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: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 April 2019

Your right divorced first wife got fat and ugly nothing could change
that. O n wife two life is good so far. ie when a lot of women are
board they eat! Keep them active. Lol

Name: Out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 April 2019

Parole, don't jump to conclusions I do have a family which I was able
to keep in spite of the railroad I had health insurance before I got to
the railroad and I got it now it's not the only place to get it
Working and CSX sux is not conclusive to a family man I would assume
when you say you retired that you're riding solo as the divorce rates
at the railroad that my terminal were 35 to 40% well above the normal
I'm sure

Name: The Yardmaster Oooovvver
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 April 2019

Enjoy your day! OOOOVVEERRRRR

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

For Christian families enjoy your turkey supper. And for Muslim families
enjoy your pork roast or turkey ?Be safe out there! Not sure is it hala
pork?

Name: To out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 April 2019

Parole Iím sure you ride solo, some have a family counting on them. Some
guys or gals donít have the option to walk away they have a family to
support. Before I ever quit a job I had one to go to. Good luck parole
with your ventures!

Name: Out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 April 2019

Parole.....try replacing pay check?  Well i have maybe not nickel for
nickel and maybe I don't have the same health coverage but I sure as
hell got a much better life and in the end you can have all the money
you want if you have a shity life what the hell is the point

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

Vanderbuilt


Nice try on deflecting....  Jesus!

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

1st quarter net earnings are 834 million.
Thats a clear sign things are being managed right.

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

THISSUCKS!!!

Is anyone else just sick of this DP power and all the horse shit that
is going on with it.  Every time you turn around you get some damn
bulletin about don't do this and don't do that.  Now this latest one
with the rules that if your on undulating grade you put up the fence
but put it in dynamic before you start. Then release the brakes and
blah blah blah... what the hell happened to the knock down mode if your
independent is applied when your using the dynamics. How can you even
use it when the brakes are applied.  I just don't get this crap. I
hear engineer after engineer say how much they love this shit because
it gives them a smother ride. Well guess what brothers. It aint going
to be worth it if you tear up a train because you didn't follow one of
these insane asinine rules you have to know and cant understand a damn
thing about it.  THEY DID NOT COVER THIS CRAP IN THAT TRAINING CLASS IN
THE LITTLE TRAILOR IN THE PARKING LOT. Everyone of you better not make
one move out there without reading the books and every single bulletin
rule and have them in your lap before you take off. All of this is
horseshit. I know damn well most engineers are good enough to run a
damn train without these things.  I can guarantee you I will be ripping
one apart before its over because I will be screwing something up they
have written that I either missed or just don't understand.  This
sucks..   Im so ready to take a job with a shortline! Just give me an
damn old fashioned train and leave me the hell alone!

Name: Uhoh
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 17 April 2019

Legal...look up this guys name on google  he will go to any lengths to
get his 5 minutes of fame.  He has shared pictures of a CSX accident in
the Birmingham yard and supply abc/33 40 with his ďphoto creditsĒ. On
Instagram he is posting pics of him in the cab and giving his location.
Isnít that a code of ethics no-no. Someone high up isnít doing their job
monitoring social media.   Iím sure he has no conscience about who,
where, and how this affects others and how it can destroy others
reputations.  Iím with everyone else stir clear of this looney
tooney!!!

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 April 2019

Birmingham

If this man is making videos of fellow employees and using that
information to have them reprimanded or fired and the company knows
about this you can open a very big can of worms. First, if you can
prove this it needs to be reported to the manager of the hotel that you
are staying in. Who is to say that this person is not taping other
occupants of the hotel that do not work for CSX.  This man's behavior
is no different than stalking. You should also inform corporate lodging
that this is happening and that you do not feel comfortable staying in
the same hotel. You must report his behavior to your ethics committee.
If you can not catch him in action then you must be able to prove that
he in deed is the one who is doing the video taping. CSX is regulated
by a Federal Agency. They are not under their complete control. CSX is
privately owned. They must  follow all Federal, State and Local laws
and regulations. If they willingly allow an employee to violate your
rights of privacy and allow an employee to stalk other employees in
order to entrap them then they are in gross negligence of the law. You
must be able to prove that this employee is the one who is doing the
actual taping and submitting the footage. If you have that proof then
you can take your case outside of CSX and retain your own legal
counsel. It does not matter if you are staying in a hotel or other
lodging that is provided for by CSX. This employee is violating laws
outside of your bargaining agreements and under State laws you have a
right to request protection from harassment while staying in your
lodging. I am confident in stating that you do not have any language in
your bargaining agreement or your contract with CSX that states in order
to be employed by CSX you must agree to be video taped in any lodging
provided by the company by a fellow employee or fellow officer. This is
not the same as your agreement on video cameras in the cab of your
locomotives. Csx will have to come forward and defend their actions if
they have not addressed this situation as you have claimed. I would
think this employee would use common sense and step down from his
behavior if he knows the cat has been let out of the bag. If he has
been recruited by the company to commit this behavior then they are
just as negligent as the employee and can be held accountable and
charged with violations of any applicable laws.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2019

How to File a Complaint

The U.S. Department of LaborĀfs Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is
responsible for administering and enforcing the Family and Medical
Leave Act for most employees. If you have questions, or you think that
your rights under the FMLA may have been violated, you can contact WHD
at 1-866-487-9243. You will be directed to the WHD office nearest you
for assistance. There are over 200 WHD offices throughout the country
staffed with trained professionals to help you. The information below
is useful when filing a complaint with WHD: 
Ā° your name 
Ā° your address and phone number (how you can be contacted) 
Ā° the name of the company where you work or worked
Ā° location of the company (this may be different than the actual job
site where you worked) 
Ā° phone number of the company 
Ā° manager or ownerĀfs name 
Ā° the circumstances of your FMLA request and your employerĀfs response


Your employer is prohibited from interfering with, restraining, or
denying the exercise of FMLA rights, retaliating against you for filing
a complaint and cooperating with the Wage and Hour Division, or bringing
a private action to court. You should contact the Wage and Hour Division
immediately if your employer retaliates against you for engaging in any
of these legally protected activities.

Name: Bad apple
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 April 2019

Iíve dealt with problem people like this in the past. They keep getting
away with everything, and it gives them a feeling they can do as they
please. But one day they just go to far, and they end up in the lime
light and self destruct. You know the saying give them enough rope and
they will hang them selfís. This is so true!

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

Hey ethics, 
The yard master is telling the truth.  Im the wife of a person Cade
done this to.
Management hid it and it was reported various times to ethics.  Ethics
isnít in the victims favor.  People really do need to know about this
guy.  He is a problem child.

Name: Ethics
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2019

Yardmaster  

Your a liar.  All it would take is one phone call to the ethics
committee about this behavior and this man would be on the street. If
you know about it then others do. If you know and haven't reported it
your just as guilty. Don't believe this is happening. You put his name
out here for all to see so let's see how this goes down now. You got a
grudge against this guy you just brought on the crap.

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

When you have the chance at the hotel. Have a blanket party for this
piece of shit. The more boots the better.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2019

I am going to bring some light on a situation that is happened in
Birmingham Al. He has been behind getting a few workers fired here and
in a lot of trouble. All need to share it because the company does not
seem to care enough to put a stop to it.  An employee at the Birmingham
 known as Michael Cade Breasseale has a problem videoing his fellow
coworkers in the hotel rooms and on the job. He then shares the video
he has made on his phone with other coworkers to make fun and "fit
in". He and his buddies makes fun of any of you coworkers that
stutters or has any kind of abnormality at all or another color than
himself. Csx is aware and allows this. This really shows how immature
you guys can be.  He represents CSX.  He represents you workers.  He
has no problem downing the company as most of you do.  People like Cade
are snitches, they portrait themselves as your buddy while finding out
on you and running and telling to make himself look good.  He likes to
stir crap between everyone texting and spreading gossip.  If you work
along side M Cade Breasseale in Mobile, Montgomery, or Nashville, be
alert and aware-he is going to video you and send it to a fellow named
Mike Stone (partner in his crime and one of his union buddies that will
snitch you out) If you are in a hotel room please for God sake make sure
your windows..blinds, peep hole and all are where he cant look in on
you. There is a question as to if he is gay or not, why else would he
like to video you guys.  He posts on gay porn websites. Stir clear of
this psycho he is nothing but trouble. He has a problem stalker his
victims and will go as far as following them around on boards and lying
about his placement.  A liability waiting to happen.  Protect yourself
from him!!

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

Another fatality involving remote control locomotives!!      When will
the FRA
Put a stop to all the non sense.

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

Brothers


Please take some time to bow your heads and say a prayer for the lost
brother and those who work out there everyday in this horrible
environment.  Its a shame that they wont lower the flags for just one
day for a lost brother. They wanted them lowered for the evil HH but
not one day for the backbone that makes this railroad run. God bless
his soul. May he rest in peace and his family find comfort to get them
through this awful time.

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

I retired from th rr life is good now. If I would of quit when things
got tough, I would not be enjoying the life I have today. Itís easy to
quit, try replacing the pay checks. There is so much cheap labour out
there and more coming into country everyday to low ball you. Choice is
yours!

Name: Out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2019

Csx ssssssuuuuuucccckkkksss!
Im sure glad i ain't got to play their games any more.
You guy should stop bitching and get out
The money ain't worth it.
You'll be happier and healthier out of that shit HOLE. 
Good luck...

Name: HOPPIN BOB
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 April 2019

Yes suuu.... CSX suks...and lies...and cheats and steals....and just
down right immoral...
Yes suuu...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 April 2019

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. ó A 24-year employee of CSX Transportation has been
killed in an accident at the Wauhatchie Yards. Allen Lowe was struck by
a train. He was the father of two children

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 April 2019

How many Management Factor Failures are there in a day at CSX???

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 April 2019

I have been retired two years now never been sick since. My thirty five
years as a rr I picked the flu up once a year from some other employee.
They come to work infecting lots. I would get sick and have to take time
off. Once put in hospital, because guys scared to book off. I will of
never recouped the money I lost and others lost because of the flu
virus etc going around. And the person that is sick his mind is not on
safety or the job, he fights just to get threw the day. Many where very
sick and sent home but that was after many where infected. They use to
get pissed off I wore a paper mask when people where sick because they
could not make me out on the radio. 2019 there has to be a better way
moving forward.

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

Corp


I have been stating the fact that points are a form of discipline on
this site ever since the policy was enacted. The question is why has it
taken so long for the Unions to get something done about it. Any one
with half a brain in their heads knows that the points are nothing more
than an effort to discipline employees  for taking unauthorized days off
such as sick days. They serve no other purpose. Any system that is set
up to put the employee in the position of possibly losing their job in
nothing more than a system of discipline. A person who is sick and goes
to a doctor, pays a co pay out of their pocket, misses a day of work and
loses money  should not be disciplined for doing so. A person who comes
to work sick is a liability. They may also infect others that they work
with and that may result in more employees having to miss work. Their
attention span is limited and their ability to work safely can be
jeopardized. The big question is how should the company handle
situations of employees taking a sick day who do not see any type of
physician. No proof of a co pay or slip for the visit will pose a
problem for them. Not everyone needs to see a doctor every time they
are sick. A 24 hour bug or sinusitis, etc. doesn't always require a
trip to the doctor and forking out money to do so.  It will be
interesting to see how this pans out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 April 2019

Dear Sirs and Brothers,

 

Iím happy to report that our dispute with the Carrier over the Crew
Availability Points System (CAPS) was a success for us in arbitration.
The National Railroad Adjustment Board First Division ruled in our
favor by validating that CAPS violates our contractual due process
rights under B&O Agreement Rule 17. In short, an employee has the right
to dispute CAPS points through the investigation process if they so
choose. The five lead cases and Awards are attached for your reference
and file.

 

The core part of the Awards state as follows:

 

ďThe core issue is whether points assessed pursuant to the CAPS policy
are non-disciplinary in nature, and merely serve as notations for the
employeeís accounting or attendance tracking purposes. On this record,
the Board determines that the claim is arbitral as encompassed within
the scope of the CBA. The reasoning is that the points are not simply
notational or a minor accounting task, but rather a complex system that
serves to progress the employee along a path to formal discipline. Here,
points are a form of formal discipline.

 

The Board determines that the CAPS program plainly violates Rule 17 and
the just cause provision of the CBA and is therefore invalid. Errors in
the assessment or calculation of points by the Carrier may occur under
CAPS without clear redress. Based on this finding, the second and third
issues are moot.

The Claimantís claim is granted. The points are to be removed from the
Claimantís record.Ē

 

As a result, this office sent a formal notification to the Carrier to
discuss the CAPS cases that remain in abeyance, and discuss the records
of employees who were deprived of their due process since the inception
of the Policy. Although the Awards will not technically be effective
until thirty (30) days after the Awards were adopted, weíve advised the
Carrier to make preparations to broadcast an employee notice prior to
March 31, 2019, informing NMAD employees, under the jurisdiction of the
B&O Schedule Agreement, of their right to a fair and impartial hearing
in accordance with Rule 17 unless of course they opt for the waiver.

 

That being said, should an employee chose to dispute assessed CAPS
points, they should continue to submit a grievance with the Local
Chairperson until additional instructions are distributed from this
office. On a side note; it is possible that the Carrier will scrap the
entire CAPS policy. Therefore, do not be surprised if a new
Availability Policy is released in the near future.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 April 2019

brothers


Reasons for the misleading rules? To rush things and leave a loop hole
to put the blame back on the crew. Nothing more. Ethical values out the
door. Karma is a bi...

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 April 2019

ABout these HBD detectors do not trust them esp with roller bearing
cars, do your check as required and if you see nothing wrong do 1 other
thing, do a roll by as if a bearing is bad you will HEAR it, know a cond
who tripped off 2 hbd,s and found nothing so went on his way 3rd time
was a charm when the train went into the hole and piled up 40 cars and
that's what they found a burned off roller bearing, they fired the
crew of course.

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

I worked with a supervisor for years, that was very clever. He had a
talent to talk out of both sides of his mouth. He would talk to the men
as if to be concerned and on there side, and was protecting everyone
from the big bad wolf. And when he talked to his bosses he would give
them the feeling he was ruling with an iron fist, protecting the
company from the big bad union. Us older guys seen the game he played,
he new we new. But it worked out very well for him playing both sides
till he retired. Lol

Name: seenit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 April 2019

Gossip life


What you failed to post was that the gossip life works both ways.
Management is just as guilty as any field employee.  I cant count on my
fingers and toes the amount of times a supervisor has stood right in
front of a room full of crew members and started spouting off new rules
and procedures that are in effect that were never ever put in writing.
They will twist words and manipulate rules to suit their means at the
very moment. Then they will change procedures in the yards without
putting anything out in writing and posting it in the terminals. They
are now saying they don't want to be paper supervisors. They want to
be one on one. This is total bullshit. I have personally seen them use
this tactic to head hunt a specific person they don't like. Bust them
on a yard rule that was started by word of mouth. Of course they cant
win because they know its unethical as hell and rumors don't make
rules for the whole. They repeat rumors on a regular basis as to what
yards will be closing and this job is going away or that job is going
away and send everyone in a feeding frenzy. No one knows where they
will land if and when the change actually happens.  The whole business
is a rumor mill.  It starts right at the very top in the corporate
offices. It will never stop. Why? Because this mentality works in order
to keep the door open for manipulation of rules and regulations. It
instills fear in those with no seniority. Most are afraid to miss a
days work because they aren't sure if they will have a place to work
at the end of the day.  This isn't a railroad. Its a circus. Its a
business run by a wolf in sheep's clothing.

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

You should really research before you post.  Average of a week to week
and a half to see doctor no matter what.  Average of 4 to 6 weeks to
get a surgery.  You can try and praise their insurance but it is not
great by any means.

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

Medical free in Canada , I stand corrected! You pay a small monthly
priemium for insurance threw your employer. For dental etc. And you can
go to your doctor threw appointment. Medical paid threw your taxes.

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

In 2017, the average unattached (single) individual, earning an average
income of $44,674, will pay approximately $4,596 for public health care
insurance. An average Canadian family consisting of two adults and two
children (earning approximately $127,814) will pay about $12,057 for
public health care insurance.There is no need for the person who
accesses healthcare to be involved in billing and reclaim at all. ...
The Canada Health Act does not cover prescription drugs, home care or
long-term care or dental care, which means most Canadians rely on
private insurance from their employers or the government to pay for
those costs.Ninety-three per cent of us have a doctor we go to when
we're feeling sick, though. Canadians visit the emergency department
more than other countries Ė and we wait longer, too: It takes about
four hours of waiting to see a doctor when you're at the emergency
department.

Again what were you saying about health care in Canada?

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

CSX stock buy back, putting blame on fellow employees so you can hate
them for not getting your bonus. The brass at the top just added money
to there pay packages. Your a lifer at CSX if you donít get fired or
quit. Ceo top guys are not. There goal is to leave CSX with as much
money as possible in the shortest time. Itís all planned, they did this
at other rr that Hh was ceo at. These guys at the top can steal venom
from a snake.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 April 2019

Safety first means nothing to this company they are taking managements 
bonuses away if someone is hurt. Tell me how that is right ?also we
have train masters that think itís a joke they right people up and then
drive through the yard like a raging maniac at 40 mph but thatís  ok so
we are at a state and time of the hell with union employees we will
make you follow the rules and we will do what we want . Letís see hire
the military folks they all worked as one NOT once hired here they say
f the working folks that just want to do their jobs and they laugh and
joke about how they write people up do not work here

Name: Gossip life
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2019

Being a railroader itís rumours and gossip because you have no life.
Majority thrive on gossip rumours and bs stories. Been there done that
it will never change.

Name: Railroad jobs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2019

Hundreds of railroad jobs in Canada, all trades all areas of the
country. Free medical care.  Very  low crime great place to raise a
family. An option for layed off people!

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

Frontier Buffalo terminal is next to go boys going to just be a whistle
post before we know it feel bad for all my brothers going through these
shit times with this company

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 April 2019

Years ago a train was hit by scanner, the conductor inspected the train
found nothing. Got on train pulled 37 car derailment. A wheel had come
loose on the axle spun on the axle generating heat. But if you looked
at it you could not see anything wrong. But when train pulled again the
wheel plate broke putting the train on the ground. Iíve been a carman
for a long time. And there is no way the conductor could of detected
this problem. But he did his job and was not blamed.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2019

conductor/new guy

Rules were written in a manner to protect the company not the employee.
It doesn't get any simpler than that. If they can find another rule in
the book to use against you to shift blame its going to happen. That's
why you better learn them and find the loop holes.

You hit a detector that gives you 3 hits and one is 90 cars deep. Half
way back the dispatcher comes on and informs both of you that there
were no more defects detected by the new and improved supper defect
detector and if you dont find anything wrong with the three cars you
can come back to the head end and take off. So you get to the last one
and all is cool so you head back, board and leave. 10 miles down the
road....POOF!!!! Emergency, emergency. L123 is in  emergency. When you
find the car that is on the ground with a hot wheel and broken along
with the rail rolled and the car tipping over with 3 other cars you
realize they are right behind the last car you inspected. 

Flash forward to your investigation and charges of neglect of duties
and failure to follow the rules as written in your operating rules
book.

Mr Investigator....why didn't you follow the rule that says if you
DIDNT FIND anything wrong you would inspect the next 20 axles behind
your last reported car? (4304.2)

Moron conductor..... because the dispatcher said there were no other
reported defects and I did not have to. Besides it says in the rules
that I don't have to do any further inspections.

Mr Investigator.... what rule would that be? 

Moron conductor....Rule 4303.4. The section on getting 3 hits. Section
3 paragraph A.

Mr. investigator.... What about rule 4304.2 that is still in effect and
has not been removed or cancelled.  The dispatcher told you if you
didn't find anything wrong with the 3 cars reported you could come
back to the head end. Did the dispatcher instruct you to ignore the
other pertinent rules

Moron conductor.....What?  I followed the instructions the dispatcher
gave me.

Mr. Investigator....So what you are claiming is the  dispatcher 
instructed you to follow only half the rules that are in effect for the
situation you were in. I'm going to assume you knew about the other
rule that is in effect and chose to ignore it. Were you afraid to call
the dispatcher out on it? Do you not know how to use a good faith
challenge or was it just easier to go back to the head end without
following all the rules and procedures for this incident. 

Moron conductor..... Listen pal, I did as I was instructed. Its not my
fault that your new detectors didn't catch that other hot car. Its not
my fault the cars derailed.

Mr. Investigator.... Yes it is. If you would have followed the other
half of the written rules that pertain to this situation at hand and
informed the dispatchers you would be following them you would have
found that hot wheel and all of this could have been prevented. There
fore you are being charged as follows....

30 days in the clank with plenty of time to find all the gray areas and
contradictions of the rules....HA!HA!HA!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2019

checkers... what the hell is remarshald

and who said a thing about having a reefer against anything. Where do
you people come from.  Stick with the topics and if you don't know the
proper terms go study.

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

So your saying it does not matter having a running reefer, next to a
dangerous flammable. You better read your rule books again. Just tie on
and go.

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

The conductor is responsible for the train. Before they depart he should
get crew cab drive the train or walk the train. If the train run is not
in proper order, the train should be remarshald and new paper work is
required. The conductor should do his due diligence !

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

If someone was injured or killed, there would be inquiry. Then the
company and employees involved would be hung out to dry. Tm should walk
the train and confirm cars in run.

Name: Good Job Everybody 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 April 2019

Because at RoseLake thatís what we do here.

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

conductor crews

If a train leaves a yard with cars they don't know about and they turn
out to be very dangerous chemicals and the train wrecks before it can go
over another one of your car readers, who will be held accountable if
the chemical kills or hurt someone or even kill one of the crew
members. What is emergency personnel show up and don't know about the
cars. If someone dies then someone could be charged with manslaughter.
Could the crew members who don't say anything to the yard boss about
the car reading being wrong when leaving be charged. I would think they
couldn't because the company has to know its wrong and everyone ignores
it.  This sounds like a serious problem. I would never live within a
hundred miles of a train track. Are all railroads like this

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

Conductor

Are you talking about the detector at roselake yard that gives you an
axle count that's always off by at least 25 and sometimes over a
hundred? I was told they have known about that thing for ever and no
one cares. That's why so many trains leave out of there with extra
cars that no one catches because everyone just ignores it. The next
detector is way out of the yard and out on single track. This way they
can get cars out and not worry about having to stop and identify them.
Can you imagine how late trains would be leaving the yards if they had
to stop and find out what they really have in their train. This is why
they don't fix it.

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

Today is April 9th and CSX still sucks!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 April 2019

Watch out Huntington Locomotive Shop. You guys are next!!

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

CSX


Why don't you just use common sense and simplify the rule. If you get
a hit and cant find anything wrong with the car then check 5 cars in
front of and behind it. Real simple. We all know detectors are off all
the time. Give bad axle counts every single day. So if you cant find
anything wrong with the car check a few more and that's the end of it.
 If you do then do as you need to per the rules. Why do you have to
write things so complicated. We know your so called new and smarter
detectors are supposed to pick up hot wheels and other stuff but we all
also know they aren't perfect. far from it. How about going to roselake
yard in the great lakes division and fixing the one right outside the
yard that has been wrong for over 2 years now!

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

Heat stick 

Who asked about a temple stick? Who said anything about identifying a
problem with a car. Man, no wonder new guys are so confused. How's a
heat stick gonna get the boys question answered.

Name: Temp stick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 April 2019

https://markal.com/collections/temperature-indicating-sticks

Name: Heat stick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 April 2019

If you have a carman buddy ask him to get you a heat stick. It is the
size of a pen with a compound that is used for checking hot bearing.
You hold it to the bearing and if it melts it is a bad order if it does
not melt it ok. Take guessing out of it.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 April 2019

conductor NA

Your not helping. The new employee never posted anything that even
remotely insinuated that he was lazy. The problem he has is with the
LANGUAGE of the rules. If he is new then he has no idea what he is in
for. They write rules left and right and then leave conflicting rules
in the book that are related to the same task but never combine them.
His question is a good one.  The language says just what he said. It
says if you get a hit of 3 or more defects and the dispatcher cant give
you info on the rest of the train you must INSPECT EACH AXLE BEHIND THE
LAST DEFECT REPORTED. What part of that don't you understand. He
should talk to a TM and get a straight answer. HOW MANY!  If you have a
124 car train and get 3 hits and the last one is 50 deep does the
wording of the rule mean just inspect the next axle on both sides
behind it or the rest of your train. 

When HH took over he cut corners and changed rules to speed things up.
Safety went out the door. The new language in the newest rule(4303.4)
in regards to getting 3 or more hits says if the dispatcher can get
info from the powers to be in that famous back room that says there are
no more defects reported in the rest of your train YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED
TO DO ADDITIONAL INSPECTION OF YOUR TRAIN!!! So why would you walk and
inspect another 20 axles if you don't find a problem and you are told
by the dispatcher and that particular rule you don't have to.
The problem here is when they came up with this bright idea they did
not go back into the operating rules book and remove the still existing
rule #4304.2 that says you will inspect 20 axles before and after a
reported axle IF YOU DONT FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE REPORTED AXLES
and you were going at a speed above 8 mph. This rule doesn't even say
a thing about the number of hits! Could be 1 or could be 10.  Now if
you cant understand why this is a problem for new employees who don't
get it yet on how this company operates then you have no business
giving advice. 
Now go get your rule book out and look at the procedure(rule 4303.4)
for getting hit on 3 or more axles. Look at the 3 different procedures.
Then go to page 6-4 and look at the very first block in the chart for
rule 4304.2
Score....CSX 1.....New guy 0!  Welcome to the rule book!

Name: Hot box
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 April 2019

If you get hit by scanner, and your walking train a damaged hot bearing
if bad will be white hot you will smell the burnt grease and can feel
the heat from not touching the bearing. On some wheel sets the adapter
that sits on top of the bearing will be hot all so some wheel bearing
adapter had a stink bomb built into them. When they got a certain
tempature you could smell the stink bomb. Donít mistake a sticky brake
for hot bearing.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 April 2019

Stock price is up...! Thats a good thing.

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

Go to suspect car have a smoke put your feet up for an hour, then head
back to the head end all is well.

Name: New guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 April 2019

Question about rule 

If you get hit with 3 defects and per rule chart 4303.4 the dispatcher
can't give you any further info it says you must inspect each axle
behind the last defect reported.  Does this mean just the next axle or
does that mean every car behind the last reported axle? 

I've had several old heads tell me that the company messed up again
and left 2 rules in the book that conflict each other.
The rule chart 4304.2 was never annulled and is effective till they
remove it.  It says if defect is not found and you were going over 8mph
then you inspect 20 axles before and after reported defect. 
I was guessing if you just got one or two you do the 20 rule. If you
got 3 or more you use the 4303.4 rule.  WTH....so how many cars would
be each axle behind the last defect? One car or the rest of the train.
Crap! What if you had 40 cars behind the last one.

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

After announcements of shop closers and layoffs, stock climbs almost 4 
bucks. That is the game plan. Real low operating ratio high stock
value, I expect lots more yet to come.

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

I think 2020 election is very important to the workers of America. Trump
is trying to bring jobs back from overseas. It is good for the country
as a whole. AOC and the politicians like her is a total joke. When I
see her on the news , itís like watching Saturday night life. Anyone of
sound  mind canít take people like aoc for real, a total joke. It shows
how stupid people are to elect a nut bar like aoc the rest of her gain
not any better. Just my view.

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

union memebers

Last poster is right. But if your legislative rep is being told to
support a political party that you don't support  then you can order
them to stop taking that portion out of your dues. Legislative reps
should only be dealing with bills or federal laws that are or are not
beneficial to the entire membership as a whole.

Now... how about an answer for the guy wanting to know why the new
bulletins don't say a thing about what the latest division timetable
should be.

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

Again: Union dues cannot be used for campaign contributions.  
Look it up.  
A of portion dues may be dedicated to support a union's legislative
department.   However, any monies given to support a political
candidate's campaign MUST come from funds donated voluntarily by
members for that purpose.

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

Union dues cannot be used for political purposes.
Any donations from unions for such things must come from members'
voluntary contributions, which are in addition to dues.
BlePAC, Smart-TD PAC, etc.

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

You say politics is not welcome on this sight, because it is not rr
related. Well I feel that it is, because your unions are taking your
dues and making campaign donations to canadates that are detrimental to
you as a rr. Democrats want to flood USA with cheap,cheap labourers.
That is not union friendly in my mind,to bring people in that would do
your job for a fraction of your wages. They just put them on the fast
track to be trained, and willing to do your job at any cost just to get
there foot in the door. Iíve witnessed this in other industries and the
end result is not pretty for the person trying to make a living wage.
Support candidates that are in your corner. If you donít try and
protect your way of life no one is going to do it for you.

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

Hey Rules!!!


I looked through all those new reissues of system bulletins. I cant
find anything that states what the latest subdivision timetables are or
the dates of the latest issues.  Is it supposed to be in the cover page
of the operating rules issues or with the subdivision bulletins. I
didn't see anything in those either. What is the protocol so all the
new guys who just marked up can keep up with what's going on?

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

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KNCv9TIlrgg

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

And donít forget to vote democrat, Bernie needs cheap labour to maintain
his five houses. Pelosia does not want to talk to fellow Democrats about
her worth of over a 100 million dollars. They donít want you to be a
capitalist, they want you to stay sheepal. But it is ok for themselves
to be capitalists to make there millions. They want to take border
walls down to let the parasites in to take everyoneís jobs. But they
all say they support unions lol. The list goes on these people plant
nonsense in peopleís minds how they are for the little guy just to make
them selfís rich and in control.

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

Before kadaphy in Lebanon,died he said the muslims would take over the
west, without lifting a sword. Muslims breed 5 to our 1. They already
are destroying Europe, and now North America. And we elect people that
raise our taxes to pay for them. When there population numbers are
where they want them to be. They take over goverment etc. Sharia law
baby. So donít forget to pay those extra taxes to pay for all these
imagrants that are going to eat your lunch.

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 April 2019

Paulie hilal is Egyptian. Slightly more understandable now. 7000 workers
gone so a dam middle easterner can make billions. Only in amer.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 April 2019

Cond:
The very first letter in the word union is "u".
Curious.  What, if anything, do you do? 
If you've truly been around 10-20 yrs., how do 
you conduct yourself?   Safety First.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 April 2019

Ape 

Doesn't mean a thing. They've been painting at all the terminals.
Needed to. Looked like crap. People writing on the walls and crap. Just
like on the engines. Bunch of damn kids. As for sticking together hang
it up. Never gonna happen. No one cares because the union's dont. How
many years has the company constantly raped our agreements while the
union just sits back and does notbing. Then come back with some side
letter stating they can DO THAT NOW!  How many claims are settled for
.50 on the dollar.  Same crap just another day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 April 2019

Well they are painting and cleaning up Avon,    You know what that means
another round of the price is right.       Why donít we all stick behind
one another instead of trying to backstab everyone and take this
railroad back!       Guaranteed it can be done!!!   Forget the
shareholders and Wall Street they donít have a clue!!

Name: HOPPIN BOB
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 April 2019

No su bos...aint got naw "bad orders" on dis road no sir bos naw form
"A" bos on this here railroad...no sir bos..naw hot boxes or hot
wheels on dis here railroad boss...naw no wash outs on dis railroad
here mr. boss... we naw DARK territories on dis here railroads
boss...we getin yall richer on dis here railroad mr.boss.

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

Yes su boss we getting it done 8 and sand boss yes su

Name: Stock
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 April 2019

CSX will sell and cut as much as possible to get stock price up. What
happens in future with CSX is not footes concern. Share holders want
the big pay day. The new ceo will have to find the money to get things
going again, if there is anything left to salvage.

Name: train master
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 April 2019

Well you'll be out of a job before to Long. missing your organization
trains and coal trains.. I hear you all whining on power calls so STFU
you poser...

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

Guy's : geez will the whinning and crying ever end ? Just do your
job.!! Get the freight over the Road..

Name: Electrician
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 April 2019

Shut all the shops down that will keep the trains running. Screw Q's,
fall outs keep running them dead in tow to keep the shop numbers low
keeps out of service low. all trains are delayed can't get power
can't get crews sounds like precision schedule railroading at the
finest.

Name: SMW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 April 2019

https://www.wowktv.com/news/kentucky/csx-cuts-113-jobs-in-russell-ky/1902329480

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 April 2019

Russell locomotive shop has shut completely down..

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

Your not part of brotherhood when you go out of your way, breaking
company policy to help the company out. At a time they are cutting jobs
like crazy, we follow company rules like they, should be followed. Not
risking your job to being fired and helping the company cut more
jobs.once an ass kisser always an ass kisser.

Name: friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 April 2019

Fellow friends of William Pack

If you are unable to attend the service you can view William Packs
obituary on the website E.M. Coots Sons funeral home, Jeffersonville,
Indiana. They have a place for comments on line. There is no doubt that
he had many friends in many states and the family would greatly
appreciate your support.

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

Brothers

Flags should be lowered half staff tomorrow and Saturday until he is
laid to rest. He is well worth the honor. We all know this wont happen
in the terminal.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 April 2019

Fly on the wall

Karma is a b...ch.   I doubt very seriously you will be as admired as
the man who was just posted about below.

Name: Flyon the wall
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 April 2019

I am minding my business, when you the company man lose your job for
cell phone use, I just hope you have lots of seniority so we all gain a
turn.

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

All brothers....


Please take a minute to bow your heads on Saturday at 11:00 pm  in
honor of the passing of William (Bill) Pack. He was 69 years old and
retired from the Great Lakes Division out of Avon Indiana. He was laid
off several times over his career and moved as need to keep his love of
working on the railroad. He had the biggest heart for everyone. Was
always there to lend a helping hand whether you were an engineer or a
conductor. He was funny and full of laughter. If you did not know him
you would have become a friend in 5 minutes of doing so. He will always
be remembered in our hearts with a smile and admiration. Horns will be
sounded in his honor at this time. Please take part as this is in honor
of the passing of a wonderful railroad brother.

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

Now they're d/h terre haute crews to Evansville to take trains back
north.   This shit is out of control.   There should not be a home
terminal in Vincennes or terre haute. We are getting screwed over big
time.       Also if we have a super pool the higher trip rate should be
paid.  We are getting beat out of this too.

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

Worry about yourself fly on the wall. The only one you need to worry
about is yourself. Not any of your business what someone else decides
to do unless it affects your job directly.

Name: Fly on wall
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 April 2019

I would like to be a fly on the wall when a guy has to go home and tell
cup cake he got fired for using his cell phone at work. Priceless it
would be to watch. Some people never learn, they are like computers you
have to punch the information in. Good paying job lost because you canít
follow a simple easy rule as not using your cell phone. What definition
would that fall under- idiot or moron or retard?

Name: Foote Disease
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 April 2019

I'd like to personally thank all you uneducated dumb fucks for using
your personal cell phones to help CSX be the best ran Railroad in North
America. It's O.K. for you dumb asses to use your personal phone to
call the PTC help desk, the Train Dispatcher, Mechanical desk or T.M.
if it helps us expedite our trains.  But,if you are caught using your
phone to call someone that isn't related to train movement you will be
charged and fired (the cameras and cell phone detectors are firing you
everyday). We here at CSX believe in Teamwork when it helps up out, but
we are doing everything in our power to eliminate your jobs. We at CSX
can't make you use your personal cell phones for company business, but
we are counting on the sucks and Kool-Aid drinkers to give 110%. Just
keep your head in the sand and ass in the air and Mgmt. will take care
of the rest.

Name: Good place to work
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 April 2019

Just my personal view I liked going to work before the Hh regime. The
guys where good you never got beat up by management as long as you did
your job. It was a much fairer place to work and employees and
management worked together and got the job done, and we always had a
feeling of accomplishment. I did 35 years there, now retired with this
management I would not go back for any money. They tried hiring me back
temporarily, they could not get anyone to go back that just retired.
They got the message!!

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 April 2019

Before hh,
Exactly WHEN was the rr a good place to work? I for one did 40+ yrs.
Was a job & was grateful to have it but never thought it was good.

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

Before Hh regime came along.  the rr was a good place to work. One of
the things the company was worried about was the amount of people that
where retiring at once, and having trained people to replace them. Then
along came Hh and he cut thirty percent of the staff. Now they are
having trouble hiring and retaining employees because of the new way
they treat employees. They still treat employees like shit, and does
not look like this will change. Cn cp now CSX.

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

Rules other


I isn't a matter of falling asleep at the switch. Its a problem with
them rushing to get things out all the time and not bothering to proof
read. I remember a rule we had where we had to say we checked and
double checked the switches on the radio after we lined them. This
would be a great rule for the person who is responsible for putting
these bulletins out. CHECK! CHECK! CHECK!  It just makes me think that
the person doing this is a white collar worker who never worked a day
in the field and has no clue what we do! If they did then they could
figure our where the responsibility of the rules belong.

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

Help 

It's probably because they are doing their best to abolish the
yardmaster union and make then a part of the division of
supervisors.Not sure why you need their turnover/schedule. Good luck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 April 2019

The fact that American workers are treated this poorly is an atrocity.
By a Fortune 500 company in this day in age  and in a union shop is
inexcusable. Mr foot and his henchmen should be charged with crimes
against humanity. Where the hell is the government. Do you not realize
these workers run trains. With thousands of gallons of hazardous
substances. Are you hoping for a major incident so you can take over?
Jimmies contract for his 13 mil is all incentive based. Guess who works
harder for and with less so Jim gets his 13 mil. Change this web site to
Csx atrocities or Csx crimes.

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

Does anyone know how to access the yard masters turnover? They changed
it recently and we canít access anymore. Everything has to be top
secret at the RR. What a joke.. any help is appropriated thanks...

Name: Real rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 April 2019

Posters  

The post submitted from RULES other NA. Was not a post from me. Though
the comment was some what accurate I would not wish to offend anyone in
any department. Everyone's safety is my top priority.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 April 2019

I guess someone fell asleep at the switch. If they have to get informed
from this site to update rules to presant. Amazing!!!

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 April 2019

Rules  

Thankyou for that post on the messed up rules. They reissued those
rules you stated in our operating rules. Funny how it was posted on
here on the 30th and it was changed so quick. We are all surprised that
happened. Thankyou for looking out for us!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 April 2019

Ah, for cryin' out loud, no matter what, no matter where,
is there such a thing as job security anywhere anymore?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 April 2019

csx : Is not a place to seek long term employment anymore. There goal is
to run a railroad without employees. In pursuit of this goal officers
culivate and enviroment that breeds resentment and chaos. Work
discipline,pride in workmanship,and ethics will do nothing for you with
csx. Fraud,lies,Employee discipline,and intimidation are the tools of
csx management. "I like my hammer" is a common statement by csx
Officer's in the field. You will be stressed and you will be
intimadated and you will be asked/required to make calls wide right of
Federal,State,and corporate policy.

Name: Audit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 April 2019

And an outside firm will come in and do an audit on management. And you
better be generating value for csx or your gone. Donít think AI canít
replace management, my wife is in banking industry, and the new
programs that they have and introducing is unbelievable. Lots of people
have been replaced by these programs. It just has not made its way into
the rr industry yet !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 April 2019

That's why autonomous freight trains are needed and will happen in near
future. Totally Automatic...take human error out of equation. Safer more
efficient and more Profitable.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 April 2019

Movement


You don't have to ride the point if you can see the track is clear and
all switches are lined for its movement. It is no different than shoving
cars into a track that you can see is clear. That's why 3 man crews are
better out on the local jobs that could use this move to get things done
faster. Someone on both ends. I worked a local for years that we did
this on. Single rail local. when we got to the end of the line we had
to run around the cars with a drop. Had to do static. Had to work
industries on the way back. Never had a problem with getting the switch
lined and back in place before the cars got there. The only other choice
we had was to go 12 miles out of our way to Y the cars. It was on
another division and we had to get warrants to do it. Fought like hell
to get the time to do it and share with their locals. When management
saw how we could do the drop they were all for it. No problem. They
trusted us to do the job right. Besides, if your worried about
protecting the shove just ride the leading end!

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 April 2019

i get tired of this safety issue in dark territory check re check its
all BS some will still make a mistake we are human and humans make
mistakes its happened a lot of times and caused a derailment, but they
have the human factor, just blame it on the crew and all said and done
when just a simple distant switch signal would have stooped this , just
to cheap to pay for a 6 volt bulb on a signal mast.

and scene i am on a rant  today this might grab ya, we had a real prick
for a tm a few yrs ago this bastard wanted to fire anyone he could for
anything, i later found out he was a hostler at a local small yard
before he got the tm title, what ass he sucked to get TM i do not know,
but all the guys who worked at that yard told me that when he was a
hostler he would refuse to move engines when it was raining outside,
hence he got the name wet back.LOL but true.

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

What about riding the point and protecting movement at all times. You
canít throw switch and ride the point at same time.

Name: conductor
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 April 2019

Riley. Dropping cars.



Good question.  Ignore that ignorant ass Bob.  He has key board
courage. Just another one who hides in the bathroom when the TM comes
in.

Rule 404.2(new rule) states that equipment must not be move with
handbrakes applied except when
Paragraph A: Necessary to control the movement of cut of cars NOT
COUPLED TO A LOCOMOTIVE!

Now how often do any of us move cars without a locomotive attached?When
your spotting them. Maybe need to let them roll down a little? Or how
about ducking in the clear with the power and letting them roll by so
you can get on the other end. Only way to run around them.
You can do that if you can get the power in the clear first, line the
switch back and then release the brakes and allow them to roll slowly
past the switch so you can run around them. Most guys using air bleed
the cars off one by one until you get a slow roll. Safer and more
efficient to stop when your putting on the handbrake to stop them. Of
course your screwed if they wont roll.

What you can not do under and circumstance is pull the cut to get them
going and then cut them away from the engines and while they are
rolling you  throw the switch so you can get the motors in the clear
and then get the switch back before the cars get there. Used to be done
all the time when cars wouldn't roll and it was the only way to get
around them. Used to call that a static drop. When you had 3 man crews
it was safe. Someone was at the switch ready to throw it while the
other guy rode the cut and stopped it if anything went wrong.

Rule 405.6: When switching, cars must only be cut off in motion when
being pushed by a locomotive. Do not cut off cars in motion while being
pulled by a locomotive. There is nothing written in this rule that
restricts any particular car from being switched at all.

Hope this clears thing up for you!

Name: exrep
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 April 2019

By the book

It is nice and good to know your bargaining agreement but it doesn't
have s single thing to do with the companies operating rules. The
bargaining agreement only covers your agreed work rules and conditions,
pay and other perks such as meals, vacations, etc. You know what kind of
hell it would cause if the company could come back and charge anyone who
submitted a claim that was wrong. Charge them with trying to steal and
filing false claims. Im surprised they haven't tried that yet. Only
can deny. The rules are the ones that need to be learned backwards and
forwards. You are 100% right about them using them to win their case
against you. There is only way you can prove that a precedent has been
set on a certain rule you are breaking because supervisors are allowing
it and know it.  Get them on a tape recorder ordering you to do it. Get
several statement from others who have been told to do it.  Of course
they will want to throw the book at your for violating the recording
device rule but it they want to save the supervisor they will
negotiate. Not something they want taken to the press or copies sent to
all Union offices. Your right. You better know your shitz and have all
your ducks in a row!

Name: By the book
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 April 2019

All my years on the railroad, you might work a certain way in the field
and it is acceptable with management. But when something goes wrong and
you have to go for statements. The company will always go by the book,
and you better know the book for your answer on your statement. For
liability reasons they always go by the book and if you say it was
acceptable to your supervisor to work that way, you will never find a
supervisor to back your answer.In the end it is all about the company
covering there ass. I tell guys before you stand your ground on an
issue arguing with management make dam sure you know the facts. Some
guys go off with there mouth and get pulled out of service because they
where not up to date with rules or collective agreement. Knowledge is
power.

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

Amen!!!!,
Reading & understanding contractual agreements too:
Too many meatballs want to submit penalty claims for things they are
not actually entitled to - then are upset when those are denied.

Name: AMEN!!!!
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 April 2019

Reading rules


You couldn't have said it better. And your right. It boils down to
just plain laziness. If anyone comes on here and says different then
they are liars. I don't know how they made it through conductor
school. They had to read there and take test. Even engineers that have
years under their belts do the same thing. I just worked with one the
other day who made fun of me because I was hoping no one was in the
crew room when we go in so I could print off the new bulletin reissues
for the new quarter without having to fight for the printer. He sat
there and said he couldn't believe I was going to do that when we
didn't need them yet. Told me to get a life!  What a total dumb ass
loser.   If someone ask me a rule and I don't know it I tell them Im
not sure and then I look it up when I can to find out for myself. Its
called self educating. I had an old head teach me that every time you
look up a rule make a copy of it. At the end of the year see how many
pages you had. I had 52 pages the first year. Now when someone ask me a
rule I get the book out and show it to them. Then I tell them I could
have told them but to never believe any one out here. Not even a
trainmaster. If you look it up and see it then you know your right. 
Got to be the laziest people I have ever worked with in my life!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 April 2019

Dang i hate reading all them rules..gives me a Migraine.

Name: Reading rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 March 2019

So often on this sight some asks about a rule. Some times an answer is
put on here. How do you know if the guy giving you the answer to your
rule question is not just playing with you. Is it that hard for some of
you to read a document for yourself. What is the problem? Do you not
have time or the documents?  Or just plain lazy, I always had
information close by, in my grip if I needed to look something up I
did. Some of the most simplest rules everyone should know, Iím shocked
how many people donít after doing the job for years.

Name: Dave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 March 2019

FRA:  Run a copy of this post, I'm back!
We have lost our jobs to other nations by not applying Fair Bid and
Fair Business practices under the Anti Trust Laws. We are no longer the
worlds most powerful nation but a shell dependent on corruption and
greed. Every rail employee should read the Sherman and CLayton Anti
Trust Laws.
We as Americans can not compete with other nation who use child, slave
and sweat shops!  
As LOCO mentioned: As railroaders we have shipped Americas freight for
a longtime. What LOCO didnt mention is that one of our main shipments
is now Trailer On Flat Cars
Which don't carry American goods but CRAP from other nations which HAS
destroyed our nation.
NOT with out a FIGHT FRA! SEC!
For you other guys out there I am from CSXT Operating Headquaters
Jacksonville. I helped start all the bad stuff before I understood. 
Media:  You want a story ?  Contact Atom over this site and he'll give
you my private e-mail.
CSX, FRA, State Officials, other Railroads? Bring iron!

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

Brothers


Rules is right. The rules he wrote are under our control. All we can do
is tell the dispatcher we lined switches in the proper direction in dark
territory. All they can do is ask if we filled out our spaf forms and if
we are clear of an ec1 territory when we report we are.
As for being stopped closer than half an engine length from an
absolute, I used to think that was stupid to notify them but I was in
that position once and as soon as I let off the brakes to pull forward
the signal dropped on me before I could get past it. It looked like I
ran it. It was clear when I started to move but dropped so fast I
didn't have time to get stopped before I rolled by it. Not by much but
enough to make it look like I ran a stop.  Never fails that CSX doesn't
think these things out before they jump the gun. One circus act after
another.

Name: Co
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 March 2019

New guy 

There is none.  Get used to it.

Name: new guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 March 2019

Guys


Does anyone know what the difference  between the new HQ issue
bulletins rule numbers 019 and 020?   I read them a dozen time and I
cant find a difference. Does anyone know?

Name: rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 March 2019

ALERT!!!!

All locomotive engineers and conductors
RE: New format of rules
Date: Effective April 1st, 2019

The cover page(001) introducing the new format and which bulletins each
department has to carry is seriously flawed.  Item 1-section A
subsection B referring to who is to carry dispatchers bulletins states
that only dispatchers are required to carry these rules. 
This is misleading as it may confuse some employees into believing they
are no different than General Notices when it comes to the seriousness
of train handling and other operating rules. 
You do not have to carry them but you must read them thoroughly. I
would suggest you carry the following rules contained in the dispatcher
bulletins.

Rules:
501.-EC1
 
504.7- Very important rule for engineers. This rule should have been
left in the operating rules section for crew members. A dispatcher has
no idea how far you have stopped your locomotive from an absolute and
therefore has no way of instructing crews on the matter until he/she
had been notified.

505.11-Releasing authorities

505.12-Hand operated switches

506.11-TWC/ABS hand operated switches(EXTREMELY IMPORTANT)

506.12-Prior to releasing authority

506.13- Trains overrunning an authority

All these rules, with maybe an exception to making changes to an EC1,
are rules that must be considered and acted upon by the crew members.
They should have been left in the operating rules section of the new
reissues. Look for changes to the rules very soon as these rules were
not considered properly and should have been given greater
consideration. 
It is not uncommon for crew members to forget to read General notices
because they are not required to carry them, It give them the illusion
that they are not that important. Do not make this mistake in regards
to the dispatcher bulletins!!!!!!!

Name: Regret
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 March 2019

If your wife partner is threatening to leave you because of the hours
you work, let her walk. She new your hours when she got with you. How
long do you think it will take for her to walk when you have no money,
because you canít find a job after quitting the rr. Statistics show
that when men have money issues the woman walks out of the
relationship. Really consider what you are doing before you quit your
rr job for a woman. I have seen many men over the years quit there job
for a woman just to regret it. Donít let her play you, remember that
vow threw thick and thin.  You make the wrong decisions, and it can
affect your whole future!!!

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

Wildwood

POSER! LIAR!  No one is blocking your intersection while they sit there
and eat donuts and coffee. Your just running your mouth about a rumor
you heard. We have every right to sit on any crossing we want when we
are working. We only have to cut trains now when we leave them tied
down and are leaving. We can sit as long as we want while we are on
board and preparing to do work. Get over it. Guarantee the railroad was
there before your fat arss was.  If it wasn't for the railroads you
would have half the stuff you have. Who do you think ships tons of the
commodities that are used to make the recliner for your fat arss and
the plastic for the remote you have in your hand. Not to mention the
parts used for that computer and smart phone your using. Coal and oil
to keep your house warm.  Get over yourself. Use another road to get
around idiot!

Name: Rr marriage
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 March 2019

Most true rr are married to the rr. Iím on wife number two. Now retired
the first wife was there for my money, nothing but a pain in the ass.
The second wife came with a career and no baggage. You can replace a
wife you canít replace your seniority and the money you make as a
railroader.

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

Yall keep blocking our intersection while you drank coffee and eat
donuts!! Csx management needs to address this !!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 March 2019

I let csx ruining my marriage and my life for money.... I quit!!

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

Much more to story on ďRolloutĒ ...those cameras, CADS, crews, signal
maintainers, Amtrak delay reports donít lie. Interested to see how long
this takes  b4 the initial report given by TM on the ground changes his
story to reflect the truth.

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

Roll out at ACCA yard last night. Cover up began immediately. All in
front of a Paseenger train, (Dropped signal on him).

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

My years on the railroad I seen it all in 35 years. We had employees
follow the rules and policies and called management on it when they
wanted you to bend the rules. You ended up labeled shit disturber. You
would stand your ground but management always had there go to guys that
would break the rules and he would get special treatment. And these ass
kisser would sit across from you in the lunch room thinking they are
special. One day our ass kissing brother carman got caught breaking the
safety rules and a safety official fired him on the spot.  And his
supervisor denied he new anything of this workers unsafe work habits.
At his arbitration hearing he tried to say he was told to break the
rules to speed things up. No one backed his statement and he lost his
case. Us guys that try and stick to the rules where all still working.
Karma. The guys that take short cuts are stupid this day and age where
they want to find a way to fire you with cause. They can get rid of you
and save money at the same time.

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

DUMBO

WRONG WRONG WRONG!  Obviously you haven't been out on the rails or in
the yard long enough to see whats really happening.

Yard guys.... Break rules because the TM and hit squads are around
breathing down their necks to get the work done. They are scared little
boys who are afraid of the big bad wolf stalking them if they don't
work like whipped mules. No balls and no back bones

Road guy... Got to get on that road. Got a ho at the other end who is
waiting on him or got to hook up with the crew and watch the game.
Sooner you get there the sooner your on held away or get back.
Some are just lazy as hell and don't want to take the extra 10 minutes
it takes to do the job right.  Seen them jumping off equipment going 10
miles and hour. Don't want to wait to do it right. 
Lazy is about the biggest reason for cutting corners. 
No one is sucking up to this circus. They are either lazy, blue balled,
scared or got plans on either end.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 March 2019

Railrunner,       Yes Amen!


Bring back Big Blue!         At least they could move Freight!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 27 March 2019

Railrunner: Its by design your right, UNION PACIFIC will buy CSX debt
and all by 2022.. Then will see how quick we get our raw materials too
us.. Gonna be interesting to say the least.

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

Still with the written rules, some employees will still violate them
thinking they are doing the company a favour. ie ass kissers and when
they get pulled out of service scratch there heads thinking how did
this happen. Before the Hh regime you could get away with it, not
anymore but some are very slow learners. Iíve seen this with many new
hires, before they send them home itís a piss test first now they have
a new issue if there piss test is positive for drugs.

Name: HA! HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 March 2019

Trainmaster MOLE!


You are so full of shitz.... If you are a trainmaster then you know in
order to follow all the rules to the letter of the law then you have to
stop and look them up every time you encounter something that you can't
remember or don't remember ever seeing. You know the amount of rules is
ridiculous. As for following the rules to a tee half the rules are
written to cover the companies arss.  Just like getting down and
observing trains. It states very clearly MR. Trainmaster that you are
to do it IF DUTY AND TERRAIN PERMITS..  It is up to the crew to decide
if the terrain is permissible and safe to get down and watch a train
blow by at 50-60 mph.  If a crew member where to get down and get hurt
while walking to his safe distance they would throw the book at him and
accuse him of not inspecting his area for slip trip and falls. Don't
deny it. You know its true.  A lawyer already posted on here how the
way it is written will cover the companies arss on any choice we make.
Everyday there are engineers standing next to their trains closer than
30 feet because they are scared to death to be caught up in the cab
where it is safe to be.  TM's are telling everyone to make an effort
no matter what.  You call that safe. You call that looking out for the
safety of the crews. Nothing but a bunch of hypocrites. Intimidation
tactics. That is all this boils down to. And for what? To do a roll by
inspection that is a joke and should be done at 10mph and not 50-60
mph! Every new rule is written in blood. That's the reputation of the
railroad. Its going to take someone getting seriously injured or killed
before this railroad rethinks its "Get down and make an effort
attitude" when the TERRAIN DOES NOT PERMIT STANDING 30 FEET AWAY!

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 March 2019

Piss on the FRA company fools

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 March 2019

There are no FRA laws with the PSR that's why the get awaway with so
munch FRA will fire the common man the man that does not have the money
to pay for the high price lawyers like the big heads do and look away
not realizing we did not do are job the way we wanted to because fear
and intimidation will gets us fired because there push push push we
went from the safest RAILROADERS to the worst and the FRA has not fired
not one of the millionaire for it

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 March 2019

Just follow all the rules to the letter.   Be safe and methodical while
you work. Thats all you have too do when your working. Simple: dont
worry about other yards, terminals,extra boards,etc..etc...just do the
above just for today.....go home come back and do same thing mentioned
above day by day...and see if it dont work about better for you in the
long run.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 March 2019

Engineer

You forgot to mention all the sub division time tables and all the
special instructions in those as well. I carry 6 of the things for the
territories I run on.  Some divisions have different special
instructions.  Your point was well made.  The public has no idea how
many written rules we have and that its impossible to know them all.

My major concerns
When to accept or shop locomotives because of fra failures(stinking
overflowing toilets, seats broken and on the floor, etc...)
When to talk on the radio and when not to
When to use sterile cab
When to do roll by and when to stay on board doing more important
duties
Watching for slow orders and signs that might be test
Contacting a foreman for a work authority
When to call clear of a Dark TWC area
When to slow down if EOT fails.
Making sure brake test are done by the federal laws and cars are placed
properly in the train
Proper calendar days done. New rule says everyday now
Setting up PTC and TO and DP if stuck with it.
Speed control and when to adjust in bad weather or when you have extra
cars and don't know what they are or there is a traffic jam of trains
ahead of you.
Making sure I don't make a move that the ERAD might pick up as a
failure
Watching for illegal gate runners at crossings
Brake slips are legal and eot info is correct and on the headend
 Making sure I don't do anything in front of the camera that they can
try and use against me
Doing everything above and trying to help the new guy who just marked
up and cant remember his first name

And the most important....Praying I don't get busted for breaking one
of those other thousand rules that I cant remember.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 March 2019

3 stooges

Apparently you didn't read the post! Im guessing your basing your
comments on your own experiences of not knowing the rules. IF your
making your comments about the guy who was railroaded as an example, he
did follow the rules. He couldn't get 30 feet away from the equipment
because he was next to a lake that was too close to the rail.  You 3
sound like you are trying to twist it in the companies favor. They
railroaded him.  I hope one day they pass a law that every time the
railroad shows up for an arbitration case and it turns out to be
something as stupid and ignorant as this they have to pay a hefty fine
for wasting everyone's time, money and resources to deal with playing
kangaroo court.  If it went in front of a federal judge Im sure they
would hear about their stupidity. If I was the judge I would make sure
they knew if they ever showed up in my court again with lame crap like
this it would cost them dearly!

Oh... and for the public who views this site and have no idea about the
contents of our rules book, it is over an INCH THICK and has more than
420 pages in it(front and back).  Not only that there are several
individual rules written on each page. There are several thousands. So
how in the hell could anyone know all these rules.  Then they change
them every time you turn around.  Its a major joke for this company to
think for one moment that any employee could memorize that book.  I can
say without a doubt that there is not one single employee including the
operating rules department heads that can quote every rule. If they
could then there wouldn't be so many mistakes made in them when they
are published. Not a single white shirt in this company knows all the
rules by heart.  Now they are talking about putting them on tablets. 
Are you FRICKIN KIDDING ME!!!!   It is rare if I have a trip where our
EOT does not drop out or the PTC or TO doesn't lose communication.
Many local jobs have problems with their on board devices staying
linked up.  Just what are we supposed to do if we are in the valley
where we cant get a signal and we are in a situation where we need to
look up a rule? Do I have to get off and start walking with it until I
can get a signal? Maybe tone up the dispatcher and have him look up the
rule for me.  Guarantee he wont know the answer right off.  
So if a rule says an employee can be no closer than 30 feet to any
train rolling by as he inspects it, do you think they should railroad
him when he cant just to make a point????????

Name: Just me 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 March 2019

I use to grab a coffee and show up to work about an hour earlier
, just to catch up on bullitins etc. Other guys would be reading the
comics in the news paper. I made it my business to stay up to date. I
did this for 33 years. Each to there own.

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

With all my years on the rr a lot of guys fly by the seat of there
pants, ie canít be bothered to read any updated rules. Then when they
find themselves in trouble go out of there way to find all the
documentation regard the rule they where busted for violating. With all
the extra time an employee has sidings hotel etc. It does not take much
to review rules and policies. The company knows how to trap you by not
following the rules and policies, ignorance is not a defence. With this
regime that wants to cut staff, they just go after the easy pickens, why
make it easy for them. I would carry every rule book I could fit in my
grip be prepared and stick to it.

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

If all employees followed CSX policy rules, they would not be able to
nail you guys. Again itís like your first day on the job second
guessing everything. If the book says 30 feet and you donít have 30
feet donít do it. If they send you home let them, file a grievance and
go from there. Do you think they are going to fire everyone, and go
threw arbitration. To go threw arbitration it is expensive and time
consuming for the company and union. What they are doing is the guys
that think they are doing the company a favour, by not following the
rules are now getting. Nailed by the company, the employee sets his own
trap then the company goes for the kill. Then in a statement they have
you hands down for not following the rules. Easy peasy for the company
to win those cases. Your your own worst enemy people. When it comes to
statement time the company follows the letters of the policyís and your
done.

Name: Being sick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2019

When Iím sick Iím usually to sick to even go to the doctor, Iím. Calling
in sick. Iím looking after my health and staying in bed. CSX can go fuck
themselves.

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

Response to target:
Yeah, if sick - carrying a virus that's easily spread, etc. -
shouldn't be around coworkers.
Sure, anyone can probably get a sick slip from a doctor - but who the
hell really wants to have to see one unless necessary - Dr. visits
require time & aren't free.   Missing work\pay isn't cheap either. 
The CAPS thing is & has been something else.  
CSX let us down.  Unions let us down.

Name: Cp slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2019

Not many old guys left at cp. all the new hires treated like slave
robots. The new hires will never know that at one time the rr was a
good place to work. New hires being there a short time hate it, but
stick around because they have bills to pay.

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

Been retired two years now have not been sick. When I was working I got
every flu cold etc. That someone brought to work. And had a lot of
employees dragging there ass because of being sick at work. When people
go to work sick there production is down and thatís the way it is.

Name: target
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 March 2019

FACTS!


Any time a new rule comes out there is always a rash of head hunting
and they always try and make an example out of someone. It doesn't
matter if you have proof without a doubt they will find a way to twist
it and charge you anyway just to sent a message to the masses. The only
problem is everyone knows this old tired trick and it doesn't do any
good. You just take the unfair and illegal write up and wait it out
until you get it removed.  Just like the illegal attendance policy that
has been ruled as unconstitutional.  How in the hell do you assess
points to a person who had to go to the doctor, was seen and treated
and has valid proof they were there. Points are a form of discipline.
Plain and simple. The points were a mere scare tactic to try and get
people to come to work sick. Where in the hell is the safety in that!

Name: Cp rail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2019

When Hh took over cprail shares where at $70.00. Today the shares are at
$273.00

Name: Trump mole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 March 2019

TRUMP 2020...
Keep America great...

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 March 2019

Inspection rules says engineer will inspect the passing train from
his/her side of the standing train.   That engineer that was found
guilty was not able to get 30 feet away because of a lake.  Your right.
Crap hole.  He will win it in arbitration.

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

When you start on the rr, they give you safety rule books etc. And you
sign for them all threw  out your employement there are safety
bullitins etc. I know most of you can read, there should be no dought
on what the company rules want you to do. People always seem to second
guess what they are suppose to do. Follow the rule book, if they fire
you for following there rules, then it is just bulling and abuse.
Record everything and enjoy your time off work till you are reinstated
with benefits and pay. Donít be stupid and take it upon yourself to
break the rules for the company. Follow the directions laid out in
black and white. You have to read and know the presant written rules
not hear say rules some manager made up. Do not be scared to challenge
the manager trying to get you to violate company policy they keep
trying to push you to submit. Knowledge is power take sometime and read
the manuals and be prepared to stand up for yourself. The company
preaches there safety policy, just follow the rules and screw the rest
of the intimidating non sense.

Name: Locomotive 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 March 2019

Ape  

You know why great lakes people bitch the most?   Because this division
is the one that was chosen to be headed hunted for failures.  They
harrassed the employees so bad at one time the union actually stepped
in and tried to make a difference. They started focusing on the Chicago
division instead but they found out real quick you can't screw with
yards worked by gang members. They brought the hit squads back to the
great lakes. This is fact. Not fiction. 
Rules state in black and white you will be 30 feet away from any train
while doing a roll by inspection. 
Now you tell me how the hell they can charge a crew member for not
being on the ground watching a roll by when there is a damn make 15
feet away. Rep did GPS shots of location. Still found them guilty. 
Rule says do roll by if Duty and TERRAIN PERMITS. Is this horse shit
happening on other divisions? I bet it isnt!  If that crew was less
than  30 feet away and got hurt by something that flew off that train
they would throw the book at them and deny all accountability for their
injuries. We are supposed to take the safest course of action. Supposed
to be empowered to make that choice! The great lakes is a crap hole. 
Now you understand!

Name: Caved beaten
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 March 2019

My advise donít listen to the guys that there nuts,shriveled up like dry
prunes. They cave to the intimidation and have been weak most of there
lives. Put those grievances in every time you have a violation of the
collective agreement. Donít listen to those people that say your
wasting your time. Then every couple three months ask you LC at what
stage it is in. And if it canít be settled locally with the company,
then it should go to arbitration and there could be many grievances of
violation of the same rule that will be dealt with as a whole. It might
take time to get to arbitration. Tell your LC to keep you informed on
your grievance status. It is worth your while to be made whole on the
money they owe you. CSX will keep violating the agreement hoping you
will not put in a grievance.  I won twice being pulled out and once
being fired, held out 3.5 years. Everyone told me I was wasting my time
fighting back, even some local union reps. Glad I did not listen to
them. When I was reinstated with back pay lots of people where shocked.
Ps what do you have to lose nothing and everything to gain.

Name: Out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 March 2019

Remember....if you feel a burn.
See a doctor
Soon.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 March 2019

If you believe you are due a 2nd slip for being held over on a yard job
then I believe I would know exactly where it said that in my agreement!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 March 2019

God forgives the Brotherhood Doesnít!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 March 2019

Anyone notice anything about this particular website?
The highest percentage of the bitching\complaining posts seem to come
from great lakes division people.

Name: Stock buy back 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 March 2019

Foote and friends looting CSX to prop. Up stock value. And CSX stock buy
back to also increase the stock value. The more Foote props. Up the
stock value the more of a pay package he personally gets. When he
leaves CSX he will be very well off as he looks behind him at the
rubble. The stock has been pretty stagnant I thought Foote and mantle
would of cashed out by now. Maybe there waiting for approval to sell
more CSX assets.

Name: biteme!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 March 2019

Broken record

Go screw yourself.  Bet your one who bends over backwards and pays
those dues every month and smiles. You put the claims in whether they
get paid or not. Keep the union officials buried under mounds of paper.
Make them do something to earn at least a nickel of all our hard earned
money!  Its real sad when a high up the chain official shows up on the
property and deliberately makes crew do work that is a clear cut
violation of the union agreements.  An upper manager one step from
being in Jacksonville show be charged by Union labor law lawyers for
malicious assault on the workers and raping the agreement. He should be
put on the street!

Name: Rainbow
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 March 2019

Bernie Sanders for 2020 !!! Lets feel the burnnnnnn...babe....

Name: Out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 March 2019

Blah blah blah,
Broken record....

Name: Back log
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 March 2019

Company can reject everything, it does not mean the issue is going away.
All it means is it will take longer to settle. CSX has to follow the
labour laws with dealing with employees. That grievance you put in
today you might see a check for it in three years. Just fight fire with
fire donít stop putting in those grievances. Rome was not built in a
day. I was made whole on three grievances, the last one took 37 months.
I forgot all about it, then received a check making me whole. CSX just
wants to discourage everyone not to put in grievances. At cp Hh ended
up paying for 88% of the grievances same as cn. Hh refused to pay but
had no choice.

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

Ape 
If your working jobs with assigned shift times if a job on the next
shift can't be filled they arenr supposed to just force you over 4 hrs
to fill it and just pay overtime. Your supposed to get a ticket for that
job on that shift. no one is supposed to be forced to work over if the
next shift does show up to work. They can ask if you want to buy not
force you too. They need help they can call an extra crew.

Name: Grievances
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 March 2019

When Hh came to CSX, we where warned by cn cp guys that went threw all
this. We where told to put in a grievance for every violation.
Collective agreement breaches and safety hazards and not to let up. The
only way CSX will lighten up if they have to spend money at arbitration
hearings and making people whole from the positive outcome. This is the
only hope there is for the company not continuously breaking the rules.
If people canít take the time to file a grievance every time CSX abuses
employees, then just live with and take the abuse.

Name: Boeing FAA UP FRA
E-mail: info@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 March 2019

All Rails:

Pay attention to what's going on with the FBI investigating the
recent
Boeing crashes. Apparently, the FAA allowed Boeing to govern itself by
former FAA officials who are employed with Boeing as safety
inspectors.

On the UP, a majority of the FRA inspectors are officially UP
employees, who are inactive, and is employed with the FRA; assigned on
UP territory overseeing train operations. And those inspectors also
advises the FRA to delay the implementation of Positive Train Control
(PTC).

The last five years, UP has had more [fatal] head-on/rear-end
collisions than all the Class I railroads combined. And what makes the
situation worse is union bosses being paid to accept the oversight
arrangements with the FRA. All rank and file employees should contact
their representatives and request an audit of FRA meetings (documents)
with union bosses, including compensation to union officers that
includes concealing personal injury claims.

Vote Republican, the Democrats wants to sell our country back to China
and Hollywood!

DB Cooper

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 March 2019

Where in the agreement, article and page #, does it say you have to have
a second time ticket when being held over in the yard?

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 March 2019

Blah blah. 


Jesus christ. Not more of this political blah blah bullshit. This is a
safety thread. Who gives a rsts arss about your political opinions! 
Let's talk about crews not getting paid for hitting cars unless
someone dies. How about junk engines and air pumped up above legal. How
about running guys into the ground and ordering yard crews to stay  
12 hours when they have relief crews there. Scheduled on duty time yard
crews are not supposed to be forced over without a second ticket and
their doing this shit at avon! One violation after another.  Shit is
getting deep!

Name: Democrats 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 March 2019

Itís was the Democrats that gave jobs away to over seas. The Democrats
gave companies money to move over seas. It was the Democrats that was
willing  to support single mothers with ten kids. Iran payout the list
goes on, letting any parasite into USA that wants free money. And get
supported in prison at big cost per parasite. Cheap cheap labour etc.
If dems get there way you will all be working for min. Wage.

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

You sound like a big fan of Bernie and AOC. Good luck if they take over.

Name: American rr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 March 2019

One thing the north American rr are not doing is putting profit back
into the rr for the future. They figured out how to loot everything for
Wall Street, and upper management. And when they have taken everything
they can and there is nothing left to loot they will move onto the next
scam. And the new ceo and team will have no choice to start rebuilding
everything that was neglected. They have been doing this for years at
cn cp after Hh left. CSX is next in line to be saved from the
destruction of the greedy thief.Hopefully CSX will be able to get the
customers back that this regime has neglected. The $$$$ to put CSX back
to what it once was will take years and lots of people. Iím amazed the
goverment lets this happen this day and age. Thatís deregulation for
you.

Name: Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 March 2019

One thing that blew my mind, was when a senior man on the list got
fired. A lot of younger guys on the list only cared about getting
better days off etc. Because of a senior man on the list being fired.
Now thatís a brotherhood!

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 March 2019

Why would I even make a post like that if I wasn't one of the people
who would lay off?  I'm not gonna bicker back and forth on here with
you but if the right people took action the majority would get on board
and the men who wouldn't should have their ass beat. And yes...what
about the union?  Are you going to lie and say things have improved at
all for the past 10 years?  What does a raise mean anyway whem just
about everything except for milk, bread, and gas(which always
fluctuates) has increased in price? We are the union but we have many
"union" members who jump through hoops for the company and suck ass. 
You know who you are bitches.  

It doesn't matter anymore.  Why does this site still exist?  The
people who want to fight and stick together should just fold up the
tents and go home.

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

One of the reasons people will not stand together, is of greed a lot of
people today are one check away from being broke. No common sense when
it comes to det the more the creditors will lend the more people
borrow. You might have a wife that canít stop shopping on high interest
credit cards. You have to have your stuff you know. Or a guy has gone
threw this and he is in divorce court, or paying child support and
vaginamony. And that one extra trip means he eats till next payday. In
the end it is all about money. If you think men will stick together
like they did thirty years ago it will never happen, like the one guy
said everyone today is a victim. Issues guys fought hard for in the
past, where just given away.

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

Wasting your breath about sticking together.  It will never happen.
Company is greedy but Railroaders are worse. Cut each others throat for
that extra ticket. Railroaders are their own worst enemy.  Complain
about a Union and no representation but to be a union you have to know
what a union is.  You say union officials are afraid to get arrested
for striking. Next time your ordered to go against the contract stand
up and refuse. Tell them no. Can't ask your Union officials to do
something you're not willing to do yourself. Everyone acts like the
union is shit. Ask everyone to mark off for a 24 hour period and you
would think they were asked to give up their first born. Ask them to
try an organize and watch the guys start fleeing the room.  Go ahead
and bitch about your union but if you pay dues well you are the union.
It starts with every dues paying member. Can't be a union when we
don't act like a union. It's just like kids now a days. I don't play
in a game because my coach sucks. I get bad grades because my teacher is
terrible. Blah blah.  It is always someone else's fault but theirs.
Sort of just like the railroad and union.  This is the best, why do we
even have a union? Really?

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 March 2019

I disagree with that statement.  If enough men in all crafts of all the
big railroads stuck together for just 1 week it would be amazing.  This
job market isn't great but these railroads wont find enough people to
train and replace if at least 80 percent were on board.  These gd
railroad unions have their hands tied because everyones afraid of going
to jail.  Well why the hell are we paying dues without representation? 
If I'm just gonna get bent over anyway I don't see the use.  Our
benefits aren't what they were, the attendance rules are a crime, the
way they just make rules as they go to fit their agenda is a joke. 
There is absolutely zero morale anymore. When I hired on people
weren't exactly happy but you also didn't need to lube your asshole
before you left the house either for all the fucking you were about to
get.  You used to have reliable lineups, nicer hotels, family days,
better benefits, all the safety equipment you ever needed, a shoe
allowance...you took away our fucking shoe allowance?  What a terrible
fucking place to work.

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

Working under Hh for four years did not matter if guys stuck together,
or how much the union challenged Hh. He just fired people for any
little thing, he new it would take the union a long time to fight back
with arbitration etc. He new he would not have to deal with anything
because he moved on. This regime is about profit greed, breaking all
the rules. Stick it out and if your pulled out in time you will be made
whole. I was pulled out twice and then fired. I returned to work threw
union getting me back with full pay. Remember you are nothing to these
people.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 March 2019

You know I sit back and read some of the shit that goes on and I really
wonder how a bunch of grown men can't stick together.  It's like a
big bully on a playground just beating the hell out of everyone with no
fear.  No fear in his mind that if all these kids on the playground
stuck together they would kick his ass.  The bully just gets worse and
worse with no fear of repercussions.  One day CSX and these other big
railroads will find out the hard way.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 March 2019

Engineers  

Watch those PTC's too! Watch for a glitch that will combine
workorders. Old and new can be screwed up and put old into your info. 
Call the PTC if it happens to you. They will tell you there are tons of
glitches. Just make sure you report them either by phone or use the PTC
report form.

Name: Fired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 March 2019

Said on here many times, this regime loves firing people with cause.
Saves them lots of money, so why do you still think you can not follow
there rules and not get busted.

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

ALL CREWS!!!


Better wake up and read your notices!  Pay attention brothers. They
just pulled a guy out of service for reporting he was on duty 12hrs and
1 minute. The rules have changed. It was outlined months ago on how to
report your time. It is covered in the pods. Pay attention to it.  You
got deadheads, walking dead heads, wait time etc... If you are forced
to stay on a train and watch it that is different. That's an fra
violation! You guys have been lazy for way too long. You don't want to
take the time to report your tickets correctly.  If you pull up on the
main and outlaw and walk to your terminal you have to report a walking
dead head. If you outlaw in your terminal and a TM or wagon driver
picks you up you have to report a taxi or company vehicle dead head in
your own terminal. Just use your terminal mile post as begin and ending
location. They aren't playing around. If you are made to wait on a
train for hours for a ride you put in that wait time! This lets the FRA
know that you were stuck out there without a ride! You got any questions
call your FRA agent for your area!

Great Lakes....Robert Crawford  817-235-5397
Washington D.C office.....202-493-6014

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

conductor 1-10

aka private specialist  hate to see you go but wish the best for you.

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

BETTER JOB!


If you live in Indiana the postal service is hiring several positions.
There will be a job fair on the 23rd this month. Get on line and check
it out.  Just remember when the floods ravage areas as they have the
mail cant be delivered and they are way behind. They need as many
people as possible. I hate a natural disaster but it will mean job
security for a long time to come... Get your apps in and pray you can
get out of this business!

Name: DMAN
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 March 2019

Dman here, fellas I have moved on to well different pastures after 12yr.
at the RR it was time to move on, I wont talk about how great my new
career is or how glad I'm to be gone instead I want to take the time
to think everyone of my brothers and sister u all know who u are. And
you all know who I am so please if you want show this to people as I
cant reach them all to show my appreciation for them the men and women
I worked with day in and day out in the rain sleet snow and bullshit
helped mold me and teach me valuable lessons while at the railroad,
reliability accountability, looking at for one another. I have said it
all along and will continue to do so, if you need to hire some one and
have the opportunity to snag your self a RR employee do it the
dedication and ability to work under pressure and perform is a rare and
valuable skill most dont have. I'll finish with this thank you so much
for those of you that reached out to me yesterday thank you so much, I
love all of you and hope for the best for ever one I'll see you all
around, stay safe and keep em on the rails boys, DMAN OUT!

Name: Soul
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 March 2019

It amazes me how many people for a few bucks, will sell there soul. And
they are everywhere!

Name: Trust in us
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 March 2019

https://www.unionfacts.com/article/crime-and-corruption/

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

https://www.mlive.com/news/flint/2019/03/former-flint-union-boss-norwood-jewell-charged-in-uaw-corruption-probe.html?outputType=amp

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

PSR is more like a spreading virus that, no matter how disastrous its
results have been, continues to spread from railroad to railroad.


ITS TIME WE ALL STAND UP, RISE UP, AND COME TOGETHER AS INE   DO
WHATEVER WE HAVE TO DO TO GET OUR  RAILROAD BACK!!   

NOW!!!!

Name: Kulak
E-mail: Pinochet@helitours.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 March 2019

Who the fuck reads or quotes WSWS?  If my position is such that I have
to look to the "World Socialists" to be my voice or advocate, then
maybe it's time to find a new way to pay the bills.

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

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/19/prec-f19.html

Name: new guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 March 2019

uneducated

Do you guys proof read anything? How did you make it through high
school without knowing when to use a period at the end of a sentence or
when to start one with a capital letter.  You look so ignorant it isn't
even funny. How do you expect people to take what you post seriously
when you write like a bunch of hillbillies!

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

A lot of men that come out of university with bogus degrees, are
terrified of any form of physical labour. When things got to be to much
they went to the safe space room provided by the school. Where they
could cuddle with stuffed animals etc. Till they felt safe enough to
come back into the class room. That is why you donít see upper
management they are locked in there office safe spaces. If they break a
finger nail at work Iím sure there is an app for that. Donít panick. Lol

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

A degree in philosophy from trump university?  That might only qualify
you  for train master at csx  but at Union Pacific you could be the
ceo.  They love fake degrees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 March 2019

Conrail is coming back!!

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

Come back in 2 years and tell us this again. Trainsmasters are the
problem with this company. Take your degree and shove it in your moms
glory hole.




Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 March 2019

Mr. Old head: i will make it clear. Yes i am a college graduate
"degree
in philosophy " and yes i do love my job as a train Master and CSX
has
been good to me since day 1 10 months ago. I think alot of the
problems
are created by the old guys that are so close minded to transportation
in a changing economy. And a Merger would be good for Business and
good
for America.

Name: Road Foreman of Engines 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 March 2019

They should do away with trainmasters and make all Seasoned Road Foreman
of Engines  responsible for what they are now Engineers and also get
this lazy donut eating conductors whipped into tip top shape and
productive.

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

No one screwing no one. You start at the bottom like we all did. Senior
May junior must. Thatís the way it is until you get some whiskers!

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

Rookie Tm forgot to inform you. There is not an app. for that,without
you gadgets your totally lost, and most likely will go into withdrawal.
There might be an app for that!

Name: To rookie trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 March 2019

The old heads have forgotten more than you know about the. RR. Your
fresh out of school basically and you can tell you have drank all the
kool-aid. Would you think a merger would be good mr. Trainmaster if
because of a merger they abolished your position and made you
unemployed. You sound like all the other brainwashed, bought and paid
for management.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 March 2019

Mr. Old head: i will make it clear. Yes i am a college graduate "degree
in philosophy " and yes i do love my job as a train Master and CSX has
been good to me since day 1 10 months ago. I think alot of the problems
are created by the old guys that are so close minded to transportation
in a changing economy. And a Merger would be good for Business and good
for America.

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

It has to suck being a salaried employee, the phone rings in the middle
of the night, and your called into work because of problems. Then you
have to go check things out then phone  everyone to come and fix the
problems. Because the only thing you know how to do is sit like a bump
on a long and enter bs Into a computer. Then your boss does a
performance appraisal on you and decides your a slacker and you donít
get your bonus. And the younger guy hears your a slacker and he is
waiting for the, brass to put him in your job. And demote you to a
lower scale paying position. And the wife loves you for it while she
contemplates divorcing your ass.

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

Brothers


A lot of good view points on here. You either take a stand for the
violations of the agreement or you don't. You front out the
supervisors who are unethical and tyrants or you don't. You do your
job the best you can or you bitch and make the time you are there
miserable for yourself and anyone who is stuck in the cab with you. 
Merger talk is just that, talk!  Other poster that says blah blah is
right.  Not a thing any one can do about it, The unions have no power
in the matter.  That's the problem with all the members. They don't
know how the unions work or what powers they have. We are all blue
collar workers who are just a number. we don't sit on the board of
directors.  We have no influence in Washington. Merger this merger
that. Got to work today. Got to make the money day by day. If it
happens then we all got to deal with more big changes.  Nothing new.
People are just too damn worried about something they cant do nothing
about.  Working conditions should be everyone's  main focus. If you
got a jackass playing supervisor and causing trouble take him out. Keep
the house clean.

Name: Perspective 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2019

Started rr at twenty retired thirty five years later. Paid into pention
from the start, now retired good life. I started the rr green behind
the ears took aptitude tests pasted them all. Over the years everything
I know regarding rr life they paid me while I was being trained for my
job. I worked shift work never had a weekend off, maybe partial weekend
with some jobs. My friends had 9_5 jobs but never made the money I made.
I was building up my pention year after year, where a lot of my friends
saved nothing for retirement. Now Iím retired getting checks and most
of my friends will have to work until they get goverment benefits. In
the beginning I envied them for working days and having weekend off.
But now I can do what I want with nice money coming in priceless. I
know people getting out of university have large student loans and made
there first pay check at age thirty and in the prime of there career is
not much better pay than a railroader. If your cut out for the rr life
you,have it pretty good compared to most and that comes with the
sacrifices of being a rr. But in the end in my opinion a rr is much
better off than the 9_5 person. And they canít transfer your job over
seas. Happy rr people remember put money away for the slow times etc.
And you will do well, I survived the Hh regime you will to.

Name: Conductor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 March 2019

Blah 

Get a life deputy dog.  No one is even paying attention to you. 

Who gives a shit about a merger or buy out. Go to work and do your job.
Get a pay check. That's the whole damn purpose of going to work. That
and paying your union to get rich. unhappy go flip burgers at
Mcdonalds.

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

So
https://www.progressiverailroading.com/c_s/news/Ohio-panel-approves-CSX-grade-crossing-project--57113
$5,000 for a set of crossing lights only right?
Actual document $352,412.00 does $5,000 not make. Should make jail time
for some thieves.

The project will be paid for with federal funds and is actual cost. The
plans and estimates for the project in the amount of $352,412.00 have
been approved. Construction may commence at once. Staff requests a
Finding & Order with completion of the project in twelve months. Staff
requests that the following language be incorporated in the Finding &
Order: 

Why would the crooks put just lights at a 2 track ---23 train a day
with 50 mph trains?

1525 0.015958 155261E CSX OH SHELBY BOTKINS WALNUT STREET 0 0 0 0 0 SS
23 2 50 YES 2 40 

Google map 40.4695362 -84.1855950  

But wait 
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/community/ofallon-progress/article227466804.html

Follow this and CSX has 44 sets of crossing gates and 24 sets of
crossing lights just sitting in Illinois when there are no trains
running. Move them and use new underground cables is all that is
needed. $15K max.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 March 2019

A merger between CSX and UNION PACIFIC is the right thing to do and it
is the best thing for BUSINESS..!!! Not personal just BUSINESS...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 March 2019

BNSF is more likely to buy us. Not merge.

Name: Poodle pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 March 2019

Trucks kill 500 to 1, compared to the railroads. Trucks are notorious
for having sucky brakes and no steering.  They should not be allowed on
the interstates.. People who run around gates like idiots and get killed
are just part of thinning the hurd, just like a pines ... People like
that deserve to be charged for murder...

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

The railroad I work at since, 1981 they cut staff by 65 % and still
doing it. And running twice the traffic. With A I coming look out over
next five years, the changes will cost even more jobs combined with
more laxed transportation laws.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2019

You guys wanna bitch and complain that csx keeps cutting and combining.
Stop taking roster calls to pad your own pocket book.. You morons take
every call and bail out the companies shortage and then they look good.
Keep engineers set back and can depend on some to bail them out. Guys
take road trains off yard board and keep boards trimmed back.. Work the
local when you 9x out so you can get a days pay while your turn sits at
home.  I get it you got bills to pay.. Got to feed the family. That's
fine , just don't be mad at company for cutting jobs. I get there's
times when you get trapped and what not. But see the big picture

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

Reply to name Merger News:

1st heard about a CSX\UP merger in the mid to late 1980s.
Lots has happened since - still waiting for that to happen though.

Share/stockholders?  What's the matter with them?
The packages doled out to big shots = undeserved and unreal at best.
It's all very sad.

Name: Merger News
E-mail: jfoote@csx.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 March 2019

If there's a CSX-UP merger, Foote will run the combined companies, and
Fritz and Sanborn will be eliminated while Vena will become 
Chief Operating Officer if he so chooses.

Lance Fritz's judgement is a bit unstable, due in part to the
numerous
but justified turnover of regional vice presidents. The questions 
should be asked as to why those incompetent (VP'S) fools were
selected
in the first place. The recent firing of XO Cameron Scott speaks
volumes. In the brief amount of time of his tenure (2yrs), he walked
away with a $50million pay package. Are share holders getting played
because of Fritz?

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 March 2019

6 Passive
24 FLASHING LIGHTS
44 GATES ---all 05/16 FL (FLASHING LIGHTS) and HS (HIGHWAY SIGNALS)
INVENTORIED ARE ACTUALLY CROSSING GATE CROSSINGS WITH GATES REMOVED.
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/docket/files.aspx?no=T17-0062&docId=257395
CSX Transportation, Inc. Petition to permit installation of "Exempt"
signs at certain grade crossings
US DOT Milepost City, County (in/near) Street or Highway
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GT 0 1 0 NO 2 200
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152911X
#2 152913L 
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HS 0 1 0 NO 1 175
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152913L 
#3 152916G 
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GT 0 1 0 NO 1 150
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152916G 
#4 152918V 
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FL 0 1 0 YES 2 1,050
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152918V 
#5 152919C 
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0 1 0 NO 1 225
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152919C 
#6 152920W 
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NO 1 50
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152920W 
#7 152923S 
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GT 0 1 0 NO 1 150
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152923S 
#8 152924Y 
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11/18 GT 0 1 0 NO 1 225
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152924Y 
#9 152926M 
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HS 0 1 0 NO 1 75
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152926M 
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GT 0 2 0 YES 2 1,300
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152928B 
#11 152929H 
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0 NO 2 50
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152929H 
#12 152930C 
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NO 1 75
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152930C 
#13 152931J 
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HS 0 1 0 NO 2 250
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6174679 -88.8271027
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152931J 
#14 152933X 
2711 0.012641 152933X CSX IL MARION SALEM BANNISTER ROAD 0 0 0 0 1 FL 0
1 0 NO 2 300
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6189421 -88.8596601
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152933X 
#15 152935L 
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07/15 GT 0 1 0 NO 2 25
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152935L 
#16 152936T 
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NO 1 25
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152936T 
#17 152937A 
7738 0.000121 152937A CSX IL MARION SALEM COUNTY FARM ROAD 0 0 0 0 0 FL
0 1 0 NO 2 525
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6207101 -88.9015701
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152937A 
#18 152938G 
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NO 1 75
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152938G 
#19 152940H 
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05/16 FL 0 1 0 NO 2 950
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152940H 
#20 152941P 
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152941P 
#21 152942W 
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05/16 FL 0 2 0 YES 2 2,600
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152942W 
#22 152944K
7747 0.000121 152944K CSX IL MARION SALEM WESTGATE AVENUE 0 0 0 0 0 FL
0 1 0 NO 2 625
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6216030 -88.9649696
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152944K
#23 152946Y 
7689 0.000121 152946Y CSX IL MARION SALEM S HOTZE ROAD 0 0 0 0 0 FL 0 1
0 NO 2 1,500
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6210232 -88.9760742
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152946Y 
#24 152947F
7764 0.000121 152947F CSX IL MARION SALEM INDUSTRIAL DRIVE 0 0 0 0 0 FL
0 1 0 YES 2 750
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6205044 -88.9859467
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152947F
#25 152948M 
7812 0.000121 152948M CSX IL MARION SALEM SELMAVILLE ROAD 0 0 0 0 0 FL
0 1 0 YES 2 3,100
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6199950 -88.9953160
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152948M 
#26 152949U 
7102 0.000698 152949U CSX IL MARION ODIN HOOTS CHAPEL ROAD 0 0 0 0 0
05/16 FL 0 1 0 NO 2 275
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6189575 -89.0135880
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152949U 
#27 915471U 
7394 0.000298 915471U CSX IL MARION ODIN PERKINS STREET 0 0 0 0 0 GT 0
2 0 NO 2 1,800
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6169560 -89.0520030
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=915471U 
#28 152955X 
7692 0.000121 152955X CSX IL MARION ODIN N MERRITT STREET 0 0 0 0 0 FL
0 2 0 NO 2 950
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6167871 -89.0555901
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152955X 
#29 152956E 
7690 0.000121 152956E CSX IL MARION ODIN N LINTON STREET 0 0 0 0 0 FL 0
2 0 NO 2 75
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6166040 -89.0590440
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152956E 
#30 152959A 
7656 0.000155 152959A CSX IL MARION SANDOVAL NORTON ROAD 0 0 0 0 0 XB 0
1 0 NO 1 50
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.615093 -89.08678
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152959A 
#31 152961B 
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05/16 FL 0 1 0 YES 2 4,800
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6135981 -89.1145551
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152961B 
#32 152962H 
7765 0.000121 152962H CSX IL MARION SANDOVAL S BROADWAY STREET 0 0 0 0
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LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6133840 -89.1184600
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152962H 
#33 152963P 
7696 0.000121 152963P CSX IL MARION SANDOVAL S MAIN STREET 0 0 0 0 0 FL
0 1 0 YES 2 850
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6132399 -89.1211505
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152963P 
#34 152965D 
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FL 0 1 0 NO 2 425
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6116680 -89.1499800
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152965D 
#35 152968Y 
7880 0.000054 152968Y CSX IL CLINTON SHATTUC ILLINOIS STREET 0 0 0 0 0
12/17 GT 0 1 0 YES 2 75
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.609398 -89.191605
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152968Y 
#36 152969F 
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LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6091111 -89.1966331
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152969F 
#37 152972N 
7720 0.000121 152972N CSX IL CLINTON SHATTUC FERRIN Road 0 0 0 0 0 FL 0
2 0 YES 2 250
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6071382 -89.2336362
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152972N 
#38 152975J Gate arms removed
7687 0.000121 152975J CSX IL CLINTON HUEY HUEY ROAD 0 0 0 0 0 FL 0 1 0
YES 2 1,050
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6039120 -89.2910160
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152975J 
#39 152980F 
7688 0.000121 152980F CSX IL CLINTON CARLYLE S THIRD STREET 0 0 0 0 0
FL 0 1 0 YES 2 475
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6088900 -89.3611760
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152980F 
#40 152981M 
7094 0.000698 152981M CSX IL CLINTON CARLYLE S EIGHTH STREET 0 0 0 0 0
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LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6089940 -89.3676700
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152981M 
#41 152983B 
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#42 152984H 
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#43 152985P 
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#44 152986W 
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152986W 
#45 152987D 
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152987D 
#46 152989S 
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#47 152990L 
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LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6049540 -89.4659800
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152990L 
#48 152991T 
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#49 152994N 
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152994N 
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=152995V 
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=153001E 
#54 153002L 
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11/18 GT 0 1 0 NO 2 
7
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6076661 -89.553850175
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=153002L 
#55 153003T 
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=153003T 
#56 153004A 
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=153004A 
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06/16 FL 0 2 0 NO 2 1,150
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https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=153005G 
#58 153006N 
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06/16 FL 0 2 0 YES 2 4,150
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6085660 -89.6080100
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=153006N 
#59 153010D 
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XB 0 1 0 NO 2 50
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6044201 -89.6498401
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=153010D 
#60 153011K 
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0 11/18 GT 0 1 0 NO 2 675
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6008341 -89.6821501
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=153011K 
#61 153012S 
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LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6006901 -89.6869661
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=153012S 
#62 153019P 
7109 0.000698 153019P CSX IL ST CLAIR SUMMERFIELD MAIN STREET 0 0 0 0 0
06/16 FL 0 1 0 YES 2 1,400
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.5966244 -89.7520523
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=153019P 
#63 153026A 
7097 0.000698 153026A CSX IL ST CLAIR LEBANON S MADISON STREET 0 0 0 0
0 06/16 FL 0 1 0 YES 2 5,800
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.5942240 -89.8076990
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=153026A 
#64 153036F 
0.000698 153036F CSX IL ST CLAIR O FALLON S SMILEY STREET 0 0 0 0 0
06/16 FL 0 1 0 YES 2 5,100
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.5915980 -89.9025420
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=153036F 
#65 153037M 
0.000698 153037M CSX IL ST CLAIR O FALLON S VINE STREET 0 0 0 0 0 06/16
FL 0 1 0 NO 2 750
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.5919342 -89.9095154
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=153037M 
#66 153038U 
0.000698 153038U CSX IL ST CLAIR O FALLON S LINCOLN AVENUE 0 0 0 0 0
06/16 FL 0 1 0 YES 2 7,100
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.5919822 -89.9109295
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=153038U 
#67 153039B 
0.000698 153039B CSX IL ST CLAIR O FALLON S CHERRY STREET 0 0 0 0 0
06/16 FL 0 1 0 YES 2 600
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.5920501 -89.9123601
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=153039B 
#68 153040V
0.000698 153040V CSX IL ST CLAIR O FALLON S OAK STREET 0 0 0 0 0 06/16
FL 0 1 0 NO 2 1,000
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.5921211 -89.9139710
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=153040V
#69 153041C
0.000121 153041C CSX IL ST CLAIR O FALLON W STATE STREET 0 0 0 0 0 FL 0
1 0 YES 2 1,900
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.5924101 -89.9203501
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=153041C
#70 153042J
0.000698 153042J CSX IL ST CLAIR O FALLON OBERNUEFEMANN RD 0 0 0 0 0
06/16 FL 0 2 0 YES 2 13,600
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.5928271 -89.9288561
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=153042J
#71 153047T 
7116 0.000698 153047T CSX IL ST CLAIR FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS OLD COLLINSVILLE
0 0 0 0 0 06/16 FL 0 1 0 YES 2 5,700
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6000561 -89.9663201
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=153047T 
#72 153049G 
7111 0.000698 153049G CSX IL ST CLAIR FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS E O'FALLON
DRIVE 0 0 0 0 0 06/16 FL 0 1 0 NO 2 1,250
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6139435 -90.0007411
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=153049G 
#73 153052P 
7092 0.000698 153052P CSX IL ST CLAIR CASEYVILLE E O'FALLON DRIVE 0 0
0 0 0 06/16 FL 0 1 0 YES 2 1,550
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.6272051 -90.0163301
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=153052P 
#74 153053W 
4560 0.006916 153053W CSX IL ST CLAIR CASEYVILLE N MAIN STREET 0 0 0 0
0 GT 1 1 30 YES 2 11,200
LONGITUDE/LATITUDE GIIGLE MAP 38.638145 -90.02381
https://www.icc.illinois.gov/railroad/crossing.aspx?dotId=153053W

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 March 2019

Taking the CSX walking trains through O'fallon Illinois story and
taking all the 74 railroad crossings CSX dry docked like 4 years ago
with no trains in the Illinois Commerce Commission dockets. 
Looks like 44 railroad crossings with crossing gates and 24 crossings
with crossing lights just sitting there gathering dust while CSX is
killing around 100 people to normal drivers ONE would be ORDERED moved
to where needed by their state railroad buds and Feds we pay $1.6
Billion a year for crossing safety. WE the PEOPLE probably paid like
$14 Million for equipment to get these highly overpriced signals put in
to start with and the railroad will cart OUR signals off like the other
1,200 complete crossing systems in the state just went poof off closed
crossings in 40 years..
With blind no signaled crossings all over the state the MURDER charges
when a car full of kids gets blindsided by a train because of this
complete fraud scheme by the railroads/state/Feds go on??
The beauty of it is ---Google views and the ICCs own records have all
kinds of pictures.
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/community/ofallon-progress/article227466804.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 March 2019

Former Field Hand still in the matrix. At least your proved your own
point.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 March 2019

Cond. 1-10 

Thankful for answering the young man and getting back to what's really
important.

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

Side letter 4 of the CSRA is where you'll find the discipline
forgiveness for Conductors.

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

Like them or not Fritz, Foote,lonegro,Vena,and Cindy Sanborn would make
a hell of a Team..

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

I just hope CSX and Union Pacific will merge. What a powerful Company
that would be.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 March 2019

And with in 2 years you'll  be dead

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 March 2019

Still sucks...big time!
You guys sound like broken records...
Rules this.. Fra that...
Manager this..
Company that. 
Please look around your selfs
Your in a Matrix.
Like the movie Truman.
Get out while you can.
You wait around and 30 years from now when you retire you'll be up at
3 in the morning on this website bitching about the company

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 March 2019

And CSX ........

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

Change 

You can view it in the employee gateway. Big question is whether or not
conductors still get the 180 forgiveness rule that was in the older
policy. If you go 180 days without any minor discipline one level was
dropped if you had any. That's not written in this policy. Looks like
it would be void since there are no minors anymore.  The engineers have
a forgivness policy in their SSA. I was told theirs still stands since
it's in their agreement but we don't because it was never written in
ours. We only had it while the old policy was in effect. Can't get a
straight answer from any LC and they can't produce a written agreement
that we still get that forgiveness.

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

Guys use to use those old wooden sheds in the yard for coffee break and
change cloths. One day a few people got really sick. One person died
the other made it. It was confirmed hantavirus from deer mice poop.
When they tore the building down it was full of mice nests. Beware of
some of those old buildings.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 March 2019

Well beaten,
go back a number of years & get housed at one of the dumps we stayed
in:  kept clean but bunk sized bed, an overhead light, a chair, a
washcloth & towel, hooks to hang clothing, heat of course, AC later,
community bath facilities....'bout it & conformed with contractual
agreement(s).    Be careful what you wish for.

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

What's the current discipline policy, what does it take to actually get
terminated other than attendance. Just wondering if seems like everyone
is getting like 1 day waivers latly

Name: Up min. Wage
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 March 2019

Back in early 1900 at fairs they use to crash steam engines head on for
the crowds. It would be cool to hire on a rr at minimum wage, the fun a
guy could have causing all kinds of chaos. Ditches would be full of
trains, it would be a blast. Be carefull what you wish for, because you
get what you pay for!!!

Name: beaten
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 March 2019

Another day and it still sucks.


Wish they would put us in hotels where the staff is quiet and the tubs
are big enough to soak after being beat to death by worthless seats
that vibrate and bounce. Wont raise or lower to the right positions for
your back or you have to move them off to the side to get that stupid
center mount camera out of your line of view! And who's bright idea
was it to plywood in the seats. Like sitting on a park bench. Like the
park benches they crammed down our throats in the crew rooms!

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 March 2019

I remember working in the yard as carman. A track was blue flagged and
locked, I heard the hogger say on the radio to the new conductor donít
do it. The new conductor thought he would save time and dropped the
blue flag. The carman me told him to put it back up and never ever do
that again or you will get fired or kill someone. He could not enter
the track anyways because it was locked. A manager seen him drop the
flag and fired him on the spot. Donít get caught up in that mind set
that your speeding things up and stepping out of your bounds, you could
get. Someone hurt or yourself fired.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 March 2019

The post from: Name - Giving your job away, Employed as - Conductor,
1-10 years  must be from either a mole, troll, or a true blue APE =
All Purpose Employee, which is what they like/want. 
 
Evidently thinks job is safe.  It ain't if people with more seniority

from other areas start moving in if they need to.  Ignorance is bliss.

Name: Paper work
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 March 2019

When you take it upon yourself to do others work to speed things up.
Just remember when something goes wrong because you made a mistake.
Your ass is grass, they will put all the blame on you. I have been in
front of investigation board, and that is when they get all the rule
books out. Why did you do this or that. Is that in your job
description, I think you get the message.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 March 2019

Ah......you all know how it is:  the more you do the more they will
expect.    Some azzholes try to bully, intimidate, threaten.   
Just comply with the company rules & your contractual agreement the
best you can.

Name: NOMORE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 March 2019

conductor 1-10

My all time favorite is when a TM comes into the crew room and starts
busting your arss because you have been on duty over a half hour and
your still there!  When you explain to him that your still waiting for
your legal and proper paperwork the first thing he does is ask you if
you called anyone.  I just stand there and laugh. Then I tell him I
followed the rules.  I told the yardmaster per the operating rules and
it was the YM's job to see what the problem is and if he cant  figure
it out he is supposed to tell his TM!  They cop an attitude from hell.
They want you to make the calls and get the ball rolling and do all
their work.  I did that years ago but finally said it aint happening
anymore. By doing their work for them all the time your just an
enabler. Guys are in such a rush to get out on their trains and get the
trip done they don't see the harm they are doing. We are to blame for
these inept monsters. We have babied and coddled them and held their
hands for so long they expect it from us. Its time to stop.  The other
guy was right. They don't care now but when shit starts getting deep
and trains are delayed everywhere because we decide to stop doing their
work bet your arss they will care!

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

paperwork


Quit trying to throw that mistake that was posted on here back onto the
conductor.  Read the post again idiot. The last guy explained it well
enough. No one was ever talking about someone leaving with bad
paperwork. The dude never said he was forced out with it or left with
it.  He asked why in the hell they could have sent him a work order
that didn't even have the car in the train on it. It was a simple
question.  You some kind of mole poser? Maybe your from the work order
department and trying to turn the whole post around. If you don't have
the answer on why they send crews that stupid shit then go back to your
basement.

Name: Paper work
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 March 2019

When employees take there training and complete it, they sign off that
they understand the rules and regulations and will abide by the rules
and regulations. And once they get out in the field if proper paperwork
is not provided they leave the terminal anyways. And then protest after
the fact. Itís been posted on here lots.

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

paperwork


I didn't read anything in that conductors post that even hinted that
he took a train without the proper paperwork.  What he wrote was a
question to the inept work order department who obviously sent him a
work order that was a major joke.  He was wanting an explanation. I
would like one too because I had the same thing happen several times.
Its just stupid insane to have to call these people and ask them where
the rest of the information is on the train and why cant they find it! 
Another lost train in the system!

Name: Paper work
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 March 2019

As a conductor is it not your responsibility to have waybills train
orders, dangerous cars in your possession in the cab before you take
the train. What if there was a derailment, and ems  needs a run of your
train to know what they are dealing with. How the hell you going to
explain that. Donít lift the train until you have the proper
documentation. That is your responsibility and the rules is it not?

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

One thing about railroaders life in North America, is there are no
shortages of rumours and gossip. We use to say if you donít here any
rumours by1800 start one.

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

UP

Google whole body vibration injury and you can find numerous cases on
this issue.  Railroad employees have been filing law suits over this
issue for years.  Tank drivers in the military are the number one
plaintiffs on this issue. You know any one who is still active in the
service in your terminal they could ask questions from their branch. I
do know that you have to file within 3 years of diagnosing your
injuries and their relation to excessive exposure to vibration of the
equipment.  I never had a problem with anything until I left the yard
and started working on the road. Being bounced around in the cabs of
the locomotive and having constant exposure to vibrations through the
seats has been proven to cause serious damage to the body. The
railroads know this.  You shouldn't have a problem finding a lawyer to
address this issue. Some days I feel like Im lucky I can get up and
walk.

Name: UP Lateral Motion Claims
E-mail: info@up.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 09 March 2019

UP Employees:

Update on excessive vibrations exposure claims, waiting on documents
from UP'S [unofficial] government lobbyist (Akin Gump Hauer &
Feld,LLP) to provide claims statistics documents to its former Partner
and current Director of UP [Jose' Villarreal]for an update.

UP management has assured me that this is not a conflict of interest
to illegally gather information from a third party in order to overtly
circumvent the law. In essence, the government lobbyist tips off the
Director as to when a claim and or case is filed against the UP, and
how the claim/case can be litigated.

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

CSX


Typical day on the railroad. Another wrong car in the wrong train.
Another undocumented hazmat car without waybills. Another junk engine
sent out after the supervisors were so scared they wouldn't get their
origination on time departures and would get in trouble because you are
tyrants. Afraid to take the time to get something decent to use.  Just
another day at the circus!

Name: Bocephus 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 March 2019

Mr. Weather man....what is your forecast, Csx has gave us too many highs
and too many lows too many storms and too many PSR tornado's... we sure
could use a  bright forecast tonight.

Name: Conductor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 March 2019

Fra poser 

Learn the proper way to form a sentence. 
As for the FRA enforcing rules I can tell you for a fact that they have
bad apples in every bunch. I had two inspectors tell me the name of an
inspectors we needed to watch our backs around. He was in the back
pockets of management and spent more time ratting out crews on petty
stuff and not enforcing important violations on the railroads behalf.
This man now holds an upper level job in the FRA. Wonder if he still
turns a blind eye.

Name: The FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 March 2019

Carmen that a flat out lie.. Federally mandated laws governing
inspections that are followed verbatim.

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

Like I said fra inspectors have to do so many inspections per year,
different territories. They pick up on the small infractions and rr
told to rectify. In my thirty five years as a carman Iíve seen the
rules getting laxer and laxer. Like air brake maintance, and other
defects. They will never interfere with the operations of any rr. All
smoke and mirrors all is good folks public is safe. Lol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 March 2019

You really are gullible!  The TM can order all he wants and the FRA
inspector DOES NOT answer to a TM. Hahaha. More crew room talk.  FRA
can board any train, inspect any equipment, and any track.  He is
suppose to notify local officials as to he is on property. That is it.
He does not adhere to our rules nor answer to a TM. LMAO. You should
actually talk to a FRA inspector one day. See the government regulates
RR's not TM's or RR's regulate themselves.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 March 2019

The Federal Railroad Administration is a part of the U.S. Department of
Transportation.  HQ is in Washington, DC.  8-9 regional offices.
Main gig is safety.    Used to be that the RR companies were fined for
regulation\rule non-compliance and violations.  Starting in the late
1980s, individual employees could be too - if deemed that they
knowingly and willingly violated such.

Name: Back door
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 March 2019

If it was night and I seen someone walking on the deck towards back door
of cab. I would of locked the door and made him identify himself, if he
did not have his ppe on. I would make him stand there till rr police
checked him out. I work in yard I call cops all the time on people that
I donít know without ppe on. That is what we where trained to do since
9-11

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

Check in..

 LMFAO... the FRA is part of the federal government who regulates the
railroads.  Do you not know what their jobs are? Does the FBI announce
they are doing a raid.  Does the CIA ANNOUNCE their showing up? 
FEDERAL railroad administration. I had a TM sneak in the back door of
my engine at 2 am unannounced and I didn't know him. He coped a
attitude when I demaned to see his ID! Who hell did he think he was
pulling that crap.  I say more power to the FRA and sneak attacks!

Name: Check in
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 March 2019

To begin with everyone, non railroad employee, has to check in, and
prove who they say they are. Company policy at all railroad since
terrorist attacks. We where constantly reporting people on the property
that where model railroaders. We had to take a course on report and
looking out for, nonemployees. They cannot go near  a train or track
without proper protection. Blue flags lockout tag out etc.

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

Ape...
Your a moron.  We had an fra guy show up unannounced two weeks ago on
the property and the TM went off. The yardmaster even had the balls to
tell the crew he was talking to on the radio that he needed to check in
with the TM on duty. We didn't know it was against FRA regulations for
an inspector to do surprise visits. If it is it just proves the FRA is
bought by the railroads. They should all be able to do surprise visits.
This is how you catch the illegal crap going on. No cover up. No warning
every one in the property they are there. Tell us how an FRA inspector
can be ordered by a TM to check in first!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 March 2019

I was the FRA inspector. CSX made me CRY! Quit being a gullible. It
never happened. JESUS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 March 2019

If you meant me, I was never employed by the FRA. If a FRA inspector was
"harassed" as you say, I would love to know that story. From my days
on the RR, that would never happen. If it did or was perceived as a
slight to them, I imagine the FRA would "pitch a tent" on the
property and no one wanted that. They did what they had to do and we
respected that. I'm going back quite a ways and maybe things have
changed. Things are changing so fast, hard for us old timers to keep
up. Best of luck.

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

Wish the person who was an FRA inspector would post again.

How he/she was harassed, intimidated, etc., in the Toledo area
by CSX local officials & those azzholes got away with that.

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

When will CSX start to Hire Conductors again??       Anyone heard
anything

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

I spent a lot of time around the FRA during my railroading life. Started
on the ground 1970 and wound up in management and here is my take. I
don't like to do this because I am retired and sucking up that nice
pension. So, I found the FRA folks to be good railroaders, and by the
book to a man. Had to provide them with efficiency tests as well as go
into the field with them radaring trains, visiting towers,( manned
interlockings), crew rooms, etc.. To say these guys are being paid off
by management doesn't ring true with what I lived firsthand. I had a
lot of respect for them. Even hint that I would pick up the check was
taboo. You knew never to even try, it was gospel. There was one or two
that really busted balls but, all in all, I respected them. Did have
several fines to pay as well. We paid, corrected what we had done
wrong, and moved on to the next. We wanted to be 100% in compliance
with the CFR. Took pride in it. Good luck and don't do something just
because you can. Rolling stock has no conscience so think, stop and
think, before everything.

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

After watching 60 minutes it just proves the tail is wagging the dog.
USA Canada uk the big railroads own the goverment inspectors. The
inspectors fra are just props to give the illusion that the goverment
is watching out for everyoneís safety. I wonder how much federal money
meant for rr infrastructure is funneled into managers and shareholders
pockets. They will not of complete the safety measures of installing
equipment by 2020, they will get more extension on when to complete the
work on infrastructure. Then the New ceo will blame everything on past
ceo. And it will be same old bs. Be extra carefull for your own safety.

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

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-safe-are-americas-railroads-60-minutes/

Footes' salary is?

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2019

Dispatcher 10-20


You are to be commended. It takes a bigger person to admit to being
wrong. That is something you do not see on this site very often. Now
ask yourself one question. Why did you miss that rule when it was only
a few pages from were you were looking? Frustration, anger, fatigue, or
the need to find a quick answer? It is amazing how much a person can
miss when they are under the gun or pressed for time. Just remember
when you encounter a rude, obnoxious,  mouthy know it all on the radio
that they may be the one who was rushed out of the yard by
intimidation. Maybe they were called and reported just to find out
their train isn't even close to the terminal. Lost several hours of
sleep for nothing. Maybe they have been sitting around waiting for
their power to be worked or fighting with the work order department to
get their paper. Perhaps they just had to spend 30 hours in a hotel and
2-3 days away from their family. No, it does not excuse their choice of
bad behavior but learning to deal with the monsters that CSX created
will truly make your job easier. I find that feeling sorry for someone
for being so miserable is easier than getting mad at them.

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

Proven circus


Your post is a fine example of why so many employees find themselves in
unfortunate situations that their unions cant even help them with. I
hate to tell you this but your suggestion on going to meetings isn't
going to do DIDDLY SQUAT SHIT in helping out the employees on a daily
basis out in the field. KNOWING THE RULES WILL.  Finding every single
loop hole and gray area in the rules just may help you out when you
have been the chosen one to stalk and they are just making up and
twisting rules to get the target they want. The LC's that represent
you should know these rules forwards and backwards but the
international reps and the general chairman wont. An LC is no different
than a lawyer but he shouldn't be the only one knowing what was done
right or wrong when you walk into Kangaroo court. You and others keep
spouting off your mouths on how we should fight our own battle and not
expect the unions to do it all for us. Well knowing your rules and not
just your damn agreement is your obligation. The agreement wont keep
your ass out of trouble. Knowing the rules will.
Keep your friends close but keep your enemies in sight and your rule
book closer!  And quit posting as a trainmaster because your even
dumber than they are. Are you related to old Hillary Clinton who used
to post on here?

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

You guys suck. Take a minute to look at these posts. You're wasting
your breath on rules,dispaters,crossing gates, and everything else that
doesn't even pertain to how bad CSX is. You guys are showing your
weakness by turning on each other. That's why your Union suck most.
You just sit back and pay your union dues and expect the union to fight
your battles alone. Think how strong the union would be if YOU helped
with the fight. Go to union meetings, get involved.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2019

I stand corrected. I found it. Thanks

Name: cond
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 March 2019

Dispatcher

Try looking on page 5-7 in the operating section of the book. As a
seasoned employee you would think that you would look several times
before you quoted any rules have been annulled. Its real easy to miss
them. When they issued the new book in April of 2017 they moved several
things around and put them in categories that had nothing to do with
each other. Any time a crew is running in sterile cab conditions when a
dispatcher tones them up they are to tell the dispatcher they are
running under sterile cab and the dispatcher is to acknowledge.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2019

I canít find rule 503.14 in operating rule book? I see 503.1 and 503.2.
Iím not mad BTW. As far as the history of the rule, unless it made the
rule book or It was kept in the reissue, it is null and void.

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

Very common on the RR for people to butt in, interrupt conversations
and/or radio transmissions.  There are way too many inconsiderate,
impatient, selfish employees who just don't seem to be able to use
common sense.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2019

Train dispatcher 10-20

You can find the sterile cab rule in the operating rules book under
rule 503.14. The first publication on this rule stating the proper
procedures for establishing and maintaining this rule was on Feb. 1st,
2014. document number 007. Even though the lengthy discussion topics
were not reissued the rule still stands. It was never annulled.
Most class 1 railroads have a sterile cab procedure in place. I suggest
you revisit your operating rules book and keep up on all issued system
bulletins as they come out.

Im not sure why you became so angry when you read the post making
reference to answering the radio when addressed by a dispatcher. I
believe if you read it again you will find that the poster was making a
comparison to being addressed by a dispatcher or another person. If
anyone in supervision addresses a crew on the radio there is a pretty
good chance that crew will return the call. Maybe the yardmaster might
be needing the crew to stop their move or have other pertinent
information the crew needs immediately. If this is a problem during
shove moves then the rule needs to be reviewed. All yardmasters should
be given direct orders to never address any crew while making a shove
move unless it is an emergency. This however would require the
yardmaster to pay the upmost attention to all movements in the yard and
determine what job duties each crew was performing at the given moment
he/she intends to use the radio. If you were a conductor at one time I
believe you understand exactly what the posters intentions were. Step
back and take a deep breath. The stress may be getting to you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2019

THERE IS A DIFFERENCE IN RUNNING A TRAIN AND HAVING THE TRAIN RUN ON YOU
FIELD BOY... THE LATER DOES NOT QUALIFY YOU AS AN ENGINEER (NO MATTER
HOW MANY YRS EXPERIENCE YOU HAVE).

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2019

FIELD BOY, YOU SURE ARE CAUGHT ON A$$, MAYBE YOU'RE IN THE WRONG FIELD
OF WORK?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2019

GIVE A NAME FIELD BOY AND I'LL TELL THEM.

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

And shove their rule book up their  a$$

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

Tell the d@#$ scratchers i said they could kiss my a$$

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2019

Conductor.., "Why do you answer the dispatcher when you're in sterile
cab"? I think you may need to reread the rules. Pretty sure Sterile
Cab does not exist anymore, Harrison did away with that. I may be wrong
but if so, please quote the rule # or bulletin that keeps it in place.
They main reason you may want to answer the dispatcher is account if
he's calling you, it's probably important dumb ass. We talk for 8 hrs
straight most days and trust me, the last thing we WANT TO DO is talk to
you for a nothing reason. So go ahead and keep playing the chicken shit
game of not answering bc "you're sticking it to the man" hit a
school bus and kill a few or a gas truck and kill yourself you stupid
fuck. And now here comes your TE response, so I'l negate that right
now. I'm a certified COND ENG also.

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

I had a supervisor that would give us information on what the brass was
up to and to watch our backs. When Hh was in charge he bragged how all
he needs to get rid of anybody was a little ink. And he pushed for guys
to be let go for next to nothing to cause fear in the work place. There
is a new sheriff in town, Hh was a soulless bastard. Foote was one of
his followers that did his bidding. So until things improve I would not
break a rule that benefits CSX. If the wrong manager catches wind of
someone breaking any rule, they will fire you just for the power rush.
Iíve seen guys do a supervisor a favour by bending the rules and a
higher manager fired the union employee. They want you to fear them so
they can control you. Because the staff they cut they want remaining
staff to run there asses off. Same production less people.

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

Simple rules

I read your post on here once before.  I wish we had the right to stalk
the supervisors. You lead by example. You don't lie and manipulate and
expect others to follow the rules when you don't. I was in the
bathroom one night and a couple supervisors came in. They didn't know
I was in the stall. They started talking about how they were all going
to dress in black and go out and "Get them a few tonight". Stood
around and joked about it like they were on the hunt. I made sure I
told everyone I saw what they said and sent out text to everyone I
could think of. Someone should take guys like that out back and fix the
problem. There are plenty out there like that. Its the mentality they
want out of these scum bags. Its time for the shoe to be on the other
foot. Start documenting every time you see one of them breaking rules
or ordering you to break them to cut corners when they are in a bind.
Call ethics Turn them in. You start messing with someone's career just
because they forgot to put their glasses back on before they open a damn
window you need some help. Some old fashion help!

Name: Simple rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 March 2019

I remember one training class, everyone sat down with material in front
of each new hire. With the pencil was a coloured wire pipe cleaner. The
instructor told the class not to touch anything on the table. Just
before the first coffee break the instructor told the new hires that
where playing and bending the wire pipe cleaner to go home. They could
not follow simple instruction,and that is how he weeded out the new
hires that did not listen. I find it amazing how with this militant
regime, how employees will make excuses for CSX to break the rules that
they are hanging guys for. Know the rules and follow them. You think
they are going to give you an at a boy for breaking rules they ask you
to. If you break the rules on purpose I guess you have to man up and
suffer the consequences.

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

Brothers

Has anyone heard or seen any concrete evidence that the company is
going to make you find your own way home if you get sick in the hotel
and have to mark off?  That's a ton of money for a taxi ride if your
on a long pool. Will they pay for it then take it out of your check?
I haven't seen any notices about it. I cant believe it would even be
allowed by the FRA since the company called you out and sent you there
under the hours of service working for them. Maybe if you mark off
redblock but if your really sick that's just total bullshit. I would
think they would have to be responsible for your safe return home after
they sent you out on the road. Got to wonder if this idea got started
because of the ridiculous medication policy they have now and they are
afraid someone will have to take their meds at the hotel because of the
way they are prescribed and then mark off because they are afraid of
being dropped when they get back.

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

If an engineer has a valid 8 HR claim for dismounting the locomotive to
watch a train by.  And the carrier blantly denies claim.   How in the
hell can the carrier charge an engineer when the carrier breached the
contract.    Of course we all know CSX is made up of criminals. That
need to be sent to prison.

Name: HA!!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 March 2019

READ HQ NOTICE 128- FEB27th!!!!



You just have to love these observation orders for managers.  Come back
and retest the stool pigeon they got in 48 hours. Watch their entire job
for the day until you can get all the listed task.

Oh and my favorite one.  Observe the employee to make sure he is
compliant with the drug and alcohol policy.  REALLY??
Unless he smell like a brewery how in the hell would they know. On top
of that how would they know if you took anything either. 
DONT COME TO WORK WITH BLOOD SHOT EYES OR LOOKING LIKE YOU HAVENT SLEPT
IN 24 HOURS.  OH SHIT MAN, GUESS THE ROAD POOLS BETTER JUST MARK OFF!
Don't get sick in the hotel. Just shoot yourself. If you have to take
some serious cold medicine then your screwed. Take something as soon as
you walk in the door and beg them to keep you there for 24 hours!

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

Radio


Why do you answer the dispatcher when you are in sterile cab. Many do
it and don't even tell them they are in sterile cab. I hear people
talking every trip when they are in sterile cab about total bull crap.
It a good bet that the engineer answered the radio because it is human
nature and habit to answer someone when they call out to you. All it
takes is 1 second of letting your guard down out here and they got you.
Just like the guys they wrote up for not having their safety glasses on
when they opened the window on the motor. This was after they were
standing outside under the window and waving at them to open it. Its
total horseshit. This goes on every time they get in trouble for
something they do wrong. Cant get the trains out on time so to even the
playing field they make the cronies in Jacksonville happy by feeding
them another way.  Just last week they were busting a guys chomps and
giving him a hard time because he stopped his cut to get off. No where
in the rules does it say it is mandatory to get off of moving
equipment. They turn their heads when its a benefit to them. They break
rules and twist them to get what they want.
 How about all those locals and jobs running on TWC/dark territory
using EC1s.  I know for a fact that every day there are several that
break the radio rules.  How about rule 1009!  No one is stopping their
train before they get closer than 3 miles to the new territory they
need and EC1 for.  It happens every single day. No one gives a shit
because it keeps them from slowing down.  
So what is the big deal if someone accidently answers the radio when a
YM interrupts their shove move when you can violate EC1 mandatory
directive rules! Nothing but a 3 ring circus !

Name: Radio
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 March 2019

If the employees know your not suppose to talk while a move is in
progress, why would the hogger answer the call from Tm. If they are
going to try and hang me it will be by following the rules. A lot of
employees seem to walk right into there traps then scratch there head
after the fact. Like I have said before the employees are there own
worst enemies. For example talking to management on cell when the rules
state not to. If your that thick then suffer the consequences, and donít
play the fucking victim and want the union to bail you out. Grow some
fucking balls. And common sense!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 March 2019

C'mon.......the vast majority of, if not all, yardmasters are
pro-company and are treated accordingly.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 March 2019

SMH


You got that right.  Someone in Jacksonville needs to explain how the
hell an engineer can be charged for answering a yardmaster when they
are making a shoving move in the yard. We would all like to know how in
the hell a yardmaster can be protected for interfering and interrupting
a crew doing this and not be charged. They are supposed to know the
rules as well. They are supposed to know how sterile cab and all the
other rules work. How do they get away with walking on other crews
while they are trying to make a shove move or start talking bullshit
over the radio which has nothing to do with yard business at hand. The
rule book  says you aren't supposed to be doing any other task when
doing a shove move. So lets just bust the crew for answering the
yardmaster but not say anything to the YM for walking all over people
and joking on the radio.  We ALL think they just set this guy up for a
failure! Knit picking bull shit is all it is.

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

IM ready FOR A WILD CAT STRIKE ,, union oficiales  takes it up the ass
so long it doesnt even Hurt them anymore , company treat us like shit
And arť so shady And crťate An unstable  worker enviroment foote And
company should be in prison for the lives lost for there rush rush rush
,  people have died And theh get  there stock for rush rush rush , At
the least in volotary Man slaughter

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

He you dumbass  Its kŪnd Of Hard to follow All the rules when you
Dumbass mangement people cant give us the same  answer Every time  3 tm
Will give you 3 differnt answer Its Been like this since i Been here
Butt  the company Will backs tihem  up on the charge when they should
just   have a SAFTY briefing on it .some rules arť Black And White Butt
most arť wisshy washey thats coming from ten yrs dealing with these
idiots there Of 4 mangement changes ive seen And they All arť confusiůn
look at How Many times they change a rule

Name: Brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 March 2019

If tm's cover it up they go down with the employee. Just ask some of
the seasoned tm's who been around for awhile. 
Hey company mole.....Your bullshit ain't gonna stop the discussion.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 March 2019

Conductor : your a damn idiot looking for a free lunch : not on "my
watch" you lazy terd

Name: drawhead
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 March 2019

So if an employee gets injured and managment covers it up and does not
report it, what are the reprecussions and who could get in trouble?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 March 2019

Aint no darn stalking going on. Geez at the paranoia on the road
today... Just do your job safe and follow all rules to the letter...
and all will be fine... It aint that damn hard if your capable of
following rules always and work SAFE!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 March 2019

Aint no darn stalking going on. Geez at the paranoia on the road
today... Just do your job safe and follow all rules to the letter...
and all will be fine... It aint that damn hard if your capable of
following rules always and work SAFE!!

Name: Fyjr
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 28 February 2019

Google csx ethics and click ethicspoint, it is interesting

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

Hey jackass/troll. 

We all know your the same guy just stirring shit. Trying to keep the
fight going. You think the webmaster can't trace your server. He can
even identify the phone your using. Basement getting lonely? 

Man power shortage is a joke. What's even more of a joke is the
harrassment that's going on to knock down the departing signal before
getting the work done just to make it look like the train departed the
terminal on time when it really hasn't! Do they really think the white
colllars in Jacksonville can't figure this out. Get real!  Funny how
crews are held to a higher standard. Isn't falsifying info a conduct
unbecoming charge?

Name: To trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 February 2019

To trainmaster or I should say to trainmonster. You got your job threw
nepotism, daddy got you the job you never payed your dues. When you
started you ran with any tidbit of information to management. To show
you would be a good loyal rat for CSX. Just remember, the further up
the mountain the further the fall. And you will never make the money
you do outside of the rr industry.  Foote still looking to cut jobs and
maybe yours is next.

Name: Corp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2019

Taco 

Are you that nieve?   That was not a post from a trainmaster. 
Trainmasters are advised not to post on this site. If they are caught
they could lose their jobs.  One trainmaster was ordered to stay off of
this site and to take anger management training after he read post about
his private life and accused other supervisors of posting info only they
could know. The confrontation became very aggressive. Don't amuse this
idiot poser. He is nothing more than a troll.

Name: Taco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2019

Suck a cock trainmaster. You over paid suck ass your just a few injuries
and derailments away from the unemployment line fucko, keep poking the
bear.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2019

Damn i have a migraine from all the boo whoooing...and.whinning and
crying...like a damn daycare out here..its the RAILROAD damn it...

Name: RR Codger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2019

I read H Harrison's ashes were spread at Tennessee yard
BNSF ATSF or Frisco yard Memphis, Tn.

Name: Friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 February 2019

Loco 20-30 

If you see the guy again who was punished with 26 points tell him to
file a complaint with the USDOT. An important Part of an engineer and
conductors job duties require them to use the radio and voice
communications for the job. If someone doesn't have the ability to
speak then that job can't be done. You can't use hand signals the
entire your of duty. If csx is this ignorant then he needs to blow the
whistle on this kind of behavior. It's like telling a radio host with
strep throat if he doesn't come in and do his talk show he is fired. I
suggest your friend talk to a lawyer as well. Expecting someone to show
up so sick they can't talk on a job that requires serious
communications to work safely is not acceptable.  This would make for
good discussion with OSHA or the state board of health!

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

I have been in three strikes, the farmers are sitting on millions of
dollars worth the land, that there family got for cheap. They get
subsidies year after year. But when we went on strike they said they
would run the trains. Lol And for the goverment to put us back too
work. Everyone that works wants a pay check, and the last poster is
right there never was any sympathy for the hard working rr men and
women.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 February 2019

I remember well the UPS strike in 1997.  Hardly anyone was on the side
of the UPS workers.  Almost everyone was against them because
of not receiving shipments.

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

The only thing a union member can do is vote on elections and contracts.
The days of solidarity, and standing up and working to rule is long
gone. No one is sticking there necks out and jeopardizing everything.
At one time if you did not go along with the plan,you where
blackballed. Now if you did that the person would run to management,
and someone would be in shit. Snowflake generation.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 February 2019

Yeah,  the general public won't ever be the least bit sympathetic
towards railroaders.  Cousin has worked at an appliance factory for 30+
yrs. & with Sat/Sun overtime is tickled to earn 50-55K a year.

Name: Change
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 February 2019

Everyone wants a sick out or wildcats strike, but I pose this question
to all rank and file. What if we rally against the union you know push
them in the right direction, see bad PR is the last thing a union
wants, would would have other unions comeing out of the wood work
putting their 2 cents in. I have always said to go after the union and
hold them accountable, the company has not, will not and will never
care its business to them and rightfully so, I am a union member and a
stronger believer in a strong union but it starts at the top, on a
local level there is very very few things that LC can change. The
question is how to do this I'm not so sure news organizations would
care about over paid railroaders crying. Make no mistake the UTU is as
much at fault as CSX, they are the buffer

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

Watch what you say to co workers and what you post on social media, that
can be traced back to you. Talking to the wrong people about illegal
strikes or walk out can get you, fired. It happened at the rr I work at
when Hh was there. Loose lips sink ships. Have a good day!

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

Conductor 1-10
Marking off at the way from terminal


Yes CSX will NOT provide you a way home. This is happening all across
the system.  Two of my co- workers were told this recently.   The
latest one was spitting up blood and lost his voice and couldn't speak
by the time he got to the home terminal.     He was in bad shape.  He
lives on the rails. Had to lay off Thursday to Monday.  Faxed something
from his Dr. To medical department and still received 26 points and is
now in step 2.         This place is a fing joke. F CSX and F the lap
dog unions.

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

Where is hunter buried? I need to take a dump.

Name: Joe mamma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 February 2019

Loco

I have no intention of ever seeing that money for cameras and I fully
expect to see one on every engine before long.  I was just throwing it
out there that if the company actually followed their end of the
agreements we would be more willing to work with them on issues but
until then they can stick it where the sun doesn't shine.  As far as
cameras in the general public, it is my option to go into those stores 
not forced to go.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 February 2019

Joe

You are a total idiot if you think your going to see a dime for those
camera claims. First off they have every right to put them in for
protection of their property. Try and sue every business that has a
camera on their property or in their stores to having them. Its the
companies right. So you idiots need to get over it. Stop tearing the
motors up. Quit writing on the walls. Stop the ignorant stupid little
boy behavior and maybe one day they might consider it but don't count
on it. The feds are behind it therefore they will never be removed. It
just goes to show how stupid the unions are for even starting a claim
on the things. They just backed everyone to make them think they give a
rats arss. It was all smoke and mirrors! Lets see how they stand behind
everyone whos going to get 250.00 bucks taken out of every check for
who knows how many weeks. We didn't make the mistakes. We didn't
write the trip agreements. The union should be eating this!

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

If Hh was involved in it, that explains it all. He did not care about
contracts nothing. He did what he wanted , and just told the union to
grieve it. That the asshole he was, seen this done lots at cn cp CSX.

Name: Former LC
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2019

Locomotive Engineers:
Sick of both the co. & your union's actions?
Strike then.  Stick together.
Just stay home, don't answer the phone. ALL of you.
See if everyone believes in solidarity, is willing
to miss even one day of work, let alone more, to
make a stand.

Name: Joe mamma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 February 2019

I will give part of my pay back for the flip trains for the last 60
days.  But I want all of my camera claims paid in full and continue to
be paid, my code 75's paid.  My recrewing train and running through
terminal to destination paid.  J jobs paid. Run around paid. And
watching trains by paid in full and paid going forward. If we put in a
bogus claim contact us tell us it's not valid through the local
chairman in writing and then charge us if we do it again once notified

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2019

XLC 

You are dead wrong. You ever tried to sue a union?  I have!!! Good
Luck. You will be shocked when you talk with a law firm over this. I
WILL believe a lawyer over a RR's opinion. I know what I'm talking
about!!!!

Name: Side letters
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 February 2019

Well Iím lost in all my years as a rr, the rr i work for never seen or
heard of pay scale being changed. The only time Iíve seen that was at
contract time and we voted on it. That must just be a CSX thing. Your
union has lots of power, to sign off for all members, scarey stuff I
feel!!!!

Name: co
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 February 2019

side letters

Locals have a small scope on what they have the authority to do. they
do not have the authority to change the rates of pay across the board
and working conditions.

Name: Side letters
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2019

Are these side letter agreements local or national. I know for a fact
that when the local union wants to change anything they put motion on
table then they have a vote. And this is done with the minimum amount
of members at the meeting. That is what can happen with no members
attending meetings. The union reps. And a handful of members can pass
things and you find out after. And when a motion is posted most ignore
it and do not participate, just bitch after the fact.  Donít put it all
on the union reps.

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

Brothers 
 
Word is they are going back 60 days and taking back the so called over
miles they paid us on certain flip trains. If I had known that I was
going to have to give my pay back I would have saved for it. The damn
union should eat this crap. It's time to lower the union dues! Can't
claim them on your taxes anymore any way.  The hell with this!

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

Ape 1-10 

The collective agreement doesn't mean shit if the union leaders sit
down with the company and agree to change the damn articles behind our
backs. What part of that don't you get!!! What do you think side
letters are. How about side letters that are in existence that state
the union and carrier agree to sit down on a later date and discuss the
current terms. Members are left out. They have no say on these
decisions. its bullshit! We pay them to represent us. Not to own us and
do as they please. Members are left out! Time to clean house!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2019

Why donít we all stick together for once for a change,    CSX Engineers
are catered to with pay and benefits.     I thinks itís time we all
stand up and fight for change.        


Get ready to Strike!!!

Name: Collective agreement
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2019

Get a. Copy of your last collective agreement. Stop the guessing on
everything!

Name: Sick
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 February 2019

Just think of the money they would save in one year!  What ever is in
the collective agreement they have to honour. They have to wait till
next contract to change something that significant.you would think.

Name: Xlc
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2019

Ape  
You are dead wrong. The railroad labor act has nothing to do with
outside federal laws that protect union members from corrupt union's
or union's who are not representing you in your best interest. Read
the LMRDA. Research your federal laws that regulate unions.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2019

I don't understand!!!!!!!!
You have an agreement. Follow it! If the the company breaks the
agreement STRIKE!!!
Don't ask the union to be Pro-Active. That's like a cop giving you a
ticket before you run a stop sign. The union is to protect you NOT
fight your battles! You feel you're being mistreated STRIKE!  OH!
It's illegal to strike ???? Then quit your crying trying to get some
one else to fight your battles!
After all, we're the ones keeping China alive and killing American
jobs by hauling Chinese freight! That's just pure treason!

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

When union members have grievances, against the representatives of the
union. You can show how you feel by voting that rep. Out. If a majority
donít vote in union elections the union reps. Are given the green light
to do what ever they want. It is one time you have a voice to show the
reps. If you approve of them or not. The same thing with a new
contract, review it before you vote for it. I have seen so many people
being told we get this and that, and it is a good deal so vote for it.
Just to realize weeks later you got fucked over. You canít blame the
reps for that, because you never did your homework by reviewing a new
contract. So get real and take responsibility for your own future. That
is what you pay for with your dues.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2019

You are right you can sue the union. You are wrong as far as Rail Labor
Act and it does protect them very well. They will argue that they
represented you in your best interests and now you have to prove that
they did not. Then what are you going to sue for? Money? We'll say a
Labor Lawyer takes your case 30K is cheapest around. You going to pay
that? How many will you get to help pay it? Then sue them and what are
you looking to get out of it? Local chairman vote on general chairman.
So how do you expect to vote out GC? So sue the one and only that
actually protect us. Can you imagine how bad it would be without a
union out here? I can and that would be the day I move on!

Name: loco
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2019

CO

The unions don't break our agreements. they don't violate them. They
Change them. They sit down at the table and take what ever $$$$ they
are offered and change them. They don't have to discuss the change in
wording with the members. They have a right to do this. When a new
agreement year hits the table they have to send that out. Negotiations
are different than side letters along the way. If we want to put a stop
to this then we need to do just what the other poster said. VOTE THEM
OUT!  If anyone loses any money out of their paychecks because the
union screwed up and got hosed on the working conditions or agreed
terms of a job then they need to file a class action law suit against
the union. the unions should be paying this money back out of their own
funds. No one should have any money taken out of their pay because the
unions were idiots and made a mistake. Everyone in the county who is a
union member is protected by federal laws on how a union is managed and
organized. Everyone has the right to sue their unions. It has nothing to
do with the railroad labor act. This is our rights under federal law.

Name: Work for rr
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 February 2019

Iíve worked for rr for long time, but not at CSX. If our union reps.
Operated the way you have described guess what! When there is an
election, with an X they are back pounding the dirt. Some reps get very
cozy to the point they think they are management,but only for one round.
The members let them know they blew it, and if the next rep. Likes his
position he or she will work for the membership. The members have the
power to vote them out. Donít forget that!

Name: Co
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 February 2019

Pay 

LMFAO!  You obviously don't work for the railroad.  The union's horse
trade the agreement any time they want. Nothing stopping them. Members
wont take them on. No one wants to sue them. Clean house and replace
the worn out old meat running them. They break written agreements all
the time.

Name: Pay
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 February 2019

I would say bs rumour, they would only go with agreement in writing.
What ever you have in writing would be the rule.

Name: conductor
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 February 2019

Brothers  

You better get with your LC and find out if the latest rumor today is
true. Unions agreed with company that some of the flip trains were
being paid to much and shouldn't have been paid more than a basic day
with over time after 8. Going to garnish all the extra miles pay from
the guys who worked them.  Better find out if its true. What happened
to agreeing a better rate because crews were handling 2 trains.
Everyone should have known it was too good to be true. Hope they saved
some money on the side for this. Don't bother putting in claims if
union agrees. You wont have one!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 February 2019

What?  Did they forget the red flag, spare air hose, certification
cards, train documentation, disp. messages, etc., etc.?

Name: boarded
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 February 2019

Heads up!


Got boarded and they wanted to see
Temple stick
hot box tags
tools and fusee
hazmat guide
all bulletins
timetables
watch
checked boots
safety glasses
checked if phone was stored
checked engineers inspection book
 Someone said They busted an engineer for having window open without
safety glasses on and a conductor for not having his vest closed in the
front. Was watching to see if you had your ear plugs in when you were
closer than 100 from an engine above idle. Don't know if its a
targeting thing or someone pissed them off but the weed weasles are on
the run!

Name: Solidarity 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 February 2019

In thirty five years on the rr, I was involved in three strikes. We
stood our ground and most of all stood together. And if you did not
stand up for the cause, you, where looked down on and guys would not
back you. There was a time that management respected the union and
wanted no trouble. Things ran as smooth as they treated employees. An
employee was pulled out of service and everyone in the terminal called
in sick. Not a train move. The employee was back to work immediately,
and thatís how we rolled. The running trades had the strongest union on
the rr. As the guys retired, the solidarity started to diminish. And
every contract more and more was given away, with not getting much in
return. Hate to say it now itís dog eat dog,no one will stand up for
what the collective agreement says you have. Guys give a little away at
a time, and the company loves these type of employees. The company gives
there egos a stroke and they are happy like a new puppy. Once itís gone
itís gone,and only yourself to blame, IE the ass kissers.

Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 February 2019

Ape: I guess you found out that being a T&E employee was alot less
stressful than being a train dispr.. I did my 30, now I think about the
RR ONCE a month...

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 February 2019

Holy cow how does CSX turn a wheel, the left hand does not know what the
right hand is doing. If the senior guys donít know how do they expect
new people to know. The one guy was right hire someone to go threw all
the rules and present a list of presant day documents. It never fails
something bad has to happen before any real change.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 February 2019

new guy


Are you talking about the NS or the UP or who?  If your talking about
the UP CSX was giving UP classes about every 3 years. They were
supposed to be doing a class with all the new hires.  I can tell you
for a fact that the UP doesn't do a class with csx crews. I personally
heard a UP supervisor say they didn't care how we learned  their rules
as long as we just learned them. It wasn't up to them to make sure CSX
employees knew what they were doing. I cant imagine other railroads do
it any different. They bust our chomps once in awhile for stuff and we
have to defend ourselves. But your right. that rule you quoted is one
big gray area. I have never seen anything in 23 years that say we
follow everything we do except our operating rules when we are in their
yards.  You had a damn good question too. If someone gets injured on
their property there's probably a good chance the company will toss it
on you and the foreign line.

Name: To conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 February 2019

If you are required to work on foreign track, I think it is up to them
to give you orientation to there work rules. Until then I would go with
your presant   training. A lot of companies give outsides training then
make you sign a book to cover there ass. Hearsay means nothing in a
court of law.

Name: BigRichard
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 February 2019

Engineers put your claim in for every tour of duty that you dismount the
engine to watch a train by.   Flood the carrier with these legit claims.
   They will deny them but after the Lc forwards a lot will be paid due
to the time running out for the carrier.   This is the only way to put
a stop to this silly shit.

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

Confused

Don't want to insult you but if your marked up then you have been
working for csx long enough to know by now that this railroad is run by
rumors and a messed up rules system. Your going to hear all kinds of
bull crap rules that you wont find in writing. Your going to hear from
supervisors that this  rule and that rule was put out years ago but
they just forgot to put it in the new book or reprint it. This is how
this outfit works.  If I were you I would just follow what you can find
in writing and what you cant go to the source. The book was written by
the operating rules department. Talk to them. Better yet send them an
email about your concern then you got something in writing if they
actually respond to you.  If you call them make sure you record the
conversation because it wont do any good for you to tell a supervisor
they told you this and that and you don't have any proof.  You working
for one messed up company when it comes to communication with its
employees! If you get an answer do us all a favor and post it on here.
I wouldn't mind knowing what they told you!

FYI! Riding equipment is in our safety rule section. Securing trains
and other pertinent rules are in our operating rules. When you go back
to that foreign line railroad you just forget anything that is writing
in the operating rules. Follow theirs. Your better off just doing as
they ask on anything.

Name: confused
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 February 2019

Brothers/rules/ANYBODY!!

I was riding a car on a foreign line rr and they stopped me and went
off about the way I was riding the car. They told me if they caught me
doing it that way again they would not let me work on the property. I
told them I was told by many supervisors that I was to follow their
operating rules but I was supposed to follow all the other rules of my
railroad which included how to ride a car. He told me that was wrong
and I was to follow all their rules when working on their property.  I
found this rule in the book:

100.5 say Csx employees performing service on foreign line tracks are
governed by the foreign line and must carry the rules, timetable and
special instructions of that line. I asked some engineers and they said
they follow our Equip. handling, ABTH and safety rules and the guy was
full of it.  That's not what the rule says. I have looked all through
our book to find where it say we only follow their operating rules. 
This is just plain nuts to be getting all these stories and I cant find
a thing in the book about it.  What the hell would happen if I fell off
a bad car and got hurt and was riding the car like they said I had to
on their property and its totally different than the CSX rule. Who
would be liable. Could they charge me for not following our rule when
they made me follow theirs?  There has to be something out there in
writing for managers and other guys to be saying that we don't follow
their rules except operating. Where the hell is it. Supervisors cant
tell me!

Name: Heat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 February 2019

The only heat your going to feel from 30 feet away is maybe a car load
of lumber fully engulfed in fire. I have walked up to white hot
bearings and spit on them and it spit back. You are getting these
bullitins  from people that donít have a clue, about mechanical
anything. I find this dangerous that a pencil pusher is putting out
these senseless bullitins. And from thirty feet away your going to miss
lots. You might see smoke something dragging etc. Your not going to see
a cracked wheel or anything like that. Iíve done thousands of pull bys
from about five feet away and at that it is hard to see broken
equipment. There is no common sense with these stupid managers.

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

L&N Dispatcher

Yea I was a dispatcher for 10 years. You have no idea. I'll  agree to
disagree with you.

Name: Real rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 February 2019

Rules/other non na 

Please find another way to address yourself. I take the information I
post seriously. My info is to help.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 February 2019

Engineer: I can promise you one thing, crews screw dispatchers more than
dispatchers screw Crews.. yeah I know you go backwards and forwards. I
can promise you this, I've looked out for crews and have covered
things that would have got them fired.. you act like the dispatcher is
your enemy, when in fact, he can be your best friend.... 

Ape: nope I never acted like I was an official, but after 30 years of
dispatching I think it does make me qualified. You failed to mention
that the broken rail started as a track light, now would it really make
sense to run a train over a track light when you don't have to. Now, if
you are 69 miles per hour Pig train, yes I will run you around the coal
train.. and I can promise you one thing a pig train will not stop and
wait for a local to switch ahead of them. first off you not being a
dispatcher you don't really know the difference between a good
dispatcher an a bad dispatcher. Now, I'm going to give you fact.. I
once ran an Amtrak Auto Train around a pig train because the pig had to
stop and fuel, well I got my ass ripped by general manager.. I said that
would never happen again. Now, let me ask you this, I run the fast train
around the slow one then they get to the yard and the one I ran around
can't be called ahead of the slow train... Now , I have just jammed up
a yard.. also, you have no clue what other subdivisions are doing. I
always like when they say they get bad signals. I had a crew tell me
one time he had a bad signal because it was red. I told him no that's
a good signal that keeps you from hitting that other train. I don't
expect you to understand dispatching and why they do certain things
because you've never dispatch a train in your life. just like I've
never told an engineer had to run his train because I've never been an
engineer .  I have respect for you guys and what you do on a daily
basis. It's a shame  you don't  give the dispatcher the same
courtesy. Also, you can put in for a dispatching job anytime.. But I
think it would behoove you to sit in with a dispatcher first because I
think it might open your eyes and explain a lot of the questions that
you have.. I've had friends sit in with me who are engineers and have
got up shaking their head saying wow,  we never knew all the crap you
really had to do. This is coming from guys who had over 20 years of
running..

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

Rules 


Rule 1 says do blah blah. Rule 2 says only do rule 1 if 3 isn't 
Better. Rule 4 says don't do any of them if they are confusing. 

I say do rule 5!  Mark off FMLA until someone figures this crap out and
comes up with an intelligent set of rules!

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

Management donít know if there asshole was punched or bored out. They
donít know the rules either. Some manager to make himself look useful
to the company issues a rule of the week. So all the no mind managers
see his name on the bullit, and think he must be smart and important.
Snowflakes I tell you they are snowflakes !

Name: Safety 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 February 2019

Bad....joke 

Atlanta doesn't have a refresher course that teaches the crews how to
chose which rule they should violate when they have several that
contradict each other. Chose the wrong one that they don't like and
your wrote up and possibly pulled out of service. Your the
idiot...moron! Crews don't have time to call a supervisor every damn
trip and throw the choice in their lap!

Name: Bad mama jama
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 February 2019

Holly hell, why dont all you idiots just go back to Atlanta for a
refresher course and shut the fuck up.

Name: Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 February 2019

CSX  


Why in the hell don't you assemble a group of intelligent people for
one month and go over the 4 inch thick operating rules book and take
out all the repetive and contradicting rules and clean the darn thing
up once and for all. What happened to Tom Wolfe? Bring him back to the
table since he wrote the original and make him work this thing out. How
hard is it to make a cut and dry rules book! Better yet just add an
ambient cold weather section that states what you want for everything.
And make sure it states the rules supersede any other conflicting rules
since you'll come up with more!

Name: Air brakes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 February 2019

On a lot of cars mainly older cars, since the brake cylinders donít get
regreased from regular maintance. Donít count on a regular or emergency
brake application, if these cars are going to be unattended without
handbrakes. What happens is the colder the weather the easier it is for
air to leak by the rubber piston cups. The grease in these cylinders is
like mud with ice from condinsation. Iíve taken many apart, to cover
your ass use handbrakes if you can. Given enough time they will leak
off.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 February 2019

Conductor 

If you are actually leaving the area (not switching) and leaving the
cars of a key train behind in ambient weather you should contact the
dispatcher and receive instructions from the chief. 412.4 is very clear
on the rule of putting these cars into emergency if they are left
unattended.

Remember that csx has issued new definitions for equipment being
unattended or unmanned. The new Unattended equipment definition rule
DOES NOT STATE just how far away a person has to be before it is
considered unattended. 20 feet? 50 feet? 10 car lengths? This rule was
written in a manner that allows crews to save time by not applying hand
brakes or doing a one minute brake test.
New bulletin 009 issued Feb 1st 2019 rule 409.2 states UNATTENDED
EQUIPMENT must be secured with sufficient tested handbrake but not less
than one. Since there is no stated distance given as to what would be
considered too far to be able to protect the equipment you could chose
not to apply any hanbrakes. I would hope you would use common sense on
making that decision. All new recent rules and future rules will be
focusing on moving freight quicker and cutting corners and will leave
the final decision in the crews lap. The crew will have full control of
these decisions along with full liability if something goes wrong. Make
your decisions wisely. If you have any doubt contact a supervisor and
follow their instructions.

Name: Cots
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Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 February 2019

Cots cleaned oiled tested stenciled. In the 1980 and before all rolling
stock had to have a complete brake service done every sixteen years AAR
rules. It got to expensive to do this so the goverment gave the rr a
pass. You could inspect a train and easily set off ten cars for an over
due brake job. Now where a car goes to the shop it gets a single car
test every five years to make sure the brakes are working with no extra
maintance. So brakes work in a nice warm shop but then fail in the cold
out in the field. Remember now that cots is long gone all these cars
the brakes have had no attention since new. IE new grease in piston
cylinders dirt collect cleaned out and so on. Rr save millions by not
doing proper maintance. Thatís why they change these rules all the time
to avoid, regular brake maintance.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 February 2019

Rules 


So your saying that new bulletin on not dumping trains in cold weather
violates 2 other rules?  I'm new and the guys say Csx does this all
the time. So how do you chose which rules to follow? Some say just
follow the newest bulletin. I'm not comfortable violating key train
rules!

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

L&N Disp.

Why is good railroading compared to screwing the dispatcher.  You
really have me believing you're an official or you are really good at
thinking like one. Here you go as a response to some stupid
scenario's. Other main have slow orders? Put slower train through
them. Engineering loves tonnage trains across them so they can raise
them. AS far as M.O.W working then they would have a 707 or EC-1
protecting them. May have blockers up at EIC request not to run trains
so you don't use the track. Broken rail well come on really I have to
answer this. You would not run a train over it. RM or SM working or
highrailing then they would have an EC-1 and dispatchers can't line
into them. Or you have and your are currently fired and that would
explain some of these stupid scenario's. I am losing IQ points if I
keep going on. So you are running a UPS train on bad signals behind a
slow manifest at 1am in the morning. Well guys I can't get you around
them local is wanting out to switch. My TSL showing couple of trains
called that MIGHT need head room to double out (or here's my favorite)
guys I can't get you around them WHAT IF you break down! See guys I
railroad scared and on what if's. Enjoy your slow ass trip because I
completely run my territory off maybe's and what if's.  Engineer's
are not here to screw you. Engineers want a good run and sometimes it
is just not possible and we get that. But at 1am and nothing going on
except following a slow ass train that is bad dispatching.  As far as
the stupid scenario's. Blocking both mains, train called out ahead of
the other, and blah blah blah. Well if you truly are a dispatcher ( I
am doubting with every stroke of the key) you plan out your RR from the
time you set down.  If train gets called out ahead of the van train well
you told the chief and sounds like you didn't plan well. If YM calls
train well then we know it is working yard and again that's bad
dispatching not to have the faster train around him before they get to
next recrew point.

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

https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/tax-refunds-are-lower-for-second-week-in-a-row-irs-reports/

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

L&N 

I sware to God if I see or hear one more comment on how we try and
screw the damn dispatchers I just might try to figure out how. We go
forward and backwards. We run on your signals. We wait in sidings on
your instructions. We don't make the damn decisions on how or where we
move. With ptc, TO and GPS even God knows how fast we are running. If we
got to stop and do work we don't screw around just to stick it to you.
If anyone screws around it would be to stick it to a TM who is rushing
and belittling us. The TM who throws stupid crap in our laps that
violate our agreements or is a move that is just plain stupid as hell.
They break every rule in the book to get a train out on time but turn
around and hide in bushes to bust crews for stupid insane crap. If
anyone can figure out how to kill a train just to rain on their
stinking parade that's just what it would be for. It's never to screw
a dispatcher! In fact the crews are looking out for them. Everyday the
conductors could get down and walk their trains while stopped per the
written rules. How do you think the dispatchers would start acting if
everytime they wanted to run a stopped train they would have to wait
for him to come back to the head end after he walked a 2 mile train?
What if everyone started it.  They can. It's in the rules! Tell us the
dispatchers won't care and we'll see if we can make it happen!

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

Locomotive less than 1 

You are absolutely correct.

ABTH rule 5555.3 explains the rule for dumping your train with the EOT 

Before cutting away from a cut of cars. Yes, the new bulletin 011 Dated
Feb.5th 2019 contradicts this rule.
You also have rule 412.4 that clearly states if you are cutting away
from a cut of cars that are defined as KEY TRAIN cars you are to make
sure the cars go into emergency. It doesn't matter what the ambient
temperature is. This is an issue you should be discussing with the FRA 


On a more important note all Engineers better start reading and paying
attention to ABTH rules 5151.1-5151.4 and rule 5302.1.
A calendar day inspection is to be done EVERY DAY. A locomotive consist
test must be done when the consist is made up or added to. 
If you are on a train that continuously uses the same power for several
days but you just switch ends you don't need to do another locomotive
break test. Just perform your standing and running. However a calendar
inspection is expected every day. Things can break or go wrong at any
time on any given day.
There is nothing in the calendar day inspection rules that states you
are exempt from doing them just because you are using the same power
for more than one day. Do not be the crew that is boarded by the FRA
and they find a calendar day inspection report for your locomotive that
is a week old! Again there is a big difference between a locomotive
consist test and a calendar day inspection. READ THE RULES. You have
been bombarded with bulletins on class 1 air break rules. Do not forget
your locomotive rules! If you are not sure you understand these rules
then contact your FRA chief mechanical inspector and discuss the issue.
This is a fair warning. Be prepared for future inspections.

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

PSR Railroading will make us a lean mean customer satisfying machine and
very very profitable..

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 February 2019

Ape: now a dispatcher also has to figure on pitiful engineers who out to
screw a dispr and his fellow workers.  Now , does it really make sense
to run one train around another, when the train you just ran around is
going to be called out first.  ( train scheduling) something I know you
have no clue about.  I think it would behoove you to sit in with a
dispatcher ( also the CTD)... It would help you understand how the RR
is run and also learn your territory... Why in the hell would you want
to tie up 2 main tracks with trains going in the same direction and
SAME destination...Come on, you can't be that clueless..I noticed you
did not address any of the possible scenarios i mentioned why it is not
smart to run 2 trains on two separate tracks in the same direction...
Come on, you have been around long enough to know that doing that is
not smart. You sound like a newbie making comments like that, I guess I
was giving you more credit than that...

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 February 2019

Ape: now a dispatcher also has to figure on pitiful engineers who out to
screw a dispr and his fellow workers.  Now , does it really make sense
to run one train around another, when the train you just ran around is
going to be called out first.  ( train scheduling) something I know you
have no clue about.  I think it would behoove you to sit in with a
dispatcher ( also the CTD)... It would help you understand how the RR
is run and also learn your territory... Why in the hell would you want
to tie up 2 main tracks with trains going in the same direction and
SAME destination...Come on, you can't be that clueless..I noticed you
did not address any of the possible scenarios i mentioned why it is not
smart to run 2 trains on two separate tracks in the same direction...
Come on, you have been around long enough to know that doing that is
not smart. You sound like a newbie making comments like that, I guess I
was giving you credit than that...

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

Lmao!  Brakeman for less than one year that might be the worst example
of taking up for a bad dispatcher that runs trains west on #1 and east
on #2 I have ever heard of! That was sarcastic comment I made also. Be
careful I am very aware of signals, issuing EC-1's and copying them,
authorizing work authorities and annulling them also. Get what I'm
saying.  Track time following a train.  I also know how to use a set of
crossovers and run a train around a slower train and if the track got
shunted by a kid with wire (lmao) then signal and track are designed to
give you a track light or a restricted proceed signal on intermediates
and a stop signal on absolutes. If a shunt by a kid (lmao) is far
enough from an absolute signal you can also get a restricting signal.
See if the segment of track has an TOL ( a dispatcher knows what that
is ) <-sarcasm, and no train ID or EC-1 issued on that segment of track
in CADS, then a D.I.R.T should be entered and the RR will send someone
to inspect it ( hopefully they find the kid with the wire bahahahahah).
So in simple terms for ya it was a sarcastic comment for the one that
made a stupid comment about an approach signal. Anyone that has anytime
on the railroad knows how the signals work. Give me a break.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 February 2019

isn't the train handling rule when cutting away from cars with
operational eot you're to activate the emergency toggle and dump the
train from the rear this goes against the new bulletin can't find that
the rule has been changed and still in our rule book last time i looked.

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

Brewer yard going bye bye.  Will be shut down soon.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 February 2019

APE

You just think you know how Signals work. You may know Signal aspects
and rules but that's about it. If some kid shunts the track with a
piece of wire and does the same at intervals for 75 miles he will have
disabled track one . Your option is to run on track two behind another
train because the signals can't see you.
Be careful and not get into the same block as train one on the Signals
can't see you then either. 
Better yet ask L&N and listen to him.

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

The company can get away with falsifying information, at worst get a
fine. But when employees do it they, could use it to fire you. Iíve
seen it before where guys have been fired for stealing time.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 February 2019

Re: signals... First off, If you run Two trains next to each other on
two mains and you are going to the same destination, then what is the
point.  Does the other main have slow orders, is there mow working on
it, is there a broken rail, is a roadmaster hi railing on it, is a
signal mtr working on it, is it being worked by a local, is it next to
a yard where the yard needs to double out, is there an outbound train
going to need it, what if you do run on the other main and both trains
have problems, well you then have cod locked the whole railroad... It
could be a number of reasons...

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

I was a trainman for the first four years,then transfer to mechanical
loco shop then carshop. Know all about the bs, made the best of it.
Hate it or love it up to you.

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

We know how the signals work. We just can't figure out why we are
following a train for 50 miles on an approach and #2 main track is wide
open and we haven't seen anyone on it for the last 75 miles.

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

CONRAIL QUALITY!!

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

TOO MANY damn foamers on here. 35 years went by to fast for Destiny and
the  other idiots posting sounds like a mix between a black honkey and
a hilljack.  If your a carman then no way in hell you understand the
life of a railroader on the road and living out of a hotel bag and
missing half your family life. Nothing good about this job but a
paycheck. Now we got to worry about being spied on and someone
listening in on our conversations.  Just one big stinking joke. Its the
devils money we are working for. There is nothing glamorous about
railroad life. It sucks ass. We all stay for the money.
Cant wait until they have the balls to charge someone for saying
something about one of the two faced supervisors while the crew is out
on a train in the cab by themselves. Watch your back union brothers.
Wont be long and they will be listening in on your conversations with
your LC!

Name: Destiny 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 February 2019

Nothing wrong with making an honest living,being a railroader. The rr
jobs are unique, in a lot of ways. I did my 35 years on rr time went by
faster than I wanted it to. It was a great career until Hh came along.
But still made the best of it, and made it to the finish line. There
are not many companies anymore that you can work 35 five years for
other than a rr career. You have to be a special type to be a
railroader,and I found it to be good life!

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

Brothers 
Anybody got any idea who started the rumor they have started installing
camera's in the locomotives that don't just do live streaming but also
record our conversations. If anyone has any facts on this please post
what you know. I have a lawyer friend who has something to say about
this invasion into our conversations. Something has to be put in
writing notifying everyone that our conversations are being recorded.
Has anyone seen anything substantial?

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

Gots no learnings an I runs a train up and down the rail.   Makes 120000
in 2018 I be living like Larry

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 February 2019

LOCO engr: no T&E are not ignorant .  I have great respect for what you
do.  Dispatchers know about the junk engines, they deal with them every
day.  If you report you engine trouble to the dispr, then you have done
your job.  If the dispr said he reported it, then he has done his job..
Don't blame the dispr.. As far as the signals... When you have crews
complaining that a dispr keeps giving you an approach signal, you have
to wonder ... Duh , you are following a train..

Name: Student loans 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 February 2019

Student loans, 1.5 trillion owned 2/3 are by females. A majority will
never work in the field for what they went to school for. Beware men a
lot of these women are looking to hook up with guys that have good
incomes to pay it off for them. My point being I retired from the rr
with a good pention and threw my rr career made decent money. I started
at 20, started paying into pension right away. So I sit here on my couch
getting pension checks, and most of my friends that have university
never got into work force till late twentyís. Most will have to work to
65 or later. Yes they had week ends off and worked days. But in the end
the wage slave rr employee is better off. Lots of these so called
educated people for got to start saving for retirement till later in
life and are paying for it. There is the negative side to rr, life but
I think in the end the rr employee did pretty good for no education
past high school some donít even have that. Hold your head high and be
proud of your accomplishments.

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

L&N

 Im not allowed to be on my cell phone while Im running and at the
controls of the locomotive. I cant call the yard or the mechanical desk
and make sure that the information is relayed as the dispatcher said
they would do!  Next time I have engine problems I will tell the
dispatcher to get the mechanical desk on the radio and I will give them
all the details.  As for your signal comments we are not idiots. We are
well aware of how the signal system works and we know the work load.
But the poster was right. This is a common occurrence.  It has happened
to me so many times I cant count. So in all your years of dispatching
wisdom please explain to all of us ignorant engineers why it is so hard
to tell someone that we will we rolling in with junk! None of us should
have to defend our actions when we get in which is always the same
thing. WE REPORTED TO THE DISPATCHER AND THEY SAID THEY WOULD REPORT
IT!

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

You guys are stuck in The Matrix like the movie
Outside of that dump shit hole none of that s*** matters

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 February 2019

Engr: For the love of God, do yourself a huge favor and sit in with a
dispatcher and learn what the protocol is for ALL the crap you report
to the dispr... Geez, the dispatcher can't baby sit you all day
LONG..Crap just like that, is EXACTLY Why it should be MANDATORY for
you guys to HAVE to sit in with a dispr.. It amazes me that T&E have
absolutely no clue what a dispr really does on a daily bases. I mean
really, some of you guys think a dispatcher can control a clear sig and
an a approach signal with a flip of a button... That is not how it
works...

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

Precision Schedule Railroad is a SCAM!      Federal Government is now
digging deeper into CSX and their Scams!         They may not like what
they find!!

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

Csx still suxs one year later

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

DISPATCHERS!

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

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

Brothers


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

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

Lets make the COMPANY money today and us some money.

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

Engineer 1-10. 

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

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

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

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

Interesting reading.   

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

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

WTH?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Always tie hand brakes unless local instructions indicate otherwise.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Engineer

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

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

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

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

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

Heck, the rules = handbrakes.

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

Carman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Old head engineers

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

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

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

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

They be selling they be selling

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

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

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

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

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

Conductor


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

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

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

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

M&W

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

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

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

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

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

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

CSX

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

Anyone get an answer on what an exception car is?

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

They be selling what??

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

they be selling  they be selling

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

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

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

Another day another dollar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good Luck.

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

L&N 

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

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

And some cars are missing the AEI tags.

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

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

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

HDCD

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Conductor 30 

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

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

T&E 

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UP Cond

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

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

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

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

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

Ponzi- Scheme Railroading At itís best!!

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

Greedy Bastards!!

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

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

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

conductor


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

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

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

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

Yardmasters


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

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

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

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

Conductor 

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

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

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

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

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

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

FRA is paid 

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

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

FRA. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lucky

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

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

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

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

Lucky

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

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

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

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

Whatís the big news everyone is talking about?

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

SO WHAT TRUTH

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

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

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

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

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

The truth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alert!  

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

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

APE

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

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

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

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

BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH 


JEEZZ YOU FRICKIN MORONS!  

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

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

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

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

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

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

APE for less than 1year.

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

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

CSX

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

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

CSX

The railroads are destroying our nation!

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

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

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

APE/ 310 to Yuma

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To Other

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deputy Dog
Ms. DeCesare

Subject:
Warning lights and Gates installation in Ohio".

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

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

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

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

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

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

Loco/cond/mw 

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

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

Bonus can be viewed NOW on gateway.

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

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

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

Jerkoffs

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

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

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

Willard, remember that place?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Aaa

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dear Ms. DeCesare:
The Force Account Estimate dated 1/11/2018 for the referenced project
has been reviewed and is acceptable and the Proposed Crossing Layout
has been approved as to signal layout only. CSX Transportation may
proceed with the construction of the proposed grade crossing warning
system in accordance with the abbreviated plan. This authorization is
made with the stipulation and understanding that the approved estimate
may contain entries for items or activities that may be cited and found
to be ineligible for federal participation during the project audit.
Reimbursement of eligible actual cost is limited to $295,807.00.
Additional costs must be approved in writing by the Ohio Rail
Development Commission (ORDC) prior to being incurred. Emergency verbal
authorizations by ORDC may be permitted and will be confirmed by ORDC in
writing within ten (10) business days of the verbal approval. This
authorization is contingent upon CSX Transportation accepting the
following instructions: 
Dunkirk, OH
DOT: 513756U OP: OH1202 CSX Project: OH2017048
Summary
Material
.........................................................................................................................
$ 76,854
Sales Tax
......................................................................................................................
$ 0
Labor:
Construction Labor (159
man-days)..........................................................................
$ 60,420
Shop Labor (7
man-days)..........................................................................................
$ 2,660
Subsistence (159
man-days).....................................................................................
$ 23,850
Track Labor (0
man-days).........................................................................................
$ 0
Track Labor Subsistence (0
man-days).....................................................................
$ 0
Railroad Engineering, Preliminary
................................................................................
$ 5,207
Railroad Engineering, Construction
..............................................................................
$ 9,063
Additives to Construction Labor
....................................................................................
$ 71,815
Additives to Shop Labor
................................................................................................
$ 3,162
Additives to Track Labor
...............................................................................................
$ 0
Additives to Engineering
...............................................................................................
$ 0
Equipment Expenses (0 work
days)..............................................................................
$ 0
Waste Management (32 work
days)..............................................................................
$ 384
Contract Engineering
....................................................................................................
$ 17,580
Freight
...........................................................................................................................
$ 5,812
Poleline Removal
..........................................................................................................
$ 0
AC Power Service
.........................................................................................................
$ 5,000
Salvage
.........................................................................................................................
$ 0
VAC-TRUCK
.................................................................................................................
$ 8,000
Cantilever Shoring Box
.................................................................................................
$ 0
TOTAL ESTIMATE COST
............................................................................................
$ 289,806
Date: 01/09/2018
Estimated By: Adam Ronsick
NOTE: This estimate should be considered void one year from date of
estimate.
Page 2 of 6 Estimate ID: 130031
Shop Material List for CSX Project: OH2017048 (Effective: 01/09/2018)
INSTALL FLS&G w/ MS-4000 (QT-64.17)
Locker Rd., OH - QT 64.17
Catalog Num Cond Unit Price Qty Cost Description
020-0017120 1 11.52 6 69.12 BLOCK TERMINAL 12 POST SINGLE
STRIP AAR 14.1.6 WITH 1 AAR
020-0017125 1 3.26 6 19.56 BLOCK TERMINAL 2 POST AAR
14.1.8 WITH 1 AAR 14.1.11
020-0017211 1 1106.56 1 1106.56 TRANSFORMER LIGHT 750VA
010520-50X MODEL SLT-50
020-0021965 1 8.96 1 8.96 EXTRACTOR DWG 59688-4
TERMINAL GRS CAT P3-308 REF
020-0022651 1 106.70 7 746.90 PLUGBOARD KIT TYPE B1 OR ST1
RELAY ASSEMBLY WITH 12 EACH
020-0025595 1 20.72 1 20.72 WRENCH DWG 55393-3 GR1 "E"
TERMINAL POST NUT GRS CAT
020-0053360 1 387.88 3 1163.64 CHARGER BATTERY ELC 12/20 S
20 AMP 10-19.9 VDC ROTARY SW
020-0167501 1 38.51 26 1001.26 ARRESTER HYBRID LOW
VOLTAGE,2, 0-30V DC OR 0-24V
020-0660077 1 603.13 1 603.13 ARRESTER GE 9L10KAC213 FOR
240 VOLT SINGLE PHASE 3 WIRE
020-0770060 1 15.46 8 123.68 ARRESTER US&S N451552-0201
TRACK SERIES RED LABEL USGA
020-0770105 1 22.40 2 44.80 ARRESTER HARMON 202217-000
AGE-1 TRACK AIR GAP EQUALIZER
020-1000354 1 6052.50 1 6052.50 HOUSE SIGNAL 6FT X 6FT WITH
PTC UPGRADE PTMW P/N 91000354
020-1940055 1 20.24 1 20.24 CONTAINER CIRCUIT PRINT 24"
SCHEDULE 20 4" PVC PIPE WITH
020-2501400 1 1094.58 1 1094.58 CONTROLLER DTMF RADIO KEY
DOWN MODE 6 SET TIMER TO 60
020-2503081 1 69.04 1 69.04 MODULE SAFETRAN ECHELON
TERMINATION UNIT (A80078) USE
020-3180290 1 4878.63 1 4878.63 RECORDER SEAR II REMOTE
MONITORING INCLUDES THE
020-3430110 1 363.23 1 363.23 RELAY SAFETRAN 400004 500
OHMS CONTACTS 4FB-2F-1B CSX
020-3430115 1 473.41 1 473.41 RELAY SAFETRAN 400005 500
OHMS CONTACTS 4FB HEAVY DUTY
020-3430130 1 409.74 2 819.48 RELAY SAFETRAN 400023 500
OHMS CONTACTS 6FB HEAVY DUTY
020-3430135 1 560.76 1 560.76 RELAY SAFETRAN 400213 460
OHMS CONTACTS 2FB CSX
020-3430170 1 464.35 1 464.35 RELAY SAFETRAN 400800-CSX
100/100 OHMS CONTACTS 6FB
020-3430185 1 483.80 1 483.80 RELAY SAFETRAN 400700-X 60
OHMS CONTACTS 4FB CSX
020-4200340 1 1.74 8 13.92 LINK TEST ASSEMBLY 1" CENTERS
COMPLETE WITH INSULATED
020-4200350 1 2.06 2 4.12 LINK TEST ASSEMBLY 2-3/8"
CENTERS COMPLETE WITH
020-4201045 1 0.15 300 45.00 NUT HEX CLAMP (FLAT NUT) AAR
14.1.11-7 14-24 NS-2 THD FLAT
Page 3 of 6 Estimate ID: 130031
Shop Material List for CSX Project: OH2017048 (Effective: 01/09/2018)
INSTALL FLS&G w/ MS-4000 (QT-64.17)
Locker Rd., OH - QT 64.17
Catalog Num Cond Unit Price Qty Cost Description
020-4900002 1 6630.00 1 6630.00 DETECTOR MOTION INVENSYS
MS4000 ONE TRACK REDUNDANT
020-8000067 1 15.18 2 30.36 LOCK AMERICAN H10SIGRA CSX
SIGNAL PADLOCK WITH BLACK
022-5290559 1 317.05 1 317.05 CONVERTER WILMORE INPUT 10V
DC TO 16V DC OUTPUT 13.6V DC
022-8005160 1 513.88 1 513.88 KIT CDMA AND VHF RADIO
MATERIAL FOR USE WITH CSX
Total Cost: $ 27,742.68
Page 4 of 6 Estimate ID: 130031
Field Material List for CSX Project: OH2017048 (Effective: 01/09/2018)
INSTALL FLS&G w/ MS-4000 (QT-64.17)
Locker Rd., OH - QT 64.17
Catalog Num Cond Unit Price Qty Cost Description
014-8006169 1 10.62 2 21.24 SIGN PERMANENT EMERGENCY
NOTIFICATION (VEHICLE
020-0010447 1 9.83 2 19.66 BOX GROUND ROD CONNECTION
ENCLOSURE COMPLETE WITH 7"
020-0013686 1 68.90 4 275.60 BOOTLEG KIT CSX RAIL CONN
W/15 FT 3/16 IN BDSTRAND 6/64
020-0013908 1 6.36 500 3180.00 CABLE UG COMPOSITE 19
CONDUCTOR INCLUDES 13
020-0025145 1 371.02 2 742.04 SHUNT ENCLOSURE INTERRAIL P/N
IRS-SE8A WAYSIDE MOUNT
020-0052475 1 11.20 4 44.80 ARM EXTENSION 10-1/2" ALUM
WITH 3/8" DIAMETER MOUNTING
020-0052480 1 15.68 4 62.72 ARM EXTENSION 14-1/2" ALUM
WITH 11/16" DIAMETER MOUNTING
020-0053220 1 2.29 150 343.50 CABLE POWER UG 3 COND NO 6
AWG, SHOW LENGTH ON EACH
020-0054073 1 269.41 2 538.82 BRACKET ASSY GATE ARM
CONVERSION INCLS BRKT MTG
020-0055421 1 23.96 6 143.76 BRACKET SIGN 4" OR 5" MAST
W/1/2" U-BOLT FOR ALL SIGNS
020-0056421 1 23.96 6 143.76 BRACKET SIGN 4" OR 5" MAST
FOR ALL SIGNS REQUIRING 5/8"
020-0056674 1 6017.69 2 12035.38 SIGNAL 0220-L GCWD GATE ASSY
DWG SS222 INCLS 18 FBRGL ARM
020-0056823 1 17.77 2 35.54 TAPE UG RED CABLE MARKER
IMPRINT TO READ "CAUTION
020-0057275 1 0.69 500 345.00 WIRE UG TRACK TWISTED PAIR
NO. 6 AWG SOLID CONDUCTOR
020-1020095 1 1678.83 2 3357.66 PLATFORM HIGHWAY CROSSING
ACCESS FOUNDATION COMPLETE
020-1040322 1 127.92 29 3709.68 BATTERY SAFT SPL165, 165 AH
POCKET PLATE NICKEL CADMIUM
020-1040540 1 31.36 4 125.44 TRAY BATTERY FIBER CO
82687-1-P 12" WIDTH 24" LONG
020-1040550 1 45.92 1 45.92 TRAY BATTERY FIBER CO
82687-3-P 12" WIDTH 38"
020-1150750 1 1.00 500 500.00 BOND STRAND 3/16" DIA 7
STRANDS OF 19 STR EACH 6 WITH
020-1304014 1 5.40 24 129.60 KIT BOND, CADWELD PLUS WEB OF
RAIL BOND 3/16 DIA. 4" LARGE
020-1360014 1 933.66 1 933.66 PACKAGE FOREMANS CARE FOR
ALUMINUM TYPICAL BOM FOR USE
020-1360016 1 24.06 1 24.06 PACKAGE SAFETY & SECURMENT
WITH 1 EA CAUTION TAG 1 EA
020-1360104 1 1312.25 1 1312.25 LAYOUT AC METER SERVICE WITH
30í POLE CSX DWG SS351 SH 2
020-2500605 1 390.73 2 781.46 SHUNT SAFETRAN 62775-86
NARROW BAND 86HZ
020-2530280 1 312.12 2 624.24 FILTER EPC 800-080055-107
TF-86
Page 5 of 6 Estimate ID: 130031
Field Material List for CSX Project: OH2017048 (Effective: 01/09/2018)
INSTALL FLS&G w/ MS-4000 (QT-64.17)
Locker Rd., OH - QT 64.17
Catalog Num Cond Unit Price Qty Cost Description
020-3263640 1 0.28 35 9.80 SLEEVE NICOPRESS 14 AWG SOLID
COPPER WIRE 1-1/8" LONG STD
020-3901895 1 100.52 2 201.04 TIP FLEX HWY CROSSING GATE 24
IN LONG ENGINEERING GRADE RED
020-3920200 1 178.76 2 357.52 BELL GCWD ELECTRONIC 4" OR 5"
MAST 8 TO 13 VOLTS DC GSI PN
020-4101642 1 12687.00 1 12687.00 PLATFORM ASSY 2 POST
TRACKSIDE FOR 8í X 8í AND
020-4200340 1 1.74 29 50.46 LINK TEST ASSEMBLY 1" CENTERS
COMPLETE WITH INSULATED
020-4200900 1 0.18 10 1.80 CONNECTOR SHEATHING AMP
329860 FOR NO. 14 WIRE
020-4201042 1 0.13 40 5.20 NUT HEX BINDING (RSA NUT) AAR
14.1.11-6 14-24 NS-2 THD CONE
020-4201043 1 0.09 250 22.50 NUT HEX CLAMP (FLAT NUT) AAR
14.1.11-7 14-24 NS-2 THD FLAT
020-4201044 1 0.08 200 16.00 WASHER AAR 14.1.11 ROUND
COPPER NICKEL PLATED FOR AAR
020-7300030 1 189.28 2 378.56 BRACKET BELL FITS SAFETRAN
JUNCTION BOX MOUNT, 5" BENT
020-9999991 1 100.00 1 100.00 BLOCKING AND BRACING FOR
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Name: CP Accident/UP Locomotive
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for N/A
Posted: 06 February 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aaa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brothers


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

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

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

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

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

Ragnar


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

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

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

God help us


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

Pod programs screwed up as usual and not running right.

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

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

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

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

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

Bonus


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

where is Todd Novac working    originaly from collinwood

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That's what Shawn said !

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

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

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

LOU

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

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

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

Where in the World is Jermaine Swafford?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BROTHERS

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

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

Corp. Poser 


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

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

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

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

Rules. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

J- jobs

These fuckers even lie to themselves.

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

The correlation lies with the new regime.



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

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

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

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

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

Code 75 non-existent.  Blet sits by.

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

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

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

Attendance policy revised at will. Blet sits by.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUCK UPS!!!!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

Ape


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

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

Legal

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

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

legal:

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

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

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

Crews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Engineers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brewer Yard Shutdown effective Feb. 16

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

Real safety #2 2019:

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

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

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

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

Did louisville get cut back?

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

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

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

X board

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

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

X-board

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

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

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

Thanks Brother, X-lc, to whomever else,

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

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

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

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

Thanks

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

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

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

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

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

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

union brothers

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

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

screwed & X-trah bored,


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

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

Appendix "C":

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


Is possible these things could have been changed.

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

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

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

Trainmaster poser

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

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

Xboard


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

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

X-Board

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


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

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

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

Lets get out there and get it done Today !!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I need a second opinion.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cond. Tax 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hey : CSX : kiss my GOD DAMN ASS

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

Did Danville Brewer yard shut down ?

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

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

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

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

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

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

And csx still sucks !!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I wish csx would lay me off.

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

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

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

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

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

Lol 

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

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

Conductor, 10-20 years,

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://youtu.be/F4LX8PPMuOY

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

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

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

Jacksonville-Based CSX Plans To Cut More Jobs



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

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

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

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

Unexpected

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

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 January 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Car repair


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

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

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

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

Talk about how CSX SUCKS?

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

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

CSX SUCKS REAL BAD!

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

NO time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hey TM Poser

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

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

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

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

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

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

OH MY GOSH!!!

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

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

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

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

trainmaster poser

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

T&E

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

Bulletin 005 effective January 4, 2019

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

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

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

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

Good post Brakeman

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

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

Repair 

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

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

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

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

Inspection

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

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

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

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

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

CSX. 

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

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

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

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

Furlough 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUPS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Loco 10-20:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NON_DRIBBLE RAILROAD SAFETY 1st-2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Evansville shutting down

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

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

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

Posters


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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







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

How many laid off in Columbus, Ohio?

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

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

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

Ape



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

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

What happened to that employee survey we took? 



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How many laid off in Columbus, Ohio?

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

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

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

The guy that said he has over thirty grand in deductions, could be right
they may not be all rr. Lots of people sell stock that are losers to off
set there capital gains from investing etc. I do it every year. Every
ones deductions are different. And thirty grand is nothing really !!!

Name: friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 January 2019

Loco 20-30

hey loco.... the one who just keep running his fat mouth. Your to
aggressive to be a real railroader. You are dogging your fellow workers
to much so that pretty much says your nothing but a loser manager.  We
had 27000 last year in deductions. No one said on here that all their
deductions were just railroad. You just assumed they were saying that.
The deductions we did take that were job related were enough that we
will see a major reduction in our return. All our deductions were
legit. As for not being able to claim union dues, there should be a
boycott of all the unions if they don't lower their dues. If its
mandatory to be a member to keep your job then the government should
allow claiming it. We think it is just a game trump is playing to get
every one to stop support for the unions. You can bet your bottom
dollar he is taking deductions that he shouldn't be and writing off
half of anything he makes.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 January 2019

Guy's CSX should have another good year with the lower corporate tax
rates that were implemented in 2017...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 January 2019

Middle Class

There is no way a T&E had 30,000 worth of legit deductions.  

P.S. You're not middle class you're working class dumbass

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 January 2019

You hens are too stupid to get a refund.    All you dipshits spend more
than you make. As soon as you're not getting  that extra start or you
don't get free boots.  Ends don't meet.   Don't let your fat old
lady manage the money you make.  You'll be a lot better off.

Name: TAX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 January 2019

THE STANDARD TAX DEDUCTION IS NOT 24000 FOR EVERYONE. READ THE LAWS
BEFORE YOU RUN YOUR MOUTH ON HERE ABOUT SOMETHING YOU DONT KNOW. SINGLE
WITH NO DEPENDANTS IS 12000!

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 January 2019

pull this pull my


I wrote off 25000 last year on my return and the other guys are right.
We are losing thousands not just in meals, boots, safety wear, cell
phone, internet for the gateway and train line ups, work wear, grips,
union dues, OOS and all the other right offs we cant do any more.  Your
just a poser.

Name: Middle class
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 January 2019

Pullmybleedrod, 
Just wait a couple more weeks and you will be singing a different tune
about your tax refund. 24k standard deduction sounds like a lot but it
equates to about $1300 federal refund. You cant write off anything. Not
your property tax, mortgage interest, car registration, work related
expenses, medical expenses, union dues, anything. In previous years I
easily had over 30k of itemized deductions bc I could write all these
off. Not anymore.Like I said, I put everything in the same way I have
for years on turbotax and will be getting $2400 less back bc of
trump's tax plan. And yes, L&N, I know it's the IRS but it was Trumps
tax plan that changed everything. And not for the greater that was led
to believe.

Name: Pullmybleedrod
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 January 2019

The guy whining about getting screwed on his taxes, fuck your!  Trumps
tax cuts are great to me!  Not only am I getting about 200 more left in
m paychecks each pay period, I plugged in my info to the irs tax
calculator.  Getting as much as back as I do in other years before the
trump tax cuts.  Even before the standard deduction was doubled, a
railroad worker would be hard pressed to find 12k worth of writeoffs.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 January 2019

The standard deduction is over 24000.   Being a T&E if your deductions
exceed the standard your claiming bullshit that doesn't apply or
you're one dumb motherfucker who needs to beat his fat ass lazy wife.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 January 2019

L&N. 

I use turbo tax. Have for years. I plugged in all my info that I always
claim and it was all kicked out. Railroaders are screwed and it does
have alot to do with trumps approved tax changes. Thank god I got kids
or ide be paying money out!

Name: Tumours
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 January 2019

As a railroader for 35 years, I always told the new guys if you donít
hear a rumour by 1800 start one. It is amazing how far across the
system it would go. And this was before social media and cell phones.
Now itís amazing, do not believe anything until you see it with your
own eyes. Have fun folks!!!

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 10 January 2019

Middle class: sounds like you don't understand the tax laws, ( Trump
has nothing to do with it, that is the IRS) Get an accountant or turbo
tax... They can help you out...

Name: Real deal,
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 January 2019

Do not come work here  give you two weeks and you would realize why
it's the real world here mangement will lie to you like there con man
payroll believe me you find out within the first two pay checks will be
wrong they say to follow the rules but when it suits them fire if you
play by the rules and the next time fire by the rules ..it's a great
job railroading bad horrible company don't waste your  time brother I
would say bnsf if you really wanta a career here it's just a dead end
job

Name: Responsibility
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 January 2019

He must of confirmed he is qualified, to jump on train and go. Thatís
what management will say. What idiot would take control of the train if
he is not qualified. The hogger knows better. That would be the first
questions from investigators. They have not found a cure for stupid
yet.

Name: middle class
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 January 2019

Getting $2400 less on tax return this year thanks to Trumps tax plan.
Can't write off any business expenses, union dues, clothing, health
premiums, plus much more. The only thing saving me from actually
getting a tax return is by having kids. Once they leave the house I
will end up owing every year. I feel for the people who are single or
dont have the child credit. They are about to get bent over! Good thing
those corporations got big breaks for the trickle down effect...pshhh

Name: WTF!!!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2019

FRA!!!!

I got a question for you.  I heard an engineer say he was forced to
take his first DP train. Didn't know a thing about it. Never read a
thing and was never given a class. They set it up for him while he
watched then handed him a book and told him to read it. Said it wasn't
that difficult and sent him on his way. Didn't know how to unlink it or
any kind of trouble shooting. Had one engineer say the rear unit lost
communication while he was trying to stop and the rear unit kept
shoving him. Thank god he wasn't coming down on a stop signal in an
interlocking! 
Now how in the hell can this even be legal. How can you be expected to
run a train with equipment that has had and will continue to have
safety issues without any pre training and no real chance to sit down
and read the entire manual before you are forced to leave with it. What
if the train has Alert cards. Hell how about any hazmat material. You
tell all of us how this can possibly be legal. We all know how it works
out here because you don't pay attention to what is happening. they
expect everyone to ask each other all about this power and take notes
and learn as much as they can from each other instead of spending the
money and taking the time to have training classes on it and go over
every single malfunctions these things can have. Im telling you, if
anyone gets hurt using this including anyone in the public and its
because of a malfunction of the units and the engineer was tossed a
manual and told go there is going to be a serious lawsuit and you
should be named in it as well!

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 January 2019

Opinion

You have a family or are you single.  I just had my tax man do a pre
tax determination. He doesn't need my w2 to figure it. Thanks to trump
and his lies anyone who is single and has no children or anyone to claim
is going to get taken to the cleaners. All the deductions I was taking
for years out here for legitimate expenses have been wiped out along
with other deductions away from work. I have been getting a 5-6000 tax
return every year for as long as I can remember. Im going to get a
whopping 1300 bucks. So many people fell for the crooks bull crap
stories. The single middle class railroader with no children are
getting burned and burned bad. The stupid 24 bucks they give you for
meals is a stinking joke. It cost 7 bucks for a  whopper meal and I
wont eat a whopper meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You got a good
job and freedom then keep it. Don't come out here and spend thousands a
year on union dues, out of insurance, safety equipment, meals etc. just
to be told that you cant claim them anymore. It isn't worth it. I was
counting on that return. that was a big chunk of money lost. Keep your
freedom. Stay away from the railroad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 January 2019

Anyone looking for a railroad career should look at other railroads
other than CSX. CSX is no longer a transportation company, instead
it's just a Wall Street Hedge fund and it's only priority is the
shareholders. I no longer consider myself an employee of CSX but rather
an employee of Mantle Ridge. CSX has never been a great place to work
but Foote is more ruthless and balless than Ward ever was, not that I
was a fan of the Ward and Sanborn era but Foote makes Ward and Sanborn
look like saints. So anyone looking to come work at a shitty place then
come on and apply for a job at Mantle Ridge

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2019

Opinion Wanted

It is cool riding on a train for about the first 20 minutes.   If you
have a good job with benefits and a home life.  Why would you consider
giving that up for this?   
This life sucks ass.  You ask; why don't you quit?  Well, because I'm
stuck out here.  Instead of going to college I joined the Army.  This is
about as good as I can do.  I'd trade places with you in a heartbeat.  
As bad as I hate it I have it better out here than some.  A new hire
anyone with less than say 15 years may or may not have a job at any
given time.   If you're a young man don't be foolish there will be
just one man on a train sooner than later.   There will be trains fully
automated in the next 20years.  RRers will be a thing of the past.

Name: cond
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2019

Opinion Wanted


Listen pup...you obviously are a train foamer. You think it looks fun.
Idiots running gates, killing people who trespass or just want to end
their lives by railroad death, slaughtering animals almost every day,
living out of a hotel and losing serious quality time with your family,
fighting for your pay, a union who leaves all their members in the dark
and robs us blind and management who roll all their shit down hill
because they don't have the balls to tell upper management to go take
a hike plus......the list goes on.

The facts are you need to do your research before you make any
decisions. As of last year CSX was the lowest paying railroad out here.
If you want to try and take this life style on then go for the money.
Don't be an idiot foamer who thinks this is a glorious life because IT
IS NOT! There is no fun and glory for it and you don't get a pat on the
back for being a good boy and going out of your way to do anything. Go
for the money. Don't be a fool. Find out who is paying the best wage
and apply there.

Name: Opinion wanted 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 January 2019

Damn guys is it really that bad out there?just looks like it would be a
cool job riding on the trains

Name: Rr employee ment
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 January 2019

To mystery railroader wannabes, the glory days of railroading are over.
I did 35 years on the rr it was a great place to work had fun and liked
to go to work guys where great and supportive on and off the job.
Management and union where a team that always got the job done. Then
the plague came called Hunter Harrison and any railroad he ran turned
to shit and after he left they adopted his unethical ways. I did four
years working with Hh as ceo. I till this day still hate that man, he
destroyed a lot of people and there dreams. People lost there lives
being forced and chased to work faster and faster till safety went out
the window. People died, new hires died, the days of the rr caring
about there employees is a thing of the past. Stay away from the rr, go
on welfare first before working in CSX shit hole.

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 January 2019

Dear :Opinion wanted : Young man what we need is #1 Put the "company"
above all else..Worship the Ground CSX walks on always..!! If the
hogger is doing something wrong or fellow conductors tell on their
ASS...they deserve it !!#2 The Union is not your voice.. We the
"company is" your friend and your BOSS...#3 do what your told and by
godddddd like it !!!#4 bust your ass and be a "YES MAN" for the
Company.... bust that ass from the start get the shit done ....but dont
get hurt...or your ass is fired...do those things in that order and you
will do well on the road

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 January 2019

https://angrybearblog.com/2018/11/csx-slowly-being-dissembled-by-mantle-ridge-hedge-fund.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 January 2019

In this day, there is no good reason for a person of any ability to come
to work here.  There are too many other things to do in the world to
make a buck, without jumping into this dumpster fire.

Name: LtDan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 January 2019

Opinion Wanted

You must be bored or you're an idiot.   To come on a site called csx
sucks and ask if this would be a good job to hire out on.   Is there a
Mcdonalds sucks, Toyota sucks, Disney sucks, etc...etc... site?   Just
that there is a site like this tells all anyone would need to know. 
You have to be one small minded person to stay out here and yes I'm
the biggest white trash simple minded, uneducated loser.  So I'm stuck
but if you have your grade 10 or higher you can do better than this
place.  Our managers are dipshits too. The difference between them and
us is they suck weiners for a living.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 January 2019

No don't leave your job to work for CSX!

CSX treats its employees like shit!  Its been this way for a long time,
yet now its worse than ever.  Now they don't care about nothing or
nobody, they just wanna get the stock price up so they cane cash out
and move on.  Don't listen to these trolls on the board who are
feeding you garbage.  Keep your job, and your quality of life because
you won't have it working for CSX.  They also like to steal money from
your paycheck, thats what you call a cheap ass operation.

Name: Opinion wanted 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 January 2019

I have a good job with real good benefits. I work 6 - 230 Monday through
Friday unless i work overtime which involves 10 hour days and sometimes
on saturdays.my question is to all you guys on here that work for the
railroad should I leave my job and take a railroad job. I have always
been interested in the railroad and love watching the trains roll down
the track. Need some help please on making this decision.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 January 2019

BREAkING NEWS

Just heard today that CSX SUCKS

Name: Conductor
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 January 2019

Crews 

Just had a TM tell everyone in crew room not to get off our trains and
walk them without checking with the dispatcher. Said they need to make
the decision if you have enough time to do any good before the next
train arrives. Not sure they have real authority but if they say no
then it's not getting done. I heard someone already tried that and the
dispatcher told them follow the rules. Sounds like they don't want to
be in the middle of this either.

Name: Social media
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 January 2019

With indeed, glass door and many other job rating sites, people look at
before they apply for a job. Most people that hired on the rr in years
past got the information from a rr friend. A lot of people applying for
rr jobs are very desperate, the nothing to lose attitude. And if they
get hired they stick it out till that better job offer comes along.
This generation are a picky bunch. Most live with family for cheap and
there social life is important and are not built to take to much crap
from authority. The groups that hire on are pumped up at first and once
they see the big picture of rr life, they say this life is not for me.
Cn cp now CSX are having trouble hiring after the Hh experience. The
word will be on the street and social media about employee treatment at
CSX for along time. Someone at CSX better figure out how to retain there
employees at CSX, before they end up having the problems like cn cp had
after all there cuts.

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 January 2019

Corporate 10-20 

LIAR!

Name: Lloyd
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 January 2019

Really?  At least spell corporate right you dumb ass troll.  They will
cut more jobs but only what they can afford.  I personally see the
economy going to hell later this year so hopefully no one under 10 to
15 years makes any dumb financial moves.  Remember all you try hards
out there that bend over for these idiots what you cost your brothers
in the end.

Name: Coorperate office 
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 January 2019

Listen hear you crybabies I work in the coorperate offices in
Jacksonville Florida. I wish I knew who you guys are I would hang each
of you upside down by your nuts and fire your ass. Your post on this
site give csx a bad name and make it harder to recruit elite talent.You
bunch of ass wipes

Name: conductor
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 January 2019

Vanderbilt

You forgot to tell him to keep his mouth shut when they steal his pay
and rape his union agreement. Wont do him any good to stand up for
himself. Just put a target on his back. Get used to management talking
to you like scum too and chiefs lying to you.    Yeah... then he will
go far on the railroad.

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 January 2019

Dear CoCo puff :when your hired  Do as your told and like it. Be
Thankful always and above all else put CSX " The Company" first and
foremost above all else. Bust your ass..but while busting your ass do
it safely and you will go far on the railroad

Name: Cuts
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 January 2019

Has anyone seen any of the usual January cuts yet? Nothing on this side
yet

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 January 2019

get ready csx brothers there getting ready to leave hedge funds ruin
companys they dont care sell sell sell thats what they do and by by
foote needs to get out all of them bloodsuckers sure isnt rroadining
anymore its hell at this place

Name: Mantle ridge
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 January 2019

If you want to understand what hedge fund raiders do to a company google
it. They donít come into a company to make it better place for everyone.
Once they come into a company and start feeding like Peranas there is
nothing left on the bone by the time they leave. There job is to get
every dollar out of the company they can for mantle shareholders and
the like. The employees have no more value to these people than a track
spike. If they could sell you for profit they would. When you run for
these people you are playing into there hands, and cutting your own
throat. The management under this ceo think there is going to be a
reward for themselves the way they bully employees. Management are just
controlled bullies for Foote and mantle. When there is not much more to
take from CSX then Foote and mantle will ride into the sunset and look
behind at the skeleton of CSX. What is being done at CSX is not new,
itís the new unethical way of doing business these days. The paper the
union submits and goverment rules labour laws mean nothing to this
group, they do what they want and never have to deal with issues of the
human kind they just move onto the next victim company.

Name: real
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 January 2019

loco 20-30

Whats the big news?  Karma is a bitch company mole!


Real engineers....check your advertised job descriptions.  Make sure
you have the right trip rated miles! Keep a close watch on your bid
card!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 January 2019

What's the Big News for the 1st of the year?  

Same Bullshit different day.  You guys are worse than a bunch of women.
 Will worry about a lot of nothing. Get your old lady off the mainframe.
Knock the doughnut out of her hand and make her get a job at Mcdonalds.
Then maybe you losers wont worry as much.

Name: Railroad coco puff 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 January 2019

Hi everyone railroad coco puff here. Im a newby on this site. Just
wanted to let everyone know i just submitted my application to csx for
the conductor position.wish me luck everyone hope to be joining you all
on the rails soon. Coco puff

Name: For what itís worth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 January 2019

For all it is worth, under Hh at cp we where force to work overtime on
days off. They changed rules on the spot. Told us to file a grievance
and they said  do it or your fired. Foote knows he can break all the
union rules, and the union has to file paper over it. Buy the time
anything is dealt with. Foote knows he will be long gone from CSX, and
the new guy will have to fix everything. Iím sure Foote learned all
this underhanded ways from Hh when they worked together in Canada. And
it is away to have members fighting with each other and the reps. I did
four years working with Hh as ceo and it was hell and hi stress. Now
that Hh is gone it a shitty job still because company knows how far
they can push everybody. But the cost to the company is that canít keep
new people. So in some cases they had to back off before they ran out of
employees.  This stuff you are up against at CSX is part of foots plan.
You guys are very lucky Hh kicked off because with Hh it would of been
much worse. Try hang in there Foote and mantle are not forever.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 January 2019

January 7, 2019 ......AND CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!!!

Name: Railway life
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 January 2019

RR life is not for everyone, on the job training great money. Really
shitty h ours thatís why the pay is good. I know people come out of
college after spending six figures to get education. And donít make the
money rr makes. You have to be willing to make sacrifices to be a rr.
And you spouse has to accept life style of a rr. Or relationship is
doomed. Great money and benefits, poor hours and bully management. If a
guy can just do your time at work try and get along with co workers it
can be a rewarding career. It is what you make of it. I did my 35
years. Retired and happy to get away, it paid off to get my pention.
Love it or Hate it !!!!!!

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 January 2019

Engine repair

I never was a mechanic so I have a question for you.  I have always
tried to use the locomotive tonnage rating chart to make sure I have
enough power given to me to run my trains on my route. Just a few weeks
ago CSX came out with some changes. Engines that I have run for years
that were always rated the same have now all of the sudden been rated
way higher than ever!  For example; One of my AC engines that was
always rated for 7100 tons on my territory is now all of the sudden
rated for 10500 tons. That is a major difference. After what you just
posted I can see how they would put engines in storage because they
wont need as many on the train with these new ratings. Is this for real
or is this just a way to justify using less power? Frankly I don't care
if we stall or run 5 mph the whole trip. I was told this is up to the
power desk to decide what to give us out or the house and we take what
they give us. A lot of us don't like the dispatchers now having to ask
us if we have sufficient power to run our trains. they shouldn't be
putting this in the engineers laps. If we say no we all know what is
going to happen. Im just telling them it will get me across the road.
Im not saying how fast or how long. Its just sufficient to move.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 January 2019

Csx is going to take 400 more locomotives out of service this year..
getting fleet down to 2400..At start of 2017 had 3820 in active
service.Already reduced maintenance staff by 11% as of now.

Name: FACTS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 06 January 2019

Traffic

You are absolutely right. Like one poster said on here before. It was
HH that made that nasty statement that cultures change one funeral at a
time and he would weed out the non believers. DO NOT think for one
minute that Foote didn't drink his Kool-Aid. He is a follower of the
preacher's sons way of thinking. He will cut you down and hang you on
the cross for others to see. We have all dealt with someone in our
lives with this kind of thinking. It is almost like dealing with a
colony of army ants. they come in and devour as much life as they can
and then move on leaving their destruction behind. Its going to be an
interesting ride in 2019!

Name: Traffic
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 January 2019

Like I said before you can tell how the economy is doing by mainline
traffic. When traffic is slow so is everything else. The holiday rush
is over, January and February are slow month. Coal fired plants are
being converted to natural gas in Canada and USA. People are caring so
much personal det. That they canít borrow anymore money. So if you did
not save money for the slow periods you going to regret it. 2019 Foote
has said the cuts will continue and will until he and mantle leave. Big
business is about profit, not individual personal feelings. Itís dog eat
dog and get prepared for the shit to come because if you donít no one is
going to do it for you.  Save save all you can folks.

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 January 2019

Eng/Brakeman

If you have any brothers sitting at home displaced and cant work
because there are no jobs to mark up on because they are not qualified
Im going to guess they are transfers to your terminal from another that
was cut and they came in on a job they could hold at the time. If there
are any junior men working in your terminal that these guys can bump
but they aren't qualified on the jobs then they need to file
complaints and claims for every day the junior men work and they
aren't out qualifying on the jobs with them.
Another thing you guys need to remember. If they have any guys sitting
at home not working because the company wont get them qualified and
they have trainees on the property they have a right to go after the
company for that too. Lets not forget the threats they put out on the
holidays for marking off because of man power shortages. They have no
right to take any personal days away from anyone if they have people
sitting at home that cant work because the company wont do their job
and get them qualified.

Name: Positive thinking
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 January 2019

Working on the rr I got lots of exercise stayed in pretty good shape.
Guys that sat on the train ten hour did not want to walk ten feet had
to have crew cab all the time. And ended up with big boilers and for
being non smokes sure struggled breathing. We had one hogger go down no
pulse or breathing we did cpr on him brought him back. He got second
chance. At work look at it to your benefit to walk etc it is good for
your health, but donít walk in front of moving equipment. Iíve been
retired over a year now, gained twenty five pounds. It does not take
long to let your self go , I walk every day now for my benefit. Stay
active people for your, well being.

Name: Eng/Brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 January 2019

Loco blah blah

If you really are an engineer with 20-30 and not just another blow hard
company suck who's just stirring shit on here then your one sad fother
mucker.  Sad and lonely and no one wants to play with you. You don't
support the issues your fellow brothers feel are a violation of their
agreements and the issues they feel put them in unsafe conditions and
may even cause them severe injury. I personally am sick and tired of
having to come in every week and hear supervisors talking about the
changes that are supposed to be happening and never do or don't happen
for months. Every thing this company does affects our working
conditions, schedules and quality of life. DP,PTC, TO, train swapping,
yards closing, remotes cut off, humps shut then opened, territories
changed behind our backs, union representation a joke, valid claims not
paid, personal days stolen from us and the list goes on. You got some
nerve Jackass to come on here and run your company suck pie hole.
People have a right to be unset and disgruntled and sick and tired of
coming to work wondering what stupid ass rule or work rule change is
going to be waiting for them when the hit the door. What stupid crap
some supervisors is going to tell them. Your the  kind that needs to
just leave. 
There are 2 men at our terminal who are sitting home starving because
this company refuses to qualify them on all the jobs. They cant get
anyone in the company to listen to them. They are just a fine example
of the abusive system we are working in. So just quit and make room for
others to move up in your place. You don't belong in this family!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 January 2019

Insubordination, that's a joke.  What other loser job out there uses
that for grounds to fire someone?   

What's  the " Big News" coming out the 1st of the year?  Is it DP
will be used?  Big fucking deal.   You dumbasses believe and worry
about petty shit all the time.   It's the 6th of January and  Danville
still open. 

Walk your train! Get off the engine and watch one by.   It takes no
skill and little effort to do so.

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 January 2019

Notch 8

Where the hell are you getting your rumor mill gossip from. Surely to
god your not reading the padded info and bogus number crunching from
the company gossip line. When you don't have but a few trains to run
and no other trains are in the way it is a lot easier to get it across
the road. You better start worrying more about having a job when the
freight stalls and there isn't any to move.


Heads up brothers. Just had an RF tell someone that if you don't
follow the rules of the new system bulletin telling you to get down and
walk your train you will be charged with insubordination. Failure to
follow the direct orders of a bulletin is the same as insubordination.
Well we all know what will happen with that. NO OUT OF INSURANCE PAID!
Better start asking your LC just what the hell the unions going to do
about being out of service on a trumped up charge.!

Name: Notch 8
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 January 2019

Midwest is breaking velocity records....what are they doing different?

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 January 2019

UP

Our RF's said you must walk as much of your train any time it is
stopped on line of road. It is also written in the operating rules book
under 4252.2 that it has to be done. They never took that rule out of
the book. The RF didn't say if it was only when you are stopped
waiting for a train. If your stopped waiting for a bad signal or rail
workers,ect. you are supposed to walk your train. One did say that he
wouldn't  fail you if the other train was so close that it would not
be worth the time. He said if you cant walk at least half your train
then just stay at the head end and do your roll by inspection.  Its is
still bullshit for any conductor to get on the opposite side especially
at night when the engineer cant see you if you get hurt. No way in hell
he can get to anyone in time to possibly help and maybe save a life.
You cant see shit at night and a roll by at 50-60 is just total crap.
There is a reason the FRA wrote the rule that a roll by inspection is
to be done at 10 mph. All trains should slow down to 10 when they are
passing other trains and having a roll by inspection done.
If you are from the UP why are you asking. I thought your rules stated
that you were not supposed to get down in bad weather conditions and
any time there is ice or a slip hazard. I don't think you have to
worry about the UP copying our rules. The UP has always been more
concerned with your guys safety that CSX is with ours.

Name: Crazy 8's
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 January 2019

Mantle Ridge has been looking around at North Platte Nebraska...I wonder
why ???

Name: Lo,
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2019

With computers these Days the fra should  have a system so when we stand
And watch And report a car to a traŪn dispatcher we can Look it up to
see when where it Was looked at by A qulifed employee to make sure the
company Is Being safe if a car in a traŪan appers to be unsafe it
should be reguied to restrictd speed till the car / load Is looked at
by a qulifed profesional SAFETY FIRST dont make us do roll by to SHOW
your  SAFTY  shows us And the fra your arť doing your parti

Name: Lo,
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2019

So stand out side watch a traŪan go by at 50 mph And if somthing happens
tell your family to put floote in prison for involtery manslughter dont
go after "CSX" go after the ones that thinks it a game , the do it to
Ken in blues anda firefighters go after hm he Is in ChŠvez And the one
marketing the montey

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 January 2019

Open turn

Don't worry about it. the union is getting ready to bend over and
stick the conductors with the bid system.

Name: Open turn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 January 2019

To the guys displaced and leaving open turns on the xb and pool, in case
you don't know how the railroad works, this is the beginning of the
weeks that the railroad starts cutting. If you guys fill the open turns
instead of bumping each other and laying around, they are less likely to
close and keep those turns closed. I know, they close turns and add
turns every week, but now, when they close them, they leave them off
for weeks and leave guys on the bubble. Someone did it for you when you
were younger, fill those turns and keep your brothers working for
another couple weeks, and by some slim chance, they may not even cut as
much if the board is getting enough starts. Don't screw your brothers,
and B.M., just take your turn and go to work once a week. That truck,
motorcycle, side by side, and house payment won't pay itself. We know
where you go after work fucker. Anyways, we're supposed to stick up
for each other out here. It's not all about yourself.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2019

Lloyd 

Your out of the loop. They are downloading cameras to catch people not
getting off. They are also downloading cameras of the passing train to
see if your still on the train. They have already charged crews using
downloads.  It ain't so easy anymore.  You old heads had it made. We
got them sniffing up our arsses 24-7.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2019

Route cuts

Story reads Jan 3 .   I'm not seeing or heard anything here in
Evansville.  Those cunts making the big decisions don't know if
they're coming or going.  Just more bullshit.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2019

I'd like to know the percentage of conductors that actually get down to
watch these dumb ass trains go by.  Number one, if you've worked the
road long enough you can hear a squeeky brake just fine right there in
your seat.  Guess what else?  You can smell the damn thing also.  If
you actually stood there and tried to watch every gd car go by at 30
mph including the wheels you'd probably get sick.  When are some of
you just gonna say enough is enough already with these dumb ass rules. 
They only make them to prevent us from filing lawsuits and shifting
blame towards the workers anyway.  Some of the men on the RR really
need to grow a fucking pair.  They've got some so scared I can't
imagine what kind of stress they deal with.  If you're one of those
people please find something else before you have a stroke or heart
attack because this job isn't worth it.

Name: Route cuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2019

https://www.joc.com/rail-intermodal/class-i-railroads/csx-transportation/csx-eliminate-about-300-more-intermodal-lanes-2019_20181005.html

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 January 2019

Rules 
Tried to make frequent observations of my train but couldn't see squat
on straight track. Too cold to stick head out the window and hang out to
look. In curves saw more but it would have been better if I had a
mirror!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 January 2019

Danville will never be shut down.  I can't believe you dumbasses
believe this shit. As far as running trains down the monon that track
isn't worth a shit.   Not to mention by the time the carrier got those
inbreds in Danville qualified on all tracks.  Trains will be fully
automated.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 January 2019

Wake up!!

Jesus people. Your so worried about not breaking a rule that you have
totally lost sight of the stupidity of getting off the train for a roll
by inspection. IT IS NOT ALWAYS SAFE! You can not do a roll by
inspection of a train blowing past you 50-60 miles an hour and expect
it to be reliable. Especially at NIGHT! Someone already pointed that
out. Slow the trains down to 10 mph! If it is foggy as hell, pouring
down Rain or there's a foot of snow on the ground it's not safe! we
need to make these rules nuts come stand next to a train going 60
through snow while their standing there with snow blowing in their
faces. See how long they like that. There are times no one should be
out there.  They have never given this rule any serious thought. They
need to ditch this damn thing and come out with one that protects
everyone and addresses all scenarios.  Why In the hell do they keep
doing this!

Name: Other
E-mail: Other
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 January 2019

Train crews. 

I have read all the rules from front to back and upside down. If you
want to follow all the rules and cover your backside it is as simple as
combining all the rules. There is no rule stating you can not work or
walk between the rails. You can't stand between them when a train goes
by or you would be closer than 30 feet and it would be unsafe. 
The conductor gets off the train and begins his walking inspection free
of brush,weeds,etc. Until the passing train approaches. He then steps 30
feet away from the passing train to do his inspection. In the meantime
the engineer gets down and stand 30 feet from the passing train. All
rules are followed. No one can be wrote up. If the conductor can't
find a place to safely stand 30 feet away he can climb through his
train and be safely on the other side as the other train passes. Again,
no rules are broken. After the train passes he can climb back through or
continue walking from his safe place continuing the inspection of his
train until the dispatcher gives the signal to go. I'm sure the
dispatchers will understand the reason for the delayed movement of the
train. They have to know that the crew members have been instructed to
walk their trains. You must follow all the rules and this procedure
guarantees that is done.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 January 2019

XLC
Your assumptions are pretty good. The new system bulletin just issued
only changed rules 4250.1 thru 4250.5.
Operating rules 4252 have not been changed or removed. Operating rule
4252.2 states very clearly that you will make a walking inspection of
as much of your train as possible when the train is stopped on the line
of road. Frankly I'm surprised they did not cancell this rule category
and include it in the new bulletin.
The correct procedure to cover all rules would be for one crew member
to walk their stopped train while the other inspects any passing
trains. With trains now be several miles long this will most likely
cause a slight delay when authorized to restart the trip but rules are
rules.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 January 2019

happy new year you poor bastards, I was there, so I know what
you put up with. management is less and less competent year after
year after year.  Look out for your brothers, without them all is 
lost.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2019

Just learned i am getting laid off at UP. Is there anything open at CSX?

Name: Down grade
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2019

In articles Iíve read Foote is still saying there will be cuts at
CSX,for 2019 that will impact customers etc. Now that the stock is
stagnant. Watch how the top guns will be still getting big bonuses from
selling assets and other poor business moves. They are going to line
there pockets with as much money as  they can get away with before they
exit CSX.

Name: Wolf of Wall Street 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 January 2019

News out just now. CSX stock downgraded to underperform. Get out now,
jump ship. Sheís going down along with the bitches of mantle ridge and
top executives. Loving it!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 January 2019

"Heard from a dozen tm's"....??  Boy, this'll be good.

Name: Big announcement
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 January 2019

Heard from a dozen tm's that there is a big announcement supposed to
come today. If anyone sees anything or hears anything, give us a shout
on here. Nothing unusual so far

Name: Annulled again
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 January 2019

Well the holidays are over and we have been annulling jobs on every
shift in louisville there ain't ahit to do, is it like this
everywhere, our recieving yard and bowl are all but empty.

Name: Sell
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 January 2019

https://stockinvest.us/technical-analysis/CSX

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 January 2019

PSR only means 1 thing ,     Ponzi Scheme Railroading,      Railroads
have been doing big business for 150+ years,     All this crap is a
ploy to drive up the stock price and cut jobs.  The railroad runs
itself,      The biggest problem is getting greedy shareholders
involved.

Name: Bearish 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 January 2019

Looks like CSX stock is going to be bearish for 2019. Iíve looked at
lots of charts and CSX is stagnant at best. Management is to blame for
this happening. Union employees where worked to the bone trying to keep
the stock bullish. Again management had there short term gains, the gig
is up now. 2019 there is going to be a reality check for CSX stock.

Name: Thorobred 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 January 2019

Norfolk Southern suxxxxxsss

Name: Xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 January 2019

All engineers. 


Go to the electronic bid screen and being up your pool or job comments.
Make sure it is not missing. If it is call the JAD  and ask why there
are no advertised job description for your job.  Something is going on.
There are several without any advertised limits posted!!!

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 January 2019

Railroad Dreamer: Young Man that is exactly why you will Be Great Leader
on the rails getting The work done with no excuses about long hours odd
shift hours holidays, weekends, and night's..no family life...and all
that other stuff that is secondary and petty.... too keeping CSX the
World Class Leader in Transportation Service....my Good Man

Name: Railroad dreamer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2019

Thanks cornelius and all my future railroad brothers and sisters.Im
hoping 2019 will be the year i get my dream job with csx. Together we
will make this great company even better.cant wait to work for a
company that puts there employees first.lets get it ladies and
gentlemen.I cant wait until i can get on the xtra board for the first
time. Csx how tommorow moves

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 January 2019

MR ED

For the love of god will you and all you losers and posers who come on
here year after year and waste good space go find something else to do!
 Yes I should be ignoring you like we all should be doing but please
please please give us a good year in 2019 and just go find a real life!
 Go find a doctor! Go find anyone who can make you understand why they
call this site CSX SUCKS!

Name: Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 January 2019

The rr is running faster than ever!  Keep it up guys, we are the best in
the business!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2019

railroad dreamer,
      when you start your wonderful career at csx,get you some good
knee pads. you will need them when you suck the trainmaster's dick.no
comp claims for bad knees. remember safety first when doing your roll
by under the desks of management looking for flopping parts.

oh, and have a nice day.

Name: Ely Carter-Williamson
E-mail: nsrailfan8114@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 December 2018

https://www.facebook.com/CSXsaftey/
Here is my Page poking fun at CSX's Safety Record the same of how this
site is.

Name: monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 December 2018

Posters


Unfortunately Vanderbuilt and Dreamer have to much poser time on their
hands. Jerry Springer must have lost some of his stool pigeons. But
then they both aren't very good at distracting.

To those of you who use this website to try and make a real difference
for your fellow employees please take the time to remember the man who
makes this site possible for you. A new year is upon us and it could be
worse or it could be better. Its all just one big crap shoot. This is a
good place to come and voice your concerns and try and solve some
difficult issues. This site has in the past settled many of them. The
public, FRA, customers and other railroads read it everyday. Csx reads
it everyday. Some issues that have been discussed on this site have
made an impact on decisions made behind closed doors at corporate.
Don't think they haven't. 
Please take the time to give something to Atom Smasher. Whether it be a
donation or picking something off of his wish list. It would be a great
way to show your support and guarantee another year of a place to post
and discuss issues.
Good luck to all of you who work hard in the fields to move the freight
across this country. You are the backbone. You are what makes America
great. Say a prayer for the posers and moles that come to this site to
destroy and divide. They are lost souls without a purpose in life. They
all need help.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU AND GOD BLESS!

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 December 2018

I'm sitting here having a beer and I know you guys are probably all out
at work on your way to the hotel or in the hotel for the rest of the
holiday just wanted to wish you guys a Happy New Year
Lol

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 December 2018

RAILROAD DREAMER : Just keep that attitude you got going and the sky is
the limit for You on the Railroad!!! We need about 15 K..more just like
you and we will all make plenty of money and Be 1 Big Loving Happy
Family...Finally !!! Damn fine young man you Are...Division supt...is
in your future !!!

Name: Railroad dreamer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 December 2018

Thanks cornelius.im ready to get hired on and start my railroad career
with a truly great company csx.hope to see yall on the rails soon.keep
up the good work csx you go above and beyond to take care of your
employees.csx how tommorow moves

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 December 2018

Conductors


You are right for sure.  I just tried looking up my vacation
entitlement and it wouldn't connect either. I selected option 18 and
it goes back to the home page. I could, just like you bring up daily
and personal day bid screens. That doesn't make any sense.

As for your comment on the bid card info they have the information for
the INIWIP pool that runs from Avon(Indy) yard to St.Louis (roselake)
missing too. You cant bring up any comments on it that show the
advertised route. They have been bitching for months on having to pay
crew working out of route or out of advertised limits and want to get
out of paying it. When they can they grab a pilot off the other
division and make the crew ride with them to get them supposedly
qualified on the territory. One trip doesn't make anyone qualified and
they still have to pay the out of route. I can bet you they are hiding
it to pull a stunt of some kind.

Name: Bad mama jama
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 December 2018

I think CSX new motto should be "A SAFETY COMPANY THAT OCCASIONALLY
RUNS A TRAIN"

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 December 2018

May I have another..Think i will !!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 December 2018

Red block !!!!!!!!!!

Name: exrep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 December 2018

Brothers

Just got to love these posers on here. Just cant stand it when you post
serious shit that means something or makes the CSX public relations rep
itchy. Maybe 2019 will be the year the webmaster blocks these dicks
when they jump in and distract from the important post!

As for the idiot who supports the csx advertising slogan someone should
tell him it couldn't be better. CSX how tomorrow moves because it aint
moving today!

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 December 2018

Railroad Dreamer: Thats the kind of attitude we need for "How tomorrow
moves" and to accomplish our goals for profits in 2019 and beyond...

Name: Railroad dreamer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 December 2018

Thanks guys im hoping 2019 will be the year i get my dream job with csx
and getting that railroad money.my future is so bright with the
railroad im going to run out and buy a pair of shades.if I get hired we
will all be in this thing together.we are family. Good day my future
railroad brothers and sisters.

Name: Hh style
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 December 2018

I worked with Hh for 4 years as mechanical employee. From day one he had
management scared.  One rumour is that he did not like facial hair. The
next day all management where clean shaven. The list went on from not
using staples on bullit in boards by HR. He did a lot of crazy shit to
show he was in control, and used fear factor to the limit. And over
night he had all management turn into pricks to enforce his agenda.
Foote was an apprentice to Hh ways, people where pulled out of service
and fired every day and it did not matter if they where short staffed.
But the shares kept going up and up. So this justified his behaviour,
and the way people where treated. Once the stock peaked he moved on and
left the company damaged. CSX had him for short time, and Foote is
trying to implement Hh style of rr. But the shares are not climbing
like they hoped. In my view it is the layout of CSX track system. If
tshe CSX stock stays dormant and does not climb your going to see this
group move on. And management that treat people poorly under Foote 
will get there due. The new ceo will kiss ass because he knows the Hh
and Foote way was just a short term terrorist tactic. for fast gains.
And sooner or later employees will protest.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 December 2018

Trainmaster less than one

Your post should have been under courtesy and professionalism. But then
it could be a safety issue when the company is creating a hostile work
environment. 
You have no right to post anything on here. You are NOT a contract
employee and you don't have to live your life and job by a negotiated
contract that the company continues to violate and rape every single
day. You are nothing more than a replaceable pawn who can be put on the
street and never ever called back if they wish to refuse your right to
go back in the craft if you can. You should be kissing our arss and be
pushing for our agreement to be honored as written and agreed upon by
the company you obviously hold so dearly. If employees decide to lay
down your job will be a living hell. Don't think it cant happen! 
As for locohead bitching he didn't post anything that is not 100%
true. You are supposed to be a line supervisor and you should be doing
something about the problems in the operating rules. Doesn't matter if
you don't work in the operating rules department. You are a supervisor
and you should be jumping down their throats to get their stupid
mistakes fixed. You want your job to be easier then get together with
your sidekicks and take on the company when they are planning something
that is stupid as hell and will create more problems and manpower
shortages. History shows the company has started every single mess we
have ever had! I have only met about 5 TM in 23 years that stood by our
agreement and backed us when we were being screwed. They all got a
transfer somewhere else or their jobs threatened and they just up and
quit but at least they had the balls to stand for what is right. So
next time I hear a TM bitching Im going to tell him to SHUT UP AND GO
DO YOUR DAMN JOB! You don't have an agreement that's getting abused.
You have no LEGAL BINDING reason to bitch! What goes around comes
around!

Name: Conductor job
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 December 2018

You want to be a railroader, well I tell the kids stay away from trains
and also anyone with some smarts and sanity. Stay away from trains if
you think they are cool and you have a romance going with trains. The
novalty wears off fast just like It did with your first wife!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 December 2018

Locohead: quit your bitching and do your damn job....already..

Name: PR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 December 2018

Corporate

When posting you should never use the name corporate and the
relationship title as trainmaster together. Train masters are not
considered "corporate". They are field supervisors. No one in upper
management considers them as being on the same level and would be
insulted if you grouped them under the same title. Trainmasters know
this. They are talked down to and belittled on conference calls. They
are snubbed and patronized by visiting officials. They are taught their
place early in the game.
 No one in upper management would ever post on this site so using the
name corporate just ruins your credibility. Upper management officials
will never acknowledge anyone who post on this site. Blue collar
workers and field supervisors are not worthy of the time. They are all
expendable and easily replaced.

Name: Corporate 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 December 2018

Hey dumbass you would make a perfect Trainmaster. Have you ever takin a
good look at what CSX puts in as managers? I swear to you that you
would fit right in. So dream on you little mole. 





Name: Railroad dreamer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 December 2018

Im a railroad dreamer i have always wanted to work for csx i think I
want to be a conductor.oh goody can some of you tell me how i go about
trying to get my dream job?

Name: To dreamer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 December 2018

To dreamer buy 4by 8 sheet of ply wood two saw horses make a table , and
by a ho trainset. Set up at home and your set.

Name: Railroad dreamer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 December 2018

Im a railroad dreamer i have always wanted to work for csx i think I
want to be a conductor.oh goody can some of you tell me how i go about
trying to get my dream job?

Name: Tropicana 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 December 2018

Oh.... my aching ASS

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 December 2018

For Sale
Official CSX-SUCKS Foamer Man cape. Autographed by Jens and his 97
different foamer handles. Works good on the tinker toy train set.

Name: Sparky
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 December 2018

Diesel locomotive Electrician here for 24 years... training has been A
class.. I too love my job but hate the ass kissers and the Company..
worked over the years with some damn good trouble shooters the company
fired for B.S.  There loss.. Mechanical get all the training CSX offers
.. I have... you are in a damn good spot skill wise if something
happens.. Too all my fellow Railroad Union Bro's and Sis..Happy New
Year.. America works best when we vote Union YES...IBEW

Name: Jobs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 December 2018

There are hundreds of railroad jobs in Canada and USA. Get every bit of
training you can, remember CSX is paying for it priceless. And once you
are qualified for rr jobs if you get fired etc. Or just want a change,
there are lots of jobs out there. CSX loses you just change hats. Win
win. I know people that spent thousands on university and canít find a
job in there field of training. The rr will be around for a long time
employment security.

Name: Mechanical 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 December 2018

I did 35 years in mechanical as Carmen. Have all my positions in welding
1A drivers license. Heavy machine operating. Lots of different training
I received that I took for granted. The training was just part of the
job.  I retired a year ago, and the phone has rang off the hook the
different rail companies that have offered  me a job, from contractors
to major railroads. I told them if I want the work I would of stayed
with the company I was with. These outfits are really have trouble
finding fully qualified people. But CSX still threatens to fire
everyone,CSX does not know the talent they have till its gone. Get all
the training and up grades you can people, because it is very very
valuable to rr industry outside of CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 December 2018

Dip

You are absolutely right but Csx is also a great deal right now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 December 2018

In response to your post APE:

Those cameras in the Buffalo hotel were installed a few years ago for
security reasons.  They are installed in the hallways because a few
years back some outsiders came in and stole the big screen TV from the
crew room.  The CSX employees never had a problem with it because shit
happens quite often at hotels, and they weren't put there by CSX to
harass the employees either.  It was a decision from the hotels
corporate office at the time.

Name: I call bs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 December 2018

yo astrollarocca

If u think the union can tell a hotel they cannot utilize recording
equipment you are completely unhinged. If u think there are devices in
your personal room u r deranged. Please ask upon arrival if recording
devices are in the free room you are checking into. Also please explain
how I, ur union officer, can defend your bs allegations. Seems to me you
have a guilty conscious. What a paranoid duesche. Please provide
examples of employees disciplined for what transpired in their hotel
room in Buffalo. lololol

Name: Dip
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 December 2018

With mantle investors having money tide up in CSX stock. I bet a lot
will want out to buy other cheap more valuable stocks with this market
dip. Iím just sitting back to see if there is going to be exodus of CSX
investors. Maybe big sell off and the raiders will move on!!!! Lots of
deals out there to buy good cheap stock people!

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 December 2018

CSX and UP will still outperform all other's in 2019.. "OR" will by
GOD go below 60 %... through reduced asset's utilization... Happy New
Year

Name: astrollarocca
E-mail:    uname it earth
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 December 2018

there are cameras in the csx hotel in buffalo  found out from a hotel
driver    what is the worthless union doing about this  caught slapping
the monkey

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 December 2018

Stayed marked up on Christmas. Had a real hard time sitting at home
knowing there was frieght to move. The trainmaster thanked me for what
I did. I wouldnít say I was helping the company but rather helping the
customers.  All done with the holiday spirit. The union sure as hell
didnít care if the customers were serviced....but I did!

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 December 2018

Railroaders complain and gripe...But we EARNED that right..Hell u would
too if u had to put up with the bull shittt we do. But overall I still
enjoy it. I wouldn't be here if i didn't. 10 more months and me and
my little honey is gonna start enjoying the best job we ever had
too..Retirement

Name: Best job 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 December 2018

After 35 years on the rr. Retirement is the best job I have ever had. I
Did four years with Hh as ceo it was hell. Hang in there guys stick it
out. Guys that quit CSX are going to tell you how great it is at there
new job. With half the money and benefits. The number 1 cause of
divorce is money problems. And working in the world outside the rr is
not always a cake walk. I know guys that quit the rr and they are not
doing that well. Stick it out, happy new year all.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 December 2018

Damn!!!! CSX stock is back where I sold it at $58 nearly 2 years ago. I
sold all of it after Hunter died. It was alright bought it in my BLE
401K in 2008-9 with what was left during the market crash when it was
$18-$19 a share.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 December 2018

And NO I didnt work Chrismas. 
As a matter if fact we where closed for 4 days.home all weekend and
Monday ,Tuesday
We usually don't work Saturdays and we never work on Sundays

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 December 2018

Blah-blah-blah...
You clowns sound like a broken record.
I've been gone from that shit hole for almost a year . I used to tell
people about all the bull shit I had to put up with,when they would
start in with the
"Oh, your lucky ,you got a great job "
Or "Oh you make so much money "
I'm here to tell you no matter how much you think your making or how
much the benefits are worth...
None of it is worth the treatment and the loss of life quality.
YOU CAN GET A JOB OUT SIDE OUT THAT SHIT HOLE WITH GOOD PAY AND
BENEFITS. 
Nobody should have to live like you do working for shithole express
I wouldn't go back to work there for a hundred thousand an hour

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 December 2018

Law

Give me one reference where laws protect someone to lay off sick for
the flu.  Or to extend weekend, off days or to avoid work or holidays.

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

Damn think i must gotta hold of a bad batch of eggnog... severe case of
sour gut.. think i am gonna need a couple more days..

Name: law
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

Offsick


I suggest you do a little self educating. Learn the federal and state
laws that regulate protecting workers from coming to work sick/ill.
After you learn a little more about it you can come back and complain
about fellow employees taking a sick day. Yes, you have many that just
use the day to get a needed day off because its the only way they can
but there are many who don't. FMLA is totally different and has set
guidelines as to how you can get it and how it is to be used. Be
careful how much you decide to scream and yell about the issue of using
a sick day. You would hate it if the company had a hit squad in place to
follow everyone around when they were marked off sick to see what they
were really doing. Even then, it would be hard to prove that person did
not feel ill when they called in and asked to be put on sick leave.
Next time you take a cold medicine make sure you read the instructions
very carefully. If it instructs you not to drive machinery or operate a
vehicle while you are using it then you should not be out on your state
highways. You should not be driving to work. You can be charged with
operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a restricted
substance if you were to be pulled over and tested or involved in a
vehicle accident. If everyone who worked for the railroad followed
these laws you can guarantee half the work force would not be there.  

Trainmaster....you did not work every day of the year except 22 of
them. If you didn't come to work for 22 days then you didn't work
every day of the year. You obviously are not management. I would hope
they hired supervisors with better communication skills.

Name: Offsick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

Trainmasters


That's cause you a company Bitch

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 December 2018

Hell you bunch of cry babies...i have worked everyday this year except
22 days off total including working today. If you don't like it go
work at the salvation army or something more softer and gentle. Or take
the call get your arse in gear and get the damn freight over the road.

Name: Offsick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

Sickofit

CAPS is not an agreement dumbass.

Bringing the hammer down on someone for Fmla.   And the same time
overlooking a bunch of deadbeats who layoff sick, stay displaced or off
Union to extend off days, vacation days or avoid work on holidays.  Is a
crime.     It's very clear that sick layoff increases went hand in hand
with Christmas.  CSX chooses to overlook this and discriminate against
those who have medical certification that they agreed to.

Name: sickofit!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

off sick

Apparently you haven't read your union agreement. They can not
discipline someone for taking a sick day. There are also state and
federal laws that protect workers for being punished for taking a day
off sick. You go out the door sick and unfocused and you kill someone
while your driving to work, it wouldn't look to good for CSX if you
told everyone you were out there on the roads because you were scared
of what your employer would do to you if you didn't come in. Now they
have time limits on medications you can take. Your in the hotel for 30
hours sick and you cant take anything until you get home off the train
because your in company lodging and under their jurisdiction. You have
no idea and neither do they is someone is sick or not. If you and the
company want to play that game then all everyone has to do is go to the
emergency room every time they have diarrhea  or a 24 hour bug. Maybe a
severe migraine or a bladder infection. They pay the deductible and
then the rest goes to the insurance company. When the insurance
companies start getting overloaded with emergency bills to pay someone
will start asking a lot of questions. When they find out the company
has created a rampant case of fear because you could get disciplined
for staying home sick one day they will either want to bail on them or
raise their portion to pay. 

The facts are we have a right to take a sick day. we get points as part
of the retaliation for doing so. That is the agreement. Someone gets too
many points then they go to investigation and deal with the punishment. 
A person shouldn't be expected to go to a doctor or care clinic every
time they feel like shit and know they aren't going to be safe to work
or they could hurt themselves or someone else because they aren't in
the right frame of mind. Lets not forget the ones who come to work with
the flu or worse and get everyone else sick. stuck in the cab all day
with someone who is coughing and blowing snot all day sucks and I've
gotten sick from them myself. 
What really blows about this is you don't get paid sick days like most
companies in this country offer. They act like your costing them
millions when you take one day off. Your on the extra board you lose
your guarantee. Your on the road you miss a round trip which is a hell
of a lot of money. It costing us more than them.

Name: OffSick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

All who laid off Sick , displacement, union business needs to be pulled
out of service.   We all know this was abusing mark offs and giving
hard working employees undue hardships.  CSX is just as guilty letting
this go on and should be held liable.  

Cannot single one group out and not punish the other.

Name: Offsick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

Loyd
Mark up and go to work.    All you deadbeats abusing sick layoffs,
displacement, Union buisness are putting your Union brothers in
hardship. 

CSX wrongfully singled out ones with Fmla.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

Maybe you should be charged for being such a little bitch.  Merry
Christmas to the real union brothers out there.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 December 2018

marburg hemorrhagic fever, it's going around.

Name: Offsick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

21 sick layoffs all should be charged for putting their co-workers in
hardship.    CSX you're screwing us for letting this go on.

Name: Michael Ward
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 December 2018

Miss me yet? Merry Christmas and happy new year!!

Name: Manohman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 December 2018

Whatís this new rumor going around of a major announcement January 19th?

Name: Norfolk southern conductor lov
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 December 2018

Hey csx boys we moving headquarters to Atlanta.Yall comework for a real
railroad.

Name: Tropicana 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

Oh....my aching ass....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

If everyone would stick together an mark off an over Christmas to be
with there family's who could they put out of service an show them who
really runs the railroad. Bunch of cowards...

Name: FMLA
E-mail: fmla@gov.org
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 24 December 2018

Did anyone see the FMLA memo?

It reads in part, that FMLA was designed for railroaders to lay-off on
holidays, family events, and the Super Bowl!

So, I hope you all saved your money during your time of railroading!

If you think management is brutal when you're fired without having
FMLA, read the aforementioned sentence!

Happy Holidays to all the corrupt union officers who made harassing
you possible.

Name: Claire
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

My husband is off union business today and tomorrow cause he has to work
on about 400 claims. I am going to make him my special "Cherry Nut
Pie".

It is really good if any of you would like the recipe I will send it to
you. Merry Christmas !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 December 2018

The guys that laid off at my terminal last time came back, most with
back pay.  Not much of a threat.

Name: billylong
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 December 2018

Yeah dumbass walk into your home terminal next time your off sick.  
Since it's published policy.  No different than a daily vacation
right?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 December 2018

"published policy"

laying off sick is not for getting out of work. extending off days,
weekends and avoiding work on holidays.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 December 2018

We owe....We owe....its off too work we go..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 December 2018

"Everybody who lays off sick" already has a published policy to
follow, the point/step system that we are all familiar with. Has a new
policy been published?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

This lines up with the system notice.   Laying off sick is no different
than laying off Fmla. If it's not needed. It's being abused.   When
the company singles out just one group. They set themselves up for
massive lawsuits.     Increase of sick layoffs over Christmas is a red
flag no different than Fmla.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

Everyone who lays off sick this year will be included in getting
charged.    Caller just told me this.

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 December 2018

Stay safe fellers and "coon" it through the holidays... thats what i
did for 18 yrs until i started getting a few off. Take it nice and slow
easy does it....no stress no worries.

Name: Do it already
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 December 2018

Lloyd your gonna need to go ahead and pick up the phone and call 60 min.
Bud we r working in louisville no shut down planned as of 0007 12 24, so
work ur magic we r all counting on u

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 December 2018

Christmas is sacred CSX.  You sorry excuse for a corporation.  Give the
men time off with their families and stop abusing your employees before
I go to 60 minutes and destroy your ass on national television.  I'll
be delighted to do so.  If the abuse doesn't stop I will have a field
day!!!

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 December 2018

Took it like a man?  Like a man in prison takes it?  Just shut up and do
what csx tells you.  I wouldn't want you in my union.  Do as your told
bitch.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 December 2018

Lloyd 

Took it like a man. ...ha!

Whinners....quit! No one makes you stay.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 December 2018

Loco you're either one of two things.  A troll for management or an
actual engineer that just needs a kick in the nuts for being a pro
company bitch.  Just shut the hell up.  Did you read this website right
when you typed it in your browser?  Nevermind, you're probably just one
of many jealous dumb fucks I've worked with that has a wife who wont
work that has to slave on the railroad and couldn't get fmla if you
tried because you live out here.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 December 2018

Loco less than 


Real simple. QUIT!QUIT!QUIT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 December 2018

Csx abuses the union agreement cheating me out of money, days off, and
overall quality of life. Use your FMLA any way you please while you can
and don't let anyone try and make you feel the least bit bad about it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 December 2018

Facts


And you know who is or isn't abusing  Fmla?   The company agreed to a
binding certification. The company had every right for a second
opinion. 

It doesn't matter if it's food stamps, handicapped parking or
whatever you can think of.  Some asshole will take advantage of it.  
Those who may be abusing Fmla should have been factored in.   

One who is caring for a sick family member could easily go to work
clock in and clock out in 8 hrs. No big deal.  There is no way someone
caring for a loved one can leave and not know when they will return.
Possible two days later.   Just like  vacation you must put in two
dailies to catch it.  One must layoff two days before a Dr. Appt.

Fmla was created to protect the little man from greedy, corrupt
companies. Like CSX and they hate it. Then we have men like you that
their job defines them and that's all they have. That will side with
big companies Evertime.  It's a good chance you will have to be on
Fmla someday we all get sick we all die.

Name: Loco 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 December 2018

Lloyd 

Corp is right you are wrong. Treating employees like shit and making
days off a bitch from hell to get doesn't excuse anyone for abusing
the federal laws set by the government for fmla. If they want Christmas
off they can mark off sick like we all have to. If a woman wants
maternity leave she has to be pregnant! If you have a condition that is
bad enough or a family member needs assisted help then by all means get
the FMLA if a doctor thinks it's necessary. Not one single doctor will
ever stand up in court for a patient that is abusing FMLA to play! It's
against federal law to misuse and abuse FMLA rights. You will never win
in court. The judge might agree CSX has insane policies but they will
laugh you put of the court room when you try to blame Csx as your
reason for breaking the law!

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 December 2018

Corporate...if you're really corporate...get a damn clue.  I'd argue
that 80 percent of the abuse is a direct result of men having to fight
over days 21 days out, caps on weekends and holidays, and this dumb ass
attendance policy.  You want to talk about abuse?  How about the ABUSE
this company puts their employees through almost every time they go to
work.  There is such a thing called cause and effect.  And don't tell
me it wasn't pure GREED that didn't cause half these bullshit
policies CSX has.  We can go on if you want but you wont win.

Name: Satan claus
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 December 2018

Has anyone seen a holiday shut down plan any where yet......lol I know
the plan is we r working, well I'm going to choose to spend time with
my family and let the chips fall as they may, if I get fired then so be
it, my kids are only small once and hanging out with them is way cooler
and important than freight do the right think foote and lay us in on
the 3 shifts just like NS is doing.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 December 2018

Csx 

I chose to walk my train today. I found it more important than watching
the roll by of another train. I followed the rule you have in the rules
book. When you download the camera on the passing train and you can't
see me anywhere that's because I was walking my train. Now I just got
to figure out how to prove it! This not being able to be in 2 places at
once is going to be a bitch!

Name: Baller
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 December 2018

E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 December 2018

STFU Grinch.  If people need to use fmla they're entitled to do just
that.  If this company would let people get off days when they wanted
and didn't have an attendance policy that looked like something out
of
a slave masters hand book maybe shit wouldn't be so bad.  These
assholes probably make Lucifer jealous down in hell.  Matter of fact,
working for csx is sort of like selling your soul so it makes sense.  

What gives other employees the rights to know how another employee is
laid off anyway?  Seems to me like a good lawyer could use this
against
a company because certain employees discriminate against those they
know
are laid off fmla when in fact its none of their damn business.  Now
let's wait for the trolls to try and bury this post.  Please copy and
paste this if you agree when responding.  Merry Christmas and fuck you
CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 December 2018

RoseLakemaster:

What's printed in black & white on paper in the general rules
about employees being civil & courteous?  Check\read\understand,
then be governed accordingly.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 December 2018

I hope everyone has a Very Merry Christmas and a Great New Year.    If
you must work over the Holidays just take twice the time off after. 
Keep living the Dream PEACE!!!

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 December 2018

STFU Grinch.  If people need to use fmla they're entitled to do just
that.  If this company would let people get off days when they wanted
and didn't have an attendance policy that looked like something out of
a slave masters hand book maybe shit wouldn't be so bad.  These
assholes probably make Lucifer jealous down in hell.  Matter of fact,
working for csx is sort of like selling your soul so it makes sense.  

What gives other employees the rights to know how another employee is
laid off anyway?  Seems to me like a good lawyer could use this against
a company because certain employees discriminate against those they know
are laid off fmla when in fact its none of their damn business.  Now
let's wait for the trolls to try and bury this post.  Please copy and
paste this if you agree when responding.  Merry Christmas and fuck you
CSX.

Name: RoseLakemaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 December 2018

Well we are now no longer allowed to cuss at Roselake. Especially around
YM Paul Brewer. If he hears you cussing he is turning you into the
ethics hotline. Some people are just big pussies.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 December 2018

Wokeup

I ran into a guy who was in the grocery store shopping with his wife
and 2 kids. He has a good job and likes what he is doing . His wife was
as happy as could be and said after he quit it was like a black cloud
lifted off of their house. He is home at night and he gets to spend
more time with the family. He has a better bond with the children now.
He said he makes about 30 grand less than at the railroad but he
wouldn't trade that money for anything in the world now.  I was so
happy for him. They were such a nice looking family. I hope everyone
who is miserable and sacrificing their family life and health along
with their sanity get as lucky as him and find a better way of life. 
Wouldn't that be a great way to start out 2019! Work safely and take
your time. Don't let them rush you or intimidate you. They aren't
worth the risk of hurting yourself of even worse going home with a life
time injury!

Merry Christmas and god bless to all!

Name: the grinch
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 December 2018

thinking of taking fmla for improper reasons this xmas ? then fmla will
stand for FIRED MY LAZY ASS.show up for work people. you knew this when
you signed up. be there STAT.

Name: wokeup
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 December 2018

Conductor


We all have 3 choices.

1. Come to work and do as your told. Put in your claims no matter how
worthless you think they are and pay the union dues because you have
to. Be calm and sit back and keep your nose out of places it doesn't
belong. Walk softly but carry that big stick. Take notes. CYA! Help
your LC behind the scene but remember to lay low.

2. Come to work and run your mouth. Argue with every little stupid move
management makes and spout off about how much smarter you are and how
you would do this and that different. Draw attention to yourself. In
fact that would be best because it takes the heat off of someone else
at the time. Never put in any claims and then cry because you never get
anything you want. Remember the squeaky wheel gets the greasing!

3. QUIT!

There aren't anymore options. So think real hard after Christmas is
over and your thinking about that new year resolution. options 1,2 or
3!   Merry Christmas and happy new year!

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 December 2018

EAP


This job is enough to make anyone drink. As for the program I know for
a fact that if you end up in one of their dry out facilities in order
to keep your job they will not clear and release you unless you are
screaming the praises of the company. I knew someone who went(rest his
soul) and called me while he was there. If he said one negative thing
about the company they would warn him that with his attitude they
wouldn't clear him to leave and go back to his job. He might "slip"
back into his old ways if he felt that way about the company. He ended
up playing their games and sang the praises of the company so they
would release him. He came back, did his usual great job and still
voiced his opinion of what he thought about the company.

Merry Christmas to all!  If your going to indulge in the drink just 
make sure your not illegal at work. Holiday seasons are a great time to
test people. Its not worth the hell you would have to go through to get
a job back that made you drink in the first place!

Name: Eap
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 December 2018

If your in a situation with substance abuse there is the EAP employee
assistance program. I know of people that went threw it for drinking
problems. I donít recommend going threw company program. They keep your
soul in a box after that. If you need help go threw it on your own
without company knowing if you can. But if your busted at work they
have to offer you EAP.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2018

Conductor

I'm not denying there are people with abuse issues. They should by no
means be put in positions of responsibility. However not everyone who
uses pain meds or sleep aids are junkies, nor is everyone affected by
different medications in the same manner. People who use their
medications responsibly are going to be affected by this policy and you
know as well as I do the company will use the most extreme methods
possible to ensure compliance. Older seniority employees necessarily
have more medical problems. These employees are less likely to accept
the changes the current regime wants to implement. More likely to call
them out on their bulls#!+. The employees that are the most difficult
to eliminate. Think about it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 December 2018

Monty Burns:

No way - quick to judge. Far from it.  
Corrective surgeries: been there, done that. Still dealing
with aches, pains, sleep\proper rest issues, etc. Have to if
continue to choose this work to earn a living. Again - another,
different occupation may be the best thing for others.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2018

Really?

Actually I'm not on anything. After the doctors fixed my back I
didn't need pain meds anymore. However, I understand what it's like
to be in constant pain. Perhaps you shouldn't be so quick to judge
since you apparently haven't been in that situation, nor would I wish
it upon anyone.

Secondly "meth" is not even on this list, since it's already an
illegal substance banned by the FRA.

Thirdly, some sleep medications are on this list. You being in train
service with constantly changing shifts should know some people have
trouble sleeping. Tossing and turning through the night and not getting
proper sleep is more detrimental to a person's awareness than taking a
sleep medication the night before.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 December 2018

I'll go along with some of that last post.
If a person has to/must take certain prescriptions and they are
assigned to a safety sensitive job, then maybe such person(s)
should try to find another occupation.

Name: Really?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 December 2018

Monty


Give us one rational answer as to how you think the company is trying
to bash anyone over the head and what the hell for. All they want is
the same thing that any company wants that is working under the USDOT!
They want employees to be alert and not half brain dead on the trains.
AND SO DO I!  We haul very hazardous chemicals across the rails through
peoples backyards and towns across the country. If the company is trying
to ban a substance that is legit and can be prescribed by a physician
and it is approved by the USDOT to use while working then they can take
CSX to the mat on it. If a prescription or any over  the counter drug
states do not operate machinery or drive while using it then the
company has every right to put limitations on it.  So my guess your
taking something hard core that you know you wont be able to take now
and its going to be a bitch getting off it and switching to something
the company will allow you to work on.  Good by to the meth heads. Good
by to the opioids!  Good by to the men who cant stay awake five minutes
on the train because they are drugged up. These boys need to go deliver
papers on a bicycle if they cant be grown up enough to stay off the
drugs or find one that the feds allow! Im not paid to babysit these
pukes and make excuses for them if they are viewed on the camera and
charged with napping! Now I got to explain why I didn't keep them up
or use the CSX tattle tell rule on them.  I can get charged too!

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2018

Really?

You sir are sadly mistaken if you believe this new medication policy is
about safety or removing junkies from the job. Like most recent company
policies it will be used as a cudgel to bash workers over the head with
when they legitimately use their prescribed medications.

Name: Wolf of Wall Street
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 December 2018

The stock continues to fall with the market. Haha , loving it. Hope all
you greedy shareholders at the top lose lots of money. Merry xmas d-
bags

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2018

Avon
Salyers pulled many guys out service for stupid shit.  One guy got
pulled for being insubordinate.  The guy took all the way to
arbitration and got his job back with over a year of back pay.

Name: co
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 December 2018

WATCH OUT!


Just heard the new sheriff in town at avon called in the wolves. Nailed
a bunch of the yard guys. Well that poster who said he was going to mark
his territory like a dog and a fire hydrant was right. Coming in with
the intimidation and Im the boss around here attitude. Time for all
crews to slow down, watch the slip trip and falls. If your unsure of a
rule stop what you are doing and ask a TM or get out your rules book.
Don't make another move until you make sure you are following all the
rules and laws of the land.  Get something straight company
sucks....you wont get any brownie points. You will get used and your
fellow brothers will have no respect for you. Follow the rules and
stick together!  Also heard that the new man in the leather seat is
100% company man.  Good luck!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 December 2018

HR

You are exactly correct.  CSX and their legal teams are very aware  how
fmla reads.  CSX knows without a doubt they are breaking federal laws.  
Just like they are very aware everyday that they cheat their men out of
pay.    If CSX has to pay out millions or cause a low level manager to
lose everything.   CSX doesn't care.


When CSX is filing suit against CSX.  Nothing else needs to be said.  



CSX believes they are above reproach.    


And for your uneducated comment about abuse.   Those who have fmla.  A
certified, licensed health care provider stated that leave was needed. 
 CSX could have asked for a second opinion but instead agreed to the
binding certification. 


ALSO  this site is CSX-SUCKS not I want to SUCK-CSX

Name: Really?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 December 2018

Monty


It isn't that bad!!!  There are time frames that you can take
medications. Did you not notice that. What is funny is they have
Benadryl on the list but not Sudafed. If you are sick enough that you
need to be on something to relieve your cold symptoms then you need to
go  over the list and find something that isn't on it that you can
take 8 hours before you come to work. Day time cold medicines were not
on the list.  they are trying to weed out the meth heads and hard drug
abusers out here and Im glad!   I have worked with too many brain dead
idiots who are on legal prescription drugs written by a doctor but they
abuse them. take too many at once and are just flying high and stupid.
But then I can run the train by myself anyway. They keep that shit up
and they will give feds one more reason to go to one man crews. Only
one person to watch on the camera and to pay. Reduce the cost of drug
testing. People need to grow up and get off the drugs!

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 December 2018

Better get Jim Foote's permission before you take a f@#%ing aspirin on
your day off now. This company is beyond pathetic. I hope those
shareholders that are suing take these clowns for everything they got.
Mantle Ridge should get f@#%ing jail time.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 December 2018

CSX

PTC, PTC reports, TO, TO reports, low fuel, stall reports, DP and
cameras in my face. Charts to figure out if your giving me enough power
and calendar day reports that are to be done every day. Making sure the
proper paperwork is on my lead locomotive and motors aren't out of
date. Sick of fighting with yardmasters to get the legal information
that I need! You make my trains too long and I lose communication with
my telemetry all the time. Run my train at 30 like FRA law states. Slow
down when weather is bad and visibility is bad. Now Im getting down and
watching trains go by at speeds that are just plain stupid as hell.
Cant do a descent roll by inspection at speeds from 50-60 if I tried.
Is there anything else you would like me to do for you? Would you like
fries with that order?

If you think for one moment that your going with one man crews and its
going to work out just peachy for you think again. No wonder so many
engineers are flowing back to the ground.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 December 2018

Great.  
Most trains are plenty long enough, heavy enough & hard enough to
handle as things are now.

Trains magazine: a pro-company rag.

Name: DP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2018

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/12/17-csx-transportation-to-further-increase-use-of-distributed-power

Name: Friend
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 December 2018

Crew


Had a friend who worked for GE.  He said if they have recorders in the
cab there should be a small box that looks like a speaker for a stereo.
About 2"x2". You should be able to find one in the nose by the
electronic equipment. Maybe up on a back wall. Not sure if it is true
of if they put them in. Best thing would be to call GE and find out if
they have been installed. May not be on but sure would like to know if
they have been installed. If so, then its just a matter of time before
they start listening.

Name: Monitoring
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 December 2018

In todayís world as soon as you leave your home, you are on someoneís
camera. Now your action are recorded and voice recorded without you
knowledge. Everything that comes out of you mouth could be recorded
without you knowing. So rule is your actions and conversations could
be, in someoneís data bank. NSA is monitoring your computer and smart
tv. 1984 is hear soon the thought police will get you!!!

Name: Audio Microphones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2018

Audio, 
Engines are not the only place the company records audio. Everyone
knows that when in Train Master School, the Trainees  have to have a
CSX Certified Proctologist stick a microphone up their  ass in order to
not only record conversations with union employees, but also to  receive
hourly direct audio instructions from HQ.  You can tell when the Trained
Master gets a message from HQ.   Their brain receives the audio
instruction from the registered Train Master Ass Mic,  which prompts
the brain to engage the vocal cords  to spew forth a non stop torrent
of lies about  how much we screwed up, when, where, who,  what and why.
This is a fact.  Proven by the fact that Train Masters never fart or
pinch a loaf.  Even when eating a meal of  baked beans and sour krout.
They are trained to be anal retentive.  Brain washing Train Masters to
keep this mic up their ass for 8 -10-12-14-16-18-20 hours a day
preserves Big Brother's total control over this line of lower level
management..... without which CSX would be liable for 99% of all
screwups.  Instead of the other way around.

Name: Audio
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 December 2018

Most locos record audio from outside the cab underneath where the
batteries are. This is their legal channel to prove the crossing had
been blown and the Bell was ringing. It's been said that sometimes
they can "accidentally" hear inside the cab. If the company truly has
installed mics in the cab, they can't record it without a disclaimer on
every single engine, and if they do, it's big-time federal charges.
However, they can listen any time they want as long as they don't
record it, so they would've had to have a second person listening as a
witness to ever bring it to a charge, and we also have a witness in the
other seat so it's highly unlikely they're prepared to act on
something that's said on-board.

Name: Rulefollower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 December 2018

Before leaving Avon for other CSX pastures, it was always a bad
situation watching road roll byís on the St. Louis line.  As mentioned,
finding the safe 30 foot location was impossible.  But also, even with
the other train calling signals, by the time you heard them on the
radio, the train was on you making it difficult to get to the magic
spot. ĎGoodí engineers would stop way back from the signal and then
slowly pull ahead when we knew the train was near.  At that time, we
couldnít get off moving equipment.

Also when I was on the ground, we set out cars at Effingham.  Walking
along the south side of the stopped train when another train was going
by the north track at 50 or 60 mph was scary, even with a string of
boxcars between me and it.  I canít imagine what it would be like being
next to it.

Name: Rulefollower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 December 2018

Another thing that I would add to sureís list.

Why is the front entry door on the new widebodies so heavy.  It is like
opening a bank vault door.  Made worse by carrying a grip, backpack,
water, and ice.

Name: You tube
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 December 2018

If you watch you tube videos, the loco cam that records the crossing
accident has sound with the video. That would tell me that yes the cab
is being recorded for all audio!!!!

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 December 2018

Lost it


Call chessie.  You know... the people that help you with mainframe and
computer problems....Really. Do you really work for csx? How could you
not know that.  1-800-chessie


Now you can see why we have so many problems out here. If this guy is
for real!

How about this tape recorder issue in the cabs of the locomotives. Has
anyone got any proof. My LC says they haven't seen anything in writing
notifying the unions that they were actually recording our conversations
in the cab. But then we all know how "in the dark" the union officials
like to keep all their LC's.

Name: Lost it again
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 December 2018

Hey guys, can anyone help me with the website address to get the
mainframe on my phone? I lost it and can't remember

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 December 2018

Cond. 30


I don't want to see any one get hurt but if anyone does it would be
better that it be the engineer. If the conductor doesn't hold a
license then it would be a real bitch getting the recrew called and out
to the location. There is absolutely no reason for the engineer to get
off the train.  There is no engineer on the ground when we are doing
our roll by inspections. IF they want both sides watched like that then
they need to go back to 3 man crews like they had years ago. that way
they have someone on both sides to inspect all the cars we pick in
route and when our trains go into emergency etc... If we are forced to
follow the rule that we are supposed to be walking as much of our train
as possible when stopped then maybe the engineer should be watching the
train go by. Everyone is right. the passing train should be going 10
mph!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 December 2018

All this stuff about getting down & inspecting trains as they go past:

Do what is required & what is physically possible without getting
hurt.

C'mon, if/when should the co. gets hit with a few reportable injuries
because crews were trying, they'll get off that kick - then it'll be
something else.......

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 December 2018

Pull by


Unfortunately the flat ground theory will not work. We have to walk on
slanted ground with lose ballast that even a goat would have a hard
time walking on when we have to inspect a train that went into
emergency and we cant recover the air.  But that is a case that is
absolutely necessary to do to get the train going again. Your right. We
shouldn't have to cross ditches But they make us do it to get to trains
to recrew them. I have had to walk down steep hills and cross many
ditches to get to a train to recrew it. Maybe we should start raising
hell about where we are parking these trains to have them recrewed. We
are forced to do this stuff by no choice but we shouldn't be forced to
do these kind of things just to get off and watch a roll by of a train
that should have already been inspected when it left its original
destination and when it will be going over defect detectors that are
supposed to pick up hot wheels, dragging equipment and flat spots, etc.
 Just goes to show the company doesn't trust their own damn equipment
to catch problems with the trains that could cause a main line
derailment.  I agree 100% with rules. If they want us down doing a roll
by  then they need the trains reduced to 10mph. The speed required by
FRA law for roll by inspections. In the meantime Im going to follow the
rules they wrote. I will be inspecting my own train while the engineer
watches the roll by!

Name: Pull by
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 December 2018

If the ground is not flat 30 both sides I would not get out of the cab.
You have to have proper footing , your not required to walk threw
ditches etc. Wood tics with Lyme disease snakes , rodent holes burrows
in summer. Deep snow in winter, first thing they ask when your hurt.
Did you insure proper footing? Get management to demonstrate how they
want pull buys done.

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 December 2018

I just wonder how you can get away a safe distance if you are stopped on
a bridge or in a deep cut????

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 December 2018

Me Too

It is pretty obvious that you feel your fellow employees are just lazy
and you think that engineers are fat and lazy and feel they are
entitled. Your post is written in a manner that tells me and others
that you are nothing more than a white collar mole. As for entitled
engineers, there are many who pounded the rocks for many years and did
their time before they got into the seat. Do not be so quick to point
the finger and judge.

What needs to be addressed here is that the company has 2 rules in
place that are in WRITING that conflict with each other. As one poster
pointed out, you can not be in 2 places at one time. You have to pick
one rule or the other to follow. The company is notorious for this kind
of behavior. They do not proof read. If they did they would have caught
this mistake. How many times have you had a bulletin cancelled within
24 hours of being issued because something was wrong and it had to be
put on hold. All crews have to chose which rule they are going to
follow. The conductor should be walking his train and the engineer
should be on the ground positioned on the power side watching the roll
by which should be 10mph. NO ONE SHOULD BE ANY CLOSER THAN 30 FEET
UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES PER THE RULES. Its being reported that threats
are being made to crews that they better be making attempts to get on
the ground. If they have to they can walk up the tracks to a place that
allows them to be 30 feet away. Supervisors will not state what they
believe is a reasonable distance to walk to accomplish this.  

Second, it is a serious safety issue for someone to be on the ground
watching a train go by at speeds from 50-60 miles per hour. But that is
not the main issue here. Why do you think roll by inspections are made
at 10 MPH. Brake test roll by and train in emergency roll by
inspections are made at 10mph because it was determined to be a speed
that would allow someone to be able to identify a problem more easily.
This speed is stated as the speed to use in your FRA codes and
regulations. If a train is passing you in the dark you may hear
something but you may not see any sparks. Your flash lights are
inadequate to get a good look at the cars on a roll by. Yes, we all see
car inspectors sitting in their trucks with their headlights beaming on
cars rolling by but we all know that they can not see all the parts
adequately to catch all problems. Train should not be running 50-60 mph
past anyone while they are doing an inspection. All trains should be
ordered to reduce their speeds to 10 when passing anyone on the ground
required to do an inspection. Many crew members have stated that is
hard to get car numbers during the day when trains are passing them at
high speeds and when several cars of the same make and color pass them
in blocks it makes it even worse. How could they possibly do it in the
dark.

What all this boils down to is the company has once again created
conflicting rules and is allowing trains to travel at speeds on roll by
inspections that are ridiculously to fast and unsafe and have
supervisors out of control who are threatening and intimidating
employees to the point they are getting on the ground and standing in
places that are unsafe as hell to avoid getting written up. 
This should be an FRA, OSHA and Union issue. All employees need to
start addressing this and demand the rules and procedures be reviewed
and rewritten in a manner that is safe and effective!

Another issues to think about is the rumor that voice recorders have
been installed in the 3200 series engines. If this is true then all
employees need to find out if they have been activated and are being
used. I believe the law states that a company has to notify all its
employees when they are being recorded. Has anyone seen anything in
writing from the company notifying employees that voice recordings are
being made in the cab of locomotives? Until you can get a definite
answer on this issue, DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE DISCUSS ANY UNION
ACTIVITY OR ANY STEPS YOU ARE TAKING TO REPRESENT YOURSELF IF YOU HAVE
ANY PENDING CHARGES AGAINST YOU. DO NOT DISCUSS ANY EVIDENCE YOU MAY
HAVE OR HOW YOU INTEND TO FIGHT YOUR CHARGES. IF RECORDING ARE BEING
MADE THEY CAN USE WHAT YOU HAVE REVEALED AGAINST YOU. IF YOU ARE IN THE
CAB OF A LOCOMOTIVE WITH A LOCAL CHAIRMAN DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
DISCUSS YOUR CASE. A local chairman should be treated the same as a
lawyer. He represents you in hearings no different than a lawyer would
represent you in court and all your conversations should be private and
unrecorded. This may not be happening. Do not take any chances. 

Its a shame that we all have to live in a society where these kind of
actions take place. This is the time of year when we should all be
celebrating and be happy for what we have and for the loved ones we
have in our lives. It is Christmas time. Try not to let your working
environment ruin this time for you. Say a prayer for those who are less
fortunate. Kiss your children and love your spouse. Tighten the bonds
with your families. Work is just one tiny part of your lives. Just
remember that god works in mysterious ways. 
Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 December 2018

Last 15 to 20yrs All Road foreman of engines...seem to be natural pucker
uppers

Name: I know
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 16 December 2018

Steve Sammons (Salmons) whatever is a snake in the grass. He was a local
chairman on the Big Sandy, he sold the guys out, became Frullas bitch,
Frla promise him a RFE job and up the ladder he went. Not by doing
good, but being a company dick sucker. So, Fuck You Steve you worthless
company bitch. I hope you have a heat stroke in Florida.

Name: Me TOO !!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 December 2018

It gets so old being watched at every move and rushed and talked down
too daily.

Name: Me Too
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 December 2018

Let's be honest guys, all the bitching about inspecting a passing train
isn't over safety. We're just too lazy is the primary reason and does
anyone really believe anybody out here is inspecting their train while
stopped. That's been a rule for a long, long time. You never followed
that rule so why worry about this one. Only difference is engineer has
to get his entitled ass off the train too..

That being said, if you want this rule to go away then give them what
they want. Let's face it, every train out here has a car making a
squeak.  We don't like to screw our buddies but if just about every
train has to stop and inspect their train because there might be a
handbrake this place will have a meltdown and that rule will go away.

Name: Monitors ai
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 December 2018

Cameras are now in every industry, even mom and pop shops. The new thing
is a monitor for human vital,signs comes in bracelet or stick button
etc. Can measure heart rate blood pressure etc. And chemical changes in
your sweat, can detect lots. Now that is an invasion off privacy, wonder
how long it will be before employees have to be monitored. Just think if
insurance company new when you had a smoke etc. And you had to wear one
to get medical insurance. The book 1984 is here folks reality.

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 December 2018

In regards to the post where there are cameras in the cab close to your
head etc. Put safety hazard reports in so there is a record. That way
if you have impact from hitting something at crossing etc. You could
end up with a head injury. And take power under protest if enough
people do this they might not use this power as leader. But make sure
everyone put in paper work against these hazards.

Name: Sticktogether
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2018

Avon guys and gals if you all stick together and keep doing what your
doing work by the rules and c.y.a. salyers will fail, he will fire
people, he will harrasse people and he will make no sense at all, he
will have all the answers but he doesnt know anything, stay safe and
always wacth your back.

Name: Sure
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2018

Some answers, how many System RFEs does CSX need.  Currently 3, still
holding on from last regime. Funny thing how NONE OF THEM have operated
a locomotive for a living in over 15 years!


Name: TheGrinch
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 December 2018

A holiday list of folks that need punched, in no particular order.  

* Whomever decided the alerter on the GE ES44 must go off every 4000
feet (or less). 
A: Steve Ammons CSX System RFE#1

* The fool who decided the alerter reset must squeal hideously when
pressed.
A: Dennis Merrill (retired CSX system RFE)

* The moron who placed the inward facing cameras on the GEís directly
in your forward line of sight.

A: Corey Davis CSX System RFE #3

* The jackass who placed the PTC screens where you must turn your head
from the direction of travel to view it.

A: John Barnett CSX System RFE#2

* The stupid shit who put the ďbrighter than the sunĒ dim headlights
on
the SD40 rebuilds. 
A: Steve Ammons CSX System RFE#1

* GE software designer that allowed for no way to disable the AESS
function on all this stupid engines with ďdead batteriesĒ.  

A: GE directed to do so by Steve Ammons CSX System RFE#1

* Ron Batory and his clueless band of nitwit inspectors. They come
around and nitpick piddly shit, and miss BIG safety issues.  Stupidity
or deliberate incompetence?

* Dispatchers who tell you nothing the whole trip, but call you all
excited to inform you that you can proceed ďsignal indicationĒ at
signal youíve been sat and stared at for an hour.  No shit Sherlock. 

* I could go on.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2018

Ape....TM. 


Let me guess. You must be the TM who was telling crews they could leave
the train behind and walk up the rail far enough to find a place that's
30 feet away where the roll by can be done safely.  Go ahead and push
the 10 mile hour agenda. We still have to be 30 feet away. Now get
together with the operating rules department and pick a damn distance
to walk so we can stop playing this game. You supervisors always come
up some horse shitz rules to go by that aren't in writing. It's my
decision as an engineer on what I feel is the distance to walk and
leave my train unmanned. If I have to leave my train guess what
pal...it ain't going anywhere till I get back!

Name: Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 December 2018

Cond.... 

Your both idiots. You do roll by inspections at 10 mph for class 1 air
brake test and when your doing emergency inspections. You keep playing
stupid games all they got to do is make all trains reduce to 10 when
passing you on the ground. You won't get out of that one. They will
win. Yeah flying by 50-60 can be dangerous. Give it time. You'll be
slowing down to 10. Bet every single one of you aren't ever 30 feet
away when you doing other inspections. Just quit your crying and do you
job.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 December 2018

I agree. I don't care who is running this company, they should be
ashamed of themselves for demanding that we put ourselves in danger.
It's not safe. That's the reason they took the rule away before
because it wasn't safe. They threaten us with discipline to stand in a
place that we know isn't safe and we would never be there in any other
circumstance because we were all taught not to do it and we've all
seen trains with things hanging off of them, we've all seen things
fall off of a moving train, and most of us have seen how far from the
tracks that a derailed car can go, and it's way more than 30 feet! I
don't see their rule holding up in an investigation, and it definitely
won't hold up in court if it had to go that far.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 December 2018

Co 1-10

You're misinterpreting the rules. If you can't be safely 30 feet
away, you don't do it, plain and simple. That's your proof and your
reason why if they ever tried to get you for that. It wasn't safe so I
didn't do it. If you are inspecting your own train, you aren't in a
position to watch the passing train. That's all. If they try to write
you up, that's all you have to say. I wasn't in a place where I could
see their train. 
You may get written up, but the rule is favorable to us, and you'll
win your investigation. It can't be proven that you could've walked
to another location in enough time and manage to get somewhere safe
before the train gets to you. The other thing that they can't dispute
is that you don't have permission to trespass on someone else's
property, and there are very few places where the railroad owns enough
property to be that far away. Nobody is doing it because we all know it
puts us in a dangerous position and we could be killed. We have the
answers as to why we're not doing it , and it's basically what I just
said. Fuck putting yourself somewhere that you could be killed or
seriously injured. Let em take it to investigation and win. You will,
I'm telling you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 December 2018

Avon
Be careful because Salyers made a lot of changes at Louisville that
resulted in a huge upswing in injuries.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 December 2018

Loco 

You think you got problems. How about the rules they have that put us
in the middle of stupid crap. How are we supposed to do roll by
inspections of trains when we're walking our train and inspecting it.
Can't be 2 places at once. When a train goes by we can't climb
between the cars to watch it because it's unsafe and it's closer than
30 feet. So what's more important? Inspecting your own train or hanging
out and waiting to inspect someone elses? You can't be 2 places at
once. When they wrote these rules they didnt pay one damn bit of
attention to how they conflict each other. If they wanted, some jack
arss TM could try to write you up for violating one or the other. It
looks like a set up! Then to top it off I had a TM tell me I didn't
have to stand across from my train. If I couldn't be 30 feet away
there I could walk up the track until I found a place I could. Just how
damn far? Are you kidding me! Now I got to worry about going to find a
place I can be 30 feet away! What the hell is a reasonable distance? 
This stupid crap is just getting old. Something has to give soon.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2018

New chief in town!

Looks salyer has moved into his new office at avon. See how long it
takes for all the new ideas and "I can make everything better" to
turn things upside down.  Happens every single time a new chief moves
in. This will be the 8th superintendent at avon in 20 years. Just
another one to weather. In the meantime we all have to deal with TMs
acting like monkeys and trying to impress the new leader. Here we go
again!

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 December 2018

Grinch 

Amen!  I'M with you on that stupid inward camera pointing straight at
your face and right in the middle of your view blocking the sight of
the track in front of you.  Your list was right on.  How intimidating
and degrading can you get sticking a camera right in front of your face
filming you.  Total bullshit.  I bet there is no one in any other job
that sits with a camera 2 feet from their face pointing straight at
them all day!  One stupid idea after another. How about the stupid side
mirror that's too thin. When you shut the window it blocks half the
mirror and you can't see crap in it. How about that damn PTC screen
reflecting in the window so you can't see a thing at night out your
window or in the mirror because of the damn reflection. I think idiots
design these things.  Yeap. One stupid thing after another!

Name: Past practice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 December 2018

When the banks where bailed out by tax payers, the brass still got there
bonuses. If CSX borrowed money it will most likely find its way in the
pockets of top guys, bonuses, awards, you name it. This is the way it
is done det. Is for little guys, we figure out how to pay for all this.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 December 2018

BNSF is working on a merger/ take over deal .

Name: TheGrinch
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 December 2018

A holiday list of folks that need punched, in no particular order.  

* Whomever decided the alerter on the GE ES44 must go off every 4000
feet (or less). 

* The fool who decided the alerter reset must squeal hideously when
pressed.

* The moron who placed the inward facing cameras on the GEís directly
in your forward line of sight.

* The jackass who placed the PTC screens where you must turn your head
from the direction of travel to view it.

* The stupid shit who put the ďbrighter than the sunĒ dim headlights on
the SD40 rebuilds. 

* GE software designer that allowed for no way to disable the AESS
function on all this stupid engines with ďdead batteriesĒ.  

* Ron Batory and his clueless band of nitwit inspectors. They come
around and nitpick piddly shit, and miss BIG safety issues.  Stupidity
or deliberate incompetence?

* Dispatchers who tell you nothing the whole trip, but call you all
excited to inform you that you can proceed ďsignal indicationĒ at
signal youíve been sat and stared at for an hour.  No shit Sherlock. 

* I could go on.

Name: CSX VS CSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 December 2018

Derivative Shareholders Suit... You cant make this shit up...!! Can
anybody holler..I feel the need for GREED !!!

Name: Wall street
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 December 2018

Markets are down world wide, this is the busiest time of year for rr.
Then I alway witnessed slow down January and February. I could measure
the state of economy by mainline traffic. The prediction is not a
recession but a stagnant economy for months to come. The Hh plan did
not work as planned for mantle but they still doubled stock value. So I
feel if mantle is going to ditch maybe 2019. And the next ceo crew will
be putting Humpty Dumpty back together again. Just like cn and cp.
after the raid. Just my opinion!!

Name: Wolf of Wall Street
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 December 2018

And just like that the stock continues to tumble with the market. Down
she bloooows!!
Haha bitch ass mantle ridge and executives. Better jump ship bitches

Name: Notch 8
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 December 2018

Salyers owns the weak ass Louisville ym.

That is always whining on here hahahahahah

Name: Dark Territory 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 December 2018

This federally mandated PTC...crap is screwing the railroads eyeballs
out..CSX 2 billion spent and about 50 % complete...I say that to say
this...Even the Big dogs are taking a DRY pounding in this fubar
adventure... gotta cut cost anyway you can

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 December 2018

Glad I'm outa here soon precision railroading look it up it a tract
record for breaking the rules they play games with the  joke bought off
FRA blame us on the ground for there lie or get fired business,, the
ones at the top foote and them should do prison time for lives lost
cause of there scared tactics so let's get this straight your asking
other trades to do stand on the ground and watch trains go by at the
same time we have the most derailments at a record high ,, iFoote said
him self he has doene precision railroading, look at the safety net 
that comes with it people jobs are lost but STOCK goes up
look,up,the,precision railroading safety record footie should be in
prison ,,, that's my opion

Name: The wizard of oz 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 December 2018

Salyers is leaving loserville, here he comes indy and or Avon to save
that location.....welcome to hell fuckos

Name: Intheknow
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 December 2018

Swafford headed to up, told leave or get fired

Name: Company
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 December 2018

Go to cda118 break all the rules tm will give you gifts if trains are
built ..but they will write others up for petty rules keep it Up  and I
will post the jobs  to watch Ty ,SAFETY FIRST ,endless you beak all
rules including FRA they give prizes to ones people that break rules
seen first hand

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 13 December 2018

Big nose Comer, please explain your ignorant, stupid post.  Because I
promise you, nobody gives a shit...

Name: Mechanical
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 December 2018

One thing about car and locomotive dept. you never stop learning skills
welding  etc everything that involves keeping the wheels turning.
Everything we do affects the running trades to try keeping you safe by
having equipment sound. And if you running trade guys have any
questions about mechanical issues, we would be more than happy to share
information with you. It takes lots of departments to keep the machine
moving, we are all in it together for the same reasons.

Name: Mechanical aptitude 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 December 2018

Sorry mr. Hogger that your pissed at tech talk, being you have the
knowledge of a teenage girl on mechanical issue. Some of us on the
railway have to use our backs and brains to keep the rr running. Not
sit on our fat ass complaining about how, the world owes you!

Name: Who gives a shit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 December 2018

Has anyone found out why Swafford quit or got fired and where he landed

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 December 2018

MAINE 1,065 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. MAINE 247 CLOSED PUBLIC CROSSING
RECORDS. MAINE 818 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. MAINE 50 SIGNAL SYSTEMS
STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

50 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER
ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT
IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER
ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE
SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
MAINE CLOSED WITH SIGNALS 50
11/15/1984 364920H Flashing Lights 
01/01/1990 170889K Flashing Lights 
01/01/1990 170887W Flashing Lights 
12/14/1981 051173E Flashing Lights 
02/20/1998 051171R Flashing Lights 
02/20/1998 051170J Flashing Lights 
02/20/1998 051167B Flashing Lights 
02/20/1998 051166U Flashing Lights 
02/20/1998 051165M Flashing Lights 
04/01/2010 051161K Flashing Lights 
04/01/2010 051160D Flashing Lights
08/23/2010 051141Y Gate Arms
12/14/1981 051137J Flashing Lights
01/01/1988 051135V Flashing Lights
04/01/2010 051105D Flashing Lights
12/31/1997 051102H Flashing Lights
12/31/1997 051101B Flashing Lights
12/31/1997 051100U Flashing Lights
12/31/1997 051099C Flashing Lights
02/26/1986 051086B Flashing Lights
02/26/1986 051085U Flashing Lights
02/26/1986 051084M Flashing Lights
02/26/1986 051083F Gate Arms
02/26/1986 051078J Flashing Lights
02/26/1986 051076V Flashing Lights
08/23/2010 051049Y Flashing Lights
11/01/1980 051036X Flashing Lights
11/01/1980 051032V Flashing Lights
02/26/1986 051024D Flashing Lights
12/31/1997 913304N Flashing Lights
06/16/1997 913301T Flashing Lights
12/31/1997 836866X Flashing Lights
05/28/1982 365188N Flashing Lights
05/28/1982 365183E Flashing Lights
05/28/1982 365182X Flashing Lights
05/28/1982 365176U Flashing Lights
12/10/1997 170921B Flashing Lights
02/14/2001 365452U Flashing Lights
10/29/1984 365390Y Flashing Lights
08/26/1998 365378S Flashing Lights
02/01/1993 365303T Flashing Lights
02/01/1993 365287L Flashing Lights
02/01/1993 365285X Flashing Lights
01/01/1996 365284R Flashing Lights
02/01/1993 365319P Flashing Lights
02/01/1993 365317B Flashing Lights
02/03/2006 364943P Flashing Lights
08/06/1981 364822S Flashing Lights
08/06/1981 364820D Flashing Lights
02/02/2011 050000L Flashing Lights

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 December 2018

Tri coupler

The company didn't want the PTC program because they didn't want to
spend the money on the signal upgrades and the installation of
software. They fought against installing the latest technology on the
braking systems for cars. Why in the hell would you think they would
spend the money on anything as dumb as a new coupler system when the
current one is doing what it has always done for years. There are more
trains running that don't have coupler problems than ones that do. And
most problems come from old age and slipping through the inspection
system. 

Is this a problem if they do? Will you lose work? Will you lose your
job?

Name: Couplers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 December 2018

The auto coupler you mentioned maybe for bullit trains in China japan
etc. For railways to fit all freight cars with this system would cost
billions of dollars and all railways would have to fit there cars. And
the weather conditions would have to be prestigious at the least. It
will never happen on freight. And if they could the maintance costs
would be so high that it would be a no brainer. The company would not
benefit at all.

Name: Tri coupler
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 December 2018

Tri coupler.... automatic coupler/decoupler will be implemented
gradually starting in 2020...will make a great improvement on safety
and efficiency.

Name: xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 December 2018

Retired

The company has 10 days to charge you from the date of the occurence. 
Cases involving stealing or criminal offenses they have 10 days from
the date of first knowledge thereof. Then the next step is kangaroo
court and dealing with your guilty until proven innocent.

Name: Fired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 December 2018

If you think your going to get kudos for breaking safety rules for
company by standing close to train. The company has posted how serious
they take safety, so if they review tapes and have you hands down on
film. They have I believe 28 days to fire you. Then they can tell the
public how serious they are about enforcing the safety rules. And with
you on film you would not have a leg to stand on. And if you got hurt
and survived good luck with that!! In your statement you could put to
help the company I broke the rules thatís why Iím in a wheel chair.
They would laugh you out of the room!! Like I said before they have not
found a cure for STUPID yet!

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 December 2018

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

KENTUCKY 3,820 PUBLIC CROSSINGS. 1,463 CLOSED SINCE 1970. 2,357 OPEN
CROSSINGS NOW.
289 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.

Name: Witnessed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 December 2018

What I witnessed under the Hh regime style treatment of people. Was that
new hires would get a dose of the Hh policies and said, self Iím not
sticking around for this shit no matter how good the money is. The
company was forced to back down on the way they where treating people,
they where short of employees because of it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 December 2018

Hey old head... Just sit back and see ole timer... the thorobred of
transportation will be right in the mix.... of the merger. the
goverment willing and  will readily want it has the global economy
takes on a slippery and chaotic course the next 3 yrs... Thats a fact
Jack...

Name: LOCO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 December 2018

Brothers


WTF!!!!   Just passed two more brain dead idiots standing within 15
feet of my train watching a roll by. They were standing next to a creek
and it was muddy as hell! Thick woods right behind them. What they hell
is wrong with you guys. Are you so damn scared of this company that you
don't have the balls to do what is right and protect your own safety.
What part of all employees must not be any closer than 30 feet from a
passing train while doing ground inspection do you not understand. 
Grow a set of balls man! If they down load the camera on the passing
train or on yours and your up on the engine where you should be because
it is unsafe to be on the ground and they want to charge you with some
horseshit you can make them drive you out where you were stopped and
measure the area if you have to. I have already been told by a GC that
you have that right!  Enough of this stupid crap. Quit putting yourself
in danger for this stupid company. Look at the employee gateway, They
got a big article about enhancing safety on it.  Big pat on the back!
Another big blow hard article for the public!  They want to brag safety
then make them put their money where their mouth is.  Quit this stupid
horse shit of being scared of them and stay the hell away from passing
trains if you cant be 30 feet away!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 December 2018

Merger? Hahaha. Shows how many years you have out here.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 December 2018

Yes the sweet sounds of a merger are in the Air boys and girls....

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 December 2018

My last four years was working with ceo hunter. I have never hated a man
as much as I hated him. For the lives he destroyed and people that died
being pushed hard to rush rush. When I read on here a TM is yelling and
threading employees it pisses me off. Write those pricks up, 2018 no
employee should have to take that abuse from management. Or any one
else!

Name: X-trah Bored
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 December 2018

If and when they write history of CSX it will be labeled under Adult
Fiction.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 December 2018

Other 

Nice try company mole. Take your shit stirring somewhere else. 


Brothers
Avon is in a melt down. Roselake crews are slowing down. Word is 2 TM
have started to lose it. Screamed at crews to get moving faster or they
would be charged with delay in building trains!  One was heard telling
another crew if they didn't do as they were told they would be walked
off the property. He didn't care if it was a violation of their union
agreement. Put in a claim!  This is a hostile action against a union
employee and their agreement. This should be reported immediately to
your union international and ethics charges filed. It is also an
attempt to union bust. This kind of behavior warrants an organized
action by all members!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 December 2018

how come they didn't have a funeral train when Hunter Harrison died? 
He seemed to be well liked.

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 December 2018

IDAHO CLOSED 
IDAHO 2,115 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. IDAHO 879 CLOSED PUBLIC CROSSING
RECORDS. IDAHO 1,236 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. IDAHO 73 SIGNAL SYSTEMS
STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

73 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER
ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT
IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER
ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE
SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx
c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
IDAHO BY COUNTY 73 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ADA COUNTY IDAHO-- 90 CROSSINGS--56  OPEN CROSSINGS--34 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
3 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
12/14/1995 819484H  Flashing Lights 
12/14/1995 819485P Flashing Lights 
02/20/1986 819486W Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ADAMS COUNTY IDAHO--22 CROSSINGS--0  OPEN CROSSINGS--22 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BANNOCK COUNTY IDAHO--74 CROSSINGS--50  OPEN CROSSINGS--24 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
12/07/2016 811392T Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BEAR LAKE COUNTY IDAHO--18 CROSSINGS--15  OPEN CROSSINGS--3 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BENEWAH COUNTY IDAHO--37 CROSSINGS--26  OPEN CROSSINGS--11 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
12/01/1988 396285H Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BINGHAM COUNTY IDAHO--160 CROSSINGS--130  OPEN CROSSINGS--30 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BLAINE COUNTY IDAHO--50 CROSSINGS--3  OPEN CROSSINGS--47 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
2 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
11/01/1987 812782J Flashing Lights 
11/27/1985 812835F Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BOISE COUNTY IDAHO--5 CROSSINGS--5  OPEN CROSSINGS--0 CLOSED CROSSINGS
NO CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BONNER COUNTY IDAHO--100 CROSSINGS--71  OPEN CROSSINGS--29 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
04/05/1984 662550D Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BONNEVILLE COUNTY IDAHO--103 CROSSINGS--77  OPEN CROSSINGS--26 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
4 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
02/20/1986 811654X Flashing Lights 
06/02/1989 811659G Flashing Lights 
06/02/1989 811660B Flashing Lights 
06/07/2018 811943Y Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BOUNDARY COUNTY IDAHO--49 CROSSINGS--41  OPEN CROSSINGS--8 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
04/14/2008 662563E Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BUTTE COUNTY IDAHO--23 CROSSINGS--1  OPEN CROSSINGS--22 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
12/27/1994 811787P Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CAMAS COUNTY IDAHO--17 CROSSINGS--0  OPEN CROSSINGS--17 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CANYON COUNTY IDAHO--128 CROSSINGS--80  OPEN CROSSINGS--48 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
2 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
08/01/1996 818686C Flashing Lights 
01/23/2009 819350J Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CARIBOU COUNTY IDAHO--39 CROSSINGS--30  OPEN CROSSINGS--9 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CASSIA COUNTY IDAHO--55 CROSSINGS--39  OPEN CROSSINGS--16 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
05/10/2016 812340E Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CLARK COUNTY IDAHO--8 CROSSINGS--8  OPEN CROSSINGS--0 CLOSED CROSSINGS
NO CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CLEARWATER COUNTY IDAHO--34 CROSSINGS--24  OPEN CROSSINGS--10 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
2 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
01/01/1996 863804W Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 863806K Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CUSTER COUNTY IDAHO--14 CROSSINGS--0  OPEN CROSSINGS--14 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ELMORE COUNTY IDAHO--22 CROSSINGS--14  OPEN CROSSINGS--8 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
03/22/2018 812972M Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
FRANKLIN COUNTY IDAHO--36 CROSSINGS--33  OPEN CROSSINGS--3 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
FREMONT COUNTY IDAHO--89 CROSSINGS--35  OPEN CROSSINGS--54 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
08/26/1992 813144B Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
GEM COUNTY IDAHO--31 CROSSINGS--27  OPEN CROSSINGS--4 CLOSED CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
GOODING COUNTY IDAHO--23 CROSSINGS--19  OPEN CROSSINGS--4 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
01/01/1996 818879B Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
IDAHO COUNTY IDAHO--39 CROSSINGS--4  OPEN CROSSINGS--35 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
JEFFERSON COUNTY IDAHO--47 CROSSINGS--45  OPEN CROSSINGS--2 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
02/06/1992 811954L Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
JEROME COUNTY IDAHO--49 CROSSINGS--44  OPEN CROSSINGS--5 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
KOOTENAI COUNTY IDAHO--130 CROSSINGS--57  OPEN CROSSINGS--73 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
8 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
10/23/2002 058866A Flashing Lights 
03/01/2014 095915T Gate Arms 
01/01/1985 095943W Flashing Lights 
01/01/1985 095945K Flashing Lights 
01/01/2013 176318L Gate Arms 
01/01/1981 397290H Flashing Lights 
12/10/2001 844919P Flashing Lights 
05/04/2010 910081P  Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LATAH COUNTY IDAHO--81 CROSSINGS--10  OPEN CROSSINGS--71 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
18 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
06/18/1997 058450K Flashing Lights 
06/18/1997 058451S Flashing Lights 
06/08/2018 066152F Gate Arms 
06/08/2018 066153M Flashing Lights 
06/08/2018 066292H Flashing Lights 
06/08/2018 066293P Flashing Lights 
06/08/2018 066294W Gate Arms 
06/08/2018 066297S Flashing Lights 
06/08/2018 066301E Gate Arms 
06/08/2018 066302L Flashing Lights 
06/08/2018 807816R Flashing Lights 
06/08/2018 807819L Gate Arms 
06/08/2018 807820F Gate Arms 
12/10/1997 807822U Gate Arms 
12/10/1997 807824H Flashing Lights 
06/08/2018 859387H Flashing Lights 
01/03/1989 859390R Flashing Lights 
06/08/2018 915758U Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LEMHI COUNTY IDAHO
ZERO CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LEWIS COUNTY IDAHO--29 CROSSINGS--10  OPEN CROSSINGS--19 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
06/08/2018 910825U Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LINCOLN COUNTY IDAHO--47 CROSSINGS--20  OPEN CROSSINGS--27 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
3 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
11/01/1987 812701G Flashing Lights 
11/01/1987 812711M Flashing Lights 
11/27/1985 812806V Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
MADISON COUNTY IDAHO--53 CROSSINGS--35  OPEN CROSSINGS--18 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
10/26/2016 906022F Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
MINIDOKA COUNTY IDAHO--58 CROSSINGS--54  OPEN CROSSINGS--4 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
06/15/2018 915761C Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
NEZ PERCE COUNTY IDAHO--43 CROSSINGS--36  OPEN CROSSINGS--7 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
01/01/1985 058422G Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ONEIDA COUNTY IDAHO--12 CROSSINGS--9  OPEN CROSSINGS--3 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
OWYHEE COUNTY IDAHO--25 CROSSINGS--0  OPEN CROSSINGS--25 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
3 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
06/11/1998 819766Y Flashing Lights 
06/11/1998 819771V Flashing Lights 
06/11/1998 819898J Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
PAYETTE COUNTY IDAHO--33 CROSSINGS--29  OPEN CROSSINGS--4 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
POWER COUNTY IDAHO--23 CROSSINGS--21  OPEN CROSSINGS--2 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
SHOSHONE COUNTY IDAHO--62 CROSSINGS--5  OPEN CROSSINGS--57 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
12 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
12/01/1988 396281F Flashing Lights 
12/10/2001 808159F Flashing Lights 
12/10/2001 844922X Flashing Lights 
12/10/2001 844930P Flashing Lights 
12/10/2001 845005U Flashing Lights 
12/10/2001 845007H Gate Arms 
12/10/2001 845010R Flashing Lights 
12/10/2001 845011X Flashing Lights 
05/21/1984 845026M Flashing Lights 
05/21/1984 845027U Flashing Lights 
05/21/1984 845043D Flashing Lights 
03/19/1991 845103K Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
TETON COUNTY IDAHO--9 CROSSINGS--0  OPEN CROSSINGS--9 CLOSED CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
01/01/1996 812029R Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
TWIN FALLS COUNTY IDAHO--73 CROSSINGS--47  OPEN CROSSINGS--26 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
VALLEY COUNTY IDAHO--37 CROSSINGS--10  OPEN CROSSINGS--27 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
WASHINGTON COUNTY IDAHO--38 CROSSINGS--16  OPEN CROSSINGS--22 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
06/05/2000 813392A Flashing Lights 
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Name: Loco
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 December 2018

I play the game and get paid. Fuck it. Itís easy.

Name: Be carefull
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 December 2018

After all the cuts and the rush rush attitude by management, and some
employees run like hell to appease the boss are the most dangerous
people. And will drag you into that mind set. If you have any common
sense stop for a minute look around and look past your nose to see the
dangers around you. If you can see a situation being set up that could
harm you. Do a rethink, I seen the fastest complaisant worker injured
or dead. They just want to please the boss and get errr done. Died for
it!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 December 2018

Rain = FMLA , canít get wet

Name: Management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 December 2018

All my years on the railroad most people that where promoted, worked in
the craft and new the job inside out. Now they get some college kids
that has a piece of paper give them a crash course on the job and put
them in charge. It causes frustration on newbie and the union members.
They are dangerous not knowing the job inside out, they can push a
pencil and not much more. Companies think they are getting bang for
there buck getting these people right fresh from school. Most donít
stick around because of the shift work. But it is hard to work with
these people that really donít understand the job. The only good thing
is the check is still being deposited even if you have to put up with
idiots.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 08 December 2018

Yep, too few people to get all the little, even though they are very
important, safety related jobs done.  Take away the overtime needed to
fit those little and important jobs and you guys don't get your radios
fixed for the next day when you finally get back to the yard. Sorry,
they have us busy all day on projects.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 December 2018

The company has the communications departments working on the projects
as a priority. The company sees only trouble calls and projects since
local needs are not represented in their computer system. THEREFORE,
the local needs for radio repairs, mobile installations, maintenance
and such are going unanswered. The Company says we can do these in the
free time but the truth is, distance to remote locations, time
limitations and their demands to do non-safety related issues get in
the way of getting these things done. Safety is NOT number one. 
Hypocrites and Liars

Name: Looking 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 08 December 2018

What are they building in cincinnati by the engine area , were are the
dispatchers located now , and doesnt look very busy in the yard were
are my cars

Name: Jamie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 December 2018

Get your train delays entered guys.  I am single handedly ruining the
railroad.

Name: Karma
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Signal Maker

  Jermaine Swafford resigned. Guess deep in his soul, he wasn't as
morally Bankrupt as he needed to be to do the things Upper management
was asking him to do.

Name: Signal Maker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Has anyone heard why they Fired Swafford?

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 December 2018

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.

ILLINOIS CLOSED WITH SIGNALS 1,276 complete railroad crossing signal
systems stolen. PUBLIC PROPERTY. Get busy OLI ---write a railroad cover
script for that thievery equals MURDER at no signaled railroad
crossings.

Name: AFRAID
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Rules


How can a company hold face to face training classes and not make sure
that people know how to read the rules and the rule book? Someone needs
to take a good look at the way they are teaching the people they hire.
Or maybe they need to have a harder IQ test when they interview them in
the first place!

Name: rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Knuckles


YOU ARE ABSOLULEY WRONG. DEAD WRONG!  The only rules that were recently
changed were rules 1000.3 and rules 1001.3

For the love of god, learn to read your rules and if you cant figure
out how then ask someone to help you. There are numerous rules
categories with the electronic and electrical device rule that was
published in bulletin 004 on October 12, 2017 that replaced the rules
in the operating rules book. All rules stand as is until they are
replaced. The Camera rule 1001.1 was never changed. Only authorized
personnel can use a camera.

Electronic and electrical device rules 1000
1000
1000.1 thru 1000.5

1001
1001.1 thru 1001.7

1002
1002.1 thru 1002.4

Again, last change on December 1st was only to rules 1000.3 and 1001.3

Crews:  Please read the rules for yourself. Do not take the word of
anyone else!

Name: Tiredofthemadness
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Deputy Dog...... man you need a girlfriend, boyfriend or both or try
jerking off more, I can almost say with certainty noone on this site
gives a F@UCK about your posts!!!!!!!

Name: Knuckle pictures
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Read your bulletins buddy. The phone rule is changed back. If the train
isn't moving and it can be established that it is safe to use, you can
use it. Give them their pictures. I'm not bringing a broken knuckle all
the way to the head end.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 December 2018

Watch Ur ASS...The "Bulls"gonna be out for a xmas....blitz...

Name: Deputy Dog
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 December 2018

Buckingham Branch 183 Public Crossings 15 so called upgrades last five
years
1. ##########
30 0.012090 224763G BB VA STAUNTON STAUNTON BOWLING ST 0 0 0 0 0 01/18
GT 5 1 60 YES 2 4,700
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 38.144486,-79.083507
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: (MM/YYYY)
05/2012
WHY DOES IT TAKE 6 YEARS TO SHOW CROSSING GATES?
CROSSING LIGHTS/ELECTRONICS/SIGNAL HOUSE WOULD HAVE BEEN STOLEN.
2. ##########
75 0.008133 224669T BB VA CHARLOTTESVILLE CHARLOTTESVILLE 1ST ST 0 0 0
0 0 06/17 GT 7 2 15 YES 2 1,500
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 38.029105,-78.482308
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: (MM/YYYY)
11/2011
WHY DOES IT TAKE 6 YEARS TO SHOW CROSSING GATES?
CROSSING LIGHTS/ELECTRONICS/SIGNAL HOUSE WOULD HAVE BEEN STOLEN.
3. ##########
105 0.006077 225080U BB VA LOUISA LOUISA KENTS MILL RD 0 0 0 0 0 07/17
GT 5 1 25 YES 2 880
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 38.042283,-78.045508
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: 06/2010
WHY DOES IT TAKE 7 YEARS TO SHOW CROSSING GATES?
CROSSING LIGHTS/ELECTRONICS/SIGNAL HOUSE WOULD HAVE BEEN STOLEN.
4. ##########
143 0.003741 224707A BB VA ALBEMARLE CROZET JARMANS GAP ROAD 0 0 0 0 0
01/18 GT 5 1 30 NO 2 270
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 38.072198,-78.748328
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: 08/12
WHY DOES IT TAKE 5 YEARS TO SHOW CROSSING GATES?
CROSSING LIGHTS/ELECTRONICS/SIGNAL HOUSE WOULD HAVE BEEN STOLEN.
5. ##########
148 0.003217 225085D BB VA LOUISA LOUISA DUNKUM STORE ROAD 0 0 0 0 0
07/17 GT 5 1 25 YES 2 187
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 38.085949,-78.111452
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: 11/16
WHY DOES IT TAKE 8 MONTHS TO SHOW CROSSING GATES?
CROSSING LIGHTS/ELECTRONICS/SIGNAL HOUSE WOULD HAVE BEEN STOLEN.
6. ##########
150 0.003141 224206V BB VA BUCKINGHAM DILLWYN PENLAN RD 0 0 0 0 0 08/17
GT 2 1 10 YES 2 489
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 37.663563,-78.366921
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: 01/17
WHY DOES IT TAKE 7 MONTHS TO SHOW CROSSING GATES?
CROSSING LIGHTS/ELECTRONICS/SIGNAL HOUSE WOULD HAVE BEEN STOLEN.
WHY WOULD A TWO TRAIN A DAY CROSSING NEED SIGNALS AND NOT STOP AND FLAG
ORDERS? OR PUT A DROP GATE ON THE TRAIN ENGINES? STOP AND DROP.  
7. ##########
152 0.003062 224803C BB VA ROCKBRIDGE GOSHEN HUNTERS CROSSING 0 0 0 0 0
08/14 GT 10 1 65 YES 2 78
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 38.0068221,-79.4702469
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: NOT MARKED
PASSIVE TO ACTIVE
8. ##########
155 0.002851 224302X BB VA BUCKINGHAM DILLWYN BRIDGEPORT RD 0 0 0 0 0
08/17 GT 2 1 10 YES 2 386
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 37.709567,-78.334359
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: 01/17
WHY DOES IT TAKE 7 MONTHS TO SHOW CROSSING GATES?
CROSSING LIGHTS/ELECTRONICS/SIGNAL HOUSE WOULD HAVE BEEN STOLEN.
WHY WOULD A TWO TRAIN A DAY CROSSING NEED SIGNALS AND NOT STOP AND FLAG
ORDERS? OR PUT A DROP GATE ON THE TRAIN ENGINES? STOP AND DROP.  
9. ##########
157 0.002771 224762A BB VA STAUNTON STAUNTON HAILE ST 0 0 0 0 0 01/18
GT 5 1 60 YES 2 130
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 38.144739,-79.082485
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: 05/2012
WHY DOES IT TAKE 5 YEARS TO SHOW CROSSING GATES?
CROSSING LIGHTS/ELECTRONICS/SIGNAL HOUSE WOULD HAVE BEEN STOLEN.
10. ##########
158 0.002545 224821A BB VA BATH MILLBORO CAUTHORN RD 0 0 0 0 0 08/14 GT
10 1 60 YES 2 52
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 37.9812516,-79.5928956
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: NOT MARKED
PASSIVE TO ACTIVE
11. ##########
162 0.001612 225076E BB VA LOUISA LOUISA RANGE RD 0 0 0 0 0 07/17 GT 5
1 25 YES 2 52
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 38.032115,-78.027131
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: NOT MARKED
PASSIVE TO ACTIVE
12. ##########
163 0.001358 465207S BB VA NORFOLK NORFOLK WYOMING AVE 0 0 0 0 0 08/14
GT 2 3 10 YES 2 200
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 36.8654610,-76.2433580
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: NOT MARKED
PASSIVE TO ACTIVE  
WHY WOULD A TWO TRAIN A DAY NEED SIGNALS AND NOT STOP AND FLAG ORDERS
OR PUT A DROP GATE ON THE TRAIN ENGINES? STOP AND DROP.  
13. ##########
164 0.001178 224815W BB VA ROCKBRIDGE GOSHEN MAURY RIVER RD 0 0 0 0 0
08/14 GT 1 1 10 YES 2 860
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 37.9716459,-79.5070960
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: NOT MARKED
PASSIVE TO ACTIVE
WHY WOULD A ONE TRAIN A DAY NEED SIGNALS AND NOT STOP AND FLAG ORDERS
OR PUT A DROP GATE ON THE TRAIN ENGINE? STOP AND DROP.  
14. ##########
178 0.000233 225073J BB VA LOUISA LOUISA Ellisville 0 0 0 0 0 07/17 FL
5 1 25 NO 0
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 38.027040,-78.005017
PEDESTRIAN CROSSING
PASSIVE TO ACTIVE
EVERY CROSSING IN THE STATE IS A PEDESTRIAN CROSSING. HUNDREDS WITH NO
SIGNALS SO WHY THIS ONE?
15. ##########
181 0.000070 225185H BB VA ORANGE ORANGE OLD GORDONSVILLE ROAD 0 0 0 0
0 06/17 GT 0 1 30 YES 2 2,200
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION 38.2357930,-78.110848
3.F. Installation Date of Current Active Warning Devices: 01/2017
WHY DOES IT TAKE 5 MONTHS TO SHOW CROSSING GATES?
CROSSING LIGHTS/ELECTRONICS/SIGNAL HOUSE WOULD HAVE BEEN STOLEN.
WHY WOULD A -0- TRAIN A DAY NEED SIGNALS AND NOT STOP AND FLAG ORDERS
TO START WITH?

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Name: Deflecting nothing
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 December 2018

When us rr went out on strike to get a fair deal, the farmers screamed
bloody murder. They feel they are the only ones that deserve a pay
check. As far as knuckles go if the company policy says no use of your
personal phones to take a picture go with that policy. If the company
wants pictures they can provide a camera to all crews. Or get the
mileage point and go see for themselves. Go with the company policy,
not some A hole that wants you to break the rules, or change the
policy. As a carman for 35 years there are many many more knuckles yet
to break. And if it is an F knuckle on tank cars you better have hammer
and punch to get the split key out of knuckle pin or set the car off. 
It is not much fun to change knuckles out in the middle of no where.
Been there done that many times!!!

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 December 2018

Other


Your right... Its just deflectors trying to change the subject of whats
really going on.  I would like an answer on this pic taking order out
there of knuckles. Who ordered that?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 December 2018

Boy this is good.  Farmers, railroaders complaining\berating each other
- on a safety forum.

Name: To farmers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 December 2018

To mr. Farmer tell every one about the cheap labour you hire and then
exploit. While you sit back and fill your pockets. You never have and
never will get any respect from me. You god this and god that. You feel
like god when you order those poor people around to do all the work. 
Give me a break!!

Name: Burned Farmer
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2018

Triple A

You know nothing!  You apparently weren't one of the thousands of
farmers who lost their crops when the railroad(csx included) violated
our shipping agreements and sat us on the back burner while they showed
favoritism to the oil companies. We lost half our income because our
grain sat and rot! Did you not hear about our march in Washington? Did
you not hear about the Feds stepping in demanding the railroads prove
they were not showing favoritism and shipping our products with the
same respect. They were ordered to submit weekly reports. Apparently
you haven't. Im guessing you know nothing about farmers. For you
information we spoke to numerous workers in the industry and they
confirmed the amount of oil cars that were running on the rails
compared to our grain cars. Stick with the info you know. Running your
mouth to the people who put the bread and butter on your table is not a
wise idea. You reap what you sow.

Merry Christmas to everyone. God bless and the farmers hope your plates
are filled with plenty of food and drink.

Name: Triple A farmers
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 December 2018

Most farmers I know are triple a farmers. April-August Arizona. Put crop
in take off crop, rest time in Arizona. Your the largest lobby group out
there. Stop your whining and collect those checks. Be thankful your
product gets shipped by rail.

Name: farm
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2018

Farmland

Don't forget the farmers are the ones who produce what you need to
stuff that burger and doughnut in your mouth and feed America. You
might ship our products but we produce it. we live on the prayers to
god that the weather is good and good to us.  Remember that next time
your driving across my field to get to your train instead of walking.
The banking, real estate and the Auto industry were given a hell of a
lot more help for the stupid mistakes they made cooking their books and
stealing from the American people than farmers who just need help
because mother nature wasn't good to them.
The point to all of this is to be considerate. Think of others and not
just yourself. Its real easy to sit on a train in the dry with your
heat in the winter and your air in the summer blocking peoples access
to their property when you don't always have to. Other people have
lives too. When you have other alternatives use them!

Name: Free slack
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2018

On new cars you have about 1Ē free slack each end of cars. On worn draft
components you can have 6 ď of free slack each end of car. Now 12Ē of
free slack per car. Now you have 170 cars with excess free slack, you
do the math. You do a hard pull and the momentum  can have you get a
knuckle. You can have broken draft components that give you even more
slack and do not absorb energy.

Name: Ddraft components
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2018

You can have the strongest draft components there is, and end up pulling
the centre sill so hard that it breaks off.  Back in the day before mid
train power they had tests where they tried long trains but, draft
components failed. Now  sometimes when you go into dynamic brake it can
also get a knuckle. Iím sure they will figure this problem out..

Name: loco
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2018

i finally got a good conductor. Its nice to be able to back up and not
have to worry about it.

Name: Janney coupler
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 December 2018

There experimenting with a 145 pound coupler..with a beefed up
drawbar...sounds like a Great idea to me..longer more efficient
consist.

Name: Carman knuckles
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 December 2018

Yes with these very long trains it has put so much stress on knuckles
that we have changed a record number of them. We have found many cracks
on inspections of them. I would be carefull switching cars that are not
on air, if a knuckle breaks and the car is cut out. The car could get
away on you pretty fast witnessed this a few times and scarey situation
to happen.

Name: Farm land
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 December 2018

To mr. Farmer you say people trespass on your land, that has been in
your family for years. Well thatís a small price for you to pay for all
the farm subsidies your family has enjoyed over the years. If we did not
pay our high taxes you mr. Farmer would not enjoy that free money.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 05 December 2018

Re: real engr,  Not talking about you.  I was talking about (deputy
dog,Jens bang ) that is Bob comer in disguise.  He is an ambulance
chaser. He hates the railroad because they did not buy his rubber band
invention.  His nose looks like Rudolph the red nose drunk..

Name: Real engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

Retired 

You are absolutely right. Oh...save it L&N. I'm not your comer.  I was
just working with one of those dumb ass conductors who wanted me to pull
down and block a crossing when we didn't need to because he didn't
want to walk to the next road to get a frickin burger when we stopped.
Told him to walk or sit there and cry. Should have brought more food. I
get these dumb asses all the time. Have less common sense than a damb
rock! Company will not have your back. They will toss you to the
wolves!

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 05 December 2018

Comer ( big red nose drunk) Foamer... Again... NOBODY GIVES A SHIT about
your STUPID posts... Give it a damn REST.  I GUESS the ambulance chasing
business must be slow...

Name: retired engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 December 2018

conductor

Sorry to tell you this but your more ignorant than that poster. I live
on a farm that was in my family for hundreds of years. We were here
first. The railroads came in and took surrounding farm land by force
and having neighbors taxes raised so high they had to sell out and the
railroads snatched it right up. Not everyone lives on land that the
railroad had first. Your statement  of not buying a house where the
railroad crosses their drive is just stupid as hell. You know how many
homes across America would be empty if everyone thought like that.
People have a right to bitch. They have a right to get to their homes
and property. I know the rules state you are not to block crossings
unnecessarily and your dispatcher bulletins say you are to cut crossing
and not block them when you tie a train down. I know you still do it. I
know you make that stupid hillbilly comment that the railroads were
there first. That stupid shit doesn't fly. When you have another place
to sit clear of crossing your supposed to do it. I hope you never have
to deal with the death of someone who couldn't get help because you
blocked the crossing they needed to use. When they sue the hell out of
the railroad and they call your butt in and want to know why you
wouldn't move or cut the train your arss is grass. the company WILL
NOT have your back!

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

Support the National Right to Work act! Go to nrtw.org and help end the
mafia like strong arm tactics used by the unions.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

It's called right of way, not rideaway. Good god some people shouldn't
have graduated elementary school!!!! Who the fuck would buy a house with
tracks crossing their driveway, and what kind of moron would bitch about
the railroad when you are the one that moved next to it???

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 December 2018

Federal court recently sided with the RR.   Crossing can and will
remained blocked as Long as needed.

Name: Jens Momma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 December 2018

UNITED STATES 220,255 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. UNITED STATES  89,106
CLOSED PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. UNITED STATES  131,149 OPEN PUBLIC
CROSSINGS. UNITED STATES 14,964  SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

14,964 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
UNITED STATES BY STATES 14,964  SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN. LISTED
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Alabama -  192 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Alaska - 17 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Arizona - 74 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Arkansas - 161 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
California -  1,089 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN.
Colorado -  140 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Connecticut -  37 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Delaware -  6 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Dist. of Columbia -0- at grade crossings . Must be a $1,000,000 a year
party fund
Florida -  739 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Georgia -  295 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Hawaii -  8 at grade crossings NO SIGNALS. Must be a $1,000,000 a year
party fund.
Idaho -  73 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Illinois -   1,276 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Indiana -  1,087 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Iowa -  509 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Kansas -  411 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Kentucky -  289 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Louisiana -  257 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Maine -  50 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Maryland -  75 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Massachusetts -  140 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Michigan -  695 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Minnesota -  277 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Mississippi -  147 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Missouri -  440 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Montana -  74 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Nebraska -  370 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Nevada -  36 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
New Hampshire -  49 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
New Jersey -  172 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
New Mexico -  20 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
New York -  535 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
North Carolina -  393 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
North Dakota - 74 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Ohio -  954 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Oklahoma -  230 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Oregon -  48 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Pennsylvania -  600 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Rhode Island -  25 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
South Carolina -  193 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
South Dakota -  43 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Tennessee -  241 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Texas -  1,061 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Utah -  89 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Vermont -  54 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Virginia -  190 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Washington -  249 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
West Virginia -  175 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Wisconsin -  550 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Wyoming - 63 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
TOTAL 14,964 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN @ say $66,827 each is ONE BILLION
DOLLARS. POOF

Name: Farmer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 December 2018

Family.  
You got them driving through your property or fields just block the
road. Not a thing they can do. I let them use my field but don't have
to. Already talked to my lawyer.  They can get out and walk to their
train. Still tresspassing.  From what I've seen it wouldn't hurt a
few of them to get out and walk. Been sitting too long. Big as a
stuffed pig on Christmas day!

Name: Family
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

Family 

RR has a 30 foot rideaway. Your tresspassing bitch conductor when you
drive tbrough my field and drive to get to your trains.  Show some
respect punk!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 December 2018

family

 
The crossing belongs to The RR.  You're trespassing bitch.

Name: Family
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

Yo  

Blocking my drive for 30-45 minutes waiting for anything is bull crap.
Cut your train!  Red signal or not. But then from what I've read on
here most of you are too lazy to get down and inspect trains going by.
Boo hoo! One guy gets hit with a shoe years ago your all afraid. How
about people who have been killed walking around equipment. Don't hear
all of you refusing to do work around the cars!

Name: Yo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

Hey dumbass blocking a crossing because you're staring at a red signal
is entirely different than stopping a train for some smokes when a
clear signal is lit up.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

YO

So what is your point.  Road crews block roads all the time out there
while they are sitting and waiting for better sigs or to be recrewed.
The Eville crews stop and block a private crossing constantly in
Terrehaute at Mill dam road. Those people have no way out of their
drive unless they drive through a grass field and use their neighbors
drive. The damn ambulance service that was called there had to climb
through a train once to get help to them until the sheriff was called
and forced them to move the damn train. Its been going on for years. So
a guy stops for 3 minutes and pisses of a pedestrian who has a hard on
for railroaders and wants to make some news and they are treated like
first class criminals. I say no more blocking roads for more than 3
minutes. The rule should be the same for all crews.

Name: Clint 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

We got a knuckle one time stopping for BBQ. It was worth it . Sticking
it to the man !! 
LOL

Name: Sdoow 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 December 2018

The good ole dekra survey did manage to get some utu fuck heads off
safety a few days. The ones off was that group of losers who will try
to use the Union for a stepping stone to a trainmasters position.  
Same type of personality.   Full of shit and needs to be in the middle
of everything.

Name: Yo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

He might have been already stopped that time but I've seen that guy
stop for smokes coffee and all sorts of bullshit.    When he was
running on clears.

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 December 2018

Who dont like a hot cup of Joe...and a couple or 3 donuts ? I DO !! Low
down dirty scandrel who... condemns a Man/or split tail from stopping
for them when your already stopped...

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 December 2018

CSX


Jesus man!!!!  Could we get just one trip without a defect detector
giving us the WRONG AXLE COUNT!  Put a frickin man on the moon and you
cant get equipment that is accurate?  Just fix the stuff! Instead of
spending  money on publicity stunts and trying to get pats on the back,
hire someone who knows how to program the equipment for good!  Enough
man!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 December 2018

HR



I remember that group that came around and did that study. One of the
questions that was asked was what kind of sleep pattern did the workers
have and how was it affected by the calling process.  Over 90% of the
new hires who had less than 6 months reported they were all waking up
thinking they heard the phone ring and called in to make sure they
didn't miss a call and get fired. They all were just dreaming and
weren't really called. If that wasn't proof of the psychological
effects of fear from the job then I don't know what is! Fear of a
missed call!

Name: Zzzzzzzzz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 December 2018

Dekra survey ROlTFlMAO.    The carrier must have received a report that
they're the problem.  That would be the only reason why we never heard
anymore about it.

Name: SquareDonuts2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 December 2018

Lol you dumb fucks in terreHaute think you can stop trains to get
donuts.   This dumbass comes on here running his dick holster about cd
guys.    Terre Haute has walkway had dipshit employees. Now you have a
real pos calling the shots up there.

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 December 2018

Locomotive 30

NO!   Unless the survey is favorable for the companies image and their
agenda you will not. Where you around when the company brought in an
outside source that did a psychological study on the effects on the
body and sleep patterns as well as mental fatigue on the workers? They
ended up submitting results that supported the facts that the lack of
sleep and call patterns that were happening all hours of the night and
day were causing major fatigue and stress and was hazardous to the
workers health and safety. Where did those study results go?  File 13.

Name: CSXLIVESMATTER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 December 2018

Recent incidents/developments involving CSX Transportation that have
occurred in the region 

ē May 19: Company officials announce changes in the process of
assembling trains, forcing closure of the Cumberland hump yard.
Affected employees are reassigned to other positions, officials say.

ē May 22: Officials lay off 45 employees working at the Cumberland rail
yard. Those jobs included sheet metal workers, electricians, machinists
and utility workers.

ē May 24: Two flatbed railcars jump the tracks along Canal Parkway in
Cumberland. There are no injuries.

ē June 27: Two CSX conductors based out of the Cumberland rail yard are
struck and killed by a passing Amtrak train near Union Station in
Washington.

ē July 11: CSX train hits, kills 23-year-old Cumberland man in West
Side of the city.

ē July 20: Seven freight cars derail near Confluence in Somerset
County, Pennsylvania. No reported injuries or environmental impact.

ē Aug. 2: Thirty-two railcars derail in Hyndman, Pennsylvania. At least
two structures are destroyed and most of the townís 1,000 residents
evacuated for several days. No injuries reported.

ē Aug. 3: A CSX train hauling coal strikes a tractor-trailer at a
crossing near Deer Park, Marland. There are no injuries.

Saftey First Boys

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 December 2018

Will we ever find out the results from the DEKRA survey?

Name: Square Donut
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 03 December 2018

Terre haute is where they stopped the whole damn train for
donuts....geez

Name: Xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 December 2018

Me 

Abe was a union rep and one of the best they had. He had more balls
than any of them.  They put a target on him . Only thing they can do if
a rep won't take a bribe and jump the fence.  As for spencer.....ha!
There's a real example of ethics and professional behavior!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 December 2018

Engineer accuses CSX Transportation of defamation of character
By Bree Gonzales | Jul 13, 2018

Remember Boys and Girls, our weak ass Unions aren't out only recourse
against these bastards.  Hit em where it hurts, Lawyer up.

CHICAGO ó A locomotive engineer is suing CSX Transport Inc and James
Spencer, citing alleged defamation of character.

Abel Vasquez filed a complaint June 26 in Cook County Circuit Court,
alleging the defendants published defamatory statements against Vasquez
that claimed he used a CSX computer for a personal matter and that he
was insubordinate.

According to the complaint, the statements published on Nov. 6, 2017
allegedly hurt Vasquez's good name, standing in the community and
professional reputation. Vasquez claims CSX Transport and Spencer knew
the statements were false and made them to hurt Vasquez.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks a sum in excess of
$50,000, including exemplary damages plus the costs of the lawsuit. He
is represented by George Brugess of Cogan & Power PC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018-L-006628

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 December 2018

Conductor, 1-10:

They, them, they?  Understandable. 
If & whenever instructed\ordered to do anything you're not at all
sure
is right - ask for a title & name (at least the initials) of the person
who is willing to accept responsibility. Should no one step up, keep
track of that, what all may transpire.  Record it by writing it all
down, date, train, time, name(s), etc., etc., save it, to help protect
your own arse should anything happen.     

Old rule to live by:  "....is no substantiation without
documentation".

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 December 2018

First I heard about the one man Crew in terreHaute.   I bet that washout
cocksucker is behind that too.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 December 2018

Loco.


How about that local job that keeps running with a one man crew. Shits
getting deep in terrehaute. Crew Better pray they don't kill someone
or derail with one man on board!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 December 2018

Cd getting screwed.    Thanks to our gnome LC and that washout
cocksucker in THaute.  Theres more fucking trains getting Called  on
the  THaute pool than out of Eville or Danville. Yeah yeah I know they
can fucking do that.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 December 2018

Tryingtostayemployed

You must work on the same division as I do.   This stupid crap of
having too many cars in your train is getting out of hand.  we had an
axle count of 48 too many and when we talked to the dispatcher they
wanted to know what info we had on our work order. So we told them and
they put us on hold. Came back and told us to go past next reader. we
went over another detector and still go a bad axle count. They came
back on and said they couldn't find a discrepancy in the train. We
knew damn good and well that we had too may cars because he set our
counters and use gated crossings on straight track to see when we
cleared them and the lights when out(it was dark) and everyone knows
how long it takes a detector to go off when you clear it. They said
they would get back with us but just blew us off!  We had cars with
hazmat classifications and clearance bureau cars. God knows what the
hell else we had. They never came on and said they had the proper work
order info. Didn't matter anyway. We didn't have the proper info on
our train. We need this info more than they do. We are then ones out on
the rail with bad paperwork.  This is total bullshit. No doubt they
didn't have the info so they couldn't relay it to us by radio or pick
it up somewhere in route. We all got no choice in this matter any more.
We all need to email or call the  FRA and Clearance bureau department
about this. If they cant figure this crap out in the back room then the
train should have been stopped and we should have walked it to see what
the hell we had. Do as your told and keep running so you don't get in
trouble for insubordination or put your foot down and demand the right
thing be done.  Time to get some advice from a higher source!

Name: friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 December 2018

Railroader Families

Lets all get together and send an email to the webmaster and ask him to
please block this Deputy dog.  He's just a waste of space and now he's
just getting on my nerves. I just sent my request!

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 December 2018

LOUISIANA CLOSED  
LOUISIANA 5,047 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. LOUISIANA 2,230 CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. LOUISIANA 2,817 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. LOUISIANA 257
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

257 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
LOUISIANA BY COUNTY 257 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ACADIA COUNTY LOUISIANA--170 CROSSINGS--57  OPEN CROSSINGS--113 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
7 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
10/02/1989 434688C Flashing Lights 
01/12/2018 436079H Flashing Lights 
05/20/2017 744341Y Gate Arms 
07/06/1988 744356N Flashing Lights 
04/27/1993 744501K Gate Arms 
05/24/2016 767850K Flashing Lights 
04/19/2016 767878B Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ALLEN COUNTY LOUISIANA--66 CROSSINGS--52  OPEN CROSSINGS--14 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
7 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
01/01/1996 024217F Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 024224R Flashing Lights 
06/09/1992 024230U Flashing Lights 
06/09/1992 024233P Flashing Lights 
10/17/2002 447711G Flashing Lights 
12/13/2002 447783K Gate Arms 
12/13/2002 449908P Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ASCENSION COUNTY LOUISIANA--38 CROSSINGS--34  OPEN CROSSINGS--4 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ASSUMPTION CO. LOUISIANA--60 CROSSINGS--3  OPEN CROSSINGS--57 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
5 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
01/14/2003 447346P Flashing Lights 
08/27/1984 447370R Flashing Lights 
08/27/1984 447379C Flashing Lights 
08/27/1984 447380W Flashing Lights 
05/20/2017 757541V Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
AVOYELLES COUNTY LOUISIANA--87 CROSSINGS--36  OPEN CROSSINGS--51 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
2 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
12/07/2016 427846H Gate Arms 
01/01/1996 744146Y Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BEAUREGARD CO.  LOUISIANA--67 CROSSINGS--54  OPEN CROSSINGS--13 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BIENVILLE COUNTY LOUISIANA--56 CROSSINGS--33  OPEN CROSSINGS--25 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BOSSIER COUNTY LOUISIANA--89 CROSSINGS--79  OPEN CROSSINGS--10 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
12/07/2016 748309U Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CADDO COUNTY LOUISIANA--216 CROSSINGS--146  OPEN CROSSINGS--70 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
17 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
12/09/1997 302653L Flashing Lights 
05/23/2018 302656G Flashing Lights 
12/06/2016 329072S Gate Arms 
12/06/2016 329122T Gate Arms 
12/06/2016 329123A Flashing Lights 
06/05/2018 334720S Flashing Lights 
06/05/2018 334721Y Flashing Lights 
12/13/2017 758215V Gate Arms 
12/21/2010 794335G Flashing Lights 
09/09/1991 794405U Flashing Lights 
09/09/1991 794407H Flashing Lights 
09/09/1991 794409W Flashing Lights 
09/09/1991 794410R Flashing Lights 
09/09/1991 794412E Flashing Lights 
09/09/1991 794414T Flashing Lights 
05/02/2007 794424Y Flashing Lights 
05/02/2007 794425F Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CALCASIEU CO. LOUISIANA--268 CROSSINGS--155  OPEN CROSSINGS--113 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
14 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
10/30/2017 329374U Gate Arms 
01/01/1992 432788A Flashing Lights 
01/01/1992 432790B Flashing Lights 
05/14/2001 432793W Flashing Lights 
05/14/2001 432805N Flashing Lights 
01/01/1992 432811S Flashing Lights 
01/01/1992 446853U Flashing Lights 
01/01/1992 446854B Flashing Lights 
02/16/2018 762929S Flashing Lights 
05/29/2012 767971H Flashing Lights 
02/15/1980 768028P Gate Arms 
06/20/2018 768096R Flashing Lights 
06/20/2018 768099L Flashing Lights 
11/19/2009 768139G Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CALDWELL COUNTY LOUISIANA--26 CROSSINGS--24  OPEN CROSSINGS--2 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CAMERON COUNTY LOUISIANA
ZERO CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CATAHOULA COUNTY LOUISIANA--19 CROSSINGS--0  OPEN CROSSINGS--19 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
3 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
01/01/1987 310625D Flashing Lights 
01/01/1987 310626K Flashing Lights 
01/03/1996 430886J Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CLAIBORNE COUNTY LOUISIANA--40 CROSSINGS--31  OPEN CROSSINGS--9 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CONCORDIA COUNTY LOUISIANA--38 CROSSINGS--0  OPEN CROSSINGS--38 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
7 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
01/01/1987 310637X Flashing Lights 
01/01/1987 310664U Flashing Lights 
01/01/1987 312516G Flashing Lights 
01/05/1990 430929A Gate Arms 
01/05/1990 431293V Flashing Lights 
07/11/1988 431296R Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 431297X Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
DE SOTO COUNTY LOUISIANA--63 CROSSINGS--55  OPEN CROSSINGS--8 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
12/07/2016 755992S Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
E. BATON ROUGE CO.  LOUISIANA-202 CROSSINGS-154 OPEN CROSSINGS-48
CLOSED 
4 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
02/15/2018 302903W Flashing Lights 
04/19/2016 303218H Flashing Lights 
04/19/2016 303220J Flashing Lights 
04/19/2016 303381E Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
E. CARROLL CO. LOUISIANA--34 CROSSINGS--33  OPEN CROSSINGS--1 CLOSED
CROSSING
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSING
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
EAST FELICIANA CO.  LOUISIANA-30 CROSSINGS-11 OPEN CROSSINGS-19  CLOSED
CROSSINGS
2 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
05/29/2012 302854C Flashing Lights 
05/29/2012 302860F Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
EVANGELINE COUNTY LOUISIANA--43 CROSSINGS--40 OPEN CROSSINGS--3 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
FRANKLIN COUNTY LOUISIANA--48 CROSSINGS-0 OPEN CROSSINGS--48 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
3 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
01/13/1983 425525U Flashing Lights 
01/03/1996 430925X Flashing Lights 
01/03/1996 431302S Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
GRANT COUNTY LOUISIANA--77 CROSSINGS--59  OPEN CROSSINGS--18 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
IBERIA COUNTY LOUISIANA--151 CROSSINGS--81  OPEN CROSSINGS--70 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
6 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
11/30/1982 439720K Flashing Lights 
11/30/1982 439728P Flashing Lights 
11/30/1982 439747U Flashing Lights 
11/30/1982 439754E Flashing Lights 
11/30/1982 439755L Flashing Lights 
08/29/2014 757642G Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
IBERVILLE COUNTY LOUISIANA--48 CROSSINGS--42  OPEN CROSSINGS--6 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
10/19/2006 427767W Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
JACKSON COUNTY LOUISIANA--48 CROSSINGS--26  OPEN CROSSINGS--22 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
3 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
02/08/1997 295904H Flashing Lights 
01/20/1984 597841R Flashing Lights 
01/20/1984 597855Y Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
JEFFERSON COUNTY LOUISIANA-246 CROSSINGS-107  OPEN CROSSINGS-139 CLOSED

30 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
07/01/1992 300462U Flashing Lights 
06/13/2010 310043Y Flashing Lights 
06/15/2004 310054L Flashing Lights 
06/05/2018 335596S Flashing Lights 
06/05/2018 335597Y Flashing Lights 
06/05/2018 335603A Flashing Lights 
06/05/2018 335604G Flashing Lights 
06/05/2018 335605N Flashing Lights 
12/11/1992 335610K Gate Arms 
06/05/2018 335612Y Flashing Lights 
06/05/2018 335613F Flashing Lights 
06/05/2018 335615U Flashing Lights 
12/14/1992 335619W Flashing Lights 
08/08/1992 448307C Gate Arms 
03/20/2018 464623R Flashing Lights 
12/07/2016 743847J Flashing Lights 
06/30/2000 743848R Flashing Lights 
06/30/2000 743849X Flashing Lights 
06/29/2007 743869J Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 743893K Gate Arms 
05/29/2012 743894S Gate Arms 
05/09/2001 743895Y Flashing Lights 
05/09/2001 743906J Flashing Lights 
10/06/1993 744524S Flashing Lights 
12/14/2000 753756F Gate Arms 
01/06/2017 757991S Gate Arms 
10/22/1992 757995U Gate Arms 
08/28/2003 797854U Gate Arms 
10/22/1992 797893K Flashing Lights 
12/04/2000 797897M Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
JEFFERSON DAVIS CO LOUISIANA--77 CROSSINGS--42  OPEN CROSSINGS--35
CLOSED 
3 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
05/19/1999 432825A Flashing Lights 
07/12/2002 435816L Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 768011L Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LA SALLE COUNTY LOUISIANA--34 CROSSINGS--11  OPEN CROSSINGS--23 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
2 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
01/01/1987 310611V Flashing Lights 
01/01/1987 310616E Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LAFAYETTE COUNTY LOUISIANA--108 CROSSINGS--57  OPEN CROSSINGS--51
CLOSED 
11 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
04/19/2016 744002U Gate Arms 
07/01/1994 744012A Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 744021Y Gate Arms 
11/28/2016 762943M Gate Arms 
05/29/2012 762963Y Gate Arms 
07/22/2016 762973E Gate Arms 
11/28/2016 763042T Gate Arms 
10/19/2005 763053F Gate Arms 
10/31/2018 767715S Gate Arms 
05/29/2012 767780X Gate Arms 
11/20/2000 767790D Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LAFOURCHE COUNTY LOUISIANA--75 CROSSINGS--6  OPEN CROSSINGS--69 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
7 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
06/30/2000 743993P Gate Arms 
05/20/2017 757454S Gate Arms 
05/20/2017 757463R Flashing Lights 
05/20/2017 757467T Gate Arms 
05/20/2017 757468A Gate Arms 
05/20/2017 757499Y Gate Arms 
05/20/2017 757505A Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LINCOLN COUNTY LOUISIANA--56 CROSSINGS--27  OPEN CROSSINGS--29 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
10 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
01/20/1984 597813M Flashing Lights 
01/20/1984 597814U Flashing Lights 
01/20/1984 597821E Flashing Lights 
01/20/1984 597827V Flashing Lights 
01/20/1984 597829J Flashing Lights 
01/20/1984 597830D Flashing Lights 
01/20/1984 597832S Flashing Lights 
01/20/1984 597834F Flashing Lights 
01/20/1984 597835M Flashing Lights 
01/20/1984 597839P Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
LIVINGSTON COUNTY LOUISIANA--43 CROSSINGS--40  OPEN CROSSINGS--3 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
MADISON COUNTY LOUISIANA--44 CROSSINGS--31  OPEN CROSSINGS--13 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
01/01/2011 302420P Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
MOREHOUSE COUNTY LOUISIANA--83 CROSSINGS-69  OPEN CROSSINGS--14 CLOSED

2 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
08/23/2017 441307D Flashing Lights 
02/15/2018 441308K Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
NATCHITOCHES CO. LOUISIANA--64 CROSSINGS--42  OPEN CROSSINGS--22 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ORLEANS CO. LOUISIANA--362 CROSSINGS--125  OPEN CROSSINGS--237 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
21 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
05/29/2012 300361H Gate Arms 
06/15/2018 300370G Gate Arms 
06/11/2018 309525C Gate Arms 
01/16/2018 341065J Flashing Lights 
06/06/2017 725722L Flashing Lights 
01/03/1996 725725G Flashing Lights 
01/03/1996 725726N Flashing Lights 
01/03/1996 725727V Flashing Lights 
01/03/1996 725728C Flashing Lights 
01/03/1996 725730D Flashing Lights 
01/03/1996 725731K Flashing Lights 
01/03/1996 725732S Flashing Lights 
06/08/2007 725734F Flashing Lights 
05/29/2012 725750P Flashing Lights 
10/06/1993 744515T Flashing Lights 
10/06/1993 744516A Flashing Lights 
02/28/1992 871307P Flashing Lights 
10/01/2009 915985A Flashing Lights 
06/06/2017 957503N Flashing Lights 
06/06/2017 957508X Flashing Lights 
05/31/2017 957556M Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
OUACHITA COUNTY LOUISIANA-193 CROSSINGS--128  OPEN CROSSINGS--65 CLOSED

7 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
12/06/2016 300410C Flashing Lights 
02/15/2017 302508M Flashing Lights 
12/06/2016 302509U Flashing Lights 
12/07/2016 425121Y Flashing Lights 
06/14/2018 425122F Flashing Lights 
12/02/1994 425123M Flashing Lights 
06/14/2018 425251V Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
PLAQUEMINES CO. LOUISIANA--30 CROSSINGS--20  OPEN CROSSINGS--10 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
POINTE COUPEE CO. LOUISIANA--59 CROSSINGS--54  OPEN CROSSINGS--5 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
RAPIDES COUNTY LOUISIANA--127 CROSSINGS--83  OPEN CROSSINGS--44 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
10 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
12/07/2016 427887M Flashing Lights 
05/29/2012 441493G Gate Arms 
11/03/2000 447656J Flashing Lights 
10/22/1998 447657R Flashing Lights 
08/29/2000 447661F Flashing Lights 
12/07/1989 447750X Gate Arms 
11/03/2000 447753T Flashing Lights 
03/07/2000 447754A Flashing Lights 
12/07/2016 447756N Flashing Lights 
05/26/2009 450572S Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
RED RIVER COUNTY LOUISIANA--26 CROSSINGS--25  OPEN CROSSINGS--1 CLOSED
CROSSING
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSING
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
RICHLAND COUNTY LOUISIANA--77 CROSSINGS--26  OPEN CROSSINGS--51 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
07/16/2009 431292N Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
SABINE COUNTY LOUISIANA--29 CROSSINGS--25  OPEN CROSSINGS--4 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ST BERNARD COUNTY LOUISIANA--58 CROSSINGS--43  OPEN CROSSINGS--15
CLOSED 
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
05/29/2012 725765E Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ST CHARLES COUNTY LOUISIANA--46 CROSSINGS--42  OPEN CROSSINGS--4 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
04/27/2007 448315U Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ST. HELENA COUNTY LOUISIANA
ZERO CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ST JAMES COUNTY LOUISIANA--41 CROSSINGS--34  OPEN CROSSINGS--7 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
03/05/2016 412470W Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST COUNTY LOUISIANA--57 CROSSINGS--51  OPEN
CROSSINGS--6 CLOSED 
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ST LANDRY COUNTY LOUISIANA--179 CROSSINGS--96  OPEN CROSSINGS--83
CLOSED 
12 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
11/30/1982 427466B Flashing Lights 
05/29/2012 446462A Flashing Lights 
05/29/2012 446463G Flashing Lights 
06/28/2017 446468R Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 744033T Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 744044F Gate Arms 
02/24/1993 744070V Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 744078A Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 744088F Gate Arms 
08/24/1994 744506U Flashing Lights 
06/29/2007 744509P Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 744513E Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ST MARTIN COUNTY LOUISIANA--65 CROSSINGS--8  OPEN CROSSINGS--57 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
5 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
11/30/1982 427426D Flashing Lights 
11/30/1982 446863A Flashing Lights 
11/30/1982 446895F Flashing Lights 
11/30/1982 446902N Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 757871B Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ST MARY COUNTY LOUISIANA--112 CROSSINGS--60  OPEN CROSSINGS--52 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
2 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
06/28/2017 757746N Gate Arms 
05/29/2012 767524G Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ST TAMMANY COUNTY LOUISIANA-114 CROSSINGS-19 OPEN CROSSINGS-95 CLOSED 
8 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
01/01/1996 301792D Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 302003F Flashing Lights 
02/20/1995 302018V Flashing Lights 
02/20/1995 302040H Gate Arms 
02/20/1995 302044K Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 302051V Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 302058T Flashing Lights 
02/20/1995 302067S Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
TANGIPAHOA COUNTY LOUISIANA--97 CROSSINGS-81  OPEN CROSSINGS--16 CLOSED

1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
01/18/2002 300205W Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
TENSAS COUNTY LOUISIANA--22 CROSSINGS--0  OPEN CROSSINGS--22 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
6 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
12/26/1989 425520K Flashing Lights 
12/26/1989 441201H Flashing Lights 
12/26/1989 441217E Flashing Lights 
12/26/1989 441226D Flashing Lights 
12/26/1989 441232G Flashing Lights 
12/26/1989 441240Y Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
TERREBONNE COUNTY LOUISIANA--50 CROSSINGS--6  OPEN CROSSINGS--44 CLOSED

12 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
05/20/2017 757599D Gate Arms 
05/20/2017 757604X Gate Arms 
05/20/2017 757632B Gate Arms 
11/24/1981 757636D Flashing Lights 
05/20/2017 757643N Flashing Lights 
05/20/2017 757644V Flashing Lights 
06/28/2017 757647R Gate Arms 
05/20/2017 757649E Flashing Lights 
05/20/2017 757650Y Flashing Lights 
05/20/2017 757660E Gate Arms 
05/20/2017 757668J Flashing Lights 
10/19/2005 758078R Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
UNION COUNTY LOUISIANA--47 CROSSINGS--0  OPEN CROSSINGS--47 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
4 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
08/08/1991 441556J Flashing Lights 
01/01/1996 441560Y Flashing Lights 
04/02/2018 597797F Flashing Lights 
01/20/1984 597805V Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
VERMILION COUNTY LOUISIANA--79 CROSSINGS--39  OPEN CROSSINGS--40 CLOSED

2 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
05/20/2017 744292E Gate Arms 
12/30/1986 744320F Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
VERNON COUNTY LOUISIANA--80 CROSSINGS--53  OPEN CROSSINGS--27 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
1 SIGNAL SYSTEM STOLEN BY RAILROAD
01/01/1996 024210H Gate Arms 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
WASHINGTON COUNTY LOUISIANA-71 CROSSINGS-18  OPEN CROSSINGS--53 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
NO SIGNALS ON CLOSED CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
WEBSTER COUNTY LOUISIANA--87 CROSSINGS--61  OPEN CROSSINGS--26 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
4 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
05/29/2012 335709V Flashing Lights 
05/29/2012 335710P Flashing Lights 
05/29/2012 335711W Flashing Lights 
08/01/1997 335811B Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
WEST BATON ROUGE CO. LOUISIANA--61 CROSSINGS--56  OPEN CROSSINGS--5
CLOSED 
3 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
06/20/1990 447117V Flashing Lights 
10/31/2018 447287P Flashing Lights 
10/31/2018 448204C Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
WEST CARROLL COUNTY LOUISIANA
ZERO CROSSINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
WEST FELICIANA CO. LOUISIANA--11 CROSSINGS-- 0 OPEN CROSSINGS--11
CLOSED CROSSINGS
2 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
02/03/1996 310328K Flashing Lights 
02/28/1985 310337J Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
WINN COUNTY LOUISIANA--51 CROSSINGS--27  OPEN CROSSINGS--24 CLOSED
CROSSINGS
4 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS
07/01/1997 335883E Flashing Lights 
05/29/2012 335892D Flashing Lights 
01/01/1998 335897M Flashing Lights 
01/01/1998 335898U Flashing Lights 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Name: Fargo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Its like my Daddy always told me : He would rather have a sister in a
whore house than a brother in Production..!! Slow down follow rules to
a T...and let the damn ass kissing company spies pick up the slack...
and for the love of GOD and Country...dont let your dingle dong dangle
in the dirt it might get stepped on it might get hurt.

Name: Laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

So Trainmaster David Benson got kicked to the curb. Back to running a
engine. Why did it take so long to fire that fat motherfucker? That
stupid son of a bitch should have been fired years ago. I would have
loved to seen that. That dumb bastard is a waste of breath. A real
loser. Fuck you Benson. Ex-cocker TM... Bitch ....

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 December 2018

http://www.house.gov/transportation/rail/07-21-05/pickett.pdf Head of
railroad signal union to congress
...The only modification required is the installation of two additional
gate mechanisms and a timing device that would allow vehicles to exit
the crossing before lowering the gates across the traffic exit
lanes....

The timing device which would be a $100 puddle light circuit out of a
Ford Taurus wouldn't know where the new gates were sitting. ADD
ANOTHER $$$BILLION IN RAILROAD FRAUD WHERE CROSSING LIGHTS WERE
COMPLETELY STOLEN WHEN GATES WERE ADDED!! ONE OF THE BIGGER FRAUDS TO
DELETE FUNDS SO NO NEW PASSIVE CROSSINGS GET SIGNALS SAVING THE
THIEVING RAILROADS BIG BUCKS IN MAINTENANCE COSTS.


https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216
(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.

Name: TryingToStayEmployed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Its amazing that the people who make the money for the company have to
put up with so much bullshit.They pay someone 300 million dollars for a
4 year contact,he only makes it 7 months,because they didnt make him
take a physical,but we cant even get legit claims paid.They give no
shits about contracts or anything,im not sure why the union cant do
anything about it.When the new Grandpa took the helm,he wanted us to
get up on a train and swap out on the fly,not to mention we're all
carrying 2 to 3 pieces of luggage and i have to be stopped to set up
PTC and trip optimizer for my run.He wants up to get up on the run but
he cant even get out of the way of his oxygen tanks!

Name: TryingToStayEmployed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Im so tired of the imbeciles in charge not knowing how to do this
job.They're more worried about you leaving the crew room in 5 to 10
mins,how could you possibly do the job safely.I'I've come to work
half the time and have departed terminal with a brake slip and
paperwork ,rushed out of yard office and jettisoned to train only to
hit the first defect detector and low and behold,a bad axle
count.There's constantly no bills showing up on my tonnage graph where
we don't know what's in car and you have a jackass just worrying about
rushing you out of there.As a 22 year engineer,i hope they dont screw up
this company before i get a chance to retire,id hate to think ive been
tortured for nothing!

Name: Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Ntsb 

Who gives a shit. This is csx sucks. Not csx business blah blah. You
can keep up on that stupid crap on the internet. You can't keep up on
the illegal and unsafe bull crap they pull every day. That what needs
to be dusussed on here!

Name: Ntsb
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Old Head : watch and see... "Gov" of today  and tomorrow wants
communism.... the mergers will happen friend.

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Brothers 

Do you not know that you can be wrote up for being closed than 30 feet
to a passing train when your on the ground doing that stupid train
inspection. If you get hurt and your too close your ass is gone. Your
not going to win a damn thing in court. I can't believe how many guys
I have passed out there that are as close as 10  feet and have no
business being where they are just because they are so scared now after
they've been downloading cameras and writing people up for not getting
down. Your life is more important than their stupid ass rules! Take a
tape measure with you. Play their damn games. Go out far enough so the
outward facing camera can see you using it. Do whatever it takes to
prove you couldn't be 30 feet away if your that damn scared of them.
That goes for engineers as well. Standing next to the steps on the
motor IS NOT 30 FEET away from the passing train. It's damn near 15
feet to close!  We didn't write these rules. They did. Your too damn
scared to follow their rules and be 30 feet away go back in the yard!
When a guy is so close you blow his hat off and his vest open because
he's to frickin scared to stay on the train then it's time for shit
to change. This outfit isnt worth dying for! Start growing a pair!

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Safety alert! 

We spent one hour yesterday listening to a loud mouth trainmaster run
his mouth on the radio non stop to every train in the yard. Just
couldn't shut the hell up. 
"Are you about ready to leave? Are you pulling yet? How's your air? I
need you to knock down the departing signal! Are you getting closer? "
On and on and on to every damn train in the yard. Then he got the YM
RUNNING HIS FAT MOUTH!  If it wasn't bad enough all ready. We all
should have told them to shut the hell up and quit distracting the hell
out of us. Other people needed to use the radio. They walked all over
people including Carmen and MOW. They broke all the rules of sharing
the radio!  Worst example of safety and leadership we ever saw. And
why? Because this new regime from Canada has them so intimidated to
rush trains out that safety for the crews is just a damn joke to them.
It's time to start recording this crap and send it to the FRA. USDOT
might have some day about this.  This crap is out of control.

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 December 2018

UNITED STATES 220,255 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. UNITED STATES  89,106
CLOSED PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. UNITED STATES  131,149 OPEN PUBLIC
CROSSINGS. UNITED STATES 14,964  SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

14,964 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
UNITED STATES BY STATES 14,964  SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN. LISTED
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Alabama -  192 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Alaska - 17 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Arizona - 74 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Arkansas - 161 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
California -  1,089 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN.
Colorado -  140 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Connecticut -  37 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Delaware -  6 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Dist. of Columbia -0- at grade crossings . Must be a $1,000,000 a year
party fund
Florida -  739 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Georgia -  295 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Hawaii -  8 at grade crossings NO SIGNALS. Must be a $1,000,000 a year
party fund.
Idaho -  73 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Illinois -   1,276 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Indiana -  1,087 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Iowa -  509 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Kansas -  411 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Kentucky -  289 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Louisiana -  257 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Maine -  50 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Maryland -  75 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Massachusetts -  140 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Michigan -  695 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Minnesota -  277 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Mississippi -  147 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Missouri -  440 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Montana -  74 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Nebraska -  370 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Nevada -  36 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
New Hampshire -  49 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
New Jersey -  172 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
New Mexico -  20 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
New York -  535 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
North Carolina -  393 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
North Dakota - 74 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Ohio -  954 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Oklahoma -  230 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Oregon -  48 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Pennsylvania -  600 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Rhode Island -  25 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
South Carolina -  193 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
South Dakota -  43 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Tennessee -  241 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Texas -  1,061 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Utah -  89 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Vermont -  54 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Virginia -  190 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN 
Washington -  249 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
West Virginia -  175 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Wisconsin -  550 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
Wyoming - 63 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
TOTAL 14,964 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN @ say $66,827 each is ONE BILLION
DOLLARS. POOF

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Makes me wonder what safety recommendations DERKA has made.  Stop
intimidating and rushing the employees is probably why we haven't
heard anything.

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Smh , God bless the family of the one killed Friday ,,csx states safety
is the highest priority I disagree,part of what's going on here is
rush rush rush till something bad happens then they act confused why
things happen

 , importance of having a good job brifing taking your time to get your
paper work in order and think things over before you go out and move
these trains .Are tables with a good writing surface  were even taken
away to help hurry the push out the door  "go look in all the crew
rooms a blue picnic tabe with holes in it no chairs all to make you un
comfortable so you rush out the door that's what we were told when
they took perfectly good ones  shows the stress is on rushing you out
being harassed by mangement looking for any reason to blame you for the
departure time that is set to an hr or less of on duty time regardless
of what the situation is ,ive seen in the last month some crews trying
to be forced to take trains on territory they have never ran on ,safety
is used as a way to bully ,and intimidation of employees , writing
people up for little petty things shows incompetence for safety not how
important of it

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 December 2018

Union Pacific.. Canadian Pacific "PSR"..and CSX "PSR" will merge.
Norfolk Southern..BNSF..and Canadian National "PSR" will merge..
Kansas City Southern below the border will stay as is.. Kansas city
southern above border will be merged by.. swallowed up by 1 of the 2
Big guys created mentioned above...

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 01 December 2018

COMER, GIVE IT A DAMN BREAK.  Nobody gives a SHIT about your STUPID
POSTS.  It is nothing but bullshit...

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 December 2018

WISCONSIN CLOSED 
WISCONSIN 7,189 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. WISCONSIN 3,191 CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. WISCONSIN 3,998 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. WISCONSIN 550
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

550 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
WISCONSIN BY COUNTY 550 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 November 2018

ive Brief:

CSX CEO Jim Foote said he would not rule out a merger with another
Class I railroad.
The comments, made at Credit Suisse's 6th Annual Industrials
Conference, followed a question by analyst Allison Landry on whether
the company would consider joining up with Union Pacific or Norfolk
Southern to help the two railroads implement precision scheduled
railroading (PSR). 
"I am of the camp we'd have to weigh the two and see if there was
true value that came out at the end of the day," Foote said. "To do
that you need two willing partners to dance."

Dive Insight:

When Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern announced they would implement
"principles" of the PSR model, one question loomed large: Who would
lead the charge?

In the past, every railroad that implemented PSR did so under the
leadership of the late Hunter Harrison, who brought the model to
Illinois Central, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific and most recently
CSX. But it was a merger that first brought PSR to the big leagues:
Canadian National bought Illinois Central, and Hunter Harrison, to help
replicate the small railroad's success at Class I railroading scale.

A new merger is not inconceivable as the remaining Class I railroads
look to adopt the model.

"I have been in the business a long time and I think there were 50
Class I's when I started," Foote said. He added the wave of mergers
that led the industry to have just seven Class I's have improved
service, freight networks and efficiency. "And one could make the
argument that another consolidation would prove beneficial from a
pragmatic standpoint."

One of the biggest benefits to a merger, Landry suggested before asking
CSX the merger question, would be securing talent from competitors.

Landry noted there are a limited number of individuals in the industry
with significant experience with PSR. Union Pacific and Norfolk
Southern may need to find a way to acquire these to succeed, which a
merger could provide.

But in its most recent earnings call, Union Pacific suggested it was
not concerned about the talent question. 

"When you think about the expertise that we have in-house on PSR, we
do have employees, some at high levels like a Cindy Sanborn who is now
going to be running the entire northern region of the network, along
with others, particularly in the operating team and also in the network
planning and optimization team who have experience and in some cases
deep experience in PSR," said Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz.

Cindy Sanborn, now a regional vice president at Union Pacific, was the
COO of CSX when Harrison first joined the railroad. In October 2017,
she was replaced as COO by Foote, who would later rise to the role of
CEO at CSX. 

Union Pacific has stated it expects to achieve $500 million in
productivity from its transition to PSR. Norfolk Southern said it would
roll out its transition plan on Feb. 11, 2019.

Name: Merger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 November 2018

https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/CSX-merger-talent-Union-Pacific-Norfolk-Southern/543363/

Name: RE: APE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 November 2018

Post the article where foote is talking about a possible merger

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 November 2018

ALASKA--254 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS
ALASKA--165 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS
ALASKA--89 CLOSED PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS SINCE 1970. ALASKA has 17
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER
ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT
IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER
ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE
SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
ALASKA CLOSED
868247E Gate Arms
868311B Gate Arms
868374F Flashing Lights 
868476Y Gate Arms
868527G Flashing Lights 
868536F Flashing Lights 
868553W Gate Arms
868559M Flashing Lights 
868560G Gate Arms
910221P Gate Arms
910223D Gate Arms
868321G Flashing Lights
868329L Gate Arms
868335P Gate Arms
868338K Gate Arms
868345V Gate Arms
868370D Gate Arms

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 November 2018

Iím sure itís already in the works:

Announced yesterday!


Per Jim Foote:
 "I am of the camp we'd have to weigh the two and see if there was
true value that came out at the end of the day," Foote said. "To do
that you need two willing partners to dance."

Name: Railroad life
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 November 2018

How do you get trapped in this industry! You hire on you get the biggest
checks you ever had. You go buy that new truck or car, and maybe a
mortgage. Your now styling you go to the bars on your time off,
bragging about how much money you make to all the females. The women
you are trying to impress make minimum wage in a dead end job. Now your
the King and start taking these ladies home, she tells you she is on the
pill some believe them some donít. These women put there heels in there
ears every time you are behind closed doors. Your the stud man, the
king. You get the call she is pregnant with your kid you take her word
for it and now you live together or get married. She has the kid your
trapped no more going out with the boys. Oooops she is pregnant again.
Now if she gains 100 pounds and is a real bitch that will not move off
the couch, and tells you all the time how much child support and
vaginamony you will pay if you dump her, and maybe see your kids two
days a month if she lets you. So now it is cheaper to keep her. New
hires donít chase the ladies buy a Nintendo hide in you man cave on
your days off. If you need an oil change there are lots of classey 
whore houses, donít get trapped by these needy bitches. Only get
involved with them if they make more money than you. Go to you tube
check out MGTOW. You will have a better life being your own man. Just
what I seen over and over on the rr. I got tagged myself by deceitfull
bitch.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 November 2018

Funny


Don't be an idiot!   Jeez....she is a poser....or maybe you are. Maybe
your just trying to start another Jerry Springer argument. Open the door
for some other company mole to jump into your stupid crap!


I have worked 2435 hours this year so far and there still is another
month to work.

11 months x 4 weeks=44 weeks
44-3 weeks vacation =41 weeks
41x59.39=2434 
So I have worked damn near 60 hours a week this year and its not even
over. Most white collars, especially in Jacksonville only work 40 hours
a week and take at least 2 weeks vacation a year leaving then 50 weeks a
year to work. 40x50=2000 hrs a year. Lets not forget their 3 day holiday
vacations they get all year in sunny Florida. 
To make matters worse I have been holding extra board and road jobs
that give me 2 days off a week. I do everything in my power to mark up
late, lay off early, drop my turn and what ever it takes to not be out
on this god forsaken job every single hour of the day and night till I
get my 2 days of freedom and I still have averaged 60 hours a week.
If the white collars put in as many hours a year as we do working their
40 hr work week it would take them 16 months to do the hours we do in
one year. Add an attendance policy that is a major joke, threat to
anyone using FMLA, phone wringing all hours of the day and night
running roster calls, stuck in a hotel up to 48 hours at a time,
missing holidays and family functions, missing doctor appointments,
never knowing if you will make it home on your rest day because they
wont dead head you back on your rest day like our union agreement says
and the list goes on.  What really is the biggest kick in arss to all
of us is having to burn 2 personal days or vacation days just to make
sure your will be home to make an appointment that is seriously needed.
You have to make sure your home the day before so you can get to it. 
And then that can get screwed to hell because they may call you out
early in the morning the day before your first scheduled day off and
leave you in the hotel 48 hours to rot. If you got no place to drop and
do early lay off or you cant make it to the noon mark off you are just
plain screwed.
People out there just don't get it. The only people who understand are
railroad families. Take a sick day to make appointment and get 4 points.
 Be a good little boy the next month and get 3 back.  God forbid you get
sick as shit on the weekend with the stomach flu. Mark off and get 6
points. Again, be a good little boy and get 3 back.  maybe you will get
lucky and have a doctors slip for one of your appointments and they
might actually accept it and give you a few points back..HA! HA!    
Jesus.... what the hell is wrong with us. Money is the root of all
EVIL!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 November 2018

Make 100 and/or more K per year by working steadily (maybe too much).
That can be hard on your health. What good does earning high wages do
for anyone if they can't enjoy life?

Name: Funny
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

Hey Claire...  Suck my dick. Your fat ass is laying on the couch while
your husband is out at the hotels fucking the maids. Laughs on you
bitch. 







 Name: Claire
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

My husband has been a employee for 20 years. He is a conductor/ flowed
back engineer. He works 60-70 hours a week. He steps up and works as a
engineer when the caller or trainmaster calls him for help. He has
already made $100,000 this year. Where you going to make money like
that? Shame on all of you for all the complaining !

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Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

I bet I know which one.  Probably the one about CSX adjusting train
times to fit their agenda to make numbers look good.  We all know their
bullshit tactics.  They get you to knock down a signal and the train can
sit another hour.  Want me to post it again you mole cocksuckers?  The
company is lying and manipulating train times...FACT.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

Amen : i no i been a glutton for punishment working for the railroad and
in a out of divorce court...hell yea

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

Posters  

Don't fall for it again. Claire is a mole. If her husband has been out
here 20 years then she knows the bull crap we put up with. Someone
doesnt like one of the recent post. Trying to distract. Question is
which one!

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

L&N 

Who is comer and give what a rest?

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 November 2018

CALIFORNIA 9,446 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. CALIFORNIA 3,532 CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. CALIFORNIA 5914 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. CALIFORNIA
1,089 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN. MANY THE LAST FEW YEARS.

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

1,089 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.

CALIFORNIA CLOSED  9446 Total  5914 OPEN     3532 CLOSED
1,089 STOLEN SIGNAL SYSTEMS

Name: To claire
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 November 2018

Claire he forgot to say, we are slow learners. Some of us suckers are on
our third marriage child support vaginamony. Some of us after after
being divorced raped in family court, still sign up for more abuse!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

Claire, you do not have a clue the sacrifice that we make.  This job
gets no sympathy or glory from anyone.  Do you have any idea what itís
like being on call 24/7 and constantly being woken up for bs roster
calls etc?  Unless your part of the good ole boy club out here, your
life is miserable never knowing when you will work, sleep, or eat.
Canít plan even a simple doctor appointment you must make weeks in
advance.  The company making enormous profits and having chairs taken
away so we canít even sit down while we wait.  The union is a joke.  We
work days, nights, holidays.  We donít even get extra pay for holidays
on the road.  Some of us donít want or need to be out here a 100+ hours
a week, but must if we want to keep our jobs. I am not complaining, just
stating some facts.  We deal with the stress of hitting people, and
nobody outside the industry cares.  We are entrusted with millions of
dollars of freight, and the company and public rely on us to handle it
safely with all these variables I mentioned working against us.  We
make good money due to almost living out here.  Often times I question
myself if it is worth it.  Especially those of us with families and
lives sacrifice a great deal.

Name: Claire
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

My husband has been a employee for 20 years. He is a conductor/ flowed
back engineer. He works 60-70 hours a week. He steps up and works as a
engineer when the caller or trainmaster calls him for help. He has
already made $100,000 this year. Where you going to make money like
that? Shame on all of you for all the complaining !

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 29 November 2018

HEY COMER, GIVE IT A REST...

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

CSX/opertions


HQ SYSTEM BULLETIN 014 was cancelled and replaced with. HQ bulletin
016.  Some of us read both of them and we can't find one single word
different between the two. I read them 3 times. What the hell is up
with this. You guys do this stuff all the time! You cancel bulletins
that you haven't even issued. You can't be that retarded. It's job
security isn't it.  You have to look like your acctually doing
something. If not then explain to us why you do this. Now we all don't
know if there is something we are missing we just can't see. Come on!
What gives with this!!!

Hey posters. ....I heard the change to be able to use your phone to
call the mechanical,GE and PTC was changed in part because of everyone
raising hell on this site and blasting guys who were doing it
illegally.  A TM was telling us about reading it on here and
supervisors talking about it. Keep the good info coming!!

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 November 2018

Hahahahahahah!!!! Looks like our union ďbrothers and sistersĒ got an
early Christmas over at GM. So much for all those dues that were stolen
from them with the promise of Cadillac health care and big pensions. I
saw the pictures of those sorry fucks walking the line. Just remember
when you look at your check and the BLET sand UTU mafia take their
kickback. Your ass is next.

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 November 2018

WEST VIRGINIA CLOSED  
WEST VIRGINIA 2,525 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. WEST VIRGINIA 1,186 CLOSED
PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. WEST VIRGINIA 1,339 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. WEST
VIRGINIA 175 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

175 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
WEST VIRGINIA  BY COUNTY 175 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

Name: SpikeFurious
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 November 2018

Hey BLET sucks, are you a dumbass or a moron?  You realize, as part of
the Teamsters, there is an independent investigator that you can call
anonymously to report any suspected wrongdoing?  Are you full of shit,
or just incredibly lazy?

Name: One man safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 November 2018

When you go down to one man crew, carry one a day aspirin and if you
think you are having a heart attack chew about 4 pills could save your
life. I carry them in my pocket at all times. Saved a guys life giving
him aspirin till medical arrived.

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 November 2018

WASHINGTON CLOSED 
WASHINGTON 4,437 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. WASHINGTON 2,067 CLOSED
PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. WASHINGTON 2,370 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS.
WASHINGTON 249 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

249 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
WASHINGTON BY COUNTY 249 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

Name: BLET SUCKS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 November 2018

BLET is not a legal union.    Run by gangs and mobsters.  Putting their
members into harms way on a daily basis.  BLET officials are crooked - 
riding the golden parachute while BLET members are going down the
toilet.  There is fraud, then there is RICO.  GLET is the definition of
RICO.

Name: invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 November 2018

Trainmaster


You do understand why and how it works right?  When the
shareholders/investors see the reports its all about reported numbers
and figures and the bottom line.  You however are doing one thing
right. If what I have read and you are intimidating workers to pad the
info on the customer service times and are showing trains departed by
knocking down departure signals to make it look like trains are meeting
their departure times then your show boating is definitely helping.
Then, you cant forget the dispatchers who document "justifiable""
reasons for the trains running late in route or delays. Everyone knows
there is at least a 2 hour window allowed for a train running past its
determined time to travel from one location to another. Its all good as
long as it looks good on paper and in the reports. Sorry to say Mr.
Trainmaster but its the crews humping, pulling, building and getting
the trains across the road and servicing customers that make the
numbers so be nice this Christmas and don't bite the hands that feed
you and your family along with the investors!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 November 2018

Stock prices up 38 %... this year...all of us must be doing something
right !!

Name: LOCO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2018

Other...

What do you mean when PTC becomes operational. It has been up and
running for quite sometime and we have been using it. Where have you
been. You need to stop posting foamer when you don't have all your
facts. And for your information it is not failsafe and never will be. I
personally had a failure with the system that should be investigated by
the FEDS!  We took a restricting signal following another train and
after passing that signal by about 4 car lengths the system dropped the
restricting fence and gave us a green light with a 60 mile hour speed.
No way in hell should it have given us the green to continue at track
speed following a train that close. Its not the first time the program
has screwed up and it wont be the last. I trust myself and over half
the engineers that I work with to do what is supposed to be done and
follow the rules when things start getting strict and could be
dangerous more than I trust those computer programs. No way in hell the
PTC can see around a blind curve for me but visible on the conductors
side. Im watching that PTC and the TO trying to make sure its working
right while blowing for god knows how many crossing going through town
while my conductor watches for gate runners and trespassers and god
knows what. He is my second set of eyes in heavy rain, snow, fog,
floods and wind storms. He's my eyes looking for downed trees and
anything else I cant see on his side of the train.  PTC cant and will
never be able to replace that.

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 November 2018

TENNESSEE CLOSED     
TENNESSEE 4,308 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. TENNESSEE 1,519 CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. TENNESSEE 2,739 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. TENNESSEE 241
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

241 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
TENNESSEE BY COUNTY 241 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

Name: Rob Knight
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 November 2018

"Not"..  just wait and see....its gonna happen...

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 26 November 2018

Hey Bob Knight, the SEC nor the Surface Transportation Board would
NEVER/EVER approve that merger...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 November 2018

To locomoto:

Two sets of ears and eyes in\on a locomotive did not prevent
a number of serious accidents and signal violations that should
never have happened.  If and when PTC becomes operational, failsafe 
= look out.

Name: Rob Knight
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 November 2018

Its time for a union pacific csx merger

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2018

Drag up hills slow....slide down fast...tonnage first safety last!!@ 
HOW Tomorrow moves

Name: locomoto
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 November 2018

Loco 1-10


Ops apparently has more sense than you. If you are a real engineer and
not a stupid foamer mole then you know darn well two sets of eyes are a
hell of a lot safer than one. No one should have to tell you that. It
may not be fool proof but its 100% better.  Sounds as if you are trying
to dig up a little support for the one man crew crap. Trying to open the
door for the discussion so you can jump in and support it? Not working!
WE ALL KNOW that 2 men are better than one.


As for the smart mouth poster who is trying to stir trouble and just
posted another mouthy post as "trainmaster", be careful.  If you
didn't notice our other annoying trainmaster and his 4 other
personalities have been blocked!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 November 2018

Ass lickers all over rice yard today...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 November 2018

Ops 

Your the idiot , two man crews donít guarantee the safety of trains
either .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 November 2018

Shut your pie holes : We're the railroad. We're preemptive,look it up.
There's nothing anyone can do.

Name: money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 November 2018

Stock....stock......

You people just amaze me on how ignorant you are about stocks and
investing. Do some research. Educate yourself on how it works. You all
sound like a bunch of idiots.  People are still investing in the
company and they always will. Foote and his hedge fund friends are not
out to destroy CSX. If all your investing in is csx stock for your
retirement then you more ignorant than I thought. I have thousands of
shares as play money. I don't bank on it to do anything for me. Quit
buying it if your so worried about it. Get a roth IRA if your young and
start saving. Max out your 40lK and buy another stock.

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 November 2018

SOUTH DAKOTA CLOSED 
SOUTH DAKOTA 3,116 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. SOUTH DAKOTA 1,047 CLOSED
PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. SOUTH DAKOTA 2,069 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS.
SOUTH DAKOTA 43 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

43 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER
ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT
IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER
ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE
SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
SOUTH DAKOTA  BY COUNTY 43 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

Name: Stock
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 November 2018

Stock isn't doing what these idiots want it to by a long stretch. They
will continue to sell and lay off until they finally realize what
they're doing isn't working. When they figure that out they will sell
stock and leave csx for dead. New guy will come in and try to piece it
back together. My guess is this will happen in 2019.

Name: To ops
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 November 2018

I really hope your right, as a railroader in Canada for 34 years and
worked under Hh for 4 of them. I could not believe what this scum did.
He did not care about federal law or the unions. He did what he wanted
and Foote worked beside Hh prick. Foote will do what is best for Foote
and mantle donít kid yourself.

Name: ops
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 November 2018

Loc 1-10


Really? You have no clue what you are talking about. Until it is
guaranteed that trains can be run safely with high level hazardous
materials and crude oil trains can be handled without incident the one
man crew will sit on the back burner. You obviously haven't been a
railroader very long or you would know that they reduce the workforce
every opportunity they get and csx has been doing it for so many years
it hard to even know when they first started doing it. Open your eyes.
Are trains still running? Late maybe but yes. Do the customers adjust
to the schedules? Yes! Do the crews get run into the ground but keep
coming back for more? Yes! Do some of the furloughed men come back?
Yes! They cut the extra boards to the bare minimum and watch them like
a hawk. When the crews are exhausted to the point that everyone is
getting 6 starts or better and cant work they bring in the new hires. 
Are you blind? Did you not see any new hires at your terminal in the
last 5 months? They are out there and more will come when the numbers
get tight. They will offer transfers to other areas to fill in where
they are short and move the traffic that direction if they can. Makes
up for the shortages in other areas where the transfers came from.  Pay
more attention to how the business works instead of listening to hearsay
rumors and calling other people stupid and you might learn something.

Name: oldunion
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 November 2018

streettoseat

Our unions may not have the backbone or the will to give up that money
they get paid under the table but I don't believe for one minute they
will sit back and allow non contract employees to take over the union
man job. It really wasn't that long ago that when management tried
that or scabs crossed picket lines that they found out by shotgun or a
bad ass whipping that it wasn't going to happen. We have become a
softer kinder more wimp arss society but I think the brothers that are
from die hard union families might just have the balls to stand up and
tell the unions to get off the shitter and get to it or you will find
that we can and will put you on the hot seat. It doesn't take much
press coverage to get the ball rolling.  THIS AINT CANANDA! It wasn't
that many years ago that the brothers sent a message when they were
trying to organize and CSX stepped on their toes. Michael Ward ate crow
and had to apologize to everyone for the stupidity of managers out in
the fields.  Don't think it cant happen again!

Name: Street to seat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 November 2018

This was Hh golden plan he had in Canada. Foote is very aware of his
options to do it at CSX, the laws do not matter. Foote will give a
crash course to all management and I t staff to run the trains when the
staffing is to short. I will bet money on this!! Seen it done twice in
Canada. And union donít say they canít do it. They have and they will.

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 November 2018

SOUTH CAROLINA CLOSED 
SOUTH CAROLINA 4,576 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. SOUTH CAROLINA 1,918
CLOSED PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. SOUTH CAROLINA 2,658 OPEN PUBLIC
CROSSINGS. SOUTH CAROLINA 193 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

193 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
SOUTH CAROLINA  BY COUNTY  193 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 November 2018

You dumb arses the plan is to be so short staffed that the FRA will have
to allow one man crews . Geez T&E has to many idiots , shoulda done
figured this out .

Name: HR
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 November 2018

Staffing

Good guess but wrong. Stocks go up and down all year round for
adjustments after rumors, economy etc. make their impact. It's being
said that management may get as much as a 150 bonus. Of course contract
employees don't get that much because of agreed terms. There is also
talk that the training center may be up and running again. If so then
count on cuts. You cant keep the seats full and any government grants
coming in if you don't reduce the work force and make a hole for the
new hires. Anyone who has been around for any length of time already
knows how it works. What you have to figure out is which division they
will chose to do the most head hunting in to reduce the work force. For
years it was the Great Lakes division. You will just have to sit back
and keep your eyes open to see where it begins to take place. It would
be stupid for anyone to think they were safe at any time.

Name: Staffing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 November 2018

Here is whatís going to happen. When mantle came on board they fired
people for nothing part of there plan. They are starting to get to work
he point where they are so short of staff. That CSX will be a little
cautious about firing people for bullshit reasons. And it is getting
close to stock peaking so they will be getting ready to bale.

Name: To contractor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 November 2018

What do I mean contractor, you should know what I mean. Itís all legal
till you get caught. You mr. Contractor should know this well for all
the work you bill CSX that you donít ever do!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 November 2018

Bnsf and CSX joint venture through ohio terminal intermodal should bring
alot of traffic and work our way !!

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 November 2018

Everything is legal till you get caught. Over the years Iíve taken what
I want with me. Even if something happened and they found things in my
grip, it would still be irrelevant. Iíve taken play station and
Nintendo in my grip and hooked up with  hotel room when layed over.
They only have control over you that you let your hem have. My older
brother use to shoot rodents from caboose cubical when they where stuck
in sidings for hours. Be creative!

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 November 2018

Deputy dog.


What the hell is your point?  What exactly are you trying to
accomplish?

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 November 2018

Garmon


Fine and lucky for you but you still cant use it without written
consent of a railroad official and that hasn't happened and wont. The
feds have their rules. Use the speedo on the train or the PTC.

Name:  Garmin gps
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 November 2018

Funny thing cop pulled me over said I was speeding. He never had me on
radar, but I think just want to pull me over. Then I remembered I had
my gps in my car. I lucked out I showed the cop my speed and it showed.
A track of my route speed and time. He was pretty amazed. The reason I
really had it on me my x to be tried to acuse me of being new her house
and harrasment this little garmin proved she was lying and they also
check my travel threw phone.

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 November 2018

OKLAHOMA CLOSED 
OKLAHOMA 5,705 PUBLIC CROSSING RECORDS. OKLAHOMA 1,977 CLOSED PUBLIC
CROSSING RECORDS. OKLAHOMA 3,728 OPEN PUBLIC CROSSINGS. OKLAHOMA 230
SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

230 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR
LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL
HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE
BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND
CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.
OKLAHOMA BY COUNTY 230 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN BY RAILROADS

Name: co
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 November 2018

Cond 30

I have worked for csx for 22 years and I do not ever remember reading
or seeing anything in writing notifying the employees that part of the
terms of their employment requires the companies right to search your
person or property. I have never seen anything in the code of ethics
policy either. Now that it had been brought up Im going through the
employee gate way and see if anything is in there. I was told an
employer had to notify their employees that they are subject to
searches while on their property unless there is a suspicion of
something as serious as maybe having a gun in your locker and then they
should call the local authorities to assist.

Name: NOT!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 November 2018

Cond.30

No you do not have to give them access to your personal bags! They can
ask you to remove items to be viewed that you are required to carry to
make sure that you have them but they absolutely can not get into your
personal bags. If you have a locker on the property they can have you
open it and view its contents but they have no powers like the local
authorities that have the power of using a search warrant. I was give
this information from a lawyer. They can also ask you to take out your
phone and show that it is turned off.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for N/A
Posted: 24 November 2018

Re screwed condr:

When you hired in did they explain to you that you were subject to
working holidays.. Get over it snowflake, I did it for 35 years.  If
you can't take the heat, get out of business he kitchen.. Newbies are
pussies....

Name: Screwed conductor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 November 2018

Management can kiss my ass making me work on thanksgiving. This company
has gone to shit

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 November 2018

Garmin,
Think you have to give 'em access to your bag/grip if requested
when on duty, on company property - no type of warrant required.

Name: Garmin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 November 2018

I can put garmin in my grip, go back to it use as a reference, they
canít check my bag. And if i record way points and times,itís my
business !

Name: Xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 November 2018

Garmin 

Are you an idiot. First off you can't use it for anything while on
duty. Second the rules are clear you are to make sure all electronic or
electrical devices are to be turned OFF and stored. You think you can
stand there at investigation and say....oh, I thought it was off.  I
was too stupid to double ckeck. They will laugh you out of the room
especially if your trying to use any info to burn them. You can't use
it to check your speed either. You can use the PTC speed and do your
measured mile test per the rules.  It's guys like you that make an LCs
job hell when your busted and you want us to save your job. Why can't
you just read the rules written and follow them?  Oh...and with them
viewing the cameras on everyone now I suggest you get your head out of
your arss and get it together! I wish they would stop hiring people
like you. It just isn't worth the headache!

Name: Garmin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 November 2018

I have a small garmin gps, I use for fishing. They record speed stops
even a map of your travel. Right down to the second. You could turn it
on put it in your grip and forget about it till you get off duty. And
it will hold all kinds of files to save your information. Itís a good
little tool for a hundred bucks. I also used mine to see if 
speedometer was accurate.

Name: Loco 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 November 2018

Engineers 

You might not have thought of this but if your documenting your trip
and  you need to prove where you were at a specific time or your
conductor needs proof of where your train was stopped  at a certain 
time if there are any vehicles around you can write down the
description of it and the passengers and get a license plate number if
you can. My lawyer said these people can be called as a witness to
confirm your location and that they saw your train. Most people don't
really forget seeing one especially if they were stopped by it. Don't
trust the crewlife or gps info to be there later if you need it in
court!

Name: Document 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 November 2018

When you go in front of a judge, say small claims court. A handshake or
verbal agreement between two parties, the judge with throw it out. If
you make a purchase the judge will only honour what is in writing on
the invoice. If you record all details of your work day,:ie work
instructions rules etc. Date and times and management denies the
conversation, the judge is going to know you never made it up. They are
able to connect the dots and come to a reasonable outcome.  So document
everything you can as if you where presenting it to a judge in court. 
When you go home put these notes away  for future access.  No one is
going to protect  you like yourself, the more documents you have the
more a lawyer or union rep. Can help you in an investigation. Hear say
means nothing now days.

Name: Deputy Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 November 2018

https://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/PublicSite/Crossing/Xingqryloc.aspx

RHODE ISLAND 133 PUBLIC CROSSINGS. 60 CLOSED SINCE 1970. 73 OPEN
CROSSINGS NOW.

25 SIGNAL SYSTEMS STOLEN ---SYSTEM-- LIGHTS OR LIGHTS/GATES--CANTILEVER
ARMS OVER STREET IF EQUIPPED---SIGNAL HOUSE---ELECTRONICS. SO ALL THAT
IS NEEDED TO MOVE THEM IS CONCRETE BASES FOR THE LIGHT/GATE/CANTILEVER
ARMS--ELECTRIC---SOME UNDERGROUND CABLES---AND A PARKING SPOT FOR THE
SIGNAL HOUSE AND MAINTAINER.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/23/646.216

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.

05/03/2007 536928P  Flashing Lights
05/03/2007 536930R Flashing Lights
01/01/1996 536937N Flashing Lights
01/01/1996 536938V Flashing Lights
05/03/2007 536947U Flashing Lights
10/09/1987 536949H Flashing Lights
01/01/1988 536950C Flashing Lights
05/03/2007 536953X Flashing Lights
05/03/2007 536955L Flashing Lights
05/03/2007 536958G Flashing Lights
05/03/2007 536960H Flashing Lights
01/01/1996 536968M Flashing Lights
05/16/1980 537068A Gate Arms
01/27/1978 537076S Gate Arms
01/27/1978 537078F Flashing Lights
12/31/1987 537079M Flashing Lights
02/11/1985 537082V Gate Arms
12/31/1987 537092B Gate Arms
12/31/1987 537096D Flashing Lights
12/01/1986 537099Y Flashing Lights
12/01/1986 537100R Flashing Lights
11/05/1982 537108V Gate Arms
08/23/2010 537179S Flashing Lights
09/05/1987 537185V Flashing Lights
12/31/1987 903282N Gate Arms

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 November 2018

Cocksuckers charging all who lay off over the Holidays.

Name: Made up rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 November 2018

I retired four months before Hh left CP rail. The management was so
scared for there jobs they would tell you anything to keep the trains
moving. And if they could get you not following any little rule you
where pulled out of service. But they made shit up to keep the wheels
turning. And when challenged they waited to get you on something else.
Remember when they bend the rules and something goes wrong, they will
alway deny they said any such thing. They will put all the blame on the
union employee, trust no management. Go by your rules and if they
discipline you, you will be in the right at an investigation. To
management the union employee is the cause of all problems!!

Name: OPS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 November 2018

Cond.20-30...blah

You are absolutely right. There is absolutely no way the dispatchers
can have everyone off their trains and marked off at their away or home
terminal within 12 hours every single trip. Last night a dispatcher was
toned up 4 times by a crew constantly reminding them to get them tied
down somewhere and get a wagon ordered to get them back to their
terminal in time. The dispatcher finally told them to stop disrupting
them and they had permission to exceed the 12 hour rule that was never
ever put out in any form of official writing to anyone in the field or
submitted to all union parties. This is just another intimidation
tactic to move freight quicker and cut cost on recrews. If this idea
could work it would save thousands a month on second crews, overtime
and cost of wagons. It would also al