull up some lawn chairs and watch real railroading done.

Name: Tit for tat
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 June 2018

This regime only cares about money, they are not going to be long
service employees when the time is right they are gone. So blowing the
whistle on violations they could care a less. And then you put a target
on your back. If something affects you directly protect yourself. But
other than that do your time save yourself from stress and go home.
Most of you will still be there after this regime is long gone.

Name: Why not
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 June 2018

Hey the union isnt helping with any real issues, so might as well.

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2018

We used to have two rows of honey buns and now we only have one!!!!! I
will be taking this to my next union meeting as well.  It's just darn
wrong!

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2018

Advice..I have went to the union about the vending machines and I was
assured that they will be fighting this issue. I knew I was paying for
something..

Name: Sick of it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 June 2018

I'm so sick of this company.  Now we only get orange ear plugs.  Such
crap, we used to always get the green ones.  Everyone knows that the
green ear plugs taste better!  I have about had it!

Name: Advice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2018

FED UP

The company doesn't set the prices, the vendor does. Now if you can
prove that CSX is getting a share of the profits and wont deal with
vendors unless they charge a certain price so they profit that's a
different story.  that would be a major violation of the ethics policy.
In fact in most business practices and under some state laws a business
must allow fair bidding for vendors. It is covered in the csx ethics
policy.  REMEMBER.... CSX is NOT a federal/government agency. It is
regulated by federal laws but it is not owned by the government. They
still have to follow all state and county laws they reside in.  Too
many of you forget this. Next time you are being intimidated, harassed
or being forced to break FRA laws look and see if it violates a state
law. You don't need your unions to notify any state agency of state
law violations. Your biggest problem is all of you think you have to
run to your unions with everything. The fact is if you know a state or
federal law is being violated it is your obligation to report it. You
could be considered a violator yourself for not reporting a crime.
Knowing and withholding can make you just as guilty!

Name: Venkman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2018

Vending machine prices, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together -
mass hysteria.

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2018

Anybody else notice since the new regime has taken over that the
selections in the vending machines arnt near as good, and the prices
have gone WAY up...this place is awful.

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 June 2018

There are all kinds of firms that come in and do audits on the rr. They
all do it and I believe the reason is, to get an outside view point
that the railroad company is up to standards with safety. These outside
audits that are paid for by the company are not going to give them any
major failed audits. In the end they will make a report that the
employee complaints are not founded. No another agency looks at the
contracts audit and give the company a gold star. Smoke and Mirrors!!!

Name: Waste of Time
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2018

Why take the time to fill out these bullshit questioners if things are
not going to change everyone knows this.. The company doesn't care
about us we dont need an outside company to show us this the stats
speak for them selves layoff thousands cap the dailies and personal
days so you can not take days off then ask us to sell them back because
you cut the boards so fucking deep, an attendance policy that is a joke
no matter what your dr says you still get points. No incentives for the
working man like starting off in the negative or able to bank points so
when emergencies do arise you dont get punished. I think Derka needs to
send out toilet paper instead so we can do what the comapny is going to
do with those pieses of paper we took the time to fill out and wipe our
ass with them... o yea can we have another one to fill out about how
great of a job both unions are doing...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2018

Yeah also in Louisville a Trainmaster that is sub-par at best gets
promoted to Steve's sidekick while there are several other
Trainmasters that would be way better for the job.

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

So in louisville you can derail pretty bad and tear up an engine and a
bunch of cars and be back to work almost instantly, or you can walk too
close around the end of a cut and get 30 days on the street?

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 June 2018

SMH


For gods sake use the spell checker on your computer!!!

Try whistle blowing. File complaints in a group. You ever think of
faxing information straight to the USDOT about FRA violations and EPA
violations.  Black smoke rolling out of motors, oil dripping, motors
parked dripping without pads for protection, etc.  You can send them
anonymously. You just keep doing it. Start a paper trail. Start a damn
stink.  Bet you don't know if you send an anonymous complaint to HR
about an official they have to check into it even if the complaint
isn't signed.  Remember the old saying.... the tongue is mightier than
the sword.  Just look at the internet.

Name: Intimidation
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 June 2018

Foote was shown all the intimidation tricks that Hh used at cn and cp.
it will be the same thing with CSX till these fools take all the money
they can out of CSX. And then they will leave the company.  Itís just
the way they roll. Itís not right but greed makes people crazy.

Name: Smh 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 June 2018

Like I said before itís like stump with well Fargo read up on it i if
you donít know watch Elizabeth warren tear into him on you tube the sad
thing is The corporate people got their money and ran and the low
guy/woman tellers lost homes food on the table and maybe they gave back
a few mill outa of many SAD

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2018

HR ,, the truth about CSX there main tool is intimating there workers
and we cant ďbootsĒon the ground do are jobs properley the ones making
the lest money with familyís too feed  all on call working by whatever
they decide the contract which helps us maintain a half normal life is
stripped from us we move the cars we held to a microscope standers they
Lok the other way till big news happens and on a daily basis knowing
ďboots ď on the ground will be at fault I seen it every day since I
have worked here itís not a secret THEY have the money to drag the
courts out for anyone on the ground to fight this new regime bragging
to stock holders how much the gonna make by cuttilng jobs in all crafts
guys the ones that inspect  the equipment to guys that run the trains
itís a bad place to be right now and on a daily basis we all know to
look the other way or donyou job and be fired itís the big guys with
the millions that donít give a shit ...one ? This is ďthere planĒ at
what point do we charge them there the ones with the plan to blame
everyone else I wanta see them in court on charges there the ones that
put us in the ďPostiion ď TO FAIL thatís what happens when you push
employees to the limits on sleep work load and stress environment

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

Train wreck or not....


Still doesn't change the facts of the original post that the company
took away paid stress leave for those who have been involved in
accidents.  So what if the conductor walks up on the scene and see's
blood everywhere or maybe an arm or leg laying in the street. So what
if there is a screaming kid pinned in and blood everywhere. So what if
the engineer is freaking the hell out and the driver looks him right in
the eyes before he hits him. No paid leave for the crew unless a
passenger dies!

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

ANYONE????

How about it? Has anyone been approached by the Dekra group and what
did they grill you about.  Are they hiding in the bushes with
binoculars and you don't even know they are there?  I heard that was
their MO!

Name: Kicknthesack
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 June 2018

As much as our unions might not do for us its a scary thought what
they'd do to us without them.  Today a supreme court decision made it
more difficult for unions to get membership and it was applauded by our
idiot in chief.  I'll be glad when union workers a-holes are so rimmed
out that they finally grow a pair and do something about all that
fucking they're getting!

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

Thanks for your reply. Looks much better today than it was in my time.




Name: My rest 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 June 2018

Goober  
No way in hell would I wait for hours for a ride off the clock at
afht.
That would screw me out of my hours of rest and if I get overtime
waiting that's their fault. Now we got orders to report all waiting
time no matter what.  All wait time is to be reported. Fra wants all
limbo. Some idiots aren't following the notice that came out but In
time they will get charged. Someone's trying to get a handle on this
sitting on trains waiting for someone to get them off of them or get
them a damn ride to the hotel. They even say we got to create our own
dh ticket now when flipping back. They are putting everything they can
on crews to downsize crew callers. If I outlaw while waiting for a
ride
so be it. They want to bitch about it then they can restart my rest
when
I get to hotel!

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

There should be no guessing on crossing accidents. Your union alone has
cases of the past incedents. The company has ligature a on procedures
on what to do at fouled crossing. And if the company is trying to put
blame on crew. Your union has a duty to deal with them. You all should
of had training on what to due in certain citations. He said she said,
is what it is hearsay. All the information you are seeking is in a
manual regarding rr operation. Knowledge is power and securityí.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 June 2018

LE 20-30

That's what we always heard if the LE doesn't take action by placing
the train in emergency before impact it could be considered by lawyers
that they didn't attempt to stop. In every situation I managed to dump
the train, in a few situations almost at the point of impact. The train
was my major concern, what was going to happen nothing was going to
stop it.

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

I know in some countries that if a train crew has an accident at
crossing, that i n cases where it mentally affected the crew. They
where covered under workers comp.

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

Crews

Has anyone been approached by the Dekra hit team yet.  I know some M&W
gangs have encountered them. Some even reported catching them with
binoculars watching them from undercover brush. They were supposed to
be out on the Greatlakes division this week but no one has been
approached by them yet. Any idea where they are right now?

Name: Crossing accidents
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 June 2018

In Canada if a vehicle gets hit by a train ie going around the arms of a
crossing or  just cross arms. The rr sue the offenders for damage and
clean up to railroad equipment. Or in a lot of cases charge them with
trespassing. The only time the rr is held liable is when they do not
use horn or bell at crossing. A private citizen in Canada has no rights
it is all about protecting big business. Fact.

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

APE


I have been an engineer for 22 years. I have gone into emergency too
many times to even count. I have dumped my trains several times for
numerous reasons. I know several other engineers who have done the same
thing and some who have done it by accident. I HAVE NEVER DERAILED AND
NO ONE ELSE THAT I HAVE EVER WORKED WITH HAS EITHER. Its just a crock
of crap the railroad puts out because they know you may have a problem
getting your air back up and it may take a while especially in the
winter and then you might commit that evil sin.....delaying your
train.
I will tell you right now, I was told by a damn good lawyer if you know
you are going to hit a car you better use everything you got to try and
avoid hitting that car. If you don't have time to do it after you put
it in full service they can figure that out with downloads, but if you
do you better do it. CSX wont be there for you when someone tries to
sue the hell out of you in civil court. If doesn't matter if they
broke the law and ran around the gates or were just idiots trying to
outrun you. If you don't want your butt in a sling then dump it. Use
your brains and training. Handle the train in emergency just like you
would any other time you have dumped while moving. Dump it from the
rear before impact.  Don't worry about derailing. Worry about covering
your butt. The company wont have your back if shit goes south!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 June 2018

Hogger
Please disregard the next post. I shouldn't have joined in. Sorry.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 June 2018

Hogger
You guys are posting in an area I know a little bit about.
Applying brakes to prevent an accident shows the Engineer didn't do
everything he could to prevent an accident  that's an attorney thing
which says CSX is guilty by a small percentage and will pay a small
amount. It's an employee problem not corporate or, this is a way to
control damages
Here's what they're trying to prevent from becoming public
knowledge.
If you go into emergency stop there is a good chance of derailing.
RIGHT?
Going into emergency stop would be everything you could have done.
Warning you not to go into emergency every time you have a close call
is a corporate policy and not good on public opinion. It also shows
negligence on the RR.
In reallity going into Emergency may cause a derailment but also stops
the train by piling up cars. None of my business, just fighting these
bullies.

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 June 2018

Loco 20-30 
Don't think that's what the poster said. Csx Attorneys might not like
seeing a post about not paying crews while off on stress leave after a
vehicle accident unless they kill someone. Read it again. It also
stated it was the victims attorney that suggested engineers might not
slow down if killing someone was the only way to get paid leave.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 June 2018

Why not bid y192 with thurs/Fri off then the next week bid y191 with
sat/sun of and keep altering back and fourth?

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

You talkin bout CSX Attorneys going nuts cause Engineer didn't do
everything possible to avoid an accident?  That's just a way to.blame
the Engineer. Ain't fallin for it.
You think we got troubles with Canadians running our RR!!  Brightline
partnered up with the FEC RR with a guy named Goddard. 
This guy claims he has put in a system to announce to the train crew
whether the gates are up or down. This puts any blame on the Engineer
no matter what.
Let me ask all you RR Attorneys!!  Lights and gates must work every
time by the CFRs. If they work every time why call me in the cab to
tell me the gates failed?  Don't matter if the system went into
fail-safe.
Go get em you bunch of blood sucking, ambulance chasing Attorneys!!
RRs know gates and lights don't always work since we changed the
circuits to time out.
Now you worthless bunch think you came up with a way to blame the
Engineer for you using illegal control circuits.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 June 2018

Brightline high speed train running thru President Trumps front lawn in
the Palm Coast. Suiciders jumping in front of trains. HEY they're
Cuban Wet Backs trying to hitch a ride.
Sooner or later they'll figure it out:  throw a metal rod across the
tracks and the train will stop.  Throw a red fuzee on the tracks and
the train will stop. Knock out the flashing lights and call the RR
number and report the lights out and the train will stop right in front
of you.  Sticking out your thrumb and getting hit don't work. The train
WILL stop but after you're scraped down and the tracks. Welcome to
America! Speak English! Honor the flag and know, Senator Rubio won't
help you neither will the Prez.

Name: Not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2018

Leader 
Boy we all knew that post about not paying railroaders while being off
for a vehicle accident unless they kill someone would rufflesome the
csx lawyers feathers but not to the point they would get a mole to post
wild crap like that!  Give you credit though. Got to be one of the most
jacked up attempts of distracting attention yet.  You need a Grammy
award!

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

Our prime minister of Canada, is an admitted feminist. His wifeís friend
leaked out that when Trudeau travels he wears his wifeís panties to show
solidarity to his feminist sisters. When he meets with trump have you
notice how he sits like a teenage girl. October 17 2018 Canada is the
first industrialized country in the world to have pot legalized. Thanks
to Trudeau and his feminist ways. So when The refugees that cross into
Canada from USA illegally will get a bag of pot, as a welcome gift.
Four more months we are going to have the stonedest rr workers in the
world. It is going to be neat how the rr deal with this!!!  Will keep
people informed on stoned on the rr. Lol

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

Re:cond
I hear you and think the same but lawyers and RR attorneys has this all
set up. Not to mention Judges.
I saw a NS guy Time out a xing and when a street sweeper tried to cross
he nailed the sweeper. Guy was in shock but OK.

Listen to a statement from a CSX official in Jax.
The GD black bitch was trespassing on my property her and her nigger
baby both deserved to die ----- stopping my train!!!!!!--costing us
money!!!!!
Two more off the Welfare roll!!!!

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 June 2018

Curious 
Some of us were told they started paying because a family member of a
seriously injured victim overheard a crew talking about it at a legal
hearing and flipped out. Lawyers claimed it would encourage crews to
not take the most restrictive action to stop the train if they
wouldn't get paid unless there was a fatality. Total bullshit to
insinuate crews would deliberately take little action just to gamble on
getting paid. No guarantee there would be a fatality but lawyers didn't
see it that way. Guess they have decided they would rather save the
money than worry about the lawyers. It's totally disgusting that this
all boils down to the all mighty dollar. It's mentally hard on anyone
who hits a vehicle on a train. The crews are already freaked out when
they make impact then the conductor has to get off and check out the
scene. Just image coming up on a car with someone covered in blood
screeming or knocked out. Maybe all busted up or a kid is in the car.
He has no idea what he's going to encounter until he gets there.  Some
people don't handle these situations well. Causes stress and even
nightmares for some. Now there has to be a stupid fight over paying a
crew  member while they have a few days off. Cops, firefighters, emt
and many others get paid leave while dealing with these type of
incidents. This is all just plain sad!

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

Attention 
Citizens of the East Coast of Florida (Treasure Coast)

A Whistleblower complaint has been filed on your behalf alledging the
State of Florida is colluding with railroads, working in partnership
rather than regulating the industry. 
The complaints are both Civil and Criminal being filed with the
Florida
State Attorney General Pam Bondi.

1. Complaint: Funding for rail crossing safety warning devices are
passed from the U.S.Government to each state. Oversite of these safety
funds is given to each state.  Florida found railroads were overbilling
the Warning System (lights and gate) installation projects which
eleminated funding for additional installations to protect the public.
(Safety)
The railroad under investigation for overbilling the people and
government was CSX Transportation. 
The investigation in progress had uncovered tens of milions in
overcharges when CSX offered the State of Florida $2.1 million as a
reimbursement for overcharges and admitted to overbilling. 
CSX and Florida had agreements to work on Florida rail corridors.
Instead of Florida demanding a full refund, investigators were force to
accept a small percentage (2.1 million)of what was overbuild and give
CSX a full release from charges.
Due to Florida working in partnership with railroads the overbilling
continued.

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

Even cheap ass Nazi Southern has heighth detectors before critical
clearances.

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

That's a good way to deal with fatalities. I always tell myself they
are trespassers and deserved to die. They were on our property.

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

Never heard of getting time off with pay for a grade crossing incident
without fatalities must of started the past 8 years after I retired.
Ones with fatalities it was only 3 days. Been there. EAP did call to
ask if more time is needed, at least they did in my cases. I never took
more than the 3 days that's all it took to get back to work. You can be
sad for the loss of a life, then you question why would they put
themselves in that situation, last but most important screw them they
put us in harms way. That's the way I dealt with it, especially
suicides by train.

Name: Curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 June 2018

Crews 

I heard some talk today that the company is back to not paying the
crews if they hit a vehicle and it isnt a fatality.  You still can '
get some days off if it is emotionally disturbing but no pay unless
they die. Thought they did away with that because of some court case.
Also heard they threw the decision in the TM's laps now to decide if
you get time.  Is this true? Anyone heard anything about this. Are we
back to the old way of only getting paid days off of they die?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 June 2018

Attention 
Citizens of the Eat Coast of Florida (Treasure Coast)

A Whistleblower complaint has been filed on your behalf alledging the
State of Florida is colluding with railroads, working in partnership
rather than regulating the industry. 
The complaints are both Civil and Criminal being filed with the Florida
State Attorney General Pam Bondi.

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

CSX

Why cant you get it through your thick skull when you call trains that
aren't on the line up it screws the hell out of the guy who is sitting
at home and see's there are no trains scheduled for at least 6 hours. 
This shit has been going on for so long all it does is just shows my
family and all our friends that we have to cancel plans with that your
just inept unprofessional idiots who cant even keep tract of your
trains or where they are running. How do you just pull a train out of
your butt that is not on the crew screen or on the IVR system. Yeah our
union agreement states in black and white you are supposed to make this
information available to us including on the IVR for those who don't
have a computer at home or it isn't working and if you don't you cant
charge us with a miscall if we don't take the call and we have checked
the line up. But we all know what a pain in the ass you are when we
have to fight to have it removed because your just so inept you cant
pull a rabbit out of a rabbit pen! Whats wrong with you people. How do
you even make money???? Your just one joke after another every single
day. Thank god you don't run our military. God save us all!

Name: Cool mo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 June 2018

No Shit: if CSX was corporate people where charged money for STUPIDITY
they would be fucking BANKRUPT

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 June 2018

Wontbendover 

AMEN BROTHER.  You must have one massive nut sack. Maybe you can share
some of that ball power with the other guys.  You put the truth right
out there!  You forgot Wrong car wrong train and my favorite the rush
job to knock down departing signal to make the stool pigeons in
Jacksonville happy. Think you departed on time when your actually still
sitting there for another 30 minutes. got to love that one especially
when it goes to shit or a car kicks or tele takes a dump. Someone
explain how a departed train is still sitting half way in the yard
track an hour later!!!

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

Experience shouldn't be measured how long a person has been doing
something. I don't care if you started the railroad 20 years ago,
there are plenty of guys out here with 20+ years that are crap compared
to guys with less than 5. Just because you have been doing something
longer doesn't mean you are better, period. Also there are a lot of
guys with good seniority that stay on one job all the time because it
is all they know. They can't work half the other jobs because they
would be clueless. Frankly I think they are too scared to change their
bids up and get on another job.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 June 2018

Condr with less than 1 year...lol

You have not been around long enough to even know what a bull shit
answer is.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 June 2018

L&N 

Typical bullshit answer. The crews shouldn't catch shit!  We don't
walk the entire train looking for double stacks that may be too high.
If we started doing that to all the stack trains they would nail us
with train delays. That's not our responsibility to walk our entire
train before departing our terminal or recrewing on the main line. That
shit is supossed to be done before we get on board. It should be caught
by the people who load the totes in the first place. I can see it now.
Get on a relay tote train coming off a different division but insist on
walking the whole train before we leave looking for a car that may be
too high!  HA!HA! The dispatcher would be the first one wanting to know
what was taking us so long!

Name: Wontbendover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 June 2018

Dave 

Jesus man..you really stepped on your little tool this time. Maybe you
meant to say the TO not PTC. It still doesn't matter. If a double
stacker takes out a bridge it's because the idiots who put the tubs
together didn't measure the height properly. The clearance bureau 
stipulates what's allowed on each line and if it exceeds its not
anyone's fault but the idiots who loaded the totes and sent them out.
PTC was developed to help prevent crews from running stop signals and
missing slow orders, 707's etc.  It doesn't run a train! It sure the
hell doesn't prevent someone from taking out a bridge because a car
exceeds the maximum height allowed.  I think your post and the other
idiots is just an attempt to change the subjects. The derailment in
Princeton IN, the busted rusty knuckles, YM who won't answer the
radios, TM who don't know their jobs, rude ass unethical dispatchers
(who gives a shit if they're union) illegal class 1 brake test, Carman
being harrassed to cut corners,covering up recrews and the list just
goes on and on. The only thing they give a shit about is stock prices.
Now let's get ready for the Nazi Dekra group to make moral even worse
if that's possible. Hire a group who centers it whole theory around
brainwashing the employee (intimidation) instead of fixing the root
cause of the problem (shitty management) and you got a recipe for
disaster. We aren't stupid! We're not robots. You treat us like a
replaceable number, low class blue collar idiot who shouldnt take a
frickin day off or go see a doctor without getting points and you get
what you ask for! Management screws up and points the finger at
everyone else to save their asses. We are the scapegoats every single
day! Jesus man...get on board with what's really important!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2018

Boy you're clueless about most of what you said. PTC doesn't
"control" a train. It can't run a train. PTC will bring it to a stop
if you're approaching a red signal and not slowing the train properly.
It's not controlled remotely. It's monitored by satellites at certain
points and it's location is traced using GPS. The program to blow for
crossings is programmed already, and it's not even close to correct.
Google better information next time you're going to pretend like you
work here. Maybe while you're taking pictures of trains, you can
research it while you wait??

Name: Dave
E-mail: Nelson284@juno.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 June 2018

Re: L&N/ Really


That 
was a bit confusing. Let me try again.
Ripping out bridges in MD seems to be a process in which we cause
accidents and force the people to pay for remedies. The PTC Is just one
example of this. PTC REMOTELY controls a train. We need to increase
profit by eleminating the Signal system currently in use. Right now
someone shorts out the tracks, turning the Signal red it stops every
train until maintenance finds the shunt. Train delays cost us a lot of
revenue. We are eleminating this old Signal system in which we control
train movement by shunting the tracks with the train in each block.
About time! 
By using modern technology (the same as you use in your car) we can
locate every train within 3ft of the leading train. This not only
increases profit by eleminating Signal Blocks, delays and maintenance
costs we really have no need for an engineer. Trains are to be
programmed for each territory the same as blowing the horn exactly at
each crossing. This is just a part of the $1 trillion allocated for
transportation infrastructure.
Wreck a few Amtraks and CRY the PTC would slow the train automatically
in curves preventing derailments is just taking advantage of a bad
situation in order to convince the public it's for their safety. OH!
We must not forget the PTC would also prevent a terrorist atrack on the
present Signal system.

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

Trainmaster David Benson is one dumb son of a bitch.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 June 2018

The clearance dept is responsible for high wides and high cubes
shipments.  Now, for the people that should have caught it in one way
or another is the clearance dept, chief dispr, intermodal supervisor,
and finally the crew.   Now, in my option the responsibility lies
completely on the clearance dept...

Name: Really???
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 June 2018

Csx corp..not!

PTC has nothing to do with some idiot who sends double stacks out that
don't meet clearance bureau guidlines for the territory. You don't
raise bridge you send out single stacks and route your double stacks
else where. If the stacks didn't clear someone in csx screwed up.
Plain and simple.  And it wasn't the crew!

Name: CSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 June 2018

Re: CSX beheads double stack.
Is CSX too dumb to realize you must make heard room for double stacks?
SURE they do!  Problem IS how do you get the people to pay for
increased clearances? Cause accidents and claim PTC will take care of
it if the people pays for RR upgrades! 
We MUST eliminate the bridges in Cumberland in order to get Asian stuff
through. You know, those people who has our jobs! 
After all WE were here first. CSX broke NO laws state or county but
Federal Laws only regulated by RR partners the FRA.
What say ye L&N?

Name: Fagle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 June 2018

Man they serious about mark offs round here!

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 June 2018

Re HR..

The Chief Train Dispatcher (CTD) is not a contract employee, they are
management.  The Assistant Chief (ACD) and the dispatcher are union
employees, they are contract employees...

Name: Bohica
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 June 2018

Wonder who made this fuck up, sometimes its embarrassing to work
here.http://www.times-news.com/news/local_news/csx-train-hits-bridges-in-cumberland/article_d244d6ee-7569-11e8-ad84-e7f3a43a46f2.html

Name: HA!HA
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 June 2018

Stay tuned for Monday!

Like sand in an hour glass this is the days of our lives....will csx
admit their mistake in Princeton or will they blame the crews? Will the
cover up of re crews be exposed or will it continue as usual? Will rusty
old knuckles be replaced or sent out as death traps to the crews and the
public? Stay tuned for Mondays episode of corrupt and rusty rails to see
just what happens and if the CEO runs for the hills or steps up to the
plate! Voted best railroad soap opera of the year!

Name: Tired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 June 2018

Wtf!!!

Took a train to an outlying terminal and was told we were flipping
back. To me that's an outlying post. It wasn't my home terminal. That
new notice said we must contact crew management when working at outlying
post.  The crew caller said he didn't do dh tickets for flips home.
What the hell is an outlying post then?? He said report it when i get
back. Well it didn't work when we tried it.   I had to call back and
make them put one in. the wagon was 35 minutes getting there to. We put
in our penalty claim for that one. Screw this stuff. What if you outlaw
before you get back. There is no info about what you just did. should
be FRA law you got some record of what your doing during your entire
trip.  Something stinks here!

Name: My rest 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 June 2018

Goober  
No way in hell would I wait for hours for a ride off the clock at afht.
That would screw me out of my hours of rest and if I get overtime
waiting that's their fault. Now we got orders to report all waiting
time no matter what.  All wait time is to be reported. Fra wants all
limbo. Some idiots aren't following the notice that came out but In
time they will get charged. Someone's trying to get a handle on this
sitting on trains waiting for someone to get them off of them or get
them a damn ride to the hotel. They even say we got to create our own
dh ticket now when flipping back. They are putting everything they can
on crews to downsize crew callers. If I outlaw while waiting for a ride
so be it. They want to bitch about it then they can restart my rest when
I get to hotel!

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

As an old rail from many years ago I find the below post so interesting.
During my few limited years of railroading we always put off duty when
the Engineer parked the power. 
The Conductor and Flagman always walked to the yard office and waited
for the call from the Engineer. At times we waited for the city cab for
hours on a busy evening.
Guess it was better than waiting for the rooming house person to show
up or walk.











Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 June 2018

Well

Crews are putting off before the van shows up to take them to lodging?
We never put off till the ride was there to pick us up. If any TM made
threats of calling the police threatening arrest for trespassing while
waiting for a ride that CSX provides to go to lodging, I'd tell him
do
it. One hell of a lawsuit.

Name: Exvlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2018

Csx 

Cats out of the bag. Your Princeton mess is going to cost you this
time. They all know the problem was reported several times. Now, are
the rumors true your taking the Evansville jobs away from the Nashville
division and putting back on at Avon yd in Indy like it was years ago?
More qualifying crews. More training. More time wasted. There was a
reason they left avon in the first place.  It's funny how things were
running fine over there until HH came in and screwed with that
division. Now it's all coming back to haunt you. Maybe the powers to
be should call in some retired conrail managers instead of Dekra!

Name:   UP HOGGER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 June 2018

Csx hoggers 

What the heck is this cell phone crap you guys got on csx. We heard
crews at st.Louis talking about not being able to call the PTC,TO and
mechanical on their phone's unless they are 25 feet away from the
motors outside. How the hell are you supposed to do what you need in
the cab if your outside? Guessing you got radio communication with PTC
Help like we do.  From what we heard you guys got a wack job running
your railroad.  That's not an FRA  mandatory law. We can use our
phone's for any of that as long as we are not moving and no ones on
ground working. We can use ours to make a call in cab when stopped and
no jobs are being performed. We can text and use internet in crew room
as long as all our job duties are completed.   Hell, we can use a
camera and take pictures of safety hazards. Cant be in cell but can use
stand alone.  What's up with your CEO!  If you got a problem with your
power line of road and you got to go outside to fix something how the
hell do you do that if your radio handset doesn't reach that far. WTF!
You keep running in and out of the cab to talk on the radio?  We thought
we had some crazy rules but you guys got some crazy wack jobs up town!
We need more people. If you don't have to many years invested I'd say
run for it and come get on our team.  Our stock and 401k will make you
richer and sounds like you will have a more stable team to work with! 
And yms who don't answer radio for 25 minutes? That's just plain bad
management!

Name:   UP HOGGER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 June 2018

Csx hoggers 

What the heck is this cell phone crap you guys got on csx. We heard
crews at st.Louis talking about not being able to call the PTC,TO and
mechanical on their phone's unless they are 25 feet away from the
motors outside. How the hell are you supposed to do what you need in
the cab if your outside? Guessing you got radio communication with PTC
Help like we do.  From what we heard you guys got a wack job running
your railroad.  That's not an FRA  mandatory law. We can use our
phone's for any of that as long as we are not moving and no ones on
ground working. We can use ours to make a call in cab when stopped and
no jobs are being performed. We can text and use internet in crew room
as long as all our job duties are completed.   Hell, we can use a
camera and take pictures of safety hazards. Cant be in cell but can use
stand alone.  What's up with your CEO!  If you got a problem with your
power line of road and you got to go outside to fix something how the
hell do you do that if your radio handset doesn't reach that far. WTF!
You keep running in and out of the cab to talk on the radio?  We thought
we had some crazy rules but you guys got some crazy wack jobs up town!
We need more people. If you don't have to many years invested I'd say
run for it and come get on our team.  Our stock and 401k will make you
richer and sounds like you will have a more stable team to work with! 
And yms who don't answer radio for 25 minutes? That's just plain bad
management!

Name: Well
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2018

BTW, he was like a 2 year conductor who never left the yard. He
volunteered to go to trainmaster school. They gave him like 6 days
training and sent him to us. If you want to reformat the way things are
run, you need experience, or at least proper training! We just got
another brand new guy with about the same experience. Who in the hell
thought this would be a good idea?

Name: Well
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2018

Intimidating verbal threats shouldn't be tolerated?????? That's what
managers are trained to do!! That's the way they all act every single
fucking day! Willard yardmaster have been put in charge of all of new
castle's yards, yard jobs and locals, and they know nothing about how
to run it, so their strategy is just ignore us until the crew takes the
initiative to tell the yardmaster how they should do it. They have been
ignoring us since the day that crooked old fuck took our yardmaster's
away. It's been investigated, and some people have been fired, but
they just replace them with another ex yardmaster with a bad attitude
because they had their job taken out from under them last year. It's
nearly impossible to get anything from them. They never have our
profiles ready when we go on duty, and then the trainmaster threatens
us because we're waiting for paperwork! It's like they found the
dumbest people out of the whole company, and put them in charge of
everything. Where are the professionals? Did they all quit?? If you
tell the dispatcher you don't have paperwork, he just pretends you
don't exist and puts your train id at the bottom of the pile and runs
everyone around you. They know how dumb the trainmaster is, and they
don't even bother trying to solve anything because they know he
doesn't know how. 
   They've had the division manager there and officers from
Jacksonville to try and train this idiot, and they've gotten nowhere,
and nothing is done about it.

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2018

Well

What the crew should have done was ask the dispatcher to get the DTO on
the radio.  The chief and dispatcher are union contract employees. They
should have demanded that a CSX manager talk to them.  If the
dispatcher refused then ethics charges should be filed. The crew should
have demanded the tapes  be downloaded to show the amount of time the YM
or TM  did not respond.  It sounds like the dispatcher made an
intimidating verbal threat and that should not be tolerated. If this is
an on going problem for crews coming into Willard then it needs to be
investigated promptly. All crews need to document the exact time they
try to make contact with the YM and when he/she responds.  Keep a
record. Once a pattern is established everyone needs to fax the
information to the operations department.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 June 2018

Crews. 

Be careful out there. It's just beginning. The derailment and busted
up trains is going to get out of control. Pushing out trains with bad
knuckles is going to get worse. Been told knuckles are being reported
by block trucks and crews as 100% rusted and some crews finding them
with cracks.  Relay train got 3 knuckles with 3 different crews. TO was
running it and still busted out knuckles. Trains are to long and heavy
for bad knuckles and bad draw bar parts. Their pushing us to rush
trains out and ignore the obvious. It's only going to get worse! It
isn't train handling skills.  It's bad knuckles and bad rail. Worst
combination ever!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 June 2018

Well

Crews are putting off before the van shows up to take them to lodging?
We never put off till the ride was there to pick us up. If any TM made
threats of calling the police threatening arrest for trespassing while
waiting for a ride that CSX provides to go to lodging, I'd tell him do
it. One hell of a lawsuit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2018

Derka 

If you fail to acknowledge the harassment and intimidation by
management then you will fail miserably.

Name: Steve 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 June 2018

Our video board out front of Osborn yard says J18 coming soon..., what
the hell does that mean anybody know

Name: Well
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2018

The other day I overheard a crew pull into the new castle yard, their
train had a set off so they couldn't do anything without instruction.
They tried to call Willard yardmaster and got no answer, kept trying to
get a reply and got nothing. This is an every day occurence, they have a
bad attitude and treat new castle crews like they're a bother, they
refuse to get us paperwork and take forever to answer the phone or the
radio. Anyways, after them continuously calling for maybe 25 minutes,
then the dispatcher comes on and threatens the crew and says they have
to answer for the delay between arrival and starting the work that they
haven't even been instructed to do yet!! This is normal and happens
every day. The trainmaster there is extremely incompetent and doesn't
help with the problems because he doesn't know how to do his job. He
constantly tries to push people around and threatens people. He even
told a crew that he would have them arrested for trespassing when they
were waiting for the hotel van to arrive! These derailments are only
the beginning. The managers in charge are pushy and don't know enough
to safely run things.

Name: Safety???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2018

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.courierpress.com/amp/709580002

Name: Safety???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2018

https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/hammond-man-working-for-railroad-subcontractor-dies-in-workplace-accident/article_cc41f850-ff51-5f97-85db-b7df412cc72e.html

Name: Derailments
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 June 2018

In Quebec Canada they had the big wreck, no one really accountable
American ceo of that rr that killed 47 people. He filed for bankruptcy
and his live goes on. USA with laxed rr safety there will be a Quebec
in USA somewhere on CSX line. When it does happen you just get a bunch
of suits dance for the media cameras. Maybe the victims of a derailment
might get some cash if the law firm does not hose victim families. Kick
backs kick back. And the gong show goes on.

Name: Notshocked
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2018

CSX 
How much is the mess at Princeton going to cost the investors. If
someone would take the crews reports seriously this could have been
prevented. A simple slow order could have done the trick.  Jeeezzz...
never fails to amaze us!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2018

Csx cut so thin that their not doing the heat inspections like they use
to.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 June 2018

Shut jax down.......

Screw these idiots!!!!

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

Sun Kink rail is the reason of the derailment in Princeton. sounds like
they going to let it burn out. Crew Okay! That was the 2nd sun kink
that crew reported. glad they okay.

Name: fra
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 June 2018

Railroaders

The Indianapolis office has been shut down for some time. If you have a
complaint to file for violations of federal law by an FRA agent or
violations of ethics set forth by the USDOT as well as violations
committed by any railroad supervisor you must contact the Region 4
office in Chicago.

1-800-724-5040

If you feel that you are not being taken seriously or you are not
getting any of your calls or emails answered then you can call the
Washington D.C. office at 202-493-6014

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 June 2018

FRA this, FRA that.  
Big business U.S. RRs don't fear that agency.
Lame duck and company friendly.  
Threat of fine(s) and/or worse to a lowly employee is a big deal
though.

Name: Inspection
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 June 2018

In Canada at cprail under Hh, we where given 30 seconds a side to
inspect a train. 100 car train 100 minutes. They timed us and if you
did not inspect train in that time frame they called you on it. That
was test and inspect. Now if you missed something or something happened
on the road. You where blamed for it and you went for statements. They
had managers not trained to test and inspect. But they had the hogger
do min brake application and pull the train by them. That was the test
and inspect. Now what would of been interesting if there was a wreck
they would have to put the names of managers that did this on paper
work. In Canada transport Canada has no teeth with the big rr. They do
what they want, transport Canada is useless.

Name: FRA WATCHDOG
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2018

CARMAN

Qualified mechanical inspector: 49 CFR 232.5

A qualified person who has received, as a part of training,
qualification, and designation program required under 232.203
instructions and training that includes "hands on" experience under
appropriate supervision or apprenticeship in one or more of the
following: Troubleshooting, inspection, testing, maintenance or repair
of the specific train brake components and systems for which the person
is assigned responsibility.

A trainmaster is not qualified to perform the Class 1 airbrake test and
inspections required on the cars on any train that is being built in the
original terminal. If this happens again you must call the FRA
immediately. Complaining on this website is only helpful to the extent
that people in the public read it and can make inquiries to the USDOT
or the FRA office.  You must report it. Just because an FRA inspector
reads this site doesn't mean he is officially notified that there is a
problem. You must make the call.

As for walking only one side of the train during the pre inspection
process that is illegal as hell. Tell your yard master to purchase a
code of federal regulations and read  232.205.
We have been hearing a lot of rumors about this for the last year about
TM's out in the field rushing crews during the pick up of cars in line
of road and have been watching but have yet to catch one in the act.
Time is on your side. Follow the rules as written in your operating
rules They are very clear how you will do a pre inspection of the cars.
You must do an inspection of both sides of the cars to the best of your
training BEFORE YOU CAN DO A ROLL BY INSPECTION!

An inspector shall take a position on each side of the car sometime
during the inspection process so as to be able to examine and observe
the functioning of all moving parts of the brake system on each car in
order to make the determination and inspection required by this
section. 232.205

A ROLL BY INSPECTION OF THE BRAKE RELEASE AS PROVIDED FOR IN PARAGRAPH
(B)(8) IF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE AN INSPECTION OF THAT SIDE
OF THE TRAIN FOR PURPOSES OF THIS REQUIREMENT!

I don't know how to make it any more clear. You must inspect both
sides of each car during your pre inspection before you can do a roll
by release of the cars. If you have any supervisor harassing you or
intimidating you to break these laws then you must report them. Its
that simple. Do not sit there and allow this to continue. You can not
complain and cry all the time because you see this happening and expect
anything to get changed if you just walk away because you are scared of
retaliation. If enough of you stick together and file complaints
together they have no choice to address your claims. If you know of any
FRA inspector who is turning his head or showing favoritism towards the
carrier you can file a complaint with the USDOT. Any inspector who
willingly allows the law to be broken should be removed from his
position,

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2018

crews


Where did the propane tank go up? Was is another car that wasn't
inspected properly or they blaming the crew. Rerouting traffic away
from the south in Nashville division due to derailment. Was that where
it was

Name: Cool mo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2018

Yep. If your bitching about brake sticks and your to big to climb on the
cars to tie handbrakes the a snack machine that takes credit cards is
the last thing your fat ass needs lol why would you post that WOW

Name: Bystander
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 June 2018

Fra 
When you going to get out here and start taking control of the unsafe
out of control managers. Just heard a ym tell a carman not to walk both
sides of the cars on his class 1 airbrake test in the original terminal
cause the train was late leaving and they needed it out now. Thank god
he told the ym that was against fra brake law requirements and if he
didn't believe so he could get out the FRA code 49 rule book and read
it to him.  Pissed the ym off.  This shit just keeps getting better and
better out here. Other poster was right. It's going to take someone
dying out here before you get your arsses out here and clean house!!!!

Name: Will get worse
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 June 2018

As the stock creeps up there will be more cuts, even if it is not
warranted. In the minds of the brass in the ivory tower,they think they
are on the right track and pat themselves on the back. So these managers
will do anything to get the trains rolling. If they be inspected or not.
They will falsified documentation. And lie when it is convenient for
them to do so. So to be safe be prepared for anything. It will get a
lot worse yet people I lived threw it with Hh for 4 years. The stress
just about did me in.

Name: There goes another one 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 June 2018

Why are so many people quitting the railroad?I know a tm that quit csx
don't understand why with the salary and benefits they have.im
thinking about trying to get on but this makes me nervous to leave my
day shift job

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

Feathers 

Go screw yourself and your other manager. You don't like people
posting the facts. Try and distract. Won't do you any good. The info
being posted is more than FRA LAW violations. Its damn near criminal.
I'm fact it is. Someone dies cause of these violations the families
better be getting 7 figures.

Name: CYA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2018

All crews 

This company is the worst I've ever seen it. The new guys with less
than 5 years have no clue. We thought it was bad when they took over
conrail but that was just a walk in the park.  I'm starting to believe
everything those CN and CP boys have been saying. Ever since this HH
character stepped in its gone to hell. Even conrail didn't allow the
cutting corners and safety violations to the extent this outfit is
doing. The FRA is either totally bought off to  look away or they
don't give at rats butt either anymore. Something bad is on it way.  I

just hope all you guys have your ducks in a row when it does because
you know we're getting the blame first. Dekra is going to back tbem
and file a bunch of bogus reports about us out in the field.  MARK MY
WORD THEY WILL!

Name: B Feathers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 June 2018

Run trains and quit whining.  Quit trying to fu@# the hand that feeds
you.  Do you mean we have to go to work and actually work?!?!?   

Grow the F up and stop being whining,snobbing,lazy,babies.  

Or JUST QUIT!

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

Hey Rules, lighten up Francis....Dont be such a cuckhold...You and
Carman can go sword fight later this afternoon...Rules, just be
thankful on this father's day, you were thiiiis close to being
swallowed...

Happy Fathers Day

Name: Carmen 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 June 2018

This is how much management want to bully the carman. We inspected and
did 1 brake test. The train pulled apart nineteen hundred miles away. I
donít know how many crew changes, but they blamed the Carmen we went for
statements and pulled out of service for thirty days. Any delays they
try and blame some union employee. And we caught managers filling out
paper work for trains that where never looked at because short of
staff. Record everything you work on. Because they look for scape goats
when they need to blame someone. This is what has become of the
industry, no ethic or trust anymore.

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

Attention  

Deez...your the root cause of the problem. Go bury the rest of your
waste of time in the sand.

Carmen.....advice was on spot but make sure you tell the engineer over
the radio the exact spot that you started your final inspection of the
class 1 brake test. Have the engineer document the time and confirm
that they are departing without a proper inspection. The FRA needs to
be notified this is happening. Put them on notice.

Rules follower... this has been discussed numerous times in the past.
If the conductor is NOT A LICENSED ENGINEER AND CURRENT HE CAN NOT RUN
THE TRAIN.  The engineer has every right to stop and use the restroom
if he needs too. If there is any dispatcher that  suggest he "hold
it" or wait until the next siding and the engineer can not he needs to
notify them that he needs to stop now. If there is resistance or
intimidating behavior exhibited by the dispatcher make a note of the
time and place and the dispatcher on duty.  You may need this if delay
of train charges are filed against you.

Name: Rule follower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 June 2018

I was wondering about another rule now that there are inward facing
cameras.  What is an engineer supposed to do about the call of nature
while on the road with no red signal in sight.  It used to be that the
conductor would blow the horn and hit the alerter button for the
duration.  If something happened during that time and the conductor
wasn't a licensed engineer, it would be bad news for the crew.  I
guess tone up the dispatcher and tell them you're stopping.  With a
nice heavy train, it would take you a while to get going again.

Name: To carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 June 2018

Carman they did the same to us when Hh was in charge. And if something
happened they tried to hang the carman. My advice if they pull before
your in position at headend. Write down the car number at the point you
watched it out. And keep a record. Keep every move that you perform. 
They cut staff so deep that they take any short cuts management can.
Safety is the last thing they care about

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

Carman...

Sometimes it's best to not give a flip.  Sounds like you could use a
good gal from the Ol Stick it Inn.."Days Inn Chattanooga"..Do
yourself a favor, and worry about getting paid to get laid.  That's
how we roll down here, while on held away, sport....

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 June 2018

Bend over/deez 

Stupid shit.. grow the f...do up

For real safety can someone explain how a TM can take over the car
inspectors job when he's trying to finish his class 1 test on the
rollby on a train that is leaving the original terminal?  One avon tm
did the set and release and armed the Tele using the tower yard master
to relay informstion with the engineer. How the hell did he arm the
Tele. He isn't union or part of the crew. The Car inspector told him
over radio a qualified mechanical inspector had to do the job and the
dude had the balls to tell him he was doing it because the Carman was
busy. This stupid shit is a violation for many reasons. Gonna file
claims on the TM for this shit. We are short as hell cause of the cheap
SOB in Jacksonville and now TM are doing our job. On top of that they
are pulling long as hell trains out of yard to knock down signals to
make it look like trains have departed before Carman ever gets to head
and to watch rollby. We miss half the damb train. For now on we are
going to document that we don't see half these trains and not going to
be responsible for the first half.  This outfit is turning into a safety
hazard from hell and where is the FRA in all of this! These TM are
crossing the lines big time and it's time to time slip them. Too
scared to tell their super boss to get Carmen back or kiss their butts.
Wonder what this dekra group has to say about this shit.

Name: Deez 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 June 2018

Ben Dover

The Days Inn Rivergate , Chattanooga has some real skeezers floating
around this weekend, due to Riverbend Festival.  Pretty good deals to
be found, but I guess I should have passed on spooning.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 June 2018

Hey Deez Nuts?
You send the bitch packing when youíre finished with her that way you 
Donít risk the chance you might have to chew your own arm off in the
morning!
DUH

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

At the rr I work for we have vending machines in bunk house you can get
raw eggs anything. We have normal stove and microwave ovens. Bad thing
I load up my grip with junk food for trip home. And Iím hundred pounds
over weight.

Name: Deez 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 June 2018

I woke up this morning in the away from home hotel, and realize that
hooker stole my lunch.

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

Yep:
Thanks very much for the morning chuckle.

Name: Ha.ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 June 2018

Stay away from snack machine.  Maybe won't be so hard to climb on the
cars.

Name: Yep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 June 2018

I miss the brakestick...bullshit us big guys have to climb on these cars
to tie a hand brake. Also what really pisses me off....all snack
machines at work should have the credit card swiper...who carries
around the much change these days..wtf!? We are going backwards!

Name: Loco meetoo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 June 2018

Yes I hear what you are saying. I could post cases of woman taking guy
down. On the the railroad it happens. But you are naive,if you think it
does not happen.

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

Meetoo 

Why you got to post stupid shit like that. Got nothing to do with
sexual blah or harassment blah blah. Someone always had to turn things
into bull. I never had one minute of trouble from any of the females I
worked with because I respected them as equals. Same respect I give my
wife and any other woman. They know the atmosphere when they get hired
but shouldn't have to put up with it. I've seen some real losers out
here and if they got in a mile of my daughter's I'd kick their asses.
In this business if a woman has to complain then good chance the guy
went way to far. Most of them handled everything in house. People just
behave with some class there wouldn't be a problem.

Name: Lift
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 June 2018

My post on block lifts, Iím a carman just tried to help we might be on
different page just tried to help.

Name: Meetoo
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 June 2018

Hey boys it a womanís world, now with meetoo if you said or did anything
to a woman ten years ago. She can still bring it up on you with no proof
or evidence. Make a complaint to management or police. There is no
investigation or due diligence down to defend yourself. In most cases
now the female will just be believed and the men will suffer the
consequences. This is on the news on a regular basis, in a sense having
a camera in the cab of a locomotive, could save your ass if you are
working with a female and she falsely accused you of something.
Hopefully in the near future a man will be able to defend himself again
in court etc. And just not have the word of a woman taken as true.  If a
woman has it in for you now days, your done.

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

Retired 

Not only have I changed air hoses but I changed that heavy little
knuckle by myself too. Lol...I've even had to use a sledge hammer to
remove a busted jammed knuckle. When I was hired they didn't do those
strength test. In fact all they did was wheel a knuckle in and make
everyone take turns picking it up and putting it back down on the cart.
The instructors exact words were per the rules you aren't supposed to
use excessive or brute force to do anything. Csx doesn't want any
injuries. You get help. If your line of road hogger can come back or
they can call block truck. DON'T GET HURT. They didn't even want us
changing one in training. So why the big change now? Think they don't
care if someone gets hurt now...lol..lol...strength test is probably
just a legal cover their arss deal so if someone does get hurt they can
say you must have done something wrong because you passed the strength
test and should have been able to handle the work!

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 June 2018

Last post with the attachment is actually sad. 
Can remember when females 1st showed up out in the field, in
the transportation dept., T&E service,  -  1979.  Over 35 yrs. later,
can honestly state that never once did I hear of or see a woman change
out a bad air hose or broken knuckle by herself.  Lots of other things
too that they were just not physically capable of doing without
assistance/help.   Then again, what the heck, many men were/are not
capable either OR were/are plain lazy.
Safety First

Name: Jan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 June 2018

http://www.ttnews.com/articles/csx-agrees-pay-32-million-women-harmed-job-testing


CSX loses another lawsuit, proving once again that discrimination is
alive and well on this Southern Railroad

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

Lift

You are so confused.

Name: Lift
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 June 2018

Your air brake tests are AAR rules, goverment law. Not CSX rules. If CSX
had it there way you would not be testing any cars takes time. For
example when a train has been air test by the carman. And then train
crew bleeds cars off to switch track for some reason, the cars that
where bled off have to be retested. But this rule is always ignored,
now the track is put back together after switching and the bleed rods
are stuck open. But the train crew now thinks he has 100 percent brakes
working on the train. Which is not the case! The only indication the
hogger has is now it takes longer to charge and canít get calibration.
So if you leave town you have a lot of cars with no brakes because the
bleed rod is open and cars canít charge.

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

Lift 

Really.  You got to charge the brakes to do any class one.  That's how
you do a set and release. What he wanted to know is what was he supposed
to do if they were off air more than 4 hours.  I think the post was
meant to be sarcastic. The rule says AND not off air more than 4 hours.
 It should have said OR. If they already had a class one and are off air
less than 4 they don't need another test. These FRA guys have been just
plain stupid lately. Especially with the stupid splitting trains crap.
Just because someone took half of an inbound train and put power on it
after it came in with a class 1 and then gave it a new train symbol
doesn't mean the cars need another class1. What does assigning that
block to a new train symbol have to do with the fact the cars had a
class 1. Not shit!  What, now all the sudden those cars class 1 test
isn't any good any more? The damb rule says you don't have to do
another class 1 when you change motors or eot so who gives a shit if
the cars go on a train with a new name.  Just a bunch of horse shit.

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

Any other fat conductors like myself who miss the brakestick?

Name: Lift
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 June 2018

What it means is you have to charge the cars up and brake test them.

Name: Baffled 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 June 2018

FRA 

Please explain this shit to me...

New rule 5203.3. Says before being added to a through train at an
intermediate location, a solid block of cars must:  

1. Receive a class 1 brake test, AND 
 
2. Not be off air for more than your hours.

Read the rule...it says AND not be off air more than 4 hours.

So I go to pick up a block that I know has been off for 8 hours what am
I supposed to do??? I didn't right this rule. CSX DID! 
So what next?  I can't take the cars???

Name: Duh...
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 June 2018

Engineers 

Don't listen to these stupid instructors!
Rule 409.2 and 411 are TWO SEPERATE RULES. 411 was never deleted or
changed. When your leaving a train tied down PUT HAND BRAKES ON THE
FRICKIN CARS. IF YOU JUST TIE THE MOTORS DOWN YOU NEED TO BE FIRED.
READ THE FRICKIN RULES. TIE down the cars, test them then put the
brakes on the motors. 411 is as black and white as it gets. Someone is
trying to set the crews up with this new bullshit rumor that motors are
eqivelent to cars!

Name: Tiredofmorons
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 June 2018

Idiots who can't read...

New operating rule 409.2 is a Change to SECUREMENT OF CARS ONLY!!!! 
just because it says unattended equipment doesn't mean it includes the
motors.
I worked with CO who said a TM told him that the hand brakes on the
motors now count the same as if they were cars. That's a stinking  UP
railroad rule. if your stupid enough to just apply hand brakes on the
motors and not the cars when you leave a train behind because you think
 2-3 motors are enough to hold the train  you deserve to be fired.

Rule 411 securement of trains WAS NEVER ANNULED,CHANGED OR DELETED. The
rule stands as is until it is deleted or changed. Read the frickin  rule
procedure. Quit listening to other people's gossip. The idiots you work
with are your worst enemies. Just read your bulletins.read your rule
book. Until a rule is changed IN WRITING IT STILL IS IN EFFECT!  409.2
and 411 are two separate rules!

Name: Standing power
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 June 2018

Or maybe apply independent and go to notch 1????  Simple
railroading....but you babies know everything.

Name: Standing test
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 June 2018

Yes your right, two am crew tired conductor newbie, piston came out went
in travel length he forgot or not up to speed with mechanical specs. It
happens they count on crew before them, or shop staff making sure
everything is good. Shit happens that could of been prevented, human
error!!!!

Name: Power
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 June 2018

Maybe that's why when you take charge of a lite loco you do a standing
brake test.  You guys are hilarious.

Name: Power
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 June 2018

The best I seen was a rookie hogger went to tie on his train, his train
was about half way down the track. He had the power throttled up
conduct said 20 cars ten cars. You better start slowing down. The
rookie hogger said brakes are applied. The conductor jumped off, the
power hit the train. The trailing unit got buckled and the headend car
was buckled. The hogger got hurt after slamming into the door. Same
thing they found on power, brakes not effective due to piston travel
and excess speed. The power hit so hard that it ripped open the fuel
tank on the trailing unit. Hazmat was called to deal with the fuel
spill.  If hogger would of inspected power and at minimum controlled
his speed it would of never happened.  Murphyís law if it can happen
sometimes will.

Name: Power
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 June 2018

In years past I remember a crew taking a consist off shop track. Two sd
40 and old elco   The hogger went to stop so brakeman could line the
gate. But the power never stopped they ran the switch. From the
investigation hogger and shop staff employee where fired. On two of the
loco motives the piston travel was adjusted out so far that they had
minimum braking pressure.  After that the shop staff stop sluffing off
and did there job. And most hoggers did there walk around before taking
power.

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 June 2018

How does CSX know that this happened during the last trip? It could have
accured during the calendar day inspection. This equipment isn't
serviced regularly. Screw CSX. 







Name: Utility worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2018

If your piston travel is excessive we usually just tell the
transportation officer and they will charge the prior engineer that
used that engine and failed to write it up.  It's funny how you gents
turn your co workers in.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2018

PYOA! If a locomotive defect is reported before departure but nothing is
done about it then the only protection is writing it up. Utility Worker
thinks that is turning in a co-worker who brought the train in or who
last used the consist. If anyone fails to inspect the consist then it
does fall on them as negligence. It's not new CSX has been doing it
for decades. One of the first acts of CSX was closing down the
roundhouses. Just about every terminal had one. I'm sure nothing has
changed since I retired in 2010. CSX has defective locomotives in
consists using them in trail.

Name: Utility worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2018

If your piston travel is excessive we usually just tell the
transportation officer and they will charge the prior engineer that
used that engine and failed to write it up.  It's funny how you gents
turn your co workers in.

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

The company nit picks all these bs so called, safety violations. You
never see a manager say your not taking that power until the brake
piston travels are in limits,or the shitter is serviced or that cracked
window is fixed etc. Write all those defects up on every train you get
on. The first thing they will do is measure piston travels if you run a
red board.There is so much stuff a guy can right up on defective
equipment and make the company do there due diligence on repairing
equipment if they are so concerned about safety. The time and money it
takes to write up the small shit is just there stupid way to justify
there jobs.

Name: Enough
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 June 2018

Smh 
 You really need to work on your grammar.  Just try proof reading some
of your post. No one takes anyone serious that sounds like they didn't
take a single English course in school. We get the point your trying to
make but it just doesn't look good.

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

Csx pulled out of the boxcar  pool greedy idiots this fottie and ackcmen
should be in prison for lives lost familyís ruined and stealing from
everyone at any RR they have been at there there the  ones it follows
them every where  they go itís been public by themselves to Wall Street
they know how to rise the stock at the cost of lives intensional braking
Union contracts and contracts of costumer  I say put  them in   prison
and in America the RRLA Canada has strikes over the same shit the pull
the proof is there past PRISON but they have lawyers to drag it out and
play the court system itís stealing

Name: Grants
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 June 2018

Every year railroads across North America get millions of dollars for
grants and programs from the federal goverment. If a railroad brakes a
law and is fined it is peanuts. And it gives the public a sense of
justice has been done. In the end the railroads are out nothing. There
will always be corruption at the top and when they get busted they are
smart enough to defer the blame to many below them. This has been going
on for years and will for years to come. Goverment inspectors know how
to speak out of both sides of there mouth. Itís all politics and money.
When the union employees write a test or take a course for railroad
operation. And you donít follow the rules and regulations and you take
a short cut in procedures and something goes wrong. You will be held
accountable for not doing your due diligence. And they will hang you
for it. The union employee will always be to blame for everything that
happens in the eyes of the company.

Name: Whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 June 2018

You are just the little guy trying to earn a living to support your
family. And want to do the right thing.  My advise is keep track of
what you know is wrong doing. And when it affects you you have some
prove.  If you make a big deal out of it in the end nothing really
happens to the company. Breaking federal law maybe but in governments
eye they do it all the time.  The goverment lies and covers up more
stuff than you can imagine. All these protection laws in my view is a
front for goverment employees to justify there phoney jobs and give the
public false sense of security. Look after number one donít put a target
on your back. Tell the union what is going on and leave it at that.

Name: Bogus paper
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 June 2018

As a train inspector for 36 years,every train we inspected the law
required  the company to keep on file every train that was inspected
for 90 days. Then we would throw the inspection sheets out after 90
days. When we where doing this we found our names on train sheets that
said we inspected trains on shifts we never worked.  The manager that
was short staffed was putting inspectors names on train sheets when he
was short staffed.  So to find out who was doing this we had to
recognize the managers writing. Once we found out the managers doing
these bogus inspection sheets, we went to the union reported them and
it went from there. But to my knowledge no manager was fired, and
luckily no traffic n accident and no employees got hurt. All as
management cares about is paper work and that they shine.  Safety and
work ethic with some companies is a thing of the past. All
about$$$$$&$$$$$$

Name: smarter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 June 2018

Cindy

SO WHAT!  Its still almost half of every other railroad.  We have sense
enough to invest in solid companies and not fly by night get lucky as
they go industries. Anyone who is investing their future on the company
and their stock are just plain idiots.  I hope they have a widely
diversified port folio! Not everyone is lucky to get daddies money
handed to them!

Name: Cindy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 June 2018

Stock is almost up to 70/share.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 June 2018

Extra board gaurentees are based on the jobs they protect. Higher
mileage = higher rate.

Name: Ape is right
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 June 2018

Iíve seen managers over the years get kicked in the balls over and over
again , but they always want to get kicked in the balls more. They are
even loyal CUCKS  some offered there wifeís up to higher management.
The new thing with these managers now they will eat there own. They all
try to out do each other to get noticed by the brass. And when they get
fired they try and take down as many people as possible. You are crazy
to trust any of them, if you are smart. They will use anyone to make
themselves shine. They are the newest low of the low.

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

hey ape. all we ever get is you need to vote for this.  you dont want
the alternitive. this is as good as it gets. if you dont vote yes it
will be worse.

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

Ya your right about lots donít care to make a stand I refused to take
unsafe bad order equipment. Pulled out of service then young hot shot
jumps on and goes. I looked like the shit disturber young buck breaks
rules and gets hero biscuit. In old days guys that did that to other
employee would be blackballed. Today no one cares there bills are more
important than anyone elseís.

Name: Tired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2018

CSX has the lowest paid employees compared to our class 1 railroads..
Want to know why? Because of you, the employee. You settle with what
you get. Why should the union fight for your rights when you don't
care. You take it in the crapper and walk off complaining. Start
fighting for your rights and watch the pay increase. Most of you don't
have the backbone to do it. Just keep taken it in the rear and
complaining. This is 100% truth..

Name: UP Lateral Motion Claims
E-mail: info@upee.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 09 June 2018

UP Employees:

We will provide another update on the increase in lateral motions
claims as soon as the settlement claims are provided by key insiders
and the like. In the mean time, document your locomotives with defects,
and whether the defects where reported prior.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 June 2018

Steve Salyers bends John over and fists him but he doesn't feel
anything.

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

HOURLY RATE COMING SOON

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 June 2018

Steve Salyers is grooming John Rain for superintendent

Name: Pay
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 June 2018

Why are you guessing collective agreement shows pay scale for CSX train
personal. And then go from there!

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

csx gaurantee where i work is 3100.00 for 2 weeks. Bnsf gaurantee where
my buddy works is 4500.00 for 2 weeks.

Name: To loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 June 2018

1400 a half guarantee? Where on the system pays that low.. or did u mean
1400 per week? If you meant 1400 per week the. There are several places
on system that pay that... it's actually 1399.xx and some change. But
csx pays that now. Engineer guarantee is even more.

Name: Rumours
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 June 2018

The one thing I learnt in thirty five years on the railroad,is donít
believe the rumour mills. Guys would just throw stuff out there to see
who would bite and how far the rumour would travel. We use to have a
saying, if you donít hear any rumours by 1800 start one. Some of the
rumour made it right across the system before being discovered as BS.

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

i was told today by a conductor that quit csx recently to go work for
bnsf that their gaurantee was 1400.00 a half more than my engineer
gaurantee. Csx pay is well below other class 1 railroads.

Name: Company McLovin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 June 2018

Sounds like your all fucked really..

Name: To rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2018

I retired last year,but now it is crazier  on the railroad. Like you
said idiots just want to get out of dodge without having done there due
diligence. So if you have an incompetent lazy conductor . And something
bad happens. Is CSX management going to try and blame the hogger to for
not making sure the conductor has all his proper paperwork. Is it the
hoggers responsibility to baby sit down he conductor ?

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

Brothers.... 

BLOW THE WHISTLE....BLOW THE WHISTLE..BLOW THE WHISTLE....and I don't
mean the one on the motor or under the desk! Screw camera rules. Take
pics.  Other railroads allow you to use cameras.they allow the use of
personal phones without getting off equipment and walking 25 feet away.
Just wait till someone has to get off in a damn blizzard to make an
urgent call to their family and slips and falls. Or it's pouring down
rain and lightning and 60 mph winds and they get hurt. Can't even call
PTC, mechanical or TO help desk.  CSX is nothing but a bunch of control
freaks who want to intimidate and encourage rule violations and send
out faulty equipment with obvious FRA violations. They created this
atmosphere they can live with the consequence!
BLOW THE WHISTLE!

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 June 2018

Paperwork. 

The rules aren't laxed! Rules are very clear the conductor WILL BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PROPER PAPER WORK! The problem is the lazy asses
who just want to rush out and get on the train and get rolling. Then
you got TM's who have no balls and are scared of Foote and his
henchmen who want their asses on a platter if a train doesn't get out
on time. They won't stand together and tell him to go screw himself.
So you get rushed and intimidated to get out. Idiots don't realize it
all falls back on them because the rules are black and white who is
responsible for getting the proper paperwork. It's all ok until
something goes down then you got the babbling idiot conductor standing
there trying to explain why he didn't follow the rules. American r
ailroaders are lazy and self serving. They won't stick together.
That's why year after year Csx and their union's bend them over and
rape them.  COLD HARD FACTS! Just sit by and whine and cry!

Name: Branchline
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2018

Once these lines are sold and then we have to pick up cars from them, I
can images the cars to be picked up will not have been tested or
inspected or could even be bad order. Will be interesting picking up
other fly by night rr cars!

Name: Re-max
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2018

Hello gentalmens, here are our plans for bigger profits in 2018, keep up
the good work, we r selling the spider web network, soon it will be a
linear railroad just like cp is, remember when u all said PSR wont work
because of the layout of the network, well thanks for the tips we
appreciate
it.https://seekingalpha.com/news/3362153-csx-take-bids-six-rail-segments

Name: Quebec
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2018

Quebec disaster would not of happened if the volenteer fire department
would not of shut the power down. Then a section Forman gave the ok on
everything. So the people messing with the train was blind leading the
blind. The hogger offered to go back to his train to take care of
things. But was told no to go to bed.  But they still tried to hang him
anyways.  They said two more hand brakes on the train would of made a
difference I say not.  The hogger was found not guilty as he should of
never been charged in the first place. And transport Canada letting
them run with one man crew.  But just remember they will always try and
hang the little guy. Scape goats what they look for in these type of
accidents.

Name: Quebec
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2018

It was a fly by night American company more of a branch line,that caused
accident one man crew

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2018

Dear Paperwork, 
                            Have you already forgotten about Lac
Megantic??? That was in Canada right???

Name: Paperwork
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2018

Why do you conductors take a train with out proper paperwork. I see this
seems to be the norm on csx.  I work for rr in Canada I donít move a
train and am not expected to move until I have proper paper work. There
are times I even get the crew cab and drive my train if I think it is
not right. And a lot of my trains go into interchange from Canada to
USA. If I donít have all the proper paper work. The train will not get
into USA.  Iím amazed the conductor being in charge of the train does
not get proper paper work. If there is a derailment and you donít have
paper work. The shit would hit the fan in Canada anyways. Canít believe
how laxed the rules are in USA.

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

Justhosed 

We had the same problem. Had train with windmill parts. Different kind
of parts.  It was restricted as unit train. What good does it do to put
out a bulletin that clearly stated exactly what cars constitute a unit
train. Didn't see windmill parts on it. Previous crew didn't have
that crap on their paperwork.  Just another day on the csx circus train
ride!

Name: Justhosed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 June 2018

Crews 

Stupid shit is already starting. Our train had absolutely nothing in
the paper work including in the the engineers tonnage graph that stated
our train was 50.  Not a damn thing. Even TM didn't see anything. Got
to home terminal and handed off on main line. Outbound crew had flagged
as 50 and the commodity classified wrong. So we run 60 and they got to
run 50. I knew this stupid crap would happen. Exactly what everyone in
the terminal has been predicting.  For now on its straight up 50 on
every train. There still is NO BULLETIN OUT STATING WE HAVE OUR ASSES
COVERED IF CSX WORK ORDER DEPARTMENT SCREWS THE INFO UP!  My LC said
run 50 until system bulletin is released protecting the crews from
being blamed for their crap! This just getting old on this railroad.
Will it ever stop!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 June 2018

FRA this, FRA that.

Go back a while & read the posts from the former FRA inspector.
Bullied, even threatened by csx terminal people in Toledo & wasn't
backed by superiors.  

But boy if a poor individual makes a mistake.....
Before 1988/89 -- just the RR got fined for violations.
Look it up

US DOT, FRA = lame ass pro-company.  Sad.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 June 2018

If any railroads rules are more restricting than the FRA then the FRA
goes by those rules on their property. It happened to me before I
retired. CSX came out with a rule the clearance point in a track was in
the clear plus one car length. The night before a yardmaster instructed
me to keep the cut of cars & locomotives where they were in the clear
but not plus one car length. He stated he'll get another crew to take
the cut. That never happened and the FRA was on property the next
morning. I got 5 days in the street seeing the YM didn't back us up.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 June 2018

You are right 10 mph for pull by. But with all fra rules the railway
company can modify the rule if it does not undermind fra rules.  Like
numbers of hand brakes fra might say 10 but the company wants 20 on. 
Thatís what I was always told. Extra protection is companies decision.

Name: Inspectors  
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 June 2018

What I have done in the past when I see some one wondering in the yard
especially if they donít have ppe on. I call the railway police and say
there is a trespasser or possible terrorist on the property. They learnt
fast to inform employees of these people being around. I learnt to play
there game by following company policies and rules.  They donít like it
when it is applied to them.

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

Csx... 

I got less than 5 years under my belt as engineer and I know more than
your instructors teaching your classes. They need to open the rules
book and read it!  How hard is that to do before they take the job on.

Engineers....read the difference between doing a standing locomotive
brake test and a locomotive handbrake test. One required throttling out
and one DOES NOT. Do not listen to instructors.  You DO NOT THROTTLE TO
#1 in a handbrake test! 

CYA and be ready for The dekra hit squad!

Name: Inspect 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 June 2018

Rollby 

Roll by inspections are 10 mph. Check your FRA laws.  

Second. ..FRA ALERT!!  It's been reported that FRA inspectors are in
the yards and hiding. They are boarding equipment after crews have left
and finding failures to charge employees with. There was a bulletin out
that CSX  management could not do this. The crew must be present when
doing observation testing and be there when charges were being
accessed.  We are checking on the protocal for FRA inspectors. Their
word against the crew members is not acceptable. If we find they are
breaking protocol we will file complaints with the USDOT!   
This is a tactic the carrier was guilty of pulling and many were
charged without justifiable proof. We will let you know what we find
out!

Name: Managers
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 June 2018

Company managers will not hesitate to discipline an employee for any
safety infraction, but when a tm or manager tries to intimidate
employees to use unsafe equipment or leave a terminal without proper
documention. Report them at once record the conversation in note pad
etc. They have to be held accountable and there are whistle blower laws
to protect you. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. These
type of managers should be fired and they xcorted off the property for
not following company policies regarding safety.

Name: Smh 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 June 2018

It all fear and intimidation safety no
Union rep involved with there safety team fuck them a

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

Show CSX that safety is number one. Put safety hazard reports in on
everything you feel could be a hazard. Everything from bio hazard from
uncleaned toilets and chemicals not changed to a chipped window in the
cab. Report it all!

Name: Power
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 June 2018

Also for safety do that walk around on the power, check the piston
travel and make sure brake shoes are not condemned. I also turn in if
power is leaking oil onto the ground. There are lots of things an
employee can bad order equipment for, and down right refuse to take the
power.

Name: Pull by
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 June 2018

On pull by inspections or any pull by out of yard, do not exceed five
mph. This is also in the rule book that gets ignored. The carman should
slow you down if they are doing a pull by. It is in there aar book.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 June 2018

Safety first do not move a train till all paper work is in order ,
braketest and inspections paper work. Confirm any dangerous loads are
on train. Make sure there is not a reefer running next to dangerous
etc. Due your due diligence check 
Be safe for employees public and equipment. If it delays the train it
does not matter, if you are doing your job right all these issues have
to be addressed before moving your train. And hopefully safety will be
number one. Delaying trains is the last thing the company should be
worried about.  The TM should ask every trainman if they have done
there checks and not to move the train until you have been satisfied
everything is safe to travel.  Foote should embrace safety and not
worry so much about dwell times.

Name: seen it
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 June 2018

Dekra

Bring it on!  That suggestion would be welcomed from CSX. Don't forget
they tossed DuPont out the door when they told them that they had a
ridiculous amount of safety rules and need to get ride of half of them.
 Besides, we are all tired of being run into the ground because of man
power shortages. It will be nice to slow down and take our time to make
sure we follow  every rule in the book. Cut about 2-3 hours out of our
day rushing to make dwell and departure times look good. Time for a
slow down anyway.

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

We were asked if it was possible to increase the size of the
"Rulebook"

We responded, "Hell yes".  challenge accepted. New and useless rules
coming to a rulebook near you.

Have a Nice Day Bitches.

Name: Coal
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 June 2018

Well the green no emissions from Tesla electric car. Is going to need to
have the batteries charged. So they are putting charging stations all
over North America.  So to get the electricity to charge these cars.
They are going to have to burn thousands of tons of coal to meet this
new demand. So maybe there is something with coal industry picking up
again. C Heck out this on you tube, this green electric car is so
hipacritacle but the car produces no exhaught. Now thatís politics.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 June 2018

Confused... more people than spots ( guys to placed and canít hold )..
yet the extraboards are always exhausted.my phone rings every night 
for roster runs. .am I missing something ?

Name: Make America Great Again
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 June 2018

Yeah but Trump is trying to save the coal industry and if successful CSX
will have to hire a lot of new people so there's that.

Name: Nafta
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 June 2018

If nafta deal gets a scrapt and tarrifs on everything there will be a
lot less interchange traffic. Which will affect transportation industry
in North America. Predicted lots of jobs will be gone. Time will tell
how it is going to pan out.

Name: Goverment inspectors
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 June 2018

There is no reason to report any defects or wrong doing by the rr. The
goverment inspectors is just a front so the public think they are
protected by the big bad industry. A lot of these inspectors  are
railroad guys hand picked.  They are in bed with the company and will
never do anything to hurt the company. Maybe a few stupid fines to show
they have done nothing t here job. They just put in time to get to that
nice goverment pention.  Donít kid yourself if you think they will ever
beat the company up. They will always protect there phoney bs jobs. 
Nice expense account. Stay in nicest hotels steak and lobster etc. 
Live is good if your one of them.

Name: Loco insp
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 June 2018

A lot of time when power is do for datal inspection they get a fast look
over. Card gets signed and dated. It is that simple spiff it off like
everything else.

Name: Datal
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 June 2018

Donít worry about that stuff pal, like I said company does not care and
managers make more money than you to, call the shots. When things fail
just call up manager to make more stupid calls.  The rails the sooner
it starts to show morons are running the show. Kick back and wait for
management to find solutions donít help them.

Name: powerhouse
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 June 2018

FRA

Their at it again. How can they take an engine out on the line of road
from another train that has been past its 184 day for over a week and
use it as a leader on another train just because that crew lost theirs?
 Called us begging for another motor and we didn't have any for them.
This isn't an emergency. This is piss pour power planning. Maybe they
should have kept some of those engines they sold off the last 2 months
as back up for cases just like this. This is becoming a regular problem
and a major joke. When are you going to step in and start stalking these
managers who make these orders just like they stalk their crews!!!!!

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

who gives a shit about cp rail?

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

The union safety committee was cut a long time ago.

Name: Brake stick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 June 2018

Anyone know if there is still any truth to Willard opening hump back up?
This flat switching is as unsafe as it gets. Try cutting cars while
jumping over old power switches on West bound hump. Someone's gonna
get hurt

Name: Safety committe
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 June 2018

I think when these outside safety auditors come in. The union safety
committe should be with them to monitor what they find and the union
safety committee point out all the safety concerns of the employees.

Name: Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 June 2018

Crews 

Dekra is coming in as a smoke and mirror tactic.  It's just a way to
try and fool the public into thinking they are taking further actions
to prevent more accidents. We all know it won't work. Intimmidation
never does. The train accidents are not always the crews fault.
Accidents caused because of improperly lined switches are not caused by
someone ignoring the rules. Fatigue causes 99% of these type of
incidents. Losing ones concentration due to lack of sleep or being
rushed for time by management can usually be to blame.  Working 12-14
hour days on a train or sitting outlawed all night causes major stress
and mental fatigue. Look at csx history. Any time something major
happens they always come up with a scheme to look like they are taking
corrective action and it always involves some form of crew correction
instead of management correction. Calling in Dekra is just another
public appeasment tactic. Only an idiot could not figure out their
motives.

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

Csxdekrasucks 

We've been through this before. When head Hunter Ingram came in and
started the harrassment and intimidation. Union members stuck together
and filed the forms given out for excessive discipline and
intimidation. When the hit list names of employees got out the FRA got
involved as well. When the southern training manual for supervisors was
leaked shit hit the fan. The manual was proof of the stalk and fire
mentality that CSX was using to get failure numbers and send a message.
WARD denied knowing anything. Covered his arss. Crews had enough.
Followed every rule to the book. Checked every slip, TRIP and fall.
They werent a bunch of wussy"s.  They shopped equipment and turned in
all hazardous safety concerns. Dekra can come in and give it their best
but they cross the line and pull the crap we've seen before I got all
faith we will stand out ground again. Our safety issues are not bad. We
have no injuries that amount to anything in our terminal. Our damage to
equipment isn't squat. Their after something else. Dekra is not needed
in our terminal. They don't like anyone reporting their faulty
equipment or calling the FRA or Osha. People have been standing their
ground and the only recourse they have is to come in and start the damn
harrassment and intimidation tactics. Again, there is no need for Dekra.
They want to play games I say BRING IT ON!

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

The man with the gold in most cases make the rules. A ceo like creel is
not running cp for the best interest of shareholders and the company.
All the revenue lost when employees go on strike then back to work in
48 hours. Would cover all the union demands. But a guy like creel canít
put his ego aside, and settle a contract with employees. Cp could give
contract that would make employees content but wonít. And the members
will never forget the way they where treated by Hh and creel.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 June 2018

cond < than a year

It's not your contract so details don't have to become public. CP LE
& trainmen still don't have to ratify it. Right now it's another
cooling off period while waiting on the vote. They're lucky to have
someone running the country that didn't interfere. He made it clear he
wouldn't. Trump would have you back to work before picket lines were
even set up. He closed his Atlantic City casino because the 1000 union
employees wanted a decent contract.

Name: Safety 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 May 2018

What you do is bury CSX with safety hazard reports. By law they all have
to be addressed.  Make sure they have lots of stations with available
safety hazard report forms. Then CSX will try to deter employees from
putting hazard reports in.

Name: CSXsucksDekra
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2018

CSX has hired Dekra Inc to undertake a safety assessment. Dekra inc
prides themselves as being a pioneer of Behavior Based Safety aka
ďblame the workerĒ. 
One of the keys to these programs is defining ďcultureĒ of observing
employeesí unsafe acts and subsequently modifying their behavior. This
is done instead of recognizing the underlying causes of those acts and
modifying the worksite to make it safer. This practice makes it much
easier to shift responsibility to the workers instead of managementís
mandate to provide a safe workplace.
These programs also increase the amount of fear and intimidation on the
job. Workers are hesitant to report an injury or illness for fear of
being harassed as an unsafe worker or being disciplined for an unsafe
act. 


CSX managers are cock suckers

Name: Strike
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 May 2018

I retired last year from cp. It was like a consitration camp working
with Hh as ceo. The bulling firings etc. Now Minnie me Hh creel is at
the helm. If he gives the union a contract he has to back off from all
the bullshit ways he treats employees. Creel throws out a few more
crumbs and union has to take it to membership. When cp is sincere they
will put a far offer on the table, and stop all the nonsense. But by
doing so creel will be forced to treat people different. Since there is
no contract creel holds all the power and he knows it. For his ego and
status as ceo it is important to him, not having to give up any
control. With a new contract he is limited how much he can abuse
employees. The member will vote no again on offer.  Then they will
serve strike notice, shut down company again which hurts company bottom
line.  The company could give a good offer but, that would be giving in
and make creel the bully look weak.  Creel is not acting in best
interest of the company and share holders.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 May 2018

Strike over at CP 
You guys got fucked by your union.  Why would you go back after only
hours of a walk out? You guys had CP by the nuts and let go.

Details of the agreement are being withheld pending ratification.  This
is typical ble bullshit to.  Why the hell is information being held?  I
so sick of the union not telling us what the hell is offered.

Name: Caring
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 May 2018

After working for Hh I use to care about equipment. Now if they tell me
take equipment and run it like we expect you to. I throw common sense
out the window and follow instructions. When equipment fails I just
report it and play the dummy and let the experts figure it out. No
stress on my part still get paid. And Iím being a model employee
following there instructions. And I do not try to correct any of my
bosses even if Iím right.  Do as you told, if the company does not care
why would you.

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2018

Ape

Who gives a crap about that stupid shit. What you better worry about is
learning to deal with the old pieces of crap they are using out on the
line of road on long pools because they are running out of power. They
don't have a damn thing in the new rules book about running old sd40-2
with short time ratings. The old rule book in 2010 had info in it but
the new book doesn't have squat. I had to fight with a dispatcher
about having to stop and cool down my traction motors because we were
underpowered and had the motors tacked out in 1500 amps on the hill in
8 notch just to pull. He didn't understand a thing about it. I know
the continuous minimum speed and available times for the motors because
I worked with them for years. They don't understand an engineer needs
this info. We are still using these old junkers. They might be ok on
some short local but using them on long haul freight pools with heavy
load is stupid as shit. If you don't have the old rules book you will
have to google the units and find it yourself. I had another engineer
tell me he had the same issue but he was just a pup. He called the
mechanical desk and the guy on the phone had no idea what the hell he
was talking about. He put him on hold until he found an old head
mechanic there and got him on the phone. He was able to help him out.
Just more crap this outfit doesn't get and the problems they are
creating with this power shortage. Thing is, there isn't a thing they
can do to an engineer that burns one up and has no info on how to run
them. Your not required to carry the old rules books. The new ones
supersede the old ones. Let them replace burned up traction motors.
maybe they'll get rid of the old rust buckets!

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

Engineers...HEADS UP!!!


Went to the rules class about 3 weeks ago and the guy they sent from
who knows where told us to start looking on our tonnage graphs for the
restrictions on equipment that restrict it to 50 mph or less. I saw it
a few times since then. I asked him at the time if there was going to
be a bulletin out informing of this change and that the info on it
would govern the speed of our train. He said he didn't know if they
would put one out or not. So I asked him what is going to cover our
butts if the work order department screws up and misses a car or we got
wrong car wrong train crap and get busted with a 50 mph car when we
thought we could do 60. He started some crap about observing our trains
and looking for restricted cars in our trains. We all started laughing,
Asked him if he even knew how it worked in our yard. We don't see our
trains most of the time. Just the head 6 as required. We don't get our
trains ready. The car man is the only one who sees the whole train when
he watches the roll by. He couldn't answer that. We told him if we
don't see a bulletin out stating that this change was made to or
tonnage graphs and we could count on using that info to govern our
speed we were running 50. Plain and simple.
YOUR GOING TO LOVE THIS ONE!!!!   He told us to go to rule 112.4 and
read line 4.  Do you know what is says...... Hold on to your hats...

It says....The ranking crew member, which we all know is supposed to be
the conductor, is responsible for ensuring PROPER DOCUMENTATION FOR THE
TRAIN IS OBTAINED AND IS ACCURATE!

He threw it right in the conductors lap! So I said, ok since Im just
the engineer and not the ranking employee then I can just take my
tonnage graph and go get on my power and the conductor can eat shit if
there is a problem with the cars. That pissed the shit out of a
conductor in the class.  The instructor finally admitted that it was
not done properly the way they started it and if we felt unsure about
anything just stick to 50mph until there is something in writing.
So this is what your dealing with. If Jacksonville screws up or the YM
has a wrong car in the train or an extra your going to eat dirt as long
as that rule 112,4 is in the book and there is not a bulletin out
instructing crews to use the info provided in the restricted car
handling area of the tonnage graph! Well, the conductor can eat dirt
because he is supposed to make sure its right per the rules!  Sucks to
be the conductor right now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2018

Loco,

Re: engine brakes.

I've never seen one that wouldn't load.  Not one.  Just leave it in
throttle for 10 seconds or so and they'll load. Of course I haven't
run every single engine in the fleet so there's that I guess.  Of
course, when they reduce the fleet to 15 or 20 engines it'll be easier
to prove.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2018

Tying down..

Conrail had old rule of 5% and 10% rules on hand brakes depending on
the amount of cars you had. CSX came in and changed that around. In the
last 20 years they've bounced around. It's always been power had to be
tied down with train. The newest rules states you must have at least one
brake and an adequate amount to hold with your one minute brake test.
People keep forgetting their timetable special instructions over ride
rules when their is a conflict. If your timetable states you will apply
5% between point A and point B then that's what you do. Timetable
special instructions are just that...special instructions for your
area. Follow them. If they conflict with new rules that's not your
problem. They trump rules.

Name: Fireman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 May 2018

Brakestick 
Don't take it personally.  The arrogance of upper management in CSX is
just laughable.  It has been that way ever since they took on Tony
Ingram. I encountered many that way. I found if you made a comment in
ear shot of them that insulted the company they would be right up on
you like stink on horse poop. It's unprofessional as hell to be a
supervisor and ignore employees in your presence just because your a
blue collar and they are wearing white. If they only knew the
connections that I had and the ability to have their arsses on a silver
platter! They weren't worth it. Most are fired or moved on to other
railroads. I knew they wouldn't last. Don't waste your time with
them. Just deal with your immediate supervisor the best you can. If
that becomes a problem then dig up some dirt. You scratch my back and
I'll scratch yours. It's the only game they know. They don't
understand respect has to be earned.

Name: SafetyModel
E-mail: Safety@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 May 2018

https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/05/30/1514217/0/en/CSX-Names-James-Schwichtenberg-Chief-Safety-Officer.html

Way to go CSX, another failure from the CN.  I used to work closely
with the CSX Safety Dept and found many of them to be committed and
working in the best interests of all.  Nearly all of them were let go,
moved to other departments and two left CSX to work as VP Safety at
other railroads.  So instead of promoting any of them, you hire a
former track man, bureaucrat and degree holder from a mail order
college.  And your safety numbers have declined every since.  

At some point, Wall Street has to wake up and see the circus that is
CSX.  Geriatic leadership team only there to cash out, incompetent VPs
under them (Sorfleet, Swafford, Boychuk) and flat revenue while the
rest of the industry is bursting at the seams. 

Wake up investors.

Name: Brake stick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 May 2018

You know that it is very sad that you can't even walk into crew rooms
and talk with managers on certain issues.  Chris Guenthur was in
moncrief the other day and my conductor and I walked in there and said
hello and he wouldnt even acknowledge our presence.  You often wonder
why crews are shitty?  This is why.  Very sad

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

Ape. 

Wrong!  Not all of them will. They will set off a wheel slip alarm and
not load. I have personally had some that won't and talked to
mechanical about it. The whole point is to keep idiots from running
around with the hand brakes on. You obviously have not encountered an
electronic air brake motor that has the feature.

Name: Strike over
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 May 2018

Strike is over offered four year tentative agreement they vote again on
it. If rejected strike again. Just the company fucking with union.  If
they where for real they would get a deal signed and sealed

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 May 2018

With cp on strike now would be the time for csx employees to strike an
really slow operations down for all the bs csx has been pulling an show
csx who really runs the show time to rise up people.

Name: Tying down train
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 May 2018

To tie train down they said ten percent on railcard handbrakes had to be
applied plus power. Then they changed it to adequate amount of cars plus
power.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 May 2018

Big joke,

You're incorrect.  Every single engine out there will, in fact, load
with a handbrake on.  Try it, you'll see.

Name: Rules tests
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 May 2018

It does not matter what rr you work for in North America. My 36 years on
the railway they get you in a classroom fast track a person threw the
course, in most case are open book tests. Give you a certificate and
you are on your way. What I find is after you take a course and screw
up they on the statement they want you to be able to remember the rule
word for word. Most canít and you nailed to the cross for violation of
company rule. Over the years I have acquired several certificates. But
when you apply the rule or procedures the management thinks you are
fucking them around. They donít want you to go threw all the steps as
the manual says to do. They say it takes to much time. But when
something goes wrong the first thing they ask in an investigation is
did you follow all the steps and rules.  That had never changed all the
years I worked on the rr. And still is the same way to day.

Name: Big joke
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 May 2018

CSX RULES DEPARTMENT 

for God's same will you stop sending idiots out to give rules classes
who obviously have not bothered to read the rules or current changes.
What you need to do is give them a rules class first. Weed out the
one's who don't understand or just don't care enough to read. I just
had a newer engineer question my hand  brake test procedures on light
motors because he was just told in rules class that we follow the old
procedure of knotching out and putting the motors under load. That rule
changed almost 2 years ago.

If you young engineer don't know why it's because for several years
the loco's have been designed with a safety feature that does not
allow the loco's to load when the hand brake is applied.  All newer
electronic motors are being built with it. Puts a stop to running
around with the hand brake still on and burning up brake shoes. They
were downloading random guys and busting them for not putting the
motors under load to test for movement and were too stupid to realize
it couldn't be done because the motors wouldn't load. Some will give
you a wheel slip alarm too.  Just read your rules. Don't count on
these guys to cover your arss when you do something stupid they say is
ok and it's not in writing. They got short term memory when you say
they told you what your supposed to do and something goes wrong!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 May 2018

Retired FRA Inspector

We watched the world change for us when Reagan fired the Air Traffic
Controllers when they went on strike over fatigue & manpower shortages.
They were also under the Railway Labor Act. The other issue was Reagans
Trickle Down Economic policy which is still going on. Contracts became
battlegrounds when corporations started taking away benefits from the
employees. Gone was healthcare replaced with voluntary out of pocket
group policies and pensions replaced with voluntary 401K's. I give
credit to rail unions for maintaining our benefits.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 May 2018

Steve Salyers is just a good bullshitter and an incompetent manager. 
Gotta love how everyone tells them how bad the walking conditions are
and how we need rock in the bowl where we kick cars 24/7 but instead
they grade and put perfect walking ballast around the entrance and in
the A yard where they drive buggies.

Name: Runners
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 May 2018

Safety first only if it does not interfere with production. Just run
like your told when you mess up we just replace you. Next!

Name: Controlled Chaos 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 May 2018

Steve Salyers, your hands bare the blood of the latest derailment. You
have known for a while how those guys operate and you just let them
"do their thing". You allow the most unsafe crew in the yard to put
everyone else in harm's way. Luckily, this time no one was hurt. What
about next time? Is saving the job of a few worth risking the lives of
many?

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 May 2018

I never had much respect for the majority of railroad managers. And
during my time at FRA I knew a lot of them. Many were just plain
assholes.

Name: Managers
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 May 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf0W977ifqY

Name: Retired FRA inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 May 2018

RRJim, 

When Reagan was elected, he appointed an FRA administrator who told us
not to write violation reports against railroads. Dubya did the same
thing. The only time unions really had a seat at the FRA table was
during the Clinton Administration. Other than for those eight years,
unions had to demand to be heard by FRA, as the agency slowly slipped
into the pockets of railroad management.

Name: Strike cprail
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 May 2018

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4679584 Strike coming Tuesday !

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 May 2018

It's all about politics. When union members vote in Republicans
they're voting against their own best interest. We were Blue Collar
Union Democrats we knew under them we had a chance at a better
contract. History showed us it. When Republicans are in control
corporations can do just about anything. The conservative faction of
SCOTUS by a 5-4 vote just ruled last week against public unions, most
likely private unions are next. They pretty much took away their rights
to collective bargaining. Rail unions have been under constraints with
the Railway Labor Act with not having the right to strike at will.
Railroads have been trying to bust the unions the past 30 years since
Reagan was president. That trend hasn't let up. Republicans have
mostly controlled Congress since 1994 except for a few years when there
was a split Congress. Like I first mentioned it's all political.

Name: Smh 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2018

To sue the RR for loss of life ,intensional braking union agreements
.and intimidation for FMLA ,,is nothing we need the guys that run this
place at the highest level They have law firms to hide be hind and leve
the dirty work to lower level employees and by fireying them means they
mean business but next up to get fired while we keep doing what weíre
doing and getting away with it ,,while they get all the money and run
itís there MO here they brag about it to Wall Street,, this is all my
opion

Name: Smh 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2018

It is a dog  and pony show with safety the government and the unions for
RR  ceo and investers we all know it why the government donít is a joke
rember Csx has control over the recorded lines so the TM being nice on
a phone or in person you canít see the intimidating buts itís there
violating a union contract every weíre fottie do little and his
investers go Tells you there is no good faith which is against the RLA

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

FMLA Interference  that's what all of this is and it is illegal.
CSX will put out some bullshit about availability improving due to fmla
not being as badly abused but its because they have intimidated
employees to not use it. 

CSX and their managers will be paying out a lot of money to those that
were wrongfully pulled out.  The thing is CSX doesn't care to pay
hefty fines and lawsuits.  They have plenty of cash to throw around if
their objective is met.  Same with contracting out Dekra it's all a
dog and pony show and everyone knows it.

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

Well if people with asthma have an inhaler when breathing gets laboured.
But when you have an attach you canít get oxygen to the heart and in
some cases it is all over if you donít get to medical attention sap.
Hopefully your co worker has support of family and friends when he is
at work. There are lots of railroaders in same boat!!!!

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

a Co-worker of mine worked today. He has fmla for his wife, we was
pulled out of service over Christmas and was too scared to lay off for
fear of termination. His wife and children need him due to His wife
being admitted to the hospital. She has chronic asthma.


I hope CSx get their asses sued

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

The way I see it all these safety bullies etc. It is just propaganda
that the company wants the outside world to see.  Foote and his backers
know they have a small window of time to exploit all the value they can
get out of CSX. When they figure out there is no more money left in the
pot other than revenue. They will pack there horses and get out of
dodge. One day you will go to work and it will be announced that Foote
moved on.  Then the new guy will come in and take over the mess.

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

For the railroads and all businesses safety has always been about money.
The bottom line. Fewer injuries and derailments mean lower expense. The
new regime virtually ignored safety in favor of productivity. I know a
lot of you didn't like some of the now defunct rules but they did
lower your risk. 
Stopping to get on an off helps prevent getting hurt and of long term
abuse of neck,back,hip,knee,ankle and feet. Safety stops prevent
engineers from being thrown out of the seat from a hard coupling.
 Now with CSX facing federal scrutiny and dozens of injury and wrongful
death lawsuits watch some of these rules return. Too late for some.

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

Safety

That issue has been known and practiced in this industry for as many
years as the safety programs have started. You are 100% correct. It is
just a safety net for them to use in court when someone files an injury
law suit. Not only do they use the record against the employee if they
have anything negative in it, but they use all others as well. They
will show the courts that it is an on going problem and they are unable
to stop it. The more failures they are able to show within their
workforce the better. This information has been posted on this site for
years. Nothing has changed. The question here is why have they called in
Dekra. It has nothing to do with reducing the amount of safety failures
or safety issues on the property. They want the failures. They need the
failures. Only thing they have to use as an excuse that an employee was
injured. The company needs something from Dekra. Most likely the
accredited title that come with the backing. 
If you were around many years ago then you would remember the famous
E.H Harriman ward that was given out to the railroad with the most
outstanding safety achievements.  The NS blew CSX out of the water for
years. They couldn't stand it! Drove them crazy. The bad thing was it
created a working atmosphere of intimidation and harassment and it
eventually became known across all railroads as the "HARASSMENT"
award and was done away with. Only thing it was good for was a pat on
the back and drawing in investors.
There is no doubt that CSX can use accreditation from Dekra to apply
for grants and influence the States that are involved in safety
regulations and monitoring csx railroads with the FRA. Someone posted
on here that you should not talk to anyone from Dekra if they approach
you. That would be a stupid thing to do. In fact, if they do approach
you I would not only talk to them but I would ask them what is the
purpose of their being there and question them about their company
background. I would ask them what they are looking for and if you
happen to be standing next to equipment of other issues of interest to
them that needs addressing I would be more than willing to point it out
and discuss it in detail. You may mention to them to keep your name out
of their reports if you feel that there may be retaliation down the
line for speaking up. They may or may not agree to do so but its better
to bring things to their attention while they are there then complain
after they are gone. Just make sure you don't blow things out of
proportion or stretch the truth. Be factual and only report what you
know for sure or is obviously right in front of their faces.

Name: dekra
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2018

Wow now we got german dekra csx has officially gone full nazi on us

Name: StrongBrutha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 May 2018

Hey CA puke, shove your scab CP job up your ass and go post someplace
else.

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2018

When a person gets injured, all these rules for you to follow is
insurance that it was you not the company that failed. So when you sue
they can show in some way you breached a safety rule and company
policy. It is all about liability. And it is more the company lawyers
that push for these rules so they have an easier time showing it could
of been prevented, if employee would of followed the rules.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 May 2018

Dekra and Footra can get on my Dickra. Out.

Name: WHAT???
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 May 2018

LC

What the hell would they call Dekra for?  I just googled them and I
don't see the relevance of their main business having anything to do
with T&E crews dirrectly.  Just what the hell would they be looking
for? If they want to use them it is only to grab a certification from
them. Its just another way to put a notch on their belts as a safe and
reliable company. The only benefit of this would be to plaster it all
over the employee gateway and pat themselves on the back. It might help
attract a few more backers who are afraid of the history that HH created
with his numerous injuries and failure to maintain equipment and now it
is sitting in Foote's lap. I don't think they get any government
grants for this certification but I may be wrong. This is just another
business tactic that they are counting on to attract more support. We
all know how smoke and mirrors are used to fool the public into
thinking they are buying into a safe and reliable company. If Dekra is
as credible as they claim they will see through all of the bull just as
the previous poster pointed out about DuPont!

Name: XVL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 May 2018

LC

If you were around many years ago you might remember when CSX brought
DuPont in and asked them to do the same thing. They were running around
the property for several weeks. They told CSX straight out that they
were "safety ruling" their employees to death and had way too many
rules that were just plain unnecessary. They didn't like what they
were told and asked them to leave. Thanks for your help but no thanks. 
I know this for a fact. I was privy to one of the conversations. They
called in one of the best rated companies in the country for safety and
slammed the door in their faces because they didn't like their answers.
Just wonder what they will do if the same thing goes down with their new
witch hunt group!

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 May 2018

This is all about firing T&E and nothing else.  Csx doesn't give a damn
about safety. If Dekra approaches you for any info don't help those
bitches help csx fire us.

Following an initial three-month assessment beginning in June, the
DEKRA team will develop findings and recommendations. Should you be
contacted during the course of the assessment, please give your full
support and cooperation to the DEKRA team.


FUCK DEKRA and FUCK CSX

Name: Poll
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2018

Here's a poll question for all csx employees.
What yards/lines of road do you all think NS will buy, hearing some
things about the possibility of it happening, let us know if your yard
seems to be getting a lot of attention i.e. new trees new ties,
improved ballast, just general beautification.

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

Listening.  

I know exactly what you are talking about.  I was one of those targets
they had on their list that got out and shit hit the fan. What these
stupid idiots don't understand is there is always a manager out there
that doesn't agree with the companies ethics and will let the cat out
of the bag or let everyone know what is going on. There was a bulletin
put out last year that stated NO SUPERVISOR was to give any observation
failures after the employee left the scene. They had to be present and
address the employee. There were a bunch of head hunters who needed
their failure count up and was going out and checking equipment and
saying it wasn't secured with handbrakes. They all claimed they had
witnesses but it was just another supervisor. I wish I had kept a copy
of the bulletin. I think it was actually in the notices. I would put a
million copies of it all over the system! They were told to never fail
any employee with having a direct one on one with them at the scene of
the CRIME when it supposedly happened. One smart arss supervisor stood
right in front of me and made a comment that he failed someone and the
guy was having a fit that the charge was bogus but it didn't matter
because it was the guys word against him and we all know who they are
going to side with.  I just wanted to punch his punk arss right in the
mouth. I hope this crap isn't starting again because if it does its
going to be dog eat dog. Catch one supervisor breaking a rule and Im
blowing up the ethics hot line and taking a pic if I got too!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 May 2018

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=51119


Don't miss out get your named added.  Also sue every manager who had a
hand in this outrage.

Name: About last poster
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 May 2018

He is absolutely right, at cp under Hh and creel managers where fired
for not getting failed audits. We where told each supervisor had to do
160 audits per month. And people they did not like where the people
they gave failed audits to. Another thing the company was doing was
giving people failed audits, but not giving the employee a copy of the
audit, they just put the failed audit on employees record. The union
looked into this practice and found it was rampant across the whole
system. By doing this it made it much easier to fire an employee.
Employees where told to look at there employment record and record
audits in there file that where bogus. And the union tried to get
failed audits removed from employees file. If I was you I would go to
HR and request to review your file every six months to see if you are a
victim of there false audits on your file. Remember desperate people do
desperate things to cover there ass when breaking the law. Nothing is
to low for this crowd at head office. They want to make themselves
shine, at other peopleís expense. They are the low of the lowest, for
greed and self gratification. Foote has Hh handbook !!!!!

Name: Listening
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 May 2018

SAFETY ALERT!

DO NOT LET THE CANCELLATION OF SYSTEM NOTICE 103 FOOL YOU!!!!  It was
only cancelled because they knew that there was no way the supervisors
were going to be able to meet the requirements set forth. 
Word is, from a very reliable source, that the head hunting for
failures was put back on the table and subtle threats were made. This
happened under the Tony Ingram reign of terror and any old head can
tell you what went down and how the unions did step in and take on the
company for excessive discipline charges.
In the notice it was ordered that every supervisor in T&E had to
observe/test 15 separate employees per month for the quarter. That is
45 employees for every single supervisor. They were told If a failure
is not found then they are not doing their jobs correctly. This is just
a tactic to reduce the work force as Foote has threatened without
looking like the villains by cutting more jobs and putting more people
out on the street. May also be expecting more lawsuits for injuries
from faulty equipment and improperly maintained tracks. An employee
with failures on their history never looks good in court when suing for
an injury.
Looks like someone is getting ready for round 2 of the old ballgame! 
.

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 May 2018

THanx for letting vent CSX SUX

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 May 2018

Oh by the way footie In a$& not a part time job do a stat on what we
work without VACTION time personal leve demand days TE employees and
hrs after my 10 hrs rest is up waiting for all call and see what you
get just cause weíre waitng for a call donít me shit

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 May 2018

Sorry canít forget about you Ackmen you all in this too itís all you and
your pups ďMOĒitís all in my opion but itís the truth Imop  it le on TM
the hard working boots on the ground but it a fact and I can back it up
with thoundas UNION brothers from all RR you been at letís go to
CONGRESS I say

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 May 2018

You all are right if you play by the rules they head hunt you and haress
you intimidate you till they get you they ďtold ď a paper in
Jacksonville there hiring a safety firm paid by who them IT IS POiNT
blank they ewing fag harrsion and his punks footie run a rr by fear an
intimidation like the 1800,s and completely abuse the time it takes for
the claimes straight out right disrespect for the RR act to be in affect
they should be held accountable just like stumph ceo of Wells Fargo with
cross selling they know itís gonig on look at all that happens at the CN
-CP - it follows them so for them too play dumb is no excuse

Name: Safety and cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 May 2018

What Foote is doing is trying to put all the responsibility of safety on
the individual. With all the cuts they know a person is run ragged and
tired etc. Foote knows what it means to run the people like this. They
did it at cn and cp. and under Hh cn cp had the highest rate of
fatalities in a short period of time. But with these greedy ceoís They
just think when someone dies they are taking one for the team and it is
part of doing business. Just look at fatalities for the time Hh was ceo.
The stats donít lie, and yes you have to be responsible for yourself.
But when your pushed past you meal brake, stressed out worrying about
getting fired lack of sleep. You are an accident waiting to happen. On
top of that they want you to run with bad order equipment. I lived
threw this with Hh at cp. Foote knows the dangers of cutting staff so
deep he is just trying to cover his ass.

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

https://www.progressiverailroading.com/csx_transportation/news/Report-CSX-to-beef-up-safety-resources--54718

1.11 injuries per 200,000 man hours. 3rd amongst class one
railroads, but up from .97 per 200,000 man hours in the 1st
quarter 2017. Gee I wonder what happened after the 1st quarter
2017? Only a true dumb ass couldn't figure that out! I'm sure a
newly appointed safety czar will fix that proplem. Lets fire a few
more people and scare them into being safe. Unbelievable.

Look into the eyes of this Foote person. Like the ghost of Hunter
Harrison. Pure Evil!

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

They want safety BUT if you don't get the train out fast enough, YOU
will be charged with delay of train!

Name: Mr. Obvious 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 23 May 2018

Foote wants ďfresh eyesĒ on safety, and said his top concern was that
ďsomeoneís going to get killed.Ē.....people already have died fuck face

Name: Car count
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 May 2018

It will be interesting next quarterly report, how many cars shipped next
report compared to this time last year . If car count is down again it
just show CSX is in trouble created by Foote and gang.

Name: Londducdong
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 May 2018

6200 more job cuts in 2018.  And safety is going to be priority 1.  
It's all about getting every employee with a foot out the door.


 all the transfers in the system notices.  CSX is struggling with road
crews.   They offer shit to transfers.  It should be double pay.  This
place sucks ass.

Name: Recruit 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2018

If I take one of these temp. Or full time jobs. And I have to leave my
family and relocate. What living expenses are provided. Because if I
took a full time position Iím not moving my family till I have
completed my probation period and then look at if I will be employed
full time and not laid off have the time. Be more specific please. It
would cost me money if I had to pay for two residents!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2018

Hey Watch dog!

I am recruiting for a Class 1 railway for temp or full time conductors
and engineers for the Mid West. That is the pay rate for them.

pmr@powerrail.ca

Name: Cuts mechanical
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2018

In the good old days a locomotive would get completely rebuilt after ten
years or a million miles. Now they donít do this they lease new
locomotives comes with warranty and service tech. Most rr doing this,
that is why they can cut so many mechanical staff. And they are able to
close big maintance shops. Save on taxes overhead you name it. I have
seen big shops get the wrecking ball because of it.

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 May 2018

If the government holds up on there end the rr labour act will hold are
contract and this hedge fund will leve cause it will show or be delt 
with in 3yrs and footie and ackmen chips in my option should be held to
pay up personally just like Wells Fargo ,,they know they have tome till
it catchís up to them then run like chupa with no accountability for
there actions

Name: Smh 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 May 2018

To all on here I feel for you but I like calling the investors out but
they donít care either they love to make there money and run ..shit on
the people treat people like shit that  feed there families and work
hard to make this work and have there liven on rr for Csx we care more
than they do itís the federal government that is letting us down not
the union at this point they do not violate are agreement but the rr
labor act we have years invested And familyís invested ...all they have
money...it  comes and goes

Name: Future
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2018

Hh was the best con artist he walked away with a train load of money.
Foote has the title but gets the table scraps. When things get to much
he will just leave CSX. There will be an anoucement life goes on. And
the new guy will have to fix everything at CSX or who ever buys it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 May 2018

HQ

Look at BNSF and how they run a real railroad.  Highest revenue and
shipments reported since 2006.  PSR is a sham..

Name: Jobs canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 May 2018

If your the fishing hunting type, and like nature Canada has it all.
Canada is a big country we only have 35 million people here. You just
need a work visa and you could get a railway job here in a heart beat.

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

When Hh cut at cn and cp they canít find enough people now. They are
hiring like crazy but that takes time. And lots donít even get student
trips in before they quit. They have called retired guys back a few
come but donít stay long. What is happening in Canada   Will happen at
CSX. Foote. Needs to cut jobs to get operating ratio numbers. But at
the same time the whole company suffers. 
Once the shares donít stay bullish then something will happen. Itís all
about the share holders not the growth of CSX.

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 May 2018

ďHRĒ what company do you work for ďcall ethics ďthere is no code of
ďethicsĒ at this one in my opinion itís paper propaganda for them to
show they careĒit sure doesnít apply from mangers to boots on the
ground but does from boots on the ground to company,who runs a pays for
that department probably Csx call them and find you butt on the street a
week or two later for some nonsense rule violation thatís there only for
head hunting employees not for safety

Name: Power rail googled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 May 2018

http://powerrail.ca/careers/

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 May 2018

ďUpdateĒ the was funny but scary truth

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 May 2018

pmr@powerrail

This is the second time you have posted your offer. How about a little
more in depth detail. Second, it may not be a coincidence but the rate
of 43 just happens to be one that was thrown around out here as one of
the offers to csx employees if they took the hourly rate buy out. Now,
you wouldn't happen to be a mole paid to put feelers out there and see
how many csx men you can get to take the bait and contact you would you?
Did Foote put you up to it to see how many would agree to it if he put
it back on the table. Maybe you are a recruiter who is being paid to
bring in qualified and pre trained trainmen to another company. You are
going to half to do better than what you have posted when it comes to
information. Put something can be checked and proven as legit.

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

Take note Foote railroaders getting picked up by other carriers. How do
you explain that to share holders when there is not enough staff to run
CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 May 2018

If anyone is looking for temp work as a engineer or conductor please let
me know. $43 per hour and paid housing. It's for a Class 1.

pmr@powerrail.ca

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

Investors 
Since your never in the field it's time for your udate for the
quarter.

Not much has changed. As you know Stocks are up and down.
Trains are still outlawing and leaving terminals late.
Power is still short and repairs are behind because of staff cuts.
Wrong car/wrong train going strong.
Work orders printed backwards alive and well.
Improper recertification procedures are still in effect.
Issuing system bulletins and cancelling them in less than 24 hrs. Still
guaranteeing job security for reissues. Failure to proofread alive and
well.
New tm's coming on strong. Intimidation and bullying going just as
planned.
violation of the union agreements still going strong and making an
impact on moral and union busting.
Derailment across the system as expected with shoddy repairs and
cutting corners.
Fuel conservancy program is still inadequate. Underpowered trains for
tonage is doubling use. Travel times are increasing. Trip optimizer
program is not being utilized correctly.

Will keep you up to date. As of now things continue to run smoothly.
Same as the last quarter.

Name: xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 May 2018

Billystevens

Your absolutely right. Those camera claims will not get paid and if
they do they will only pay .25 on the dollar and wont remove them. But
they wont pay a dime. It is not against the law to have cameras on the
company equipment to protect them. It is no different than having them
in store or out front on the street. Crews are not watched when they
are in the bathroom and they do not need to dress or undress in front
of them. Thousands of dollars are spent each year fixing the vandalism
on the engines. this includes the graffiti and the damage done to
equipment inside. They have every right to use the cameras to protect
their property. Making sure your off your phones is a federal order.
This is how they chose to do it.  IT WONT GET PAID!

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

Only the men that move trains are expected to work on major holidays. 
The worse T&E logs in more hours on call than those dickheads work.
Protecting the phone and laying at the hotel is a full time fucking
job.  Only segment of workers that abuse weekends are our union reps.

Foote said there was not a problem with worker availability, but rather

a segment of employees who consistently take weekends and holidays off.
"We have plenty of employees, but we can't have 25 percent of our
workforce take holidays off," said Foote, noting that holidays are
peak seasons for railroads. "We can't run a railroad with part-time
employees."

Name: No crews
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 May 2018

The board of directors must be so happy how foot cut so many staff to
get the operating ratio down. And the money he is saving on crews
letting all those loads sit in some yard and siding. What railroad
needs to generate revenue anyways. Not CSX they just sell assets that
they wonít need for six month or so. Foote the lawyer sure knows how to
spin it

Name: billyStevens
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 May 2018

Brakeman 

I hear you loud and clear.  Our union is a joke.  We have a Dr. union
steward where I'm at and he's one short loud mouth sale out.  Both
unions have men laid off union business all the fucking time. I'm not
sure how that bullshit is justified.   Today  the utu has 4 off and the
ble has 2.  The Dr. is laid off daily vacation surprisingly but he never
has to use paid days because he's always off union and has a job with
Sat and Sunday off. 
About all I've gotten out of the ble this year for 110bucks/ month was
email saying to put in camera claims. LMFAO.  As if that shit will get
paid.

Name: About time
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 May 2018

About Ike if you feel the company is violating the collective agreement,
did you submit a grievance. That is the only way you can try and get
change, and hold the company accountable. If you do nothing thatís what
you will get in return.

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 May 2018

T&E

If any supervisors "throws away" anything they feel is not approved
in your crew room and you paid for it, not only should you file ethics
charges but you should be reimbursed by the company for the cost. If
you did not keep receipts then you can find the value of the item or
one of similar make and model to submit claim. This behavior is
unacceptable and can not be tolerated.

Name: G.B.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 May 2018

Steve Salyers....can't make operational decisions at his terminal, cant
make suggestions to his hire ups on jobs that need to be added, so
what's left interior design dissension, just a way show us who's
boss, he isn't fooling us, short fucker.

Name: New culture
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 May 2018

They did same to us threw out our am fm radio threw out our coffee maker
we had in our lunch room. That was payed for by the guys. We had a
sitting area out side for breaks if you did not want to go to lunchroom
they threw table and chairs in garbage. They just want to take all the
creature comfort away. Just goes to show you how childish they are.
Once the workers are all layed off. The management crew will be
fighting for there jobs. Then you will see some back stabbing.

Name: Stand by me
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 May 2018

Why did the midget hitler take all the chairs and shit outta the locker
room in Louisville?

Name: Service
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 May 2018

They are most likely leasing them. And have service maintaince program.
Where tech from the company that they bought from will trouble shoot
and repair. Comes with lease agreement.

Name: The Ghost of HH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 May 2018

I haven't checked the message boards here in nearly five months. Just
checking in on the condition of CSX. Looks like things are getting
better!!!

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

Re: work.  Good call rrjim Iím not in running trades Iím a carman that
works the yard. I started as trainman but transferred to car dept. I
talk to crews every day.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 May 2018

Work

You aren't in transportation? That's apparent. Road LE's &
Conductors have no set hours per week. With all this technology I would
think if CSX is calling one can look things up to see if its their job
or not. Before I retired you had 10 minutes to respond to a call. I
only ran up on a job if it was beneficial to me not CSX. That wasn't
very often. Plus When I got home I claimed 10 hours undisturbed after
every trip.

Name: Fact 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 May 2018

Trainmasters are going to be cut next. Study is showing that the
Yardmasters are doing a great job moving crews and trains. Company will
save millions on this move. Trainmasters are proven to be useless. This
will take place by 2020 or soon after.

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

Only work the hours you are required to by your contract not a minute
more. Let the phone ring off the hook looking for there important
loads. Let HQ tell the customers it will get there some day. But for
now we have to cut staff to get operating ratio down. Ceo and the board
of directors should be in the nut house for shock treatment.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 May 2018

What Ass-Clown would sale their vacation for 1.5X?   What dipshit is
going to stay marked up the entire summer?  What simpleton would admit
Fmla abuse?  What kiss ass believes the horseshit Ed Harris is putting
out?  What dumbass pays over 100 bucks to their union? What piece of
shit lays off Union every weekend? What moron moves out of state for
this shithole?

Name: Tired Of The Madness 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 May 2018

Csx you want to buy back my vacation and personal days, I get sick for 3
days and have a Dr. Note and still get points, caps on personal days,
and you wonder why people go out and get FMLA..Maybe if you gave
employees an incintive for not marking off like maybe starting with
negative points , banking negative points to use for emergencies...
thanks to the unions for always looking out for us everytime the
company makes changes why do we have a contract if you allow so many
side letters  and bulletins to change shit.

Name: Stock
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 May 2018

Stock slowly climbs as long as CSX keeps selling assets. They are high
fives at HQ  they are the smartest people in USA.just ask them. Lots of
trains sit all week no crew what a couple of weekends. You need a break
people take a couple off. Fuck CSX what they going to do fire everyone,
maybe they are that stupid. Remember the monkeys run the zoo. Over and
out!

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

HQ

It's your attendance policy and we are accused of sharpshooting the
system.  I got fmla and need to use it legitimately once a month.  This
also means I will never ever have points taken off.  Even if I mark off
sick once a year I will eventually be terminated.  How do you suggest I
take off when I need to be off other then fmla?

Name: ClassAction
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 May 2018

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=51052


Moody Law Firm, How is this not Fmla interference?  It's time for a
class action lawsuit for all who have been on Fmla. 

CSX corporation, CSX transportation, Foote, Harris, and Johnson should
be listed as defendants in the lawsuit and whoever else took an active
role in this outrage.

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

Conductor 

Me too. I'll be at the lake.   I think I'll abuse one of those missed
calls. HQ is full of shit.

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

Fucking idiots at HQ.  I think I will take a dive for Memorial Day
weekend for that one.

Name: PSRwillFail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 May 2018

Ed

You're a bitch.  Enjoy your time in the Spotlight.  You're on limited
time.  You will be replaced with the next puppet within 24 months.  

Keep your insincere thank you on the gateway for working Mother's Day.
  There wasn't no more layoffs in 2017 than this year.   Your system
notice fell on deaf ears.  There's not a railroader one in HQ.

Name: Curious 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 May 2018

CSX 
Talked to the trip optimizer help desk and asked them why they cant
Call us on the radio when we have problems but the PTC help desk can.
They said PTC is a federal mandated program and the TO is not. They
wouldn't say anything else. Doesn't Take a rocket scientist to figure
out what they were getting at. YOU DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT IT. why even
have it up and running then. The rep also said they know we can't use
our phone's on the engines to call them so it is imperative we report
not using it because of this reason. 
Another interesting fact....all of the sudden all Work orders for
trains running on the st.Louis line from Avon yd to Roselake are not
being submitted. Every train has to be built by the TO department. Why
is that? Because you know we can't call them on the engine and there
is no contact with them on the radio so we just got to run without it.
Admit it. The program sucks and you know it. It runs under track speed
all the time when it doesn't need to. Your full conservancy numbers
arent worth the loss of track speed.  Someone is deliberately screwing
with the input of workorders. Get rid of it! I'm tired of reporting
issues with the damn thing. You know it sucks. Just get rid of it!

Name: To xclc
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 May 2018

You sound frustrated about the union. Well with all what you have said,
I was fired and held out for 3.5 years. The union put a case together
for me to present to the arbitrator, the company had all there big guns
to fight me and the union. I won my case and was returned to work with
full seniority. It took time and money to put my case together, I donít
think a law firm would of done as good a job as the union. The union
saved my life by getting me back to work. And I retired last year. The
unions first priority is to get people back to work that where fired.
Other issues are secondary. There are so many grievances in the system
that they have to be fought in order of importance and what affects
members as a whole. All as I can say is Iím forever grateful to the
union reps. That got my job back and my union dues was worth every
penny. When your knee deep in shit feels good when some one cares
enough to pull you out and wash you off. You could be next employee
fighting for your job back.

Name: Ceo
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 May 2018

One thing a ceo knows if they donít produce they get fired in most case.
But at there rate of pay it does not affect them just there ego and
repritation. And they can leave a company upside down. Which in most
cases takes years to be what it once was. They can do a lot of damage
to a company in a short time. And the board of director for CSX seem
clueless. The proof is hiring a half dead ceo like Hh and giving him
the pay package they did. Company policy no insider trading, but I
think it is rampant giving partners in crime inside information so they
know where to put there chips. A lot of the craziness will go when Foote
leaves. And the new ceo is going to need cooperation of employees to
repair CSX from the hedge fund gangs raid.

Name: WeStop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

Laughing


Great post keep them coming.

Name: Hurting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

Finish

You are absolutely right. I have been in pain for over 3 years now and
my doc says its because of the constant vibration and movement of the
engine seats. There are a lot of injuries filed in different
professions that deal with vibration. I know someone on the railroad
now who is filling a suit for whole body vibration injury. Its not
uncommon in this line of work. So is carpal tunnel especially in the
wrist. CSX knows exactly what causes it and wants to deny it but there
are too many witnesses working out here who cant testify to the
severity of some of these engines and how they bounce you all over the
place and out of the seats. Some are so bad there are days I can barely
walk and my lower back and legs are sore from it. I have a choice, I can
file with my doc for the injuries I have now or ride it out and take my
chances I don't end up a cripple.  It a damn hard choice to make!

Name: Suits
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 May 2018

At head office you have all these suits running around knocking heads
high fives. They donít know what they are doing but as long as the
stock goes up they feel they are on the right track. But the day is
coming that there spread sheets will not get a train out of the yard.
Then the panick starts managers getting fired etc. And when other
railroad hire all the people they cut, they will be screwed. And then
they will fast track managers and IT people to run the trains. Then the
scrap metal will pile up from the wrecks. Stay tuned folks the shit will
hit the tracks.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

Hey laughing you hit the nail on the head. Karma is a bitch and these
a-holes will get what they deserve in the end.

Name: Finish line
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 May 2018

I retired last year had to get out stress big time. Best thing I did but
like a lot of railroader 35 years of service took its toll on the body.
Waiting for back and shoulder surgery. The older the worker the easier
it is to injure yourself. If you get pain in body parts donít ignore it
try and find out what is wrong before it turns into something worse.
Work safe people get assistance if you need extra help.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

I love all you guys because we are all in the same box car, but bitching
won't do anything.  WE ARE THE UNION, not the people who represent us! 
If you are unhappy,go to your meetings, bond with your people, and do
something about it.   Yes the new management at CSX is running the
place into the ground, the same way they did at the CP.  But the stock
price is going up, and thats all they care about.  It isn't going to
get better, its going to get worse, so do something about it!

Name: LAUGHING
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

HEY CSX!!!

You let that half dead has been cut the crews so short that now there
is no one to work and run the freight on time. Our engineer and
conductor extra boards are exhausted and trains are sitting out and not
leaving the yard either. The engine house workers don't even give a
shit anymore. Now you come up with a new notice that violates the
language in the conductors agreement and are restricting their rights
to make moves in the time frame that was agreed upon. Its so stinking
bad that you come out with a notice telling people you will forgive one
step of attendance discipline if they stay marked up for a ridiculous
amount of time without taking any uncompensated days off and just one
during a week day for the entire period. You have lost your minds. YOU
LET IT GET THIS WAY! YOU LET THAT WALKING DEAD BAG OF BONES CUT THIS
COMPANY TO THE THREADS AND FILLED HIS POCKETS WITH MONEY. HOPE HE HAD A
GOLD LINED CSX CASKET!

People have had enough. We all know if you had it your way we would be
working 7 days a week all year long and wouldn't even be allowed a
vacation if you could pull it off. Thank god the FRA stepped in and
gave us mandatory rest. Thank god we can get some extra rest if we get
6 starts and you don't pull your stunts to restart them.
My tax man shit when he saw how many hours I worked for your last year.
Doesn't matter if it is overtime hours, held away, class room, etc.
Hour and hours of being away from home and sitting in hotels. This
isn't time with my family. This isn't time sitting in my recliner at
home. This isn't personal time for me. This is time I'm working for
you.
We did the math. If a person with a 5 day work week that works 40 hours
a week did as many hours as I did they would have to work 16 months in
one year without taking off one single work day to equal all the hours
that I worked. 16 FRICKIN MONTHS IN ONE YEAR! You white collar sit
behind the desk 5 day 40 hour a week pencil pusher would shit if you
were told to figure out how to work 16 months in one year and get the
same amount of hours in that I did. You would cry like whipped pups.
Then you want to cut the work force and beg for help. Offer to buy back
vacations. Screw with the agreements. Your just plain sad! You made this
mess. You made very stupid business decisions. Now you better figure out
how your going to fix this.

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 May 2018

Running short staffed adding stress lack of rest. Incompetent people
giving instructions is just an accident waiting to happen. Trump has
lowered the unemployment numbers big time. The biggest problem for all
these companies is staffing. Then they have to be trained. Trust me the
railroads are going to be competing  for people. The ones that cut staff
are a blessing for other railroads because they pick up trained people.
It is going to be a win win for railroad workers as the work pool gets
smaller and smaller.

Name: Staff
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 May 2018

The railroad ran well till Hh came along they cut so much staff but
wanted the same production. People even where forded to work threw
there brakes etc. Then management had to get out of the office and do
the field work 7 days a week 12 to 16 hours a day. I seen many manager
resign over it. They only called people back when they had no choice.
It all came to a head after four years of psr. Now they have to put all
that money back into the company that they took out. And now ceo trying
to make peace with staff after years of abuse. In the end the employees
win and get it back. Short term gains for the share holders. Long term
problems for the company,

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

After 20  plus years, Iím looking for work somwhere else. Cant live like
this anymore. Better not go take a crap without the phone in your hand.
Might miss a call.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

Rumor here on the Western Region of the U.P. is that Cindy Sanborn would
like to get rid of all the brakemen. Is that what happened over on your
R.R., have only a conductor and an engineer on your locals. We are so
busy here we need more people, not less. I work a pool job and we are
constantly getting called off our assigned jobs to work locals, yard
jobs, etc. We have borrow outs from other parts of our R.R. working
here. And our course getting time off is difficult. The money is good
but having time off is also.

Name: WeStop4Donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

when the company starts bitching about availability over Mothers Day.  
Offers caps forgiveness.   Takes away seniority moves.  Complains about
misusing a missed call.   Willing to pay out millions in Fmla lawsuits. 
Etc..etc..


You can bet we haven't  begun to see the end of this insanity.

Ed, Jolandha, Jim, And whomever else had a hand in the interference of
protected leave.  I hope that each one is sued individually.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 May 2018

Mother's Day weekend and we are down a trainmaster.  There are always
two on third but tonight there is one smh.

Name: Cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 May 2018

Just like cn cp CSX will cut so deep that they will have managers doing
craft work 7 days a week. And if you donít think this will happen I
will bet anyone it will. So if your a manager you better tell the wife
and kids they will not see you much. And if you managers donít play the
game they Foote will fire you. Just a matter of time before this will
happen. Trust me on this.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 May 2018

Work force cut in half today at Cumberland locomotive shop! This is the
third round of furloughs for us. Does anyone know if any other
locations got hit today?

Name: Staffing
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 May 2018

Foote still tells share holders they are still going to cut thousands of
more employees by 2020. And at the same time people are resigning and
not returning from layoffs. The economy is booming and x CSX employees
have found other jobs. Some said they wish they would of walked away as
soon as Hh started his bs. Staffing is going to be a big issue now for
CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 May 2018

What "Testing" posted makes a lot of sense. Read that & remember it.

Name: burned
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 May 2018

LESSON 101!!!!!


DO NOT....I REPEAT....DO NOT GIVE UP YOUR EC1'S OVER THE TELEPHONE. DO
NOT GO INTO YOUR CREW BUILDING AND CALL THE DISPATCHER OVER THE PHONE
AND GIVE UP ANY AUTHORITY WHAT SO EVER. DO IT OVER THE RADIO!

BOTH CREW MEMBERS MUST BE PRESENT WHEN IT IS DONE. BOTH CREW MEMBERS
MUST HEAR IT IS DONE. BOTH CREW MEMBERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HEARING THE
CONVERSATION!

TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS DISAPPEAR!  USE YOUR HEADS. IT DOESNT MATTER
HOW LONG IT TAKE THE DISPATCHER TO ANSWER. GET OVER IT. GIVE UP ALL
AUTHORITY OVER THE RADIO! 

It used to be a rule that all mandatory directives had to be released
over the radio. You can not use your personal phone on the engine
anyway. There is no reason to wait until you get into a crew room to
call a dispatcher on the telephone and release any authorities.
This will bite you in the ass. A crew is getting ready to burn on this
one.  Unless the phone is on speaker and the dispatcher is told it is
on speaker phone and both crew members are present when he/she is
releasing the authority there is no proof that both crew members where
present. If there is not a camera on the engine then it will be harder
to prove that both crew members were present but there is a better
chance that you are both together on the engine in the cab than in a
crew room on the speaker phone!

Name: Testing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 May 2018

They will do audits in all departments, and you will get written up for
something. The goal is to put as many failed audits on your file as
possible. Now when you get into more serious trouble they can show a
pattern that your a problem employee, an accident waiting to happen.
And they want negative employee record hanging over every employee.
Makes it much easier to fire you with cause. I would be up to date with
all rules and regulations. Playing stupid is not a defense.

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

NOTICES

Be glad system notice 103 was cancelled by 131. It amazes me how many
guys don't bother to read the notices. Just because you don't have to
carry them doesn't mean you shouldn't read them. How stupid are people
out here!  The only reason they cancelled it was because it had an order
for TM's to ride trains(60 miles) during this quarter. But the big
thing in it was an order to test 15 separate employees each month.
Wonder just how they pick and chose who they are going to test.  Back
to individual testing. Those who are old enough and have been around
here since conrail remember the list that came out with names of
employees the were supposed to head hunt. Not to mention the southern
region training manual that was put out to pick out and stalk "problem
employees"!  That was a major embarrassment when it was thrown in
Michael Wards face. Of course he denied he ever knew anything about it.
You young pups better wake up and start reading your notices. READ
BETWEEN THE LINES!
Notice 135 was cancelled but replaced with 137. Only difference between
the two is the effective time. 
Making a seniority move is not ILLEGAL now or during the holiday or the
weekend. The union agreements for conductors still allow bumping
legally!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 May 2018

Work:

Not bad.  It is a shame that it is not easy to place blame, etc. on
so-called managers, even the incompetent ones.  Be sweet if we could
confront some the same way they talk to us. 

The CSX General Rule regarding that employees are supposed to treat
fellow co-workers\employees civilly & courteously is violated often by
both management AND fellow employees.  An embarrassing shame.

Name: Work
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 May 2018

A lot of managers are employed to just rattle the employees, control the
sheepal anyway they can.To the strong cool collective employee that is
not easily rattled they try and put a false failed audit on you to show
who has the upper hand. Myself I follow the rules watch what I say yes
sir no sir. And go about my business. When I have been put on the spot
by a manager, Iíve told him Iím just following instructions even if
they are wrong instructions. I have told them it is not up to me to
correct a person in charge even if I know they are wrong. I said I
donít want to be written up for not following instruction, with a
straight face of course. You can see the colour change in the managers
face as they get mad. Because they know you are right and some people
barking out the orders are incompetent. But canít expect you to correct
them. I go to work Iím the robot while there go home get my pay and
leave all the decisions to be made by the people that make the big
bucks. Iíve learned not to get rattled and just sit back and watch the
gong show. A person does not have to make it any harder, then
management tries to do. And thatís how I roll.

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

I be layed up Momma's Day weekend and Memmorial day weekend I f I be
feeling under tha wether.   I gots homies that never took of tha
uniform.  That be a trigger right their.  This job be wacked.  You gots
to be hard up mofo to be staying out hear.

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

You Willard boys and girls in the GL WC pool may want to check out
System Notice 134. No more bump games on weekends and holidays. No more
dumping your shittiest trains on the Buffalo long pool. Miraculously
marking up when a deadhead and turn from Cleveland shows up in your
line up.

And you cry because jobs were lost closing the humps????

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 May 2018

hr

She had a good sense of humor. We laughed about it. Sorry if today
people have sensitive feelings.

Name: hr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 May 2018

RRJim

Tell her to put some ass into it today and see where that gets you!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 May 2018

Minority

I agreed with most of what you said till you said we gave up our
dignity. You might of gave it up. Most people I know never did. You can
make a point with a TM by being civil and having at least a toe on the
rock when questioning their decisions. That starts by knowing the rules
& the job. It's their railroad they make the rules just have to follow
it. I made money going by their rules then doing shortcuts even if it
didn't violate any rule. When I stepped on the railroad I didn't have
an expectations of when I'd be back home. I chose that life and I made
a good living. People make good money on the railroad with still having
benefits most don't have in this country today. People complain about
the unions do nothing. Most haven't a clue about the restrictions
placed on rail unions under the Railway Labor Act. Read it sometime. As
for racial, gender, or sexuality diversity on the railroad there is only
one thing that counts that the person can do the job. Who cares what
they are? I never got off the locomotive to help them. Had a female one
time who couldn't throw a switch, I heard other LE's would help her. I
got on the nose of the locomotive told her "put some ass in to it".
She got so mad she threw that switch. Today she's a darn good
railroader.

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

Listen whining the company makes the rules. They want to fire you for
not having your vest not zipped to the top. And a whole lot more stupid
rules. They want to fire you for not reporting the simplest things. The
railroad is the ones that makes mountains out of mole hills. So you
have to play the game of the safety culture the railroad created.
Managers driving around in a company vehicle making six figures to see
if your zipper on your vest is done up to the top. Or to see if you
have your boot laces are tied. Then they go for dinner on company
credit card. Where is the value and production in that for the share
holders. All we have to do is follow the rules. Sounds like a guy like
yourself will move a train before you have done your due diligence,
thinking your doing company a big favour. But when you screw up your
going to be the first one they fire. Then you whine to everyone you
should of been treated special because you where a runner for the
company. If you delay a train by following company and goverment rules
and they fire you. You are getting your job back because you followed
all the rules. Corner cutters like you are what get people killed.

Name: Minority
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 May 2018

workforce

Are you frickin kidding me. Ive been in this industry for 22 years and
the terminal I work at has only had one woman TM. Had 2 or 3 come
through for training but never stay. When I was first hired there were
only about 10 blacks! Now there are at least 35. I would have to go
over the roster again to get the exact numbers. Right now I think we
got maybe 5-6 Mexicans. Don't know about other nationalities but I'm
thinking we don't have any other. The CSX diversity group was
abolished and didn't do much anyway. It takes a certain type of person
to work the railroad. Got to sell your soul, family life, social life
and your health. Not to mention your dignity along with it. Nothing
worse than having a TM half your age and with half your years of
experience try to tell you how to do a job that you have been doing
longer than they have been wet behind the ears. 
Oh, almost forgot. We got about 4 women too. Don't think the
transgender thing is going to happen. No co-ed bathrooms!

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

The latest that I'm hearing is that Foote himself put a stop to the
hourly wage!  For starters it would cost them too much, but he also
stated that it would just make crews less productive.  If this is true,
its a win win situation!  SCREW THAT HOURLY RATEm no need for slavery.

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

If Foote wanted to show that CSX is an equal opportunity employer, he
would hire more women and transgender people. I feel if Foote was
serious he would have transgender people working beside him at head
office and promote more women and transgender people. He should
surround himself with these over looked people. Foote replace these
outdated bully managers with more compatible women and transgender
managers. Be an industry leader and one of the first to show your are
serious about being an equal opportunity employer.

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

Disgruntled

Guessing you don't have to recertify this year. They did away with the
sexual harassment and hostility in the workplace videos. that is
something we all thought they would never do. So no more training on
harassment. No more video's on spotting terrorist. No more video's on
vegetation. In fact the program is so screwed up by this new outfit they
have no idea how to even test the employees in their area. Heard that
the physical characteristics test has questions that a lot of people
have no idea how to answer. Remote control questions for people that
never worked a remote one day in their life. Union thinks they just
want to get everyone through as quick as they can this year then come
back and change everything next year when they figure out what the hell
is going on in each division. Don't see how they could flunk anyone
with the way testing is being done.

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

Sue Ed Harris if your rights under Fmla are violated.

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

There are 70 million millennials in the USA, these tender little
snowflakes are not scared to write up a manager for getting there
feelings hurt. Or the 90 pound female that wants to be equal to men. I
hope that this is the people that are applying for the railway jobs.
And the women play the girl card, and the snowflakes put in human
rights complaints for management being to assertive with them. I hope
all these people get hired by the railroad, and it ends up that
management have to take courses on how to be more understanding with
new age employees. And by law have to try and accommodate them while
they are on the job. This will soon be the only people that will be in
the pool to hire. And  as the snowflake culture takes over the
railroad,that the management are able to adapt, and the railroad spends
the funds to train management not to be so assertive that there is a
chance of hurting the feelings of the new culture employees. It will
take time for the ceo and management to accept a softer more gentler
way to run a railroad. So old heads try not being so hard on the future
employees of CSX.

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

system notice 135

Csx has their panties twisted about crew unavailability.  Better stay
marked up on Mother's day and Memorial day or it may be a repeat of
Christmas and New Year's Day.    SN135 addresses Mother's day and
Memorial day specifically.   They're complaining of misuse of missed
calls LOL, delayed mark ups following displacement  and of course their
go to FMLA.  SN 135  states If the company believes that an employee's
mark off or unavailability was improper, the employee will be
immediately charged and disciplined, UP TO INCLUDING TERMINATION. 

Sounds like Moody Law firm will have some new clients.

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

SMH

You talk a big game. Come out of no where and spout off.
Let me tell you something pup. There are a lot of lazy self righteous
mama boys working out here now that would have had their asses kicked a
long time ago because the old heads would have set them straight and
took them out back. Cant do that now because you'll get fired for
hurting their tender little butts.

For the last year I have had to sit in the cab and listen to the cry
babies and do ALL THE REQUIRED WORK that both crew members are supposed
to make sure is done.
"Im not calling signals because I think it is stupid and just a waste
of time! Im not getting off the engine and watch trains as they go bye.
Someone almost got seriously hurt from it and its not safe! Their rules
are stupid!"

I had 2 supervisors tell me that they didn't give a shit who called
the signals or who got off and watched roll byes as long as it was
done. If no one got off or called signals both crew members will be
charged. You both know it is to be done!
So I have been calling the signals and getting off the train when we
are stopped while the worthless piece of crap who feels he is above the
rules and better than anyone else sits in the cab and sleeps!
I don't care what their worthless opinion is and I don't care if they
are immature children who cant handle authority. Im tired of baby
sitting their worthless butts and their days are numbered.
Now you tell me how are the guys who do their jobs, follow the rules
because it is part of their damn job supposed to handle these pukes?
You think it is fair to the rest of us because they want to have a
temper tantrum? If I had it my way I'd  kick their asses off in the
gravel at 60 mph and let them walk home! Mama boys don't belong on the
railroad!

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

I hate company men and I'm pro-Union.    I read post and hear people
cry about almost anything.    About how bad this is and how bad that
is.   I'm just not seeing it.  I've been here for over 25 years and
this is the best I've had it.  I basically work 4 runs and off for 3
days.  I'm making more money today than I've ever made.    You
pussies would bitch about a free beer and a blow job.

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 May 2018

CEO Foote.......................

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 May 2018

If Goote would wise up and get rid of the trainmasters then this place
would fix itself. Yardmasterís can do the job better than those waste
of space TMís. This would save the company Millions.....

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

RRjim , I like you and your thoughts uniůn brother but yea they quit
back then for reasons but  now 90 % for being treated like shit   just
shanty talk that Iíve heard with my own ears itís treating people like
shit and not paying right they make enough to follow the agreement and
find every angle thatís not even relivent to not pay happpy works =
good perfomance all hrs all day takes a lot of of anyone and itís a
serious job get killed in a sec but does not justify watch a man for
every little thing why not say hey Iíve seen you been working crazy hrs
you did this letís job brief how to do it or yea take a lunch weíre I
work work at they fired people for taking lunch

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 May 2018

Smh

I knew railroaders that quit with 10-20 years for a lot of reasons.
Some left when the FRA started drug testing in the late '80s. Some
left because it wasn't much of a life for a family. Some left because
they couldn't conform to the rules. When CSX became a reality and took
over everything changed. Gone was the railroad family atmosphere. We
were now just a number in a big corporation. What's going on today
isn't new. We went through downsizing, yard closures, line sales
etc... in the '80s. It was a terrible time not knowing with rumors
flying. By the '90s CSX started ID runs. We had ID pools at both
terminals. In 1995 CSX moved our jobs to the other terminal. That was
90% of our jobs. No moving allowance no nothing. Just a few of us went
up there with reversed lodging, majority stayed home. They thought they
would get a New York Dock agreement to make up for loss income. That
never happened. CSX won stating we didn't lose any jobs we still had
them even though they were 200+ miles away. I lived in that bunkhouse
for 3 1/2 years till I gave it up and came back. We told new hires if
they want to work steady go up and take an ID job. The trainmen up at
the other terminal weren't on the same consolidated roster. So, a new
hire could pull one their conductors even with 30 years off our jobs.
Some were smart enough to go. LE's were on the same consolidated
roster so when it came time for engine service they did it up there.
Those guys did good for themselves. Point is life never was the same
after CSX.

Name: Number8 vent value
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 May 2018

http://techinfo.wabtec.com/DataFiles/O&Mfiles/pdf/4211-4,S.13.pdf Read
and learn.

Name: Brakes
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 May 2018

Be safe donít leave the terminal if your air pressure is not right
up,and you have the proper calibration. If your air is not up call the
tm to get the car shop to drive the train for leaks, could be a number
8 vent value stuck open, or a emergency portion or service portion. You
could have several bleed rods stuck open or a hose gasket. Or everything
I mentioned safety first is the company policy.

Name: Fooking baby
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 May 2018

Nepotism that is how you got your job. Daddy said son go in the field
for awhile spy for the company. And when the time is right we will give
you a management job. Company mole.

Name: Employees
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 May 2018

Hh started the reign of terror at cn cp now CSX. Hh and the likes
figured out that you can terrorize employees intimidate and manipulate,
them up to a point before they crossed the line into criminal
harassment. At cp if a person called in sick a manager would show up at
his house to talk to the employee to see if they where really sick.
Upsetting the employee and his family. They really crossed the line in
a lot of areas, they really intimidated employees to areas that where
unheard of. Hand delivering disciplinary letters to a employees home.
Randomly taking employees for drug testing when it was not warranted,
the list goes on. Now that management created a work atmosphere of no
employees trusting them. Management wants employees to forget the
treatment they received. But the employees have a long memory and the
good old days of working together is long gone. As soon as a new
employee starts it does not take long before they are threatened and do
not stick around. All as I can say is employees be creative and try and
stick it to CSX anyway possible. Nothing is to small it all adds up
stick it to CSX management all you can and donít stop.

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

The poor old railroads are the only companyís that cannot find any good
employees ....but they make how much on there stock smh

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 May 2018

Thing is RRjim people that have 10 -20 years are feed up thatís along
time to say there not cut out for it kick a dawg good dawg enough it
will bite back

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 May 2018

Some are cut out to work on the railroad some are not. If some don't
come back after being furloughed or some quit that's not unusual.
Management it's always been a "Us vs Them" mentality. They've never
been anyone's friend. Work by the rules. That's difficult to do at
times seeing they create new rules every time something happens even
though rules were already in place. That started around the late '90s
when non-railroaders at HQ in JAX started writing the rule books.

Name: X employees
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 May 2018

Itís great to hear people are not returning to work. And that several
people are quitting,I hope they CSX gets so short staff they they canít
move a train. These company brass want to treat people like shit. Karma
they are getting it back in away they never planned for.

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

Conductor

You were right. The flat cars with the patrician down the middle is a
center beam car. A wood rack car can come in several styles but
basically have the same idea. A flat with metal poles attached to the
sides help hold the poles, logs, lumber etc. on the car. You can google
pictures of both types of cars on line. Just look up flat center beam
cars and wood rack cars used on the railroad.
That new rule also says not to run over 50 with gons loaded with stump
wood. we have all talked about it and have decided if we have any gons
loaded with any wood in them we are running them 50. We are not sure
exactly what stump wood is. We seen lots of gons with poles, ties, cut
up ties, chips, ets. so we aren't taking any chances. the hell with
this outfit. They cant even put info on a work order making sure you
know if you have empty flats in your train if they are  bulkhead.
Instead of making the conductor watch the whole train go by we're
saying screw it and running 50.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 May 2018

Car shop/mechanical 


What the heck is a flat car with a center beam. I thought it was those
cars with the partition down the middle like I've seen carrying
lumber. The new speed chart for cars says you can't run 60 with empty
center beam cars or loaded or empty wood rack cars. So the cars I see
with lumber/boards are wood rack not center beam. No trainmaster knows
the difference. We need some damn pictures of these cars so we know the
difference.  This is just bull crap.

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

Dispatcher out ,,it's going on down in the stone smh footie had a story
out saying moral is good ,,,to news reporters I will find the link ,,
that tells you bs lies come from the top I work and know of others in
terminals that have had many find other work I personally know 8 plus 6
and people are not coming back from furlough smh what a great place to
work lmao can't man trains or yard jobs because of there mistreatment
of human beings .. Btw that's not counting ones looking or waiting for
the call I know of even more that would have left if the job they
applied for hired um smh ,, this is a job not a career anymore ,,
that's the facts they  will fire and then you realize it

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 May 2018

F.amazed 

Following someone 35 on an approach?? Approach......approaching the
next signal at 30 prepared to stop. I'm guilty. I don't rush sigs
running on an approach.  Your one of those hot shots who have an over
inflated ego for sure. Always trying to amaze with your train handling
skills.  The reason we're stuck with the damn ptc. The worst fucking
kind of engineer there is. Boo hoo...someone is delaying me. Do us all
a favor and quit before you kill someone!

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 May 2018

F...k amazing 

Your a total idiot. Read your FRA laws and rules before you spout off
your pie hole. 
 Try reading  brake test certificate rules  # 5213.  Follow your rules
and don't make up your own. There is a reason for the use of form
btc-100mt.  
Why do you think the FRA has stated an engineer must be provided with a
legible tonage graph. Just because they are lazy pukes and don't want
to provide one doesn't mean it isn't supposed to be done. Knowing
your exact length and tones,is a crucial part of running a train. 

You better buy and read the latest FRA CFR49 RULES and stop advising
people it is on to break FRA LAWS!

Name: Truly F....ng Amazed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 May 2018

I'm amazed some of you guys have a job. Surely not smart enough to read
and comprehend. 
The system bulletin clearly states it is updating rule 4400 which is
equipment handling / equipment speeds. EQUIPMENT SPEEDS !  Has nothing
to do with track speeds. How could any of you idiots possibly read this
and think now you can run 70 with an intermodal train or any other
listed. It even states in the 2nd paragraph I think, that timetable or
special instructions may further limit speeds. It's only how fast the
equipment can be allowed to go. Don't know how to make that any
clearer. There's also a rule that states where different speeds are
listed the lowest speed will govern. 

While I'm at it, regarding you short pool guys who are always whining
you need paperwork for a pickup, it's pretty obvious you are wasting
time to have delays so you make overtime, same as you do when I'm
following you running 35 mph on approaches. If there aren't hazmat
then you only need to know how many you got. But, by the way, if you
leave the ORIGINATING TERMINAL, there is also a rule that states ONLY
the chief dispatcher may authorize you to depart without proper
paperwork. 

Did you also know that a brake slip IS NOT REQUIRED ON CARS PICKED UP
LINE OF ROAD, doesn't mean a class 1 doesn't have to be done, but a
brake slip isn't necessary. Another common delay tactic....

Some of you on here are an embarrassment, please read your rule books.
The second rule discusses the hierarchy by the way....

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 May 2018

Yo 
Read your rules book. Timetable special instructions supersede bulletin
rule changes. A division can take a rule and change it in their special
instructions.

Name: Dispatcher Out
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 May 2018

Gentlemen,

If you are wondering why you are getting even worse call times lately
it's because of the debacle of their relocation of the dispatchers. 

Forced them to move on their own dime using a complicated process where
they will reimburse you for expenses, except they deny that the expenses
are relocation related.  

Given that we had nearly two dozen not come down, a dozen leave already
, and another dozen or so will pack their bags in the next couple of
weeks.


You have people on desks now that have very little experience on those
desks as they've been forced to them.   You've got extra board guys
working desks after management has harassed them to mark up earlier
than they should be.  You've got multiple desks that are overloaded
because they keep combining consoles.   You've got half the office in
on overtime at any given shift.  There are people that work 25-30 days
straight with no rest days to keep from having to blank jobs.   Hell,
someone marked off sick on a Saturday morning a couple of weeks back
and one guy had to cover two desks for two hours until they could find
someone to come in.  

You've got a disaster in the making, with people who are over worked
doing jobs they aren't truly qualified on, and when it happens I hope
the FRA runs wild through management.

Name: Yo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 May 2018

Loco,

Bulletins supersede the time tables...  You should know this

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

NEWBIES

Timetable formats have changed as you all know. We used to have one
timetable on the great lakes division that had the track/line that you
ran on. they took that book and made several separate books for each
line. This made things simpler so you would not have to carry a book
that had lines you did not run on,
Your timetables dictate the TRACK SPEED that your line is approved to
be run on by several factors. Not getting into that.
The new bulletin that came out was a change to the TRAIN SPEED chart in
the operating rules book. It has nothing to do with the TRACK SPEED that
is allowed. Therefore you are to run at 60 mph MAX if your timetable
speed for the track is listed as 60!
The bulletin was put out to allow trains that were restricted to 50 mph
to be able to run 60 now which is the approved track speed in your
timetable. You can not run 70 just because the train speeds were raised
for intermodal in the new train speed chart. The company is obviously
planning of upgrading the rails so that someday they will be safe to
run 70 and just went ahead and put the information out early. 
That is the difference between train speeds and track speeds. Your
timetable will tell you what the max TRACK SPEED is for your line.
Eventually there will be new timetable issued that reflect the changes
in TRACK SPEED.

Name: Retired Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 May 2018

just to clarify something for y'all T&E operating folks. I know most of
you know this, but it may help some newbies better understand.
This has to do with mainline speeds, which you have been discussing.

First off, a TT covers basically 2 components, 1. Station pages and 2.
TT Special Instructions. 

Your speeds in the TT appear on the Station Pages, and are the Maximum
allowable speeds also referred to as Normal speed. Normal speed is the
max allowable on block signal system tracks. 
Bulletin orders, current and Summary, can modify those speeds up or
down. Therefore, your Bulletin orders are more current and supercede
your TT station page listed speeds. When the new TT revision is put
out, the speeds which have been permanently modified by Bulletin
order(s) will become permanent in the TT. Then the Bulletin process
starts all over again  because speeds will change over time, higher or
lower. 
When it comes to TT Special Instructions, that is a little different. A
TT Spec Inst  is something which modifies a current Rule, because the
Rule itself does not adequately cover a specific operating condition.
TT special instructions are usually tethered to a Rule number, but adds
to the Rule because the actual operating condition does not fit the Rule
perfectly. ( this also applies to other operating conditions such as Air
Brake use)
I've been gone for a very long time but there are some things one
never forgets. 
Let me know if this made sense and if you have any questions, I'll
answer them as best I can. 
Safety is of first importance.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 May 2018

Engineers. 

DO NOT RUN 70 MPH IN THE ST. LOUIS LINE OUT OF INDIANAPOLIS! 
read your rules. When rules and special instructions conflict SPECIAL
INSTRUCTIONS SUPERSEDE!
Your timetable special instructions do not allow you to run 70 period!
Yes, you can run 60 with approved freight but not 70. Do not act like a
hot shot and run 70 just because you have a news bulletin that changes a
rule. You will not win the charge of speeding when you go to
investigation. This is a set up. Do not fall for it. Follow your
timetable special instructions!

Name: Life
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 May 2018

We only get one walk threw life. The railroad was a good place to work.
Until these hedge fund hacks took over. If a guy can find employment
where he can be happy and support his family all the power to you. To
earn a living now seems to be harder and harder. Our standards are
still better than in some countries. If a person can leave the job
stress at work and not take it home your much better off. Try stick it
out at the job your in good luck.

Name: Hear ya
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 May 2018

At the railroad I work at Hh broke every rule, forced managers to do
everyoneís work forced overtime. All as we could do day after day would
put grievances company laughed at us. But we got the last laugh because
Hh was in violation of the collective agreement and he ended up paying.
We never got discouraged when we got beat up. Day after day we put
grievances and the arbitrator seen what the company was doing,
intimidating everyone. At the end of the day people got there jobs back
with full pay. Hundreds of thousands of dollars where paided  out to
make everyone whole. You just canít stop the fight,Rome was not built
in a day.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 May 2018

Loco 

Timetable speeds on the st.Louis line out of Indy are 60/60. Therefore
we can run 60 as stated per the new speed chart on the new bulletin.
I'm hearing most timetables state the same.

Name: Grievances
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 May 2018

If the company has violated the collective agreement, and you feel
wronged. You can take a blank piece of paper and write a grievance on
it , you donít need a special grievance form. Give a copy to your rep
and copy for yourself.  If it is a clear violation and canít be fixed
in house. Then it goes down the road and if parties canít rectify
grievance then it goes to arbitration. If the arbitrator see several of
the same grievances he sees a pattern of what the company is doing. If
it is a clear violation parties  will be made whole. The union has a
legal duty to represent you.  So if you are violated and put your head
down and pout and do nothing, the company just keeps doing the same
thing. I hear on hear the company this and that, you have to fight back
it only takes five minutes to put a grievance in. Now there is a paper
trail and in most cases is going to take time to be heard by
arbitration.

Name: Seniority 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 May 2018

Pal I donít think your telling the whole story. They call someone back
in your craft junior to you. You have a solid grievance and will get
every penny back from arbitration ruling. Seen this done many times
before and the affected employee was always made whole. I would like to
see the ruling from the arbitration hearing in your case.

Name: Work
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 May 2018

The hogger that is running the controls, was on the ground before he was
a hoggers. Everyone had to pay there dues. Sounds like you have no
seniority. The new guy cryís in every department. You have to pay your
dues in a union shop to bid on the job you want. That has been the
railroad culture for over a hundred years. The most sacrid thing on the
railroad is seniority. If you canít accept that your in the wrong
industry.

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

All crews 
Timetables and special instructions over ride bulletins. I was informed
today by management to follow your timetable instructions until the
timetables are changed or bulletins are issued with direct orders to
change your timetable specific speeds.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 May 2018

Louisville terminal is safe.  The big wigs need it so they can go to
Derby at the shareholders expense.

Name: Me 2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 May 2018

Me

Your correct sir. They are not negotiating with the BLET. That part is
over. It's time for a vote. SHOW ME THE MONEY !

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 May 2018

I hear you Loco. Until they clarify this speed change and tell me
exactly what's in my train and give me the proper time to break it
down to determine the speed of the train,(Which will never happen) I'm
going to continue to operate as if this change never came out. I myself
bring up the train sheet on TMAI and look at the posted speed for the
train and operate accordingly. Too many variables to consider. How the
hell do I know if there's bulkheads on a car or not without looking at
them. I know the yard master can look it up but I've seen it more than
once where the computer was incorrect.
  As far as I'm concerned it's business as usual until it's printed
on my orders what the speed of the train is. When that occurs the
responsibility for the correct speed will be on someone else.
  We as engineers know if we derail and kill a bunch of people and
it's
determined we were speeding, who's going to jail!!! You know for a
fact that CSX doesn't have your back!

Name: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 May 2018

Lying little pussy. You're the rest this job sucks. 



Name: Lc2
E-mail: 2
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 May 2018

Red the final offer today.  All I can say is WOW.  The Engineers are
going to have pride in their job again.   There is going to be a real
pay difference between the Engineer and their sidekick and it's about
time.   

Congrats to all

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

Speed change

What the hell is going on with this new speed rule changes that came
out on the new bulletin. Everyone I have talked to so far is not
running 60/70.  Most are saying they don't really know whats in their
train by looking at the tonnage graph. Lumber cars, flats, bulkheads,
contents of loaded gons and who knows what else. A solid intermodal
should be no problem. Go 70. But the rest Im inclined to agree with. Is
anyone else staying at 50-60 until this gets straightened out?

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 May 2018

LC2

Funny how you chimed in with your crap as soon as someone posted
something that sounds like serious shit! Dispatch is right. Used to be
a rule that no mandatory directive could be taken over a phone. It all
had to be done by radio. You from the Chicago division? You one of them
dispatch is talking about?

Name: Lc2
E-mail: 2
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 May 2018

Red the final offer today.  All I can say is WOW.  The Engineers are
going to have pride in their job again.   There is going to be a real
pay difference between the Engineer and their sidekick and it's about
time.   

Congrats to all

Name: dispatcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 May 2018

Chicago division crews

You guys running on  TWC ABS on the Chicago side need to stop calling
the dispatchers on the phone to release your EC1s! You have been doing
this for years after you get off the train and get into the yard
office. We have been told that both crew members are not always present
and you don't have the phone on speaker phone so the other crew member
can hear it. You have a bulletin out explaining the procedure for this!
 Just a heads up. they will be watching dispatchers and crew members. Do
it over the radio. Have both crew members present. This is a major
offense. Just do your job right. No time is being saved by cutting
corners and rushing. Cover your butts and the dispatchers. USE THE
RADIO!

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

OLD HEAD GONE

AMEN brother. You couldn't have said it any better. Every topic you
touched was right on. I learned a lone time ago that its the skeletons
in the closet that get things done. Rattle some bones. File complaints
on laws that are broken. Beat them at their own game with their own
rules. They can spit on and disrespect the signed and sealed union
agreement all they want because the Unions have to sit down with them
and negotiate everything but they cant break the law! No matter how
high above it they think they are they can not. We see it out here in
the fields every day. FRA turns their heads for the right price. A
picture is worth a thousand words and the tongue is mightier than the
sword. There is nothing CSX hates worse than bad publicity. Doesn't
look good for the investors and the supporters on the employee gate
way. Today it is worse than ever. You cant blow your nose without
someone being offended or you having to apologize for it. Now is not
the time for CSX to have the spot light put on them! If the guys would
just wise up and see how much more powerful they are than the unions
they would realize what they can accomplish!

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

Executive vice president of operations Ed Harris is visiting Willard
this week.  Either there to close the place or open humps. Only time
will tell.

Name: Sister
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 May 2018

If your sister sat in for you to right ged test, she must be one scared
looked N.Y. woman!

Name: Sand disease
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 May 2018

http://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/silicosis/learn-about-silicosis.html

Name: Sand lungs
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 May 2018

A friend of mine did thirty years on the shop track servicing engines,
he had a couple years to go to retire. One day he got sick turned out
he ended up with a lung disease caused by inhaling silicon sand that
they put in the locomotives for the sanders. He never smoked as he was
fighting for disability pention he passed at 53 years old. My point try
not to in hale this sand it could get you to.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 May 2018

YM

Every train I ran for 36 years had a train consist. 95% of everything I
hauled was coal & grain. Things might of changed in the 8 years since I
retired. Lots of changes since I left.

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

Toxic

Yep!  I'd say it was the track since the engines were the first to
derail and turn of over.  Then these dump asses increase the track
speed.

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

If you Google xmark they are shutting down. Will have to use another way
to get to csx mainframe.

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

Cond.

What do you mean xmark is gone. I just got off msinframe and used the
"x" mark to bring up bulletins. Do you mean something else?

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

Thanks for IT information. Will be calling them. Thanks again!!!

Name: Hogger mainframe
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 May 2018

If you canít find what you want on computer,get on the phone and talk to
help line. They should have IT people to help you out. And that way also
there is a foot print that you tried. From the last post, I retired six
months ago just ahead of Hh retiring and becoming ceo of CSX. Foote and
friends where cut from the same mold Hh was. Foote will have no respect
for collective agreement, or labour laws or human rights. They just
donít care Foote is there to carry out PSR and will push forward over
who ever he has to. And will not care a less how CSX will look ten
years from now. His mandate is to sell all and any value he can at CSX.
He will line his own pockets and share holders pockets, but will care
less how they leave CSX when he departs. As an employee you have to
record everything in your note book, complaints you have told
supervisors instructions given to you that you feel violates company
policy. Make sure you put in grievances and keep copy for yourself. You
should be made whole in future donít just let it slide. We won 87
percent of of grievances at cp. But takes time and you have a paper
trail, donít let up. It cost Hh thousands of dollars to make employees
whole threw grievances. He refused to pay but had no choice. He thought
he was going to intimidate everyone and counted on employees not putting
grievances in out of fear. He got a wake up call, if you decide not to
do anything then you will receive nothing also. Itís your future
remember Foote and friends will not be there to long you all can out
wait these pricks. Hang in there !!!

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

xmark is gone. any ideas how to acess the mainframe now?

Name: old head gone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 May 2018

Lesson 101

The cold hard facts are as follows:

No one stands for their unions anymore. The young cubs of today come
from a different breed of Union families. They have very little
experience with them and didn't stand on the battle lines when scabs
were picketed and Union brothers stuck together to kick worthless Union
officials out of office. Todays Unions are no better than they were when
the mofia ran them. They count on everyone complaining and not doing a
thing about it. Pay them their dues and reap what you sow!

Csx has shown itself time and time again as an inept company. Putting
out bulletins just to cancel them hours after they have been published
along with not being able to get proper work orders, locate 
information on cars on line or road, not having foreign line rules
classes, not providing rules books and info in a timely manner, giving
failures on rules that aren't even in existence anymore, losing
training history of employees, failure to pay new hires on a timely
manner, misclassifying deadheads, failing to call taxi's for relief of
crews, losing trains on the GPS systems, missing paper work for RSSM
cars and the list just goes on and on and on.....This is all just a
joke of a nightmare or just one big Disneyland ride!
The only thing that keeps this company afloat is the backers. READ THE
EMPLOYEE GATEWAY!  When was the last time you took a real good look at
all the pat me on the back propaganda. Inflated stock prices and smoke
and mirror business is the only thing that keeps CSX afloat,
You want your job? You want to retire with a good check?
The only thing you can do is come to work and keep your mouth shut. If
you don't have the balls or friends to back you out here and who are
willing to make the Union International reps life miserable then you
have nothing.
You can however take care of yourself and make sure you are not the one
being set up or stalked for standing your ground! CSX is not a federally
owned company. The are regulated by the Feds but they are not owned by
them. CSX MUST FOLLOW ALL STATE AND LOCAL LAWS. CSX IS NOT EXEMPT FROM
LAWSUITS CHARGED AGAINST THEM FOR BREAKING THESE LAWS.
FRA LAWS ARE TO BE FOLLOWED. If you are being forced, intimidated or
harassed into breaking any of the stated laws you have the right to
report/whistle blow if need be.
Unfortunately there is no protection for your pay issues. Your only
recourse is to deal with your unions. Good luck with that if you are a
wimp and wont follow through on your claims. 
You can however look at what your problems are and if you are smart you
can figure out what other avenues can be used to settle your issues. 
One of my favorites was when I was denied pay for a trip the company
claimed I never did. Now this was just plain insane and it wasn't
necessary to take this to the union. After I faxed enough information
to the payroll/HR/Operations and corporate lodging it was taken care
of. Someone had a lot of egg on their face but it was paid. 
There are a lot of avenues one can take. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE YOUR
UNION AS THE FIRST COURSE OF ACTION IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITHIN THE
DEPARTMENTS OF CSX. IT IS YOUR DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY AS A STOCKHOLDER
AND EMPLOYEE OF CSX TO BRING ANY PROBLEMS FORWARD THAT YOU HAVE
ENCOUNTERED OR DISCOVERED WHILE BEING INVOLVED WITH CSX IN ANY
CAPACITY.
If you get anything out of this post, let the last paragraph be the
information that sticks in your head. You may not be able to control
the changes that are coming with job descriptions, classifications or
wages but you do have the power to protect yourself and others and work
in a safe and harassment free environment as well as a productive and
lucrative one.   
Don't be small minded. THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX!

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

Another toxic train derailment in Kentucky, 15 miles short of
destination. No cause yet but makes me wonder again if it is lack of
maintance and regular inspection of the tracks and equipment. The money
they saved by cutting staff is really paying off isnít it.

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

Cannot acess csx mainframe to check lineup. Anyone else with this
problem today. Trying to use xmark and keeps showing not available.
Could someone help tell me what to type into my google search that
would help?? Thanks ahead of time.

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

what happened in louisville today? Is the crew ok?

Name: Retired Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 May 2018

Even a train of identical hoppers could have a shop in it. Railroads
rely totally on computers to keep track of bad orders and restricted
cars. If ordered to go,let the dispatcher know,  on tape, and you are
covered.

Name: YM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 May 2018

RRJIM


Wrong! A trsin  consist is not always needed. Your example of empty
coal hoppers in one of them. If the cars are not hazmats and do not
require paper work to identify any loads it is not required by FRA law.
If they are all the same type of cars in length it doesn't take a
rocket scientist to figure out he length. Weight is on the side of the
cars as well.  It does state that an engineer is to be given a legible
tonnage graph but if the TM or YM can give the info it can be written
down and used with their initials.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 May 2018

Some are taking trains without proper paperwork such as a train consist?
I don't care if it's MTY coal hoppers a train consist is required.
What if they say go without train orders that they'll get them to you?
We had a TM that tried rushing everyone out of the crew room even though
no paperwork was issued. We looked at him like he was crazy.

Name: List
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 April 2018

If you donít have the proper paper work, even after you have tried to
get it. And now you continue down the track and are carrying dangerous
loads but donít have paper work on it. And you derail and people are
killed because ems does not know what they are dealing with or where
they sit on the train. Who do you think they will want to put in
prison. You canít play stupid as a defense. What does the law require
before you move that train. Think about it!!

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

LOCO 20-30

Who cares? Maybe the people who don't want to go through the hassle of
being charged for bullshit and having to fight it for weeks before the
idiots figure out they screwed the pooch as usual. And another
question... just how long have you really worked out here and have you
even been awake or paying attention?  Figure it out and put in on the
paperwork?? Are you just brain dead or something. They have been
screwing up work orders ever since they came in and took over conrail.
They are missing line of road pick ups all the time and over half the
time cant come up with paperwork for you to pick up enroute. Cant come
up with clearance implicated shipment paper work to get to you at the
next yard or crew point change. I cant count on my fingers and toes how
many times Ive had a train handed off to me that the previous crew
couldn't get paperwork and when we went to get on it on the mainline
we didn't have any either because we were told to use theirs.  I even
had the guys in the Jacksonville work order department on the phone one
time trying to get them to send me the train consist for the cars on a
work order they sent me all screwed up. It showed 0 cars on it and 3
motors. The TMCI screen had 96 cars and 3 motors. It was still an hour
out so I called them and asked them if they could pull up the scan on
the train as it went by another yard that I know had a reader so I
could get the proper train consist to run on. Put me on hold and about
10 minutes later told me he was sending it. I'll be damned if they
didn't send me the same stupid shit that they sent me before. I just
laughed and said what they hell is this you just sent me? Its the same
damn thing you sent me before and it was wrong. How can you bring up a
scan of train and not be able to give a list of the damn cars. Dude,
your work order shows no cars on it. You understand that Im taking a
train correct? I need a list of the cars if you don't mind! He had no
answer and said he couldn't help me!  Your nuts if you think they will
get smart and figure it out. You better quit while you got the chance
before they fire you. wont look good on your resume! Figure it out! 
LMFAO!

Name: Hourly rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 April 2018

LC2 the only hourly rate you are getting is the rate for selling your
ass on backpage. When your not selling your ass LC2 keep your but plug
in so your guts donít fall out.

Name: Lc2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2018

Hourly rate is on.   Thank you to all the Ble chairmen who worked
relentlessly on this.

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

Surely at some point Foote will have to retract his comment about
cutting 6000 more by 2020.

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

Who cares? Just take the call, ask the yardmaster if you have empty
bulkhead flats or any ther cars that have special speeds on them. If
you cant get an answer then run 40. Sooner or later they will figure
out how to put it on the paperwork. Over.

Name: Employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 April 2018

You get rid of illegals coming into the country, welfare recipients are
happy the way things are donít want to work. That leaves a finite
number of people to do all the work. Places like CSX cutting staff to
reduce operating ratio to get quarterly report looking good for share
holders. Trained railroaders that where fired or layed of found other
work. And will not be coming back to CSX. As the economy grows people
have more options. So the remaining employees value at CSX just went
up. It will be a sad state of affairs when a company the size of CSX
canít move trains because of staff shortages. The smart people at the
top can take that,information to the next share holders meeting.

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2018

Trump Chimp


Once again TRUMP HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH OFFERING SIGNING BONUSES! It is
no different than the bonuses offered to engineers in the union
agreements and bonuses offered to conductors their first year for not
reporting injuries or getting a failure on their records. You know
nothing about how the railroads decide on how to recruit new hires.
Take you political agenda somewhere else. This is a csx sucks site and
not a trump chump propaganda site. 
 
Why are you distracting? What post bothered you? Could it be the one on
the new speed charts being blasted as inept and having too many gray
areas that may cause crews to be charged with speeding? Or was it the
discussions on the TO not working properly?

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

Trump chimp 

Try taking an English lit. Class.

Name: Trump
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 April 2018

Trump is truth says it the way it is, not pc. Like welfare bum supporter
  Obamaís the welfare bums did not get out and vote. That is why those
states lost Democrat vote. Lazy welfare bum breed more welfare bums.
Now that CSX is short staffed start putting in bad order card on
equipment that needs fixing. And donít let up donít use junk to pull
trains and put yourself in an unsafe position. If motor is cut out or
skidded wheel air compressor toilet anything. Write it up and keep note
of everything you do. If you take bad order equipment and something
happens you are liable. If you are forced to take bad order power. Make
sure you tell them you are doing it under protest and write it up. And
put on crew to crew. Make sure next person knows about it. Donít do no
favours for these pricks. Because they all want to see you on welfare.

Name: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 April 2018

LC ... Youíre a lying piece of shit. Your mom should have swallowed you.
Thereís NO hourly rate negotiations going on. 








Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 April 2018

Received a call from The GC.  Will be meeting with him and many other
LCs this week.  We will be discussing the hourly pay rate.  51.23/hr
has been negotiated.  Will post more details about the meeting the
middle of the week or when more information becomes available.

Name: Hour wage
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 April 2018

There is no hourly wage being negotiated at CSX. So do not believe the
posts from the waterheads on here. You will be notified in writing any
changes being made to pay.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 April 2018

Received a call from The GC.  Will be meeting with him and many other
LCs this week.  We will be discussing the hourly pay rate.  51.23/hr
has been negotiated.  Will post more details about the meeting the
middle of the week or when more information becomes available.

Name: Automation
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 April 2018

Automation is coming if you like it or not. China japan have it,
Australia is using it to move freight. RR will just load up with
insurance for damages.But with all the safety systems and terrain in
North America. I think these trains will be stopped more often than
moving. There are to many obstacles that cross the tracks that will
trigger safety systems. Wild life debris people cars etc.  It will be
years before they perfect it here and millions of dollars. And a train
only has to be fowl inches to cause an accident. Time will tell!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 April 2018

Haven't noticed a post regarding this so here goes:
The FRA is accepting comments from "interested parties" on automation
in the RR industry.
If opposed to fully-automated\unmanned trains, etc., it's easy to
send
messages electronically.  Links provided on both the SMART-TD & BLET
websites.   Have until May 7, 2018.

Name: Cond 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 April 2018

I think that what Hh got away with in Canada is the model for for most
railroads. He broke every collective agreement and goverment labour
law. Transport Canada put there heads in the sand. Hh told goverment to
stay out of rr business. But when we striked  he put pressure on
goverment to legislate us back to work. Foote and creel learnt how to
manipulate the system. 94 percent strike vote now employees are going
to fight back for a contract. They will violate it but itís a start,Iím
waiting for cn and cp stock to crash because now they have to replace
everything they sold off. Labour management relationships will never be
the same after the abuse that was  dished out. Karma will get people
like creel and foot it always does.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 April 2018

Conductor 1-10

When did the government start to fund PTC? One of the reasons it's had
several extensions is the feds didn't fund it. The cost to the
railroads is over $2 billion. To my knowledge there has been no funding
for upgrades for roads. bridges, electrical grids, water supply,
railroads etc... that has come out of Congress. I know several
railroads examples UP & CN that are selling property to fund upgrade
projects. Only railroad I know that gets government funding is AMTRAK.
Every year that's a battle in Congress.

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 April 2018

HR/Operations

What is it with you people. Do you ever bother to proof read anything
you put out before you circulate it. A good example would be your new
speed chart. How about those gray areas such as the bulk head flat
verses the regular flat as pointed out by rules? How about not putting
out a system bulletin and in the same exact day cancelling it to
replace it with another. You guys are notorious for doing this. Do you
not realize how unorganized this makes you look. How about coming out
with a bulletin explaining what stump wood is?  Its not in the
glossary.  Why do you do this?  Im not sure Im going to continue to
purchase your stock. I cant imagine that other class 1 railroads are
this inept! God help the railroad industry if they are!!!!

Name: Beware
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 April 2018

Having a contract or expired contracts, all as i can say after having Hh
as a boss for almost four years. They gave out booklets on work ethics
and company policy for everyone to honour as an employee. At cp the
managements turned into a bunch of union busting idiots. It did not
take long for us not to trust any management,they would lie do anything
to get an employee fired or pulled out of service. Now that the contract
is due ceo creel is kissing ass. We never have forgotten how they
systematically abused the employees. You at CSX have the same people
calling the shots at CSX. Do not and I mean do not trust any of them.
Do everything by the book record everything in a note book. Cover your
ass if you want to be able to defend your self if you find yourself
fired. There goal is to try and fire people with cause.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2018

From the Roadmaster, from Jacksonville, and other mow guys

Name: Re: m of w 10-20 yrd
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 April 2018

Re: M of W for 10-20 year, 
 


Where do you get this information about new castle and willard?

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

Hello Osborn yard employees, my buddy that works at ford ktp said they
are about to hire a ton of assembly line workers. Get your resume
ready! The are also needing supervisors and managers.

Name: RULES
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2018

ALERT!!! ATTENTION!!!

Be very careful about the way you interpret the new speed rule chart.
 
One, ask your supervisor to clarify on every train whether or not you
have stump wood in your gondolas if they show loaded. What exactly is
stump wood? Cut up railroad ties? Cleared brush? Old poles?

Second, the rule on running 50 if you have empty "Bulk head flats" is
not clarified on work orders and tonnage graphs. You have a 3 digit code
on an engineers tonnage graph that can identify that you have a flat car
but it DOES NOT IDENTIFY THE TYPE OF CAR! Anyone who delivers freight to
the UP RR from CSX knows of this problem. There are sections on the UP
that require a train that has an empty bulk head flat to run 40 mph. It
was discussed with UP management on how to handle this on their railroad
as CSX does not specify the type of car on the paperwork and crews were
speeding on their line. UP management agreed that if the information
was not provided and the crew did not see their entire train they would
not be held accountable.

Avon yard is a fine example. When outbound trains tie their power onto
their cuts it is very rare they see their entire train. Inspecting the
head six cars are expected to make sure there are no hazmats improperly
placed in the train. This was brought to the attention of two previous
superintendents and both said they would make sure it was noted on the
air slips of trains going on the UP lines but it was never done. 
To prevent any chance of having an empty bulk head flat car in your
train instead of a regular flat you must either request that the car
inspector who is doing your roll by advise you that your noted empty
flat is a bulk head or regular flat car or the conductor must inspect
the car/or cars. This will be the only way that you will be able to
protect yourself from being charged with speeding. This issue has been
on going for sometime and has yet still to be addressed properly. If
you are in doubt as the type of empty flat that you have in your train
do not leave your terminal until it has been identified!Make note also
that there is no specific reference to the speed of a regular empty
flat. As of now according to the new speed chart a non bulk head empty
flat would be considered 60 mph in the mixed freight category.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2018

We've been told to give an estimate to double track a single main on
the great lakes. It's ten miles and was single tracked almost 30 years
ago. Alot of the road bed has been maintained as access roads so some of
the expense of laying new track won't apply. Rail has been measured and
ties counted. Switches are already built. They have more big investments
planned, who knows which plans will come to be. New Castle yard is still
on the board for some major upgrades. Nothing set in stone. Willard has
bids on a desk in Jacksonville to rebuild retarders for both humps. No
decision on that yet, but they asked for it. Bottom line is
Jacksonville wants the b&o line to be ready to handle triple the
freight and at faster speeds from the East coast to Chicago. We shall
see how it's going to work.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 April 2018

Yes. They're upgrading it where they want to run more traffic, and
neglecting it in places that they plan on taking traffic from when all
the ptc is done. But yes, they are constantly replacing ties and rail,
and this year they are replacing more rail than we've ever seen and
mostly all the main line switches, crossovers, and all the diamonds. I
believe alot of that is to be able to raise the permanant speeds in
sections. Plus there was alot of government money for PTC, so alot of
old style switches needed to be replaced and power switches installed
in some places to be PTC compliant. There are stretches of new rail
either already replaced or layed out to be replaced in 30-40 mile
sections where they're replacing the entire section

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 April 2018

LOL! Alright CSX raised speed limits. That's only where they can.
They'll still be permanent speed restrictions. A 196 mile run we made
half of it was permanently lowered from 40mph to 25mph because CSX
didn't want to fix the track. That was around 2001 it's still 25mph
today. The only reason the other half wasn't lowered because AMTRAK
runs over it. Other subs I ran we were running 50mph till mid '90s
when CEO John Snow let the track deteriorate then speeds were dropped
to 40mph. Is CSX upgrading the track?

Name: English 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 April 2018

Or how about Patatoe or potatoe, railway railroad, who cares.

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

Anyone who posts on here and uses the word railway instead of railroad
is a fake. Nobody  tells someone they work for the railway. Its
railroad you idiot.

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

AMEN MAN!

I am 100% behind you on that one. Got 12 hours to get across the road.
You answer that phone your their bitch for 12. Cry, whine, blow a
gasket. Get your blood pressure up for nothing. Your going to be out
there as long as they want to keep you. Toning the dispatch up and
crying like a little girl because your sitting at a red and don't know
why or trying to tell them how to run trains is going to do nothing but
put your annoying ass at the end of the line. I wish more dispatchers
would do that. Shut some of these cry babies up. Nothing I hate worse
than doing pods is listening to some cry baby for hours in the cab
because he cant just sit there and shut the hell up and just go for the
ride. we all want to get to the other end and get off the train. we all
want to get home as fast as we can but the fact is there isn't a damb
thing you can do about it because conductors and Engineers aren't in
charge. You go where they run you and you go when they tell you. In the
meantime just sit back and enjoy the scenery. Go with the flow. They got
to pay you but you aint got to go anywhere. You got 12 hours to sit on
your ass but they still got to fork out the dough. Easiest money ever
made sitting on your ass getting paid. Better than 12 hours in a
factory. Who gives a rats arss as long as you get paid. They want to
know why the trains late I tell them to look in the mirror. They got
GPS. They know where we were. We go forwards and backwards. Shit rolls
up hill!

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

who cares about any of this garbage? im just trying to get paid. i can
run 40 or 140 mph i dont give a shit just make sure the direct deposit
is correct. oh yea and leave me the hell alone. out.

Name: Rep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 April 2018

Loco dumbass  
Your one arrogant a hole.  If track speed is 50 and everyone is
averaging 40 it sure looks a whole lot better in percentages of
velocity than always averaging 40 in a 60. As stats stated. Running 60
in small splurts where your train actually can could make the small
difference needed to have a good arrival time without adding power or
reducing.Your comments are always geared towards the company KISS
attitude. As for TO we all know how it runs way under when not
necessary cost us all the arrival time noted at the beginning of the
trip. As for fuel conservancy it's a joke when you under power and
increase train lengths to the point it's impossible to meet
requirements. Using 1300 gallons of fuel that normally requires 800 is
not acceptable. We know what we use especially those of us who have
traveled the same territory for 20 years. As for laying off failures
and observations you have no clue what your talking about. The erad and
GPS reduced the number of supervisors in the field in regards to using
the radar or tracking locations. It has not however reduced the
companies orders to produce failures for Fra testing regulations and
for legal reasons. I doubt you understand their reasoning but I do
since I have been in direct contact with those using those failures for
defense purposes in court. Ask any old supervisor who has any time under
his belt what they were told...."If your not getting failures then your
not doing your job because they are out there! Get your numbers up or
consider exercising your seniority rights back into your craft!"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 April 2018

Dumbasses, average train speed won't get worse just because they raise
the speed limit. They aren't setting a speed trap, and they don't
want to fire anyone. We're getting busier and they're seeing that
alot of guys recalled aren't coming back. They've been told to lay
off of us for a little while because we can't afford to lose anyone.
Raising the speed is an attempt to get the trains over the road faster.
Maybe TO sucks alot of the time, but there are some trains that can do
track speed. Also, maybe it'll help them build reasonable sized trains
since they'll be 30mph under instead of 20, or maybe add better power.
They're spending alot to upgrade crossovers and switches, rail and
ties, and signal upgrades, that's all coinciding with the speed
increases. Give it a chance. I know I'd like to be home sooner, how
about you?

Name: Speed
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 April 2018

As far as speed limits go I think they are just setting a ,speed trap
they will sit in the bushes with there radar guns and download unit.
And if you to fast for the track your fired.

Name: Contract
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 April 2018

The last thing CSX wants to do is negotiate any contract or new
agreements. They will let any contract expire and abuse and fire and
terrorize just like they are doing. They donít want to sign any
agreements then they might have to honour them. Just like cprail ceo
creel is doing but his hand will be forced soon. Wake up people CSX
still wants to get rid of 4500 more of you. They donít care which
department they cut, the operating ratio has to come down for there big
Hh pr plan.

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

If your train hits 60mph for any stretch of line longer than 20 miles,
the Roadmaster and track inspector on that subdivision should be fired.
Just sayiní...

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

All this talk about hourly for engineers is very intriguing but with a
certain General Chairman saying that we aren't even in negotiations
for an hourly agreement I have to call BS especially with the rate of
$51.36 an hour. Please share the email that states it's going to be
released May 1st or its all just BS!

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

Loco 
 Your right . Stats will suck for actual train speeds on certain lines
but making up time difference will prevent the bed for adding power.
I'm placed you can run 50 or better you can run 60 to make up list
time. Only time will tell if this will work. 10 mph faster in sprints
may or may not help. Now instead of conquering an up hill at 50 you can
do it at 60 and may be drop back to 50 instead of 40. You are right
though.  There will be those who will continue to complain because they
can't run track speed. Most of these people have control issues and are
never happy anyway. They need to get over it or quit. You answer the
phone you belong to them for 12 hours. Doesn't matter what they want.
Just tell them to shut up or quit. They know what they signed on for.

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

Hmmm 

Ha! Ha!  Lol!  Are you frickin kidding.all a speed increase will do is
make things worse. You can't run track speed with the TO and all the
underpowered motors they give you now. It will just piss off the hot
head engineers who cry like little bitches that can't run straight up
now!  God help us all! I don't want to hear their bitchy little arsses
now but not being able to go faster will make it worse. Second think
about it. What's that going to do to the numbers? The average train
speed in 2017 was 40. How they going to explain the comparables being
worse. I smell sabatog! Something isn't right in Denmark! Doing 40 in
a 50 is better than 40 in a 60.  Something stinks about this!

Name: Dave
E-mail: dp@powerrail.ca
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 April 2018

We are looking for temp Conductors for a Class 1 railway in the Midwest 
Accommodations are paid for plus $30 per day meal money. Hourly rate of
$43.00. Contact me? dp@powerrail.ca

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

How about those speed increases on the new system bulletin?? That'll be
interesting. 60 for mixed freight, 70 for intermodal! Let's skin er
back and move some shit!

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

XRF

Change is good at times. If UP has a shortage why would they offer
bonuses then spend all their time trying to fire someone? It doesn't
make sense. I don't know where you worked at, it sounds like you
were/are management. It would seem that if you had information to the
degree you suggest of intimidation you should do the right thing to
help those who were affected. Railroading today everyone should be
working strictly by the book. It was that way before I retired. No more
short cuts, do it their way. Don't trust anyone. Right before retiring
working a pusher I got 5 days in the street for doing what a yardmaster
told me to do. We were suppose to take a cut of cars to another yard. We
were short on time. Something came up that the YM wanted us to do. We
were still in the track in the clear but not one car length from the
clearance point which was a new rule. I told the YM about it he said
leave it he'll get another crew on it. Well, he didn't get another
crew on it. The next day got called to the office after I told the
trainmaster what happened the YM had no memory of anything. Like I said
don't trust anyone. No big deal 5 days off collected my hit & run
insurance then retired a few weeks later.

Name: Wondering 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 April 2018

Did Parkersburg,WV Trainmaster David Benson make cupcakes for his male
roommate and then have a pillow fight with him? We heard that he told
this on himself. Any true to this.? Is that why they call him ď
CupcakeĒ ?

Name: XRF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 April 2018

RRJIM 

It's too bad your not as smart as you think you are. I got news for
you. People need to be afraid of their shadows when any deal is made
with conditions that Money of any kind has to be returned. I was part
of it. I had my orders to stalk and prevent bonus pay outs. I was one
of the many who were given orders to get failures or look at another
craft. I know the shit that goes down and the underhanded tricks that
were ordered and still will be with any agreements that involve money
changing hands. the only protection an employee has is to pay low,stay
in the shadows and don't ask questions. You will be out on a list of
you dont. Remember when everyone was warned not to do any interviews
with the company editors who needed articles for the monthly division 
Flyer because you would eventually be written up for something. Ask
around and see how many people were. There are reasons for the
behaviors and they aren't for the crews benefits. Your gone. Did your
time and got lucky it went well for you. Those who are left know how it
works now and those with half a brain know what needs to be done.

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

If you cash in your CSX stock you have made money, now if you reinvest
it in a stock that pays a good dividen. It will continue to grow your
in a win win position. You would be surprised after letting it grow for
years how much money you will have. And if you need cash take the
divedens you make. And leave the principle lump sum invested.

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

Yes I watch the markets, cn cp stock is on its way down now because they
have to replace everything that Hh sold off when he was in charge.
Employees share program was a good deal. People made money, CSX stock
will make gains, buy it being top off with the assets sold not by
generating new revenue.  I see where cp and cn is now, shortage of
equipment employees etc. I would not buy railway stock with all the
risk involved. There are much better stock. If you want a monthly
dividen that pays 14.50 percent here is a ticker  to look at.  FTN

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

APE

You don't look at the stock market. Do you? CSX is up after beating
the earnings projections. I sold all my CSX last year. Wish I would of
held on to a couple thousand shares. 

When did CSX pay HH $300 million? I know about the $84 million to buy
him out of his CP retirement. That should of never happened. As for the
$300 mil he died before completing his 4 year contract. They don't pay
that up front that was over the life of the contract.

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

I have to agree with loco go to work do as required go home. I worked in
the yard at cp when Hh was there. They would pull you out of service for
any little thing. So we all did what was required of us nothing more or
less. No favours no or overtime, two managers would park in a truck
with binoculars and watch everyone. It did not matter how careful we
where they found something to pull you out of service for. They the
people in the ivory tower made the big bucks to make decisions. We did
not help them in anyway shape or form. Foote is doing this at CSX and
his methods are going to put CSX back years. Take these people for what
they are thieves, and they will line there pockets at anyoneís expense.
Only do what you are required to do and then go home. I figure you
people have about two more years of this bs.

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

XRF

Of course there are requirements that have to be met. If you get fired
or quit within 3 years you have to pay the money back. You sound like
you are afraid of your own shadow. CSX did the same years ago offered
relocation bonuses. Those that took it did good. Those complaining
about CSX here's a chance to go work for another railroad. If UP is
the same as CSX then it isn't just a CSX problem. Is it?

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

Iím just trying to get my time in. I doní t really care what the company
does. Tired of worrying about it. They are gonna do what they want just
like they always do and the union will act like they put up a hell of a
fight. Happens every time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 April 2018

Let us do a little math.

CSX pays Harrison 300 million while laying off 900 train crew. That 300
million would pay every single employee of that 900 $100,000 a year for
the next 3.33 years. Think about that. You may not have noticed how big
of an effect that would have on CSX... but your brain did.

Harrison takes the money then dies from the stress of realizing he is a
shit snake oil salesman with not a clue about quality or foresight into
understanding what it takes to invest in a company and take care of its
most critical component... its people.

Fast forward to this month when an over worked and tired CSX crew ends
their shift with a main line switch left open which sends an Amtrak
Engineer and Conductor to their deaths and injures over 100 passengers
and the resulting class action lawsuits that will after the lawyers
finish with CSX eat up another 20-40+ million or more not to mention
the millions of dollars in destroyed equipment all of which CSX is
liable for.

All of this of course happening while a saftey system designed to
detect unset switches was being repaired and no one thought to take
precautions to verify anything with no redundant safety systems active.

I believe Harrisons last words were somthing to the effect that all
heretics must be burned including all heretical customers who think
delays that shut down their factories exist.

When shit goes this wrong you need to focus on quality no matter what
it costs.

Do you job right from the top of the pyrimid CSX and all the way down
or vanish into the mist like all the other railroads before you who
also thought debt based money substitute fiat currency was what
mattered most. What you were actually supposed to be taking care of was
a service to society and your people and the preservation and
continuation of a great legacy that you have failed to live up to.

Sadly all of this falls on deaf ears of those in power who seek to burn
heretics in the hope that having less qualified crews and trains will
somehow get everything where it is supposed to be on time without
another disaster.

Name: Retired call backs
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 April 2018

They are short conductors and hoggers, they are hiring retired guys back
over $400.00 a day if they go to work or not getting paid for stand by.
Cp doing it donít know about cn.  See what you have to look forward to
CSX. Yes itís funny how things get turned around after there terror
campaign.

Name: XRF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2018

Loco  20-

2 days???  LIAR!  

Now to something more important! UP hiring and signing bonus.
Read the entire article in wallstreet. If you quit or you are fired
within the 3 year signing agreement with the UP you have to pay back
all the signing bonus. 

Sounds like the same crap CSX tried to pull with the new hires and
their injury free bonus they offered their first year. When the FRA was
notified about it they made them get rid of it. It just encouraged
injured new hires to keep their mouths shut. They changed it to
discipline instead.  Just remember if they over hire the UP will
probably do the same thing. Stalk, discipline and reduce along with
getting some of their money back. What happpened with the UP borrowing
out our guys?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 April 2018

Hogger

You're a dumbass.  An operator is a skilled trade. It can be used
anywhere in the world in any industry.  Takes years to become an
operating engineer.   A locomotive engineer's FRA cert is shit at
best.  I've trained chimps in two days to run a train.  One cannot
intelligently compare the two.

Name: Hiring bonus
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 April 2018

If other carriers are offering$25000.00 to hire on, this is the standard
fee they give employees to relocate. And they would pay market price for
your house that was sold. So for a recruiting company that is offering
this relocation fee is a good deal. And they are not going to invest
that money in you, just to fire you on there property. When a carrier
canít move a train because they donít have, qualified crews it cost
them millions. A friend of mine was layed off, received a job with
different carrier, and loves it they treat him like gold. And never did
take recall from the company that layed him off.

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 April 2018

Loco 20-30 power 


Kiss my ass loser. If you think being an engines is not a skill your a
loser who didn't pass your runs or your woethless at it and no one
wants to work with you. Anyone who is trained and skilled and gets
certification is a skilled worker. Heavy equipment, back hoe operators
etc...your just a company mole mouth piece on here to distract others
from looking at going elsewhere where the money and the treatment is
better.  You need your arss kicked to the curb.

Name: Don the Flipper
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 April 2018

If your last name starts with you get to flip!! Dont be mad at me man, i
dont call

Name: Qualified people
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 April 2018

Hh created the intimidation game  of firing people to get his way. Foote
doing the same thing. Treating employees like they are the enemy cutting
jobs to get the operating ratio down, mothballing and selling equipment.
And not serving customers and there needs. Employees that are fired or
layed off have options to work for other carriers. You are not moving a
train without the proper certifications. Like cn and cp the people that
where layed off found other work. Lots did not return, they need people
to run the trains yesterday and they donít have crews to do this. The
training of new people takes time,now all of a sudden qualified people
are important again. They will train many but only a portion will stick
it out after getting a taste of rr life. The stock at CSX is not
climbing like they had planned and I feel Hh pr plan is going to be
stale not bullish. If you are a qualified conductor or engineer take
that job at another carrier and donít look back at CSX.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 April 2018

I just read that BNSF & UP are offering $25,000 signing bonuses to
attract railroaders from other railroads. They have worker shortages
due to increased business. It didn't mention locations.

Name: Lc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 April 2018

Just received email 4-23.  51.32 has been agreed upon.  Membership will
vote in May for ratification.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 April 2018

Certification?  That's a joke.  A conductor or engineer IS NOT A SKILL.
That certification is worthless.

Name: Certification
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 April 2018

With what you people are going threw at CSX with Foote cutting so many
jobs to manipulate the numbers. You all have certifications that is the
same as having money in the bank. If you are layed off from CSX. There
are lots of railroads in North America that would love to have you
working for them. Foote is going to pay down the road when they donít
have trained crews to run the trains. Watching that happen here in
Canada. You will go threw some rough times but will overall win the
fight and be more appreciated.

Name: Jasper needs conductors
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 April 2018

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/LocationPhotos-g154918-Jasper_Jasper_National_Park_Alberta.html
 work out of jasper this is your back tard

Name: Just a few google many more
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 April 2018

https://m.wowjobs.ca/jobs-train+conductor-jobs

Name: Jobs
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 April 2018

Be adventurous come work for the railroad here, the province Iím from
there are 100000 fishing lakes. And the same in other provinces, get
your citizenship and your heath care is covered by the goverment. And
then you just by extra insurance if you want. Cn is hiring 2000
trainpeople to start so is cp. and there are smaller railroads hiring.
Hh cut the staff by over 30 percent at each railroad. Now they need
these people back and some. Check it out get away from bad relationship
etc. The summers are great across Canada. The winter harsh at times, but
is a great country to live and work in low crime.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 April 2018

Yeah right! 51 bucks an hour? Are you serious, lol! More like 22 an
hour. Don't post carp on here like that. 

This is a company mole trying to make sure more people dont quit. They
know most furloughed employees are not coming back and the pressure is
being felt so this idiot put this on there to help retain employees a
while longer. When May comes there will be a post about some delay in
the negotiations but back pay will be offered. Don't fall for this bs.

Name: WeStop4DoNuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 April 2018

Hourly rate of $51.32/HR has been negotiated.  Will be released after
1st of May.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 April 2018

Kevin Tobergte and conductor Andrew Hall actually saved NS 21 times the
damages to be the scapegoats so they should counter-sue for 21 times
injuries huh?
http://www.themilitant.com/2018/8217/821755.html
Norfolk Southern sues rail workers for crash damage
In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court April 5, the company claims
that engineer Kevin Tobergte and conductor Andrew Hall were responsible
for the ďtotal destructionĒ of two locomotives and extensive damage to
other rail cars. The bosses are asking the court to find these workers
liable for damages to the locomotives, rail cars, tracks, right of way,
communications and signal equipment, the costs of cleaning up spilled
diesel fuel, as well as payouts to landowners adjacent to the wreck and
Norfolk Southern customers whose freight was delayed.
In fact, there is a clear trend in recent years toward making
our business more difficult and costly.

The best example that I can give you is the positive train
control mandate--a $10 billion expenditure by 2015. The cost
benefit ratio is 22:1. The railroads will have to cut other
expenditures to pay for it. We spent $9 billion last year on
maintenance and expansion, and weíll spend $9 billion this year,
except $700 million of that will be on the first steps of PTC
implementation. What will fall out of the budget? What will fall
out when the PTC spend is $1.2 billion a year in 2011?
Expansion? Certainly! But what about tie replacement and other
things that make the railroad safer? Itís not a threat, itís just the
way it is. Something has to give. There needs to be a more reasonable
deployment of PTC, and Congress has to help us pay
for it. Congress should enact a railroad tax credit this year!

Name: 3rdEyeSees
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 April 2018

Funny how many foreign line locos are hauling our trains around right
now.  Wonder how these ginned up numbers will look once the horsepower
hours run out and these morons have to actually pay to run?  Another
joke.  These stockholders are so 'effin gullible.

Name: Sales pitch
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 April 2018

Hh PR railroading is the sales pitch that Hh calls his raid. Foote knows
the script and is going forward with it. They want everyone to believe
that they are creating this mean lean machine that is going to have the
cash flowing in like water coming out of a tap. Recording false train
times dwell times and really it is a smoke screen to sell all the
assets of CSX. Lose many customers and valueable employees .They have
turned managers into useful idiots  to enforce there deceptions.once
they canít sell anything more they will jump ship. The next crew will
have to try and repair all the damage , just like they are doing now at
cn and cp.

Name: Invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 April 2018

Ape 10-

So saving for a rainy day or having 4 months salary saved or having an
emergency fund is being an idiot? Having surplus is not stupid for a
business that lives by how the economy is running at the moment. It can
change at the drop of a hat. One bad investment or one stupid
announcement from the Potus can change everything and leave the company
vulnerable looking for the last minute funds or assets to liquidate to
stay above water. Don't encourage other to NOT SAVE for difficult
times! CSX is towing a dangerous line.

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

If your an experienced railroader and your certification is up to date.
You could get a work visa and get a job at any railroad in Canada in a
heart beat. They canít hire people fast enough, because Hh cut so many
jobs here. Ceo creel is sweating now that the stock is in decline and
he has to stop the bulliying now and settle the contract. And the
goverment is in no hurry to force strikers back to work if they strike.
Foote is doing the same thing at CSX. CSX will have to do the same thing
they have to do at cn and cp. CSX is in the cutting and bullying mode
now. I have a good idea how things are going to pan out at CSX. Just
buy watching what they did with us in Canada. A railroader is a
railroader. There are no boarders.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 April 2018

Your an idiot you get rid of waste and buy as you need. That is
efficiency. Having surplus on the books is a waste of money. Plus all
the new requires less maintenance, just like the boat and truck you
have financed for 20yrs.

Name: Car repair
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 April 2018

Car repair let them down greater you and do what they want. Hh cut so
many mechanical staff he had managers work there days off repairing
cars to try make up for the cuts. One year after Hh has been gone. They
hired thirty five more carman to meet the demands of maintance. And that
is system wide. They deferred repairs by storing cars to manipulate the
numbers for there quarterly reports. Steel on steel baby they can fix
it now or fix it later. But they know this. Just play the game. We win
in the end. Now in Canada they have to replace all the equipment they
sold. Replace the men they cut. Itís just a big raid for the greedy.

Name: Strike
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 April 2018

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/business/article-cp-rail-strike-could-disrupt-passenger-train-service-operators-warn/

Name: Louisville
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 April 2018

Conductor
Yup, Steve Salyers.  I didn't think he deserved the respect of me
spelling his name correctly.  He is very short with very little hands
and a ginormous ego.  He's a master bullshitter also.  Can't believe
corporate hasn't seen through it.

Name: Wages
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 April 2018

Your pay scale has to expire with present contract first. They canít
introduce it till next contract , I think thatís what they are gearing
up for!

Name: EARS OPEN!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 April 2018

Hourly wages

Just heard yesterday that some officials at the school in Atlanta were
saying that the hourly wages were a done deal and we just don't know
it yet. We all know how rumors are but this came from someone still
involved with the school.  Better be getting up your Local Chairman and
General Chairman's rear and get some straight answers on the
negotiations going on behind your backs!

Name: Strike
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 April 2018

http://www.bnn.ca/cp-rail-starts-to-shut-down-operations-as-strike-looms-1.1062501

Name: carrepair/Avon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 April 2018

Louisville

Ignore smart ass ape. If you are doing your job like you are supposed
to and doing it my FRA laws then go ahead an let him cut two jobs off.
They pulled that shit a few years ago at Avon yard and it bit them in
the ass. We continued to work by the law and do our jobs right and it
slowed shit down to a crawl because of man power shortages as they
called it. When they found out we were being intimidated to rush
because they were the ones who cut us they were forced to put the
positions back on.  We had a few FRA guys showing up after we all
complained to the FRA about it and they actually shopped the shit out
of the cars. We all just sat back and laughed. If they got any train
crews doing any of your work make sure you time slip them too for doing
your work . Leave a paper trail!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 April 2018

Louisville,

Sounds like typical Steve Salyers. Short guy with a big ego?  Dealt
with him in Philly for a while. Management by fear. Guys on the yard
board refused to take a road job one time. He cut the yard list all the
way down to 1 turn. Then got pissed when yard jobs weren't filled. We
aren't launching rockets, boys. Just running trains. No rocket
scientists needed here!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 April 2018

Louisville


I would say be a little more efficient.

Name: Louisville
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 April 2018

Steve Sowers told the carmen that if they didn't work the tracks faster
he would cut two jobs off.  How is that ethical?  He's basically
telling them to take short cuts and break rules or lose jobs.

Name: Brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 April 2018

Just a thought when Hh was at cn and cp. Management where putting failed
audits on employees file that management fabricated. And never notified
the employee or gave them a copy of failed audit. In one shop the union
found 160 fabricated failed audits attached to peopleís files. The
reason for this they figure is to make it easier to dismiss an
employee. Guys started looking a t there personnel files to see if
information was accurate. The confusion is not by mistake!!!!

Name: cond/switchman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 April 2018

Young pups


Just a piece of advice. It looks like with the observation testing
going on and some TMs interpreting the rules different than written
that we are headed back to a repeat of what happened when CSX first
took over conrail and came out with their first rules book. The
language was so screwed up that everything could be twisted to several
points of view. It got so bad that the operating rules department had
to put out a bulletin covering several rules that the supervisors were
interpreting differently and writing people up for. They gave the final
interpretation and order as to what their meanings were. It sounds like
its going to happen again. Tom Wolf wrote the book our latest book and
purposely reduced a ton of clutter and stupid micro managing rules that
no one needed. His exact words were...... Im hoping that I reduced it
enough and clarified things so that we wont have the confusion that
went on in the past!  
If you are given a failure or told by a supervisor that you failed a
test on a rule that they are interpreting differently you need to
immediately notify your LC and send an email to the operating rules
department for clarification. There is no way in hell that we need the
same fiasco that we had before.  There is no time for this and having
failures removed from your record is a pain in the butt! Just ask any
old head what happened when this all went down. It was a nightmare and
took months to get it under control!

Name: !!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 April 2018

Surprise!!!!  


Big wig C.O.O  Harris showed up at Avon yard for a surprise visit!  Be
careful everyone!  Sounds like they might be sneaking in the back door!

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

Hey conductor. Youre a grown man. Turn your ball cap around with the
bill out front and speak into the radio so i can hear you. Stop trying
to be cool and  do your damn job you 35 year old frat boy! Also turn
that stupid phone off.

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

Mr hogger you complain about your conductor. In my day we would cover
for a mate lots had a crisis etc going on. We helped our mates on and
off the job. So many go threw divorce get bad news. And you know it is
hard to get time off work. If it was a repeated practice with the same
guy you take them a side and have the talk on his behaviour. Stick
together people especially now with all the changes.

Name: Stock manipulation
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 April 2018

When you take from peter to give to Paul, looks good for awhile. But
with that kind of thinking and formula it comes to a point. Losing half
your customers that generated revenue is not a  good model for cash
flow. Something has to compinsate for that lost revenue. Selling assets
cutting staff etc. But it will come to a head. When mantle canít extract
anymore value from CSX they will move on. Leaving new ceo to restock
equipment men etc. Just like cn and cp are doing now after they where
raided. By Hh and friends

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

Be careful what you wish for hogger, your going to be one man crew
before you know it. Like the saying goes, you donít know what you had
till itís gone.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 April 2018

Conductor 

My conductor got on oyr train at 2 am this morning and made his frickin
bed before we even got out of the terminal limits. Of course I had to
call the sigs. And run the train and be alert and stay awake while his
lazy ass slept to the other end. We all have issues with our jobs but
I'm sick of you smart mouth pricks always dogging engineers with that
stupid fu...king remark we just go forward and backwards. When I get
done setting up my PTC and doing all my paperwork that's required and
checking my units then I get everything set up the best way I can so
I'm not miserable the whole trip. Our job is mental. Your job is more
physical. Duh duh..couple a car....Duh duh....lace an air hose.....Duh
duh...throw a switch. Now read a work order then get up on the engine
and go to sleep while I stay awake all night making sure we get across
the road in one piece safely. we could bash each other till the cows
come home. Fact is I didn't need his ass on the train. Utility man
could have done his work in the yard. Another one at the other end. He
was a waste of space in the cab. I would have been more than happy to
run alone!

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

Hogger you sit in your cumphy seat in the cab, itís not as nice as the
lazy boy in your living room. What is your job again, ahead two cars
stop back ten cars stop. Job stress to much for you ?

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

please tell me that other subdivisions have conductors that are useless
and serve no purpose in getting a train over the road. i cant believe
what i see on a daily basis. i cant be the only one who has to deal
with this.

Name: csx record profit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 April 2018

Yeah right, $650 million profit! I wonder since they just make up
numbers why they didn't say a higher number? We all know they lie
about the numbers. Especially the departure times, dwell times, recrew
rates, velocity, crew availability, and on and on. Very convenient to
make up numbers when YOU DETERMINE THE NUMBERS OFF YOUR OWN MADE UP
METRICS! Anyone who works for CSX knows all these numbers are made up
to sound good to the stockholders but we really know this company is
going downhill fast and its just a matter of time before its scrapped
out and sold to the highest bidder. There is no future CSX, no matter
what numbers they make up. The board of directors should all be fired
and put in jail for allowing this company to be taken over by a hedge
fund. The board of directors are responsible for the best interest and
future of this company. Then again, I know they are being paid off as
well. Proxy votes for the board of directors and shareholder buyback
are due by May 7. DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!!

Name: CSX Record Profits
E-mail: corporate@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 18 April 2018

Today, after the market closed, CSX reported record profits of over
six hundred fifty million dollars ($650,000,000.00). And it seems that
Hunter Harrison's hand-picked successor was the right choice.

We salute you Mr. Foote...!And now, we'll swallow or pride and drink
all the CSX punch that you can provide!

Name: Friends
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 April 2018

Yes retired still read the blogs, I still have friends that are close to
retiring and help them with that. And Iím an investor on the stock
market. Lots pull there shares out of company and want to no where to
park there money for good returns. You can be retired and still have a
indirect connection to the railway.

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

Retired but still following and posting on a RR site. LOL!

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

I retired last year Iím third generation, one family member was killed
on rr. The rr was built on booze, it was not accepted at all when I
started, I had a good career on the rr.we worked in all conditions and
most of the guys helped each other. It was a tight community,and
management treated you with respect. I witnessed all the changes just
before I left. Cameras pulled out of service for next to nothing. If I
had to start now the way it is I wouldnít. I would work else where for
half the money. The generations of the past did have the best years on
the railway. Now itís like a consintration camp. I feel bad for the new
guys that work under the new conditions. Things where suppose to get
better for modern rr but it is more worse than ever. Good luck

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

In the event of a strike and management runs the trains at cp, they have
that hurry up get er done attitude. You will see more derailments with
these clowns, maybe ceo creel will go all out and buy managers sleeping
bags and pillows so they can sleep in the cab. Only in Canada you say.
Lol lol

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

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/business/article-cp-railway-faces-possible-train-crew-walkout-as-union-members-vote-to/

Name: Testedagsin!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

Crews 

It's on! The testing is back and coming on strong. New rule book was
reduced to get rid of a shit load of micro management rules now they
are confused on stopping distances at switches. Make sure every move
you make stops in the clear of any adjacent track even when it is
already properly lined for your move and if there is a yellow tie stay
way behind it. Big hit right now. If you can't stop in the clear
notify ym you are fouling clearance point. Remember if equipment left
per orders won't be in the clear occupy the entire switch to the track
with the equipment!

Name: Pay back
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2018

You guys at CSX are now where we where with Hh at cn and cp. itís
contract time look north and see the fucken ceo creel and friends are
going to get. CSX will pay for all there shit to down the road.

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

Conductor,
What I expected.  Myself?  Suffered account of other's screw-ups
numerous times.  Again, am well aware of how things are now days 
(regulations, rules, etc.).

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

Retired now. 

Just another full of yourself blah blah. Couldn't help but post. Sure
you would be written up the first week if you came back today. Always
know how to do things better but not by the rules. Good riddance
because both guys go down now for one person's dumb ass move. How you
like that assinine comment!

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

What I see & read on this website = none of you could've hacked it in
the days gone by.  Posting anything regarding such is a pure waste of
time - would just be answered with asinine, smart, snotty comments from
persons that have no real clue.  FNGs are the worst.  Plenty of douche
bags that aren't worth minimum wage earning six figures a year or
close complain about taxes & union dues.  Most engineers today
wouldn't make a dimple on a real engineer's butt.  Most conductors
today can't switch a bean out of a bag of noodles without making extra
unnecessary moves, if they can handle that.  Babysat lots of both.  Most
supervisors are a PITA too account very little, if any, experience out
in the field but they have the power to impose discipline.  Yeah, am
well aware of all of today's rules, etc.    Railroading never was &
never will be, for everybody.
Glad to be outta there.

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

Train crews/mechanical 

You made a wise choice. Both engineers and conductors suffer body
abuse. Some in different ways than others. I was a conductor for 10
years then decided to change to engineer when it was offered. I never
had lower back, leg and neck problems until I got stuck in the seats
from hell on a regular basis. Road conductors deal with the same shit.
Seats too low, seats to high, seats rocking like shit, seats hard as a
rock and seats that won't stay adjusted. Working on the ground screws
your feet up for awhile until you get used to the balast. climbing on
cars and bending over all the time putting air hoses together
especially when its cold as hell takes its toll after years. Facts are
both engineer and conductors get screwed up one way or another. Any
body with any time out here knows the truth. Only basement foamers come
on here and spout off otherwise.

Name: Train crews
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2018

My first three years on the rr I was a conductor. It got to me going to
work all hours of the day. And to sit in the same seat for hours on a
end staring at two rails was not for me. I transferred to the
mechanical department. Which was a much better fit for myself. To be a
trainman you have to be cut out for it, but was not for me. Now with
cameras on you must really suck.

Name: Not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

Brakeman. 

Don't fall for the crap. That earlier post was not from an enginner
about injuries. It was an oldhead conductor. He even made references
about his hogger.  That company mole who posted that crap about his
recliner and digging on engineers is a csx mole paid to distract. 
Guessing they didn't like the question about the PTC which was a damn
good one! Something the FRA should be asking questions about. These
moles always chime in when hot topics show up that involve federal law
violations or bring the spot light out on a subject of company
incompetence. Idiot couldn't even figure out who wrote it. Man, the
company watch dogs will hire anyone to sit under their rocks!

Name: Brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 April 2018

Trolls. 

Looks like you don't like having the truth put out there. CSX company
sucks. Probably had injuries but were scared little punks who wouldn't
turn them in for fear of being head hunted. Don't deny it happens.
Comments from young pup conductors dogging the hoggers are posers too.
Climate controlled cabs.LOL LOL! Like they all work! Laughed my ass off
when engineer cub got tossed out of the seat on bad rail and busted his
ass. Back sore for a week. Told him welcome to the club after he
cleaned his lunch up off the floor!  Can't wait till you snot nosed
conductors get sent to school and have to be real hoggers all the time.
Not little fly night pups practicing. You'll learn. You ain't as tough
and fit as you think! Can't wait till you get your back screwed up from
lateral motion! Engine seat aint no barco lounger. Then you would know
that if you weren't a bunch of trolls!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2018

Federal regulators put CSX rail sale on hold. Just read on Jacksonville
Business Journal

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

I worked rr thirty five years with one injury. All the injuries you have
listed,either your an unsafe worker, or a hypochondriac. Either way with
all your injuries you must of been away more from work than you where on
the job.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2018

Yeah engineers must have it so rough, you know the conditions are
terrible having to sit in a chair inside of a climate controlled
environment, burning at most 4 calories a day. I bought a chair for my
living room that vibrates, I paid 3 grand for this thing and I love it,
wish I knew how bad vibrations were for my body before getting this.

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

Engineers 

What the hell is up with this PTC crap where a crew got charged for not
going one train length at 10 mph after They went into suppression. They
said PTC reports it as if it in emergency because it took control of
the train. I've had it set me up several times for no reason. Each
time it says to recover by putting it in suppression. NOT EMERGENCY!
Dispatch reminded me to follow the emergency rule. I told him I was a
key train and if I had to follow emergency rule the we should be
following the rule for a,key train in emergency. Told him we would
start walking it. He said that wasn't necessary. So what is it. We
putting 2 different rules together now? What's up with this crap. I
had someone tell me if you know it's going to set you up just go ahead
and put in suppression when it happens and the erad won't ding it as an
emergency. Is this right? Anyone else dealing with this trash out here?
Sounds like they have a communications problem with the system. How can
they charge anyone with a train in emergency rule violation when it
clearly instructs you to recover it using suppression?

Name: Lc pay
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2018

If your lc is off a lot , he is most likely getting full pay still by
the union, he just has to show heís off on union business. Itís a good
gig!!!!

Name: Up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

the ble lc needed another extended weekend. He's off again.  our lc
marked up late last night went to work and it wasn't a dh.

Name: Old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

North American 
Apparently your what they call a professional train rider. I've been
working locals and yard jobs my whole career. I've pounded the rocks
in 30 below and 110 heat index. I've had torn roter cuffs, sprained
ankles, back injuries, neck injuries and just a torn down body from
years of it. My hoggers have had backs and nerve damage from being beat
in the seats. Every heard of body vibration injury? One of the most
common injuries diagnosed in this business. They got carpal tunnel in
their wrist and hearing loss from noisy ass cabs that exhaust air in
their faces and radios you got to keep blaring to hear them. I don't
know what your doing out there but my body is beat down from years of
this job and I'm not the only one. Maybe your just a superman or maybe
your just a shit stirring troll but I do know your comments are pure
horse shit and sound like something a management suck would say. you
arernt a real railroaded for sure. Maybe a paper pysher.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 April 2018

I never had to marked off for a union meeting. Everyone can make it to
4-6 meetings a year without marking off. If your local/division has 100
members at least 25% can be at the meeting. The excuse most have given
when this issue has been brought up before is they didn't want to give
up anytime of their own. It's around 2 hours to go deal with what's
going on at the railroad. It's the time to bring up problems. If
that's not important enough to take a couple hours out of your time
then why complain?

Name: Istop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 April 2018

Up

It sounds like we work on the same sub.  Our LC is about 4ft and he's
a hothead who is marked of constantly.  The utu Lc and Previous Lc mark
off every weekend and threw the week.

Name: Training
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 April 2018

To the person paying $6500 for training to get a railway job, you can
claim that on you income tax and make that money back in a short time.
A person that goes to a trade school or college for up to four years
pays a hell of a lot more. And when not in school working minimum wage
job to keep paying tuition. I work for the railway, I donít know why
you are looking for sympathy!!  And on the railway you have better job
security than most any other employer. When you have a democratic
goverment that pays for all these people with five kids or more to be
on welfare, the tax payers pay for all the freebies these bums get.
With trump he has saved lots of tax payers money by cutting these bums
off welfare. The middle class people have always paid the bill for the
rich and the poor. Enjoy your life the best way you can pal. Time flys.

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

well the utu Lc and his bitch (xlc) laid off union again. Those two are
off every weekend union.   The Lc marks off a lot Mon-Thurs too.  and
manages to mark up just in time to catch a deadhead or a mailtrain. 
The Midget that represents the ble is off all the time too. 

Is it like this on other subdivisions?

Name: North America 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 April 2018

Railroader work crazy hours in all kinds of weather. Most on the job
training is on pay. You have good medical early retirement, and great
pay. And your not in a physically demanding job. i:e walking throwing a
switch applying hand brakes if you struggle with this get wimpy self to
the gym!And company share options. A lot of people that work 9 to 5
both man and women in the house both  work and still donít make what a
single railroader makes. I New a hogger that bitched all the time he
was at work and off the job. Well they ended up firing him with cause.
Now that he works in the real world itís not so great. His exact words
now are he would blow the boss in front of every one to get his hogger
job back. You donít know what you have till itís gone. Most people
learn that the hard way!!!

Name: Ha ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 April 2018

Ha ha I retired with 35 years on the railroad liked my job most of the
time, and made more money than most of the people I know. My point was
you make good money. The more you make the higher the deductions. Buy
so many complain and hate working at the railroad. So if it is to much
resign and work outside the rr for a third of the money.

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

Money. 
Your so full of crap. There isn't a mile long line of people wanting
our jobs. No one with a college degree wants it because they don't
want to spend the rest of their lives away from home, on call, working
all hours of the day and night and fighting for the union agreed
rights. It takes a special person to stay out here year after year and
live this life style. We may not need a college degree but I've spent
the last 20 years testing every year. It's called continuing
education. I paid 6500 grand for my job and went through 4 weeks of
training. I spent 4 weeks training to get my engineers license. There
are alot of jobs that don't require a college degree. Get so sick of
you pukes making it sound like our jobs are low class and only for
morons. I know several people with college degree who can't tie their
own damn shoes. I'm proud of the job I do. So is my family even though
they don't see me much. If you think this job is so low class then quit
and get that college degree. Go home every night and keep your hands
clean. Hope you bring home more than 22,000 every 4 months.

Name: Money
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 April 2018

$44000.00 gross $22000.00 in fourteen weeks is great money. Try to earn
that kind of money outside the railroad with just a high school
education. Your pention everything is deducted for your future also.
You are putting in long hours at work,your not roofing or pouring
cement. Put things in perspective. There are lots of people that would
trade you jobs!!!!

Name: Agree!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 April 2018

Loco 

Amen. I can't afford the points. Meetings on Friday or Saturday cost
you 4 points. Why not have them on a Wednesday so people have a chance
to get back home after they dog you all weekend. Maybe drop turn or get
a personal day to go. Better chance of that in the middle of the week.
Any way you look at it the railroad has it set up so people can't go
without giving up days or taking points. Just the way they want it. But
then who is encouraged to go when the union's won't answer questions
or keep us in the loop. Don't even keep the LC's informed. My reps
been trying to get answers from the GC for weeks now. Said he's had
enough of this shit. Why do you think so many of them are jumping ship
and taking management positions. They see the writing on the wall. Look
at all the post from CN  people who dealt with the HH and Foote team.
Our union's are in for the battle of their lives if they decide to do
what's right by federal law and represent us! Not holding my breath.
Smell a shit load of horse trading under the table!

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for N/A
Posted: 15 April 2018

yea. its real easy to make it to a union meeting. i think i will lay off
and get points. i dont have the option of laying off union business. the
only thing i can plan is not being able to make a plan.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 April 2018

Meetings

Good post. Union can't do anything if no one goes to the meeting to
air their grievances. One area the union locals/divisions have a lot of
say is on the territory they represent. Changes in local agreements can
be done with only 6 people (the minimum to hold a meeting). I think the
issue is this generation grew up in a time from the late '80s to the
present where unions have been bashed as being all bad. I don't think
they understand the complexity that rail unions have on them under the
Railway Labor Act.

Name: TIRED/UNSAFE
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 April 2018

Payin the RRBoard people

Just looked at my pay stub. Ive made 44,000 this year so far and have
brought home 22,000.  Less than half what I have made.  Screw this. Ive
been worked into the ground and Im tired as hell.  Think I will file for
FMLA!  Oh, and Im one of the suckers who got their Personal day taken
away from me when they decided they were going to punish us for not
working enough and freeze them until April 7th. Screwed me out of my
little boys birthday party.  Yeah, us railroaders are soooo rich!  Hey
union reps.... what kind of punishment are you going to impose on the
company for screwing with the caps and violating our union agreement.  
Score....Hunter from the grave 1....Unions 0 !

Name: Meetings
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 April 2018

There where lots of times I would show up at a union meeting and they
had to cancel it, because there was not enough people. Other than the
reps and two members. You would get a turn out if there was a big issue
looming. That is the way it is now days no one could be bothered. When I
started in 1980 most meetings where standing room only and management
did not want any trouble with the union, I remember about ten years
ago. A manager said when you guys had a union my job was a lot harder,
and now he tells members to get to work, work threw breaks and has no
concern about the union rules. So the lack of interest in your union
gives management free reign with you. Now everyone is spineless, to
busy for meetings or involvement. Rules being broken peoples jobs cut.
And a hand full of reps are suppose to make everything beautiful all
the time. And when the minimum amount of members vote on an issue. The
ones that did not vote seem the most pissed off and blame the union.
You pay union dues to protect your jobs and your future employment. But
if you sit back and watch it all taken away without putting up a fight
and blame everyone else for the outcome. If someone is going to take
away something from me Iím going to make it as hard as I can for them
to do it. And then once the company has made its mind up to sell
everything there is not much anyone can do anyways.

Name: Xlc
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 April 2018

Xlc there you go again is someone else going to look into it. You have a
health and safety committe call them, you have a phone call fra. There
are lots of branches in your union keep calling. Why would you take the
word of tm or any management. Ask them to show you the bullit on
training. You have the right by law to refuse unsafe work. If someone
told you ya we started jumping off bridges  would you follow. Or ask
questions for your own safety.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 April 2018

Anderson can't handle stress at all, but Norm can, and he does it well.
Wonder why they are polar opposite?

Name: Louisville slave
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 April 2018

Playing yardmaster, 1 day would not shut up ab the onboard and harassed
ab ot. Then with only 15 min til relief showed up, sent crew back out
to do more work, which couldn't have been done cuz another job was
working in same area and was blocked for 30 min, could have waited 15
min for next shift to come on. Trying to play yardmaster isn't
something he can handle apparently.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 April 2018

Louisville slave

What did Anderson do this time? Did he pull more of his hair out?

Name: Not fooled
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 April 2018

Not fooled your a 100 percent right, you reap what you sow. If everyone
put a grievance in on the same rules broken. And maybe it is the same
manager violating the rule. The union has to address it and so does the
company. It might take a while but the paper trail is there. One thing I
found with Hh and his team, they put every little infraction on your
personal file and where even caught making shit up putting on an
employees file. So when you where on the mat you looked like a terrible
employee. Our union randomly checked employees files and found lots of
false information being entered on peopleís files. In one shop they
found 160 entries that where made up and put on employees files. If the
members started putting in grievances as group or individual grievance,
there is a record of it and it will be addressed in time. And it also
shows that the company is not honouring the collective agreement. The
union reps cannot. Take gossip or rumours to an arbitrator. The reps
needs facts on paper to present at these hearings. So help yourself and
other members by filing a grievance. And when the company gets tired of
dealing with grievances maybe they will change there behaviour. But
again to do nothing you will just get more of the same treatment. Itís
your union brothers and sisters. Our guys in Canada never let up on Hh,
at the end of the day he had to deal with the grievances and make the
members whole. It took a while but the union did there job and the
system worked. And Hh was pissed.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 April 2018

Conductor 30+

I don't think he has any other pension besides RRB. I know he began
railroading out of Grafton, WV around 1974 on the B&O. He transferred
to Virginia on the C&O around 1985. He brought up the taxing of RRB in
WV back around 2016. That was after WV took a big hit with the EPA
attack on coal. Next time we talk I'll ask him about it.

Name: Louisville slave
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 April 2018

Louisville trainmaster/yardmaster john anderson is a dumbass worthless
excuse for a manager. Treats his guys like shit and doesnt need to be
working here

Name: Union canada
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 April 2018

I retired just before Hh left, and Hh gave our unions a run for there
money. I was pulled out of service twice under Hh. Union got me back
with back pay. A majority of people fired under Hh where returned to
work with full benefits. Over all I give the unions in Canada an 8 out
of 10. The reps that did not do there jobs where voted out. Attending
union meetings is where I found out the critical information on what
was going on. And our national reps attended local halls and brought us
up to speed on what was going on and we questioned them on everything.
Yes you get the lazy reps. That think they are part of management, but
they donít last long when they are voted back to the field. It sends a
message to the rest of them. I think on some railways there is a lack
of involvement by the members. They only get worked up where changes
where made that they donít like but never bothered voting on. And are
to lazy to read the collective agreement and to lazy to put a grievance
in when the rules are violated. So when you sit back and do nothing ,
you get the same results nothing.

Name: iStop4Donuts
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 April 2018

Just received email.  Hourly rate will be set at 23.25/hr.  Have a Nice
Day.

Name: Last post
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 April 2018

Yes I think this last post is the way CSX is going to unfold. Makes a
lot of sense to divide, CSX up for sale to highest bidders. I think
that is why CSX could care  a less about losing so many customers. The
new owners can worry about them. Foote will suck every dollar out of
CSX. Then head back to Canada, just like Hh did in Canada to cn and cp.
It is a bloody shame they can come in and do this to a company, not
giving a shit about employees and there families.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 April 2018

Well RRJim,
Your co-worker should check into this. Is the person receiving dual
benefits & the SS is taxed? Or perhaps another private pension plan
benefit that can be taxed?

Federal Income Tax and Railroad Retirement Benefits
(notice published by the RRB 02/28/18)
Questions and Answers:
Q #18. - Are Railroad Retirement and Railroad unemployment and sickness
benefits paid by the RRB subject to state income taxes?
A #18. - The Railroad Retirement and Railroad Unemployment Acts
specifically exempt these benefits from state income taxes.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 April 2018

Conductor 30+

I still get that confused on Tier I & Tier II. Not all RRB is exempt
from state taxes. One of my co-workers retired moved back to West
Virginia which had always been exempt. West Virginia changed it a
couple years ago, so now his RRB is state taxed.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 April 2018

Insured

I was basing it on early retirement at age 60 with 30 years (360
months) RRB credit. I've been retired from CSX since 2010. My numbers
is what every person I know who has retired was offered. Not the same
as early retirement with less than 60/30. Even those that go on
occupational disability with less than 30 years into RRB at times have
difficulty with health coverage. In your case retiring early you can
stay on COBRA for 18 months. After that? I can't remember if you
mentioned your age or time in service. If one has 5 years or less why
go early? That time goes quickly.

Name: Cuts
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 April 2018

Here is what I think Foote will do he in the next few years cut as many
employees as he can. Then when CSX has skeleton crews,and they all fear
losing there jobs, and there being no resistance, thatís when he will
try and make all the changes. Each contract he will take and take. But
he has to get the remaining employees feeling really vulnerable.

Name: Wages
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2018

If you want to find out what CSX is planning to offer you. Go on google
the contract of cn and cp employees that work on the USA side of the
company. Or better yet if you can talk to one of the cn cp guys, they
would be able to give you people some advice. Those people been threw
it all working for Hh for four years.

Name: Leaving too
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Insured 

If your only doing 22 years and your not going to be 60 then yes you
will pay more and will only be covered with the cobra option. I'm
doing  20 and will be 53. These guys who left early but were 60 already
are treated different. Different rules for people who quit early before
60.

My condolences to the crews that are getting screwed right now on the
great lakes division!

Name: No doubt 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Before signing anything, you better consider how much your livelihood,
your family, spending time with family are worth. Personally I wouldnít
sell my soul for no less than 50 bucks an hour. Once the Railroad has
you then your life is done. 30 years experience talking here. Just what
is your freedom worth?

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

Best advice is to not listen to rrjim, he should have gave it up a long
time ago

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 April 2018

RRJim,
RR Retirement, unemployment, & sickness benefits are exempt from state
income taxation.
Not sure what was meant but Tier I is the Social Security equivalent.

Name: Retired Now
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Insured:

Retired in 2014, age 60, 477 RR service months. Spouse is 30 months
older than I, and now on RR Medicare.  That Medicare premium is $206.
per mo., which is deducted from her monthly annuity & the supplemental
ins. plan cost for her from United Healthcare = $192. per mo., so
$398.00 total.  No dental or vision.  Deductible & out of pocket
stuff.....   
Ins. premium for me is $240 per/mo. (GA46000 is a freebee thanks to our
unions & the GA23111 plan costs the $240. With both = a lifetime
monetary limit of around $660 K. - which will hopefully be enough until
Medicare age is reached.) 
As of now, $638.00 monthly for health ins. for just the 2 of us. 
No doubt that amount will increase.  Gotta have it.  Safety First.

Name: Fine print
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2018

I retired last year. My advice to all of you Foote is pretty  crafty,
and wants bang for his buck. Any contract CSX puts on the table it will
not be for your benefit. I strongly suggest to look past the $$$$$ signs
and really take the time to read everything including any fine print or
sucker words.

Name: Insured
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

RRJIM 

just got off the phone with highnark/united and they told me the same
thing again. If I retire early with 22 years same deal. 794.00 for 18
months with cobra. Didn't know where you got your numbers. Where are
you reading this info for premiums?

Name: SMH
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Sounds to me that the SMART Union is being Smart by holding off on
negotiations.. BLET JUMPED TO QUICK ON THIS..!!! makes a Employee
wonder how much of a kick back that they got.. We BLETCHLEY suckers
need to atleast get 46 dollars an hour just to break even at where
we're at now..!!!! You're going to lose big... Sit down and do the
math... 


Name: Lc2
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 April 2018

Only the BLET has reached an agreement. The not so SMART is not
negotiating. Just because they reached a deal doesn't mean it will
pass a vote. That's up to the members.

  View This Article

Name: Lc2
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 April 2018

Only the BLET has reached an agreement. The not so SMART is not
negotiating. Just because they reached a deal doesn't mean it will
pass a vote. That's up to the members.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Just for laughs. The original hourly rate agreement was done on the
IC/CN. It was $36 an hour around 12 years ago. It was a 10 hour basic
day so $360 a day OT after 10 hours. It did away with picking road &
yard service. You work whatever you are called for that day. You could
go switch cars in the yard if you still had time get on a road train
then if you still had time go dump some ballast. They also had an
agreement no one could be furloughed. The IC is a small railroad in
this country linked to the CN. I know the same agreement was proposed
to CSX around 10 years ago under the on-property agreement. CSX quickly
rejected it. I can bet good money nothing has changed. lol

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Insured

A CSX retiree at age 60 on early retirement can keep their health
coverage for $285 a month or $570 with the spouse. It went up last July
from $250. Increases about every 5 years. The average railroad
retirement today is $3450 a month most are higher depending on a
persons work history. Some states there's no state taxes paid on RRB.
We are only federally taxed on Tier II the social security equivalent.
You can look elsewhere for health coverage. At age 65-66 you go on
Medicare the government automatically takes out $132 a month out of
pension and the supplement plan through the railroad provider is $300 a
month. I've heard one could do better with United Healthcare on the
supplement. Older you get the higher the cost.

Name: Confused 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Was told by my LC that hourly wage negotiations were completely off the
table. And btw $36 an hour is a fucking joke son. Why would you even
take the fn time to type some bullshit up on here about $36 an hour?

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

$36 hr?? Way too low. This is an insult. Where did
you come up with this number? If itís not at least $48
plus they can shove it!

Name: Tripod
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Just for laughs: What if there was an hourly rate that paid the same for
all types of work. But, the clock starts when you're on-duty at your
home terminal, and ends when you mark off AT YOUR HOME TERMINAL.

Keep me in a hotel for 20 hours? If the clock is ticking, and the money
is flowing into my pockets, I may not complain. Tell you what: Put me on
a road-train for an hourly rate, and let the OT start after 8-10 hours.
Then turn off OT and go back to a base-rate when I mark off at the away
terminal. OT starts again after 16 hours, give or take. Then when I'm
on-duty at the away terminal I go back to a base-rate, with OT again
starting after 8-10 hours.

And the rate would also depend on factors like protected classes of
service. eg If I'm on a yard-job or a yard-list, and they call me for
a road-job, I should be allowed to "just say no". The more they want
to turn it into one big list, the higher the rate needs to be.

Of course, they can never get rid of all claims. Just as one example,
late-lunch or missed-lunch. If they paid an hourly rate with "no
claims" then you'd never have a lunch break again. They can get rid
of most claims in exchange for a better hourly rate, but some claims
would have to remain on the table.

And the incentive for the carrier to get rid of claims in exchange for
a better hourly rate? How much money do they spend processing claims?
How many clerk/office jobs can they cut if the volume of claims dropped
by about 90%?

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

So is 36 bucks an hour flat across the board for road, local and yard
jobs? If so then who the hell is going to be out on the road away from
home every other night in hotels? I'd say the most senior guys will
bid yard jobs and the lowest seniority will be on the road.

Name: LC
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

En 1-10

Give up what rights?   We don't have shit.  You best vote yes. We
can't get a better offer in this political field.  That's more money
than any of us deserve.  The GCs have went above and beyond for us.  I
think they deserve our thanks for all their sleepless nights working on
this deal.  I'm truly grateful for their leadership and all they
selflessly  do.

Name: Lc 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2018

Are you still trying to bait people with your bull shit post. Keep
trying pal, lol.

Name: LC
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Just received information today 4-11-18.  The proposed hourly rate of 
$36.45/hr has been agreed upon.  There will be a vote by the membership
sometime in May.  It was a hard fought fight by  our elected
representation.  I'd like to thank each and everyone for their
determination in negotiating such a long past due hourly rate.
All union members should be proud. This is a historic victory.

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

With just 8400 t&e employees I think the cuts will be mostly elsewhere
but who knows.

Name: Robert Pines
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 April 2018

14 foamer dribbles before noon must be a new record for CSX FOAMER
DRIBBLE.COM

Name: INSURED
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

RRJim

Just got off the phone yesterday with my insurance company for the
railroad. United health care with highmark as regulator. I got an exact
quote as to what my premium would be if I quit in 2 years and want to
keep the same exact insurance policy. They told me I could purchase the
policy under COBRA for exactly 18 months. $790.00 a month would cover
medical, dental and eye. After 18 months I have to purchase my own. Can
work something out with united. They couldn't give a quote. Said I
would have to speak to a United health care salesman. So Im saving the
15000 dollars to cover the 18 months and I will worry about new
insurance later.  Good guess it will go up. Just hope to god I can find
some health insurance for less than 15,000 dollars a year. Obama's plan
to create competition in the market with the open exchange was and is
still a fantastic idea. I just hope there are markets still open when I
leave. God forbid we go back to the insurance companies have complete
control over everyone and cutting our choices in half with the premiums
out the roof!

Name: O ya
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2018

At CSX this is only year one of Mantle and Foote. They are just getting
started with the cuts they will be cutting for the next three years.
Word of advice , that new truck you want to buy donít do it. Better
keep any savings you have in the bank. Rainy days are coming with this
bunch Foote and mantle. You havenít seen nothing yet.

Name: Cuts
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2018

Well the norm for cutting jobs with these guys is 1/3 of employees that
is what they did in Canada. Now that Hh is gone from Canada they Re
hiring people back like crazy. At CSX they will keep cutting till the
operating ratio is under sixty percent. They donít care if CSX can run
properly or if they lose more customers. It is to get the share price
up for mantle ridge. It is legal robbery of CSX. Just like they did in
Canada. Cn cp have to spent millions on locos and other equipment that
was sold off. It will get a lot worse at CSX before it gets better.
Read on what they did to cn and cp that is what your going to see at
CSX.

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

Where are the junior employees now? On the street that's where. The
hourly rate is about us. They forced off days in the pools which cut us
out of the money, took weekend off days off the jobs and now are trying
sell off our railroad. Where will it end? They just cut 3/4 of our
people at my location. I think the youngest man has 15 yrs. At this
point just show me the money.

Name: Retire 55
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2018

One thing about the railways in Canada, we retire at 55 if you have a
total of 85 points. Age and years of service together have to be 85. I
started at age 20 and retired at age 55. My pention fully paid, 35
years,I could of stayed longer but then you are working for nothing. It
is great to have to pay into a defined pention plan. Iím sitting at home
getting checks where a lot of people put nothing away and depend on
goverment pention at 65 which is poverty level. Itís funny your union
in USA has not negotiated retirement at 55.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 April 2018

engineer

I've always felt the early retirement should be 55/30 better known as
the 85 plan. That's never happened even though it's been tried. I
stated we have it better than 90% do to the fact those on Social
Security can't collect till age 62 with a reduction of benefits. Most
non-railroad people I know are opting to stay till ages 65-66 for the
full SS benefits. Plus the issue of healthcare. Retire with RRB you can
still have healthcare through the railroad. Those on social security
most go without healthcare unless they wait till Medicare age.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

RRJim


90% better than everyone else. Bullshitz. Second, we should be able to
retire at 60. Might just give us enough time to get to know our kids
and families better. Road crews spend more time on the road than they
do at home. Engineers get 2 days off now but they are never guaranteed
when. I go to a railroad doctor, eye doctor and dentist. They
understand how it works. they don't charge fees for last minute
cancelled appointment. Cant schedule anything for sure because you cant
depend of anything happening when it should. Miss you kids ball games,
school functions. Family functions hit and miss. But its okay. My kids
know that daddy wont be there half the time.  Daddy will miss a lot of
their sports and school plays. They know daddy is the money man though.
Comes home and give mommy the money and leaves again. I learned not to
make promises any more and they know not to ask. My favorite is when
you get in around 4pm on your off day and your time starts when you
mark off. So when I get home an hour later I have about 4 hours of the
day left before the kids have to be in bed. Then I actually do get the
next day off and Im back on the clock to be called at 2pm the following
day. day. With the man power shortages you can bet Im getting out. At
least I get to see my kids and have breakfast with them for 2 morning.
You don't get 2 full days off. You get one and one broke in half split
between 2 days.  So hell yeah we should be able to get out at 60. They
should pay well enough that anyone can leave by 60. Slave labor should
always be paid at a high rate! Save the stories about how you had it so
rough when you were hired and blah blah. As stated before you were used
and run into the ground. You allowed it. You didn't fight for a better
quality of life. We have and we have it better than you did but we still
don't have a normal life like your 90% who work 5 days a week and go
home everynight.

Name: iStop4donuts
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Thanks, I needed another dip shit to tell me not to believe the post on
here.   I come on here and read this non-sense for deviant
entertainment purposes only.  It's mind blowing how stupid the men I
work with are. If there is ever an hourly rate and someone ends up on
the street.  BIG DEAL!!!  If I end up on the street.  BIG DEAL!!!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Cond 10-20

People had told me I made all the money working on the railroad going
back to the '70s. Most of my Friends back then worked in auto
factories belonged to the UAW worked their 40 hours a week with
weekends off. They didn't see the 60-70 hour weeks I put in. They made
more of a hourly rate then we did. We did get a great contract in 1978
it went from $44 a basic day to around $82 a basic day. That was the
last of the great contracts. All the years looking at what I took home
compared to what I earned it only looked good on paper. The more you
earn the more goes to fed & state taxes. The more you earn quicker you
can get to paying the max into RRB Tier I & Tier II then it's gone
till the next year. More you earn more goes into the 401K. All in all I
never met a railroader that didn't live a good life providing for their
family. I look back now being retired and ask myself did I need a new
vehicle every 4-5 years, out for the night did I need to spend $100
when $60 would of been just as good etc... I made the money so why not?
Being retired with a decent retirement that pays the bills plus some and
a 401K turned IRA it was worth it. Railroaders ability to retire at 60
years old is better than 90% of workers in this country.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 April 2018

If there's a proposal for a hourly rate it's being very well hidden. I
looked at several CSX BLE&T division websites, the BLE&T website, SMART
UTU etc... no mention of it anywhere. It can't be negotiated without
the unions. Foote doesn't control a vote on union business. That's a
dead give away it's BS. lol

Name: Hourly rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2018

The post on hourly rate, says $. 1800.00 more for doing same job.
Someone is just trying to bait you on here. Do you think CSX is going $
to give you $1800.00 more than you already get because they like you.
Wait till the bullitin is posted before you believe anything.

Name: Istop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Hourly

It wasn't a week ago someone posted how the unions put a stop to all
the hourly rate rumors.  Now it's on Foote's desk for approval. 

No one cares about the new hire getting laid off.  If we can make a
lirttle more screw them.

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

Just as I was retiring they put cameras in our shop. The guys use to
hussle get there  work completed and go for a smoke break. So now with
the cameras the people go by the book to the letter. The company hates
it because they are finding more defects than what the equipment came
in for. And the repaired  numbers have dropped, and hours worked on
equipment is way up. Sometimes a company does not know when they have a
good thing going for it. New age railroading now I told some of the new
hires how good it use to be and it was a pleasure to come to work. Now
they just want to treat people like robots and find fault. It sure is a
shitty way to treat employees. That is why employees have no loyalty to
companies anymore They get back what they give,

Name: Hourly Rate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Well this just in,

The BLET has reached an agreement on hourly rate. No details yet, but
it is on footes desk for approval. After he signs then it will go up
for a vote. Guys, please think about the implications an your fellow
junior co-workers before you vote. Yes, you will earn an average of
more than 1800.00 above what you make now a half but think of all the
little people before you vote. It's not just about you.....

Name: Signal Shop Employee
E-mail: No way
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 10 April 2018

Oh my were to begin. I only hope other shop employees see this and
contribute. But as the lead in says, I hope my more literate and not
some of my complete idiot coworkers join in.  

1st. Field guys think we have it made. In some ways yes, we are
spoiled. We're home every night. We aren't on call. In other ways and
I hope the field guys take this to heart, we are screwed. We are stuck,
most of us cant bid out. Its like being in jail. We have 2 managers
running around watching us and nitpicking us. Please take note of this,
when we get nitpicked it really goes over and above what the situation
calls for. Example, we had a guy scratch his poor finger with a
screwdriver bit. 1st reportable injury in 25+ years. We all suffered on
account of this one dickless wonder. None of the rest of us would think
about turning in a sissy injury, but it didn't matter. Instead of
thanking the rest of us we had to sit and listen to rants. We got
useless training. We got more ranting.  

2nd. Speaking of managers. Ours has some mental health issues. No joke.
No exageration. The guy is egotistical and childish That is the good
side. The bad side? He is off the charts nuts when ever he feels any
job pressure. Temper fits have been observed. When ever a guy pisses
him off he asks the foreman all the pertinent questions trying to get
the guy with something. Our clerks have a great HR claim, if any of
them grow a set and start calling on him. 

3rd. Our material/assistant manager. This poor guy has no authority. As
a material manager he cant change pricing. He is totally dependent on
our procurement people. 2 guys, a clerk and a foreman were told to stop
contacting procurement. The reason being if they contacted them the
people in procurement would start wondering why we needed a material
manager. They were told that we had to justify our material managers
job. 

4th. Morale? The only people working in the shop that claims to love it
right now are butt sucking fakey types or complete idiots. Today is
4-10-18, in one building 3 guys are actively looking for a new company
to work for. 1 has a job offer. 2nd is applying with Norfolk Southern.
3rd could work for the Ports.

The Signal Shop is not the wonderful place the field guys immagine. Now
we have cameras, 1st was all over outside. Next we're getting cameras
inside. Couple that with managers up your A%% all the time. Some might
say, if your in your work area doing what your supposed to be doing you
don't have anything to worry about. Yeah, OK but when you have a
manager that looks for anything he can to F**ck with his employees it
doesn't matter.

The shop has become the Savannah Correctional Facility. The work
atmosphere is toxic. I used to care. Now I show up for work and watch
the clock counting down the minutes until I can go home. Each day I
come to work I wonder what kind of BS will come up before the day is
done. The foreman in one building hates his job and isnt shy about
saying it. Another foreman is retiring soon, sooner than he wanted to
earlier. God bless cameras.

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

Pennies

Its amazing how everyone on the street that I talk to thinks we make a
fortune out here. When you talk to people who pay regular social
security and find out how much they pay in taxes it isn't near what we
fork out. that's why we get a much better railroad retirement than they
do. Because we fork out more than they do. You fork out an average of
34% of every pay check in deductions for retirement and taxes. The sad
thing is a lot of people never see all the money they paid out and the
retirement board and other investors make a killing off the interest in
the invested money. When I tell people how much I make in a two week
period and how much I actually bring home they shit. If I didn't have
a 401k it would be better but then I wouldn't be saving for my future.

Name: Compisation
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2018

A co worker was laid off his home terminal went and worked at another
terminal then was laid off there. He found out that a junior employee
was called back in his home terminal. He put a grievance in because the
company would not correct the mistake. He sat at home for nine months
before getting called back. His grievance went to arbitration  and he
received full back pay. The company was in a clear violation of the
collective agreement. So when they say go away and shut up put a
grievance in and keep a copy for yourself. If the company is wrong the
arbitrator will rule in your favour and make you whole. If you do
nothing you will get the same results nothing. That is how I bitch I
put grievance in and ask the lc all the time how it is progressing.

Name: Pennies
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2018

Yes I hear you went threw it, gets frustrating. I put in a grievance
every time I got screwed left a paper trail and stayed on the union
rep. To see how my grievance was progressing. I found you have to work
with the tools you have. And if everyone put a grievance in for the
same things they the company would soon get the message. But there are
so many that donít. That is why the company keeps dining it. They know
most employees will let it slide. So they smile and keep doing it.
There are other ways also to recoup your money slow down. But people
want to get home so bad they take all the short cuts and again screw
themselfs. There is a price to pay when a person is lazy and canít take
ten minutes to fill out a grievance, it is very easy to do.

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

cheated

Dang!  Just looked at my last pay stub for 2017. I made 97,000 and
brought home 44,000. Did put 13,000 in my 401k. Guess that makes what
was really mine 58,000. That gives about 3600 a month in cash to live
on because the 401k money didn't go in the checking account. Should
have thought about this before I got married and had 3 kids!

Name: CHEATED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 April 2018

Crews

That's real easy to say but what you obviously didn't take into
consideration is when they rape you and steal pay that is rightfully
yours. What the hell is a union agreement for that covers pay and
working conditions if CSX can use it like toilet paper every single day
and drag out claims that they should be paying for years. This wears a
person down. They lie straight out to your face. I cant count how many
times I have shown a manager in writing that I am entitled to another
time ticket after they have made we drag in 3-4 trains totaling over
130 miles and on duty way over 8 hours and then they just stand their
and grin and tell me to call the chief again and get the ticket in.
Then you check and there is nothing. They tell you straight out that
they are taking care of it and in the end there isn't a damn thing
done and they tell you to take it up with your union. These some of a
bit...es deserve something that Im not going to print because I hate to
encourage violence. Smack the smug looks off their faces and go visit
the chief after hours??? Good idea but then you would get fired. People
can only take so much disrespect and being treated like low class
citizens before it takes a toll. Just put on that happy face after you
are raped all night and called back in right on your rest. Do this
every day until you finally get a break because you have reached FRA
rest and they are stuck having to follow the law.  My favorite is when
they call you out for a train after you have been in the hotel for 24
hours and 10 minutes and you were there on your fifth start. Happens
all the time and its no coincidence. I've made phone calls. I've had
YMs and crew callers tell me they were told the hold the trains when
they didn't need to be. Play all the game they want but I expected to
be paid what I am entitled too without having to fight for it all the
time. There needs to be a federal law passed on this issue that
protects union workers from these criminals. Let them do some jail
time! In the meantime just keep that happy smiling face on and act like
everything is just okay because you have a good paying job. OH and by
the way look at your bring home pay for the year and how much you
actually made. Look at how much you put into tier 1 and tier 2. See how
much you really earn and how much they get to invest of your earned
income in wallstreet and earn 30% interest off your money. The reason
we are paid so well as you say is because their cut is so high!

Name: Istop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 April 2018

Blah blah blah.

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

What's the date for the sick out, and for how many days? I can only do
like 3 days in a row and it's gotta be weekdays.

Name: Attitude
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2018

All my years on the railroad there was two kinds of people. The people
that complained about everything they complained about everything at
work and would phone the wife and belittle her. And would try to drag
everyone around them into there negative fog. Lots of these guys ended
up divorced and did not live long after retirement. Then there where
the guys that woke up and where thankfully to just being alive having a
good paying job healthy kids, and would call his wife and talked nice to
her. In a lot of cases when your negative all the time it affects your
health over time. The person with the positive attitude felt a lot
better most of the time. Attracted people around them because they
where not a threat.  It is up to you how you want to move threw life.
Life is a hard teacher, you donít have to make it harder on yourself
and others around you. There is lots going on at CSX you will get threw
it. Most of us have, the pay is good the work not that hard. When you
let Foote and gang get you down they win. Go to work and smile when
they get on your case put your time in and thatís all you are required
to do. Have a good day.

Name: Crews
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2018

There has been concern about shortage of staff, and crews been worked at
up. Big deal CSX can only work you so many hours per week. If they are
short staff that is CSX problem to worry about. The planners make a lot
more money than you do to plan train runs. Just go to work when it is
your turn then go home after your time is up. Itís not that hard to
figure out, and if they are short crews it makes your job more secure
and less of a chance to fire you. Who cares if there are crews working
else where it does not affect you, maybe you can pick up some overtime.
Look at the positive not the negative all the time.

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 April 2018

Truck totaled after struck by train in Hurricane

Listed as DOGFOOD CROSSING USDOT # 225588W Google map location right
off FRA data 38.4348680,-82.0073760 right by u-haul and high school

10 0.067444 225588W CSX WV PUTNAM HURRICANE DOGFOOD CROSSING 0 0 0 1 1
XB 12 2 65 NO 1 100

The tenth most dangerous crossing in the state and would have been in
the top ten for at least 3 years with the two collisions listed.
Federal safety funds are for two track crossings with collision history
first. Especially with 65 mph train speed and Amtrak usage.

Also there is Shaw Lane with no signals listed as private that is
access to a huge sub-division. Private crossings don't qualify for
signal funds so that needs changed.

What is with the PLACEHOLDER crossing project BS? How hard is it to put
a crossing number on a list with the how much and why?

Name: Agreements
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2018

In my 35 years the best managers where the problem solvers.  If a person
screwed up sometimes the union and manager could make a deal where
employee admitted fault sent home for a week with out pay. No
investigation nothing put on file. The employee took his lumps everyone
else got the message. And a lot of money was saved on investigation and
arbitration. In the long run it was a win for the company and union,
and employee learnt his lesson. Now the company wants to grand stand
and show there muscles at a big expense, and the outcome is usually the
same. But the man with the gold makes the rules. There is a lot of
wasted resources dishing out punishment. There is easy way and hard way
to do things.

Name: Xvlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2018

Yes you are right people are lazy. We live in a place now where every
one what fast fix someone else has to make it right. I had no problem
calling lc at 3am when I worked midnights. I called every night all
hour till I was given my answers to a issue. When he did his job he
finally got some peace and was able to sleep. On changes to the
collective agreement amendments are in the back of the book. And yes
there is a grey area on some of the language in the collective
agreement. That is why an abitration has to hash it out between company
and union. I donít know why the union leaves sucker words in the
contracted. And when you go for statements because they want to fire
you. Itís a good thing when you have a rep that knows his stuff. And
yes sometimes a rep. Has to make a sweet heart deal with the company to
save a persons job. Give and take is good if they can work stuff out in
house. Like Hh Foote is about share holders and himself, bottom line.
Knowledge is power.

Name: XVLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 April 2018

Books

You are absolutely 100% right. It goes for the bulletins and notices as
well. If just amazes me the amount of ignorant people who work in our
field who don't know a thing about the rules because they are just too
damn lazy to read the rules and keep up on new bulletins. The notices
are just as important but since we don't have to carry them people
think that means they are mostly irrelevant and not necessary to read.
How these people get through the school is beyond me.
As for the union agreements, reading the entire agreement would take an
entire dya and the unions are notorious for negotiating side letters and
not letting the members know about it. They expect members to find all
the information on their local websites or get it from their LC's.
It's a shame that half the LC's don't communicate these changes like
they should. When I was a VLC I stuck my nose into everything the union
was doing. I believed it was my right and I had a right to know
everything they were doing. The members pay their hard earned money to
the unions to do a service for them. It seemed as time went on the
Unions got this idea that the members worked for them and were there to
make sure they got a pay check. Many times I raised hell because the GC
offices and International were not transparent enough. I eventually was
told that my attitude was no longer appreciated and that I need to step
away from my VLC position. I wish I had accumulated some inside info at
the time to blow the whistle on them but never got lucky enough. I feel
for all members. I understand all of their frustrations. I do not
however feel sorry for anyone who does not pick up their agreement and
read it first hand before spouting off rumors and false information to
another member. There is no place in the RR for laziness when it comes
to your protection under your union agreement! Just pick up the books
and read them and if you don't understand something talk to your LC.
We all know that sometimes it is hard to get ahold of them and some are
notorious for not returning your text or calls. The railroads have made
sure that this is a problem. There should be a Union office in every
terminal that has a rep in it 24 hours a day. Someone you can go to at
any time. Will never happen. That would give the members too much power
and knowledge. If you cant get ahold of your reps then blast the GC
offices with calls and emails. Send your questions to the International
if you have to. Just don't sit on your butts and do nothing then
complain because you were told the wrong info and got yourself in
trouble or were made look like a fool!

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

Sick out. Sick out. Sick out.

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

Holy shit canít you people read, every contract you get a copy of the
collective agreement. Canít you take five minutes to read a rule in the
collective agreement. Everything is a guessing game. Then it goes back
and forth from person to person who donít know what they are talking 
about. With the way they want to fire everyone you think you would of
read it from cover to cover. And then when you assume some thing and
get fired you blame the union. To many lunch room lawyers!

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

Conductor 30 plus


ARTICLE 37 of the SSA

Section 1. Call for service

An Engineer who DOES NOT REPORT UNLESS CALLED will be given a two hour
call in advance of the time required to report for duty. As an
exception Engineers in  interdivisional service will be give a three
hour call in advance of the time required to report for duty at the
home terminal.

Called and not used under this article is a very important one. Many do
not know that you are allowed a ninety minute pay at the applicable rate
of pay if you are called and your call is canceled before you depart
your home or the lodging facility. Most think there is just a penalty
for being called and reporting only. 

Article 41. Claiming rest. I suggest all engineers read this article if
you have not.

Conductor: You need to speak with your LC if you can not find your call
time agreement. It may be in a side letter, but I am sure it is there.
Crews are called together and are reported on the tickets as on duty at
the same time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 April 2018

Where does some of the stuff posted on this site come from? 

Hours of service is a safety thing.  Suggest that the people who post
regarding such read & try to understand the history, all the changes &
revisions over the yrs., and the Qs & As and the interpretations.
FRA people can be like rr officials - may get a different opinion
and/or interpretation depending on who is communicated with.  

BTW:  Where is it in black & white - two hr. call?  SSA Agreement(s)?
Don't see that (or haven't found it yet) in the B&O Agreement.

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2018

So where are u knuckleheads buying stock at a 15% discount?  I thought
that went out years ago...I would surely like to get a buy like
that...I suspect someone don't know what they are talking about. 
Please advise how I can get such a bargain.

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 April 2018

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/277948/000120677418001107/csx3251651-def14a.htm

...E. Hunter Harrison Former President and Chief Executive Officer
$151,147,286...


www.news4jax.com/news/wsj-ceo-of-csx-was-among-highest-paid-execs-in-2017
...CSX Corp. disclosed that the compensation package for Harrison, who
died in December, was $151 million -- but explained that about $116
million of that was wrapped up in stock options that disappeared upon
his death...

Looks like the CSX board made $116 million just go poof. Didn't Al
Capone do something like that?

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 April 2018

Big Bird you also could take the same $1,000 every two weeks and have
$4,750 at the end of the year. This is a great CSX EMPLOYEE BENEFIT all
should take. Unless the benefit is really so the brass end up on a you
can't touch me island with $200 Million of the employee payroll.

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/277948/000120677418001107/csx3251651-def14a.htm

Well Big Bird made you look huh?

Pretty good EMPLOYEE BENEFIT 'eh. Buy $25,000 of stock one day at a
15% discount and sell the stock the next day at 100% for $28,750. Why
doesn't CSX just give out $3,750 EMPLOYEE bonuses?

Really you could start at say a $1,000 worth of stock one day --then
take the $1,150 the next and so on in a year.

Name: Corp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2018

FRA  
You stated in your post that it was unethical for the compnay to demand
a crew to shorten their rest period to show up at work on their rest.
That comment alone should answer any questions as to whether it is
legal. If it is unethical it is a violation of the companies ethics
policy. If the crew callers call a person at home before they have  
Their required hours of rest it is considered as disturbed. Undisturbed
means UNDISTURBED. No where is it stated that it is limited to a phone
call only. If a company ordered transportation vehicle shows up at
their hotel before the crew is rested and the crew is ordered to be in
it and under the orders of the compnay before they are rested that is
disturbed. If a crew is ordered to be at the away terminal on their
rest they must be picked up before their rest to be their on time. The
real question here should be why is this happening to begin with? What
is the real purpose for the development of the FRA 10 hours of
undisturbed rest law. There seems to be a serious issue developing here
and needs to be addressed. Crews need their rest. Safety comes first.
Fatigue is dangerous. Management can not be allowed to take advantage
of any loop holes that pose a threat to safety.

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

WTF!!! 
 What assigned train are you showing up for? A train they can't run on
time because HH screwed the crews to hell and now they got no one to
work on time? Road pools are not assigned jobs with designated show up
times. I'm not in a company wagon by my choice. It's doing a service
for the company.  Tell me to come down earlier than my 10 hours and get
in a company ordered ride they better pray I'm not in a wreck be