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

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

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

JEEEZ.....DEEZ.  


DIDN'T LIKE THAT LAST POST.  Truth hurts. Ok moles. Anymore stupid
comments.

Hey ym...please explain what an exception car is out of the yard!

Name: Deez
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 October 2018

Both employees get down to watch trains because we don't want u fuckers
sleeping

Name: Raped 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 October 2018

News Tm...


You can get the freight across the road efficiently without out right
stealing from the people who move the damn freight. It's a crime for
CSX to blatantly ignore and disregard what they signed their John Henry
on.  They try so hard to make the company look like the all mighty good
old boys to the public when in fact they are not.  Look at the employee
gateway lately? Pat me on the back blow hard propaganda. I remember when
they claimed they were voted the most friendly military employee out
there. They failed to tell people it was because the Fed's were giving
them a hefty grant for each one they hired. That's just one example of
their so called ethical behavior. There should never be a fight over an
agreements working conditions and pay. Just honor the damn agreements
that were signed. If the company spent as much time  scheduling on time
freight as they do researching loop holes in the agreement to screw the
workers over we would be number 1 out here. people aren't stupid. They
know the sham. It's just a matter of time. You can only be evil and
manipulative for so long before something gives. God works in
mysterious ways. Csx Keeps biting the hands that feed them someone is
going to get slapped.

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

It's all about money with the company and the employees.  That's
exactly why the workers take the abuse.  Because what's the
alternative?  There used to be a day when I thought enough men could
man up together and make change but its very obvious conditions can be
about as bad as possible as long as the bills get paid.  What's worse?
 Little Freddie not getting his 300$ Christmas present or you taking
that butt plundering from the RR?  It's a sad fkng world we live in. 
Men getting bent over for the need of a buck.  And the
multi-million/billion dollar companies playing on those very
insecurities.  One day you'll wake up and realize it wasn't and it
isn't worth it. Burn in hell CSX.

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

who gives a fuck. just get paid.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 October 2018

Railroader wild: i want the company i work for to be financially sound
and whats wrong with that? Lets just all do our jobs and get the
freight over the road safely and efficiently as possible... thats what
the company pays us to do Sir..

Name: Railroader in control
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

Jackazzmaster...you must have just got to shithole express.. we've
already did it.
Back before our savior Obumer enacted the clean power Act.. keep
drinking the Kool-Aid you moron

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 October 2018

CSX likely to hit 12 billion in revenue this year with a market cap of
59 billion...that boys is how tomorrow moves

Name: Railroader in control
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

I would like to point out that since i left that shit hole i havent had
to punch any one in the mouth and don't expect to have to.
Most employers don't treat their employees like s******* Express does.
Go work somewhere where they really care about you working there and
you're doing the job they need done they dont have the attitude that
they don't need you

Name: Railroader in control
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

I dont turn in claims any more.if some one doesn't pay me what we again
upon i bunch them in the month. Gets fast action. Someone in
jackazzville on the other in of a phone line doesn't give a s*** about
your claim. There not going to pay you and theres nothing ypu can do
about it.
And they know it.
The fix is in and there all laughing at you calling you a sucker

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

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

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

Safety blitz tonight in Louisville! If they watch you long enough they
will get you!

Name: Rogue too
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 October 2018

Private sector Union membership didn't drop from 20% in 83' to 6%
today for no reason.

Don't kid yourself. You have never and will never have any hint of
control. Csx will do whatever, whenever they want.

 If you don't agree just consider this: On a daily basis, CSX denies
hundreds of valid claims. THEY ARE IN BLACK AND WHITE AND AGREED ON BY
BOTH SIDES. It shouldn't even be an issue that goes to your LC. They
have literally no argument to deny or change the rules they do. Yet,
they have laughed at your contract (and will continue to) for years to
come.

Name: Roalroader gone Rogue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

You should attend the next Bernie Sanders rally

Name: Roalroader gone Rogue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

Balls? 
I quit that shit hole.
I only go on here for laughs
You guys are suckers.
Union? Sucker. 
There all un jackazzville
Laughing at you guys.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

We all need to stick together and make some shit happen,    Thatís the
only way itís going to change.     I will get my guys together and put
it to them like we did in the Conrail days.  

Matter of fact they should reconsider bringing back Conrail!!   No one
ever did it like Conrail did.      Plain and simple!!

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

CORPORATE.....LYING MOLE


ROGUE....REALLY IDIOT???


Same post every week, every month, every year. Bunch of blow hard
pansies who have no balls to stand up to their unions who are the ones
who are the cause of every single mess that has ever existed. They
don't fight for you, they don't listen to you, they take your money
and laugh at you. Your LCs are in the dark half the time and are just
puppets. None of you have the balls to STRIKE against your unions.
Start voting the old blood out and bring the new blood in. In the
meantime, just cry and bitch and do nothing as usual. You don't even
have the balls to lay down on the man! Your so scared of being targeted
that you run and kick ass so fast they don't even see you running by. I
remember the days when MEN ran the yard and when they laid down and the
numbers got bad the WHITE shirts from corporate would fly in and want
to know what the problems were and what they could do to fix it.  Guess
who wasn't there? THE UNION REPS!  So figure it our little boys and
girls.  Jeeze.... no balls, no fixy fixy little girls!

Name: Rogue Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

Record profits..... let's strike...
You guys sound like you're at a Bernie Sanders rally.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 October 2018

Union Pacific and CSX will merge...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 October 2018

Get rid of the hedge fund peeps!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: Leaving
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2018

Ape  
That's what paroled said.  Quit at 55 and roll it over. You can do
early withdrawal at 55 if you quit then but it has to stay invested
with the company till 59 1/2 if you dont want to pay penalties.Screw
that!  If your quitting cut all ties and don't touch it till your 59
1/2.  Run! Close the door on the bad dream. Get a life!

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

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

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

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

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

You cannot take your 401k out and put into an IRA.  You cannot do
anything with it until 59 1/2. The only way you can roll it into IRA if
you resign from company. Also if you have one with UTU and then switched
to another (engineer) craft such as BLET then your UTU 401K stays and
just draws interest on your whatever your selections were. It is always
worth talking to people in Jax about your savings. Each Union has their
own 401K. I have talked to M.Lynch and to lady that is over 401K's
with CSX and you are stuck unless you quit or retire.

Name: Tropicana 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 October 2018

There remodeling the 14th floor of headquarters in Jacksonville...making
a special section they are calling the "war room"....for union
management relations...we better start sticking togather like the
smarter than us old timers did.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2018

Marvin Helms! We know you look on this site, call us immediately!

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

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

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

Maybe Canada. IDK. Hunter never controlled the RRB and you'd have to
show me a cite where he was able to do this. And I doubt Hunter spelled
it like you do, 😇

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 October 2018

Withholding money,

Did you say they withheld penSion checks? How do they stop the RRB from
sending them out?

Name: Paroled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 October 2018

NEWBIES


Save every damn dime you get your hands on. Don't be stupid. This job
is feast or famine. It is unpredictable and all based on the economy.
Don't be a stupid fool just because you are getting a bigger pay check
than you have ever gotten before. SAVE! SAVE! SAVE!

OLD HEADS!
If you are turning 55 or you are already over 55 roll that 401k over to
an IRA and get the hell out. You cant touch the money without a penalty
before age 59 1/2 unless you leave it with the company but if you were
planning on staying until 60 you don't need it anyway.  GET THE HELL
OUT! Let someone else handle your money. Cut your ties. Forget their
stock. There are much better investments our there. Get a life. Move
your money and run as far away as you can. Its doable if you haven't
been an idiot with your money!

 Make an appointment with the retirement board and let them crunch the
numbers for you. They did a great job of explaining to me what I would
be earning at age 62 or at age 65 with 22 years of service. Its a cut
but not as bad as you think. Do yourself a favor and go see them. If
you have other investments you just might find you can run for the hill
as fast as you can and be just fine.  If you don't do it for yourself
then do it for your sanity!

Name: Tom pitzen
E-mail: Yahoo.com
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 October 2018

Record profits at the earnings meeting..keep up the good work..the union
will negotiate you a 1 percent annual raise .. keeping all our great
work rules..# hourly rate off the table

Name: Trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 October 2018

U little whining bitches...aint got a clue what WE are fixing to
do....dont let your dingel dong dangle in the dirt...it might get
stepped on it might get hurt.

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

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

Name: vested
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 October 2018

WEBMASTER!

Can you please block the low life trash post like the one fake chump
hump master just posted.  We don't need nor do any of us who are
serious about our situations at work want this kind of low life post.


I have been out here long enough to figure out their pattern. CSX
always does this kind of sham every year during the last quarter. Good
guess is they are getting ready to audit and close out the business
matters before the end of the year. They withhold as many claims as
they can and pay out as little as they can. Maybe it is easier to just
freeze any extra wages earned other than the flat rates. Give them a
chance to "Guestimate" what their payout for bonuses and other tax
related issues will be. Don't claim to be a financial advisor but they
do this every single year! I agree with other poster. It should be a
federal offense to sit on our money and hold out any opportunity we
should have to invest it and earn interest on it. I have always
wondered how long it will be before they have the balls to hold out our
union dues. All they have to do is say there is a computer glitch and
then take it out in a lump sum on our last check. Whats the unions
going to do? Nothing. No balls.

Name: Hump master 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 October 2018

I just fucked the shit out of Trainmaster David Bensonís wife. His mom
is next. That dirty bitch.

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

Dang sure crawling around Bradenton Fla...and the rr bulls too..

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

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

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

Loco,

Here's some wisdom. If "they" were illegally withholding correct
claims, it's time we had a come to Jesus meeting with our unions. 
They have a fiduciary interest to protect us and they don't. It's
time for a clean sweep of our managers who don't remember what ballast
looks like. It's time for two unions to become one and reduce staffing
by more than half and reduce dues by more than half as well. None of
this will happen, of course.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2018

ape 20-30

In the meantime they are sitting on our money they are withholding
against our agreement on terms of pay! They are still getting the
interest that it is earning while it sits in their "we will pay it
later account!" That is stealing as far as most of us are concerned
and our money is being used for their benefit and not ours.

Do you have any words of wisdom on that one?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2018

Cocksuckers in Eville tonite. Watch your backs.

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

Cond 1-10 years.

The stock is not tanking. There was a correction.  So did most of the
other stocks "tank". Did you sell all your stock?  Of course you
didn't.  You haven't lost a penny and you never will until you start
selling. If you don't know that, hire a financial pro. You're also
wrong on the IRS. We can't get two people in a row to stand up against
this company. Generally, their balls shrivel and they start shaking. 
That said, if you got EVERY SINGLE MEMBER to stand and fight for a
change, it wouldn't change a thing. The IRS can't and won't work
like that. If you don't know that, it's time for a tutor.

Name: 310 to Yuma 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2018

Yes Sir "Train Bastard"... your day is coming.... very soon.... for
getting the pink slip...wet behind the ears college boy.

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

hangover


Some people are just so full of shitz it isn't even funny.  



Now, for those who are getting flipped back and they are refusing to
let them go to the hotel, its because your getting ready to get
screwed. They haven't been paying the trip home. Not one dime. They
aren't even paying the engineers.  Pulling another one of their stunts
and stealing again. Guessing it has to do with finances and adjusting
the books. The stock is tanking. I just lost 11,000 in my BLET 401k.
They are doing what they do best. Don't pay the employees, come up
with some lame bull shitz reason which is always something they
supposedly found in the agreements, then pay it out later. I think we
all need to call the IRS and demand an audit. The money they are
holding back could be drawing interest for us who invest. Instead they
are sitting on it and getting the interest. This should be a federal
offense. Its never a good sign when the company sits on our money.
Somebody is working on the books!

Name: Hotelhangover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2018

I've been in the hotel for 35 hrs now.   I've managed to get drunk
twice, get laid once and I've rubbed 2 1/2 off.  Pornhub, YouTube and
the buffet across the street has helped the time pass. That's all

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 October 2018

Crews

Got to be something crazy behind this new rule that both crew members
will have to get down and watch the roll by of passing trains. Like a
previous poster said, if we were one man crews like they want so bad
there would only be one person on the ground. there is something up
with this. How about the rule that states you are supposed to be doing
a walking inspection of your own train any time you stop after leaving
your initial terminal. Cant be between the rails when you are doing it.
so how you supposed to be on the far side of a passing train doing an
inspection and on the cold side of your own train doing your own
inspection at the same time. Crawl through and go to the far side and
after the train passes crawl back through and finish your inspection?
Frankly I couldn't care less how I do it. Im sure the dispatcher will
love the extra smoke break he gets while Im walking back 2 mile from
the end of my train after he lights us up.  I think my own train is
more important than the passing train. Need to be paying more attention
to it than everybody else's! Like how they say when your moving your
supposed to inspect your own train. Hard to do on straight track or
when you don't have a mirror to use in the curve. Lets not forget
those mirrors that are 4"x4"  or wont stay in place for 5 seconds
when the wind is hitting them. You have a dragging detector, height
detector, hot box detector, wheel impact detector and blah blah but you
cant trust any of them so you got to get down and make sure everything
is still okay along the way.  Something just isn't right here!
Something had to happen for this new rule to come out. Bet you it
involves lawyers and $$$$$$!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 October 2018

Seems that just about all who post on this website have big alligator
mouths.  But I bet in reality the same have small hummingbird balls
whenever real push comes to shove.

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

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

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

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

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

Spies in Louisville tonight!

Name: SERIOUS
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 October 2018

OTHERMOLE

Go the hell away. No one believes for one moment you are tapping any
TMs wife.  Your just a distracting mole. Go play in the middle of the
street!


smile
Yep,,,, I started documenting everything too.  I even write down when I
eat something and take a leak.  I even set my watch by the dispatchers
time.  Not one single clock in any crew building is correct. I was
always told it was a mandatory rule. Make sure you have yours set
exactly with the dispatch. Don't be off more than 10 seconds. When
they try and hang you with bull crap the little black box, errad, etc..
had to be in exact time as your watch. You are documenting everything
you do by the dispatchers times. They always laugh when I call them and
ask them what time they have. Say its rare anyone ever ask them!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 October 2018

Smile,
let's all do that - carry cheap notepads & write down all the times:
on duty, arrival at on duty point, proper train orders\documentation,
power ready, coupling to 1st (if more than one) track, doubled up,
brake test complete, etc., etc., etc.

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

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

Name: SMILE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 October 2018

Brothers

Loyd is absolutely right!  If you cant remember your children's names
or any of your best friends it is time to get out.

I woke up right after HH took over. Today I came home from a trip with
a big smile on my face. The TM was a total ass because he was going to
look bad if we didn't get out of the yard in the new 1 hour bullshit
rule. We all know the idiots in Jacksonville know it wont work all the
time. They have had a 2 hour rule max on departure times for over 20
years. They cry, stomp and threaten all the time just to put on a tough
show. They know its a joke. They like to watch the TM cry!
We documented every minute of our day from the time we left the hotel
to the time we got off the train. Wasn't a damn thing they could do to
us for the train being 4 hours late. Our notes would throw management
under the bus. When we marked off we just smiled and laughed because we
decided not to let them get under our skin. Just sit back and let them
step on their own....! At the end of the day they had to pay both of us
for the horse and pony show!  Guarantee you they don't get paid as much
at the circus as we get paid!  Oh life is grand!  CHAAAA  CHINGGGGGG!

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 October 2018

We don't need to test the levels of intelligence on this website
because it's already been determined that you have to be about as dumb
as a rock to keep putting up with this company's b.s. and lies. 

Webmaster I don't doubt for a second that the higher ups don't like
the information posted on here but then again, there's not much they
do care about except dollar signs.  I think what irks me more than
anything is that all these pieces of shit(management)think they can go
on treating employees with such blatant disrespect without
repercussions.  People will only tolerate so much abuse before they
snap or finally stand together.  It's a miracle nothing hasn't
already happened but when it does no one will be surprised and those in
charge of running this company into the ground should be held fully
accountable.  

When you get on here and read daily or have a hard time remembering
what real life was like before the railroad it might be time to move
on.  Money isn't everything boys it's just what they hang over your
head to keep you around.

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

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

Name: Blah!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

BLAH BLAH BLAH 

Stop with the horse shit you frickin morons! My god. One factual post
in the last 24 hours.  Eville boys are losing jobs.  More train
swapping is on the table. Just was told they are hiring more. FOR WHAT?
Better be to have enough man power to cover the days off we are f...king
getting. Fix the damn caps, etc.  Honor PB days!
Not counting on it. Looking for them to start head hunting again.
If you got 5 weeks vacation or you live on FMLA you better watch your
asses. Keep your mouths shut and your ears open idiots. As for these
stupid ass TM post, who gives a shit!!!  THEY DON'T MOVE THE FREIGHT!
They push papers and pencils. The next TM I see hanging and removing a
tele is going to be on candid camera!  Look at idiot who's getting a 5
day penalty claim filed against him! Sent straight to the international!

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

TM

If you do have a college education.  One thing is for certain. It's
not in English.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

Tarainmaster 

You're a fucking unicorn.   Where I'm from the craft employees are
the ones who have trades, a college education and are veterans.  I'm
all three like a lot of my Union brothers.   I'm willing to bet
you're a habitual liar.

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

We're going to bend the gnome over and shove our train swap up his ass.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 October 2018

Trainmasters/PTI drivers/janitors/coffee makers/dicksuckers

You're correct, we are just a program away from not operating.   And
how does this make your position secure?   RR functions fine or better
when you cunts are off.  CSX has no reason to keep you now would have
less reason to keep you suckasses then.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 October 2018

Csx is trying  to convince the public that there is only one person
needed on a train to operate safely.  It's ironic csx also believes
that both crew members should be on the ground watching passing trains.
Per System Notice.    It's not if but when some poor railroader is
crushed by a derailment or decapitated from flying debris.  Whosoever
put this in place should be imprisoned and their assets divided among
relatives. 
Just when your convinced management couldn't be any more foolheaded. 
They prove you wrong.

I've came up with a 10 suggestions thay may get someone a bonus.

1.employee provided snowshoes to replace our spikes.
2.lanterns will be replaced with employee provided torches.
3.employee provided milk jugs to be filled prior to going on duty.
4.employee provided cell phones to replace radios

5.parking meters installed system wide

6.use of KOA campgrounds in lieu of hotels.

7.vending style toilets.
8. trainman calls the engineer for duty
9. trainman fuels engines
10. maximum 1 bag per crew member (trains are already operating over
tonnage)

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

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

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

Just do as your told and Like IT...knuckle draggers

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

Reckless 

That's exactly what's happening.  In fact they just put a train out
of Avon on the card for engineers that will go to Evansville with Avon
crews. They are also working on making guys out of Roselake get
qualified on the INRD and CE&D to take trains to sidings.  It's OUT OF
ROUTE. They have already been forcing crews over there and denying their
out of route claims. It's not on the asigned job route. Heard they only
put conductor on train and no pilot for engineer. FRA needs a call on
that one. 
Why the hell do they have a request for transfers to Evansville 
advertised if they are going to take their jobs away?  Something else
is going down!

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

Yeah no one that works here would call it Evansville North. It's the
CD.

As for being for fucked...maybe more trains going to the Terra Haute
South pool or the Danville FMLA  garbage running the trains down to
Terra Haute. There's also talk of the Terra Haute guys going to the
hotel to scab more of our North bound trains.

Name: USMC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2018

That's a fake post to stir sh*t. No Marine would right Hoorah. That's
Army garbage. It's OOH RAH!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2018

Big rumor going around jacksonville... company next year going to TRY
outsourcing  1/4 of of all north division car repair.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2018

Nastyville sucks

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

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

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

Whoever this guy is, he was a Marine

Name: Hoorah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 October 2018

Evansville North you're screwed.   You girls are about to get bent
over.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2018

Why is Evansville screwed?

Name: Hoorah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 October 2018

Evansville North you're screwed.   You girls are about to get bent
over.

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

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

Name: Little Birdie Says
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2018

Hit squad in Louisville tonight for 3rd shift!! Watch out!!

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

Teck will kill every on board job in the future. Get off the
transportation board and go somewhere that you can survive. Waving at
the MOW is not going to last much longer. Conductor is doomed and the
Engineer will follow.

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

If you bought in and held you would be at $40.00 0r so and adding the
dividend to your holding. 1k shares loss of $5.00 is nothing. 40 to 70
X 1k is nice money.


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

CSX stock dropped below 70 bucks a share today, biggest loss in a
while.
$69.56 at close today down $5.05 from yesterdays close. If you had a
thousand shares you just lost $5000 and some change today.

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

This Dude is lucky to have a JOB. Mark him off forever....

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

Why do I have to call crew management to make off sick? Use to be able
to do it online. Here is how my time was spent.
1st call got took 12 minutes for them to pick up and hang up on me
without saying anything.
2nd call took 8 minutes for someone to answer then they transferred me
to my caller which took another 10 minutes for that one to answer and
mark me off.
Took about 30 minutes of my time to get marked off!

Name: 
E-mail: geardrve1944@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 October 2018

Loan Repayment ---You are talking to yourself.The whole world knows
that. Good thing the RR hired you.


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

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

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

trainmasters going around telling everyone that this regime is no joke,
they will make sure these plans work.  1 hour depart times, meet and
turn, etc.. Did we get a new regime? we're talking about the same
regime that failed at block swapping, shut yards down just to open them
back up ( not all but Nashville, Avon ) etc. Closed the Engine house
down in avon, its opening back up now.. what happen to that plan? and
this morning was laughable. I dont know if one train made it out within
3 hours, some 6 hours, and i think one road train was re crewed in the
yard...  They are so short handed on power and depend on in bound
power. If one thing goes wrong they are doomed for hours. Another
jackass trying to re invent the wheel..

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 October 2018

So - since the co. did away with safety committees & all, how are
things?  Better, worse, about the same?

Name: sick
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 October 2018

APE


They did the same shit to me except while I was waiting for 20 minutes
they tried to call me. When I answered my other line I told them it was
about time they picked up the phone and answered my call. they didn't
know what I was talking about so I told them I had been on hold for
over 2o minutes waiting to mark off. they got smart and said they
contacted me for work first. I explained that I had proof what time I
called and how long I had been on hold which was totally unacceptable
and to mark me off sick. I didn't care if they tried to miss call me.
I would be filing ethics charges when I got off the phone and calling
my LC to file entrapment!  They marked me off!

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

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 October 2018

Invest : that is the ultimate goal: communism... bnsf norfolk southern
and Canadian national plus top bottom half of kansas city southern to
merge... union Pacific.. Csx.. canadian pacific and top half of kansas
city southern too merge..

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

Why do I have to call crew management to make off sick? Use to be able
to do it online. Here is how my time was spent.
1st call got took 12 minutes for them to pick up and hang up on me
without saying anything.
2nd call took 8 minutes for someone to answer then they transferred me
to my caller which took another 10 minutes for that one to answer and
mark me off.
Took about 30 minutes of my time to get marked off!

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

Any news from  the DEKRA survey?   I suspect CSX brass didn't like the
findings so it was trashed.   Now there are managers going around
terminals asking crews what they're doing wrong.  Why are employees
disgruntled?   CSX just ask your Union puppets for the answers you want
to hear.

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

CSX stock dropped below 70 bucks a share today, biggest loss in a while.
$69.56 at close today down $5.05 from yesterdays close. If you had a
thousand shares you just lost $5000 and some change today.

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

lesson 101


Did someone say "lay down"?  Websters dictionary: A term used 30
years ago by men with balls: Not of the softer, spineless side.

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

Exactly we need 1 union representing T&E.    Instead these motherfuckers
join with truck drivers and sheet metal workers.

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

Corp

Go take your poser arsss back under your rock.  Something bothering the
children in Jacksonville!

As for the last post.....right on!  Lets take one example. How about
the BLET.  Got the members in the same damn seniority district but
running different directions(east/west) that have different rights.
How about the UTU? Got conductors in same situation. West runners cant
protect their pool rights, put east enders can. The list goes on in
both unions. There are too many official positions being paid in the
unions. they need to be downsized and they both need to be organized
together to bargain for both crafts. There is no need in hell for 2
unions and so many over paid stuffed shirts. Put a stop to favoritism
in the unions as well. It should be an even scale for all.

Oh... as for going conventional at Indy on the remotes, it was said as
long as production is good they will continue to be conventional. Well
there goes the blackmail. Get tired of their crap and do the only thing
you can do to send a message (lay down) and the remotes will be back. 
This is a great evil plan to keep you on your knees! Got to give them
credit for trying.  Might just backfire. Not to many people really
giving a rats ass which way it runs!

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

Just wondering why all you fools are arguing with one another, when the
real problem is the union and the carrier. It's the conductors job
it's the engineers job both are lazy . No shit we are all lazy to a
point. blah blah blah... This is what the company wants, us to fight
over dumb shit and the unions do to we should get rid of one union and
keep the other I dont care which one it is. I have been a member of
both and they are both worthless.The problem with this of course is all
the kick backs that the higher holding positions for both unions would
lose... we need to stand together that's what unions are supposed to
do not give to one craft and not to the other.I do not know to many
other jobs that have 2 different unions in one company......why is this
o yeah to keep us at odds

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 October 2018

Union Pacific CSX to merge in next 3 years.

Name: other
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 October 2018

?

Watched a little about it on channel 13 news. Happened in Hart county
KY.  No big deal. Just a stupid trespasser.

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 October 2018

News


Do you know if they sent out a TM to find the guys head?  Make sure one
was there to cover the media? Not hearing anything about it except
rumors.

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

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

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

I guess theyíll be called Tardmasters ,,,, LOL

Name: news!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 October 2018

Crews

Just heard about the man who got his head cut off by a wire on a pole
while riding the top of one of your intermodal cars. Report said there
were 3 hitchhikers riding the train when the train took a pole out with
a wire and it cut one of the guys head off!  Crazy crap!  Who rides the
top of a tote train. Said they traveled 30 miles before they were
stopped. Didn't know they were on the train!
I just hope the crew had all their proper paper work and wasn't
ordered out with out clearance bureau messages and other stuff that
happens a lot! Going to be officials all over that stuff!

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

WOW!

Cant believe they are actually going back to running puller jobs in
Indy conventional. Why would they all of the sudden decide to put the
remotes on hold? Did their contract with the parts supplier and
maintenance finally run out?  Got to be some shady reason other than
they are getting smart and going back to the old school way of
railroading. HHMMM. Got to wonder. Maybe there are more reports coming
out about the back injuries and wear and tear on the upper body lugging
that box around!

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

The company is finally doing something smart. Yardmaster are now being
trained to do trainmaster duties. Eliminating the Trainmasterís. Lower
level management is getting kicked in the balls now. Hehehe . Howís it
feel now ladies?

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

YOU TEE YOU

Looks good on paper, but whats going to happen when they decide to
screw you out of your pay because they decided that it was not written
and agreed upon as they thought fit the moment they realize they have
to pay you some actual money? Just like they have done to the engineers
for years. screwing the hell out of us on time tickets that are legit
and are explained in black and white. Just had a TM tell me he was
ordered to rotate the tickets issued for recrewing dead trains  on line
of road by long pool hours of service train crews. Said they were told
to issue the tickets as J-job tickets one week then issue them by the
agreed terms of the union agreement, which is calling the crew out as a
Q12301R(example)!  Every time they issue the tickets as a J Job they try
and combine the tickets and refuse to pay the trip rate and if they pay
anything it is just a basic day.
You going to sue the union when they let them screw you over. You going
to set an example to the company that your not going to take a hosing
from them? Lets see how long you get your pay before they hose you and
start stealing!

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

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

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

Where you at union? We can't get personal business anymore!
All you PRO UNION guys that always praise the union must be idiots. The
union looked good when they didn't have to do anything but as soon as
mantle ridge came in and it was time for the union to do something they
folded. Look at all we have lost! Does anyone remember the good ole days
that ended 2 years ago?

Name: You Tee You
E-mail: Jamie_Modesitt@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 October 2018

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING 
Between 
CSX TRANSPORTATION, INC. 
(Former B&O Railroad Company) 
And its employees represented by 
SMART Transportation Division 
(NMAD/B&O General Committee) 

This Agreement is in reference to our discussions concerning the
Carrier's operational 
request to establish Meet and Turn service exclusively on the B&O/NMAD
territory. 

Therefore, the following are the terms and conditions under which Meet
and Turn
assignments shall be advertised and worked without prejudice to each
party's position on 
how such assignments are to be paid and operated under the terms of the
B&O Schedule 
Agreement. 

It is hereby agreed: 
1) Meet and Turn road assignments shall be advertised in accordance 
with Rule 59. The meet and turn location will be designated but will be

subject to daily operating conditions. 
Note: Should there be any issues with the location of the train swap 
area, such issues will be addressed between the SMART-TD Local 
Chairperson with jurisdiction and the Local Management. Should 
the issue(s) be unable to be resolved locally, the matter shall be 
forwarded to the SMART-TD General Chairperson and the 
Carrier's HOO for handling. 

2) Employees working Meet and Turn service will be paid the 
established trip rate between the parties or the applicable rate based
on the 
class of service. If an employee is run through to the opposite
terminal for 
operational necessity, the employee will be returned to the home
terminal 
by a combination deadhead upon arrival. An employee will not be
required 
to tum out of the opposing terminal on a train without an additional
trip 
rate.
 
3) Employees in Meet and Turn service will be provided an allowance 
of three (3) hours at the class of service working in addition to the 
established trip rate. The additional three (3) hours will not be
factored into 
when a crew would start overtime. Furthermore, the three (3) hours in 
addition to all other earnings will not be included when making
adjustments 
for Guaranteed Extra Board payments.

4) Employee's working Meet and Tum service shall not be held at 
other than the home terminal. Should unforeseen circumstances, or an 
emergency require employees to be held at the opposite terminal, 
employees will be paid in accordance with the controlling agreement(s)
for 
held away, meals, ID meals, etc. 

5) Employees working Meet and Turn service will not be used in short 
turn around service or tied-up at intermediate points, except in case
of 
emergency as defined in Rule 100, Section 11 of the B&O Schedule 
Agreement. 

6) Employees not used through no fault of their own, including 
observing RSIA rest, or annulments for any reason shall be paid no less

than the earnings of their assignment. 

7) The provisions of Rule 101 (Paid Holidays) and Rule 100, Section 
19, E (Personal Leave Days) will apply to all employees working in Meet

and Tum service established by this Agreement, regardless of the
mileage 
component. 

8) Meet and Turn assignment vacancies will be protected by the 
Conductor's extra board at the supply point. Assignments that cannot
be 
filled by the respective extra board will be filled in accordance with
B&O 
Schedule Rule 67 (c), 11. 
This agreement may be cancelled by either party giving a twenty (20)
day written Notice to 
the other. In the interim, this Understanding will remain in effect. 

Signed in Jacksonville, Florida, on October 1, 2018.

Jamie C Modesitt - UTU B&O NMAD GCA

JASON Floyd - CSX Director Labor Relations

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

Well why can't a licensed engineer get off his butt & do a walking
inspection?  Secure the locomotive(s) --  hit the ballast. 
What the hell, engineers sound off like they can do \ know everything.
Surely then, they can do that also. Many of their big mouths & attitudes
cause as much, perhaps a lot more, hassles than a Conductor who may
hesitate to inspect a train.

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

Cond. 30 
 
Really man?  If your not a licensed engineer your ass will get off and
do your job for sure. If repairs have to be made and train has to be
moved at all your not allowed by law to be sitting in that seat running
the controls. Other guy is right. Read conductors job description. Take
care of your cars. Hoggers will take care of the motors. Team work is
the most important. Just do your frickin job.
If it's 2 3/4 miles long take a crew pack, sandwhich and walk nice and
slow and safely. No job is so urgent or so important you can't take the
time to do it safely.

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

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

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

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

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

It doesn't have to say who makes the walking inspection. It's in the
conductors job description. That's our job.

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

There are rules written in black & white on paper in books, etc., that
state when a walking inspection must be made on a train.   Which rule,
if there's any such thing, clarifies "who" exactly must do the
walking inspection?

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

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

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

Conductors

WAKE THE HELL UP!
If I hear one more ignorant conductor tell me that the idiots in the
Face to face class told them they don't have to follow any other rules
than the new  bulletin that came out for trains in emergency on 6/15/17
I'm going to start tossing them off the engines. Simple lazy boys who
don't want to follow rules or just to damn lazy to get out and walk
more than 5 car lengths. Most engineers pounded the rocks before they
got in the seat. We did it. We know what its like. I'm not  listening
to your boo hoo you get to sit in the cab crap.  Quit being a stupid
fool! Go find a boys job if you cant handle it!

That rule was written to speed up the process. it wasn't written to
protect your ass or the engineer! You people should only have to work
for the company for 3 months to figure this out. There are other rules
in the book that go with the train in emergency rule. You don't get to
ignore them just because there was a change in another one. Did you know
the dispatcher is not supposed to let any other train pass you until you
confirm that your hazmats are on the rail AND SAFE(rule 612.4) Did you
know if your a key train you can only run 5 mph to move it to a safer
place to inspect it? That face to face instructor left a lot out. His
agenda was to preach only the rules that move the train the quickest.
If he explained it all they would have been totally pissed! Lose his
job!

Now for the idot I was working with in the dark in the middle of no
where in a curve that refused to walk the train because rule
308.6-section B- paragraph 4 says visual inspection from the head end
does not indicate any unsafe conditions, I hope I never catch your lazy
ass again if I go into emergency. If its dark, foggy, blizzard or in a
blind sharp curve your ass CAN NOT TELL FROM JUST STANDING AT THE HEAD
END that everything is okay. Are you just retarded. You think your butt
is walking out of investigation scot free after equipment is damaged
because your tried using that rule to cut corners and get out of
walking? I cant see to the end of a 3 mile long train with my best
glasses on in a clear sunny day! Don't tell me you can!
Think of this one conductors.  How many of us have been stuck with
14,000 foot long trains weighing 19,000 tons with 2 motors that aren't
worth a piece of crap and can barely make it up a hill over 15 miles and
hour. 
Section B paragraph 6 states your cant do a roll by inspection if
starting and moving the train requires excessive force.
How do any of us know for sure after we have been in emergency that the
excessive force when starting is because of these overweight trains or
because there is a problem in the train. NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE unless
the entire train is inspected!
They build these trains like this to cut corners and to reduce trains
and crews. This isn't my problem. Its theirs. I'm not moving that
train one foot until you make sure that the entire train is on the damn
rail. I'm not wheel slipping in 8 notch at 1200 amps on a hill without
you checking first. Run your pie hole. Scream and cry. We can sit there
all night. Use your damn heads. ALL 6 rules have to be met in order for
us to do a roll-by inspection. ALL OF THEM! Use your heads! Guarantee
we got the FRA/USDOT in our corner on this one if they want to accuse
us of delaying the train!

CSX operating rules department/public safety director....
Got any comments on this? we know you read this site everyday.

Name: UP Runaway
E-mail: coverup@up.com
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 October 2018

UP Accident:

Any rumors of a cover-up taking place already? The rumor is that the
UP and FRA is covering up the negligent [over] tonnage amount on the
train, and numerous reports of reported failures of dynamic braking on
two of the locomotives.

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

Right to work... How do you think this would play out?
If union membership was not mandatory our dues would go up to
compensate for the loss in membership. 
I think not... If we were right to work and people started dropping out
of the union then the union would have to make it appealing to want to
be in the union, they would have to show why it is valuable to be in
the union so they could retain membership so they could keep making
they money they do.
Think about it, if it's required to be in the union then they don't
have to do anything for us and they are still guaranteed to bring in X
amount of dollars per railroader. If it is not mandatory then they
would fear losing members (revenue) so they would actually fight for
us. 
Analogy 1- You have to have water to live, it's mandatory, if it were
not mandatory then the water companies would have to do something to
improve water to make people want to have it or they would go out of
business. 
Being in a union is something people should want, not be forced. If it
were optional then the unions would adjust to make people want to be in
it or they would go out of business. 
Analogy 2- You have to have mail service (USPS) to get bills pay bills,
etc. If your mail is constantly misplaced or late or lost or whatever
then what can you do about it? NOTHING! If there where multiple mail
companies then what could you do? You could change your provider,
eventually the most reliable company would get all the business because
they show their value and the others would go out of business. 
I'm done.

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

HA! HA!


Come on you guys..... TM is a mole. You fell for it! I wonder if it was
the post about the drone that set them off in Jacksonville. That post
was hit out of the roof!  Is it even legal for them to use one to spy
on everyone in the yard? Its not just T&E they are watching. A little
birdie said they were watching the car men working the tracks too. So
everyone is a target. Wouldn't it be funny if a local neighbor saw it
and used a high powered rifle to take care of the problem? I would
wonder if they were spying on my property as well if I saw it flying
around. This is just way too much micro managing.

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

For the most part we in transportation just want to be left alone to do
our jobs. For the most part we are good at what we do and we get the
job done. 
Railroading is about getting freight from it's origin point to it's
destination as profitable as possible, period. The ones that are
disrupting this are the ones that are always looking to charge someone.
As a manager if you are constantly spying then you are a waste of time!
Think about it, we have managers that are good at what they are paid to
do and that is what they do. They spend their time at work making sure
they do everything they can to have trains built and departed on time,
and customers serviced on time. If you are a manager and you spend your
day hauling crews, spying, cleaning offices or locker rooms, refueling
company vehicles, or anything else that is not directly involved in
getting freight moved then you should not be a manager and you are over
paid for what you do. Find a way to make yourself useful and earn your
check.

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

Oh, and if you have time, Mr disposable trainmaster, go ahead and grab
yourself an elementary school English book and try to learn how to use
punctuation and go over the section on forming sentences. Your crybaby
post is barely readable. Noone is going to get excited about being
insulted by someone as dumb as you. Good try though. Did you get your
new csx truck so you can come running when we need a ride? I guess your
mileage pay and vehicle allowance isn't necessary now since you won't
be using your own (company reimbursed) vehicle. Next to go is the
bonus. Who's the idiot now?

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

Eat a dick Mr disposable trainmaster. You'll be fired or quit before
anyone takes you seriously, then you'll be hoping that your terminal
doesn't want to kill you when you get back to your 1 year conductor
seniority.

Name: Trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 October 2018

Shut your damn pie holes...already about tables and chairs you spoiled
over paid lazy ass's.....get out there and do your damn job like WE
pay you too..... shut your mouth follow the rules and do your job !!!!

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

Crews. 

Watch your backs. Spying from the bushes wasn't good enough. Now they
are using drones. This is just frickin unreal.

Name: Doug McKenzie
E-mail: doug@greatwhitenorth.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 October 2018

Chief Administration Officer Diana Sorfleet recently seen purchasing
knee pads and Kleenex for her many trips to Jim Foote's and Jamie
Boychuk's office.

Name: Nmad, b&o
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 October 2018

Has anybody heard anything about an agreement that our general chairman
supposedly already signed regarding turn service for conductors?

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 October 2018

It's like Grand pa.... always told me...He would rather have a sister
in a whore house than a Brother in production...

Name: Brake shoe 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 October 2018

BRO...'SS..LETS STICK IT TOO THEM WHITE COLLAR BASTERDS.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 October 2018

Small stuff

Dead on.   They can take their tables, chairs, vending machines, coffee
maker, microwave, printers etc..etc... And stick it right up Foote's
ass.    95% of salaried employees are cunts.    If I'm on the property
I'm getting paid.

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 October 2018

Nothing happened.  Today was a great day!

Name: 3:10  to Yuma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 October 2018

Csx is suing norfolk southern in Virginia...you cant make this shit
up...comedy show gets better by the day

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

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

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

Nothing new.  An employee could get injured - no actual fault of their
own, account of defective equipment, whatever, and they'll make
everyone else miserable. Part of the tactic to limit the reporting of
all\any injuries.

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

Someone got hurt in Louisville and then they went on a blitz and pulled
several out of service.  They have a pattern of doing this.  Is this
intimidation or harassment?  It like they can't nail the injured
because of whistle blower protection so they hang other employees. 
It's all well documented so what can we do if anything?

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

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

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 October 2018

Ape 30

That kind of stupid post is exactly why us hard working honest crew
members have to put up with this stupid strong arm tactics that are
going on. Bullies cant beat us or take all of our money so they have to
try any childish tactic they can to try and make themselves look like
the boss. Its sad and pathetic. Grown men acting like little babies.
Too bad I never had the time to sleep like you. You sure it was in the
chair and not under the desk?

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

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

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 October 2018

The stupid Trainmaster escorted my wife out of MY power unit with RR
police.  Total lack of ethics. No notice, never followed contract rules
regarding visitors. I am piss of about this whole thing. The TM can have
their wives pick them up on company property but I canít have a wife
pick me up in the cab? WTF?!?!To discrimination of my rights and
violates the contract all to dust.  Terrible place to work. When you
get my claims for this maybe Foote will see the light and fire all the
TM dead beats of which there are many more out there we all know there
are much more.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 October 2018

They removed tables and chairs???We used table and chairs to sleep on
during  slow periods on midnights.  Where we gonna sleep now??

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

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

Name: Nottaking it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 October 2018

FOOTE 

Your Nazi hit squad came in and took the rest of our chairs out of our
crew room. We are left with a park bench that sits 6 people. There will
be more than 6 people coming in to get trains and some will be waiting
to get power or their trains that are not ready. I had 2 wait over an
hour for my train. If I have to stand over 30 minutes with no place to
sit not only will I file ethics charges against you but I will call the
Csx medical department and the state health department. Then I will call
the USDOT and lodge a complaint. I'm checking into any other law that
protect workers in the workplace against abuse. Let's not forget craft
discrimmination.  You think your games are funny. Just remember you
started this.

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

We couldn't pull off a strike even if we wanted. too many people out
here are for themselves and themselves only. This Place abuses/
doesn't honor the contract. blocks personal days, personal business
days. treats you like shit. talks to you like shit. will put a target
on your back for following the rules ( when it slows down production)
but charge you when they need a failure.. Breaking down the moral day
by day. taking pay from you for un known reasons. list goes on. Yet
there's guys doing them favors. and busting their ass for this place.
doesn't have to be obvious lay down but my god.. why would anyone want
to help this place out?? I feel like half the people I work with has
battered woman syndrome. seriously

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

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

Name: Maier
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 October 2018

There is no reason to panic over the latest changes to operating
procedures.  Believe it or not the Company has your interest at heart.
No one is going to abruptly fire you withou notice.  No younger person
working at entry entry level wages is going to take your jobs, and 
certainly no one is going to force you out if your 50 years or older. 
Thatís not in the contract and not on the table. Thatís the truth and
straight from the corporate hippocampus.

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 October 2018

Thank you Monitor. Yours is the calming voice upon the uncharted seas of
CSX turmoil, the blissful soothing melody of early morning songbirds, 
and as eloquent and profound as Lincolnís Gettysburg Address and
MartinLuther Kings I Have A Dream..  it is through your all knowing and
all powerful wisdom that this site retains its time honored tradition of
truth, vision and clarity for the railroad man, woman and child.  Only
thru your censorship of unwanted management trolls and liars will this
site be safe for those young newcomers who need guidance and direction
only from those who are authorized and vetted to give it to them in an
unbiased and completely honest format.  Bravo! Bravo!  Keep up the GOOD
WORK!

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2018

Ben Dover,

Regarding searching your grips - while on duty, on company property,
random any ol' time search request, no accident or other: 

Please find out for an absolute fact from one or several of the people
you know if the carrier must "have law enforcement present with a
search warrant"......

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 October 2018

WATCH???

The rules don't say a thing about wearing a watch. You just have to be
carrying one. How would they know if anyone did or didn't have a watch
unless they boarded and asked to see it. If you have on long sleeves,
etc. they cant see that in camera. Like the rules say, you don't have
to wear it, just carry it. 

Yeah, they busted guys for sleeping. The guy charged was caught because
they were going after the other crew member for something and saw it on
the camera. The new tactic they are using is to blackmail anyone they
want to charge into taking a waiver or first step by threatening to
down load the camera then suggesting that the other crew member may get
into trouble if they see anything on it.

If you know you haven't don't anything wrong, I hate to say this but
you need to tell them bring it on. Do not take a hit for something you
did not do just because you are afraid for the other person. this is
what they want. If they keep this up and they start targeting people to
reduce the workforce then they may find they have more people on the
street than they bargained for! Its not snitching. Its protecting
yourself. you just make sure you let everyone know who pulled this on
you and forced you into this situation!

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

So what are some ways people are being put out of service by
Jacksonville using the cameras? We had a guy nailed for sleeping,
another for smoking on the engine. Was told that other guys got it for
no hearing protection with the windows open, another for not having a
wrist watch, and a few others I can't remember

Name: ENOUGH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 October 2018

REALLY???

No place for your political hog wash right now. You think for one
minute that FOOTE gives a rats ass about who is in politics right now
then your brain dead. As for trump he is a business man and there is no
doubt he has stock in every class 1 railroad. He doesn't give a shit
what Foote does to us as long as he has a big fat bottom line.
The company doesn't give a flying f...k what anyone in D.C thinks
about their restructuring or downsizing unless it turns into another
fiasco like it did with HH.  If the freight gets stalled again and
customers start raising hell and the STB gets involved again that's
the only time they will care. Their main goal is to reduce the work
force, sell off assets and cut cost and eventually go to one man crews.
Yeah, the might be worried about who they got in their back pockets when
it come to getting the one man crews shoved down our throats but that's
about it.
What we have to worry about the most is how they plan on cutting us to
pieces! Intimidation, harassment, etc.  If the cut us so short they get
behind in their shipping again they will just tell the feds the manpower
shortage is because of us! They have too many on the street because we
cant behave like good little boys and girls and that's not their
fault. they will just hire a few more to make it look like they are
doing something about it just to shut them up. Why do you think the new
hires are rolling in.  Get ready. Everyone has been warned in the past
by those railroaders who already dealt with HH and Foote. They have
been playing this game for over 25 years.

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

Thank you monitor! Like Captain you are a calming voice at a time of
great uncertainty.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2018

Websterís slang dictionary defines the term:  ďrape trainĒ, as a:
ďLiberal Left Wing Character Assassination SmearĒ.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2018

When I'm on a train I am not mobile equipped period!
My family knows how to contact me. I never produce a phone when asked
during a banner test etc... If you want to search my grips you had
better have law enforcement present with a search warrant and a damn
good reason for it. I have shit stains in my underwear older than most
of these trainmasters. Truth be known the majority of craft people out
here aren't a bunch of dumbasses like the majority of TM's,but we are
smart enough not to ever take the job. I personally work with many
people that have degrees, PHD's, several with law degrees and also
several retired military that includes E-9's and several full bird
colonels. The problem with csx is that they require better credentials
from their troops than they do their management. You have to have at
least a high school diploma to work a craft and a GED or sixth grade
education to become a trainmaster. Unreal!!SMH Bottom line is the
majority of trainmasters were not worth a damn in the craft so they
figured they had better bail before they get fired. Remember the ones
hiring you always dumb it down so there is no chance of you going
around them!!!
Remember before you take an innocent persons lively hood from them just
to make it appear like you're doing your job. Karma is alive and
well!!!

Name: #
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 October 2018

New hires

In the past it was said they had orders out to get rid of the lower 1%
of each new class unless the youngest was recruited from the military.
It was supervisors who let the cat out of the bag. Couldn't touch
military recruits because they were given a nice chunk of grant money
for them. I hope they aren't doing this to this new bunch running
around now. Someone better give them a heads up.
As for leaving your phone at home, that doesn't work for people on the
road and people who have families or sick parents or situations where if
there is an emergency they need to be able to make contact. We all know
there have been instances in the past where people were not contacted
on the radio by the railroad police or by dispatchers when an emergency
happened at home. lets not forget how many TM/RF order the crew to call
them on the phone when they are working a local. the chief will order
you to call them as well. Everyone should put their foot down and say
NO!  If you want to talk then call us on the radio. But it doesn't
work that way and we know why.

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 October 2018

Trump is the reason unemployment is at an 18 year low right now!

Name: realrailroader
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 October 2018

Brothers

Another fine example of what monitor was talking about.  How about we
all ask atom to block that idiot who posted under management. That kind
of smut and worthless waste of space isn't needed on here. Has to be a
distractor. 

Anyone heard anything else about the cut backs?  They have a large
group of new hires at the yards right now. Rumors are flying they are
sending more guys to engine school. If this is true and the new hires
keep coming in then the only way to downsize is to fire. We all know
how this works. It looks real good to the STB that they have new hires
on the books trying to get the freight moving like it did before HH
came in and destroyed it. What they probably dont know is how they plan
on cutting the work force to make up for the extra new guys. But then Im
guessing they do and have known how this scam has worked for years and
don't want to get involved. Any word on any of this?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 October 2018

So the Union knew we were getting screwed all along and lied to us about
it.

Man Iím so relieved. Thought it was all a bad dream.  Now I know Iím
working in HELL.

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

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

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

To CONDUCTOR WHO LIKES BEER

Report to jail immediately.  

The SBI will investigate.

Name: monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 October 2018

Real Workers


Be very careful and think very clearly on how you interpret the post
that you have been reading on this site. There are many truths but at
the same time there are also comments being made to deliberately stir
the hornets nest. We all know that there are a lot of railroad foamers
who come to this site to fill their lonely nights. Do not let them bait
you. Taking a picture of supervisors breaking the electronic device
rules would cause some serious damage if circulated and would only end
up making it much worse for those out in the field. Yes, it is true
that the rules don't apply to the field crews the same as it does for
those in the supervisory position, but drastic measures have drastic
consequences.
Everyone is on edge right now. Things are changing on a daily basis. It
was said that several LC's were told that some of the changes that have
happened in the last 3 weeks would not. But they did. The LC's were
told what they wanted to hear and were lied to. What is happening is
going much deeper than them. The Unions wont even tell their LC's the
truth. No one really knows what changes are on the table and how it is
going to effect the pay and the lives of those out in the field.
Nothing is worse than sitting around every day wondering where you will
be in the next month or if you will even be able to hold a job. It is a
slow death and the Carrier does not care. It doesn't change their pay
or job positions. The sheep are expendable.
Before anyone does anything drastic, make sure you have your facts in
place and make sure you can back everything that you submit.
Ignore the idiots who post on here and are trying to do anything they
can to turn this into a Jerry Springer site. Ignore the company paid
moles. They always show up after someone submits a post that contains
information that suggest that ethics, company or FRA rules or
regulations are being violated.  It doesn't take long for a reaction.
Their job is to deliberately distract the poster away from the topic at
hand.
If someone becomes a serious problem on the site, the webmaster can
block the person from posting. He usually gives the poster an advanced
warning. If they continue he will block them. Now is not the time for
these posers to chime in a fuel the fire but they will because they
know tension is high and tempers will flare. Its their job.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 October 2018

I drank beer I like beer

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

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

Name: Union Moles
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 October 2018

We always know when Union Moles are trolling on here.  The stench
permeates the internet.  

Instead of doing their jobs, theyíre getting drunk, selling drugs and
watching porn. And bitching.  Bitches.  Thatís why we call you
BITCHES.

Which is why you keep getting BITCH SLAPPED,  Union Mole. 


Lots of yelling, cursing, threats and , of course, indignation.  Like a
cur dog in heat. 

Standard fare for Todayís ďunion officialsĒ.  Bitch, do nothing.  
Bitch dogging. They are NOT fixing problems. They ARE the problem.

I feel sorry for the working man and woman who do pull their load on
the railroad.  They are forced to give their hard earned money to these
Union gangsters who do nothing. Except cause trouble and conflict. 
Conflict and trouble. 

But thatís not going to last much longer.  Thanks to destructive Union
actions, the railroads are working overtime to reduce crews and crew
hours.  Even if that means breaking up a Class 1 railroad and selling
it off in chunks .  Bye bye a-hole.

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

Rogue

You don't work for the man anymore. THEN WHY THE F..K ARE YOU ON HERE
WASTING YOUR WORTHLESS TIME POSTING SHIT YOU SUPPOSIDLY DONT CARE
ABOUT. F..KING COMPANY MOLE!

As for the smart ass who post his crap on us all being bitches, this
company wouldn't run without the crews in the fields. We run the
freight. We make the calls for our work orders and warrants when the YM
and TM cant pull shit out of their asses. We handle the crap on the road
and fix the shit that breaks down. We fix the shit and rebuild the
trains when they screw them up. The list goes on!
Oh, and the next time I go to the YM office to see what the hell is
taking so long to get anything done and I see 2 Tm sitting there
playing games on their damn phones I think I just might take a pic and
blow it up to 8x10 and send it out across the system.
How would you like that MR. Trainmaster want-to-be! Who's the bitch
now.
Your company mole ass just might get your buddies in trouble so I
suggest you shut up and go back to sleep in your basement!

Name: Rogue Railroader
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 October 2018

You guys just vote TRUMP 2020...

Name: Roalroader gone Rogue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 October 2018

You suck azzs are sayin the same old shit as last week , last month,
last year...hell since 2006.what a bunch of suckers.I dont work there
any more and I cpuld careless about their money , vaction days personal
days stock awards demand days or personal business days.you dumb azzs
are living a nightmare of your own creation get the f*** out of there.
Like I said before in 10 years you dummies are still going to be
complaining about the same thing while they at the company and the
union laugh at you there's plenty of work out here start putting in
applications

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

Thank you Captain!

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 01 October 2018

Captain/hearhear

I believe you made someone uncomfortable with your post. The company
moles always come out when the truth is posted and it gets to close to
home. A lot said in those last post. Sounds like there are a lot of
ethic violations going on. Send a message to the webmaster and aak him
if he can tell you how many hits you got on your post and where they
came from. My guess there were quite a few from Jacksonville. Word on
the street is that there is a lot more going on out there than what was
just posted. Was a guy really charged for stealing company property
after he was told he could take the items after they were discarded?

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

Lolololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololol!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh damn I cant stop lolololololololololololololol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 October 2018

HEAR HEAR!!

You belong to me.  YOU MY BITCH. Bitch n whine. Bitchers club. Have to
be a bitch to belong.  Your incompetent. Quit now or get fired. I know
who you are. Your my BITCH. So get your sorry ass off the property,  or
I will  spank that bitchy little ass of yours and then put a size 12
boot in it.   


CAPTAIN (JACK OFF) -  same goes for you you little twerp. Your mine
now. As soon as the breakup is approved your the first ass on my bucket
list..  Your my BITCH.  YOUR FIRED!!!!!Now why donít you run along off
to mommy and hide in her skirts. Get off the property and Let the
adults run the railroad. 

Bitch bitch bitch.  Your all a bunch of little Whiney  bitches.

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

Captain

Best post I have seen in years. You hit the nail right on the head. Im
surprised though that you posted yourself under trainmaster. Im
guessing that was a joke. You are right. I have decided to refuse to
let this inept, immoral group of people ruin my life and peace of mind.
the facts are that everyone will come to work and do as they are told or
be charged with insubordination and find themselves on the street. they
will pay their union dues or be without a job. they will rely on their
LC's and most likely get nothing. They will be cheated out of their
pay and if they aren't lazy, put in claims that will most likely never
be paid. I now show up for the money. If Im cheated out my pay I will
find other ways to get it back. I assure you, the company wont get off
scott free for stealing from me. It will cost them something. Cry,
whine, bitch, stomp, curse your way around the crew rooms all day but
it wont change a damn thing. All it is costing you is your sanity. We
are all guilty of covering our eyes. We see management pull dirty
tricks, pad numbers, cover up recrews, falsify trains, order YMs to
hide cars and make exceptions. We seen them lie about departure times
and order violations of the FRA laws but just walk away quietly because
we are afraid of being a target or getting fired. They have won. They
have scared everyone into cowering down and zipping their lips. Karma
is a bitch. When I finally get paroled from this pathetic career Im not
worried about letting anyone know what really happens. I hope many
others feel the same way. Poetic justice.
AS for the space rocket crap..... who gives a shit! JEEEZ!

Name: Eat it fatso
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 October 2018

CAPTAIN:

Donít panic.  Call Batman.

Name: The cap.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 September 2018

I cant disagree with the statement of fact about the space rock comment,
the effect it would have if it where able to pass through earth's
atmosphere would truly be catastrophic, any whoo,  I stand corrected
and will from now on make more realistic and less armageddon like
whises upon my lucky star, to you sir and or madam I think you for the
education and appreciate your time in reading my rant.

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

It's not a "space rock" it would be a meteor or asteroid, but anyway
if one just the size of a golf ball came down on Steve it would likely
cause more damage than you could imagine. The terminal velocity along
with its mass would be enough to damage everything in the area around
him as well. All I'm saying is get your facts right

Name: Captain stabin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 September 2018

Who gives a fuck if the ship is sinking, I have worried my self to the
point of.....happily not worrying about it anymore. I was able to get
this job on my own at a young age, it took commitment and self
confidence, and now going through the changes that have come rapid
fire, to still have the pride(what little I have left for my job) and
dedication to come work for totally inept and unprofessional walking
abortions is a quality that any normal business would love. My point is
we working long and hard weird hours in the weather with the most
hostile management conditions in north America,if you r still here now
you are what other companies are looking for ask ur self how many times
have you come to work and whised an auto rack would derail to block the
hump lead all night, or hope your engine pops the crank case button or
a god damn space rock would fall from heaven and hit salyers in the
fuckin face.....sorry sorry I got off track there, my point in short is
this,  everyone with a dick to swing has made this place miserable, we r
talented we r loyal to a fault at times and we will survive with or
without csx, when u realize that the company doesnt define the man or
women, and you have value u will be fine, to all my rr brothers and
sisters I truly love yall, see u more than most of my family and all my
old friends, remember we r in this together we r all eating the same
shit sandwich but we do t have to like it, Captain D...OUT.

Name: Stockholder 2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2018

I heard that rumor too. Sold all my CSX stock Friday morning.  CSX is
going to be carved up sold off in chunks to CP, BNSF, UP and an unnamed
China Company. Huge workforce reduction is coming. Better start
preparing now. Donít wait!

Name: Idiot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 September 2018

You are one of our piss ant puppets. You are one of our lower grade
supervisors that likes to keep trouble brewing. Do you want to hear the
true? Here it is. We are cutting your mileage down or off, we are giving
you auto per terminal to slash costs. We are watching your every move so
we can cut our cost. If you over claim on your reimbursements, then a
red flag is thrown and we will fire you for padding our payroll. If you
are a supervisor, then you better be worried about your job. Just do
your job with common sense and everything will be fine. But, steal from
us and pay the price. Fact 



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

Hello. I am a stock holder in CSX.  Is the rumor true that CSX is
selling out to the Chinese?  We have been hearing rumors now for
weeks.
 Supposedly the Chinese are planning to take over all operations with
their own people.  The Chairman of Alibaba is supposedly going to be
the new CSX chairman.  He is known for slashing workforce labor.  He
is
also supposedly going to invest billions in Railroad technology to
make
it more cost effective to ship his goods.  Any truth to the takeover
story?

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

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

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

Hello. I am a stock holder in CSX.  Is the rumor true that CSX is
selling out to the Chinese?  We have been hearing rumors now for weeks.
 Supposedly the Chinese are planning to take over all operations with
their own people.  The Chairman of Alibaba is supposedly going to be
the new CSX chairman.  He is known for slashing workforce labor.  He is
also supposedly going to invest billions in Railroad technology to make
it more cost effective to ship his goods.  Any truth to the takeover
story?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 September 2018

https://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/news/local/consumer/on-your-side/flurry-of-lawsuits-against-csx-claim-working-conditions-caused-cancer/77-8143826

Name: WAITING
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 September 2018

Near Future

LMFAO!!!!  Yeah, real good idea with that plan. They cant get a work
order even issued half the time and sometimes it takes hours to get it.
Then the info is a mess or engines are missing or maybe the whole damn
train isn't even on it. They don't have the TO set up through the
radio. Lets not forget how many time you lose the OBWO device and cant
get the dispatcher channel to tone up out in the country. OH yeah, lets
not forget the EOTs dropping out because they cant keep communication
with the long trains.  My god, what kind of hell are we going to be
thrown into if they try that stupid crap!

Name: 3:10  to Yuma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 September 2018

Lumberton north carolina got to see first hand.... courtesy and
professionalism... CSX Style !!!!.. i have and many of u on here....
have seen it since 1986....

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

They can do That

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

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

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

Hyperloop will be the demise of railroads.

Name: Ho Chee Men
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 September 2018

Hello Suckie SX.  Many greetings. 

We buy you railroad SUCKIE SX. 

You no good .  You fired. 

Chinese will run Amelikin Suckie railroad. Fire stupid Americans. Hire
many many  cheap mexicannies and negeroids. 

No more Youyungs.  Very bad.  We make money. You watch grasshopper.
Learn from Master.

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

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

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

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

Name: Fire Dept.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 September 2018

Looking for volunteers - CSX FIRE DEPARTMENT.

Eligibility:  any railroad employee of CSX or UP. Union membership not
required. 

Ineligible: current or former Officers, or exempt employees.

Educational requirements:  HS Diploma

Experience:  willing to be fired,  prior terminations, first out on
furlough list,  demand to be canned, unable to read/write, stupidity, 
any union employee.

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

CSX 

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

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

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

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

Oprd 

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

Name: Oprd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 September 2018

Crew members 

Rule 1001.4-  the employee at the controls of a locomotive may use a
RAILROAD SUPPLIED ELECTRONIC OR ELECTRICAL DEVICE For business purposes
after all of the following conditions are met.

Read the rule. You can not use your personal devices unless it is for
an emergency situation or radio communications that have failed. 
This does not include calling the TO help desk if you can not activate
your program after boarding. Fill out the TO report at the end of your
trip with the reason as being unable to use the program and not able to
communicate with the help desk due to not being allowed to use your
personal device to make contact. You are on camera. Equipment is now
having cell phone detectors installed. Until it is in writing that you
can use your personal devices to make contact with any department, DO
NOT. It is a major violation. Use common sense. Follow the rules in
writing.

Name: Exsteward
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 September 2018

Members 

Did you know you can file ethics charges against a supervisor who
stands there and tells you that he doesn't care if his order violates
the agreement. Take it up with your LC or file a claim. You need to get
a witness and file a complaint with the international. The supervisor is
hostile and deliberately trying union busting tactics. It's even better
if you have the article present. If the supervisor still has an attitude
you can put it in your complaint you had it in writing and he/she still
refused to honor the agreement the carrier signed, sealed and
delivered. There is no room for a hostile supervisor in the workplace.

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 27 September 2018

I worked on the RR FOR 42 years. 

Unions were ok in the beginning then went turncoat. 

The one fellow says arbitration is fair.  Donít know about that. I
never got one. In fact, never even got to a hearing. The regional union
guy refused to file my claim. His reason: the company offered a $120k
lobby job to him, and he didnít want to screw up his chances by filing
a claim.  

So, you have to get the Union to file your claim, before you can even
get it heard let alone get to an arbitrator. 

Itís all political and all about money. It ainít automatic, not by a
long shot. Almost 85% of all claims filed by workers get rejected at
the Union level. The other 15% are chopped down by procedural rules and
union reps who refuse to go to arbitration after a lost claim.  So your
looking at less than 1% of claims that go to arbitration.  Your odds
are better wiith winning the Lottery.  And there is nothing you can do
about it, except pay pay pay them Union dues.

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

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

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

UNION,
You missed the point. Or you are avoiding it. No matter. 

 Either way  U ARE RAILROAD EMPLOYEE.  Thatís a fact.  Or else you
would not be in a railroad union or be a RR Union  rep.

Your on the Company  payroll as a company employee.  Whether you admit
it or not, or like it or not, you are their Bitch. PERIOD. Without
them, you donít exist. Exclamation point.  You can puff up your chest
all you want, doesnt matter. It is what it is. 

So, now, what part about conflict of interest donít you get?  

The railroad pays your livelihood. All of it.  The Union gives you
pocket change. No one lives on pocket change.  Unless your in on some
kind of money making union - Mexican drug cartel,  the Man owns you. 

You cannot by any stretch of the imagination independently represent
anyone while at the same time getting the lionís share of your income
from the railroad.  

Try, just donít try too hard or you WILL  find yourself unemployed. 
And, no longer a union rep.

87% claim success rate??  Tell that to the 100,000 railroad workers who
lost their jobs in the last 25 years. 

The few who are left are close behind. Thanks to terrible negotiating
and payoffs to Union officials. Donít bother denying it. Itís a fact.
Goes on all the time I all unionized industries.  Including the
raiload. 

The only thing the Union does nowadays is assist the Raiload with
ďcontractualĒ 
measured attrition, enough to keep the trains moving while appeasing
the remaining survivors with crumbs ....until they too are history. 

The Union of today is NOT the Union of old. Not even close. Whether we
like it or not the Company owns us.  Deal with it, live with Truth or
in Denial, or go get a job on the sandwich truck and stick your head in
a hole.

Name: Cypress Hill ....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 September 2018

Roll it up light it up.....smoke it up.....exhale

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

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

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

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

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

When forming your opinion of the Union, keep in mind that ALL of your
local reps are COMPANY  employees.  And, many regional and national
officers are also railroad employees. 

So, who do you think the union represents, all of them being on the
Company payroll?
So letís say your an engineer and a union rep. As an engineer you go to
a hearing and represent  conductor Harris, on a claim or a disciplinary
matter, a man  whom the Company Trainmaster and Superintendant really
really despise and want to fire.   You think that rep is gonna save
Harrisís ass and risk the wrath of the Company....the very same company
who holds the engineerís livelihood  by the throat. How easy is it for
the company to make that reps life miserable if it wants. How tight is
the rep and the Trainmaster and the Super??  How do you think that rep
became a rep in the first place.? 

If you think the Union is your friend and fiercely battles with the
Company,  your either politically neutered, or you live in La La Land. 


The Union IS the Company.  In todayís world they are present to control
you.  Keep you in line. The are the surrogate proxy for the company to
keep you from striking and thinking about  other important matters
...like benefits that provide re-training, education, paying for
classes/instruction to give you a chance at getting another good job if
yours is phasing out.   That is simply not going to happen under the
present  Union - Company relationship.  

Itís been going on for a long long time.  The Union is a corporate
proxy puppet of the 20th century that stopped representing the working
man and woman back in the 60ís. 

And it has gotten more and more pathetic as the decades rolled by.
Today we are run by the Hoffa group, who doesnot in any way represent
us.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2018

There's a dumbass in Terre Haute who thinks he's a trainmaster.  I
know for a fact that piece of shit wont be here much longer.

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

It is true the engineers have benefited for decades from the contracts
to the detriment of everyone else.  

So itís time to repay our debt.  Trains donít run without engineers.

Remember that when the time comes.

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

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

Name: tyrone
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 September 2018

Just thought I would share this article concerning csx and NC flooding
before hurricane Florence hit.
 
Don't these idiot people know we have to move trains at no cost!

https://www.wral.com/lawsuit-filed-against-csx-over-lumberton-levee/17873134/

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 September 2018

Xlc The sucker words are put in to leave things to a matter of
interpretation.  Which normally sides with the company.  The unions
biggest problem is having conductors and engineers etc. who think they
are attorneys.  Most only take the job to move into management or for
the time off.  Plus, all the higher up union positions pay over 100k
for doing who knows what.  We probably could have had the CN type
contract by now, but do you really think the union heads want it?

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 September 2018

Brothers


That last post said it all. Did he not say at his LC training he was
told to watch out for "Sucker" words? Why in the hell are they in the
agreement in the first place. The International reps know how these are
being written. They should never be in the agreements in the first
place. SO what does that tell you. Is our unions fighting in the best
interest of the members. HELL NO!  They are horse trading with the
carrier. This is nothing more than swindling and treating your members
like idiots and pawns in their game to get what ever kick back they can
get. Its like a crooked divorce lawyer throwing in small print to screw
the other party, except it is the union members getting the screw job.
I don't know about you, but its about time we all got together and
demanded our unions clean up the agreements and represent us by federal
laws...To the fullest extent possible! They take our money every month
from us and we have a right to demand they write up agreements without
loop holes and protect us in our workplace.  What the hell!!! The last
guy said he was told to look for sucker words. The Local chairman need
to come together as a group and demand the Unions clean up the
agreements.  This is just a total crock of crap!

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

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

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

Brothers


I hate to say this but the union has a lot more to do with this
continuation of violating the agreements. When claims are put in for a
certain violation and the company agrees to pay the claim they are In
so many words admitting they knew they were wrong and should not do the
same action again. Do they stop?  No! They wait till it cools down then
they find a way to start it up again or look for some loop hole wording
in the agreement that allows then to pull the same shit. They just come
up with some bogus crap that another article allows them to do it. What
we need is to get our own lawyers and go after the unions for not
negotiating and enforcing our agreements in our best interest and to be
made whole. We need to clean up the language in our agreements. Get rid
of articles that conflict with each other. The engineer agreement has
several. One example is where the agreement says engineers on pools are
not to be use as locals or switching jobs, then another article says
they can be called for any class of service as long as they are paid
the highest rate of pay for service performed.  This kind of loop hole
wording is put in there to help out the company. It is not in the best
interest of the members. If they get rid of the loop holes they would
have to increase the extra boards to cover vacancies and all extra
work. I'm sick of a sloppy agreement. I'm sick of the loop holes. We
need our agreements cleaned up and actually made black and white. Get
rid of these gray areas once and for all. Until this is done we are
going to get no where. I called the UTU home office awhile back and
they told me they had 4 filing cabinets of back articles and side
letters. I wanted them on disc and told them it was my right to have a
copy of these letters. It is in the federal laws that I can have a
copy. They just laughed at me and told me if I wanted to see something
call my LC and have him put in a request. This is bullshit. Those
letters need to be reduced and all loop holes removed. Its time to
clean our agreements up. Get rid of the crap. Start clean and fresh
with an agreement we can all understand and know exactly what is in
writing. But then we wouldn't need an LC to represent us. We would
know exactly what they were violating and there would be no arguments
as to what they were doing. The unions don't want the members having
that kind of power.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yeah we had a conductor who filed all those stupid mindless claims.  For
years and years and years.  NONE GOT PAID. ZIP.ZERO.NADA. NONE.   These
illusory claims are toilet paper for the RR.   There are a gravy train
for the union to ďhandleĒ.  And charge you another additional $10 a
month in dues.  Talk about lunacy.  And stupidity.  
DRINK THE KOOLAID!!!!!!!

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

Your 12 dollar late minutes claim, your 1.50 I.d. claim, your doubled
out claim, your called outside call window claim, even your 8 hour
claim for being held over is not going to "teach" the company
anything. You have to be kidding! This company has an average of around
33 million dollars per day in revenue! Your claims ain't teaching them
a damn thing. Remember they gave a 3/4 dead  guy 84 million to run the
place.

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

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

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

$$$$$

Its the same crap over and over on here. How many times does the
international reps have to say that claims are not for the members to
supplement their income. In fact, it would be better if no one got a
dime and all the money that the company had to pay as fines(punishment)
would go to the homeless children or something more worth while than the
members getting a few bucks out of it. Everyone one of you who bitch
because you don't get "PAID" don't get that it's not part of your
pay. Its a fine that is submitted to the member who was violated. Lets
see how many of you put in claims to teach the company a lesson if you
had to put the money some where else. Bet over 3/4 of you wouldn't.
You don't care about the violation. You just care about getting a few
extra bucks. If you didn't then you would swamp the company with
claims every time they sneeze wrong. I've heard it a million times...
why put in a claim, I'm not going to get paid anyway. Its not about
you getting a damn dime. Its about blowing the whistle on these
turncoats. Its about starting a paper trail of their deliberate and
malicious violations. Its about ratting the violators out. You want
your work agreement honored then put in the claims and quit worrying so
much about lining your pockets!

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

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

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

READ.

The Union contract may be black and white, but your claims have to go
thru that very tight sphincter muscle called the Union. 

You gave up all your rights to Jimmy Jones. 

And drank the kool aid. 

Good luck with those claims!!!

Name: Dumb & Dumber
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 September 2018

Help the Union.🤪

Sure.  The idiot squad.

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

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

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

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

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

Brothers, the inward facing camera era is upon us and there are guys
charged with playing games and looking at porn on their phones. I'm
sure some of you will blame the union for this but its all our fault.
We are all too self centered to stop and look around and see what is
happening. In the next round of contract talks the carriers will show
our Unions a full feature movie of all us asleep and looking at this
website. Also a reader and poster on this site has proven himself to be
a rat and snitch. Enjoy being fired punk 

Barlow Sims, Long Pool Conductor

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

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

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

9 dollars is 9 dollars

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

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

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

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

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

My Class I RR WENT INTO A LONG AND PAINFUL DEATH SPIRAL TO A BANKRUPT
MERGER.  

The blood letting and back stabbing was relentless as everyone tried to
save their own asses.  In the end, everyone took a bullet except the
chairman who got the traditional golden parachute.   

Union reps bailed and took company jobs as payoffs for screwing over
the rank and file out of their Washington Agreement severance
payments.

The whole thing was gruesome and stunk to high heaven. People committed
suicide. And murder.  Others were caught trying to embezzle millions.
Some got away. It was a shitstorm of  craziness.  

I went back to school and at 65 years old with not a penny to my name,
got a computer degree at night school with a wife and three kids at my
side. It was tough, but as the saying goes when the going gets tough
the tough get going.  

So my advice is look in the mirror and ask yourself where you want to
10 years from now....

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

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

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

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

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

PR 

You forgot to mention that he also emphasized the importance of
"weeding out the nonbelievers!"
A lot of supervisors got the hatchet over that one!

Amen brother. Toss those nonbelieving heathens to the streets! Cleanse
all those defiant souls. Bring them to see their evil ways.

No one makes it to the top, especially Harrison without crushing some
souls and stepping on someone else. Just pray(no pun intended) that
Foote saw the light a little different and has decided to be more
"Godly" and a little less tyrannical. God says do unto those as you
would have them do unto you!

Name: Fatass Joe (POS)
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 September 2018

You boys and girls aren't suppose to know about the $10.00 dues
increase proposed by the CSX General Chairman Jamie Modesitt. If
inquiring minds wanna know you can ask your Local Chairman to see the
letter Mr. Modesitt e-mailed them a couple of weeks ago. 

  All local chairman will cast a yes or no vote as to whether or not it
is approved.  I don't think most of the members have a clue how much
money this General Committee is costing it's members annually because
they don't want the bid system for conductors. Educate yourself folks,
look at what the BLE-T negotiated for the Engineers.

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

Conductor.

ďTOO MANY UNION MEMBERS VOTE FOR UNION REPS WHO NO LONGER WORK FOR THE
WORKING MAN.Ē

AMEN TO THAT!!!!!!!!!

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

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


RRs never were & never will be, employee friendly.


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

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

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

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

Sure as heck wasn't business\companies.

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

Name: pr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2018

Treatment

Don't forget what HH said in an interview when he first came on board 
with CSX. He said..."cultures change one funeral at a time!"  I just
about fell over when I read that. Then I remembered his father was a
traveling preacher so it wasn't hard to figure out where his wacked
ideology came from. Just hope that his brainwashing didn't talk ahold
of Foote.

Terre Haute Crews:
As for those testing boards.  Remember, they must be clear and clean. A
few years ago a supervisor put one out that was so dirty and rusted the
crew couldn't recognize what it was. They were running at night. After
the M&W found out, s,,,t hit the fan. Its illegal to put boards out that
are not clearly recognizable. Another RF threw a few up between some 707
areas where they had at least 6 boards spaced pretty close to each other
and confused the crews. The boards put up by the foreman of the work
crew were not in the exact spot as listed on the bulletins. Several
trains stopped and called the foreman to verify which one was the right
one. Again, s...t hit the fan and the supervisor was told to never pull
that stunt again in a 707 area. We all know what the intent was for
that kind of stunt.

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

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

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

Havenít been on hear in more than a year.  The posts have turned way
more negative. No hope and all is lost. The din of whiners can be heard
all the way to China.  Jobs are not God given rights.  The Union is not
going to save you, or your jobs. You may as well be throwing Union dues
payments down a rat hole. Itís a supply/demand driven economy called
capitalism if you havenít noticed by now. Industrialization was last
century news. Today is technological advancement on steroids. People
jobs requiring hands on physical labor are ALL going bye bye. Your job
could have been teched out years ago. The only reason it hasnít been is
because the government canít have millions of unskilled people hitting
the street all at the same time. So itís done incrementally. Your on
industrial welfare dude. Your working on borrowed time. Your being
slammed on the job more and more.  Itís nothing more than the system
grinding its wheels and your still here and in the way. The world is
tech jobs. Not industrial. Get retrained and re-educate before your
totally irrelevant in the job market, and your future benefits plummet
to subsistent poverty level income. The wheels of technology are
turning faster and faster.  Donít be the one called in for termination
for a silly little rule violation.  Get ahead of the game. Donít go
home and drink a case of Bud or smoke a bag off weed or drop a bottle
of opioids to make your anxiety go away. Do yourself and your family a
favor for the future when there is no more railroad job. Get
training/skills/education NOW before the Company puts the next shoe in
YOUR butt.  Stop whining and get to work!!! Good luck!

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

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

Name: ape2
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 September 2018

Ape

You talking about military Williams. TM's out of avon used that test a
lot. Mostly the RF's were doing it. Not a very good test. Just write
down where every slow order or warning board is supposed to be and
check them off as you go by. Best way to avoid getting the fake
confused with the real one.

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

Rule 304.7 is being used to test crews by that Prick in Terre Haute.  
This test is used only to try to fire someone.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

ACD

How about the engineers agreement that is written in black and white.
NO GRAY AREA!  An engineer who arrives at his AFT on his rest day will
be deadheaded to his home terminal. HA! HA!  Put in a claim the local
chairman says. How about they just honor what is in black and white and
quit playing games. They signed their name on the agreement. This shit
is just getting way too old. Got any suggestions how to get this
handled higher up?

Name: IBEW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

Lets have a fucking.... goodtime making the "company"...miserable

Name: 3:10  to Yuma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

Hell yea they are a bunch of "victims "... cant talk to them Man to
Man... file charges on u..... dont stop me though... 
What a frigging mess...The Grand Ole USA is nomore.......Ps.   CSX
Suxxxssssss

Name: ACD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

2 years ago, I would of sent yall home for an enimma (if you were nice
to me on the phone) today they set up people to explicitly watch crew
balancing and deadheads.  That's absolutely shitty what's happened to
that poor guy. I'd give everything to spend the last moments with my
father. Including my job.

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

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

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

Conductor 10-20

I can believe it. If they refuse to deadhead someone home that was
called and told their father was in the hospital and they don't know
how long he will live then they will do anything. Guy made pleading
calls and was told flat out no one was to deadhead. Made him take train
home. Father died before he got there. This isn't the first time this
has happened. There isn't any words to describe this kind of cold
hearted behavior. God knows where these people are. Time will take its
toll on them.

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

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 September 2018

I ain't buying it dude, no way the conductor is not terminated. Unless
this happened off the property and still that's a stretch. Why you
trying to start rumors like that? Make something up that is halfway
believable.

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

conductor attacks engineer and nearly beats him to death causing
multiple injuries.  CSX gives conductor a waiver to return to work.
Denies engineer waiver. CSX trying to get injured engineer to
investigation to fire him and cut off engineers medical insurance.  CSX
is literally trying to KILL engineer

Name: Lumberton N.C.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 September 2018

This fine company CSX just let us flood during florence hurricane... put
greed above human lives and millions of peoples personal property...what
a Shame!!

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

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

Name: Chuga Chuga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 September 2018

Haven't checked in since Obama was still wreck'n the joint. 

How's the rail traffic since Trump took office? 

I knew Hunter's damage would only take the stock price so far so the
rest should be Trump's doing. 

So now that industry in making a comeback what happens to all those
yards that were closed down and no place to put all the freight?

What happens now?

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

No Mole. - Union Rep.

Hey you know where Someone can get some good drugs?  I hear you Union
guys have the contacts and connections with the Mexicans and the
motorcycle gangs.  Bring it in TOFC and Tell me where to pick up. My
code name is Stoner.  Keep this under the wraps if you get my drift. 
Thanks comrade.

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

Here's the best rumor I've heard yet. With crew availability critical,
dispatchers will now be charged for not ordering cabs for crews in a
timely manner. I for one am all for that. So tired of begging to get a
cab ordered and told "I got one ordered" only to find out they never
did. If I was on a short pool then ok, fine, however these 14 hour days
with no overtime blows.
If you don't like it,try sitting in your car in the parking lot 2 or 3
hours after you get off. Should have done this a long time ago, just
imagine the overtime they've cost this company.

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

I haven't heard about a dues increase, is this true?

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

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

Name: Dispatched
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 September 2018

Conductor:

Your  A Union mole and double agent for the Company. No surprise there.
 Crawl back under your rock.  Like a snake.

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

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

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

are union wants to increase dues. HAHA. what a joke. how about get my
legit claims paid first? out of routes, working without a switch man,
etc.. We were told that the whole seniority ( not being able to make a
move) was suppose to end weeks ago.. They wont stop it. Why would they?
Raise my union dues so you can take another  6 digit trip to where ever?
Vegas..? I believe in the unions, and I know there's a lot that goes on
behind close doors, But my god We were told to put the claims in for not
being able to bump a junior employee, then told not too because it would
not be a " major Dispute " all though " seniority and $$ sounds like
a major dispute to me.. Then after a month + of the NO claims for the
better of this fight. We were told to start putting the claims back
in... Maybe i'm wrong but if there's an issue that affects every
conductor under this agreement. Wouldn't a blanket claim be an idea or
no? The union will raise our dues, then the emergence funds will dip
below the minimum and then get raised again. Some times i wounder if my
union and HOA are the same people

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 September 2018

Hey dispatch,
There is no such word as loosing.  Please buy a dictionary, confirm
what I say is true and then edit the post.  There's lots more but we
can do one at a time. And yes, I'm from the grammar and spelling
police that you've always heard about.

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

Roll tide roll ....... roll csx roll

Name: Evil Trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 September 2018

The crap is just beginning. No more toilet paper in bathrooms....BYO. 
No more lunch breaks - rollover.  4 hour day, no benefits. Furlough all
under 25 yrs- 2019 goal. Keep them in the closet. Feed them crap.  Like
mushrooms.  I canít wait to see the look on their faces.  Makes me want
to do a little dance. Cha cha cha!  Out with the drunks and the terminal
dopers and potheads.  In with technology, train crew reduction and
remotes.  My job is so secure.  I know computer system too. You donít. 
Hahaha. Bye bye dummies. How you like your Unions now???

Name: 3:10  to Yuma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 September 2018

Drag up hills slow slide down fast tonnage first Safety last

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

Dispatched 
' 
Intelligent conversation???? Lol!  When would you like to start.

Another deflector. Their little flock was forced to Florida to roost. 
Stay in the Bird coop. Play choo choo from your desk.

In the meantime we can all sit back and watch the cookies crumble.
Supervisors are getting desperate. Bogus departure times are popping up
on time tickets. Crews are being told to do job briefings on the trains
and not in the crew rooms. Mark off on your phone's instead of waiting
for a computer in the crew rooms. No dead heads even if you have an
emergency with your family. Bulletins that make no sense. Jesus, when
will this crap stop.

Name: Dispatched
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 September 2018

Hey conductor, 

When you get your head out of your  Arse and scrape  the BS from your
eyeballs you might someday understand that by 2020 or sooner your
history and the Union has been porking  your hind side into bloody raw
meat while milking your paycheck. 

Must feel good,  cause your back on here whining about Indy and 4 more
trains loosing more Crew hours.  Like, cut in half.  Thatís a big chunk
of crews lost. .  What is the little lost sheep going to do???   Oh I
know.  Your going to run to the Union for safety.  

Surprise?!?! Umm, donít think so.   RR manpower management (e.g.
cutting your throat) has been going on for years. And years.  The Union
is missing in action. Contract protection with the Hoffa Teamsters
?!?!?! You get your HS diploma from a Cracker Jax box????

So now the class 1 roads are in overdrive. They canít wait to get rid
of your ass.  Assume the posture and spread your legs.  The Man is
coming in for a landing with a mighty big load to dump. 

Employees who once thought their jobs were safe are on the bubble ready
to burst any moment. 

Pink slip furloughs are flying.  

And one has your name on it Einstein. 

Now can we please get back to some intelligent adult
conversation??????

Or you can keep sniveling whining and crying in your beer till the pink
slip hits you in the arse.  Ignorance is bliss.....

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

HEY stupid


Law was right. And I didn't see one comment in his post about the
unions. He addressed the issue of posting on this site. I didn't see
one thing in your post that was adult or worth having a discussion
about. Now who is the poser.

They just added turns to the pools out of Indy to cover 4 trains that
are going to flip. Its starting. Advertised at a few miles more than
agreed trip rate but as we understand it is one ticket for both
directions. Not what's in our union agreements. Guess we will just
have wait and see how much we end up getting screwed out of.

Name: Union Pacific
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 September 2018

Curse is spreading...Up is going to the precision scheduled railroading
bullshit too.

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

Law. 

The adults are trying to have an intelligent conversation on here with
issues that matter to the majority and integrity of rank and file
railroad workers. We may be union members, but we're not stupid. 

You are just another  mafia Hoffa hack on here trolling for the so
called union, which has emaciated the rank and file with spineless
idiotic and gutless one sided contracts that totally screwed over the
workers.    

Now get off here with your mindless drivel.

Name: PR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

What???


NOTHING IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES OR SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY IS
INTENEDED TO INTERFERE WITH YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE RAILWAY LABOR ACT OR
THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT INCLUDING CRITICISM OF CSX'S LABOR
POLICIES, TREATMENT OF EMPLOYEES AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF
EMPLOYMENT.

If you are paranoid that csx will research your IP address, send out
the hounds and track you down and fire you for posting on this site
then I suggest you don't. AS dues paying union members it is healthy
to have discussion about your work place rules and environment with
each other. You should also continue discussions with your local
representatives when any of these conditions violate your written
agreements and your rights to organize or any state or federal law.

Name: TOTC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

This is to the INTERN,
The information that you have conveyed is VERY Life changing for a lot
of people. So I'm sure you can understand that the information will
need to be verified in some way. If it can be verified, then what you
have done is saved a lot of people's futures, due to the fact that
they have that precious time to make plans so their families and or
themselves will not get into a situation that will create devastation
in their lives. So I DO hope that this information you have kindly
conveyed can be vetted in some way. If all is true, Your Soul Will be
BLESSED.

Thank you Intern

Name: What ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 September 2018

What are you saying? Break it down son. Can CSX see the posters or not?



 Name: Law 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

Yes sir 


Go sit on the couch and eat your chips.

Retired sp.
Send an email to the webmaster asking him how you are protected.
Doesn't matter if they get your IP address or not. Ask him to explain
to you what the posters legal rights are to use this web site and
their
right to voice their personal opinions. CSX employees can also look 
up
the company disclaimer statement attatched to their use of social
media. 

Someone is really itching...

Name: Tony D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

Yes sir said it best.....make money and go home!!!!  Quit being babies!

Name: Law 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

Yes sir 


Go sit on the couch and eat your chips.

Retired sp.
Send an email to the webmaster asking him how you are protected.
Doesn't matter if they get your IP address or not. Ask him to explain
to you what the posters legal rights are to use this web site and their
right to voice their personal opinions. CSX employees can also look  up
the company disclaimer statement attatched to their use of social
media. 

Someone is really itching...

Name: Yes Sir
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

Tickeled is right. Most of the posters on here are whiners. Schreechers.
Cry babies. Switching without a switch list? Really?? A good way to get
someone killed.   Good riddance!  Lost a Claim and represented by the
Union.? You obviously had  a bogus claim and the incompetent Union is
milking you. Unions are nepotism. You get nephew/son-in-law/daughter
appointed by daddy/mommy/uncle in a rigged insider political  system.  
Inbred idiots.  RR Retirement is NOT a pension. It is Social Security
and you CAN loose as much as 2/3 of it if you get canned and go
unemployed or quit and go unemployed or get a lesser paying job before
you get your 30 years. It not a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
If you have any brains, follow the rules, do your job, shut the fuck
up, get in, get out, go home to your family.

Name: Retired SP Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

I can assure you guys, the CSX Corp. Office knows who everyone posting
on this site is... at least the loud ones. Further more, both your
unions have sold you down the drain. Just look at how many CSX
LaborBoard case they lose. I know of a Birmingham Eng/Cond that lost
his job for coupling up the wrong yard track, and had no switch list.
No switch list, donít talk about safety..please. A Charlotte Eng. was
awarded his job back the pay. The CSX gave him the middle finger and
last I heard, would not pay him. The BLE said there was nothing they
could do. Great union to have.

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

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

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

Tickled 

Read the difference between tier 1 and tier 2.  Second, I was ordered
out,of terminal without proper Fra paperwork on my locomotive because
the idiot running the terminal didn't give a shit about anything but
his one hour departure time. I have already contacted the FRA about it.
Some of us are not pussies. Yes, I whine when they steal my pay that is
rightfully mine but I do put in my worthless claims. In the meantime I
will stick every rule up the ass of every arrogant pompas ass
supervisor around if that's what it takes to enforce safety especially
when they are hypocrites. Hover over my ass and try to intimidate me
while I'm doing my job briefing. Keep asking why I'm still in the
building while I'm sitting right in front of you doing my damn
briefing with my crew member. Treat us like we are stupid children.
Keep your stupid crap up. I don't cover their butts anymore. I don't
fix their mistakes. I don't make phone calls for them. No more
babysitting the supervisors.
 
Now,  back to what's more important than your BS distracting troll.

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

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

Name: TOTC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 September 2018

I put this post under EVERYTHING cause of this person that goes by "
Name: Tickled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 September 2018.

Whomever you are sir, you ARE NOT a RailRoader. You claim there is "
whining and sniveling about how safety has been diminished
because the company eliminated "safety rules ", Show the evidence.  

You sir have no idea what is truly going on. I find it VERY hard to
believe someone that has been out here as long or longer than I have,
could not understand what is REALLY going on. Unless you have been
riding the Extra Board and shoving your head further and further up
your butt for so long that you have lost ALL sight of REALITY. 

Either that or you are corp. / hq turd that has totally lost your
Integrity and Self Respect. What you are here ( in this reality ) you
WILL BE when you pass, and the only souls you will have around you are
souls that are JUST LIKE YOU.

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

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

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 September 2018

Dont work on csx time... don't shit on your own time.

Name: Stoned & Drunk
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 September 2018

Hella bells I been working here a billion years Goofy and the secret to
my success is an asshole plus a fifth Jack Daniels and a bag a
Colombian Red every day since I was born. Now Iím a 190 give or take.
Plus I listen to Mission Impossible 24/7.  Gets the juices going see. I
been bumped a thousand times.  The TMs all hate me cause Iím an asshole.
 Hells bells every terminal I bump into they close and move the work
somewhere else.  Itís like ima leper or something.  I get drugs so good
they make you wanna drive a locomotive off a cliff.  Work my ass off 
and now looks like no pension. Guess Iíll start a pot farm and a school
for lost souls. Maybe even a strip club.  Gotta have a fall back
position and make the best of your sitiation.

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

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

Name: Ozzy Osborn 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 September 2018

Son of a bitch!!! You've been out here 50+ years!!! You could write a
hell of a book about this place and railroading in general. I don't
know who you are but I respect any man or woman that has been doing
this 50+ years. 30 years would kill a lesser being. A lot of equipment
out here was bought new in the 70s, you've been here longer than most
of the equipment!!! He'll you've been here longer than most of the
rail in a lot of places. I hope I find out how you did it because just
getting 30 years looks like a nightmare.

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

Iíve been with the railroad Over 50 years.  Goofy is correct, give or
take a couple of years.  Technology is gobbling up the jobs. One man
crew the reality, yards will be 100%  tech.  Remote is progressing to
complete automation. The roads will stop hiring completely.  My
engineer friends all of whom have at least 15 years are getting bumped
faster and faster by men with 25 to 30 years. Itís hard to find a
steady job anywhere. The Roads areslashing jobs even in this economy.
If you have any sense you will get some kind of experience in another
field. Your going to need it.  Donít count on a pension. It converts to
SS, and SS May not be around for long. Even if it is, the monthly
benefits drop dramatically the longer your unemployed.  Donít wait to
plan ahead. Donít count on the Union.  Count on yourself.

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

Ape 10-20

Guess you weren't around when the brothers actually stood together
during the organizing campaign.  The one that involved the organizing
bumper sticker...."The railroads use us then abuse us"!  If you
weren't just ask around. The great lakes division crews were the major
supporters. Michael Ward had to issue a letter of apology for the
unauthorized behavior of his subordinates after a threat of a federal
injunction was set on the table if the intimidation and harassment
didn't stop.  So, yes it can happen. Things did get accomplished then.
It just took getting media attention and getting all the members mad
enough to stand together. Mob justice by the members! That's what they
called it.  The carrier would not want another repeat of this action.
Especially the unions because they would have to step up to the plate
again and save their reputation  or have egg on their faces and take a
chance of being voted out of office! Unsafe work conditions, FRA
violations, hostile work environment and craft discrimination has no
place out here!


NOTE* Pension troll...... Save your finger action.... no ones
interested.

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

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

Name: Goofy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 September 2018

This is your opinion only. You can't provid proof. You're a joke.



Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 September 2018

Yes sireee.  Pensions are history for you turkeys with less than 25
years.  Look around. The evidence is in front of your face.  The
Company canít wait to get rid of us. They slip the hard hot rod to ya
nice and slow. Millimeter at a time. You donít even hardly feel it
goin
in.  The Union is here to make sure the rod stays lubed up. In it goes
deeper and deeper. Then they withdraw the rod, and you get a little
relief....like a pay increase or something like that. Takes your mind
off of being slowly fricked. Then the Union steps in, as always to
defend your arse, but they actually just lub up the Company rod and
your gonna really get it hard and fast. Like a locomotive piston. Till
the Company blows its whistle off and your gonna be standing there
with
your pants down wondering what the heck just happened.  All that work,
all those Union  dues, all those pension contributions....POOF!   Time
to set up that 401k and go back to school to learn how to be an air
traffic controller, raise wieners, perform brain surgery,  fix
computers,  or if your one of those who just lays back and smokes a
joint to start the day just relax and mooch off your family.  After
all, most of you are sheep anyway...someone who delegates away all
their independent thinking to a bunch of looney tune blowhards letís
face it, donít have s whole lot of brains to begin with.   Once a
sheep
always a sheep.  So the next time you see your TM just remember...that
little pecker is just waiting to give you a good healthy screwing. 
And
if you donít have 25 years in today as of now, your cherry has already
been thoroughly plowed by the Man,  you are damaged goods, and
unemployable.  But dont worry. The Union has your back.  And a jar of
lubrication.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 September 2018

Stick together? Do you have any evidence that has happened out here in
the last 30 years? That will never happen. While you're trying to
stick together your brothers are taking advantage of your sacrifice. 
After you're targeted and dismissed, you'll have a significant number
that will be counting the extra money they'll be making. We all know
that's sad but true.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pension troll

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

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 September 2018

Yes sireee.  Pensions are history for you turkeys with less than 25
years.  Look around. The evidence is in front of your face.  The
Company canít wait to get rid of us. They slip the hard hot rod to ya
nice and slow. Millimeter at a time. You donít even hardly feel it goin
in.  The Union is here to make sure the rod stays lubed up. In it goes
deeper and deeper. Then they withdraw the rod, and you get a little
relief....like a pay increase or something like that. Takes your mind
off of being slowly fricked. Then the Union steps in, as always to
defend your arse, but they actually just lub up the Company rod and
your gonna really get it hard and fast. Like a locomotive piston. Till
the Company blows its whistle off and your gonna be standing there with
your pants down wondering what the heck just happened.  All that work,
all those Union  dues, all those pension contributions....POOF!   Time
to set up that 401k and go back to school to learn how to be an air
traffic controller, raise wieners, perform brain surgery,  fix
computers,  or if your one of those who just lays back and smokes a
joint to start the day just relax and mooch off your family.  After
all, most of you are sheep anyway...someone who delegates away all
their independent thinking to a bunch of looney tune blowhards letís
face it, donít have s whole lot of brains to begin with.   Once a sheep
always a sheep.  So the next time you see your TM just remember...that
little pecker is just waiting to give you a good healthy screwing.  And
if you donít have 25 years in today as of now, your cherry has already
been thoroughly plowed by the Man,  you are damaged goods, and
unemployable.  But dont worry. The Union has your back.  And a jar of
lubrication.

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

All lies. You are a rumor start mole. 


Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 September 2018

Yes. Pensions are history.  Anyone working now without 25 years will
not
be around long enough to quality.  Better open up that 401K and start
investing.

Name: Not true 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 September 2018

Youíre smokin crack. This isnít true, if so prove it. 







Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 September 2018

Yes. Pensions are history.  Anyone working now without 25 years will
not
be around long enough to quality.  Better open up that 401K and start
investing.

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

https://up.jobs/search-jobs.html?category=&state=

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

https://career4.successfactors.com/career?company=CPR&career%5fns=job%5flisting%5fsummary&navBarLevel=JOB%5fSEARCH&_s.crb=BWJ%2bTCOztmSFyrnPd%2fTey3r8wAc%3d

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

https://jobs.bnsf.com/search/?q=&sortColumn=referencedate&sortDirection=desc

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

https://jobs.nscorp.com/search?q=&q2=&alertId=&locationsearch=&title=&location=&date=&state=

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2018

Never thought I'd say I miss Ward but I said it when Harrison came,
never thought I'd say I miss Harrison but I am saying it now that
Foote is here. I hope when someone replaces Foote I don't miss him.

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

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

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

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

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

When the rr gets fined there is never money changes hands. Sounds good
to public, they get millions of dollars every year from the goverment.

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

Conductor 1-10:

The FRA is a part of the USDOT & is a lame-duck outfit when it comes to
causing big business RRs any hassles. 
Poor little guy could take a big hit with a fine & maybe more, but a
hefty fine is just a drop in a bucket to a large co., especially when
they work & get any fine amount(s) reduced even when they have to admit
being guilty of violating regulations.

Name: TOTC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 September 2018

If this helps the FRA believes in the 2 man crew reality.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2016-05553.pdf

And notice, IT IS in the Federal Registry. BUT I feel that if it serves
the rail road to lessen liabilities ( health care, injury payments,
Retirement eventually ) and bring bigger returns to the share holders
you bet if there is a way they WILL DO IT. Greed is a powerful thing
esp. when your dealing with psychopaths.

Name: Alfa or beta
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 September 2018

When these managers try to get you to break a rule. And you just go
along with it they know your easy to intimidate. The guy that stands up
to them and asks questions are the people, in the future they donít want
to deal with because they know they could be challenged. They have done
this for years with employees and then they know whoís who. Alfa or
beta.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 September 2018

Ozzy 

legal is right.  As long as you call on your own phone when you are
legally allowed to by fra law and RR rules. I have called several times
and it doesn't matter why you call them on. Your name will come out
eventually, especially if they start doing an inquiry. They don't keep
anything secret. So it doesn't really matter how you call them. I
called once to inquire about a rule I thought they were violating to
make sure I was correct and it was an actual violation. I got 3 phone
calls from them within a week wanting names and places. When did it
happen. Did I talk to my union rep. All I did was call and ask if an
action they were doing was legal or not. I did not lodge a complaint.

What we should really be addressing here is how in the hell they can
write someone up on a rule violation as petty as supposedly not looking
at the ground before they dismount equipment or not having their safety
vest completely closed but then turn around and violate FRA laws and
regulations like its no big deal. Someone in Jacksonville needs to be
forced in federal court to explain this to a federal judge.

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

Hey people we went threw what you are going threw now at CSX. We had Hh
at cn and cp they cut staff to the bone, the regime at CSX are the same
people and play book they had in Canada. They cut so deep to get
operating ratio down for a pay off. Once these people leave .CSX will
hire most back because the rr will not run with out proper staff. They
have been hiring for three years after Hh left cp and still hiring to
this day. Just try and ride out the storm!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 September 2018

Yes. Pensions are history.  Anyone working now without 25 years will not
be around long enough to quality.  Better open up that 401K and start
investing.

Name: Bonuses
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

How can the board of directors sleep at night? If they took all the
conductors out of the system. The money they saved just would go to
bonuses for the rr heads. And safety put on the back burner just to
please a few egos of how great they think they are. Yes give the top
people big bonuses and the rest of the public suffer and put at risk,
because of unnessary Greed. Every railroad union in the USA has to put
there resources together and educate the public and politicians of the
dangers of a one man crew. It can be done and has to be done.

Name: TOTC
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

Just to correct, csx Conductor. And also commenting for those that have
been out here for less than 10 yrs, DO NOT comment about other peoples
attitude about this job, because you have never walked in their shoes
and have not been thru what they have,and most likely will not fill
your own,cause ya'll will be lucky to make 15yrs let alone get your 20
or 30 in. Like the wise man said previous, need to be smart and get some
education in a field that will need you. Rail roads are getting and WILL
get to the point where they will not, ( esp. at what your getting paid
now). BE SMART your Family's are counting on you.

Name: TOTC
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

This is to OBY and anyone else. My opinion is that CSX and other rail
roads that have been involved in ridiculous and illogical behavior ( to
us the normal thinking people ) is to further their long term agenda of
going totally autonomous. These companies WILL NOT be satisfied until
they take as much of the Human factor out as they can. They are already
talking about doing the same thing in the trucking industry. If the rail
roads can show that business is suffering ( which they are causing, VERY
obvious at CSX )cause of the human factor it will give more cause to go
autonomous. One man crews will only give them more ammunition to
support the companies claim that going full autonomous is the only way
to increase efficiency and safety for the public. Reality is that the
company (CSX for sure)will be able to do away with the Union, Health
Care and finally Retirement. If anyone disagrees I would welcome any
kind of input. I do fear very much for the public cause, CSX will put
the cheapest crap they can get away with into this system of the
future, My GOD help us all.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

Nope I sure wouldn't report it with my own phone that can be traced
back to me. Do you actually work here? If you do then surely you know
they would try to find a way to retaliate. I would just cover my a$$
and do it with a Trac phone. Do you have a problem with that? You
shouldn't because it's still getting called in. I'm just looking out
for myself.

Name: Professional 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

Your union has to get a campaign going to expose the dangers of a one
man crew. You would be surprised how the court of public opinion, can
be affective to political people. Then once the public has been warned
about the dangers of one man crews, and there is a disaster. The union
can say we told you so and you sat on your hands and did nothing. The
dangerous products on trains could wipe out many many people. Then who
is going to answer for all that blood and death! And you all know with
the laxed safety with this regime it is just a matter of time for a
disaster to happen.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

Ozzy

The information that watchdog posted is in fact correct. It is also a
violation of a federal law if the railroad does not follow that
regulation. If you know a federal law is being broken you should report
it as soon as possible. It is your duty to do so. In fact, if you are
aware it is happening and say nothing you can be charged for not doing
so. Did you willfully turn your head and ignore the violation?  I
believe these issues are also covered in your companies code of ethics
handbook. Remember, not all supervisors take the time to learn the
CFR's and only go by what is actually printed in your operating rules
book. CSX engineers have a BTC-100MT form that is used to document
their train information. Common sense would tell you that the
end-of-train device information is expected to be reported on this
slip. That is why there is a place for the information to be added.
This slip is to remain in the cab of the controlling locomotive.
Unfortunately common sense does not always prevail. As for your comment
on the use of a cell phone, I believe this could be considered a serious
situation. When you see someone committing a crime would you not contact
the proper authorities immediately? Im sure the carrier wont find it
that drastic but the law is the law.

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

No one


Your forgetting the distraction of trying to watch the Trip optimizer
and the PTC screen and call signals. We will also have to stop for
every ec1 or anything that has to be written down while we are at the
controls of a locomotive. Everyone knows the TO can drop out at any
time. It happens to me all the time. It loses its gps signal and wants
you to take manual control. It is supposed to set off a bell when it
drops out. I have heard it do it before, but most the time it does not.
So here you are trying to watch that crap and watch ahead for
trespassers, debris, floods, and try to inspect passing trains at the
same time. Lets not forget there are a lot of blind curves that you can
not see around on the engineers side but the conductor can. Glaring
sunlight, hazy conditions, blind spots.... There are so many reasons
beyond being tired as hell and needing someone there to help keep you
awake and focused you cant mention them all.  Oh, now that they have
removed the warning yellow line on the PTC program because engineers
were slowing down to soon and anticipating the next signal as needing
to stop and they lost their precious travel time, if your tired and you
do miss a signal with yellow it might have been prevented if the second
set of eyes were there.  How about the junk we get that break down. I
cant count how many times my conductor has gone back to see why we are
getting an alarm from another unit so we don't have to stop because I
have to go back and look. If he cant figure it out then yeah I have to
but most the time we can trouble shoot it from the radios. When is the
almighty dollar going to stop being the number one focus with these
companies and common sense and safety concerns for the public and the
crews going to come first. why do they even get safety awards? Why do
people buy into their hype.  I just don't get it!

Name: Ozzy Osborn 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

Watchdog you are the man for posting that but I bet no one would risk
calling unless they have a Trac phone from Wal-Mart for the low low
cost of $19.99. For those that don't know Trac phones are completely
untraceable when paid for with cash. Pretty popular amongst the drug
dealer community.

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

Furlough at what terminal???

Name: No one
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

All this talk about one man crews is all good and fine however obviously
itís not safe. They want us to be the equivalent of a truck driver 
Thatís all good and fine. However most trucks have a bed so you can
pull over and take a nap. Truck drivers are allowed to use their cell
phones with a Bluetooth device. They can listen to the radio. Talk on a
cb.  Pull over to piss, shit or shower.  Or even get a hot cup of
coffee, breakfast or dinner.  If they want one man crews then things
need to change for the operator like a schedule to be called to work 10
hours in advance. Pit stops along the route to piss or shit. And a
common sense layoff policy.  They call this new operation precision
schedule railroading.  But to my observation itís the same cluster fuck
itís always been.

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

ALL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS

Due to the time frame that has been handed down to the supervisors to
get their trains out of their terminals (1 hour), there has been an
increase in FRA violations being reported.


CFR TITLE 49 REGULATION 232.409- Inspection and testing of end-of-train
devices,

We will not quote the entire rule as it is too lengthy. Below is the
most important rule for the locomotive engineer as to documentation.

A two-way end-of-train device shall be tested at the initial terminal
or other point of installation.......
If the test is conducted by a person other than a member of the train
crew the locomotive engineer shall be notified that a successful test
was performed. The notification required by this paragraph may be
provided to the locomotive engineer by any means determined appropriate
by the railroad:

HOWEVER, A WRITTEN OR ELECTRONIC RECORD OF THE NOTIFICATION SHALL BE
MAINTAINED IN THE CAB OF THE CONTROLLING LOCOMOTIVE AND SHALL INCLUDE
THE DATE AND TIME OF THE TEST, THE LOCATION WHERE THE TEST WAS
PERFOMED, AND THE NAME OF THE PERSON CONDUCTING THE TEST,

It is being reported that some supervisors have been ordering trains
out of the terminals without the information being given to the
locomotive engineer. It has also been reported that some crews were
being told if there is a tag with the information on the end-of-train
device it is sufficient information to leave. THIS IS NOT TRUE.  If you
do not have any written information in your work orders, on your
locomotive brake test slips or it is not provided in paper work given
to you by a yardmaster, then you are in violation of Fra laws and
regulations if you leave the terminal WITHOUT IT IN THE CAB of the
controlling locomotive.
Do not be intimidated or harassed into leaving without this information
in your possession in the cab. If you feel pressured and in fear of your
job or are threatened with insubordination if you refuse to leave
without obtaining the information and having it in your possession in
the cab of the controlling locomotive immediately contact your local
FRA inspector or as soon as it is legally allowable.


FRA Mechanical- Pat Walsh (317)292-2422
FRA Operating rules- Robert Crawford (817)235-5397
FRA Region 4 office Chicago 1-800-724-5040
FRA Washington D.C. 1-202-493-6014

Name: Gold mind
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

Attn engineers, if you get on one of these switching jobs please do what
you gotta do to outswitch the rco jobs so they will see the value and
keep us. Even better they might replace rco jobs with engineers

Name: To local
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

Firing people for a mistake is pretty harsh, some deserve a second
chance. But the people that are negligent by choice and put peopleís
safety at risk. Yes I agree they should be fired and not returned back
to there railroad job. No one will support those type of people !

Name: Me too
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

Not talking about when people get fired over b.s. I'm talking about
guys that cause derailments, guys constantly on their phones while
operating, guys that are basically unsafe and make it unsafe for
everyone around them. Those guys should be shown the door and replaced
with someone deserving of their job.

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

Furloughing big time at my terminal.

Name: To local
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

To local a lot of people that are getting fired are for bs reasons. And
they are returned to work because of the arbitrator seeing the pattern
of CSX firing people for really no reason other than to intimidate
other employees. So when they get around to firing you, if for bs
reason. You will most likely get your job back. When you hire on the
railroad son you have to pay your dues and put in the years to get
seniority to hold a better job. That has been the culture of the
railroad for over a hundred years. The most sacred thing on the
railroad is a persons seniority. Keep plugging away you will get there!

Name: Local 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

Just looking for opinions here, I am neutral on the matter but it has
been brought up quite a bit. With all the guys/gals that are furloughed
right now and all the guys/gals that will be furloughed in the very near
future is it fair that the company lets people that have been fired
numerous times keep coming back? This does of course keep furloughed
employees from coming back.
I can see where people with 15+ years that are in no danger of furlough
being in favor and I can see where people near the bottom or furloughed
opposed. I can see where the people that keep coming back are in favor.
I'm not asking personal opinions based on your own situation, I am
asking is it fair. The reason I say fair is because the ones that are
always furloughed did nothing but not get hired a longer time ago. The
ones that keep coming back after numerous incidences are causing
themselves to be fired over and over. 
I can bet that no matter how you see it you have either changed your
view on it or haven't yet. Changed your view because at one time you
were hypothetically wearing one pair of shoes and now you have another
pair. Haven't yet because you are still wearing the first pair.

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

Thank you Highball, I was waiting on someone to back that up. I myself
have only been here almost 5 years so I could very easily have the same
mentality as the guy saying we complain too much but I am a realist and
I know from talking to older generations of railroaders that it has
always gotten worse for railroaders and most likely will continue
without serious intervention. When I started I thought man this job is
great, I'm here like 6 hours a day and go home! Who wouldn't love it,
but some of the older guys at that time were disgruntled because it was
even better before but they took off the extra brakeman or switchman or
what have you. I think when a flock of new hires rolls in they will
wonder why we complain and they will think some how that this is a
great job until they take more. I guess my point in a nutshell is that
it is impossible to complain about something being taken away from you
if you never had it and the longer you have been out here the more you
have had taken away. I have only been here shy of 5 years so I can's
justify complaining about things the guys had taken away 30 years ago
where as a guy retiring this year could look back and easily say man we
have lost so much.

Name: Highball
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

OBY: spot on about conductor 1-10.

Name: To carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2018

Foote is repeating what Hh did at cn cp.they cut so many carman jobs
that management where flown in on there days off from all over the
country. And repaired cars  this went on for about four years. After Hh
left they started hiring people back. In my shop in a six month period
they hired forty Carmen.  Itís just a game they play to get operating
ratio down. Itís for a one time big payout of the shares. When mantle
sells there share then this regime will move on. So if you get layed
off chances you will be recalled after Foote and mantle move on. And a
lot of the cars that need repairs they just put in storage. Itís a gong
show. When they recall people back to work there will be more cars to
repair than you can imagen.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 September 2018

Time to start looking for employment somewhere other than csx, as bad as
it is we haven't seen anything yet. We are in for a big surprise in job
cuts in every craft. No craft is safe, it is all about cuts everywhere
they want to "trim the fat" which means get more out of a less
people. Those that get laid off are gone for a while and those that
survive the layoffs will be forced to get the same amount of work done
with a lot less staff. It don't look good folks.

Name: OBY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 September 2018

Conductor 1-10 that's been out here 4 1/2 years. You have the outlook
you have because you have only been here 4 1/2 years, you don't know
how good it was and could still be! We were way more productive in 6
hour days before than we are now and we are working twice as long and
twice as hard not getting done nearly what we use to. The system we
were using before worked a lot better than the system we use now. Most
of us complain because we know that this railroad is being run wrong
and it is not sustainable. They are doing what they are doing for a
quick buck and then they will leave and this place will be in the mess
it is now until someone with long term goals takes over. Looking at
what we have lost everyone should be disgruntled
Quits
Real lunch breaks (who works 8 hours and gets 20 minutes of break)
Boots
Thanks awards
Cookouts
Family day
The list goes on man, they have taken every incentive away. 
They do still pay us most of what they should but that's it. Now they
are talking about 1 man crews, they keep cutting and making the ones
left have to do more work to compensate. 
We work harder than most CSX employees and are paid less.

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

I can't get hold a trainmaster to mark back up.   Crew caller said they
needed traimaster to call or email them to let them mark me back up
because I was off more then 24 hours.  I'm tired of calling and its
bed time.  I'll just be sure to keep my call logs.  This should be a
good one for an arbitrator.

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

Sounds like one man crews will be reality in the near future. If your a
running trade employee with little seniority, I would really look into
going to trade school etc. I think every time Foote goes to quarterly
shareholders meetings always announces the many cuts that will still
come by 2020 and he said CSX will grind everyone to get production up
from every employee. Save your money ride it out as long as you can
then have some cash saved to get you threw, when your out of work or go
back to school. There is a life after the railroad.

Name: Wrecks $$$
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 September 2018

Due to the lack of maintance, and forced laxed  safety now. CSX has
saved lots of money, but 2016 2017  2018 and moving forward. In reality
have saved nothing because of the increase wrecks And injuries to
employees and the public. A subject that CSX tries to avoid at
shareholders meetings quarterly reporting.And by fudging the facts and
reporting everything,to avoid facts and responsibilities of why there
is an increase in wrecks injury and fatalities. They will not address
how to fix this problem. They CSX and goverment know what has to be
done to correct all this, but again it  will cut into there bottom
line.  And they have to figure out how to not show anything negative
that will affect the operating ratio and dwell times. As long as CSX
can try and blame the employees for everything,CSX ceo mantle get a
pass and itís business as usual. The clock is ticking for the big wreck
that will get attention of the public etc. And hopefully CSX will be
forced to correct there corruption of the way they are running CSX.

Name: CSX SHAREHOLDER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 September 2018

As a CSX Shareholder AND. Board Member, thanks to all the hard working
rank and file men and women of CSX, and to the management of CSX
without which CSX would turn into a shit hole of utter chaos under
under the pathetically inept and corrupt union ďleadershipĒ.  But I
must say one thing, without the Union helping to keep wages and
benefits at record lows and train crews  down to 2 people (soon to be 1
man crews) I make a TON of money on these cost saving efficiencies. 
Keep up the good work!!!

Name: Mechanical 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 September 2018

I can see it now with one man crews. They will have to have mechanical
staff  in the field right across the system. That will trouble shoot
and assist the engineers, and most likely qualified  with all tickets
to switch on mainlines. And the maintance this ptc  is igoing to need
will be huge. And the goverment will just throw tax payers money at it
till they figure everything out. And there is going to be lots of
accidents and loss of life. But to the goverment and company, that will
just be the price of doing business. I donít think it is going to run
very well with one man crews. There are so many what ifís.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 September 2018

1 person train Crew.... "How tomorrow moves"

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

Jeez, that article pissed me off.  PTC wasn't an investment it was
mandatory for safety.

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

To ALL the Young and Mid-Range Professionals that has made the
discussion to make Railroading a career. 

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/09/06-csx-expects-ptc-to-pave-way-for-1-person-crews-autonomous-operations


All there is when dealing with corps.(esp. the railroad,lower case for
a reason) Is Employees are nothing more than laborers to make the
share-holders more money which in turn the share-holders pay the CEO
BIG BUCKS so the LAZY-ASS share-holders do not have to get their hands
dirty.

You can damn well bet that the above link WILL come true no matter HOW
MANY PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO DIE OR LOOSE THEIR JOBS. 

WAKE THE HELL UP!!

Name: Tm gun
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 September 2018

The last thing you want this tm to do is getting his ego hurt. Nothing
worse than a railroader going Postal !

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

Send the CSX police a kite ie letter donít sign it. Once they are
involved. No one can interfere.

Name: Need Advice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 September 2018

So I need some advice,  There's this POS T.M. that's been hammering
folks for a lot of petty stuff lately. Thing is, this T.M. carries a
loaded handgun in his personal vehicle while on duty. Not that I am
opposed to someone carrying a handgun to protect themselves, but this
POS holds us accountable for the rules, yet he is violating a big one. 


  I want to see this POS escorted off the property for this but I
don't quite know how to go about it anonymously.  I feel confident if
it is reported to his supervisor, he will be given a heads up and
nothing will be done. I know that if i come forward and report this, i
will be singled out and fired for something by his fellow managers. Any
advice would be helpful. Thanks.

Name: Don't waste time reading this
E-mail: It's only intended for a few
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 September 2018

Normal average walking speed is 3.1 MPH on regular terrain, rail yard
terrain is not normal so I will generously cut that in half. Lets say a
guy walks in a rail yard at average 1.5 MPH. 30 racks at 96' per is
30*96=2880' A mile is 5280' so to walk 30 racks would be walking .54
miles or basically a half mile. At a snails pace of 1.5 MPH walking
speed it would take 20 minutes to walk the entire track. Keep in mind
you would only be walking back to the first couple you come to anyways
so worst case scenario would you would be walking 29 racks. 
Lets say you couple into a track and every car is coupled except the
rear one (very unlikely and very rare does this happen). You have 2
options, take a 20 minute walk and risk nothing or pull the cut out to
catch the rear and shove back risking falling off, getting a knuckle,
derailing, etc. 
Before you choose lets determine the time it would take to go with
option 2. Total distance travelled would be doubled, 2880'*2=5760'
On the pull you would go from couple speed, then progress to 4MPH, then
7MPH, and if you are feeling wild go to 10MPH, keep in mind by the time
you got to 10MPH the end of the cut would already be close enough that
you should have been slowing down by now anyways. To progress a 4000'
4000ton train up to 10MPH and then slow it back down to stop and get on
would take every bit of (?) let's do the math. Best case scenario
(which is impossible) would be if you went from stopped to 10MPH
instantly. To travel .5 miles at 10MPH would be 3 minutes and you have
to do it twice to shove back so now you are at 6 minutes. 
Now factor in that you have to progress up to 10MPH and progress down
to stop and get on then progress back up to 10MPH then progress back
down to stop to get off and make a couple. Also factor in that it is
unrealistic and dangerous to get to 10MPH on a 2880' pull on the
terrain that I am talking about. I'm not an astrophysicist so guessing
about 8 minutes.
I bet my last dollar that I can walk 2880' faster (without trying hard
at all) than pull out hop on and shove back. 
9 times out of 10 my next couple isn't the rear car anyways so more
than likely we could take 2880' and plug in about half that for
realism because it is rare to start on a track that is half coupled up.

Again I am not an astrophysicist so I could be totally wrong but to me
the choice clearly is to walk the track and that's what I will do
until a manager forces me to make a bad decision.

Name: Pricing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 September 2018

The Union sucks. If you file a grievance on anything your job gets
abolished.  And mgt is on your ass like stink on poop. The Unions rep
is an idiot, gum sucking corporate mole who is of course paid by the
company as a regular employee, and is waiting for a juicy high paying
company job and relocation.  Appeal and you get more of the
same....everyone ďconcurrsĒ with the Company position, which is the
ďyour screwedĒ position. They take our money and then crap on us. 
Maybe the Union was once a strong and powerful employee organization a
100 years ago. Today it is a total sham run by Corporate selected and
groomed snitches and lapdogs.   Time to fire the so-called Union and
come up with something that actually represents worker interest and not
just corporate interests.  Unions suck.

Name: Big Bean
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 September 2018

Attn: Steve Salyers, a position has just opened up for you in Winter
Haven Florida! Terminal manager-posting date is 9/13/18. Apply now on
the CSX Gateway. You have done a great job in Louisville and we need
your strategy implemented in Winter Haven!

Name: Claims
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 September 2018

Just pay us hourly and disband the unions please!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 September 2018

I want to see Corporate 30 show his ass around here I will be the first
to kick it up between his ears.  No white shirt office jockey is going
to tell me anything, cause they ARE blissfully ignorant up there in the
glass house.   Me and my crew are brothers. We watch each others asses,
children and wives. This Company sucks.  I work to get my pension then
Im gone. To much bull goes on here and the rules are nuts.  Good thing
we got the Union protecting our backs.  Go Union!   Eat those
Corporate. spineless a-holes.  Wait till I find one in Walmart.  He
will look funny with a bat up his arse.  HA HA HA HA.  Go home to mama
with your baloney.  Probably have hands so white and baby soft they
never touched a wrench or a grease gun.  Dumb ass. 
Were going to have beers all around this Friday in Cincinnati.  Drink
till you drop. Join us for a cold one.  You pussy. I may only have a
high school degree but I know a idiot jackass when I seen one.

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

To all CSX employees on the east coast, be careful and stay safe the
next few days while Florence passes through. Good luck brothers and
sisters.

Name: Yet to come
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 September 2018

I was told they could not use management to do work of employees at CSX.
Because of our laws in USA. Well google what they did with cn cp. they
trained all management and office staff to run the trains. They told it
was to use management in case of a strike. But they cut so many jobs.
That they put management to work running the trains. Foote is the same
guy with Hh that implemented this. Just wait and see if it happens with
CSX. The pattern they are doing at CSX was done in Canada tables  etc
all the nonsense. Never say never. Foote will push the envelope ! Foote
has a few more surprises yet.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 September 2018

Has to be that the person who posts as 'Corporate Office 30+ years'
does not seem to understand that employers have to provide a safe
workplace for employees.  "Ignorance is bliss" - I've heard many
times..... must be true.     Safety First.

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

A growing normal company work look after there  assets, that includes
employees. And to provide a safe work environment. When these hedge
fund thugs get control of a company, it is about greed and everything
else is secondary. This is what they did to cn and cp and nothing
changed till they left. This is a ruthless bunch running CSX and itís a
shame they can get people to do there dirty work. Watch your ass with
this group, you mean fuck all to this regime. They would rather fire
people to get there operating ratio down and they will still do that so
again watch your ass.

Name: Tables
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 September 2018

Yes the tables where remove for our giant flea market sale.CSX, needs
these tables to display items we are selling!

Name: HA!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 September 2018

Corp 30


Your post was so full of blow hard crap that I could barely sit up
straight while laughing.   You say your concern is not with switches
and blah blah and our issues are with our unions?   I don't have time
to list all the issues that ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY so I will give you
just one. Example... PAY!!!! 

Every time I get screwed out of what is rightfully mine that was agreed
upon and signed by the union reps AND THE CARRIER it is not just the
unions that should be looking into it and taking responsibility.  Have
you even read your code of ethics. Have even gone on line and looked at
one word of it. Try reading it. Read where it quoted in black and white
that ANY EMPLOYEE who finds discrepancies in the financial records
including PAYROLL is responsible for reporting it immediately. The book
is very clear on every ones role in safety as well.  So when you read
post on here you have been made aware of what is happening out here
along with everyone else sitting in their cushy office chairs but you
chose to stay quiet and  turn a blind eye. You should be asking
questions. You should be bringing these topics up to the appropriate
departments.  You are just as responsible as our unions and everyone
else who is employed by CSX! When they tell you it isn't your business
our it is not a concern of you particular department you should tell
them they are full of crap and they need to read the company ethics
policy that explains that it is the responsibility of ALL EMPLOYEES!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 September 2018

Because n/a,  you gave up your voice  to the Union. Both you and
corporate must enter and exit the very narrowly legally construed
employer/employee relationship via the Unions, not social media.  We
appreciate everything you do in the field, but as far as from our
legally bound obligations, everything has to go through the narrow
sphincter called the Union Contract.  The Union reps. Regional.
National. And then trickle back down to rank and file. Bounce around. 
Then repeat. Over and over. We donít like it any more than you do.  But
we as the company canít do anything about it.  Itís the law. And it ties
our hands.

Name: No money for maintenance 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 September 2018

Just watch the next quarterly report, and I bet the operating ratio
numbers will be lower again. CSX is not going to spend any money on
infrastructure or equipment. CSX will push everything to its limits and
still find ways to cut costs. Its all about the operating ratio. They
will spend money when they are forced to but will just be patch job not
long term fixes. Donít expect things to change till mantle ridge is long
gone.

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

Corporate office 30+
When you made the post about the #1 concern being safety I really
didn't think I was going to like you at all so I went on a tirade
about how the #1 concern is not safety with the facts I posted. Now
that you have posted that the problem primarily lies with those that
are paid to represent us (which I whole heartedly agree) I might be
able to get along with you. I still have a problem with this though,
since you do read this website then why do our unions have to formally
bring these issue to your attention to get anything done? We all know
they are worthless and won't do anything and we all know there are
plenty of things that need to be done to improve safety so if corporate
reads this site (you say they do) and we in T/E post on here about
issues (like we always do) then why doesn't someone look into it?
Everyone out here is 100% in charge of safety, if I see a potential
hazard I can take a switch out of service on the spot, I can take a
track out of service, I can shop cars, engines, anything. I can stop a
crew and make them go wait in the locker room for a breathalyzer if I
suspect intoxication. If Susan down the road drives across tracks and
notices a malfunctioning gate she can call the number posted and every
train in route to that location will get an EC-1 until it is fixed. So
why does the union have to get involved for the company to take action
on the issues that I have brought up?

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

Foote is going to let the next ceo do the maintance. There is no money
for anything ! Low operating ratio is all that matters and the share
holders. Iím trying to get the same award as Hh got. Railroader of the
year. And if I spend no money and get the shares up oh the love Iím
going to get from shareholders and maybe my picture in a magazine. I
can see it now Foote turns CSX upside down. What would you do if you
where me ?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 September 2018

My comments were only meant to be supportive to those who may be
confused with Company policies. 

We here at Corporate do not concern ourselves with minor trivia
regarding switch oil, old shuttle vans,  frightened employees
non-reporting injuries, braking cars, riding tanks,  trip hazards,
remote duty workers falling over cab. guard rails. (yes, we read this
site).  

Your issue is not with the Company, it is with the people who are
suppose to be representing you - namely your Unions.  

Unless informed by your Union of these complaints, Corporate can take
no action. 

And, since your Union officers are on our payroll as employees/union
officers, we do not get much feedback for some strange reason that we
have no idea why.  

So you see, the problem with your concerns lies elsewhere.  

However, it is not something that someone, or anyone, understands or
has understood.  

You are essentially paying monthly for insurance, without getting the
protection. Or the influence. Or even a voice, even a tiny little
squeaky voice.  

Those who claim to know the Union system, know absolutely nothing.

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

The #1 concern is not safety. Banning brake sticks was about getting
work done faster. You can't tell me it is safer to climb up on a car
to tie a brake than do it from the ground. You ever seen someone fall
off of a car? Bet you never seen someone fall off of the ground. I'd
rather fall on the ground while standing on the ground than fall on the
ground while standing on a car. 
Standing outside the cab on all remote jobs? I seen a guy almost fall
over the handrail on account of slack running in or out, but I never
seen a guy almost fall out of a seat in the cab from it.
There use to be a rule about riding tanks on a shove, that rule is
gone. You know why a tank is not the safest car to ride on a shove?
Hint it has nothing to do with liquids sloshing around in there. 
If the #1 concern was safety then they would take that 100 Million
dollars per year allocated to safety and buy some grease, spray some
weeds, maintain some track, pick up trip hazards, yata yata so on so
forth.
Trip hazards lol do you know there is no rule for the car shop to have
to pick up scrap steel after making a field repair, I'm serious,
they'll just cut a draw bar of in a track and leave it. When the snow
covers it up it'll be a nice surprise for someone to find. 
Let me ask you this, is it safer to roll around 10MPH in the yard or
15MPH? The answer is 10MPH so why did the speed got from 10-15MPH over
night without anyone inspecting the track to see if it was good for it?

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

Injuries have not dropped to record lows, injury reporting has dropped
to record lows because of exactly what you said 99% of OTJ injuries are
because someone didn't follow the rules. With that mentality the
individual is more likely to cover up an injury if they can because
they don't want to loose their job. If I break my finger tying a
handbrake I won't report it because I would likely get fired by
someone that wasn't with me and has no clue but says "well if you
were following the rules it wouldn't have happened".

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

OK corporate office, I'll start with this and feed you more and more
every time you have a rebuttal until I embarrass you off of here.
1. Someone at sometime decided that crews cannot perform service in
excess of 12 hours. Can't throw a switch, open a knuckle, drive a
train that has no steering wheel and not a lot of traffic around them.

It is deemed to be unsafe to perform service in excess of 12 hours so
tell me why it's safe for me to get in a PTI van that looks and feels
like it is about to fall apart and ride with someone that is tired
almost always on the expressway for 100 miles. 
Tell me how it is safe to ride with a caller runner that has been on
duty for over 15 hours a day for the last 3 days and is currently on
day 4 at the end of his or her 16 hour day. Oh by the way the caller
runner vehicles are also falling apart and are not on a regular fleet
maintenance cycle.  
Answer honestly to this and I'll give you more. FYI I can do this all
day everyday and won't run out of answers for you so just letting you
know you will not win this fight if you choose to engage further.

Name: Ozzy Osborn 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2018

The tables being removed is to get crews out the door and working
faster. Sounds to me like piss poor management! You mean to tell me
that the managers can't get crews working so they remove tables!
Sounds to me like they should have removed the managers. You gotta be a
worthless excuse of a manager if you can't motivate your employees
enough to get out and start working. I would fire every manager under
me if they had to resort to this to get their guys working. 
Louisville, I would fire every manager on duty the prior shift if I had
engines run out of fuel. Furthermore I'd fire every manager involved in
doing O-test because there are a lot bigger issues to deal with right
now. I'm about to fire every manager within 100 miles whether they
work at CSX or not if I don't grease on the m-effing switches!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Our #1 concern has and always will be employee safety.  99% of all OTJ 
injuries are due to employees not following safety rules and
regulations.  We provide over $100 million dollars annually for safety
training.   Injuries have dropped to record lows.  You can help make a
safer work environment by reporting unsafe work practices of other
employees to your Trainmaster.  This includes substance abuse, which
has been noted to be on the rise in the Chicago terminals for all
roads.  Work smart.  Stay safe. And above all, follow the safety rules.

Name: BATTING THE STACK OFF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Railroading under the best possible conditions is not safe, Railroading
under Foote and friends is really not safe,
Railroading under Foote and friends with track and equipment that is
under maintained is a hazard waiting to happen. 
Derailments happen for 2 reasons, human factor or equipment failure. In
the last 2 years the majority of derailments have NOT been human factor.
This is a fact and it is well documented. So if T/E is not causing the
derailments then it is the fault of the equipment. Everything from
track to engines to cars etc. The company knows this and is still not
taking steps in preventing the accidents. The company is putting our
safety on the back burner, they do not care about us at all! 
Next time you are riding a car or a train is pulling by you just think
about a car tipping over on you and you never seeing your kids or wife
again. Hug and kiss them before you leave the house because when you
pull out of your driveway it might be the last time you ever see them.
It is this real and this serious! I know everyone out here has seen at
least one derailment and a lot of times the cars are completely on
their side. There is a 100% chance that you would not survive a car
landing on you. If you did survive by some kind of miracle then you
would wish you were dead because you would need a lot more than a
Band-Aid. 
Unions were established in part to improve workers conditions and that
includes safety. Why this hasn't been addressed is beyond me. 
I shit you not, the union has till October 1st to do something about
it. October 2nd I am calling my local news station to report on this
issue. I already have a lawyer on retention that has a strong
background in suing big businesses and unions. He told me to get the
news out there first and he is 100% certain that after they report on
it and it is public knowledge the lawsuit against the company and the
lawsuit against the union is going to be like shooting fish in a
barrel.
I suggest someone from every terminal do the same. No one should have
to work in an environment that is so dangerous because of a lack of
preventative maintenance. The company can fix the things that are
causing hazardous conditions.
Like I said the union has had plenty of time to do something and they
have about 3 weeks left and I promise you October 2nd if the wheels are
not in motion to correct this then there will be news crew to expose the
truth. 
WE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL SOMEONE DIES OR IS MANGLED TO IMPROVE
THE CONDITIONS. A RECORD OF 100 YEARS WITH NO ONE KILLED DOESN'T MEAN
IT'S SAFE, IT JUST MEANS WE HAVE BEEN LUCKY.
HUG AND KISS YOUR FAMILY BEFORE YOU GO TO WORK! EVERY DAY CAN BE YOUR
LAST OUT HERE. IT'S NOT WORTH 70K/YEAR TO RISK YOUR LIFE ON SOME DUMB
SHIT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

I don't see it happening. That would mean they would have to be able to
coordinate trains and crews, they'd have to be able to get you there
with time left. They'd have to know what they were doing. We know
that's not the case. 
What do you think csx's failures will be when they try it on your sub?

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Ha......lol.  

That was good one!  You forgot 2  more...family and neighbors from
hell. Try sleeping with them around during the day then get called back
out in 10. Then there's the damn roster calls all night. If your in the
hotel 24 hrs at least your phone isn't ringing off the hook after your
rested! Damn!  Now I'm depressed! I think I'm going to miss the
place!

Name: Oh crap!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

CSX 
Do you even realize what will happen if you do away with hotels with
this train flip idea!!!
First, divorce rates Will double. Mistresses will be showing up at home
and wives will get caught with their boy toys! Expenses will go up at
home(electric,food etc). Getting use to be together every night will
take some adjustments. Men will be expected to do more at home! Lets
not forget the wives that dont allow drinking or sex at home. Everyone
is going to be more stressed and tired and unhappy as hell! More unsafe
workers running the rails!

Thanks alot for nothing!

Name: Paper trail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2018

They are holding all employees feet to the fire on rules everything. So
when the company breaches contract, or safety issue. Every employee
should put in grievance every time they violate contract or find
something unsafe. Bury them in paper it cost thousands of dollars to go
to arbitration. Make CSX pay for there corrupt ways. And donít let up
till they do change there ways. CSX will figure it out that itís
cheaper to honour contract then paying out on lost arbitration cases.

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

They need to rip our contract up and make a new one that will actually
be held up. Make a completely new contract from scratch!

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

Yeah, but they can send everyone system wide a warning about a shooting
in Jacksonville.  Just goes to show how incompetent this regime is.

Name: tyrone
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

MAJOR HURRICANE TO HIT NC IN 2DAYS impact SC and se VA.  Yards that will
be impacted: NC-Wilmington, Rocky Mount, Hamet  VA-Newport News,
Richmond yards SC-Florence. Major flooding expected from this Cat3-4
strong.

And still no plans of safety or shut down information from CSX.  The
last news update on the website is Aug. 26.

What the fuck?

Name: To exrep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2018

Yes you are right with group grievance,but Iíve not seen many submitted.
Most grievances Iíve seen won was by the individual employee. This
regime singles out a person in most cases to make example out of him.
To cause fear so others are intimidated. Over and over again.

Name: Exrep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Contract 

You are wrong.  If the union reps know that the carrier is deliberately
violating the agreements they can step in and file a charge against the
carrier for malicious attempt to violate said agreement and failure to
negotiate in good faith. Yes they need details of what is happening but
they don't need hundreds. The LCS can step in and file a group
complaint demanding solidarity and to make all members whole.
Constantly violating the same article over and over again is a blatant
disregard for that agreement. It doesn't matter if it happened to two
people or 10. An order to cease the violation should be shoved down
their throats. Fact is your union officials are weak!

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

The employee only has to fill his duties of the contract in place.
However if a manager tries to tell you to do it his way. The employee
has to comply unless it is unsafe, then you have the right to refuse.
If the employee refuses you are insubordinate and can be fired. If the
company decides not to follow the contract rules they can. And they
know down the road they will have to make affected employees whole only
if they protest threw a grievance. The company knows most are lazy and
will not submit a grievance. And it is a win for the company. The union
can only represent you if you file a grievance and submit the violation
of the contract. Unions are not militant anymore like in the old days.
Itís a paper war now, and the company is spanked buy paying cash out to
people affected. Thatís it thatís all ! Crying in  the  lunch and locker
room how joe blow fucked you over will get you no where. Having a pity
party for yourself might make you feel better but thatís all. Take the
time every time and file a grievance. I know of members that filed
grievances forgot about it two years later nice big check put  in his
account. And the guy that did not file a grievance got nothing.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Cond 1-

You got an lc?  You know his name? Call his ass. Instead of getting on
here and digging call you LC and ask him what's happening out here. 
He doesn't know then ask him WHY THE HELL NOT. So what are you going
to do about it?  You got some kind of plan to change it all if you got
details?  Fact is they want this shit in the entire system. If they
want it in your area your getting it. I heard the shit happened in
cinci.  LCs should be up in this shit. They should be contacting other
locals and pulling together by now. If not then it's time to find new
LCs. Demand the General chairman address the members. Give the members
some fu...g answers!

Name: All bullshit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2018

We went threw all this bullshit with Hh. Understand when someone says
union is agreeing with this. No they are not. This regime will do what
they want, they donít care about the rules or collective agreement that
is in place. The collective agreement will stands until there is a new
contract. You all have to put in a grievance when the agreement is
violated. It might take 50 years to get infront of arbitrator. But that
is the only recourse you have. CSX knows this they want to get operating
ratio down, shares as high as they can.  Then cash out and ride into the
sun set. The next ceo etc will have the job of fixing everything. CSX is
not following the collective agreement they signed off on. That is why
managers do what they want and tell you if you donít like it put a
grievance in and laugh. The only thing the union can do is try and make
the company accountable for the agreements they signed. And CSX is not
doing that. So paper is filed and has to work itís way threw the
system, in the mean time CSX is just repeating this over and over.Dont
even argue with management put a grievance in if your short changed and
you will get paid down the road. Priority is getting people back to work
that where fired for nothing.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Co 1-10, where did this happen that they told them to take another
train? We need details

Name: DUH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

ZULU 
Are you kidding? Are you a troll? It's to reduce crews and get rid of
hotel cost. Where do you think they got the idea.
In the meantime we still have to deal with retarded TM and now so
called Rf who don't know shit and just make up rules as they go along.
Just stood there and listened to a new Rf tell a crew they combined the
rules on security cars being left and unattended with the rule of
securing locomotives. BULLSHIT! WTF! Where's this bulletin. Told him
to show it to us. Had a crew arguing that it okay to put handbrake on
motors and cars at the same time before doing 1  minute test on cars
when your leaving the whole train tied down. He said all you got to do
is release the brakes wait 4 seconds for each motor to release then do
additional one minute. We told him that was the light power rule. Try
opening your damn rule book and read rule 410 then try reading rule
411. It's black and white! He got pissed and stormed out. Lazy f..ks
can't just open the book and read the black and white rules! Just make
shit up. where did he even come up with this combined shit rule! Jesus! 
We're all cursed to hell with this outfit. No hope left.  

If you didn't know this New Rfs if the rule has steps number 1-2-3etc.
You are supposed to do those steps in order listed. If it's a-b-c etc
it's options! learn to read the book!

Name: ZULU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Wonder where they got the idea to start this meet and swap plan?

Name: Ai safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 September 2018

When I started the rr the conductor and headend brakeman would always be
looking down each side of the train for defects etc. Then they took
caboose off put people in the head end. And the lengh of the trains
they cannot see tail end. The rr counted on hotbox detector and
dragging equipment sensors. As a carman I would see lots of trains
yarding with dragging equipment like brake beams etc. And bearings red
hot. That just went by the scanners. And the long length of these
trains now and the dangerous product they are hauling is scarey In my
view. And with one less set of eyes, it is going to be a matter of time
before there is major disaster. The public is clueless what is going
threw there towns and cities. There will be a public outcry when there
is a major disaster and loss of life. And the public is going to ask
how the rr where able to get away with such laxed safety rules. The
clock is ticking!

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Warning..


The shit is already starting. Crew just told everyone they took a train
to a siding and picked one up to bring back. ONE TICKET. Put them under
a switcher job ticket. Talks are the union is agreeing that we have set
trip rates . Pay by rail miles. Agreement states pools will be paid a
trip ticket for each train handled no matter where you turn.  They are
going to combine these trains. Our Agreement is going to get shredded. 
If this happens it's time to vote out the international officers. We
Got to clean house.  There's poop holes all through the agreement.
Engineers is full of loop holes too. Time to clean up the language.
Time for a new union!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Hide and Die

What a putz!!!! After I retired from CSX I worked part-time through
Manpower for a non-union railroad as an outside contractor doing
flagging. I made $20 an hour plus mileage it was more per hour then
majority of their employees who make $15-$18 an hour. NO healthcare
other than a voluntary group policy. Over time after 40 hours. They did
finally get into RRB a few years ago. Before that it was Social Security
& a 401K. The 4 1/2 years I worked there I saw workers let go for no
reason. It was almost like Walmart a turnstile workplace. Even
supervisors changed constantly. You say the union does nothing.
Railroaders make above average incomes. They have heath care for the
entire family. They have a structured pension, They're the gold
standard of occupations today. Give me a break. The union has fought
hard against the efforts to change it. This last contract the railroad
wanted heath care to go up to $1500 for just the employee another $1500
for the family. That's just one example of what the railroads think of
the workers. Go read the Railway Labor Act it's apparent you are
clueless. Most likely never been to a union meeting or got involved.
Most likely don't even work in transportation or the other crafts just
a anti-union scab. A Trump supporter that wants a Federal Right to Work
Law that'll drastically affect railroaders in a negative way.

Name: Fight or Die
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 September 2018

Itís no secret the Union has been failing us big time for years and
years.  Enough. Union decertication requires only 10% of membership. 
No waiting period for Union deriliction of duty,  fraudulent
representation, coercion, gross incompetence, unfit to represent,
etc... No need for Petitions - not needed.  Simply write NLRB to
request decertification. They tally the letters. Add up the votes. Once
decertified,  no more Union dues. No more ďnegotiated ď layoffs, wage
decreases, benefit reductions, lay offs, firings, or unjust protocol . 
  etc. Fed RR laws kick in to protect RR WORKERS , far stronger than so
called binding Union contracts that give away everything and protect
ZERO. Eliminate the Company Union. Decertify them.  Then strike if we
want - no contract to stop us.  The Company is far more likely to
negotiate better terms with us.  The current Union execs make millions
off us by colluding with the company. Take control of your life for
once.  Write the letter. Do it now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

The reason I asked about qualifying is because we only go west out of
our terminal, and the next terminal also only goes west. Therefore in
order to meet the next terminal halfway, they would have to be
qualified to go east to get to our halfway point. I know I don't have
to be qualified to go back home. Not every terminal has an east pool
and a west pool. 

I understand the principle, just asking how it's been working or how
they started it.

Name: UNION NEWS RELEASEC
E-mail: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 September 2018

HEAR YE, HEAR YE,

By Proclamation the Union hearny contractually agrees/grants all
railroad union workers a $ 250 / month reduction in wages, a loss of
10,000 jobs over the next 12 months, crew graduation to one employee
per train, flip flop requirements, cessation of hours on duty law, and
inclusion of on the job medical marijuana exemptions.  After round the
clock negotiations over several months this is the best we can secure
for our brothers and sisters.  All remaining members will receive a 2
cent per hour Ďincrease beginning 01/01/2020.   Thank you for your
support.  Contact your local Rep if any questions.

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

Cond.
 
Started down south to begin with. Doing it in Cincinnati now and no you
don't have to be qualified to go back where you came from.  If your
swapping then your meeting someone else half way and swapping. Your
taking their train back where you came from. you end up back at your
home terminal. That's how they get rid of hotels. Their starting it on
the great lakes side on st.Louis line. At least they are working on it
but dont have a plan yet. Already picked some trains to try but
haven't made progress yet.

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

Where is the train swapping taking place? When did it start and what
happened first? Did they have to qualify people in the opposite
direction?

Name: Job postings by management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 September 2018

All those managers have most likely been researching those jobs, because
they could end up with one. This regime has made all managers compete
with each other,and they are all trying to out due each other. Managers
know when the CSX police show up with a card board box it is to clean
there desk out and then get the escort off the property. And I mean all
levels of management. Thes managers are a pin drop from a mental break
down. Stay turned for the out come, here one day gone the next. One of
those jobs might look pretty good after getting killed coed to the curb
by a he CSX corrupted regime.

Name: Urban Dictionary 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 September 2018

Its not personal...."Its just Business"

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

I'm almost sure that was you john raine that posted who was hiring
within 40 miles of Louisville. What the hell do you know about
anything. You are one of the prime reasons Louisville sucks so bad. All
that suckin you do on mini me Steve salyers!

Name: Hey re-railer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 September 2018

I guess... Louisville! OSBORNE YARD!!

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

Engineers
   

I had a talk with the engine house supervisor yesterday and he told me
just what the previous poster said.  The alerter test is mandatory and
is done by the electrician. He is not going to make a note where he
puts head end device testing. Its not necessary and don't bother
asking them in the house if they did the test because they will tell
you yes every time. Take the units as is per rules.

Name: Elon musk fears ai
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 September 2018

https://amp.nine.com.au/article/016c13c8-1bab-4479-bcda-4ffa61a5b43b
public has to be warned about the lack of safety if ai is going to take
over train movement.

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

DISPATCHERS

 Everyone knows some of you read this site everyday. So why don't you
tell us what is going on. At least what you know at this time. The DTO
has to know what changes are in the works. You have to keep track of
all your crews on duty and where they are. Its safety protocol!
If the crews are going to flip flop on trains you know you have to
reactivate their bulletin for the new train they are getting on.
There is no doubt they are setting up meeting places and you are
discussing how your plan will be to pace trains to have good meets. You
cant let a train sit for an hour and wait on the other train to show up
and swap. You have an ear to whats going on. So tell us what is being
discussed. Where are the meets being planned. Which trains are getting
set up on the profile for swapping. When is this supposed to take
place.  It will help you more if the crews have some idea of when and
where this is going to take place!

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

Blapples

 YOu are 100% right. There isn't a damn thing you can do but file
claims and pay your money. Those union meetings are a waste of time. I
have been to plenty. You voice your complaint and they go no where. I
have submitted plenty in writing and demanded they be handed to the
general chairman direct. You bet your bottom dollar they ended up in
file 13.  I know from experience the only way you can get your unions
to step up their game is to threaten their positions. Vote them out.
Send them packing. The only time the union ever gets seriously involved
is when the union members start a major stir and the carrier starts
getting worried because they don't want it getting out to the public
that the workers are starting an uproar and the press might get wind
and start asking questions. The union steps in every time and makes
deals under the table with the carrier. THIS IS A FACT! Then they act
like they came and saved the day and took care of everything because if
they don't they will have egg on their face and the press can have a
field day with it. We also have the right to sue our union by Federal
law for not representing us to the fullest extent available to them. 
No one knows what their federal protections are. They don't know their
federal right of protection against corrupt and inept unions set forth
by federal law. If they would all just research their rights and take
advantage of them it would send a message to the unions and the
carriers that we aren't going to deal with their shit laying down.  No
one will stand together. Going to meetings is a waste of time. The LCs
all know what's happening. They work out here just like the rest of
us. They don't need us to file paperwork for everything. They have
just as much of a right to step up for us and demand solidarity. When
was the last time all the LC's got together and filed a massive
petition to the unions and demanded some straight answers form them and
demanded to know exactly what was going on and what was on the tables. I
cant remember when that happened last. Cant even get the LC's to put
their unions on front street. So what does that leave us? Laying down!
No more favors!  No more kissing ass! No more taking every call off the
roster calls. No more sucking up. Mo more doing their work for them. No
more making phone calls we don't have to make to get the YM and TMs
work done for them. STOP KISSING ASS! Stop thinking about yourself and
no one else. For gods sake. Just stick together for once in your
miserable lives.

In the meantime while you sit here and read this they are working on
their plan to downsize the manpower and put more people out of work.
They are getting rid of hotels and changing the pools to do it. They
are talking on pay rates and changes in the way rail miles are going to
be handled.   Flip on a train and go the other direction on another one
but only be paid for handling freight for one train. Pay based on rail
miles only. A lot on the table right now and not one single LC can give
you any hard cold facts on what happening.  Wake up people! Work rules
and conditions are being revamped as we speak!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 September 2018

BLAPPLES

I'm sure those Air Traffic Controllers had the same logic as you do.
How can they replace us? Well, they did. Do you have a brain in your
head? Railroaders can't strike under the RLA without justification.
Every safety strike I was on the railroads had a court injunction in
place by the time we set up picket lines. Wildcat strike is just people
talking BS. You can't get 20% to walk picket lines in a SANCTIONED
STRIKE. I know it happened in 1982 when we were allowed to strike over
a contract. Most just sat at home on their ass while those of us who
did walk picket lines were there for 24-48 hours with no replacements.
It lasted 4 days before Reagan ordered us back to work. Wildcat
BS!!!!!!!!

Name: Siding with rr jim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 September 2018

If you have  a present contract in place you canít striike. The unions
job is to make sure they honour the collective agreement. If you ever
think there would be a wild cat strike you would never get that
directive from union leaders. Itís illegal and the company would find
the rats, to finger who organized a wildcat strike and fire them first
, then most likely the people involved.  They did this at the rr I work
for, we shut place down twenty hours big deal. The rats came out of the
woodwork to save there own skins. Lots of people lost there jobs.

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

Yeah RRJIM Trump would force us back, no one can force us to work
period, and sure Trump would fire us all. Do you have a brain in your
head at all? Do you know how long it would take to replace the manpower
we are talking about here? 
We pay union dues so the union will do what they are paid to do. Are
you serious or really this dumb? When you pay the guy to build your
fence does he expect you to help out? Does the guy at taco bell expect
you to help roll the taco's that you paid for? No because he is paid
to do a job so he does his job. You have sparked curiosity though
please tell me what we are supposed to do to help out the union other
than pay dues? AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DO NOT SAY GO TO UNION MEETINGS
BECAUSE THEY ARE NOTHING BUT A WASTE OF TIME BECAUSE ANYONE THAT HAS
ANY SUGGESTIONS ON IMPROVEMENTS OR ANY NEGATIVE CRITICISM WILL BE
SHUNNED!!!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 September 2018

Wildcat strike? Trump would order you back to work which is his right
under the RLA. Then he would fire anyone who went on strike like Reagan
did with the Air Traffic Controllers. Isn't that his famous line
"You're Fired". 

Most seem to think because they pay union dues it's not their
responsibility to help out. Look up the definition of "union". Power
in numbers.

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

http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wvir/documents/eddy-v-trains-lawsuit.pdf

Pottroff will have a CSX cover up video before long.

Name: One man health
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2018

My friend brought up, if they go to one man crews and you have a medical
condition. That other person is not in cab to perform CPR. If you have a
condition that the company feels you are not fit to be behind the
controls , are they going to hold you out of service till condition is
addressed? I guess these have to be answered!are they going modify the
rules?

Name: Re-railer
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2018

The costs of derailments in the last year in one specific terminal could
have covered the cost of operating the hump at that terminal for the
next 4 years. The costs of derailments that will happen over the next
90 days will exceed the cost of running the hump for the next year. If
you guess the terminal I am talking about you will win a prize.

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

Read the post that Conductor 30+ submitted.

Name: 4' 8.5"
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2018

If ever you think someone is doing something for any reason other than
their own personal gain then you are most likely wrong. I said most
likely because there is a .0000001% chance that someone's actions are
for the benefit of another living creature and not their own.

Name: Bernie Sanders 2020
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 September 2018

I would think that if the unions would ever do anything for us it would
be fight against 1 man crews. They wouldn't actually be doing it for
us so in the future if it looks like they are fighting against 1 man
crew for us don't get it twisted! They are against 1 man crews for 1
reason and 1 reason only, the unions do not care about us but they
don't want 1 man crews because they would loose about half of their
revenue when they loose about half of their members.

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

I think it is time for rr unions across North America, to fund a
campaign to the public about there safety with one man crews. On tv
adds news papers all forms of media. Political people care  about votes
not the standing of the rr companies. The union has to take the money
from strike fund where ever they can to get the message out. Pamphlets
anything. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.  Or just sit back and do
nothing. It is your future people.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 September 2018

Actually, every contract we give stuff up and get NOTHING in return.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 September 2018

Which one did you submit your application to?

Name: Fed up with it!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2018

List of companies hiring within 40 miles of Louisville 
Ford
Toyota
Jim Beam
Four Roses
Heaven Hill
American Synthetic Rubber Corporation
Cable Technology Communications LLC
Raytheon 
Progress Rail Services Corp.
Swift Trucking
Averitt Express
Waste Management
Rumpke
United States Postal Service
Norfolk Southern

I'm tired of all the crying around here so feel free to leave, you
will be replaced by next week and we won't miss you I promise. You
think you have it bad try being a manager here for a week!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 September 2018

That article is already a couple yrs. old.


How many actually submitted comments to the FRA when the rail unions
asked for members to do so, not very long ago?

How many actually have contacted their US representatives & asked for
their support for at least 2 person crew legislation?

I/we at home did.  

Both - should have been totally bombarded.  Many people don't seem to
give a rat's ass about anything until it directly affects them and
then it may be too late and that's sad.

Public support for a rail strike? = HA, that'll never happen. 1st time
other workers are sent home from their jobs because of non-delivered
rail goods, etc., think those people would be sympathetic to railroad
employees?

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

Cotís stands for cleaned  oiled tested stencil. At one time each rail
car by AAR rules had to have a complete overhaul of the brake system
after 16 years. They stopped this because it cost a lot of money and
down time. Now the brake system gets a simple In shop test every five
years. These cars have been running around with the brake components
the way they came from the factory. The older the car gets the more air
brake problems there are and  it happens on the road, if your lucky you
can just cut the car out. But with sticky brake or sprung slack
adjuster the car has to be set off asap. Then there is number 8 vent
value on longer cars that stick open on colder days. When this happens
brake stays set up and with long trains you will not get calibration. I
could go on and on. Now the hogger by himself has to monitor the new
systems and everything else. I think if company goes one man it will
not be long until they go back to two man crew. It is going to be one
big delay after another with one man crew. That is my take on it.

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

It's all a step towards autonomous trains. 1st we go to one man crews
where PTC runs the train and there is a super engineer or a super
conductor to ride in the cab. Once this works pretty good they put more
money into infrastructure to allow the train to run 100% by itself, or
maybe with a monitor from a remote location.
This is all near future plans. It's a long time before trains will be
able to be built by themselves so yard rco jobs are safe for now.
engineers and road conductors are on the verge of extinction. We are
just not going to be needed much longer.

Name: One man fra
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2018

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/labor/273916-fra-rule-gives-us-chance-to-bar-most-one-person-crew-trains?amp

Name: Trouble
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Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 September 2018

Well if they go with one man crews, they better have lots of ground
support. There is so much that can go wrong with mechanical side of a
train. For example getting hit by scanners, pull apart, lose of air
etc. The list goes on, it defeats the purpose if they take conductor
out of the crew. And have to have mechanical staff chase these trains.
With the length of trains they want to run. It will be very interesting
to see where the money is saved, and no delays.  It does not matter how
good your ai  is you still have to have hands on.

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2018

We have lost time and again over the years and it is time for big
change. The only way we can take back our railroad is to strike! We
don't need the union to strike, it's called a wildcat strike you can
google it. If we were to stand together and strike it would make world
news within a few hours and wouldn't take more than a day for the
company to drop to it's knees. 
Some quick math to back this up-
Annual revenue is 12 billion, 12 billion divided by 365 is 33 million
Daily revenue is 33 million a one day strike cost 33 million
The company is not going to win that fight ever. Why you ask? Because
33 million per day hurts and they will quickly loose investors so it
hurts more when you factor that in. 
But wait there's more! If the company didn't bow down willingly they
would be forced by the government. It's easier to go after a greedy
corrupt board of directors than it is 20 thousand employees. Who do you
think would have the support of the public? Greedy millionaires at the
top trying to make another couple bucks at the expense of railroaders
or railroaders that work their butts of on call 24/7 to get by.

Name: Former DF
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2018

One person train crews are coming no matter what. Congress will have no
influence whatsoever, unions will have no influence whatsoever.
Starting with unions... Have the unions had any power at all since
Mantle Ridge came in the picture? Have contract negotiations ever
really improved? Every time we get a new contract we have to give
something up to gain something else, and dues always go up. We never
get a contract that is better for employees.
As for legislative action... Even if it is law for there to be two
person train crews it won't stop carriers from manipulating scenarios
to find and loophole and get around it. There is a very easy way (that
I'm not going to post on here) for carriers to get around having two
per crew but still not violate any mandatory laws requiring it. 

It's not a Democrat vs. Republican issue, it is an issue of greed
being more important than public safety to the carriers.

Name:  new era coming
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Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 September 2018

Try to get involved with your union, and any politician that will
listen, one man crew reduces safety period. And the union is going to
have to spend money to educated the public. I think once the public see
the dangers of one man crew they will get on board.  You have nothing to
lose but your job.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 September 2018

Trainmaster 

90k to drive crews around.  You guys can't even do that right without
speeding, running stop signs, and playing on your cell phones.

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 September 2018

The BLET & SMART are trying to get Congress to pass a bill to secure 2
people in the cab of the locomotive. I've known about it for a couple
years. It's been in the BLET news letter etc... People keep voting in
Republicans who control the majority. You get what you vote for can't
blame the unions. If members don't get involved they're to blame. CSX
can't do this on their own, the others railroads are just as eager to
get one man. Congress has the power to create & pass bills that protect
railroad workers or the railroads since we're under the RLA. This
isn't just a fight between the railroads & unions. Get involved with
your union. Contact your representatives in Congress to support 2 in
the cab.

Name: Lloyd
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 September 2018

To the TM/poser/troll...
Why would you ever bring up the article about the one man trains for
2020 and not specifically mention it?  You think your job is safe? 
Doesn't take a genius to realize with less people on the train the
less managers they'll need.  

On a serious note, the unions need to be more proactive over the 1 man
train crews now.  These big companies use their power and influence to
sway million dollar decisions so don't think they wont do every dirty
trick in the book to get their way.  

Think about this for a moment.  The minute they were allowed to put
those cameras in the engines they knew they could use all the evidence
against employees who get tired and sleep on the trains.  Our unions
allowed this because the big railroads to bend them over with word
verbage on a gd agreement they violate every day like its our equipment
and we'll do what we want.  I've got bad news folks.  Because you let
one thing slide after another and had no backbone, the slippery slope
is about to be like Chevy Chase going down the hill on Christmas
vacation.  

Here's the plan that's gonna go down.  There will be a utility man
for 8 hours a shift maybe more and the conductors will go on every line
of road enabled with PTC in probably 3 years or less.  The really bad
part, I could see these slimey mfers using management to do this work,
a.k.a assistance to the train, and I doubt there's much the union
could do about it.  Don't believe it?  

Here's what the BLET needs to do and the SMART...if they're actually
smart.  Join the unions now and TRY to prevent this.  Even with a good
pay raise, most any engineer I know would not enjoy being in that cab
alone at all times of the day and night.  You've got a camera staring
at you, you can't use any electronic devices, you can't even listen
to music or speak to anyone except yourself or the dispatcher.  This
does not sound very enticing.  But here's the even worse news.  Once
the engineer by himself/herself becomes a LIABILITY...well you know how
the story ends.

Name: MayIhaveAnother
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 September 2018

Wuz up my brudas you sum tuf mofos to be puttin up wit da bullzsheet. My
bird trex be tellin me all da time csx sucks. Ya no dat bird be rights.
I works enoughs to pay da basics back to bangin the blonde down tha
road on off time. You mofos be hard up.

Name: To tm 10-20 years
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Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 September 2018

Tm you have a smart mouth hiding behind a key board. One thing that will
happen to you is the more jobs they cut, the less chance they need
people like you. They have done a study and it shows 66 percent of
managers add no productive value to a company. I would bet you fall
into that 66 percent category. Laugh all you want pal but you will not
get the last laugh. Just takes you to piss off one of your bosses and
your gone. You have no protection what so ever.

Name: Engineer
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

Sum 
Ignore Tm.  Just a troll. They always come out when discussions get
itchy. They know who views this site.

Engine house....

Since you test all aleters by law can you tell me if an alerter is
malfunctioning if it goes off every 15-20 seconds the entire trip? 
I just had one that did that to me for 8 damn hours. You got to know
how annoying and frustrating it is to hit a button every 15-20 seconds
. I just prayed I got delayed and stuck in sidings so I didn't have to
listen to it.  Is that a legal alerter? I can't imagine it is.

Name: SUM AN ANA
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

Trainmaster talk a lot, we would sure like to know who you are or at
least where you work. You are completely unprofessional and have no
business being a Trainmaster or even a CSX employee. All you are doing
is creating a hostile environment. Nothing you have posted on here has
in anyway been productive what so ever. If this is the attitude you
have in real life then you will not be around for long I promise. I
have been a Conductor, Trainmaster, and Yardmaster and have never seen
someone act so immature. Something I learned a long time ago is that
people will do more for leaders that respect them than those that do
not. You some how have passed through the system to become a
Trainmaster while not showing your true colors to your bosses. I
promise if it is found out who you are you will not have a job with CSX
in any capacity. Watch yourself and tread lightly partner.

Name: 
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

Before we get to Claims, BSBC, and Hogger, this Isi BIG NEWS:

The National Academy of Sciences has declared, based on historical
statistics regarding Union railroad workers since WWII,  the railroad
trainman and engineer are now declared to be,  "ENDANGERED SPECIES". 


The forecasted date for the end of the species  is 2020. 

Only the San Diego Zoo will have the last specimen of both a trainman
and an engineer, for purposes of scientific study and breeding. 

CLAIMS:   your on the wrong side of the fence.  A train master gets
paid 90K because they work for the Company.  You, sir, work for the
mafia under the guise of a Union name. Shame on you. 

BSCB:  see claims above. Your on the wrong side of the fence, again. 

HOGGER: this is why we get rid of union employees as fast as we can and
replace them with robots and technology.  You idiots have been leaving
trains a minute short of the terminal for decades.  We can't wait to
get rid of you.  Your like watching the Three Stooges thing to bake a
pie.   No one knows the recipe for success, let alone how to turn on
the stove.

The Company is patient.   We know your headed for the Zoo as your
permanent residence. 

 GOOD RIDDANCE.

Name: Inspector
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Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

ALL ENGINEERS!
Bulletin 5301.2

We read your new bulletin on testing the alerter and saw where it says
unless notified by the mechanical department it was done you have to
test it.

First, testing the alerter is a mandatory test that must be done when
we are servicing and testing the engine devices. It is done by the
electrical man. It is FRA law.

Second, quit asking us over the radio when you get power out of the
house if we did it.  We are going to tell you yes EVERY TIME!!! It is
Fra law.

Third, we have never noted it on the brake slips we leave on your lead
engine and we aren't going to start it now.  Where would we put it?
there is no separate place to note alerter testing. 

The operating rules department should know this and should have worded
that bulletin in a different way. Besides, I believe you all know you
have a rule that says you have to accept the engines they way they are
out of the house. That should take care of any misconceptions that you
have!

Name: By the book
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Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 September 2018

Iíve worked with guys that went by the book from day one. They donít
care what rank the management is. There was never nothing they could do
to these guys. They never let up, and management did not try to play
games with them. They new the rules inside out. And where not afraid to
submit paper work. If equipment was less than perfect they would tag it.
The guys that give in to management put themselves in jeopardy if
equipment fails and causes injury or what ever. Why do that to yourself
when you have rules and laws to protect you! Iíve seen it all in my
thirty plus years! A lot of guys say they just want to get home!!!

Name: BSBC
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

We gotta figure out why they deny a claim worth about $37.68 but then
turn around and pay a trainmaster 90k a year to haul crews around. Yall
wanna talk about trimming fat around here well if you want to make cuts
then start with positions that don't prove their worth. Ask yourself
is this manager really contributing 90k+ worth of value per year? What
is this trainmaster didn't show up for a week? Would it be much
different without him? I can guarantee you would notice if the Y999
didn't have a conductor for a week. 
Just keeping it real dawg 100%

Name: Claims
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

Local Chairmen please post an extensive list of all valid claims in the
locker rooms. I have recently found out that there are a tremendous
amount of T/E employees that don't know about a lot of claims that
they could be putting in.

Here are a few to get started 
CSRA
Late minutes pays 20 minutes straight time
Doubled out claim pays 4 hours straight time
Called outside call cycle pays minute for minute back to last cycle 
S1 claim pays 8 hours straight time 
Holiday claim pays 8 hours straight

Name: hogger 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

other/30 yr

Had a crew called out of the hotel to go get a train just outside of
the yard in a siding to take home. They had just deadheaded a crew in
front of them by no more than 30 minutes. When the crew got to the
train it only had one engine. The engineer is one that has balls and
doesn't lay down. After boarding he told the conductor forget it. We
aren't taking this crap and he shopped it. After contacting the
dispatcher they were told to get in the wagon they came in and just
deadhead home. Dispatch got ahold of the first crew that was deadheaded
and turned them around to go back to the yard and find another engine to
add to it. 
A lot of questions were asked by the first crew and what it boiled down
to was the chief was afraid to send the second crew back to the yard
because he was afraid the engineer would shop anything they had left.
Didn't want to take the chance. Was rolling the dice that the first
engineer called out would take what ever they had left. 
Guess what......he did. So the second engineer got a deadhead home
while the first one got turned around and had to come back and do all
the work and take the train home.
What's that tell you about having a reputation on following the FRA
laws and standing your ground and doing whats right. Too bad they will
always find that other one that wont.

Name: loco
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

Train swapping

It just handing off trains at a halfway point. pools meeting in the
middle and grabbing trains to turn and take back home. Trying to get
rid of staying at hotels. Said they have been doing it down south for
awhile. Cant get any details on how it has been working out down there.

Name: Train swapping
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

Train swapping has begun in the north...
What exactly is train swapping and where is this happening? We would
appreciate some details if you could

Name: To not scared
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 September 2018

I have been reading these posts for two years now. Iím a thirty year rr.
Finally someone has some balls to stand up to these pricks. Yes you have
laws on your side. I wish everyone would follow your lead and do what is
right and do the job the way they where trained to do it. Not let these
manager pricks off the hook all the time so they can get there bonuses,
so there fat wifeís donít throw them out of the house. Get some balls
people like this guy.

Name: notscared
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

Trainmaster

Your wrong. You don't pay me to do a job. You don't take one dime out
of your pocket to pay me. The man pays me, just like you. They pay me to
work for them and part of that requirement is for me to take my rules
test and pass it. To follow ALL the rules including FRA rules and
operating rules.  That's what I'm paid for. Not to make you look good
by breaking rules and cutting corners to help you out because you cant
get your trains built on time and out of the yard on time. 
You wont every be able to intimidate me into breaking laws and taking
piece of crap motors that are non compliant. I have shopped and will
continue to shop motors every week if they aren't up to guidelines set
by the FRA. When you run your mouths to me about it I call the FRA and
the mechanical desk every time and tell them why and what happened.
Tell them start a paper trail on the unit. Get er done!
You got your suck asses who do anything to help you out and the ones
who just don't care and take what ever piece of shit you give them.
They are also the ones who are standing in the crew rooms crying like
little bitches because they got screwed on the job or didn't get paid
what they were supposed to. Just gets me laughing!  You suck the
company and break the laws and help out the man then turn around and
cry cause they screwed you on the job. HA! Quit your crying. Union
isn't going to do squat and the company knows it. 
So go ahead Mr. trainmaster and think that you always got the upper
hand on all of us. Got news for you pal, you don't! Now go back into
your office and get that train ready for me and get it done on time.
Your making us all look bad!

Name: ???
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

Watchdog

You only posted about a third of what is going on.  How about the
illegal bogus air brake test they are doing on trains. The illegal
brake slips that are being left on the locomotives for outbound crews.
No information and the outbound crews are being rushed out of the yards
and not allowed to do them properly and document the times properly.
Yard switching crews are being rushed to build trains and not doing all
locomotive brake test and EOT testing properly. Documentation is not
being provided properly for inbound locomotive from other railroads
that is being used on outbound trains.

Just one more big fat joke that the FRA is turning their heads on and
don't give a crap. Its just sad that so many hoggers are just worried
about themselves and getting out on the road as fast as they can
instead of doing what is right and following written FRA laws. 

Got news for you hoggers. When you take control of that train YOU ARE
RESPONSIBLE for everything that is on that train. You are responsible
for making sure before you leave that your info is correct and up to
date. If the FRA does a surprise boarding your lame excuse of this is
what they left me is not going to cut it. Maybe that's what needs to
happen. Make an example out of a bunch of you then maybe you will start
doing what is right and put a stop to the rushing and intimidation that
supervisors are putting on crews to get out. We all know its the fault
of the white collars sitting at their desk in Jacksonville harassing
the supervisors to perform miracles but that's no excuse. They know we
are supposed to follow the law.


FRA 232.1
FRA 232.11- Any person including but not limited to a railroad: any
manager, supervisor, official, or OTHER EMPLOYEE or agent of a
railroad.....etc, who violates any requirement of this part or causes
the violation of any such requirement is subject to a civil penalty of
at least $839 but not more than $27,455 per violation. 

Better read up on this rule hoggers. Your not exempt unless you can
prove you were intimidated and rushed to overlook the rules and
procedures and you did not do it willingly. Good luck with that one!
Did you ask for time to do what is right? Did you inform them that the
info on the train is wrong or missing?  Good luck with boo hooing your
way out of this one when your boarded!

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

I wish they would do away with all the engineers jobs. Yard, road,
locals ALL OF THEM.  Then they could all flow back and roll your ass
TURBO.

Name: Lizard Lips
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

Hello Union, do you think you could get the cap raised on personal days?
They are allowing one per day, that's a little pathetic.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

Turbo 

We gave that shit up because we wanted a guaranteed 10% pay increase
not just a possible 10% bonus.  But hang in there and you will get it
back.  Next 6 years everyone will have to be an engineer.  You will be
able to earn your DD's but you  won't get your holidays because
you'll be on the road.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 September 2018

AMMO PISS.  Check it out!!  Drink one ounce glass of water mixed with
one cup of gun powder and PASS ANY DRUG TEST. Works every time!!

Name: Retired now
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 September 2018

To all CSX people, and it is still going to get crazier. Everyone is
just a guinie pig. The boys in the ivory tower are going to demand the
impossible and there puppets will try and push everyone.

Name: watchdog
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 September 2018

Turbo


 Go back under your CSX rock. We all know your just one of the
distractors hired to draw attention away from the real issues.
 Just like the idiot trying to start arguments on here with threats of
fighting.

Trip optimizer isn't working correctly and the company has failed to
set up radio communications in the cab. This is encouraging engineers
who do not have the common sense to stay off of their personal cell
phones to call and get help because they are afraid they will get in
trouble if they don't use it.

The computers have been reduced at most terminals to a point that
people are waiting in line to mark off. Just stood there and watched a
conductor argue with the crew caller about marking him off. The caller
went off on him and told him he could stand there in line like everyone
else. He said he was getting ready to outlaw and wanted to mark off and
didn't have time to wait for everyone else to mark off. It took 
getting a supervisor on the phone and agreeing to do it before it was
done.

Supervisors are under pressure to get trains out of the terminals
within an hour in all yards. Totally impossible to be done. This has
been tried before and failed. Wont work a second time either. Crews are
being rushed to knock down departing signals way before the trains are
air tested and the PTC is set up. Just another smoke and mirror tactic.
Some trains are knocking down the departing signal and sitting for more
than 30 minutes before they leave. That is not a departed train.

Trains are still being built too long and the head end and EOT devices
are losing communication on a regular basis. Fra is still not stepping
in and putting a stop to it.

PTC was reprogrammed to remove the yellow warning line. This was done
to increase train speeds. It had nothing to do with safety and the safe
movements of trains. It was reported that someone with clout was upset
that engineers were slowing down to early when they saw the yellow line
and the PTC program was sending out a warning for engineers to reduce
speed too soon. Velocity first, safety second.

Train swapping is now taking place in the north. The trial runs have
started. No one knows how this will effect pay rates and if hotels will
still be utilized. Crews are left in the dark on the plans and the Union
reps cant tell anyone anything. Once again, crews are left in dark as to
their future working conditions and no one knows what to expect next.

In the meantime the UTU has done nothing to secure a bonus for the
conductors, continuous held away and all the other perks that the BLET
was able to get for the engineers. 
Sorry turbo! Guess your just going to have to keep crying that river
until the conductors get some balls and take control of their union.

Name: Highball
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

Trainmaster...just continue to live on 2 hrs sleep drink gallons of bad
coffee and eat evernow and then a quarter pounder with cheese..and last
but not least....make those wonderful judgement calls

Name: Twin Turbo Dude
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

That's right Hogger and if it was up to me I would take half of all the
engineer bonuses and give it to conductors! Better yet I would give it
ALL to conductors for as long as engineers have had it the when we were
even start splitting it. I'd also make sure conductors still got demand
days like engineers do. 
Equal work should be equal pay so while we are at it start paying
conductors twice as much as engineers since conductors do twice the
work, work in hot, cold, dirty, wet conditions, and walk on ballast
more in one day than you do in a year.

Name: Train master 
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

We pay you guys to do a job.I don't need to hear all this back talk.now
shut up and go to work

Name: Hogger
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

Turbo. 


SCREW YOU. Take a hoggers job away.  Bet you play with your little
train set at home too.  Your day will come.

Name: Twin Turbo Dude
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

Hey Steve why is the Y125 and Y323 still conventional? Make those jobs
remote for a month and see how it works. While you're at it add on a
hostler job to put power on trains and get them ready. They can catch
dog laws too. If they get bored throughout the day they can always grab
a cut and switch it out.
Or don't do anything and just keep trying the same process everyday
that doesn't really work all that well. 
Be bold Steve, it's your terminal don't be scared to make changes and
see what works. Try something for a month and if it don't work change
it back. 
The only reason Y125 and Y323 was conventional anyways is because of
Ford. Now that that is out of the equation change it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

When push comes to shove, BLEAT is MIA. And if you do happen to find ANY
rep that will talk to you, they are not going to help you out because 1.
Itís too much work; 2. You just a little guy and donít matter;  3. The
rep just got promoted to a company lobbiest job and your SOL.

Help us help you.  Decertify BLEAT and come run with the Big Dogs.

Name: Hogger
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

CSX 

Just thought you would be happy to know that your company sucks are
alive and well. Just heard 2 engineer pups talking about how they use
their personal cell phone to call the TO desk while their in the cab to
trouble shoot. They were saying you won't do shit to them because you
want us using the program and you won't push the issue because it
makes it easier for you.  If you let this shit slide then you better be
letting other shit slide!  No reason to be 25 feet from the motor when
your stopped in a siding to make a phone call. Stupid, ignorant rule to
begin with.  Guess we all better bring this issue to the FRAs attention.
 NO MORE CALLING "TO" FROM THE CAB!

Name: Xlc
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

Brothers 

The fact is the carrier can change any job they want. All they are
required to do is give the unions notice they are changing job
conditions and rate of pay. It is their right. The union has absolutely
no federal right to dictate how the carrier restructures if doing so
helps them save money and become more profitable.  You can't strike.
All the union can do is file charges within the scope of their rights.
In the meantime you Will do what the company decides or you can quit.
Plain and simple. So get used to the changes coming. You have no
choice. I can say one thing though, if your pay rates go down then your
union dues should be reduced. If they don't then the members need to
stop their dues and file a class action suit against the union for
failure to ajust dues based on your rate of income. You have the right
by federal law.

Name: To sink hole
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Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 September 2018

Foote learned from Hh not to honour anything. Fire people to make others
fall in line intimidation and fear, union busting 101. Myself I was
fired and pulled out of service twice. Returned to work threw the union
arbitration with pay. Myself I have a lot of respect for the union. 
When this regime breaks all the rules, the union files paper work and
it has to work its way threw the system. This regime knows they will be
long gone before, a lot of these issues get worked out. The people are
the union, and if you have been affected personally you have to file a
grievanc in order for it to be heard. Everything takes time to get
resolved CSX knows this. My personal experience with the union I got my
monies worth for what they did for me. I was able to retire because of
the work of the union.  You all have to file grievances to be made
whole. Rome was not built in a day! You think things are bad now, if
you did not have the union it would be a nightmare!

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 September 2018

Ricky Gates it wasn't about marijuana or watching the Super Bowl on a
mini-TV. It was about Ricky Gates saving his own ass from going to
prison for along time. I think he ended up doing 4 out of the 7 years
in prison. To do that he testified before Congress. Congress made
railroads the second employer in this country to drug test, the first
was the military in 1976.

Name: Train master buster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

Your a pussy.I bet your wife , or to be politically correct your partner
if you have that persuasion probably beat your ass

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2018

Unions have no power.  They are carpet baggers.  Taking your money.
Giving you nothing.  Make your jobs safer by decertifying the Union. 
Increase your income. Get more benefits.  Have more security.

Name: One man crew
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 September 2018

With the one man crew when something goes wrong. That train can tie up
the main line for hours and hours. Till two mechanical staff in a truck
on overtime drive hours to investigate issues. I can see it now one man
crew walks back to investigate and lays in a ditch with broken ankle
waiting for help. Then they have to find new crew hogger. I donít think
they CSX knows what there in for if this happens ! The law suits from
public will bankrupt CSX.

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

HOW HAS THE UNION LET US DOWN? NAME 3 THINGS THE UNION HAS LET YOU DOWN
ON.

Name: Sink hole 440
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 07 September 2018

The union has given up on us a long time ago so never count on them for
anything. The reason our union is not strong is because it is required
that every employee be in the union. If it were not required then the
union would have to make it appealing for employees to become members.
When I say make it appealing I mean actually uphold our contracts,
fight for better contracts, better working conditions, etc. the list
goes on.
Think about it, every employee must be a member so for every employee
they take in X amount of revenue and it is guaranteed for them. If they
actually had to try to recruit or retain union members then they would
have to do their jobs. I know for a fact I wouldn't be in the union if
it weren't mandatory and I know a lot of others that feel the same way.

Also fun fact #1 the union doesn't get you your job back when you get
fired. It is set up to look that way but think about it, if the company
fired people and they couldn't get back to work then there would be no
one at the RR with more than 3 years of service! Do you really think
the company can afford to replace about 15,000 employees about every 3
years? The union "fighting" to get your job back is the reason the
company is so quick to fire people anyways. If the company knew that
when they fired you then you were gone for good then they would really
be cautious about firing people because for everyone they fired they
would have to hire someone new that has to go through training and work
for about a year before they actually know what they are doing. Then
they might last an average of 2 more years before they were fired and
the process would start over again.
Fun fact #2 There are guys with 10+ years of service that are laid off
right now while guys that have been fired 10-15 times in their last 20
years are working. Is that fair? is that smart practice? Maybe some
people really do need to be terminated so some more deserving
individuals would get to work.
Why should a guy be laid off or stuck on an extra board for 10 years
while some of these other guys are in trouble every time you turn
around? Is that fair? 
I am pro union, I'm just not happy with my union at this time. They
can do better, they should do better. More people need to openly
complain about issues because it is only the squeaky wheel that gets
greased. If no one complains and just pretends everything is kosher
then nothing will ever happen. If the union knows that its members are
disgruntled then maybe (.00001%) chance they will feel the pressure and
try to improve. Remember, our union representatives are voted in,
everyone from the bottom to the top is elected to their position.

Name: Transparent 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2018

All T&E crews...
This just in at the news room!  

when a CSX big wig was asked how he thinks he can just come in a take
pool crews jobs with set boundaries and miles along with dedicated runs
that have been agreed upon by the union and management and change the
working conditions as he sees fit his comment was...
I'll just abolish them all and make new ones! 

If there was ever a time that you union's needed to step up it is
now.
Protect your pay. Protect your agreed working conditions. As of now it
looks like you will be working more rail miles with the same pay or
maybe less. The job cuts are coming. More work less pay. Get ready for
war to begin.

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

Today is September 6th and CSX still sucks and Trainmasters still
drinking the Kool-aid

Name: Hoffa Union BLEAT  Boss
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 September 2018

Proposed Contract Amendment: SECTION 1: Physical Beating of
Trainmasters.  Any BLET Union member may follow any Trainmaster into
any WalMart store and physically beat him or her.  Said Beater of said
Beatee will have the full support of Union criminal defense attorneys
and other professional support. 
***************************************************************************************************

Voting is open to all BLEATers, including alcoholics, dopers, druggies,
socio-psychopaths, gangsters,  hitmen, painters, carpenters,
extortionists, assassins, thieves, burglars, rapists, perverts,
criminals in general and of course normal members (hey! We know your
out there!).

Contact your local BLEAT boss and register to vote now.  The fee to
vote is $10.00 payable in cash. Gratuities not required, but
appreciated.  Voting not required, but encouraged. 

Union legal assistance is available to all Union members charged with
criminal offenses.

Sign up now for the annual Union Christmas Party in your BLEATer
Region. Union bosses will be providing liquor and other amenities.
Bring the wife and kids!

Please note that their is no substance to the story that all TMs will
be authorized by CSX to carry leathal sidearms for self defense while
on, or off , duty.  This would presumably include shopping at WalMart.
But it is only a rumor. 

Please note that there has been no validation from CSX regarding the
rumor that CSX discharging 10,000 Bleat union members and transferring
all train operations to TECHTRAK.

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

We set a record in Louisville! We went over 10 straight days without a
derailment! It ended today. Lets see if we can make it to October
without another.

Where did this happen Rosey? We need names too.

Name: Rosey 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2018

Why isnt there women TM, in today's world women are given as many
opportunities as men in most fields, so as a women I asked a local TM
while the ass. Superintendent of the louisville division was riding
with him, super replied with a chuckle and said there isn't a women
out there that could keep these guys working unless it was her time of
the month.... what a pig, this company as we all know is well behide
the times, I just fill like I'm a lesser employee in there eyes now.

Name: OZZY OZ BURN
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 September 2018

December 16th folks don't forget we are grieving the passing of our
former CEO. feel free to use the 15th, 16th, and 17th to mourn.

Name: Communication update
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2018

To save money and solve our communication problems of cell phones. Head
office will start training employees how to use and understand Morse
code. https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/morse-code/

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 September 2018

None of you have the backbone to do anything. All talk. Laughing ... 








Name: Train master buster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2018

Train master talkin tough...what till some one runs in to you at
walmart
and knocks all your teeth out. Its happened before.so you better go to
work and DO your job and dont think your a tough guy

  View This Article

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

Every railroad in most countries , have the same stories as the accident
with this man. It is not an isolated accident. To this day in the
transportation industry people are in charge of peopleís lives. Mainly
the airline industry, working people that are fatigued. And changes
will not be looked at till there is another major accident. People go
to work everyday on anti depressants and other medication in safety
sensitive jobs. People canít handle the day to day stress of life, so
they are prescribed a pill to mask reality. In most cases safety is
last because of cost. And cuts into bottom line of profits.

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

sure being my name had been mentioned here  figured someone should chime
in.  Regardless of what the toxicology test show the real reason for the
accident was the Giants Redskins game was on and we were watching the
game on a portable tv.everyone thinks that's where rule g and redblock
started but it was also the very beginning of the electronic age.

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

Used to have radio dial up to use phone lines.  Still in my timetables,
but doesnít work anymore.  Maybe idiots should re-install the system.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2018

Nobody cares about ricky gates! Marijuana likely had nothing to do with
it, people smoke all the time and operate all types of equipment. They
just had to find the "reason" for the crash. If everyone chewed gum
at work and one crew wrecks while chewing gum they would blame gum and
ban it.

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

Ben over


Nice to put that out but now they will just find a way to block that.
On the TMCI screen they are supposed to list the second crew that
recrews a train.  When they are in shit for recrewing too many the
second crew is some how always missing. I have called dispatch several
times and asked them how the second crew can be missing when we
activated our bulletins for that train. they always claim they put it
in. Don't bother asking them  twice because they will just blow you
shit and tell you they tried.  They don't want you to be able to make
copies of it and keep it for proof that they aren't adding the second
crew.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 September 2018

My career on the rr there was drinking from the top down discreetly. The
supervisors where promoted from the ranks, he personally new everyone
and there was trust then. Management and employees got the job done
first before any down time like a game of cards. The work got done
everyone was happy and was a good place to work. When they brought
management from the street that all changed, it is what you have today
no trust or respect.

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

We did have 4-5 people on a train, the 5th would of been if there was a
locomotive fireman. We also had cabooses on the rear of the train. Most
cars were equipped with AB type brake system which was crap. At least 1
out of 3 trains ended up being walked during the trip sometimes more
than once over stuck brakes, defective brakes etc.... We did a lot of
set-offs if they couldn't be fixed. There wasn't any radios,
everything was done by hand signal. So, people had to be positioned to
relay signals. I won't get even into locomotives breaking down. We did
a lot more actual ground work than today. Consider yourself lucky in
that respect. 

Was there drinking? Sometimes people did get caught off guard when
being called. Crews looked out for one another. The railroad looked the
other way. It wasn't as rampant as you make it out to be. I can only
speak for where I worked. So What? It all changed in 1987 with Ricky
Gates. 

Loco or whatever name you want to go by go ahead an try an insult me.
It shows your ignorance.

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

My cousin had a promising career with the rr. He was tm young and
healthy. Went to an after hours party shot his mouth off to co worker
both where drunk. Cousin ended up in intensive care, but suffered brain
damage from the beating he took. And now is unemployable. Moral of the
story if your going to shoot your mouth off be able to back it up.

Name: Train master buster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2018

Train master talkin tough...what till some one runs in to you at walmart
and knocks all your teeth out. Its happened before.so you better go to
work and DO your job and dont think your a tough guy

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

If you need to get into tmci or tmai to look at your train
just go to 22 instead of 13 and down at the bottom there's
a line that says next function. Type in tmci or tmai and you
can look at your train. Not really back dooring it but it is 
better than nothing.

Name: BLEATER POWER
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 September 2018

THE UNION IS PROPOSING A MEDICAL WEED & CELL PHONE  AMENDMENT IN THE
CONTRACT SO THAT THE BLEATERS WITH DEPRESSION OR GLAUCOMA  CAN GET HIGH
AND CHECK THEIR TEXT MESSAGES FOR PERSONAL MEDICAL ISSUES. . 

 IT IS CLEAR THAT CELL PHONE USE IS FAR WIDER THAN THE COMPANY ADMITS. 
ALSO,  EVERYONE GETS HIGH AND FRIED CAUSE WORKING ON THE RR IS A MIND
BLOWER NO MATTER WHAT YOUR JOB IS.  .  SO THE AMENDMENTS ARE JUST
CATCHING UP WITH REALITY, MEDICALLY OR OTHERWISE. .

THE UNION WOULD CONTROL THE REGULATION OF MEDICAL POT SALES TO MEMBERS.
 YOU CAN  BUY A MONTHLY FIX VIA MONTHLY AUTO WD..  THE UNION WOULD TAKE
A SMALL PERCENTAGE TO PAY FOR SETTING UP THE DEAL.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2018

Well Louisville it ain't working, and hasn't worked since Steve got
here. Time for change!

Name: Q237 oopsy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2018

Louisville terminal, O NO, WE FUCKED UP AGAIN!

Name: Third gen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2018

The railroad was built on booze, you had to be half pissed to work
there. We never had the fancy drugs that you guys have today !

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

Realrr 

Don't forget the old heads gone by had 5 men in a crew and 3 were
usually drunk or hanging out in the caboose.  I remember signing the
"whiskey" sheet when I got hired. Couldn't believe I was signing
something that actually said whiskey on it. When Csx took over they got
rid of them. Old head told me it was used for crews to sign in when they
came to work. The last crew member to sign in had to buy the whiskey for
the day.  Encouraged men to get to work sooner. Man what a change.   5
drunk men crews reduced  down to 2 sober men crews. Now they are
fighting for 1 man with a PTC and TO running the train. They call this
progress!

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

Been retired a year, love it we all have a story, go on vacation pal.
One thing I can say is I donít miss the rr, your right it has all gone
to shit.

Name: REALRR!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2018

OLD HEADS GONE BY


No one gives a shit about what you did or were doing when they were
shoveling coal or had no radios.  When I got hired I got so sick of
hearing your stupid stories of how you this and how you that. Just like
my grandma and how a loaf of bread was a nickel. WE DONT CARE. 
This is a different era and we are moving in to it with what we have to
deal with. So just go sit in your rocker on your front porch and keep
your two cents to yourself.

Cell phone
What a stupid ass comment. If they wanted us to have cell phones they
would give them to us.  You obviously don't know shit. When I first
got hired they actually gave a company phone to a lot of local jobs so
they could call them and bug the shit out of the crews every hour
wanting to know what they were doing and blah blah blah. Then the cheap
asses took them away because they knew the crews had at least one phone
on them and it would save the company money.
Just last week one local job had the shit bothered out of them when the
Tm kept telling the dispatcher to tell the crew to call him! Call him on
what? The damn phone your not supposed to use unless you walk 25 feet
away from your engine to do it?  Just more stupid ignorant bull shit.
Yeah, just leave your phone in your car. Yeah, we should all do that.
Then when your at the hotel you can use the hotel phone to make long
distance calls and pay the bill there before you leave.
The company puts out these stupid ass rules on the phone then have the
balls to have supervisors order you to call them while your out
working.  
RRJim..... You were one lucky son of a bitch. You didn't have to put
up with the ignorant morons that we have to now. In the old days they
beat the shit out of them and sent them home crying. We cant do that
anymore. End up in jail for years.  You had union brothers that
actually stood together and unions that actually did their damn jobs. 

safety is not their concern. A quick buck and an ass kiss is all they
are interested in. Break every rule in the book if it helps them out,
but if something goes wrong they will throw you under the bus. 
They have no idea what ethics is and sure the hell don't lead by
example.  Hypocrites!

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

Has anyone tried to access the mainframe through the backdoor
latey??????   It's not working and it sucks when your at your away
from home terminal and would like to look up info on your train or
trains coming!!!! Seems like you're only limited to the 13 screen. IF
ANYONE HAS A GO AROUND IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECITATED IF YOU SHARE
IT. Thanks in advance

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

Retired Now

You're absolutely right. LOL!!!!!!!

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

If the company wanted you to use cell phones to contact them, they would
provide them. It is against the law to have it at the rr driving and
using it in your car  etc. 25 percent of car accidents are caused from
cell phones. If you have a phone in the cab of unit. And you are
focused on a call or message, your attention is not 100 percent on the
job. Psychology have proved the distraction of cell phones.  There also
is a withdrawal factor of not have phone presaant and on. They cause
death.

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

RRJim,
I saw, read your post..."TD", not "TO".  
Be glad & relieved you're retired. 
Way too many ignorant a--holes out there.

Name: RRGYM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 September 2018

You new railroaders are spoiled, you get a phone call to come into work.
When I first started someone would deliver a chiseled stone tablet by
horse to let me know I was going to work. Things got better though when
telegraphs came along.

Name: RRSLIM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 September 2018

Engines running out of diesel? In my day we used a shovel and coal to
heat the boiler for steam. What more do you need?

Name: Nashville New Guy 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 September 2018

How can guys be out here 15+ years on the same job week after week after
week after week and still suck at what they do? How can you do the same
job everyday and still not have it figured out? It's like everyday is
the first day for some of these jokers. The funny thing about it is
that they think they are "better" than the newer guys just because
they have been doing it longer. Don't matter if you been doing it 1
minute or 100 years, performance says it all. Another funny thing about
it is that when an old head gets ran circles around by a newer guy their
go to is always "you're going to work yourself out of a job" but yet
they try to go hard everyday and they are doing the best they can they
just suck. Same guys are always trying to boast about how many cars
they got switched when they have a good day. But if they brag about
switching 300 cars one day and a new guy does 350 the next week then
they want to say you're a company guy.

Name: CHOO CHOO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 September 2018

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

Cellphones are necessary to do the job? It use to be just an arm,
lantern, or fusee to give signals. Today you can talk to the TD on the
locomotive radio. What more do you need?

Well since we can't contact TO with the radio I guess we would need
phones dumb a$$!
RRJim You are so irrelevant, you haven't worked for the RR in a long
time and it is 100% different now than when you were working. No one
cares about your input anymore. Why don't you give it up?

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

Loco

My post said TD-Train Dispatcher not TO.

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 September 2018

The railroad companies are not installing cameras to see if you brushed
your teeth. It is about safety and liabilityís. From now on Iím leaving
my phone in my car at work. It will be there problem to figure out how
to communicate with me other than the radio. I will give them no reason
at all to fire me because of a cell phone. Safe not sorry!

Name: Turn cell off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2018

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/01/17-class-i-east-cameras

Name: Cell phone sniffer?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2018

https://blet5.com/2017/10/18/cell-phone-sniffer/amp/

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

Federal law and company policy. The rules are there in black and white.
If you want to go by your own rules then you, could be fired.

Name: Cell phone?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2018

https://www.fra.dot.gov/Elib/Document/1593

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

RRjim 

Wrong!  The TO help desk is not set up to make radio contact through
the locomotive radio. I just asked a dispatcher how long it would be
before they can and they had no idea.

Name: Engine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 September 2018

Tech 

Your absolutely right. I used to call them after I got to hotel or a
home terminal to get a tracking number but not anymore. They gave us a
number to call them but then turned around and came out with a policy
that says you got to be off your engine and 25 feet away to use your
personal phone. No where in any policy does it say the TO, mechanical
and PTC are exceptions. It says use railroad supplies devices which is
your radio on the locomotive.  I just do what you said. Fill out TO
report and note I could not contact them at the time of the failure due
to phone restrictions.  No big deal. Couldn't care less. They don't
either. 
Another thing I don't get is how come when you call the mechanical
desk it has an option to select if it is a problem causing a main line
stoppage?  obviously they are expecting our calls in this situation yet
the rule says you can't call them.  If you tone up the dispatcher to
tell them you stopped alot of them will ask you if you are going to
contact mechanical. What the hell!  I tell them no unless you are
giving me permission to use my phone. They always say they can't do
that and they will have mechanical contact you on the radio.
Tnis is just one big joke. especially if it requires you run in and out
of the cab. Radio handsets will not reach that far. I had mechanical
tell me once on the radio to call him. Said he was giving permission to
do so.  They just need to get this shit straightened out with a damn
bulletin clarifying exceptions to the phone rule. This is all just pure
ignorant.

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

Cellphones are necessary to do the job? It use to be just an arm,
lantern, or fusee to give signals. Today you can talk to the TD on the
locomotive radio. What more do you need?

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

Over the years I have seen people fired for violating company policies.
And the employee says I was just helping the company, is no defence.
Using cell phones is a violation on company property other than in the
lunch room on your break or what is set out by the company. Most will
not make an issue that one manager that has it in for you from the
past, you just gave him revenge to fire you. There are those managers
that will not make be deal out of it ,but then there are those that
will make a big deal out of it. Remember they want to cut staff by
2020. And if they can fire senior people with cause they save money.
Itís your choice if it was me I would not take my phone onto company
property. The rr got by before cell phone. In a family emergency they
will still get you that message. Stop playing with fire.

Name: Tech
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2018

Hmmm 

PTC is a federally mandated program. They must have direct
communications in place. The mechanical department is on the same
priority level. Disruption of the movements of U.S. commerence freight
due to a main line stoppage is considered critical. 
TO is a company program. It is not mandatory by any federal regulation.
Does the company have to have immediate direct communication to
troubleshoot the program?  NO! Do they really care? Obviously not. They
are turning their heads on your cell phone use because it is convenient
to do so. If they download the camera on any engine and see a
locomotive engineers using his personal cell phone to call the TO help
desk he should be charged with the violation of the electronic device
policy. Will be be? Very unlikely. That would cause a frenzy and the
company would have to finally address the communication issue or just
do away with the TO program. You have a choice. Use your cell phones in
violation of the electronic device policy or don't use the TO when it
is malfunctioning. Convenience the company or follow the rules.  You do
not need a tracking number to fill out the TO report forms. You just
simply state you don't have one because you could not contact the help
desk. The use of a personal cell phone is prohibited in the cab.

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

New way to access mainframe???

Name: Stupid no cure found yet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 September 2018

Why would any one put there income in jeopardy, to help a company fire
you. If they have your number and find out you violated company policy.
You just gave them the reason to fire you. You are all crazy to put
yourself in this position. There is no one that could help you if you
where fired. Clear cut violation of company policy. How would you
explain that to your family.  Again they still have not found a cure
for stupid people.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 September 2018

Cell phones are necessary to do the job.  The Man has the anti cell
phone rule for one reason - zero liability when you get dead from using
it.  Another Union contract deal but as usual the Union is MIA. 

Hmmmm. $10,000 bonus for conductors?? Sure. BLET will get it done.  Go
BLET. You tricky bastards can do anything.

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

Hoggers 

Listen up. Just think for one moment. Now answer this question. ....

Why does CSX have the radio program set up so the mechanical and PTC
help desk can contact you on the locomotives but nothing is in place
for the trip optimizer department?  Think about it.

And for you idiots who keep using your personal cell phones to call
them while you on the locomotives to troubleshoot before you depart,
stop being a brain dead moron. Can you not read and understand the
electronic device policy?

Exact words from the mouth of a TO help desk tech while talking to them
after getting off the train..... 
I know your not supposed to call us while your on your train but we got
guys that do it all the time. We keep these reports. It's not hard to
figure out who's doing it. That rule is ridiculous anyway.We have no
other way to contact crews.
 
So explain at your investigation why your on your personal cell phone
while in the cab and at the controls of the locomotive.

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

they changed it again.   Who knows how to backdoor the mainframe?

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

Why don't conductors get a bonus every year? Lets get the union on
board to hook us up with a bonus. I want a 10k lump sum every year.
Engineers get a bonus why not conductors?

Name: Highball
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2018

Yea big shot train Bastard's.....we know u dont give a damn...and WE
know you cant think worth a damn neither....!! But you sure are a
natural at puckering UP....

Name: Loco 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2018

Ape 30 


Your a poser.  Blet fight? LMFAO. Go somewhere else to distract with
your stupid shit. Fight like a rabid dog...what a joke!

Real ape.....great post.  Good points made. You must have pissed off
someone. Lol!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 September 2018

Ape to Ape. Quit pickin you nose an Bitchin about management.  See your
Union rep about your claims.  Thatís what the BLETs are for- attacking
those nasty train masters with the vengeance of a rabid pit bull.  
Now, suck it up and go get em Tiger!!

Name: Trainmaster 2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 September 2018

Trainmasters make 90k a year. They also get another 15-30k bonus a year.
 Jokes on you t&e.  Get on your train and leave!

Name: Johny Swole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2018

Thank you APE for speaking up! Post more info on here so others follow
suit. What terminal do you work out of and what Trainmaster got on you.
Louisville is the same way and most Trainmasters here do the same thing.

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

CSX

Please explain to me how a crew can go from one CSX terminal to another
and the two not know a damn thing about what each other is doing or has
done. How can one terminal not know what the power needs to be used for
at the other end and what should be added to the train. How can one
terminal send out the worst pieces of junk engines and not tell the
other terminal what they are sending. How come they don't communicate
with each other. How come they screw each other over on a regular
basis.

If one more trainmaster gets up my ass because I rolled in with power
he cant use for his next job and says its my fault I didn't let them
know before I got there Im not only going to file ethic charges for
intimidation and false accusations but Im sending a full description to
your operations department of who built the train, who over saw the
power that was added and who was the jack ass that harassed me on the
other end. If they cant talk to each other, pick up the phone and talk
to the power desk to check on what's coming or just call the other
damn terminal then they don't need to be there. Poor planning on your
supervisors part is not our fault and frankly I don't give a damn
anymore. I will rat out everyone of your supervisors who cant do their
job and want to throw their faults in my lap! You can count on more
complaints and paperwork coming your way. In fact I hope more crews
grow some balls and start flooding your offices with formal complaints
on this stupid shit. Get our head out of your white collar asses and
start paying attention to what's going on between your terminals!

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

If the unions today had solidarity, these types of regimes that invade
companies would not stand a chance. The only way they would get
anything done is treat employees right and offer incentives. But over
time generations became weaker and weaker. My time over 36 years they
did not piss off the employees or they new they would feel it. The day
will come that unions will just be a thing read about in history books.

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

Trainmaster donít make yourself sound important, you pay nobody. Your
dead weight and our hard work carries you and you no it. You add no
productive value to the company. Your a token thatís it, just a bitch
that reports to high ups. We pay you your a joke. Donít have a stroke
if you have to walk ten feet.

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

I got a new job and think I'm gonna knock the fuck out a trainmaster
before I leave.  Stay tuned!!!

Name: Q244 LMFAO!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 September 2018

Scrotey toady,
Funny you say that, our terminal manager has had that happen but it
backfired. Someone tried to oil the steps for Salyers but rumor is
someone else got there first and went toes up down some stairs. Didn't
happen here in Louisville but it was somewhere he was before coming
here. Also heard someone put a knuckle through his windshield.

Name: Scrotey toady
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 September 2018

Re. Trainmaster

Suck our fat fucking railroader cocks, you stupid fucktard keeps your
shit up and you will have veg. Oil in front of ur office door u piece
of human snake shit

Name: Train master 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 September 2018

You bunch of damn crybabies show up and do the job we pay yall to
do.think you got it tough now keep running your damn mouth on here and
you ain't seen tough.we don't give a damn

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

Are there any posters from the Huntington WV locomotive prison er sorry
repair shop on here?

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

Sticky 

Rate of pay is different for yard switching and industrial switching
which should be classified as local switching. They should always get
the higher rate of pay if forced to work jobs outside of their
advertised job description. Being used as a mule. Should be using exbd
conductors to fill work outside of their job limits unless none are
available. Hope they are getting cheated as usual.

Name: Tactics
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 September 2018

One tactic they also use to get rid of managers , is to transfer them.
And cup cakes says no way. And most leave the company. Costs CSX
nothing. Or they creat a job promote manager to it then abolish the job
and heís done. They are pretty creative on eating there own, and this
regime is very good at it. # important no more!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 September 2018

Yall numb nuts need to read and abide by "our"...code of
bullshi##!!!@@...conduct!!

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

These managers that have been with CSX for a short time, itís not by
mistake. The company can put these puppets in these position. And then
get them to do the dirty work for upper management. And when CSX see
they have no more use for them. They are very cheap to get rid of, CSX
does not have to pay big severance packages. Then they can keep
repeating the process of hiring and then firing them. Or they push them
to pack it in. And the least they know the better for CSX.

Name: Sticky Taint
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 September 2018

Why are relief jobs not coving the same types of jobs each day? Why
isn't a relief job working 5 days flat switching or five days building
trains, or five days as RCO each day? Why is it that relief jobs might
be switching one day RCO, next day working industries conventional,
next day RCO working different industries, then next day building
trains, and the last day conventional hostler job? 
It use to be set up in a way that the relief jobs went on duty at the
same location everyday and did the same job but just a different shift
each day.

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

So whoever is running Nashville needs to come up to Louisville and get
this mess straightened out ASAP! Bravo to Nashville management and
crews you guys really have it figured out and it looks to be working
pretty good. One thing I see that is a big help is the assigned
"Yard/Dog catcher jobs on 2 shifts. Another thing helping tremendously
is that you have your hump doing it's thing. 
Bottom line is Louisville needs a complete overhaul by a new set of
eyes, this ain't working.

Name: Engine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 September 2018

Engineers 

Was told by mechanical desk that it wasn't necessary to worry about
Speedo not working if you have a PTC box that you can see the speed on.
Doesn't matter if your logged in or not. It's set by GPS and can be
used.   Guess this means there is no need to report non compliant
Speedos anymore. The hell with FRA LAW that says it will work.
According to them you can use the PTC on foreign line power too. Now,
got to find  out if the FRA is good with this.

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

Management 
Your absolutely right and there isn't a damn thing anyone can do about
it. Get charged and you take it up your .....until the union gets it
removed or you do your stint. They target you then file ethics and
harassment charges and hope you collected enough proof to back then off
for awhile. Rest assured they'll be right back. They make changes in
your job live with it or quit. Union isn't going to do shit about it
and your crews are just no bodies. Cry, whine, boohoo till you get over
it cause that's all you can do. Fra has turned their back, safety is
out the door and ain't a damn thing anyone can do. Just boohoo till
you wake up and realize your just doing time for a pay check. Cold hard
facts. NO ONE STICKS TOGETHER ANYMORE!

Name: Management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 September 2018

When it comes to management there is more than one cockroach in the
kitchen, that are out to hang your ass. Foote still wants to trim the
stafff by 2020. Get rid of the senior guys and replace them. With
employees that know nothing and can be managed like dogs. Trust me seen
it and itís coming.

Name: Pro
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 September 2018

And mr. Professional CSX would fire your ass in a heartbeat, just
because they can. I have no love for any management pal.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 September 2018

Cab cam

Real mature. You think that behavior shows them? Just shows your an
unprofessional idiot. It's morons with ideas like yours that have
caused us to end up with cab cameras.  Can't stay off the phone.
Immature puppies who won't call signals cause I'm a baby and don't
want too. Graffiti in the cabs, tearing crap up in the cabs,leaving
your food and trash on the floors and the list goes on. The real
professionals who's mothers raised them right suffer because of the
immature little boys who work out here. Go find a job at chucky cheese
with the children.  More on your level.

Name: Really?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 September 2018

If we were all 7 years old that might be funny. 
This is the new csx. Train as you go...err, I mean you're qualified!
Haven't had enough trips to a certain location? You're qualified.
Never seen a certain yard before? You're qualified. 
I told you, it's going to be like the old days when seeing a buddy
lose an arm or having to go find out if your conductor cut himself in
half or fell off a bridge is a normal thing. It's not a joke. 
Everyone knows you don't belong out here if you don't know what
you're doing, and that's exactly who csx is going to be giving to us.
Unqualified, inexperienced, unsafe employees. Not just new guys,
completely clueless new guys who never have a chance

Name: Cab cam
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 September 2018

At least being a running trades employee and with the cab cams, you can
show them what you just ate , open your mouth and show the camera every
time, or pick your nose and show the cam the boogers. Give them an
appetite on other end of cam. Lol

Name: (*.*)
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 September 2018

Heard a rumor, not sure if it's true or not. Has anyone else heard that
they are going to make it mandatory for yard guys to start wearing adult
diapers to cut down on bathroom breaks and get more production out of
everyone?

Name: Car training
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 September 2018

To be carman four years of training tests all the way threw. And to get
certified for goverment to inspect trains. And also had to take
training on inspecting tank cars. I donít know how CSX can get away
with not training new people. It is a danger to everyone.  Itís not
right!

Name: Wasp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 September 2018

Callin on all employees who may have a couple screws lose.

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

Good try there buddy. This isn't the same csx that it was when you
hired on. I had a block truck crew tell me the other night that they
don't even train new guys anymore for car Dept. They just show up on
the job on day 1. They are also going to give us conductors with only 2
weeks training. Good luck with your dreams of getting someone with
experience lol

Welcome to the revisitation of days when fatalities and life
threatening injuries are normal operations. Unfortunately, us guys that
have been here are the ones that will have to witness it, or go find
them.

Name: Transfer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 September 2018

To transfer over to car or loco shop. You have to have a mechanical
aptitude. I had to also get all my positions in welding. Had to weld
all my test plates and they had to pass. It took 4 years to be an A
rate carman. There is lots to it and lots to learn. I donít know if
they give mechanical aptitude test still before your hired. They like
people that hire on with there welding, there is a majority of welding
done in repair shops. There is lots to learn to be AAR certified. I
would really check it out before I transferred from running trades. Fyi

Name: Oracle 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 September 2018

Livelihoods are being threatened, honorable workers are being harrassed.
The clock is ticking it's just a matter of time before CSX has a PR
nightmare on its hands. All of there skeletons will be put on display
soon enough for all to see.

Name: 
E-mail: Railstain
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 September 2018

Due to our hour long wait at Nucor Steel and being talked to like $&@$
J727 will not be crewing up today.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 September 2018

witness

A lot of these supervisors count on our pansy softer sided society that
we have now. Don't make a comment that might hurt some ones feelings.
Don't do anything that might make the pansies feel threatened. You can
only push people so much before you get a reaction. You know the old
saying....for every action their is a reaction. Human nature takes
over. When you feel threatened for your life or for your job that
supports your family and puts food in the bellies of your children and
clothes on their backs your liable to do anything. These supervisors
aren't thinking about this when they go out and target workers. They
are just thinking about their power and arrogance. Karma is a bitch.

Name: witness
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 September 2018

CREWS

Watch your asses at roselake yard. The henchman is there. That guy was
stalked. He made a move there and pissed them off. They had it out for
him day one. It's amazing how these TM think that things cant be like
the old days when a Supervisor got out of control. They cant sleep in
the yard 24 hours a day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 August 2018

The grass is always greener on one side than the other, or the same you
just gotta find out which side

Name: Crafts mow 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 August 2018

If you ever decided to transfer from running trades. You will make less
money and have a supervisor breathing down your neck the whole your on
duty. And be prepared to get covered in dirt grease etc. The grass is
not always greener on other side of the fence c

Name: TRUTH
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 August 2018

BUSTED

ITS ALL BULLSHIT!  A person that far away from a cut is not going to
get run over.  I also heard that the cut was being shoved through 
electric switches that the dispatcher had lined.

 Look at this shit. HH changed it so you could get off of MOVING
EQUIPMENT.  He did away with the safety stops. He took out the rule on
get on off equipment by a main line or a so called "HOT" side.

So no manager can tell me out there anywhere that it is unsafe to turn
your back on equipment that you could walk 20 car lengths before it
ever caught up with you. Maybe 10 lengths if the engineer was shoving
faster than walking speed, but I can tell you without a doubt that I
don't know of any conductor who wouldn't turn around and check out
where his cut is before then. 
What that manager did was just plain horse shit and Im sure there is no
doubt that he had it in for the guy. This is the kind of shit that
requires ALL OF US TO SLOW THE HELL DOWN! WAY DOWN! Watch every step
you take. Check every switch and switch point twice. Double check
everything.

We had a conductor working remotes that brought his cut back after the
Tower operator lined the electric switch for his move. EVERYONE counted
on it working correctly because it was an electric switch so ABSOLUTLEY
NO ONE was checking the switch points on it on every move.
His cut picked the switch and they threw the book at him telling him he
should have checked the switch points. Total horse shit. So every time
he made a move he would walk up to the switch after it was lined and
check it. It wasn't a week before he was called in and told by
management to knock it off because he was delaying movement of the
freight in the yard. He told them to drop the charges against him or he
would keep checking. He was told that he was being given a direct order
to stop it and he could argue his case at his investigation. He was
found guilty and his case is pending arbitration.
Now can anyone tell me that this is ethical, moral, safe or shows that
the company even gives a rats ass about our safety or safety of others?
 What was really pathetic about this whole thing was that no one else
working in the yard would check the switch points on the electric
switches either. Tried to get them to stick together and start doing it
and they wouldn't. If they had started it like that conductor had maybe
that would have ended the charges against the guy.

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

Conductor

I don't know of anyway to put anything in earlier without going
through your LC. Do you really think that is fair anyway? Going around
other people who are sitting up all night waiting for the stroke of
midnight to get a chance to bid on a day. The engineers where I work
can put days in 21 days in advance but the conductors are still 7 days
in advance. I would like to know the secret too if anyone knows. In
fact if everyone knew then we could all try and just end up doing what
we do now and be back at square one. I know of several LC who have
taken advantage of their positions and taken days way in advance.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2018

Took me an extra 20 min. to walk out to my train.  Waited on the
computer to check notices.

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

Thank you Csx.  Made 45 minutes of the easiest overtime ever waiting on
a computer.  Mouths shut pockets open...

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

I know I should know this but I don't so if anyone can help me out
please do. I can put in dailies or personals 21 days in advance, but
there is a way to put them in a lot earlier, like on the first day of a
new quarter or something right? I'm CSRA I don't know if that matters
or not.

Name: Busted
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 August 2018

It is all management that is out to bust you. If your doing pk switching
etc.  and you take your eye off the ball. Your most likely to be wrote
up. It is a directive from upper management to do this. Not the
individual manager.  It takes your attention off the real issues of the
railroad.  Keeping you mad and paranoid keeps you from focusing on other
issues like reporting safety issues etc.  The intimidation will just get
worse that is all management has to try and control the employees. It is
really pathetic how they treat the employees, but Iím a strong believer
that karma with come around.

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

Watchdog

I got busted for that by a jerk TM who just had a hard on for anyone.
NO one likes him and he knows its. He made his bed and now he has to
live in it.  
I walk next to the cut with it slightly in front of me now or if Im
that far away after lining a bunch of switches I stand there until the
cut gets to me and either walk with it or stop it and walk what ever
distance I need again. I don't care if it takes me an hour to move a
cut. Since the jerk had a hard on for me I don't trust no one. Nothing
they can say to me. I just tell them Im following the rules and not
walking with my back to  the cut or taking my eyes off of it.

Name: Jackson Bender
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 August 2018

Florida State Attorney General Pam Bondi spending all her time in the
photo shop or what?

Name: Crafts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 August 2018

If you cross over to crafts, you go on bottom of seniority list. And
most likely with be on midnight shift with Tuesday wenday off etc.

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

https://www.joc.com/rail-intermodal/class-i-railroads/csx-transportation/shippers-responding-higher-costs-csx-interchange-reboot_20180830.html

I figured it out... CSX strategy is a long term plan. Loose as many
customers as possible to competing railroads and trucks to overwhelm
them with so much business that they can't keep up. If they have more
business than they can handle then customers will have to go back to
CSX! It's brilliant!

Name: 3 sheets to the wind..
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 August 2018

Csx suckssassssssssssss...!!!

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 August 2018

T&E crews

Witnessed a conductor watching a shove. cars had to be a good 20 car
lengths away from him. He turned his back to the cut and walked about
15 feet then turned around. They were hiding and watching him. they
busted him for turning his back on the cut. Got this guy the day before
too I was told. Didn't see that one.

Let the petty failures begin. Your war is just starting.

Name: Jimmy Buffet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 August 2018

Lets all get drunkkkk and screw

Name: Louisville Alert!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 August 2018

Attention Louisville T/E employees: Louisville terminal is hiring 7
Diesel Locomotive Electricians. Starting rate is 27, full journeyman
rate is 30 and some change. The class is a cake walk and anyone can do
it. 
Tired of harassment on the transportation side? Join now
Tired of an unstable work schedule? Join now
Tired of wondering if your job will be there tomorrow? Join now
Tired of working in the heat/cold/rain/snow/sleet? Join now
Tired of being constantly pressured into working faster and faster?
Join now
Conductors, are you tired of wearing your body out
standing/walking/climbing all day everyday? Join now
WE NEED YOU! 
Develop a skill today! Learn a trade all expenses paid now! Develop a
skill that will be with you forever that you can take with you
wherever! 
We got 7 slots, get em while they're hot!
Have you been thinking of leaving CSX but don't want to start over
somewhere? Switch crafts and keep your years of service and vacation!

Name: Foote carries Hh plan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 August 2018

From articles Iíve read on how Hh planned to to run CSX, the spaghetti
bowl track canít be done. And I think Foote know it by now. Selling off
shorter lines is not going to stream line CSX.  Itís been two years of
really no plan at all. I think they Foote and friends are going to wing
it as long as possible. Get all the bonuses and pay out of CSX they can.
And when mantle gives him the signal to cash in an run thatís what is
going to happen!

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

Computers have been around for 4 decades. If you donít know haw to
operate one by now,  your Toast.   The Union should have negotiated
that simple fact into the contract.  Nope. As usual, your on your
own.....SUCKERS!

Name: Grind
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 August 2018

Foote says CSX will keep grinding threw 2018 and forward. I guess
starting with paper computers and tables.  A penny here a penny there
lol.

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

As long as you have foote, he is working out of Hh play book. Have good
day.

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

Oh and don't forget they take all but one printer as well. Those never
break down, so that should be perfectly fine. When printer fails,
they'll fax your work order.
The papers I was referring to were papers that the trainmasters put up
like instructions and safety bulletins and stuff. The company says
it's a big waste of money to use paper to print those things. 
Next is toilet paper. You guys spend way too much time wiping your ass
when you should be working!

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

Yes Canada, we know hh raised speed limits in yards. He also tried it
with us and the fra said no fucking way, and they changed it back.
You know what else happened? He died. This isn't Hunter camp anymore.
It's a new band of clueless idiots working for the shareholders. 
Canada Canada Canada. Gotcha. Thanks for the repeat. 
The Canada sucks website should be up and running soon. Go check it
out. We know everything he did, you guys have been telling us for 2
years. He's not here anymore.

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

Ain't nobody striking period, set a date and watch nothing happen.
I've been hearing it for years and it never happens.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 August 2018

Someone said they was taking off to grieve the late CEO on the
anniversary of passing

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

Yes it is long over due

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 August 2018

Fellow Co workers : Dont you think its time for a WILD CAT STRIKE...??

Name: Watch your back
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 August 2018

When Hh was at cn cp they raised the speed limit on the property. From
15 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour for all staff and crew cabs. So
when you are coming out from between rail cars etc. Have a real good
look before stepping out and getting ran over. Safety is last with this
regime,  itís go go go. Then when some one gets  injured or killed they
scratch there head. Cn cp had more fatalities under the watch of Hh in
a short time period than any ceo before him. Safety first my ass.

Name: Seenitall
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2018

Brothers 

Before you buy or up your insurance check the new guidelines. Their
coming up new ways to get out of paying it any way they can. 

As for taking papers down the rules are clear you can't post anything
on csx propert without their permission.  However  you can put notices
on designated union boards if there not locked behind glass so
management can't steal info off of them. It's all unions rights and
in agreements that the carrier allow a board to post info to members. 
Talk to your LC's about getting access to them and if need be fight
for another board. 
They pulled a fast one at avon once when we were going through the
fight over our union bumper stickers. Demanded one be removed from a
union board saying the board they were using wasn't officially a
designated board in writing. Claimed they just let the unions use it.
That didn't last long after the International was called. 
Your LCs better have it in writing which boards are rightfully their's
 before the new regime starts this crap again! Got a feeling this is
going to get ugly again!

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

So for everyone that's surprised and didn't read the last 14 posts
about tables and computers, if they haven't at your terminal yet, they
are on the way there. They take all but one table, all but one computer,
and take down all papers, phone number lists, menus, and whatever else
is on the wall. It's more intimidation and morale beating. They think
we're not already used to their dumb shit. These brand new managers
don't know we've been going through the same shit for years. They
can't even fuck with us because we're used to it. 
Funny, last night our one computer was locked up and I called the
caller to tie me up. He says we aren't supposed to do that anymore. I
told him that's good news because then I'd be on continuous overtime
until the one and only computer decides to work! He "found a way" to
tie up my time slip. Imagine that.

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

Yes we know what Survey was trying to say! We are not stupid, contrary
to management's beliefs. Most in the crafts that would make good
managers are also smart enough not to take those jobs. I would say 95% 
of the low level managers would not qualify for a job in supervision
outside of the railroad and that includes managing two people at the
local dairy queen. Not trying to be funny but just speaking the truth.
 Paying for job insurance is a drop in the bucket compared to what we
get screwed out of. If that little monthly premium hurts your budget
every month then you might be living beyond your means.
 Have you figured out yet that your idea is not a good one? If not and
you are not already in management you should seriously consider
applying for a TM job. You sound more than qualified!

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

I think what "Survey" was making a point about is that if getting
charged meant that you just lost seniority for a bit then you could
quit paying for fired insurance and save that money.

Name: Insurance 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 August 2018

Before Hh just train crews carried insurance. Then once Hh took over
cprail. Everyone went out and bought that insurance Carmen machinist
etc. It was a piece of mind for the workers. And we told supervisor in
a round about way that we had insurance. So when we where pulled out of
service, the company new they where not hurting us in the wallet. The
company just worked short of people when they sent people home.

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 August 2018

Drag up hills slow.. slide down fast...tonnage first ..Safety last

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 August 2018

MJIRR

No, I don't feel I threw money away. It was security knowing that if
something happened I wouldn't lose a paycheck. No one forces anyone to
buy it. Everyone I knew had a policy. You don't have to screw up, you
can get time on the street for just being part of a crew. The premium
was chump change compared to what I made on the railroad. Railroad
Retirement unemployment for decades paid only $25 a day that's $125 a
week. I made more than that in a day. I went to 2 formal Board of
Inquires where the train crew screwed up. Lucky for me as a Locomotive
Engineer the Board exonerated me while the Conductor got 30 days & both
Brakemen 15 days on one the other the entire crew got 30 days.  

If you feel lucky, good for you.

Name: Smelly foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 August 2018

Smelly Foote and friends,forgot to read the chapter on CSX company
policy about insider trading!  O what one more rule he has broken
doesnít matter he is the boss. Maybe securities commission should have
a look at smelly Foote and friends. And mantle ridge of course, they
think nobody is watching. We will see if good old Karma takes its
course!

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

Let alone dumbass survey don't realize even farting without a window
open endless authorized is a major since  Ewing Harrison and ackmen
punk as came

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

Survey is not from the ground these idiots can write you up and twist
any  thing or personally don't like you or just to meet there quota
get real here we don't come to work asking to get fired we support are
family. Off this you dumbass it's  csx paying millos to crooks at high
levels trying to reinvent the wheel  and blame us SURVEY is a dumbass

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

What a dumbass give up ur seniorty the rr fire more people for for
follow the rules to much then not following the rules at all ,seen it
my whole time here

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

https://www.postanalyst.com/2018/08/28/some-csx-corporation-csx-institutional-investors-are-quietly-pulling-out/

Name: Ozz Fest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 August 2018

Just read an article published 2 days ago talking about CSX
institutional investors are quietly getting out. Google it to see
yourself.

Name: ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 August 2018

Conductor

Yeah, I got that phone call too with voice mail messages left on my
cell phone. It was 3 times a couple hours apart. I was on duty on a
train and didn't listen to them until I got off the train. My other
crew member didn't get a single one. I couldn't understand the
beginning of the message either. I thought the same thing. It was just
spam, We hadn't heard anything about the shooting because we were on a
train. I don't know why they called me but not the other guy.

Name: ORD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 August 2018

TRAINMASTERS/ROADFOREMAN

Please pay attention and take note. I will explain to you how to read
the operating rules manual. It seems that many of you have never
learned the proper procedure.


Each rule is either a singular rule or it come certain steps that are
to followed. If a rule has added procedures/guidelines you will see
them listed as either steps 1-2-3, etc.  or A-B-C,etc.

If a rule is listed with steps 1-2-3 etc. that means each step is to be
taken and in the order listed. 
If the rule is listed with steps A-B-C etc, then those steps are
usually optional steps. If you look closely at the rule with these
steps you will see that most end with the word "or"! This means any
of the steps could be an option to consider.
Once again, if the rule is followed by numbered steps each sub rule is
to followed and in the step order.
There is no reason an supervisor should not know how to read the
operating rules book. YOU ARE NOT authorized to order any employee to
disregard any of these steps to cut corners to save time or rush the
movement of freight. 
All employees who are taking the face to face training will be briefed
on the proper procedure for reading the Operating rules book
correctly.

RRJIM. That was a wise statement but until all Supervisors know how to
read and apply the rules correctly, following them wont help anyone
from receiving unfair discipline.

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

So RRJIM you paid redboard your entire career and got to cash in 5 days
worth of it? So if you would have not had redboard then you would have
come out ahead right?

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

Work by their rules then no need to be worried. Restricting seniority
over time in the street? Really? As for carrying Job Protection
Insurance it became a must when CSX became a reality in the '80s.
Didn't know to many people that had it before CSX. I only had to use
it one time in my career they gave me 5 days before I retired. I never
looked at that deduction out of my paycheck it was security just in
case. Plus it was tax deductible as a work expense.

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

Only a moron would suggest messing with a person seniority. Even when a
person is fired and held out of service for a long time. When they are
reinstated, it is alway with full seniority. I know it happened to me,
only a pup would suggest that.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 August 2018

Brothers  

Did any of you get messages at home and voicemails from csx over that
shooting at the landing?  They called my house and left mesage by some
voice machine saying stay away from down town and all fortune 500
companies stay in the building. They called my cell phone 3 times in an
hour leaving the same message. I live in the Midwest. Not even near
jacksonville. All the mesages were half cut off at the beginning. I
can't imagine they called everyone who works for csx. I thought it was
just scammers at first trying to hack my phone. I listened to the first
one and thought hell no I ain't falling for this and calling the
numbers they left.  Erased it and the other 2.  Were any of your
messages all screwed up?

Name: Cool Hand Luke
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 August 2018

Hell, I don't even think the company would agree to that. To much
record keeping and unqualified guys on extra boards or some outlying
point. What if your last on the roster already, guess you get a
mulligan?  Keep thinking, I'm sure a good ideas in there somewhere.

Name: Cool Hand Luke
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 August 2018

Yep, give me my red board and I'll sit it out. Imagine you get put on
the bottom and then layed off. Then you have to deal with the
bureaucracy/red tape of trying to get your seniority back. You could
end up with multiple weeks unpaid and no red board. Surely you've come
up with this idea on your own and not fully thought it through.

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

You could also save money each month when you cancel your fire insurance
because you wouldn't need that anymore so that's cool

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

You wouldn't have "bad time" to make up on the end of your career so
that's cool

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 August 2018

Survey?

Seniority is all we have left and it means very little anymore.
Most pay for job insurance to cover time off for the bullshit trumped
up charges that are handed down for the sole purpose of making the
low level manager appear like they are doing their job.
Screw me over and I'm collecting job insurance and unemployment and
going to Florida!

Your idea sounds like a good way to piss off an already pissed off
employee. Excellent idea! SMH

Name: Cool Hand Luke
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 August 2018

Survey, 

No thanks, that is a ridiculous idea. Seniority is one a the few things
we have, no way would I agree to the company playing with mine. Sounds
almost as silly as the post a few weeks back saying the company should
be able to place you where they think your best suited. I'm guessing
you seniority isn't what you wish?

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

You should explain why, not just say it is foolish, but actually give
reasons as to why this isn't a good idea.

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

Survey:
Company idea?  Any union dues paying member would be foolish/out of
their mind to like that.

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

Who likes this idea?
When you get charged, instead of getting time on the street we do
this:
Minor-You get a 30 day loss of seniority
Major-You get a 60 day loss of seniority
Minor takes a year to fall off
Major takes two years to fall off
If you get charged while you still have an offense on your record then
the penalty is doubled. 
Basically your punishment would be going to the extra board for a
prescribed period of time.

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

As one person said, waiting time pay is about . 75cents a minute$45.00
an hour. So add that up over 1 year. That is new truck or boat payment
for the hard working CSX unionized employee. That deserve every penny
of pay. Iím retired now but, hope you people get every penny for all
the sacrifices you make for being a RR. It does not matter who ceo is
or how good equipment is. Without the hard working employees management
and shareholders are nothing. The backbone of CSX is the hard working
men and women. Donít ever forget that, without you people the rr is
dormant.

Name: About the money
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 August 2018

Foote and company itís all about the money, bonuses perks etc. So if you
have to stand in line to use computer wait for ride etc. Your time is
worth money. Bill for every minute your on the property. In ones years
time you would be surprised how much it adds up to. The employees that
do CSX a favour are just plain and out right stupid. If they want you
to stay CSX MUST PAY. And pay and pay and pay forever.

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

The BS of taken away chairs & tables in crew rooms has been done several
times past couple decades. CSX think crews like to sit around doing
nothing. I'm sure it hasn't changed that crews just want their
paperwork get on train and go. When we had local crew callers we got to
work they had our paperwork ready for us. It all took a dump when CC's
were moved to JAX. After finally getting paperwork you waited on the
van service CSX hired to transport us to the train. Run through trains
didn't speed everything up.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 August 2018

Cond. 30 
You have no idea how many years loco has. He could have been pounding
rocks for 20 years before he started running. You obviously got a
problem with some engineers and a chip on your shoulder. He was right!
Your rant wasn't called for. Cutting computers and taking the damn
tables away for people to sit down on was the issue. You damn company
moles come in here everytime the shit get touchy and distract. LC was
right. It's discrimination against our craft. This one hour out of the
yard bullshit is a joke too. 10 minutes to get paperwork and do a job
briefing?  LMFAO! If everyone would stop doing the work for these
jackles they would be kissing our asses. Every single time you come in
and make a bunch of phone calls to the workorder deoartment, send off
for your own track warrants, call PTI for a ride because they forgot,
take power to the house when we all know your outlawed, and the other
as kissing shit you do to cover their asses and for what? So Foote can
come in and take over where HH left off. You are idiots. Then you bitch
because he is ordering shit to make you sqirm. No boots. No ppe,no
thanks awards, no quits, agreement violations from hell, reduced
computers and now tables gone. Just too damn brain dead to see he's
taken your left nut. You better wake up and get a clue. Your getting
ready to lose your right one!

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

Uh-oh, someone must have had a bad day, week, whatever, and has a burr
up their butt. 
C'mon, this is CSX SUCKS not co-workers suck.

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

Loco,
Yeah, a lot of the post may have been off topic. 
Very many are certified\licensed to operate a RR locomotive.
"hogger is walking"? - cannot remember the last time I saw an
engineer actually break a sweat, other than when screwing up.  A
hogger walks & finds a problem with train - too dumb, too lazy, to fix
something that may require physical effort?  
..."you can blow me anytime, for a nickel or a dime...."

Safety First.

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

Smart ass
That wasn't even the main topic you ran your pie whole about. 
 You better have a license when the hogger is walking and requires the
train to be moved for repairs. When he has to walk back to send your
smart ass back to fix it you bet a delay of train charge will be coming
your way.  I would blow your ass in in a new York minute.

Name: FIX IT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 August 2018

If you want to fix it then be sure to wait patiently to tie your ticket
up while on overtime, but more importantly when you dog be sure to
write "waiting on computer to tie up" in the section that asks reason
for remaining on duty in excess of 12 hours. Be honest, that all we have
to do to show them how ridiculous it is.

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

Well Hogger,

Am no company man, far, far from it.
However, completing time tickets, & accessing needed bulletins should
be the priority.  Hopefully the co. will wake up & fix this.
 
Maybe you are one of those that thinks they can boss a Conductor
around.
Lots of engineers think I'm going to set all their required paperwork
in front of them like I'm some sort of secretary. Ain't gonna
happen.

Lots of engineers say they can designate who to call signals  - last I
looked, the rule states "may".  Ain't gonna happen.  I "may" tell
someone who does that to (you know what).

Then, there are times when the rule(s) stipulate a walking train
inspection must be made:  Last I looked, the rule(s) do not stipulate
"who" must do the walking. Whenever a knumbnuts engineer tries to
threaten me with a walk if they do something in particular, = the
person is informed: me taking a long walk = Ain't gonna happen.
Will be gone soon so any discipline threatened - I can laugh at.

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

Cond 30 
Printing earning statements,doing TO repirts and reports on the PTC
PROBLEMS, adjusting bid cards checking like up before you leave is all
your right to do. Putting in claims is out union right and should be
done before marking off. The company forces us to file claims and we
have a right to do it. Yeah a few might be sharp shooting or other crap
but most arent. Now we got to fight to get time to do what we have a
right to do and should be done on company time. All good . I'll make
overtime waiting or outlaw. No big shit to me.

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

Computer terminals, chairs, etc...........

Quite a few may have made this a hassle for all.
Shouldn't have to wait to use a device to tie-up after a trip 
or when needing to get a new, needed bulletin account some meatball is
hogging the thing(s) looking at seniority rosters, crew standings
[where & what job others are on] statement of earnings, etc., etc. 

Have no clue regarding all agreements but in one I know that can be
read - lunch in yard = :20 min. (each if more than one).  Road =
may\might be allowed only if meeting points won't be affected. Try
that one now days, especially on a long pool run, passenger area.

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

Smelly foote 

Oh my god....lol lol lol. That's funny as hell.  Well I'm one of them
you ain't force feeding the kool-aid.

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

Crews....Tables
Rest assured this issue has had attention brought to it. All crews must
be provided a place to eat. This does include tables and chairs. If
tables are removed from a designated crew room but are provided in
another area to use as a break room, you can use those tables if
necessary. If you are waiting for inbound trains or trains to be worked
for deparure you have every right to wait in these rooms instead of
standing without relief which as we all know could be up to 2 hrs. Or
more. Most crew rooms have a communication box set up to call crews and
tell them their trains/power/ paperwork etc...is ready. There should be
the same system in the break room to advise crews to return to work.
You can be notified in these rooms just as easily as in designated crew
rooms. What you need to do to help out on this issue is to check all
other buildings at your terminal. MofW, signal,engine pads, car
shops,etc... if they have a report to duty room and they all still have
tables then you need to let your LC's know immediately.  This is clear
grounds for craft discrimmination. This can not and will not be
tolerated. We all remember when every craft had a television to view
and they were removed from the crew rooms of T&E only. All crafts were
eventually treated equally when this charge was submitted. Fair
treatment of all crafts is a must. No particular craft should be
singled out on an issue such as this.

Name: Camel Toe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 August 2018

CsX......suxssssssssss

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

Dream big and be disappointed when you don't reach your dreams.
Dream small and be glad you reached your dreams.
Set 1 hour departure times and blame the crews when it don't happen.

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

Someone brought up a good point. What happens if Mantle Ridge cashes out
takes the money and runs? They only have a 4 year contract (about 2 1/2
years left) under the Hunter Harrison deal. What I remember is MR would
invest $2 billion in CSX. I sold off all my CSX stock last year. No
regrets made a lot of money buying heavy in it after 2008 market crash.
It doesn't pay much of a dividend anymore. These days being retired
from CSX past 8 years a dividend does more than chasing the market.

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

TONY D


Company mole....go back under your rock. 

Im going to check into this post on tables being removed from Queens
gate. Where do workers take a break and eat their lunch? If you have
paperwork to go over and need to sit down and write or go through new
bulletins and go over some rules in the operating rules book before
duty you should not expect to have to stand the entire time. If this is
true then its time to get the General chairmans office involved
immediately. This is pure intimidations and making the work placed as
uncomfortable as possible. Its just the beginning of a war.

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

ALERT!!!!

All terminal managers have been ordered to get their terminals turned
around and make them all one hour departure time terminals.  All crews
will be out of the buildings within 10 minutes on duty. All trains will
depart and knock down the signals within one hour. We all just saw the
crazy mad man out of control behavior this new regime has created. It
was impossible to get this done because paperwork wasn't ready, power
wasn't ready and bas orders had to be set out. The supervisors on duty
went nuts. The behavior was unprofessional and as far as we were
concerned constituted charges of conduct unbecoming an employee of csx.
 WE CALLED THE ETICHS COMMITEE! 
There is no way in hell all trains are getting out in an hour. There is
no way all paperwork will be ready and available for our jobs and a good
job briefing can be done in 10 minutes all the time. Everyone needs to
stick together on this one and nip it in the butt immediately. Make
notes. Note every move you make and what time you do it. Make notes of
the times you told YMs that you didn't have proper paperwork. It is
black and white in the rules book what the YM duties are and yours. We
only have to tell them one time!!!! we don't have to make calls to
Jacksonville and do clerk work. We don't have to do co-mingled
service. If I have to do the TM's work or the YMs Im putting in claims
for co-mingled service and their pay. I don't care if I don't get it
paid. Start a paper trail. Show what's going on.  Just don't do their
work. Its time to stop babysitting management. its time to grow a damn
pair if you haven't yet. Be a real man!

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

Maybe you're a douche. Maybe you're jealous because your friends have
a way out of work and you don't. Get over it. You know it's a game to
see your own house every now and then. Maybe they figured it out before
you did. Shut up and be loyal to the company that wants your family to
starve.

Name: Promotion fantasies
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2018

All these managers that drink the koolaid, and ended up with the Hh
brain virus. All think that all the bullying to employees is going on
record to higher ups to show how loyal,and how they would sacrifice
themselves for mantle ridge. All expecting a big promotion in the near
future. Now the reality is that when the mantle ridge gang rides out of
dodge. They will not give a shit who they sucked in to do there dirty
work. There bank accounts will be topped off and will live happily ever
after. And the managers left behind will not know what hit them.

Name: Tony d
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2018

Maybe it doesn't have anything to do with saving money but actually
getting off your a$$ and going to work.  Maybe you wont sit there and
whine when you spy on all the FMLA guys.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 August 2018

You're really bringing some good ones back Louisville! LOL You'd be
better off hiring guys off the street than bringing back this last
round of turds!

Name: Smelly....Foote...
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2018

I swear....been to 3 world's fair's and 5 goat f...##.
"Ropins"...aint seen a harder bunch to force feed the kool-aid..

Name: Brake Shoe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2018

Prime example.... in Csx....and what them sorry sum bitches...Hedge Fund
white shirt...limp wristed...greedy pigs...dont give a big rats ass
about jobs..economy..America...or any damn thing except bleeding a
company for quick profits...then going on to another " victim.... cant
trust them... In a SHIT HOUSE with a mussle on.....

Name: Gutting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2018

These managers think removing chairs and computers they are making a big
difference in saving company money. They have ran out of ways to bully
employees. Try this wave at one and see the dirty look you get. Itís
the intimidation tactics there taught. Once mantle ridge is gone these
managers think employees will forget how they treated people. And will
want to be buds again down the road. The more men they cut the less
managers they need. Hh mantle ridge way is a form of insanity and
everyone goes along with it, almost like a virus crawled into there
little controlled  brains.

Name: Too Far
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2018

Just stopped into Queensgate yard today and seen where the managers have
removed the tables and most computers. This place has gotten ridiculous.
Where are the crew suppose to brief.. Standing up? It's pitiful the way
this company treats its employees. You're just a number.

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

I'm taking off December 16th to mourn on the anniversary of the death
of Harrison.

Name: Taco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 August 2018

What Iím trying to tell you , with this group hedge fund hacks. They are
at CSX for a short time. They will sell all your Burgas and taco places
if they can get away with it. Greed profit then they will pull the plug
not caring how they left the company. Corporate greed does not care
about employees nothing. Fast profit!!

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

Yo my brudas youz mofos be lettin the stresserz be getinz to yaz. I be
eatin dis taco belz doublez cheezy gortida this is da shit. Trex still
be sayinz to mark off fmlaz on da mofos. Trex be knowin tha deal.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 August 2018

Yates just got vice president of coal operations. Let's see where he
leads us

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

Give it a rest man, all I'm saying is that this company will sell off
what it can to make money (you agree to this) and the terminal that
struggles the most to show it's worth, the terminal that can't
justify staying open would likely be the one sold to get that quick
buck. 
If I own 5 burger shacks next to 5 taco joints and the taco joints want
to buy my burger shacks then guess which burger shack I'm going to sell
first... 
I'm going to sell the burger shack that derails the most, runs through
switches the most, has the most injuries, misses on time departures the
most, cost the most to operate, and brings in the least revenue! 
I would hope the company would exhaust all avenues before it came down
to this but I really don't see them investing a lot of time and money
in something that they know they are in for the short haul anyways. 
One very low cost high yield option could be changing management at a
specific location to see if he or she could get the most efficiency out
of the available resources, primary resource being the manpower.

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

You think your keeping your job by running for CSX read all of this.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/11/20/how-activist-hedge-funds-turn-others-into-vultures/amp/

Name: Funds
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 August 2018

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1FZ02I

Name: Brakeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 August 2018

Gone wild 

Your right because no one has balls to stick together and most of the
FNGs are just all about themselves. I've never seen so much back
stabbing in my life to self serve one's own ass. Play games.
Reposition where you don't belong. Hide out and mark off behind other
guys that got in after them just to play for a better train. Use fmla
to position for better trains. Call the Tm's and get them to hold a
train till their rested to avoid a train that works.The list goes on.
Bitch because union won't cater to their asses and hand everything to
them. Won't file claims. Just bitch. To chicken shit to stand up to a
manager who is clearly punking their asses and laughing at them when
they walk away.
The days of having man balls and standing together is gone. God save
the next generation. World full of soft self centered pansies!

Name: CSX Escapee 
E-mail: 123geewhiz@gmail.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 August 2018

As someone who has escaped from CSX I was amused to read their values on
the front page of the website. Coming in DEAD LAST was "Value and
Develop Employees," or something close to that. Everything else was on
top - the employee, the doormat, comes in last place.

Name: Brake Shoe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 August 2018

Take all the assets and sell em....we dont give a shit...bout hauling
freight no more...our ceo with dream.."psr"...done left us.....took
all the reason we had for kissing ass accept with wallstreet anymore..

Name: 1 to 10 conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 August 2018

With your seniority, by the time they are done selling off assets be
thankful if you still hold a job. This regime is ruthless call me
stupid all you like. Hang on buddy your in for a hell of a ride. Good
luck!

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

Due? LoL. You keep posting and keep sounding stupid. What makes
"cents" to "sail" off first? Profitable terminals or under
performing?

Name: Sell off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 August 2018

Iím going to predict the future for you. These hedge fund guys are going
to sell off what ever they can get away with, if it is productive or
not. It has nothing to due with someone running a switch or not running
down the track switching. I witnessed this with two other RR that was
invaded by hedge fund companies. Just wait and see what CSX is going to
sell off in the near future.

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

Let me pick this apart piece by piece just for fun...
You ask if someone is "that stupid" but go on to write an incoherent
rant that is actually hard to read and hurt my eyes while killing some
of my brain cells. 
You asked if he thinks they would shut a terminal down because of a few
slackers but in the very next breath you said this regime will make any
move for short term gains. REALLY? So if this regime will do anything
for quick gains and they consider selling some real estate and they see
an underperforming terminal, guess what stupid! 
What you did here is started an argument with yourself, by yourself,
and YOU LOST! Go back an read what you wrote, seriously! 
Who tied your shoes for you today?

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

"Shutdown" 
We are all dumber now having read your last post, thank you. If at some
point you think you can piece together some form of slightly intelligent
sentences then by all means share. Till then shut up!

Name: Cool mfer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 August 2018

Mayihaveanother pr whatever you call yourself your s fucking dick head
period

Name: Shutdown
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 August 2018

Are you that stupid that you think they shut a terminal down. Because of
few slackers. This regime will make any move to put shot term gains of
money in there pocket. And it is good way to fudge the operating ratio.
It has nothing to do with inept unproductive managers, that once worked
at that terminal.

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

Yeah you forgot to add the part about how the same few guys that always
tear equipment up are drawing attention to your terminal as well. 
When your terminal gets shut down, run through, or cut back due to a
loss in freight volume because it is being re-routed and you don't
have a job, you can thank those that are super slow workers that don't
carry their weight, and those that constantly tear everything up. You
can also thank the union for making sure these guys keep coming back to
ruin it for everyone else.
I applaud managers that target certain people (if it is for good
reason) If you have a target on your back then chances are you put it
there and you need to go before you ruin it for everyone else.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 August 2018

BLOWTHEWHISTLE


KARMA

Still waiting to hear the name of that TM at Barr yard that is causing
so much trouble by harassing and intimidating employees. What rules is
he breaking now?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 24 August 2018

If your terminal is underperforming and gets put on the chopping block
what will you do? Really, if it all goes away, if you wake up next week
and the place you work is closed what are you going to do? I have heard
it enough "the railroad ain't going anywhere it's been around for a
hundred years and it'll be around another hundred". If this is how
you think then you better wake up! If your terminal isn't productive
it WILL close. All you guys that slack off at work and don't get much
done either because you are disgruntled or you just plain don't know
what you are doing, you better get right quick.

Name: Union slacker reps
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 August 2018

I have been there and back and no how it is. There are people that where
elected or appointed in the union that should not of been,wrong fit self
 serving. But then there are those reps. I have a lot of respect for and
have been the driving force of getting things done. You donít here of a
lot of the fights and accomplishments these people do and get no credit
or recognition for there hard work. You just hear the negative comments
because something was not addressed in the time people think it should
be. To those people I say run for a position and try to do better if
you think you can. Anyone can be a critic! The union has to use the
tools they have and lay  paper on the company in disputes and it goes
back and for, in a lot of cases ends up on arbitrators decision. The
company drags out, does everything they can to slow down the process. I
paid union dues for 34 years and I have to say the union did good by me.
Got me out of some real bad jams, like being fired and returned to work.
Give the guys that do care some credit and the slackers just vote them
out. This regime has no respect for the union process, human rights
anything good. They are a bunch of cut throat thugs that have one
agenda. Take every penny they can out of the company then cash in and
run. The managers that treat employees like shit, karma will get them
one way or another, I witnessed this with my own eyes. Priceless.

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 August 2018

In ten years after I retire if I go to this website you guys are still
be talking about the same BS

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 August 2018

Grievances are lamo...
Pay claims a waste of time
Just quit and get a job without all the BS

Name: FMLA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 August 2018

CSX

Im stressed. Dr. order to take a break when anxiety hits

You got 6 men on an engineer xbd all exhausted. 3 men available on a
pool that has 7 trains to run. You are not going to send one of your
hench men out in the yard and have them scream and yell and me and my
conductor to RUN! RUN! RUN!!!! Hurry. Its not our fault the power
wasn't ready and the cars weren't even inspected until an hour after
we were on duty. Its not our fault you got one wagon taking everyone
all over the damn yard and we cant get a ride to the power. Its not our
fault that you got one car man trying to inspect 5 trains leaving and
its....TAKE A FRICKIN NUMBER!   No, man!  Your not doing this to me
today. Im done with it for 24 hours. knocking that signal down in less
than 2 hours to make the boys in white happy down south just aint in
the cards today. GET OVER IT!

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

My brudas my bird Trex woke me up today he be sayin to mark offs fmlaz
on them mofos. I betta listen to Trex.

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

Tiredofthe...

If you have been here any amount of time then you should know how it
works. RRs move freight. That's how they make money. Yards are
production. Hump yards are even bigger production. If the humps don't
hump and the switching crews/remotes/pullers don't pull then the
trains don't move. You know that. They aren't going to bite the hands
that feed them. IF the crews grow a set and actually stand up to them
and slow down they got a serious problem on their hands. Ive seen it
happen in the past. Old heads got sick of their shit and put the
hurting on them. White collars flew in and wanted to know what was
going on. Spent several days talking to crews wanting to know what to
do to make things better. Blew smoke up their asses. they knew exactly
what was going on. They ordered the intimidation and failures. They
were behind it and acted like the crews were to dumb and stupid to 
know the game. Only thing left is road crews. I was in the yard for
years. Never had one single failure. Decided to go out on the pools for
awhile and make some money. I wasn't out there one month before they
got me on some petty stupid minor that everyone in the yard did every
day and now I had a tarnished record. Had am RF explain it to me. Also
told me how they pick which areas they are going to target and who
would have to watch their backs the most. What ever direction the most
freight travels is the most protected. cant afford to piss them off and
chance a slow down of the bulk of the freight. I came back to yard after
about 6 months and watching what was happening to road guys. Never had
another failure in the yard. Could stand on the rail, tie brakes from
the ground, one hand a switch as long as we got the car counts and the
trains were built.  Just how it works. Oh, and the dick heads charged
me with not looking at the ground before I stepped of the motor, which
was total bullshit. We stepped off of moving equipment all the time in
the yard right in front of them but they never said a thing as long as
we were producing like mules!

Name: Silent fight
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 August 2018

Iím proud of all the people that fight back against this regime.
Remember we have time on our side. The management are impatient want it
all now. They are looking for promotions at your expense. Be calm play
there game, they can step up to the line but once they cross the line.
Bingo you have them. File grievance complaints lots of paper, do unto
others as they do to you. They can pay you now or pay you later. Try
sticking to gether, fight fire with fire.

Name: More dumb shit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 August 2018

Everyone in louisville review ur bulletins rule 2002 is canceled in its
entirety...that's the rule that states u must have a updated job
briefing....they gone

Name: Harry palm 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 August 2018

Fuck Trainmaster David Benson. That Fat dumbass is dumber than a
retarded monkey. Inbreeding must run in his family. Keep up the great
work you fucktard.

Name: Livedit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 August 2018

Tired 
When Csx took over conrail they came in with the Tony Ingram rule. Rule
by fear! Ingram and brown were both rejects from the NS. They wanted
everyone to intimidate and harras at the same level across the system
but it didn't work so they singled out areas and hammered the
employees. The great lakes division was the first choice. They need
failures to use in court when they are sued for injuries as proof they
are trying to encourage a safe working enviornment. It is still a fear
tactic and is working quite well. The fear of a "Target" on your back
tactic is part of the intimidation program they have in place and seems
to be working as intended.
It got out of control, especially in Avon yard. What they didn't
expect was a fight. Crews slowed down,the guys filed numerous excessive
discipline complaints and filed ethic charges. It got so bad that a few
TM quit and spilled their guys on the way out. Refused to work for a
company who was giving orders to destroy employees. The beast was
eventually moved to the Chicago division. That didn't last long. They
picked the wrong "neighborhood"! Lol!
They still want and need failures. Someone has to be chosen to be
hammered. Good guess who it is right now. This is how they work. They
are like army ants. Come in and destroy as much in their path as
possible then move on. The crews better get it together. Have a plan of
attack. If they don't it won't be fun cleaning up the left overs when
they are done.

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

Slick Willie Barr Yard is Crazy to yard guys get away with everything, 
road guys are always getting tested and treated like shit we don't
want to be there no more than they want us there, only yard that has at
least 3 to 4 trainmasters always trying to catch or get their quota meet
for failures you want departure times meet cause that is all they want
now then leave the guys the fuck alone. How do you expect safety when a
guy is constantly getting critiqued for every move. I believe what they
look for in management is some that has little man syndrome or got
picked on as a kid....

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

It is a lot cheaper and faster to go threw arbitration. And if it is a
clear violation of the collective agreement, the employee is almost
made whole everytime. So when CSX violates agreement they are just
deferring  paying the employee. Pay me now or pay me later. The only
way the company wins if the employee is to lazy to submit a grievance.
And there are lots. But there are employees that are not lazy and want
pay they earned.

Name: Joe Mammy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 August 2018

Mayisuckanotheroff: You must be a dick with ears or some kind of wannabe
what a fucking idiot!!

Name: law
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2018

Binding

He is right.  You can not sue for breach of contract.

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

If CSX violates employee and it goes to arbitration, the employee is
made whole if he wins his grievance. And if it is an issue outside of
the collective agreement between management and employee. Yes you can
be sued for several issues. Planning on testing the waters boss man!

Name: Boss
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2018

Reading 


LMFAO...Breach of contract? You don't have a contract. You have an
agreement. You can't sue for "breach" of contract.

Name: Transfers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 August 2018

In past cases a manager that gets lots of complaints on themselves. And
it reaches the higher ups they usually transfer that manager or demote
them. It just shows he canít deal with employees under his watch. And
he has to go home and tell cup cake that they  they are moving. Lots of
fun for him. Then if he pulls off the same shit at new terminal they
find away to get rid of them. This regime does eat there own. So start
filing complaints against that a hole manager.

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

My brudas youz beez stressinz 2 hard. I gives my bird a treat ery times
he says csx is a mofo.

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

WILLIE
START BRAKE TEST ON THE WAY TO THE CUT INSTEAD OF WALKING TO IT AND
THEN DOING IT... 

WTF????
Just how do you do that. Every time I've don't a brake test it was
after I tied the power on and had the engineer set the brakes. So Im
already there. Then by FRA law you are supposed to do a pre safety
inspection of every single car on both sides as you walk them. Then you
can do a roll by release. You do it any different your not following the
black and white rules on doing a proper class 1 brake test in the
operating rules book and by the FRA codes of regulations. Your whole
post did nothing but point out how guys would run just to get done
earlier and get that quit. It is running and rushing that got all this
shit started in the first place. I was personally present when the big
bad wolf came into avon and found out that we were all getting 1-2 hour
quits because we worked through our lunches, shortened them or ran. I
never ran for any of their arsses.  We got the car count they wanted
and went home. The minute wolf saw what was going on he said HELL NO! 
If they can get the car count in 6 hours then they can get a hell of a
lot more in 8. The quits ended. People said the hell with you. The
numbers went down. Then the boys from Jacksonville flew in and wanted
to know what was going on. All the crews were accused of laying down
when what they were actually doing was taking their lunches and walking
at a safe pace and not running anymore. It was expected of them because
they set themselves up to show they could do it. They said your paid
for 8 you will work for 8.  Didn't give a shit about the moral or the
extra mile the guys went to get the quit. So 8 hours in the yard it is.
No place for any suck arsses. You work 8 hours at a safe pace and you
set the bar for everyone else. You make it reasonable and safe. No
place for showboats. We all know who they are.

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

Slick Willie

I wouldn't want be around those jobs running for quits.  My gosh
Louisville has enough f-ups.

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

Was told the other day by a guy that has worked at 5 other locations
that Louisville is the only terminal he has ever been at that has the
atmosphere of managers always out to get the employees. Most other
places everyone is treated the way they deserve to be treated, and it
is mutual between management and non management. 
I have heard guys say that they will work hard for certain managers and
do enough to get by for others. I don't blame them for this attitude,
why work extra hard for someone that sees you as a number? 
I can think of one single change that would ensure you get the most out
of employees, it ain't a pay raise, it ain't respect from management,
it ain't a lot of things, it's getting quits. If guys know that they
can knock a job out and go home then 9 times out of 10 they will run
for a quit. It's a fact, just look how it use to be. Guys would be
fighting to be next to get headroom to make their move, guys would run
out of the locker room and get going, skip minutes, run track speed
100%, start break tests on the way to the cut instead of walking to cut
first then starting, etc. 
Do you have any idea how much down time taking minutes takes on most
jobs? There are jobs that it takes 5 minutes tying down, 20 minutes to
get a ride, 5 minutes to get dropped off, 20 minutes to eat, 20 minutes
to get a ride, 5 minute ride back, and another 5 minutes untying train
to get going again. That almost an hour and a half.
People would gladly skip minutes to get a quit.

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

CSX knows all the rules in collective agreement. The only way you are
going to get paid if you are short changed by CSX. You have to file a
grievance if the collective agreement is violated and it affects you.
It will not be resolved over night, but you will get an answer on your
grievance. And file every single time you are affected. If you do
nothing expect nothing. You are at CSX to make money not friends, no
one works for free. The money does not come out of managers pocket that
is trying to intimidate you. The money comes from your hard work for the
company. You donít even have to let management know your filing a
grievance. This is the system that is in place use it. Crying in locker
room gets you no where!

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

If you donít have a copy of collective agreement get one. Same as rule
books. When your in the siding for hours educate yourself. Then you are
armed with the facts. When management tries to hose you. Read them the
rules, if it favours them they use rules to a T. Knowledge is power.
Power is money you might have a grievance that you can submit and be
made whole for. If all employees did this, the company would change
there behaviour or just pay out money for there breaches of contract.
Be pro active!

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2018

I don't worry about it but if I run over at track speed and
then sit outside the yard for 5 hours waiting to get in and then get
charged with delaying trains I will not be happy. That's dumber
than owl shit!

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

They have been downloading power at other rr for years. And hanging
people for what ever. Let them I donít worry about that stuff follow
there stupid rules.

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

Where is the FRA?  We've had one screw up after another in Louisville
terminal.  Luckily last year the fra knocked the speed down from 20mph
to 10mph.  I couldn't imagine how bad if could have been if they
didn't do that but since then their visits have been few and far
between.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2018

On top of all the other stupid shit, I was told they will
now be randomly downloading engines after you get off them
at the terminal and if you weren't pulling your train in at track
speed
you will be charged with delaying trains. As far as I know the
last absolute into the yard is restricting and I will run accordingly.

Un@@@@@@@believable!!SMH

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

If you see anyone hiding and watching you. Get on the radio ask for CSX
police and report that possible terrorist. Safety first

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

So what's the deal with no papers on the wall, one computer, one table?
What does that do? It doesn't save money to get rid of something
that's already paid for. What complete moron came up with this stupid
idea? Nice to meet you, new general manager. 
Your ideas are stupid right out of the gate. You leave crews in the
hotel for 40 hours while deadheading and turning crews the whole time.
No straight deadheads. It's  the exact same amount of money that
you're paying a crew to deadhead up for a train that you'd pay the
hotel crew to go home since you can't  get your shit straight. Are you
too dumb to realize that we're getting paid in the hotel too? 
Now they are also showing crews on duty 5 hours after they've been
called because they don't want to show deadheads. Lying to everyone
isn't necessary, really. The stock is selling. You don't need to
intimidate us, just sit back and make money

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 August 2018

Need me a half gallon of everclear...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 August 2018

Might as well drink the kool-aid..

Name: Spy Cam in the Cab....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 August 2018

U no good Bastard....german Nazi we see u sneakin and peekin in bushes
with your radar gun.... burn in hell... U goat fucker...

Name: Solidarity 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 August 2018

Iíve read on here people that make a stand for safety etc put a target
on there back. It is true been a target myself for making a stand. Then
there are the ass kissers that complain in the locker rooms, but then
play right into the hands of management and get a that a boy. I stood
my ground and was consistent doing it. And did not hesitate on
reporting hazards or management. They tried to break a lot of us down
but failed. Your either part of the problem or part of the solution as
an employee. Try and have each otherís backs if you can. This
management under this regime are instructed to intimidate and they will
not stop as long as shares climb. If your harrasment from management
gets to be to much for you. Use the tools you have and report it etc.
The management count on an employee of doing nothing. The same thing a
school yard bully does. The company canít ignore several complaints
against management that is unethical and continues to violate company
policy. If upper management does not deal with this type in-house. Then
it goes off the property to other agencies. Even though they promote
harrasment and will deny any knowledge of it. They will have to answer
to outside parties. And outside of CSX most people already know what is
going on at CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 August 2018

U knuckle draggers.. better sear it in your brain....CSX transportation
IS the World Class Leader in Transportation Service " To Wall
street...thats is "..

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

Employee records

Every single employee can go on the employee gateway and view his/her
observation testing results. It just amazes me the amount of crews we
have talked to that say they don't know how or they haven't checked
theirs in years. It is just plain stupid not to look.  Call it an I
don't give a crap attitude or just to lazy and stupid to check. 
At one point the company put out a bulletin to all supervisors that
made it very clear they were not to do any observation testing without
the employee present. No supervisor was to board any equipment that the
employees had already left. Charges of not securing equipment correctly
or engineers not shutting down equipment became rampant. There was no
proof that another person didn't get on the equipment and tamper with
it. It was determined that all failures were to be addressed on the
spot and failures were not to be entered into any employees file
without a counseling first.  Walking away from a safety violation that
has occurred and not talking to the parties involved was no different
than walking away from the scene of an accident. IT IS CALLED
OBSERVATION TESTING! 
 A few months ago an FRA agent and a supervisor boarded a locomotive
and took pictures of what was supposed to be a violation after the
employee had secured the equipment and left. There is no way in hell
that either one of them could prove they did not deliberately set the
employee up for a failure. However they pushed it with their so called
evidence of the photo and put a failure in the employees records.
Personally I would have filed charges for violation of the bulletin
orders and using a camera as evidence without the employee present. It
does not matter is company officials have the right to use cameras. The
fact that the employee was not present when they  boarded the equipment
and took pictures to find failures was a violation in itself.
If you see or hear of any supervisor out in the field pulling these
stunts you need to file charges with the ethics committee, call your LC
and your GC office and let their bosses know what they are doing. We all
know that honesty is not the best policy with this company and
supervisors are not exempt from being unfair and vindictive especially
when their authority has been challenged. Its sad but it is true. The
bulletin was issued for this very reason.

Name: Employee records
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 August 2018

We caught management, entering failed audits into an employees file.
Without any information given to employee. I think 1 Departmentí in a
terminal the union found 160 false entries in employees files. The
management wants to get as much as they can on an employee and enter it
on his employment file. Itís makes it much easier to hand out heavier
disciplines down the road if they show many entries of failed audits. 
My advice is to go with your union rep. And review your personal file
on a regular bases. I give credit to our union for catching these false
statements and having them removed from our files. They enter these
false statements and time goes by and in most cases an employee canít  
remember, and it is used against you just like they planned. And
management gets koodoos for all the failed audits even if there false.

Name: Limbs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 August 2018

The medical people can do a lot today to try and replace limbs. Ask a
veteran how much fun it is living with a limb missing. And the pain
that person went threw, then the painfull rehab. I will work as save as
possible for myself and the people that care about me. The bottom line
is you donít have to take short cuts. And if someone is telling you
different refuse. If your pulled out of service, then bring your he
whole safety culture on the table for everyone to see. There are laws
to protect you on the job.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 August 2018

Karma

What is his name? There is no reason you cant post it on here. They
don't trace these post. Your post are protected by law. If you don't
think so then email the webmaster and have him explain it to you.

Give some examples of what he is doing. A poster just made that point
very clear. There is no reason to be afraid to post on here. Just make
sure you don't put enough information to pin point it directly to you.
If this supervisor has done this with you then he is doing with others.
The more that come on here and expose what he is doing the better.

What is his name?????

Name: Glassdoor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 August 2018

https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Employee-Review-CSX-RVW14975527.htm

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

There's a new T.M. at Barr that has obviously O.D'ed on the Company
Kool-Aid.  You guys and gals coming into and out of Barr had better
watch this guy. He's definitely trying to make a name for himself and
bully the employees into overlooking rules and intimidating us into
working at a unsafe pace to expedite moves. Any problems with this
fella need to be forwarded to your union officer, ethics dept. and the
FRA, he is out of control.

Name: Safety attitude 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 August 2018

If there is a manager that tries to get you to make moves outside of the
safety rules you have the right to refuse. I heard it that if you do you
end up with target on your back and they get you for something else.
That manager is doing it with people he knows he can intimidate. If
enough complaints go in against this type of manager or TM it will go
up the ladder. And if they donít deal with this accident waiting to
happen manager. Then the union has or yourself can  take the complaints
to goverment authorities and one phone call from them to head office
will be the end of unsafe manager. If you can get as many complaints as
you can against unsafe manager practices the better. There is no reason
any employee has to work under a cloud of intimidation. I have
witnessed this myself and there power is removed with the stroke of a
pen. They are just one person with some authority trying to make a name
for themselves at your expense. I hope you take safety seriously ceo
Foote after reading this.

Name: Run for your life 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 August 2018

I can't take this shit anymore I'm going to find me a regular job this
shit is killing me. If you are thinking about coming to work for csx and
you already have a good job you better think long and hard.run for your
life.you son bitches hiding in the weeds trying to catch us speeding we
see you.go f yourself

Name: ethics
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 August 2018

Crews

It absolutely unprofessional for any supervisor to talk "trash" about
another supervisor to the employees that work for him/her. The rules
aren't any different if they do it with each other. Many of you are
probably not aware but it is a serious ethics violation as well as a
violation of your union agreement for any supervisor to discuss any
event or discipline that has happened with another employee. The HR
department has been aware that this has been happening more frequently
and if an employee brings a charge forward on this issue the supervisor
better plan on having some time off. No supervisor is ever supposed to
discuss or volunteer information, even when asked, on any incident that
has occurred. This is private and confidential information that only
that employee can divulge to other employees if they feel the need or
desire too. If anyone hears a supervisor gossiping or giving out
information on another employees charged event or possible charge of an
event that supervisor should be reported immediately. Curiosity killed
the cat has some truth to it. I heard he did this, I heard he did that!
What happened out there? What was he charged with?  That is of no
concern to anyone except the employee involved and the supervisors must
at all cost keep that information confidential.

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

What if our superintendent knew how much his Trainmasters talk bad about
him to the crews? Wonder if our Trainmasters knew how much they each
talked bad about each other to the crews? They all probably think they
are buddies but when one turns his back the truth comes out. It's not
very professional for management to talk to non management about other
management. I am specifically talking about Louisville, but I am sure
it happens everywhere.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2018

I'm just saying man, the human race is very technologically advanced!
Hell we put guys on the moon back in the 60's. They have pretty decent
limbs now that are controlled by robotics linked to your brain. I seen a
guy on the internet with both legs replaced by some kind of what looked
like bent back paper clips running a race and just smoking the other
guys, I want to say it was in the Olympics. He got banned because they
said he had an unfair advantage but still. Katt Williams did a whole
skit about it on comedy central years ago.

Name: Names
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 August 2018

You can call names all you want, well just be intimidated by the Man and
if you screw up you are the one who will suffer the consequences. I just
hope innocent person does not get hurt because your scared to stand up
for yourself.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 August 2018

Ape

 That's all you got to say to that. Your a stupid moron. You know
exactly what he is talking about. It doesn't matter if you replace it
with a fake or if your actually lucky by the grace of god to have it
reattached. IT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. What is wrong with you. Are you
just retarded. If that's all that came into that small brain of yours
I hope to god you don't work out here with us. Trying to make him look
stupid has just made you look petty and small. 

Supervisors don't give a rats ass about the rules when their asses are
on the hot seat. When the powers to be in Jacksonville are on the phone
running their fat mouths and handing down threats they will do whatever
it takes to get them off their backs. Its all good to break the rules
until something goes wrong. If your going to let a supervisor bully you
into violating written rules you better damn well make sure that other
people hear it and have the balls to back you if shit hits the fans.
The powers to be in Jacksonville are ruthless and don't give a shit
how things work out here. They just want them to work.  I had the
privilege of sitting in on a conference call with several supervisors
on the call. They talked to those guys like a piece of trash. Belittled
them and even asked on one of them if they had to fly in and hold their
hand. I would have just hung up on his ass after I told him to take his
job and shove it. It was embarrassing the way they treated the
supervisors on that call. So I do have to feel a little sorry for them
for that end of the deal, but then they chose to take the job position.
We are all getting the shit stick when it comes to dealing with this job
because of upper management but no one has to break rules or put their
safety on the line. If you cross the line with one then you will have
to do it with another. They talk and gossip like hens on a fence with
each other. they know who they can push around and who they cant. Stand
your ground or bend over. Its your choice. For every action there is a
reaction. Until someone finally comes along and has a serious come to
Jesus meeting with the White collars in Jacksonville it is never going
to be a pleasant place to work. FOR ANYONE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 August 2018

Well actually with today's technology you can in some cases replace an
arm or leg. Get your facts right!

Name: Facts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 August 2018

You can replace money, you can replace equipment..you canít replace an
arm or leg or a life. If your directed to take short cuts refuse to do
it. If they threaten to fire you or send you home let them. And go home
if you told to, get union rep. ASAP and start paper work. You will be
reinstated and the supervisor will have to answer for there actions.
The equipment you work with is to dangerous to work around if rules are
not followed. Life is precious!! The amount of employees that die each
year, is a terrible reality. We all have to do better.

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

If your told not to follow the rules and you go along with it and decide
to be an unsafe worker. And someone gets hurt or killed. You canít put
the gene back in the bottle. Should of could of its to late. Your most
likely to be fired and charged with criminal negligence. As you should
be and get no representation from your union if,you Break rules and a
member is hurt or worse, your on your own.

Name: To rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2018

Could not of said it better. An employee has lots of protections as a
unionized employee in the USA. Employees know the rule of the job, they
are there for employee public and equipment safety. If the employee is
lazy or feels intimidated and acts stupid. Then the employee will have
to suffer the consequences of not doing there due diligence. They all
sign off that they understand the training they received. Pleading
stupid is not a defense if you mess up. If your not willing to work by
the rules, your in the wrong industry.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 August 2018

WAKE UP!

First off... what the hell is wrong with you people! The damn rules say
you will make sure your cuts are coupled before you shove them(406.3) It
also says you can shove without protection if you have a shove light or
cameras(RULE 406.2) If you can see the entire shove and protect it from
where you are standing it is ok.  If a TM tells you to shove cuts that
you don't know are coupled you need to enforce your right for a good
faith challenge. It was posted on here earlier that Supervisors are not
being taught the rules. This is total bullshit! They have a damn book
and have access to all new bulletins issued. If a TM is ordering you to
break rules then he needs to be challenged and if he continues ethics
charges should be filed and the operating rules department notified. 
A yardmaster is not a supervisor. They are union contract employees.
They are being told they are 1st line management. THEY ARE NOT!   They
are first line to be in management. They have absolutely no right to
order anyone to violate rules. If they say a TM has ordered you to
violate rules then you demand to speak to that TM! If a yardmaster
continues to demand you break rules call your LC immediately and notify
the YM's LC. When two LC's are sitting across the table trying to hash
out two union members fighting you will find the conflict of interest
lies with the YM acting as a "REAL" supervisor when he is not. THE TM
IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for the YM's actions. Remember that a YM is not a
utility employee. If he is going to protect your shove by camera have
him attach himself to your train and make sure it is clearly heard by
both crew members that he will be protecting your shove.
It sounds like you have a TM who is trying to cut corners to save his
job and this makes for a dangerous situation for anyone. If this
supervisor is a bully and tries to intimidate anyone to break black and
white rules then he should not be allowed to keep his position.
As for putting anything in writing NO SUPERVISOR will do this without
written consent from higher above. They have no authority to change
work rules that conflict with any written operating rules. The
operating rules department must review the changes and approve them if
need be. Only an idiot supervisor would put his neck on the line by
putting something in writing and it end up being a disaster and someone
gets hurt or there is damage to company equipment.
Most of you posting on here have been out here long enough to know what
a supervisor can and cant do. When was the last time you used the good
faith challenge. When was the last time you blew these guys in and
filed ethics charges or notified the operating rules department. Most
of you are scared because your afraid of retaliation. Screw the
retaliation excuse. If a handful of you would stick together and file
it would give you more power. They cant stalk and harass everyone in
the group. If they do then there is reasonable proof that there is foul
play. 
If I have said it once I have said it a million times, CSX HATES AND
DOES NOT WANT BAD PUBLICITY! They are well aware that the public views
this site every day. If you think for one minute they do not care about
what is published on this site then your are just plain ignorant. The
fact is they do. Advertising/Media is a major part of securing
investors and attracting new customers. If you have a supervisor who is
deliberately breaking rules and policies and is intimidating employees
then bring him to this site if you are too afraid to use other avenues.
Post what he is doing and how he is doing it. Be truthful and accurate.
Lies and trumped up charges will do nothing but discredit you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 August 2018

They need a guy like Steve in Willard or Walbridge to straighten things
up. They running wild out there.

Name: Point taken 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 August 2018

Pretty sure he got fined by FRA for some stuff he did, but to answer ur
question, I'm not sure how he still has a job, but I would assume that
if u are willing to do what ever it takes and run over who ever you need
to the company will promote u, just an opinion. Short answer u ha e to
be a company cuck

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

Steve ain't where he is today because he don't know what he is doing!
If he was as bad as you say then why hasn't he been fired?

Name: Safety first
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 August 2018

Protect movement of train at all times. Ride the point drive beside the
point. Safety first !

Name: Predator 
E-mail: Ifitbleedswecankillit@urmomsho
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 August 2018

What about that time employees asked for bowl procedures to be put on
paper so we all had a uniform way of working and he looked at all of us
and said "I know what you want, you want it in black and white, well
there ain't gonna be no fucking black and white procedures"

Name: 8
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 August 2018

How would we know if tracks are tied down if we didn't do it ourselves
hate to tell u but you have crews that dont tie brakes that's a fact
it's a flawed system that is gonna hurt someone

Name: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 August 2018

U cant shove a track unless u ensure it is coupled in order to properly
protect shoves, what else you got

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

If the YM tells you there is room in the track and you know there are
breaks on the other end then you should be able to shove without
incident. Is it Steves fault that the inventory was wrong? 
What else you got?

Name: Wallace 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 August 2018

What about that time he told the 191 that they will not protect there
shoves if the YM tells them there's room in the bowl track even though
the tracks aren't coupled.....fast forward a couple weeks and we almost
killed a fuckin guy pulling over the hill cuz a bowl crew was doing what
they were told and hit the side of the pulling job, so then he say from
now on we will have cameras to watch shoves problem is the fucking
tracks still aren't coupled so if u fuck up it's on you, but he
pushes and pushes for speed that if u try to do it by the rules, he
hides in the weeds on you literally

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

Everyone has something bad to say about steve, list them on here then

Name: Steve's P.R. Rep.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 August 2018

Guys relax just breath and take it, Steve's stroke isn't that long,
before you know it you too will get use to the anal plunging he has
come to master.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 August 2018

Steve Salyers ain't going anywhere, and he shouldn't! He is the best
in the biz. If you don't like him ask yourself why. Look in the
mirror.

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2018

!!!!!!!!!

Its not the wizard of Ozz ride!  Its the peter pan ride now!
The man behind the curtain died, remember???

Now what you have left is peter pan spreading fairy dust around
confusing the investors. Since the little Mini Me has taken over we
have taken a poll and here are the results from what we have seen and
heard.

1.Power is still short.
2.Man power is still short.
3.Printers and computers are not being repaired and have been reduced
to a level that has caused more wait time for crews to tie up.
4.Trains are still running late and not scheduled on time.
5.Train line up on crew screen is still a mess and some are left on
line up for days at a time with multiple listings. 
6.Tickets are still being held up for corrections of errors and some
are not getting paid until the next pay period.
7.Caps for days off are still being manipulated and Personal business
days only go to the "favorites"!
8.Managers are still not educated on rule changes as they come out and
hand out illegal discipline for a waste of company time and resources.
9. PTC and the TO program still have annoying glitches and some are
just not using it at all.
10. Wagon drivers are short and crews are waiting extended periods of
time to get rides to and from the trains.
11. Work order department is still having problems finding trains and
are still issuing incomplete work orders with some information missing
that is required by federal regulations.
12. Train symbols are being manipulated on re crews to hide the
original train and its location/final destination. TMCI screens and
train tickets are manipulated as well.
13. Engine slips, EOT and brake test info is still being manipulated
and not properly documented.
14. Train lengths are too long and EOT devices are losing communication
on a regular basis.
15. Lanterns, batteries, safety vest and some timetables are not
readily available.
16. Foreign line training has fallen to the wayside and crews must rely
on other railroads for their training. Man power shortages have caused a
shortage in available pilots.
17. Hold times to speak to a crew caller is just as long as in the past
if not longer. Most tell crews to hang up and use the IVR system instead
of handling the situation at hand while they are on the phone.

This list is not complete but is adequate enough to show that things
have not changed and are still a mess. What we have here is a lack of
communication, training, supplies, mechanical sources and professional
ethics as well as manipulation of information. 

The stock has risen. The agenda has been met.

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

Yo my brudas so much stressinz the stresserz be killinz yallz.  Wokes up
decidedes i bes gonnas take the day off n scratch on my balls awhiles.
Playin fortnite scratchin nutz. Rubbedz ones off. Scratchin nutz fo
yallz hard up mofos stressinz.

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

I owe....I owe....its off to the "Flat" switching yard i go....

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

No one is blaming the engineer Toto. It's the system that's at fault

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2018

Seriously Paul Brewer brought his husband in to write a statement.
#WhatADouche

Name: Toto
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 August 2018

Loco man

Its pretty fuckin hard to use ur head and do irlt right when the power
switches in the yard are low on air and no one tells u until it's to
late, fyi the engineer that was running that train is one of the best
on the division

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2018

Paul Brewer is Gay!!!

Name: loco man
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 August 2018

Dorothy/tin man


I haven't got 20-30 years but that engineer was right!  If you use
your head and do it as you were taught and by the rules it isn't that
hard to shove a cut of cars. Any kind. There's speed rules, tractive
effort rules, and rules for handling cars while shoving and pulling
cars in curves for a reason. Pay attention to what the hell you are
doing. Yeah, tracks with lose plates and spikes are a major problem but
like he said, pay attention. Im sure he knows exactly what he is doing.

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

72 racks wont fit and plus I think they took the crossover out.

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

If you are and engineer with 20-30 years and you don't know this then
you should leave now. lmfao

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

You a far more likely to derail shoving than pulling because pulling
cars doesn't put stress in the curves of the track. Everyone should
know this. When you shove, the rail to the outside of the curve takes
outward pressure, when you pull this doesn't happen. Add to the fact
that there is 10k+ tons being forced around the curve and you just
whipped up a batch of ooops1

Name: Spy Cam in the Cab....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 August 2018

Gone wild....its Digital Angel ..being implemented on the r.r.
network...damn CRAZY mess..

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2018

Car Guy

Congrats to you for getting paroled and out of there. Glad your life is
working out for you. That was a lot of years vested. When people have
that many it is hard to think of leaving and starting a whole new
career.

Dorothy/OZZ

 No shove game is dangerous or bad if it is protected properly and the
tracks/crossovers/frogs are maintained properly. Same shit can happen
any direction. So what was the cause of the derailment?
Auto racks and intermodal cars along with long box cars or anything
with long drawl bars can cause trouble on a shove. You should know
that. Who got the blame?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 17 August 2018

Divide 144 by 2 and you get 72? Will 72 racks not fit south of the
x-over?

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

Dorothy

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

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

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

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

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

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

The tin man

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If they want trains running on time they need hostlers

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

Jamie is in charge of network now.

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

Read that 

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

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

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

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

Cond.  1-10. 

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

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

Today is August 14th and CSX still sucks!!

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

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

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

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

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

Wokeup

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

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

Csx morons!
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Well damn why did they make the requirements harder?

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

Attention Brothers and Sisters:

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

Apply at any local Union office.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Code name Teflon

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

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

Dig in my wallet and see how it works out

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

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

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

Loco/engineer

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

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

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

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

Loco

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

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

Hoggers

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

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

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

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

Other

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please

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

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

Please

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

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

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

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

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

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

They can do that

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hiring

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

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

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

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

Cond 10-20

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

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

Railroaded gone wild

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

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

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

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

Retired now

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

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

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

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

wasted life:

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

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

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

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

CSX


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let's see fake RR lil' jimmy

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

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

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

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

CSX employee hit by Amtrak train in Jacksonville

Hmmm---Just add Amtrak.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Canada

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

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

SMH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LC's!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Public readers

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

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

Pines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wealthy 

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

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

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

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

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

CSX employee hit by Amtrak train in Jacksonville

Hmmm---Just add Amtrak.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

hogger

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

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

Hogger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CSX employee hit by Amtrak train in Jacksonville

Hmmm---Just add Amtrak.

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

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

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

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

Cond. 10-20

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

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

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

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

Conductor 20-30

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

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

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

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

Other

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cond. 10-20


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conductor 10-20

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

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

apes


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sorry that post did not go well?

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

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

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

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

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

Conductor 1-10

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

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

Hey csx 

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

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

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

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

Employees 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Modern Day Slavery !

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

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

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

Engineers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The man, 

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

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

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

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

The man

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conductor 1-10

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

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

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

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

Wantout

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

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

Lesson101

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lesson

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

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

ALL SUPERVISORS 

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

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

The man

Your not going out of your away from home terminal to drag in a train.
If you were you could get one and bring it back on one ticket. If you
go out and get another it is another ticket and the agreement the
engineers can only be forced out for a second if its an emergency and
then they have to be deadheaded home. If you go to get that train and
come back with one you are traveling with another train in the opposite
direction since you already had a train assigned to you. Don't let them
put it on a j ticket. Its not dog catching. Put in TA adjustment for the
trip back on the second train. Claim full pay. Its another train. Then
if they screw you on the deadhead put in claim for that too. You
already went out and came back to the away from home terminal with that
second train. If you want after you get back with the second train you
can request to stay at the hotel and go first out on the board. Yeah
someone else may be rested before you anyway but then you should get
another meal and the company has to pay for you to stay in the hotel
again.  Put the claim in for the second train they screwed you out of.
Put in the 8 hour claim for not running you through your home terminal
before you were forced on another train that went back to the first
terminal you were called out of.   These jerks will rob you blind if
you let them. Put all your claims in and find a way to make it the most
expensive to them as you can if they want to threaten you and violated
the hell out of the agreements.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2018

Louisville needs someone to come evaluate how we are working then they
will realize that we can handle at least 3 times the volume we are now
with a few very minor adjustments. The Osborn Yard is layed out in a
way that could, (if used right) bring dwell times down to a few hours,
hit departure times 99% of the time, and bring in a lot more revenue. A
lot of times Ford and Toyota want more cars than we have! What is the
problem, why aren't the empty racks we need getting here? If we don't
service a customer 100% it's because the cars we need didn't make it
here. Where is the problem?

Name: showmemoney
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

The Man

So you never missed your quota. That's not the issue. So your tough
switchers. Back and forth. Up and down. No prize for that. The question
is other than moving those autos what else do you bring in for revenue.
Does the company make enough off of the auto freight to break even or
make a profit to justify your existence. Its all about the bottom
dollar. What does your yard bring each quarter?  Don't let being a
super switcher who blah blah fool you into thinking your profitable.
Your just a number. Don't be a fool and not plan for a move elsewhere
in your career.

Name: xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

Bendover

Not sure what agreement you are on there with kind of situation but in
our agreement when a crew is called out of an away from on terminal and
is forced to get a train at another away from home terminal they should
get a straight away dead head to the other away from home terminal.
When they get there they should be issued another ticket for the train
itself. Then there is an 8 hour penalty claim because a crew can not be
forced out of their away from home terminal to get another train at
another away from home terminal without being run thru their HOME
terminal first. Sounds like you should be given 2 straight away
deadheads and a ticket for the train as well and put in an 8 hour
penalty claim. You need to put claims in for this asap and get on to
your LC to talk to your general chairman about this. 


I can not say this enough. Check every single piece of paper that your
name is on. Check the origination of the train. Check every detail.
Make sure any trip made by wagon is correct in the drivers system. If
the area is bogus make them change it. These kind of  trips are the
ones that they are covering up information about the trains locations
and areas traveled. They may even have then coming out of a bogus mile
post or traveling to a bogus one. they may have your job under a Jjob
to hide the crew description. They have been hiding recrews and this
kind of work for months now. Even the trainmasters have made comments
on how crazy it is now. You would think after the article came out in
the Jacksonville newspaper and dispatchers blew the whistle they would
clean up their act. Keep everything that is bogus. If your name is
attatched you have a right to file a charge with the union on false
information being submitted on documents that your name is on and you
want it removed.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

As I went down the rail today I couldn't help but wonder if my train
was going airborne or not. Such a violent trip. I really don't
believe
it was the engine but more so bad track lacking maintenance. I used to
see the regular track inspectors every day but rarely see them once
every couple months, if that. When the big one happens I pray to God
it's not me. Just a matter of time. Not if but when!!

Another issue that I was just made aware of is that they are trying to
force the crew out of their intermediate hotel in North Baltimore to
take the Q150 to an away terminal and then bring Q151 back to NB and
then DH home on a combo, all on ONE ticket. Threatened to right the
crew up for insubordination when they tied their Q150 ticket up In
Walbridge instead of getting on the Q151 and taking it back to North
Baltimore on the same ticket. Unbelievable.

Question to any low level manager? How would you like to be told we are
cutting your salary in half and you will be expected to do twice the
work for half the money! Probably be closer to what you're worth!

Name: The man
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 July 2018

To switcher

Louisville is where the ford truck plant is and where the Louisville
automotive plant is we originate all escapes and f250 and above we doin
alright by the company, and I would hands put our crews up against any
other crews any where, we have done it all, from humping to reverse
humping, 2 man bowl down to 1 man bowl and never missed our numbers
that's with 2 hr. Quits we kicks cars up hill with our eyes closed and
make it work, it's a funny thing being the red headed step child u
develop that hard exterior that allows u to keep Chiping away and get
the shit done. Up hill slow down hill fast revenue first safety
last.....OUT

Name: New hires
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 July 2018

When company hired new guys it was good to see young people getting
work. And it did not take long to feel a person out to see if they
where the right fit for the job. The biggest mistake some of us made
was covering for a lost soul till he got his probation in. These type
of people mean well but they are lost and even dangerous to themselfs
and others. And some realize it and move on to other employment. Then
there are those that catch on fast and turn out to be good employees
and are pleasure to work with. I have seen them all pretty
entertaining!!

Name: To conductor cubs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2018

I made those statements about the new people, because under this regime
they push and intimidate the new people just like everyone else. They
develop a complex that they are going to be fired. When ever I have had
a new person and he gets confused I tell them to stop everything they
are doing and ask someone the proper way to perform the task. I said
the people will respect you for it. I have told new people not to feel
embarrassed if you have to ask how to perform task. And never take
chances, because you could hurt yourself and others.  I have seen hot
shot new guys loose there lives being on the job less than six months.
It still haunts me to this day. I can remember a class they sat at
table in class room. In front of them was a pencil and a pipe cleaner.
The instructor told them not to touch any thing on the table until told
to. Weíll instructor talked all morning. And he noticed some students
fidging with the pipe cleaner. He said we will break for dinner now and
the students that played with the pipe cleaner not to returnAnd wished
them good luck in there future. One guy asked why he was told he could
not follow instruction by not touching anything on the table!!!!

Name: switcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

Louisville

No one knows what's going to happen. Don't be so sure you are needed
as much as you think you are. Avon yard is a big yard and is rated the
most productive hump yard on the system. However they don't make the
company the money! Word is that there are still talks on the table to
close down the hump and just use the yard as a go through and make
Hawthorne the major yard again. Company claims even though avon yard is
the largest production yard on the system the revenue they create is
worthless. Some freight goes through to be humped and delivered to
Hawthorne to service the industries and others out east but very little
is done that travels from Avon to St. Louis. Long haul across the road
on the St. Louis line is not making them squat. Its all about the
bottom line. The almighty dollar. You might handle a lot of auto racks,
etc... but how much are you making them in revenue along the way. If all
you do is build auto trains and don't service enough industries to show
a good enough profit to pay for your operating cost your just as
vulnerable as the rest of us! They are reviewing everything across the
system at this very moment. They will cut and chop everything in their
power to reduce operating cost. Just because HH kicked it doesn't mean
that his plan is off the table. In fact, now that the monetary damage
has been done and they have to fix the mess they made you can expect
more cost cutting to kick in. Like begging for your money in cheap
stock pricing. Time for the smoke and mirror show to begin.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

Investing

What is it with you and others who constantly make that stupid ignorant
comment that we will have more accidents and derailments just because we
have new cubs coming in that don't know anything. I can bet my entire
pension that you didn't know shit when you were hired. People aren't
born knowing how to railroad or how it works. I'm sure you didn't
either. I didn't know shit. I learned it. Just like a new baby learns
to walk. We all know for the last 22 years that CSX has a training
program that just teaches the basics and brain washes them with more
safety propaganda than die hard field training.  Just worried about
injury lawsuits.  It was up to me when I got a new cub to teach him the
true in and outs of railroading. If you get a new group of cubs and
later down the road they are tearing everything up then you haven't
done your job as a trainer. Yeah, you get those few handfuls that think
they know it all already and don't want to listen but there's a lot
more who want to learn and learn right. You teach them how to cut
corners and break the rules all the time then you get what you deserve
if you work around them later and get yourself hurt. use some common
sense. Everyone was new at one time. So stop with the bull that things
are going to get worse just because a new cub steps on the ground. Do
you job and teach them correctly. You got a bad apple let everyone know
it. Watch him. Keep an extra eye on him. If he needs it rip his ass. I
just saw an old head of 24 years corner a car a few days ago. It
happens to everyone. Check your attitude at the door if your handed a
new cub. Focus on teaching him right and make sure he gets what your
saying!

Name: Nice 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

I work 7 till 330 now , good pay , no phone calls , no stress . I sleep
all night like a baby . I just made plans for next weekend , because I
know Iím gone be at home , life is short .  Make the most  of it while
you can . If you retire at 60 and die at 62 was it worth it .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2018

Words straight from Harrison's mouth "Humps can justify their
existence only when they classify 1400-1500 cars per day". Louisville
which classifies mostly auto racks was humping 1200 per day minimum on
6 hour shifts! Louisville can garuntee at least 1600 per day on the
hump now that there are no quits. Add in some flat switching in L,N,
and A yards and the place could classify bucket loads more. This is a
way underutilized terminal, someone from Jacksonville needs to show up
and reevaluate the strategy here! There is no reason Louisville
shouldnt be receiving 3 times the cars they are now.

Name: Bean Counter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

I have worked in RR retirement benefit plans for 25 years.  If you
severe employment before vesting, your RRP contributions are
transferred to Social Securoty. Your monthly retirement benefit rate
drops with each quarter of unemployment.  So for example, if your 45,
terminated and unemployed until SS RETIREMENT BENEFIT AGE, your monthly
benefits would be approximately $900.00.   Not $6,000 or anything close
to that.  With respect to Congressional dissolution or the RRA,  it is
of course only a matter of  legislative action which can and does
happen.  In such case, the pension money can be legislatedly
transferred anywhere to any approved entity, and reinvested or
dispersed as directed by law.  This could, of course, include a merger
of pension with the Teamsterís pension fund, as they are also a
government regulated fund.  Hope this helps clarify your questions.

Name: Vice Chair - BLET
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

Point of Order.  

First,  I concur with RRJim on pensions.

Good job Jim.

Secondly, in response to killjoy and ass,  the RR Unions are not run by
the Mafia..  The Mob murders its members an we donít engage in killing
crime drugs whores money laundering fraud or nothing in similarity to
that kind of thing.   Yes, it is true we are partners with the
Teamsters, and Big Jim (Jimmy Hoffa, Jr.) is the President over all of
us,  but only his father was involved with stealing pensions,
murdering, bribery and all that nonsense that does not affect the here
and now cause Big Jim Jr. has our backs and he is not a thief or a
murderer  like his father was. Nor is he going to run off with all our
Pension money.  Thatís sheer nonsense.     If anyone thinks
differently,  the Union door is always open to our brothers and sisters
to discuss any problems or issues you may have with our duly elected
BLET/Teamster officers - and that includes Big Jim Jr. hisself.  

So rest easy folks and God Bless America and the Teamsters.

Name: Reservations
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2018

I forgot to mention when experienced  people walk and are replaced with
people off the street.managers and tm, should make there reservations
now for the Nut House so they donít get put on a waiting list. !!!

Name: Investing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2018

A broker said never invest where you work. I donít know why he said
that. But they offer company stock to make you feel like your part of
the company team and you will go that extra mile for the company. I
know employees made lots on cp stock until Hh cancelled it for
employees. I think CSX like cn cp cut so deep to get the operating
ratio down That now they are screwed. If guys with years of experience
are fed up with being beat up by the company and resigning after years
of service. CSX is in a bind. They have to hire new people that know
nothing and they will not stay if company is going to treat them like
shit. The writing is on the wall people are fed up and say no more of
this treatment and walking. I seen so many good people walk when Hh was
ceo at cp. managers down. They still are trying to replace people that
walked and got fired. I retired early to a hit on my pention but was
fed up at the way they treated us. If you can find a decent paying job
run from CSX. You only pass threw life once. With all these people they
have to hire it is going to cost them in derailments run threw switchís
all kinds of shit is going to happen. And when all these accidents and
derailments happen. CSX gets negative media and share holders run. Itís
going to be gong show at CSX. Seen it at cp
And cn. Sit back just wait you think tm are stressed now just wait till
they have lots of new people. Lol

Name: Salyers
E-mail: Stevesalyers@csx.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2018

Louisville will be fine, we flat switch as well as anyone we will
continue to switch what we have, some traffic will go to be humped else
where but the majority we will still switch we have a great team here
and this location is valuable to the network, auto racks are our bread
and butter Ford is back and traffic locally will increase in the coming
weeks.

Name: wantout
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2018

retired now

Thanks.  I got a couple years and putting every dime I got away. Im
getting out of here. Just too much bull and too much restructuring
going on and no body knows what's next. tired of dealing with TMs who
don't read the damn new system bulletins and learn the changes in the
rules. Still writing people up on old rules and stupid crap. None of us
should have to tell any supervisor that he is wrong and needs to get the
reissue of bulletins out and read the changes. Its just one big joke
after another. We got 2 tm's on the verge of quitting and one that
should have his arss kicked to the door. Curses people out and uses the
F word all the time. Threatens you if you challenge him and is basically
a total loser. Just need to get paroled.
  Wonder what's up with this deal of offering us to buy stock at 15%.
Don't trust the whole deal. Got to set it up so they take it out of
your paycheck and that's after tax. I would do what invest said and
put that money in a roth Ira before I would buy their stock with it.
Better investment for the future. What do you think they have in mind
with this deal?

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2018

Wantout,

If you leave the RR industry & don't work anywhere else, current
connection shouldn't be broken.  However, at 20 yrs./240 months,
you'd have to be age 62 & your Tier 1 & Tier 2 benefits would have age
reductions.  That can be OK for some people who also have
additional, other retirement income.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2018

You will need 15+ years to be the bottom guy in Louisville soon

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2018

Nashville and Cincinnati both humping cars, Louisville will be a run
through soon. Better get those applications in before it happens or
what few jobs there are around Louisville will fill up quick and
you're S.O.L.

Name: Retired 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2018

To my knowledge it you get fired or pull the pin. You can leave you
money in the company plan and you will get at normal retirement age. Or
you can take it out and put in a registered plan at which time you will
also get it at normal retirement date. I think this is how it works
just guessing!!!!!

Name: Wantout
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2018

Retired now 

If I quit with 20 years and don't work anywhere else is that
considered cutting my connection with the railroad? Will I lose my tier
2 after paying into it for 20 years? I gave them all that money they
sure the hell should be giving me some of it one way or another.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2018

RRJIM

Thanks for the information.
It's too large an issue to approach. I'll probably take the fact the
cost to CSX was tremendous compared to "Doing what's right".
Your last posts were very informative keep up the good work!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2018

Corporate 30+

Did you have 30+ years with 360+ months into Railroad Retirement? I
don't know how CSX could take it away even by getting fired. The
corporate 85 plan which is a separate management retirement at age 55
with 30 years I don't know about I was a union employee. 

If CSX fired you I would of gone to RRB to see what work wouldn't
break the connection to Railroad Retirement. I know starting your own
business was one, working for the FRA, going to another railroad, some
government agencies even state agencies etc.. I would of even tried to
get a disability if I had 30+ years. You might of lost the management
retirement portion but you would of kept the RR pension intact. 

I don't have a clue what new hires in management are subjected to.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2018

Retired

I asked about if I get married after retiring about the spousal stipend
when I was at the RRB office filing the forms. The new wife can collect
it after 2 years at age 60. NO, plans on doing it. I was married 3
times during my career. None of the ex's are entitled to collect
seeing you had to be married for at least 10 years. lol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2018

RRJIM

A very large media firm contacted me to help in exposing RRs putting
employees and public in danger. 

I took the safety and other issues on for CSX, employees and the public
before. This cost me my job, Tier Two, seperate retirement and Tier One
reduced to change.
I filed suit in Federal Court and the Department Of Justice forced me
to release CSX.
Tier Two was combined into Tier One. In other words they took my
private  fund.

The request concerns the new employees also, so what are your
thoughts?

The request also concerns CSX management. What are your thoughts?

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2018

RRJim,

You're not doin' too bad......

- No state can impose income tax on rail retirement benefits.-
- Retire, then later on become married & the spouse can elect to
receive an RRB annuity?  Dunno about that one.-

Most everyone who earns income in the RR industry is taxed both Tier 1
& Tier 2.  Employees & employers contribute to both.  Everybody is
taxed 1.45% Medicare.

Tier 1 paid goes into the Social Security Trust Fund & is moved over
if/when a person applies for a RR pension. Is why an applicant should
apply early so all necessary paperwork can be completed. 
Tier 2 funds the RRB system & gives a retiree a much higher total
pension amount than what just Social Security would.  

Anyone who retires from the railroad industry & maintained a current
connection is entitled to both Tier 1 & Tier 2 benefits. 
Spouses too IF married at least one yr. prior to retirement. Retired 
railroader's spouse entitlement is 50% of Tier 1, 45% of Tier 2.
Amounts are determined by the retiree's total lifetime earnings.
     
Maintaining a current connection can be a biggie.   Before anyone wants
to leave the RR & work for another entity until they reach retirement
age, - then later apply for a RRB pension, needs to check on just what
would/would not break their current connection.  Be a shame to lose
all\any Tier 2 that was contributed & the benefit(s).

Name: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2018

Kill-Joy

Look up RRB. It's not privately run it's a government agency. The
only crooks who want to rob it is Congress like they did with Social
Security. The Board is made up of both railroad management & union
representatives. I think the last time I looked it's presently solvent
till around 2042. Like what most retirement should be each generation
contributes. Unlike Social Security which at present Congress says
it's broke. Maybe SS should look at RRB on what to do. Quit watching
the movie Hoffa. Your description came right out of that movie script.
By the way only 2 rail unions are affiliated with the IBT that's the
BLE&T & BMWE. It's a separate division just for railroads.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2018

Newbie

Tier I is your Social Security equivalent Tier II is your pension. You
don't lose Tier II if you're not married. The spousal stipend does
not affect your retirement. Because of the higher percentage we pay in
both Tiers compared to Social Security it allows for it. The spouse has
a choice when she gets retirement age to draw SS or Railroad Retirement
usually it's whatever is the greater. Plus she can also retire at age
60 under RRB compared to SS at 62 with a reduction or 65-66 for full
SS. I didn't have a wife when I retired I draw both Tier I & Tier II.
I can still get married again even though I'm retired and after 2
years (might be 1 year) she can make a choice of RRB or SS. You never
lose the spousal stipend even in retirement you just can't draw it
without the wife. Technically yes you lose the SPOUSAL stipend by not
collecting it if your retired and single. Even being single it's still
a great retirement. To make it better if you have a chance to get into a
401K through the union or even open an IRA do it. Start small 2%-4% then
increase it when there's a pay increase or you get use to not missing
it out of your paycheck. It's nice to have a pension plus investment
funds to do the things you want after retirement.

Name: Production
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2018

A dog has the mentality of a two year old child. All as it wants to do
is please itís master for a treat. It will do anything the owner trains
it to do, like chasing a person with a gun shooting at it. There are
some people that are the same way they always need gradification for
some reason trying to outdo others to get it.  In most cases just a
happy go lucky simple guy.  As a retired old guy I learnt on the
railway the company wants you to run take short cuts and get the job
done. But as an old guy I witnessed over and over as soon as these
runners get hurt hurt someone else or damage equipment. In the
investigation the rule books come out and you are asked why you did not
do your due diligence. As you where trained to do the job and the copy
of all the rules and safety manuals you received read and understood
and signed your name that you understood all the rules.you canít say in
a statement the real reason you work so fast is to work six hours and
put in for eight hours. Now the company has you for theft. Or violation
for other safety rules. And your going home.  The old guy is consistent
works safe puts in his hours of work and goes home in one piece and is
able to do it the next day.

Name: Kill-Joy
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2018

Sorry to burst your bubble RRJim, but Kick Ass is correct about the
Unions and RR Pensions. 

 The Teamsters are still run by the Hoffa Mafia, under Jimmy Hoffa's
son, Jimmy Jr.  To think they cannot rob your RR Pension fund is
putting your head in the dirt. 

Kick is correct with the Teamster mafia thing.   And, the Hoffa
Teamsters now run the RR Unions.  And they use heavy handed tactics to
keep the rank and file in line. 

Back in the day,  it is well known that Hoffa Sr. stole the teamsters
pension money, was jailed, then releases by President Nixon for a tidy
campaign contribution in the millions. 

Hoffa Sr. tried to regain his President of the Teamster's title, and
he was murdered by the hit man who was his very best friend and whom
Hoffa had hired to murder his competitors and other antagonists. 

  The upshot of all this hoopla is that the teamster pension fund was
drained by hundreds of millions of dollars, even though it was
protected by the federal government, just like the RR pension fund is
"protected" by the federal government.  

.  So,with regard to the federally protected Teamster pension fund,  
long story short, the " Feds",  an oversight committee appointed by
yours truly Tricky Dick,  appointed Federal trustees to handle the rest
of the multimillion dollar fund.  Of course, with the remainder of what
was left of the Hoffa - Mafia - Teamster marriage,  the balance of the
fund quickly disappeared.  "Poof" as kick likes to say.  

Can the same thing happen to the RR pension?  Kick Ass obviously
believes so.  I tend to agree with one exception.  Get rid of the
Teamsters and you will save your pension fund. 

If the RR Pension fund becomes "empty", like so many do - even
government pensions funds have bankrupted in the billions of dollars -
,  even though "protected' but he government,  RR workers will be
defaulted to Social Security, which pays far less than the RR Pension
would have paid. 

One last bit of information that a lot of new hires do not realize and
uninvested RR employees do not realize::  it takes years to vest in the
RR Pension. The likelihood that you will cross that threshold is very
slim in this day and age with most roads cutting jobs due to high tech
innovations.   Most of you will convert to Social Security.   Which,
again,  pays a pittance. 

And dont count on the Washington Agreement if your company merges with
another RR and cuts you loose. That is a political hornets nest that
pays out to whomever the Company wants, legislation an laws aside.    

Personally, the RR Union, being run by the Mob,  should be fired.
Anyone would be preferable to the Hoffa run Teamster Union.  They are
clearly not looking out for your best interests.   If you think
otherwise,  as Kick said,  read the history.  History repeats itself.

Name: Ha
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2018

Take away are right to have a personal day that was earned and work
undermanned while intensional disregard to are union contracts which
Footie should be personally sued and brought up in criminal court for
he is the man in charge making all the money off this it's against the
RR labor at to not follow are Union contact in "good faith" and they
change a 23 year old seniority moves and give us no way to even make A
doctor appointment I think fottie should be in front of a judge with
the head of labor relations, not that's a democratic society the
highest court with all Union members welcome to say how they violate
are agreement and refuse to pay are straight out rightful claims

Name: Tm
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2018

Retired. 

What you failed to say is you slowed down. You slow walked and drug the
work out. You proved nothing. I've seen young bucks go out and run
circles around old heads on local jobs when they were on vacation. Got
the same damn work done. Got it done in 8 hrs instead of 12. Then the
threats came in. Old heads did 12 hrs to get overtime pay. Their bread
and butter. Threatened younger guys. Told them if they kept that shit
up and burned up the jobs they would be sorry. You think management
isn't  stupid?  Get real. We know what's going on and why. You can't
cut the mustard then go get a wheel chair and sit in it. Leave the work
to the productive bucks!

Name: Stats
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Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2018

There are Labs that take years of statistics of different industries.
Depends who hires them to do a study like the rr. They take years of
stats on injuries for example they record month week day where it has
the highest number for an injuries. The age of person years of service
department. You name it it is included. Even the effect of a full moon
on a person. And they are very close at predicting an event. I can
remember going to our company safety meetings and the instructor would
say be extra careful because the software is now predicting an injury
or fatality.  And have to say these predictions are pretty close.

Name: Injuries
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2018

Most railroads have soft ware, that predict a derailment after so many
train miles. Same as injuries and fatalities.  So many hours of work
equal injuries then the big one a fatality. Iíve seen these on company
computers. How accurate they are who knows, but it is a tool they use.

Name: Dude 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2018

Just repeated what I have heard from some safety study they do. At
different railways. When something happens in yard they blame it on
rushing taking short cuts

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2018

Your argument sucks dude! The are more injuries and more damage to
equipment now than ever

Name: Fast moves
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2018

Yes you got more done in less hours by skipping breaks.But what they
found out that there where short cuts taken also, which was a safety
issue. And taking short cuts and running, the company figured just a
matter of time for fatality or equipment damage.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2018

Typical day pre Harrison...
1. On duty at say 0700
2. Hang out in locker room until 0745 ish
3. Go hard until 1230 ish 
4. Park engine
5. Hang out in locker room until 1255 ish
6. Tie up and go home

More work got done, far fewer derailments, morale 100%

Revert back to the pre Harrison days and thing will be better all
around period.

Name: Retired conductor 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2018

On the subject of early quits in the yard,  30 years ago I told a new
Trainmaster who had just decreed no early quits that we could get more
work done in 6 hours than in 8. He didn't listen, we proved it, the
yard melted down. Higher ups got involved and we got our quits back.WE
ALL STUCK TOGETHER.

Name: Dan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2018

Yard master, 

We used to work through lunch which justified our quits. At least in
the eyes of Wardís CSX. It is no longer his, but Footeís, and he makes
the rules, so I wasnít crying... just asking

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2018

Newbie:

Tier 1 & Tier 2 taxes are paid by both employee & employer. 
Tier 1 can be considered the equivalent of social security (FICA).
Tier 2 taxes fund the RRB system and gives a RR retiree a higher total
pension amount. 

Safety First.

Name: Don'tturnmyback
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2018

!!!! 

I'm the meantime while your basking on your checks we're watching our
backs. Tank car jumps frog that was reported rough several times! Thank
god it didn't dump its class 3 liquid all over the place! Cost cutting
strikes again. Wasn't considered urgent enough to warrant attention. 
Take a moment to say a prayer for the second crew in 2 weeks to be
involved in a suicide fatality. Why people want to die by train in
beyond me. Hope the crew's are recovering well.

Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2018

Yeah doctor num nuts.  That pension is really shirty .  I mean these
idiots keep sending me $4656 every month and my 401k keeps sending me
3200 every month.  Gosh dog i hate retirement..

Name: Benefits in career
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Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2018

I started the railroad with a grade 12. Got into the mechanical
department at age 20, being the new guy got all the swing and shitty
shifts. After four years got my journeyman status welding etc. Which
the railroad paid to train me. Could work for any railroad in North
America. Now retired with pention at early age compared to my friends.
A lot of people are jelous of my position. You make sacrifices working
for the railroad and make good money and benefits. You miss out on a
lot but with the money a rr makes I believe we live a higher standard
of living than most. Pention company stock and what ever your invested
in. If you can make it to the finish line you can have a pretty good
life.

Name: Ym
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Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2018

Dan 
No quits in our yard. Why would there be? Your called to work an 8 hr
job. Most people who have 9-5 jobs work till 5. Just don't get why
yard crews cry because they got to work the 8 hours their paid to work.
No one is entitled to work less. Try walking off any other job early.
Tell your boss you've done enough now so your leaving. see how that
goes over.Just don't get it.

Name: Offended
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2018

Webmaster.

Can you please block that filthy mouthed posted who calls himself
doctor kick. He turns my stomach and just ruins this sites credibility.
He obviously has some serious mental issues and no respect for anyone.
Just not wanted on this site.

Name: Newbie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2018

RRJIM 

ok...I'm still lost by what you said. Tier1 is the same as social
security in a sense.  I get that. I was told tier 2 is an extra
supplement set back for your spouse. If you never get married you lose
it.  What exactly is the pension portion. Just the tier1? If it's
equivalent to social security I'm assuming it's your pension. Just
what exactly is tier2! Is my retirement checked based on how much I put
in 1&2 or just tier1?

Name: Dan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2018

I read on here the other day that quits are back. Can anyone verify
this? Weíre still working 8 at my terminal

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2018

Sitting at home enjoying the pension I paid into. Rr Jim thanks for your
wisdom and setting record straight.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2018

Dr Dumbass

RRB is a federally run program not in the hands on any union. Look it
up. Then shut up.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2018

Goober

Railroad Retirement is funded by the employee & employer. Yes, there
are two tiers in which one is a Social Security equivalent the other
the pension which pays a lot more but it's not SS. That apparently
irks Paul Ryan seeing he's tried to cut it down to SS levels hiding it
in his budget plans for years. Even the railroads told him "No" seeing
management is also under RRB. I also had a 401K through the union in
which I contributed 15% for 18 years before retiring in 2010. I don't
get your point. Railroad Retirement is based on earnings the more one
earns better the retirement, it also provides a spousal stipend. Most
people I know with a wife at retirement are collecting around $6000 a
month. Again, I don't get your point. RRB is not anywhere similar to
Social Security it's a separate entity. Even my Medicare is Railroad
Retirement Medicare not SS. In some states RRB is not subject to state
taxes & only the SS equivalent portion is subject to federal taxes. The
pension portion is tax free. 

My point was only 13% of the workforce today has a structured pension.
A 401K is not the same it makes the employee totally responsible for a
retirement with a possible match from the employer. It is also highly
vulnerable to the stock market. I watched 2 major market down turns in
2001 & 2008 with the 401K. If I had been retired during those and had
to depend on just SS & a 401K it would of been being up schidt creek
without a paddle.

Name: Dr kick your sdd
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2018

RR PENSIONS?  JESUS H CHRIST ARE YOU PEOPLE UNBELIEVABLE STUPID. 

That crap about ď oh my god, my rr pension saved my assĒ is utter
bullshit.....posted on here by Union hacks.   The only pension the vast
majority of you are going to get ,  is the one stuck up your incredibly
stupid ass. 

Dude.   Umm, donít look know, but Your Union is owned by the Mafia. 
Dude.  remember Jimmy Hoffa?  No?  He was the guy in charge, just like
Jr is now.  

Let me spell it out for you unread illiterate twerps. 

The Teamsters own your ass. And your balls. And your dick.  Wanna know
whatís gonna happen to your precious RR PENSIONS.  ??  .......POOF!

Now you see it, now you donít.  

Just ask Jimmy Sr how that works, er, worked.  Oops, heís dead.  Hmmm.
Check up on what happened to all that that pension money .  (Thatís a
hint).  Sure, a couple of lucky duck union officers might get to the
promise land.....just not YOU stupid. 

Still donít know what happened to  all those Tesmster billions?  Well,
guess youíll just have to ask Jr.  He knows. Just make sure heís hooked
up to a lie detector when you pop the question (wear a bullet proof
vest, donít drink the water or eat the food....and send in that dweeb
union newbie.....)

In the meantime, work for those measly union wages,  make sure you kiss
a lot of Union ass,  have a really big loud useless voice in those Union
decisions, and damn....donít forget to pay pay pay those union dues and
choke on that gigantic RR PENSION deduction outta your check that your
never ever gonna see.  

Cause your either gonna get fired before you qualify, or  the Hoffa
gang will spend it all on bankrupt Bahama casinos,  or the ďUnionĒ 
bobble heads will contract your ass out the door.   

RR PENSIONS.??    Still donít get it ?   Thatís ok.  Drink some more
kool/aid  pension bullshit.  And when you retire, the union will,
according to your all powerful  union contract, send   100 young
virgins to live with you in your castles filled with $$$$.

#RR PENSIONS ARE 4 IDIOTS.COM

Name: Carreers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 July 2018

Working at the railroad is not for everyone, if you like the job it gets
in your blood. But if you donít like a certain department, go to a
different department in the company. The hours and type of work might
be better suited for you. And that way your pention stays in the
company. I started out as trainman then went to mechanical where I
retired.

Name: Car Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2018

Are their any other places where the 'Vacation Relief' man (who has
the weekends off) refuses to work people's vacation days?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 July 2018

Where are the newhires

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 July 2018

Hoover is exactly right about RR retirement

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2018

Goober needs to do some more research on RR Retirement.
Safety First.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 July 2018

Wow! 

A group of newbies showed up at yard for a tour. Shocked they actually
hired someone. Let's see how many stay when they get the taste. They
never leave until they start getting their pay screwed. Hope they got
that training pay disaster under control. But then it's probably
better to teach them early on how to file complaints and get screwed
over. Wonder where the hell they're going to field train them first.
God forbid its in the yard!

Name: Thank You 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2018

Goober, 
Thanks for clearing this up for Jim and many others that think Railroad
Retirement is this spectacular plan that is going to ensure everyone
retires better off than they would at a lot of other places. It's
decent but it's just about on par with most other employers. I stuck
around for 14 years because I didn't fully understand the Railroad
Retirement Plan, I thought it was the best thing out there because
that's all I had ever heard from others. Once I educated myself on it
I decided I wasn't sticking it out at CSX for the retirement. I have a
company match 401k now where they match dollar for dollar up to 7% of
what I put in and .50 cents on the dollar to 15%. So basically for
every $1000.00 I make I put in 15% which is $150 they put in $70 for
the match on 7% and another $40 for the half match on 8%. In a nutshell
I put up $150 and they put up $110, all pre tax so that's $260 for
every $1000 I make. So on 70k that would be $18k a year towards my
retirement. That's 180k for every 10 years. The match alone is around
8 grand a year. If I would have started here instead of CSX 14 years
ago I would have around $270,000 in my 401k. I regret the time I spent
at CSX and I never thought I could leave and make the same kind of
money but I did and couldn't be happier. You only live once and your
kids only grow up once! I know a lot of guys that went through divorces
because of CSX and a lot of guys that missed out on their kids lives. 
On paper your pay sounds good, but where does it all go before you get
your check? You can make 50k a year somewhere else and have fatter
checks than making 70k a year at CSX.

Name: Retired 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 July 2018

Iím glad I was able to pay into defined plan since I was 20 years old.
Age 55 years service 35. Years   Equals 85 points ful pention at 55.
Check for the rest of my life and if I die before wife she gets it. 
Itís a good deal in Canada, it amazing your union has not pushed for
the same deal in USA.  Plus company shares and purchased  of my own
stock picks. A guy can live pretty good.  Plus will get cpp pention and
old age pention at 65.

Name: Goober
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2018

ame: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2018

I read an article today that put some things into perspective. Today
only 13% of American workers have a structured pension. Railroad
workers are one group with a retirement. It's not that important to
someone starting out. As the years then decades go by and you get that
yearly statement from the RRB it's about hitting mile stones. The
120-240-then the big one 360. You're part of a small group these
days.
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RRJim:
Railroad retirement is no better than social security, and here is
why!
RRR is a two tiered program tier one (1) is the same as Social
security.
Tier two (2) is all paid by the employee and invested for you.

Most folks have a 401k the same as your tier (2) however they do not
fund it, and Social security back's that up.

The defined benefit plan is what most companies have done away with.
That my friend was all company with no employee contribution. RR mgt
get's that today.

I was lucky to have all three. Defined benefit, 401k, and Social
security.

Name: Just womdering
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2018

At cp when they promoted a tm etc. Company gave white shirt and tye  and
a big tube of hair gel. They wanted them to look professional. Even if
they where wet behind the ears. Are they doing this at CSX also.

Name: YM
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Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 July 2018

Don't kid yourself.

Your only half right. There is a lot of stupid stuff posted on this
site. I know for a fact that there were a few TMs and an RF called to
the conference room because their names were plastered all over here
with constant complaints and details of things they were doing. The
facts posted were just too clear and descriptions of the yards and
incidents were undeniable. So yeah, go ahead and post some serious
info. Insider trading, security clearance info, names and dates and
clear info on the company business. Use your name.  See how fast you
get a warning. CSX hates bad publicity in any form.

Name: Waycross 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2018

We fired our guns and the brtish kept a cumming....they aint as many as
they was awhile ago

Name: Triggered
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 July 2018

Customer, do you have issues personally trying to decide which bathroom
to use. Life is full of tough choices huh. It's ok your in a safe
space.

Name: Don' t kid yourselves
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 July 2018

If a government agency ever visits this site I can promise you it is
only for a laugh.

Name: Customer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 25 July 2018

Triggered 

Your point? 

Not fooled -well said and factual. Words have power.

Grape ape- wish you could deliver our tanks as quick as you deliver
your wisdom.
 
Carmen- thankyou for keeping our equipment up and running. You play an
important role in the movement of our cars.

Railmen- Thank you for doing the best you can in such an upside down
business. We understand you don't have control over the delivery
issues. We appreciate all you do for our industry. We know many of you
and I'm sure there are other industries that would appreciate your
hard work and the effort you put out. If you need a career change Im
sure many would be happy for you to come on board. Wouldn't hurt to
ask. Good luck and be safe out there.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 July 2018

Was at the RR for 21 yrs. Faked an accident injury,eventually was
awarded 1.7 million,full disability,and medicare.life is very good
drawing that pension every month and having to never answer to that
shithole place again. Oh and my health ? Jog every day and play golf in
the evenings. Hopes this gives some of you dumbasses an idea !!!

Name: Triggered
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 July 2018

Not fooled, its ok you can use whatever bathroom you want as well.

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 July 2018

Posters

DR Kick... is a company mole. Your post for the last 2 weeks have been
getting hit like crazy from servers in Jacksonville, Georgia and North
Carolina.  You are making someone in corp. very uneasy  Don't let this
mole distract you from the agenda which is discussing the issues that
are disturbing as well as possibly illegal and a violation of county,
state and federal laws. Put them out on the table. 

Management cucks was right on when he stated that Foote will say he
knew nothing about what is going on. Those of you who are new and
weren't around when the union members actually stood their ground and
the unions actually stood behind them should know that's exactly what
MICHAEL WARD did when the stink hit the fan over the organizing bumper
stickers. They said...The railroads use us and then abuse us...
Managers went crazy and crossed the lines of the union members
organizing rights and went as far as to threaten to have cars towed or
banned from being parked on the property if they had the stickers on
them. It took a few members with connections in D.C to get the die hard
attention it needed to what was happening and eventually Ward called off
the henchmen and claimed he knew nothing about it. Unless you send
registered letters to Foote's residence or office that he has to sign
for he can always say he never heard a thing or was never notified that
anything illegal was happening. 
This site is a perfect place to have healthy and productive discussions
on the situations at hand. It is viewed on a daily basis by numerous
agencies involved with the railroads. However, it doesn't help to get
vulgar, nasty, low class and ignorant when posting. It takes away from
your credibility. Its hard posting without some anger coming out. We
all know what it is like out here. Our life style is stressing. Our
health is under attack and our Union rights are violated constantly.
Don't let them drag you down to the point that you are physically and
mentally ill!  Posting is a healthy release. Just make it worth your
time. Use this site wisely!

Name: The Grape Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 July 2018

Dr kick your ass?? + corporate office!? Funny stuff..Thats all you candy
ass queer baits know how to do is suck and jerk each other off with your
baby soft hands that don't know what it is to do real work. Don't
worry you can use any bathroom you want. You are the entertainment.

Name: Retirement
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 July 2018

Retired last year. Best thing ever happened to me I started paying in rr
pention at age twenty. Retired now with money in the bank. A lot of
friends I have will work till they get old age pention from goverment.
But then it is poverty to try and survive on it.  With my rr pention
and my divedens I get from stock I bought life is good. Another smart
thing try and have everything paid for by the time you retire. Pention
plan is what kept most people stick it out on the rr. The group that is
really going to suffer for not saving for retirement is women.  One
piece of advice to young people, start putting some money away for your
retirement  and with rr pention you will do ok.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2018

I read an article today that put some things into perspective. Today
only 13% of American workers have a structured pension. Railroad
workers are one group with a retirement. It's not that important to
someone starting out. As the years then decades go by and you get that
yearly statement from the RRB it's about hitting mile stones. The
120-240-then the big one 360. You're part of a small group these days.

Name: To dr. Kickass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 July 2018

From reading your post we can tell you have fetal alcohol syndrome.  You
should stop mixing the booze with the kool aid!!!

Name: Carknoker 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2018

Fuck the company...they lied to me...just like a fan stand behind them
they suck...stand in front of them they blow...stand beside them they
do nothingi

Name: UNION YES 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2018

AMERICA WORKS BEST WHEN WE VOTE UNION YES

Name: dr kick your ass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2018

AFTER 18 YEARS OF STUPIDITY,  THE IDIOTS ARE STILL ON HERE RANTING ABOUT
THE SAME MINDLESS BULLSHIT.  MOMMY MOMMY I SHIT MY PANTS AND NOBODY WILL
WIPE MY ASS.

BOO HOO.

  GO GRAB YOURSELF A JOINT AND SMOKE YOUR BRAINS OUT BEFORE YOU JUMP ON
THAT ENGINE/TRAIN/CRANE/TRUCK..... HOTROD,  AND MAKE BELIEVE YOUR
SOMEONE IMPORTANT. DIP SHIT.   WE"RE GOING TO FIRE YOU ANYWAY. AND
HIRE ANOTHER MINDLESS DIP SHIT. 

AT LEAST YOUR CHEAP, EVEN IT YOU ARE STUPID. 

AND DONT FORGET TO JOIN THE UNION.  THEY'LL HELP YOU SUCKLE MOMMY'S
TITTY WHEN YOU SHIT YOUR PANTS. UNIONS ARE HARD CORE PUSSY.  YOU BELONG
TOGETHER. 
STICKIN IT OT THE MAN.  YUP.  ONLY, YOUR THE "MAN",  DIP SHIT. .  

 STILL DONT GET IT, DO YOU. 

OPEN WIDE.   ALL THOSE HIGHLY PAID UNION WANKERS HAVE A LOT OF DICK
TTHEY NEED SUCKING,  AND THEY NEED A LOT OF MOUTHS TO FILL.
LIKE.....YOURS. MMM. SLURP SLURP. 

  SO, SMOKE UP ANOTHER JOINT DOOFUS.  DRINK SOME OF THAT UNINE PROOF
SHIT.  ATTA BOY.  COVER IT UP.  NOBODY WILL NOTICE. 

IDIOTS. 

SAFETY FIRST.  OH, HELL, FUCK IT.  BREAK ALL THE RULES.  THE UNION WILL
SAVE YOU!!

IDIOTS.

Name: Engine 1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 July 2018

Thats what the word is here in rocky mt..

Name: Fat back
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Fuck all Trainmasters. Rot in HELL you worthless bastards.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Dont work on company time... Dont shit on your own time....

Name: todd novack
E-mail: todd novack.com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

todd novack just made the local paper in medina ohio . got caught in the
rest stop on i 271 for luied acts in the boy bathroom . just sucking a
little dick ???? its ok he did not swallow

Name: Manager CUCKS 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2018

These manager CUCKS where put in these position because they are all
just yes men. Seen it with Hh they are all competing for attention
kisses and hugs from Foote. They got rid of a lot of managers that new
there job but where considered dinosaurs. Foote wants fresh  meat not
much seniority with the company. Nothing invested in pention s etc. So
really these new managers donít have much to loose, they have no
friends on the railroad. So it puts them in a position to walk over
anyone they can, and push footes agenda to the limit. Breaking
collective agreements breaking federal laws and intimidating people to
rush rush and risk injury to themselfs and others. So they are getting
lots of praise from head office for doing this. Now when an employee
goes along with there instructions to break the rules, you are going to
go down the drain with them. And Foote and friends are going to, say
they new nothing of these practices and he is shocked. These stupid
managers are going to be the fall guys if something terrible happens
and they know it. But in there minds they are on footes good side and
will be promoted. When Foote is done with these morons he with distance
himself from them like they have the plague. Donít be stupid and go down
with them. The only thing in it for ass kisser employees is trouble.

Name: The Grape Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2018

Now that is pathedic..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2018

What do you mean you don't have to stay on 8 hrs anymore? Are you
telling me quits are back? If quits are back I will go hard everyday
and be a star employee! I promise! If they give that incentive back I
will love this place again! Are quits back? Please respond

Name: Paperwork
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Of course you stand your ground with hazmat paperwork. It's federal law
and it's dangerous and stupid to not know what it is. Some of you guys
talk like you might or might have gone without it before! No way! I'm
not a company man, but I'm also not going to let someone do that on
tracks that I share with you every day. I'll tell you about it, and
everyone else should. Engineers need to educate as well. You're just
as guilty if your conductor is that guy. Make sure you have it. Fuck
the trainmaster! He can't make you break federal law, and if he does
try to, don't worry, you'll get all your back pay when they toss him
out and call you back. It's not an option. Don't leave without it.

Name: Engine 1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Thank the lord are locals and yard jobs don't have to stay 8 hours on
duty anymore !! I will be returning back to mine next week!maybe things
are turning around...

Name: The Grape Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2018

Just follow the rules and you wont have no problem.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Weed weasle alert. 

Just got word that tm's are on rampage up north and around garrett.
Pulling people out of service and writing them up for stupid petty
shit. Been pulling hoggers in and threatening them for not running
straight up 60 on trains allowed the speed. Got news for ass holes. Fra
law gives the hogger right to run his train at a speed he feels is safe
for the handling. Just notify dispatch you may be running under some.
When in doubt about the speed on your train corner the TM then notify
the chief if you think there is doubt. Let them  know the TM told you
the track speed to run. Guessing they are in need of failures.  Laid
off too much after HH too over. Time to up the numbers. Watch your
backs!

Name: Parking
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2018

When Hh came to cprail they came out with rule you canít back up company
vehicle unless you had someone behind the vehicle to guide you. Then
they wanted us to back in company vehicles. Well if we did not have
guide we did not do it. Management said well you can see to back up in
marked parking stall. Most of us refused because it was against company
policy. Then you have your followers did it anyways. Just one of the
companies games to mess with you. I would stand my ground in regards to
paper work for hazmat cars when you took your training you signed off
that you New the rules and would follow them. I would rather get sent
home than be paraded around a courtroom in shame for not following the
law. Choice is yours.

Name: Brothers United
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Brothers lets all stand together and as a symbol of our stregnth and
unity, lets all pull straight into our parking spots. No more shall we
back in. Its a chance to show the company that we are a force and that
we are united. Brothers are you with me? Enough is enough!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Have to have documentation for alert, hazmat, etc., cars.
Haz. cars are supposed to be marked with the proper placards - 
both outsides & both ends.

Name: MayIhaveAnother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Fmlaz be feelinz rite my brodas fortnite ans a slurpie kickin it lades
back. My brodas get da rest tha stressers be killin yall. Yall sum hard
up mofos to be doin it likes u be doinz it.

Name: Public safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2018

When a company is dealing with these dangerous products and due
diligence is not done it puts everyone at risk. Management that do not
want to make sure employees have the proper paper work and tools to do
there job should be fired on the spot. I donít care if you are saving
time to make the operating ratio look good for the share holders. If
there is a disaster from poor safety practices of moving these
products. Some one is going to pay the price, hopefully a long stay in
max prison. You want to endanger the lives of people you will, suffer
the full consequences of the law.

Name: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

When will this company figure out that the lower level managers are the
problem. Get rid of the Trainmasterís. The Yardmasterís can do the job.
Trainmasterís just keep termoil stirring. Useless waste of breath.

Name: Inspection
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2018

If  you happen to know whatís in a tank car on your train in the yard.
And you drive by a tank car. That has no placards on it. Get ahold of
car department. They have placards that will tell what it is flammable
etc. The car dept. is suppose to put any missing  placards on that are
missing when they inspect train. FYI

Name: Has material
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2018

As a carman we have to take special training to inspect and deal with
tank cars. If you have ever noticed when a tank car is laying on its
side they have the car Iíd stenciled on the top of the tank car. In
large numbers and letters. So car is easy to Iíd. These trains go threw
small towns that have volunteers for a fire department. If these people
donít know whatís in these cars. And some has haz mat cars ,if they are
on fire and you put water on it. You just made a bomb. Or hazardous
cloud that will fry you from inside out. That is why it is so true
important to know what is in them. Just a matter of time that someone
is going to find out the hard way.

Name: Paperwork
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

You can take an empty train out of protest. You can't do that with
hazmats. You DO NOT move it without the correct information. It's your
job to have it, it's also your job to stand up to these managers and be
educated on what to tell them and why you must have it. You don't argue
or get out of line with them, be a professional. That's what we are.
Have some pride in your job and if you don't know, ask questions while
you're going 11 mph up a hill. Grab a book, read some bulletins. It's
not fun to read that shit, but you look just as dumb as the 1 yr
conductor that became a trainmaster that's telling you what to do. We
know more than the management in most cases, let's keep that up and
put them in their place. Be the professional rairoader that you tell
your friends that you are. Talk it over with your engineer. They all
know what's up because they did your job. People just give in and let
managers push them around. Don't do that. It's still your lungs that
can get burnt out and it's still possibly your friends or family that
could be affected if they evacuate the county or something. We are the
link between the emergency responders and our kids and friends. If we
don't have our shit, people could die while they figure out which
chemical is leaking out of whatever car. Get your shit. Don't leave
without it. Don't move it without it. If your engineer doesn't know
that, be a professional and tell them why.

Name: Paperwork
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

No,don't clear the yard. Don't leave the yard. It's your fault once
you depart with it. You tell the trainmaster that it's federal law for
you to have proper paperwork and you can't depart without it. You tell
the dispatcher you can't depart without it. You tell him you can't
make a pickup in line of road without it, and you don't pull it on the
main until you have it. Just because a manager tries to intimidate you
or threatens you doesn't change the laws. You can't even switch out a
hazmat to leave it there if it requires you to temporarily pull it on
the main because you don't have authority to handle it on main tracks
without waybills and without it being on your paperwork. What do you
tell the fire department and hazmat team if you pick a switch and
derail, do you tell them it's not a poisonous gas because you were
just switching it out??? Fuck no. Don't handle it and don't move it
without your shit. Don't double your train and get your profile on the
way out. You HAVE to know what it is, what to do, who to call, how to
contain it before it moves under your train's power. We should all
know this. The reason the managers are getting away with this is
because conductors let them.

Name: Not your pidgeon csx
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2018

You guys are 100% right but to add to it..Once you clear the yard put
the bitch in emergency and tone dispatcher on emergency channel tell
him you dont know what you got and shit just got real. Call every
goverment agency you can think of. Like previous poster said,
911/police, news, swat, hazmat, radio station, hell order some pizzas
this is gonna take a while. Basically just do your job people and get
paid.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

just do your damn job and get paid.  Works for me.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Paperwork is right 100%
Best thing to do is take it out of protest with either a witness or
recording of some type and hit the counter, as soon as your E.O.T
clears the yard limit stop the train and call FRA, News, Police, Ya
Momma, Ya Daddy, Ya best Friend, etc. Oh and Ya better call Saul too.
No chance the guy that forced you to take the train will ever set foot
in a rail yard again.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

The managers in Louisville talk bad about each other to T/E crews all
the time! Couldn't be any more unprofessional, none of them like each
other.

Name: Paperwork
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Dummies, they can order you out without paperwork, but they can't make
you leave without a proper train list and they can't  make you leave
without every bit of hazmat paperwork. That is your responsibility to
make sure you have it before you depart. If you don't have paperwork
for a pickup, yes, you do have to walk it, you do have to write down
every car number and ensure you have all your waybills and info on all
the hazmats. You don't leave without that. That is not the dispatchers
decision. You tell him you don't have it, then he needs to give you
radio waybills. No exceptions.  Just because Jacksonville can't get
paperwork doesn't mean you're off the hook. 
If there is a derailment and you don't have everything, you could go
to jail. It is your job. If they can't get you a standing order and
waybills, you walk it and bring them back a list and tell them to go
from there and fix it. Leaving without waybills when you know you have
hazmats is stupid and there are no excuses. 
When you tell the dispatcher what your next step is to get the
information, they might suddenly know a number they can call to get you
a profile. Never in a million years would I pull a hazmat onto a main
line without it. Dump it on the ground and your ass is fired and
probably sued, not to mention responsible for death, evacuations,
injuries, emergency responders and whatever happens to them because
you're too dumb to know what is in your train.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2018

Louisville could be the best yard CSX has if some changes were made.
Here we are doing the same things day after day without any change and
it hasn't worked and never will. 
Insanity is repeating the same thing over and over and expecting a
different result!
We need a superintendent that is willing to try new things to see if it
improves anything. If everything was running smooth then leave it be but
the way it is now needs change.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

May I
First of all, nobody thinks you're funny. Second, the fake black talk
that you started was only because people pointed out that the company
could identify your posts when you got taken out of service for fucking
off instead of working like the rest of us. All of a sudden you started
talking like a skinny white kid that thinks he's a gangster. You were
dumb enough to say what day they took you out of service and when your
investigation was, and then you started that. Real railroaders don't
want you here, so when they do call you on your stupidity and fire you,
trust me, it's documented, some people will be happy about it. Just
disappear again like you did when they actually made you go to work.

Name: Pidgeons in flight
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

Coo rooc'too coo....coo rooc too coo...look at me im a stool pidgeon, i
take trains with no papers...coo rooc'too coo.

Name: Solid advice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2018

Cond. You shit catchin stool pideon-

Yeah, tell em to go f themselves next time.  Bahaha

Only the best advice and ideas are found on csx sucks.

Name: Cont. conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2018

That is some scarey  shit to be foul three cars and getting wrong
information. Iím glad I stayed in mechanical and worked at different
railroad. CSX is just an accident waiting to happen. With this rush
rush regime. Hh style!!!

Name: ringmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

MAYIHAVE


You a funny man! Seriously! 

Boys and girls step right up to the big top. Best Circus in town. Yes
boys and girls!  Have we got a game for you!  Guess how many railcars
are laying all over town and whats in them and you can win this 6'2"
blow up conductor who not only takes stupid orders but he can also
catch all the shit you want when it rolls down hill!  Yes, boys and
girls you cant get a better prize anywhere. You own live stool pigeon!

Name: MayIhaveAnother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

Yo i be layen off fmlaz dis job be whack. You gots to be hard up mofo to
be stayin out hear. I be triggered ery days outs hear.

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

Rules

I take the train when I am ordered by the TM or the Chief but not
without protest. I make sure I get name and initials and on the radio
or speaker phone or have another witness besides my crew members hear
it.  If shit goes south then I tell them who and when I was ordered out
on the railroad transporting USDOT commerce and goods without any
documentation of what I have. WE derail all over hells half acre and
emergency personnel show up and ask what I have its going to be
interesting when I tell them I don't have a damn clue. Go check out
all the cars yourself.  I had to pick up a full track in route and no
paperwork was left in the cars. Told the dispatch engineer needed info
for the pickup to add it to the TO and the PTC.  He came back 10
minutes later and said he had some numbers for us. Gave us the info and
we left. Come to find out there were several cars in there that were not
in their info right and we didnt fit in the siding they wanted us to
take. Hung out by 3 cars. Dispatch say....you couldn't tell when you
picked them up how long the cut was. I told him next time we will take
an extra hour and walk every car and check the length of each one
stenciled on the side and add some footage for slack and then add an
extra 200 feet to make sure we are right then we'll get back on the
move. END OF CONVERSATION!

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2018

If it is federal law and the company knows this and crews. Why would any
one take the risk of moving without proper paper work. Iím in mechanical
and tm is alway putting pressure on us to send a fax of test and inspect
information sap. Are what if a train gets out of the yard with a
dimentional load , lots of damage etc. This sounds like a very unsafe
practice to be hearing how often it happens. Sooner or later something
is going to happen, how would you defend yourself in this case?murpheys
law.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

Lae

Tell the fra,you don't have your paperwork when they board you and you
have dangerous alert cars. Engineer will be provided a legible tonnage
graph for a reason. Now that they have PTC and TO paperwork is a must
and needs to be checked for accuracies. Waiting for proper paperwork is
written in your rules for a reason. Clearnce bureau messages are there
for a reason. Take an overpass out without it. Explain why you didn't
see a stop train order. Cars have different weight restrictions on
different subdivisions. Put an overweight on the ground where it
doesn't belong  and see how fast they ask you why did you have there.
Don't be a fool.

Name: The Grape Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

Yep, I wouldnt leave without it. I would also make plenty of effort to
get it before I sat around 10 hours. Im starting to understand why the
railroad has so many rules they can fire people at will.

Name: Laws
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2018

Is it not federal law to have all the paper work for your train. And the
proper paper work for dangerous commodities. If train crews canít get
proper paper work. Are EMS people going to have to spend valuable time
getting paper work in the event of an accident?

Name: The Grape Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

Stand your ground to get a work order? Thats not some huge act of
bravery..Its the basic meat and potatoes of the job. Saying your gonna
sit there for 10 hours, really? Yeah, sometimes all you can do is
laugh.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

Hey green grapes 

Yeah, balls you probably ain't got cause you would know how tough it
is to stand your ground and tell them to do their job if you've done
it.Alot of balls to put a target on your back! All you got is laughs!

Name: The Grape Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

That took balls? Ha!

Name: Ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

You have my respect HA conductor, if everyone had some balls and stood
there ground. The company would have no choice but to do there due
diligence, itís not the employees fault out in the field that they cut
office staff, and want everyone else to bend the rules to cover there
short falls. Get on board with this guy people, make management
accountable. I never put my job at risk to cover for lazy bastards.

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

LOCO

I got one for you!  How about waiting around for a damn work order that
Jacksonville cant pull out of their arss. Rules say all we got to do is
inform the yardmaster that we don't have proper documents and he is
supposed to tell the TM. HA! HA! try following that rule all the time. 
It doesn't say we have to make a dozen phone calls to the chief who
will just tell you he sent them an email. It doesn't say we have to
find car numbers for them to chase the train. Most do it because they
know they will be sitting around for god knows how long waiting. I
finally quit doing it.  I make the ym aware and its up to him to do his
job. If Im at an away from home terminal in a hotel I call the work
order department and put a request in. If they blow me the usual bull
that they have no orders for it, I call the chief. 1 TIME. I relay the
message to the work order department of what he said then sit back and
wait. I don't let them bully me into taking a train without a work
order and use the Chiefs time and initials because their sick of you
calling them! I'll sit there 10 hours if I got to and listen to my
engineer cry like a bitch because I wont say screw it and just run
without it.  Its people like that who wont hold the company accountable
for their jobs that have created the monsters out here. BABY and CODDLE
the poor misfits because I want to get home. Their biggest excuse is
their afraid the TM will come down to the crew room and want to know
why they aren't out on their train. You Tell them your waiting on a
work order and you have done your job. The YM knows about it. Let him
blow up and stomp around. Suggest he start making some calls or someone
is going to get charged with delay of train and it aint you! You
followed the rules!

Name: WHY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2018

Sounds like a debate here about rules. One guy says there are too many
and one guy says it just right.
We are talking about a company that has a rule requiring it to be a 2
man operation to operate a locomotive seat! 
We have way too many rules!
We have to walk 25+ feet around a car but we can adjust a drawbar or
change a knuckle! 
We have to hear the engineer say he is down to 4 mph to get on
equipment even if it is .5 mph (who can't tell the difference)
It was actually a rule to have to be outside of the cab while moving on
an RCO job!

Name: The Grape Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

If I wanted to I already would have, if your not smart enough to figure
them out for yourself that is a personal problem.

Name: HOW WE WORK AND WHY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

Louisville could be the busiest terminal in the system with a few minor
changes.
1- Open hump back up and get a minimum of 1500 cars a day (was doing
close to that in 6 hour shifts and taking 45 minute lunch breaks)
2-Flat switch in the N yard and L yard. (Another 300 per day in each of
those)
3-Build full trains in the C yard so there are less doubles before
departures and no need to shove out before leaving to go anywhere.
(Texas trains get built in C2 and C3)
4-Yard inbounds in the A Yard. (common sense)
5-Build out bounds in certain A yard tracks if and only if the C-yard
fills up.

With this we could handle a 2500 cars a day easily.

If we hit capacity there we have another option: Pull certain inbounds
straight across GE lead and use a crew to switch cars out behind Ford.
When another train comes over there to drop more off they bring back
the switched out cut. 

All I'm saying is we have a lot of resources not being used, there are
a lot of miles of track in Louisville that are not being used at all.

Louisville has a lot of quality employees but our process is all wrong
we can easily change and be able to handle triple the cars we do now.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

grape ape

NAME THEM! You seem to know them. Give us a list. Maybe we can start a
petition to have them reviewed in order to speed up production without
worrying about breaking a rule.  You start the list. If we can think of
any you missed we'll add them. The CSX lawyers and public safety
directors and the FRA read this site every single day. So post the
rules.

Name: The Grape Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

I beleive it is the culture of rush, rush, rush coupled with chicken
shit "Barney Fife" managers armed with more bogus rules than you can
shake a stick at that really make an already dangerous work
environment, unsafe. Following the rules to the letter absolutely slows
things down. There are alot of them. Good luck to all.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

Grape ape

Name the rules that slows things down. The only rules they have out
here that they intimidate us to violate are air brake rules and
handbrake rules. The number one rules that you can whistle blow to the
FRA and demand a response. We know they want you to cheat on
inspections and proper air test procedures but thats about it. You can
get off moving equipment now. You don't have to do safety stops for
couplings. It takes 5 seconds to ask for protection. Your not asked to
crawl like an idiot, just watch where your walking. So give us all a
list of everything you have had to do that you were forced to speed up
and you should have done the job slower. Yeah, they want to rush you
out of the building before you get all your paperwork or have a descent
job briefing but if you tell them you don't have it or your haven't
done a job briefing most the time they will back down and tell you just
get it done. You follow the rules what will they get you on. Cover your
ass. Use the stinking radio to cover your moves. If people are around
make sure someone else hears you. You recognize the voice of someone
else out there make a note of it. Hell, just say hello to them on the
radio. Get another voice on tape. You can cover your ass without
slowing down to a point they know your doing it on purpose. So sick of
hearing if we did everything by the book the trains wouldn't move.
BULLSHIT!

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

Under Hh the rules got really stupid!! Damned if you do damned if you
donít, so the attitude I went with I followed the rules set out by this
new regime. Here was the catch when I worked and followed there rules
management would say never mind with that rule or procedures, it is
taking to much time and you are delaying the train. So I got into the
habit of recording it in my pocket book date time event. And followed
there instructions. I found there was no sense in debating anything
with management. Did my time then just went home. In the four years I
worked under Hh I was pulled out of service three times. And my notes
helped me get returned to work. Because all as I did was follow
instructions. You have the arm chair managers that say you better go by
the book or else then you have management that is scared of delays and
insist you do it there way. It was confusing getting two different
messages so I just did what I was directly  told, and when they had an
investigation said I followed instructions so I would not be sent home
for insubordination again. I said on here before keep records for
yourself, could make all difference on getting back to work.

Name: The Grape Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

Just follow all the safety rules and you keep your job. Very simple huh.
That's a good thought, the only problem with it is, you can't. If they
want you, they got you. It doesn't matter how good you think you are at
following all the rules. We should all know this by now. The catch 22 of
it, if a person tries to really be a superstar with the rule book and
really slow things down, they can single you out and rule book you. Who
is gonna win?

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

CSX

You know what would solve all these problems? MORE CAMERAS! Put
camera's everywhere. Put them so no one is out of sight except the
bathroom. Then you can just stop your testing. Stop following us around
all the time. Stop micro managing us. If someone gets hurt or tears up
equipment its on film. No charges can be filed against anyone without a
clear viewing of the incident. We break a rule then fired!  Plain and
simple. The only ones who would cry are rule breakers who know they
aren't in the view of a camera when their doing it. We can stand on
our heads and tie brakes if we want as long as we don't get hurt. You
got it on film. Let us stand on the rail and release brakes from the
ground. Let us be stupid and foul equipment without protection. WHO
CARES!  You got us on film and radio. Just leave us alone and let us
work. You got us hook line and sinker if shit goes south. So just film
my butt. I DONT CARE! If I screw up then its my own fault. Just leave
us to work in peace!

Name: railroaded
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

WAKE THE F*%^$K UP!

What the hell is wrong with all of you. Brakes this way, brakes that
way....BLAH...BLAH... The company hired DuPont to come in an do a
safety assessment of the company and when they told them that they had
too many rules and to quit micro managing the employees so much they
told them TO TAKE A HIKE!  I was there when it happened.  END OF THAT
DISCUSSION!

They have always had a standing order to get failures and always will.
This is a fact!  It sends a message to the employees and they use the
failures as examples in court and for the FRA that they are enforcing
their safety rules and regulations. Every time someone gets a failure
it shows an example of the employees refusing to follow the rules even
though they are in writing and are preached out your arsses.  The first
thing they ask the judge who is handling an injury law suit is...."what
are we supposed to do? Follow them around day and night like little
children and not let them out of our sight?"
FACT! BEEN THERE!

You have rules written to follow. You have a rule that says when in
doubt take the safest course of action. They also has a loop hole that
covers their arsses if something goes wrong. If there is a
contradiction in rules or any doubt of the application...CONTACT A
SUPERVISOR! So you make what you think is a common sense decision and
it back fires and you didn't contact a supervisor first. Guess where
the shit is going to roll. IN YOUR LAP!
Too many of you are arm chair lawyers. Too many of you think you are
smarter than you are. Got news for you. YOU ARENT. We know some rules
are stupid. We know some are written by idiots who never set one foot
on the rocks and have done our job. IT DOESNT MATTER. Their lawyers are
paid thousands to sit in their chairs and write rules and regulations to
cover their arsses. NOT YOURS, So the bottom line is if you don't want
to spend time on the street or lose the bread and butter that feeds
your children then follow the damn rules. If you have doubts about any
of them throw the decision in the supervisors arss. Arrogance and
stupidity doesn't pay the bills. Try reading a few of the notices too.
Most of you don't and your know it. Everyday  I work with someone who
quotes a rule and is so wrong its not even laughable. Your too lazy to
read the operating rules books and keep up on the bulletins then be the
one on the street. Your just making room for someone with less seniority
to move up and they're going to love it while their talking behind your
back about how stupid you were and how lucky they are!  JESUS! Just
follow the rules!

Name: The Grape Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

The emperor wears no clothes.

Name: The Grape Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

Some of the safety rules are bullshit. Point blank. If you do not have
enough common sense to know which ones they are, you do not have the
real world experience or you just plain suck. The real danger is the
culture of rush, rush, rush, coupled with clueless managers who have
little experience performing the actual work themselves, enforcing the
bullshit safety rules which were masterminded by people with absolutely
no experience. Just too many God forsaken rules written by too many damn
lawyers. They killed common sense. So good workers will continue to be
fired while the lard ass who follows every dip shit rule will stay and
get injured and create more bullshit rules. I see no end to the
madness. Any good manager with balls and common sense to voice anything
rational or against the grain has probably already been terminated.

Name: Displaced
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2018

Anyone know the dist, sub-dist for Madisonville KY? Like for example
Nashville is CG NA 
Rocky Mount N. Carolina is FL RM
Richmond VA is FL RT
Savannah GA is JX ST
So on and so on

Name: To ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2018

My last four years of my career was with Hh as ceo. It was insanity I
could not believe what this man and regime did while he was in charge.
Highest derailments and fatalities under his watch. He made people big
money he was a run away train he was share holders hero. If you where
an employee management down it was hell on earth. I could write a book
on the shit that man pulled off. Foote is trying to repeat what Hh did.
As long as shares go up expect more of the same and some. I truly know
what you guys are going threw at CSX   You are a number and these
people will fire you for anything. Let the union argue for members. If
you put up fight they will gun you down. The stress is unbelievable so
try and take care of yourself and do it for your family. I hope it does
not get worse there. I heard they have to open more yards maybe things
will turn around for you employees. Hang in there stick together best
way you can. Be safe.

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 July 2018

Pre Harrison CSX was much safer. Now safety seems to be less of a
priority. This place sucks anymore! I am scared to work most of the
time. Even if you follow the rules 100% and everyone else does too you
are still at risk. There have been more close calls at my terminal in
the last year than in the previous 15 years. We don't go more than 2
weeks without a derailment now. Most are non human factor. Little
things that use to be done were great, like greasing drawbars and
switches, doesn't happen anymore. We need some kind of intervention
out here. Maybe it could start with news crews showing up. I don't
know.

Name: Risk
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

Thatís the car design how else you going to perform task. I guess you
have law suit if you get hurt. There is risk at everything we do on the
rr. I donít make the rules. In my 34 years I found fault with lots of
things and brought to companies attention. Some issues where addressed
others where not. The railway is a dangerous place, I lost my granda pa
to the railroad. Crushed crew ran red board , he paid the price. What
chance do you have if tank car blows up in the yard. Just because I
followed the rules does not mean I agree with them. Iím sure I would
get the looks if there was no food in the fridge for wife and kids. I
retired with all my body parts lots worn out. Guy break the rules there
whole career never get hurt. The next guy does the same thing and pays
the price. Look out for yourself and mates. One mistake and could be
all over. I think every rr knows that in the back of there mind.

Name: Bonnie Decaying
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2018

If you operate brakes from the ground you can get ran over.
If you operate brakes from the platform you can fall AND get ran over.

I would rather just get ran over than fall AND get ran over.

Name: A non a mus
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2018

If it is so dangerous to operate hand brakes from the ground then why
does CSX allow it on the cars that have no platform, or no vertical
grab irons 24 inches above the platform?

Name: YOU KNOW WHO I AM BY NOW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2018

I VALUE MY SAFETY MORE THAN MY JOB SO I WILL TAKE THE SAFEST COURSE OF
ACTION ALWAYS NO MATTER HOW I AM TOLD TO DO IT AND NO MATTER WHAT RULE
I HAVE TO BREAK. I AM GOING HOME AT THE END OF THE DAY TO SEE MY
FAMILY. I AM NOT A YES MAN I DO WHAT IS BEST FOR ME. YOU ARE THE TYPE
THAT IF IT WERE A CSX RULE TO CARRY A NINJA STAR TAPED TO YOUR FOREHEAD
WHILE YOU WORK THEN YOU WOULD DO IT BECAUSE IT IS THE RULE.
I USE COMMON SENSE AND LOOKOUT FOR MY OWN WELL BEING AND THOSE AROUND
ME. MY CAPS LOCK IS STUCK RIGHT NOW SO DEAL WITH IT! 
ANY MANAGER THAT ENFORCES THESE BOGUS RULES ARE YES MEN AND THEY DO NOT
CARE ABOUT YOU AT ALL THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR SAFETY! THERE ARE
MANAGERS THAT WOULD ENFORCE A RULE THAT SAID EVERY EMPLOYEE MUST HAVE 2
KETCHUP PACKETS ON THEM WHILE ON DUTY BECAUSE IT IS A RULE. ON THE OTHER
HAND WE DO HAVE MANAGERS WITH COMMON SENSE THAT ARE NOT YES MEN AND THEY
WILL LOOK THE OTHER WAY IF YOU ARE BEING SAFE WHILE BREAKING RULES AT
THE SAME TIME, THEY ARE CALLED RATIONAL HUMAN BEING WITH COMMON SENSE!

Name: CHOO CHOO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2018

This guy can't be F*^cking serious!

So by design they shouldn't go out the ends of the track because of
the downward grade on both ends!!! How about by design they put in some
freaking skates to prevent rollouts, that's what skates are for thats
why when you disable them you have cars roll out. The skates are there
to stop cars, that's why now that they are disabled we have a lot more
rollouts. BY DESIGN! GTFOOH!
So by design the track is built with a downward grade to keep cars in,
so why waste millions on skates? 
Why do we have to plug a track before kicking cars in? By design the
track should keep cars in!

Name: Handbreaks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

Let me explain this Homer Simpson style, the man with GOLD makes the
rules. Do the job the way you want. If it is against company policy and
your busted , itís an expensive mistake. Good luck my friend !

Name: OMFG
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2018

So telling a story of how someone has gotten hurt by tying or releasing
a hand brake validates your claim that it is safer to tie or release
from the platform? 
So if I tell a story about how someone has fallen off of the platform
or ladder while tying or releasing brakes then it would validate my
claim of how it is safer to do it from the ground right?

Let me break this down for you Barney style...
Operating brakes from the platform adds the risk of falling-Fact
It removes the risk of getting run over-False (you can fall between the
cut and still be run over)
Operating from the ground completely removes the chance of falling off
of the car-Fact (You can't fall off if you are not on)

It's real simple which way adds risk and which removes risk?

In case you missed it, Slips, trips and falls are the most common cause
of workplace injury. If you can reduce this risk then you are safer
period!

Name: Yard tracks
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

Most rail yards are designed like a bowl the low point is in the middle
of the track. There is a small downward grade from each end. That way
if a car rolls it should not go out the ends of the track. Fyi

Name: Ym
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2018

Crews 
In the meantime let's continue to do bogus handbrake test on 12-14,000

Ton trains delivered to the yard. Carman can figure it out when they
are bleeding the cars off and they start to roll. Jump up and tie a
brake. Shouldnt move that fast anyway. A real good question is how
could they charge an engineer for not doing a proper test because he
didn't fully release the independent brake when doing the one minute
test.Found it in a download after a double. Cars were set up on other
cut anyway. Hope they brought that up at the investigation!

Name: Retired carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2018

When we where given a track to test, we would put ten percent handbrakes
on the headend. Apply the air machine with low air pressure and start
tying the track we staffed from each end and worked towards each other.
If one had a hand brake to take off we would call our mate to stand in
the clear. While standing on brakemast and releasing the had break
several times the track would move threw out tieng it up. Once we met
we would go check if we had air threw the track. Then go to head end
and cut the air into ninety pounds. As the track charged sometimes the
hands breaks would not hold track and move and pull airmachine off and
track would go into emergency. So we applied more handbreaks and apply
the air again. We are trained to release handbreaks from being on the
car not the ground. There where so many cameras they would catch you if
you where seen doing it from the ground and your fired. You do your job
the way you where trained, and if nothing ever happens to you great.
There have been guys release handbreaks from the ground and the
handbreaks chain hit them in the face and had to get medical attention.
Iím sure have experienced the chain whipping on you.

Name: Slack 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

An old timer carman was taking hand brakes off a cut from the ground car
moved they figure about a foot , when they found him the wheel got his
leg. Car pushed him off balance and got him. He panicked when car
moved. He was trying to re apply hand brake to stop movement. I guess
it canít happen you have the right attitude.

Name: LOL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2018

Yeah you pretty much just got burned with the Slip, Trips, and Falls
fact! 
I eagerly await your rebuttal.
The more you argue that it is safer to climb on cars to tie or release
brakes the dumber you sound.

Name: You're Welcome
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2018

The problem with your argument is that the stored energy you speak of is
at compression so when releasing brakes it will expand the distance
between the cars, not contract and squish you in. But for argument sake
suppose the cars did bunch up on you, a fully bunched up cut of cars
still has enough space for you to get in there and do work. Carman lace
hoses on improperly stretched cuts everyday, it's uncomfortable but not
hazardous. 
Anyone that actually works around railcars know that it is safer to
release brakes from the ground. A cut of cars doesn't go from 0-60 in
4.2 seconds like you might think, so if you release the brake and it
wiggles you would have around 13 minutes and 27 seconds to get out of
the way.
Final though to hopefully shut you up. 
What is the number one cause of workplace injury? We have all heard it
a thousand times.......Slips, trips, and falls! Don't take my word,
Google it!

Name: Stored energy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1GxTVgvHD9A Stored energy can get you

Name: Brakes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

http://railsafetraining.com/seems-like-releasing-handbrake-ground-safer-climbing-ladder-really-need-climb-ladder/

Name: TIRED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2018

HEY CSX

52 weeks in a year. If a person worked 7 days a week every week for the
whole year and did 40 hours they would work 2080 hours.  Guess what... I
have already worked 1389 regular hours according to my pay stub. We all
know that very few people work 7 days a week at 40 hours.  I've
already taken 2 weeks vacation time in the last 7 months and still
racked up this many hours.  Im taking some sick days every month for
the rest of the year and if I hit 20 points I'll just take your arss
whipping and drop those ten points off and figure out the game. You
have slaved us enough. 

CoolMfer....Company mole.....TM....who ever you are ...go back into
your dirt hole.  No body walks on water including you!

Name: Nuttier
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

My friend retired four years ago from loco shop. He spends all his time
driving across the country taking pictures of rail yards. Now that is
an illness lol. Another retired guy takes passenger trains all over to
buy lotto tickets from different places.  !?!?!?

Name: Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2018

Iíve been retired for over a year, and always check out this site maybe
I should get my head examined lol not much has changed.

Name: Cool mfer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2018

Cond. If you want to write a damn book go to a publishing co nobody
wants to hear your long drawn out bullshit everyone knows how to tie a
handbrake only time I get angry is when I work with dumbshits like you
lol

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2018

coolmfer

Just stick to tying your little engine brakes or just push that little
button that puts them on for you.  I understood everything they were
saying and why.  You can put handbrakes on the side of an auto rack
while standing on the ground because you are not fouling the equipment.
On other cars You are supposed to stand in the sill step and reach
around to tie the handbrake if you have a legal hand hold to support
yourself or stand on the platform on the rear and apply it.  I had an
intermodal car last week that was screwy as hell. The container was
pushed all the way to the back of the platform so you couldn't get up
on it. The hand hold was only about 6 inches above the floor. Has to be
at least 12 so I had no choice but to stand on the ground and tie it. If
there had been a TM around and saw me you can bet your ass he would have
got up into me for it until I showed him the common sense reason that I
did it. This company has changed the rules around so many times over
the years that no one really knows what the hell will get them written
up or not. When your tying a handbrake there's a pretty good chance
that the slack has already settled and there wont be any movement while
your putting it on. Its rare. Where the problem comes in is when you are
taking them off. Yeah, the slack could roll in on you when you release
them but if there is air on the train and the engineer has the air set
it isn't going to happen. Someone got hurt doing both some way or
another so now we all have to climb up on cars that aren't necessary
to do all the time.  Everyone is arguing about the procedure because
this stupid ass company has changed the rules around so many times and
people have been written up for stupid bullshit petty stuff that their
just afraid and just trying to discuss it out!  Your comment didn't
help a thing or add any educational advise to anyone. Sounds like you
got an anger issue and maybe you should call the EAP counselor. God
knows you cant give any good advise!

Name: YM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 July 2018

ozz fest

We have a standing rule that you only tie 3 handbrakes in our receiving
yard. Yeah, guys argue that 3 may not be enough to hold a cut but we
also have a loop hole to use in our timetable that lets you consider
the fact that you may be holding on too to many cars during the test
because you will be cutting some off to swing over. Its a big gray area
but you are right. They don't waste their time cutting the air in. A
lot of times the angle cock is still open on the other end and the
conductor would have to walk to the other end and close it which takes
extra time. Its not a legal test in the sense that the one minute brake
test isn't done by the written procedure but the other rules in place
cover the crews arss. You should know the railroad has a loop hole for
everything to push production. Safety isn't an issue. The other poster
was right. The supervisors know its being done that way and some have
threatened to write guys up for putting more than 3 handbrakes.

Name: Cool mfer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2018

Idiot's you dumb fucks arguing about tying handbrakes fuck the rules up
that are in place so guess what the company comes up with more and more
stupid rules and to jack off that's only been on a conductor for less
than one year you don't know fucking shit sounds like you couldn't
run a train around a Christmas tree dickhead

Name: Safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2018

The company I work for if your caught standing on the ground putting
handbrake on your fired. We have never heard of or used a brake stick.
I guess every company uses there own rules on safety issues.

Name: Ozz fest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2018

Glad someone else knows what they are talking about, thank you.

Name: RIGHTON!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2018

OZZ FEST!

 You jumped on a safety issue from hell.  we double cars over in our
receiving yard all the time. when we add the cars to a cut of cars that
have already had the handbrakes applied and tested with the 1 minute
brake test all we do is just couple in. We release the air on our cars
and test them for one minute while air is still set up on the other
cars. They tell us all the time not to cut the air in. So now you just
added god know how many tons to a cut of cars that you didn't release
all the brakes on and see if the previous handbrakes will actually hold
the new weight. Its a bullshit move and a bullshit test. The air should
be released on all the cars and the whole cut retested. If the Carmen
have already worked that cut they still leave 3 cars of air on them.
They say its equivalent to having 3 handbrakes applied so they say you
definitely don't cut the air in. I can turn my head away on that one
as long as Im not around if the air bleeds off of them. But everyone
knows what the hell is going on for sake of saving time and rushing. No
way in hell they can throw you under the bus if the Carmen start
bleeding off cars that were doubled over to and a bogus brake test was
done and they start rolling out and hurt someone or run into anything.
There are just too many crew, YM and supervisors who know its going on
and has been for years. I would sign a petition for you!

Name: goingloco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 July 2018

RULES

This is crazy crap. I just got off the employee gateway to check to see
if there was anything new in the engineers read file for my division and
the info is old as hell and outdated. I know they came out with a
bulletin that stated we were to stop leaving the engines in 3 throttle
when the weather was 15 or below then they came back out with a
bulletin cancelling it. Its not in any reissue. The original bulletin
is still in the read file so this is the last time Im visiting that
site.  I also heard a Columbus crew saying they got wrote up for that
rule that said you had to have one engine on line with an empty unit
train. I just read their timetable instructions and their division
bulletins and its not in there. So what the hell do you do about that?
Go tell the supervisor that bulletin/rule in no where to be found and
therefore does not exist anymore?  
This crap out here is just one joke after another. Us newer engineers
are barely staying sane on the extra boards because they are using the
hell out of us. Now we got to worry about this stuff from managers. 
They need to be made sit down for a day and read every single page of
the system bulletins and look at the changes in the wording compared to
the rules book. There are a lot of language changes.  Something you
forgot to mention is the rule about not mounting or dismounting
equipment (2101.1)being changed. The old rule in the book said you had
to mount and dismount away from live tracks, main tracks, etc.  The HQ
system bulletin reissue was changed to say 
mount and dismount clear of switches, derails, bridge approaches, close
clearances or any object that could cause a slip trip and fall.
We just recently had a conductor charged with getting on his power on
the main side. The TM called it the hot side or live side. The union
rep got it thrown out but its still bull that a supervisor didn't know
that the language was changed and it didn't matter if he got on next to
a main that didn't have a thing running on it anyway! Doesn't matter
anyway. That rule doesn't say you cant get on your equipment next to a
main anymore. We got enough to worry about out here without this kind of
distraction going on.  Maybe it would be best if the supervisors would
just stay in their offices and not come out unless something serious
goes down. When HH took over they said he was getting rid of trivial
crap in our rules and that was one of them. Why the hell don't the
supervisors know this?

Name: Handbrake 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 July 2018

The question I was answering to, was who was responsible for the train
after conductor ties it down and then carman take over the train.
Answer once carman take track they are responsible for track. No one
said anything about the track being switched out. If train dies at
terminal it gets switch. If it is run threw but need test and inspect.
Read what the question was. Your assume shit.

Name: OZZ FEST
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2018

Better yet let's take a poll.
Who thinks I'm right and who thinks this guy is right?

Name: OZZ FEST
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2018

Correct me then, please explain it... I'll wait...

Name: Slow conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 July 2018

Call people moron you know nothing about air brakes mechanical brakes.
Or the rules for testing anything. Iím amazed you passed the aptitude
test to hire on. O ya CSX desperate hire guys like you now. No wonder
the hoggers have to babysit guys like you that claim been on the
railway ten years. Hoggers should get bonus for babysitting you.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 July 2018

Rules

I remember exactly what you are talking about. It was the bulletin that
came out explaining the HPTT= horsepower divided by tonnage and getting
as close to 2.0. It also stated if you could maintain track speed you
were to contact the dispatcher and let them decide what to do. It did
disappear right after the new issue of the operating rules manual
effective 2017. I haven't seen it in a bulletin for a long time. I
think it disappeared before HH took over. Someone said they thought
they got rid of it because the dispatchers were tired of the crews
always toning them up and wanting permission to put more power on line.
It not in any timetable I have to carry either.  I haven't seen the
bulletin on the one engine on line with empty unit trains either. Not
in any of my timetables either and I carry several. It might be slipped
in some elsewhere but it definitely has not been coming out in the HQ
system bulletins like it used to. I haven't used just one engine on
line for these trains for over a year. If it wont run track speed with
one I put another on line. Havent seen anything instructing me to do
other wise. Most of us thought maybe because we have TO now they don't
care because its supposed to be so much better at saving fuel if we are
using it.

Name: OZZ FEST
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2018

Name: Handbrake

Is this guy serious?
So we tie brakes from platform so if a car is kicked in on us we don't
get ran over, ok so I guess we lace air hoses from the brake platform
too then?

Also when do Carmen put cuts to switch out later on yard air? They
don't, they bleed them off so they can be switched out. 

Common sense huh? Moron!

If you're really that dumb you need to find another place to work.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 July 2018

Mark.

5401 categories are still in effect in the rules book however many
items were changed or deleted. Try reading your bulletins and the rule
book again. The previous statement is correct.

Name: Handbrake
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 July 2018

When standing on brakemast to put hand brake on you have proper footing
and you hand is holding cross over grab iron. Then with your free hand
you apply the hand brake. If cars are kicked from the other end you not
going to get ran over. And also once you tie the train down then car
department takes train they are responsible for it. The carman apply
air to track for test, then brakes release while charging if it is
going to roll it will roll while brakes releasing.  And if it releases
more the. The air machine hose it will just go into emergency then the
carman should put more handbrakes on. Just common sense!!!

Name: mark
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 July 2018

Engineers.
There are two more rules that were deleted that I'm sure many of you
haven't noticed. The 5401 rule that governed the HTTP power rule and
the instructions to get the power rating as close to 2.0 as possible
that was first issued in 2012 was removed. The rule that stated all
empty unit trains were to run with one unit on line is gone as well.

Please read the system reissues and your timetable before taking
anything about this post as true. After reading this post I reread all
of the system bulletins and 5401 has never been deleted.

Name: OZZ FEST
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2018

I'm not a rocket scientist so I could be missing something here....

When adding cars to an existing cut it is required to retest existing
handbrakes and if need be add a sufficient number of additional brakes
to hold the cut, we all know this, nothing new here.

When a train pulls in and ties down the engineer releases the brakes
for a test. After a successful test the engines are cut off leaving the
cut of cars with an emergency application.

Another crew might add cars later and "test" the brakes, then another
crew and another until the track is turned over to a carman to bleed the
cars off. 

When the cars are bleed off is when the fun begins.

All the cars added to the cut in emergency passed the brake test
because the cut was in emergency.

 Now all the cars are bled off and it may hold or it may not, who
knows, who cares?

All I care to know is who takes the heat on it when it all goes south?
Would it be the last crew to touch it? They have no way to truly test
after adding cars unless the is no air on the cut.

Thank you for your time and good day.

Name: OZZ FEST
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2018

How is it safer to climb onto a car to tie or release a wheel type
handbrake then do it from the ground? 
1. I can fall off the car but I cant fall off the ground
2. Refer to reason #1
Thank you for your time and good day.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 July 2018

Rules

Your post brought something to mind that just happened in April. In the
last reissue of the HQ system bulletin the rule on the use of brake
sticks was deleted. I had several calls from members who wanted to know
if and when we would be using them again. I, of course told them we
hadn't heard anything and it could have just been an error. Most
laughed and said, ""yeah, good chance someone didn't proof read as
usual!" I Bet you cant begin to even image the reaction people had
when a bulletin was issued pointing out that it was omitted from the
reissue and the rule remains in effect. What a shock it was to see that
someone actually did catch that and fix it, otherwise members would have
been picking up a brake stick if they could find it and use it.
The point is, the operating rules department has had ample time to
issue bulletins on the rules you mentioned if they were omitted by
accident but they haven't. So it is pretty safe to say that those
rules are definitely gone. If anyone is written up by a supervisor for
violation of these rules then I can guarantee you the unions will bring
it to the attention of those in upper management and request that a
better system of continuing education be established for the
supervisors in the field.

Name: rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 July 2018

BOXCAR

No need to look for that rule. It is gone. I was told by a dispatcher
that due to the advanced signal system we have now the need for fusees
is becoming obsolete. They can protect most trains out here on the
system. There are some railroads that don't even use them to protect
road crossings anymore.

Engineers.
There are two more rules that were deleted that I'm sure many of you
haven't noticed. The 5401 rule that governed the HTTP power rule and
the instructions to get the power rating as close to 2.0 as possible
that was first issued in 2012 was removed. The rule that stated all
empty unit trains were to run with one unit on line is gone as well.

I was told this happened when Hunter took over. He decided that running
trains was more important than worrying about the amount of fuel that
was being used. You are allowed 27 powered axles and dynamic rating on
the units. Keeping track speed is more important than worrying about
using a little more fuel.
The rule that requires all empty and loaded coal cars to be throttled
back at speeds above 40 is being submitted for review.

If any supervisor tells you that he is going to write you up for
violation of the two rules that have been deleted then you need to ask
him to show you where the rule is in writing.  When he cant find it he
should be professional enough to admit that he made a mistake and drop
the charge.

The statement that a new hired employee who comes in and prints off
his/her first set of system bulletins would not have any knowledge of
any of the deleted rules is absolutely correct. The only way anyone new
would know about them is if the "rumors" they existed at one time was
being discussed. We do not run a railroad on rumors. If it is not in
writing in the bulletins, timetables or the operating rules books then
they are obsolete until further instructions are issued.

Name: Log book
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 July 2018

We had a log book in lunch room office etc. Any time a new rule or
message came out it was pasted in this book. If rule was cancelled it
was posted. When we came back from vacation etc. We where handed all
the important bullies had to read them then sign a form that we read
and understood bullitin.

Name: Boxcar
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 July 2018

Conductor 

You hit the nail on the head. Too many managers don't know shit
anymore or just to lazy to learn. 

You talked about the changes in rules and bulletins and how they don't
keep up. It happens every week.
I got a hunt and find question for everyone. Remember the rule we used
to have about encountering an unattended fuse by your track and having
to run restricted speed for 15 minutes? It was in old operating rule
book under rule #11. Not in the new one. In fact I can't find any rule
on what to do when you encounter a fuse. Looked under protecting trains.
Looked under flagging rules. Looked under hand signal rules. Can't find
a thing about the procedure for what to do.
Can anyone find it? right now....just don't give a shit and keep
going.

Name: Leader ship
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 July 2018

Iíve been on this site for over a year and the conclusion I have come
to, these managers could not organize a drunk in a liquor store. That
is why you have to be extra careful. Been there know what your dealing
with!!!

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 July 2018

Its like my Daddy...always told me..He would rather have a sister in a
whore house than a brother in production..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2018

This place sucks now more than ever!  Not only are people not returning
from layoff status, quite a few people have started resigning!  Its
what happens when other companies start hiring who are willing to treat
you better.  I envy them and wish I could go as well, yet I have too
much time invested for a pension.  This place is really gonna get ugly
as time goes on.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 July 2018

Ape 
What happens alot out here is these immature macho want to be tough
morons who will do anything to defy a rule because they think it's
stupid and they AIN'T gonna do it. Then they have this frame of mind
now they're just going to do things their way and get someone hurt or
damage something. A dog can be taught to sit, speak, shake, fetch but
these retards just can't read a rule and follow it. 
At the same time we have rules written in a manner that makes the
company look like illiterate morons and it creates an atmosphere of
working for a company thats just one big joke. Now you have people who
work by example. How can anyone take A job serious when they read rules
that you just have to stand their shaking your head and laughing!
A TM just wrote up a crew for a rule that was removed from the system
bulletins after HH bit the dust. The rule book is clear as hell. You
follow rules in the books or the bulletins. If they have been removed
from the reissues or haven't been added to the new operating rules
book then they are null and VOID! Doesn't matter if the rule once
existed. If it isn't reissued it no longer exist. How the hell would a
brand new employee who just got his first set of system bulletins know
anything about a previous rule that was in existence if it was not in
his bulletins. By the damn rumor mill? The rumor mill isn't listed in
the rules book or in any bulletin or notice. This company is the worst
for this crap. I hope the crew charges the TM for STUPIDITY and failure
to keep up on the information in each HQ system bulletin as they are
reissued.  There may be a good reason they are removed. Maybe Foote has
decided they weren't neceassary. No matter the reason the TM's need to
keep educated and if they don't like the change they can challenge it.
This kind of crap is getting old out here! It's dangerous out here for
any employee who has to put a supervisor in his place especially when he
has an ego. You now have a whipped puppy with a chip on his shoulder.
Now someone is going to pay. We shouldn't have to be their teachers.
Jacksonville is laying down on the job!

Name: To Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 July 2018

Lloyd you made my point for me, your mind and emotions are not on safety
been there. I smartened up when I was two feet away from getting ran
over by a hopper cars. What gets you is the last thing you, would ever
thought would get you!!!!  Itís really hard but try stay focused on
safety. On your side.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2018

Operating rule 

409.2- UNATTENDED EQUIPMENT MUST BE SECURED WITH SUFFICIENT TESTED
HANDBRAKES......BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE!

Let me think about this for a second. You say not less than one. If you
have less than one then you would have none. Is there something I'm not
getting here. If I don't put any then I haven't secured the equipment
at all. But not less than one?  We get the point but is this not a
great example of.....Duh...duh....duh....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 July 2018

Radnor will be humping in two weeks.  Louisville stands to lose 600 cars
a day.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 July 2018

**You're a dumbass.   I'll correct that for you.  Important to follow
the rules but do it for your own safety not the company.  The only
reason they put all these rules in place is to protect them from
lawsuits anyway...they don't really care about anyone.  How could
they?  Bad lineups, poorly built trains (10000 feet plus is just
absurd), an unrealistic attendance policy, poor management, no morale,
and about 100 other things that I don't feel like adding.  People
really dont mind the work but unless you're lucky enough to have a
decent schedule the quality of life is unbearable.  Guys just do it
because they fear the loss of insurance or having to find something
different with not many other skills.  It's interesting the way the RR
traps people.  Eventually people do have limits though.  Csx is playing
with fire right now.  Only a matter of time before someone snaps.

Name: Liars management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 July 2018

Iíve seen so many managers go to there bosses for there weekly kick in
the nuts. So when they lie for the company, they figure there in the
special club. And get gratification from there bosses instead of there
weekly kick in the nuts. But upper management knows these people are
CUCKS, and can be used until they have no more value to the company.
Easy come easy go.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 July 2018

http://www.startribune.com/hennepin-county-judge-fines-bnsf-4-6m-for-misconduct-during-injury-lawsuit/488536861/

BNSF cooks yard employees lungs and covers it up.

So who is the CSX evidence hiders/losers? Don't the worthless bastards
know that if the same happens to them the other worthless bastards will
do the same to them.

Name: Humps opening
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 July 2018

Any one hear how Radnor is coming along or if more humps will be re
opened in the near future?

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 July 2018

Wonder if my patent for drop side rail cars with throttle jammers at
blocked crossings will go through. The bucket,head harness,  piece of
string, ice water nap zappers wouldn't be much profit.

https://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/rockland/clarkstown/2018/07/18/no-way-out-neighbors-fear-csx-crossing-closure/783022002/

I think one of the problems by the mile marker numbers. 8/10ths of a
mile (6/10ths for proper sight lines) train storage between Pineview
and Bradley Parkway. Almost 2.5 miles (2.77 miles between crossings)
train storage between Pineview and Kingshighway where the siding ends.
So the greed ran railroads mile long trains going the one direction has
the crossing blocked sitting at Bradley Parkway instead of stopping
before Pineview until it is clear.

Breaking the train apart at the crossing would require a whole bunch of
walking on a mile long train. Big liability for the greed ran railroads
bottom line Then there is the 250 feet clear of crossings (sight lines.
Like 4 seconds for a 79 mph Amtrak) railroad rule. With signals drivers
see the rain just sitting there and take off about the time the moving
train is coming.

So a rip out of the Pineview--Bradley Parkway part of the siding leaves
over two miles of storage. Fixed

545075F	NY	CSX	Public	At Grade	Open	QR
0022.700	ROCKLAND	ORANGEBURG	ALBANY	RIVER	#N\A	BRADLEY PKWY
545074Y	NY	CSX	Private	At Grade	Open	QR
0023.500	ROCKLAND	ORANGEBURG	ALBANY	RIVER	#N\A	PINEVIEW RD
507064R	NY	CSX	Public	At Grade	Open	QR 0026.270	ROCKLAND	WEST
NYACK	ALBANY	RIVER	#N\A	KINGS HWY

Name: To the last post by conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 July 2018

I retired after 34 years on the rr. I have seen more fatalities after
the fact still bothers me. And that conductor is a hundred percent
right about following the safety rules and If you canít follow them you
should be fired. If you donít care about your own safety your not going
to care about anyone elseís safety. It is all fun until your pinned
under a wheel screaming your head off  and help is not there for awhile
or free slack gets you between two cars and you crushehed by the
couplers. I can go on and on about the horrors that can happen. I
witness a priest give a man the last rights before they lifted
equipment off him then he died. Do not stand for these people that
ignore safety and the rules set out for your own protection. You save
no time at all taking short cuts. Be safe all practice doing your job
the way you are suppose to. If  you see someone doing unsafe practice
remind him of the proper way to do the job safely, your not being a rat
you could be saving a life.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2018

not much to get involved into all the BS but I do have a question for
everyone.. With man power shortage, We could really take a stand. It
might not be a huge stand but it will prove a point. its pretty simple.
Stop crossing over sides to cover jobs you don't have too. Stop taking
roster calls. Even if its just one half. I get people got bills and
family to feed. I also get they trap people or catch them first out. we
could bend these jokers over and prove our point.. Trains would sit,
jobs wouldn't be filled. The conversation I had with crew management
about this whole bump deal. Sounds like its made life harder on them..
At what point is enough a enough? bitch that our unions don't come to
our rescue, Bitch that the company bends us over.. yet when ball comes
in our court we sit back and do shit... We have a man power shortage
created by these retards. they block personal days, and daily
vacations. they force guys to certain assignments, make the bump system
a bid system with no bid system perks.. And then we do them favors to
bail them out and get trains moved, jobs filled... so of course they
wont fix  the problem.. Why would they?

Name: COND>
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2018

BIGFLOPPY


Your a dumb ass. There are a hell of a lot more conductors wrote up and
pulled out of service than there are engineers who were speeding or lost
temporary control. Just like the dumbass they kept catching that kept
jumping off equipment going 10 mph because he was too stupid to follow
the damn rules and tell the engineers he was getting off so they could
get it down to 4 mph. Or the dumb ass that kept stepping in between
equipment without asking for protection. How hard is it to use the damn
radio and just do what the hell the rule says. Hope they don't get
their jobs back. their dumb asses are the reason the TM's keep hanging
out in the yard. So tired of hearing some of these retards stand in the
crew room and talk big about how the rules are stupid and they aren't
doing them. Fire the bastards. They just keep drawing attention to
everyone else!

Name: Bigfloppydonkey
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2018

Coverourasses

Stop being a bitch. Conductors have been getting fired for years
because the dumbass engineer couldn't get a hold of them in time and
ran hot through a slow order or got past a red. So pipe your tired ass
down cause whats good for the goose is good for the gander.

Name: Coverourasses
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2018

Conductors

You want to break rules every day of the week then go ahead but when
you do you just might be with someone like me who has had enough of
babysitting for you and covering your ass every single trip. You all
know now that they tag team both crew members every time they get and
when you do shit that they know us engineers have to know you doing it
and we do along with it just to keep from having to fight with you
assholes or refusing to do it and make the day a living hell you put
our jobs on the line too. Your spoiled self centered ego maniacs who
just cant follow rules and have to act like your big boy pants cant be
pulled down. Well guess what boys, Im done with you. In fact several of
us have talked about this and we all agree from now on your on your own.
If the supervisors try to burn us for your shit we are throwing you
under the bus. We will give you one warning to knock your shit off and
we aren't getting burned for your stupid shit. We will fight a charge
tooth and nail and charge you with intimidation and working in a
hostile environment. The games are over. Your too damn immature to do
as your told or just so damn arrogant you think you can do as you
please and the hell with the rules. Just remember, you haven't got a
clue which yards we are getting together on this. Go ahead and be a
dick. Take your chances. You can pick your asses up from under the bus!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 July 2018

Railroad lingo is different in other regions. Between 1979-83 about
50-60 of us railroaders from Michigan & Ohio transferred to Virginia.
We had the same problem. Give it time, we ended up going with what was
used in Virginia. The transfers aren't wrong they're only doing what
they were taught. Educate them.

Name: Slang
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 July 2018

I have worked with people that I thought maybe there parents where
related!!!

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 July 2018

Hogger  
 
I hear ya.  Had one a month ago. Just got here.  Was riding a shove of
40 cars. Came on radio and said gear down. I asked him what did you
say?  He screams gear down. I said ...oh slow down. Ok. When we were
done the arrogant ass got on the engine and accused me of trying to
make him sound stupid. I told him I didn't have to he was doing fine
enough on his own. . Told him we don't have gear shifts on our
engines. We have a throttle. In fact next time try saying slow down of
ease up. Had the balls to tell me to pay attention. Came close to just
kicking is arss and taking a vacation. Stupid shits.

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2018

NFT. 

Can you guess what that means?  LOL!  DIDN'T THINK SO!  It means new
f@&^*!king transfers!  What the hell is wrong with following the HQ
system bulletins. Where is all this slang crap coming from. Ask for
protection when your going to foul. Don't ask me to middle when I
stop. Don't ask me too take the bunch. It's called STRETCH! Don't
ask me to back bunch or give me the pin. What the Fu..k  is drag drop. 
We use English language in my yard. We use the terms put out by the
company. Keep the hillbilly shit in the hills. Your in an educated yard
now where we speak english. Learn it or go home! Try using stretch,
slack, couple, protectiob, foul, shove, dismount and mounting.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2018

Conductor 

You are 100% correct.  Shoving rules 406.3-4-5-6-7 have all changed but
406.1 and 406.2 have not!
406.1 B-  must not provide protection while occupying an automobile or
similar motorized vehicle. If this happens again suggest to the
supervisor he review his 406 operating rules. 
Unfortunately some of the new verbage is causing trouble and room for
what is normally called a "gray" area.
406.3 once stated that you were supposed to stretch the cars to make
sure they were coupled before shoving. It now states that you are to
ensure all cars in a cut are coupled prior to shoving. The word
"stretch" was removed. Rail Roading 101 teaches you that stretching
is how that is accomplished. Common sense and safety come first. You
have the right to ask for a good faith challenge. Use it if you must.
If the supervisor can't handle the truth and developes a chip on his
shoulder when you prove you are correct then he shouldn't be there.
Don't hesitate to voice your opinion.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 July 2018

Hey csx 

Get your head out of your arsses. You call another ghost train that of
course you lost track of them I got to sit 1 1/2 hrs. Waiting for work
order because you couldn't trace it. I could have slept another 2
hours cause it took an hr. To show up anyway. JEEEZZZ! It's like a
never ending nightmare out here that just keeps repeating itself! 

Oh...and you might teach your TM's how we protect shoves in the dark.
It's not in their damn truck 2 main lines over. Next arss wipe who
treatens me for walking a shove that had a bad rider and it was dark is
going to get a report on your new safety page on the employee gateway.
RETARDS!

Name: Quebec derailment 6 hours ago
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2018

https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/20-cars-derail-from-train-4-land-in-river-in-western-quebec-1.4016667

Name: To hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 July 2018

Yes there are lots of CUCKS in the rr industry, Iím not preaching just
telling you the facts of how we dealt with the Hh regime. Overall there
is still solidarity in the industry, and they will fight back I hope the
best way they can with the tools they have. There is just to much to
lose to do nothing. And there will always be those weak CUCKS that ride
the coat tails of the solid members and enjoy benefits, from there
efforts. Itís the companies job to try and break down the member ship
one at a time.

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 July 2018

Stick together......stand strong.....HA.
Too many low-life selfish buttholes out here.
The co. knows that too.  Preach all you want.

Name: Union busting 101
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Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 July 2018

Donít fall for a manager saying an employee is willing to do others
work. Managers like it when there is in fighting amongst union
employees. It is a diversion of the issues of what management is really
doing. Stick together and bury CSX in paper grievances and what ever
else you have in the tool box, to make members whole again from bogus
discipline and firings. Stand strong you will over come this corrupt
regime.

Name: Loco 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2018

CSX. 

SOMEONE NEEDS TO MAKE A DECISION ON WHAT THE HELL IS A UNIT TRAIN! No
where In the bulletin does it say an empty or loaded pipe train is a
unit train commodity.  We keep getting different workorders for
different directions running. One way says it's restricted to 50 and
the other doesnt. Some TM say it is and some say it isnt. It's not a
listed commodity. I'm running it 60 if my paperwork doesn't specify
anything different. Conductors freak out and lose it. Tell them to read
the new bulletin on unit trains.  Someone needs to get this settled!

Name: Blacksmith
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Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2018

Seems more than ever its darned if you do and darned if you dont.

Name: Blacksmith
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Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2018

Seems more than ever....its darn if you do and darn if you dont
anymore..

Name: Intimidated
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Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 July 2018

It might appear that people are crossing over to other crafts willingly.
Well you said if they donít they are sent home. They are under duress to
do this forced or fired.  Not willingly. It can be rectified threw the
proper channels.

Name: Union meeting answers
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Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 July 2018

The shops that are craft crossing, if I was you guys attend your next
union meeting and demand some answers on what is being done with all
these, collective agreement violations. If you do nothing about this
then the practice will continue by the company. We went threw this with
Hh and won a majority of all our cases. The union reps. Came threw for
us it took a bit of time. But the son of a bitch Hh paid up. The shares
are slowing going up so CSX is going to keep doing more of the same at
employees expense.

Name: Craft crossing
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 July 2018

At the least the union should be filing grievance for the laid off
employees. If they are sitting at home and someone else is doing there
job. Anyone that is filling these positions and guys are sitting at
home for every hour of pay they are losing it should be recorded by
union rep. It is violation of the collective agreement 100 percent
winnable if goes to arbitration. We won our cases and the moneys where
split between the laid off employees and who ever else was affected by
this practice. The case is on file why is your union not addressing
this. All this is a violation of the collective agreement they are
flexing there muscles. They know they will have to pay if goes to
arbitration. Itís been won before.

Name: ???
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 July 2018

DEKRA/CSX

Ok, we're waiting for the results?  Come on. Wonder how much influence
you will have on the new availability policy or maybe you just washed
your hands of this joke of an outfit like DuPont did!

Name: Trades doing others work
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2018

If you are force to do other crafts work put in a grievance. Rr work
under aar rules if your not trained for doing the work of others craft
it is unsafe and a violation of the collective agreement. If you do not
feel safe doing work your not trained for put in safety hazard report at
once. If they get people to do this and someone gets hurt or worse
killed , someone is going to jail. All these change the company wants
to do has to be negotiated in the next contract. You will win these
grievances if it goes to arbitration, your union should be filing
grievances every time someone  is doing other crafts work. All of
affected people should be putting in grievance every time this happens.
And safety hazard reports.

Name: To engine repair
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 July 2018

There are aar standards which is North American wide. If they are
getting you to do work that you are not trained for it could spell
trouble if something was not done to aar rules.  If there was an
accident or injury or worse fatality. The rr is in big trouble, and the
supervisor could be criminally charged. Every time you are made to do
work that you are not trained for. Do not hesitate to put a grievance
in. For one thing it is against your collective agreement and you will
win when it goes to arbitration. Everyone should be putting  grievances
in. We did at cprail and won most of them. That has to be negotiated in
a new contract. Trust me it is a breach of your collective agreement
some supervisor are pushing there wait around, but like I said if
someone gets hurt and management knows that person was not trained for
that job, someone will pay for it. You can even put in safety hazard
report if you donít feel safe doing a job your not trained for. All of
you should be doing it every time your told to work outside your craft.
Plain and simple it is not safe, leave a paper trail on all this. They
forced over time on us and we won most grievances, guys that where
fired where reinstated with full back pay. Your union should be telling
you to do this.

Name: Been there 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2018

Ape 

You answered your own question with the right answer. The crew charged
could file ethics charges and bring this crap to their attention but
then you risk getting called a rat and getting the other crew charged.
Maybe get lucky and get their charge removed. The choices suck but if
more people would say enough with the bullshit favortism it could put a
stop to it. If you kiss arss you got a better chance of get away with
murder!

Name: 
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Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 July 2018

I donít know about cross training but In the locomotive shop we are
forced to do all other crafts work,the company says do it now and
grieve later or thereís the door!

Name: Certificates
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2018

I retired last year from car department. My advice take all the training
your rr company is offering. You would be surprised in other industries
how hard it is to get a lot of the certificates that are provided by
the rr companies. Like first aid, confined space training etc. Those
certificates donít seem to mean much, but when you apply for a job
outside the rr it could make the difference of getting the job or not.
A lot of the training we get at rr we take for granted. They seem
trivial to us, but are valuable out side of the rr industry. Look at
the bright side the rr is paying you to take these courses, they
offered defensive driving course I took it and then got a reduction on
my auto insurance. It is a win win to take all the courses you can.

Name: Skilled
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2018

When I took my training to be carman to be journey man took 1044 days.
Plus all my welding plates had to pass. Crane training, track mobile
training   1A drivers license, i was paid to get all this training. 
And certified in many fields, if I would of had to pay for all that
training out of pocket would of been thousands of dollars. When your
fully trained and get pulled out of service and go else ware they hate
it. Because the new guy is just a shadow for years, you canít have the
green guy do anything on his own till he is certified.  By the time you
have worked at the rr for years , most people are certified, they are
coo coo, lol

Name: Carman
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2018

That cross training rumour is bs. This regime most likely wonít be
around in 2020. Donít listen to rr rumours. That one is old heard it
for many years, if they want to train me to do other crafts cool I will
sign up and then take my new skills else ware after they spend all that
money to train me. Would look good on a job application to be multi
skilled.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 July 2018

How can one crew get charged for something and a week or two later
another crew does the exact same thing and nothing happens? I guess it
all depends on who you are.

Name: Blacksmith
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Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2018

Anybody heard of 2020 being the year for cross training of all maint
crafts ?

Name: Management
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 July 2018

The company puts cameras everywhere.  If I was a manager and breaking
the rules you donít know if your being recorded by an employee or
goverment agent.  So if your a manager and stupid enough to take one
for the team. Foote and friends you will have to deal with the
consequences if you break federal law. And you are recorded doing it. I
tell people in this day and age as soon as you leave your home, smile
your on some form of recording device. And this is the world we live in
now. So I would say to managers your are not ammune to prosecution and
losing your job.

Name: legal
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 July 2018

Recording

If you are in a situation where you are aware that a federal law is
being broken and the only way secure proof of the incident is by
recording the event then there are circumstances that allow the party
to be recorded. The other party would cease the activity if they knew
they were being recorded. That is why local authorities are allowed to
use under