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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: Resist
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 27 March 2017

Up Your Game Girls!

Hunter's plans are fruitless if all take a couple of days off!

HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2017

Who is this idiot "Robert Pines"?  His incoherent ramblings are very
puzzling.  Is he/she just a foamer/troll that was not mentally fit to
work for a railroad? I was just wondering.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 March 2017

Good story birdie....
CSX doesn't ever operate where this crossing is..
Any crossing in Idaho or Montana you think we would be interested in
too???

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 March 2017

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/03/longmeadow_railroad_crossing_form.html

Longmeadow railroad crossing listed as 'closed' for nearly 40 years
as federal form went without updates

Guess a Little Birdie musta gave someone the heads up huh?

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 March 2017

You are right Pines, this site does need to be monitored and your ass
should be the first one booted off of here.  You are nothing but a
convicted convict.

Name: Robert  Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 March 2017

Bend over, huge organ,Felix Duke, and L@N all in a little circle yanking
their cranks and spewing nothingness.

This site needs some monitoring.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 March 2017

Felix Duke? Sounds like you know a lot about mescaline!!!

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 March 2017

Condr: I feel your pain, when a  dispatcher has to talk engines back to
their train , they have to tell the crew which direction to go, like
they don't know where their train is . The reason why is because an
engineer went the wrong direction and went 6 miles to the next absolute
signal,when they were 6 car lengths from their train.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 March 2017

Many of the so-called BS rules are in place account of all the FNGs the
last 20+ years.  My favorite is (after making a coupling, whatever)
someone transmitting via the radio states: ....."go ahead and back
up".....   Which way is the engineer supposed to move?

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 March 2017

That "place of safety" is about dumbest pile of bull shit they came up
with thus far in all my years.  Maybe they will throw it out soon. 
That's like saying "I'm in the clear"...why the hell would I tell
you to back up if I'm in the way?  That previous bunch has just about
run this operation in the ground with such bull shit rules!

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 March 2017

Read the new rule. You CAN be outside the cab at 4mph or less!
I would imagine that place of safety is next to go by the wayside.

Name: L&N disp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 March 2017

11/21/13 Robert T. Pines, 60, Sullivan, was arrested on the charge of
Tampering With a Witness. A warrant was issued and he remains in
custody.
Proof positive THAT pines is a lunatic and not playing with a full
deck.  His wife committed suicide to get away from him ...FACT
FACT Pines does not know the difference between a tie plate or a
dinner
plate.  What a goofball, criminal, convicted felon.

Name: Robert  Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 March 2017

So Name: L&N dispr the two fake yous' cover real fake you up so you had
to parrot yourself? Bet all those fake IDs are hard for a pea brain like
you. This site you ruin sure needs some moderation. Now don't poke your
momma with your wiggle stick--Railroad term.. Now go back and get under
your foamer slime mommas' apron boy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alnhrN09v5g plus a gatling gun.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 March 2017

Pines , you ignoramus, Comments like that is why nobody takes you
seriously . You are nothing but a buffoon .  You are nothing but a joke
and a laughingstock . I am sure that the people that got your little
letter to the editor are still  laughing so hard at your stupid,
idiotic and ridiculous letter that was such a a joke.  What is even
more pitiful is you don't even realize it.  Sad, so sad...or and your
wife is still dead.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 March 2017

Wtf..... can't walk and shove, ride tank cars on a shove ,can't walk
on the walk ways while moving on the engine ...... now totally legal to
get on and off moving equipment..... about only good thing about hunter,
 relaxed rules and sensible rules. Not someone did something stupid and
ban it and make it a rules violation. At least we will be able to do
our work without looking over your shoulder wondering if someone is
watching you for a hour just so they can  fail you on a O TEST.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 March 2017

Pines , you ignoramus, Comments like that is why nobody takes you
seriously . You are nothing but a buffoon .  You are nothing but a joke
and a laughingstock . I am sure that the people that got your little
letter to the editor are still  laughing so hard at your stupid,
idiotic and ridiculous letter that was such a a joke.  What is even
more pitiful is you don't even realize it.  Sad, so sad...or and your
wife is still dead.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 March 2017

remember, Hunter is a guy who will radically change CSX and triple the
value of the company. ALL the owners (stockholders) will be very happy.
All the common workers will be unhappy, because many will be fired.
HOWEVER, the people really hurting are all the managers who are getting
middle class, fairly smart, quality MBA pay and benefits with no
education or smarts who depend on their kinfolk for better salaries
then they could get in real life. (Staff officers). They generally
cannot qualify for McDonalds assistant manager jobs. Terminal
superintendent, division general manager, lead? trainmaster, (field
grade officers) and similar are in a real bind.The average employee was
already getting screwed by the previous management. The company grade
officers (junior trainmasters, etc.) are already getting screwed. So
everybody is in turmoil but some hurt more than others. If you are
forced into a new job you may (upon reflection) come out the same or
better, considering pay per hour, health, and work / family life
balance. The turmoil getting there is the kicker.

Name: Robert  Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 March 2017

L@N a tie plate is that like a pickle, rams head,sissy steps, cheater
pegs, take up reel, 28 foot clearance, TDR, vtvm, vom, multi-plexer,
signal generator, crypto , o-scope, rf generator, etc...

Did you know a maintainer can take a VCR with channel 3 output
---cranks it up 80 DB with an amplifier---cuts his own channel 3
antenna--and walks out the cable looking at FSM to find the cable fault
place because they don't have a TDR. Better than the electric companies
10,000 volt thump test.The maintainer in Nevada who was a grunt with six
weeks training probably doesn't though.

Or that they can make crossing signals out of a garage door remote and
some heavy coaxial cable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNyoaU5dmQQ

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 March 2017

latest rumor is Hunter has put off the 1,000 manager layoff. Temporary?
Just another screw up staff will straighten up in their Trump moment of
confusion? Or a real different plan?

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 March 2017

http://www.newsherald.com/news/20170318/woman-injured-in-2nd-train-car-collision-in-2-days?start=2

Hey Al Williams, and 33-year-old Brandon Morris of Pensacola, Google
map 30.738131,-86.364826 and look in the back yard of the sand pit at
some of the big boys that could have been in your train cab. Betcha
can't wait for some one on one time with one of those babies at the no
signal CSX crossing huh?

Woman injured in 2nd train-car collision in 2 days 
Since all 30 of 30 railroad crossings in Walton County have crossing
gates according to Federal data and gates would have to be broken to
"""drove her vehicle into the direct path of the train"""
apparently this crossing is private.Private with no train horns and the
mickey mouse signs put there by the greed ran railroad mean nothing
legally. No driver laws on private property. So the cops might want to
read the law book. Especially the part on jury tampering which the oh
look at the evil doer driver did when NO investigation has been done
is. Which should be where are the signals the greed ran railroad has
robbed MILLIONS out of our crossing budget safety funds. 

Whoops here it is Google map 30.738131,-86.364826 --- Obvious public
road sign and PRIVATE railroad crossing so the woman was almost
murdered by bad data.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 March 2017

11/21/13 Robert T. Pines, 60, Sullivan, was arrested on the charge of
Tampering With a Witness. A warrant was issued and he remains in
custody.
Proof positive THAT pines is a lunatic and not playing with a full
deck.  His wife committed suicide to get away from him ...FACT
FACT Pines does not know the difference between a tie plate or a dinner
plate.  What a goofball, criminal, convicted felon.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 March 2017

well, a recent announcement from CP says they are cutting executive pay
and benefits now that EHH has left to reflect more typical industry pay
scales. They did say that EHH met the 4 year turnaround goals in just 2
years.No comment on increased stock prices.More restrictions on jet
use, etc. Just FYI.

Name: Robert  Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 March 2017

So add prejudice to L@Ns Foamer--Liar--fake--wanna be-mommas boy---goof
ball---clown---a nobody from Idaho resume. My black friends would call
these crossings "just honkey rigged man".

Since this jury tampering picture of a truck pulling a low boy is in
about every article one would think this is mass class action on the
FHWA/state/railroad for having the wrong sign for trucks and buses for
the hundreds of collisions at these type beached whale crossings that
weren't trucks pulling low boys. How about it truckers paying huge
transportation road taxes? They are covering their major need to fix
with a $100 WRONG sign.

Section 1A.02 Principles of Traffic Control Devices
To be effective, a traffic control device should meet five basic
requirements:
A. Fulfill a need;
B. Command attention;
C. Convey a clear, simple meaning;
D. Command respect from road users; and
E. Give adequate time for proper response.

I see failures on all five requirements since the Mickey Mouse sign is
at the edge of a cliff and is for low boys only.

The picture should be a picture of the highest vehicle trapped not
lowest. Just a small detail OUR NTSB will ignore. Plus the six crossing
on the six approaches with just railroad crossing ahead signs and no
beached whale crossing at this beached whale crossing warning.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 March 2017

It seems many people don't understand what (IMHO) is the real
motivation behind Hunter's program. This guy started as a car
inspector. I doubt traditional management thought much of him. (Do they
show respect for any agreement employee?)There used to be a Railroad
President with initials EHH (Harriman) a national big shot widely
admired by the public, when RR presidents were in the national news,
like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are today. Current RR presidents (and
other managers) are relative nobodies making a comfortable living in
obscurity. Yet Hunter gets national news, discussion, admiration. He is
changing the RR industry. As an older, sick man does he need to spend
his last years getting yet another bag of money? No, money is like
points in a basketball game. The points prove you are the best coach.
You are the NEW EHH for the 21st century. Nobody really cares what
presidents of BNSF, NS, Warren Buffet, etc. are doing. Everybody cares
about what our EHH does. He is spending what little time remains in his
life to prove he is the best. And, realistically, would his health
permit him to race Porsches, have teen age mistresses, ride his horses?
He has a goal, and we are just in his way. Think of Schumpeter and the
Theory of Creative Destruction. Just my humble opinion.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 March 2017

Kind of like we, the tax payer that is paying for all illegal aliens to
come into our country and allowed to burn OUR flag, lowlifes on food
stamps, illegal refugees flooding into our country, city mayors
allowing Black lives matter to block interstates with absolutely no
repercussions.  You mean that WE.  But WE are not the ones that a bus
driver cannot understand a road sign.

Name: Robert  Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 March 2017

Well Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years dumber than L@N "we" would be
taxpayers. People that work that pay taxes the railroads rob blind.

I'm looking for this next one to go viral

To the editor:
I propose a Biloxi We are Railroad Bit__es parade. Invite the President
and Governor to lead the parade and have the 76 Biloxi Railroad Bit__es
trombones. The whole nine yards with some pictures of the $100 million
a year CSX CEO We the People must obviously bow to and maybe some buses
that We the People can ride in the back of. Citizens with We are Biloxi
Railroad Bit__es signs, hats, shirts.

With Full media coverage of course.

Robert Pines
Sullivan, Mo

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 March 2017

Pines, who the hell is WE.. do you have a mouse in your pocket.  You are
a buffoon.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 March 2017

11/21/13 Robert T. Pines, 60, Sullivan, was arrested on the charge of
Tampering With a Witness. A warrant was issued and he remains in
custody.
Proof positive THAT pines is a lunatic and not playing with a full
deck.  His wife committed suicide to get away from him ...FACT

Name: Robert  Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 March 2017

Well l@n RAILROAD WHORE WHO LIKES RAILROADS KILLING PEOPLE TODAY
March 17, 2017
http://www.tamatoledonews.com/page/content.detail/id/603827/Questions-Union-Pacific-crossings-closing-proposal.html?nav=5003

Letter to the Editor:

In the article Union Pacific proposes closing two Tama crossings you
forgot to mention that Union Pacific will just take the existing
crossing lights/gates/electronic shed/electronics worth over $200,000
that WE paid for.

The equipment will be shined up and we will pay the same four times
real costs prices elsewhere which is basically US receiving stolen
goods.

Plus Union Pacific saves/makes $1,000s a year in maintenance fees where
the signals don't exist on the two crossing. It isn't even legal to
use $15,000 state railroad safety funds (OUR MONEY) on the 993rd and
1,027 most dangerous crossings in the state by Federal statutes that
say fix the most dangerous crossings first.

The pedestrians who have a walking surface--signals-train horns now
will still cross the rough tracks with no signals or train horns being
human nature to take the shortest route. The winner for Union Pacific
these pedestrians who become scrapes are then in the dirty rotten
trespasser kill column.

So will the trains magically levitate where the 270 vehicles a day are
funneled to? Do these drivers get compensated for time and vehicle
expenses? The Federal records show NO problem with either crossing
since 1980. If UP is so concerned why aren't they in jail for creating
a public safety hazard to start with?

Robert Pines

Sullivan, Mo.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 March 2017

11/21/13 Robert T. Pines, 60, Sullivan, was arrested on the charge of
Tampering With a Witness. A warrant was issued and he remains in
custody.
Proof positive THAT pines is a lunatic and not playing with a full
deck.  His wife committed suicide to get away from him ...FACT

Name: Robert  Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 March 2017

L2N What the big investigation is why a 50 mph train over a 5 mph
engineered crossing vehicle trap dispatched by morons somewhere.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 March 2017

The Biloxi police department need to check with the DOT this drivers
past history. They need to check to see if his CDL is current,
toxicologist report, driving history, cell phone records , eyesight.
Obviously this driver did not know how to read road signs. I mean, is
this the first time he's driven ? This company needs to be
investigated to see if they had any previous violations against
drivers. A person like this ,that is allowed to drive on our roads, put
all our lives in danger.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 March 2017

Easy why get on and off moving equipment. simple it saves time and you
will love it.


E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 March 2017

Crews

You really need to think this one through. Why in the world would a
company who has spent millions of dollars on enforcing safety all of
the sudden allow its employees to step off of moving equipment.  Year
after year you have been hammered for every little safety violation
they could throw at you and now they have decided to let you do
something that you could possibly stumble and injure yourself.
Stepping
off of moving equipment will not save enough time to warrant such a
decision. Production will not increase from this decision but injuries
might. What possible reason could they have for making this choice?
Think about it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 March 2017

Exactly the way it should be---come to work and go to work on time every
time. simple. If you wasn't to steal time move on.
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2017

we here in the yard have been told, you will be ready to work as soon
as
your shift begins. if your yard jobs starts at 1500 you will be ready
to
walk out to your power at 1500. if its snowing outside , you will have
your anti slip spike boots on at 1500 and they are implying that they
want you putting your boots on , your vest on and safety glasses on at
home and being ready to work at your on duty time. and if you are not
ready you better have a answer for them why you are not dressed and
ready. only acceptable answers will be getting bulletins, getting job
briefing , or waiting on power. so if its 1505 and you don't have
your
boots on you will be written up . you drinking a coffee and eating a
doughnut at 1503... bam written up......saying hello to a co worker
you
haven't seen in a while and bam...... write up. so now you can get on
and off moving equipment and not get in trouble, but not have on YOUR
csx safety gear on and ready to go 2 minutes after you star time
BAM........... WRITTEN UP!!!!!!!!!

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 March 2017

http://www.fox10tv.com/story/34932340/no-criminal-activity-discovered-in-biloxi-train-bus-crash

The Biloxi Police might want to check in to why the USDOJ is covering
up hundreds of millions of overcharges by freight railroads on our
grade crossing fix tax funds. CSX was busted a few years back and the
prices actually increased.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 March 2017

its official. on and off moving equipment now legal at csx.

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 March 2017

To the poster about the 1 car at a time hump cuts, seems they do this
everytime a new yard super comes in which is usually 1 or 2 times a
year as they think this will prevent run outs, but what it does is make
for a pain in the ass coupling and many derailments caused by the draw
bars by passing each other. spreads the gauge every time.

Name: Clyde
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2017

CSx New ceo will make roughly $ 204,000.00/Day and T&E needs to take pay
cuts?

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 March 2017

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/canadian-pacific-railway-cuts-exec-perks-changes-compensation-after-criticism-416346384.html

Interesting! All shareholders should pay close attention to this
before they vote.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 March 2017

Little bird turd and Comer, same ip address.  Nice try though.

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 March 2017

So which comes first
CEOs $100 million a year salary or shareholders payouts? CEOs $100
million salary or track upgrades? CEOs $100 million salary or safety
equipment?

L@N you sure are smitten by Comer. More proof you are a phony is the
Biloxi crossing was on L@N tracks and you say nothing but Duh, go
around gates ruining the safety thread which is all you know.You need
booted back to your tinker toy train farm.

Now me not Comer you get a little smile about a half second before your
big mouth jaw breaks you litte pudge belly big mouth mommas boy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2017

we here in the yard have been told, you will be ready to work as soon as
your shift begins. if your yard jobs starts at 1500 you will be ready to
walk out to your power at 1500. if its snowing outside , you will have
your anti slip spike boots on at 1500 and they are implying that they
want you putting your boots on , your vest on and safety glasses on at
home and being ready to work at your on duty time. and if you are not
ready you better have a answer for them why you are not dressed and
ready. only acceptable answers will be getting bulletins, getting job
briefing , or waiting on power. so if its 1505 and you don't have your
boots on you will be written up . you drinking a coffee and eating a
doughnut at 1503... bam written up......saying hello to a co worker you
haven't seen in a while and bam...... write up. so now you can get on
and off moving equipment and not get in trouble, but not have on YOUR
csx safety gear on and ready to go 2 minutes after you star time
BAM........... WRITTEN UP!!!!!!!!!

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 March 2017

Crews

You really need to think this one through. Why in the world would a
company who has spent millions of dollars on enforcing safety all of
the sudden allow its employees to step off of moving equipment.  Year
after year you have been hammered for every little safety violation
they could throw at you and now they have decided to let you do
something that you could possibly stumble and injure yourself. Stepping
off of moving equipment will not save enough time to warrant such a
decision. Production will not increase from this decision but injuries
might. What possible reason could they have for making this choice?
Think about it.

Name: The TM
E-mail: the_tm@csx.com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2017

CONFIRMED!

EHH handles everything via conference call, as he is too ill to come
into the office.

This is a joke, I hope Ed Kelly and the rest of the BoD can explain
paying this guy millions why he lays in bed at home. They got sold
damaged goods at a high price.  

What kind of leader sits at home and runs a multi-billion business?

This news needs to get to the media and the shareholders need to ask
this pig why his ass can't report to work every day?

Vote no on your shareholder proxy!!!!!!!

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 March 2017

Well little birdie, we all know you're Comer.  You can BS some other
people but you can't BS me. You are nothing but a loudmouth, bigmouth
absolute know nothing. Hell, even the Fed's know you are a LIAR. You
run your mouth more than anybody I've ever seen . And son, anytime you
want to come put a lop on me, all I can say is bring it. You have let
your mouth overload your ass.  You have an alligator mouth and a
Mockingbird ass.  Your problem is you can't accept the truth.  You are
nothing but a bloodsucking parasite. You have no clue how the railroad
or how it operates nor do you know anything about personal
responsibility.  You are nothing more than a professional excuse maker.
I've never seen anybody blame the railroad on sunlight or snow or the
weather.  People run around a crossing gates and get hit by train but
yet it's the railroads fault because the color of the engine or the
pavement was a different color than the sky.  You are a worthless POS.
Take a flying leap into Lake BS...

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 March 2017

I have a tendency to believe this! Why else would an incoming healthy
CEO not allow his health records to be evaluated? The hedge fund is
attempting to do what a hedge fund does and that is to rob a company
blind and leave the wake of destruction to the successors. If EHH was
healthy we would have seen a lot more action by now. EHH is allowing
his name to be used with the promise he will be reimbursed what he gave
up at CP plus 10 fold. I for one don't think it will work but only time
will tell. It was mentioned earlier that it was not about the money as
EHH has plenty of money but then in the next sentence it mentions that
EHH will resign if the $84 million that he gave up leaving the CP is
not paid by the csx shareholder vote. Sounds to me that it is in fact
about the money. If his health isn't failing it would have been a lot
easier to stay at CP a few more months and collected what was owed to
him and then come to CSX and rob them blind. Just my opinion for what
it's worth but none of this is adding up.

Name: The TM
E-mail: t_m@csx.com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 March 2017

Word from good source is that EHH hasn't even shown his face at 500
Water Street.  Conducting all business by conference call due to health
issues.

What a fraud, I hope the Board holds his ass to the absenteeism policy!

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: L@Nisjensbang.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 March 2017

https://www.fra.dot.gov/eLib/details/L18342#p1_z5_gD_khumped

Plus or minus three inches at thirty feet from top of rail.

So if this is a grade crossing measurement that obviously is there for
a reason why isn't it a requirement on the FRA safety data along with
traffic counts--school buses---crossing angle.

What's it take to do---yard stick--laser level--30' tape measure. The
big question is why the sissy train crews taking out hung vehicles all
over the country sit with there heads up the railroads hershey
highway.

L@N so you have a thing for Mickey Ds clowns do ya? Is that where your
momma took you for your 50th birthday party. Did you get to play in the
balls with your foamer buds. Wear your stupid looking striped engineer
hat and square toed boots and hold hands with Bill Milloney. If I was
Comer I would be putting a lop head on top of your big mouth ass you
talk out of.

Name: Just a Number
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 March 2017

This is day one for E.H.H. His first day officially on the job.

Remember his quote: "Sweat the Assets!"..  That means u and me.... 
After your used up, then you get swept to the gutter..  Any doubts,
reach out to previous places he left it mark...

He's worked for Fricso (BN), then IC (CN) and lately CP.  A job jumper
without company loyalty..  Ask the guys in the trenches about the mark
he left while growing that stock price!

Or ask the people on Wall Street who love him like Ackman..  He's a
corporate raider come to rape CSX of it's remaining dignity.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 March 2017

Hey COMER, the federal boys say you can't even investigate yourself out
of a paper bag.  They pegged you right "idid"  Just one big clown. 
Yeah we can meet for a spot of tea, at your full time job at
McDonald's where you dress as a clown.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 March 2017

I would not give up a job to come back to the railroad.
The destruction is just beginning. Keep your day job and
never look back, you'll be glad you did.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 March 2017

I'm being recalled from furlough , should I come back or keep my 8 to 4
pm job. Is hunter going to cut more conductors off , what should I do
????

Name: Lateral Motions 
E-mail: claims@csx.com
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 March 2017

Mr. (BNSF or UP) Doerr...Thanks for the information on your lateral
motion claims.
It was very helpful in establishing claims at our Local Union Meeting.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 March 2017

Perfect example of what the union has done to YOU.




Name: OUCH!!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 March 2017

NEWS FLASH!


Its already started.  The rath of the great white HUNTER has already
started.  Avon hump crews are already following one of his orders that

ALL CUTS WITH BE CUT OFF ONE CAR AT A TIME.!  Doesn't matter if a
block
of 3 cars are going to the same place, each car will be cut off
individually.  Now I don't know about you but it sounds like someone
might end up getting carpal tunnel of the elbow! Can you image
standing
on a hump for 8 hours pulling cut levers on 110 car trains going over
the hill. 
He also has put the order out that 8 hours on a local or yard job is 8
HOURS PERIOD!!!  You cant bust your arss anymore and get the car count
that Jacksonville has always required so you can get done a little
early or take just a few more minutes for lunch. If you are on an 8
hour job your butt better be there 8 hours. You actually get your
local
work done early and get back to the yard if you got any time left your
going to be put to work in the yard.  Your on a relief dog catch crew
and you drag in a couple trains and got time left you will sit on your
butt for the remainder of the time or the TM will find you any crap
they can think of to keep you moving around for no less than 8 hours. 

Interesting to see how they rape and violate long pool crews coming in
as a J JOB or dog catching job out of the hotel. You sit in the hotel
for 15 hours and they decide to dead head you home because there are
too many crews there the chief will put you on a relief crew ticket
and
make you work for 12 hours. There is no such thing as an 8 hour job on
trip rated long pool hauls. No assigned start and end times for these
pool. You get put on a dog catching ticket they are going to run you
into the ground for 12 hours. If there is nothing to drag in on your
way home in the wagon you will be put to work when you get to the
yard.
3-4 hour wagon ride then a J JOB dog for no less than 4... Its coming!
If your pool is being used as an extra board all the time get ready to
get your eyes screwed out. 
So get ready to buy some new boots and FOR GOD SAKES START FILLING
THOSE CLAIMS FOR ALL THE TICKETS THE CHIEF GIVES YOU AND PAYROLL
COMBINES THEM AND TAKES THEM BACK!  YOU THINK YOUR GET A SCREWING NOW
YOU HAVENT SEEN ANYTHING YET!

Name: Robert  Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 March 2017

http://www.sunherald.com/news/local/traffic/article137816663.html

Fox Guards Hen House
Disappearing train recorders

http://wamc.org/post/schumer-calls-fra-review-railroad-crossing-warnings-wake-csx-crash
Schumer pumps $25 million to railroads for crossing safety over a
obvious CSX communications sucks derailment in NY.

http://www.wokv.com/news/news/local/csx-layoffs-end-500-jobs-cut-jacksonville/nttWg/

Good time to set up shop in Jacksonville selling CSX-SUCKs shirts,
mugs, pens, bumper stickers, etc...Make L@N marketing director and he
can take his tinker toy train set and show it off IF HIS MOMMA LETS
HIM.

Name: Robert  Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 March 2017

Anybody know where the injured employee that was hurt on the Main St.
Boloxi crossing suit would be? Only 2 1/2 years and nothing on the web
about any collision which is really strange.

Crossing ID 340185W  ==  On Aug 28, 2014 a FREIGHT TRAIN operated by
CSX Transportation [CSX ] hit a TRUCK & TRAILER at approximately 
9:04PM in Mississippi in HARRISON county  on MAIN ST road.  The
incident occurred in/near BILOXI city. The rail equipment was reported
to have been traveling at 044 Mph with  2 locomotive(s) and  25
cars(s).  The TRUCK & TRAILER had been traveling in a northerly
direction.                                                             
                                   
The railroad was operating on main line track over a public road
crossing.  It was clear, at night and the temperature was  86.  There
were  0 death(s) and   1 injured in this incident and a Railroad
Injury/Illness Report (form FRA-55a) was also filed. The male driver
was stalled or stuck   on the crossing and was reported to have stopped
on crossing.  There were  0 occupant(s) in the vehicle.  The view of the
track was not obstructed. The railroad was transporting hazardous
material. A Rail Equipment Accident Report (form FRA 6180-54) was also
filed.   The crossing was protected by:                                
                                                      Cantilever
flashing lights, Standard flashing lights, Bells (audible), Crossbucks 
 Other devices                                                          
                                                            Q18028
STRUCK A TRACTOR TRAILER THAT WAS STUCK ON CROSSING. TRUCK DRIVER AGE
UNKNOWN. PROTECTION ALSO AT CROSSING: PAVEMENT MARKINGS (STOP LINES &
RR XING SYMBOLS).

Name: Common Peeon
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 March 2017

Head Hunter Harrison fired a bunch of people so they put a virus in the
company computer. Systems down 03-10-2017

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: eatmeL@N@foamersrus
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 March 2017

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/rockland/2017/03/09/rockland-brush-fires-csx-rail-line/98982644/
CSX tries to burn down New York.

The CSX talkin' heads under what CEOs control now? Sure are saying
"SURE WE DID IT" a lot lately like Ward is hanging it in the new guys
ear.

By the way L@N distracter you wouldn't make a pimple on a Big Dogs nut
sack. How about we meet for a spot of tea?

Name: Chuga Chuga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 March 2017

This company is really messed up now

"UPDATE 1-CSX's new CEO eyes yard closures, truckers' market
share"

So he wants to take the Truckers market? Well he won't in the Boston
area.

It's going to be all Trucks because of the stupid democrat decisions
and those dopes a long gone. 

http://www.reuters.com/article/csx-harrison-idUSL2N1GM23W

I think Boston is going to need their Beacon Park Rail Yard back after
that failed democrat plan to make the yard into the 2024 Olympic
village.

How the hell is Boston going to get their goods when the only rail
yard
in the Boston area was sold off? 

93 and 90 are already bad never mind when everything picks up at a fast
pace. 

THE WORST DEAL DEMOCRATS EVER DID IN THE CITY OF BOSTON SMH

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 March 2017

11/21/13 Robert T. Pines, 60, Sullivan, was arrested on the charge of
Tampering With a Witness. A warrant was issued and he remains in
custody.
Proof positive THAT pines is a lunatic and not playing with a full
deck.  His wife committed suicide to get away from him ...FACT

Name: Robert  Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 March 2017

L@N in my spare time

Missouri hit with lawsuit over 'shockingly inadequate' funding for
public defenders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya2xifdO_l0

Name: Robert  Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 March 2017

Let's see --takes me less than two minutes to prove L@N Distractor
pulling 15 month old crap is a lier
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-fatal-metra-train-crash--st-1229-20151228-story.html
Hometown police Chief Charles Forsyth said a witness told police the
car was traveling west on 87th Street, and as it crossed the tracks,
the gates lowered behind it. The car got stuck on ice on the tracks —
spinning its wheels as the driver desperately tried to move it, and the
train struck it on the passenger side, Forsyth said.

Mississippi the crossing surfaces are CSXs baby 25 feet both
sides.Can't you listen?

Now your momma is yelling that it's time for your breast feeding
before she tucks you in.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 March 2017

Little Birdie:  Listen to the BIG DOG..


Railroad crossings While the railroad owns the track, the roadway at a
crossing is owned by either a public or private entity. Public
crossings are those at which the highway or roadway is under the
jurisdiction of and maintained by a public authority such as a city,
county or state. Private crossings are those in which the roadway is
privately owned, as you might find on a farm or within an industrial
complex, where the road is not intended for public use. The roadway
owner, whether public or private, typically maintains the road
approaching the crossing on either side of the tracks.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 March 2017

A man died Sunday night when he drove around railroad crossing gates and
his vehicle was struck by a Chicago-bound Metra train on the city's
southwest side, authorities said.
The man, whose name was still being withheld Monday pending
notification of next of kin, was declared dead at the scene of the
crash near 119th Street and Marshfield Avenue, according to the Cook
County Medical Examiner's office. An autopsy determined he died of
multiple injuries.

The inbound Metra Rock Island District train struck his four-door black
sedan at about 7 p.m., according to Metra spokesman Tom Miller.
"According to witnesses, the individual … drove around the gates
attempting to cross and beat the train," he said.

Witnesses told authorities that railroad lights were flashing and the
crossing gates were down when the man, who was alone in the car, drove
around them, Miller said. The train's conductor confirmed what
witnesses reported.
2 dead, 4 injured after Metra train hits car in Hometown
2 dead, 4 injured after Metra train hits car in Hometown
The train left the Joliet at 6:15 p.m. and was due to arrive at the
LaSalle Street Station at 7:25 p.m., Miller said. The accident caused a
66-minute delay. No one on the train was injured.
Metra warns drivers not to drive around lowered gates and to never try
to beat a train to the crossing.

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 March 2017

340185W Boloxi --L@N had 3 collisions in five days there January 1978.
Is that a record?
CSX changed the FRA inventory last week and again today and the records
still ain't right.The gates showing on Google map in 2013 show up last
week.

2016 CSX Total fatalities: 96 Train miles 81,119,405
CSX killed someone every 845,000 miles last year so like 96 killed to
ONE for buses. So why aren't these NTSB railroad bought puppets going
to CSX headquarters in Florida?
-Every crossing through that area has six crossing coming up signs
about 100 feet from all six approaches without the low ground clearance
signs. If a bridge washed out would the first sign be 10 feet before the
vehicle plunge? So pretty obvious the pre crossing signs aren't
right.Maybe we could start a gofundme account and donate the right
signs dangling from gold painted shovels. 

Railroad Low Ground Clearance - Traffic Sign Size: 36 x 36 (H x W)
Material: Fluorescent Yellow Diamond Grade Reflective Aluminum Sign 1
Sign Total: $146.75

Name: OUCH!!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 March 2017

NEWS FLASH!


Its already started.  The rath of the great white HUNTER has already
started.  Avon hump crews are already following one of his orders that 
ALL CUTS WITH BE CUT OFF ONE CAR AT A TIME.!  Doesn't matter if a block
of 3 cars are going to the same place, each car will be cut off
individually.  Now I don't know about you but it sounds like someone
might end up getting carpal tunnel of the elbow! Can you image standing
on a hump for 8 hours pulling cut levers on 110 car trains going over
the hill. 
He also has put the order out that 8 hours on a local or yard job is 8
HOURS PERIOD!!!  You cant bust your arss anymore and get the car count
that Jacksonville has always required so you can get done a little
early or take just a few more minutes for lunch. If you are on an 8
hour job your butt better be there 8 hours. You actually get your local
work done early and get back to the yard if you got any time left your
going to be put to work in the yard.  Your on a relief dog catch crew
and you drag in a couple trains and got time left you will sit on your
butt for the remainder of the time or the TM will find you any crap
they can think of to keep you moving around for no less than 8 hours. 

Interesting to see how they rape and violate long pool crews coming in
as a J JOB or dog catching job out of the hotel. You sit in the hotel
for 15 hours and they decide to dead head you home because there are
too many crews there the chief will put you on a relief crew ticket and
make you work for 12 hours. There is no such thing as an 8 hour job on
trip rated long pool hauls. No assigned start and end times for these
pool. You get put on a dog catching ticket they are going to run you
into the ground for 12 hours. If there is nothing to drag in on your
way home in the wagon you will be put to work when you get to the yard.
3-4 hour wagon ride then a J JOB dog for no less than 4... Its coming!
If your pool is being used as an extra board all the time get ready to
get your eyes screwed out. 
So get ready to buy some new boots and FOR GOD SAKES START FILLING
THOSE CLAIMS FOR ALL THE TICKETS THE CHIEF GIVES YOU AND PAYROLL
COMBINES THEM AND TAKES THEM BACK!  YOU THINK YOUR GET A SCREWING NOW
YOU HAVENT SEEN ANYTHING YET!

Name: Dave Nelson
E-mail: Nelson284@juno.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 March 2017

NTSB and FRA
Subject bus train accident Mississippi

This is Day one that I offered to assist in investigation of CSXT fraud
and overbilling in the state of Mississippi as being a direct cause of
the accident. Funds needed to remove the humped crossing were stolen by
CSX in the form of overbilling and cost shifting. I have received no
contact.
The best way to avoid my allegations is to simply ignore receiving the
information.
That doesn't work since I have proof you continuously monitor my
posts.
1. My name is on the transportation terrorist watch list which requires
you to monitor all my activities.
2. I represented a Herzog RR engineer. I was called to give a
deposition and two of the FRA attorneys showed up in deposition. I was
presented with a stack of posts I had made on this CSX-SUCKS site (over
a ten year period) and ask to verify the content and that I was the
poster. According to the information in each post I was convinced you
were trying to prove I had threatened CSXT.! This information is
verified by deposition copies and can also be verified by the UTU
Attorney.
Look! I'm not playing a game here. The humped crossing wasn't removed
due to lack of funds, money that had been taken by CSXT through
overbilling and theft. I know you will find the bus driver at fault,
but CSX is also culpable.
I am willing to assist you, please contact me by e-mail so I will have
proof you have been informed.
Dave Nelson
Qui-Tam Relator

Name: Chad Wilbourn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2017

Hey guys.  That 300 million you are paying Hunter is way too much.  I'd
screw up your railroad for a fraction of that.  I come cheaper because I
bought my degree from a diploma mill.  Hunter cut off 1000 workers
before he even started.  That's pretty good, but I'd also cut off any
tuition assistance cause that's a waste.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 March 2017

Hello Me:
            Hunter is older, but he is ALSO in poor shape. A man in his
wealth class can afford overkill in medical care. Still, he is rumored
to have had pneumonia, breathing problems, is on oxygen, and other
issues. Investors are very concerned that he will not live to complete
his "mission" at CSX to totally revise the company and become the
greatest RR president in US history.

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 March 2017

So the reverse logic would be no train killings---no closed
crossings---no MILLIONS pumped to the private railroads in the name of
safety. Kill and injure a bus load of passengers and get 11 crossings
closed. What a deal huh?

www.fra.dot.gov/Elib/Document/14564
LOW GROUND CLEARANCE VEHICLE DETECTION AND WARNING
https://www.fra.dot.gov/eLib/details/L18342#p1_z5_gD_khumped
Plus or minus three inches at thirty feet from top of rail.

A couple links to where the FRA STUDIED these victims to death and
injury.

So the train was 300 feet late in getting stopped which would be X
amount of too much speed X amount of more brakes needed. X amount of
parachutes. X amount of sanders.X amount of retro rockets. X amount of
outriggers. X amount of advanced video monitoring.X amount of switches
at crossing to stop trains two miles both sides.X amount of direct
phone lines at crossing????????????

Name: Dave Nelson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 March 2017

NTSB Robert Sumwalt
FRA Spokesperson Marc Willis
CSX spokes person
Mayor Andrew Gilich
Subject: CSX train Charter bus accident

The NTSB and FRA will be performing an extensive investigation into
this accident and provide recommendations to improve safety at the
crossing.
Please allow me to help you in determining the cause and prevention.
You may want to consider the multiple tractor trailers who bottomed out
on the crossing and were struck by a train.
Consider the statement of Mr. Robinson.  "The crossing had a safety
issue, its too steep."  Even a lay person can determine what should
have been obvious and correction made.
CSX spokes person stated. "Creating a more gradual slope to the
crossing would be up to the city" This statement indicates CSX was
aware of the dangerous slope but differs to the city to improve the
approach slope.
It is apparent the bus bottomed out, became stuck on the track and was
struck by a CSX train.
The NTSB will be checking the brakes on the bus, tests on the bus
driver and background checks, etc. while knowing the NTSB and FRA will
eventually fault the driver. The train crew will be forced to relive
this event over and over.
Are there other reasons for allowing this humped crossing to exist that
the NTSB and FRA needs to include in this investigation?
The hump in this crossing was a known safety hazard but was not
rectified due to lack of funding. Funding for crossings comes from the
FHWA to each state which includes new warning systems maintenance of
warning systems and crossing eliminations. These funds are used to
reimburse CSX for materials and services. CSX has previously admitted
to overbilling on these projects and continue to do so.  As a result of
this overbilling practice the state has no funds to remove the humps on
crossings and little funds for new warning systems.
Additionally, funds desperately needed for keeping crossings safe is
being finneled into 
a crossing elimination program to facilitate high speed trains and
Positive Train Control or PTC. These programs are being backed and
sponsored by the FRA.
I am willing to assist in the investigation into overbilling by CSX as
being a route cause in this accident. Simply e-mail me at
Nelson284@juno.com
Dave Nelson
Qui-Tam Relator

Name: Robert  Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 March 2017

RE: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Sorry for your loss of your brother.
Did he work for CSX? What happened?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 March 2017

What would things be like if we had a government that was truly
concerned about the US blue-collar tax paying working class; had a
real, true DOT, FRA & OSHA, etc.?

Name: Dangler
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 March 2017

jerry dangler says: 
I feel so sorry for you working people at CSX, you just hired Satan
himself, this man is way beyond evil, start with 45,000 people being
fired, all your good managers will be fired, he can't stand anybody
smarter than himself, (which is everybody), horrific working conditions
are on the way. The man laughs at firing people and destroying their
lives, yes I said laughs., Safety comes 4th with this man, his own
words. He carries a huge security force because everyone wants to kill
him. good luck CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: suthrnrazd@msn.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 March 2017

Happy Birthday Marshall Wade Conner... Rest in peace my dear brother...
<3

Name: THE whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 March 2017

When I hear of a crossing accident I immediately think of the victims.
Were there children involved. What did the train crew go through. Was
it one of my crossings? What happened? If you have seen what I have
seen, it sorta gets in your brain and won't come out. Most have never
read through deposition or listened to testimonies of engineers and
conductors about what they saw and experienced. To see, hear or read
their testimony and grown men breaking down and weeping is heart
wrenching! This train crew will have to relive this tragedy over and
over in the judicial and investigative process. The first posts were
fact and no mud slinging, let's please keep it that way. Let's show
some decency and respect for the victims. With your permission, I will
lead you to a very different thought pattern from corporate than you
ever imagined, on an indirect cause of this accident, other than the
crew or bus driver.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 March 2017

REF:  CSX - tour bus crash in Biloxi, MS yesterday.  This is incident
#18 at this Main St. CSX crossing.  It is humped just enough to trap
some low ground clearance vehicles.  Some of the previous crashes have
"stopped on crossing" or "trapped" on crossing in the FRA "57"
Accident reports.  There have been 2 other deaths at this crossing. 
There are "low ground clearance" signs on both sides of the crossing,
but they are right at the crossing and drivers turning from the parallel
streets might not see the signs until it's too late.  A PEPSI truck got
stuck--bottomed out, on this crossing in January.  See the news coverage
on WLOX TV. The January incident isn't in the USDOT - FRA Accident
database yet.  This Main St. crossing and the next one are both humped
and have the signs.  So, the Biloxi Mayor is talking about closing some
of the 29 crossings and the Main St. crossing should be #1.  They can
reroute the traffic to the flat crossings nearby. This crossing is very
dangerous for the public and for train crews.   SEE:  
http://www.wlox.com/clip/13157785/10pm-deadly-train-crash-coverage

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 March 2017

30.3992211,-88.8861475

So the road angle is like 35 to 45 degrees by looking at the red car
from 200 feet up the parallel street. How is it possible that there is
no laws on this death trap set up?

Name: THE whistleblower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 March 2017

Re: News

My prayers and thoughts go out to the victims and train crew. If you
think the train crew feels  bad, I even more. I have no details about
this accident but, if it's a CSX crossing with gates I may have been
the person responsible for the warning system installation, having
knowledge the warning system does not work.  The full load of stopping
this practice was placed on me by the CSX Signal Maintainers and
division engineers. I tried my very best to stop it but failed. As a
result of my failure people still die through no fault of their own and
train crews still go unprotected. If this was a bus drivers fault then I
understand. If it was the railroads fault then they need to be held
responsible. The only way I can help is to try to determine who was at
fault using facts that may be available.
It's either I help out or we leave it up to the RR to self investigate
and report the cause. Sorry I can't be more helpful.
FEELING GUILTY!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 March 2017

Congratulations, Hunter on your new position. There are those of us
hoping some managers get the karmic kick in the butt they deserve. CSX
would be a great place to start a railroad or to cut out of the 
business altogether while giving other soulless bastards the shaft.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 March 2017

well my understanding is that Scott Conner div. G.M. in Indy was fired
last FRIDAY in Indy but later in the day there was a firing freeze put
on and he was unfired. ALSO, supposedly EHH was at a board meeting and
had to get emergency oxygen because his ox machine did not put enough
out. Then he agreed to be a "consultant" rather than employee because
he would not release any medical information nor submit to a CSX
approved medical exam. Comments?

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 March 2017

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/07/csx-freight-train-carrying-hazardous-materials-derails.html

A CSX freight train carrying hazardous materials has derailed in New
York's Hudson Valley.

The lead locomotive of the train ended up straddling both lanes of a
two-lane road in Newburgh, 60 miles north of New York City.

State police say the train derailed after striking a vehicle or
front-end loader.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 March 2017

Can understand somewhat poor, or even inoperable brakes. But what does
the person mean by "steering"?. How do you steer a train that's on
tracks?

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 March 2017

Well Name: news Nobody was holding a gun to the dilrods heads going too
fast with no brakes or steering now were they? How much was the RR
dillrod that got hurt there in 2014 settlement? Was there a CSX walk
out till the beached whale crossing was leveled out? Whoops, that would
take some nads huh?

Name: news
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 March 2017

PINES..

Before you start your ranting and raving over the bus/train crash in
Mississippi take about 5 minutes to use what ever little heart you have
left in the body of yours and feel sorry for the crew members who
probably pissed on themselves before they impacted a charter bus full
of people.  

Everyone take 5 minute of silence to pray for the crew members who's
lives will never be the same after this because of the loss of life.
They will be grilled and put under the microscope and made miserable to
weeks to come. Its a shame the driver wasn't paying better attention. 
Its a shame the crew couldn't have predicted the drivers moves and
stopped in time. Many lives will be changed now because someone just
wasn't paying attention.

God bless all the family members who lost loved ones!

Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 March 2017

Typical Comer,thinks he is a real comedian. Everything is a joke to him.
 All he knows how to lie.  News flash, everybody knows you are a fraud. 
He has been called be the police, FRA and NTSB for his LYING and
unethical behavior.

Name: Wtf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 March 2017

"Remember: Winning an argument on the internet is like winning at the
Special Olympics - Even if you win, you're still retarded."

The majority of comments in this thread fall into the retarded
category.  It's like a pair of monkeys fighting over and humping a
football.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 March 2017

FLASH!   BREAKING NEWS!   "L&N dispr" has escaped from a septic tank
and is getting shitz all over a keyboard. A truck with 10 tons of
Germ-X is on the way to try to clean him up---but even 10 tons won't
do the job.  The FRA's own online databases prove that every spew that
comes out of his filthy whale-sized mug is just one big pile of Haz-Mat
poop / 100% lies.  The rumor is that T-Rump-it has offered him a job of
cleaning toilets in Florida.  Good luck with that!!!  BoneheadBannon
already took the job from Kellyanne Con-Artist.

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 March 2017

Google map locations for crossing and advance lights.
39.8956592,-118.7525758
39.8981154,-118.7523976
39.8931556,-118.7528147

Doing the Google map before and after. There were advance warning
lights put in after which might be big enough for L@Ns tinker toy train
set but not the middle of no mans land --Not much good anyway if no
activation. No rumble strips which both should have been a given
before.Why not like three light bars off a police car on the cantilever
arms?

Where does the power for the gate house come from here? Over the bird
wire that breaks and shorts out the tracks?
The different year street views show like a power grid growing around
the signal house. B-4 nothing ---After a couple risers just outside the
gate house. 2015 view a power transformer sitting there and the riser
tube cut off at about the second sissy peg on the telegraph pole and
more risers at the gate house.
740765S plugged into Google should have like 10 links to the costs to
the safety fund budget here but nothing like the other $360 million a
year magically disappears..

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 March 2017

Comer, just can't admit it when you're wrong, can you? The NTSB and
FRA prove you wrong time and time again. Otherwise, you would've been
all over the news with your big nose and bozo glasses.  In a matter of
fact, they told you to stay off the property.  You are nothing but a
con artist and excuse maker. The only way you can make a living is by
lying and the government agencies know it. They proved unequivocally
that the truck driver was at fault, that is the fact that just can't
except So, move on to your next ambulance chasing job.

Name: Update
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 March 2017

How about this, folks?  Do you suppose the FRA has done this (!) ON
PURPOSE?   FACT: In the FRA Office of Safety Analysis is a database of
total Activation Failures of warning devices at crossings that were
reported BY RAILROADS.  When you check Nevada crossings, the records
start in 2003!  What do you suppose happened to the Nevada records from
2002 and back?  LIKE any records for the U.S. 95 - UP crossing in 2002
and back?  The crossing number is 740765S

2005 ACTIVATION FAILURE at the U.S. 95 CROSSING: 

ACTIVATION FAILURE YEAR - REGION - ALL STATE - NV RAILROAD - ALL
Print - 3/6/2017 Entire List

3/4/2005 9:23:00 AM	UP	N	Ocala	CHURCHILL          
	NV	740765S	07	Errors in Connections or Adjustments

So, Union Pacific reported a total Activation Failure of the warning
devices at the U.S. 95 crossing, crossing # 740765S on 3/4/2005.  The
horrific crash at that crossing was on June 24, 2011.  I  checked the
Activation Failure database right after that 2011 crash and the records
went back to 1997.  NOW, 2002 and back--GONE. 

So, bottom line, HEY L&N --Tom Woll, former FRA cover-up artist---Go
ahead and try to claim there never was an Activation Failure at the
U.S. 95 - UP crossing where the June 24, 2011, crash happened.  What
are you going to claim?  "That crossing works perfectly!"  I can hear
it now.  THE TRUTH: That U.S. 95 crossing had other total Activation
Failures REPORTED before June 24, 2011, and after by Amtrak Engineers
and the Public.  But those failures never got into the FRA database. 
There have been activation failures since June 24, 2011, but they
haven't gotten into the FRA database.  IF YOU paid any attention to
what the Amtrak Engineer, Mr. Kaminkow, reported to the Reno Gazette
Journal a year after the 2011 crash, YOU would see that Kaminkow says
the crossing has had other incidents of warning device malfunction. 
LOOK at the Reno Gazette Journal EXCERPT in a recent post here AND THEN
TRY TO LIE some more with your total FALSE claims that the crossing
warning devices / Track Circuit equipment work perfectly at this
Nevada, U.S. 95 crossing, # 740765S.  AND, other UP crossings in that
Nevada corridor have had "relay failure" and other failures reported.
 Oh, but, according to you, the Track Circuit is "fail-safe" and it
works perfectly all the time, 24/7/365.  If that were true, WHY would
the FRA have that Activation Failure database? 

FROM THE FRA OFFICE OF SAFETY ANALYSIS WEBSITE: 

ACTIVATION FAILURE YEAR - REGION - ALL STATE - NV RAILROAD - ALL
Print - 3/6/2017 Entire List
Show Paging Print Version
 
Rptdate	Railroad	Hwytsigs	City	County	State	Crossing	Fracause	Description


1/4/2003 7:01:00 PM	UP	N	Reno	WASHOE	NV	740732E	12	Failure of
Electronic Device
4/1/2003 10:19:00
PM	UP	N	Rennox	LANDER	NV	833442F	14	Other,Miscellaneous
6/4/2003 6:09:00 PM	UP	N	Fallon	CHURCHILL          
	NV	740982S	14	Other,Miscellaneous
10/29/2003 7:29:00 AM	UP	N	Winnemucca	HUMBOLDT           
	NV	833425P	03	Crosses,Grounds,Foreign Current,or Open Circuits
1/19/2004 6:57:00 PM	UP	N	Clarks Station	STOREY             
	NV	740752R	03	Crosses,Grounds,Foreign Current,or Open Circuits
2/14/2004 1:55:00 AM	UP	N	Reno	WASHOE             
	NV	740726B	04	Apparatus Broken,Defective,or Out of Adjustment
8/15/2004 5:30:00 AM	UP	N	Deeth	ELKO               
	NV	740876J	03	Crosses,Grounds,Foreign Current,or Open Circuits
1/29/2005 7:20:00 AM	UP	N	Patrick	STOREY             
	NV	913207E	14	Other,Miscellaneous
2/19/2005 5:43:00 AM	UP	N	Oreana	PERSHING           
	NV	740787S	03	Crosses,Grounds,Foreign Current,or Open Circuits

3/4/2005 9:23:00 AM	UP	N	Ocala	CHURCHILL          
	NV	740765S	07	Errors in Connections or Adjustments

4/5/2005 3:32:00 PM	UP	N	Silver Springs	LYON               
	NV	740912C	09	Directional Lockout of Stick Circuit or Interlocking
Relay
2/6/2006 7:45:00 AM	UP	N	Winnemucca	HUMBOLDT           
	NV	833418E	03	Crosses,Grounds,Foreign Current,or Open Circuits
4/16/2007 1:21:00 PM	UP	N	Sparks	WASHOE             
	NV	740750C	01	Sand,Rust, or Other Deposit On Rail
11/7/2008 11:10:00 PM	UP	N	Battle Mountain	LANDER                
	NV	762094G	04	Apparatus Broken,Defective,or Out of Adjustment
11/8/2008 7:11:00 PM	UP	N	Las Vegas	CLARK                 
	NV	804238D	01	Sand,Rust, or Other Deposit On Rail
2/13/2009 3:06:00 PM	UP	N	Las Vegas	CLARK                 
	NV	804239K	01	Sand,Rust, or Other Deposit On Rail
7/15/2010 10:27:00 AM	UP	N	Sparks	WASHOE                
	NV	740750C	04	Apparatus Broken,Defective,or Out of Adjustment
11/25/2011 6:41:00 PM	UP	N	Lovelock	PERSHING              
	NV	740782H	02	Failure of Relay
8/31/2012 2:25:00 AM	UP	N	Lovelock	PERSHING              
	NV	740768M	02	Failure of Relay
9/28/2013 5:44:00 PM	UP	N	Arden	CLARK                 
	NV	804204J	14	Other,Miscellaneous

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 March 2017

OH NO!
EX LC is right on. I was mid 30's in Jax.  When we merged Seaboard and
Chessis and elimination of dispatchers with central dispatch. I had
never seen barbarians before.  Now it's PTC and restructure all over.
I witnessed enough glad I'm no longer there.
L&N I was one of the good guys don't hold it against me.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 March 2017

To: THE Whistleblower---Wow, finally we get someone with the inside
info.  You are absolutely right about the FRA and NTSB doing a huge
cover-up on the U.S. 95 Amtrak - truck crash on June 24, 2011.  As you
know, you sure don't have to have a Ph.D. in Forensics to know that a
double trailer truck could not have possibly hit the side of the Amtrak
train where it did and SOMEHOW the trailers "miraculously" didn't
touch / smash the gate on the entrance to the crossing.  The Truth: The
gates were UP and the lights were not flashing when the tractor-trailer
hit the train.  The truck driver, Mr. Valli, hit the brakes when he saw
the train approaching the crossing and skidded 340 feet, trying to stop.
 After the crash, the NTSB recommended that the 70 MPH speed limit be
reduced!  There WAS a reason that the UP Signal Maintainer was standing
by the crossing just before the 2011 crash occurred.  He was there
because the Track Circuit equipment had failed to activate the bell,
lights and gates on numerous, previous train occurrences. 
Eyewitnesses---drivers and passengers in vehicles on U.S. 95, had seen
it happen and reported it.  The guy and his wife interviewed in 2011,
by Ed Pearce at KOLO TV, described how they had seen the warning
devices malfunction BEFORE and AFTER the June 24, 2011, crash.  They
had driven through the crossing every week for years. 

CHECK OUT this Reno Gazette Journal story--EXCERPT BELOW. The cover-up
artists, of which we see many on here, including the criminal L&N,
don't want anyone to know about stuff like this!  AND, this is info
from the Amtrak Engineer who was driving the train that was hit by the
tractor-trailer(s) on June 24, 2011:

RENO GAZETTE JOURNAL newspaper - Publication date: June 2012

One year after a tractor-trailer slammed into an Amtrak train at a rail
crossing east of Reno, sending a fireball into the passenger cars that
killed six and injured dozens, railroad workers say the crossing is
still dangerous, a Reno Gazette-Journal investigation has found.

Another truck nearly crashed into an Amtrak train in April but managed
to slide to a stop. Rail workers say that neither the state nor the
railroad companies have done anything to make the crossing safe. But
Aaron Hunt, spokesman for Union Pacific, owner of the tracks, said they
have been "investigating that crossing to determine if additional steps
can be taken to make it safer."

The RGJ reported last July that train engineers see up to five close
calls at the crossing on U.S. 95 every year. Just nine months before
the deadly crash, another truck traveling south was unable to stop in
time and slammed into the guard rails, just missing a train. Those RGJ
reports prompted the Nevada Department of Transportation to launch a
study into rail crossings on state roads with high speed-limits — 65 to
70 mph.

But a visit to the crash site this week found that the speed limit
remains 70 mph and no new warning signs have been posted. NDOT
spokesman Scott Magruder said the agency decided against making changes
to the rail crossings but may reconsider that position in the future.

Two months ago, a truck traveling north on U.S. 95 "skidded to a stop
in a cloud of breakshoe smoke and burned rubber as Amtrak Train No. 5,
the westbound California Zephyr, approached the crossing," said Amtrak
engineer Ron Kaminkow — the same engineer on the train during last
year's crash.

"Friends, family and fellow railroaders all find it incredible that
nothing has been done to date to make this crossing safer," he said in
an email. Both state governments and the railroad companies are
responsible for creating this dangerous situation, he said. 

------------
But the excuse-makers for railroads and the cover-up artists for
railroads keep screaming and hollering (L&N being the worst), that
"it's all the driver's fault."  AMTRAK's FOIA office has been
denying requests for the video and the audio from the Amtrak locomotive
on June 24, 2011, and it is easy to see why--they are protecting Union
Pacific!!!   They denied one of my requests by claiming that the video
would endanger the privacy of the victims.  Totally wrong!  The video
never captured the crash or anything that happened to passengers and
crew BECAUSE the camera was pointed forward and not backward. 
Everything happened BEHIND the locomotive and that forward-facing
camera!  Bottom line: Valli's driving record was no better or worse
than 10's of 1,000's of truck drivers.  If the tires and brakes were
in bad condition, how did the 340 feet of skid marks happen?  The set
of tires/axles that are by the south-side gate after the crash show
good tread.  That picture is in the NTSB report.  The trucking company
got "railroaded"--thrown under the bus, as the saying goes, because
Union Pacific and their DEFECTIVE Track Circuit equipment caused the
deaths of 6 people and THAT had to be covered-up.  Millions of dollars
hung in the balance and that is why every RR goes into cover-up mode
immediately after every crossing crash.  The RR owners/management do
the same thing when employees get injured or killed.

Name: HasBeen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 March 2017

It's Official now!!!! Just when you thought it couldn't get any
worse!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 March 2017

one of  the web sites says bill setzer is a tea party supporter, FWIW

Name: EX LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 March 2017

Titan

It's my guess you are referring to Bill Setser. He will be heading up
the Northern Region.  What you stated about his chop and fire mentality
has been confirmed as true.  Several supervisors who worked with him
have confirmed he did in fact make it well known that if they weren't
in the fields finding someone to fire they weren't trying hard enough
and were not doing their jobs.  If you can confirm any more factual
information in regards to his lack of ethical reasoning it would be in
the best interest of everyone to be made aware of his actions.  Some
may argue your post does not belong in the safety forum but they could
not be more wrong. When someone new comes to town and takes control
they ALWAYS COME ON FULL FORCE TO MAKE SURE EVERY ONE OF THIER LINE
STAFF UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT KIND OF POWER THEY HAVE! There will be
pressure on the supervisors to show their ability to follow his wishes.
If he is testing them to see which ones can cut the mustard and have the
back bone to fire workers in the field without hesitation they will all
be head hunting without any regards to the rules. This is going to
cause a frenzy in the field and create serious moral problems and
hostile work environment. This in turn creates an unsafe working
environment.  Follow the rules to a tee.  Do not make a single move if
you are in doubt of the exact rule governing the job. We all know the
supervisors have a history of twisting and turning the rules to favor a
failure if they need one bad enough. It has always been this way and
will never change. Do not be afraid to pull your rules book out and
argue the fact if you are wrongly charged. There are major changes
coming to the company and a lot of new heads of state taking over. With
new operation changes and changing of seats there will be pressure out
in the fields. Do your best to follow all rules IN WRITING and contact
your local chairman and General Chairman of all NEW VERBAL RULE CHANGES
the supervisors quote to you as a new rule that has never been put in
writing.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 March 2017

Re: Fed Up
Please post your name and supervisors phone number.

Name: THE whistleblower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 March 2017

L&N and whoever you are.
Getting back to the Amtrak truck accident. I'm trying to show that the
FRA and NTSB who are suppose to protect you are actually working against
you putting our train crews in danger.
There was another truck earlier who experienced a gate fail at this
location and ran into the guardrail.  Who was at fault in this case,
the trucker or train?  Had to be one or the other. The control circuit
that failed to operate the gates is shown in the NTSB report 152 of the
Amtrak crash.  This train detection circuit is a GCP- 3000. Its use is
strictly prohibited by the Fed Regs because it does not always work in
protecting crews and public.  NTSB and FRA you know this. The procedure
for a train approaching a crossing where a failure exists that can not
be repaired is to stop and flag this crossing. Did the previous failure
get repaired? Of course not, it is an inherent failure and cannot be
repaired. My conclusion on this accident even with all the information
available, is that, had the carrier railroad have followed regulations
and placed a stop and flag order on the crossing the accident may have
been prevented. Further, the lack of oversight and truthfulness of both
NTSB and FRA perpetuates future accidents.
FRA and NTSB, I worked with you both on this failure and offered my
assistance in investigations. The offer still stands. Hopefully you
will accept my offer before the Trump crew shows up.

Name: Goofy clown 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 March 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Strong leadership on the Operations team is critically important as we
work to deliver greater efficiency and regain our industry leadership
position. To guide Operations through this transition effectively, I am
announcing changes to my senior leadership team. These are individuals
in whom I have the utmost confidence based on their deep experience,
passion for our business and unwavering commitment to CSX. Together,
they will help us continue to expedite our advancements in safety,
service and efficiency.

These leadership changes reflect our stated intention to reorganize our
operations around the primary and local networks to improve efficiency
and service to our customers. The leaders will report to me, unless
otherwise indicated. Effective immediately:

Mike Pendergrass will continue to serve as Chief Transportation
Officer, leading the implementation of our network segmentation
strategy. Reporting to Mike are:
·         Jermaine Swafford, who is appointed vice president of
Transportation, with responsibility for our Primary Network;
·         Gery Williams, who is appointed to the newly created position
of vice president of the Local Network, with responsibility for helping
us further improve first-mile, last-mile service to our customers; and
·         Bob Frulla, who will have expanded responsibility as vice
president of Network Operations, with oversight of Customer Service,
Passenger Operations and PTC.
The corridor structure will be further supported by the leadership of
Larry Koster, who will serve as General Manager of the Eastern
Corridor, headquartered in Florence, S.C.; David Hamby, who will serve
as General Manager of the Central Corridor, headquartered in Atlanta,
Ga.; and Bill Setser, who will serve as General Manager of the Northern
Corridor, headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. Larry, David and Bill will
report to Jermaine.

Brian Barr is promoted to vice president of Mechanical, in recognition
of his strong performance as chief mechanical officer for the Southern
Region.

John Bradley is appointed vice president of Service Design, having
previously served as vice president of Southern Region Transportation.
The Car Management and Process Excellence teams will now report to
John.

Rod Logan is appointed assistant vice president of Safety, responsible
for further strengthening our focus and performance in this critical
area.

Ricky Johnson will remain as vice president of Engineering, with
expanded responsibility to include oversight of our Highly Automated
Railroad initiatives.

Mike Smith, Jim Marks and John Hart are retiring. Mike, Jim and John
have made important contributions to CSX during their many years of
service, for which we are immensely grateful. We wish them equal
success in their future endeavors.

The Operations leaders will work together over the coming weeks to
finalize their reporting structures. Please join me in supporting them
as they take on new responsibilities and help us safely and reliably
serve our customers and our nation’s economy.

Sincerely,

Cindy Sanborn

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 March 2017

Why don't you Robert Pines followers stop wasting space on here by
complaining about stuff that doesn't matter. You faggots need help.
Grow some balls and stop hiding behind a computer screen and do
something about it. You mom and dad raised a coward. Stick Robert Pines
up your butt..

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 March 2017

11/21/13 Robert T. Pines, 60, Sullivan, was arrested on the charge of
Tampering With a Witness. A warrant was issued and he remains in
custody.
Proof positive THAT pines is a lunatic and not playing with a full
deck.  His wife committed suicide to get away from him ...FACT

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 March 2017

So in the NTSB pages of baffle them with bullshit findings how do they
not have a full video of the approach at the same time of day, with the
sun in the same spot with the tinker toy lights in the middle of a
desert looking like they don't exist? Nor do they show one thing about
Amtraks 350 killed to normal drivers ONE pathetic safety record.A 12
year old moron with a learning problem could see bigger, brighter, MORE
lights are needed on the 100s of feet towers--gate
posts--approaches---trains.

16 -23 Engineers letter for corrections
The date was Sept. 14, 2010. Jack Rice was the engineer, Laurette Lee
--{{{another article (A spokesman said one crew member, conductor
Laurette Lee, had died)}}} was the conductor. The truck almost hit the
dorm car where she was sitting.
...Following a 2005 Kenworth commercial truck driven by David Leroy
Fyfe, 56, Shelley, Idaho, stopped just short of hitting an Amtrak train
at the U.S. 95 crossing on Sept. 14, 2010. No one was hurt, but the
Nevada Highway Patrol cited Fyfe 
Similar accident
Though federal investigators said the rig driver should have seen
flashing lights and heard warning bells, a similar accident occurred at
the same rail crossing in September, when a truck driver narrowly missed
ramming an Amtrak train while traveling in the opposite direction.
That driver, 56-year-old David Fyfe of Shelley, Idaho, told The
Chronicle in an interview Sunday that the intersection was dangerous.
He said he was blinded by the early-morning sun and didn't see the
train approaching. He noted that the highway and tracks are not
perpendicular, but instead meet at an unusual, 45-degree angle.
Fyfe swerved his rig, carrying a load of plastic pipe, into a guard
rail and the railroad signal tower, sending debris into train cars. The
Nevada Highway Patrol cited him for failing to use due care on the
highway.
"The only thing that saved me, and probably those people on the train,
was that I hit a guard rail," said Fyfe, who retired after the
accident. "Highway 95 is too busy to have Amtrak traveling like
that."...

Name: Titan
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 March 2017

OH MY GOD....

ONE MORE FUC...IN POST ABOUT CROSSING GATES AND PINES AND I'M GONNA
PUKE  MY LUNCH!  WHO THE FUC. CARES!  YOU BETTER START WORRYING ABOUT
THE TAKE OVER OF CSX AND THE NEW SHERRIFF COMING TO TOWN!

YOUR NEW GM APPOINTED TO THE NORTHERN REGION IS KNOWN FOR TERRORIZING
TM AND RF.  

HIS FAMOUS LAST WORDS DOWN SOUTH WITH HIS NAZI SOUTHERN ATTITUDE. ...


IF YOU AREN'T FIRING ANYONE THEN YOUR NOT TRYING!
GET ' YOUR WALKING BOOTS READY CAUSE WE ARE BACK TO THE OLD NS
MENTALITY. TONY INGRAM IS BACK FROM THE DEAD! YOU BETTER START LOOKING
TO REPLACE THOSE LC AND GENERAL CHAIRMAN WITH SOME SERIOUS OLD STYLE
UNION REPS!

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 March 2017

D Nelson.  Well, looks like comer thinks this is just a game. That's
what it is to him . Tens of thousands of people every year runaround
gates, run through gates, vandalize railroad equipment, trespass
wearing headphones walking down the middle of the track and then want
to blame the railroad.  Comer will blame the railroad no matter what. 
It does not matter if it's the paint scheme on the engine , the angle
of the sun , a blade of grass that is growing next to the crossing.  It
is never the fault of the driver according to comer.  Sad but true.  

 You think Ward makes a lot of money per year , ha . Just wait to
Hunter Harrison takes over he will be the highest-paid CEO in  The
nation.

 Families who have loved ones would have been killed at crossings want
to know why they ran around the gates.  Maybe you can explain that to
them, COMER.

Name: A.D. Nelson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 March 2017

As per L@N dispr ... IP addresses are all the same...

Which begs the question
A> Is L@N dispr bugging ATOM SMASHER tower?
B> Is L@N dispr ATOM SMASHER tower
C> Is L@N dispr just pulling crap from his foamer mulch scoop in Idaho
jealous of Comer just because a foamer mulch scoop operator in Idaho is
not a go to person in the railroad business?

The big question is what special kind of stupid engineer would run a
train faster than the sight stopping distance in dark territory when
the CEO is making $10 Million a year the few people LEFT in
Graniteville South Carolina would like to know.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 March 2017

Little Birdie, Telling the Truth and Wizard are all the Same person .
They are none other than lying Bob Comer, the ambulance chaser.  IP
addresses are all the same.  Now, you have ask yourself why does he do
this? The answer is because he is a master of deception and
fabrication.  He is a bona fide liar and a certified crook..and will
stop nothing short of doing whatever deceitful despicable acts to
extort money from companies.  He has an axe to grind with the
railroads.  He has been called out and warned numerous times by federal
agencies for his on unethical behavior.  That is how he operates, really
sad way to make a living.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 March 2017

Comer caught in yet another LIE,  HE is a professional excuse maker...


When the grade crossing signals activated, the truck, traveling at
least 58 mph, was still more than 2,300 feet from the tracks, however,
investigators found no evidence that the truck driver began braking
until the front of the truck was less than 300 feet from the crossing.

"Although we'll never know the exact cause of the truck driver's
inattention, we do know that if John Davis Trucking had provided its
driver with a safe and properly maintained vehicle, this accident could
have been avoided," said NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman.

Reconstruction of the accident using a recording from a forward-facing
video camera mounted on the front of the train as well as physical
evidence helped investigators to determine that the truck struck the
crew car of the train at 26-30 mph.

ABS Not Functional

The investigation revealed that nine of the 16 brakes on the truck were
either out-of-adjustment or inoperative. In addition, the antilock brake
systems of both trailers were not functional. Wires to missing sensors
were cut and zip-tied and wires to malfunction indicator lights had
been disconnected, raising serious questions about the maintenance
practices of the trucking company, NTSB said.

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 March 2017

...Because the signal bungalow was extensively damaged, investigators
were unable to retrieve any signal data from the GCP-3000 unit or the
HCA unit...
But yet like LIER L@N ---The NTSB has the proof they lie.
https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms/search/hitlist.cfm?docketID=51359&CFID=990064&CFTOKEN=7a333b2206fd2fa8-204C138D-9047-A873-8C173D8981D13149
https://dms.ntsb.gov/public/51000-51499/51359/479241.pdf

https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms/search/hitlist.cfm?docketID=51359&CurrentPage=11&EndRow=165&StartRow=151&order=1&sort=0&TXTSEARCHT=
Signal Attachment 11 GCP 3000 Unit Undamaged 
dms.ntsb.gov/public/51000-51499/51359/479241.pdf

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 March 2017

Whistle b: regardless of what the Video Shows during an investigation of
any accident, investigators will ask all witnesses what they saw.  This
is standard procedure. The NTSB was satisfied with ALL of the evidences
to clearly put the fault of the accident on the driver of the truck. 
The trucking company along with the truck driver had numerous
violations that played a factor in coming to the conclusion of the
accident in question... It was basically an open and shut case...

Name: THE whistleblower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 March 2017

Re: L&N
Again. If the train video clearly shows the gates down why is there a
need to ask the engineer if they were down? I mean they have to have
been working right?
You have seen this video? HMMM?

Name: THE whistleblower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 March 2017

Re: Telling the truth
Thanks for the post.  The more info. provided the clearer the picture.
I agree with you. It's pretty clear the engineer was uncertain as to
what he saw. This is where investigators ( including RRs) convince
eyewitnesses to see it their way. A normal citizen is much easier. The
NTSB guy wasn't named David Rayburn was it?
Here is the question:  the lights and gates work on a fail- safe
principle in accordance to Federal Regulations the same as TTC signals.
In other words they MUST activate by design. So why is the NTSB
questioning whether or not the gates were down and lights flashing?
HMMM! Something's smells doesn't it?

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 March 2017

Comer, the video from the dashboard camera from the front end of the
engine does not LIE, unlike you.  Video CLEARLY shows the gates were
down.  The testimony of the truck driver behind testified THE GATES
WERE DOWN.  Final ruling, The truck driver was at FAULT.  End of story.

Name: Telling the Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 March 2017

"Little Birdie" - thanks for posting the link to the NTSB report.  The
pictures prove "L&N" is a delusional liar.  The gate on the south side
of the crossing is down after the crash and IT IS NOT BROKEN OFF the
gate mech.  It's questionable whether any UP Signal Maintainer fixed
the small light closest to the mech. before the crash.  In the NTSB
report, they admit that the light was hanging from the gate, but claim
they fixed it prior to June 24, 2011.  Maybe they did, but maybe they
didn't.  

A Nevada investigator discovered that (1) the damage to the end of the
south-side gate was there before the June 24, 2011, crash.  That
previous accident was investigated by the Nevada Highway Patrol.  THEN,
he discovered that Union Pacific replaced the gate soon after the crash
and it has now DISAPPEARED!!!  Now, why would UP do that?  If the end
had been forensically tested, it might have had paint or particles from
Mr. Valli's truck OR not.  But UP made sure the gate couldn't be
tested.

In the NTSB interview, below, the Amtrak Engineer describes a very
similar incident at the crossing that involved a truck and it was less
than a year earlier.  When you factor in all of the drivers who
contacted the news media after the June 24, 2011, crash, saying they
had seen the lights/gates malfunction BEFORE and AFTER June 24, 2011,
what does that indicate?  To me, it indicates a serious Track Circuit
problem. Union Pacific had reported a total Activation Failure of the
warning devices at the U.S.-95 crossing previous to June 24, 2011.
It's in the FRA Office of Safety Analysis database. If UP reported one
Activation Failure, is it possible that there were others that were not
reported?  Yes, it's possible.

EXCERPT from June 15, 2011, NTSB interview with the Amtrak Engineer:

Six to 9 months ago, another engineer at our crew base
9 was running train number 5 in a very similar fashion. I believe,
10 he was on time that day. He approached the crossing -- and you
11 would have to interview him to get the complete details, but he
12 approached the crossing and there was a truck headed southbound,
13 on Highway 95, which did a very similar event. Apparently, locked
14 up the brakes, somehow, either managed to swerve, took out the
15 guardrail, I believe, and the super structure on the north side of
16 the rail and literally knocked it into, I believe, the same car as
17 our train -- the dorm car. The engineer dumped the air. The
18 train was unscathed. I believe there might have been superficial
19 damage. I'm not sure. But basically there was nothing that
20 prevented the train from further movement. Nobody was injured.
21 Obviously, it was like a trial run for yesterday's --
22 Q. How long ago?
23 A. -- event. I would say 6 to 9 months.

Name: Telling the Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 March 2017

This excerpt is from the NTSB interview of the Amtrak engineer on June
25, 2011, the day after the crash at the U.S. 95 crossing.  

He sure doesn't sound positive that the lights and gates were working.
 He first says, "the gates were down", but then goes into the "I'm
not sure" mode.  He's not even sure if the small white lights were
flashing on the side of the red lights. He's busy looking at the
Signal Maintainer, not the crossing warning devices!   

EXCERPT   (answering: Amktrak Engineer Mr. Kaminow)

Q. All right. Did you observe the gates and lights at the
9 crossing?
10 A. The gates were down. I mean, in the desert sun, of
11 course, it's -- you know, and obviously from that angle you just
12 get the little white light flashing. It was very, very difficult
13 for me tell. And it wasn't even like I'm necessarily observing,
14 you know, are the lights flashing. I'm busy blowing the whistle,
15 you know, watching the maintainer, waving at him, then seeing the
16 truck with the brakes locked up.
17 Q. But you did see the little white indicator lights on the
18 side of the units? Is that what you're saying?
19 A. I would say yes, but I can't swear to it because I think
20 if you go through there at this time of day, midday -- it was
21 about 11:20, as I recall, when the incident took place -- it's so
22 bright that it's not like they're really jumping out at you like
23 they do at night.

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 March 2017

www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/HAR1203.pdf

Skid marks show up Figures 17 and 18

Left click over address Copy and--right click --- paste into address
bar if it won't open. Or the opposite depending on your mouse set up.

Name: THE whistleblower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 March 2017

Re: Other Non Employee, Amtrak truck accident.
You say you have a picture of the gate arm being in place with truck
skid marks under the gate. Can you post this picture please?

Name: THE whistleblower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 March 2017

Re; Little Birdy
I can't bring up the NTSB page. Can you re post and make sure the
adress shows up in blue?
The gate tip was designed by J.R. Tennent (Sonny) CSX Senior Standards
Engineer as a "smoking gun" to be easily broken off the gate, proving
a driver went around the gate.  HMMM?

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 March 2017

Little birdie/wizard aka comer...

 What is really funny is that Comer will say that NTSB is correct on
one thing and then lies on the other . So, which is it Comer are they
telling the truth or aren't they? 

 The problem is Comer, you LIE so much you can't  keep up with all of
your own lies.  The gates were hit and knocked to the railroad tracks. 
That is what the testimony was, that is what the pictures, that's with
the videos, that's what the witnesses say, which substantiate all of
the facts ...

Sorry, try again.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2017

well, sorry about your loss, working in IT in JAX. I will say that
office job in HQ is much different than people in the field, esp. in
transportation. You probably have a modicum of respect from your
supervisors, who may realize that you have skills that are hard to
rapidly replace. You have a schedule. You are encouraged and permitted
to use tuition assistance to upgrade your career.(handy if you need to
job hunt!).You can be treated with respect like an intelligent person.
Your supervisors may even be intelligent! Our often low IQ supervisors
(frequently kinfolk from the same holler) are encouraged and often
required to discipline and suspend people to encourage a hostile work
environment. They view employees as unwashed rabble that are grossly
overpaid and under punished. If a supervisor is halfway decent the next
higher level manager will make him regret it. You will NOT be permitted
to get tuition assistance, nor allowed to take a v day for tests, etc.
You better not go to the doctor, and CERTAINLY not participate in
family or community affairs. Conrail had a corporate giving program of
value, CSX has a program only of value to high end executives.Who wants
to "voluntarily" participate in that silly tree program on your day
off? Again, a world of difference. EHH may well intend to gut the
company but people in the field rarely see that as different from
current managers. And, realistically, many minorities in the field get
hit as bad or worse. Again, HQ vs. field. Wonder iF EHH has his own
hillbilly crew?

Name: Little Birdie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 March 2017

www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/HAR1203.pdf

Figures 17 and 18 shows L@N got his ...The gates were smashed and
knocked onto the tracks... crap off a foamer web site
somewhere.Probably one he was playing CSX Engineer. The gate tip was
barely grazed.

Name: THE whistleblower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 March 2017

Investigation into semi hitting the side of an Amtrak killing a.bunch of
people.
Other non Employee (ONE) vs. L&N.

OK ONE. L&N supplied witness fact that the gates were down and lights
flashing. The trucker smashed through the gate which ended up on the
roadway.

ONE do you have other evidence that is fact rather than hear say?

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 March 2017

SELECTION: Railroad - CSX Transportation [CSX ] Region: All Regions
State - All States  County - All January To December, 2016
Grade Crossing Incidents: 341 Total fatalities: 21 Total nonfatal
conditions:116 
Number of fatal crossing incidents 21
++++++++++++++
Jan.-0
1.+++++++++++++
Feb 04, 2016 Georgia 53 year old female driver Crossbucks
050404G
17 0.146583 050404G CSX GA FULTON PALMETTO HARPER Street 1 1 0 1 0 XB
17 2 50 YES 2 320
Cause: Idiot on train going 50 MPH with no brakes or steering.
2.++++++++++++++
Feb 04, 2016 Ohio 52 year old male driver Gates
503591W
75 0.073124 503591W CSX OH SUMMIT BARBERTON WATERLOO ROAD 1 0 0 0 0 GT
31 1 55 YES 2 11,210
Cause: Idiot on train going 55 MPH with no brakes or steering.
3.++++++++++++++
Mar 31, 2016 Alabama 62 year old female driver Flashing lights
831330A
52 0.076370 831330A CSX AL MONTGOMERY MONTGOMERY WARES FERRY ROAD 1 0 1
0 0 FL 7 1 50 YES 2 8,370
Cause: Idiot on train going 50 MPH with no brakes or steering.
4.++++++++++++++++
Mar 25, 2016 Georgia  46 year old male driver Crossbucks
050419W
64 0.084969 050419W CSX GA COWETA NEWNAN WALT SANDERS Rd. 1 0 0 0 0
09/12 XB 17 1 50 YES 1 210
Cause: Idiot on train going 50 MPH with no brakes or steering.
5.++++++++++++++++
Mar 29, 2016 Kentucky 19 year old male driver Flashing lights
343526X
487 0.014469 343526X CSX KY BULLITT SHEPHERDSVILLE BLUE LICK ROAD 1 0 0
0 0 FL 18 1 60 YES 2 1
Cause: Idiot on train going 60 MPH with no brakes or steering.
6.+++++++++++++++
Mar 30, 2016 Ohio PEDESTRIAN Gates View of the track was obstructed by
a passing train. 
152404P
15 0.123951 152404P CSX OH BUTLER HAMILTON BUTLER STREET 1 1 1 0 0 GT
48 2 20 YES 2 430
Cause: Idiot on train going 20 MPH (yeah right) with no brakes or
steering.
7.+++++++++++++++
Apr 30, 2016 Florida 19 year old male driver Stop signs
915244N 
PRIVATE CROSSING Maximum Timetable Speed 50 MPH
Cause: Idiot on train going 50 MPH with no brakes or steering or train
horn.
8.++++++++++++++
May 06, 2016  Indiana  65 year old male driver Gates
538866B
313 0.045353 538866B CSX IN RANDOLPH PARKER CITY FULTON STREET 1 0 0 0
0 GT 18 2 60 YES 2 600
Cause: Idiot on train going 60 MPH with no brakes or steering.
9.++++++++++++++
May 14, 2016 Mississippi PEDESTRIAN Gates
340191A
47 0.057100 340191A CSX MS HARRISON BILOXI CAILLAVET ST 1 0 0 0 0 GT 12
1 45 YES 2 10,000
Cause: Idiot on train going 45 MPH with no brakes or steering.
10.++++++++++++++
May 10, 2016 Pennsylvania 78 year old male driver  Gates
523988L
125 0.047863 523988L CSX PA ERIE GIRARD FAIRPLAIN ROAD 1 0 0 0 0 GT 42
2 70 YES 2 213
Cause: Idiot on train going 70 MPH with no brakes or steering.
11.++++++++++++++
May 31, 2016 Pennsylvania PEDESTRIAN Gates
589958D
72 0.064540 589958D CSX PA BUCKS LANGHORNE Bellview Avenue 1 0 0 0 0 GT
18 3 50 YES 2 11,286
Cause: Idiot on train going 50 MPH with no brakes or steering.
12.+++++++++++++++++
Jun 06, 2016 Florida 51 year old male driver Crossbucks
623114J
Private crossing Maximum Timetable Speed 35 MPH
Cause: Idiot on train going 35 MPH with no brakes or steeringor train
horn
13.+++++++++++++
Jun 25, 2016 Pennsylvania PEDESTRIAN Crossbucks
524002M
11 0.127732 524002M PA ERIE ERIE CASCADE STREET 1 0 1 1 0 GT 42 6 60
YES 2 641
Cause: Idiot on train going 60 MPH with no brakes or steering.
14.+++++++++++++
Jul 25, 2016 Alabama 39 year old female driver Flashing lights
639419E
15 0.144947 639419E CSX AL SHELBY CHELSEA CR 47 2 1 0 0 0 FL 21 1 40
YES 2 15,020
Cause: Idiot on train going 40 MPH with no brakes or steering.
15.++++++++++++++
Jul 01, 2016 Indiana 25 year old male driver  Gates MOTORCYCLE  Stalled
or stuck on the crossing
342442Y
424 0.036326 342442Y CSX IN KNOX DECKER BANDMILL/MAYS RD. 1 0 0 0 0 GT
27 2 60 YES 2 108
Cause: Idiot on train going 60 MPH with no brakes or steering.
16.+++++++++++++++
Aug 10, 2016 Kentucky 28 year old male driver Flashing lights
343668N
487 0.014469 343668N CSX KY WARREN OAKLAND VINE STREET 1 0 0 0 0 FL 18
1 60 YES 2 1
Cause: Idiot on train going 60 MPH with no brakes or steering.
17.++++++++++++++++++++
Aug 23, 2016 Ohio 70 year old male driver Gates
524966P
8 0.142869 524966P NS OH BUTLER HAMILTON PRINSTON-GLENDALE 1 0 1 0 0 GT
28 1 60 YES 4 23,530
Cause: Idiot on train going 60 MPH with no brakes or steering.
18.+++++++++++++++
Sep 13, 2016 Georgia 63 year old male driver Gates
340584H
174 0.057203 340584H CSX GA CATOOSA GRAYSVILLE GRAYSVILLE  Road 1 0 0 0
0 GT 18 2 50 YES 2 5,540
Cause: Idiot on train going 50 MPH with no brakes or steering.
19.+++++++++++++++
Sep 21, 2016 Georgia 59 year old male driver Gates  stalled or stuck on
the crossing TANDEM ROLLER 
340409S 
189 0.054846 340409S CSX GA COBB KENNESAW NEW MCEVER RD 1 0 0 0 0 FQ 27
2 35 YES 2 1,940
Cause: Idiot on train going 35 MPH with no brakes or steering.
++++++++++++++
Oct. -0-
Nov. -0-
20.++++++++++++++
Dec 23, 2016 Florida highway user AGE AND GENDER OF DRIVER UNKNOWN. 
Stop signs
624385T
Private crossing Maximum Timetable Speed 50 mph
Cause: Idiot on train going 50 MPH with no brakes or steering or train
horn
21.++++++++++++++
Dec 31, 2016  Maryland PEDESTRIAN Flashing lights
643756C
PEDESTRIAN XING . Maximum Timetable Speed 65 mph No signs No signals.
Cause: Idiot on train going 50 MPH with no brakes or steering no train
horn.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 March 2017

The semi-truck, which was leading a three-truck convoy, slid about 320
feet before plowing into the crossing gates and into the side of the
train. It is unknown why the driver failed to stop before the crossing.
The railroad crossing gates were down and the lights were operational.
The gates were smashed and knocked onto the tracks.

Name: THE whistleblower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 March 2017

Other non employee and L&N
I am well aware of railroads video shopping the sound and video. Unless
it is proven the video was shopped the video stands. What is not
mentioned is:  Did the train video show how the truck impacted the
train without breaking the gate arm.

Wisdom according to "Jim Maybe". It is well known at CSX that an
eyewitness can be influenced easily, if no other reason they will
repeat what you want them to say in order to get their name in the
paper. Example: An eyewitness is ask "Were the gates down and lights
flashing?" Pointing to gates down and lights flashing due to the train
having stopped on the island, or short circuit at the crossing. I think
this is called cohurst. (Spelling) None the less the eyewitness account
was not contested and stands.

Other witnesses state the gates fail all the time. I don't doubt their
statement but they are not the eyewitness in this accident. There is
only one eyewitness who said the gates were down and lights flashing
prior to the collision.

Other non employee, railroad attorneys have this down to a fine art.
What else do you have?

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 March 2017

According to the NTSB report, the witness who saw the crash — a truck
driver with 54 years and over 5 million miles of experience — said he
had been following the truck driven by Lawrence Valli, 43, for about 45
miles when they approached the railroad crossing on U.S. 95 north of
Fallon. The name of the witness wasn't in the report.
He told NTSB investigators that Valli "was driving like he didn't see
the train and lights that were flashing well before impact," the report
said. The witness said he was traveling about 65 mph one-quarter to
one-half mile from the crossing when he noticed the train. When he saw
that Valli wasn't slowing, the man said he looked to see if the
crossing mechanisms were working.
"He saw the lights flashing and saw the cross arm down," the report
said.
Just before impact, the witness said he saw the truck brakes lock up
and black smoke coming from the brakes. 

Reports, witnesses and evidence show that the tractor trailer drove 
right through the crossing gates knocking them on to the Tracks..

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 March 2017

Video from the train confirmed that the crossing arms were down and
warning bells were sounding before the crash. The train's horn was
also activated, investigators said.

Name: THE whistleblower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 March 2017

Other non employee
You want strobe lights on our trains?  Sure thing as soon as somebody
else pays for them and makes it law that we can't be sued when some
kid throws a rock and breaks a light.  Then it's our fault when an
accident happens. We could do a lot more for safety but it just gives
some blood sucking attorney more ammo.

Name: THE whistleblower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 March 2017

APE
L&N the poster on crossings is not us. However he does have some
legitimate points. It's rare I get the chance to speak with anyone
about this topic so I'll debate him.  If I talk to anyone at CSX they
get hauled in. How does CSX know who I spoke to? No idea unless they
planted a PTC in my rear end.
APE:
On the Amtrak
 truck accident the shunting problem you are correct. 
Terrific problem to the public and train crews.
The original circuit was created in the late 1800's but was changed in
the late 1980's.
Lack of shunting caused by sand is possible but not likely.
The NTSB and police have no authority to enforce the code of federal
regulation. The NTSB has no working knowledge of how a crossing warning
system works, so they turn the investigation on the driver with a
detailed investigation. Problem is, how did the truck slide more than
300 feet if there was a brake problem? I'll give you that one. How did
the skid marks go through where the gates drop but not break the gate
arm? I'll give you that one too.  You are on the right track but on a
cold trail. If you could make your case to a liberal media who is known
for spewing out fake news it would cost railroads tens of billions.  Do
you honestly think you can make this happen?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 March 2017

To APE:  The answer is quite simple--replace the 1872 Track Circuits
that are in use AND still being installed with a much cheaper and high
tech train detection system and replace the 75 year old, ancient and
obsolete red flashing lights with strobes.  Joe Pace invented the EVA
Signal System over 20 years ago.  His system detected the trains with
magnetometers and he used 4 million candle power strobe lights at the
crossing.  My system used loop detectors to detect the trains.  Getting
off the rails as wires has a lot of advantages because the bare steel is
continuously rusting.  Rust--iron oxide, will not conduct electricity so
if enough builds up on just one rail, that can defeat the shunting.  No
shunt = No train  detection = No activation of any warning devices. 
The FRA has a big database of railroad reported Activation Failures
from all over the U.S.  The continued use of the 1872-invented Track
Circuit is why there are so many crossing crashes and train - into -
train crashes.  The RR industry attitude about safety is on full
display with the failure to have PTC installed.  Three UP crew members
were killed in the head-on collision near Goodwell, OK.  PTC could have
prevented it or made it minor instead of the massive incident it was. 
Imagine for a minute if the airline industry had refused to install
radar, saying, "Hey it's too expensive and we don't need it!". The
latest RR owner/ management madness is wanting to get rid of one of the
2 people in freights.  Every Engineer I have talked to says it's sheer
madness and greed.  Money First for the millionaire/ Billionaires,
Safety Last for the Public and the RR workers.  Can you imagine the
feeling of jumping from a loco going 60 mph and living to tell about
it?  Goodwell, OK. Then, finding out the other 3 guys are dead.

Name: Pines buster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 March 2017

11/21/13 Robert T. Pines, 60, Sullivan, was arrested on the charge of
Tampering With a Witness. A warrant was issued and he remains in
custody.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 March 2017

As per Name: L&N dispr...Now, 98% of all crossing accidents are the
fault of the driver. This is based on facts that are compiled from the
FRA and the NTSB. I can promise you from my own investigations that
these numbers are true. These are based from downloads from engines,
videos, witnesses, skidmarks, broken gates and other factors that can
substantiate my claim...
Let's see ---2016 --23% were empty vehicles ---7% pedestrians ran down
like dogs ---the other 70% by railroad morons not thinking about no
train brakes or train steering which is worse than a texter which is
eight times worse than a drunk in the findings lately.

Now go get your proof from your saddle bags on the scoop at the mulch
plant you work at to substantiate your full of sheet statement there
fake railroad dispatcher boy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2017

Ok,ok, ok!  We admitted to all your charges. Everything you say is true.
We caused Amtrak to be hit by a truck, we killed the lady in Ohio.  Now
what do you want us to do about it?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 March 2017

OOOPS---You so conveniently failed to mention that the gate on the
south-side of the crossing, where the truck entered, WAS NOT DAMAGED! 
So, what?  You think a vehicle can go through a tree (or a RR gate) and
not smash it?  The Nevada incident is one of the biggest NTSB cover-ups
for a railroad in their history.  The UP track that crosses US-95 is in
the "40 mile desert."  The wind blows sand onto the rails and that
inhibits the shunt / train detection.  Why do you think so many Nevada
motorists contacted the news media to report seeing the lights / gates
malfunctioning BEFORE and AFTER the Amtrak crash?  

Have you bothered to LOOK at the pictures from the TV station chopper
and the news media on the ground that were taken soon after the crash? 
HAVE YOU?  The pictures don't lie, but some people do!  The skid marks
are about 340 feet long (Valli did see the approaching train and
braked) AND they are mostly in his proper lane.  AND, it is very easy
to see that the skid marks go right under the gate that lowered AFTER
the collision.  NOW YOU TELL ME--HOW could the skid marks be mostly in
the proper northbound lane and not smash the gate off the gate mech. IF
the gate was down as the truck approached???   AS I SAID, THE PICTURES
DON'T LIE, BUT SOME PEOPLE IN THE BUSINESS OF COVER-UP, DO!  Why was
that UP Signal Maintainer standing by the crossing just before the
crash?  ARE YOU GOING TO ANSWER THAT OR NOT?  Oh, I see, he was just
polishing the shed door, huh?  WHY didn't the NTSB include an
interview with the Signal Maintainer?  What was he doing to the Track
Circuit equipment in the shed?  Read the entire NTSB reports from Day
One and you will see the interview the Amtrak Engineer gave.  He stated
that he "waved and tooted the horn at the man in the hard hat."  Oh,
and what about UP reporting a Total Activation Failure of warning
devices at the US-95 crossing previous to the Amtrak crash?  If you
aren't going to SPECIFICALLY answer my questions, then you are not
credible.  Valli's driving record was no different than 10's of
1,000's of other truck drivers.  His tox. report was clean--or did you
miss /ignore that?  Do you know the truck driver behind Valli, who
worked for the same company, was killed, too?  He was actually around
that huge curve in the road when the crash happened. Obviously, he
couldn't be interviewed after being killed. Know the details?  I doubt
it.  I worked with the Nevada Highway Patrol on the initial
investigation. They agreed that the skid marks, especially from the
right-side tires, were in the proper northbound lane.  Mr. Valli was
not speeding.  The speed limit was 70 MPH.  They also noticed that the
skid marks were under the lowered gate after the crash and that a set
of tires and axles were against the guard rail, near the gate.  But,
again, the gate was undamaged!  The NTSB ignored this evidence of
warning device malfunction!  Sumwalt initially said he was
"concerned" about the investigation.  Well, he should have been,
given the skid mark evidence.  Skid marks on pavement DON'T lie!

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 March 2017

Comer, go to bed you're starting to get delusional and even lying about
your lies besides really embarrassing yourself.  Now go listen to a
Hillary speech so you can prepare for your next LIE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 March 2017

Hey, Tom, it's time to F-Off yourself.  Do you have a Ph.D. in Physics?
 As usual, you totally ignored what motorists had been reporting, you
totally ignored what the Amtrak Engineer said in the interview---on and
on and on.  You have about as much credibility as that 3 dollar bill in
your RR-provided wallet. I thought there was something wrong with you
in Omaha in 2000. Screwed Joe, didn't you?  YEP!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2017

OPPPPPPSSSS, caught in another LIE..


NATION
NTSB: Bad brakes, driver at fault in Reno Amtrak crash

Liz Margerum, Reno Gazette-Journal
Story highlights

Train-truck accident killed six in June 2011
NTSB issued 20 recommendations to highway agencies and railroad
regulators
Truck driver, who was killed, was faulted for being fatigued, using
cellphone
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Martha Bellisle, Reno Gazette-Journal |
5:40 p.m. ET Dec. 12, 2012
RENO, Nev. -- The National Transportation Safety Board said that an
"inattentive" driver and shoddy maintenance on the Peterbilt
tractor-trailer caused a fiery crash with an Amtrak passenger train
that killed six people and injured 15 on June 24, 2011.

The probable cause of the crash at a rail crossing on U.S. 95 was truck
driver Lawrence Valli's "delayed braking and the failure of John Davis
Trucking to adequately maintain the brakes on the accident truck," the
board said after a two-hour presentation from its investigators at its
Washington, D.C., headquarters Tuesday.
Valli, 43, of Winnemucca, Nev., was killed instantly after his
50,000-pound semi skidded about 320 feet through safety rails and into
an Amtrak train last year.
The NTSB said, "Contributing to the number of fatalities and severity
of injuries was insufficient passenger railcar side impact strength."

The NTSB found that passenger trains are vulnerable in these types of
crashes because they don't meet "side impact strength requirements."
They also said fire doors inside rail cars "can help limit the spread
of fire from one railcar to another."
The board made 20 recommendations to railroad regulators, state and
federal highway agencies and commercial vehicle associations that it
said would make roads and railroads safer.
Despite the flashing red lights and warning gate at the rail crossing,
driver Valli did not begin braking until he was about 300 feet from the
crossing, the board said. By then, it was too late.
Valli was faulted for being fatigued, using his cellphone while driving
and working with a hurt ankle despite a doctor's advice to rest.

"Although we'll never know the exact cause of the truck driver's
inattention, we do know that if John Davis Trucking had provided its
driver with a safe and properly maintained vehicle, this accident could
have been avoided," said NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman.
MORE: Amtrak train crash
John Davis Trucking Co. in Battle Mountain, Nev., was targeted for
numerous failures.
The company used improper brake-maintenance procedures, disabled the
anti-lock braking system on the trailers, failed to keep brakes in
adjustment, equipped two axles with mismatched and incorrectly sized
brake chambers, and operated "with 11 of the 16 brake drums in service
worn beyond specified limits," the NTSB said.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 March 2017

OOOPS!   WRONG.  "Harland Cofferen, a witness who was behind the truck
when it went through the crossing, told the Herald the lights were
flashing and the gate was down when the crash occurred.

Peasley said an investigator with his department has interviewed
Cofferen."  
---------------
Well, in the weeks and months after the incident:

Another investigator proved that Mr. Cofferen couldn't see the
crossing because he was in a vehicle behind the very large
tractor-trailer.  There is a large, blind curve ahead of the crossing. 
Also, an off-duty police officer was standing at a nearby  crossing the
Amtrak train had just crossed and said the warning devices at the crash
site only came on AFTER the impact.  On top of that, Amtrak refused one
FOIA request after another to provide the video and audio from the
Amtrak locomotive.  Now, why would they do that?  The crossing had
numerous reported malfunctions which the local PD seemed to ignore. 
What some people say immediately after a crossing crash is sometimes
wrong and a thorough investigation proves them wrong.  The railroad
industry has a "culture of cover-up" when crossing crashes occur. 
Just go to YouTube and watch the investigations of BNSF bribing two
Anoka, Minn. residents, one with $5,000 and one with $10,000, to lie
and say that the bell, lights and gates were working (they weren't)
when the BNSF freight struck a car and killed 4 young people.  They got
caught when one got drunk in a bar and bragged about getting the money! 
UP also got caught altering and destroying evidence in a fatal crossing
crash.  Don't believe it?  SEE: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAIk7UGMBXM&t=3s   -about BNSF and
Anoka, Minn.

and   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArCA6zk6djA&t=130s   -UP
attempted cover-up.

Name: Wizard buster
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 03 March 2017

Well Comer, I counted about 15 lies.  How many times have you committed
perjury?  Why is it you failed to mention the lengthy traffic
violations that the truck driver had on his driver's license?  Why is
it you failed to mention that the truck driver was speeding?  Why
didn't you question the DOT for allowing him to drive? Why is it you
didn't question the truck company for allowing a truck operate with
bad brakes and worn tires? Where are the cell phone records from the
truck driver? Why did you not mention the witness that saw the truck
driver not paying attention when approaching the crossing? Why did you
not mention that you failed to prove the NTSB WRONG?  Why is it you did
not mention that you were caught in a lie?  Is really disgusting is when
you have an eyewitness that states the gates were down and then you call
them a liar, now is a JOKE.  You're nothing more than a scumbag .. 

Truck driver was at fault...FACT

 You are nothing but a cesspool and the stink follows you around like a
skunk. I don't know whether to offer you a breath mint or toilet paper.
 

The NTSB and FRA knows your deceitful ways and have ripped your ass on
more than on occasion. You are one pathetic individual.  People like
you are the scum of the earth.  Nothing but an excuse maker and a bona
fide LIAR.. How do you even sleep at night knowing that you operate
like a rapist..

Now FUCK OFF

Name: Wizard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 March 2017

HA!  NTSB did a big cover-up for UP on the Nevada - Amtrak crash!  Oh,
maybe you would like to tell everyone WHY a UP Signal Maintainer was at
the crossing at the time of the crash AND how the gate on the south side
of the crossing was UNDAMAGED!  Gee, let's see--that was a double
trailer.  I had a Ph.D. Physicist look at the pictures taken right
after the crash and he said it would have been IMPOSSIBLE for the
tractor-trailer to get to the side of the train without crushing the
gate IF it had been down.  BUT IT WASN'T!!  Why don't you stop lying
(I know you can't) and tell everyone about the Amtrak Engineer's
interview?  HUH???  Oh, I see--either you haven't read it OR you have
and you are covering-up the TRUTH about the malfunctioning lights and
gates at that US-95 crossing.  Amtrak Engineer first told them he
didn't remember if the lights and gates were working.  Hummm, let's
see---total activation failure reported by UP previous to the Amtrak
crash.  Hummm, the public contacting the Reno TV station and Reporter
Pearce to report that THE LIGHTS and GATES MALFUNCTIONED MANY TIMES
BEFORE THE AMTRAK CRASH and THEY EVEN MALFUNCTIONED IN THE WEEKS AND
MONTHS AFTER THE CRASH!  Then, the Amtrak Engineer said that there had
been many Near-Misses at that crossing.  Other Engineers confirmed it! 
Oh, Expert you (so you claim), don't want to talk about those facts, do
you?  The picture--NO video--with NO audio, from the Amtrak loco, that
NTSB put in their report, had NO date-time stamp AND fails to show the
Signal Maintainer standing near the crossing!  Phony picture!  The
Amtrak Engineer, in his interview, stated he "waved and tooted the
horn at the guy in the hard hat standing near the crossing."  SO, why
did the NTSB fail to interview this Signal Maintainer?  Or, did they
and conveniently didn't provide the information?  One of the NTSB's
main guys said he was "concerned" about the NTSB investigation!  NOW,
why would he say that?  The UP Signal Maintainer's pick-up truck can
clearly be seen by the bungalow in the news media video and pictures. 
The Reno newspaper also got calls from motorists reporting the
malfunctioning lights and gates, BEFORE and AFTER the Amtrak - truck
crash.  Maybe you think someone can drive through a tree and not damage
their vehicle, BUT honest, intelligent people KNOW BETTER.  That
south-side gate was untouched!  But we can always expect anyone who was
an FRA (railroad cheer-leading section) employee to play Buddy-Buddy
with the RR industry.  After all, it's a revolving door.  Let's see,
former FRA Admin. guy worked in the RR industry for at least 10
years--Szabo, huh?    SO, I've had it with you, Mr. FRA alky.  You can
post Trillions of lies, day after day about me, but it won't change the
fact that they are LIES.  THE TRUTH--the USDOT-IG called me for
assistance in their 2005 investigation of the FRA.  Oh, yes, that's
what pisses you off!  So, you spew one lie after another to protect
your sorry, 666 ass.  What do you tell students?    "Hey folks, don't
worry about the lights and gates, they ALWAYS work perfectly, Engineers
never sleep and always blow the horn perfectly when they see a "W"
post and EVERY crossing crash is 100% the fault of the driver."  BET
that is exactly what you say--Operation Lifesaver shill!  Get paid by
OLI?    BYE BYE A-hole--I just pushed the handle--Whoosh!!

Name: Wizard buster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2017

North Berwick Police Chief Stephen Peasley, who spoke with Comer for
about 20 minutes on the phone this week, does not think Comer's
information is credible.
 
"It doesn't jibe with (any) of the evidence that we're getting," he
said. "I think his intentions are very good, but I don't think he
knows enough about our situation."

Comer acknowledged that his observations have come from viewing
photographs and video of the crash scene. Peasley said Comer's
statements are inaccurate "because he's not getting it first-hand."

Harland Cofferen, a witness who was behind the truck when it went
through the crossing, told the Herald the lights were flashing and the
gate was down when the crash occurred.

Peasley said an investigator with his department has interviewed
Cofferen.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 March 2017

Comer, You are nothing but a blood sucking parasite...just like Hillary
has been for 30 years.  Your little paper clip invention was shot down
because it was a piece of shit, just like you.  You're nothing but a
big phony and a compulsive liar.  Your little Nevada investigation was
shot all to Hell by NTSB, they proved that you were a LIAR.  Sitting in
your underwear in your single wide trailer and pulling up a crossing on
the Internet does that make you an expert.  You remember that, you were
called out on that one too?  

 You were asked a simple yes or no question about dark territory you
couldn't and wouldn't answer the question . Posting a link describing
dark territory is not answering the question.  You are nothing but a con
artist.  One more chance, yes or no?  It does not get any easier than
that.  You are nothing but an expert in the art of deception.  Yeah old
"idid"  the boys from the NTSB in Washington pegged you to a tee. 
Have you ever consulted US&S?  Have you ever written rules for the RR? 
Have you ever written a signal suspension? Do you even know what one is?
 So,where do you look to find out if a shunt was lost? As of date I have
written up over 3,000 crossing accidents, have you?  I am a qualified
FRA inspector, are you?  I teach classes about railroad safety
regarding crossings and the laws an regulations concerning them.  I
know you DON'T do that because you DON'T know the laws, just how to
tell people to LIE .. I save lives, you don't ..

You are nothing but a 68-year-old loser would not know an honest days
work if he jumped up and bit you in the ass.  All you know is how to
chase down an ambulance and start your web of deception..

 You boast about 500 investigations, then why don't you tell us
exactly how many were the fault of the driver . No wait, save us the
trouble,it will just be a LIE anyway.

So just F.. Off.  You lowlife piece of shit.

Name: wizard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 March 2017

L&N loser.  I look at your total B.S. post and you FAIL to address any
of the actual facts I presented.  AND, that stuff about the federal
agencies "calling you out" are MASSIVE LIES.  PROOF IT, AZZHOLE!  You
can't, because it's nothing but a massive lie on your part.  The Plain
Truth is that I have forgotten more than you know.  I invented a HIGH
TECH. train detection system and new crossing warning device system and
so did Joe Pace at EVA Signal.  YOU and your filthy criminal pals made
sure the 1872 Track Circuit wasn't replaced with a modern system that
was, and is, Fail-Safe---which the Track Circuit isn't.  DO YOU have a
FCC license?  I DO!  AGAIN, you fail to acknowledge the FRA database of
10's of 1,000's of TOTAL ACTIVATION FAILURES at RR crossings!  You
are just like T-RUMP----one BIG LIE after another!  I told you years
ago about "dark territory" and anyone with a computer and Internet
access can look it up.  OH WOW, so difficult---NOT!!!  RIGHT HERE: 
http://www.railway-technical.com/US-sig.shtml

So, like a 1 year old needing a diaper change, YOU just keep crying and
pooping.  It's obvious to most people here that you are a massive PHONY
and ego-maniac--just like T-RUMP!  You can't stand anyone who is
smarter than you and knows more than you.  The Truth is that you are
the idiot at the keys and every post you have ever spewed / pooped,
proves it.  What's next from you---claiming that a 3 dollar bill is
spendable?  Given your 24/7/365 B.S. train wreck mouth, I wouldn't be
surprised.  Given your mental state, you will by spewing lies to the
last day. DITTO T-RUMP. Total Train Wreck. AND, YOU are on his train
wreck!

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 March 2017

Comer, nobody believes you or takes any validation on what you say
because you are a known liar.. The NTSB and FRA has called you out on
it many times, why don't you tell us about that?  You have been warned
about your unethical practices.  You don't know the difference between
a tie plate and a dinner plate.  Funny,I  ask you a question for over
three years and you never could answer it, that just tells me what kind
of phony you are.  You make statements like Amtrak always losing a
shunt, that is a LIE.  And I can prove it, because if that was the case
why are there not switches being thrown under Amtrak's, subways,light
rail, LIRR, Tri-Rail? Why don't they have rear ends collisions on a
regular basis.  Do you even know what would happen when a train loses a
shunt in CTC territory? Hell, do you even know where to look if a piece
of equipment looses a Shunt? No, you don't, so quit running your
mouth, you look like an idiot.

Name: Wizard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 March 2017

Well, let's see where YOU are totally wrong.  #1--the USDOT RR Crossing
Inventory records for the last 30 years PROVE that the Track Circuits
were turned-off at the 14th Ave. crossing!  CSX did that because there
was only 1 train a month or even only 1 in 2 months going back and
forth from A-K Steel to the Cohen metal processing plant.  AND,
again--you are wrong about how the bell, lights and gates get turned ON
at that 14 Ave. CSX crossing.  The Engineer and the Conductor ADMITTED
they stop at the crossing, the Conductor goes to the shed and manually
turns on the bell, lights and gates.  DO YOU GET THAT?  They ADMITTED
they stop because the Track Circuits are OFF!  AND, I personally
checked the rails at the crossing and there was NO AC or DC voltage! 
Why do you suppose the federal records say "NONE" for train detection
at that crossing and they have said "NONE" for 30 years?  AND, why did
the driver behind the van put IN WRITING to the OSHP that she didn't
think the gates were down as the van approached the crossing?  SEE, you
are either ignorant of the facts OR you are lying to protect CSX---which
is it?   Also, the angle of the gate on the van DOES prove that the gate
was NOT all the way down when the van hit it.  How many RR crossing
crashes have YOU investigated?  I've investigated, to date, over 500
nationwide AND testified as an Expert Witness at trial.  HAVE YOU? 
WELL, HAVE YOU?????  So, bottom line, YOU don't know OR you do know
why Mrs. Ashley was forced--"railroaded" into pleading guilty. 
Apparently, you haven't read the tox. report OR you have and YOU are
lying about what it said.  ALL of the people at the homes where the
children were picked up said that Mrs. Ashley was alert--NOT impaired. 
NOW, finally, I suppose (???) you are going to claim that the people who
live around this crossing are all BLIND and so they couldn't possibly
be correct in saying they had seen trains STOP on both sides of the
crossing while a person GOT OFF the locomotive and walked to the shed. 
I personally talked to many of them who said they saw the trains stop
over DECADES!!!   So, the crossing was in violation of 4955.36 O.R.C.
in 2015 and it is still in violation of the vegetation removal law
today.  IF CSX turned the Track Circuits back ON after the 2015 fatal
crash, that is good, but only if they give drivers the required 20
seconds of warning.  MAYBE you would like to tell all of us why there
were NO "W"--whistle posts at a distance north or south of the
crossing.  I have photographic proof that there were NO "W" --whistle
posts in 2015.  Since I have interviewed over 50 former RR employees and
I work with a former Signals employee, I know all about what employees
go through when involved in crossing and trespasser incidents.  A CSX
employee committed suicide after killing 2 people in a crossing crash
in Illinois.  He knew he could have communicated to the approaching
train to stop since he saw the gates going UP and DOWN and UP--over and
over.  But he didn't do anything.  CSX has an awful safety
culture--just read what a lot of employees post on this website. Profit
First, Safety Last.  OH and maybe you can tell me how public safety was
considered when the OHIO law was changed in 2013 that EXEMPTS all RR's
operating in OHIO from having to blow the horn at Private crossings.  DO
YOU EVEN CARE?  ALL RR crossings need audible warnings from trains
approaching---ALL, since I have pictures of propane, diesel and
gasoline delivery trucks going over Private crossings.  What about the
Private crossing off Prospect St. in Ravenna where Amtrak goes through
daily and NS freights are going through at 40 to 50 MPH on that class 4
double track?  OK with you that NO TRAINS have to sound the horn??????? 
  We could talk about Rosedale, Maryland, but I'll bet you already know
about the big, attempted CSX cover-up. It didn't work!

Name: L& N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 March 2017

Comer, before you start popping off, find out who made the post before
you start running your mouth. Unlike you, who uses a different name
ever time you post,I use the same name L&N dispr. So, that was not me
who made the post,although I agree with everything he said.  You can
tell that you're a Hilldabeast lover because both of you have made a
living out of LYING and screwing people.  What is funny, is even the
federal boys have nicknames for you. The one I like is "idid" because
they say you're always saying," I did this, I did that." They get a
real laugh out of you. Bozo, is the other one they said they call you
because you are nothing but a clown. Now, why don't you tell us about
them telling you to stop showing up at accident sites with alcohol on
your breath. They said you are one big alcoholic. Also,tell us how many
times they have told you about being called out for your lying and using
on unethical practices ( Nevada), you remember that?  It does not
surprise me at all. Now Comer, crawl back under the rock from which you
came from, people are really getting tired of your bullshit.  Also would
it would behoove you to pick up a rulebook and maybe try reading it, you
just might learn something but then again maybe you won't.  You are one
worthless piece of shit.  You make a living out of LYING and that is
absolutely pathetic.  Now, go get bent...

Name: THE whistleblower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 March 2017

Share holder investment advice
Should we invest in railroads, especialy CSX?
The market declined today largely due to Catapillar.  What happened?
The Feds came into Catapillar kicking in the doors and opening filing
cabinet drawers.
Something wrong at Catapillar?  You bet! It takes hard evidence for the
Feds to take action like this .  Who is capable of supplying this
evidence? A whistleblower!  Trump just announced he is giving $1
trillion to improve our transportation infrastructure including
railroads. You think Trump will vet the railroads for corruption prior
to making this large of investment? You bet! If he doesn't drain the
railroad swamp and one single whistleblower comes forward, his plans to
make America Great again goes belly up.
Corporate:
Get your head out of your rear end and ask for whistleblowers help
before it's too late.

Name: L&N dispatcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 March 2017

Foamer, the saga continues? It's over! The lady admitted to driving
into our train and killing a passenger. Now you're posting to the CSX
-SUCKS Court of appeals. No we won't hear your complaint. Shut up or
we'll hold you in contempt. GO TRUMP

Name: THE TRUTH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 March 2017

To All concerned about the crossing accident in Middeltown, OH. Let's
start here with Wizzards post. The crossing at 14th ave has a clear
line of site, yes there are trees to the south and north of this
crossing however the train in question on this day was traveling in a
south direction and the operator of the van was traveling in a west
direction, with this in mind the crossing preview is actually very good
(look at google earth street maps and see for yourself).  You were also
partially correct when you stated there are 4 lanes of traffic
(Correct) however the conductor does not dismount and go to the
equipment bungalow to activate the crossing as you state,  you can go
to this exact crossing today and see for yourself how the crossing
protection is activated. Lie 3, the locomotive was never moved into
this road crossing before the gates were in the fully lowered position,
once again if you had anything to do with the Criminal case you would
know this. To everyone reading this, just google this incident go to
picture and you can see the crossing gate in between to locomotive and
van. Only one way it gets there.  Van driver didn't have time to
react? Well once again look at the pictures, It's not like the van was
hit by the train, the van drove into the gate then into the train. The
front truck and  Fuel tank of the locomotive which means the locomotive
had bean in the crossing inview of the driver. CSX choose the
prosecutor, right! This only goes to show the you are looking for
sympathy on here with you sob story. (Fairytale) Just a few more lies
to set strait though, The driver tox report was clean, wrong. She was
high on prescription drugs so says the news report that you posted. It
just goes to show everyone on here that just because you are in your
60's and married to a pastor you can still be a drug addict.  You know
you finally state I wonder how the conductor & engineer fell about this?
Here again it just goes to show you the kind of person you are, you have
no clue what people in this industry go through with situations like
thiis.  In the end everyone reading this should know the facts! The
driver took a plea deal were she plead guilty and was sentenced to 4 &
1/2 years for killing her friend. Maybe she could not react the the 200
ton locomotive in the crossing with red flashing lights and a red & with
reflective gate in front of here because she was high on prescription
drugs. She also injured a bunch of kids, but then again in your
reality, you may want to blam them, they were probably a distraction.
Kids being Kids. Hey maybe you can file a lawsuit against them,
there's a thought. The saga to continue!

Name: Wizard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 March 2017

HELLO L&N = Total B.S. Artist.  We knew you would climb out of your
septic tank to pollute the world.  Hey, jerk, you just won the T-Rump
Award for Big Lies.  THERE NEVER WAS A TRIAL so, as usual, you are
spewing your usual crap.  What is really sickening about you is the
simple fact that YOU don't give a damn about facts or the Truth.  You,
just like Whale Mouth-GIANT LIAR T-Rump, spew lies and B.S. 24/7/365. 
IF YOU ever said something TRUTHFUL, you'd drop over, since, like
T-Rump, lying is your total, non-stop, every second mode of operation. 
"Dark Territory" is that space between your ears.  SEE, I know where
the real "Dark Territory" is.  So, go back to where the sun doesn't
shine and spare all of us, who believe in the TRUTH, from the Mt.
Everest high pile of B.S. coming from your Haz-Mat mouth and Haz-Mat
keyboard.

Name: L&N dispatcer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 March 2017

Pines is in prison so wizard must be big nose blood sucking ambulance
chaser Comer.
A woman slams into one of our trains the police finds her at fault. A
prosecutor filed charges and this went before a jury who found her
guilty. Now you think you are smarter than the prosecutor, police and
jurors. You want to be the judge because you've investigated thousands
of these accidents. Face it blood sucker she had an attorney blame the
attorney not us!  You had you're day in court and lost get over it
we're not impressed. Did you testify or help the attorney? Get a life.
 Go Trump!

Name: Wizard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 March 2017

Well, folks, CSX has done it again.  An Engineer moves a train from
behind a solid wall of trees after stopping so the Conductor can
MANUALLY operate the bell, flashing lights and gates at a 4 lane,
undivided street crossing in Middletown, Ohio.  That's Butler County,
the #1 Ohio county for crossing crashes.  At least  30 years ago, CSX
decided to turn off the Track Circuits at this crossing to save money!
That Figures, doesn't it?  Public safety?  What's that?  So, each
train has to stop short of the crossing, the Conductor gets off, goes
to the Equip. bungalow and manually turns-on the bell, lights and
gates.  BUT, what if the Engineer moves the train into the crossing
before the warning devices are ON for at least 15 seconds?  There is
some good evidence---eyewitness, that the CSX Engineer moved the train
from behind a solid wall of trees and into the curb lane of the street
just seconds after the Conductor turned on the devices.  Not even a 15
second warning.  The gate hit on top of the hood of the van and ended
at a 45 degree angle UP on the hood.  If it had been all the way down,
it would have gotten smashed to the ground.  In the curb lane was where
the church van, driven by a pastor's wife, was approaching the
crossing.  The van driver definitely didn't have time to react and
stop, so the van hit the side of the locomotive and very close to the
front.  A church lady in her 60's was sitting next to the driver and
died.  9 kids were in the 15 pass. van and were being taken to Vacation
Bible School at the church.  SO, yes, the driver--pastor's wife, was
taking prescription drugs and CSX saw their chance to slam her for that
and get off with ZERO financial responsibility for the death and
injuries to the kids.  The crossing has been in violation of an Ohio
law on vegetation removal for decades and that solid wall of trees and
bushes hides stopped trains on both sides of the crossing, BUT does CSX
or Ohio agencies like PUCO / ORDC care?  Hell no--cutting down
vegetation costs $$$$$, so forget it / ignore the visual hazard.  CSX
gets the RR friendly prosecutor to hammer the pastor's wife with 5
felonies!  She was seriously injured in the crash and is in a
wheelchair after over 10 operations!  BUT HEY, RR-CSX culture---rig the
whole thing, get the authorities to slam the driver, ALTER the
evidence--blur the video from the locomotive AND provide no audio.  I
wonder how that Conductor and Engineer feel now that their negligence,
not the driver's, gets HER 4 and a half years in prison!  She's in
her 60's!  Happy?  Cheers?  Victim gets prison while responsible CSX
guys walk free!  Hey, guys, how do you sleep at night?  BTW, the
driver's tox. report proved she wasn't impaired.  HERE is the
sickening story of MASSIVE INJUSTICE: 
http://local12.com/news/local/judith-ashley-sentence     Now, watch L&N
open his Trump-sized whale mouth and spew B.S. to the moon about this
incident.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 March 2017

well, I hope they don't give Harrison 300 million to chop CSX. I am
sure he can do his job for far less, and given stock interests and (I
assume) his interest in his historical record, I suspect he would do it
for free. Think of Herbert Hoover and the public service works he did,
restoring his reputation. HOWEVER, consider the current CSX management.
Lots of nepotism, poor performers at all levels, effort put on craft
employees to subsidize the ineptness of management, with good bonuses
to higher managers who cannot manage ANYTHING properly.This has been in
effect an Appalachian family business with "family and kinfolk"
standards. Keep current management and CSX just sinks more slowly,
until all the loser management groups and cronies leave. Since they all
have families needing jobs, that could take forever. Best
solution.....give Bill Gates a big model RR with all cars painted CSX,
and hope he buys the REAL CSX for a year or two and straighten it out
(invite his dear friend Warren to run trains every Friday night..put
remote dispatch centers / simulators in Omaha and Seattle, invite
friends (Paul Allen?)to join in and make the system normal. Maybe even
Fix PTC that is going soooo slowly.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 February 2017

Hey Mr. Non employee: you make a valid point about saving the conductor.
Talking about Trump and Mexican walls, etc. has very little relevance to
those RR employees that need a job. Perhaps coal mining might be
slightly affected by Trump and the new congress but most things are RR
only. To me the most relevant conductor issue is watching a 1 man train
break down on the road. How does the conductor (after layoff) repair the
train? Anybody around the RR knows that breakdowns and lack of
maintenance is endemic. Adding 200 car trains to over stressed draft
gear, couplers, air hoses, etc. does not help. Supposedly a train
master / repairman will be dispatched to help repair the one man train
rapidly. And of course everything will be in tip top condition. These
are  real RR issues.

Name: Brian Siebert
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2017

I as a new MOP here on the LASU UPRR would like to thanks Bob Kern
for getting me promoted and good luck on his retirement.

He was just too SP as a officer.


BJ Siebert

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 February 2017

I'm hearing real concern about our future. Don't worry about it!
Things are getting ready to change in our nation in a big way.  The
changes are being brought about primarily by the rail industry. Will we
be left out? Of course not, but your vocation or craft may change
dramatically. You may be asked to give up your job as an engineer or
conductor to manage a work force of Chinese or Mexicans  (from nice
office) because the American work force is too small.
We will be the transportation hub to the world with unimaginable
wealth. Our infrastructure will be New and developed in the Heartland.
The plan is to move government to Chicago where the main hub will be
located. Don't worry so much about the details, just injoy the ride
and have confidence our children will have a future.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 February 2017

I see a lot of post about political subjects and many other topics.

If I was working on the RR (I am not) I would be so targeted at 
saving the Conductor position, and nothing else. You have lost the
fireman, flagman, Caboose, extra brakeman (WT), head Brakeman, and are
really close to loosing the Conductor.

Time to protect what you have, or it will go away, and the Engineer
will get a bunch of lonely pay, until they are also gone.

If the Conductor makes $300.00 per trip and the Engineer makes $350.00
per trip------ watch the Engineers run for $450.00 per trip and sing a
song all day long.

They did the same thing for $1.50 per trip running with out a Fireman-
Dog eat dog.

Name: Chuga Chuga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 February 2017

Hey Ummm now that Trump is doing what no other President in history has
done.

I think Boston is going to need their Beacon Park Rail Yard back after
that failed democrat plan to make the yard into the 2024 Olympic
village.

How the hell is Boston going to get their goods when the only rail yard
in the Boston area was sold off? 

93 and 90 are already bad never mind when everything picks up at a fast
pace. 

THE WORST DEAL DEMOCRATS EVER DID IN THE CITY OF BOSTON SMH

Name: Jeronamo
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2017

How did Trumps emminent domaine work out with you Indians?
Never trust white eyes and their iron horse.
Next they will be taking other white eyes farms.
We been protecting our land since 1492 NSA Tribe.
Signed
Jeronamo

Name: Extrah Bored
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 February 2017

Does Erad work when you foreign power for a leader?

<UP <UP CSX>

Same question but CSX motor in tow running? isolated? shutdown?

Thanks

Name: THE whistleblower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 February 2017

WOW!!! You two figured out I'm from corporate!  How did you do it? Was
it because I post as Corporate-30 years?
Actually I am Corporate-30 years.  500 water St, Speed Code J370 Ninth
Floor, Room 901.
This is an intertainment site and I appreciate the Webmaster, do you
also?  Then loosen the grip on your money and support him!
If I were a mole (assuming you mean some sort of spy) why would I want
to spy out a bunch of guys who use fowl language and are scared to
death of some one hiding in the bushes, a mole, or complain about
heating, air condioning and dirty toilets. Face it guys you're no
threat to corporate when one who complains to Legal, is told what steps
to take and his liver turns yellow, corporate is not concerned. LOL
Oh! By the way I do post on Sunday, before or after I worship my savior
Jesus Christ.
Do you guys enjoy the freedom we have to worship?

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 February 2017

Posts from those who describe themselves as  whistleblower\corporate
office employees might be entertaining reading but lack some true
facts.   Agree, the vast majority is mole/troll BS.   People can be
gullible... the age-old quote: "There's a sucker born every minute."

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 February 2017

Amazing.  Corporate office employees posting on this particular site on
a Saturday & Sunday.  Just more mole\troll BS.

Name: THE whistleblower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 February 2017

MAKE AMERCA GREAT AGAIN
Want to become a multi- millionaire while performing a service to your
country? I'll show you how. First I'll show you the process then the
next post I'll show you how.
Trumps gonna drain the swamp of corrution. How does he know all the bad
guys and details that will sink their boats. Trump can't know all this
so he will reply on the people to come forward. Most of you know some
avenue of corruption but don't know how to correct it. Senator Charles
(Chuck) Grassly (R) Iowa is over the False Claims Act (whistle blower
Act). Chuck knows that the knowledge of corruption lies  within the
people. The WBA is the only law that allows the people to take action.
Chuck is pressing Trump to use whistleblowers to drain the swamp.
How does it work? A person who is aware of fraud against the government
files a whistleblower suit with the Department of Justice providing
information. A Federal Judge assigns a regulatory agency to investigate
with you. When a recovery is made from the fraud the DOJ shares 15 to 30
percent of the recovery with you

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2017

APE
Very well written post but your content is missing. There seems to be a
difference in peoples writing and other things. Some like dogs others
cats, some like the same sex as themself while others don't. Some men
like to use the same bathroom as my wife. Some prefer good writing
skills as aposed to content. I'm from the Appalacians can you squeal
like a pig?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2017

Well, RR managers are not very literate, nor (typically) are clerks. Dig
into their background and you often find that their pappy or other
family connection got them into management based on flunking out of the
first semester of the freshman year at a mediocre school. More recent
relatives may have squeezed through a mediocre program in a 3rd rate
school. They play video games often, and their literary aspirations run
to watching farm girl moon  on u tube. Rarely do they read Economist,
nor Forbes, although National Inquirer is a possibility, along with the
swim suit issue of Sports Illustrated or Golf Digest. Demographics
suggest they have very weak resumes and will have trouble getting non
RR jobs. Expect modest results in writing, although they may know the
correct data.

Name: THE whistleblower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2017

Now I know how Trump must feel, he explains what's wrong and instead of
listening the Libs. Jump down his throat on grammatical errors. LOL 
Where did the spell check guy go?
Shareholder: 
America went through an information/communication explosion which led
to the people demanding fiber-optics which telephone wire couldn't
handle. Railroads also needed fiber-optics. Problem! How do we get
fiber-optic from city to city, tower to tower and who's gonna pay for
it?  Enter West Virginia Senator Robert (KKK) Byrd (deceased).
Byrd pays for the burial of cables between cities with tax dollars
(probably from social security). Where did they bury this cable?
Railroad right of way. What's wrong with that you ask? Railroads
actually own little land but rather a right of way going thru people's
land for ingress and egress of trains. Yep! Railroads put another
utility across peoples' property without letting them know, much less
pay the land owners. Now let's just say some person with bad grammar
let's this information out to the public, what happens to our railroad
shares? SHHHH! What happens to Trumps rail infrastructure plan?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2017

Conductor
Employees at corporate Have clerks to write for them. The poster told
us to look at the first CSX in the news.  I'd say that's him. I'm
going to watch what he says not how well he writes.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2017

The poster showing the relationship with csx as a 30+ yr. corporate
employee: it's just too hard to believe an individual with that poor
of communication & writing skill really\truly works in that type of
position.  Safety First.

Name: THE whistleblower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2017

MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN
Shareholder
When looking to invest in railroads, look at their investments in
infrastructure. Ocassionally you may see a refurbished engine or coal
cars but in general it's poor when crews are in cabs without heat or
cooling. How about railroads going to remote controlled trains?  Now
that shows a good investment right? Running trains non stop without a
crew who gets tired or refuses to call in.  This can be and will be
accomplished by Positive Train Control (TPC).
What must be considered is: is it the railroads making the investment
or the taxpayers? Railroads are willing to make improvements as long as
the government pays for them. I'll compile a list for you starting with
PTC.  How do we get government to pay for TPC?
You have the public make a demand of government to improve rail safety.
Example: wait on a transit train to hit a curve in PA. at 100mph and
derail. The corrupt politician points to TPC as the answer. The public
rail transportation runs on rail carriers for the most part. The BNSF
is requested (first) who says SURE we'll put in TPC as long as
government pays for it. It's not fraud, waste and abuse if it benefits
the public by $1. So do we invest in railroads who are bilking the
people as a means of infrastructure improvements to show a share holder
profit?

Name: THE whistleblower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2017

MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN
Share Holder
I'm still skeptical about Trump but, he is fulfilling campaign
promises. One is to stop fraud, waste and abuse. Another is to drain
the swamp.  It is difficult to do these things without insider help. As
posters you may be a hacker from India and I just some nut case. Let's
assume you represent a group of large investors and I some railroad
insider with a lot of knowledge. Now, let's talk railroads and
investments!
When looking for a company to invest in you look for future, how well
the company maintains and improves infrastructure.  Coke-Cola is a good
investment but is less risky and pays lower dividends but Coke is a safe
investment.  Let's say Coke really screws over an employee who makes
public that Coke has an ingredient that has been causing cancer for
decades.  Your Coke shares become penny stock over night, right?
With this forward we can maybe help in your decision to invest in
railroads.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 February 2017

By now, anyone who follows RRs at all, is well aware of the RRs
investments & plans for intermodal and likewise, the decline of the
coal traffic. Kudos to that WV senator.  After the construction work is
completed - 19 jobs.  WOO-HOO!  Sad.

Name: JohnJacobJingleheimerSchmid
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 February 2017

http://www.nscorp.com/content/nscorp/en/shipping-options/intermodal/terminals-and-schedules/prichard-wv-heartlandintermodalgateway.html

Looks like Norfolk Southern two and three day dwell time is tying up
interstate commerce.
So the crap sits there for hours/days and then they get in a hurry.

Name: Pinhead
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 February 2017

Please stop posting this conspiracy stuff it hurts my brain if its not a
movie.  Looking all this stuff up is a lot of work will you do it for
me?

Name: Resident of Prichard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 February 2017

Maybe I can help. I'm not a railroad employee but I do live in Prichard
and attended a meeting with WV Senator Plymale and a NS RRoAttorney to
explain this facility.
The Senator explained it this way.  We are the Gateway to the Heartland
of America.  We will be increasing the size of tunnels through our
mountains to allow double stack trailers on a flat car to get through. 
This will allow products from around the world to be unloaded in
Virginia and North Carolina ports and have a direct route through the
mountains to Chicago.  Every 170 mile Along this rail corridor will be
Inland Ports for railroads to drop shipments.  Deliveries to WalMart,
Home Depot and so on will be handled by truck.  Products from the
Heartland can easily be shipped to Europe. The reason for this facility
being in Prichard is that Prichard is the first stop on the Heartland
side of the mountains. $95 million dollars in Federal funds have been
appropriate to widen the tunnels.  The state will pay for the
construction of this this facility.  This is a huge economic boom for
the state.  When the facility is completed it will employee 19 people.

Jerry Smith

Name: Pinhead
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 February 2017

You remind me of Mel Gibsons character in Conspiracy Theory. The next
post will about the lizard people ruling the world. Get a life ...

Name: Press
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 February 2017

Can some one please explain the purpose of a Norfolk Southern Intermodal
facility in Prichard West Virginia?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 February 2017

Re: Conductor
Sorry! The RRs have been running on the people's money for decades. We
vote one crook out of office and they replace him with one just as 
corrupt.  Let me ask you this:  the government is beating up on the
injuns again, taking their land for this pipe line.  Who is helping
them?
Is there any new products for RRs to ship?  Let's just turn AMERCA
into one huge shipping hub for the world. That'll do it. We been
working on this since 1492 HA!  
Watch for the government to start dredging the Mississippi in New
Orleans. This shanty town has blocked river traffic long enough.  We
already took the people living by the river and placed them all over
the country.  God help us!  Let the rumors begin.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 February 2017

Corporate:
Still are millions of people in this country - registered voters,
who are pretty fed up with & sick of footing the bill for things they
don't agree with & shouldn't have to.  We'll see.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 February 2017

Re: pinhead
I agree with you.  The Existing RRs must be maintained and operated as
is. Some will be upgraded to handle high speed remotes.  These will be
the new main lines, where RRs make money. The new RRs will be in the
Heartland and Canada. These trains will be remote and run at 125 mph.
Right beside the new pipe line, fiber optics and 5 lane highways each
direction.  We could tell you a lot about this but research it for
yourself and watch Trumps moves on transportation issues.

Name: DrunkPines
E-mail: soused@again
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 February 2017

http://www.wxow.com/story/34578799/2017/02/Wednesday/winona-company-home-to-state-of-the-art-railroad-technology

"It has a 100 percent detection rate," he said. "It does not miss a
train, ever."

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 February 2017

All right Ape you've got the concept. China and Japan are eating us for
breakfast, we have to get creative!
Re: shareholder
Yes the things you mention have an enormous price tag, like tunneling
through mountains. What you don't  factor in is the RRs won't be
paying for it. Example: We have already completed two tunnels in the
Appalacians. One is for CSX northern  WV and the other for NS RR in
southern WV. These are to allow for double stacks to the heartland.
The cost to expand these tunnels? Over $100 million each. Did CSX and
NS pay for this
OF COURSE NOT!   WV Senator, NIck Joe Rayhall used the people's money
to foot the bill. The state of WV is building an intermodal inland port
for NS as we speak.  Whose money is being used?  The people's.  Want to
see it?  Google Earth, Prichard, WV zip 25555.  The BNSF RR is asking
the Feds to pay for installation of the space technology to be used
with remote trains.

Name: Pinhead
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 February 2017

If you think that scenario is the normal day for t&e these days you
aren't sorely mistaken. Railroading already doesn't work that way
anymore. There's not all these people left anymore. You're right, it
would be much more efficient for a computer to spit out instructions,
then build a train yourself, inspect it yourself, then get authority
from a computer to give you authority to leave and depart. That should
all take about an hour... You fail to realize that actual work needs to
be done that can't be accomplished by pushing a button and regulations
need to be met. Can there be improvements and will these continue to be
more cuts and changes, of course, but you are still delusional.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 February 2017

The Israeli military have hired a small number of genius grade
teenagers. Why? because they will come up with innovative thoughts to
help their military succeed. They will NOT start with saying "this is
the way we always do it". We start with saying tell the conductor to
call the yardmaster, check with the car inspector, and see if the
hi-railer has cleared the track. All those are old time, traditional
jobs. What happens when totally new people come in, knowing nothing
about the good old days, and start from scratch. We all want to protect
our jobs, but secretly we know it could be done differently. What if the
conductor gets his text message from the computer, calls uber to take
the crew to the power unit, consults his kindle e-reader for bulletins
and haz mat? These are minor changes and yet make real differences.
What if someone thinks about REAL changes?

Name: Shareholder
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 February 2017

Entire new rail lines, tunnels through mountains, etc. & trains to be
operated safely via remote?  Costs for all that would be astronomical
at the least.  Investors will be OK with losing their butt(s) for yrs.?
 Hardly.  We'll see.  BTW, how old is Buffet now?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 February 2017

Re: pin head
RRs are intentionally letting things fall apart. No need to pay for
maintenance when restructuring is coming.  The restructure includes
high speed transit in the East, new rails in the Mid West running with
the new pipe lines. New tunnels will be created to get through the
Appalachian and Rocky Mountains connecting East and West coasts. Why do
you think Warren Buffet bought the BNSF? Warrens depending on inside
trader information. To rebuild existing RRs will take longer but to lay
new lines in the plains notso long. The remotes in yards are Research
and Development stages. New lines built specially for remote is a piece
of cake. Do a Google search on "inland ports Canada"  and let me know
what you think. Make AMERCA Great Again.

Name: Pinhead 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 February 2017

Remote trains in 4 to 6 years my ass. Maybe 10-15 maybe. You honestly
think the rr could have an approved functioning plan like that in short
order ? Delusional. Everything here, including new technology is broken
and works like shit, keep dreaming

Name: Pinhead
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 February 2017

They can put you on administrative leave for basically anything and then
take the time to figure out and build your case. If you are pulled out
like that you are entitled to a days pay each day you are out, but it
will most likely be used as time served once you are charged and
punishment decided. It like pre oos...

Name: Abe Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 February 2017

How in the world is it legal for management to take you out of service
then send you a charge weeks later? 

So they see what they got and a group of Management Mental Midgets
"MMM's" try to cook up a charge?

How is this going on?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 February 2017

Re: APE
You're right!  Better find a new craft.  Remote trains will be here
within 4 to 6 years. MAKE AMERCA GREAT AGAIN.
When you restructure you eleminate every employee who is not essential.
When restructure is finished and job requirements reduced you offer a
buy- out. Last you restructure internally and eleminate more employees
. L&N employees should remember this very well, I'm not talking merger
this go around. I don't have the time to get intto detail but I'll do
this.  UNDERSTANDING THE FUTURE OF RAILROADS.
I'll post tid-bits of information to provide insight to the big
picture and you guys use the CSX rumor mill to pass along the info.
Let me start here. We have air, land and sea for shipments of products
and people. The one with less obstruction is air. Railroads use hubs to
make up consists going to different destinations, like wise air.  This
air hub has already been built, supplying the world with perishables. 
The facility is ran almost entirely by reboots and remote control.
I don't want to take the fun out of it so you guys find where it's at
and post your own thoughts.

Name: THE whistleblower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 February 2017

L&N
There are two Pines. The one that took a class seemed to have split
personalities. The guy I met and the poster. The train steering wheel
and such posts were just to get a rise outta you guys. Then some posts
were dead on but he had everyone so ticked off no one paid attention
when his post was valid. It seems to me the differences between a sober
person and someone just smashed. This Pines was from Mo.
The second Pines (posting now) is not Pines 1

The driver is at fault 98 per cent of the time? Play along with me on
this and I'll show you how RRs and government uses propaganda on
everyone especially its own employees.
Question? Where did you get this figure?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 February 2017

well, the latest on TV was flash news that CSX is eliminating 1,000
management jobs. And, IIRC, yardmaster positions have disappeared on
many other railroads, and may soon disappear on CSX, to be replaced by
MYO - manager yardmasters. If you can finish a degree, gain a skill, or
get a license remember that there is NO secure RR job.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 February 2017

Re: Whistleblower...

As far as Pines goes, I have absolutely no use for him.  If he attended
one of your classes he must have slept through the whole class because
he is as clueless as they come. I guess being a cable installer could
be considered telecommunications...
His constant lying and false accusations are pathetic. He will take
facts and fabricate them into lies. You can tell he's not playing with
a full deck. His babblings about an engine needing a steering wheel just
shows how ignorant he is about the railroad. He has no clue about laws
and regulations. I feel sorry for his wife being killed but she was
highly intoxicated when it happened and he puts the blame on the RR
when they were not at fault.
Over 96% of all railroad crossings accidents is the fault of the driver
and he refuses to except that fact.  

He is one sick and troubled individual and hopefully he will seek help
but from his posts that he makes, I believe his mental state is beyond
help.

Name: Safety First
E-mail: rodoerr@bnsf.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 22 February 2017

EXCESSIVE LATERAL MOTION SYMPTOMS & CASUALTY MANAGEMENT CLAIMS:

Union Pacific and few other Class I encourages all employees to
recognized the symptoms from excessive lateral motion traumas.

The following is for your information and guidance for lateral motion
symptoms:

DISCOMFORT
PAIN
NUMBNESS
TINGLING
BURNING
CHANGE IN COLOR OR TEMPERATURE OF SKIN

FACTORS THAT MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH THESE SYMPTOMS INCLUDE:

INTENSE LONG-DURATION EXPOSURE TO COMBINATIONS OF FORCE AND REPETITION
DOING TASKS BEYOND YOUR PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES
EXPOSURE TO VIBRATION ABOVE MAXIMUM HEALTH GUIDELINES

PLEASE REPORT SYMPTOMS ITS TO LATE TO FILE CLAIM WITHIN THREE YEARS
OF SYMPTOMS IF THEY:

ARE PERSISTENT, SEVERE, OR WORSENING 
IF THE PAIN RADIATES THROUGH YOUR ENTIRE BODY
KEEP YOU FROM SLEEPING
IF YOU HAVE CONSTANT OR UNUSUAL SYMPTOMS, SEE YOUR DOCTOR!
SYMPTOMS REQUIRE A MEDICAL EVALUATION FOR DIAGNOSIS.

Some cumulative trauma injuries are so severe and requires extreme
medical remedies, including a Medical retirement with compensation by
the Casualty Management Department.

One should always seek a FELA attorney in order to fully understand
your options if the Casualty Management Department fail to do so.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 February 2017

Our Division Manager was at depot yesterday and we are being told Cindy
Sanborn is no longer with csx.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 February 2017

Oh, I just loved to be shared. Especially with a foamer freak in Idaho
who lives in his mommas back yard and drives a scoop in a mulch
yard.Apparently he is too stupid to ever have got on with a railroad.

Name: THE whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 February 2017

L&N
I wondered what happened to Mr. Pines.
Let me share Pines with you.
Pines attended one of my classes on crossing accident prevention. I
didn't know what to expect and got a real shocker. Pines was very,
very quite, really reserved. We had lunch together.  Pines was in
telecomunications and was very intelegent TOTALLY different person than
the poster. He and his wife had been separated and was in the process of
getting back together when she was killed by a BNSF train not a CSX. 
Pines knew that most of his post didn't mean much to other posters BUT
rather designed for corporate.
The personal attacks I don't know about but none of the posts matched
the man I met.  Believe it or not you probably would have liked him,
quite, take no crap from anybody.
I put him on the right track as corporate being the bad guys and he
sorta took it from there, self trained. Now I haven't been posting for
years so I can't comment on Pines as of late. I disagree in him being a
fellon can't hold office, most all polticians are fellons HA!

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 February 2017

Convicted felons can't run for office, in fact they even vote...

11/21/13 Robert T. Pines, 60, Sullivan, was arrested on the charge of
Tampering With a Witness. A warrant was issued and he remains in
custody.

Name: hugh jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 February 2017

Robert Pines for President!!

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 February 2017

Taxi cab Runs stop sign, gets hit by train . End of story. Taxi 100% in
the wrong, traveling way too fast for the conditions.  This could have
been a 4 way stop he ran and hit a school bus.  Passengers and CSX
should be able to sue the taxi cab company for damages.

Pines is a convicted felon...

Name: Big Willy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 February 2017

New CSX motto should be "Big trains, Big Problems!!" hahaha
Keep running them big, I like all the overtime and recrews.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 February 2017

So CSX is out clear cutting the crossing in NY today.
Soon a slime ball railroad claims adjuster with a CSX RR cop illegally
tagging along for a witness will approach the victims with the
"""nobody knows what happened there"""--hint suicide--then try to
write them a minuscule check and get a release signature all the time
knowing the greed ran railroad failed in it's duty to make the
crossing safe and has killed hundreds in the same way by its
greediness.

Name: CSX investigator
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 February 2017

CSX response to crossing accident in NY

This is a private crossing owned by CSX.
CSX has no legal responsibility to install lights and gates.
Had the taxi driver simply obeyed the stop sign this accident would not
have happened.
Since the driver failed to stop, by federal regulations it is criminal
trespass.
The police have no jurisdiction to charge the train engineer.
The FRA will not investigate.
The official investigation will be performed internally by CSX.
The deceased family and the injured will both sue the taxi insurance
company.
The taxi driver may file suit against CSX but will not prevail.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 February 2017

Guess the cat got L@Ns tongue after his release of that top secret dark
side info.

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20170217/charges-possible-in-saugerties-train-taxi-crash-one-of-two-survivors-out-of-hospital
Dirty media ---Picture of crap --not even legal size sign put there by
CSX with NO authorization. No humped crossing--skewed angle--blind
curve---missing "w' sign---snow---ice--CEOs $10 million salary with
$32 Million on hold stock options--pictures.

...and investigators continue to assess whether any charges are
warranted against the cab driver or the train’s engineer...
This is our Rail Road crossing on Doyles lane and our crossing is the
most dangerous because of it being on a curved blind spot. Because of
the thruway right across from us it is hard to hear the tracks if a
train is coming because they do not blow their horn and we were told
they dont have to for private crossings. There has been many times that
a train has come out of no where when we were crossing for the fact if
they dont blow their horn, we cant not see or tell that a train is
there. A simple blow of the horn could save a life. If only more effort
in keeping us safe like they are saying, they would do it. I don't
think it takes much effort, and another fact that we have seen many of
the engineers are not even sitting facing the front of their train to
even notice if someone is in their way. Many times we have seen this
and mostly when its just the engines. Its like talking to a wall when
you try to get something done in this town. Its all talk when something
happens and then its forgotten about. Its a shame.

Name: THE whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 February 2017

Well no wonder I couldn't get that one Ha! I'd had to been a train
engineer. Thanks your question was frying my brain.
You see Trump go after the media yesterday? I looked at the media as a
bunch of idiots while the media looks at us and Trump as idiots. Same
thing in the Congress. Same thing in business. Our brains are wired
different I guess. I came up with the CSX. EDI system ( that's about
like you trying to explain to me train movement Ha) it's what the
world uses every times you swipe a card. I thought I was going to get a
lot of atta-boys for saving CSX millions each year. I had to meet with
Engineering VP Earl Currie who ripped me. No wonder there is so much
division between management and union personel. Management has zero
common sense like the media. CSX still uses management practices from
the 1800s. Serious! It was like watching Scrooge and Mickey Mouse.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 February 2017

Whistle B .. almost true on your description. You can have signals that
will tell you how a switch is lined or one for a drawbridge.  These
signals are not for authority for movement. Those signals are used in
CTC ( absolute and intermediate) .  Also, in old ABS territory you
needed the block authority along with the signal for movement.  D 251
is a whole other animal.  Don't believe there is any more of that
method for movement used by CSX, I know they were getting rid of it.

Name: THE whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 February 2017

L&N
The term Signal is a code used to determine what block is occupied.
These usually have a light display to correspond.  Dark territory has
no signal or code. Either the territory has signal/ code or not. Are we
talking cab signal here? Ha! I'm trying to get qualified here help me
out. How bout a hint?

Name: Chuga Chuga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 February 2017

Lookie Lookie Chocolate Cookie 



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAvbPPf-NPI&feature=share

Name: THE whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 February 2017

CSX
I filed a report to the Senate Judiciary for whistleblowers yesterday.
Next will be the Office of Special Council.
Not singling out CSX this issue is about corruption in all railroads.
Of course you already know I filed. If you ring enough bells some one
will eventually answer. Even a blind hog occasionally finds an acorn.
Did you guys see President Trump today?  WOW he was great.  You guys
have him in your pocket?  Will he drain the swamp?  Let's put
Congressman Jenkins at the top of the list for refusing to take action
against CSX for fraud with an illegal favorite vendor located in his
district.
As soon as I get to the right source I will blow the whistle on the
FRA.
God Bless our President, his staff and God Bless America.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 February 2017

Tiny owner
All railroads are shuffling right now. There are MAJOR changes coming
under this administration. Railroads will be funded by government to
bring them up to standard. Coal shipments will increase but that's the
only commodity we lost under Obama. The larger plans will take years to
develope. During this period net income will be low then, an
unbelievable explosion of wealth.  The hard hit is, Trump just
eliminated the DC Lobbyist who funnel money to the railroads. Watch for
the Mississippi to be dredged, Keystone pipe line, inland ports,
increasing the size of tunnels for rail. highways in the Mid West,
remote control trains and a beautiful new BNSF RR for Warren Buffet..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 February 2017

Ciao to A Tiny Owner,
Maybe, just maybe, things would be safer & better
overall for employees with a new regime in charge.

Name: A tiny owner
E-mail: IOwn400
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 February 2017

(I remembered our Webmaster at Valentines)

So CSX may have the $300M man coming in.  I looked up "Precision
Railroading."  It is:
THE FIVE FOUNDATIONS OF PRECISION RAILROADING*

    IMPROVING CUSTOMER SERVICE
    CONTROLLING COSTS
    OPTIMIZING ASSET UTILIZATION
    OPERATING SAFELY
    VALUING AND DEVELOPING EMPLOYEES

*
http://www.cpr.ca/en/investors/precision-railroading-philosophy-can-build-a-leading-transcontinental-railway

I don't get it  Isn't that what CSX is supposed to be doing now?

Let us assume the Mr. Harrison is better than Mr. Ward.  CSX made about
$1.86B profit last year.  Could Mr. Harrison make the company 16% more
profitable to justify his $300M signing bonus?  Another way to look at
is per employee.  CSX has 36K employees.  If you gave each one $8K
could the company do all those 5 things without Mr. Harrison?

I understand my share is small potatoes.  I got rid of a big chunk
after seeing the post from the retired FRA guy.  I am interested in
others opinions.

My apology for putting this in the "Safety" forum.
Ciao!

Name: THE whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 February 2017

L&N
Yes that would be me. Years ago I use to post my name and e-mail
address. I had a deposition in Washington to represent a train
engineer. When I got there the attorney representing the rr was there
and two attorneys from the FRA.  I was presented with a stack of
CSX-SUCKS posts. I was ask to verify my name and e-mail after
on the posts. Then they wanted me to verify the comments. It was clear
the FRA was trying to pin something bad on me. It was apparent the FRA
was working to represent the rr instead of going after the rr for a
signal failure. If you are a Dispatcher then surely you have witnessed
Signal failures.  The signals are required to be fail-safe also, and
they were when we used a pole line.  They changed the system and put
the code on the tracks which results in failures, the same as
crossings. Why did they do this jeopardizing the safety of the crew?
MONEY! Putting the code on the tracks saves huge amounts on maintaining
the pole line, not to mention train delays due to the pole line being
down.  Whooooo sure feels good to talk with other railroaders!

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 February 2017

So L@N Sackscratcher crossing signals in dark territory are called meat
balls or what? Your meaningless---who could care less question was
answered as asked. Get over it potty mouth.
Here's the real question
There were 14 railroaders killed and 3,456 injured last year and
it was all 100% their own fault. Yes or No

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 February 2017

Well, Professor rr aka dumbass COMER, see you are wrong again . Quit
trying to fool people using different handles.  No you dumbass those
are not signals that is crossing protection.  So, we've already
answered the question that dark territory has signals and you try to
answer it and you FLunked, just like you did in kindergarten.. That is
a questions that had been asked of you for three years and you still
have not gotten it right... Just leave this website and go find an
ambulance to chase because you really starting to embarrassing
yourself.

Comer you are nothing more than a worthless piece of shit... so get
BENT you BAFOON...

Name: Professor RR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 February 2017

OK some road crossings have signals in dark territory. Got that right
and answered. But who really gives a flying flamingo there tinker toy
train boy fake dispatcher? Are you getting off yet acting like a real
railroad guy?

Let's see here 14 railroaders killed and 3,456 injured last year and
it was all 100% their own fault huh? Just ask the FRA and NTSB
investigators.

State - All States  County - All January To December, 2016 Reporting
Level:...  ALL
Employee hours:     402,448,463
EMPLOYEES ON DUTY CASES:    3,560   Frequency per 200,000 hours worked:
    1.77
Total fatalities: 14   1.84% of all fatalities 
Total nonfatal conditions:    3,546   49.27% of all nonfatal cases
2012.242315 x 1.77= 3,561.17
113,047 hours-- 2080 working hours in a year-- 54.35 years

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 February 2017

Whistleblower, I was not trying to throw you a curve ball at all, as far
as having signals in dark territory. This was a question that could only
probably be answered by people in the railroad industry.  Don't feel
too bad that you did not know the answer . Now, 98% of all crossing
accidents are the fault of the driver. This is based on facts that are
compiled from the FRA and the NTSB. I can promise you from my own
investigations that these numbers are true. These are based from
downloads from engines, videos, witnesses, skidmarks, broken gates and
other factors that can substantiate my claim.

 Now, you claim to be whistleblower  against CSX Transportation . I
think I know who you are . I will just give initials only. D.N.

 If this is who you are, I will be more than happy to accommodate you
on learning a little bit more about the railroad and its operations .

Name: THE whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 February 2017

L&N
Sorry for posting so much it's just interesting stuff.
You say that the driver is at fault 98 per cent of the time FACT.
This is fact as far as you know. CSX uses heavy propaganda on the
public and its own employees. The findings of a Congressional
Investigation on FRA Oversight performed by the USDOT was that 90 per
cent of the time an accident was blaimed on the drivers.
They also found that these records from the FRA was actually reports
from the railroads
who self investigate 90 per cent of the accidents, then report to the
FRA.  The investigation found that in a one year period there were over
three thousand accidents and the FRA investigated only seven. The
propaganda tool used by railroads is a state sponsored organization
called Operation Lifesaver who misinform the public based on the
records of the FRA which gets their facts from railroad self
investigating.  When we were working an investigation with the USDOT
the DOT was supposed to stop the 1 million given to OLI each year. When
John Snow was nominated to US Secretary of Treasury the DOJ closed the
investigation eleminating the investigators budget.
The 90 per cent driver at fault is completely false. Ever hear of a Cop
On aTrain? Pure propaganda to poison the public, media, judges,
potential jurors, etc..

Name: THE whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 February 2017

L&N
Sorry I guess our terminology is different. I don't have a clue what
you're talking about.
Signals Design Engineer, Crossing Design Engineer, Materials Engineer,
Programs Engineer,Certified Signal and Crossing Maintainer. 500 Water
Street.

I tried to change things internally to keep from being involved in
defrauding the government. I was being ask by Signal Supervisors to
stop purchasing the control circuits that operate lights and gates,
because they are illegal and get people killed.
After many death threats from the top and threats against my family I
submitted my resignation and turned Whistleblower. I've spent 7 years
working with the Department of Justice, US Department of
Transportation, FBI and multiple states investigating CSX and NS RR.
Instead of CSX doing what's right they chose to blacklist me. 

I too have since retired. I've had to wait through two presidency for
one who just might rectify things.
Ha! We both may be moles. I'll take my chances.

Name: L&L dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 February 2017

Well, whistleblower your answer was wrong. That was not a trick question
at all . There are signals in dark territory.  My question is what are
they used for?  DD do not have signals . Now, I was through talking to
corporate along time ago since I am now retired. Just what department
do you work for in corporate ? That way I can customize my questions
towards you so you can understand them. You do know that 98% of the
crossing accidents are due to driver error.

Name: THE whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 February 2017

L&N
Now L&N you know my answers right, that was a trick question
Close it was called the J.R. Depreist after the inventor of the Hot Box
Detectors.
You knew the dispatchers were moved and wouldn't know this info
without being CSX. 
Have you ever wanted to speak openly to CSX corporate? Nows your
chance, BRING IT On! Seriously, I will help you guys anyway I can, our
railroad is in trouble.
Once a CSX employee always a CSX employee.

Name: THE whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 February 2017

Woolley Bully
Thanks for the post
There's a couple problems here. 
The government and railroads are closing crossings funneling traffic
into one crossing. This is to help in facilitating remote control
trains. The materials removed from closed crossings belong to the
government and once removed the Feds require these materials be sold
and monies returned to the government. Instead the railroads are
stealing this material. For clarification go to the main scene and
click on CSX in the news. Schroll to the first article ( CSX to pays
5.9 million). You will see where CSX agreed to the theft.  
2. The gates were down for a long time. In other words the warning
system went into a fail-safe mode of operation which the law requires
immediate attention from a maintainer understanding that people who are
being blocked will assume there is no train and attempt to cross. 
3 The railroad was at fault along with the trucker who was trapped
unless the 5 tractor trailers could back up and use a different route.
Are the railroads and FRA aware of this problem? Sure, but our thought
is for a driver to find another route or go around the gate but, if
you're hit it's the drives fault.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 February 2017

Well, whistleblower there are signals in dark territory.  Now, do you
know what they are used for? Now, let me check you out. There is no
longer a centralized dispatching center in Jacksonville ( Op Center)
for the whole railroad, aka the Dufford center. It was decentralized
about seven years ago. You should have known that. It is now located in
about 7 cites through out CSX.

Name: Wooly Bully
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 February 2017

Whistle Blower ---L@N Distractor was using a year old example of evil
doer driver leaving out the past 60 second down failure of gates.
Walter Strawn Drive had the cantilevers, traffic signal interconnects
which probably were all stolen by the soooo safety conscious railroad.
Where are the stolen used signals kept?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/joliet-romeoville/news/ct-joliet-train-truck-collision-20160219-story.html

A southbound Amtrak train struck a semi truck carrying all-terrain
vehicles in Joliet Friday after the truck's driver drove around downed
warning gates, Joliet police said.Four semi trucks had gone around the
downed gates before the train struck the fifth truck, police said. No
injuries were reported. 
"The (gates) according to witnesses had been down for an extended
period of time," said Joliet Police Deputy Chief Edgar Gregory.
"Don't know what that amount of time exactly was."Cedric Randel, 37,
of Chicago, received three traffic citations including improper lane
usage, stop arm violation and no proof of insurance, Gregory said. The
trucks were headed west on Laraway Road, west of Illinois Hwy. 53 when
they entered into the eastbound lane in order to go around the crossing
arm, he said.
Randel's tractor got through the intersection, but the trailer was
struck, Gregory said. The train came to a stop about 200 feet south of
the crash, he said. The train had left Joliet's Union Station about
10:30 a.m. headed toward St. Louis about 10 minutes before the crash,
according to passenger Marty Sitko of Palatine. Passengers on the train
said they heard the collision but did not see what happened until after
they got off the train. 
"We heard a loud crash," said Amtrak passenger Katie McCullen of
Oregon. Randel declined medical attention, Gregory said. "As far as we
know, no one on the train was injured," he said.
To clear the intersection, the train was being moved to the northbound
tracks and sent back to Joliet's Union Station and put out of service,
Gregory said. Some passengers chose to detrain at the crash site, while
others waited to return to Union Station, he said.
The area experiences heavy truck traffic because of nearby trucking
inter modals. The traffic there was made worse by the controversial
closing of the intersection of Walter Strawn Drive in Elwood just south
of where Friday's crash occurred.

Name: THE whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 February 2017

The site is too small to cover all railroad corruption. It would be too
confusing to read.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 February 2017

All these posts regarding highway/street crossing accidents.
What about all the other things too for crying out loud? Safety First.

Name: THE whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 February 2017

Woolley Bully
The Utube post didn't come up. Please repost.

Name: THE whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 February 2017

L&N
The reason I post using different tags is because of the FRA monitoring
this site and using posts against people. I will try to use the same tag
MAYBE.
Dark territory is areas of track that does not have signals. So your
answer is NO.
Please read the content of posts to determine if a poster is legit or
not. Should be pretty easy since few people know railroads and
terminology. Now let me check you out.
Where is the CSX Dispatcher control center located? What's it called?
Who was it named after and why?  Who ordered all the materials for the
center? Who was the design engineer? When was the center cut in? And
most important why did we go to a centralized dispatch rather than
local?

Name: Wooly Bully
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 February 2017

Key words
Broken gates
200 feet --train blew stop and flag
Shortage of maintainers
Too narrow crossing
Major theft of crossing equipment from Walter Strawn Drive (WAS) the
best looking crossing in the country. 

"The (gates) according to witnesses had been down for an extended
period of time," said Joliet Police Deputy Chief Edgar Gregory.
"Don't know what that amount of time exactly was."
Randel's tractor got through the intersection, but the trailer was
struck, Gregory said. The train came to a stop about 200 feet south of
the crash, he said.
The traffic there was made worse by the controversial closing of the
intersection of Walter Strawn Drive in Elwood just south of where
Friday's crash occurred.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CHiUN8XTWs

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 February 2017

A southbound Amtrak train struck a semi truck carrying all-terrain
vehicles in Joliet Friday after the truck's driver drove around downed
warning gates, Joliet police said.
Four semi trucks had gone around the downed gates before the train
struck the fifth truck, police said.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 February 2017

Whistle blower/heads up/ Comer/Sherlock/Professor rr/Pines lover/ 

No, I will not back off, people like you are bullies but you can't
bully me.  You post under so many different handles it's hard to keep
up with. The FRA and NTSB has warned you as well as your buddy Pines
for LYING.   You are a bombastic and a belligerent individual.  You
have problems with people who know more than you and prove you wrong
time and time again . Over 97% of all crossing accidents are the fault
of the driver .  NOW THAT IS A FACT. You know that but you will not
admit it..

 You say dark territory is not signalized .  That was not the question.
 Does dark territory have signals ? The answer is either yes or no..

 You pay people to lie for you.. You work for personal injury lawyers
and that's how you make your bloodmoney.  You are nothing but a
cheerleader for frivolous lawsuits.. You state that Amtrak's are
notorious for losing a shunt.  That is absolutely a false statement. 
When you make statements like that I have to question your honesty,
your investigating skills and also your railroad knowledge . Which is
it?  At least Pines has an excuse for making false statements and
outlandish claims because he is clueless . But you claim to work within
the railroad industry but yet you still make false accusations and
can't back them up , which you have been called out on many times.  

You are pathetic..

Name: THE whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 February 2017

Pines
You are smarter than this! Posters who have nothing to contribute on
safety are simply posting to discredit the site. They are probably
corporate or FRA.
It would be best to post as APE and no name. Your last post was
beneficial to many people but loose the childish arguments. The article
you posted is filled with talking points showing Railroad corruption,
police ignorance and an FRA working to protect the railroad corporates.
Pick the articles apart and post what you find. Contact the media
reporter and share information.
Just so L& N will back off:  Dark Territory is track not signalized.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Name: Robert  Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 February 2017

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/02/14/a-line-train-collides-with-van-killing-driver/#comment-97057
Another killed by bad gates.
When Jens Bang also known as L@N sackscratcher was contacted for his
expert advise here his comment was he knows nothing about railroads or
signals but is only an expert in noses and mommas apron strings.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 February 2017

It looks like this Comer character uses different handles all the time.
One Minute he thinks he's a professor, the next time he thinks he's a
kindergartner teacher... You can tell that he really doesn't know
anything about the railroad because he will not answer questions .
Especially simple ones that are yes or no... I think we found out how
big his nose IS, it's red and it looks like bozo...and it is HUGE...
Must be a Hillary supporter,  lying all the time.  I guess that is how
he makes a living, lying and being deceptive.

Name: ProfessorRR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 February 2017

L&N dispr --- Your excessive superfluity of vulgarity only shows you
flunked third grade in the most simple subjects.

The railroad safety part here which is quite long has -0- railroad
safety suggestions from you. Is that because your really a dimwit with
a fixation on showing your total lack of railroad knowledge?

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 February 2017

Looks like this Comer dude is a real wack job..Just how big is his nose?

Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 February 2017

Comer, at least have the balls to quit posting under different names ,
you know you're great at that. Just like  Libby, can't stand it when
somebody knows more than you.

Does dark territory have signals?   Be a man and answer the question? 
Don't be a Hilldabeast and quit dancing around the question.  Now go
find an ambulance to chase, loser.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 February 2017

ProfessorRR----L&N came from a RR septic tank.  That's why everything
the airhead sez is a pile of poop as high as Mt. Everest.  He reminds
me a lot of T-Rump-it----one of the biggest phonies in U.S. history. 3
dollar bill.  Bottom line:  He can't stand anyone with a functioning
brain.  His went boom-busted a long time ago. THINK dead battery.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 February 2017

Comer/professorAzz... You are not fooling anybody so crawl back under
the rock you came from , you lowlife piece of shit.

Name: ProfessorRR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 February 2017

Where did the this safety thread get this reject L&N dispr whose number
ability is like a third grade drop out.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 February 2017

Trucks caused 3414 deaths compared to 244 on the railroad.

If trucks were trains they would have killed 20,484 people...


FACT : Trucks kill 6 to 1 compared to railroads...

Pines is a bonified LIAR and a certified CONVICT.  Pines wife was a
drunk that tried to derail a train.

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 February 2017

Fact 1 ---If truckers drove trains in 2014 they would have killed
279,132 people not only 4,000
Fact 2--- If trainers drove trucks in 2014 they would have killed 5
people not 765.
Fact 3---L@N clown needs a trip out to Sherrys Ranch. Or there is
crazed out railroaders center in Ten0see he might impress someone.

Fatalities by Freight Transportation Mode:2013
Large truck 3,964
Freight railroad 509
2014 Truck miles  279,132,000,000
SELECTION: Railroad - ALL
Region: All Regions
State - All States  County - All
January To December, 2014 Total fatalities:      765   Total train
miles:     765,988,151

279,132/766=364

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 February 2017

Comer , your twat hat must be cutting off the circulation to your pea
brain. A simple question for simpleminded libtard.  You refuse to
answer a simple yes or no question...What are you afraid of, big nose
Comer?  That you might actually expose yourself as the fraud that you
really are?  Not get into your little chevy spark and chase down an
ambulance and get you some quick blood money.  You are lower than whale
shit. Now crawl back under the rock you came from.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 February 2017

HEDGE FUND EYES CSX CONTROL

AP Feb 11, 2017

NEW YORK - CSX extended its deadline for board nominations, implying
that talks with a hedge fund about control of the railroad may be
ongoing.

Paul Hilal's hedge fund, Mantle Ridge, is attempting to install
railroad executive Hunter Harrison at the head of CSX. Harrison
announced his retirement from Canadian Pacific several weeks ago. On
Friday, deadline for nominations was pushed to Feb. 24.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 February 2017

L&N --The "dark territory" is definitely between your ears.  From your
posts it is clear there are no "signals" of rationality going on in
that bone-head of yours.  AND, anyone who voted for T-Rump-it is either
stupid or a millionaire-billionaire Plutocrat (look it up, dummy!) 
Maybe, like you, they flunked kindergarten more than once.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 February 2017

2060 railroad crossing accidents compared to 500,000 truck accidents.

Pines LIES again...

Trucks kill 6 to 1 compared to the railroad..

Pines wife is still dead

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 February 2017

NoMo and L@N sackscratcher So which is dumb and which is dumber in the
foamer room? L@n sackscratcher thinks sun wash makes crossing signals
un-safe and 100 million more trucks than trains have only 7 times as
many fatalities which makes truckers 99 times safer.

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 February 2017

Goddamn...this site hasn't changed a bit in 15 years. Still the same
complaints; same piss poor management: Pines still howling at the
moon!

I see where Hunter Harrison might come on board and clean the trash out
at Water St. Well try anyway, he won't live long enough to finish the
job...it's a very big job, lots of trash.

Donnie talks big but he won't deliver. The mid term election will rid
Congress of the Republican majority in both chambers and Donnie will be
Impeached or removed due to mental defect shortly thereafter. I wonder
how Elaine Chao will work out as Secretary of Transportation? Don't
expect any help from her, you do know she's married to Mitch
McConnell

Anyway, I'm thinking about all you poor stiffs every time I lift one,
which is pretty often anyway...good lucl and keep 'em on the rails!

       Laissez les bons temps rouler...Let the good times roll

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 February 2017

Pines post a a video of a crossing gate working absolutely perfect .
Then claims there is low-voltage when the sun shining directly on the
gates . The only low-voltage is the ones going to your brain. Again, he
continually lies . That is what got him 11/29 in the county jail... 

 Oh and by the way, is your wife still dead? Splat

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 February 2017

Trucks kill 6 to 1 compared to the railroad.  Every railroad crossing
accident is 100% avoidable.  Trucks run with no steering or brakes,
they cook the books and drive 24 hours with no sleep.  They are allowed
to run in snow, ice, fog, sleet, rain, darkness, always speeding and
trying to run you over.  There speed needs to be restricted to 15 mph. 
all they do is clog up the interstates and cause massive accidents and
deaths every 11 seconds...

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2017

So L&N real name Jens Bang(his momma) you dream of killing people on
your 8 yard scoop which is the closest thing to a train you'll ever
run?

http://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20110714/NEWS/107140413 The
clowns cut and paste was from this---Am I crazy or is that gate all the
way out bolts and all?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly1qn_tJaIc This last year video of
that crossing in Maine shows a definite low voltage/dim light problem
just by looking at the track signals ---plus a sissy train horn and
sight obstructions. The trucker should be a hero for slowing down if
the facts were known.

Plus no advance approach lights. Looks like it is time to clean house
at the NTSB---Federal Railroad-bought Association---and state railroad
safety wherever they sleep.

Name: L&N
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 February 2017

Pines,are they still picking pieces of your drunk ignorant wife's ass
out of the front of a SD 40?  Ahhh the sound of crunching metal in the
morning..

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2017

L&N dusor you a goofy queer why your mommy hides you in Idaho? She still
wipe you?

Name: L&N dusor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 February 2017

Hillary Clinton received 800,000 votes from illegal aliens, also the
number of dead people that voted for Hillary are still being counted .

A new study reveals that Hillary Clinton received at least 800,000
votes from non-citizens during this years Presidential election,
verifying claims made by President Trump..

 So big nose Comer the clown, are you one of the illegal aliens or you
want to do dead people that voted for Hilda beast...

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 February 2017

Comer, you nothing but a blood thirsty ambulance chasing parasite. Ever
hear of paying off people to lie ? Well, you should because that's
what you do for living . You have people LIE for you so you can extort
money out of railroad companies . You are absolutely pathetic and lower
than whale crap. What is really funny is everybody knows you're full of
crap.

Speaking about being an alcoholic, you have the reddest nose I've ever
seen and get rid of those 1970s glasses you have . You really look like
a bozo.. Why do you refuse to answer questions that are asked of you ?
You say you only got paid for 10% of the investigations that you've
done ? So, in another words you are in a charity business . So I guess
your full-time job is being a clown . Well I'll tell you why you
didn't get paid for the rest of them because they were all based on
LIES you told. So, I guess you make your living working at McDonald's.
Your little Bobby pen and rubberbanded invention must have been a big
joke and not worth a crap . Again, being in the military does that make
you qualified to be a railroad expert . People on the Internet are
getting tired of hearing the same old crap you keep putting out...total
BS .. I don't know whether to offer you a breath mint or piece of
toilet paper.... So why don't you take a flying leap into Lake
stupid...

Oh, does dark territory have signals? The question is ,will you ever
answer the question. Then again ,if you don't know it ,you just dodge
the question .That is because you can't lie your way out of it because
somebody knows more about it than you. Now buzz off, bigmouth.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 February 2017

JBL--L&N dispr--OK TOM, some people who know you mention your
alcoholism, but that's another subject. You said, "reprimanded by FRA
for lying"---on what planet did you get that? Budweiserlandia? Figures
you would say such a monstrous lie! Just like T-Rump-it, NO LIE is big
enough. I did assist the USDOT-IG in an investigation of the FRA in
2004-2005---maybe your alky-twisted brain cells got things
backwards/upside down? Yep.
AND, I never "made a living" from investigating RR crossing crashes!
NEVER! I never got paid a dime for 90% of them. I did it to help
families. You really pulled that out of your rear end, as usual. The
actual area of "Dark Territory" is right on your shoulders and the
"signals" appear---from your B.S. rants and B.S. posts, to be
distorted beyond comprehension. You are well aware that I invented a
new train detection system and crossing warning device system AND that
a State railroad agency asked me to present it to them. I did that in
1997. A half page story in a local newspaper covered it with my picture
holding a strobe light. AND, unlike me, you never served a day in our
military. I was in military intelligence and overseas for nearly 3
years during the Vietnam war. So, keep on kissing RR-OLI rear ends and
get off here. YOU are stinking up the Internet.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 February 2017

So, L&N dispr and jbl---one and the same in your 24/7/365 clown suit,
YOU grossly failed to see, or admit, what actually happened in that
Amtrak-truck crash so many years ago in Berwick.  SEE--bonehead, there
was a witness, whom you failed to acknowledge, that saw the warning
devices come on AFTER the crash.  It turns out the person you mentioned
wasn't even a credible witness.  Ever heard of RR accident cover-ups? 
You know all about those because you are a cover-up artist yourself. 
How about BNSF paying those 2 people in Anoka, MN to LIE and say the
lights/gates were working when the car was hit?  One got $5,000 and the
other got $10,000!  Too bad for BNSF when one of them got drunk and
bragged about it.  It's right here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAIk7UGMBXM&t=996s      OH, and what
about the Union Pacific $37 million attempted cover-up?  It's here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArCA6zk6djA&t=121s    BOTTOM LINE--YOU
are as credible as a 3 dollar bill and I'm not surprised you support
Neo-Adolf T-Rump / Drumpf, Draft-Dodger!--who has already proved ($25
million settlement with former students of his illegal Trump U.) that
he's a gigantic liar.  He yelled and yelled that he would NEVER settle
any lawsuits about Trump U.  Then, a couple of days after the election,
HE DID!!!  Voting?  Of course, his daughter is registered in 2 states
to vote and so are some of his pals!  Oooops!   SO, do us all a favor
here and put your head back where the sun doesn't shine.  Comb
T-Rump's hair while ya'all are in there!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 February 2017

Yogi
All the safety rules are to protect CSX in case you decide to sue them.
In court they will find a rule you have broken. You are simply a number
to corporate. They could care less if you live or die, except for a
news article. Why don't you feel safe?

Name: robert  pines
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 February 2017

www.ntsb.gov/news/speeches/RSumwalt/Pages/sumwalt_20150324o.aspx

NTSB guy get's "Carl" ---his handyman killed by train by NO LAW. My
guess Carl real name was Carlos which the NTSB big-shot considers those
types little people.

www.ntsb.gov/news/speeches/RSumwalt/Pages/sumwalt_20150325c.aspx

NTSB guy plays deaf, blind, and stupid about "CARL".
Questions are ---WHO paid for this two day worthless dog and pony
show---HOW MUCH paid for this worthless dog and pony show--- WHO was
there at this two day worthless dog and pony show---Where is the rest
of the two day worthless dog and pony show showing---And why the ones
killing hundreds on strike????

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 February 2017

Yogi, as long as you remain in "a place of safety" I can't imagine
what could possibly make you feel unsafe.  Lardass Joe will be watching
to make sure your'e safe.

Name: Yogi
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 February 2017

I don't feel safe in Avon Yard.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 February 2017

Don't worry about who the posters are, who knows some may be monitoring
this site from a coffee shop in Iran, or worse yet Washington. Maybe
CSX&#128516;

Name: 
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Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 February 2017

That you in the news article Comer?  You gonna let some little cop get
the best of you? I thought you were Intelegence.  Dab burn Obama even
screwed up Intel. Err was it crooked Hillary? Gooooo Trump!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 February 2017

Horsewaggled is one of many screen names used by Robert T. Pines of
Sullivan, Missouri. He hates the railroad industry and everyone
connected with it. He trolls the web for anything railroad related that
he can comment on. Fortunately, very few people have any real regard for
his wack-job comments.
 Reply

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 February 2017

Pineturd, hornswoggle, Bob Todd, Missouri, Kline, JJ, Robert "the
convict" Pines...too many to keep up with

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 February 2017

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/bovina-tx/TVHP71DJG2RIISLIE/p12

Looks like our L@N Dispatcher clown had an AOL account under JBL just
like Disqus. Kinda funny him calling posters me. Same syntex and
everything.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 February 2017

A Toledo woman is dead after her vehicle collided with a train late
Thursday in South Toledo.

Billie Jo Christian, 40, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash
at South Avenue and Wenz Road, police said.

Ms. Christian was traveling south on Wenz Road when she apparently
drove around the railroad’s crossing gates. She collided about 10:38
p.m. with an eastbound Norfolk Southern train.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 February 2017

Here is a typical big nose bozo Comer LIE...

Cliff Cole, a spokesman from Amtrak's New York office, said the
company's only reply to those comments would be that "Amtrak is
satisfied that they operate a completely safe and reliable train
system."

Pan Am Railways is the agency responsible for the rails and gate; a
representative was out of the office Wednesday afternoon and could not
be reached for comment.

Patricia Quinn, executive director of the Northern New England
Passenger Rail Authority that operates Amtrak's Downeaster service,
said, "No one has come back and said there was anything wrong with a
circuit" and that the gate worked before and after the crash.

North Berwick Police Chief Stephen Peasley, who spoke with Comer for
about 20 minutes on the phone this week, does not think Comer's
information is credible.


"It doesn't jibe with (any) of the evidence that we're getting," he
said. "I think his intentions are very good, but I don't think he
knows enough about our situation."

Comer acknowledged that his observations have come from viewing
photographs and video of the crash scene. Peasley said Comer's
statements are inaccurate "because he's not getting it first-hand."

Harland Cofferen, a witness who was behind the truck when it went
through the crossing, told the Herald the lights were flashing and the
gate was down when the crash occurred.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 February 2017

Engine repair: train dispatchers are not responsible for speed
restrictions in service areas or yards. TD give speed restrictions on
mainline track . But to answer your question, question it is 5 mph. oh,
and believe it or not, conductors are not ignorant proof either. 

Wordtothewise or pines, your rant actually didn't make any sense
that's okay, neither does pines.  My question to pine turd is why are
we being robbed blind and having the state penal institution allow
convicts like you computers.  

Big nose Comer, your constant BS never ends does it? Blah blah blah
again with your military crap, who cares? Why don't you tell us about
the times the FRA has caught you in lies and fined you. Please tell us
about your numerous reprimands by state attorneys ... you typical
liberals can't except the truth and will lie at the drop of a hat .
Won't don't you tell us about all the dead people that voted for
Hildabeast, the illegal aliens and people who voted twice?

Scandals involving Hilda beast:  Whitewater, file gate, Vince Foster
mystery, cattle futures, Lootergate, drug dealer donor scandal, Ponzi
scheme and political favors, Benghazi, email cover-up .. What is funny
is Trump has done more in two weeks than Obama did in eight years.  He
is living up to his campaign promises and you libtards can't stand it
...

 Now crawl back under your rock,you low life piece of shit.. Oh, still
have not answered the question does dark territory have signals?

Name: unplugged
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2017

BOYS!


Welcome to superbowl weekend. For those of us who don't watch that
game plan on being called all night while they run the rosters trying
to find someone to work. Especially the avon guys. Got the boards cut
to nothing and half got FMLA! So plan on not getting any sleep. Plan on
being tired as hell when they keep calling you. Plan on getting pissed
because they leave messages trying to trick you into picking up the
phone. Try keeping you cool when they get crappy and threaten you. If
you go to work tired and pissed off its unsafe for everyone. Just step
back and try to calm down. Drink lots of coffee. Tell the trainmasters
at that stupid job briefing that your tired as hell because they woke
you up all night and finally made you take an extra board job they
couldn't fill.  IT UNSAFE TO WORK TIRED AS HELL BECAUSE OF THE
COMPANIES MAN POWER SHORTAGE.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 February 2017

http://www.wlwt.com/article/truck-runs-railroad-crossing-strikes-oncoming-train/8676598

...drove across the marked stop bar... crashed into the closed railroad
gate...and past the flashing railroad crossing sign...
Ohio State Highway Patrol have dirty rotten culprit down to the
fricking paint on the street.Is this open case crap even legal?

... "drove across the marked stop bar, crashed into the closed
railroad gate, and past the flashing railroad crossing sign, before it
struck the northbound CSX train," according to a release sent by the
Ohio State Highway Patrol...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 February 2017

CSX lover \ ignorant moron:
"My" Conductor?  When & where were you able to purchase to own a
Conductor?  THE Conductor.

Name: CSX safety assurance
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 February 2017

CSX revenue is down and so we need to cut back.
Effective immediately all CSX Safety Management is fired!
CSX puts safety first.  Therefore We have opted to give Love offerings
to the CSX-SUCKS website in exchange for information on poor safety
conditions at CSX. It has come to managements attention that safety
information from this site is more accurate than our previous method of
gaining knowledge of any poor safety area. For example, we had no
knowledge of safety problems in the CSX Signal Department.  Those
Signal guys won't tell us nothing! (Disclaimer)
We will be working closely with posters.
Thank you for your service
Have a Safe CSX day.
CSX Safety Managemnet

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 February 2017

Fed Ex truck gettin hit. Is there like little blue smurfs to clean the
windows and cameras off the back window which is the front window when
a passenger train is in push mode when it's snowing?

Name: CSX lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2017

Vetting Watchdog
I'm having hot flashes and have no air conditioner. Filing a claim!
My conductor keeps leaving the toilet seat up. I'm filing a claim.
When I'm on my monthly I'm extremely unsafe, angry and CSX needs to
mark me off (with pay) 
I'm filing a grievance!
My conductor farts all the time which is unsafe. I'm filing a
complaint since I have no A/C.
I took a couple days off for a legitimate cause ( protest march in
Washington) and I got wrote up.  This is sexism and I'm suing.
CSX hasn't paid me for previous claims. I'm walking out who's with
me?

Name: John Maxwell
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 February 2017

I'm a proud member of the United Mine Workers Union.
We fill your coal cars while you sit in the train with no air
conditioner. Let me help you a bit. We understand bad working
conditions. We work in coal dust so thick we have to wear masks.! Our
skin is black from dust. We crawl on our hands and knees in water a
mile under ground with a boss on top screaming and cursing at us over a
phone. If we're not gassed, blown to kingdom come, crushed by a
continuos miner or have a roof cave in on us, it's a good day.  This
goes with the territory to keep the lights on but, when mine safety is
sacrificed we all walk.  You see we all have complaints about better
working conditions.  You can complain til the cows come home but it
will always fall on deaf ears unless it pertains to safety. Hope this
helps brother.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 February 2017

Legal

Oh yes Stop, Look and Listen is a law. The UTU or BLE knows different
laws, regs and company rules than the Signal union.  @ xing with
gates---- Stop and do not circumvent the gates. @ xing with lights only
when lights flash Stop then proceed yielding  to the right of way of the
train. Stop, Look and Listen.  State law a driver must yield to the
trains right of way.  If you are missed by a train, no harm no foul. 
If you are hit by a train police have one law to enforce. Driver failed
to yield to the trains right of way. Of course the police having only
one law to enforce it has to be the drivers fault each time.  The
railroads report to the FRA the same thing. Check the FRA records. Now
before you liberals start vetting me I taught this class at the
University of North Florida (in Jax.) for Investigative Police
Technolgy Management (IPTM) at the same time the government was paying
CSX to train its own engineers at UNF. How did that work out for you
guys?
Bottom line? Yes drivers do stupid things and endanger train crews,
activation failures like the Fed Ex truck happens all the time. Now
Legal, the union has been put on notice. Does the union take
preventative action or wait on a train crew to be blaimed or worse
killed before you represent them?

Name: Crossing maintainer csx
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2017

Hey you guys even play Railroad trivia. WOW!
Q: what is dark territory?
A: when Trump protesters shoot out all the signals on the Osceola from 
Boston to Washington the territory goes dark.

Name: Signal maintainer csx
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2017

Lot of talk going on about this sight figured we'd join in. I can add
something about the Fed Ex truck gettin hit. You wanna show this
detection circuit failing without snow and ice?  Take a jumper cable
and connect it across the tracks about a hundred feet from the
crossing.  Now the gates will go down for about a minute then they'll
go back up.
Now take your camera to be ready for that UTA train to come roller
through the crossing the same way.  Wooooo. weeee!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2017

I see what you're saying!  Wordtothewise is a liberal or a mole.  He
has nothing to contribute to safety but needs to be heard so he posts
mindlessly.

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 February 2017

He added that there have been some issues at four crossings in the state
with “shunting” when the railroad crossing gates do not fully close at
the appropriate time.

Curtit said crews are working to fix the issue, and that extra train
cars are sometimes added to an Amtrak train to provide more weight to
better send the electronic signals that close gates.

Name: WordtotheWise
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 February 2017

Giving L@N Dispatcher credit for "real" railroad experience makes him
cream all over himself. What's the disease when you dream as a kid
your absentee imaginary daddy drives a big filthy train and then later
you can't stand to hear anything negative about your railroad idol?
There is quite of few of these train on the brain foamers across the
country.Kind of like the railroad disease of worshiping the $$$ idol
and can't stand to hear anything about losing $$$.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2017

Very good Watchdog. Good rant! You just got baited like the other poster
letting go on L&N over Trump. The poster is a flaming liberal who simply
wants to further their own agenda "Hands up don't shoot". Get me on a
TV news report. 
 Is your working conditions horrible? Of course they are! Can they be
fixed? Of course! Why not? CSX is strapped for revenue from low coal
shipments and bad investments like foreign ports. So very . The
shareholders are more ruthless than your supervisor and crap rolls down
hill to you. In lean times ALL maintenance including track gets set
aside to improve share holders cut.  Safety and work conditions go out
the door. If I were running CSX I would realize who creates our revenue
and make sure they were treated very well. Your engines would be very
nice. Why do this? I know who makes me money.  I was watching two CSX
trains a couple days ago. The cars were nasty and coved with gafitti.
The engines were run down. The trains looked like the ghetto in
Detroit.
I am here to help. I'd rather be fishing, but railroads are getting
ready to go through a change and I am ready to help get it right if I
can.
Now, can we please be friends and get on the same page here?

Name: Watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 February 2017

Ape less than a year

Apparently you have no idea the safety issues that happen when a person
is forced to work is a hostile work environment. Maybe you work in a
perfect little job, but csx railroaders don't! When people come to
work pissed as hell, see they have been once again screwed out of their
hard pay, ordered to do work they know they wont get paid for, trains
built wrong and spend half the day cherry picking them, and power that
stinks like shit and has no heat or air in the summer they GET PISSED
OFF AND LOSE FOCUS ON THEIR JOBS! This is a SAFETY ISSUE. I have seen
it so many times in the cab. The hostility of a crew member who's
entire day is ruined from the bull crap tossed in their faces everyday.
I have seen them not focused and just not giving a damn about anything
that happens.  SO DO NOT call me a mole because I don't give a rats
ass about pine crossing rants! 

As for pines and his 14+ years ranting on here about the same old shit,
you tell us just how much has he accomplished. NOT A DAMN THING. Gates
still broken, warning devices still malfunctioning, vegetation in the
way, circuits not correct..BLAH BLAH BLAH

You want to do something about it then shit or get off the pot.
Call your state legislative reps. Call your Indot deparments. Call the
USDOT. Start petitions. Take pictures of the faulty crossings. Do
something other than just play with pines on here. Call the state
police and turn in the hazards. Call the FRA no matter how bought off
you think they are. 
In the meantime just pray you don't have a crew on board thats so
pissed off, disgruntled and distracted that they don't see your ass
flying down the road trying to beat the train. Cause they aint slowing
down for ya! Like all Mama's tell their kids..Look both ways before
you cross the street. Same goes for the tracks!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 February 2017

"L&N Disp" -- there is a term for people like you and T-Rump---3
dollar bills.  Phony--get it?  For all of these years, you have proven,
over and over, by your B.S. postings, to be nothing but a giant
excuse-maker for the RR industry.  You and T-Rump are congenital liars.
 Anyone with a computer and internet access can look up "dark
territory" and find out it doesn't have Track Circuits.  SO, just to
flip your bone-headed lid, here is a great site for info on "dark
territory": 
https://protonex.com/blog/dark-territory-railroad-remote-signaling/

See, you never worked in military intel. like I did and my guess is
that you never served our country in the military as I did.  Your work
in the RR industry has apparently warped your brain so badly that YOU
act like you are the only person on Earth who knows anything about
Track Circuits, shunt failures and T&E, etc.  Maybe with your
non-brilliant mind, you can tell us about CSX and how they got caught
cheating the feds out of 10's of millions of dollars on that steel
plate?  The info about CSX and the QUI TAM--False Claims Act case is
here: 
http://www.nytimes.com/1995/09/30/business/csx-will-pay-whistle-blower-1.18-million.html

AND, maybe you can explain why the FRA's Office of Safety Analysis has
a database of 10's of 1,000's of TOTAL ACTIVATION FAILURES of warning
devices at RR crossings!  Gee, what ever happened to "fail-safe", Mr.
B.S.er?   It's ALWAYS been a monstrous lie.  T-Rump has already spewed
massive lies, such as claiming he would never settle-NEVER-with any of
the students at his defunct and illegal "Trump University."  Then,
just a couple of days after the election, he SETTLED with some of them
for $25 Million!  Like you, he is a congenital liar.  AND, his daughter
is registered to vote in 2 states as are some of his rattlesnake
staffers!  Oops!!!  So, turn off your computer, go take a hike or just
go to FOX fake snooze-news and fill your head with their 24/7 lies. 
And, as some Brits would say--F-Off.

Name: THE whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 February 2017

L&N Dispatcher

Finally!!!  A Trump guy!  I am from Headquarters Jax. I posted here for
years, explaining how CSX worked internally, how employees were
mistreated, government corruption, etc.  The disusions drew national
attention and congressional investigations. I haven't posted for
years. Every time we had a serious discussion (flaming liberal Hillary
types) posters would simply shut down posts on safety by posting pure
non-sense. Many from the press and government investigators complained
to me that they couldn't pick out legitimate posts having to troll
through garbage and discussing posts.
Ever watch Fox News where they debate a liberal? 
Atom
I am following a posting process you recommended to me a long time ago.
It seems to be working.  Ha!

Am I a mole? Of course not, I am the guy in the first article of CSX in
the news. Hopefully I can share some corporate insight that may help
understand CSX. If not, we'll have some fun posting for entertainment
value.

Name: Baiter
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2017

Legal
If your mule sits down in the tomato patch use a carrot to (bait) him I
nto DOING HIS JOB.
That being said, let me ask a question.   If the union is aware of a
railroad purposely putting its members in danger or forcing them to do
tasks that are illegal, does the union take preventative action, wait
until a member is killed or injured, or brake laws and regulations.
Seriously, I don't know how this works, can you please advise on this
safety issue if its ok with the watchdog poster?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2017

Watch dog
Me thinks YOU ARE the mole. If the Pines poster is making credible
posts concerning CSX safety why would you want him to stop posting so
you can rant about anything BUT safety? Makes good sense that if any
poster is concerning Jax. they would want that poster discredited. That
would be YOUR goal.
What the posters are putting up concerning safety is important to all
of us and our families. We don't care about your complaints of dirty
toilets on an engine, nor do we care about Harris picking on you. If
you got a beef with him take it elsewhere. OOOO! no you know he'd beat
the crap out of you, so you whine like a big Weener on this sight.
That's not safety related unless you decide to take that big boy on.

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 February 2017

Posters

Well it looks like our pines/imposter has managed to take control of
the site again. Drawing everyone's attention away from the important
topics at hand. If you are a regular poster on this site or have been a
visitor of it, you know the pines character goes back over 14 years.
Maybe longer. Cant say if he started the recent mess with posting the
incident about the unfortunate van accident but he/it has kept the ball
rolling.  There is a car hit in this country everyday by someone who is
either an idiot, tired or lazy or the unfortunate 
victim of bad view from vegetation, buildings, or improperly maintained
crossing equipment. There is also a car crash everyday due to the same
damn things.  Now, we must ask ourselves why has he decided to continue
this rant. Our guess is he is either off his medication, bored or he is
really the company mole who is paid to come to this site and disrupt
all discussions of topics that have the powers to be in Jacksonville
twisting in their seats.  

So lets take the time to put away Mr. pines rants for the moment and
focus on what is happening in and around our yards!
It may not be long before you have a new Sherriff in the CEO seat and
thing will be seriously changing. If you have not googled Hunter
Harrison then we suggest you do. Read his history, Read his ideas and
strategies. He will get a seat on the board of directors if not CEO. He
WILL be an influence. The supervisors are not protected. They are just
as vulnerable and expendable. They know this. Your unions better be
doing their homework. If there is a change of power you will finally
see what your unions are made of. Reducing the work force means
reducing their income or doubling your dues.

Name: jason wilkerson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 February 2017

anybody need their grass cut?  i'm looking for a job.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 February 2017

What you hear, what you think, is often different than what is known and
can be proven as fact.    What The Hell - - Safety First.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 February 2017

As far as railroad/street crossing accidents: 
We were taught the "stop, look, listen" thing when we were youngsters
& agree with & understand that. No biggy. 
However, freight trains have been way too long for many years now & the
RRs also get away with blocking crossings, sometimes for hours & hours. 
It's no wonder there are accidents.

Name: Frost Heave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 February 2017

L&N dispr and his 15 other handles complete and total resume
http://grw.trains.com/~/media/import/files/pdf/b/4/2/snake_river_rr.pdf
Jens Bang, seen here with his friend and companion BJ, is a native of
California. He has lived in Idaho since 1990, when he began building
the Snake River Railroad. For the past 13 years, he’s been a loader
operator at a bark processing plant. He says, “I currently operate a
loader with an eight-yard bucket, so I have an idea what a cubic yard
looks like.”

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 February 2017

Legal,
What is believed & what is known as fact can be two different things.
Someone with a law degree should understand that more than most.
A person working as a train dispatcher is not totally ignorant-proof. 
There are lots of places, albeit they aren't usually under dispatcher
control, like locomotive repair/service areas, some wye tracks, etc.,
etc.; that are limited to 5 mph max.

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2017

Shannon White

No, there is no law for "stop look listen". However it is common
sense if there are no gates or flashers. If there are activated
flashers then you would be a total idiot not to take the time to look
and listen for a train that might be out of view due to vegetation or a
building. Before you say anything about vegetation there could be
reasons the vegetation isn't removed and its not worth discussing why
a building cant be torn down to make it more visible for the motorist.
Where it is feasible(not gravel roads)there are supposed to be white
lines painted with an "X" where motorist are supposed to stop. This
is noted in most state driving manuals but motorist love to ignore this
law and stop on top of the gates. Human are stupid and use poor judgment
on a daily basis. For some reason people don't understand the
importance of looking out for a 210 ton engine hauling 6-15000 tons of
freight. They run around the gates constantly. I blame the local law
enforcement agencies for not issuing tickets to these people. Maybe if
they did it on a daily basis it would get the point across that the law
is the law and it is no different than running a red light or a stop
sign. It amazes us at how ignorant people are about this law until they
actually have to pay the fine and receive points on their license!


ENGINE REPAIR.  The PERMANENT posted speed in an engine repair shop or
fueling station for csx is 5 mph. IT IS NOT A RESTRICTED SPEED such as
running on a restricted speed signal or on a temporary slow order. L&N
is correct in stating this. Excepted track is 10 mph. Any main line
track that is damaged enough to warrant 5mph would be pulled out of
service per FRA LAW. Whatever your reason for trying to make L&N look
stupid is yours to own. However, if you would have looked deeper into
his response you would have caught that. We believe L&N has credibility
with railroad experience. Enough to know that pines has mental issues
and the others are just baiters.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 February 2017

L&N dispr:
What's the speed limit in locomotive service areas?

Name: frost heave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 February 2017

30126 Highway 41, Blanchard, ID 83804 (208) 437-5521

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 January 2017

Oh, and by the way big nose Comer, there is no such thing as a 5 mph
speed restriction . This just shows how clueless you are about the
railroad . You talk a big game but you are really clueless on how the
railroad operates . You have demonstrated this time and time again...
Not get bent, big nose...

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 January 2017

Well, I see big nose Comer is back at it again.  He loves to ask
questions but he damn sure won't answer any.  Let me ask you a
question Comer, I've been asking you this for the last three years,
does dark territory have signals?  
 Now, let me help you out big nose since you obviously stay confused so
much, if the crossing gates are down you have to stop . I don't know
what part of that you don't understand but I think you have been hit
in the head too many times with the crossing gate.. You know it must be
terrible to have a job that relies on lying, like you do.  What is funny
is how many times you been caught in a lie , kind of like Pines your
brother-in-law.  Now crawl back under the rock which you came from,
nobody wants to hear your bullshit.  

 Pines, since you're a convicted felon, I guess you didn't have a
chance to vote for Hilda beast in the election.  

 Trump is going to straighten out this country , thank God he is in
office.  Hey, big nose Comer you did not think TRUMP would get elected,
did you?  Well, the silent majority has spoken, now it's your time to
sit down and shut up..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 January 2017

"Stop, Look and Listen?"----NOPE!  NOT THE LAW!  Unless the crossing
has a STOP SIGN, the crossbuck is a YIELD sign.  I have a simple
question for certain posters.  IF YOU are driving your car and you
approach a traffic intersection with traffic signals AND the light is
GREEN, do you have to "Stop, Look and Listen?"  When the red lights
are not flashing and the gates are UP at a RR crossing, that is a
strong signal to drivers that NO TRAIN IS COMING!  Maybe you can tell
all of us out here in cyberland what the purpose is for having bells,
flashing lights and gates at a RR crossing.  The active warning devices
are installed because the crossing has characteristics that make it
difficult for drivers to see approaching trains.  And, are you going to
tell me that YOU, while driving on a 55 MPH highway, are going to come
to a complete stop at a RR crossing with lights and gates not
activated?  That giant tractor-trailer on your bumper will run over you
and crush you like stepping on a pop can.  SO STOP making B.S. excuses
for the RR's.  As far as the Utah FED-EX - UTA Frontrunner train crash
is concerned, what do you suppose the Signal Maintainer should have done
when he got to the crossing?  The warning devices were activated by
weather conditions = shorting out the Track Circuit--the lights were
flashing and the gates were blocking traffic.  He should have put
flares at the crossing AND personally flagged the crossing immediately
after turning off the Track Circuit.  And, UTA could have sent at least
2 people to the crossing to protect the driving public.  We also could
ask why the Frontrunner Engineer wasn't notified to approach that
crossing at 5 MPH and be ready to stop before reaching the crossing. 
Instead, the train was moving at a speed of at least 45 MPH when it hit
the trailer.  Bottom line: UTA negligence caused the crash. So don't go
"T-Rump" Kitty-cat Conway with the "alternative facts", which
actually equal 100% LYING.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2017

Shannon White
Sure stop look and listen is a law big dummy!
Answer the question.  If the Fed Ex truck had followed this law would
he have been hit by a UTA train?

Name: Shannon White
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2017

STOP LOOK and LISTEN is a law???  Since when? Please state the motor
vehicle law for civilians, who do not have access to CSX rules and
regulations.  You cross paths with me you better adhere to the law you
big dummy, cause my brake bar will be swinging.  As a CSX supervisor
you represent CSX all too well.

In reply to:
  
Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2017

Pines is using his prayer time in Gitmo to post his rants again.
The law is plain and should be simple enough for even you.
STOP LOOK and LISTEN the train always has the right of way. If the Fed
Ex truck had followed the law he wouldn't have been run over by a UTA
train. Good try Pine Cone now go back in you cage.

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 January 2017

https://www.rideuta.com/-/media/Files/Careers/FrontRunnerQualificationStudyGuide2012.ashx

Grade crossing indicators are located and are they easy to see going 79
mph backwards by yourself when it's snowing?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2017

CSX Crossing maintainer

You're not listening to what the UTA investigator is saying. He said
the circuit used to detect the train is "fail safe" and starts a long
distance from the crossing. Due to snow and ice (that GOD put on the
tracks) the fail safe circuit FAILED.
Legal poster:  you said to contact the union if
youre being forced to do something illegal. This circuit the UTA is
using is illegal according to regulation and is punishable by ten years
in prison if it causes an accident.
We use the same circuit at CSX the only difference is we haven't been
caught on video of it failing. We did have witnesses of the same
failure in Henrietta, NY that killed an elderly couple. CSX and the FRA
blamed the train crew and maintainer.  I'm in a different union but
we'll back the UTU. We need help too".

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 January 2017

Well Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years aka 120 year old tinker
toy boy L@N dish pitcher.

It's GTMO to anyone that's ever been there. I'm a member of the
Fraternal Order Of GTMO Defenders whatever that means. Pretty place.
Water on three sides and guarded fence on the other. Who needs walls?
Lost my senior ring snorkeling when met up with a shark hid behind a
big rock.Kinda like a train at a blind crossing  You ever been out of
Idaho?

So how does a one man band train going backwards stop and flag?

GCOR—Sixth Edition—April 7, 2010—(Revised 04/07/10) 6-17
IF___The crew is notified that the crossing warning system has an
activation failure or that the crossing warning system has been
disabled and an equipped flagger is not at the crossing to provide
warning.
Then___Stop before occupying crossing. After a crew member is on the
ground at the crossing to warn highway traffic, proceed over the
crossing as directed by that crew member. Then proceed at normal speed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2017

Pines is using his prayer time in Gitmo to post his rants again.
The law is plain and should be simple enough for even you.
STOP LOOK and LISTEN the train always has the right of way. If the Fed
Ex truck had followed the law he wouldn't have been run over by a UTA
train. Good try Pine Cone now go back in you cage.

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 January 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpAc8Bcewck
The other video was cropped. Like 40 seconds for gates ---Hot wheels
melt down to track? The almost flattened maintainer can be barely seen
ducking in and out of the equipment house.

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 January 2017

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/01/25/utah-train-violently-smashes-into-semitrailer-at-crossing.html

How/why does a maintainer turn off the gates with no road guards?

So if you walk through the video at 19 seconds to 23 seconds the gates
are coming down...MAGIC or what?

Name: THE whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 January 2017

Boy! I can just see all you guys in Jax. Around a table cursing and
screaming out threats against me. I am a GOD fearing, bible carrying,
gun packing, America loving CSX employee. If GOD wants me to go, I am
ready. If GOD don't want me to go it's not going to happen.
FRA, remember your presenting me (and the union attorney) in Washington
with CSX-sucks posts dating back to 2005? You cherry picked the posts
thinking some were a threat that could be used against me.  I just had
a thought ( imagine that) if I keep a copy of these posts showing where
the railroads are culpable and you FRA are culpable for refusing to
provide Oversight on railroads, I can present them at the right time.
My posts prove I am trying to save lives by making known corruption in
the rail industry prior to improving our rail infrastructure.

Name: THE whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 January 2017

UTA fires employees for hitting a Fed Ex truck.
The report says the crossing maintainer jumpered control circuit
disabling the circuits ability to detect the train, which is against
company policy.
Fact is there is a company rule not to disable the circuit.  Federal
law prevents disabling this circuit so why did the maintainer willfully
ignore company rules and federal regulations? He is told to by his
supervisor the same way (concerned) was told to work after normal hours
contrary to CSX policy. If you don'tfollow what the supervisor says
you're guilty of insubordination. If something goes wrong CSX points
to the rule blaiming poster (concerned),  no win situation huh?
I want to speak directly to each CSX region Signal Engineer and Signal
Supervisor. The problem the UTA maintainer was called out on was, the
gates staying down because the detector circuit thought snow and salt
water mixture was a train sitting on the island or short circuit. It is
impossible to locate and eleminate this shunt. You also can't ask the
maintainer to act outside the law and CSX policy by asking the
maintainer to disable the control circuit and endanger motorist. So how
do you indirectly force the maintainer to commit a crime by disabling
the circuit?  You tell the maintainer to fix the problem (which cant be
fixed) or you'll find someone who can fix the problem! As a result of
this threat, the maintainer has an option of loosing his job, or
disable the circuit and pray no one gets hit. Disabling this circuit is
like firing a gun into a crowd and praying you don't hit some one. When
you kill a driver it is STILL murder!

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 January 2017

The answer is B---Maintainer ---even though the NTSB has like 5
directives not to tinker with the circuits.

It's protocol for all railroads backed by FRA. Keep watching the
results of the UTA train hitting a Fed Ex truck. The train crew,
crossing maintainer or GOD will be charged.

UTA fires employee for causing accident involving FrontRunner train
...
fox13now.com-27 minutes ago
As seen in the video, the railroad crossing arms were up and the
flashing lights and bells that would normally signal an approaching
train were not active.

...But a UTA employee who responded to the scene to investigate the
sensor allegedly bypassed the protection system, against the company's
Standard Operating Procedures, which made the road/train intersection
vulnerable to accidents...

Name: Proud to be an American
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 January 2017

EEEE.Ha!
We're finally able to speak out again. Now come on all you railroad
clerks and train crews, I know all CSX is sneaking Around reading these
posts in fear you might get caught by the MAN. The days of retaliation
are over. Heck! I took a stand almost 30 years ago for what (concerned)
described.  Ha! Lost my gooood CSX job and managed to get myself black
listed to keep me quite.  Yep! I'm still alive and doing well. Going
on 30 years now.  Once a CSX employee, always a CSX employee.  Maybe
not the sharpest or best but, certainly one of the most dedicated.
So let's share some of this information.
Trump has spoken many times about China and Mexico eating us for lunch.
 You send our jobs to other nations and put us out of work. How do all
these products get back to the American people?  To find your answer
Google CSX ports China, CSX ports Cuba and CSX De Mexico just to start
with. You guys want to debate this?
Who was a key player in stealing our jobs? CSX president and CEO John
Snow after he left CSX for the U.S. secretary of treasury position.
Without CSX developing a way to transport the products America would
still have a thriving economy. Who else is involved? The FRA is
certainly a player.  Be very afraid FRA.
You can kill me but, you can't eat me.

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 January 2017

So the train driver is impersonated by a claims agent, or a foreman, or
L@N Dispatcher type who is 120 years old ??? Where does the rail road
find these bottom dwellers to lie?

Accident happens.
Railroad immediately start damage control investigation.
Police show up and file a false report.
Media shows up and police statement the driver was at fault.
The FRA accepts the railroads report that the driver was at fault.
Criminal charges are filed against the driver.
The driver hires an attorney.
The attorney knows nothing about railroads but, knows the railroad
will
eventually pay a couple bucks.
The attorney keeps the driver away from media.
The railroad works with prosecutor and judge to work a deal with
driver.
The attorney suggest to driver to accept the deal and admitt guilt.
The is no suit against railroad as a result of the guilty plea.
Case closed.

Name: John Wayne
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 January 2017

Re: LC
If I may add to your post please.
By concerned posting the supervisors name will in fact cause CSX to
target all those reporting to the super.. While this is a problem the
main problem is (concerned) inadvertently exposed an active
Racketeering scheme of CSX against its customers. Trump is trying to
crack down on this and politicians that protect the railroads are
jumping ship like rats. As we see it CSX must hunt down everyone with
knowledge of this and terminate them. If an investigation is started
investigations will spread through out CSX.  All employees in this
craft will be questioned. Investors start selling off stock and we're
all in trouble as poster of James 5: 1 thru 4 alluded to. Not trying to
horn in just "been there done that"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2017

Reviewing recent comments about E. Hunter Harrison here, note the
following corrections should be made:
a. EHH is thinking of working at CSX, not at the UP.
b. EHH son is NOT replacing him as pres. of CP, a guy off BN is.
c. The key time is the board meeting this spring.
d. Cindy should be gone real soon now, but perhaps hold until June.
e. M. Ward will be gone by June.
f. EHH will be the new top dog.
g. Whatever new plans in works currently may NOT be the plan several
months from now.
h. This may still lead to suburban Chicago, on the wind swept prairie.
i. The guy from Pershing Square Associates, Bill Ackman, is NOT the
investment consortium backing this project.
j. good bye Calumet, hello Schaumberg??
k. Boca Raton and metropolitan Chicago (not O'Hare) have ample
airfields w/24 ops, lights, everything set up for corporate all weather
ops. O'Hare is good but they don't like corporate and there are soo
many nice strips all set up, as long as the pilot understands the mess
in that TCA.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2017

Well LC,
Why don't you LCs & the Local LRs get cracking?
Union reps are supposed to have even more backing than the average
member account they're just doing what they're elected to do.

Name: Oh Yeah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 January 2017

LC (Joe)
  
    Dropping his name on here or calling the ethics hotline and the FRA
will get the same reaction from the Trainmaster.  The anti-retaliation
policy doesn't apply to mgmt.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 January 2017

Concerned

I am all for whistleblowing and doing what is right, but using a
trainmasters name means that all local crews that use the on board
under his jurisdiction will most likely we watched like a hawk in order
for retaliation to be dispensed. The TM will not be able to identify who
brought the unethical behavior forward so crews will most likely be
drilled and failures give to all to make sure the message is sent. DO
NOT DISCUSS THE FACT THAT THE POST WAS ON HERE AND BY WHOM.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 January 2017

Legal
Would you please advise (concerned) on what actions to take?
The FRA has no oversight on this the FBI does.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 January 2017

Concerned,
Regarding the hours of service question: 
After you've completed the OBWO device work, can you complete the
electronic "time ticket"? Or must you do a quick tie-up and then have
to complete your hours of service reporting when you next report for
duty?   That's your 1st clue concerning handling electronic devices
after your 12 hrs. has expired. 
How much time do you mean?  Couple minutes or an hour or so? 
TM Fister should be made to read & fully understand Title 49 CFR Part
228 in it's entirety.
You people, your unions, need to get all this reported to the FRA-have
that outfit make a determination on how this should be handled.

Name: THE Accountant
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 January 2017

Re: concerned
Subject: forced to work overtime.

Concerned, listen real close. You are being forced into being a
conspirator of CSX Racketeering and fraud which is a common practice of
CSX. This has seen proven by the governments multiple times over the
years.  Unless you take action you will end up the fall guy. Let us
explain.
You are being ask to work past normal hours, sometimes doing nothing.
Your time is recorded and sent by CSX to a customer for reimbursement.
Since you ,haven't actually performed work on behalf of customer this
is considered over billing.
It looks as if CSX paid you and is simply requesting reimbursement,
right!
Let me give you a list of CSX profits by "cost shifting".
The use of th train is being charged even tho they're not actually
being used. Profit.
Your own time is being charged which CSX gets reimbursed but at no
profit. Or so it seems. Have you ever heard of labor overhead?  This is
costs associated with your work. People who keep your time, make out
your check, hotels, etc..  your supervisor? 
His salary is paid (or partly paid) by these overcharges. If you make
&50 per hour the cost to the customer is $100 per hour.  With this
method CSX officials salary is being paid by you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 January 2017

Re: other non employee
Subject: defendant pleads guilty for hitting CSX train.
It's protocol for all railroads backed by FRA. Keep watching the
results of the UTA train hitting a Fed Ex truck. The train crew,
crossing maintainer or GOD will be charged.
Let us give a list of accident and judicial time line.
Accident happens.
Railroad immediately start damage control investigation.
Police show up and file a false report.
Media shows up and police statement the driver was at fault.
The FRA accepts the railroads report that the driver was at fault.
Criminal charges are filed against the driver.
The driver hires an attorney.
The attorney knows nothing about railroads but, knows the railroad will
eventually pay a couple bucks.
The attorney keeps the driver away from media.
The railroad works with prosecutor and judge to work a deal with
driver.
The attorney suggest to driver to accept the deal and admitt guilt.
The is no suit against railroad as a result of the guilty plea.
Case closed.

Name: concerned
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 January 2017

FRA INSPECTOR

When I was first hired we were told in training class that we were not
supposed to stay after work when we were outlawed to complete the on
board for the company. This electronic devise reports the work that we
SUPPOSIDLY DO to the billing department for CSX. We have a
trainmaster(Fister) who has been making us stay and report work after
we outlaw.  I was told it was their responsibility to complete this. He
says since it is not actually doing train work so we can. We get
overtime while we stay and complete the thing so some dont care about
it, but if its a violation of hours of service I dont want to get
caught up in this mess. Whats the rule on this. How about reporting
that you have pulled cars from an industry which you know you haven't
just to get it to billing. If we go back to get the cars the next day
and they derail all over the place and its enough damage to be
reportable to the FRA will we be charged for lying on the onboard. What
if the car needs to be shopped for repairs and the commodity isn't
delivered in time and csx charges the customer for work we never did?
We are being made do this as well but I bet your bottom dollar the TM
will NEVER admit he told us to do this.  What would you do about this? 
Im not the only one starting to get concerned about this! Why doesn't
CSX pay better attention to this stuff going on or are they just in it
up to their knees! Do they harass the supervisors to get customer
serviced on time just so they can get that service star award? Whats
the big deal with this award anyway. Do they get grants or money for
the award?

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 January 2017

Other, non-employee, for N/A ---The church van lady plead guilty last
year --I'm betting her public pretender was as clueless as they can
get ---and all are pretty clueless.So how much did greed ran CSX
make/save on one murder and eleven vehicle assaults w/injuries by
train??

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 January 2017

RE: The church van hitting the side of a CSX locomotive at the 14th.
Avenue crossing in Middletown, Ohio.  First, anyone who comments about
this terrible, fatal incident without seeing pictures of the crossing
and knowing that CSX turned off the Track Circuit 30 years ago to save
money is just plain in the dark and clueless.  OR, just making up lies
to protect CSX.  The crossing has been in violation of an Ohio law,
4955.36 ORC--vegetation removal, for at least 30 years.  So, what does
CSX list on the accident report?  WHY, the crossing is not
sight-obstructed! What a massive, vicious lie!  And, some of the people
who have commented on this site obviously don't know that the train
crew had to stop short of the crossing on every trip, the Conductor had
to get off the loco, go to the shed and manually turn on the bell,
lights and gates.  SO, if the Engineer doesn't wait 20 seconds and
moves the train, any approaching driver has NOT been given the
federally-required minimum warning time. Given the immediate CSX
cover-up after the July 28, 2015, crash, it is pretty obvious that the
Engineer moved the train into the crossing just as the warning devices
were turned-on.  A witness behind the van said that the gates weren't
down.  AND, the train came from behind a solid wall of trees and bushes
taller than the locomotive. You can go to the OHIO RRIS website, go to
Butler County and bring up the 14th. Ave., Middletown, Ohio, crossing
records.  On the first page are 4 pictures--North, South, East and
West, of the crossing.  You can click on each picture and make it big. 
Only someone totally blind--or someone who is as dishonest as
T-Rump--would claim that the crossing isn't severely sight-obstructed,
especially in the NE quadrant, where the locomotive was hidden when
stopped.  The simple bottom line is that the church van driver DID NOT
get the necessary and required warning time to be able to stop.  The
gate came down on the hood of the van and the OSHP pictures prove it. 
So, that gate was NOT completely down when it was struck.  CSX has a
very nasty record of instantly blaming drivers and covering-up
corporate and employee negligence-wrong-doing to reduce financial
responsibility to zero for all crossing crashes.  Their mantra: Money
First, Safety Last---Lying when people are injured-killed?  No problem.
 Just read what some CSX employees post on this site about CSX corporate
negligence and arrogance concerning safety.

Name: THE Whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 January 2017

See video below please.
This can be any train crew across America any time. Yes the detection
system failed because it thought snow was a train. It also thought the
train had stopped on the approach and lifted the gates telling the Fed
Ex truck it was safe to cross. Train crews do this all the time.  When
its snow and ice that shunts the tracks instead of train wheels  the
circuits can't tell the difference and couldn't see the UTA coming.
The UTA spokesman lied thru his teeth, instead of admitting the
crossing was using an illegal circuit they have put the maintainer and
train crew on administrative leave. Since this was high profile the FRA
will eventually show up and blame anything but the UTA management. FRA
the swamp is draining FAST! 
Follow protocol!
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865671732/Police-video-Crossing-arms-not-active-when-FrontRunner-train-hit-semitrailer.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 January 2017

Cheated,
Sure, there are times when you're just plain hosed, trapped.
Lots of things you can do to make those situations as miserable for
them as it is for you.  Not posting more examples here - not giving the
co. any clues.

Name: cheated
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 January 2017

Conductor 30

That's real easy to say not to step up or volunteer. Doesn't do a
damn bit of good when a tm comes up to you after you been gone at the
hotel for 48 stinking hours and you come in on a train after 10 hours
on duty and they grab you and ask if you can go drag a train in then
when you say no I am tired and want to go home they say " WELL WE
REALLY DONT HAVE ANYONE ELSE RIGHT NOW SO IM GOING TO ASK YOU AGAIN! 
WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU SAY. HUH? We said no again then we were order to
do it or be charged with insubordination. Then they stand there and lie
through their teeth and say you will be paid another ticket and the pay
roll takes it back and says you weren't entitled to be paid for the
extra work.  WE ARE SICK OF THIS SHIT. WE ARE SICK OF OUR YELLOW BACK
UNIONS LETTING THIS HAPPEN EVERY SINGLE STINKING DAY TO THE CREWS. I
AGREE WITH LEGAL. MAKE THEIR LIVES MISERABLE AT NO COST! REPORT EVERY
LAW THEY BREAK. NOTIFY THE PRESS. WHO GIVES A SHIT ANYMORE!

Name: CSX HUMAN RESOURCES
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 January 2017

JUST LETTING YOUR KNOW 

WE ARE HIRING MORE STUPID ASS IDIOTS WHO WILL WORK FOR US.

WE KNOW SOME OF THE PREVIOUS IDIOTS WON'T COME BACK TO THIS 

CHICKEN SHIT OUTFIT RAILROAD COMPANY AND WE NEED TO FIND SOME MORE

STUPID ASS RED NECK IDIOTS OKIES AND PIECES OF WHITE TRASH JUST OUT OF

PRISON. WE NEED STUPID ASS BLACK "folks' AND IDIOT HISPANCIS TOO...



QUALIFICATIONS;

BE REALLY STUPID ASS AND IGNORANT AND BELIEVE ALL THE BS WE LAY ON
YOU.


JUST BE BREATHING AND ALIVE AND DON'T DO DRUGS OR SHOW UP DRUNK IN

INTERVEIWS...

THANKS

CSXT HUMAN RELATIONS AND LABOR REALTIONS

JACKSONVILLE,FL

Name: Chuga Chuga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 January 2017

Hey Ummm now that Trump is doing what no other President in history has
done.

I think Boston is going to need their Beacon Park Rail Yard back after
that failed democrat plan to make the yard into the 2024 Olympic
village.

How the hell is Boston going to get their goods when the only rail yard
in the Boston area was sold off? 

93 and 90 are already bad never mind when everything picks up at a fast
pace. 

THE WORST DEAL DEMOCRATS EVER DID IN THE CITY OF BOSTON SMH

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 January 2017

Legal,

Employees who report law & regulation violations need backing --
account there will be a target on their backs for the co. headhunters.
And even if/when the carrier is proven guilty -- assessed piddly-assed
fines & maybe get some bad press = big deal.  Been there, done that.

And to those who advocate a strike:  C'mon, give it up.  Too difficult
& wouldn't work for a variety of reasons. 

100% rule compliance. Tough for 'em to try to discipline someone for
following the rules.  Don't do any more than necessary. No stepping
up, no favors, no volunteering for anything.  If doing this or that or
NOT doing this or that causes delays & will make the day or trip longer
= suck it up.  When forced to do something that is known wrong always
get a name, title of the person issuing instruction(s).  
Lay it on 'em & don't let up. If each & every employee would operate
like this, the co. would wake up eventually.

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 January 2017

Loyd

Everything you posted was 100% correct. What you did not post was the
fact that the members do not need the union to start a chain reaction
of worry within the companies upper management. What the members fail
to understand is the power they have in reporting constant violations
of federal and state laws. We received a call a few days ago from a
concerned crew member who was being forced to violate FRA laws and
regulations and wanted to know what to do. He was advised to
immediately call the appropriate FRA representative and file a
complaint. His first comment was one of fear of retaliation. He was
them asked why did he bother to call if he wasn't going to take the
advise and if he expected us to call that wasn't going to happen. He
was the one in the situation and knew what was happening.

People, if you know your unions are worthless and possibly bought under
the table then it is your responsibility to take control of your
situation. The carrier can easily violate your union agreement. If you
have not figured that out yet then your in for a long miserable haul
working for the railroad.
The carrier CAN NOT break state and federal laws. Yes, they do on a
daily basis but it is up to you to report these violations and to send
a message to the company that you mean business. If your rights are
violated on a daily basis then the state and federal regulators should
know when are being violated as well. This is not a fair game that the
railroads are playing and you can not expect to play fair and make a
difference. It doesn't work that way. 
Take a stance and do what is right. Report all violations and demand
fair play and treatment for yourself and your state and federal
regulators,

Name: James Kia
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 January 2017

Strike?  Ya sure.  We cant even ban together and all markoff for a day
or two and shut it down much less strike.  Too many guys in way over
their heads financially.  Cant afford to miss a day much less strike. 
Will NEVER happen.  Next idea?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 January 2017

Re: employeed in other capacity

Are you saying that the union representation is worthless?
That's like being in Iraq with a hundred Muslims charging you
screaming Alu Achba. You have a gernade launcher but are afraid to use
it because of public opinion. You may want to watch ABC News interview
with President Trump.  Some of his first guests in the Oval Office were
major labor leaders.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 January 2017

People that post about a strike need to remember that a real full blown
national rail strike would not be tolerated by the government.
Hurt other businesses that are dependent upon rail shipments & put
other people out of work = look out.   There wouldn't be any public
support for strikers.    Remember the UPS strike in 1997: only the
workers on strike & their union were pro - no matter the issue(s) - the
general public was not in the least bit supportive account goods that
UPS handled weren't being sent & received.  
Read & try to understand the Railway Labor Act which was enacted long
before Reagan.     Safety First.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 January 2017

AMEN Loyd!
Finally someone willing to take a stand!
Preventing our right to strike was under Regan. Regan is gone. Regan
done a lot of good but, like the Bushs' he had this secret one world
government agenda. I'll help you to follow this on next post.
Meanwhile, there are those who have sacrificed everything in support of
you, all the crafts and the public. Don't believe me ? The CSX Signal
Construction, Design Engineering and Maintenance Department in Jax.
Served two purposes one to increase train speed and two protect the
employees and public. Management axed the entire department. This was
confirmed by an earlier poster a couple weeks ago.
You are right in your thinking.  If you take a walk or have a sick out,
what happens? The media is all over it,  Trump is embarrassed, goods
back up to China, grocery store shelves empty, etc.. You think the no
strike rule will apply? Do you think your union will back you? You bet
Ya! Do you think management will change its practices? Of course!
Like you alluded to: If you stand by and do nothing what will all be
faced with in ten years.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 January 2017

First of all I want to say that it has been quite some time since I've
had anything to post here because well, it really doesn't seem to make
much of  a difference.  Now it is a great place to vent and I appreciate
the people who run this website but comments mostly fall on deaf ears. 


Now, where was I?  Here we are in 2017 and things have gone from not so
good, to pretty bad, horrible, and almost unbearable.  And before you
think about getting on here and telling me to stop bitching just save
your fingers from exercise because I'm not writing on your behalf. 
I'm writing to sympathize and to get other input from employees who
are sick of being treated like we are lower than rat droppings.  

We are, or should all be, at a junction where we have to make a choice.
 We as union members have to decide if we're finally going to stand up
to these blood sucking class 1 railroads with or without the backing of
our unions.  If your attitude has always been that we cannot strike you
need to rethink where you want to be in 10 to 20 years.  How will your
quality of life be?  What kind of job will you be able to hold then? 
Will you be by yourself on that engine?  Will a computer eventually
replace you if you are the only one left on that engine?  How will
management treat you without a powerful union?  How powerful will your
union be if they get rid of 30 to 50 percent more of the work force? 
Will you even have a union then?  How much worse can the availability
policy get?  Will FMLA be available for you then or will these
companies use it against you?  

Seriously.  Ask yourself these questions fellow union members.  If you
can accept things the way they are then I guess you like being
manipulated and treated like a modern day slave.  The only difference
is maybe you get okay benefits and a decent wage just to feed back to
the system itself.  What is happening right now is NOT okay.  And if
you think it is maybe YOU are the problem.  

Now we've got maybe ONE opportunity to make things better for
ourselves.  I hope you do the right thing if you get the chance.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 January 2017

Good show Loyd bring it.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 January 2017

Coming soon with some thoughts and information.  Been a long time.

Name: THE whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 January 2017

Thanks to a couple shots of vodka to loosen my lips and guidance from
the Holy Spirit I speak. What a combination!
A shout out to Jim Maybe former corporate director of CSX Signals, my
mentor and brother.
A quote from Jim.  "No CSX Signal Employee is ever to be released
unless they are taken care of for life. They know too much."
Another quote:  "CSX is run by a handful of people, most from the B&O
railroad. Even though an employee may be at a high level don't mean
they're a part of this small group.
Jim. How the heck do I protect CSX and its employees while being
"Black listed" ?
YES Black listed!  Bill Scheer, CSX Chief Engineer Signals, Hugh
Hopkins Assistant Chief Engineer and Vice President Engineering Earl
Currie blacklisted me for trying to protect CSX. These three were let
go, but that didn't help ME!!  Might want to speak with the inner
circle before my lips get too loose.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 January 2017

The future of our railroads is very bright.  We will upgrade our
infrastructure with high speed rail for freight, high speed rail for
mass transit. We will transport goods between Asia and Europe ( for a
price)
Listen to the wisdom of Jim Maybe.  "Railroads have ran out of new
business. We will open up the heartland, dredge the Mississippi River
in New Orleans and make a transportation corridor for the world".
The problem with this is, the corruption that exists between railroads
and all levels of government including the judicial branches. You can
dress up a pig but in the end it's still a pig. In order for railroads
to fit the agenda, they must get rid of the inbedded corruption process
and management must run the industry by innovation rather than
intimidation of the states.
A good place to start is to restructure or, replace the FRA.
Who can get this done? The current administration, media and share
holders.

Name: THE whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 January 2017

Re: concerned about T&E new employees
Not to worry. As we continue to explain the " Big Picture" you will
understand how all railroad employees will bennifit. Sure, remote
control is a fact but only on EXTREME main line and yards. I'll
explain later.
As for now just understand the concept that our nation was built on the
backs of rail employees and to make us great again it must involve the
railroads.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 January 2017

I really do not like the future that lays in front of so many T/E
Railroad employees. Those on board will be fine, but generations in the
future will never experience the thrill of big power and big
responsibility. The Engineer only is a reality and closing in rapidly,
then the remote will take over. There is the salvation that current
employees have in attrition, and that is the answer to no one on board.
 
The Conductor or the Engineer in a truck will survive, and the hands on
folks with training in the crafts will always be there. The Prima
Donna's will be gone. Every one that can fix a locomotive will be
there, and everyone that can hook up the yard air will survive. The
Gucchi boy's will be gone.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 January 2017

Trump never said anything like this. 
He has never mentioned the FRA


Name: The whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 January 2017

Federal Railroad Administration FRA
Let's start with you.
Trump says he's going to " Drain the swamp". This includes the
corrupt agencies like the FRA who fault rail employees rather than the
railroad itself. Instead of representing a train crew who runs by a (
false) red signal) you back the railroad. Instead of regulating
railroads you work in partnership with management, passing billions of
tax dollars into the pockets of CEO's.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 January 2017

Hey dumbass
 it takes two lawyers to try a case.









E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 January 2017

Attorney request for help

You took a case where a driver smacked into the side of our train?
The train was occupying the crossing and had full right of way
authority.
Seems like what we call a blood thirsty attorney. Attorneys who make a
lot of money off of the blood of other people.
Your client is being framed. We don't know all the facts yet but
she's being framed and you're a part of it.
Jim Maybe Director Signal and Crossing construction and maintenance
explained it to us this way/----------Details tommorow.
Oh come on M&W surely you remember Jim Maybe!
L&N dispatcher. Did you help us merge the Chessis System and Seaboard
in 1986? Just wondering.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 January 2017

Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 January 2017

Attorney request

My client is the wife of a preacher and was driving kids from church
to
their homes. A second woman was in the van passenger seat.  My client
ran into the side of a train engine killing the passenger and injuring
the children.
The police blamed my client and filed criminal charges. The case has
gone before a grand jury and is now headed to state court. The judge
has offered a deal to drop the charges from 7 to 5 which would keep my
client out of prison.
What is your insight?---------------

Strike-- wife, preacher, kids, church, homes. that is fluff. The GJ
said proceed and try. Easy-- your client is guilty. was she drunk? was
she licensed, come on make your case.

Name: The whistle blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 January 2017

Federal Railroad Administration FRA
Let's start with you.
Trump says he's going to " Drain the swamp". This includes the
corrupt agencies like the FRA who fault rail employees rather than the
railroad itself. Instead of representing a train crew who runs by a (
false) red signal) you back the railroad. Instead of regulating
railroads you work in partnership with management, passing billions of
tax dollars into the pockets of CEO's.

Name: Whistleblower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 January 2017

Making railroads great again!
How? We will gradually explain the role " Make America great again"
includes railroads. You, are the younger generation of experienced
railroaders who will be ask to take a leadership role in this new age.
M&W
You ask that whistle blowing continue on bad working conditions at CSX.
Bad conditions and change comes from the top Down, or corporate.
Ever heard "railroads can't help but make money"?  This was true
back in the day resulting in poor treatment of employees. Why change,
we will make money anyway. Railroads managed by intimidation and poor
treatment of employees. While other industries changed technologies and
treatment of its people the railroads still use managers who are
abusive. Railroads are a monopoly and don't have to change until now.
The new initiative is to rebuild our transportation infrastructure
which includes railroads. There is a lot to be changed to make this
happen. You think it's bad in the field,  try spending some time in
Jax.. If a CSX official tries to improve things he WILL be retaliated
against.

Name: I AM
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 January 2017

Mrs Ashly
You're prayers have come up unto the Lord concerning a railroad
crossing accident that claimed the life of a dear friend and injured
children.
There will be a man who has worked for you for a long time and will
give you instruction to this site for help to prevent you from blaiming
yourself and to realize your pain is simply a part of s larger picture
HE has put in place.

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 January 2017

NATALBANY, La ---A Federal investigation is underway after CSX crews
willfully worked on the faulty crossing signals after a fatal crossing
collision last year. Media coverage just after showed hatcheting gates
and maintenance workers on step ladders working on the gate arms after
the double fatality.

Also under investigation is a tinker toy train boy living in his mommas
back yard in Idaho who pretends to have been a dispatcher for the Mickey
Mouse L@N railroad for over 30 years making him over 120 years old.

Name: Arbitrators
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 January 2017

M&W

Our resources says the pines poster is an imposter. The MO is all wrong
for Pines.
I don't think the poster is corporate they're in meetings trying to
figure out how to stop the post on how the FRA is complicit in falsely
accusing our brothers and the public.
Corporate follow protocol!  If you don't understand contact Jim Maybe
and he will explain.

Name: M&W
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2017

DISPATCHER


SEE! What did I tell all of you! Here comes the fake pines. Think the
old one is still doing time.....

Guessing there are some other discussions going on here that csx isn't
liking us to talk about.  The bad publicity shit they don't like.  Keep
up the whistleblowing and the poor treatment topics!

Name: Arbitrators
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 January 2017

Attorney request for help

You took a case where a driver smacked into the side of our train?
The train was occupying the crossing and had full right of way
authority.
Seems like what we call a blood thirsty attorney. Attorneys who make a
lot of money off of the blood of other people.
Your client is being framed. We don't know all the facts yet but
she's being framed and you're a part of it.
Jim Maybe Director Signal and Crossing construction and maintenance
explained it to us this way/----------Details tommorow.
Oh come on M&W surely you remember Jim Maybe!
L&N dispatcher. Did you help us merge the Chessis System and Seaboard
in 1986? Just wondering.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 January 2017

PINTEREST
NATALBANY, La -- Two young men in a car were killed when they drove
around another car and onto train tracks, in the path of an oncoming
Amtrak train Tuesday afternoon. 

The incident occurred around 2 p.m. on Highway 1064 in Natalbany.

According to police, those killed were identified as 23-year-old Colton
Williams, who was driving; and 24-year-old Justin Lang, both from
Tickfaw. The 68 train passengers were not harmed. The train was headed
southbound.

State Police said the crossing arms were down for the train, the
signals were flashing and the train was blaring its horn. In addition,
a second car was stopped and Colton's vehicle drove around it.

"The cross rails were down, the lights were flashing," said State
Police trooper Dustin Dwight. "Witnesses reported that the vehicle
went around a second vehicle into the path of the oncoming train… and
was struck by the train."

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 January 2017

What about Hunter Harrison leaving CP to come to CSX?

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 January 2017

Here is your absolute proof that Pines is absolutely clueless about
railroads.  He states on item number 7 that an 8 mph train takes 15
feet to stop.  So pinestein,  is this a coal train or 3 car Amtrak
special that you're talking about.  So what you are telling me all
trains regardless of tonnage stop at the same rate.  Pines, I didn't
think you were that ignorant but you have proved me wrong again.  

 How was that felony charge going? Have you served all of your time? 
Do you still have to wear orange jumpsuit when you go out? Are you
still under psychiatric care?

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 January 2017

Pines:  It is 2017, your wife is still dead and you're still a dumbass.

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 January 2017

Casual observations
1. EMT broke HEPA laws
2. Sight obstructions in at least 3 quadrants in violation of Ohio
600'X50' keep crossing clear statutes. One side blocking out sight of
cross arm on the approach.
3. No train lights
4.State and railroad changed just happened to change crossing data two
weeks after. What does other train detection even mean which was no
train detection? 2011 WBAP showed 11 trains a day which went to 10
trains a week.
5. Rinky dink crossing lights and Mickey Mouse cantilever.
6. Stopping distance of a 8 mph train in 15 feet.
7. How the gate just happened to ride the storm out magically.
8. Sun visor down? Tinted windows? Sun Glasses? Visibility out of the
van?
9. Piss poor ballast maintenance.
10. Last but not least ---L@N dispatcher is in love with tinker toy
trains and his dog who he named BJ.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/prescription-pills-may-factor-fatal-train-van-crash/HHJBsMnu8oVnroWjonUxJK/
Crossing ID 155091M  == On Jul 28, 2015 a FREIGHT TRAIN operated by CSX
Transportation [CSX ] was hit by a VAN at approximately  6:45PM in Ohio
in BUTLER county  on FOURTEENTH ST road.  The incident occurred in/near
MIDDLETOWN city. The rail equipment was reported to have been traveling
at 008 Mph with  2 locomotive(s) and   3 cars(s).  The VAN had been
traveling in a westernly direction at 025 Mph.                         
                                                                        
   
The railroad was operating on main line track over a public road
crossing.  The VAN hit the 001 locomotive or rail car on the crossing. 
It was clear, during the day and the temperature was  90.  There were  1
death(s) and  10 injured in this incident and a Railroad Injury/Illness
Report (form FRA-55a) was also filed. The 62 year old female driver was
moving on the crossing and was reported to have went thru gate.  There
were 11 occupant(s) in the vehicle.  The view of the track was not
obstructed. Hazardous material was not being transported by rail or
highway vehicle. 
The crossing was protected by:   Gates, Cantilever flashing lights,
Standard flashing lights, Bells (audible)  Crossbucks  VEHICLE RAN
THROUGH CROSSING GATES AND COLLIDED INTO SIDE OF LOCOMOTIVE.   
39.501736,-84.398638
http://www.ohiorail.ohio.gov/sites$/but/but841/4.jpg 

http://www.wlwt.com/article/driver-indicted-in-fatal-middletown-church-van-crash/3565876
  
train detection ---other    (?)

Name: M&W
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 January 2017

Dispatcher

If the person had no idea where they were because they had never driven
on the road before, and the headlights of the car didn't pick up the
reflection of the cross bucks(they all have reflective paint) and they
were driving cautiously because they were not familiar with the
territory, that still doesn't make the railroad responsible for the
actions of the driver. It would be no different if it was a 4 way stop
out in the country in the pitch black she ran into the side of another
car that took the intersection first. The railroad has the right of
way. Sorry this person was unable to see the side of an engine(not a
tank car) that had headlights and Im sure ditch lights if it was at
night. A passenger and kids in the car tells me there was a good chance
the driver was distracted. Again, that is not the railroads fault. Now
that I have responded Im sure every Pines lover and railroad "HATER"
will be on here preaching their two cents. 
Sorry posters, but the original post was just a way to open the door to
more crossing accident debates which was probably prompted by Pines!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 January 2017

Playing devils advocate here.

What if it was 2 am (pitch black)
Out in the country.
Black tanker cars (with out any reflective tape on side of cars)
Sitting on a raised country road crossing (without lights) only using
cross bucks.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 January 2017

OTHER

Are you kidding us???   The woman ran into the side of a train engine
and you want some advice? Really?  Is she related to pines or are you?
And your saying she couldn't see it. Broad day light or night neither
matters. Engines usually have running lights, step lights, number
lights and headlights on. Your trying to distract posters. Go back to
the csx office and tell them to lay down and take a nap!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 January 2017

Attorney request

My client is the wife of a preacher and was driving kids from church to
their homes. A second woman was in the van passenger seat.  My client
ran into the side of a train engine killing the passenger and injuring
the children.
The police blamed my client and filed criminal charges. The case has
gone before a grand jury and is now headed to state court. The judge
has offered a deal to drop the charges from 7 to 5 which would keep my
client out of prison.
What is your insight?

Name: LMAO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 January 2017

ALL CREWS

Did any of you read the latest rag mag from the greatlakes division we
just got in the mail.  Try reading the article under "Avon keeps pace
with business". Anyone know who this fletcher guy is that said the
train crews pick up the engines in the receiving yard???

Does he not know that we usually get them at the servicing fuel pad and
if not there somewhere where they have parked them after another crew
brings them in bypassing the fuel pad so they wont be held for
inspection or cleaning?
Yeah, sometimes the crews get them in the receiving yard because they
hand them right off to another crew when they are running behind
schedule and again don't want them held up for inspection. 

Not sure this guy knows whats going on with the power or he's just to
afraid to tell it like it really is!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 January 2017

Arbitrators
We can help if you've made a LOVE offering to the webmaster.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 January 2017

Attorney request

Need help in a case involving a crossing accident. I was informed to
visit this site. Do I have the right place?

Name: future conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 January 2017

Can any of you railroaders explain this?I know a guy that was told by
csx that he was hired for a track worker position.For some reason csx
kept giving him the run around made him take a drug test and physical 2
or 3 times but never told him he failed anything.For whatever reason he
was never hired by csx after being told he had the job and was never
given an explanation as to why he wasn't hired.Anybody know why csx
did this?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 January 2017

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Results?
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Need help? Contribute, the webmaster will let us know and we'll help.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 January 2017

Attorneys, media, those in the public who monitor this site for
information, consider donating to this site. This is an excellent site
to request insight into understanding derailments and crossing
accidents.  It is also an excellent place to advertise connecting
plaintiffs with an attorney. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
monitors the site constantly in order to protect the railroads. Do your
part and contribute.

Name: mediator
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 January 2017

POSTERS

Did you remember the webmaster at Christmas. Did you show your
gratitude for having a place to come and post your problems and inform
the public of the true conditions of working for CSX? If not, now would
be a good time to open your hearts and send him a thankyou. Im sure
anything you send him would be greatly appreciated. You can visit
amazon.com and check through his wish list(Atom Smasher). Show some
support for the man who gives you a place to vent and brainstorm the
best ways to handle the intimidation, harassment and the day to day
insane business tactics that we all deal with!

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU!  Maybe this year will be a better year and we
will finally get paid the claims that are due us. Especially the ones
we have been waiting for more than 4 years!

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 January 2017

CSX Lover is nothing more than a dumb fuck Troll, ignore him and he will
eventually go away.

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 January 2017

Hogger its people like you that give the railroad a bad name.You are a
pussy.You would be better suited working at burger king flippin burgers
and spittin on onion rings.You get on this site and hide behind a screen
name and trash the very company that gives you a paycheck.You act like a
little bitch.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 January 2017

instead of talking to "CSX Lover" who clearly is enjoying controversy
let us think about the split up of CSX into new regions and the details
thereof.....rumors and facts.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 January 2017

If a post under SAFETY has no content of safety related issues it is
probable that the poster is symply trying to discredit the site by
clogging up legitimate posts.
The post on paying $6,000 dollars for training, is however interesting.
 
CSX must keep trained employees. It costs massive amounts of money to
train employees.  Instead of CSX paying for training they have you pay
for training yourselves. They work you long enough to qualify then lay
you off. What you didn't know is the government was ALSO paying for
your schooling resulting in a huge profit for CSX. Keep making your
nonsafety posts and we'll step up the release of information CSX 
doesn't want made public.

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 January 2017

CSX lover

Don't know what the f.... you are but you don't know a damn thing
they told us at the recruit center. So blow it out your ass. The judges
ruling in the class action suit for false advertising said it all. So go
crawl back under your csx rock and tell your csx lawyer that your
reporting too to blow up his arss too!

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 January 2017

Hogger I understand how the railroad works.People use to go to school in
waycross ga for rr training.You are the dumbass for paying 6000 dollars
for a job in the first place.You knew the deal before you signed
on.Being on call 24/7 365 days a year.Having to work nights,weekends
and holidays all the rules and regulations.The xtra board etc.You knew
the deal but you ignored all of that because of the money you would
make.You paid the money you got the job and then all the bullshit you
were told about became real and you couldn't handle it.You knew about
all the bullshit before you signed up.You were warned.Who is the
dumbass now mr hogger.Either do the job csx ask you to do or get the
hell out.You big crybaby.It is simple turn in your notice and then you
wont have to deal with the bullshit from the railroad anymore.There are
other good paying jobs out there.You know where the door is don't let
it hit you in the ass on the way out.The lover has spoken

Name: HOGGER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 January 2017

CSX LOVER

SCREW YOU BUDDY. YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A BASEMENT FOAMER WHO DOESNT KNOW
A DAMN THING ABOUT WHAT WE BEEN THROUGH OR WHAT THE COMPANY HAS DONE TO
US. YOU JUST SPOUT YOUR CSX LOVIN CRAP CAUSE YOU JUST WANT SO BAD TO BE
CHOO CHOO MAN!

Let me enlighten you! Some of us paid for our damn jobs. Forked out
over 6 grand to get it. Do some research and see how many filed
lawsuits against the company for false advertising for the jobs. See
how many found out later they were told bullshit by the recruiters when
you went to take their test. Got new for you! The judges ruled in our
favor. Found out all the bull shit we were fed and the false pay
advertised in the papers. Didn't find out how bad it was going to  be
until all the training was said and done. We stayed to get our money
back. Then stuck around hoping our unions would help out. SOME OF US
ARENT QUITTERS.  We got a right to voice our opinions against the
people we work for and put our money into. We bought our damn jobs.
Money keeps us here when we get paid what the hell we are entitled to.
Its real easy for you to sit in your basement and play with your toy
train and judge others
Atom smasher created this site because he understands what the railroad
life is like when they treat you like shit and dump on your union
agreement and play F..games with you! You hack it because you got in to
deep hoping things would get better when you get more seniority. Real
easy to say quit when you don't know how many years you we got in or
how much we sacrificed to get the job in the first place!

So get off this site you worthless moron. CSX SUCKS is a site for real
railroaders with real problems. Not some choo choo foamer who doesn't
know shit about what goes on out here!

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 January 2017

Mediator good guess but as usual you are wrong again.I don't work for
csx never have.I have a good job but have always been interested in the
railroad.Like I have said in other post you guys went to csx looking for
a job they didn't come to you.So either shut up and do your damn job or
quit and go look for a job somewhere else.Nobody at csx is holding a gun
to your head and forcing you to go to work everyday.I don't care how
long some of you have been there if you don't want the job then
quit.no matter what your age companies need employees of all ages so
there are other jobs out there.Either do your damn job or turn in your
notice and get the hell out of there.You guys complain and whine more
than 3rd graders.Grow up and act  like grown men and women.

Name: mediator
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2017

BEWARE POSTERS

Your little CSX LOVER is located near Augusta Georgia which means that
most likely he is a csx mole. Most likely a management reject who
couldn't hack it or was fired. He is trying to disrupt the site. This
only happens when topic are being discussed that the legal team
doesn't like. Don't make a mistake and let him drag you into his
game. Ignore him! 


Go away CSX LOVER before you bite off more than you can chew!

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 January 2017

Move the freight you pussies.Get the job done and stop your crying.The
lover has spoken

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 January 2017

Re: balll less employees/ engineer

We don't hate CSX. CSX is a wonderful company to work for that has
been overtaken by a few, whose moral compass has been destroyed by
power and greed.  Sort of like our great nation which has lost its
sense of direction and it's position as a world  leader due to only a
few, while the majority ( like you commented) are ball less to do
anything about it. Even though, we have a union to protect us we would
rather rattle our sabers and wait for someone else to take a stand.
The posts being made on derailments is NOT saber rattling, but rather a
direct approach to informing the public that they may understand and
take actions to protect themselves.
How about yourself?  Are you willing to take a stand and participate in
the ongoing discussion ?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 January 2017

Re: CSX Lover

Some post to hear their head rattle.
Some posts have a corporate agenda to discredit the site.
Most are CSX Lovers like yourself whether posters or readers.
We are currently discussing 'derailments' and their threat to
employees, first responders and the public.
You are welcome to participate in this important area of rail safety.

Name: Ball less employees 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 January 2017

If you hate this company that bad then grow a set of balls and do
something about it. Cry babies.... Bring them to their knees .....

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 January 2017

The lover is in the house.All you old heads and complainers listen
up.Yall get on this damn site and talk bad about your employer
csx.Nobody made yall take this job.Yall went to csx looking for a job
csx didn't come to you.So shut your damn mouth and do your job or
retire or quit.you bunch of dumbasses.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 January 2017

Caroline

Care to explain what all the numbers mean?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 January 2017

Re:  HA

You got it brother.
Unless a derail is high profile you'll never see the FRA. When the FRA
and NTSB does show up you can bet you sweet nippy it's to cover up for
the railroad usually by blaming the train crew.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 January 2017

I know what you're going for here.
The trucks have an upside down "U" shaped receiver that the wheel
bearing fits in. The only thing that keeps the wheel from falling down
out of the receiver when the car lifts is a small steel block mounted
with a 3/4 inch bolt.  Most cars we get in from a derailment have no
bolt the bolts broke off and the wheels are shipped separate.  The
knuckles are broken or you can see where the next cars knuckle came out
the top. Are you saying the way this happens is on purpose to stop a
train by causing a pile up ?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2017

The wheels sit on the rail

The trucks sit on the wheels

The car sits on the trucks

Name: Ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 January 2017

Csx plays the lawer game blame the crew pay off the FRA problem solved

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 January 2017

Re: car repair

Finally!  An expert in rail cars.
Please tell us about how the wheels mount. 
What holds the wheels on?
Do you repair cars brought in from a derail?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 January 2017

Why don't you people that put particular crap on the internet do a
little research & try to understand some more about how railcars are
actually built\assembled - and then try to understand how they are
supposed to ride\operate on the rails?

The csx is hard on ALL the departments - not just T&E guys.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 January 2017

Hey management,   ( James  5 (1-4 )  ......  Enough said

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 January 2017

Re: WTF

Sorry, I missed your reply post.
I agree with you on the cause of derailments and there are many.  My
point is how does the train get stopped after a derail occurs?  I
really doubt that you are a engineer or conductor since you would know
what I'm talking about, also your post wouldn't be so negative since
the explanation is also intended to protect the train crews.
Take a look at the photo taken by the media on a derailment of a CSX
train in Ohio that took out a power line tower.  In the forefront you
see what?  A set of wheels. Now ask yourself this question. How did
this set of wheels fall off the gondola and WHY?
How? The gondola lifted and the small retainer holding the wheel on
either broke or was missing. Conductors it's your train and safety is
your responsibility check these retainers as you inspect the train.
WTF, you mention the tracks loosing contact with the wheels causing a
derailment. If this small retainer is missing and the track swags or
looses under layment support the wheels can't help but fall off the
car.
WHY? It's railroad protocol. If a train leaves the rail those wheels
had better fall off! 
You haven't heard of this before? Of course not! Only a few
individuals are allowed to know these protocols. Thank you for
participating in this debate, please continue. Oh! The FRA will back
the railroad in blaming the crew every time.

Name: Moses
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 January 2017

Everything has consequences, good and bad.

CSX change your action or receive the consequences.

Plague 1. Obama and Hillary shut down coal production.
Coal shipments account for 1/3 of CSX revenue. Are you ready for plague
number 2?

Name: Siri
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 January 2017

Siri

Siri how do you stop a train?

I found this on the web.

CSX-SUCKS.COM
The wheels fall off causing a pile up of rail car which stop the train.

Name:  Csx Lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 January 2017

FRA
I just looked up derailments.  Railroads are dumping oil, coal hazmat
and all kinds of stuff in the streams. Seems like the only thing the
accidents have in common is that the trains wheels all fell off. You
trying to tell us the wheels fall off a train and the crew gets blamed
while the FRA does nothing? Maybe I should take your job.

Name: FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 January 2017

An investigation was performed on the CSX derailment and resulting
explosion in Baltimore. MD.
The knuckle on the first car did break off resulting in a derailment. 
The explosion was a result of a car being placed the seventh position
back in the consist that contained explosive agents.
The consist manafest was in the first engine.
The railroad is a private industry with the FRA having jurisdiction
over the train and rail right- of- way only.
The resulting damages to other property is a civil matter in which the
FRA cannot become involved in.
On the derailment portion of this accident, no federal regulations were
broken.

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 January 2017

Busted,
  
    Any info as to who the Moles are at Avon? I'd like to have some
names. Most of the managers at Avon have Facebook profiles and I look
at the managers friends. Why on earth would a T&E employee be friends
with a manager on Facebook, these guys aren't out fucking friends.

Name: BUSTED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 January 2017

CSX LOVER

Good luck my brother???? You have been on hear spouting off that you
are trying to get hired. How the hell can you call him your brother? 
Just let the cat out of the bag.  So what's your motive on here. Got
to much shit for blowing suck up crap on here so now you trying to
smooth it out?  we know your a mole and your not going to snag anyone.
Everyone knows there a few moles at avon that run to the trainmasters
and tell them when they hear anyone talking about being on this site. 


Minor offense rule.  1st-corrective instruction
                     2nd-corrective instruction
                     3rd-corrective instruction
                     4th-corrective instruction
                     5th and subsequent-considered serious offense
                     as described in serious offense Part II of policy
                      *time frame is 3 year rolling period.

As far as we know there is still the 180 day charge free forgiveness
period that allows one minor offense to be dropped when assessing
progressive disciplne. However, do not forget the loophole. If it is a
serious offense charge management is claiming it must be 180 days of a
solid half. In other words as example, If you are charged for a serious
offense in January your 180 days do not start until July. We have been
trying to get this cleared up with the unions but haven't had any
definite response yet.

Name: bull shit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 January 2017

feel for you brother.bullshit is what it is

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 January 2017

Feel for ya man for being terminated for 4 Minor (Chickenshit)
violations. A lot of the minor violations don't have damned thing to
do with safety or production. There are good managers that don't
really enforce these minor rule violations and then they are the ones
that write everyone up for everything.  Anyone who has ever worked at
Avon has experienced this. 
    There's one POS manager that comes to mind. His incompetent fat
ass has put a banner on the wrong main line twice that has resulted in
crews striking a banner on clear signals.  What happened to him,
absolutely nothing.  These managers are fucking Skum, I have personally
eye witnessed these fucking low lives violating countless rules and then
they turn around and nail us for chicken shit stuff.  I really don't
know how these guys sleep at night.

Name: here come the train
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 January 2017

Csx I love you brother

Name: bull crap
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 January 2017

that is bull crap.hang in there the union will get it back for you.they
cant fire you for 4 minor offenses.When I get hired on some things will
change and some heads will roll.

Name: csx lover
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 January 2017

what where the 4 minor offenses?I would fight that all the way.im sure
you will get your job back through the union.good luck to you my
brother

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 January 2017

I've been with Csx for 16 yrs on Dec 30th I received a letter of
termination for my fourth MINOR offense. You see in Phillys intermodal
ramp management there is really fuckin Petty I MEAN REAL FUCKIN PETTY
they always want to try to catch you doing something wrong, seekin and
creepin around you guy's are suppose to be management GROW UP and have
so decorum about they way your SUPPOSE TO resentyour selfs. I've had it
I'll let the union do it's thing and I'll do my you know that saying,
 when one door closes another one opens .time to close out my 16 yrs
with csx AND NOT TO LOOK BACK EVER

Name: csx lover
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 January 2017

Dont need you get off this site and go do your job.I will be glad to
take it

Name: dont need you
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 January 2017

CSX LOVER

For the love of god, just go away!

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 January 2017

Come on csx speed up them trains on the Atlanta/augusta line better
known as the geaorgia line.Since obamas war on coal csx has rerouted
their trains to save money.The Georgia line is not being used nearly as
much and the trains are only allowed to run 25 mph to cut back track
maintanence and save money.Run them trains full speed again on the
Georgia line csx.

Name: WTF!!!
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 January 2017

Ape less than a Year


Please explain your need to come on this site and try and open a
discussion and debate on why trains derail. First let me remind you
that we all know that train derail because they come off the track.
Railroading 101!  I hope to god you are not a new csx weasel who is
trying to take the place of pines and his years of dribble over
crossing gates.  I personally have been involved in several derailments
where the track was broken in places that were reported so many times it
makes you want to puke. High low spots in the rail causing the knuckles
to come apart, stuck break rigging and brake shoes, cars too long for
turnouts, worn out frogs, worn diamonds, switch points and switches not
maintained and blah blah blah!  What is a real joke is it is always a
crew member they try and pin it on. Even the damn track department will
try to point the finger at the crews first before admitting it was their
failures to maintain the track. Trains will always derail. If not from
the fact they are running off the ground on  strip of rail, then from
the companies neglect of maintaining their equipment.  END OF DEBATE OR
DISCUSSION.

Now let the guys on the rail get back to healthy debates about the
abuse we are dealing with out here on a daily basis!

Name: Very ignorant
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2017

Re:  SP/UP Engineer

I stand amended on my description of dynamic braking. Your explaination
is much better than my own.  For the lay people, what the engineer is
describing can be compared to a " Jake brake on a tractor railer
truck". On a truck the engine is shut offf which creates resistance to
the wheels causing a braking effect. This is why you hear the loud
engine noise.  On a train, resistance is applied to the engine wheels
by using the traction motors to reverse the electro-magnetic force. The
Diesel engine turns the generator applying electrical power to the
traction motors, which turn the engine wheels.
Very knowledgeable post and the people thank you for your input.
Can we have your evaluation on the wheels falling off the train please?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 January 2017

some time back a relative broke a tail light and I bought them one on
the internet, to be delivered to a state far away. I checked on it a
few days later, and it projected delivery the next day. I checked the
next day, and the UPS system showed it delivered, on the relatives
porch, about 12 minutes before. I called them and said "look on the
porch". This was a small shoe box size shipment, free shipping, I
didn't ask for premium service. Everything went perfectly, as often
happens.
    With CSX??? THEY MAY LOSE THE BOX, and the boxcar, and the block,
and the train, and have no idea which STATE the box is in, let alone
which porch. Again, this was the low cost service, not super premium.
Your work orders should meet the UPS discount service performance. Do
they? ever? AND, you may be considered responsible for problems caused
by an accident that reveals you do NOT know what you are carrying. UPS
pays their people and managers decent salaries, as do we, and work
24/7, as do we, and yet very different performance.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 January 2017

Train derailment open discussion and debate.

Derailments can be minor or catastophic events that have existed
unabated since the first railroads. We have regulators  (FRA) and
investigators (NTSB) who should have at least, some effect on reducing
these accidents.  Apparently these agencies could use our expertise to
reduce the number of derailments nationwide while reducing the dangers
posed to the public and train crews.

I'll open this discussion with a commonly used phrase in my
department: " How do you stop a train? Answer: The wheels fall off".
One may conclude this to be a rediculous statement, right? Actually
there are three types of braking systems on a train-
Dynamic braking:  The generator and traction motor is reversed putting
resistance on the engine wheels.
Emergency Air brakes:  Each car has brakes that are kept open by
compressed air.  When the air is dumped, brakes engage. The air
compression is maintained by hoses connecting each car in series.
Wheels fall off:  When the emergency brakes are applied the entire
consist weight is shoved into the back of the engines resulting in the
first car " jack knifing" turning sideways on the track.  When the
trailing cars start piling up the train is stopped.
So what about the wheels falling off?  The car knuckle is open at the
top allowing the car to disconnect from the engine or, the knuckle
breaks off.  At this point the jack knifed cars lift and the wheels
fall off.  Do we want a disconnect car with the wheels still on it,
running down a city?  
Another money saver in the wheels falling off is putting the derailed
cars back on the tracks.  A crane simply picks up the wheels and place
them back on the track.  Then the rail car is lifted and placed back on
its wheels.  Unfortunately, some of the cars used to stop the trains is
filled with explosive or, hazardous material primed to kill unexpected
first responders or, a towns people.
Oh! I forgot the proof or facts. Look at most major derailments and you
will see wheels scattered everywhere.

Name: Explain please
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 January 2017

What does the UP have to do with CSX sucking? Explain please ...



Name: UP MANAGEMENT IS LOST
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Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 05 January 2017

The UP is having a serious across-the-board management crisis.
With all the shifting and firings of senior executives, no one knows
who's suitable to run any department or region...because the hangover
of Southern Pacific managers are simply destroying every concept of
the

"operational" improvements that's been laid for success.

To put it simply, the SP managers in predominately SP territories is
destroying your railroad.! And you IDIOTS were warned!!!

Name: UP MANAGEMENT IS LOST
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 05 January 2017

The UP is having a serious across-the-board management crisis.
With all the shifting and firings of senior executives, no one knows
who's suitable to run any department or region...because the hangover
of Southern Pacific managers are simply destroying every concept of the

"operational" improvements that's been laid for success.

To put it simply, the SP managers in predominately SP territories is
destroying your railroad.! And you IDIOTS were warned!!!

Name: mediators
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 January 2017

To all posters

We  have revisited numerous post going back a week before CSX LOVER
showed up and we just cant find any particular topic that would have
warranted a company mole coming out from under his rock to disrupt
further discussions. He might be the pines imposter under another name.
However, he does show more signs of rage than normal so if it was a post
that set the company off it had to be a damaging one.

We need your help. If you could take the time to review older post we
would greatly appreciate it. Something had to be posted that caused the
company to send out a red flag. It could be something as tiny as single
comment. In the meantime we will continue to look. Happy hunting!

Name: TECH SUPPORT
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 January 2017

TO ALL ENGINEERS

For those of you who are trained and qualified to use the trip
optimizer program listen up very carefully. THIS IS NOT A BOGUS
WARNING!  We suggest you take the following information very seriously
and do as posted. Your actions could determine whether you continue to
be employed with CSX

There have been several reports made that the trip optimizer has been
causing over speeds on the train. When reports are made to the GE help
desk on this subject they are finding out this is happening after
additional information is being programmed into the system by the
engineer after cars are placed in the train in route to their final
destination. Why is this happening?  This is because the engineer is
putting undocumented information into the system. Most are reporting
that they are unable to obtain a written work order from the
supervisors and are "GUESSING" what the accurate tonnage and length
is for the cars added to the train. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU TO
PUT UNSUBSTANTIATED INFORMATION INTO THE PROGRAM. If you do and the
trip optimizer handles the train incorrectly and a serious derailment
occurs or there is damage to the train, you will be held accountable
for everything that happens. The information you program into the trip
optimizer can be and will be reviewed for further investigations.
If you can not get proper information you must advise your dispatch
center that you will not be using the trip optimizer.
IT DOES NOT MATTER if a supervisor tells you to add cars to your train
and to use it. It should not be done. If a supervisor relays
information to you as to what he/she thinks might be the proper
information you must still call the help service center and let them
know that this information was given through radio communication and
not through proper company documentation. The only exception would be
if the supervisor tells you that they are viewing the information in
writing in front of them and they can confirm that the information
being relayed in 100% accurate. We suggest you do not do this over the
phone. You will need the radio communication heard and recorded.
This is a problem we can not allow to continue. The inability of the
supervisors and the work order department to provide proper
documentation for your trains is utterly ridiculous and something that
warrants further investigation. The trip optimizer is a wonder tool if
used properly. Yes, we hear constant complaints that it runs too slow,
slows down to early and does not acknowledge all time table track speed
in various turnouts, but for the most part it runs accurately as
programmed. This is something that all engineers need  to learn to deal
with until a better program is developed. But mark my word, if anyone
knowing and willingly puts information into the program that they can
not verify and something serious happens they will be held accountable.
If you have any questions or concerns on this matter you can contact the
help desk and they can explain to you why you should not be doing it.

Name: csx lover
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2017

Clark I bet I will get hired and no I'm not a vet.Go do your job and
quit whining on this site.You got a railroad job with a great company
and all you do is bitch and moan.Shut your crybaby mouth and go get the
job done.csx is paying you a great salary.If I get hired and see you on
the rails I will bring you a baby bottle you chump.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 January 2017

Employees with a lot of seniority are not call deadheads, they are
called old heads.  I think the term is pretty well self explanatory..

 Pines, it is 2017 you are still a dumbass and your wife is still dead
... cheers goofball.  Hey, did  you ever finished doing your community
service for the state of Missouri for your that felony charge you were
guilty of?

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 January 2017

Employees with a lot of seniority are not call deadheads, they are
called old heads.  I think the term is pretty well self explanatory..

 Pines, it is 2017 you are still a dumbass and your wife is still dead
... cheers goofball.  Hey, did  you ever finished doing your community
service for the state of Missouri for your that felony charge you were
guilty of?

Name: Clark
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 January 2017

Csx Lover


You're not going to get hired!   If you're a Vet you have a chance
but I'm willing to bet that you are not.

Name: blow that whistle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2017

Why are long time railroad employees called dead heads?Can someone
explain this?

Name: csx lover
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2017

A warning to all you dead heads out there on the railroad.As sooon as I
get hired on I wont listen to the negative crap yall have to say about
this fine company called csx.I wont listen to it.

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2017

So Whistleblower---the point being better train brakes would fold the
tinker toy train set up like a accordion?

Name: what dog
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2017

CSX LOVER

First, you better brush up on your grammar. Second you have absolutely
no idea how this website works. There was a very good reason that CSX
came after the owner of this website when it first came out. BAD
PUBLICITY!  Bad publicity is a major thorn in the side for companies
such as CSX. They solicit a lot of support for the company. They troll
for backers on a daily basis. If you were able to access the employee
gateway you would be amazed at the amount of "pat me on the back"
advertising that is done. Now, don't take us wrong. There are some
good programs that the company gets involved with but there are also
those things that are a total waste of resources and funds just to wine
and dine prospective backers.

Now as far as the company not caring what is posted on this site, once
again you are ignorant. The FRA,OSHA and other railroads along with
customers review this site everyday. CSX has a legal/public affairs
group that is responsible for monitoring this site. They look for
information that is posted that may be considered a breach of private
information, insider tips, illegal and "Squirrely" activity, whistle
blowing, embarrassing but true facts and bad publicity. CSX is
federally regulated but they are not a federal agency. It is a
public/private corporation. They must follow at state laws and
regulations. 
There have been several operating and safety practices that have been
changed over the years because people used this site to introduce the
facts and had healthy debates. When the employee's air such problems
on this site and the facts are true and can not be covered up the
company has no choice but to visit these problems and do what is
necessary to see that the discussion is closed.
A few examples would be the problems with dangerous filthy lodging. Bad
lighting and vehicle conditions. Bogus operating rules that can easily
be disputed as utterly ridiculous or mechanically impossible. CSX does
not want bad publicity. They would rather spend a million to keep
things quiet than have to deal with concerned supporters.
There is also the issue of the FRA reading anything that may be a
serious federal offense that may cost them a hefty fine. They love to
snoop around the yards but they don't always see what is right under
their noses.  If you get hired and are called to attend the csx
training camp, then I have a few suggestions for you.
One, check that suck up to the company attitude at the door. There is
nothing more that a TM or RF hate more than a snitch or suck up. They
will view you as nothing more than a piece to use to do their dirty
work then dispose of you. They have no respect for people like you.
They pick and chose who they want to stalk and fire. If you rat on the
ones they are trying to protect, you will be a problem. They also view
you as a threat to their own jobs.
Second, KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT and be a quiet little boy and do as your
told even if it brakes FRA laws until you are officially marked up. You
don't want to be a target your first 60 days. All your complaints will
fall on deaf ears! If you think your union will protect you THINK
AGAIN! They will already know what your reputation is and they will do
what it takes to protect their seasoned old heads over your butt!
Third, don't piss off your LC because when the company denies claim
after claim for pay that is legally yours by union agreement we
guarantee you that your cases will be set on the back burner.
And the most important one of all...... If you make it long enough to
get to 100% pay and accept the fact that you will have no personal life
or quality time with your family and you start making more money than
you ever have and you become ADDICTED to the pay check, BRING YOUR BUTT
BACK TO THIS SITE AND APOLOGIZE TO EVERYONE that you offended on here by
telling them to quit after they have spent years out here working so
much they don't even know what day it is anymore and live to deposit
the pay check to keep the family and the little wife happy because they
are never at home. OH, and come down off that pride too and have the
balls to post some of the violations and intimidation that you will
encounter as well, because you will!

Name: Pole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 January 2017

Just came out 01-03-17   Bonus will be paid out at 33%0f the max of 12.

Name: Mike Ward
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 January 2017

I've heard enough!
You're all FIRED!  Pick up your checks!

Name: Mr. csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 January 2017

Mr. csx lover, 

What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I
have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were
you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought.
Everyone on this site is now dumber for having a glimpse of your
writing abilities.

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 January 2017

LC you sound like a little wus boy who cant handle the job. the railroad
don't need undedicated men you like you.Do yourself a favor and quit
and go get a job like Walmart or somewhere.Leave the railroad jobs to
someone like me.I swear I hope I get hired so I can show you how the
job is done.I will work circles around your complaining ass.If yall
boys don't wont the job or cant handle it then quit.Getting on this
site bad mouthing the company aint doing any good.You think csx cares
what yall put on this site?hell no.I hope I get hired so I can
represent csx with pride

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 January 2017

CSX LOVER


First off, they are NOT your brothers when you get hired. You have to
earn the right to be called a brother. Second, if you think you are
just going to come out here and ride trains like a little boy who
fantasizes when playing with his toy train then think again. You will
be a low seniority boy who will play with a toy train(remote) and pound
the rocks first. You will have a hard time and wont last long because
you have absolutely no idea what goes on out here in our business. You
also sound like a foamer and no one hates a foamer more than an old
head who has sweat and worked his butt off for years doing the old
fashioned hard stuff and then have some young buck straight out of CHOO
CHOO-U who never pounded a rock in his life try to tell him how to do
his job! I would suggest you have a second job ready for you if you
even make it through conductor school This business is no place for
little boys who just want to "COME ON AND RIDE THOSE TRAINS!" Oh, and
don't forget to suck up to your local chairman if you get hired because
you will need him when the company steals thousands from you over the
years, writes your foaming butt up for something bogus and intimidates
you into breaking fra laws and rules and you don't have the nuts to
stand up to them! I hope you have a tight belt for those big boy pants
because its going to take awhile for them to fit you!


Sorry to offend those who don't like things posted on several forums
but this needs to be seen by as many little boy foamers as possible.

Name: Bobby
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 January 2017

Upper MGMT in Avon to watch Dave and his goons blame all of Avons
problems on us crews.  Be 100% rules compliance out there.  Make sure
we tell them how bad it is here guys.

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2017

Yall bunch of damn crybabies if you don't like the job then quit and
find you something else to do.Nobody makes you get up everyday and work
for the railroad you do it because you choose to.There are other jobs
out there that you can get.Hope to see my railroad brothers soon if I
get hired.Come on ride that train and ride it.You bunch of pussies.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 December 2016

Comer, why DON'T you shut up, nobody wants to hear your BS . Suck it up
buttercup , your crooked Hillary didn't win.  So, go find your safe
place and cry . You are one sorry sack of shit..

Name: Clark
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 December 2016

Happy New Year!   Be safe out there to all who were too stupid to lay
off.    
CSx Lover you're a dumbass if you're thinking about coming out here
and you have a good job already.    Every employee with less than 15
years stands a good chance of being on street.  If you're not an
operator you're fucked its 1 man crews before too much longer.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 December 2016

WOW, read the post by the person who nails T-Rump to the wall with the
Truth about this Billionaire monster!  The railroad owners just LOVE
him!  Poop on Unions Big Time!  The Rump has an entire life history of
using and abusing everyone and everything.  He's a Vietnam war
Draft-dodger--"bone spurs" got him a medical deferment and then the
very next year he was playing 4 sports in college, including football! 
See, the guy is one of the biggest lying phonies on the planet.  I
really wonder (not actually) how so many "Christians" voted for the
serial adulterer, T-Rump, when he cheated on Ivana (divorce), then on
Marla Maples, and now on the Playboy bunny #3.  Guess they think it's
OK to grab a woman's private parts and then laugh about it (think
Billy Bush incident.) T-Rump yelled and screamed at campaign rallies
that he would NEVER settle with the 150+ former students of his defunct
and criminal "Trump University", because, he claimed,"I did nothing
wrong!"  NEVER, NEVER, he said.  THEN, just a few days after the
election, HE SETTLED for $25 Million!  SEE, that just goes to show you
what a complete and total LYING A-hole the guy is.  AND, he has already
started screwing our country!  Just wait 'til January 20th and he
starts ruining our country from the T-Rump Tower!  OR, will he just put
on the Crown and let his extremely crooked and criminal pals run amuck? 
My guess is that he'll let the Lesser Monsters run our country into the
ground while he plays golf at his estates / golf courses all over the
globe.  BYE BYE AMERICA--HELLO AMERIKA and a Neo-Fascist, Neo-Adolf as
Prez.  He could just change his name to Adolf Drumpf and start wearing
a swastika armband.  P.T. Barnum was right when he said, "A sucker is
born every minute."  With the Trumpet-idiots it's every nanosecond.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 December 2016

CSX what a joke. As long as employees, obey and conform to the non-union
tactics of this sorry company. Your unions will always be weak.  Stand
up and fight, get involved and demand representation against these
scum-bag supervisors. If your local chairman is a suck ass, then go
over him and go to the international. don't be scared, fight along
side by side with your brothers and sisters.

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 December 2016

Lmao, csx lover!  You must be a foamer!  Please understand what you are
getting into.  More money is attractive, but quality of life is
attractive too.  The T&E guys make money, but you can bet you will work
all shifts until you get terminated or quit or retire.  If you have M-F
and definite hours of work, then you better consider that as another
benefit, as it will not be available in the railroad lifestyle.  While
you are laid up in a hotel somewhere for 20 hours waiting on a call to
take a train home, you will be missing your kids first home run, or
worse yet, somebody may be at your house 'tea-bagging' your ole lady.
 If you don't do your homework, somebody else will.  Just remember I
told you that. Money is not everything, there is costs associated with
it.

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 December 2016

I have a good job with benefits.Except for having to work the night
shift for 3 or 4 months.I work mon -fri from 6-230.I have always wanted
to work for the railroad.Can somebody give me some advice should I try
to get on with a railroad and make that quaranteed 85,000 or more once
I become an engineer or something higher.I make good money now but the
railroad pays more.Somebody give me some sound advice.Thanks all you
railroaders out there I may be joining you soon.Here come the choo choo
train blow that whistle

Name: Mr. Ward
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 December 2016

http://www.pornwikileaks.com/wiki/images/c/cf/A5HrxL_CQAA018L.jpg



Who the "fuck " is that homo with that contractor we have on Our
bridges? What fucking company is that?

Name: waiting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 December 2016

ANYONE?

Has anyone heard anything about what we might be getting as a bonus
this year. Thee are no rumors or gossip floating around. Most of us are
keeping our ears open to see if they are planning another stunt for
upper management to compensate for their bonus loss. Wonder what kind
of "TEAM BUILDING" trip they are planning this year. Cant do the
paint ball camp or the trip to Las Vegas anymore since that was
exposed. Got to come up with something they can keep low key. Something
they can hand out $10,000 pocket money for expenditures for each. We're
betting it will be some kind of cruise off the coast of florida. Some
kind of wine and dine for Marketing.... any clues?

Name: Whistleblower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 December 2016

For legal purposes I'm using the alias Whistle blower.
Do any of you care to explain:  How you stop a train?

To help Mr. Pines out, since he's not a railroader as yourselves:
Mr. Pines, observe the coupling on rail cars. Take pictures for
reference. Note that each truck or carriage simply sits down on the
wheel bearing with a small wedge keeping the wheels from falling off
(if the wedge is still there).  Also note the top of each knuckle is
open to allow a car to disconnect.

Name: Pay 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 December 2016

I Ment Does not pay !!!

Name: pay up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 December 2016

Agreed pay people the money they are entitled to ...68  %not coming back
that have been called back that have found other jobs I'd say 90
because of the amount of new hires that have decided a company that
does pay and threatens a cheats its employee like shit with a smile on
there face and lies if this place is so great why such a bad turnaround
I know of 3 classes of ten in atl .. Only 9 left out of 30 ..and all
ready to leave  no pay no work looking else were

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2016

HI:
     In the past, at holidays, some divisions and locations would have
holiday assistance (food pantrys, clothing drives, help-a-family,
etc.)Typically the Great Lakes Division would refuse to support or
permit ANYTHING, whereas other divisions would slip in a few charitable
activities. Anybody know of ANY activities on ANY CSX location, and also
anything at anyplace on the Great Lakes Division. Just curious since it
seems we have been going down hill FOR YEARS in so many ways.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 December 2016

don't worry "TRUMP WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN..... TRUMP WILL MAKE
CSX EMPLOYEES FEEL GREAT AGAIN" now that trumps gonna take office soon
and its a republican congress and senate the railroads have taken
everyTHING off the table for the national contract . now that's its
the republicans running the show the railroad wont even sit down to
talk to the utu . they want the "republicans" to get a "republican"
 mediator to settle the national contract. also watch for house speaker
paul ryan, who wants to take your railroad retirement and put it into
social security.so if that happens you wont be retiring at 60 no more
it will be 62 at the earliest and instead of getting 4 grand a month 
you will be getting roughly 12 hundred a month SO FUCK YOU,STOP CRYING
HOW CSX TREATS YOU.YOU VOTERS PUT THE REPUBLICANS IN OFFICE.JUST CALL
THE WHITE HOUSE AFTER JANUARY 20TH 2017, IM SURE PRESIDENT DUCHEBAG
TRUMP WILL FLY TO JACKSONVILLE TO TELL MR WARD AND MISS SANDBORNE TO BE
NICER TO YOUS. MAYBE CLINTON IS A LYING CROOKED CUNT, BUT ATLEAST YOU
COULD CRY AND WHINE WHILE HAVING A DECENT CONTRACT BUT NOW THATS NOT
GOING TO HAPPEN.SO TO YOU AMERICAN TRUMP VOTERS, YOU ARE DUMB FUCKING
REDNECKS THAT BELIVED ALL THE BULLLSHIT THAT SPEWED FROM HIS MOUTH. SO
ALL YOU TRUMP VOTERS, PIGS GET WHAT PIGS DESERVE!

Name: Ex rep
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 December 2016

Cond. 30 
spoken like a true management man! Read the post again. Pay attention.
Was involved in something much larger than you. Far from voted out.
Just changed careers. Telling people they have rights and power always
scares managers too death. So instead of spouting off get off your
knees and do whats right for your employees or expect your job to get
rougher! Upper management doesnt care about the shot rolling down hill!

Name: EX REP
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 December 2016

ALL CREWS!!!

What retired posted about your unions is only half right. You can get
your unions involved in your plight. As a ex union rep with 10 years of
experience in a much more well known union I CAN tell you what you need
to do.

Unions are not as they were in the past. In the 60's the unions backed
their workers 100% with out any pay off/kick backs under the table. Yes,
you did have a group of dirty back stabbers but they were usually
handled in the appropriate way. The unions and their members had
backbone. Todays unions are nothing but yellow bellied corrupt elected
officials that have no interest but to pad their pockets and keep
management happy.

Now, if you want the support of your unions and you want to see them
step up to the plate, THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST DO!

First you feed on their arrogance. The unions that you are FORCED to be
a member of want and need publicity. They thrive on the theory "LOOK
WHAT WE DID FOR OUR MEMBERS!"  This fools the public into thinking
they actually care and deserve the money they take from you and put in
their pockets!

You HAVE TO draw attention to the work place. In the railroad business
the only thing that does that is slowing trains down. You can not
stike. The only recourse you have is to not show up or follow every
rule in the book to a tee.  Take the time to do as every rule says.
When those eots go out as retired stated, do as the law says. When cars
need to be shopped, DO IT! Timely production is a must in the railroad
industy.  

Once you start drawing the attention of the corporate office heat will
come down on the yard. There will be teams sent to your yards to
investigate the falling numbers. This is when you have the most power.
This is when you corner you LC's in numbers and demand some results.
Results that you are PAYING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY FOR!

This is when your unions will step in to save the day. This is their
opportunity to act like they had everything to do with what is
happening and come to the rescue of railroad management. You will now
have your unions by the balls. They have to do something in your favor.
They cant afford to walk away when you are holding the reigns.

None of this would be necessary if the railroads would just honor the
agreements and pay a fair price for your hard work done.  Taking years
to pay claims if just total bullshit and wouldn't be happening if your
unions did as they are paid to do.  The railroads are nothing more than
bullies because your unions have allowed it. 

Do what you must to get fairly represented. Its your money. You are
forced to be a union member, enforce your rights. Many do not know that
they can sue their unions for not enforcing their agreements in a timely
manner.  You can get your own representation. It is your federal right.
Taking control of your unions requires taking control of your yards.
The ball is in your court. You have the power. You just have to muster
up the gust to enforce your rights.

Name: retired 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 December 2016

Bendover

Just so you know, the company has been trying to call back furloughed
employees but they are not answering the calls. The rumor is that about
68% of those called are not coming back. They found work else where. Can
you blame them? They saw the work environment and the bad moral along
with crews constantly fighting for their pay they are entitled to per
their union agreements. As posted earlier, when a crew goes out and
drags in train after train beyond the agreed miles and instead of
getting a second pay ticket like they should they combine them, it does
nothing but send a message that the crews are noting more than slaves to
be beaten and whipped. The crews NEED TO SLOW DOWN! The old heads that
stood the ground steadfast and refused to be intimidated by management
are just about gone so its up to the newer younger employees to start
paying attention to the writing on the wall and grow a pair. USDOT will
have to take notice when things come to a stand still on the rails.

As for the incredibly lengthy trains, the crews have the power to take
care of that. The FRA is well aware that there is problems with the
EOT's working properly on these trains. Unfortunately you have crew
members who ignore the FRA law and continue to run track speed after
they lose communication or FR no com. This NEEDS TO STOP!  When the eot
and htd lose communication the train is to be reduced to 30 mph. NO
EXCEPTIONS! It doesn't matter if it is lost for 30 seconds. Every time
it fails the engineer should be reducing speed and it should be reported
to the dispatch center that the train is too long for the communication
to work properly. The conductor should be telling the engineer to
reduce speed and to follow the law. 
They want things fixed and they cry but they don't do anything to make
the changes. Everyone wants a quick trip and doesn't care about the
damages it does as a whole. when the crews constantly ignore
opportunities to take a stance for change they hurt everyone else in
the craft. The unions aren't going to help you. You have to help
yourself.  if you are an engineer follow the laws. Do what is expected
by the law. If management intimidates you for doing so report it to the
FRA. The USDOT has a hotline to report serious problems with the
movement of freight across the country. Get involved.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 December 2016

- Who is, or what is, Robert Frulla?
- What does this have to do with Safety?
- Huge embarrassment to the co. whenever a supervisor screws up. 
Management has always & probably always will, take care of their own
(those that kiss butt), somehow, someway.  

Some people, who could or would be good leaders & teachers that have
taken on a RR manager's position ended up leaving the industry
altogether account of all the BS.  Mean-spirited morons seem to stay.
Sad, but true.  Csx must want it that way.

Name: Suck it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 December 2016

Don't complain about Robert Frulla cause if you do then the piece of
garbage will get promoted again. He just about got his stupid self
killed on the Huntington division when he enter DTC territory without
any permission from the dispatcher. Almost hit a train head on while
hi-railing, and he also hit a coal truck on a crossing. It was covered
up nicely. I don't know if you guys really pay attention or not, but
when officials screw up then they get promoted, but when we screw up
then we get put on the street. But, if your Godfather is John Snow then
you'll just get promoted like Frulla..

Name: DONE WITH CSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 December 2016

Mr. Robert Frulla


YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT YOUR LETTER OF THREAT AND INTIMIDATION HAS
BEEN DENIED BECAUSE IT IS NOT IN TERMS WITH OUR LABOR AGREEMENT. YOU CAN
FILE A CLAIM IF YOU WISH WITH THE UNIONS.

AS LONG AS YOU STEAL OUT OF THE MOUTHS THAT FEED YOU DONT EXPECT ANYONE
TO SHOW ANY INTEREST IN DOING ANYTHING EXTRA TO HELP YOU OUT FROM THIS
DAY FORWARD. THE GREAT LAKES DIVISION IS NO LONGER WILLING TO GIVE YOU
BUTTER FOR YOUR BREAD. UNTIL YOU STOP STEALING HARD EARNED PAY TICKETS
FROM THE BACKBONE OF THIS RAILROAD YOU BETTER EXPECT MORE FMAL COVERED
EMPLOYEES TO SHOW UP. YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW!
WE GO OUT AND DRAG IN TRAIN AFTER TRAIN AFTER TRAIN FOR YOU JUST SO OUR
RAILROAD IS NOT THROWN INTO A MELTDOWN AND WHAT DO YOU DO? YOU TAKE THE
PAY TICKETS AWAY THAT THE CHEIFS AND THE DTOS PROMISE WE WILL GET PAID.
CALL THE DISPATCHERS. ASK THEM HOW MANY CREWS HAVE REFUSED TO GO OUT AND
GET EXTRA TRAINS AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN ON THE ROAD FOR 10 HOURS AND JUST
WANT TO GET HOME. ASK THEM HOW MANY HAVE TOLD THEM THEY DONT WANT THE
EXTRA WORK AND GO FIND SOMEONE ELSE BECAUSE THEY WONT GET PAID FOR IT.
NO ONE WANTS TO PLAY YOUR GAME ANYMORE. NO ONE WANTS TO BUST THEIR
BUTTS ALL NIGHT FOR NOTHING! NO ONE WANTS TO BE YOUR BEATEN SLAVE
ANYMORE. SHAME ON YOU AND GOD HELP YOUR SOUL. WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH. OUR
UNIONS ARE WORTHLESS AND POWERLESS BUT WE ARE NOT. THE UNIONS DONT MOVE
THE FREIGHT. WE DO. WE DONT NEED A UNION TO STAND UP FOR US. WE HAVE THE
POWER TO DO THAT OURSELVES. YOU HAVE ABUSED US LONG ENOUGH. NO PAY NO
WORK. NO PAY NO VOLUNTEERS. NO PAY TAKE FMAL.  YOU STARTED THIS. YOU
HAVE BEEN PLAYING UNFAIR. THE RULES ARE OFF THE TABLE.

Name: Pissed off 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 20 December 2016

Keep poking the bee hive CSX. Your service sucks. Treat your employees
better.

Name: Bernie
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 December 2016

Ill be marking off FMLA for Xmas.  Eat shit Dave Harris.

Name: Bendover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 December 2016

Got another CSX letter because 10% of the work force used FMLA to mark
off during Thanksgiving/weekend. Although I do not have FMLA and had to
work on Thanksgiving and that weekend, I think it is pretty FUNNY their
reasoning for sending the letter. 
They write "November and December are seasonally sensitive periods for
our customers. Our negative business impacted numerous train delays and
delay of customer deliveries. Additionally, many colleagues had to work
more hours than otherwise scheduled causing undue hardship and a
decrease in morale." 
Basically CSX is once again blaming T&E employees for their mistakes
and short comings. If they really cared about our customers and
deliveries, they would bring back furloughed employees to handle the
business. Also, quit building trains the same as summer time!! More
than half of CSX is in a deep freeze and they still wanna build
10-12,000 feet trains. It's not going to work!! They tell trainmasters
to cut 10 cars off at a time until the air comes up. Well I hope they
don't care about on time departures! When it takes 5 hours to get out
of the yard, better have a re-crew ready. Thus, using up more crews. As
far as morale goes, it is down because of CSX's unethical practices and
harassment. Not to mention the shit show that is PAYROLL. If they just
paid what they agreed to pay in the first place morale would go up no
matter how shitty the company is. People ask if I like my job and I
respond with I like my job but hate the company. So low morale isn't
bc people have found a way to actually get a break from this place
through FMLA. 
In closing, lets try for 20% mark offs during the next couple holiday
weekends. Then they will actually see who runs and makes this company
money!

Name: Slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 December 2016

CSX employees are the lowest paid employees of all class 1 railroads. A
basic day should be around $350 on a basic day due to all the horse
crap that we deal with. Our work load has doubled in the past couple of
years do they the increasing the size of the trains and them running
short handed by cutting the boards to the bare minimum. Our union has
sold us out. Your paying dues to get your eyeballs screwed out. You
better wise up folks. You only live once. CSX wants your soul......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2016

nothing wrong with notifying unions BUT REMEMBER there is a good chance
that unions will cut a deal and 'disappear" the data or say a)we are
working on it, and b) hillary wasn't elected, so we are helpless /
hopeless. DOCUMENT, send to supervisor, copies to your co. e-mail, and
then ALSO to 2 seperate non company e-mails that might survive an
accidental delete of your company e-mail. NOTE: the e mail could be
backed up by a sealed letter MAILED to yourself, not opened, AND try to
write in a clear and clean style that explains in a manner that could be
understood by OSHA, US Magistrate, other smart and literate person that
does NOT know all the RR lingo. Skip the part where you explain the TM
or RFE is gay and you are screwing his wife or dog or both. Focus on
the ONE issue. TWO PROBLEMS, TWO E MAILS. Don't have one long winded,
complex letter that starts when the RR's came together in Utah in 1862
and ends when your dog got bitten by a raccoon. If not a good writer
have someone read it first, the FRA / OSHA / Tort lawyer / US
Magistrate will NOT wade through pages of confusion. Of course, save
your records FOREVER. Good luck.

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 December 2016

Trump won in some of the rust belt states cuz he said he was going to
bring back all those auto jobs, steel mills & coal mines, that is never
going to happen not now not ever, you rr peeps should know this by now
but i guess you don,t, just look at our rr, when we lose a job its
gone-PERIOD,haha its like saying the rr is going to bring back steam
locomotives.....

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 December 2016

Typical railroad puss wanna be statement ---big-bad---all hid up in a
train cab. So your Scaled Down POS SD .001 would what?
Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 December 2016

What does a pines sound like when he gets hit by SD 40....

SPLAT...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 December 2016

EX VC:

Actually, the other has it right.  No substantiation without
documentation.   Always has been & always will be much better to have
written documentation regarding an unsafe condition. RR legal depts.
know that & so do union FELA attorneys.  

RRs despise unsafe condition(s) proof.  Informing so & so verbally
about a problem rarely does much good.  Many employees are afraid to
submit written, signed reports account they fear retaliation.

Is best to submit things properly. OSHA may be able to provide help in
terminals; buildings, structures, etc.  What about things out on the
rails?

Sure, all too often it usually takes too much time to get an unsafe
situation corrected AND\OR may take something bad to happen 1st.
It's the way things are & have been for very many years.

Documentation; bottom line.   Proof that something was actually not
safe AND reported -- can\could be used in court IF it has to be.
[Retain copies.]

If the RRs would just spend the same amount of $$$ correcting things
that they do on blowing off & promoting safety they'd be $$$ ahead.
Again, the way it is & has been.

Name: EX VC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 December 2016

OTHER 20

So you know, they did away with the safety committee on the Great Lakes
Division. The committee that was selected by the Unions. All safety
issues are now handled directly by RR management. So where in the hell
do you think that leaves all the workers. The LC's are telling
everyone to continue filling out the unsafe work forms and turn them in
and they will forward them to the legislative rep in the proper
bargaining unit. How long do you think it will take the unions to do
anything about it. It takes them years to get valid legitimate claims
paid. Now the power is in RR managements pockets.  Your documentation
theory doesn't mean squat anymore. Its not until someone get seriously
injured or is written up for some stupid petty crap that is related to a
safety issue that falls back on the company that anything gets done.  Im
suggesting that everyone send their complaints to OSHA!

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 December 2016

What does a pines sound like when he gets hit by SD 40....

SPLAT...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 December 2016

Griz , that fat bastards still alive? What a fat back stabbing pos. dam
we're glad he's in toledo now we sure as hell don't miss that Dumb
mf here. Good luck guys I feel your pain .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 December 2016

To Mr. laughing Conductor 1-10 yrs. - 
Regarding the switch(es), have written unsafe complaints been
submitted?  Talk is cheap.  Darn little, if any, substantiation without
documentation.

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 December 2016

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWPI3vs4gKmkkx-vp5qX8OA

May the real L@N dispatcher please stand up From a 120 year old Jens
Bang to famous film director ---All from his mommas back yard in Idaho.

Name: Griz, AKA "Dumb Polack"
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 December 2016

Another "Qualified Inspector" got fired in Toledo, OH?  Oh well!!! 
Keep the freight moving bitches, cause I love drama.  Sanderson and the
Freemans love licking my nutsack.

Name: laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 December 2016

Corp

IF you really are from corporate (which I highly doubt) then why in the
hell don't you get off your ass and get out here and see what is really
going on. There is so much idiotic crap going on it will make your head
spin.  Want a good example?  No? Well your going to get one!   the
reason the company is so damn broke is because they will spend a
million just to save a dime. 
They got 3 trains running to an away from home terminal and there ARE
NO CREWS CHECKED INTO THE HOTEL!  They turn all three crews back home
and no one is there to protect scheduled trains. Six hours later they
order a dead head from the home terminal to come down and flip on a
train that was clearly on the schedule. It takes over 3  hours for the
crew to deadhead to the train. The crew has 2 hours to report so
that's over 11 HOURS TO GET TO THE DAMN TRAIN.  Now if they would have
put one of the crews into the hotel they would have been rested for the
train. Now they got 2 crews to pay and a deadhead trip which everyone
knows cost them more than the hotel charges to put them up for 10
hours.  What kind of idiotic moron would think that this is good
business.  I could give you a million examples of the stupid wasteful
spending you nut jobs do every single day. And guess who pays for it. 
THE HARD WORKING MEN IN THE TRENCHES THAT MAKE THIS RAILROAD RUN. THE
ONES WHO SIT IN THE HOTELS ON THE HOLIDAYS WHILE YOU PLAY AT HOME WITH
YOUR MONOPOLY GAMES.  WE GET A SHITTY BOUNS IF ANY WHILE YOUR
SUPERVISORS GET SAFETY BONUSES FOR US WORKING SAFELY. HOW THE HELL DO
YOU JUSTIFY GIVING A SUPERVISOR A BONUS BECAUSE THERE WERE NO  INJURIES
OR ACCIDENTS ON HIS TERRITORY. HE DIDNT WORK SAFE. HE DIDNT PREVENT
ACCIDENTS. THE CREWS DO THIS. WE WORK SAFE. SO WHERE IF OUR DAMN SAFETY
BONUS?
Answer this one. How can a supervisor write up a conductor for
accidently leaving a lock off a switch after he threw it to use it for
a switching move when this same supervisor has been told a dozen times
that another switch right next to it cant be locked because the latch
hole is broke on one side and wont hold a lock?  That switch is still
sitting there 3 month later broken and on a main line. YOU LEAD BY
EXAMPLE. TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE AND GET SOME NEW CHIEFS IN TOWN!
Happy frickin merry Christmas.   Enjoy YOUR BONUS IN LAS VEGAS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 December 2016

Keep fireing inspectors toledo , how's that working out for you..

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 December 2016

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWPI3vs4gKmkkx-vp5qX8OA

May the real L@N dispatcher please stand up

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 November 2016

Safety First.  
Safety is a great thing - no one wants to be hurt & no one wants
anybody else hurt. 
Come on, everyone with any experience\knowledge with the RR industry
knows the real reasons for the low amount of reportable injuries: 
employees fear harassment & retaliation.
If the RRs were to get blasted/bombarded with reportable injuries,
etc., just what would happen to all their management at all levels?  
May not work out so well for any of those that may have to move on.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 November 2016

Of course we are not in the knowledge based economy. We have eliminated
many of our old time labor specialists, and replaced them with failures
and ex-employees who could not make it in modern industry. Mix the worst
of the old with the worst of the new, and you have RR culture. Unless we
have massive safety failures we can run the same old procedures
unmolested, especially as most people think CSX runs passenger trains
under the AMTRAK label as our primary business. The carrier wants to
eliminate most employees ASAP, believing that most lower level managers
can operate under the direct supervision of higher level managers,
without assistance from the deplorables in craft.When it fails it is
ALWAYS the fault of agreement employees and lower management. Just look
at locations where the managers leave and get hired elsewhere. If they
are mediocre they stay, if they are big in nepotism (so common in
management) they get promoted. You will rarely see Google, Microsoft,
Accel Steel, ANY improving company seek out RR management at any level.
That tells you a lot. Rarely does anyone hires athletes from losing
teams. You won't see Cindy, Michael, etc. get job offers elsewhere. If
Bill Gates wanted a job tomorrow he would have a hundred offers
overnight in 100 different areas.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 November 2016

Railroad people will continue to suffer, as long as the below person
exist.


Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 November 2016

TO: TRUMP WINNING---Did you flunk kindergarten?  T-Rump is as phony as
a
3 dollar bill!  He hasn't paid federal income tax for 20 years due to
his 4 bankruptcies---think Atlantic City casinos!---nearly $1 Billion!

Such a Great BUSINESSMAN---not!  Oh, and he still hasn't released his
income tax forms!  AND, he swore up and down--loudly--that he would
NEVER settle with the people suing him over his FRAUDULENT "Trump
University."  Then, right after the election, he settled with them
for
$25 MILLION!  Or did you miss that?  T-Rump is the biggest LIAR on the
planet!  What about that don't you and a lot of other air-heads /
suckers get?  P.T. Barnum was right about T-Rump voters---"A sucker
is
born every minute."  Except in the computer age, it's every
nanosecond.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 November 2016

Oh , by the way big nose Comer, Trump never personally filed for
bankruptcy his businesses did .You LIE more than your corrupt Hilda
beast. I would say over 400 successful businesses compared to four is
pretty good percentages..

 Don't you have an interstate to go block with the rest your cronies. 
Trump won, get over it , now go find a safe place and do your crying. 
You are one big buffoon..

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 November 2016

Comer, crawl back under the rock you came from.  You DON'T know the
difference between track warrants and TC.  Still waiting on your answer
does DTC have signals?  

Put on your clown suit with your big red nose and go down to
McDonald's, they need another idiot ..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 November 2016

TO: TRUMP WINNING---Did you flunk kindergarten?  T-Rump is as phony as a
3 dollar bill!  He hasn't paid federal income tax for 20 years due to
his 4 bankruptcies---think Atlantic City casinos!---nearly $1 Billion! 
Such a Great BUSINESSMAN---not!  Oh, and he still hasn't released his
income tax forms!  AND, he swore up and down--loudly--that he would
NEVER settle with the people suing him over his FRAUDULENT "Trump
University."  Then, right after the election, he settled with them for
$25 MILLION!  Or did you miss that?  T-Rump is the biggest LIAR on the
planet!  What about that don't you and a lot of other air-heads /
suckers get?  P.T. Barnum was right about T-Rump voters---"A sucker is
born every minute."  Except in the computer age, it's every
nanosecond. 

BTW, how about the two CSX trains running into each other near Citra,
Florida, on Nov. 16th?  One of the Engineers told the news media that,
"I fell asleep."  Sure, and my cats are astronauts.  WHAT ABOUT THE
CONDUCTOR?  Was he asleep, too?  There is a remotely-operated track
switch where the collision happened.  Do you suppose it was
mis-aligned?  Somebody is lying about this terrible collision and
massive derailment, plus 7,400 gallons of diesel fuel spilled.  SEE:
http://www.ocala.com/news/20161122/csx-engineer-admits-falling-asleep-before-train-crash

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 November 2016

How to spell railroad PUPPETS

Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) has added five members to its board,
including three Class I employees. 

The new members are: 
• Katie Chimelewski, director of community affairs and safety, CSX;
• Denise Gauthier, senior manager of field safety support, BNSF Railway
Co.;
• Danny Lites, public safety director, Kansas City Southern Railway
Co.; 
• Jessica Feder, Indiana Operation Lifesaver executive director; and
• Nancy Sheehan-McCulloch, state coordinator of California Operation
Lifesaver.

"These new board members, like their outgoing counterparts, are
dedicated to our mission to prevent deaths and injuries at railroad
crossings and around freight, passenger and transit tracks and
property," said OLI President and Chief Executive Officer Bonnie
Murphy in a press release. "We are grateful to all of them for their
leadership and careful stewardship of our rail safety education
efforts."

OLI board officers continuing their terms include William Barringer,
railroad consultant and former director of grade crossing safety at
Norfolk Southern Corp.; Jo Strang, vice president for regulatory
affairs at the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association;
and Steven Neubauer, director of institutional safety at BNSF.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 November 2016

Dear: Unfair,
The BOSS is not, nor, have they ever been PROTECTED from drug testing.
All CSX employees fall under the same rules. Testing is different
between those that are in the Transportation Trades.


Name: Unfair
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 November 2016

Ape

Did you know that the drug testing does not include non contract
employees? The "boss" comes in drunk or high no big deal. People in 
charge of issuing orders and over seeing the safety of the crews are
protected. Think that makes any sense.  Never ever seen one single
manager ever called in to pee in a cup. Now what kind of horse shit is
that!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 November 2016

Legal, Friend or Family..........
Surely you don't believe anyone in the csx medical dept. can be
trusted any more than anyone in the rest of their management.

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2016

Attention all Crews


If you have any doubts on what will be medically covered if you must
mark off sick for a doctors appointment or procedure ordered by you
physician, call the CSX medical department and they will explain to you
what is covered.  It has just come to our attention that several
employees were not aware that colon cancer testing is covered as an
excused exam/illness if you mark off sick to have this done. DO NOT BE
AFRAID TO MARK OFF SICK. You should be allowed no less than 48 hours
off for the procedure. Just recently an employee complained that he had
taken the medication that was necessary to flush the system but was not
aware of how potent the liquid would be. He did schedule the following
day off to have the procedure done. When he was called that morning he
contacted the Chief and the dispatcher requesting he be dead headed
home after arriving at his away from home hotel.He had several giggle
and snicker from both officers and was told they who see what they
could do. Later that evening several crews were dead headed in front of
him and he was left to take a train home. We was unable to do his job
safely and with full attention because he was in the Locomotive
bathroom more than he was in the cab.   DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
COME TO WORK if you have taken anything of this nature. The behavior of
the supervisors towards this employee was deplorable and should never go
unreported. This may have been a funny incident to them but it was not
to the reporting employee. Again, if you have any doubts whether a
medical procedure will be covered if you mark off sick call the CSX
medical department.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 November 2016

TO: M of W
            New FRA testing may not be fair, but it is a safety law /
regulation. AND, I doubt the RR is stalling it to protect the troops.
They are just failing to comply with government safety regulations in
an appropriate manner, which I am sure they would not permit you to do.

Name: Unfair
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 November 2016

Ape

Did you know that the drug testing does not include non contract
employees? The "boss" comes in drunk or high no big deal. People in 
charge of issuing orders and over seeing the safety of the crews are
protected. Think that makes any sense.  Never ever seen one single
manager ever called in to pee in a cup. Now what kind of horse shit is
that!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 November 2016

Friday, 11 November, Wall St. Journal, page B6. federal regulators
rejected effort by rr industry to delay proposed expansion of mandatory
drug and alcohol testing, saying crisis of drug abuse requires immediate
action. FRA Rule issued in June puts track workers under testing rules,
says positive drug tests have risen sharply over the past year. RR
industry says delay the rules, as, like PTC, the management can't
comply in time and need special breaks.Just FYI.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 November 2016

The 48 hr. bump (rule, whatever) stemmed from the 1996 National Contract
\ Arbitration Award #559.  Article #12.  Article #12 and the Q&As
associated ALSO stipulate that if you wish to make a seniority move to
a location 30 or more miles away, the 48 hr. rule does not apply and
then can refer to prior practice(s). (Have to call & notify the co.)  

Has csx managed to somehow sidestep the agreed to contract provisions?
Have there been changes/revisions the rank & file is not aware of?
If not, then it's time for a class-action lawsuit and/or strike.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 November 2016

It's been said before but you should have documentation for any
complaint. Typically write out a nice note that would be understandable
to a magistrate, ignorant HR person, or arbitrator that doesn't know
all the slang ... get help with writing it if necessary, send the
e-mail to the appropriate people, AND a copy to yourself at your
company account AND at your home account(s) in case your company
account is blocked or accidentally deleted.

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 November 2016

Help

Everyone who has accrued points through the cap system and was not made
aware from the company that this particular practice was going to become
effective as on October 25th should first send a petition to their
General Chairman's office demanding that they file an appeal with the
International in behalf of all members. The company failed to notify
the employees that a disputed past practice that was allowed to happen
(48 hour rule) was no longer valid and negotiations with their union
had resulted in the enforcement of the 12hr 1 min. rule. IT IS NOT the
sole responsibility of the union to notify its members that the carrier
will be enforcing the language in the availability policy that had been
under dispute. The carrier is legally bound to notify its employee's
of any change in work conditions that may/will result in the said
employee's work or discipline history becoming a threat to their
continued employment. If points have been accessed to your records
these points can impact your continued employment with the company.
These points are considered a form of discipline.  Even though the
original plan included the procedure of using the 12 hr. 1 min. rule,
it was not being enforced because it violated the written rule in the
union agreement allowing a 48 hour procedure for "making a move"
after being displaced. The Union and carrier argued the
meaning/interpretation of the rule and apparently it had been settled
with the carrier having won the dispute.  The carrier is bound to
notify all its employee's  of the outcome and the date that the 12hr 1
min. rule would become set in stone.  All members should file an appeal
to the operations department of the carrier and file a petition with
their local demanding that corrective action be taken. The carrier(CSX)
has a horrible reputation of notifying its employees of any upcoming
rule changes by means of the "RUMOR" mill system.  This practice has
been in place for many many years and employees have become accustomed
to it.  This is not a legal means of notification. Gossip and rumors
are not legal and binding. Now is the time to challenge this practice
and put and end to it once and for all.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2016

Help
The e-mail I got stated that the company is enforcing the 12hr 1min
policy and using an automated system to apply the points.  Also the UTU
filed in court about the companies violation of the agreement.  Of
course it could all be bullshit.  I think if the company can make a new
policy against the contract why can't we.  Thinking that no one is
allowed to leave the crew room until they are on overtime.

Name: HELP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2016

UTU brothers


Did anyone find anything in writing from the company stating they were
enforcing the 12 hr 1 minute rule to mark up after being displaced.  I
keep hearing they lost the 48 hour rule a couple of months ago and the
union agreed to enforce the rule.   I didn't get a single email or
letter. No notice or anything that this was going to take place October
25th.  I got a bunch of points 2 weeks ago because I didn't know this
had been settled. If the company was going to start putting points of
your caps then how come their wasn't a system notice of bulletin out
on it. We have been looking for 3 days now and we cant find it in
writing. I didn't get anything in the mail either. I marked back up
every single time within 24 hours but that was too late.  I don't
think this is fair that the company can ruin your record like that
without giving everyone a fair notice that we lost our union agreement
rule and would be enforcing their language in the availability policy!

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2016

Traindispatcher

That bulletin you are talking about covered the qualification
joke/questionaire that came out on the system for everyone to view and
correct any qualification mistakes that were made. Myself along with a
dozen guys got together and went over the thing with a fine tooth comb.
We did exactly what the bulletin explained to do. we wrote down every
single qualification that was wrong/bogus and turned it into our
supervisors and corrected the errors. It stated very clearly that you
were supposed to turn a list into your supervisor and THEY WERE
supposed to make sure it was given to crew management to be corrected.
Half the junk on the qualification screen was so wrong it wasn't even
funny.  I personally stood next to a guy that is qualified in one
direction like me and has been on the same exact jobs, but he had
things on his qualification list that I didn't have. We works the same
terminals and same industries but yet our list didn't even begin to
match. So you see, once again the company has done what is always does.
Puts out bull crap bulletin with bull crap info that isn't any better
than the toilet paper they put in crew packs. Oh, and the supervisors
just laughed when they were handed our list. They said "Yeah" we will
get right to this as they tossed to the side and laughed!

Name: Great Lakes 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 November 2016

I bet you a hundred bucks your qualifications under the
syd2/qualification screen says you are.  (You were suppose to check
this last year) and tell local management your qualifications to have
misc loactions removed.  This was in a system/division bulletin I
believe.

I'm not sure how one is removed though.

Ohhh...east is a little easier if you don't catch 348 or any Sidney
turn trains.

Talk with ya on the radio brother.

.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 November 2016

They call because it is in the agreement: a must do when shorthanded;
are supposed to offer work by calling/running seniority rosters -
claims can be filed if they don't (HA, be yrs. collecting those); but
surely because it benefits them as some people do take the calls. Is a
PITA seemingly never ending cycle.

Name: STRESSED OUT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 November 2016

CREW MANAGEMENT!!!!


FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WILL  YOU PLEASE QUIT CALLING ME TO TAKE JOBS THAT
RUN EAST. YOU KNOW DAMN WELL IM NOT QUALIFIED EAST OUT OF AVON. YOU
KNOW THIS BECAUSE I HAVE TOLD YOU. MY WIFE HAS TOLD YOU. HOW MANY TIMES
DO YOU HAVE TO BE TOLD TO QUIT WAKING ME UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
WHILE I AM TRYING TO GET MY REST. QUIT WAKING UP MY WIFE UNNECCASSARILY
JUST TO RUN YOUR ROSTERS. YOU SHOULD HAVE IT FIGURED OUT BY NOW THAT IM
NOT QUALIFIED THAT WAY. DO YOU JUST WANT TO MAKE MY LIFE A LIVING HELL.
DO YOU WANT ME TO GET KICKED OUT MY HOUSE AND DIVORCED. WHY DO YOU
HARASS ME SO MUCH. DO YOU GET A THRILL OUT OF THIS. WHY CANT YOU MAKE A
SIMPLE LIST OF PEOPLE YOU KNOW ARE NOT QUALIFIED BOTH DIRECTIONS. IS
YOUR BOSS BREATHING DOWN YOUR KNECK TO CALL ME AND EVERYONE WHO IS NOT
QUALIFIED HOPING WE TAKE IT LIKE STUPIED IDIOTS AND VIOLATE FRA LAW. 
WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WILL YOU PLEASE JUST
LEAVE ME ALONE! IM BEGGING YOU. PLEASE DONT MAKE ME FILE ETHICS CHARGES
AGAINST YOU. PLEASE DONT MAKE ME SEND A LETTER TO MICHAEL WARD BEGGING
HIM TO STOP YOU. GOD WILL YOU PLEASE HAVE A HEART!

Name: Wife of Managment
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 November 2016

This is the Wife of Management 

He has left for Canada due to a Trump win.


That is all





Tomorrow's move was yesterday's meal.

Name: TRUMP WINS
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 09 November 2016

AMERICA IS GREAT AGAIN...! CORRUPT POLITICIANS AND MAIN STREAM
MEDIA,YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED!

Name: INDY OFFICE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 November 2016

All T&E Employees


The following names and numbers are your contacts if you work in the
Indianapolis area. Please do not hesitate to contact one of the
inspectors for your area. They will be more than happy to assist you
with any problems that you may be encountering in your terminal.

Robert Crawford- Operating rules inspector-817-235-5397

Pat Walsh-Mechanical department-317-294-2422 

Ryan Tabor-Hazmat inspector-312-519-0670

Again, do not hesitate to contact the appropriate inspector with any
concerns that you may have.   Have a safe day!

Name: UNION SCREWED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 November 2016

ALL CONDUCTORS

Did any of you get left out of the loop that the company was going to
start giving you points on your caps if you didn't place yourself
after being bumped in 12 hours and 1 minute?  I didn't get one single
letter in the mail from the company or one email from my local chairman
of the general chairman's office. A bunch of us went through the system
bulletins and notices and didn't find one single thing warning us that
the 48 hour rule in our agreement was lost and the company won the 12
hour rule. This is bull shitz. I got 10 points on my record in just 2
weeks because Im on the bottom of seniority and I keep getting
displaced just about every week. I was told today that is was just
supposed to be 1 point but they are giving the same amount of points as
if you are marked off sick!  This is bull that the company didn't mail
us a letter or put out a bulletin or notice to us. I think this might
be a cause to call a labor lawyer. The company cant just start
enforcing a rule without notifying its employees. I think it is illegal
for them to expect our unions to be the one to do it.  Anyone else
getting hammered on this new rule????

Name: Instructor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 November 2016

Beaten Conductor

You are absolutely right. NO rule that is written in black and white
should be twisted and manipulated to ones own interpretation and if a
supervisor is doing so, then you need to contact the operating rules
department and advise them that this is occurring. They should be
notified immediately. No supervisor has the right to manipulate or
override the rules that are written. If we allowed everyone to do this
then there would be constant misunderstandings on a daily basis and
this could create a condition that would allow for injury to an
employee. This kind of behavior is not acceptable at any level. You
were right when you stated that several years ago the operating  rules
department published a long list of questions and answers via a system
bulletin. Several employees contacted the operating rules department
and voiced their concerns over the constant manipulation of rules. Do
not hesitate to contact the department again. We must know if this is
happening. Where and how these rules are being manipulated is of the
most importance to the company. We must also know who is manipulating
these rules as well. These supervisors may just be confused or need to
attend further training on rules interpretations. If it is only
happening in a certain division or just a particular terminal we need
to know so that we can address the situation. You may be advised if you
receive a failure in one of these situations to address this with your
union representation. This is correct but it is also important that you
contact the operating rules department as well. It takes several days if
not weeks for this kind of information to make it to the proper
department. This issue is one that should not be delayed. Do not
hesitate to contact the operating rules department. Call 888-752-9168
and they can assist you in contacting the proper authority in the
department. Remember that safety is a way of life.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 November 2016

Csx = what a lousy outfit to work for. 
Sad. Shouldn't be & doesn't have to be, that way.

Safety First:  Same old rhetoric - -
Same ol' double standard BS day after day, yr. after yr.
Employee follows ALL rules, then is considered as trying to
screw around per se because even the simplest task takes more time.
Don't adhere to rules, then charged with failure.   Pathetic.
When, if ever, is this company, this industry, our government &
everyone else, going to wake up?

Name: beaten cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 November 2016

EX TM

If you really are an ex tm then my hats off to you. No one with any
heart at all would put up with the crap the company forces on them in
your position. I too have spoken to several tm's who said the hell
with this abuse.  Just cant do that to hard working people who are just
trying to make a living. They pic their targets and then watch
everything they do and every place they go. They have people watching
them when they go to other terminals and divisions. Its a real shame
they just cant let people work and treat them fairly. Yeah, we got some
lazy bad apples out their but that expected in any industry. But when
everyone is trying to do the best they can and the supervisors have to
get out and find someone to hammer just for the unethical company jerks
in Jacksonville it makes everyone hate the company and the job.  The
biggest problem going on right now is the supervisors twisting and
manipulating the rules to suit a failure. We just had a guy failed on
placing a brake stick on the same car he was riding on. The rules are
real black and white. Says do not place a break stick where it could
cause a tripping and fall hazard. HOW IN THE HELL IS A CONDUCTOR GOING
TO TRIP OVER A BRAKE STICK WHEN HE IS RIDING THE SIDE OF A CAR AND ITS
HANDING ON A LADDER. They told him it my fly off and hit him so he was
getting a failure for not putting it in a safe place. We hang them on
the side of a car all the time. Have been doing it for years. So it all
boils down to them needing a failure or the just want the guy. They are
always coming up with crap like this and pulling new rules out of their
hats. People need to step up to the plate and challenge these failures.
They need to bombard the rules departments with these failures and
demand they give a hard core interpretation of what they wrote. They
did this about 6 years ago when the supervisors went crazy for failure
counts and raped the hell out of the rules. Its starting again and you
can bet your bottom dollar its because the school has been shut down
and its overhead just sitting their is bleeding them dry!

Name: ex tm
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 November 2016

APE

You could not be more wrong on the reason csx has such a hostile work
environment and bad moral in the fields.  I can tell you with out a
shadow of a doubt why.  It is because of the ordered head hunting that
goes on per the powers to be in Jacksonville. There have been many
excellent Trainmasters and Road foreman who have stepped down and went
back into the ranks because they could not stalk and head hunt
employees out in the field just to get failure rates up. I know for a
fact and not rumor and have seen and heard first hand from many good ex
trainmasters the extreme orders that are given to get out in the field
and find employees to write up. Several were verbally threatened and
told with no misunderstanding that if their number didn't improve they
could look for a job in another craft. Creating a turnover rate to keep
the revolving door at the school open and the grants rolling in along
with proof in court that they are trying to create a safe environment
is just a few reasons the head hunting exist. It makes for a good case
in court if someone gets injured and sues and they have an existing
failure on their records. Not having a fair amount of time off adds to
the bad moral. There are people out in the field who haven't had a
scheduled day off for weeks at a time due to the manpower shortages,
displacements and senior transfers coming in. The manpower shortages
are at an all time high and people are coming in and finding themselves
first out every single time they mark off. The caps for dv and personal
days have been reduced and crew management is denying personal business
days. There are people who will end the year with daily vacation days on
the book who just couldn't get them on the days they wanted or needed.
What the public doesn't understand is how a railroaders life is and
how they are treated. A replaceable number. Nothing more. Road crews
have to burn their personal and daily vacation days just to make sure
they are home the day they have a doctors appointment. There is no
guarantee that you will ever be at home on your scheduled off days. The
life of a railroader is living hell at times. You see the hotel more
than you see your own home. Lets not forget the constant battle to get
paid correctly and the amount of time it takes to get it settled
correctly. The union agreement for contract workers is stepped on every
single day and treated like toilet paper. Labor relations has no clue
what they are doing and the finance department has their heads in the
sand. So see, your number crunching and facts sheet has little to do
with the hostile work environment.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 November 2016

TO WHY: FRIEND OR FAMILY.
                              The reason we have a hostile work
environment and have many employees laid off is simply shortsighted
economics. Each employee costs around $1k per month for health
benefits, plus get pay for sick, personal, and vacation days based on
days worked.And of course there is some overhead for administrative
costs, parking spaces, rules classes, etc. There is also some risk
figure estimated for injuries, law suits etc. Figure the average total
is (guesstimate) $1900 per month. Suppose at one small location you lay
off 10 employees for 3 months. You have saved $60k net for that small
number and that short time. And, keeping them on might make them
collect guarantee. More employees and / or time laid off means more
money saved. If they are off long enough they will be disallowed for
vacation, etc. If they decline to come back you may get a government
grant to train new employees, plus make friends with local politicians
who can announce a hiring fair. To be fair it doesn't take that long
to train new conductors, clerks, etc. to a minimal level of
proficiency. You usually aren't laying off 30 year employees anyway.
An excellent skill employee is rarely highly valued by the decision
layer managers.You usually look for minimal ability people. SO, the
solution is to understaff as much as possible. AND, should there be a
possible merger down wind, you are more attractive with fewer
employees, esp. those who might get a guarantee out of a merger.
Overworking your current employees is unpleasant, but it saves money.
What you measure for is what you get

Name: yep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 November 2016

The direct number for the CSX manager on the Northern Region in case you
can't get in touch with a crew caller is 904-332-3785.  This is the
number for train masters and local chairman but most of the managers
are more than happy to help out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 November 2016

We figured the carriers would come up with something after the RSIA.
UTU agreed to the dictatorship style CAPS policy?  Don't think so.
If in fact the 1 point per day of displacement was accepted it has to
be because csx wanted 10 points per day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 November 2016

legal,
So, are you meaning the CAPS Policy, which has been around for a year &
a half has been changed?  Thought the whole thing was thrust upon us by
csx & is\was not something utu agreed to.

 Q&A 15: no points assessed if displaced & no where in terminal to go.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 October 2016

Legal,

   I concur the UTU blows, but i'm in the UTU because the BLET
doesn't have a local chairman at my terminal. So, I'm stuck in the
UTu for now.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 October 2016

ALL CONDUCTORS!!!!!!

LISTEN UP AND LISTEN UP GOOD! THE UTU AND ITS LOCAL CHAIRMAN HAVED
DROPPED THE BALL ON NOTIFYING ALL OF ITS MEMBERS THAT THE COMPANY AND
UNION HAVE AGREED THAT ALL CONDUCTORS WHO HAVE BEEN BUMPED HAVE 12 HRS
AND 1 MINUTE TO PLACE THEMSELVES OR THEY WILL BE ACCESSED 1 POINT ON
THEIR CAPS RECORDS. THIS POLICY TOOK EFFECT ON OCTOBER 25TH. GO TO THE
EMPLOYEE GATEWAY AND REVIEW THE CAPS POLICY. READ THE QUESTION AND
ANSWER SECTION. YOU WILL SEE THE OPTION TO VIEW IT ON THE PAGE WHERE
YOUR POINTS ARE DISPLAYED. 

QUESTION 3 AND QUESTION 8 ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT. READ! READ! READ IT!
IF YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN DOES NOT HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS YOU ARE NOT
GETTING NOTIFIED. IF HE DOES AND YOU DID NOT GET AN EMAIL FROM HIM THEN
YOU NEED TO CALL YOUR GENERAL CHAIRMAN AND DEMAND HE PUT YOU ON AN EMAIL
LIST FOR NOTIFICATION OF ALL AGREEMENT/SIDE LETTER RULING THAT THE UNION
AND CARRIER HAVE SIGNED SEALED AND DELIVERED THIER JOHN HENRY ON. 

ALSO ONE MORE VERY IMPORTANT FACT THAT WAS LEFT OUT IS WHAT TO DO IF
YOU ARE DISPLACED AND HAVE NO WHERE TO GO. IF YOU CAN NOT FIND A PLACE
TO GO BECASUE YOU ARE A NEWER EMPLOYEE WITH LITTLE SENIORITY THEN YOU
MUST AND I REPEAT MUST CALL CMC AND NOTIFY THEM YOU HAVE NO WHERE TO GO
IN THE 12 HOUR TIME FRAME AND THEY NEED TO MAKE YOU A PLACE ON THE EXTRA
BOARD OR EXEMPT YOU FROM BEING ACCESSED ANY POINTS ON YOUR CAPS RECORD.
IF THEY WONT PLACE YOU THEN IMMEDIATEY NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN AND
DEMAND TO TALK TO A CREW MANAGER. 
WE ALL KNOW WHAT KIND OF JOKE THAT IS SO IF YOU CAN NOT GET THROUGH TO
THE MANAGER LEAVE A VOICE MAIL AND MAKE SURE YOU TELL HIM/HER THAT YOU
ARE ATTEMPTING TO FIND A PLACE TO WORK AND  DEMAND THAT YOU NOT BE
ACCESSED ANY POINTS PER THE CAPS POLICY.
THIS IS GOING TO BE A MESS AND MANY NEWER EMPLOYEES ARE GOING TO HAVE A
PROBLEM WITH THIS. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO NOTIFY THE CMC
THAT YOU HAVE NO WHERE TO GO.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 October 2016

Anyone out there know what CSX is up to in Butler County, Ohio and,
specifically, with the Yankee Road and 14th. Avenue street crossings in
Middletown?  Something smells bad.  CSX is infamous for lying and
cover-ups when crossing crashes occur.  Bet there is someone out there
who knows the truth.  Please post on this site. For CSX, the truth
hurts. The only thing CSX management cares about is money.  Safety? 
They couldn't care less and this site proves it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 October 2016

Hand-thrown track switches.... never rely totally 100% on switch-stand
targets.  No matter what you're used to or where you are. 
Have seen too many of 'em screwed up, even though the MOW dept. can
try their best to keep them up & in place the way(s) intended.  
Check, look at the switch points; especially when it's a facing point
move/moves forward or back, into a track.   Do as you wish.

Name: Boxcar
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 29 October 2016

TEY

Read your operating rules! States very clearly switch targets WILL
correspond with proper movement.  If the targets don't then take it to
the super. Of your yard! Problem is the idiots who put them out and
don't understand what a diverging movement and a straight is.  So
learn your yard pattern. Targets are there for a reason. Your running
in dark territory on an ec1 you count on that target to tell you the
way it's lined when your running full track speed.  You don't slow
down and creep up to a switch to make sure it's right.  Start that
shit on the main line and see how far that gets you. You got switches
missing targets in your yard report them.  Get them fixed. If they
won't then call the ethics hot line. Call the safety department. Make
them do their jobs. Safety is a way of life per csx. Make them put
their money were their mouths are! Avon has a few screwed up and some
missing. Supervisors know about them but are turning their heads.
Someone gets through a bad one it's all on the supervisors. They have
been told and warned. Safety is not their first priority.

Name: Got em!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 October 2016

Most if not all trucks are overweight.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 October 2016

BEWARE IN BUFFALO, COMING DOWN HARD ON T&E DUE TO RASH OF HUMAN FACTOR
DERAILMENTS.

Name: ...
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 October 2016

R  J.  S. T. U  Z. T. S. T  I. L. L. P. I. G. S. G. E. T  W. H. A. T P.
I. G. S. D. E. S. E. R. V. E

Name: abused
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 October 2016

Other

Of course. What did you expect. The white collars always jump ship and
send the crew down with the ship.  God man! Everyone knows that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 October 2016

CSX had no plan for Hurricane Mathew. Union employees got treated like
shit.  While everyone at 500 Water St, 550 Bldg and South Point stayed
home.  We were ordered to come in.

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 October 2016

Michael J. Ward, chairman and CEO of CSX Corp. (CSX), sold 300,000
shares for $30.97 per share on Oct. 17. Since then, the stock price has
dropped by 2.0%

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 October 2016

back ache, driver:
fixing up the yard expense is probably not in a budget.
although the 1st time a reportable injury occurs due to the situations
described - they'll make changes asap. can bet on that.

Name: driver
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 October 2016

Back ache

You are not kidding.  I don't normally work around there. Do most of
my runs south but since the trains are dying out there they have been
calling extra wagon drivers to haul relief crews around everywhere.
That yard has got to be the worst yard I ever drove around. Told my
branch manager about it and told him no way we need to be taking any
wagons around that place. God awful mess. Not taking another call there
and take a chance of getting charged for busting a tire or bending a
rim. Sad as hell a big company like csx cant reach in their pockets and
do some work there.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 October 2016

Why are things like this? 
Some don't get near enough time off. Others have to work too much.
Stressed, on the job too much = unsafe condition. 
Many are furloughed \ others worked to the bone. 
People want to work - just not all the time/constantly with not 
much time to do anything but go to work & get rest.
Have lives to live outside RRing.
We were told the rail safety act from a few yrs. ago was to help.
CSX find out ways to manipulate that? 
Also, we were told that the co. is supposed to have sufficient manpower
to allow for reasonable lay-offs.  Just BS?

Name: same boat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 October 2016

Stressed out


IM right there with you man!   I work on the greatlakes and we have the
same system going down on the pools. Im getting bounced around just like
you. I tried to get a PB day and they told me to much manpower shortage.
 Someone needs to tell them that piss poor planning on the companies
part doesn't constitute an emergency on ours. No bodies fault they are
short as hell but theirs. They are sending more conductors off to
engineer school at the end of the month. That just going to make us
more run into the dirt if they don't call people back off the street
to fill their shortages they are going to create. What the hell is
wrong with this company is right!   The frickin road foreman are
telling the engineers if they want a scheduled rest day to demote
themselves by getting back on the XB to get a day off!  Can you believe
that shit. Tell someone to demote themselves. Go on a job that doesn't
pay shit and give up your seniority rights just to get a scheduled day
off. And this company calls itself ethical. Would be nice if everyone
in the public got on this site and read what the hell is really going
on. Rest and some guaranteed time at home is important as hell for
anyone! So much for the safe way is the right way! Time to mark off
sick!!!!!!

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 October 2016

DAD

Why would you post under corporate office. There is no way in hell you
were ever corporate with your spelling skills.  Looks like there is a
topic someone in Jacksonville doesn't like and you just crawled out
from under one of their rocks to distract. Piss poor try.
Is it the post on the horrible road conditions in the yard at Roselake?
Maybe the man power shortage that is so bad that no one can get one
minutes peace because the phone rings constantly? How about someone not
having a scheduled off day for several weeks. 
I heard that several engineers were called and begged by the crew
callers to step DOWN as conductors to work to fill shortages because
they ran out of conductors. Also heard engineers had balls and told
them to stick it and call back the men furloughed on the streets. Its
being reported that the crew callers have been so stressed out because
they cant fill jobs that they have started harassing and threatening
people on the phones and violating the union agreement left and right.
They aren't running the rosters right and messing up really bad. The
crew manager is getting phone calls left and right because the crew
callers are way out of line and are talking to people like they are
trash. If they keep this up there wont be any rail service out of the
greatlakes because of everyone taking the miscalls they are threatening
everyone with.  The ethics charges are getting ready to fly.  I hope the
csx human resource department has enough people to handle the crap
that's getting ready to hit the fan!

Name: Dad
E-mail: dad@csx.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 October 2016

well back when i was first hired on by scl folks used to be real
courteous and stuff but now since john snow came and expecially after
all them conrail peopl came up and took over our compny dam yankeees,
those danm yankes were real rude and stuff they told the waycross
paintt shop people that they didnt know how to paint cuz they put s the
logos a little highter than standard an they tried to make em pain the
enigines conrail blue. they one time kicked out some stupid foamer and
beat the crap out t of them for taking pictures of an sd45-2 on R619 in
atlanta

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 October 2016

Csx's safety committee members usually were a PITA anyway.
Frequently marking off work to be involved with "safety
cookouts/feeds"; "clean sweeps"; and all too often performing tasks
that actually should be handled by other crafts.  
Good riddance.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2016

They done away with all the safety committees.  This is where all our
problems would be heard.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 October 2016

back ache Conductor:

Submit\turn in unsafe condition complaint forms. Ask others to do
likewise. They can be a good tool. The more the better.
Demand the local union legislative reps. write it all up. 
The co. doesn't like any of that account of the paper trails - which
are extremely useful should something happen.  
MUCH BETTER SUBSTANTIATION WITH DOCUMENTATION.
All too many employees bitch & complain about safety issues but don't
have the gonads to do anything actually helpful account they fear
retaliation from CSX.
Get as many co-workers as possible to assist. They can't try to fire
everyone.  
Does the GL Div. have a safety hotline telephone no.? If yes, then
bombard that with calls too. Again, more is better. Good Luck.

Name: Post N/Numbers
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 16 October 2016

Monster Board With Names And Numbers:

Lets create our owned villein board with names and numbers of your
ethically challenged manager and union officers (blet//utu). 

If there's questionable patterns in their behavior, that we all need
to know.

Name: stressed out!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 October 2016

Engineers

I was just wondering if the SSA agreement is enforced on all divisions
in the same manner in regards to freight/long pool jobs. We have pools
that you bid your off days to be either on the first week of the pay
period or the second. So basically all you get is 2 scheduled off days
in a 2 week pay period. Some of us have been getting bumped around from
pool to pool because we finally go enough whiskers to stay off the XB. 
Problem is when the bids change each week we keep getting different off
days and they are days that have already gone by or wont be available
under the next week.  I haven't had a scheduled day off in 4 weeks
now!  This is such bullshiz!  I said something to the RF about marking
off sick for 3 days so I could get some stuff done and actually spend
some time with the family. He says use your vacation or personal days
so I don't get points against me with this insane availability policy.
I got to burn days on the books just to get some scheduled days off.
What kind of horse shit is this!  Do all the pools have this kind of
set up? Whos idea was this to set up this crap so we only get 2 days
off in 2 weeks! Man, this crap has to stop!

Name: back ache
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 October 2016

CREWS!

Does anyone other than the greatlakes division  have a yard that is
full of pot holes?????

Roselake yard has so many pot holes it takes 10 minutes to drive 1 mile
from the west end to the yard office. They are so bad that the PTI
drivers cant go around them. They have to drive through most of them
just to get you to the office. We have hit some so deep that it jars
your spine up into the back of your head!  The drivers keep complaining
that the wagons are getting torn up and they keep popping tires. They
don't like being jarred around all the time either.
You would think a multi million dollar company who claims safety is
their number 1 priority would spend a little  money and fix the
dangerous roads in the yard.  Its going to cost them 6 figures when
someone gets a slipped disk or fractured spine because of this stupid
stuff. Whats wrong with this company! If you had a yard like this and
got it fixed how did you do it. The supervisors have been told a
hundred times and the yardmasters always make comments about it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 October 2016

Perfect case of a foamer and bull shit,

.Name: Mr Manager
E-mail: Pasnthru00@gmail.com 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2016

I must say that CSX has been good to me,  not one single check they
have
written has bounced and 2 kids through school and college. About to
purchase my 3rd home, and have purchased 6 new vehicles over the
years.
So, nothing or a company is perfect but im not either. I love me some
CSX. So if your disgruntled because you were reprimanded amd possibly
lost your job because your that great model of employee that every
company would love to hire then keep your chin up, if your as good as
you say you are then companies will be beating your door down to hire
you shortly.
If your furloughed and lost your job, my hats off to you and wish i
could help.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2016

Then consider all the bitching\complaining about pay & claims denied.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2016

Lol!  Now that's funny right there!  Funny and true!  Its hilarious
some of the things some of these ignorant type...no "edumucation"!
good post

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 October 2016

This site generally is limited to English.  So, conductor for less than
1 year, could you please translate from gibberish to English?  And, if
you're truly a conductor, shouldn't you be able to afford a keyboard
with things like commas and periods pre-installed?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 October 2016

CSX is a lying cheating company run by a Isi calleD iron first no they
care about safety it's about knowing they have to the power to fire
you fuck CSX

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 October 2016

Alright, OK.   What the hell is and/or who the hell is, Chad Wilbourn?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 October 2016

Chad Wilbourn, AVP from union pacific, graduated from Madison University
which is a diploma mill and no longer exists.

Name: Blowovercsx
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 October 2016

Let's go hurricane,  let's go......let's go hurricane,  let's
go..... let's go Matthew let's go,...... come on people let's us all
stand up and root for hurricane  Mathew to hit CSX HQ

Name: Hatecsx
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 October 2016

Let's hope hurricane Matthew makes a direct hit on 500 water water
Street Jacksonville florida.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 October 2016

Safety First.

Does anyone really believe companies would care much about safety if
they didn't have to? 

Attorneys/Lawyers, US Government Regulations, the OSHA, the FELA.......

Name: Chuga Chuga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 October 2016

I'm guessing Mr.Manager lives down South lol

I worked for other companies that checks never bounced and I was never
perfect. But csx did have that extra special treatment everyone can do
without.

Name: Crazy train
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2016

MR MANAGER  You're a special kind of stupid... Your momma should have
swallowed you like she has with the rest of the men.... CSX SUCKS 



Name: Mr Manager
E-mail: Pasnthru00@gmail.com 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2016

I must say that CSX has been good to me,  not one single check they
have
written has bounced and 2 kids through school and college. About to
purchase my 3rd home, and have purchased 6 new vehicles over the
years.
So, nothing or a company is perfect but im not either. I love me some
CSX. So if your disgruntled because you were reprimanded amd possibly
lost your job because your that great model of employee that every
company would love to hire then keep your chin up, if your as good as
you say you are then companies will be beating your door down to hire
you shortly.
If your furloughed and lost your job, my hats off to you and wish i
could help.

Name: Mr Manager
E-mail: Pasnthru00@gmail.com 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2016

I must say that CSX has been good to me,  not one single check they have
written has bounced and 2 kids through school and college. About to
purchase my 3rd home, and have purchased 6 new vehicles over the years.
So, nothing or a company is perfect but im not either. I love me some
CSX. So if your disgruntled because you were reprimanded amd possibly
lost your job because your that great model of employee that every
company would love to hire then keep your chin up, if your as good as
you say you are then companies will be beating your door down to hire
you shortly.
If your furloughed and lost your job, my hats off to you and wish i
could help.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 October 2016

watch out all you fmla abusers. bnsf has been firing people for " not
having enough minimum monthly hours" (not sure of the  official name
for it).soon as csx sees how it goes on bnsf, sure as shit csx will
make it a new rule. also soon new York state law will force employers
to pay  people who are off fmla. how long do you think csx is gonna pay
the same guy who marks off 4 time a month for his fmla.

Name: juni
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 October 2016

all i need to say is eduardo garcia.nuff said.jackass.

Name: corp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 September 2016

NOTICE


AS of this morning it has been officially announced that all crews that
were left over working in Ravenna area are now laid off. The mechanics
were let go in 2000 and now the rest have been cut loose.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 September 2016

CSX SUCKS is right it does suck I hope the get get rid of all there work
and small guys it will bite um in the ass some day they try to bully
everyone not Gona work forever give up there yards and hump yards and
everyone will move outa there way lmao othrpeople have needs they
don't build all the rail tax payers do too give um a grant to build
inertermobile for 300 jobs that pay shit non union wages and shit
health care then cut jobs in half what a scam they suck

Name: REWARD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 September 2016

A REWARD OF $100,000.00 IS BEING OFFERED FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE
ARREST AND CONVICTION OF ANY RAILROAD OR UNION OFFICER, WHO KNOWINGLY
PARTICIPATED IN THE TRANSPORTING OF DRUGS [BY RAIL] FROM MEXICO. AND
ASSISTED IN FACILITATING THE DELIVERY UPON INTERMEDIARY AND FINAL
TERMINAL DELIVERIES.


REFERENCE Article dated September 12, 2016 #CSX-Sucks.com #Special
Agent(s)retired.

Wikileaks Contact Information:

http://wlchatc3pjwpli5r.onion

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 September 2016

I agree with invest.  It is apparent csx is trying to model the company
after Canadian pacific with the long haul stuff.  Read up on what
hunter Harrison did when he took over in 2012. cindy and her cronies
were scared to death they were going to be taken out a while back. 
this new initiative mirrors cp's business model.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 September 2016

Worked many a local & yard jobs & slop freights that had to handle
main-line businesses.   The little guy customers are often their own
worst enemy -- helped create service problems.

Sometimes try to do the work assigned - no one around to unlock a door,
or gate, or other.......
Meatball that thinks a tank car can be spotted on a dime when it's
20\40 cars back - hoses could be moved a whole lot easier......
The knumbnuts who wants the 8 to 10 loaded boxcars placed: this one in
1st, that one 2nd, etc., etc., at a place with a huge long, wide
loading dock & plenty of forklifts available. 
The small(er) elevators that have 12 to 16 loads to be picked up & are
loaded one or two at a time & set that way to be picked
up....handbrakes, bypassed drawbars, butted knuckles....
on & on & on.

Train crews not only have work to do but have to adhere to ALL the
rules AND catch grief from dispatchers & managers because things may
take a while & are limited by Federal Safety Law to 12 hrs. on duty.   

 
Safety First.

Name: invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 September 2016

LOCO

If CSX had it their way they would never service another small industry
again. They have always and will always plan towards becoming a long
haul freight company and invest most of their resources in the
intermodal business. The small industries are just for financial
support. The service star awards and the big pats on the back are just
for publicity. Just used to keep the backers in place.  Why do you
think CSX is scared to death of bad publicity. If it wasn't for the
awards and grants they would be in serious trouble. It will be
interesting when Ms. Sanborn puts her plan in action to combine some
more divisions. Down size management again and do away with a few more
small yards. Not needed if all business eventually becomes long haul.
Only need places to recrew and fuel. Big changes are coming soon.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 September 2016

What the csx trans. co. cares about:
Profits - for investors\stock holders, big bucks & windfalls for all
their big shots, keeping the lame government agencies & unions off
their back.
Care very little, if at all, for employees, small-time customers,
and the general public.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 September 2016

I have read on here 2 customers are leaving CSX because of crew
shortages and i bet CSX does not even care. They don't care about
customers or employees, so can someone tell me what they do care about?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 September 2016

Csx is worse than Wells Fargo when it tells its lower management to find
ways to fire people for any reason to keep up with the accidents they
train these guys whisle blower protection is not there in the stock run
company's csx will find away just like Wells Fargo to blame the little
man for reporting shit to ethics line of fFRA it's the truth iWork
here and deal with every day FRA prob in there back pocket

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 26 September 2016

To the person that said CSX is run by clowns..you are right. My industry
was not serviced for 2 days last week and was not serviced over the
weekend. Now when I talk to the terminal manager he told me there was a
problem with a locomotive and they had no backup locomotives. Now when
the crew shows up this morning they tell me it was not true that the
real reason was crew shortages. So because CSX is refusing to recall
people my business should suffer? Productivity fell sharply last week
because of CSX not by my people and we bear the responsibility. No
longer..I will be on the phone today with NORFOLK SOUTHERN..Lets see if
they can get the job done.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2016

Now the ones that moved their families , qualified for free for months ,
are FURLOUGHED.  Never been a fan of working for free.
#Donaldwillchangethings ,,,,,,,,,,,,
#moreofthesamewithHillary--Crooked#governmentworkersshouldntgetrichofftaxpayers

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 September 2016

I no longer complain about FMLA. The truth is that after CSX forced
people to relocate many had to get FMLA so they could just have the
opportunity to go home. In my view its wrong that everyone is governed
under the same attendance policy..some boards have 2 off days, some
have 1, others have no off days. So the boards with 1 or no off days
are the ones that CAPS hurt the most. Thats unfair that the only way a
persob can get off is to mark off sick. You can forget marking off
personal business with the boards cut way too low. CSX knows its a
problem but they dont care. So now people get FMLA so they can mark off
as needed..CSX has created this monster..I bet if Sanborn needs a day
off she doesn't have any points taken..Sanborn has killed
CSX..employee morale was already low before she set on the throne.
Anyway every employee should have FMLA..this place is the reason my
stress is high as well as my blood pressure..time to apply

Name: Fmla
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2016

Ape

Man u r plain fucking stupid. I don't get fmla because your tired or
drive to far.   Do u even know what the hell it's for.  READ THE DAMN
FEDERAL GUIDELINES FOR IT.  HOW DID U EVEN GET A JOB AT CSX.  And no I
wouldn't be faking an illness to get it or lie about having a sick
family member. That's for losers and liars!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2016

I guess Mr. FMLA is fortunate enough that his terminal was not closed
and is not working 200+ miles from his home. CSX has forced people to
get FMLA because they are an abusive employer...this company is
horrible to work for..they don't have to be but they choose to be. I
will say Mr. FMLA if you did not have FMLA abd you got forced to
relocate to work you would be acquiring it for sure. Not everyone has
the ability to sell their house or relocate their famlies. So quit
bitching Mr. FMLA..you have no right to bitch

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2016

I joined the railroad to make money and here I am sitting at home
wanting to work and cannot because there are no conductors available. I
am on the KD Subdivision and right now there are 3 trains ordered
including Q042, and nobody to put on it until 10 tonight. Pusher job
open unable to fill it, yard job that was unable to be filled, and
people furloughed,..what a joke..happens every week but they do not
care..local management does not care nor does Cindy and her crew at
Jacksonville..CSX should no longer include transportation in its
name..we are nothing more than a joke as a company..pitiful leadership
and management..keep the good work up CSX inverstors..keep these clowns
running us into the ground..

Name: Fmla
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2016

Ape 
Your an idiot. Csx didn't force anyone to obtain bullshit fmla and
break federal regulations doing it.  Those of us who have legitimate
fmla and REAL medical issues with our families now have to deal the
heat because of the poser shit.  Don't blame csx for the illegal
bullshitters and abusers.  you bitch about ilegal immigrants but they
cheat the system too

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2016

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 September 2016

Mininum age dispatcher 21= 21 years
30 years (or more) 30 =====30 years
Railroad folded 1982=======34 years =would have to be at least 85 year
old train on the brain Geritol foamer goof ball.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=71swxdSzY1w

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 September 2016

Hoo-Boy, --  That'll be a good one. 
Already can't wait to find out how that will go.

Name: Defiant
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 September 2016

This is it. 
This weekend Chicago Division - Barr Yard strikes. 
Will continue through the weekend. 
The following week will have heavy amounts of mark offs; ie sick,
missed calls
Enjoy the shit show.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2016

To those of you complaining about those employees that have FLMA might
as well get over it. CSX has forced people to go out and get it..and I
no longer blame employees for doing so. With all these terminal and
yard closures there are many employees now forced to work hundreds of
miles away from their homes..what do you expect those people to do? CSX
has disrupted many peoples lives this past year without regard or
concern for their employees and their families..so do you really expect
employees to care if they disrupt service on the railroad? The employee
morale is horrible and many employees are bitter toward this outfit and
rightfully so. CSX is not interested in moving freight. We have trains
sitting on our subdivision every week because they are stubborn and
refuse to call people back. No wonder they are tanking..how can they
attempt to recruit new business when they cannot even service the
business they have. One would think that this company would want better
numbers but with this regime its not going to happen. When the company
works against its employees the employees work against the
company..maybe one day they will be smart enough to figure that out

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 September 2016

Been reading Wells Fargo headlines , sounds like csx intiimdation and
harassment of employees to get bonuses and firing employees  for minor
offenses for personal gain or reporting issues protection is not there
for us

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 September 2016

Agree with old head engineer.
But think that the point ape is\was trying to make is that
the use of an HTD on the lead, controlling locomotive,
is NOT referred to in the federal regulation.

Name: oldhead
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 September 2016

New Guy

Let me make this real simple for you. You are reading too much into the
wording of the procedure for making a class 3 airbrake test when you set
out a car instead of just cutting it in two maybe to cut a crossing.

Get out your equipment handling book and read the rule 5105-
Determining APPLICATION AND RELEASE of a rear cars airbrakes. Other
than the engineer charging the rear to 75 and doing his 20 pd reduction
it is no different in determining that the rear is restoring than it is
from a continuity test. 
 
5105-when making airbrake test, determine that the air brakes at the
rear of the train have APPLIED AND RELEASED BY:
Telemetry that has been qualified as accurate with rule 5751.
A 5 pound brake pipe reduction indicates application. A 5 pound brake
pipe increase after an application has been made indicates release.
Its real simple. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to read it and see
that it allows you to use your working telemetry to do a set and
release on the rear. 
DO NOT LISTEN TO these jokers making post that the htd has nothing to
do with it. They must not be railroaders because if they were they
would know that to have a qualifying telemetry to perform airbrake test
the train MUST BE EQUIPED with an operative htd on the leader. The rear
car must have an operative EOT and the readout between the 2 devices
must not differ more than 3 PSI.

To answer your question, if your train is equipped with a working htd
and eot that have been tested to be working together per the rules YOU
DO NOT have to walk all the way to the back of the train and visually
see the piston set and release. As long as your engineer is following
his rules and charging the rear to 75 and doing a 20 pound reduction
and MAKES SURE he see the 5 pound reduction and 5 pound increase you
have nothing to worry about.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2016

APE, for 10-20 yrs., 
Yeah, 20 lb. reduction.
Title 49, CFR Part 232 -- Class III brake test, 232.211:
"...rear car gauge OR end-of-train telemetry device.
 No mention of a HTD on a controlling locomotive".

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 September 2016

Your engineer was not making a five pound reduction.  What he said, and
I suspect you misunderstood, was that he was making a proper reduction
but that a five pound reduction on the eot (not the brake pipe) showed
that the pistons responded on the bottom car. Likewise, a five pound
increase shows the Pistons are retracting. The eot replaces a conductor
that would have been back there years ago to let him know.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2016

128 cars, consist was changed, & the engineer thinks a 5 lb.
set/release?  Where'd he/she learn that?  From watching Thomas The
Train on PBS?
 
Look up the Federal: 
Title 49 CFR Part 232.  
Class III - 232.211 is somewhat vague. Refers to rear car gauge OR
end-of-train telemetry device. No mention of a HTD on a controlling
locomotive.
Co. operating rules regarding train power brake laws are usually pretty
similar, word-for-word, as csx didn't write all that.

From what all I've read & understand, including passing the pod test
100% - you did it correctly.

Divisions have a safety & operating practices manager - call, ask
there.  (Good luck though with co. sucks like those.)

Or, next time you are in that situation, converse with dispatcher
and\or management. Let them make the decision - tell you how it should
be handled.   Be sure to record it.  Usually they'll just pass the buck
back to you but at least then you tried & will be protected when you do
what you think is right.

Name: NEW GUY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 September 2016

Cond/Eng.

Hey guys. Got a question. We were out on road and had to set out a bad
order car. when we got the train put back together I told the engineer
I was headed to the rear to watch the set and release on the rear car
for the class 3 test. He insisted that I didn't have to do that
because he could use his head end device and do a five pound set and
release. I told him we weren't doing a train line continuity test. We
made a change to our consist so  I had to make certain just like the
rules say that the last car sets and releases. He still insisted I
didn't need to. So I got the book and read the rule again for class
three and I know the way it is written says if you are doing a
continuity test you can use the tele and head end reading but it says
if you are doing a test for reasons other than just cutting the train
and putting it back together you go to make sure the piston sets and
releases. He said the trainmasters and roadforeman both told everyone
that the rule was vague in the book and you didn't need to see the
rear piston. What the hell is supposed to be the rule. I don't want to
start calling the FRA and asking a bunch of questions and get a target
on my back. I didn't mind walking the 128 cars to do the test right.
But I got a feeling someone did something in the past that pissed off
the dispatch and made trains wait after someone set out a bad car and
rumors got started that you don't have to do it the way Im reading in
the book.   
Want some advice from the old heads before I go calling the FRA!

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 September 2016

11/21/13 Robert T. Pines, 60, Sullivan, was arrested on the charge of
Tampering With a Witness. A warrant was issued and he remains in
custody.

Pines wins the dumbass award.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 September 2016

sick/tired,

Read & review your union agreement\contract. 
Unless something has changed -- they are supposed to offer extra work
to the senior employees 1st.  One of the few things in the contract
agreements they actually honor.  Some employees will take the calls.  
IF you're fortunate and can hold/work any type of regular assignment
that has a normal/regular start time, don't answer the phone OR turn
it off when you know you're not subject to calls for work.

Safety First.

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 September 2016

http://www.commercejournal.com/cnhi_network/number-of-us-railroad-workers-testing-positive-for-drug-use/article_9964c937-6629-56e5-b395-364344245b01.html

And CSX won the train picture award.

Name: sick/tired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 September 2016

CSX

Everyone knows you read this site everyday. Please answer a question
for me. How come after working for this company for 18 years I got to
be woke up all hours of the night by crew callers looking for someone
to work an east end job that I AM NOT QUALIFIED ON!  I have told them a
million times that I never ever ever ever ever got qualified in that
direction ever ever ever!   I have begged them to put a note in my
employee history or on a damn post it note on their computer screen to
stop calling me and waking me up for this crap.  what the hell is wrong
with this company. I cant take this crap much longer. If you keep this
up I will have to apply for FMLA because I will have to take a sleep
aid to make up for the loss of sleep due to this stupid idiot way that
you run the rosters. I cant work after taking a prescription sleep aid
so I will either have to red block or get fmla to mark off and take my
medication.  What does a person have to do to get it through your heads
to quit calling people all hours of the night that are not qualified and
have told your people for YEARS! You are creating dangerous employess
because we are coming to work exhausted due to interrupted sleep all
night long!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 September 2016

Hi:
      I'm sure a lot of drugs get through by rail, and the huge
profits that Americans are willing to give to Mexican drug lords really
ruins their society, but the erratic and unpredictable pattern of RR
operations means that no one really knows when / where the drugs
arrive, which really upsets drug bosses who expect results.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2016

Tickled this guy is not driving.




Name: Jim E. Young
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for N/A
Posted: 08 September 2016

KCS SP CSX UP NS TE&Y Employees:

You could be liable if you are operating a train that originates from
Mexico, stashed with drugs! The Rail Carrier's most profitable trains
are the drug laden-ed trains that originates from Mexico. The trains
are so profitable that a dying RR CEO negotiated his silence for a 
$120,000,000.00, retirement package. All to be paid over his natural
retirement age as per the Corporate Bylaws.
How many RR CEO'S gets an annual twenty-five million dollar
retirement
package upon death?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 September 2016

Not a problem, makes it real easy.


OTHER?KNUCKLEHEAD

Why does it bother you so much that someone post in several forums?
Maybe I can shed some light on the similarities in the topics!

A supervisors gets unprofessional in your face and orders you by
intimidating you and harassing you to go out and drag in a 3rd train
on
a J job without another ticket knowing damn well its a violation of
the
union agreement and you know that they are going to deny your valid
claim because the ASSHOLES have already done it a zillion times! 
Then the employee is pissed and while he is out he isn't thinking
straight and makes an unsafe move that might get him and his partner
in
trouble. Then after being screwed over all night he says the hell with
this hell hole and marks off sick the next day. This puts his butt on
the table now for having an availability problem. 

So, its pretty clear to see how courtesy, professionalism, harassment
,
discrimination, denied claims, availability and safety are all the
same
damn thing on this site. Its what csx does to its employees EVERY
STINKIN DAY!  
Post as much as you want guys. The point of this site is to post the
crap that's going on and get it out!
Get over it OTHER!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 September 2016

Just FYI:
             William Ackman, of Pershing Scuare Associates, has had a
bad year. His investment fund is the company that tries to buy
controlling interest in poorly run companies, and reorganize them. That
is what put the fear into CSX the last several years, leading to all the
reorganizations.. He has (temporarily?) forgotten CSX and is now trying
to take over Chipotle, which was hit by a number of food safety issues.
He may be back someday, so you know where to buy your burritos!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 September 2016

Lay it on 'em.....100% rule compliance.
Completely follow all operating, safety, train handling rules, all
regulations, policies, etc. 
Do that & no one really has a leg to stand on should they try to
threaten you if/when everything they'd like to get done doesn't get
done as easily & as soon as they'd like.

Name: YEAH!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2016

?????


OH MY GOD MAN!!!! You are my HERO!  Everything you posted is 100% true
and right on the money. Even the dispatchers are starting to get sick
of the flack they are getting from the crews when the DTO orders them
to change your pool jobs to J Jobs behind the crews backs AFTER THEY
HAVE ALREADY BEEN ISSUED TICKETS THAT ARE RIGHTFULLY THEIRS AT THE
RIGHT PAY!  The stuff you posted has happened to me so many times its
not even funny.  We got so many claims in for this shit that it will
take years to even get the unions to sit down and go over them. Of
course we don't expect to see a damn thing done about it so we got
other ways to make our money that's rightfully ours.   Man, don't
know who you are but you need award for employee of the month! 
Most of us think they are trying to hide all the recrews for these road
trains that aren't making it in because they cut the crews so short. A
j job can hustle power or do crap work around the yard so if they go
drag in a train that's dead on the road as a job they might be able to
hide it on the paper trail. Don't see how they hide the expense of
paying the PTI service though. Maybe the idiots in Jacksonville are too
stupid to do the research and start asking questions.  Lets no forget
the train they are showing yarded when they really weren't and they
got a j job on it. They show those jobs as originating out of the home
terminal and final destination as the same terminal. Looks good on
paper. Screw you out of 100's of miles pay!   Yeap, Just a bunch of
thieves!

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 September 2016

yea and you dumb trump supporters think he is going to bring back all
those jobs that the repukes sent to other country's that started with
RAYGUN,If you believe that shit then you believe trump is also going to
bring back the labor intensive steam engines to the rr, Its never going
to happen-PERIOD, and you can ask trump if he is going to bring back
all the plants he has in china, yea he is going to bring them back to
the usa and pay them a rr type of wage, ha ha you assholes are really
dreaming in Alice in wonderland.

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 September 2016

OTHER?KNUCKLEHEAD

Why does it bother you so much that someone post in several forums?
Maybe I can shed some light on the similarities in the topics!

A supervisors gets unprofessional in your face and orders you by
intimidating you and harassing you to go out and drag in a 3rd train on
a J job without another ticket knowing damn well its a violation of the
union agreement and you know that they are going to deny your valid
claim because the ASSHOLES have already done it a zillion times! 
Then the employee is pissed and while he is out he isn't thinking
straight and makes an unsafe move that might get him and his partner in
trouble. Then after being screwed over all night he says the hell with
this hell hole and marks off sick the next day. This puts his butt on
the table now for having an availability problem. 

So, its pretty clear to see how courtesy, professionalism, harassment ,
discrimination, denied claims, availability and safety are all the same
damn thing on this site. Its what csx does to its employees EVERY
STINKIN DAY!  
Post as much as you want guys. The point of this site is to post the
crap that's going on and get it out!
Get over it OTHER!

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2016

This company doesn't care about safety. It's all for profit now. Their
working us to death with equipment going down hill fast... The company
made cuts in the wrong departments. T & E employees truly hate this
company for their mismanaging their life.. Hopefully when the grim
reaper decides to take all CSX MANAGEMENT, then they well go straight
to HELL where they belong....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 September 2016

Guess most of you know what a Knuckle IS?
Do you ever wonder what a Knucklehead IS?

Those that keep posting the same shit on every TOPIC!

Just remember there is no Honor in checking every friggin box, and that
is on you.

Name: EX FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 September 2016

ALINE COND

The rule used to be that you could secure your train by putting on the
hand brakes BUT the engineer could not release any brakes to test them
for the new 1 minute brake test. Trains crews were never required to do
a one minute brake test in the past. Applying the proper amount of
brakes for the number of cars was designated and did just fine.
Securing the train in order to leave it behind is considered an action
that is necessary for the safety of the crew and the public and can be
done. The one minute test is a csx operating rule and is not required
by the FRA. Therefore if you do the one minute brake test you are
performing work for the railroad which is a violation of the hours of
service. Therefore that puts the crew in a catch 22.  Per csx operating
rules you are to notify the dispatcher when you are down to 3 hours. It
is up to you to follow that rule. Then is the time that you should
remind them that you need to stop somewhere that you will have the time
to follow the rules for testing your brakes if you plan on leaving the
train. DO NOT EVEN try to make a point that the dispatcher should know
where you are and how much time you have left to run. Unless you are a
new employee then you should know they lose tract of where trains are
and can not keep up with every single trains running time. Yes, they
should but they don't.
If you have any questions concerning violations of the FRA rules for
operations then you can contact the FRA representative for your area.
Your hours of service or operating rules agents should be able to
answer your questions.


If you are in the Indianapolis area you can call the Indy office at
317-226-0390 and find out who is over your area.

Name: AlineConductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 September 2016

Any of you guys being pushed to "run as far as you can make it" and
violate HOS by tying down the train after you hog? 

Had dispatcher tell me to park it and we could either tie it down or
wait for the recrew  that wasn't on duty for another 3 hours.

Seems to be the running trend.  Florence has cut to boards so far at
any given time  they have dozens of trains sitting waiting on crews to
come back off rest. 

The dispatchers seem incompetent at times, but they are getting
marching orders from the DTOs who are breathing down their necks and
overriding their decisions  from what I've heard.   And heaven forbid
you try to call the chief, IF you can get him to answer he acts like an
asshole.   

And let's not talk about the 220 car coal trains that keep getting
knuckles, they download the engines and try to pin it on train handling
rater than admitting that the equipment isn't designed for this.

Name: Albany Divn T&E Guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 September 2016

The FMLA Issue:

Lets put this in the proper perspective. FMLA was Enacted under the
Clinton Administration. Many years before the CSX takeover of Conrail.
It was enacted SPECIFICALLY to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS. Think about
that folks......

FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!!
FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!!
FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!!
FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!!

Okay now! Now that I've made that point lets talk about the
-- present situation vs. the previous situation.--

Conrail was in business many years after FMLA was enacted and had VERY
FEW EMPLOYEES on FMLA.

CSX Enacted VERY HARSH Attendance policies
CSX Enacted VERY HARSH Discipline policies

Now we have everyone on FMLA!!!! And these IDIOTS running CSX say we
have an FMLA problem !?!?

OK I'm going to yell here. But not at my fellow union brothers. I'm
going to yell at you Company suits on here. I'm going to yell at you
guys because your purposely dense. So I'm going to yell so that maybe
the light will come on in your thick heads, and maybe....you guys will
get a clue!!!!!

CSX IS AN ABUSIVE EMPLOYER!!!!! THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE ON
FMLA!!!!! You IGNORANT MORONS!!!!!

It has always amazed me throughout my 35+ years on the RR. How
incredible the work ethic was in the RR Industry. The greater majority
of my fellow railroaders would work 70 to 80 hours plus every week
(albeit the greed for money was the overwhelming motive) But
nonetheless they did it. And this was for decades, during which they
were never threatened or harassed to do so.

So now we have Management regimes that are so greedy and arrogant they
won't even discuss the issues with the unions, Yes that is correct Mr.
Corp. The Unions NEVER AGREED to these Absentee/Discipline policies.
They were shoved down our throats. Bottom line is this
 THEY DON'T WORK!!! 

The present generation of RR workers have NO loyalty to their
employers. They don't merely dislike their taskmasters THEY HATE their
employers with a PASSION! This is not to be confused with not liking
their jobs. They love their jobs. why else would they put up with these
working conditions so long? They HATE THE PEOPLE who run these RR's I
see it everyday when I work. A decision comes along between whats best
for the RR vs. Employee benefit. Employee wins every time and when
there is no benefit THEY STILL choose the option where the company
loses. I've seen employees take the path that's harder to do if it
will cause the company harm, time after time. The Hatred is that bad! 

From a business point of view it is REALLY BAD POLICY to alienate your
workforce to a point that your employees are working against you.

Unfortunately the folks in Jacksonvile DON'T CARE!!
Unfortunately the folks in Albany DON'T CARE!!
Unfortunately the folks in your local Terminal Offices DON'T CARE!!

Apparently here at CSX we don't make money by transporting customers
products.
Apparently we make money by Threatening Employees! 
Apparently we make money by Firing Employees!

Apparently we like to create problems for ourselves that cause
motivated workers to lose motivation and instead focus all their
efforts at spending time with their loved ones, and friends, Instead of
fanatically trying to spend time at work every waking minute of the day
making money !!!  ..........

As my generation did!

Name: AP Engineer Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 September 2016

A Birmingham Engineer told me, “FMLA” was the “Football Mania Layoff
Agreement.” What did Jacksonville think it was? I mean, you can’t miss
a University of  Alabama football game just to move freight. Right?

Name: be happy in your work
E-mail: C@ hotmail.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 September 2016

where is Todd novak working he was a Collinwood flunkie

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2016

In response to the letter sent out by Cindy Sanborn in regards to FMLA,
what a joke that CSX is blaming poor performance on FMLA. True that
there are those who misuses it but this CAPS system makes for everyone
to go out and acquire it..thats on you Ms. Sanborn. Also I love that
Ms. Sanborn is so concerned that i might possibly be working too much.
Well this is true I am working too much but that is not because of FMLA
it is because the boards are trimmed down to thinly to meet the demands
of the number of trains. Basically CSX is padding the numbers trying to
keep investors happy but now service is at an all time low. I love how
CSX blames their poor performance on T/E crews instead of stepping up
to the plate and admitting that their poor management practices are to
blame..but this is CSX

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 August 2016

Ex LC:

Most members have alligator mouths & hummingbird butts -- meaning
about all you'll ever really get out of them is bitching and
complaining, not much else.  On top of that there are those who don't
know nor understand  true facts yet blow/spout off and way too many
others are gullible and ignorant enough to listen.

Can remember distinctly when we were warned by Union leaders many years
ago that these trade agreements, etc.,  were not a good thing for us.
Not many individuals worried much about anybody or anything else until
it affected them directly.  After all, they contributed union dues and
the union was to handle it.

Come on people, the decline in the US coal industry has been coming on
for years and did not start in the Obama administration. 
 
If Union leaders are\were elected via the 'buddy system' and not on
merit, well, so are business/corporate leaders, managers, AND
politicians.

No matter who should min the US Presidency -- still have to deal with
the US Congress; 535 members or so of the US Senate & House Of
Representatives.  We'll see.......

Name: EX LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2016

Here's Why

I hate to burst your bubble but IT DOES NOT MATTER who wins the
election. As long as the unions have corrupt leaders and politicians
and big business is allowed to swindle, steal, bribe and get a way with
mob tactics union members in this country will be cheated and suffer. 
It is up to the members to clean house and take control of this issue.
BUT THEY WONT!  First they don't know how and second they don't care.
If the LC's of today would all stick together and start charging those
higher up in the organization then maybe just maybe the sheep might
follow. It doesn't matter who gets elected. Unions are too big and
take to much money out of the pockets of the American people. The bank
account is so large that union and government crooks will NEVER EVER DO
AWAY WITH UNIONS. The money is to easy to launder and to easy to shift
around and use as needed under the table.  So if you want to do
anything to help union members in the craft start posting information 
that will help the members protect themselves from their own unions.
The first thing they can do is read up on the LMRDA. STUDY! READ! There
are federal laws in place to protect members from corrupt unions. A lot
of members don't know they can sue their unions. They don't know
there are federal guidelines on how long a union can take to process a
members claim. Do you know its against the law for a supervisor to
stand there and tell you to do something that is against the agreement
after you have advised them of it. I have heard supervisors first hand
tell someone they don't care if its against the agreement, go do what
you are told and take it up with your LC later. You can bring that
supervisor up on charges especially if you have shown them the article
they are violating! People need to get their heads out of their asses
and start getting educated. Union dues don't grow on trees. THEY COME
OUT OF YOUR PAYCHECK THAT YOU BUST YOUR ASS FOR! Start growing a pair
and get new blood in your locals. Start asking questions. Send emails
to the internationals. Demand answers to the out of control delays on
settling claims. DO SOMETHING besides bitch!

Name: Here's Why
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 August 2016

Conductor 30+

To answer your question....  Yes it is.   This is an important
election.  Our Union's, once again have spent our hard earned Union
dues on yet another election that will cause us to lose even more jobs.
B. Husain Obama and his sidekick Hillary Clinton openly admit that they
will continue to kill Ole King Coal.  CSX use to move a lot of coal. 
Now most of those jobs, yards and subdivisions are gone.  Unfortunately
our Union Leadership doesn't see this.  All they see is ?????  Kick
backs and a photo op as they unashamedly throw our cash around for a
wink and a nod, while all of our jobs are being sold off to the lowest
bidder and short lines.

To answer your questions, yes until the election is over, this site has
become a political site.   The DemocRATs want illegals here.  They
promise them the moon, give them Government Benifits, even health care,
and they work cheap for cash which they send back to Mexico.  They do
this while 94 MILLION people are unemployed. How many people do you
know who go to college, and walk out saddled in decades of debt, then
can't get a job?  What happened to the union blue collar jobs that
paid a decent middle class wage?  The jobs that you could go to if you
didn't want to go to college.  They sent those jobs to Mexico.  Mexico
where the starting wage is a few dollars an hour.  Work in Mexico for a
few dollars an hour or come to America where the DemocRATs will give
you a bunch of benifits for free, in exchange for your vote.   Yeah
that's a tough choice. The DemocRATs under B. Husain Obama have
promised to tax insurance plans that they consider Cadillac plans. 
Guess what we Union people have?  How many Coal Trains did you move
when you hired in?   How many do you move today?   How much money did
the Old Heads make in the 70's and 80's?   How much did you make
today?   Is it as much as much as the Old Heads made?  I doubt it. 
We're losing ground here, and it's our Union Leadership that is not
only selling us out, they're taking money from my family to give to
the very same people that are creating policy that will take even more
of my dwindling income from me.  Whats even more irritating is that
what the government takes from me, they turn around give it to those
that are looking for a hand out, not a hand up.

So yes, right now politics are important. Very important. Depending on
your senority and the area where you have your senority.... Politics
are very important.   For some of us, our jobs depend on it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 August 2016

Again.....
Is this the 'Safety First'  OR  the life, political, personal
opinion, etc., forum/section of this website?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 August 2016

Unions don't want normal attorneys around. If you have a discipline
hearing everybody...union attorney, union official, company official,
etc. know this is a stage play where everyone fully knows their role in
the script, and sit around like sleeping drunks until someone wakes them
up and points them to the appropriate page to read. They have played
this story before. The only person who may NOT know his/her role is the
union member / victim. Looking at ADA, EEOC, Lilly Ledbetter, and all
the others is like going through a dark forest, while you don't know
how the story ends. Is that Grandma or the big bad wolf? Who the hell
knows? Is that a real federal judge? Does he have a copy of the script?
So comforting to know that you work with Judge Judy, and NOTHING will go
off track.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 August 2016

Personally I think we all would be better off if our Union used the
millions that we have in our strike fund to hire Attorneys to
represent
us.  Represent us not only in contract negotiations, but on cases that
go to arbitration...................


We would all have been better off if they had donated it to the
“Clinton Foundation.” Maybe we could have gotten something for the
money.

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 August 2016

here's why,

  I agree with you 100%, in fact i'll add my .02c about both times
Obama ran for President both the BLE and UTU backed him 100% and said
he was the best man to help us achieve our goals.  Well Bullshit, due
to the increasingly stringent EPA regulations that have been imposed
tens of thousands of high paying coal mining and support jobs have been
lost. Not to mention the countless R.R. jobs that have been cut due to
the coal industry being devastated by the Obama Administration.  Well,
here comes the UTU and BLE still standing behind Obama and Hillary
Clinton who promises more of the same. There are so many members out
there that believe everything they read from the UTU and BLE instead of
seeing thru what is really going on. These high ranking union officers
are only looking out for their own jobs and they use scare tactics
every election to try and get their members to vote for someone who is
clearly not looking out for their best interest.  With that being said,
Fuck you CSX, UTU and BLET.

Name: here's why
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 August 2016

Why not.

Several years ago, when the Engineers voted on their last Agreement,
the BLET took a strike vote.  We're all forced to pay into a strike
fund, but yet we never strike.   The Engineers voted overwhelmingly in
favor of a strike, and to use the millions in our strike fund.  

Employees moral went up, thinking finally our union officials found
their balls and were going to once again do their job and defend their
members.   We were wrong.  OBAMA and the DemocRATs that our Union
Leadership supported and gave our hard earned union dues too, they
turned their backs on us.  Obama signed an emergency order before he
left for yet another vacation in Hawaii, preventing us from going on
strike, or accessing our union strike fund for those brave enough to
organize a wildcat strike.  The rat basters that represent us claiming
to be our Union Leadership immediately caved to every demand that CSX
wanted .  They said we had to settle.  They said we had to take the
offer CSX put up, verses risk going to arbitration with a neutral.  In
other words.  Our Union Leadership was afraid of facing the Harvard
trainex Attorneys that CSX hires and sends in to negotiate our
contract. 

Personally I think we all would be better off if our Union used the
millions that we have in our strike fund to hire Attorneys to represent
us.  Represent us not only in contract negotiations, but on cases that
go to arbitration.

Then again, if our Union Leadership followed CSX's lead, and hired
Attorneys to represent us, how would they get their kick backs when
they sold us out, or as they finish up their railroad career never
having to serve under the crappy agreements that they negotiated and
forced upon us?

I don't care what the Teamsters say. I'm voting for Trump.  He uses a
Union workforce to build his buildings, and a Union workforce to take
care of them.  He openly admits he's pro union, and always has been. A
few years ago Obama and his fellow DemocRATs turned their back on the
Engineer's when we wanted to go on strike.  Now I'm returning the
favor.  I'm turning my back on the DemocRATs and voting for TRUMP.

Hope the non political part of my post helps to answer your question.

Name: Management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 August 2016

Warning:


If you know what's good for you. You will stay with Hillary. 

If you do what the Teamsters did you will be brought up on charges of
Unbecoming of Company Employee.

http://www.npr.org/2016/03/07/469462350/trump-gains-support-from-teamsters-who-normally-vote-for-democrats

That is all.


Today's meal is tomorrow's movement.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 26 August 2016

whynot is just another totally ignorant blowhard fng. maybe a strike
would be a good thing & would help get rid of some of those idiots.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 August 2016

If truly only been a RRer for less than 10 yrs., you probably are just
like a lot of others who don't realize how it works.
 
Use your head & some common sense - go online, read\review & try to
understand the Railway Labor Act.    RR cos. know all about it.   

Rail service interruption which could idle businesses & thousands of
other workers will not be tolerated very long. 

The Govt. \ Federal Courts have a lot of power.  Long story short:
A strike by RRers is not at all an easy thing to do, or even try.

Name: WhyNot
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 August 2016

Why cant we strike?  I mean what are they really going to do?  Dont tell
me the GOVT wont allow it, because thats bull.  We wont strike though. 
Too many pussies out there that will keep putting up with the shit, and
not do anything about it.  Happy Friday.  I think ill markoff sick.

Name: Threatened
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2016

CRAZY NUT CASE CHIEF AT IT AGAIN


Just got word that the chief is playing her dirty little harassment and
intimidation games again.  We got an east end extra board and a west end
extra board. That crazy broad is trying to order an east end extra crew
to go dog catch trains on the west side when there are rested and
available crews on the west end extra board. They pointed this out and
were threatened if they didn't go work the other side their
qualifications would be pulled. This isn't just a violation of the
union agreement but its a run around claim for the guys on the west
end. They are just trying to cut cost on recrews and cover up cost of
not getting trains in on time.  Where the hell does this chief get off
deliberately cheating  west end crews out of their work and being able
to make a living. Who in the hell is letting them get away with this
blatant bullshit. This time they have gone to far. Deliberate and
blatant violation of the agreement with deliberate harassment and
intimidation tactics to save money and screw pay from hard working crew
members who need to make a living.  THIS SHIT HAS TO STOP.  ITS TIME FOR
A SIT DOWN WITH BOTH UNION INTERNATIONALS AND TIME TO MEET WITH THE
STEEL WORKERS. NO WAY THOSE GUYS WOULD EVER ALLOW THEIR MANAGEMENT TO
WALK ALL OVER THEM IN THIS MANNER. TIME FOR SOME OLD FASHIONED UNION
MEETINGS AND FIGURE OUT WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. WE CANT STRIKE BUT BET
YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR THOSE STEEL WORKER BOYS WILL HAVE SOME GOOD IDEAS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 August 2016

This info\instruction out there in csx dispatcher messages, 
system and/or divisional bulletins, or elsewhere??

Name: Safety First
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2016

ALL CREWS


If you are receiving correspondences from anyone in labor relations,
payroll or any other department that your pay is not being issued as
submitted because information obtained from the GPS shows otherwise you
need to email Tim_ healey@csx.com. Mr. Healey is the Director of
Locomotive Engineering and oversees the installation of the GPS on all
locomotives. If there is a problem with the use of the GPS then he
should be notified immediately. This is an issue that should not be
taken lightly. Obtaining proper information from the GPS is a MUST and
any problems that are occurring must be addressed and resolved
immediately! Movement of all trains on the system must be documented
accurately. There is no room for error on this matter. The safe way is
the right way. Report any problems immediately. Your participation will
be greatly appreciated.

Name: HA HA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 August 2016

LL Slack JACKER


WOW! WOW! WOW!  Man! YM must have really hit a nerve down in
Jacksonville. Must not have liked some of the border line whistle
blowing!  How much you get paid to come out from under your rock for
that one!  LOL.  Last I heard the white collar (as you call it) workers
in the yards arent making near what the T&E road crews are making. But
then why should they. They aren't living in hotels away from their
families. They aren't harassed by crew callers with threats and fed
little white bullshit lies to try and trick a person into doing
something they aren't trained for just to get a warm body. They
aren't on hold for 30-45 minutes waiting for someone to answer the
damn phone.  They arent blamed for the idiotic retarded crap that the
work order department pulls on the crews. They don't have to worry
about the FRA boarding their observation vehicles and asking for
paperwork Jacksonville couldn't pull out of their asses!  
Wrong car wrong train!  No clearance implicated shipment papers.....
TRAIN DISCREPANCY.....TRAIN DISCREPANCY......TRAIN DISCREPANCY  
Blow it out your ass!

Name: L.L Sack
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 August 2016

You all on this blog are nothing but a bunch and railfan, cry baby
bitches. The Railroad industry is full of white and hispanic and black
trash and you expect to make the money we white collar professionals
make. F*&K you!  Go get a job at Walmart or some fast food place.

Assholes. Stupid fucking railroaders.

Name: YM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 August 2016

Conductor 30

These idiots who keep posting their personal political opinions are
just trying to distract others from the more important issues going on.
Like that pines character they will eventually be ignored enough that
they will go away. That poster who made comments about the internal
crap that goes on within the system hit the nail right on the head. I
have seen and heard it first hand for years. Like the great lakes and
Chicago divisions ongoing feud with each other and trying to show each
other up. Jesus Christ! We all work for CSX. This infighting just to
get a stupid safety bonus or a gold feather in the cap is nothing but a
bunch of crap! Then you got the roselake ego trip (Aleek) who tried for
every to make harris look bad so he could get a feather in his cap.
Even showed up at the yard once when he was first on board and tired to
nail all his men working. Tried to make him look like he couldn't run
his yard or handle his crews. Told people he should have the job at
Avon! Then you got the RFs who are always trying to pin the tail on the
donkey of the month so it takes the heat off of them. I still haven't
figured out how they pick the stool pigeon each month. Must draw them
out of a yellow hat! They stab each other in the back constantly like a
bunch of wolves fighting over the kill. That's why so many things get
covered up and brushed under the rug. They are all afraid of who's
head will roll because they cant trust each other. The real problem  is
the management hit teams in Jacksonville who go after their supervisors
to create fear in their subordinates. It comical watching them all run
around the yard sweating bullets because a train might not get out on
time and the phone might start ringing off the hook with a "bitch and
threat" season waiting for them. They all run around scared to death
that they are going to lose their jobs because of the MOB squad. Almost
makes you feel sorry for them. Never could understand why they put up
with it. If they would all stick together and tell them to kiss their
asses maybe their job could be half way rewarding. What is the hit
squad qoing to do? Replace every damn one of them. Those idiots down
south got some crazy idea when we are short power the TM can magically
pull a loco out of their butts! When the Fra shops half the yard the
think it shouldn't change anything. Do they even know anything about
railroading. Cant set out 20 bad orders across the yard in 30 minutes.
There isn't one YM who isn't sick of their crap. You would think
Ingram was still running the show! That's brings us to the issue of
why the TM's hate the unions so bad. They are jealous we got someone
to go to when they get way out of hand. All they got is a dusty resume
to get out! What has never made any sense is the padding of numbers and
times just to make Jacksonville happy. Are they so stupid to think that
a good investigator couldn't uncover all the bullshit? But then as
long as it looks good on paper and the stats are good it makes the
board of directors happy then who cares right? Just as long as the
awards keep coming in and the investors  keep writing the checks who
cares right? Its just a shame that a few good yard supervisors have to
tuck away their balls and lose their integrity just to keep their jobs!

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 August 2016

This note is for you old fart morons who support the trump dump, this
asshole got on tv and i am going to bring back all the coal mines &
steel mills to eastern pa,LOL, its never going to happen not now not
ever, trump is a professional lier and will say anything to get a vote,
i would never trust him with the usa nuke codes either, he is nothing
but a bratty 10 yrs boy in a 70 yr old body, ha ha seen the new polls
on this JO? he is losing now big time and he can thank himself for the
hate shit that has come out of his big mouth, now he says he is going
to help all the black peeps, ha ha if you believe that shit then you
believe in the tooth fairy, ya hes going to bring back the mines and
steel mills,ha ha he should have said the rr,s are going to bring back
the steam locomotives too which will never happen and you know it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 August 2016

Thought this was the SAFETY FIRST? forum / section of this website.
Anymore it seems to be a life & political opinion forum / section.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 August 2016

The problem is that current RR management are not a team. They do NOT
want improvements. They are a TEAM in the sense that Hillary and the
Donald are currently campaigning as a team to help the electorate make
better choices. If you come up with a miracle additive that adds 20% to
fuel efficiency then you are the bad guy and a target. Somewhere there
is an official in charge of purchasing that and you made him look bad.
and, HE WILL TELL HIS COUSIN HIGHER UP ABOUT THE THREAT FROM BELOW.
Your trainmaster will take heat for having an employee who sticks his
nose in company business And this goes all the way to the top. A sharp
division general manager, if such exists, is a threat to many vice
presidents. A terminal superintendent makes the division guy look
bad...not good. If you want to rise on CSX you must play the not so
bright, member of the gang, absolutely non threatening to anyone
simpleton. These are good paying jobs for managers who cannot survive
in a competitive environment.And of course this absolutely means NO
action by a common engineer or clerk. Unfortunately we have engineers
with engineering degrees...very threatening, and PTI drivers with
MBA'S in Logistics...VERY scary. No way in hell do we want bright
people exceeding their pay grade. We have rent seekers observing the
Peter principle to the max. YOU are not a lifeboat selectee on this
mans Titanic, just one of the unfortunates that get letters of regret.
It should be mentioned that many officials are relatives, dear friends
and lovers, etc. So co operation just isn't in the cards.Maybe that is
true of life in general, but it is very obvious on the RR.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2016

Automation and less needed manpower are issues for middle class and
industrial positions across the board, so I guess the whole working
class should jump in on your theory and be team players too...

The fact still is that will never happen here, down to the last man
working on the RR there will be labor vs management, the carriers
wouldn't have it any other way but we are all replaceable and
increasingly more so. If you were still working you would see how much
productivity is lost with all these "improvements", and that will
continue to be the case no matter how many are left working in the
industry, not that that really will prevent more to be lost. We are not
partners and never will be, merely just another expense like fuel or an
electric bill. Partnering up is useless the company would still be just
as fast to send us to the unemployment line as a fine team member or as
it is today. Solidarity in the ranks, as rare as it is on todays
railroad is still the only way to hold any power at all or at least be
able to keep carriers somewhat resonsible for their decisions and the
way they treat employees. Thanks for your input... those of us left
will be sure to become partners so we can continue to fund your great
retirement .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 August 2016

Dear Mr. Engineer 10/20
13 august 2016

Oh my friend I was there, most likely before you were greeted by
your dad. I know that there had been nothing but disgust between
management and T/E, since before my time on the RR. I was suggesting
that this long term practice has run it's course, and no longer serves
anyone. It is time to wake up to reality, or you and the rest
of your coworkers will never see a retirement check.

You think that automation is not productive, just remember.
Fireman
Head brakeman
Flagman
Caboose
100 mile day
Lay off at will (mostly)
ITD/FTD
Extra brakeman on trains over 90 or so cars
Local callers
local dispatchers
No piss test
No banner test
No back pack full- just a timecard
And so much more.
Automation will put you on the street. your only hope is join the
company as a partner and share the profit, or continue to fight reality
and loose. 

Your last comment about my opinions, and my shit job, is something
that you own, not me. I don't have a job. Retired and living very
well since 1995. 






Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2016

If you had ever worked in this environment you would know your comment
is bullshit. There's never been a partnership on the RR and there
never will be. The RR believes that the skill is gone and will
continue
to make that more true, but the fact is the more automation the less
actual productivity and actual work gets done. Keep your opinions to
your own shit job.

Name: Chuga Chuga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2016

Medical,

"If you are seriously interested in learning about the dangers of
being
exposed to the elements used to make train tracks(rails) or the wheels
of a locomotive"

Do those workers have any cases? Do they have any protection?

If so then railroad workers should have the same. 


Should also test for radiation.

Name: Medical
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 August 2016

Chuga Chuga

If you are seriously interested in learning about the dangers of being
exposed to the elements used to make train tracks(rails) or the wheels
of a locomotive you can read up on the CNC or NIOSH sites.

Iron, carbon, manganese, iron carbide are some of the raw and expressed
elements that go into the final product used in the rail industry.

Tumor cells and bacteria need iron to grow. In 1988 studies began to
surface showing that iron was indeed a risk in common cancers such as
lung, colon, bladder, prostate and esophagus cancer and at levels that
were shockingly less than previously thought.

If you are a yard conductor who stands around moving locomotives all
day and have not been wearing a face mask it would be wise to be tested
for excessive levels of trace metals.

You are also breathing residue from the exhaust that comes from the
locomotives. The black soot that a previous poster referred to is not
just dirt. That is another reason you are supposed to report excessive
smoking of a locomotive to your engine house and the FRA.
If you are fairly new to the job and plan on staying until you retire I
suggest you begin using a mask. It may be uncomfortable but not as
uncomfortable as lung or prostate cancer.

Name: Chuga Chuga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 August 2016

Medical

Is there any PubMed, Gov articles about cancer rates of workers that
work directly with those metals?

Mining, manufacturing etc.


Has there been any radiation studies done on the railroad?

I haven't seen any.

Name: medical
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 August 2016

Chuga Chuga

You might try reading some studies from PUB MED.GOV. There are several
studies that have noted the elevated levels of trace elements and heavy
metal in hair and nail samples of men with prostate cancer. Its not a
coincidence that rail employees have a high number of prostate cancer
cases.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 August 2016

Terminal soup. 

You obviously don't know anything about railroading because if you did
you would know that all the crews are exposed to stuff that comes off
the engines when they are riding on them. I seen the stuff as well and
have been blasted with sand particles when riding on the back and on
the steps of a locomotive. when I take a shower the black soot rolls
off my arms from crap that comes from the exhaust. Try working in a
yard all day and then come back and say something stupid like that!

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 August 2016

http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/item-train-collection-to-auction/article_b5ec19af-b842-52c4-aadd-87d260d738aa.html
Go crazy foamers--go crazy

Name: Chuga Chuga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 August 2016

I personally don't think it's metal or chemical. I think it's
radiation. Hot cars and people are working around them getting exposed
and don't know it.

Can anyone get a hold of radiation detection equipment and test by
passing trains?

Name: Terminal Soup
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 August 2016

Dear Medical,

If you're close enough to be breathing in metal dust then you're
obviously not in a "Place Of Safety"!!!!  Do you really think we
havent thought of all of this?  Now get out there and make my
originations or I fire you!

Name: medical
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 August 2016

Yurp

Studies have shown over the years that men with prostate cancer have
elevated levels of metals in their blood. The numbers of T&E employees
who have died from or are battling prostate cancer is staggering! Im
guessing if you are a conductor you have noticed the shaving that come
off of the wheels and the rails as an engine passes you. I have a close
friend who works in the yard as a conductor and he has told me he saw it
one day when the sun was shinning and he was standing in the right spot.
He said it looked like someone had thrown silver glitter into the air. 
That being said, imagine how much of this you breath in every time an
engine passes you and you are standing near it. This is something to
think about. No one likes to wear a face mask but I suggest everyone
does. If it is proven that there is a link between the metal and
prostate cancer the rail industry better get ready for a very large pay
out!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 August 2016

partnership? with CSX? The BLE was founded, and flourished, based on a
need for skilled employees. Drop by an operating steam museum, show
them your newly minted engineers card, and ask to start up a steam
engine and drive it merely 50 feet. Look at a trained conductor and his
6 months or less training. That's the goal...make every employee
replaceable in 90 days. Signal forces may last a little longer...clerks
a little shorter. BTW, this links to lower management salaries. If an
engineer makes $60k over many hours, then a TM must make 60, if the
engineer makes $40k in constant dollar terms, than the TM salary will
go down. The price point is what the trucker makes, although RR
Retirement makes a difference. This is especially true as TM are
usually unskilled with "degrees", if present, from obscure schools
that have trouble placing anybody anywhere. and, of course, the trucker
has to invest in, and manage, his own truck to make best money. Almost
no operating person craft or management has any control in influencing
investment decisions, which helps guarantee poor ROI.

Name: Yurp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 August 2016

We have a couple people out with Leukemia in my division, and possibly a
couple more rumor has it. Anybody else on here have co-workers out with
Leukemia or another cancer possibly caused by exposure to chemicals,
exhaust, or any other carcinogens?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2016

If you had ever worked in this environment you would know your comment
is bullshit. There's never been a partnership on the RR and there
never will be. The RR believes that the skill is gone and will continue
to make that more true, but the fact is the more automation the less
actual productivity and actual work gets done. Keep your opinions to
your own shit job.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 August 2016

T?E 
You have one thing that you need to survive.
Shit can the Union's, join the CSX as a partner, and hope for
the best. 

The skill level of an Engineer has gone to almost zero.
The skill level of a Conductor, has been gone for years.

CSX will take care of you as you retire, IF they can.

I find it amazing that the unions held the fireman from 1935 until the
last one was hired in 1978. Fireman with out a fire.

 Conductors coming from a school, as a new employee and working over
the Engineer. just stupid stuff.

JMTCW

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 11 August 2016

Google / Search:   Arbitration in the RR industry.

Name: Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 August 2016

Could take anywhere from 3 months to 10 years.

They hope you find another job. If you win an award and get back pay
they may deduct outside wages and deduct 100% of it from your award.

Name: CSX Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 August 2016

Is anyone currently in arbitration or know about how long it takes?




We have a Birmingham Engineer who went into the worng yard track. He’s
been off over 18 months. I understand it take two or three years.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 August 2016

Is anyone currently in arbitration or know about how long it takes?

Name: Management 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 August 2016

Announcement: 


This memo is being spread throughout the Democrat community.

You are to do exactly as follows none of it is true but if we all work
together following this simple memo it should guarantee Hillary Clinton
a win.


https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/1041

Have a safe day,

Tomorrow's movement is yesterday's meal

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 August 2016

Let's see
CSX idiot hits car

http://www.heraldchronicle.com/train-collides-with-vehicle-in-sherwood-woman-critical/

CSX idiot hits truck

http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/truck-crashes-into-train-in-oakland/article_c497c4e1-982d-57bc-b71e-6fb49f0377d7.html

CSX idiot dumps train

http://www.wtvq.com/2016/08/10/developing-story-train-derails-falmouth/

That was today with Avon a/c working ---What happened??

Name: Not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 August 2016

Imposter pines

You can go away again. Ac was fixed at avon. No need to call osha or
medical departments.  Your distractions for csx are not needed
anymore.
See you again when the topics get hot!!!!

Name: Shocked
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 August 2016

News flash. 

The AC is finally working at Avon in the crew room.  Hell just might
freeze over!!!!

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 August 2016

So is the fake dispatch clown King of foamerville here? was asked and
bam---5 posts that don't have any safety to them. So is the fake
dispatch clown King of foamerville here?

Name: Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 August 2016

Been breaking my back for 50+ years

I'm still voting for Hillary. I do as I'm told because I have no idea
what else to do.

https://www.facebook.com/Thetruthhasno/photos/a.1635681450011076.1073741829.1635671126678775/1819696564942896/?type=3&theater

Name: Someone 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2016

This country was better off with Old White Men in charge.

Name: neitherone!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 August 2016

SHUT UP MOLES!!!!

Hillary is a liar like all politicians and trump is a sick narcissist!
Neither one worth shit! Vote the way you want and get shit on either
way! Take your political garbage somewhere else!

Anyone else file a complaint with the csx medical department about the
heat in building 5 at avon?

How about the heat on the junky old gp and sd engines used on the
locals that have no air or fans on them. Like working in a f$&$%ing  
oven!  How in the hell can the feds allow these outdated pieces of junk
still run out there!

Heard Harris had another heart attack.... Stress of shit finally
getting to him!

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2016

yea freight train the only thing you will have left is your bunker when
your boy trump pushes that nuke button if you have a bunker otherwise
tuck your tail between your leg and kiss you ass goodby, and look at
the new polls its on the net, your boy trump is losing big time in the
swing states and others too, i can see who trump voter morons are, its
mostly old white men and that is not going to work with the demographic
make up of the usa today,It worked in the RAYGUN yrs but that was a long
time ago and most of those raygun supporters are now DEAD,and it still
beholds my that jerk offs like yourself will vote against your own
family intensest, trump is nothing but a tea party lunatic and the guy
even talks like A HITLER and we all know what he was all about, don,t
we?, i guess you like the KKK too? no wonder why peeps in other
country's laugh at as now ,, ha ha trump the frump is going down big
time, and what are you going to do when he gets his ass kicked in nov?
oh i know you will start a revolution just like you said you would do
if o-b got elected to a 2nd term, fat old men paper tigers say the most
idiot BS..... esp when most of them can not even walk up a pair of
stairs, so fu dems will rule this nov just to make you more pissed off,
then you can cry in your depends diapers, fuckin repuke old men are sick
bastards indeed......

Name: robert  pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 August 2016

So is the fake dispatch clown King of foamerville here?

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 August 2016

Puke


You might make a call to OSHA first and get their advice.

Name: Freight Train
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 August 2016

You Go PUKE !!!!!

I hope someone actually does something, verses come out, look at all of
the trains like a kid in a candy store, then blindly walk away believing
all of the BS that freely flows out of Dave Harris's pie hole.

One other thing.   Kyle, the orderly called.   He said you forgot to
take your meds again

#TrumpTrain.  #AllAboard

Name: PUKE!!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2016

EVERYONE!!!

KEEP THIS SITE FREE OF THE POLITICAL BULLSHIT! VOTE THE WAY YOU WANT
AND PAY THE CONSEQUENCES FOR YOUR ACTIONS!

IN THE MEANTIME LETS TALK ABOUT THE BULLSHIT WE ARE DEALING WITH AND
TRY TO FIND A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS. 

GOING TO TALK TO THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT ABOUT THE AC NOT WORKING
IN THE CREW ROOM AT AVON. IM HEARING THAT SINCE WE ARE CIVILIAN
EMPLOYEES AND NOT EMPLOYED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE COMPANY
HAS TO FOLLOW ALL STATE LAWS AND REGULATIONS THAT WE HAVE A RIGHT TO
FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THEIR HEALTH DEPARTMENT AGAINST THE COMPANY. THEY
ARE PUTTING THE EMPLOYEES IN UNNECESSARRY RISK OF A HEAT RELATED MEDICAL
ISSUE WHILE THEY SIT UPSTAIRS IN THE AIR CONDITIONED ROOMS.

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 August 2016

Well ape if i did make some type-o errors seems you did understand what
it said and this site is not a spelling b contest anyway, yea like yer
boy trump said i am going to bring back all the coal mines and steel
mills to pittsburgh,LOL its never going to happen as that was a lie to
get votes, you of all peeps should know 1 simple thing esp working on
the rr, when a job is abolished it never comes back, and just look at
all the latest pools, not only is trump in big trouble so are all the
repukes in congress too, lots of luck in nov dude cuz yer going to need
a lot of 4 leaf clovers, yea like the coal is going to last forever,
well it don.t and most of it has been mined out anyway, do you know how
long it would take to replenish the coal world coal supply which is good
for only 200 more yrs, it would take 2 billion yrs or more to replenish
the coal, yea and i bet if trump said he is going to bring back steam
locomotives to us rail roads you would believe that too, peeps like you
are living in a fuckin fantasy land and trump is the Alice in wonderland
which does not exist.

Name: rushed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2016

conductor 30

GOOD POINT you brought up.  The old time slips would let you fill them
out after you were called. I had a short sheet because we once again
outlawed trying to get into the yard and the program wouldn't allow us
to put off until we were actually on duty. The tm was breathing down our
neck to get out on our train while we were trying to tie up our slip. It
takes longer now and both crew members having to be there to do their
hours of service so we can get paid is a bunch of shit. No reason one
slip cant take care of it. we worked together on the same job and put
off together. This separate shit just isn't necessary.   We told the
TM that the time slip which is our money and the bread and butter we
put on our plate had to be done before we left. He got real shitty
about it and said we could do it when we got to our hotel. we told him
if we outlaw again then we would have 2 time tickets out there in limbo
and we would be getting paid for any of our work if they kept piling up
and we didn't get them done. He didn't care the least bit. He keep
harassing us to get out on our train and worry about paying ourselves
later. I can bet my life if it was his pay check that was being
withheld from him his ass would be raising hell and he would be making
phone calls. Far as we are concerned that crap he pulled was unethical
and unprofessional and someone better break it off in him soon!

Name: Mike Gainer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 August 2016

I think the biggest concern to the Avon yard is the fact that anyone in
the world can simply make a turn off of Raceway Road or Dan Jones Road,
and drive into the biggest yard in the state!  Easy, Quick, and
Guaranteed access to Chemicals, Military Trains, Precious Cargo, and
not to mention human lives!  Give me a break.  For a company that
advertises Safety as priority #1.  How come there is no gates?  No
Security?  No CSX Police?  No nothing except a shitty old sign that
says trespassers will be prosecuted (never happens either, because this
happens weekly).  Anyways, way to keep us safe CSX.  Way to keep Avon
safe.  Way to keep Indiana safe.  Its a joke.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 August 2016

Am aware of the piss-poor seating arrangements too.
Hrs. of service reporting, etc., cannot be accomplished 
- unless ON DUTY.  Getting to work early doesn't help.

Name: Ex clerk
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 August 2016

Co 30

The chairs were removed because they wouldn't hold up to the daily use
of so many employees. After someone sat in one and it busted out and
they hit the floor they got rid of them. They were scared of a lawsuit
being filed. As for hogging a computer maybe the problem was the fact
there isn't enough for the amount of crews running on and out of the
terminal. Business is slow so maybe the problem will be better. I'm
heading the new tickets are causing a slow down at the computers.
Taking longer to get them done.  Guess u better just get to work
earlier to get in line.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 August 2016

Having to stand to use the computers:
Don't blame the co. one bit.  All too often some moron would hog one
when others needed it for the really important things. Some employees
would sit & play on 'em forever it seemed, trying to look at\view
lots of stuff that all they had in it was their nose. Classic example
-- a few ruined it for all.  Sad. 


In reference to a previous post:
Is this the Safety First OR the political opinion section of this
website?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2016

HORIZON:
        IIRC the crew room by the crew computers at Avon B-5 used to
have chairs where you could sit and fill out information reguired by
FRA and others for safety and regulatory reasons. It was changed so you
had to stand up and perform tasks guickly and run out the door.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 August 2016

Kyle,

I appreciate your attempt to give up your anxiety meds so that you
could afford to buy a word processing program to correct your lack of
spelling, syntax and punctuation shortcomings.  It didn't work.  I'm
sorry.

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2016

This note is fro all you dumb fucks who think this trump is a sent god,
he is not that he is a ego manic period who is only appealing to old
white males, just look at his polls now, he is down big time in the
swing states ya know those are the ones that have the most electoral
votes, your boy is cooked and with out those states he gets his ass
kicked over the moon, its true as now the crooked koch brothers have
abandoned trump and are now trowing 52 million bucks to help keep the
repukes like rayan and his stooges in office and its not going to work
the dems are going to pick up a lot of seats in the HOR this yr, and
yes you can thank them to for that no COLA this past yr, and they were
the ones who did it and now its time to pay the piper, out of office on
their fuckin asses, oh yea i would just trust a moron like trump with
that red nuke button--NOT on his hand--NOT!!!!-- not saying h clinton
is better but 1 thing she knows how to win and will  and at least she
does not spout off stupid shit like this fry wig hair topee trump, ha
ha the guy looks like a orange with that fucked up wig he wears, and i
know dam well h clinton has more experience in dealing with other world
leaders, trump has none and his political advisors are a bunch of
morons, hell anyone can see that, just wish trump would have picked
that other asshole s palin for his running mate, fuckin repukes suck
and they hate everyone of you rr workers and you know it, they do not
want you making that big rr money they want you to work for the same
min wage as walmart workers, cuz see that gets in thier crawl as is
always has past present and future, just look back a few yrs ago when
your neo-con ronnie RAYGUN wanted to get rid of the rr system and put
all of you into ssi were you would not be getting the money you are
getting now, well if thats what you rr workers want yes vote for the
asshole neo-cons they will make sure that it happens to you and you
faimlys,lots luck to you cuz you will need it if that happens.

Name: Horizon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 August 2016

To those that are wondering why the heating and cooling system isn't
working in the crew room at Avon, I have an answer.   I over heard
Brian Edwards laughing at some of the employees who were bitching about
there being no AC in the crew room.   Brian said that the heating and
cooling system isn't hooked up to the crew room.  It's only hooked
up, upstairs where Management is located.  The heating and cooling
system never has been hooked up.   Brian Edwards claimed that Dave
Harris figured this out shortly after they moved into the new building.
 Harris told his boss that he didn't want the heating and cooling
system fixed and connected to the crew room.  Brian Edwards went on to
say that Dave Harris said that if the employees were comfortable in the
crew room, they'd hang out in the crew room longer, wasting time and
talking, verses getting on the trains or doing their job in the yard. 
Harris pointed out that the crew room intentionally was designed to be
uncomfortable, and not employee friendly.  CSX doesn't want the crews
to get comfortable and talk amongst themselves.  They want them to get
their paperwork, get out, and get on their trains and do their jobs.  

Have you noticed that in order to log into the computer you have to
stand?   If you have a ton of claims to enter, how long are you going
to stand their before you get tired quit and go home?  The crew room is
hot and miserable.  Do you want to hang out there and talk amongst
yourselves, or get the hell out of there, and to your car where the AC
works?   Think about it.  CSX is threatened when employees work
together.  Why do you think Management actively works to pit the
union's against each other?   As long as we don't talk amongst
ourselves, we can't organize.  If we can't organize, we are not
United.  We are divided.  CSX's Moto might as well be "divide and
conquer" because since Ingram started his "Whip and Beat Until Morale
Improves" policy.  CSX has successfully divided and conquered (along
with bought off) the Union.

Think about it people.   Have you ever noticed how in the dead of
winter the crew room is uncomfortably cold, and in the summer, scalding
hot?

As for the AC units not working.  Look at the CSX Single System
Agreement that the Engineers signed back in 2007.   I believe that
their Agreement States that the enginees must have working AC units on
them.   Another tool to use is FRA 49. 229-238. 
https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-04-09/pdf/2012-7995.pdf

The FRA link above talks about what the acceptable temperatures are
inside of a locomotive, and what is the minimum standards for
locomotives today.

Good luck, and stay cool.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 August 2016

Just spent a little time reading back a few. This place is so full of ME
it scares me.
No air for me, but they have it!
Leave me on an engine, with no ride.
Managers are stupid.
CSX never pays us what we earn.
I hate my job.
The best one is mgt does not know how to run a RR.

Does anyone here know that without the CSX and their managers, there is
no RR and no paycheck. I have seen folks stick their dick thru their
paycheck, and you boys are masters.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 August 2016

To The TM: 
If the post \ story regarding Brother Teele is all true, what was done
takes testicles.  Should he ever end up in court, trial by
jury,.....hundreds, perhaps thousands of us, would love to be jury
members.  RR wouldn't stand a chance.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2016

Safety \ Health Rule?  Just who all does this apply to?  
There's a lot of lard-ass engineers who quite often struggle just to
get on/off locomotives.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2016

Had a 2 hrs call yesterday on the rule of being over 300lbs
 They are going to take anyone out of service that has to climb a
ladder that weighs over 300lbs. Out of service.  What a crock this
company is ridiculous. I hope that bring a big boy to take this 300lber
out of service.  Oh yeah management is not held to this rule.

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 August 2016

Ape

Good idea if you could get  people to stick together. They are so
worried about bringing attention to themselves they don't want too.
Its crazy shit that you got to work in an industry that has created so
much retaliation fear that is not even laughable anymore. Got to drag
someone to investigation for charges on a rule that was never written
and approved by the operating rules department and then make a fool out
of the supervisor at the table before it gets fixed. How much money do
you think this company waste each year on kangaroo court hearings?  I
heard it was around 300,000 alone just on the great lakes division.
Don't know where the numbers came from but it wouldn't surprise us in
the least.  That crap where Mickey ward keeps saying he wants 100% rules
compliance is a joke because he doesn't have a clue what the hell the
rules are. Bet your bottom dollar he couldn't tell you one safeway
rule and he sure the hell wouldn't know any of the equipment handling
rules if you asked him. Maybe what we should do is flood his office
with a petition asking him to get his butt out in the field and see
what really goes on out there and get a grip on the situation. Fat
chance he would leave his throne to help out the little man in the
trenches that butters his bread!

Name: Woo! Woo!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 August 2016

Is anyone shorting this sack of shit like me?

Name: Up Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 August 2016

To UP Conductor:

Dumbass move by the engineer you are trying to promote as some sort of
hero.  Don't think that UP, CSX or any other railroad won't take
dipshit to civil court for damages.


To Trainmaster

I don’t see anywhere in the narrative where I made a hero out of
Engineer Teele. I believe “you read” your own bias into the story. As a
matter of fact, I was thinking the same; I’ll bet Union Pacific takes
the man to civil court. No hero in my eyes.  

Name: The TM
E-mail: t_m@csx.com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2016

Hillary likes the taste of sweaty, yeasty smelling pussy on a moist,
humid morning.

Name: The TM
E-mail: t_m@csx.com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2016

UP Conductor:

Dumbass move by the engineer you are trying to promote as some sort of
hero.  Don't think that UP, CSX or any other railroad won't take
dipshit to civil court for damages.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2016

Burnedout: This may not be safe to say but one possibility is to have
multiple people listen to the RFE talking and jointly write the same
e-mail to each other and the operating department stating what they
have been told. They won't like it but if believed incorrect than the
RFE and OP PRAC. can e-mail back and correct people via giving the
correct interpretation, or stay silent and agree with the employees
interpretation.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 July 2016

Retired condr,  slop freight and unit trains were restricted to 59 and
lower.    Intermodal trains speed was 69 mph as well as the auto train.

Name: burnedout
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2016

Conductor up


No one in csx on the greatlakes divison has any clue what to do any
more. EVERY TIME YOU TURN AROUND THE DAMN ROAD FOREMAN  is telling
everyone there is a new rule that has come out by Jacksonville about
how to handle power, how many engines to have on line, how to shut down
power now and anything else they can think of. What is a joke about it
all is........

IT HAS NEVER COME OUT IN WRITING FROM ANYONE IN THE OPERATING RULES
DEPARTMENT OR FROM THE LOCOMOTIVE DESK!!!!

Its constant bull shit stories how they keep getting emails from
Jacksonville about things we are doing that they don't like now or
don't understand one damn bit why we are doing it.  NOT ONE DAMN THING
IN WRITING TO THE ENGINEERS!

Since when did the RF'S have the right to make up this shit as they
see fit and threaten to write someone up for it when it has never been
presented to the engineers in the field by anyone in upper management!

I can remember a time when we had a idiot named RICK REED on our
division who pulled this shit and when we all called the operating
rules department and asked if they would make him print a book with all
the RULES OF RICKY REED, they told us he did not have the authority to
do so and any rule changes or modifications had to be approved and
published by their department. Its about time we all made some calls
again and find out what the hell is really going on! In the mean time
we will continue to run under track speed and go slow and do everything
that is in writing 100% by the book because we don't know what the gps
or the erad is going to do to us to make our lives hell since we don't
know all the new rules!!!!!!

Name: CSX Ret. Comductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 July 2016

L&N Dispatcher
UP conductor:  CSX has many subdivisions on the railroad where trains
will go 69 mph . Especially on the I-95 corridor...Amtrak will have a
speed of 79...


When I work out of Richmond down to South Carolina, the Div. Manager
restricted freight to 60mph. Has that changed?

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 July 2016

UP conductor:  CSX has many subdivisions on the railroad where trains
will go 69 mph . Especially on the I-95 corridor...Amtrak will have a
speed of 79...

Name: UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 July 2016

I thought I had better pass this event on the everyone here, but mainly
skewed for CSX management, lawyers and bean-counters. I do hope this
goes to the top in CSX management circles. 
Apparently, a few weeks ago, a Union Pacific Los Angeles Division
Engineer, Bill Teele was working the Long Pool, LA-Yuma. He was called
on duty at Yuma for his return trip home on the UP’s hot Z-Train. This
is basically the old Southern Pacific’s “Blue Streak Merchandise” or
“BSMFF.” Now understand, this is the flag-ship of the UPRR. After the
train pulls into Yuma, if you’re not moving within 5 minutes, the
dispatcher is on the radio calling the engineer. This “Z” is max
freight train speed, 70mph on the Yuma Subdivision.  Anyway, upon
arriving at Beaumont, California, 2:30am, about 100 miles short of Los
Angeles, Eng. Teele stops his Z-Train, clearing all road crossings,
calls the UP Dispatcher and informs him that he is leaving the train
with the conductor and basically retiring on the spot. No pun intended
there. I guess he felt, he had been harassed too much over his railroad
years. This was his pay-back to the Union Pacific. I don’t think this
could happen on the CSX. Because, are there any CSX trains that move
over 50mph with more than 2 units on the line? They would just let it
sit and call a dog catch/patch crew, probably the next day. It is said,
this stunt, by Eng. Teele, cost the UP $200,000. That’s a little hard to
believe, but maybe. Now, if I was a top CSX official, I wouldn’t worry
too much about this happening on your railroad. You need to worry more
about some operating (or other) employee going “Postal.” Do I need to
translate to you CSX lawyers what “Going Postal” means? I can assure
you, CSX Management, you treat your people much worse than Union
Pacific ever has.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2016

todays Wall Street Journal , small mention, says Amtrak still has
preference over freight RR's. There was a proposal to permit priority
to freight RR's.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 July 2016

Safety issues \ complaints?

Write them up / turn them in.

Not much, if any, substantiation without documentation.

Provide the union(s) & their designated legal counsels ammo.
 
Understandably, employees fear retaliation from the co. 
Takes guts.  And backing from union reps., legislators, & federal &
state agencies.  

Posting things on a website like this is just using it as a place to
vent.  Just a waste of cyberspace.

Name: Management 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2016

Notice: 



Just ignore what she said. She was not talking about Union workers.
Because they need Union votes. That wouldn't make sense now would it?



https://www.facebook.com/westernjournalismvideo/videos/749475295155759/

Trust us


Have a safe day,

Today's movement was yesterday's meal.

Name: yardmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2016

Conductor

What does it matter???   He left avon so many years ago most people
don't even remember who he was. Some reason you need to look him up?
Sure you can find out from a trainmaster.

Need to worry more about who we got on the grounds now. Like that total
mess named Edwards who cant go back to Chicago and cant go anywhere
Kosner went either. Must have something on someone to still be hanging
in there.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2016

Does anybody know where that fat fuck piece of shit Brian Barr is
working?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2016

as I recall, several years ago Matt Long mentioned that CSX were on the
3rd major replacement of the AC system. At the time he was assigned
responsibility for working with contractors on repairs. There are many
failures in Building 5, design flaws, safety issues, etc. I wonder if
the similar building 5's throughout the system have the same issues? I
always thought the heat / ac failures were a result of undersized units,
poor air control, and a desire to regulate temperature in the management
section and just let the crew areas go to hell. BTW anyone know what
Matt Long is doing now?

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2016

Management


We all understand that you are just trying to be cute. It was a little
at first but now you are just annoying. Its obvious you are a foamer an
don't work for the railroad or you would have posted something that
really meant something to all of us by now. We get your political
agenda. If you really want to help the real railroaders you would go to
capital hill and make a stance there. Do something crazy to draw
attention to yourself. when they arrest you then you can tell them what
your motive was for being there. Would make for a great press release!


Still no working AC in the crew room at avon yard. Working just fine in
the supervisors offices!

Locomotives still being run around the engine house without being
inspected and cleaned after arriving in the yard off the road. Several
still have broken AC or none at all. 
Several locals out on the road are being forced to work with old
outdated locomotives that not only don't have ac but don't have fans
either. 
110 degrees heat index in the cab is to high and at a serious danger
level. Does someone have to die first to get this problem fixed???

Name: Management 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2016

WARNING:



If you waked out of the Democratic National Convention you will be
brought up on charges.

That is not the way we show support for our candidate Hillary Clinton.

Note: Why do we post political messages on the Safety First topic?

"Better Safe than Sorry" 

If you are caught doing anything, ANYTHING against our candidate
Hillary Clinton you will be SORRY.


Have a safe day,

Yesterday's meal is tomorrow's movement.

Name: same
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2016

WTF

Its the same for everyone who has to deal with them now. There is no
way that the famous mickey ward knows what the hell is going on down
there. I had to wait on hold for 45 minutes or more several times. They
are talking about outsourcing their jobs and I think they are doing it
on purpose because they are pissed. It is no way to run a business. If
they are trying to reach you for a job they seem to answer the phone
faster. I heard it was because they are screening all the calls and
they identify where the number is coming from. If they don't answer
your call after 10 minutes and then try to miss call you then you can
charge them with an ethics violation for deliberately not honoring your
right to return their call in 10 minutes.  Someone also told a bunch of
us that a crew caller told them if they don't want to answer a call
they just transfer it to a desk where no one is sitting and let it ring
over there. I can believe it!  I got one of those one time. My phone
wrang over 100 times. I know damn well no one is going to sit there and
listen to a phone ring that many times.  Head of crew management needs
to be fired for not doing his job as a manager!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2016

2 wall st. journal articles, last 2 days. yesterday said oil pipelines
are finally catching up with fracking locations so expect a very
permanent reduction in demand for oil trains, tank cars, etc. Pipelines
don't go to east and west coast as much, but follow normal oil routes.
Other article said CSX was planting a tree for every retail stockholder
that voted, since they usually voted with the company, whereas bulk
owners / controllers of stock were usually unfriendly / trying a
takeover, etc.

Name: Hadenough
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 July 2016

WTFFFFFFF

JUST SPENT 1HR AND 20MIN ON HOLD WITH THE FU....CREW CALLERS BEFORE
THEY WOULD ANSWER...IT'S TIME TO GET THE USDOT AND HOMELAND SEQURITY
INVOLVED WITH THIS SHIT. WAITING FOR A RIDE IN THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE.
THIS SHITS INSANE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 July 2016

A company that abuses any system the FRA or unions put in writing
intimidation and harassment is all there about put fear in hard working
men it going to hit um in the ass some day I work here and to be honest
they don't even pay you for a day's work they Denie you  its has be
illegal to not pay a man his day work this is why unions got started
they think we're Chinese workers like  the 1800 read your history FRA
it's back to then they play the system to drag it on so us employees
should be made like  animals bury you when there done  1800 I'm tellna
 ya read the history

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2016

Who or whoever this person is that posts on this site - with the
monikers: Name - management & employed in corporate office: just has to
be totally brain dead AND\OR is controlled by company dicks. An actual
real person that has any common sense at all and would post\type that
kind of nonsense is someone that desperately needs help.  That gig, as
we know, is just to try to be disruptive & will be ignored. 


Safety First?  Truly -- not the company's BS rhetoric.
"Harassment" award csx should win. No way a "Harriman award".

Name: Management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 July 2016

Notice:

Do not pay attention to the Bernie Sanders protests against Hillary
Clinton due to the DNC email scandal.

There's nothing to see. Return to work and just worry about getting
those trains out. 

Also, ignore the broken air conditioning that issue should resolve its
self in a few months.

Have a safe day,


Today's meal is tomorrow's movement.

Name: brakestick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 July 2016

Cond. 30


I think "management is one of those company moles that we keep being
warned about. He might be distracting but those of us who have half a
brain know just to ignore it and stick to the problems at hand. They
are so short of conductors on the great lakes division that all the
trains are getting out not only hours late but sometimes a day late. 
they are running the yard conductors into the ground in the heat of the
day. The AC hasn't worked in that new expensive building they bought
for over 2 months. Its crazy hot down in the crew rooms but they got
nice cool offices upstairs in all the tm and supervisors offices. What
the hell is wrong with this company.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2016

Jesus H. C-----!  
Is this the "Safety First" OR the "Political Opinions First"
forum\section of this website?

Name: Guilty or Innocent
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2016

Management


Why don't you look at this link.   A link where Hillary's mentor
Obama promises to bankrupt the Coal companies.   

You keep pushing for Hillary to win this election, and maybe she will. 
If that happens, then maybe we employee's will get our wish, now that
CSX has become such a miserable place for everyone to work.  

Seriously, who wouldn't want to see the demise of this company as
it's sold off to every other railroads that pay more than CSX does,
treats their employees better, and doen't practice the whip and beat
mentality that CSX uses with all of their employees, management
included.  How many tears do you think would be shed at the firing of
Mikey Ward and Tony Ingram's protege Cindy Sanborn when this railroad
is split up and sold off to other railroads?  After all it has been
under Mikey Ward's leadership that Tony Ingram was hired.  Then Ward
had Cindy mentor under Ingram in order to satisfy his ego and win the
Harassment Award.   I mean Harriman Award. This partnership and
mentorship has forced CSX to stop focusing on moving freight, and
instead focus on making money by training new employees by collecting
all of that Obama Training Money, then firing the older workers that
receive 100% pay.  

Today my job isn't to move freight, as CSX is successfully running
business off this and many other lines.   Today my job is to follow the
rules and collect a paycheck.  Freight be damed.

Oh don't forget to vote for Hillary, Obama's protege.   She hates
Coal, Coal fired electricity plants, and wants to perminately close
down all Coal Mines and fire all of the Coal Miner's.  

Https://m.youtube.com/results?q=Obama%20promising%20to%20bankrupt%20Coal%20companies&sm=3

Name: Management 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2016

WARNING:

This just came out. If anyone is caught watching or talking about this
movie you will be brought up on charges.


We cannot afford this movie getting out it could cost us everything.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LYRUOd_QoM#t=442


Have a safe day,


Yesterday's meal is today's movement.

Name: repair
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2016

FRA


WASTED YOUR TIME AT AVON...All those cars you bad ordered got
reclassified to be repaired somewhere else and went out on the trains
any way.   GUESS THE JOKES ON YOU! Just wasted your time. Score 1 for
csx... score 0 for the FRA!    HA HA

Name: Guilty or Innocent
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2016

Hey Management,

I'm guessing from reading the many post you put on here, supporting
Hillary Clinton for President, that you want what the employees wanted
back in 2008 when they supported and helped several members of the
Children's Fund get on CSX's Board of Directors.   The Children's
Fund promised, if they were able to get enough people on the Board to
split up and sell off sections of CSX to other railroads.  Management
under Ward / Ingram was terrible at best.  The employees at that time
weren't use to being treated as less than human, like they've grown
accustomed to today under Ingram's protege, Cindy Sanborn.  While at
one time many employee's may have liked working for CSX, that was no
longer the case after Ward hired Ingram, and Ingram implemented his
Management by Fear mentality across CSX  The employees were fine with
the idea of killing the company, if it meant getting rid of the current
Management.   

After taking the time to read your many post, supporting Hillary
Clinton and the Democratic party, it sounds like you want what the
employees wanted back in 2008.  The demise of CSX, and for it to be
split up and sold to any other railroad.

CSX's life blood was "Ole King Coal".  Under the Obama
Presidency,and Hillary's mentor, Obama said " if you want to build a
coal plant, go ahead.  You're just going to go bankrupt doing so". 
Hillary told the West Virginia Coal Miner's "Your Fired". This is
the person and political party you say that CSX supports.

Without Coal, CSX has shut down rail yards in several states and
combined Divisions.  CSX's stock has fallen, and the chances of it
going up like other railroads stock has, under its current Management
is slim and none.   Both employees and members of Management are on the
street, and the future doesn't look as bright as it one did for CSX,
before both Hillary Clinton and President Obama forced power plants to
switch from Ole King Coal to Natural Gas.

I've placed a few links below that range from 2008, when Obama
promised to put the Coal companies out of business, to the present when
Hillary Clinton steals Donald Trump's line and tells the West Virginia
Coal Miner's "You're Fired".


Flashback 2008: Obama Promised To 'Bankrupt' Coal Companies | The
Daily ...
The Daily Caller › 2015/08/03 › flashbac...
Mobile-friendly - Aug 3, 2015 - “So if somebody wants to build a
coal-powered plant, they can; ... I say about whether coal is good or
bad,” Obama said in 2008. ... coal power plants, you know, natural gas,
you name it ...

Obama Called for Bankrupting Coal Fired Power Plants - YouTube
YouTube › watch
Video for did obama say if you build a coal plant today, youll go
bankrupt
Duration: 2:05
Posted: Nov 3, 2008

Obama: We'll bankrupt any new coal plants « Hot Air
Hot Air › archives › 2008/11/02 › obam...
Mobile-friendly - Nov 2, 2008 - So, if somebody wants to build a coal
plant, they can — it's just that it ... matter as opposed to saying if
technology allows us to use coal in a ... It's just that it will
bankrupt them. .... I think he did a fine job, but you be the judge.
Ohio coal industry says Obama promised to bankrupt coal-fired power
plant ...


Hillary Clinton Has A Message For Coal Miners: You're Fired - The
Federalist
thefederalist.com › 2016/03/14 › hillary-...
Mobile-friendly - Mar 14, 2016 - “If somebody wants to build a
coal-fired power plant, they can. It's just that it will bankrupt
them,” Obama said. .... Michael Mann has let his lawsuit go by the
wayside as did ... You just made sure you will not become President.
The Williamson Daily News | Federal funds to aid layoff-hit Appalachian
coal ...

The Williamson Daily News › news › fed...
Mobile-friendly - Mar 18, 2016 - Obama set out to bankrupt coal fired
plants and they took it ... any different than it does today, YOU are
the clueless one. ... What Obama said was that if you built new plants
with the old ...

Obama's Following Through With Promise to Bankrupt Energy Companies
dailysignal.com › 2016/04/15 › obamas-...

Mobile-friendly - Apr 15, 2016 - The Force Is Not With You: Government
Rules Could Land Star .... If somebody wants to build a coal power
plant, they can, ... But in reality, when it does go under Obama will
be gone ...

Coal companies have been scorched under Obama - Aug. 3, 2015
CNN.com › money › investing › coal-ob...

Mobile-friendly - Aug 3, 2015 - Several companies have gone bust. ...
gas is killing coal: Coal's downfall has been in the making for a long
time. ... Demand for "thermal" coal, used to fire power plants, has
... Debt-fueled marriages go bust: But that's not all.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2016

with record heat, high humidity and dew points in the 70s on csx
northern region, csx terminal managers and train masters thinks its ok
to keep crews working 4 to 5 plus straight hours outside without a
break. even thought this quarters safety video is about working in the
heat outside safely. all trainmasters who do this ought to be ashamed
of themselves who put productivity and car counts over employee safety
and wellbeing. unfortunately this practice will continue until some one
has to got to the hospital with heat exhaustion or die from heat stroke
and I hope then someone sues the shit ought of this shit hole company.
I don't know how you southern boys do it working in this oppressive
heat, but I got a lot more respect for yous now.

Name: news
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2016

News flash

Fra does their job and shops bad cars at Avon delaying several trains.
This is the second major hit since the company let several car
inspectors go to reduce the work force. Pressure to get trains out with
limited car inspectors is increasing the amount of bad cars out running
on the rails.  Fra inspectors are aware and are being pressured to do
their jobs and stop damaged cars from leaving the terminals. Several
derailments can be tied to bad cars with faulty equipment. The public
is demanding explanations and the pressure is on.

Name: robert pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2016

Since it doesn't matter with sucky brakes and no steering here is what
you should do.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=066_1321376271

Name: Tech
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 July 2016

Other

It does happen. There are several units with cameras mounted dead
center in the engineers face. It all depends on the height of the
engineer wether it will block their view. They could raise the seat but
then they might not have proper foot support. You obviously haven't
encountered one but then your probably not an engineer either.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2016

A camera in your field of vision is illegal. 
Does not happen. if it does, use a pencil.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 July 2016

Hogger:
Check through each & every book. Be sure cameras are even allowed.  A
phone that can take pictures = camera, they'd no doubt argue.
Would be wise not to give the co. any ammo whatsoever.

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2016

All Engineer


If you  have one of those camera'(which I have seen) then you need to
take a pic of it and fax it to the FRA. You can take a pic of it while
you are stopped and submit it to them as whistleblowing. The company
will try to charge you for using a camera while on duty but if your
using the photo as evidence to turn in a serious safety issue and
whistleblowing with it, they wont stand a leg. 
Those damn things are not just a distraction but they are also
intimidating as hell while you are trying to run. Not all seats are set
up so you can slide them to the side so you aren't sitting right behind
it right in front of your face. You got to be at least 6 feet tall for
you to be able to see over them and not block the view of your track.
At night they block the center view of the rail and its a pain in the
ass if you got to sit half way in your seat to see around it. Hard as
hell on your back because you got no support. They have lots of cameras
mounted on the roof above the windows or on the back wall that work just
fine and can record every thing in the cab. There is no reason in hell
to mount a camera smack dab right in the middle of an engineers face
pointing right at him. Its pure bullshit and intimidation. If it isn't
then its some stupid idiot putting them in who doesn't know anything
about running a train and the clear view we should have!

Name: Management 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 July 2016

A conversation between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Snaders.

Hillery and Bernie were watching Ted Cruz's speech at the RNC.

Bernie sincerely apologize to Hillary for all the nasty things he said
about her during his campaign. 

Hillary laughs and said, LOL I don't care, burn down my house with my
family in it. As long as I get in the White House is all that matters.


Those silly republicans think there's still morals in politics lol
Morals are dead.

Thank goodness for the uninformed voter because they already forgot
what you said about me and now backing me lol

A quick message to all employees: 

if you are caught watching, talking about this Anti-Hillary Clinton
movie you will be charged with Unbecoming A Company employee watching
Anti-Hillary Clinton Propaganda.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7e6gLht6OQ

Have a safe day.


Today's meal is tomorrow's movement

Name: robert pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2016

...I was especially thrown for a loop when I read about
a camera mounted dead center in the view of the engineer when trying to
look at the center of the track. 

How bad is this when its dark? Do the headlights help make the view any
better?...Does it really matter???

Name: EX CO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 July 2016

MR.Pines

You were gone from this site for some time. Im guessing that you were
doing some time in an SHU! Are you back out in population now. If you
are it would be of your best interest if you would spend more time in
the weight room, rec room or out side during break. Maybe spend time in
the music room or work on getting a better education. You mental
problems of the past will only continue to haunt you if you insist on
visiting this site. Does your counselor know that you are still
obsessed with this site?  Im sure he would find it counter productive.
You wouldn't want someone to contract the warden or the head of your
cell house would you.  Look for something better to do with what little
future you have left....


PTC wont change a thing as long as there are so many problems that are
obviously wrong inside the cab of a locomotive.  How can a railroad get
away with so many safety issues that hamper the ability of the engineer
to do a safe job.  I was especially thrown for a loop when I read about
a camera mounted dead center in the view of the engineer when trying to
look at the center of the track. 

How bad is this when its dark? Do the headlights help make the view any
better?

Name: robert pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 July 2016

L&N dispr sez  I was involved with PTC when it first came out years ago.
 I worked with US&S on numerous projects involving dispatching and
computer
technology involving trains...

L&N dispr you shovel crap in Idaho and wouldn't know loop current from
a GFI. Why would they want a clown monkey foamer like you? Geez no
wonder it doesn't work. $30 hr hacks with no training and the foamer
know nothings.

Name: Evil Slog King
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2016

Positive train control - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positive_train_control
Wikipedia
Positive train control (PTC) is a system of functional requirements for
monitoring and controlling ... In the 1990s, Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
had a partnership project with General Electric to implement a similar
system known as "Precision ...
&#8206;Overview · &#8206;US Rail Safety Improvement Act ... ·
&#8206;Basic operation

Hope this link helps answer your question.

As for who is playing Pine Nuts now????   If it isn't some company
suck who wants to move up, I'd look at a few train masters out of Avon
who's careers have completely stalled.  They're not going anywhere
fast anymore, and have plenty of time on their hands.  (When they're
not harassing crews.)

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 July 2016

NOT FOOLED

Thank god you are bringing up some of these PTC issues. It aint just
rumors! The crap about one man crews is just going to get worse because
the railroads don't want to spend the money for the second man in the
cab.  I blame the unions for all of this shit!  Have you ever read one
single media article where it stated that the unions took a bus load of
engineers to capital hill and let them testify on what really goes on in
that cab on a daily basis. Hell no! Why? Because they know what kind of
shit the company man will get into if they do and then they wont get
their pockets lined!
How about we start with that stupid idiotic computer screen for ptc and
smart consist set right next to your face where you cant see your
conductor or anything out the window on his side. The damn thing is 3
feet above your head when your sitting down and you cant see shit. Yeah
not all models are like that but a lot are. Should be a law if they want
1 man then they got to remount all the screens that block the engineers
view. Got to keep standing up to see the other side!
Now, how about the reflections on the window from the control screens.
The one on the engineer window at night that makes it impossible for
your to see your conductor using his lantern for hand signals unless
you open you stinking window. Suck shit when its raining or cold as
hell. Lets not forget how many times you thought you saw something next
to you in the window and thought it was right beside you and it was
actually a reflection from the conductors window bouncing off onto
yours. I cant count how many times I thought a car was coming out of no
where at a crossing and almost set the air just to find out it was a god
dang reflection.
How about these new models that have the stupid ass window frame that
is 3 inches wide. You got one of those skinny side mirrors mounted too
far forward and when you shut the window the frame blocks over half the
view in the mirror. Once again you got to have your damn window open it
you want a full view. They think Im keeping my window open in a place
like Chicago or DC they can kiss my ass. 
Then there's the vegetation and trees that block the view of the
signal on the engineers side. We got some so bad the engineer cant see
the signal until he's 5 car lengths away. Got some signal in a blind
curve that only the conductor can see it before your right on top of
it.  Hows the engineer supposed to see around all the blind curves.
Hows he supposed to inspect his train like the rules say by using the
mirror. He cant see shit on the conductors side. That's part of the
conductors job.  GOD DANG IT! All they want to do is set us up to be
killed or kill someone just to save a stinking dollar. 
Come on engineers!!!  You know what Im talking about. Im sure there are
a few more things I forgot to mention. Its time we stormed the
international and insisted that they take a group of engineers to
capital hill and get some cold hard facts out there!

OH SHIT! Just remembered another one. How about that stupid camera they
are mounting right in the middle of your console right in front of your
face. Its dead center right in the middle of track view. If you don't
scoot half way over in your seat it blocks your view of the middle of
the track as its coming at your. Hard as hell on your back sitting half
way out of the seat if it doesn't have multi purpose seat adjusters!
Another reason to have a second set of eyes working with you!

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 July 2016

Mediator....I  think pines blames the railroad to deflect from his wife
being totally at fault.  I read the FRA report on her accident, and she
was at fault. Alcohol in her system definitely played a factor in her
death.  It is very sad that she died but to blame the railroad industry
and its employees is ludicrous. He is absolutely clueless. He will lie
just to fit his agenda.  He has an opportunity to ask questions and to
learn the railroad and how it operates but refuses to do so.  He
absolutely refuses to admit that a driver is 98% at fault at a crossing
at grade. I would've thought that jail might have helped him, but I was
wrong.  

I was involved with PTC when it first came out years ago.  I worked
with US&S on numerous projects involving dispatching and computer
technology involving trains.  One of the big problems with PTC is it
works off of GPS , which has its problems because of satellites it
relies on.  It is not 100% reliable.  As far as a two man crew, I hope
it never gets approved.  Besides it being a big safety factor, I
believe it will slow down the RR. Having to wait on a employee to show
up to assist a train has a lot of built in problems.   Amtrak runs with
only one person on the head end , which I think is a huge mistake.  We
have seen where disasters could have been prevented with an extra pair
of eyes.

Name: NOT FOOLED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 July 2016

L&N 

Im also doubting if it is the original pines. If you look back at his
post 10 years ago he always posted straight fact incidents of railroad
crossing accidents. His post were obsessive and had a certain
frustration to them. He was never mean or vile. He was never a real
smart ass just politely insulting. This new character has too many
issues that are not the style of old Mr. Pines. But then being locked
up with other vile criminals for a period of time could have changed
his personality and now he is becoming dangerous.  It would probably be
in the best interest of all concerned if he was blocked from this site
and found a professional to help him control his anger. Glad to hear
your not on his side in this silly game. There are too many more
important issues going on in the railroad industry.  Did you read the
report in wall street journal about the upcoming debate on 2 man crews?
Just imagine one person running a high alert chemical train in a high
urban threat area such as Chicago and something going seriously wrong.
If your not packing your nuts. The ptc is malfunctioning on several
divisions and picking up the wrong signals. If it will set a train in
suppression on a clear then it could easily run a train on a stop
signal as if you had a clear. There have been reports that it has take
over the train in areas where ptc isn't being used because it is too
close to the area where it is engaged.  Just too much crap out there
for 1 man crews.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 July 2016

Management - Corporate Office, for 10-20 years:

Poor people that can't work includes people with poor minds that
still are able somehow to post on websites.   Safety First.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 July 2016

Mediator,I assure you, I'm not working with the nutcase Pines.  He is
not drawn me and any deceitful web.  I really can't believe you even
said that. Like someone would work with him?  And I can promise you one
thing, it is the real Pines making these posts.  No one could possibly
imitate him that good.  He absolutely has no idea how the railroad is
run, nor does he understand the terminology that is used.  Pines has
been banned by numerous message boards but for somehow he is still
allowed on this one. He is a very troubled human being who definitely
needs psychiatric help . You can pull up his mug shot and you can see
it in his eyes, that he is not all there.  He has a crazy demented look
of somebody who is deeply troubled and mentally ill.

Name: Management 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2016

We want to thank everyone that donated or will donate to Bernie Sanders
and Hillary Clinton. 

With our efforts Globalization will be successful. When Globalization
is passed there will be equality in the entire world. 

Poor people of the world that can't work or refuse to work will enjoy
the same benefits as our employees.

We truly do live in Amazing times.


Thank you,

Have a safe day.

Tomorrow's movement is today's meal

Name: Mediator
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2016

CREWS

Time to figure out what is bothering the company man sooooo much.
Lets see now.... I believe it all started around July 9th when our so
called MR. Pines showed up to distract everyone. He began by making
pokes at someone posting on the safety site with unrelated safety
topics.  At that time the subjects at hand were as follows:

1: Labor relations denial of claims due to totally screwed up
information gathered from the company GPS
2: Serious conduct unbecoming of company officials and the cover up of
a banner test going seriously wrong.
3: Blackmail of arbitrators
4: Links being posted to retrieve PLB awards
5: Intimidation and harassment in the work place.

We are pretty sure he was the one who posted the comment:  I hate this
site. I love csx.  He did manage to draw L&N into his little web if
deceit. For some reason he always does. Starting to look like they
might be working together. How could someone fall for his stupidity so
many times????

The real Mr. Pines is out of commission!  We all hope to god this
character is not an offspring from Mr. Pines. God knows we don't need
a repeat of the years of ranting and raving from the other mentally
lost soul!

Mr. Pines imposter. 
We all are quite aware of the horrific train wreck that occurred in
Texas. There is no need for a heated discussion on this website about
it. You are obviously not a true railroader!!!!!
If you were, you would understand the pain and grief that all
railroaders feel for another who has lost their life. We ALL FEEL THE
PAIN AND SUFFERING THE FAMILIES ARE GOING THROUGH. You of course could
not even begin to feel what we do. It hits all of un in our guts when
we begin to imagine what they were going through in the last minutes of
their life. We have all had that one moment when we thought that our
train may not get stopped or slowed down at a red signal or for a slow
order. We have all felt that moment when we are approaching a stop for
a work authority and we cant get ahold of the forman in charge. Its
something in the pit of our stomachs you could never understand. NO ONE
GOES OUT THEIR TO GET KILLED! Unfortunately no one will ever know the
truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth because the witnesses
aren't here to tell their side. GOD REST THEIR SOULS!
Show some respect or move on to another foamer site.

Name: Maintainer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2016

MR. Pines/foamer

Not only are the tech's working with the PTC well trained but they are
proud to be members of the best electricians union around(IBEW). They
aren't just railroaders as you spouted off.  The PTC system has its
flaws as does all newly introduced programs forced into an industry
that has flaws to begin with. You should go back to your foamer chair
and take a break.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2016

Eviel is the right word

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 July 2016

11/21/13  Robert T. Pines, 60, Sullivan, was arrested on the charge of
Tampering With a Witness.  A warrant was issued and he remains in
custody.

Name: robert pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 July 2016

Not Fooled but stup[id] Lets talk about the engineering techs having a
daily problem with it and cant seem to figure out why it is so screwed
up. 
Because they're REAL RAILROADERS and not electronic techs ---you gotta
be smarter than the light bulb. They use TDRs? Now go to your foamer
room.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 July 2016

I also remember being informed of PTC almost 20 yrs. ago.
Think it was the UP RR that started it all.
Google it - do some research.
Hell, if they can operate things on a distant planet via remote
control, they'll get PTC perfected eventually.  Will take $$$$.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 July 2016

Yes Evil,
Aware of all that stuff & am not looking for info.
PTC was 1st planned - in the 1990s by the RR industry,
NOT the US Congress. 
Read\review the post.  Again, I myself was informed about
PTC in the winter of 1996-1997.

Name: Evil Slog King
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2016

Conductor 30+,

Hope this is the answer you're looking for.

Positive Train Control (PTC) Overview (Railroad Safety) | Federal ...
https://www.fra.dot.gov/Page/P0621
Federal Railroad Administration
In 2008, Congress required railroads install Positive Train Control
(PTC) on mainlines that transport any poisonous-inhalation-hazardous
(PIH) materials and

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 July 2016

Do remember first hearing & reading about PTC, winter, 1996-1997.
Congress didn't have much, if any at all, input then.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2016

PTC PTC PTC: To be fair to CSX and the RR industry, PTC was a program
developed by Congress and especially a few Democrats, passed in haste,
poorly thought out.The RR industry is technically challenged and has
extreme difficulty making even minor improvements. Any managers will be
picked based on political connections. If Elon Musk worked here he would
not be promoted, just pulled out of service until he got the hint and
quit. Part of the reason we have smart Indians working here in the US
is that they get promotions in India based on family connections, NOT
smarts....just like the RR. Didn't work there, doesn't work here.

Name: NOT FOOLED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2016

IMPOSTER PINES


BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH!!!!

 Want to talk about safety????? Lets talk about the failure of the PTC
system. Lets talk about how its setting up trains on clear signals.
Lets talk about how it puts train in suppression when it is disengaged
out of its territory.  Lets talk about the engineering techs having a
daily problem with it and cant seem to figure out why it is so screwed
up. Of course you wouldn't know anything about these issues because
you just pick your distracting topics from the media. You wouldn't
have a thing to post if you didn't since your not a real railroader
and just a media foamer!

Name: robert pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 July 2016

SO """NOT FOOLED""" it seems kinda odd this is your first post
after 10 years of snooping. Mite slow on the ole keyboard are ye.

Seems like the phoney L@n Disp is busy moving his mommas message board
and doesn't know the answers. Do you???

So the safety question was how two huge BNSF train bombs managed to
head on in 2016 killing 3. So fake railboy say something about safety
or go back to your foamer farm buddettes.

So these two trains take off at each other lickety split with no
orders where the pull off point is? The dispatcher don't call and say
pull over at Panhandle siding 10 minutes before?

http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/DCA16FR008-PreliminaryReport.pdf
...3 head-end locomotives, 2 distributive power units, and 56 loaded
cars...Will stop when at 40 mph so the lights need to be how big?
...5 head-end locomotives and 54 loaded cars....Will stop when at 40
mph so the lights need to be how big?
...1 A red signal aspect requires a train to stop before any part of
the train passes the signal; an approach signal indicated by a solid
yellow aspect requires that a train reduce speed to a maximum of 40 mph
and be prepared to stop at the next signal...

A light test after means nothing.
RR had access to the signal event recorder if even there was a signal
event recorder.

So what if the train cabs were lit up bright red as their own signal?

Name: NOT FOOLED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 July 2016

PINES IMPOSTER


Hey idiot... If you knew anything about this site you would know that
the real pines spent 10 years posting about road crossing warning
devices.  You would know that he went nuts because his wife was killed
from making a very very stupid decision and he had to blame the
railroads for it.  Your style isn't ever near his either. You have
managed to draw L&N into your little web of deceit but no one else is
biting.... Where are you really from. Georgia? South Carolina?
Jacksonville? Please tell us which topic the company man was so pissed
off about that he asked you to come out from under your rock and
soooooo poorly try to distract the posters.... Man up.... Come on...
tell us!

Name: robert pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 July 2016

Yep Jens bang tinker toy train boy definitely in foamerville when the
head on train collision he has no clue to prevent has been brought up 4
times..
L&N dispr So your ankle bracelet shows you still living in your
massage
mommas back yard and working shoveling crap near by HA. Whoops I
forgot
your tinker toy train farm. You use your mommas tin foil and duct tape
putting that POS together?

So the safety question was how two huge BNSF train bombs managed to
head on in 2016 killing 3. So fake railboy say something about safety
or go back to your foamer farm buddettes.

So these two trains take off at each other lickety split with no
orders
where the pull off point is? The dispatcher don't call and say pull
over at Panhandle siding 10 minutes before?

http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/DCA16FR008-PreliminaryReport.pdf
...3 head-end locomotives, 2 distributive power units, and 56 loaded
cars...Will stop when at 40 mph so the lights need to be how big?
...5 head-end locomotives and 54 loaded cars....Will stop when at 40
mph so the lights need to be how big?
...1 A red signal aspect requires a train to stop before any part of
the train passes the signal; an approach signal indicated by a solid
yellow aspect requires that a train reduce speed to a maximum of 40
mph
and be prepared to stop at the next signal...

A light test after means nothing.
RR had access to the signal event recorder if even there was a signal
event recorder.

So what if the train cabs were lit up bright red as their own signal?

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 July 2016

Pines, bad news, the corner called and said your wife is still dead. My
question is, just how drunk was she?   Why didn't she use the pull off
point before she got to the crossing. Also, Crawford County Police
Department called and said you're still convict.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2016

again, use your time at CSX to prepare for your next job and a real
career. Save $$$, don't buy house, new car, overspend, etc. Focus on a
long term career, get as many on line tuition credits as possible, and
prepare for bail out when YOUR Titanic sinks. You have no excuse for
surprise at the likely outcome. You just don't know the day the
iceberg shows up. Folks are giving you straight information. Your
career is REALLY your responsibility, not the HR / Labor Relations
people.

Name: Hope
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 July 2016

Any word if Bradley will take his 9th grade drop out, PRick Reed with
him when he moves to his new position, or are we stuck with PRick Reed
on the Chicago Division until someone else adopts him?

Name: Ford
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2016

Dave Deck has joined forces with John Bradley again.   Wow.   I didn't
see that one coming.   The more things change, the more they stay the
same.

While at Avon, Dave openly admitted that he hated working forQ Bradley.
  Dave would moan and groan from his office at the hump, that Bradley
was a lazy worthless POS who wouldn't hesitate to shirk his
responsibility's off on Dave so that he could suck up at 31 East
Georgia St.  Bradley didn't hesitate to take all of the credit when
things went right, or throw Dave under the train when they didn't.

Sorry to see that Dave's attempt to go it alone, and without Bradley
on the Huntington Division didn't work out, or that Dave's right back
where he started.   Sucking hind tit for Bradley once again.

Name: Management 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2016

UPDATE:

We just received all the $27 donations from Bernie Sanders supporters.

For those of you that don't know earlier last week Bernie Sanders
announced he will be backing Hillary Clinton.  

Mr. Sanders commented: "The donations I originally requested from my
voters were supposed to be funding against the Establishment. These
funds will now be going to the Establishment."

Thank you,


Have a safe day.

Today's meal is tomorrow's movement.

Name: robert pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2016

L&N dispr So your ankle bracelet shows you still living in your massage
mommas back yard and working shoveling crap near by HA. Whoops I forgot
your tinker toy train farm. You use your mommas tin foil and duct tape
putting that POS together?

So the safety question was how two huge BNSF train bombs managed to
head on in 2016 killing 3. So fake railboy say something about safety
or go back to your foamer farm buddettes.

So these two trains take off at each other lickety split with no
orders
where the pull off point is? The dispatcher don't call and say pull
over at Panhandle siding 10 minutes before?

http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/DCA16FR008-PreliminaryReport.pdf
...3 head-end locomotives, 2 distributive power units, and 56 loaded
cars...Will stop when at 40 mph so the lights need to be how big?
...5 head-end locomotives and 54 loaded cars....Will stop when at 40
mph so the lights need to be how big?
...1 A red signal aspect requires a train to stop before any part of
the train passes the signal; an approach signal indicated by a solid
yellow aspect requires that a train reduce speed to a maximum of 40
mph
and be prepared to stop at the next signal...

A light test after means nothing.
RR had access to the signal event recorder if even there was a signal
event recorder.

So what if the train cabs were lit up bright red as their own signal?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 July 2016

John Bradley is the vp Southern Region, and now it turns out David Dech
is his helper. Dech was previously his helper in Avon Yard, then his
helper on the Great Lakes Division, then was offered the Chicago
Division helpers job, turned it down to stay on Great Lakes, then got
booted out of the Great Lakes Division, went to Huntington, now is
booted out of there and has returned to.....Bradley's little helper.
Hey, it's good money and clearly doesn't require high level
performance.

Name: new engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 July 2016

ENGINEERS!!!!!!

OK old heads.  You got to help me out here.  I haven't been doing this
long so Im getting info that covers most of the new engines that are
coming out.   I got an old gp40-2 the other day that was a mother and
slug and paired up with a single motor. The single motor broke down and
left me with this 1981 model. It had the old amp gauges with the short
time rating. We were already over tonnage for it and they made us pick
up another 6,000 tons that put us over 11,000. Totally insane crap. The
rule book for train handling explains short time rating which was no
problem to figure out. The rule on avoiding speeds lower than
continuous minimum speed for the motor was the problem. There was no
charts given out for these old motors. There was nothing on the engine
anywhere that stated what the speed would be so I called the CSX
mechanical desk. WTF!!!!! They said they never heard of such a thing.
So I asked to talk to an old head mechanic. They put me on hold and
came back and said no one in the shop had ever heard of minimum
continuous speed before. Its right in the dang rule book under rule
5404. So I stopped the train and googled my motor for the info and
found it on a railroad buff site. Turned out to be 11 mph. Ran that
dang motor in 8 throttle at 6mph for awhile cause its all it would do.
I tried throttling  back to 7 off and on to stay out of 8 to give it a
break. The rules say to avoid continuous operations at speeds below
minimum cont. speed for the motor.
The rule doesn't say what throttle to avoid it.  Im guessing they mean
8. It doesn't say how long you can do it before you might burn up the
traction motors either!   Why in the hell didn't the mechanical desk
know what the hell I was talking about when its right in the rule book
in black and white.  You can find shit about it all over the internet.
This is a frickin joke. Can someone with some old time experience tell
me how to handle these motors in this situation when it happens again
because Im sure it will. With these extreme trains they are building in
length and weight, its going to happen again and I don't want to be
charged for burning up traction motors!

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 July 2016

Pines, call your doctor and tell him your medication is not working.  My
Question is, you being a convicted felon, why do you still have access
to a computer.  Pines, at least you got 3 squares a day and free cable.
 I bet that felony charge does not look good on your resume but then
again, your skills are only being able to be a cable installer. Big
life ambitions there.

Name: robert pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 July 2016

L@N disp. So looney and not railroad guy dispatcher your saying if
engineer #1 had a ankle monitor and engineer #2 had a ankle monitor
that the train that was to suppose to be in the rest area siesta zone
would have been in the rest area siesta zone if the ankle monitor
monitoring at the train bomb control center wouldn't have been asleep?

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 July 2016

Pines, you get more ignorant the older you get.  You have some serious
mental issues.  Obviously, jail has not helped you. The ankle monitor
goes on your ankle not your head.  What is a pull off point? What do
you do all day, sit around and make up railroad terms?  You would not
not a train order if it but you in the ass.

Name: NOT FOOLED
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 July 2016

MOLE


Give it up pines imposter.... we aren't biting! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 July 2016

Yep ---Foamerville and company hoes here. Who gives a damn about a UTU
abortonist?

So these two trains take off at each other lickety split with no orders
where the pull off point is? The dispatcher don't call and say pull
over at Panhandle siding 10 minutes before?

http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/DCA16FR008-PreliminaryReport.pdf
...3 head-end locomotives, 2 distributive power units, and 56 loaded
cars...Will stop when at 40 mph so the lights need to be how big?
...5 head-end locomotives and 54 loaded cars....Will stop when at 40
mph so the lights need to be how big?
...1 A red signal aspect requires a train to stop before any part of
the train passes the signal; an approach signal indicated by a solid
yellow aspect requires that a train reduce speed to a maximum of 40 mph
and be prepared to stop at the next signal...

A light test after means nothing.
RR had access to the signal event recorder if even there was a signal
event recorder.

So what if the train cabs were lit up bright red as their own signal?

Name: negitive impact
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2016

reckless endangerment.

if you're looking for information on Public Law Board cases, I would
start at the websites below



UTU: Public Law Board 6879


www.utu.org/worksite/awards/plb_6879.htm

Live Arbitration Documents. At the ... Below are the UTU and carrier
submissions and exhibits in PDF format for Public Law Board 6879 Case
37 that was heard at the ...
.

Awards and Agreements - United Transportation Union


utu.org/awards-agreements

... Home / Awards and Agreements. ... of arbitration awards affecting
the various crafts represented by the UTU. ... Index contains current
precedent ...
.

[PDF]
Arbitration in the Railroad Industry - Labor Union for the ...


www.goiam.org/uploadedFiles/TCUnion/Reps_Corner/rrarbitration(1).pdf

Arbitration in the Railroad Industry ... Special Boards of Adjustment,
and Public Law Boards. ... referee (arbitrator) ...
.

Public Law Boards - Trainorders.com Discussion


www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,1581892

I was kind of shocked the other day when I got a letter saying my case
was being presented to the public law board ... the public law boards?
... for a UTU > claimant

Name: Geep
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2016

Sounds like CSX and the train masters on the Great Lakes Division may
have some competition in the harassment and discrimination area.


http://louisianarecord.com/stories/510959165-african-american-woman-accuses-kansas-city-southern-railroad-of-discrimination


According to the complaint, Freeman, who was hired by Kansas City
Southern as a conductor trainee Nov. 30, 2009, was subjected to a
hostile work environment, sexual harassment, retaliation and ultimately
termination for filing a complaint for discrimination and for seeking
accommodations following medical problems. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendant denied her medical treatment for a
work-related injury to her knee, deprived her of her rights and
privileges, and terminated her employment Sept. 18, 2012.

Freeman seeks a trial by jury, compensatory damages, attorney fees,
legal costs, expenses and such other relief the court deems just and
proper. She is represented by attorney Patricia A. Gilley of Gilley &
Gilley in Shreveport.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Shreveport
Division Case number 5:16-cv-00936

Name: Trial by Fire
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2016

Reckless,

Hope this helps.  Notice that the email addresses and the phone numbers
are all the same.  Good luck getting through.



STEVEN C. MAVITY, General Chairperson (0298)
12443 SAN JOSE BLVD
STE. 701
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32223-8653
 
E-mail: utubogc@bellsouth.net
Office: (904) 268-4420
Fax: (904) 268-4430

 

RICHARD D. LEE, Assistant Chairperson (0586)
1243 SAN JOSE BLVD.
STE. 701
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32223-8653
 
E-mail: utubogc@bellsouth.net
Office: (904) 268-4420
Fax: (904) 268-4430

 

JAMIE C. MODESITT, 1st GCA Vice Chairperson (0298)
12443 SAN JOSE BLVD 
STE 701
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32223-8653
 
E-mail: utubogc@bellsouth.net
Office: (904) 268-4420
Fax: (904) 268-4430

 

ERIK R. BELEW, 2nd GCA Vice Chairperson (1518)
12443 SAN JOSE BLVD
STE 701
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32223
 
E-mail: utubogc@bellsouth.net
Office: (904) 268-4420
Fax: (904) 268-4430

 

KEVIN L. SERRES, GCA Secretary (1529)
12443 SAN JOSE BLVD 
STE. 701
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32223-8653
 
E-mail: utubogc@bellsouth.net
Office: (904) 268-4420
Fax: (904) 268-4430

Name: Conway
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 July 2016

Reckless Endangerment

I think the link below might be able to help you.  

http://utu.org/members-toolbox/Q. 

Who is my general chairperson and how can I contact him or her?

Click here to be directed to an online directory of railroad general
committee officers and contact information.
Click here to be directed to an online directory of bus general
committee officers and contact information.
Click here to be directed to an online directory of airline general
committee officers and contact information



If you plan on calling the UTU office, good luck getting past the
secretary.  She controls access to the people in the office.  In my
experience, when I leave a message and she tells me that so and so will
call you back next week.  Don't count on it.  If the guy representing
you wants to talk to you, he'll call you, and you'd better answer the
phone.  Because if you don't answer the phone, he won't be calling you
back.   

I've got a friend that has been trying to get hold of the person
handling their appeal going on 8 months now.  Either the secretary
isn't giving him the message, or he doesn't care enough about the
members that pay his salary to return their call.

Good luck getting hold of someone at the UTU offices.  (I think you're
going to need it)

Name: Reckless Endangerment
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2016

Who is the current UTU arbitrator for upcoming Plb boards?

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2016

So these two trains take off at each other lickety split with no orders
where the pull off point is? The dispatcher don't call and say pull
over at Panhandle siding 10 minutes before?

http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/DCA16FR008-PreliminaryReport.pdf
...3 head-end locomotives, 2 distributive power units, and 56 loaded
cars...Will stop when at 40 mph so the lights need to be how big?
...5 head-end locomotives and 54 loaded cars....Will stop when at 40
mph so the lights need to be how big?
...1 A red signal aspect requires a train to stop before any part of
the train passes the signal; an approach signal indicated by a solid
yellow aspect requires that a train reduce speed to a maximum of 40 mph
and be prepared to stop at the next signal...

A light test after means nothing.
RR had access to the signal event recorder if even there was a signal
event recorder.

So what if the train cabs were lit up bright red as their own signal?

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2016

Dallas Morning News
BNSF train ignored stop signal before deadly Texas Panhandle collision
 - &#8206;Jul 14, 2016&#8206;	
An eastbound BNSF Railway train failed to slow at a yellow warning
signal on June 28 and then continued past a red stop signal before
striking an oncoming BNSF train, inspectors for the National
Transportation Safety Board said in the report. They also said they
hadn't a clue if the junk train lights were working but were corrupt
dingbats.

Name: Carl
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 July 2016

Heads up those of you with arbitration cases on the table.   It turns
out that the railroads DO own not only the union's, but the arbitrator
too.

http://www.fairwarning.org/2015/09/railroad/

FairWarining Reports
Rail Giant BNSF Accused of Telling Arbitrator: ‘Our Way or The
Highway’

By Rick Schmitt on September 10, 2015

A run-of-the-mill employment dispute could become a major embarrassment
for railroad giant BNSF over an allegation that a senior executive
threatened to blackball an arbitrator from the industry if she ruled
against the company.

Be informed, and read the article

Name: Management 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 July 2016

UPDATE:


We are very proud to announce that our lawyers played an intracle part
in getting all charges dropped against Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton reviewed the past cases against our company and liked
what she saw.

Clinton added, "If a multi Billion dollar company can squash 98% of
the cases against them well I surely could use their legal team for my
tiny issue."

Employee and Foreign contributions went to compensate our legal team.
If, WHEN she is elected into off she will surely use our resources for
any future issues. It should be a smooth 8 year or more.

Thank you,


Today's meal is tomorrow's movement.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2016

Really, we have mentioned it before. Do what it takes to get your
associate or bachelor's degrees (or higher) with the RR or military
paying as much as possible. The RR pushes some dubious obscure on line
colleges for some reason, although I know several connected folks in
JAX have gotten credits from them...possibly the easiest way to get a
degree. Use an Indiana RR address and go to Western Governors
University on line in Business or IT is probably the best overall way
to go. Anyway, if you get laid off, fired, forced out, etc. at least
you have a life boat. Even mediocre jobs that 10 years ago didn't need
a HS diploma strongly desire an associate or bachelors in ANYTHING to be
considered. On line and tuition assistance really helps, just like a
spare tire, gas can, fire extinguisher, or a rainy day fund at the
credit union. Quitting and borrowing $$ to live on campus really makes
no sense financially, but on line, while working, with tuition
assistance, is a real bargain. Even if you just get an extra year
credit and THEN you get fired / furloughed that still means one year
less on the street starving while finishing your degree for your city
weed inspectors job. If you go to court NMB etc. it MIGHT make you look
better / smarter / more credible.

Name: HA! HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2016

OTHER/NON


REALLY MAN???? That's all you got you little csx sucking mole....HA.
MY GOD!   Did they even give you a rock yet?  Guess you better find
something else to crawl in!


GREAT POST on retaliation. It is alive and well.   We are all wondering
what ended up happening with the screwed up banner test. We heard they
filed ethic charges for being "threatened"! Rumor has it that
roselake superintendent is untouchable...  guessing that's why it all
got hushed!

People better start watching every move they make. That school cant sit
closed much longer.   So much you can write off on taxes.  Going to have
to start chopping heads to create a shortage. Get those seats warm
again. OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!!!!!!

Name: Hammer and Rails
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 July 2016

"Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 July 2016

i hate this website i love csx".   I'm sure you do.


Hey Company Man.  I think everyone's on to you.  We know what you're
trying to do.  You want to distract everyone from the articles being
posted on this site that might inform and educate the employees on
their legal rights.   

Does it make you nervous when this site post articles from lawyers that
kicks CSX's arse in court, then go about educating the employees of
their legal rights?  Does it scare you to think that someday some of
the employees might learn that they don't have to tolerate the
continued harassment CSX Management doles out daily?   Are you scared
that once educated on their legal rights, the employees might just band
together and say enough is enough?  If not, it should.  

Just maybe, like the Republican party found out, status quo of having
the parties insiders controlling everything, is no longer cutting it in
this country.  It's time that we all stand together and not only take
back control of our Unions, but make CSX follow the rules.  The rules
that the Federal Government put in place to prevent retaliation and
harassment.  One Whistle Blower case at a time.

Name: Carl
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 July 2016

http://www.trainlawblog.com/2015/10/articles/federal-rail-safety-act/article-confirms-railroad-culture-of-retaliation/


Article Confirms Railroad Culture of Retaliation
Oct 21st, 2015 @ 02:25 pm › Charlie Goetsch


Although it comes as no surprise to railroad employees, an
investigative article exposes for the rest of the country how railroads
continue to retaliate against workers who report safety hazards or
injuries. The article is entitled: For Big Railroads, a Carload of
Whistleblower Complaints and is published by FairWarning Reports.

The article notes that from October 2007 through June 2015, OSHA
figures show railroad workers filed more than 2,000 retaliation
complaints. And nationwide, during that period seven of the top ten
employers subjected to whistleblower retaliation complaints were
railroads, in the following order: BSNF 409; Union Pacific 360; CSX
267; Norfolk Southern 247; Canadian National 151; Amtrak 119; and Metro
North Railroad 102.

Here are some of the more notable points the article makes:

    The alleged violations defy a key intent of federal whistleblower
laws: to encourage employees who discover possible hazards to come
forward before an accident happens. The potential value of such an
early warning system is underscored by the deadly passenger rail
accidents and oil train wrecks in recent years. Joseph C. Szabo, who
headed the FRA from 2009 until this January, said industry supervisors
often are under “immense pressure” to curb costs by moving trains
quickly out of rail yards. That, in turn, translates into pressure on
rank-and-file workers “to ignore safety protocols and to just get the
damn train out of town.” That’s why, Szabo said, it’s “critically
important” that railroad workers are “very comfortable in doing the
right thing without any fear of retribution.”

    In 2012, amid widespread suspicion that railroads were under
counting injuries, in part by pressuring workers not to report them,
the industry dropped its 99-year-old annual Harriman safety award,
which was largely based on employee injury reports. Norfolk Southern,
which had won Harriman safety “gold award” 23 years in a row before the
honor was scrapped, was the target of 247 whistleblower complaints
during the nearly eight-year period tracked. That was the fifth-highest
total among all U.S. employers.

    Szabo, the former FRA chief, said railroads have embraced more
enlightened practices over the past decade or so, but management still
has elements of “a paramilitary structure, very much command and
control.” To this day, railroads remain discipline-minded. Operating
and safety manuals run hundreds of pages. Suspected violators,
including workers who get hurt, face internal investigations. Critics
still echo Congressional investigators who in 2007 found that railroad
companies, along with federal regulators, are “more oriented toward
assigning blame to a single individual, without a thorough examination
of the underlying causes that led that single individual to commit an
error.”

Here is the complete article. For more on the rights of railroad
whistleblowers under Section 20109 of the Federal Rail Safety Act, go
to the Rail Whistleblower Library.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 July 2016

i hate this website i love csx

Name: Carl
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 July 2016

http://www.trainlawblog.com/2016/05/articles/federal-rail-safety-act/spotlight-on-csx-retaliation/

CSX RETALIATION CASE:

You can tell a lot about a workplace culture by how managers react to
employee safety complaints. Enlightened managers welcome safety
complaints, benighted managers suppress them. Enlightened managers view
such complaints as a valuable opportunity for improvement, and
underscore the first importance of safety by publicly thanking those
employees. Benighted managers view such complaints as a personal
attack. To them, protecting their insecure egos is more important than
safety. And so they lash out, finding a way to retaliate in order to
broadcast what happens when workers have the audacity to question their
competence.

Now comes OSHA with a Merit Finding against CSX that serves as a lesson
for such benighted railroad managers. When IBEW member JJ Giuliano got
fed up with the failure of CSX managers at the Selkirk Shop to address
longstanding safety complaints, he delivered a letter to Superintendent
Daniel Lisowski listing various violations of FRA safety regulations. In
OSHA’s words, it was “a very strongly worded letter” identifying
“serious safety hazards” and noting CSX’s managers “daily ritual of
placing production over all else, such as shop cleanliness, locomotive
quality, safety of its employees, and safety of the communities its
trains pass through.”

What was the response of the CSX managers? Instead of thanking
Giuliano, a few days later they cited him for not using a crosswalk
board and imposed a ten day suspension. This despite the fact another
employee who they saw doing the same thing was not cited. No one else
had been suspended for an O test before, and they ignored Giuliano’s
clean disciplinary record when imposing the suspension.

Giuliano filed a classic Federal Rail Safety Act Complaint. CSX
responded by arguing Giuliano’s letter was not protected under the
FRSA, a contention OSHA found “incredible.” OSHA’s investigation found
“reasonable cause to believe CSX violated the FRSA” and that punitive
damages are appropriate because “CSX Transportation, Inc. has
demonstrated a pattern of retaliation against employees who file FRSA
complaints.” OSHA ordered CSX to:

    pay punitive damages, plus all the attorney’s fees of Guiliano’s
attorney;
    have all managers at CSX’s Selkirk Shop receive OSHA’s FRSA
training;
    provide all new hires with information on their FRSA rights;
    expunge the suspension from Giuliano’s employment records;
    not retaliate against Giuliano for pursuing the FRSA complaint;
and
    post in a Notice at Selkirk Shop a Notice confirming CSX will not
retaliate or discriminate against employees who file FRSA complaints.

All CSX employees can thank OSHA for shining a spotlight into the dark
culture of CSX retaliation. Those of us who believe in rail safety can
only hope that one day all benighted railroad managers will finally see
the light.

Here is the full text of OSHA’s Merit Finding in Giuliano v. CSX
Transportation, Inc. For more information on the whistleblower rights
of railroad workers, go to the free Rail Whistleblower Library.

Name: who they are
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 July 2016

APE, 1-10

I haven't noticed any of my post being blocked per say.   I have
noticed that every so often a post seems to disappear.  

For example when several train masters from Avon, Crawfordsville and
Roselake put a banner up on the wrong track on the West End, in
Illinois.  The crew obliterated the banner. Avon train master Edwards
and the Terminal Superintendent out of Roselake got on the train.  They
threatened the crew to keep quite, or else, then Road Foreman Barry was
sent out to the UP engine to delete the download before anyone from
Jacksonville could find out

The train masters actions were discussed on this site, and several post
were made about this topic.  Later when I want back and see if anyone
had posted anything about what happened to the company officers
involved in this cover up, I noticed a few of the post about this topic
were missing.

I'm not sure what's going on. I just hope Adam Smasher still owns and
is maintains this site.

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 July 2016

???????

Has anyone else had their post blocked when you got info that should be
whistleblowing???

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2016

L&N

That post was not from pines.  Mr. "pines" has been out of
circulation due to a depressive condition that limits his ability to
think clearly and has been restricted with the use of social media
sites. This information has been provided by a very trusted source

There are some topics that are being addressed by the employees that
are making the company very uncomfortable. It has been reported that
several managers at the worksites have been discussing these issues. 
CSX has a watch dog group that views this site on a daily basis. They
are looking for disclosure of internal insider information or subjects
that may create a problem with competition. If they read a post that
sends up a red flag it is immediately reported to their team of
lawyers. The FRA monitors this site daily. Code of Federal Regulation
violations must be addressed it viewed. Other class 1 railroads,
customers and rail buffs visit regularly.

There are many that address serious topics on this site and many who
just visit to vent. The company has a group of 'MOLES" who are in
place to distract those posters who are discussing issues that may be
damaging to the company image or may be close to crossing the lines of
corporate legal rights. DO NOT ALLOW these moles to distract you. They
will do anything to create internal fighting and draw your attention
away from the topic at hand. Post wisely. Do not be afraid of
retaliation if you chose to post on this site. Do not be afraid to ask
questions. If you have any workplace issue that you can not get
resolved through the company or your unions this site is a good place
to ask questions and to brainstorm ideas with other employees.
T&E employees are required to do pod training every year. Some of these
pods contain important information that is missed while being viewed
because the employee becomes bored or just tired from having to sit for
hours watching lengthy pod programs. One pod that many have failed to
view thoroughly is the pod on social media.

SOCIAL MEDIA
NOTHING IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES OR SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY IS
INTENDED 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.

This site can be very valuable to the workforce if used wisely. Post
professionally and with taste. Remember that the tongue is mightier
than the sword.

Name: L&N DISPR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 July 2016

Pines, you would not know " safety" if it jumped up and bit you in the
ass.  Are you out on parole?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2016

my understanding is that John Bradley has been promoted to vice
president - south, formerly Chicago Division manager, formerly Great
Lakes manager, formerly Avon Terminal Superintendent, formerly
Louisville Terminal Superintendent.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 July 2016

Showing 1-20 of 20780 articles posted under "Safety First?"

Yep ---definitely Foamerville or RR people who don't know what SAFETY 
means.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 July 2016

Furloughed out of manchester,ga again........for the 3rd fucking time.
Piss on this shit. Im out.

Name: Conex
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 July 2016

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 July 2016

What's the best way to look up specific PLB awards? Google isn't
exactly helpful.


Try www.nmb.gov  National mediation board website.
If you know what issue you want to research. Might help

Name: Ready
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 July 2016

Concerned,

Maybe Management at Avon is banging their heads against the wall????  
Either that, or trying to prove how hard headed they actually are up
there.  :-)

Name: Concerned 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 July 2016

Avon:

Can anyone please tell me who put the holes in the wall and why
upstairs in Building 5?

Name: Unbiased
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2016

Hey yep

Heard an old heads coming back to work. Fired for speeding second time.
Wonder how long before he's fired again.  Hhhmmm.  If I recall
correctly just had one not to long ago get back from being off for
second offense of speexing and work authority violation.  Looks like
she's not the only one who has issues!

Name: The State
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2016

Conductor 1-10

I believe that both the UTU and the BLET's website has an area where
you can look up PLB awards and hearings

Good luck

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 July 2016

Witness

No one is going to get an answer. It's not important to explain
anything to the blue collar workers in the field. The disrespect from
upper management and arrogance is so sickening it's not even
laughable. Gum on the bottom of a show gets more attention than the
hard working backbone that runs this railroad. They aren't going to
admit their mistakes to anyone especially if it ends up exposing their
bogus reasons for denying legitimate claims.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 July 2016

What's the best way to look up specific PLB awards? Google isn't
exactly helpful.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 July 2016

Kyle:
      it's generally conceded that FDR inspired people in the
depression, and the enormous surge in production AND PROFITS came from
taking ALL the money of many foreign countries, including Holland and
UK, helping all Americans. Letting FDR run so many times is almost
universally viewed as a disaster, and resulted in a constitutional
amendment that prohibited that. The credit crunch from the "bank
holiday" hammered a struggling economy, The heavy influence the Soviet
Union had in the administration is still scary, and talking foolish and
inaccurate slogans from the depression is completely irrelevant to
2016.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 July 2016

Hello Dave Nelson or anyone else,

I seem to remember an OSHA ruling in favor of an injured employee who
was fired for reporting a workplace injury.

I'm not sure what rail carrier was involved but the specifics of the
case are as follows:

1. The rail worker sustained an injury that should have been reported
per federal regulations but he/she did not report it for fear of
retaliation.

2. Some time later that same employee sustained a second workplace
injury which HE DID REPORT per federal regulations

3. The railroad fired him for not reporting the first workplace
injury.

4. The OSHA Administrative Law Judge ruled in the injured employee's
favor anyway.


I need to know the name of the OSHA case(s)

Thank you.

Name: Witness
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 July 2016

Crews

Has anyone heard anything from labor relations or the engineering
department on how the trains got lost on the GPS? Heard there were
several train crews denied claims because labor relations said the gps
data said the trains were never taken to the locations where claims
were filed. Why didn't anyone call the dispatcher on the territory to
confirm the train was delivered as stated. We line all the switches. we
order the deadhead wagons. We monitor all CP points. We didn't know
that the gps tracking system was that bad. We dispatchers know where
the crews outlaw and need recrews. We are the best witnesses. Some of
us would love to know what the reasons are for not being able to keep a
trains location accurate.

Name: Lc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 July 2016

Yep 

Don't get caught csllering her that by upper management. You will be
looking for a job.  That comment isn't just racist.

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 July 2016

Well ape man if FDR was such a bad POTUS then how come he got elected 3
times and would have got elected agin for a 4th term if he had lived,
yea i bet you loved it when h hoover was in office too, yea those
shanty towns and soup lines, maby that is just what you need to bring
your mind back into the real world, trump is a lire and a con
man,,PERIOD! And you of all people a labor man backing a party that
hates your guts, maby you should quit csx and go and work for one of
those scab short lines for half the wages, yea lets see you do that and
let me know how if fells.

Name: Yep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2016

Triple Threat is back..  Wonder how long till she's fired again?

Name: stop!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 July 2016

KYLE/APE

Knock it off!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 July 2016

APE:

No doubt world leaders were well aware big war was on the horizon.
Just what would the so-called economists have done differently to
bring this country (& the world for that matter) out of economic
depression & keep the US out of world war?    Safety First.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 July 2016

KYLE:
      If you are talking about FDR's New Deal in today's world, you
must have an elderly relative. Especially as economists usually feel
that FDR's quasi soviet plans extended the depression, and the massive
armament orders we got from Europe, combined with the large skilled
labor pool available and ready to move, actually relieved the US
depression.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2016

ALL UNION MEMBERS

CMPB may not have all the facts completley correct but his post is not
far off from the truth. For those of you who did not read your past
negotiated agreements, the health insurance premiums will increase to
230.00 as of today.  Future cost are being negotiated.

Name: not now!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 July 2016

KYLE!

NOT NOW. You know better than to come on here with a bunch of political
stir the shitz comments. You know it will draw attention away from the
serious topics at hand. Like the crew caller center out of frickin
control. Chiefs and DTO's threating and harassing crews into breaking
FRA LAWS! The gps a damn joke. Labor relations stealing us dry and
raping our agreement. The train line ups so mishandled no one knows
when they are going to get called. The list goes on. So if you really
care about railroaders as you seem to, stick to the crap they are
feeding us and expose them for what they are!

Let the public know whats really going on!

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 July 2016

Oh i can see we have a neo-con die hard on here,ie mr gainer?

Its assholes like you that vote against your own interests i say ts
because no republican likes your good union job, in fact they hate
unions and working class peeps, if they were in total charge of things
you would be working on this rr for min wage and you know it, or maby
that is what you want asshole? and i bet you are the type that would
say that the FDR new deal was a bad thing too, i know how you neo-cons
think as i have been involved in politics for a long time i would bet
my last dime that a jerk off like you would even vote for Charles 
manson if he was running for potus, and what are you going to do when
not only h clinton wins are you going to start a revolution with your
pea shooter guns? good luck on that one cuz your ass would be mowed
over like a blade of grass...... and FU.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2016

Conductors


Is anyone else having a problem with the IVR letting you check train
line ups while your marked off. Everytime I try it tell me Im currently
marked up and not eligible to mark back up. Im not selecting the status
inquiry option(1). Im selecting no, 2.  Whats up with that.  If I
select my status inquiry (1) it tells me Im marked off and when it says
to return to the main menu by selecting no.9 it says it cant process my
request and wait while it transfers me to a crew caller.. WHAT THE HELL
IS WRONG WITH THIS IVR THING!

Name: Mike Gainer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2016

Kyle:

You sound like an uneducated fool with your name calling and poor
writing skills.  Have you ever heard of proof reading?  Typical Dem. 
Oh, and CSX still sucks.

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 June 2016

Just a note for the election year, i live in pa and i heard this trump
duck speech in greens burgh the other day, this jerk wad comes out and
says if elected he is going to bring back all the steel mills and coal
mines that were lost during the ronnie raygun yrs, Yea now that is
living in fantasy land indeed, its just like for REAL as i know on the
rr when a job is lost -abolished, it never comes back,That is the same
as saying the rr,s are going to bring back the steam locomotives,lol we
all know its never going to happen but this asshole trump says this type
bs lies, Noe a big fan of Hillery either, but she has more common sense
than trumpy ducky, and you can bet your last dime trump is in bed with
all those billionaires who sent those jobs over seas to begin with for
that cheap child slave labor , i bet trump even has and owns company's
in china. and the way this guy flip flops and every turn, and yo want to
trust a lunatic like him with that red nuke botton?

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 June 2016

Sounds like Kate needs to go back on her seniority as a dispatcher.  She
is probably an x T&E employee.

Name:   PISSED ON BY CSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 June 2016

CREW MANAGER!!!

YES! YOU! CREW MANAGER!   What the hell have you been doing since 1830
pm tonight????


I just called your crew callers for over 2 stinking hours trying to get
through.  I drove 18 miles in my car home and let the phone ring. I
tried to recall several times hoping it might go to a different desk
and it never did.  I let the phone ring 175 times on the last call.  I
have proof of all of this. It is real easy to time how many seconds it
is between rings. Im going to have my phone records printed out to show
how many hours I tried to get through and how long I was on the phone
each time I called.  I can prove how many rings were on my phone with
each call.  What the hell is wrong with you that you cant see whats
going on!!!

I heard a rumor yesterday that one of your crew callers told a guy that
it they don't want to answer the phone they transfer the call to
another desk where no one is sitting at the time.
You better pray to god that we cant prove this because not only is that
crew caller going to be walked out the front door but you can just take
your butt with them.

175 rings.....175 rings...... 18 miles of driving in a car and
listening to the phone ring and no one answer.
Whats wrong with your people down there. If their medication off? Are
you giving them tainted water to drink? YOU HAVE NO EXCUSES FOR NOT
PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO YOUR CREWCALLERS. IT DOESNT TAKE 2 HOURS TO
PICK UP A PHONE. OH, I FORGOT, YOUR PEOPLE NEVER PICKED IT UP! I don't
believe for one minute that Michael Ward knows what the hell is going on
down there but he is going too!  GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER! 
You should be ashamed of yourself!

Name: Reckless Endangerment
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 June 2016

You will refer to her as "Kate the Hate"

Name: who they are
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2016

Again!!!

Are there no longer any guiding principles at CSX?

I often wonder two things as I see or hear Indy Chief Kate make mind
blowingly stupid calls.  1). What information does she have to hold
over her bosses head in order to keep her job?  A picture of someone
wearing a tutu, screwing a goat? 2). (And I hate to say this one,
because she's a female). Who the heck is Kate sleeping with to get
away with some of the bone head calls?  Calls and decissions that are
not only a direct violation of the FRA rules, but CSX rules and the
Union agreements also?

When Kate was hired as a chief, I thought great, CSX is finally
starting to hire women in positions of leadership on the Great Lakes
Division.   What a HUGE disappointment Kate is.  Kate's a complete
embarrassment to women everywhere.

For those of you who are going to remind me to be nice, that we're the
good guys here.  I ask three things.  Do you think Kate is a good chief?
 Do you enjoy working in any capacity on any job, when Kate is on duty? 
 Do you think Kate is fair and honest, and that you'll get paid when
she ask or tells you to do something additional out side of the scope
of your normal assignment?   I bet you don't. Polite or not, hence the
reason I think Kate is a _______.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 June 2016

Tell all book about working for a railroad?   CSX actually\really
promised a better future?  
- With just 10 yrs. RR service time you'll need a lot of input.
- Lots & lots of people think railroaders do OK:   Good pay &   
benefits, wonderful retirement, etc. If you're T&E, you just climb on
a locomotive & ride.  Corporate / management people consider RR labor
work rules antiquated/outdated.   Exposing the real "way it is" crap
(the double standards, the rhetoric, etc., etc.) would be a neat thing
so good luck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 June 2016

Redeye51,   
Amen brother , I should share my story but no would believe me , I no
more work for satan thank god .  Good luck to the rest of you .....
Your next

Name: redeye51
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 June 2016

Hello my true Americans.

Been working for CSX for +10yrs and soon I will be slapping down my
resignation on the table.  I am a veteran who came to CSX with the
promise of a better future.  Well, those corporate greedy bastards are
just sending true America down the drain.  I am looking to write a tell
all book about personal experience here at CSX.  Get your stories
together cause I will be back and share the wealth.  Let us together
get the story out about this place. Those investors got money and TMZ
would love a good story.  FTW...let the chit roll.  And stay tuned...

Name: AGAIN!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 June 2016

INDY CHIEF DOES IT AGAIN!!!!!

Once again another chief has threatened to pull a crew out of service
if they didn't drag in another train that they made it very clear they
were not qualified in the area that the train was outlawed.

Train should not be moved by engineer if he isn't qualified on the
characteristic nor should the conductor run on the engineers
qualifications as management claims they can

FRA 240.231 Requirement for locomotive engineers unfamiliar with
physical characteristics......READ READ READ!!!!!!! 

NOTE* Pilots are not required if the movement is on a section of track
with an average grade of less than 1% over 3 continuous miles AND
the track is other than a main track or
the maximum distance the locomotive or train will travel does not
exceed one mile or
The maximum authorized speed for ANY OPERATION on the track does not
exceed 20 mph or
Operations are conducted under operating rules that require every
locomotive and train to proceed at a speed that permits stopping within
one half the range of vision of the locomotive engineer

The new so called TERMINAL LIMITS stretch way beyond one mile and are
also on the main line as well. Signals are not given to operate the
trains at restricted speed and authorized speed is above 20.  
If you are threatened by the chief and DTO to drag in a train that you
have informed them that you are not familiar with the characteristics
or your qualification time has expired the first thing you need to do
is put them on notice that they need to throw up restricting signals.
If they wont then you move at restricted speed the entire distance.
Immediately report the incident to the FRA operating officer and make a
report to the ethics committee for threats made towards your employment
and being forced to work under intimidating circumstances made by upper
management!

Get it together crews. Your union isn't going to do anything to
protect you. Its obvious isn't it when a chief pulls this stunt again.
You have to take their balls in your court and squeeze the life out of
them. If you cant grow a pair then you better go buy some!

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 June 2016

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Union-Pacific-employee-arraigned-on-felony-charges-after-fatal-Gilroy-crash-384183251.html

...Thompson, with the aid of a Navajo interpreter, pleaded not guilty
to the charges...

So where does one find the UP MOW Navajo version training manual? Is
there like a Navajo dispatcher there Jens?

Name: Management 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2016

"Rumors are floating around that the next round of CSX cuts will be
approximately 500 yardmasters throughout the system, leaving less than
200.  I wonder if this could be tied to the August buyout rumor in
transportation that is out there?  Anyone heard?"

Yes! Right after we collect campaign contributions for Hillary
Clinton.

Employees have the option to contribute 100% after tax.
Also, 100% after tax buyout amount. 


Have a safe day,


Today's meal is Tomorrow's movement.

Name: Ben O. Verbich
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2016

Rumors are floating around that the next round of CSX cuts will be
approximately 500 yardmasters throughout the system, leaving less than
200.  I wonder if this could be tied to the August buyout rumor in
transportation that is out there?  Anyone heard?

Name: Management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2016

UPDATE:

We are extremely proud to announce we are beating Donald Trump in
campaign funding.

With the employee's small contributions and the many foreign
contributions to change US laws to make our friends more confortable in
our great nation. We have to ask our employees to sacrifice a bit more
to get Hillery Clinton over the $46 million mark. 

Prince Muhammad Bigbotay said: 
"It's Donald Trump's loss if he don't want to take money from the
Middle East and special interest groups." 


Have a safe day,


Today's meal is tomorrow's movement.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2016

Is there any L&N western lines engineers on here trying to go to SCL
eastern lines? What have you been told by Gary Best or Matt Thornton
about this?? How does all these zones they talkin about work. Thought
we had a Single System Agreement.

Name: indimidated
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 June 2016

FRA

You better start hitting these yards a little harder.  There's a lot
going on behind your back you are missing!!!!!! You better start taping
the phones of the chiefs too!  They will do anything to get a train
across the road on time, including bending all the operating rules to
their needs and violating fra regulations as well as US DOT laws.  You
have no idea how big a fools they are making of you. Their "because Im
the chief and I said its ok" attitude is beyond outrageous. When are
you going take control of this situation?

Name: ??
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 June 2016

AVON yard crews

Does anyone know for a fact where the switching limits in avon yard
begin and end?  Im hearing they end at CP GALE and west of MY because
that's as far as the remote crews are allowed to travel. Then I was
told it was farther for real crews with conventional engines. Im
hearing that the FRA put a limit on it for moving hazmat cars out on
the main line with out ct 168 info and not having to have a class 1
brake test.  Sure would like to know exactly where the switching limits
ends. Not terminal limits. That has nothing to do with legal switching
limits.  Any help would be great.

Name: sick of it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 June 2016

Upper Management

We are still waiting for that answer from you. Remember the complaints
that were filed when Labor relations denied our out of route claims.
Remember??? They said the company GPS visual date showed be didn't
deliver our trains where we claimed. Come on and just admit it. They
don't have a clue how to obtain info from it or they are just lying
which is unethical as HELL!   Surely to god you have a GPS program that
is accurate and does actually keep tract of where the trains are at all
times.  Be professional and answer the dirty blue collar works. That's
the least you can do. Show some respect. Quit dodging us.  We challenge
you to respond with a reasonable explanation.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 June 2016

Just think, 
with out managers you could sit by the phone for years, waiting on the
call that never comes. One day, and that may be today-- 2 Engineers
will be on board. Two qualified Engineers and a Conductor cub is the
perfect match. C/E--C/E and conductor cub until the Conductor completes
Chu Chu school. Two person crew every time there is not a rested
Conductor available. Just makes sense.

Name: Management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 June 2016

As a reminder the company highly encourages every employee to think
about how participating in a LGTB meeting would benefit them. 

Employees can discuss topics such as, LGTB issues related to work and
employee comradery, business practice, recruiting, LGTB life outside
the railroad and issues relating to message boards like this one for
example.

Have a safe day,


Today's meal is tomorrow's movement.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2016

Hey: Here at Home:
                   Lets make it clear that WE are the good guys part of
the employment equation. Calling Brian Edwards fat, dirty, stupid,
etc.even if it has some accuracy just makes US look like we deserve
everything the carrier can dish out, and we are well deserving of
cattle prods, investigations, etc. Most of us are decent, middle class,
responsible workers that just want a fair trade in money and respect for
our efforts, and often do not get it. Nasty comments just makes us look
bad.

Name: revolution
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2016

Frustrated

Thanks for staying on point, and focused on what is important for those
of us in the trenches, and actually doing the work at CSX.  

This site is correct, it sucks out here.  I may be a third generation
railroader, but there is no 4th generation coming out here from my side
of the family.  While good paying middle class jobs are hard to come by
today, constantly looking over your shoulder, fearing for your job and
dealing with incompetent management that lacks ethics and morals is no
way to waste 30/years of your life.  You'll die of a health problems
related to stress, long before you'll ever draw your first Retirement
Benifits.  Not to mention miss participating in rasing your family as
they grow up.

Work just called.  Another train to no where, as how tomorrow
(doesn't) moves has called.

Thanks again for being focused on what really matters, and not wasting
everyone's time with stupid post like Pines and Management tend to do.

Name: here at home
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2016

Hey Brian Edwards, aka Management

I just read your post below.  Thanks for making and proving the point
of many on this website.  Fat, dumb, dirty and stupid is no way to go
through life.   And that you've done in spades.  

Keep wasting your time posting on the website Brian.   Anything that
keeps your weak mind and obese body off the rails, along with
continually proving how dumb you are, and what a liability you've
become to Jacksonville is a good thing.

While the rumor mill has it that your time as a company officer is
coming to an end, (now that you don't have a wife willing to screw
everyone necessary to protect your job) maybe you should consider
spending some of your freetime in the gym, brushing up on your craft,
taking a shower, and learning what a wonderful thing a washer and dryer
is, when it comes to cleaning your clothes.

Good luck finding wife number 4.  I'm sure if you can find one,
she'll be like the rest of the women in your life.  Only there long
enough to lock in her Railroad Retirement benifits, have you get her a
job on the railroad, then on to the next railroader that has all of the
things you lack.  Starting with a personality and good hygiene habits.

Name: Management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2016

With new developments in our country the company added a new campaign to
the ones we implemented a few weeks ago. We are running a "turn in your
guns campaign." It's simple, you turn in your guns no matter what
condition and you get 3X what they're worth. You will get taxed in
your paycheck 6X what you were compensated but don't pay attention to
that.
 
This campaign was added to the support of Hillery Clinton, the
transportation of refugees before the November election and paycheck
deduction for support of the refugees.

And remember, when you log on to the Employee Gateway to vote don't
forget to vote for Hillary Clinton. 

Have a safe day

Today's meal is tomorrow's movement.

Name: Here at home
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2016

Hey Management, or should I call you Brian.   What's up?   You're
awful quite.  Getting tired of everyone dogging you about being fat,
dumb and incompetent?   Looks like once again someone dogged you, and
pointed out that your post are worthless, and not worth the time it
takes to type a reply.

Eric, thanks for posting the link to Hillary's Letter.   I was going
to vote for Trump, but if Hillary stands with us, and against CSX, I'm
going to stand with her this fall.

Name: frustrated
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 June 2016

cond/eng

Anyone else having a problem with the IVR????   Every time I try to
select the option "9" to return to the main menu it says sorry I cant
process your request, let me transfer you to a crew caller. Been
happening for a week now. Crew life wont let you mark off if your first
out either. Other people have said it has happened to them too.
How about this GPS thing with out of route claims being denied because
they say visual data says you didn't arrive your train where you said
you did.
Man, what the hell is wrong with this company. They should be up to
date on technology by now.  Its like they don't want you being able to
do anything without having to fight for answers or talk to a crew
caller. who has time to sit on the phone for 30 minutes on hold until a
crew caller decides to talk to you.  They need to get their shitz
together. This is getting old!

Name: EX LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2016

Spot


Well said!  We have a major problem in our unions and its not going to
go away anytime soon until the Local Chairman grow a set of balls and
stick together. For some reason which is beyond any of our
understanding, the Local chairman are cowering down to their own
unions. UTU and BLET. They let the general chairman run rampant and
they fight amongst themselves. A fine example is the LC working out of
avon. Road east and road west members are working under the same exact
SSA but yet the east end LC negotiate different working conditions then
the west. The differences that exist now and that have gone on in the
past are too many to list. If all engineers out of avon are represented
by the same working agreement than it should be fairly enforced on both
side. There should be no favoritism. This creates division within the
union members and conflicts between LC.

The opposing LC love to dog on each other. What they fail to understand
is everyone no matter what local or union they are in are supporters of
the right to have a union and be treated with respect and dignity in
the work place. The division between locals and unions is a sickening
disgrace and should not be tolerated.  You said it all when you said "
United we stand divided we fall".  
That being said, it is up to the members to make a stand for what they
want. They out number their lC and general chairman. They own the
union. They pay for the unions to represent them. Members pay for a
service. Its the unions responsibility to make good on the service
their members pay for. The union works for you. You do not work for the
union. I suggest that everyone read the LMRDA and review their rights.
You can sue your union. You can retain your own lawyer. The Unions have
a time line on handling your claims. There are strict  federal guideline
on the operations of a union in the United States. Read them. Educate
yourself. Take YOUR UNION back!

Name: Thunder Bolt.
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2016

I have to ask.  When will the employees stand together and work as one
to address the at least one of the wrongs that management inflicts upon
its employees?  I'm taking it that when CSX started their own school,
instead of charging tuition, they required that you leave your balls at
the door instead????? 

I remember when Tony Ingram forced everyone to work Christmas for
several years in a row.  Each year Ingram would promise to shut down
the railroad at Christmas time so that the T&E people could spend the
holidays with their families.  Two years in a row it didn't happen. 
The third year all of the engineers worth their salt marked off, and
the conductors stayed marked up.  The forth year the conductors marked
off, and the engineers stayed marked up.  The fifth year, per Ingram's
orders, the railroad shut down and everyone got Christmas off.

The lesson is, in case you missed it.  United We Stand. DIVIDED WE
FALL.

Name: Eric...
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2016

Management.

I'm glad to read that you support Hillary.  If you remember correctly,
Hillary didn't hesitate to make Tony Ingram, and CSX miserable while
she was a senator.  Hillary did this due to the many hazmat derailments
CSX was having, then and now.

Management as you tout CSX's support, PLEASE look at the two links
below.  Especially the second link.  Its my favorite, and I'm sure it
will be yours too, once you read it.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-05-01/csx-oil-train-derailment-seen-boosting-calls-for-safety
 

"New York politicians have crossed swords with railroads before on
safety issues. In 2007, then-Senator Hillary Clinton spurred the
Federal Railroad Administration to conduct a safety review of CSX
operations following accidents that included two New York
derailments."

http://www.utu.org/worksite/PDFs/HILLARY%20CLINTON%20LETTER.pdf

The link above is a letter Hillary sent the UTU.  Hillary thanks the
UTU for their support, and reminds the UTU, that when she becomes a
President, the UNION WILL HAVE A FRIEND IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

GO HILLARY.  (please build the wall though)

Name: Spot....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 June 2016

Old Union.

You're speaking the truth.  

When I hired in there was a union.  You didn't just pay dues, like it
is today.  Both unions were good unions, and the old heads kept the
local chairman in line. If management screwed over one worker, all of
the workers stood together.  The old heads let everyone know, if it
happens to one, it can happen to all.  

Today our union representation is non existent.  I'm not sure if its
the union's fault that they don't represent us, or the fact that the
new guys think only of themselves first.  The only time a new guy wants
to stand with the union today is when they're in trouble.  Then they
want everyone to rush to THEIR aid.  When the shoe were on the other
foot, and a fellow employee needs them to stand up for them, they're
no where to be found.  The excuse is, "I don't want a target on my
back."  None of us want a target on our backs.  But when we don't
stand together, its easier for management to pick all of us off, one by
one when we stand alone.   Think about it.  Who do you think management
is going to go after?  A person that fights them at every turn, or a
person that's an easy target, and rolls over when management looks
their way.

As for local chairman.   I hate to say this, but I do find it
irritating when the BLE refers to the UTU local chairmen as nothing
more than a warm up team for CSX management.    I say this, as I
watched several UTU local chairmen out of Avon drop to their knees,
drink the kool aid, and take a company officer's slot.  I think both
unions should require EVERYONE that steps up to take any union
position, sign an agreement that they will NOT be a company officer for
5 years after they leave office.  Until that happens, Old Union is
right.  We have no union to represent us.

Name: Ole Rock
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 June 2016

Regarding being ordered to work where you are unqualified.....

49 CFR Part 240 (engineer certification) and Part 242 (Conductor
Certification) states you must be qualified on physical characteristics
to operate on a main or controlled track (tracks that operate under
restricted speed rules don't count such as yard tracks and running
tracks). It also states you can't operate a train that exceeds your
certification training. 

So if you were qualified to haul 100 car trains during your OJT, you
can't be expected to run a 150 or 200 car train. That exceeds your
certification training. You were never trained and tested to run a 200
car train when a Road Foreman issued your certification. 

The same would apply to passenger equipment. If you never received
formal training and testing to run passenger equipment, don't run
it...your not qualified

However, you can't refuse a direct order unless it falls under "Good
Faith Challenge" criteria. 

If you get a direct order to violate the CFR, notify your Union and the
FRA and do your best to comply with the direct order.

Name: Eva
E-mail: suthrnrazd@msn.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 June 2016

Rest in peace my dear brother MWC. You were taken from us to soon but
never will you be forgotten......Love You!!!!!
........ 6/10/2010

Name: old union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 June 2016

Management

If you haven't noticed by now no one is responding to your post. No
one knows if you are just trying to be cute or your a mole for csx and
trying to draw attention away from the real important issues. If you
must continue try posting some "cute' facts. Of course nothing is
cute about Labor relations and the unions raking the members over the
coals.

Unions are weak. They are no longer the unions we had 50 years ago that
stood at the front gates with picket signs and big sticks and got their
business done. They pad their pockets, horse trade claims and live by
the politically correct bull.
That being said, this website is the perfect place to voice the facts
that are happening in the workplace. This site is viewed everyday by
hundred of people. Lawyers, customers, federal agencies, railroads and
rail buffs. Don't think for one minute it will not impact what happens
with the issues as hand, IT WILL!  Use it wisely.
The old saying the tongue is mightier than the sword hold true. In a
politically correct world it has more power than ever before.
You are paying for a union that will horse trade claims, create side
letters to accommodate management and line their pockets with kickback.
Sorry, but that's what you are paying for. If you want to create change
you have to take the horse by the reins and do it yourself. Once you
have created a stink and the media gets interested in your issue your
union will jump on the bandwagon They will do anything to take credit
for solving your problems. They will claim they initiated the entire
event and stood up for their members to create change. You have to
learn how to manipulate your union. Yes, it sucks that it has come to
this but this is the new age of unions.

Name: Managemnt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 June 2016

Today we are extremely proud to announce our Corporation's endorsement
of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for President.  

Since we have taken the feederal govemnet's challenge to flood the US
with Refugees before the election we expect this on taking to go into
the next Presidency. If we don't back Clinton we could lose the
feederal govemnet's compensation that will certainly devastate share
price, shareholder and employee. Also, employees will suffer immensely
if they vote for someone other than Clinton.

Corporate America is counting on you.


Have a safe day

Today's meal is Tomorrow's movement.

Name: teacher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 June 2016

CREW CALLERS

Everyone knows this site is read by all the railroads, the fra,
customers and anyone else who is a railroad foamer.  Do you really want
someone to come on here and expose some of the things that are going on
behind the scene. If you don't want your butts compromised then you
better start using your heads. Quit sucking the company..... and start
doing what is right!

Now, for the crew caller that refused to change the kind of service on
a road relief ticket to the proper code and insisted on keeping it on
local j service because the crew was working what you said was
"through freight" let me enlighten you.

A local is called a local because it leaves the yard and works local
industries and delivers and picks up cars as a switching crew and
brings cars back to the yard. These job are 8 hours jobs with overtime
after 8. They do not stay at hotels. They are very rarely assigned to
stay out of town over night. They normally work five days a week with a
relief crew working for them if need be.
The pool jobs are through freight. They are road jobs. They travel long
distances and crews stay at hotels or away from home terminals as we
call it.
Locals are kind of service 4. Pool/road jobs are kind of service 2. 
so the next time a J job that is being wrongfully used to relieve a
pool/road service train and NOT A LOCAL ask that their ticket be
corrected to show a kind of service 2 JUST DO IT!   Quit making stupid
comments and trying to tell the crew what they obviously know about
their work and you don't!  If you don't understand how our business
works get out in the field. Spend some time with the crews. Ride a few
trains. Get your feet dirty.  God for bid, just put down the Kool-Aid
for one minute and get your own mind back! Forget labor relations and
their stupid unethical orders.  Use your own head.

Name: Dixie Normuss
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 June 2016

Steve and Dustin were both given 25 dollar Thanks Awards for following
their Managers Orders, and getting the train over the road.

Name: na
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 June 2016

Conductor 1-10

According to the BLET LC they are getting their claims paid for this
abuse of the engineers agreement. Its the UTU and the UTUE that isn't
doing a damn thing!  Labor relations is backing the company 100% on
this bullshit. We have no local switching crews assigned out of avon on
the st.louis line. As far as I know they don't have any heading east on
the Indianapolis line either.  J jobs are only supposed to be use to
relieve local jobs. They aren't supposed to be used to relieve line of
road or through freight. If they don't have anyone rested to relieve
pool crews on their board they are then supposed to call men off the
extra board to drag the trains in. They keep you out there for 12
f*^*King hours and only offer overtime over 8. They are ignoring the
agreement because they know they are supposed to issue another ticket
after you are on duty 8 hours, travel 30 miles on way  or accumulate
130 miles(engineer agreement) They are screwing the hell out of
everyone. You can thank the unethical dirty labor relations department
on this. They ordered the dto not to issue the other tickets we are
rightfully due.   Just another day in the unethical screwing of CSX!

Name: Management 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 June 2016

Effective immediately the feederal govemnet has seized all operations of
rail territories to transport 5 million refugees from the middle east
before the Presidential November election to every city and town in the
US.

They will be arriving in Red Hook Brooklyn, NY walking to and boarding
freight trains in Oak Point Yard Bronx, NY.

We are proud to take on such a challenge. The company will receive
compensation that will boost our share price.

We also created a program to save the company and the feederal govemnet
money. Since the funding for this massive task is coming from the US tax
payers, company employees have the opportunity to have 60% of their
"gross pay" amount deducted after tax from their paycheck. 

We are extremely proud of this opportunity. If any employee disagree
with this plan, they will be investigated by the company and the BFI,
fired and labeled a racist. 

Have a safe day  


Today's meal is tomorrow's movement

Name: to LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 June 2016

The crew that was threatened said the DTO's name was Steve. The chief,
who also ordered them or threatened out of service for not following a
direct order, was named Dustin. Of course they were too chickenshit to
give them last names. 
Also, these are the guys who claim that no J-job will be getting more
than one ticket. They claim that when called for a J-job you will work
12 hours and get as many trains, travel as many miles as needed, and go
either direction for one ticket. You will only get overtime after 8
hours. This is a complete violation of the B@O agreement.Unfortunately,
the unions have yet to stop this and haven't gotten any claims paid to
date. 
Hopefully, Steve (DTO) and Dustin (Chief) get reprimanded for their
bullying and unethical behavior, according to CSX's strict ethics
policy. We all know how hard CSX would come down on a T&E employee for
an ethics violation.

Name: Retired UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2016

Posted by LC
DO NOT BUCKLE UNDER. You must stand your ground on this issue.


Yes! But, will you and the BLE & UTU support their “stand your ground?”

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 June 2016

ALL CREWS

It has been brought to the attention of the unions that the DTO's are
seriously crossing the lines on their authority over the rules and
regulations of the company as well as the FRA. A crew was ordered to
recrew a train in an area they were never qualified and had absolutely
no  clue about the territory. The crew clearly stated that they were
not qualified. Since the train was in the newly extended terminal
limits the DTO decided they should be able to recrew this train and if
they chose not too they would be pulled out of service and placed in
qualifying status. This was nothing more than intimidation and
harassment of the crew. It also shows that this DTO does not care about
safely moving trains or the safety of the crew. The crew should have
stood their ground and let the DTO pull them out of service for
training. The DTO and dispatchers are not ignorant on how the railroad
works. Many have been on the ground and in the craft for years before
moving up to the dispatch center.  We all know that standing up to
management when they are intimidating and threatening is a hard thing
to do. Being afraid of becoming a target is usually the reason crews
back down and don't stand up for what is right. This kind of
intimidation from the DTO or the dispatcher IS NOT ACCEPTABLE EVER!
These kind of actions need to be reported immediately to your LC and if
you cant reach them then call your general chairman. Then notify the FRA
director of operating rules.  If the company wants to make everyone
qualified to protect terminal limits then a training program needs to
be put in place and all employees starting from the most junior to
senior need to be qualified. There are senior employees who have been
out in the field for over 20 years who never travel in both directions
and never will due to their ability to hold the positions they desire
the most. The company CAN NOT pick and choose who thee feel needs to be
qualified in the terminal nor can they force a crew to run a train
without a pilot trip first. This is exactly what happened in the AVON
terminal.
DO NOT BUCKLE UNDER. You must stand your ground on this issue.

If you encounter this situation you need to notify the FRA immediately.
 You can call Robert Crawford at 817-235-5397. If you are unable to
reach him then can call the FRA Indianapolis office at 
317-226-0390 and they will page him or take a message for him.
This is serious business and should not be taken lightly. The safe
movement of trains as well as the safety of the crews is the most
important issue on the railroad.  Intimidation of any crew is 
unacceptable behavior and an ethic's violation.

Name: Management 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 June 2016

To get the stock price back in the 30 dollar range we all have decided
to suck off all investors who buy stock in our shity rundown company.
As soon as you have secured a position in the company come by our
Jacksonville office for your prize. We even swallow. Thanks, 
Yesterday's meal is tomorrow's cum dumpster

Name: Hoggef
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 June 2016

Up

Your nuts man. They fired almost everyone we got in yard. Don't want
them around. Getting tired of smelly arm pit and bo in the cab. Need
more sweet smelling around here! they work just as hard or harder than
some of these new pups we been getting!

Name: Retired UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 June 2016

Rumors swirling about the UP firing it's top corporate executive
lawyer (Gayle Thal) and named her replacement last week.




They can’t fire a woman. Are they that crazy? She’s a protected class
in this country.

Name: Management 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 June 2016

To secure our share price of $25 for the rest of the year. We have
accepted donations and fuel discounts from the Middle East to back
Hillary Clinton for President. 

Have a Safe day.

Yesterday's meal is tomorrow's movement.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 June 2016

Probably won't ever change: the rhetoric, the double standards.
This or that isn't right but will you do it anyway?  OR, let the other
terminal/division handle it.  Best is when you got 'em
& you ask for the name & title of the person ordering you to do
something that's not right -- no manager ever has guts enough
to put it in writing or give a name - they'll provide initials like
"XYZ" though.   Yeah, SAFETY FIRST.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 June 2016

please note that very few train crews EVER deliberately kill a train.
However, given the state of locomotives, cars, track, signals, and
paperwork there are MANY failures in that mix. The carrier HOPES the
crew will overlook the many failures and run things anyway. If the crew
insists on complying with the rules, and not risking their job or their
life, THAT is usually what is meant by "killing a train". Just the
consistent failure of paperwork to comply with safety regulations can
cause many "train deaths." There is no need for a crew to set up fake
scenarios when so many real screw ups exist. If you were a truck driver
and all your tires were bald when starting a long trip, you don't need
to set up a delay - it happens on its own. We clarify this because
outsiders may think trains break down because of sabotage, when
ineptness, false economy, and plain managerial stupidity is much more
likely the cause.

Name: Curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 June 2016

Fra

Just wondering how come u are hammering car inspectors but you turn
your heads on train crews? Supposed to inspect cars for defects when
doing class 1 sir test which requires at least 1 minute per car.
Watched crew pick up 89 cars in 20 minutes.  Had tm watching them.
Rushing them out. That's bullshit!!!!  
how come card are rolling in with stuck brakes and handbrakes on and
never hit a detector. Someone pointed out they noticed after they
doubled train lenghts that no one is hitting any detectors. We know
they should be with the crap that's rolling in.  What's going on with
that!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2016

Hey:
     maybe this is the time to AGAIN remind people that CSX has a
tuition reimbursement program. It has a few restrictions (no nursing,
music, etc.)but way fewer than most people imagine (or local
supervisors like to think). So many courses are completely on line, and
can continue even if you move. Your wife or S.O. can help be your
secretary. If you quit after degree you supposedly pay back, but
furloughed isn't quitting. Even if you don't want a college degree,
many employers require one for no good reason, and it's their game!
Suppose you want to run a machine, welding, computer, construction,
plumbing, painting,gun shop or auto business, you still may need a bank
loan. A business degree helps getting the loan. Lots of legit schools
out there, WGU Indiana is one of the best, show an Indiana RR address
is best, great computer program with certification tests included for
free. Don't just blame the guy that is forced to transfer and bump
you, you may have to kick someone else out someday. NOT everything is
the RR's fault, take some responsibility yourself, or blame it on your
wife.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 June 2016

EXtrah bored:
If you are referring to employee business expenses, then you should
only be claiming the overnight away from home days/trips.  See IRS
Form\Pub. 2106.

Name: EXtrah bored
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 June 2016

I'm a little late on my taxes. I have counted up all my road starts for
this year. If they call me before midnight or my trip rolled from one
day to the next...that counts as two days for deductions.

THE REAL QUESTION:
Does a start on a yard job, local, qualifying, or re-crew count as a
deduction or deductible day? Basically when you don't cross state
lines.

The Great Lakes division should change it's name to the MISTAKE BY THE
LAKE

Name: Management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 June 2016

We're proud to announce our stock price hit a high of $27 today. It was
due to a closing of another rail yard this week. We decided to keep it a
secret and make it a little fun for employees to guess where. We
encourage each employee to send in their guesses for your chance to win
a cheap prize that's made in China and you will be heavily taxed in
your paycheck. Send your full name,address and man number so we know
exactly where to send the prize. 

Note: This prize is only offered on this website.

Have a safe day 

Tomorrow's movement was yesterday's meal.

Name: Retired UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 June 2016

Posted by LAW

A new supervisor or one who has
fallen from grace with the company will be highly rewarded if he hands
over a plate full of failures. So expect the headhunting as you call
it
to continue.



Your post is dead on. I was told the EXACT same thing years ago by a
Union Pacific lawyer. Always follow the money and it will take you back
to the answer to anything. If no money, follow the motive then. Right or
wrong, you guys know the “move" on the CSX, and you know both your
unions are next to worthless nowadays. Just go to work, figure the trip
is going to be 12 hours plus, and work as if there’s a camera on you.
Don’t take ANY SHORT CUTS! If I were all of you, I would do my job and
no more. Don’t try to ecpedite the work. Just follow the rules 100%.
The days of “Railroading” are over. Well, maybe on the BNSF they still
move trains, so I’ve been told. As someone posted before, the CSX is a
wood axle outfit. The LAW post is trying to tell you, the CSX is out to
get as many test failures as possible to cut down on the money award in
a law suite. Every test failure by lower management shows his boss the
man is out in the field doing his job...just like a Meter Maid giving
out parking tickets.

Name: Law
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 June 2016

Crews

Unfortunately the failures are a must and will never end. 
The documented failures are used as a safety net for the companies
protection when faced with an injury lawsuit. The company uses these
failures in court to show they are enforcing safety and won't hesitate
to discipline or fire an employee if they break the rules. If an
employee has a failure on their record and gets seriously injured it
never looks good to any judge. You can be seen as a problem employee.
The more employees with failures the better for the company. It shows
the company is taking action. No matter how small or petty the charge
is it still shows some kind of action. A new supervisor or one who has
fallen from grace with the company will be highly rewarded if he hands
over a plate full of failures. So expect the headhunting as you call it
to continue.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 June 2016

Conductor

Over and out radio communication is written in the radio rules as being
used in anything that is not a yard switching move. A yardmaster isn't
required to say over and out to the working crews in a yard. That ym
needs to stuff that one up their csx butts! Probably a new sheriff in
town trying to make a name. Typical shit as usual!

Name: realist
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2016

All the talk of ethics is total BS.  Ethics training should be required
for all of management and adhered to.  Ethics violations by management
should be monitored, with actual consequences for breaking the code of
ethics.  This would probably be a good start to improve employee morale
throughout the company.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 June 2016

Yep yep n yep n yep I agree

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 June 2016

There is no code of ethics it's a bull front lie if they recorded
everything that would prove it ... But what's real is INTIMIDATION rr
is this first place it was even a law down  right  dirty lien thieves
... And labor realations yea $$$$

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 June 2016

I know this all may sound silly, but truly when all the parts fall into
place you may understand. A new RFE checks in and wants to make a name
for himself, popping ppl for safety stops, 1 handed swithing, 25ft.
Rule etc. Due to the furlough and early summer alot of new guys are
called back to fill vacation vacancies, so we have had a small wave of
run thru switches. In comes the hit teams. In coordination with the new
said RFE. They were riding around in the PTI vans etc. Trying to hide
the best they could. Needless to say I wasn't the only one that night
4 crews and a YM was charged, the YM was charged for not saying over
and out. I mean really? And that was the 1st night... I guess I posted
to get a little advice, we are taking it to investigation ultimately
but the fact remains, SAFETY, how safe is really to say ur more
concerned with making sure mgnt knows your doing something safely as
opposed to the man your working with, how safe is it when you feel your
under a literal microscope and every move, step, and word is scrutinized
to the point you can't focus on anything else? I know this is beating a
dead horse, but rules only apply when it's ur ass on the line, not when
it comes to mgnt convenience, I've seen engineers forced to move unsafe
equipment, I've seen TMS jump on and off moving equipment, I know I
ain't seen it all but I've seen enough to know that there is a double
standard when it comes to safety.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 June 2016

The jury is still out, investigation this week. From what I can tell the
possibility of termination is slight bc this is considered a SOFA rule.
Regardless IMO, which means jack. The premise of P.O.S. is relative,
prolly one of the most dangerous industrial jobs in America is there
truly any place of safety on the job? Also, when crews are more worried
about saying and moving like they are in school, where is their focus
placed? Is it actually on safety or the weed weasels hiding in the
bushes. It's ok if we are told to build trains in the middle of
lightning storms but, bc you may or may not been audible on a busy
channel your labeled as a trouble maker who is unsafe? Like I said
suggested before, does it really matter what mgnt who are not part of
the crew hear? As long as the conductor and engineer prepare a good job
brief and maintain communication with themselves and everything is
performed safely with no one hurt or equipment damaged what's the
problem if a TM whose a half a mile away hears?

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 June 2016

Looks like FOAMERVILLE is going full tilt boogey where safety is
supposed to be discussed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 June 2016

Conductor, 1-10 yrs.:
Were you suspended or actually terminated?  More to the story?
Pure crap either\or.  GD low-life TMs.  The vast majority of 'em
couldn't switch a bean out of a bag on noodles yet they can discipline
a worker for the slightest little infraction.  If your actions had
caused a derailment or injury, then maybe that would be understood. 
Constant rhetoric & double standard bullcrap.  If you stay with this
outfit you'll probably have to tolerate those types of things your
entire career.  Not many employees are proud to say they work for
csx...and that is a shame.

Name: radio tech
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 June 2016

Reality FIX

That conductor is right. The Chicago division does not record all its
yard and some local traffic channels. Most just record conversations
that go over the dispatchers channels. Therefore if they accuse you of
not saying something on the radio that you know you did then you are
just out of luck. It has happened in Chicago several times as well as
in Lafayette yard and to some local crews. This to me is just plain
bull and the radio department employees know that it goes on. This is
something that needs to be taken to a federal level because not only
does it protect the employee from being wrongfully charged but it is
also a safety issue. Every single employees conversation no matter what
his job or where he is working should be recorded and protected.  It's
going to take a serious lawsuit with a hard as balls lawyer to get
something done about it.

Name: realist
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 June 2016

Sounds like you might be a problem employee.  While some of the kool
aid-sipping punk train masters are unreasonable many times, employees
that don't make waves and just do their job are not targeted.  I think
there is more to the story.  CSX management still sucks though!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 June 2016

Just got terminated for radio rules, Hit team from chicago got me. I
can't believe it. They said, "You never said you were in a place of
safety/" I was dumbfounded and ask them to repeat that. They did and i
said i wasnt walking around. They replied, "No, you did everything
perfect during you doubling we even heard you say P.O.S. before and
after a few moves." I said, "So youre hitting me on the verbage?"
and they replied "Yes." I said was it inaudible? bc i said it. While
one TM looked at the other with a grin, He said, "Well we didnt here
you." I said who cares if YOU heard me it's between me and my
Engineer. They had no response. Union asked for tapes, to no avail they
dont record that channel and since 2 TMs witnessed against me, my
engineer, and another crews word. They trumped us and I'm on the
street. I have never worked for a company who actively hunt their own
employees. Literally if you are considering working for or using CSX
for your logistics think twice. I assure you will be grateful. and you
will save yourself alot of heart ache.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 June 2016

Management:
Sell all the big shots & managers for what they think they're worth
vs. what they actually are worth & make a heck of a profit.



And you would have no one to sell the business or cut your check.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 June 2016

Management:
Sell all the big shots & managers for what they think they're worth
vs. what they actually are worth & make a heck of a profit.

Name: Managment
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 June 2016

This is upper management. We are turing to the workers for ideas on what
to sell next or what shop to close down to keep the share price over
$25.

Any ideas? I ran out a while ago.

What the hell were we thinking 10 years ago? smh

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 June 2016

Just curious which general Chairmen have offices at Csx headquarters?

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 June 2016

Working the road is a rough life.  Often wish things were better.
Over all the years I've seen many good people resign account they
disliked the conditions.  No one is forced to hire on & no one is
forced to stay.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 June 2016

CSX. SUCKS look it up lol .... how many places have that web . if this
job is that great I had ten in my class in atl 4 are left class ahead
of me 10 only 5 left class be hide me 6of 10 yea yea bullshit this
company sucks and LIES CHEATS AND STEALS to to everyone customers
government and crews

Name: Chevy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 June 2016

Mike

You make a good point about only one union being allowed to meet you
guys in school.  Only one union being allowed to collect dues from you
the moment you step foot on the ground, even if they can't represent
you until you get your 60 days or 6 months in.  My personal opinion,
that's wrong. You're being forced to pay for a service that you
can't use, there fore is of no value of you, during that time frame.

I personally believe that you should go with the union that represents
your contract.  UNLESS...  Your Local Chairman is sell out, doesn't a
spine, and would rather have you sign a waver, verses do his job and
defend you when you get into trouble, in a hearing.  

If its obvious that your Local Chairman will sell you, or any of his
members out for his own personal benefit, or because he's to lazy to
do the prep work to prepare and defend you in a hearing.....  He's got
to go.  My advice to you would be to go with the best local chairman
that you know, or who works in your yard.  Regardless of what union
that they represent.  Its your lively hood that's on the line if you
ever get into trouble. Who do you want to represent you?  Someone that
has your best interest in mind, or some guy that bought you dinner in
Atlanta, and you haven't seen sense?

Name: No Excitement
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 June 2016

WTF?

What are you?   A company suck?

Yes people bitch, moan, groan and complain.  They also laugh, smile and
give each other a helping hand.  Its part of life.  Life's cyclical. 

The problem isn't us bitching about what the union is or isn't doing.
 Or even how CSX keeps screwing us over.  Its about how those of us
working day in and day out, missing yet another birthday, holiday and
Graduation, are being asked to give up one of the few "perks" that we
have left. All of this because Cindy Sanborn wants to punish the
conductors for not being on the Single System Agreement.  The same
agreement that the L&N guys had shoved down their throat, after the
General Chairman's office sold them out.  That's what it boils down
to.  

When I hired in, unless you worked a yard job or an extra board, you
didn't have an assigned day off.  24/7  365.    If you wanted a day
off, you marked off sick or you got your buddy to bump you.  That's
the way it was..  It didn't matter if you were sick or not, or you
wanted a day off.  Mark off sick, make a deal with your buddy.  Many a
train master openly things to all of us.  Want a day off?  (That's
back when CSX use to promote from within the ranks, and the train
master knew how things actually worked, verses drown themselves in the
kool-aid that they serve at the Tony Ingram "Leadership" School, and
believe the crap that CSX serves them) 

Things have changed quite a bit these last few years.  One of them
being CSX shoving a new attendance policy down our throats. God help
you if you want a day off now.  Want a day off, miss a call, got a
doctor's appointment, you're actually sick..... doesn't matter. 
You're put on the path to being fired.  I've had more than one train
master tell me that CSX GAVE US Personal Days for doctors appointments.
 The young (punk)train master seemed shocked when I corrected him.  Then
informed him that the road crews gave up their paid holidays for
personal days, not the right to make a doctor's appointment.
 
I don't mind paying for a union, that's part of the job, and I'm
proud to be a union member.  The problem is that I keep paying the
Union to do TWO things.  Represent my best interest, and represent me. 
That's it.  The problem is, those that we pay to represent us seem to
forget where they came from, and what their real job is.  It appears
that the moment our union leaders hits the elevator button,and go up to
their personal offices in the CSX HEADquarters....they seem to forget
who we are, who is paying them, and who they're SUPPOSE TO BE
representing.

THAT'S WHAT THE PROBLEM IS

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 May 2016

WTF??  
Why the complaining about holiday pay?  RR Trans. Dept. road employees
never did qualify for that (regular assignments like yard jobs per se,
do) - the way it is & has been for eons.   Regarding that, the rail
Unions gave nothing away.  


Doesn't make sense:
People bitch account unions seem to be weak but then they support
anti-labor legislators\politicians.   
They piss & moan because the roads & streets they drive on need work,
there isn't enough fire or police protection etc., etc., but then are
upset with more taxes. On & on & on. 
   
Safety First.

Name: Mike Gainer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2016

The sheer fact that CSX allows the UTU to show up at the Redi Center
when you hire out to brief you, take you out to lunch, and have you
sign up on the spot knowing damn well there is nothing they can or will
do for you until you get your 60 days in should tell you all you need to
know about that crooked regime.  Its all a bunch of unethical bullshit,
but yet what other option do we have?

Name: woof
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 May 2016

It's time we stop bitching about how bad things have gotten out here. 
Everyone needs to band together and demand that those in the General
Chairman's office find their balls and start doing the job we elected
and pay them to do.  Defend us, and stop giving into every demand that
CSX wants.  The General Chairman's office also needs to start
presenting us with agreements that no longer highlight what we're
loosing, but the ground we've gained back, and the progress the Union
is making to bring our pay back in line with the other Class 1
railroads.  If the General Chairman's office can't do the right thing
for ALL of their members, verses a select few, (and their friends) then
they need to plan on excersizing their senority come election time.  

Maybe those in the General Chairman's Office today are like those
insiders in Washington that Trump and Sanders are challenging. 
They've been inside their office's so long, they no longer remember
what it's like to deal with the hassle of not being with your family
for days on end, working every weekend and holiday, and not receiving
holiday pay.  (Or pay raises)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 May 2016

Grab ur balls down there in Jax it won't last forever lol

Name: Remington
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 May 2016

You guys are right.  It sucks that those of us on the extra board, and
assigned to the road are working yet another holiday WITHOUT holiday
pay.  

It comes down to two things. 1) either our union leadership (that
happens to be sharing offices with Labor Relations in CSX's
Headquarters, and have every holiday and weekend off) have sold us out
for their personal benefit...   

Or 2)  the Union leadership that we have in office isn't looking out
for their members, and needs to be replaced.  

Replaced with a new and hungry group of leaders that have a pair of
balls, care about their members best interest, and are actually willing
to put up a fight for everyone.  Verses seeing how they can get some
type of benefit for their friend's, family and themselves.  And too
heck with the rest of us.

I don't know about you guys, but I'm tired of our Union leaders
giving everyone lip service at election time, then forgetting about us
once the election is over and they're secure in their office (inside
of CSX's Headquarters) for a few more years.  

I believe that we should require all of our Union leaders sign a pledge
that they will never accept any company officer's position.   Agree to
a time limit in each individual office, and be required to spend a
minimum of 4 years back on the ground, facing the men and women who are
working under the agreement that they signed off on before they retire. 
 Maybe if our Union leaders knew that they would have to face their
members one day.  Deal with CSX's train masters that lie cheat and
steal from us shamelessly.  Or even have to live under the agreements
that they forced on us....   Maybe our working conditions might
actually get better out here.   Verses continue their free fall from
bad to worse.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 May 2016

Brother, I'v got to work today.  No overtime for me.

Name: Reckless Endangerment
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 May 2016

You know what really sucks about CSX? No holiday pay for road crews or
anyone working off the extra board today. It's a dam shame we gave
this up. For what?

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

Name: cause for alarm
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 May 2016

I'm relatively new, and even I have come to hate contract negotiation
time.   It's no longer a question of what will my pay raise be, it's
a question of how bad did the union sell me out, what am I going to
have to give up, and how much is it going to going to cost me.   Verses
the other way around, like it is at other railroads.

At CSX, as Michael Ward and Cindy Sanborn run this company even further
into the ground, and closer to a hostile take over or massive sale of
rail lines, this is isn't the middle class job that it use to be.  In
fact some of the short lines are now paying more than CSX.   This is
how far behind our unions have let us fall on the pay scale.  

I'm proud to be a Union member, and you need to be one to work out
here.  I just wish that the Union was proud to represent me, verses
sell me out at every chance they get for their own personal gain, or
take advantage of me worse than CSX already does every day I show up on
the property..

Name: Management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 May 2016

Due the the rising price of marble we are going to sell our building to
china to increase share price. We will relocate all employees on a
barge  next to the building and will resume operations in the next few
weeks.

Have a safe day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 May 2016

There will be always be a man power shortage they run this place
undermanned at all times run people till they quit get fired for dumb
sh,$& like not ignoring  FRA rules  or get sick of the communist ways
they run it..they will only follow FRA at there convince and when
coustomers don't get there cars they blame crews they would rather
have people not available and not rested at 60% then a fresh guy ready
to preform good service they hate customers and crews

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 May 2016

well, it's not directly relevant, but note that even many fast food
workers now have tuition assistance and health insurance. as well as
$15 per hour. CSX are working towards a hostile work environment, less
health care, and inferior pay. We haven't reached taco bell yet, but
we are drifting gradually down as other jobs - with much less
responsibility - are climbing up. how far can it go before people
realize that we aren't that great?

Name: Super Nova
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 May 2016

VL. Thanks for the heads up.  

It sounds like the Union WE PAY to represent conductors is once again
rolling over and is putting us one step closer to the same Single
System Agreement that the UTU shoved down the L&N guys throat a few
years back. The same crappy agreement that the BLE shoved down their
members throats back in 2007.  You know the agreement.  The one where
the BLE agreed to give up their pay increases in exchange for a yearly
bonus, providing the Union met all of the goals that CSX set forth.  No
one knows if the parameter are actually met.  The BLE just has to take
CSX's word for it.  
HTTP://WWW.try.org/news_csx-teamsters-give-wage-increases

When I hired in you had 30 days to mark up after you were bumped.  The
engineers had 24 hours.  When CSX changed the agreement to 48 hours, I
remember my UTU LC saying that CSX COULD do this, due to man power
issues.   There was no fight for the right to mark up within 30 days,
just our union leaders rolling over and doing what the company wanted. 
Now CSX is demanding that we mark up in 12 hours or less, regardless if
there is a spot we can hold or not.  Once again our union officials,
the same ones that might work 40 hours a week in sunny Jacksonville
Florida, have weekends and holidays off, get to spend time with their
families, and have their offices in the same building as CSX's
Headquarters are rolling over and asking that we swallow the latest
directive from the all mighty Ivory Towers in Jacksonville.  

Rape is illegal.   When is the Union going to get up off of its knees
and stop telling it's members that we have to follow their lead,
smile, bend over, drop to our knees and swallow.....  (don't fight it.
 Don't stand up or spit it out.  Just take it.  We know what's best
for you.).  Just take the latest 12 hour directive from Jacksonville,
regardless if its screwing over the men and women that actually move
freight and make money for CSX. Just take it. Trust us.  Follow our
lead, (don't vote us out of office) just take it swallow, and trust
that the money you pay us every month to represent you is being used to
look out for what's best for you.  

I doubt the continued rape of we T&E people will stop will be anytime
soon, as long as our top Union officials continue to share office space
with Cindy, Mikey and Labor Relations in the Ivory Towers of sunny
Jacksonville, Florida.  Or as long as our top Union officials continue
to accept the free dinners and trinkets that CSX hands out to them for
selling us out and not letting us strike, as they continue to tell us
to be good little bitches, and take one for the team.  Things will
never get better for we the people that actually move freight and make
money for this company if at some point we don't stand up and say
enough is enough.  If we T&E people don't stand up some time soon, it
will only get better for those that sit in the air conditioned offices
of the Ivory Towers of Jacksonville Florida sharing office space with
Cindy, Mikey and Labor Relations.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 May 2016

What do you mean by AGREEMENT by who not the people on the ground that I
know ...on the 48

Name: Here at home
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 May 2016

Did the UTU put up a good fight and actually try to defend us, or did
they roll over and sell us out like they did with the L&N guys?

Name: VL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 May 2016

BAD NEWS!!

UTU lost its battle over the 48 hour rule for conductors to make a move
when displaced. No one knows for sure how long it will be before mass
mailing and emails are going to take place to notify the members that
there was an agreement that members will only be allowed a 12 hour
window to place themselves.

If you are a newer employee and are unable to find a position to place
yourself in the 12 hour period( 48 as of now) then you have the right
to call the Manager of crew operations and demand a place be created
for you or they need to put you on furlough. You have a right to file
for railroad unemployment if you are not holding a job position with
the company. The railroad unemployment office will want to see a note
put into your employee history that you have been furloughed. DO NOT
SIT AT HOME FOR WEEKS AT A TIME trying to find a place to go. The
company has left employees hanging in the wind with no place to go for
weeks at a time. If you are not working and can not hold a job position
then you are not an actively working employee with the company.

Name: John doe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2016

Talk of closing winston yard on the Jacksonville division. Union wont
deny or tell us anything.

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 May 2016

They shut Baldwin yard down about six years ago.  Can't really see them
shutting down Jacksonville because of all the inermodal business along
with the interchange business.  But stranger things have happened.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 May 2016

Runors they closing a yard in Jacksonville

Name: Mediator
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 May 2016

Monica
 
Oh my gosh! You are so bad at this. If you want to be a mole for the
company you have to come up with something better than that. Did you
actually think a topic like that would draw attention away from the
previous post. Did they give you your own rock to crawl back under? Im
guessing not. You don't get that until you are good enough to keep
around. If this is a test trial you just failed miserably! 

OK posters.... you got them itching in the seats again.

Name: Sad clown
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 May 2016

if you want to see a out of control circus, then pull up a chair and
watch what CSX will be doing in the next few months. Lots more cuts, T
& E and Managers. Cuts and havoc will continue until Dec of this year.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 May 2016

MEMBERS

Lets this serve as a warning. There is already talk around the water
cooler that company officials are  making statements that anyone who
complains about the companies faulty GPS will most likely be asking to
have a target placed on their backs. Make sure that you have proof of
your charges and several witnesses to back up your findings. The system
is flawed and labor relations has opened a can of worms by using it to
deny legitimate claims. They are not going to take your emails and
complaints about it lightly. If you hear of see anyone in management
doing or saying anything that could be construed as retaliation for
reporting the problem, let your local chairman know immediately so it
can be forwarded to the general chairman. Names, dates and location are
a must. Be specific. This isn't a joke. It is your right to work in a
safe environment. This includes having your trains location monitored
accurately at all times. It doesn't matter if you are running an empty
grain train or a train with military equipment or hazardous high alert
cars. All trains are to be protected equally and their locations should
be accurate.

If you are uncomfortable about coming forward then we suggest you
review your company code of ethics handbook signed and sealed by
Michael Ward. Review your rights under NO RETALIATION and SPEAKING UP.
If you suspect violations of the codes of ethics OR other company
policies you can start by speaking with a supervisor.

Name: Thru
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 May 2016

Car knocker.   You hit the nail on the head with your post.   Ever since
Michael Ward brought Tony Ingram over from the NS, (with hopes of
winning the Harriman Award) CSX has gone down hill fast.  

Ingram brought with him the management by fear tactics that gave
Norfolk Southern the nickname Nazi Southern.  Ingram then actively
recruited train masters away from the NS that exemplified his and
Ward's belief that management by fear was the way to rule a union
workforce. While Ward may have told the FRA several years back that CSX
would stop treating g their employees so poorly, this has yet to happen.
 In fact it has gotten worse, and our unions have allowed this to
happen.  

As the work force changed from majority old heads to new guys, the
unions didnt instill the "work together" and "all for one"
attitude.   Instead our upper union officials sold our souls so that
they could keep their nice cushy jobs in CSX's corporate offices.   

Want an example of this?   Look no further than what happened to the
CSX employees working under the L and N agreement.   Once the union
sold out their own employees by putting them in a position to take an
agreement worse than the one that they voted down, CSX knew they could
do what ever they wanted to those of us working on the ground. CSX knew
that by getting our union officials to once again sell us out, we were
defenseless.  They owned our union officials, and effectively owned
us.

I was hoping that once Ingram left that things would get better, and
that management would go back to working with the employees to move
freight, verses against them.   But that hasn't happened.   Instead it
has gotten worse.   Brown was Ingram 's right hand man, and Cindy
Sanborn their puppet who drank at the fountain of bull that Ingram
expelled.

Is it ever going to get better when Ward and Sanborn are pulling the
strings in Jacksonville?  ( and our union officials have their offices
in CSX's headquarters)  I doubt it.  Do I care anymore?   No I'm only
at CSX for what little money there is left to be made.   If the train
moves, OK.  If it doesn't.  Who cares?  As long as my check cashes on
Friday, I don't care. And neither does CSX.   They dont care either. 
More than one train master has said my job isn't to move freight.   My
job is to follow the rules.  If that is what they want, I am more than
happy to shove the rules down their throats, and pay a premium for job
insurance.

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 May 2016

Tech

Its the trip optimizer program too. Had several times they couldn't
locate my train to put in the program. They say when they try to
"ping" it they cant find its location. Its starting to look like
their entire communications system is seriously flawed. I wonder if the
emergency response center is aware that all this stuff is going on. You
would have to think they would unless they are only testing it when a
real emergency happens and they have to locate a trains exact location.
 This all sounds like stuff that homeland security should be notified
about!

Name: Mike Gainer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 May 2016

Avon MGMT:  Are we going to discuss the bomb train that rolled out of
the receiving yard?  No?  Are we just going to pretend it didnt happen?
 One last question Avon.  Why is everyone working out of Avon miserable?
 Oh wait I know this one.....Dave Harris and his team of brainwashed
robots.

Name: Obungo
E-mail: Barry@WH.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 May 2016

I wonder what's going to happen to the stock price when the government
money runs out when I leave? 

Let me be clear. I'm going to ride the Diversity locomotive into the
sunset the last day in office. There better be a gender neutral toilet
in it.

Name: Lost
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 May 2016

Tech

MAN YOU WEREN'T KIDDING!!!!  When we yarded our train today we got on
the crewlife for csx and asked to have our train located. It showed the
train 12 miles from the yard.  I waited about 30 minutes and checked
again. Still showed it stopped 12 miles out.  What a frickin joke!
Wonder if this is where labor relations is getting their info from!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 May 2016

I wish investors really knew what was going on out here. If they knew
Sanborn would be out of here. She has ruined this company. It will take
years to undo the damage she has done, if it can even be fixed at this
point. Sad thing Sanborn is only concerned about her own pockets. Aso
long as she is getting richer that's all that matters to her. Why
investors keep her in her position I will never understand

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 May 2016

If you do your job correctly and shop damaged and unsafe cars to keep
the public safe and make sure the freight arrives to the customer in
good shape, you are definately going to be targeted for termination. 
Seen many Carmen called into supervisors office or even while working
and told to stop shopping cars.  On the flip side, if you do not shop
and the car derails, your terminated.  Terminated if you do. Terminated
if you don't. No future at CSX.  Better not get injured.  TERMINATED if
you do. Even if they can't get you because you did anything wrong, you
will have their sights on you in the future. I watch guys go to work
everyday so nervous they can't concentrate on their jobs. BUT
REMEMBER.SAFETY FIRST!

Name: tech
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 May 2016

Billie Shine

You think that's a problem? What you need to be worried about it
CSX's faulty GPS. Had a report that a geometry train was trying to
coordinate with engineering on its location using the GPS and they
couldn't give them an exact location. Just imagine what will happen 
if terrorist figure this out. It has also been reported that T&E crews
are having their union agreement claims denied with an explanation
stated that GPS visual data showed they never moved their trains where
they claimed.  Now, that should tell you two things.  Either their
visual data is seriously flawed and puts all train locations and their
crews at risk or the companies Labor Relations department head is using
it in an unethical and untruthful manor just to get out of paying
claims. Either way something seriously stinks in Demark. Someone better
start looking into this and get it under control real quick before there
is a serious breach on the railroad.

Name: Minty Mike
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 May 2016

How appropriate that Cindy Sanborn, who's dad, helped create and name
CSX when Seaboard merged with Chessie, be the one to break up and tear
apart what her father had created.   

Wonder if Cindy's Dad intentionally gave her the Chessie Seaboard
initials?



http://trn.trains.com/railroads/2006/05/how-csx-got-its-name

"In the meantime, of course, the lawyers of both companies were busy
before the Interstate Commerce Commission pleading the case for merger.
Watkins named a bright young man in Chessie's Finance Department, Paul
Goodwin, (now vice chairman of CSX) to work with the late Dick Sanborn,
a top official of the Seaboard, to come up with a name. At one point
they decided on CSC Inc., only to learn those initials already belonged
to a Virginia truck line. They tried CSM (for Chessie-Seaboard merger)
but that, too, was taken."

Name: Town N Country
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 May 2016

Maybe if we get lucky CSX will sell the routes out and around Avon off
to CN or BNSF.  (fingers are crossed)  Hopefully things will change
better.  (Because they every time I think things can't get any worse
at CSX, they do)  If not, on merger day I can always pull out my
Conrail Blue CSX Conrail merger shirt.  You know the one.  It says:

New Circus.  Same Clowns :-/    

If who ever buys us does't change the current management, this shirt
will still ring true.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 May 2016

It's no rumor.  Hell, it was posted on the front page of the CSX
website/gateway.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 May 2016

THERE IS A RUMOR GOING AROUND THAT CSX / CINDY IS RECONFIGURING THE
SYSTEM TO HAVE 3 CORE ROUTES AND 3 CORE FEEDER LINES, WITH STRONG BIAS
TO ONE WAY RUNNING, SO A SINGLE CORE MIGHT ACTUALLY CONSIST OF 2
RELATED LINES, ONE FOR EACH DIRECTION. NOW.....IT APPEARS THAT AVON TO
ROSE LAKE / SALEM IS NOT ON ANY RETENTION OR PRIORITY LIST, LOGICALLY
MEANING THAT THE AVON YARD AND MAINLINE WEST COULD BE SOLD TO SOMEONE
ELSE. ANY HINTS OR THOUGHTS?

Name: billy shine
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 May 2016

Distracted Engineer causes crash.  Its all over the headlines.  Yet CSX
STILL thinks that its safe to have the ENGINEER RUNNING THE TRAIN, take
an EC-1.   Yeah.....Safety first.  (as long as it doesn't cost anything
or delay the train)


NTSB: Amtrak engineer 'distracted' during deadly Philadelphia crash
...
abc7ny.com/news/ntsb-amtrak-engineer-distracted-during-deadly...crash/1341055/

22 hours ago - The NTSB has concluded that a "distraction" caused the
engineer of Amtrak 188 to lose situational awareness prior to last
year's deadly derailment in Philadelphia, according to sources.
Sources say part of the reason the train derailed was due to engineer
Brandon Bostian being ...

Amtrak engineer in Philadelphia accident distracted by radio ...
www.masslive.com/news/index.../amtrak_engineer_in_philadelphi.ht...
The Republican

21 hours ago - NEW YORK (AP) — The Amtrak engineer whose speeding train
jumped the tracks along a curve in Philadelphia last year, killing eight
people, was distracted by radio transmissions, a U.S. official briefed
on the investigation said Monday. Engineer Brandon Bostian told
investigators ...

Investigators: Amtrak engineer distracted in fatal crash - USA Today
www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/05/17/...amtrak...crash/84486836/
USA Today

42 mins ago - WASHINGTON – Federal crash investigators ruled Tuesday
that an Amtrak engineer caused a fatal crash in Philadelphia because he
...

Reports: Amtrak crash to be blamed on distracted engineer - USA Today
www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/05/16/amtrak-crash.../84464808/
USA Today

9 hours ago - Federal crash investigators are expected to rule Tuesday
that the engineer in the fatal Amtrak crash in Philadelphia a year ago
was distracted ...

Name: Montana
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 May 2016

Conductor 30+

You're right.  The school is being taught by a bunch of FNG that have
drank the Kool-Aid, and want to be train masters someday.  Its sad.
BUT.... CSX knows that new guys are weak of mind, don't know any
different, and are easy to control. If CSX promoted from with in, like
other major corporations do, while it would help CSX run smoother in
the long run, and might help CSX actually move trains, it would shed a
HUGE high light on how incompetent most of our management actually is.

Its frustrating when you have a new conductor, fresh from school who
wants to start the trip by telling you how to do your job as the
engineer.  Then they want to tell you how to run your train and keep a
log of any perceived mistakes you might or might of not made.  This,
when all the FNG has ever run, was the simulator in Atlanta.  It floors
me when I watch a FNG get upset after you remind them that these are my
engines, and behind me is their train.  They are more than welcome to
ride on the draw bar of their train for all I care.  

On the good side, every so often Karma comes around so that you can
watch and enjoy it..  Especially when she gives you the opportunity to
return the favor to your new conductor that goes out of his way to make
your trip miserable.  For example, when your new conductor who thinks
he's Mr. CSX, and a future train master,  ask you how to work a local
or an industry.  The look on his face is priceless when you tell him, I
don't know. You're the conductor.  You tell me.   Then you follow it
up with, call your buddy the train master and ask him.  While you're
at it.  You're obviously not qualified on this territory.  Tell him
when he's headed out this way to get you off this train and pull you
out of service, ask him to send out a new conductor that's qualified
on this territory and knows what to do.  The look on his face when he
suddenly realizes that you're not going to help him, and maybe working
as a team might be the best way to get the job done....the change in his
attitude is a good place to start on how this railroad runs best.... as
a team..... is worth it.

Unfortunately, most new guys go back to being a company suck the moment
that they no longer need your help in getting the work done, and don't
realize that we can all accomplish more as a team, verses working alone
as one.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 May 2016

Would like to attend a redi center course & see just what all goes on. 
Hell, the instructors must be FNGs.  There is no substitute for
experience.  Too many yayhoo new guys have come out of there with a
cocky type attitude & then, out in the real world/field = = can't
believe what all they do not know, & most don't listen worth a darn. 
The smarter ones, those that have the ability to listen & learn - out
in the field, will do OK.

Name: Sponsor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 May 2016

Did the BLET AND UTU sponsor the Csx race car? Is that their logo
stickers on the sides of that beast?

Name: Sponsors needed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 May 2016

Would any employee like to donate or sponsor our race car? You could
consider donating your bonuses for the next few years. Wait, you
probably aren't going to get one. Well, anyway just consider it.
Please pass the word to the furloughed employees to.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 May 2016

We will be including gender neutral bathrooms along out coastal
territories as part of our Positive Encouragement Employee house
Keeping program "PEEK" All genders are encouraged to use any bathroom
they wish. One rule: No peeking allowed.

Have a safe day!

Today's meal is tomorrow's movement.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 May 2016

train dreamer:
For help, call 1-800-brain dead idiot anonymous.

Name: train dreamer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 May 2016

Can somebody help me get on with the railroad this has always been my
dream.Oh what a life it must be waving at the pretty girls hearing the
horn blow or working on the track and watching the trains go by.Oh what
a life getting the big check and getting treated with dignity and
respect by management.Please help my dream come true by helping me get
hired by csx.Any advice would be appreciated.here here here it comes
here comes that big bad csx machine woooo wooooo hell yeah

Name: Bernie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 May 2016

Conductor for less than a year.

You're right.  CSX is nothing more than a whore for the government
money that they make by sending unsuspecting grown adults through their
school, with the promise of grander, a great life, and making tons of
money.  Cindy Sanborn is doing one hell of a job as CSX's madam as she
sells not only her soul, but this company out and into oblivion.  Sad
thing is that all of the grown adults that have gone through the
school's doors made a choice of their own free will to be there. They
didn't do their research on the company before they drank the
kool-aid, and walked through the doors.

Now that you know how management is, don't believe them.  Follow their
lead.  Tell them what they want to hear, then laugh as they turn their
back when they walk away (Believing that you are a good company
employee) and screw them every chance you get.  For example.  The train
hits a defect detector, and you have to walk the train. The company
tells you how to walk the train.  Yes it takes twice as long, and it
may kill the train, so be it.  You wouldn't want to violate the rules
would you?  (While you're on over time)  Use this chance to screw them
over.  The correct answer is always.  "I took the safest course of
action."  That's what they preach.  So choke them with their own
words.  So what if there are 10 dead trains behind you.  Not you're
fault.  You were doing what they told you to do, and the same thing
that the rules told you to do.  The rules aren't there for when its
convenient for you to follow them, they're there to follow, and put
money in your pocket. So do just that.  Smile, tell management what
they want to hear, then laugh as you're returning the favor and
screwing them out of their bonus, and their money.  After all, getting
trains across the road is one of the factors upper management counts,
when deciding how much each train master gets at bonus time.

Good luck in your railroad endeavors.  Be sure and smile when you're
following managements lead, and you're the one sticking a shive in
their backs, verses the other way around.... as it has been ever since
CSX started their cash cow school in Atlanta

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 May 2016

csx does not have the right to impose their beliefs on me as an
employee. Especially if the beliefs are the result of being a whore for
government funding.

Name: Someone 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 May 2016

One of the biggest problems with our Great Nation is this company. 

When TRUMP is in office this company should be investigated.

This company is a cancer to rail infrastructure.

Name: TECH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 May 2016

ALL CREWS

Please note that the Labor relations department is now having all
claims that are submitted for working out of route or off your
designated job assigned area reviewed through the GPS. If you are
denied a claim and are notified via your earning statement or email
that it was denied because the visual GPS showed that your train did
not travel to the area designated you need to immediately report this
to the FRA operations department, head of csx operating department and
the USDOT. Include any witnesses that can verify that you traveled to
the area reported. This is serious business. Any problems with accurate
information obtained through the GPS is a serious safety issue for all
employee's. It may also be of interest to homeland security. If your
train contains military, highly sensitive or hazardous material its
location should be accurately monitored at all times. The sooner you
forward the information to the above departments the better. We also
suggest that you forward the information directly to the International
level of your union.

Name: Yard Rat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 May 2016

"Northern Mid Atlantic
Agreement (NMAD)  In this agreement, it clearly stated that if you
were
furloughed (off work) for more than one year (366 days) you no longer
had a job."

Please cite the article, page, or rule regarding this. Ive read nmad
cover to cover and never saw this

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 April 2016

Thanks Kyle, Ape, and others. I work for the suck out of Avon. It's
getting tight out there.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 April 2016

CSX had the same formula for success, with a stock that jumped to $27
from $24, and a 13 percent reduction in headcount. That is nearly 4,500
fewer employees versus last year.

After selling the container ships and major resorts I guess Ward and
Co. sell off employees. He sell his token wife?

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 April 2016

To conductor, you will lose your trainman seniority if you transfer to
another craft, the only option i know of lets say you get layed off as
a trainman and if they need men n another craft you will not lose your
trainman seniority as long as you go back to train service when
re-called, another way is if you go into management as a tm rfe or ym,
then you will retain your trainman seniority, all depends on what rr
you work for as some roads to not let you do this.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 April 2016

I say leave the trainmaster's comments stay. Let people see the quality
of CSX managers and what railroaders have to deal with. This is just
another black eye for CSX

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 April 2016

it IS POSSIBLE TO RETAIN SENIORITY IN YOUR CURRENT CRAFT IF THE CARRIER,
THE UNION WHOSE WORK YOU ARE LEAVING, AND THE NEW UNION YOU ARE STARTING
TO W0RK FOR, ALL AGREE. SOMETIMES THIS MAY BE A ONE SHOT DEAL. FOR
EXAMPLE A CLERK OR CONDUCTOR MAY BECOME A YARDMASTER, AND RETAIN HIS
PRIOR SENIORITY, BUT I DON'T THINK THE YM UNION WILL LET YOU GO BACK
AND FORTH.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 April 2016

The previous post from name The TM: 
Just plain raunchy, crude, rude, unacceptable.
Cannot it be deleted, removed?

Where is the webmaster\owner\operator of this site?

Name: The TM
E-mail: t_m@csx.com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 April 2016

I love the taste of a conductor's wife's pussy in the morning (or
afternoon).  Keep laying up in the away from home, jacking off to
PornHub on your IPad, and whining on this site.  Leave the fucking to
me and the sucking to your wife.

PS-she likes to have to her droopy nips bit a little from time to time.
 She also tells me she might suck your cock more if you would shave that
beast once in a while.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 April 2016

To one yr management , you dumb ass punk go have you're mommy show you
how to manage . All you dumb asses are the reason this company will
fail and why stocks are at 22$ a share , grow up , shut up and learn
how to treat people. Dumb ass

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 April 2016

No.

Unless they changed something......
New start in another (Signal, Car, M of W, etc.) dept., seniority
starts from scratch.

Total service time WILL count towards vacation entitlement (if same RR)
& RR Retirement.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 April 2016

If you change  your craft from being a conductor to signal or
maintenance of way do you get to keep your conductor seniority?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 April 2016

I think it's funny how this company demands loyalty from its
employees..especially the union employees. But here's a thought..Treat
your employees well and CSX wouldn't have to demand loyalty. When a
person or company demands loyalty that means they don't deserve it in
the first place. This company has went down so much..Ward and Sanborn
have killed morale. Oh well..investors should part ways with these two
before they ruin things any further.

Name: Car knocker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2016

The car operation in Selkirk has some top notch managers these days.
only a couple have a clue as how to run a yard. I'm surprised were
still employed with the back wards thinking of these guys. One just
yells and screams when things get a little screwed up. We are waiting
for him to blow up and assault some one.  Another will just disappear
and hope it all works out. Some of the others are just trying to get
through the day. I genuinely feel sorry for a few of them. Jacksonville
probably thinks they are doing a good job.

Name: management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 April 2016

This is management.You bunch of cry babies shut this crap up and move
the freight.Yall act like a bunch of pansies.Im sick and tired of
watching all talk bad about this company.If I find out who you are I
will fire all your sorry complaining asses.Now get back to work.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 April 2016

exchange , I think your numbers are off....... 7 thousand laid off?????
csx has about 28,000 people working for them and that includes t&e,
mangers, dispatch and everyone else. if they laid off 7000 people then
they would have gotten rid of 1/4 of there work force. I say maybe 2000
system wide in all departments and I'm sure that maybe on the high side

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2016

That is horrible. Sounds like CSX these days. Nobody job briefs anymore
during shift change. Reductions across the system is forcing people to
work overtime and people are given additional duties since clerks are a
thing of the past. It appears the latest Amtrak incident resulting in
the death of 2 of its workers was a result of dispatchers not job
briefing during a shift change. That is ridiculous. Hope that CSX has
better measures but I doubt that's the case. CSX will sacrifice safety
to save a dollar so they can pay executives their well deserved bonuses.

Name: railcar
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2016

New
Think that was good? Try this one on for size.  Got called to go recrew
a train that was supposed to be tied down in ABS signaled territory. No
train at the location. Find out its sitting in EC1 territory. Crew
turned over control to the dispatchers before they left. Dispatcher
says bad turnover info given out. who the hell should be walked to the
front door and sent packing on that one? Got a mandatory directive
given on a train and its location and next dispatcher doesn't know
where it really is? We did that kind of piss poor job briefing with a
mandatory directive we would all be looking at 30 days!

Name: new
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 April 2016

L&N


U been gone too long.   Scared is right. Ive had the same thing done to
me too. And yes, we did call the dispatcher first and he didn't know a
thing about the train ever being out on the system or why it was
called. Said call chief and ask. Then after trying a dozen times to get
through and getting no where we do some research by calling all the guys
we know that know who to call else where and find out one of the trains
we were called for was already yarded at the final destination by a
crew that no one knew was asked to work out of the yard as a
favor....All boiled down to shift changes and no one doing a turnover
worth a shit. I don't know about you but we all expect trainmasters to
not know whats going on in their yards, but we do expect dispatchers to
know where every train is out their on the rail. If they been yarded
and are off the main line the dispatchers should know. If it gets drug
in by a crew who's doing a favor the dispatchers should know who the
hell is getting on it and moving it and when its off the line. Cant
count how many times we been called to recrew a train and go to where
its supposed to be just to find out its really 40-50 miles down the
road.  Real good one once, we went to get on a train just to find out
it wasn't there and when we called the dispatcher and told him there
wasn't a train there he said to just keep driving south until we find
one!  
No excuses L&N. Don't try to make any!

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 April 2016

Re scared:  Well, let me help you out on this dilemma that you are
having . Please don't be scared it is no big deal. It is Not a lost
train the dispatcher knows where it is.  If you were called for a train
at a certain destination things happen on the railroad . If the train
ran into trouble and could not make its destination they will tie it
down on the line of road.  You will be called for a train anticipating
the train making  it's destination but sometimes that does not happen.
 A lot of things can happen for the train not to make it.  IE: train
going into emergency . First off, did you call the train dispatcher and
ask him where the train was when you went on duty.  That should be the
first thing you should do . Again, it is not a lost train so don't get
all excited.  Besides air traffic controllers just can't tie down
planes in midair.  But if you do remember here while back, they did
lose an airplane about two years ago and still have not found it, just
license...Now, that is scary. Hope this helped you out.

Name: SCARED!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 April 2016

CSX!!!!
 

How in the hell do you lose a train????? You let csx run it across the
railroad!   How in the hell can we come in to work and be told that the
train we were called for isn't there and as far as they know it never
left its previous terminal. Then after a little more research they find
out that its  tied down outside of its destination that your were called
to take it.  


WHAT THE FRICKING @Y$#$&*&** IS GOING ON!  What in the hell is the FRA
and the USDOT doing to keep a tab on these trains. Are they just
sitting in their little padded rooms on their little padded asses and
padding their big fat pockets. Bet they didn't know that train was
loaded with hazmats either. Can you image what would happen if the
airlines handled their flights the way csx handles their trains.  They
would be falling out of the sky from running into each other!

They think this is a big fat joke and just laugh and shrug it off. Well
you can bet your bottom dollar when I leave the job Im living as far
away from a csx track as I can!  HOW DO YOU LOSE TRACT OF A FUCKING
TRAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 April 2016

What's the latest bullshit coming out of Avon? - Evansville

Name: Ex-officio
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 April 2016

CSX from the TOP:
Pitiful!!! This company surly SUCKS!
All upper management is interested in is Stock Options and Bonuses.
If this company goes under it will be from upper management Greed! 
Most of the management does not even know how the railroad is operated.
 All they know is that they have a job.  Posing daily in their starched
stiff creased kaki's, orange vest, steel towed shoes and smirked
smiles as if they are Mr. Railroad.  Stocks poorly performs daily due
in part from the constant skimming at the top.  CP Railroad sure needs
to take over this company before it dies from natural causes.  I have
Seen it all from the top down!

Name: Ralph Lambert
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 April 2016

Remember if you work for CSX I bet you wanted to; at some point.

If you think conditions suck well change them or leave. 

Remember, people will do to you whatever you will allow. This

will apply at Walmart and Taco Bell also.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 April 2016

Most hotel vans that I have seen appear to be newer and cleaner, perhaps
because they are not driven much. PTI buy USED vans (that's why they
are not the same color) and often have over 300,000 miles on them, with
many unmet repair needs. With recent pay raises PTI pay less than Taco
Bell, Wal-Mart, etc. despite having erratic routes, strange hours, etc.
Many cities do NOT let taxi's, etc. put that kind of mileage on before
dumping them. Railcrew express look newer, but I don't know the
details.

Name: Feeling lost
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 April 2016

The number 1 complaint with this company is the management. Management
has no clue on how Railroad operations are ran. Warren Buffett had it
100% right when he said " CSX management is terrible". 
  The following could fix this company
 
1. Overhaul  management.  Start cutting from the top. There's to much
fat on the steak. Trainmasters,RFE, Etc falling over each other. 

2. Payroll.  Train those idiots on how to pay the employees by their
contract. Stop cheating them out of their money. This is the number one
hatred that employees have toward the company. 

3. Labor relations /payroll ...Just get raid of them all together. Go
with a mileage day equal to a 12 hour day daily. This would cut off
labor relations and simplifily contracts and the employees would be
happy. This would save the company millions. Less employees in labor
relations / payroll is less liability for the company. 

None of this will happen, but I'm glad to get it off my chest.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 March 2016

Lodging facilities providing crew transport\shuttle service is nothing
new.  CSX & their outfit that handles lodging are tickled when a
hotel/motel agrees to do that as part of the contract.

Opening & closing doors = that's probably a contract carrier (like
PTI) thing.  

Do the drivers have to be certified?
How much liability insurance is carried?   How much is required?
Co. liable?  If an accident should happen, the CSX stance would
probably be that the subcontractor that's providing the service is the
party to be held liable.   

Seems this is a matter that full-time union people like State
Legislative Directors & General Chairpersons need to handle.

Name: in danger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 March 2016

LC'S

What the hell is the deal with the company making crews go to the yard
from the hotel in their courtesy wagon.  Pti says they took their job
away from them.. The wagon they are making us ride in doesn't have any
of their "we are so safe" safety sticker on it and the driver refuses
to open the doors.   One driver just got his license back. No way do
they all have the proper certification to be hauling customers around. 
 Bet you the state of Illinois doesn't know whats going on.   what are
we supposed to do when they don't drive safe or the van needs to be
shopped.  Are we allowed to pull their van out of service. Is the
company completely liable for us if we get in a wreck and get hurt.  
We heard the van wasn't available one day the  manager of the hotel
took the crew to the yard in her own personal vehicle.... What the hell
is up with their so called the safe way is the right way? They preach a 
good game until the game is costing them money then they say the hell
with the crews safety!

Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 March 2016

Pines , you worthless POS, will you ever quit acting like you know
something about the railroad. Everything you ever post is a lie or just
something you just fabricated.  My question is, when you were convicted
of witness tampering was your sentence more than five years or less
than 10.  Either way,apparently your probation officer has completely
failed on monitorig your activities for being an idiot..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2016

Well maybe the UP investors have seen the light..CSX investors are still
in the dark..but they are willingly in the dark..that's the difference.
Apparently these people are going to let Ward and Sanborn sink the ship
completely. Hope that they let them drown with the rest of us instead
of coming to their rescue. CSX investors are not very wise.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2016

Well Oscar is just starting back to work at the airline after his heart
replacement. An investor group wants him replaced at the airline by
Gordon Bethune, chair about 2 official back. If Oscar gets booted out
of the airline business can he come back to CSX?
     Ackman of Pershing Square has taken a big beating financially, but
nothing to do with the RR - more with oreos.
     The FRA still wanders around shopping cars in volume.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2016

So this nitwit donald trump said he'd build a border if president,
which I don't support.  In order to not grt chased by the men in
punstripes, was that bastard threatening me? I heard donald trump goes
on 4chan...maybe I made up that last part
-Sir Petr Davinci (unknighted)

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 March 2016

V01 was traveling east on NE 95 ST approaching an active rail road
crossing sign ahead. V02 was a locomotive traveling south on the
railroad tracks that V01 was approaching. The rail road crossing
devices began to lower as V01 was traveling on NE 95 ST. The driver of
V01 (D-1), stated he tried to beat the train, failing to yield for the
railroad crossing device. These actions resulted with the front of V01
colliding with front right of train. After impact V01 was pushed south
on track causing left side damage to V01. V01 came to final rest facing
southwest on the west side of the rail road tracks. No injuries
reported.

No. It reads crossing failed to give 20 seconds warning as required by
Federal law to anybody that knows a thing about railroad signals. . The
kid was trying to beat the gate not the train because 1. The signals
fail to be legal (big bucks in high places) and there is no yellow
warning on the approach and the signals are impossible to obey if the
first light is right in your face and the driver is going any speed at
all (Could be you someday) or 2. Driver just decided to not stop.
Either way the signals failed. The railroad training OUR cops forget
the minor things LIKE COLLECT ALL THE EVIDENCE before the train gets
away. Again, if the signals worked right the kid would have been 1/4
mile down the road before the train arrived.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 March 2016

All the excess managers could also be utilized as trackmen, signal
maintainers, co. police officers, crew callers, -- even train
dispatchers.  What the hell - wherever an ape is needed in whatever
occupation.

Name: Notice of eviction 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 March 2016

Its ok to cut more jobs off. We have enough Trainmasters and RFE's to
run those trains. The management is falling over each other. People on
the outside look at this company as a complete cluster.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 March 2016

please refer to cindy sandborn as either "cindy cuntborn" or just
plain "cunt"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 March 2016

Just imagine the co. dropping the program - that's what'd probably
happen. Participation is not mandatory.

Name: imagine if....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 March 2016

Since t&e folks are so expendable....how about we all red block system
wide one day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 March 2016

Well Pines I'm pretty sure those posts were not responses to your post.
Also nobody cares about your pointless posts to even take the time to
reply other than me because I'm bored at the moment. Also we don't
care about your junk..how about you get a life..

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2016

Do you ever think that Trainmaster David Benson's Daddy has said " if
I would have worn a condom, that little dumb prick wouldn't be here"
I'm sure he slapped his wife many times over that screw up.

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 March 2016

SO ---Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years--and Fed Up
since the CSX rail yard in Russell facts could be found by a 12 year
old moron on Google one has to assume you are one of the same.

Now do you think the politicians in Indiana were out on a field trip
one day and decided the people were seeing the killer trains way too
soon so they had to make a law to fix that sight line problem? You know
a safety thing not some employees screwed thig that should be in the
screwed employees thread.

Oh, and it's not the sight line fairies that keep the brush knocked
down is it???

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2016

Yea CSX cut over 100 jobs there today in the transportation department.
According to Melanie Cost CSX is grateful for their service and CSX
will support these employees through this difficult time. Well I'm
sure that will help these people sleep tonight. I would sure hate for
CSX to be be ungrateful for their service..wonder what would happen
then?..Oh wait..the same thing would happen. CSX is not grateful for
anything it's employees does for the company. Goes to show how loyal
these sons of batches are. Fuck them...Keep up the good work Cindy
Sanborn..at the pace we are going it will be a miracle if the company
survives.

Name: Fed up 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2016

Has anyone heard anything about Russell yard closing?  Thanks

Name: It's time
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2016

To the Robert Pines followers... 
This site is CSX sucks... Not the Robert pines show. We have yards
closing, lost jobs, and your worried about this pines feller. You are a
special kind of stupid. Csx is raping you and your co-workers daily and
you are up Pines butt. Your mommy and daddy must be proud of you. Help
save jobs ...

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 March 2016

So should the rail union and all the members be standing at the Indiana
capital building with "ARE YOU STUPID" pickets??

60mph= 88.00000ft/s
http://www.jconline.com/story/opinion/readers/2016/03/07/letter-unsafe-rail-crossing-amendement/81433890/
Letter: Unsafe rail crossing amendement
Consider me idealistic (or perhaps naive), I believe that our
legislative process should be an open exercise that allows for
examination and debate over various ideals. Unfortunately, this does
not always happen in government, particularly in the Indiana General
Assembly.
During a final hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and
Transportation Committee, an amendment to House Bill 1087 was
introduced by Sen. Carlin Yoder that decreases the sight distances at
public railroad crossings from 1,500 feet down to as little as 350
feet, depending on the maximum authorized speed of the railroad tracks.
This was done without any public input and solely based on the desire of
the railroad lobbyists.
Indiana is tied for eighth in the nation for rail-crossing fatalities,
and fourth in the nation for rail-crossing collisions. Since it appears
that this reduced-visibility suggestion will likely become law, we can
likely expect our shameful ranking to worsen. While the railroad lobby
may applaud this amendment as a way to reduce maintenance costs and
liability, the public will be exposed to much more dangerous conditions
in the future.
I call on Rep. Ed Soliday and Sen. Yoder to reconsider this provision
in HB 1087 and strike it from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles omnibus
bill. Allow these changes to be debated with public input, instead of
under the cover of a committee hearing dedicated to license branch
issues. I also encourage all Hoosiers to contact their state
representatives and state senators to voice their opposition to this
dangerous change.
Brian J. Farkas
Indiana State Legislative Board chairman, Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers & Trainmen

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 March 2016

I'm not sure I agree with engineer 20-30 but I'm not sure I can agree
with ex instructor either. I mean those of us that do what we are
supposed to do are being punished with all of these closings,
harassment from managers, unethical practices by the company, and pay
issues. So what's the answer ex-instructor? How can the company expect
employees not to retaliate when they are aware of these problems and
takes no actions to correct them? In fact Jacksonville is the reason
for most of it. Where I come from loyalty is a two way thing..so if CSX
is not loyal to their employees why should the employees be loyal to
them? I think you have been out of the field for a long time or you
would understand the field employees perspective.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 March 2016

Safety first!  Really with no maintenance crews at the CSX shops the
public needs to be aware for their safety!  Corbin closed Cleveland and
cuts in Huntington now Russell is getting the axe.  Trains will be run
remotely next!  Why ?  Executives need a bigger bonus !!!!

Name: ex instructor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 March 2016

Loco 20-30

To put it bluntly, you are an idiot. Posting that kind of advice does
nothing but show the company that you are willing to delay trains on
purpose to win your point of view.  If you made a habit of this I would
personally see that you were pulled out service and not allowed back to
work until your had clearance from your doctor to run without having to
make excessive stops to use the bathroom.

Second, there is no one to blame but the engineers who allow every
single conductor to practice running without a license. It is against
the law for a conductor to run a locomotive without a license unless he
is in training and has attended school. There isn't one single
conductor that should be able to walk into the simulator rooms and get
100% on their runs. Yes, everyone wants to practice and make sure they
look good when they attend school, but its just for one reason and one
reason only. EGO! There are engineers who are lazy or tired and have
conductors run for them on a daily basis. There have been numerous
investigations that when said and done revealed that the conductor was
the one at the controls, not the engineer. The camera's will be the
best thing that ever happened if they are eventually installed in every
locomotive. This will force the company to train the future engineers
with more diligence. The instructors will have to do their jobs as were
intended in the first place. They are there to teach and instruct new
engineer trainee's on the concepts of running a train. The simulators
are just one concept. THEY ARE NOT nor will they ever be considered
equal to on hands training on a real train. New trainees will learn
that on the job. 
Every single engineer has the right to stop his train and use the
restroom if he needs to. The company does not expect any crew member to
urinate in the seat. However, if you chose to let an unlicensed
conductor run while you do so and something serious goes down, Im sure
you are well aware that you WILL BE held accountable for all of his
actions. If you are doing your job honestly you have nothing to fear
with a camera in your cab. If your conductor is breaking electronic
device rules with a camera in the cab, then yes you could be held
accountable for his actions if something happens and you failed to
correct him and make him adhere to the rules. If he fails to take your
advice and you fail to report him, again you could be held accountable.
Good chance you will get your job back. If the company is lucky the
idiot conductor who would listen to you wont. 
Use common sense when you are the engineer assigned to the job. Leave
the ignorance at home.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 March 2016

Well think about it like this SP engineer..if your conductor is not
qualified to run as an engineer then when nature calls stop the
train..tie up the mainline and grade crossings, and I would make sure
that nature had to call more often than usual. If CSX adopts a similar
policy I can guarantee you it will happen here. We are already fed up
with Sanborn and her bullshit.

Name: Screwed
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 March 2016

LISTEN UP CSX

Next time your supervisor tells me and my other crew member that he
knows  we are entitled to another time ticket per our union agreement
for dragging in another train(the 3rd one) that was 45 miles away and
then your payroll department takes it away saying we weren't entitled
to it, you better get your shit rolls up hill pants on.

During this whole sham of unethical lies and unprofessional behavior
your managers and crew callers tried to pull a fast one. When told to
put in another ticket for the next train they tried to make the ticket
a recrew ticket for the same damn job we were on.

HOW STUPID AND IGNORANT DO YOU THINK WE ARE. WE ARE NOT STUPID
UNEDUCATED BLUE COLLAR WORKERS . DID THEY ACTUALLY THINK WE WOULDNT
CATCH SUCH A DIRTY LOW DOWN STUNT.  A CREW CAN NOT RECREW ITSELF. HOW
CAN YOU ISSUE ANOTHER TICKET TO A J543 AS A J543R!
WE ALL KNOW WHAT THAT STUNT WAS GOING TO ACCOMPLISH. YOUR PEOPLE ARE
LYING. YOUR CHIEF AND CREW MANAGERS ARE PULLING DIRTY UNDERHANDED
TRICKS JUST TO VIOLATE OUR UNION AGREEMENT.  KEEP THIS UP AND IT WILL
COME BACK TO HAUNT YOU

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2016

Are you serious? Of course it's their fault. If they were an ethical
company the unions would not be involved in all of these grievances.
Treat your employees right and you don't have to have all of these
grievances and issues. CSX is the most unethical out of all the
railroads.
I'm not a fan of the unions but look at how CSX treats us with unions
so I couldn't imagine how things would be without the unions. CSX
ignores the agreements which is highly unethical and that's where most
of the problems are. The only time CSX goes by the agreements is when it
benefits them, the company. So everytime I get screwed I return the
favor.

Name: 
E-mail: 1940zadok@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 March 2016

From my experiences working for various railroads, including former
Western Pacific, Southern Pacific, Santa Fe, U.S. Department of
Transportation and Union Pacific Railroads; as well as having 'run'
on the BNSF, Milwauke Pacific and Northern Pacific, ( Great Northern?)
as well as the Spokane Saint Paul and Pacific, the best was the BLF&E.
That is untill our General Chairman  'sold' us out. Thanks for
asking. All you have left is the UTU and the 'scab' BLE. When it
comes to making $ there is not much that Corporations won't do. (In
conjunction with government and media whores and hacks. Sorry, thats
just the way things are, and probably allways will be untill the Lords
return, however. Praise God. He is coming back, soon. It is my sincere
hope that no one is left behind and that all 'sinners', including
myself, be saved, born again and be filled with the love of the Lord
Jesus Christ.

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 March 2016

It's not CSX's fault. Their going to rape you as long as the union
allows it. It's time that you punks put on your big pants and catch
the union officials out and kick the hell out of them. Your paying your
hard earn money for protection and you get crap. They lay off weekends
and holidays and say that it's for you. Lol

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 March 2016

Robert pines poser


Go away. Slide back under your Jacksonville rock.....Latest post way
more important that your waste of time distractions.....

Extra board engineers are getting raped. Moral is down to an all time
low. Slow downs are going to be a must. General Chairmen better get off
their golden thrones if he wants to keep them!

Name: Robert Pines
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 March 2016

Guess the phony loose nuts dispatcher a.k.a. tinker toy train boy never
got on with the railroad because he is/was stupid on tests.

When they asked if trucks kill six times as many people a year more
than railroads leaving out the per miles traveled part but he didn't
know the answer to if all truckers drove trains the kill rate would be
250 times greater. He's still stupid on that point. No wonder he still
lives in his mommies back yard dreaming about tinker toy trains.

Name: Retired Now
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 March 2016

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is a part of the U.S.
Department of Transportation (USDOT), a federal government agency that
was not even around before 1966.  Before, RRs were regulated by the old
Interstate Commerce Commission, & federal, state statutes.

The FRA was & still is, supposed to be in place - to regulate RR
safety......

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2016

I was never in favor of a merger with CP when it was brought up last
year but now I say bring it on. CSX has went to HELL in recent months.
It was on its way to hell before but we are there now..we took my fast
track...we can't move freight fast but we sure can fuck everything
fast. As long as Sanborn is running the show we will never see things
improve..she has destroyed this place..keep up the good work investors
and keep her in power..she will get you great results (sarcasm of
course)..I had to tell the investors that because apparently they are
not the brightest people in the world or their head is buried in the
sand..not sure which scenario applies

Name: treasurer
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2016

Ex  VLC

The agreement for short turn around states trips out of the
"TERMINAL" not terminal limits.  The word terminal was used to
describe the actual home terminal. This is where you go on and off
duty. Where you report to duty. You are right in saying that the short
turn around miles begin at the end of the yard switching limits which
do end  a specified distance which is covered by fra law. 

The carrier is doing what it always does and is trying to find
everything they can to nickel and dime the workers into half their
wages. The way things are looking at this moment their may be no choice
but to stage a public protest.